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Publication numberUS1202605 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1916
Filing dateOct 19, 1915
Priority dateOct 19, 1915
Publication numberUS 1202605 A, US 1202605A, US-A-1202605, US1202605 A, US1202605A
InventorsJames M Storm Jr
Original AssigneeJames M Storm Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1202605 A
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Patented Oct. 24, 1916.






Application filed October 19, 1915.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, Turns M. S'roRM, J r., a citizen of the United States, residing at New Haven, in the county of Crook and State of Wyoming, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in F 00tlVarmers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in foot warmers and has for its object the provision of a device of this character which may be used in automobiles or other vehicles for warming the feet of the occupants during cold and inclement weather.

A further object is the provision of a foot warmer which is readily portable from place to place or from one vehicle to another and which will occupy practically no more space than that normally taken up by the users feet. Y

A further object is to provide means for constantly heating a fluid contained within the foot warmer.

An object of equal importance with the foregoing is to provide a foot warmer of the type described which embodies in its construction such simplicity and strength as to be cheaply manufactured will be durable and efficient in operation and may be readily used by any person with a small expenditure of time and trouble.

The above and additional objects are ac complished by such means as are illustrated in the accompanying drawings and described in the following specification.

With respect to the drawings wherein I have illustrated the preferred embodiment of my invention as it is reduced to practice and throughout the several views of which like characters of reference designate corresponding parts, Figure 1 is a transverse sectional view of the device applied to use. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the invention as a whole. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation thereof and, Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view through the foot warmer.

Referring to the drawings and more particularly to Fig. 1, it will be seen that an angular V-shaped compartment 5 is formed by the two parallel walls 6 and 7. These walls, and in fact the whole of my device is formed of galvanized tin or iron or any Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Get. 21, 1916.

Serial No. 56,752.

other material that it may be desired to use in order to accomplish the necessary radiating effect. The outer wall 6 includes the horizontal base wall 8, which is adapted to rest on the bottom of the vehicle, and the vertical front wall 9 which is upwardly and inwardly inclined at its upper extremity to form the top wall 10. The wall 7 is formed integrally with the outer wall 6 and parallels its course in forming the compartment 5.

The upper wall 10 is curved at its rearward extremity as shown in the drawings and has connected therewith, the rear vertical wall 11, which is so proportioned as to be substantially twice the height of the front wall. It will be seen that the spacing of the inner wall 7, from the outer wall 6, as shown in Fig. 1 results in the formation of inner recesses 12, which connects with the two vertical recesses 13 and 14, through which the user of this invention is expected to thrust his feet.

A collar 15, which is exteriorly threaded to receive the removable wing-cap 16 which serves as a closure therefor, connects with the inner compartment 5, in an obvious manner.- Spaced cars 17, are provided on the end containing the collar 15 and have pivoted thereto by means of the bolts or pins 18, right-angular extremities 19 of the handle 20, which, although shown extended in Fig. 2, for the purpose of clearness, is adapted to lie flat against the end of the foot warmer when not in use and will accordingly be out of the way.

In operation it will be seen that the foot warmer is placed upon the end opposite to that having the collar 15, the closure cap 16 removed and the inner compartment 5 filled with a heated fluid in the obvious manner. The cap 16, is then replaced upon the collar 15 and the device transported to the place or vehicle in which it is desired to use it by means of the handle 20, and placed in the position shown in Fig. 1, resting upon the bottom 8, whereupon it will be observed that the user has but to thrust his feet through the apertures 13 and 1 1, and into the recesses 12, in order to receive the benefits obtained in the use of this invention. As the feet of the user are entered through the apertures 13 and 141 into the cavities 12 from the rear of the warmer, the upper walls of the inner cavities and the top wall of the outer cavity are provided with incurved portions which register with the apertures 13 and 14;, and by providing said incurved portions the user may place the entire foot within the warmer, the walls of the cavities extending around the ankles as well as the feet of the user.

In order to retain the fluid in heated condition, the rear wall 11 is extended inwardly at its central portion to form acavity 21 between the recesses 12 in which is to be placed a lamp 22 or other suitable heating appliance for keeping the fluid in heated condition. If desired, the outer wall 6 may be covered with a heavy carpet, or other suitable material, as shown by dotted lines 6 in Fig. 1, which will not only harmonize it with the surrounding upholstery of the Vehicle butwill also prevent the wasting of heat through the outer wall 6.

It will also be apparent that this device is subject to other uses than those described in the foregoing. For instance, it may be employed as a bed-warmer or again as a container or cooler for drinking water. In this latter connection it may befilled with the cool drinking fluid in the manner previously described and then wet upon the outside and hung in a shady place where the wind is permitted to strike it, the water contained therein remaining cool for quite a long period of time.

WVhilein the foregoing I have illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification, such combination and arrangement of elements as constitute thepreferred embodiment' of'my invention, I desire to emphasize the fact that I may make such minor changes in the matters of proportion and degree in later adaptations of my device as shall not alter the spirit of my invention.

l/Vhat I claim is:

In a foot warmer, an outer casing comprising a horizontal base wall, vertical side and end walls, the rear side wall being greater in height than the front side wall and an inclined top wall, all of said walls being integral, a pair of inner casings integral at one end with the rear side wall of the outer casing and spaced from the other walls to form a compartment, said inner casings'forming feet receiving recesses, the rear vertical wall having apertures communicating with said recesses, the upper walls of the inner cavities and the top wall of the outer cavity having incurved portions registering with said apertures, a cavity formed in the outer casing by extending inwardly a portion of the vertical rear side wall at a point between the inner casings, the'sido walls of the cavity being adjacent the side walls of the inner casings whereby narrow spaces are formed therebetween, and a heating device adapted to be positioned in said cavity.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

JAMES M. STORM, JR. lVitnesses ALEX TosH, J r.,


Copies of this patent may be obtainedfor five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

' Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification126/204, 607/111, 237/77
Cooperative ClassificationA61F2007/0001