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Publication numberUS1112807 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1914
Filing dateSep 5, 1913
Priority dateSep 5, 1913
Publication numberUS 1112807 A, US 1112807A, US-A-1112807, US1112807 A, US1112807A
InventorsAlford T King
Original AssigneeAlford T King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for distributing disinfectants or other fluids.
US 1112807 A
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Patented Oct. 6, 1914 ALTEORD '1. KING, OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA.


Specification of Letters Elatent.

Patented (Dot. 6, 19141.

Application filed September 5,1913. Serial in. rasca s T all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Anronn '1. KING, a citizen of the United States, residing at Atlanta, in the county of Fulton and State of Georgia, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Devices for Distributing Disinfectants or other Fluids, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to a device for distributing disinfectants or other fluids, and

the object of the invention is to provide means whereby the fluids to be distributed will be exposed to the atmosphere or currents of air in such a manner as to he vaporized and carried away by the atmosphere.

'lo this end it is a further object of the invention to provide a device which will antomatically feed the liquids out of a receptacle by means of a wick or the like; and to provide such a device which can be readily mounted in a position to expose the wick to currents of air, as by mounting the same on the guard frame of an electric fan.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device which will be simple. and durable in its construction and which will be so built as to prevent the leakage or escape of the liquid either from the receptacle itself or from the wick.

in the accompanying drawing. Figure l is a perspective view or the invention shov ing' the same mounted upon the guard frame oi a fan; and Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the rear side of the device.

in these drawings 1 have illustrated one embodiment of my invention and have shown the same as comprising two receptacles or tanks 1 which are illustrated as cylindrical in form and which are rigidly connected one to the other in a manner which will be hereinafter described. The two tanks are spaced a short distance apart and each is provided in its upper end with an opening 2 which is here shown as provided with a boss or flange 3 to prevent the escape of the liquid. wick is mounted in each opening and extends downward into the iiuid in the receptacle. The upper end or": the wick is allowed to project above the receptacle to the extent desired and as the fluid travels up the wick it passes out of the receptacle and is exposed to the atmosphere. Separate wicks may he provided for the two recelo taclcs but 1 have; in the present instance;

shown a single wick 4 as having its ends extending lnto the res ective receptacles and Its central portion ridging the space between these two receptacles. With the use of either single or double wicks the plurality of receptacles permits the use of different fluids whichwill be mixed after vaporization, if this be desired. A trouglrlike memher 5 extends across the space between the two tanks beneath the wick and serves to receive any drippings which may drop from the wick and convey these to the receptacles or tanks. This trough-like member is preferably of metal and is rigidly secured at its opposite ends to the tanks, thus forming a rigid connection between the two tanks. The tanks are also shown as provided on their outer sides with flanges 6 which extend some distance above the upper ends of the tanks proper and serve to prevent any fluid which may accumulate on the head of the cylinder from running down the outer walls thereof.

The device may be set upon a table or mounted in any suitable'manner and l have here shown it as provided with means whereby it can he readily attached to the guard fraine of a fan or to any other similar device. This means consists of two plates of metal 7 and 8 each secured at one end to both tanks and serving to form a further rigid connection between the two ta'nits. The "free ends of these plates are rhea bent downward and upward, respectively, and the plate '3' is provided in its lateral edges with slits 9 converting the edge thereof into a series of teeth and the plate 8 is provided in its upper edge with a series of slits 10 converting this edge into a series of teeth. When it is desired to attach the device to a frame the teeth 9 and 10 adjacent to the wires to which it is desized to attach the device are bent back so as to enable the adjacent teeth to he slipped over these wires. The resiliency of the plates assists in holding the teeth in engagement with the wires which they grip and the device forms a, very ready and etiicient means for attaching the distributer to the supporting frame.

it will he apparent from the foregoing description that I have provided a very simple and inexpensive device by means of which fluids of varionskinds can be distrihuted to the atmosphere in the form of vapor, and which may he readily mounted in a position where it will receive a current T 1 1 "1' '1. m limes nmwmg math mmmg ms mnnsmxau -1- s h mus mum 11L dnsmmcimg (1m we mumpusxng; xtwm If A w 1' a bodxmem m 1 can mcopmcles each hmvmg m1 Qpmmg 1n Um wen upper immun a Wick its emis dtmpim extending mm the respec m mm attachment device czu'xied Lg; mid wa m acies cnmprising twu plates, QEECE" a having (me end rigidly secured to both an m ahdhl mcep'bacies said plates havmg flmir m (is inward mch. miner and pm- 5 l vided. Wi 'h z zeefzl. afiaaptcd engage m supl #21 rpmt=;im a.

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U.S. Classification422/124, 261/DIG.170, 261/30
Cooperative ClassificationA61L9/122, Y10S261/17