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Publication numberUS1281927 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 15, 1918
Filing dateMar 29, 1918
Priority dateMar 29, 1918
Publication numberUS 1281927 A, US 1281927A, US-A-1281927, US1281927 A, US1281927A
InventorsWalter A Felton
Original AssigneeWalter A Felton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boot-drying device.
US 1281927 A
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atented Get. 15, 1918.

gnvenfo'a .a citizen of the mew WALTER Is. EELTOLQ', OIZ HASKELL, NEW JERSEY.

BUOT-DRYING DEVICE.

pecifieation of Letters Patent.

Patented @et.

Application filed March 529, 1918. Serial Ho. 225,496.

To ail whom it may concern:

Be it known that l', ll ALTER A. FELTGN, 7 United States, residing at Haskell, in the county of Passaie and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Boot-Drying Devices, of which the following is a. specification.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in boot drying devices and the primary object of the invention is to provide a means for drying wet boots, shoes or the like which is accomplished by circulation of a current of warm air through the interior of the boot or shoe so as to dry the same in a short length of time. comprises a hollow standard on which the boot or shoe is adapted to be positioned, and said standard is adapted to be placed on a stove and is so constructed that warm air passes therethrough and is circulated within the interior of the boot or shoe to dry the same.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is easily and simply constructed, inexpensive to manufacture, and one which will he very eflicient in operation.

With these and numerous other objects in view my invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts which will he herein referred to and more particularly pointed out in the specification and claims.

la the accompanying drawings:

The figure illustrates a vertical section through the device, showing a boot in dotted lines positioned thereon.

The numeral 1 designates a hollow standard having an enlarged base portion 2 that is provided with a plurality ofperforations" 3 adjacent its lower egdg This base portion of the standard is adapted to be positioned on a stove and air that enters the standard through the perforations 3 will consequently be heated before passing upwardly throu h the interior portion of the standard.

The standard '1 is provided with tapering walls and an enlarged head 4 that has its flat top provided with a plurality of perforations 5 therein and positioned on said top are spacing members 6 that are adapted to space the adjacent surface of the boot therefrom, as clearly shown in figure of the drawrags.

This device The standard 1 is provided with an ing 7 through the wall thereof that has an outwardly projecting surrounding flange 8 that likewise ternally threaded. Adapted to he positionedin said flange and cotiperatively engaging the threads thereof is a short length up- 1 wardly and outwardly extending pipe 9 which is consequently detachahly connected with the standard. The short length pipe 9 is provided with a flat closed outer end 10 that has therein a plurality of perforations 11, and secured to said flat top which is dis posed in a single plane with the fiat top of the enlarged head of the standard are a plurality of spacing members 12 that space the adjacent portion of the boot therefrom so as to permit the air to escape through the perforations. Positioned within the standard 1 and extending across the same at an angle in alinement with the top face of the pipe 9 is av deflector plate 13, that is provided with a plurality of apertures 14 whereby the air is permitted to pass therethrough into the head portion of the standard, and a certain portion thereof will be deflected and will pass out through the short length pipe 9.

In operation, this standard is adapted to be positioned on a stove or the like and. a boot arranged thereon as is clearly shown in dotted lines in the figure of the drawings. When positioned on a heated surface the air that enters the base of the standard through the perforations 3 will be heated and conextends upwardly and is insequently will rise rapidly through the standard, and pass out through the perforated enlarged head theroof and circulate.

within the interior of the boot to rapidly dry the same. A certain amount of the heated air will'bedeflectedhy the plate 13 out through the short length pipei) and will be carried to the toe portion of the boot where it passes out through the end of the pipe and circulates within the same to dry that portion of the boot. This branch pipe is a supplemental heated air carrying means, which will cause the heated air to circulate? throughout the entire interior of the boot so as to dry the same in a minimum length of time.

The top of the enlarged head andilat closed end of the branch pipe 9 are disposed in a single plane so that the boot may rest easily thereon. The spacing members on these fiat surfaces will hold the adjacent per tions of the boot therefrom so as to permit the heat-ed air to freely escape through the perforations in said arts. Although this device is primarly intended for drying boots it is obvious that the same may be formed smaller and is adapted for drying shoes, etc.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it is thought that a clear and comprehensive understanding of the construction, operation and advantages of my invention may be had, and while I have shown and described the device as embodying a specific structiire, desire that it be understood that such changes may be made in said structure as do not depart from the spirit and scope o the invention as claimed.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim is new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is;

l. A. device of the class described including a hollow standard having a perforated base, a laterally and upwardly extending branch pipe connected therewith, and the other end of the pipe and head of the standard being disposed in a single plane and perforated.

2. A device of the class described including a hollow standard having a perforated base, a laterally and upwardly extending branch pipe connected therewith, the other end of the pipe and the head of the standard being disposed in a single plane and perforated, and a perforated deflector plate arranged across said branch ipe whereby a certain amount of air will e deflected through the same.

3. A device of the class described including a hollow standard having a perforated base, a laterally and outwardly extending branchrpipe detachably connected therewith,

a perforated deflector plate arranged across said standard above the branch pipe, the head of the standard and end of the branch pipe being disposed in a single plane and perforated, and spacing members positioned on said last mentioned parts.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature hereto.

WALTER A. FELTON.

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US6216359Jan 14, 2000Apr 17, 2001Peet Shoe Dryer, Inc.Gas fired garment dryer
US7188435Jul 20, 2005Mar 13, 2007Woolston Bonnie EKnock-down type dryer assembly for prosthesis liners
US7716849 *Jul 12, 2007May 18, 2010Neil HicksGlove dryer
US8925741 *Apr 25, 2013Jan 6, 2015Chun-Yi ChiangShelf for boots storage
US20060277710 *May 10, 2006Dec 14, 2006Rodriguez Anthony R JrPortable boot washing stand
US20070017115 *Jul 20, 2005Jan 25, 2007Woolston Bonnie EKnock-down type dryer assembly for prosthesis liners
US20140319085 *Apr 25, 2013Oct 30, 2014Chun-Yi ChiangShelf for boots storage
Classifications
U.S. Classification34/104, 12/123, 211/37
Cooperative ClassificationF26B21/006