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G. E. GOLDSTEIN.
APPARATUS FOR'CURING OR ARTIFICIALLY AGING CIGARS.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 20,1914- L Patented May 4, 1915.
GEORGE E. GOLDS'I'EIN, F MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.
APPARATUS FOR CURING OR ARTIFICIALLY AGING CIGARS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented'May t, 1915.
Application filed. June 20, 1914. Serial No. $6,294.
To allwhom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE E. Gonns'rnm, of the city of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec and Dominion of Canada, a citizen of the Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for Curing or Artificially Aging Cigars, of which the following is a full,-
I 11, air circulating fan 12 and r 5 tank 13 are provided in the passage9, as;
clear, and exact description.
ThlS inventlon relates to improvements in apparatus for curing or artificially aging cigars or other forms of manufactured tobacco, and the object of the invention is to provide an apparatus which will operate automatically to maintain the proper temperature, humidity and circulation of the air coming in contact with the cigars.
The device consists essentially of a double walled chamber within which the cigars are stored. The inner wall is perforated, and air heating, humidifying and circulating means are provided in the space between the inner and outer walls of the chamber, so that the air is drawn from within the inner wall into the space between the inner and outer walls, brought to proper temperature and moisture, and redelivered within the inner wall. An electric thermometer and hygrometerare provided within the inner wall' -wall inclosing a chamber 7 for the storage of cigars. At the front of the chamber, in which is provided a door 8, and at the sides, the inner and outer walls may coincide, but it is essential that at back, top and bottom, a passage 9 be left for the circulation of air. At to and bottom, the inner wall 6 is 'provi ed with apertures 10 throughwhich the air passes from the into the chamber.
At the rear of the chamber, aheatin coil circulation passages clearly shown in the drawings. .The heating coil is connected to a heater 14 provided with a feed tank 15 for'supplying water and maintaining pressure for circulation. The
fan 12 is operated preferably by electric current drawn from the mains 16. The humidifyingtank 13 contains an electric heating element 17 operated by current drawn from one of the mains 16 through wire 18 and returned to the opposite main through wire 19. i
Within the chamber 7, an electric thermometer or thermostat 20 and an electric hygrometer 21 are provided, each having a fixed and a moving contact. The thermometer and hygrometer are electrified by current from a battery 22, and according as they make or break the battery circuits operate relay 23 and 24 respectively. The relay 23 is arranged to open and close the circuit of the heater 17, and the relay 24 is arranged to open and close the circuit of an electrically operated-valve 25 located between the heater 14 and coil 11. The fan 12 is operated by current ilowing from and to the mains through wires 26. Current ,flows from the battery through the wire 27 to both thermometer and hygrometer, and
from the thermometer through wire 28 to .the relay 23, and from the hygrometerv.
through wire 29 to the relay 24, and from the relays back to the battery through wire 30. Current fiows from the main 16 through wires 18 and 18 to the heater 17 and valve- 25, and returns through "the armatures of the relays and wires 31 and 31.
The operation of the device, is extremely simple. If the humidity rises above the set limit of variation, the instrument 21 makes contact, which energizes the'magnetof the relay to draw up its armature, and thus break the circuit of the heater 17. When the humidity drops below a certain point, the battery circuit through the relay is broken and the relay armature drops, clos- ";ing the heater'circuit- It the temperature rises beyond the set limit of variation thebattery circuit through the relay 2 3 is made and the armature. is drawn up, makin the circuit of the valve23, which closes. an cuts off the "supply of heat to the coil ll'. When the temperature drops sufliciently, the circuit through the relay is broken by the thermostat, and when the, relay releases its armature, the valve circuit is opened and the valve opens, admitting heat to the coil. The
fan operates continuously, forcing the warm humid air up and allowing it to enter at the top of the chamber 7, and work downwardly through the cigars, escaping at the bottom into the passage 9 to be again drawn up by the fan through the coil 11 and reheated and rehumidified.
While the invention has been shown in its simplest form, itis obvious that a number of changes may be made in the apparatus as required to meet special conditions. If electricity or fiuid' fuel are used for the heater 14, the valve 25 will be arranged to control the supply of the heating agent.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. A device of the character described, comprising a double Walled chamber having the inner wall thereof formed imperforate at opposite sides, an air heating coil, a water tank, and an air circulating fan located between the inner and outer Walls, means for heating and circulating fluid through said a thermometer and a hygrometer located within the chamber, means for controlling v the temperature and supply of fluid through said radiator, a source of electric energy for said heater, said fan and said controlling means, a battery, a relay in circuit with the battery and thermometer arranged to govern the connection of said heating fluid controlling means with the source of energy, and a second relay in circuit with the battery and hygrometer arranged to govern, the connection of said electric water heater with the source of energy.
In witness whereof, I have hereuntoset my hand in the presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses S. R. W. ALLEN, G. M. MORELAND.