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Publication numberUS1279033 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 17, 1918
Filing dateAug 8, 1914
Priority dateAug 8, 1914
Publication numberUS 1279033 A, US 1279033A, US-A-1279033, US1279033 A, US1279033A
InventorsCharles Stollberg
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1279033 A
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Patented Sept. 17, 1918.





Application filed August 8, 19145.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES STOLLBERG, a citizen of the United States, residing in Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have-invented a new and useful Improvement in Incinerators, of which the following is a specification.

y invention relates in general to incinerators and more particularly to devices of this character adapted for use in the burning of paper and other refuse in the backyards, courts and the like of residences, stores and factories. A

One of the principal objects of the invention is the provision of an incinerator for the burning o refuse wherein all of the parts of the burning chamber except the removable cover will be constructed of substantial metal welded together into sub stantially a single piece and which will be of suiiicient lightness to permit it to be readily carried about so that it may be stored when not in use and so that it may be moved from place to place as convenience may make desirable.

A further object of the invention is to so construct a cover for such a body made wholly of substantial metal welded together into practically a single piece.

Another object of the invention is the provision of an ash receptacle so constructed and connected to the body of the incinerator that the whole device may be picked up by a single person and moved easily.

An additional object of the invention is to provide an incinerator constructed of relatively heavy material which, while possessing little weight, will be strong and durable and which will prevent the escape of burning pieces of refuse.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be a parent as it is better understood from t e following description when; considered in connection with the accompanying drawing illustrating a preferred embodiment thereof.

eferring to the drawings,

Figure 1 is aside elevation of an incinerator embodying my invention;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of a cover for the same;

Fig. 3 is a transverse or horizontal section taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a similar section taken substan tially on the line H of Fig. 1;

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 17, 1918. Serial No. 855,717.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged partial vertical sectional View; I

Fig. 6 is also an enlarged partial side elevation showing the joint of adjacent edges of the sheet of foraminous material forming the side walls of the body portion; and

-Fig. 7 is a section taken substantially on the line 77 of Fig. 6.

he incinerator shown on the drawings and embodying my invention consists of a body 8, a cover 9 and an ash receptacle 10.

The body 8 in the present instance is formed of a cylindrical body wall 11 formed of a single sheet of expanded metal of relatively heavy stock, the longitudinal edges of which are matched and welded together as seen in Fig. 6, the outer overlapping edge 12 being connected throughout its length with the inner overlapping edge 13. These edges are so arranged that they overlap throughout along a complete series of openings in the expanded metal so that a doubleedged welded joint is provided. This forms a seam of strength substantially equal to that of any other portion of the sheet and one which is not easily detected by the eye. lower edges 14 and 15 to upper and lower bands 16 and 17 of substantially imperforate sheet metal and these edges are welded to'the bands. The lower band 17 extends downwardly beneath the lower edge 15 of the cylindrical side wall of the incinerator to form a reinforced smooth support to which a circular expanded metal bottom 19 of ma-v terial substantially that of the cylindrical side wall is welded about its edge.

he cover 9 consists in the present instance of an imperforate angle ring or band 20 having welded to its under surface a sheet of expanded metal 21. The band 20 has a downwardly extending annular flange 22 adapted to embrace the upper band 16.

Secured at intervals about the lower band 17 and extending downwardly are legs 23, each turned inwardly at right angles at its bottom to form feet 24. These legs are formed of still sheet metal and serves to support the body of the incinerator while above the ground. The a receptacle 10 is of diameter greater than the diameter of the band 1'? by a suiiicient amount to permit the legs 23 to rest upon its bottom. This ashreceptacle consists of a bottom sheet 25 and an upwardly extending annular flange 26. Clips 27 are secured at appropriate locations to the bottom sheet 25 and are adapted to engage over the feet 2% of the legs to permit the body of the incinerator to be detachably secured to the ash receptacle. The body portion may be secured to the ash receptacle or removed from it by merely rotating the body portion relatively to the ash receptacle through a sutiicient angle to engage the feet 2i beneath the clips 27 or to remove them from engagement therewith.

Suitable handles 28 are prov ded on the body of the incinerator to permit the whole device to be carried from place to place and a similar handle is provided on the cover to ermit its easy removal.

It will be apparent that an incinerator embodying my invention can be cheaply constructed and will possess exceptional features of strength, durability and efliciency in use. The foraminous sides, cover and bottom formed by the expanded metal will give the outside air sufficient access to insure rapid burning of the contents and will yet prevent the material being burned from blowing about and setting fire to surrounding property. The device may be easily carried about and will be relatively light in weight.

It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing without further description, and it will be manifest that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its material advantages, the form hereinbefore de- Ooplee 0! thin patent may be obtained for he cent: each,

scribed being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.

1 claim:

1. In an incinerator, the combination of a for-aminous body portion including a foraminous bottom, a band secured to the said bottom and secured to the lower edge of the body portion and uniting the said bottom with the body, an ash receiving metallic pan comprising a surrounding flange, and legs attached to the said band of the body portion fitting within the said flange of the pan and detachably secured to the pan, the said legs being of a length to leave an open air space between the top edge of the said flange of the pan and the lower edge of the said band of the body portion; substantially as specified.

2. An incinerator comprising a foraminous body having a foraminous bottom, legs attached to and extending down 'from said body, the lower extremities of said legs be ing bent inwardly at right angles to form feet, a pan supporting the feet and having a flange fitting the exterior of the legs, and hook-shaped clips secured on the bottom of said pan having vertical portions which engage the sides of said feet and having free ends which extend over the tops of the feet, for deta'chably uniting the pan; substantially as specified.

Signed this 28th 'day of July, presence of two witnesses.


1914, in the Vitnesses L. W. BREEDE, G. W. WINTERS.

by addressing the "Commissioner 0! Patents.

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U.S. Classification110/259, 220/495, 126/25.00R
Cooperative ClassificationF23G5/42