US 1122421 A
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T. G. REDINGTON & J. L. E. PELL. PNEUMATIC PROJECTOR FOR CONFETTI AND THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 21, 1914.
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UNITE STATES PATNT orrrcn.
THOMAS G. REDINGTON, OF MEDFIELID, AND JO1IN L. E. PELL, OF GREAT BARRINGTON,
PNEUMATIC PROJECTOR FOR CGNFETTI AND THE LIKE.
, Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 29, 1914:.
Application filed September 21, 1914. Serial No. 862,725.
To'aZZ whom it may concern Be it known that we, THOMAS G. REDING- TON and JOHN L. E. PELL, citizens of the United States and residents, respectively, of Medfield, in the county of Norfolk and State of Massachusetts, and Great Barrington, in the county of Berkshire and said State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Pneumatic Projectors for Confetti and the like, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to pneumatic devices for projecting light materials, such as paper confetti, and is especially designed for carnivals, celebrations and other events where confetti and similar articles are used. The device may be embodied in a model of any desired shape either useful or purely ornamental or suggestive of the special event for which the article is designed.
In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate certain embodiments of the invention, Figure 1 is a side view, partly broken away and in section, of one form of the device contained in a small model of a battleship; Fig. 2 is a bottom view, partly in section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;'Fig. 3 is a cross section on line 33 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section of another form of the invention also contained in a small model of a battleship; Fig. 5 is a plan view, partly in section, on line 5-5 of Fig. 4; and Fig. 6 is a cross section on line 66 of Fig. 4.
Referring to the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, A represents the body of the device and consists as herein shown of the body of a battleship model. Projecting from the under side of the body A is a hub B which'may be made of wood or other suitable material. The body A of the battleship model in the form now being described is preferably made of sheet metal. Connected to the hub B is the neck of a sack or other similar receptacle C adapted to serve as a container chamber for the light material to be acted upon. D is a pipe leading from the stern of the ship model forward and thence downward through the plug 13 into the container chamber G. The pipe D acts as an air inlet passage to the container chamber and its rear end d projects sufiiciently far beyond the body A of the model to serve as a mouth piece. E represents the outlet passage consisting as herein shown of a section of pipe or tubing leading upward through the hub B and thence-bending forward so as to direct the outgoing air current and material carried by it in a forward direction. The discharge outlet passage preferably opens through the forward gun turret of the model so as to simulate in use the discharge of a gun. F represents a mass of light material capable of being carried by an air draft, such as paper confetti, con
tained within the chamber C. It will be noticed that the outlet passage E has a larger cross sectional area than the inlet passage D and that the inwardly directed air current passes vertically downward into the container chamber C while the outwardly passing current moves vertically upward through the outlet passage E.
In operation theuser forces an air blast inward through the inlet passage D either from the mouth or by means of a suitable bulb or other form of air supply. The air blast entering through the tubing D stirs up the air and paper confetti F in the container chamber C, setting up in said chamber a whirling or cyclone-like current, which picks up the light paper confetti and projects the same with the air current outward through the discharge passage E. Alongside of the inlet tube D is a whistle G, or other similar air-operated sounding device, such as a horn, having the mouth piece 9, projecting rear-- wardly immediately adjacent to the mouthpiece cZ .of the inlet passage. The user may thus operate the sounding device simultaneously with the puenmatic projector, or by closing one or the other of the passages (Z and g, may operate either independently.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6, the body of the device, also designed in imitation of a battleship, is made of pasteboard and consists essentially in a box of which a is the top or cover, and a the bottom or box proper. Mounted on top of the cover part a is the pasteboard box-like upper and lower body sections. The lower body section a is provided with a vertical crosswise partition a immediately forward of the outlet passage through a a and a to prevent the formation of a pocket in the forward end of the device where the confetti F or other material might accumulate. The operation of the device is similar to that of the form shown in Figs. 1 to 3. Air is forced in through the inlet passage (4 and the air current picks up the light material F and carries it outward and forward through the outlet passage.
l Vhile the device is herein shown as anbodied in the model of a battleship, it will be understood that it may be embodied in a structure of any preferred design and that the discharge orifice may be in any part of the device or aimed in any direction, as well as in a forwardly directed passage opening through the gun turret; that any light material capable of being carried by an air draft may be used instead of paper confetti; that the device may be made with or without the whistle or other sounding device; and that the article as a whole may be adapted to be held in the hand or in the mouth as preferred.
1. A pneumatic projector of the class described having container chamber adapted to hold a mass of light material capable of being car ied by an air draft, an air inlet passage leading into said chamber, and an outlet passage adapted to direct said light material with the air current out of said chamber when. air is forced into the chamher through the inlet passage, said container chamber being situated in and constituting a part of the air passage between said inlet and outlet passages, whereby the air current will flow through said container chamber and will agitate and carry along the material therein.
2. A pneumatic projector of the class described having a container chamber adapted to hold a mass of light material capable of being carried by an air draft, an air inlet passage leading into said chamber, and an outlet passage having a cross sectional area larger than. that of the inlet passage and adapted to direct said light material with the air current out of said chamber when. air is forced into the chamber through the inlet passage, said container chamber being situated in and constituting a part of the air passage between said inlet and out let passages, whereby the air current will flow through said container chamber and will agitate and carry along the material therein.
3. A. pneumatic projector of the class de scribed comprising a body, an air passage through the body having an inlet openin and an outlet opening through the walls or the body, and a container chamber included in said air passage, adapted to hold a mass of light material capable of being carried by an air current through said air passage.
a. A pneumatic projector of the class described comprising a body, a container chamber secured to the outside of said body adapted to hold a mass of light material capable of being carried by an air draft, an air inlet passage leading through said body and into said container chamber, and an outlet passage leading from said container chamber through said body.
Signed at Boston, Massachusetts, by me, Join L. E. Puma, this 17th day of September. 1914;, and by me, THOMAS G. REDING- 'ros. this 18th day of September, 1914.
THOMAS G. REDINGTON. JOHN L. E. FELL.
CHARLES D. Nooneniunr, Riel-man JV. HALL Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents Washington, D. G.