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Publication numberUS1461496 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1923
Filing dateOct 8, 1921
Priority dateOct 8, 1921
Publication numberUS 1461496 A, US 1461496A, US-A-1461496, US1461496 A, US1461496A
InventorsJohn Quist
Original AssigneeJohn Quist
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fire kindler
US 1461496 A
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J. QUlST FIRE KINDLER Filed Oct. 8, 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet l July 10, 1923.

J. QUIST FIRE KINDLER Filed Oct. 8. 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEYS /dinumlzzizlll (agar-nun"...

Patented July 10,1923.

warren stares Lariat rricaff caterer Joan nurse; or nnraorr, MICHIGAN.


Application filed october 8, 1921. Serial No, 506,275.

coal or other solid fuel is' employed for heating.

The object of'the inventionis to provide a device 0t the above character adapted'to be applied beneath the fire grates of a range, stove or furnace for rapidly starting a fire. It is also an object of the invention that the device be adapted to be permanently installed in the ash receiver or of a" stove or furnace, or only inserted in the ash receiver or box during the starting of a fire if desired.

It is a further object of the invention that the device be economical and safe in operation.

Other objects, and objects relating to details of construction, combination andarran'gement of parts will hereinafter appear in the detail description to follow.

The invention s illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings, in which .Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cook stove and illustrating the application of the invention,

Figure 2 is aperspective view of the fire I starter when removed from the stove, with parts broken away to more 'clearly illustrate the invention, i

Figure 3 is a vertical transverse sectional view of oneof the containers of the device, Figure 4 s a perspective'view of a heating stove and showing a modified formof the invention applied,

Figure 5 is a front elevation of the fire starter shown in Fig. 4 and showing the bottom of the associated ash receivercof the "stove in section, and

Figure 6 s a perspective viewof another form of applying to the invention an ash box in-the ash pit of a stove.- 3

Referring to the drawings in detail and particularly to Figures 1 to 3 inclusive 10 indicates generally a cook ng range or stove in which coal or other solidfuel is employed for heating. In the end 11 of the'stove the fire box or grate is located, The stove has the usual draft regulating means namely, the damper in the pipe as at 13, the slide 12 and the slide 1501 the'door 14 which closes the front of ash pit in which is the usual ash box or receiver 16.

In carrying out the lnvention thereis provided a pair of containers 17 which are rectangular, in shape and adapted to be placed'longitu'dinally within the ash box 16. The box 16 is provided with a pair of notches 18 at each end and from the rear end of each container 17 there extends'a pin notshown which is journaled in the associated notch 18. From the front end of, each container there extends a crank 20 which is likewise inthe end wall ofthe ash box, and thus pivotally supporting the containers. The containers are pivoted oif center as shown in Figure "2 for the purpose of increasing the space between the sides of the containers when inverted and thus providing space through which ashes mav fall into pit. Each crank is provided wtha handle 21 and upon the forward face are divided into a plurality of units by, the 1 of the ash box 16 there is securedja pair of sheets .24; which are preferably of iron."

The sheets of iron and asbestos are arranqedlongitudinally of the containers to entirelvfill the same but are slightly less .in length as'shown. The two iron sheets order to protect the contents therein from roughwear. p f In'the operation of the present device rvhen t is desired to start a fire in he stove, the tire box is first SllY'i'nliP l wi h fuel th n I the containers 17 are fil ed wi ha' su table oil to the amount which the-as estos therein will absorb. The asbest s she ts 23 are porous and serve as a wick. The'ash box during this operation is preferably partly withdrawn as shown n Figurel and now may be returl fid to its proper position and others to provide wicks, and a pluralityof heat conducting sheets interposed between the liquid absorbing sheets for the purpose described.

9. In combination with an ash box' a lighter unit, comprising a container, a liquid fuel absorbing means therein, and means for pivotally supporting said lighting unit in said container so that the same 10 may be inverted when not in use;

10. In combination with an ash 1302, a

lighter unit, comprising a pair of containers having a liquid fuel absorbing means there in, means for pivotally supporting one of said containers longitudinally and oil? center thereby increasing the space between the containers when both are inverted for the purpose specified.


ARTHUR Brornr,v


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US3375816 *Feb 1, 1965Apr 2, 1968Babcock & Wilcox CoCooking apparatus with refractory liner
US3933144 *Jul 13, 1973Jan 20, 1976Clyde BandyBarbecue grill construction
US4000732 *May 27, 1975Jan 4, 1977Robert H. Peterson CompanySolid wick lighter
US4487572 *Sep 24, 1979Dec 11, 1984Parker Ronald GFireplace fire starter
U.S. Classification126/1.00R, 431/298, 126/45, 44/606, 126/25.00B
International ClassificationF24B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationF24B15/005
European ClassificationF24B15/00B