US 1304397 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. G. SNEAD.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 1a. 1919.
1,304,397. Patented May 20, 1919.
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UNITED STATES PATENT oFFroE.
HERNDON G. SNEAD, OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.
Application filed January 16, 1919.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HERNnoN G. SNEAD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Birmingham, in the county of Jefferson and State of Alabama, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Insect- Traps, of which the following is a speclfication.
The present invention comprehends generally improvements in that class of inventions known as fishing and trapping and more particularly relates to an insect trap.
It is the primary aim and object of this invention to provide a device of the above mentioned character designed particularly for use at night in a vegetable garden for catching and destroying insects thereby protecting the crops.
As an additional and equally. important object this invention contemplates the provision of a device of the above mentioned character embodying a receiving receptacle above the inlet of which is positioned a light while acting in conjunction with the light is a reflector designed to attract the insects so that they may be exterminated by the action of the heat from the light.
More specific objects of this invention consist in the provision of a device of the above mentioned character wherein the component parts are of novel construction and are designed so that they may be quickly assembled and disassembled; to provide improved means for supporting the inlet funnel; and to also provide improved illuminating and heating means.
. Among the other aims and objects of this invention may be recited the provision of a device of the above mentioned character wherein the number of parts are comparatively few, the construction simple, the cost of production low and the efliciency high.
Other objects, as well as the nature, characteristic features and scope of this invention will be more readily apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the claims, forming a part of this specification.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view of the invention,
Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof, and,
Fig. 3 is a cross section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 20, 1919;
Serial No. 271,427.
Similar characters of reference are employed in all of the above described views, to indicate corresponding parts.
Referring now, more particularly, to the accompanying drawings there is provided a base 1, of any suitable material the upper surface of which is formed with a central recess 2 and is further provided with a plurality of sockets 3 for a purpose which will appear, while removably seated in the recess 2 is a glass jar 4, the threaded neck '5 of which is removably engaged by the flanged closure cap 6 which in turn is provided with a central opening 7 for a purpose which will appear. A support generally indicated by the numeral 8 is now employed and consists of a ring 9 from which extend legs 10 the lower ends of which are seated in the sockets 3 and serve in effect as a retainer for the jar 4. I
In order that insects may be directed into the jar 4, a funnel is provided and consists of a conical body 11 from the apex of which depends a spout 12, said spout being arranged through the opening 7 in the cap 6 while the body 11- of the funnel is seated on the ring 9 as indicated in the drawlngs. 4 Y s WVith a view toward providing an improved illuminating and heating means for facilitating the catching and extermination of insects, a carbid generator 13 is connected to one of the legs while rising therefrom is a gas suction tube or pipe 14, the upper portion of which is bent to lie over the funnel as at 15 while the outer end terminates in. a depending jet 16 positioned directly above the spout 12. A reflector 17 is arranged about the jet for reflecting the rays of the flame which issue from the jet upon the inner surface of the metallic body of the funnel thereby serving to attract insects within the funnel while the heat from the flame will either kill or burn the insects or cause them to pass through the spout into the retaining jar.
into the jar. It is understood of course that the device is preferably used at night being placed in a vegetable garden for trapping insects which otherwise would attack and destroy the vegetables, thereby serving as a means for protecting the crops.
It is believed that a further detailed description of the operation of the invention is entirely unnecessary. Likewise, it is believed that the advantages of the invention will be readily apparent. I
Still further embodiments of the invention than those herein especially defined may be resorted to as conditions or preference may dictate, as may be in keeping with the hereto appended claims.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is l. A trap of the character described including a receiving receptacle, a funnel mounted on and communicating with the top of the receptacle, a rigidly mounted carbid receiving and generating cup, a pipe leading from the cup and arranged over the funnel, a jet at the terminal of the pipe, and a reflector on the pipe for reflecting the rays from the the flame which issue from the jet against the funnel. I
2. A trap of the character described including a base, a receiving receptacle removably mounted thereon, a cap for the receptacle having an opening therein, a funnel including a conical body and a spout, the spout being arranged through the opening in the cap, means for supporting the funnel, a carbid receiving and generating cup mounted on the supporting means for the funnel, a pipe leading from the cup and arranged over the funnel, a jet at the terminal of the pipe and positioned directly over the spout of the funnel and a reflector on the pipe for directing the light rays against the funnel.
3. A trap of the character described including a supporting base provided with a central recess and with a plurality of sockets, a receiving jar remova'bly disposed in the recess, a flanged closure cap for the jar having a central opening therein, a support embodying a ring and depending legs, the lower ends of which are seated in the sock ets, said legs serving to retain the jar in position, a funnel embodying a conical body and a depending spout, the body being supported by the ring, the spout oi": the funnel being disposed through the opening in the cap, a carbid receiving and gas generating cup 011 one of the legs of the support, a pipe leading from the cup and arranged above the terminal of the pipe and positioned over the spout of the funnel, a reflector mounted on the pipe for directing the light rays Y against the inner surface of the body of the funnel where-by to facilitate the attracting of insects so that the flame which issues from the jet will exterminate the insects.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature hereto.
HERNDON G. SNEAD.
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