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Publication numberUS1174463 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1916
Filing dateFeb 1, 1915
Priority dateFeb 1, 1915
Publication numberUS 1174463 A, US 1174463A, US-A-1174463, US1174463 A, US1174463A
InventorsOkle Zeller
Original AssigneeOkle Zeller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Aromatic device.
US 1174463 A
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Patented Mar. 7, 1916.

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Application filed February 1, 1915.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, OKLE ZELLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Aromatic Device, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to aromatic devices, such as are used for the preservation of articles of wearing apparel and the like against the inroads of moths.

The principal object of my invention is to provide a new and useful manufacture which may be hung in a cupboard or otherwise disposed for the purpose of perfuming articles hung or placed in its neighborhood. It is a well known fact that certain of the aromatic woods, such as cedar, have the property of repelling moths, and at the same time have an agreeable fragrance, so that they are much sought after for the purpose of making cedar chests and the like. Woods of this character give ofi their aroma for considerable periods, but the outer pores thereof become clogged'with dirt and dust after a time so that they lose their virtue.

A further object of my invention is to provide an aromatic device so constructed that the pores will not become clogged even after long periods. This I accomplish by finely dividing the wood from which the aromatic device is made, thereby providing a large surface from which the aroma may escape and so exposing the greater portion of this surface that it will not collect dirt and dust and become clogged.

A further object of my invention is to provide an aromatic device in which the aroma surface is very large in proportion to the amount of material used.

My invention may be produced in a num- Speoifieation of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 7, 1916.

Serial No. 5,582.

ber of forms and shapes, the one illustrated in the drawings being chosen for illustrative purposes only.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of one of my aromatic devices. Fig. 2

is a section on the plane m --w of Fig. 1,

looking in the direction of the arrows. Fig. 3 is a section on the plane w m looking in the direction of the arrows.

The invention as illustrated consists of a rectangular block of wood 11 having a hook' 12, or equivalent suspending means, secured in one end thereof, and having a plurality of cuts 13 and 14 which subdivide the lower portion into a large number of small limbs 15. tied together at the bottom by means of a wrapping 16. It will be noted that by finely An aromatic device comprising a block of aromatic wood, a portion of said block being divided into limbs by saw cuts which do not sever the limbs from the main portion of the block.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 25th day of January, 1915.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

The limbs 15 are suitably spaced and

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U.S. Classification239/54, 43/123, 144/359
Cooperative ClassificationA61L9/12