US 1538260 A
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May 9 B. s.` sTRE-ETET AL TOBACCO FIRING DEVICE -File'd Ddc'. 31. 1925 May n l 9;"1'925.
B. s. STREET ET AL TOBACCO FIRING DEVICE Filed Odi. 3l, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 gay Ll G
Patented May 19, i925.
UNITED STATES 1,538,261) PATENT oFFicE.
nnNJAMrN sEYMoURsTRnEr AND SELDON n.. GLENN, or LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
` TOBACCO-FRNG DEVICE.
Application filedkctober 31, 1923. Serial No. 671,999.
To c?? 10710112 @it may concern.' l
lie it known that We, BENJAMIN S.V STREET and Sninoiv R. GLENN,V citizens of the United States,` residing at Louisville, in the county 'of Jefferson and State of Keir tacky, have invented a new and useful rllobacco-Firing Device.' of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates yto a device de*- signed primarily for use in firing tobacco, one of the objects of the invention being to provide a foraininous casing of simple and inexpensive construction having means whereby access may be had readilyto the fuelt although under ordinary operating conditionsithe fuel is completely housed so that sparks from the lire holder Will not ignite the tobacco adjacent the device and, furthermore, there is no danger of the tobacco falling into the fire.
A further object is to provide a structure so built that a number of devices can be connected readily to form a continuous fuel container extending throughout the length of the barn or other building in which the tobacco is being treated.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which Will appear yas the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes inl the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of What isV claimed Without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawings- Y Figure l. is aA perspective vievv ofthe device, the doors beingclosed.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged transverse section through the device.
Fig. 3 is a plan view vshowing a series of structures secured together.
Fig. lis an enlarged section through the meeting end portions of tivo of the devices and showing hoiv they can be detachably bolted together. f 1
Fig. 5 is a section through a portion of a iodified form of device.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference l designates a rectangular bottom frame preferably formed of rods of metal and at the ends of this frame are upstaud- Mounted on the front and back portions of the top frame 3 are metal rings 7 and these rings engage the upper portions of the frames 8 of the doors of the device.V The frame of each door has a covering 9 formed of coarse Wire fablic or the like and each door is provided at or near its lower edge with a handle 10.V Catches 1l are'earried by the ends of the doorand are utilized for engaging the frames 2 of the end Walls for the purpose of fastening the doors in shut positions.
The bottom Aof the device is open and adapted to rest on the ground. Fuel is placed in the device While oneor both of' the doors are open and after the fuel has been ignited the doors are closedv and fas-` tened. Thus the fuel can burn and the fabric coverings of the different frames will prevent sparks from igniting tobacco in the vicinity of the device and will also prevent tobacco from falling into the lire. `When either of the doors is opened it can be folded back onto the top as shown particularly in Fig. Q. 1
lt rwill be noted that the end'frames 2 are formed with openings l2; lWhen tivo of thesedevices are placed end to end fastening bolts 13 can be extended through theregistering openings Vl2 for the purpose of holding the device together securely. f
Although the foraminous coverings 6 and 9 have been shoivn formed on or integral with their frames, it is, to `be understood that these coverings can be in the form of panels bolted or otherwise detachably fastened to the frames as shown particularly in Fig. 5 wherein portions of the foraminous panels have been indicated at 14 and the bolts used for securing them to the frames have been indicated at l5. Y
lVhere removable panels are used as in Fig. 5, it Will be understood that When tivo or more of the devices are fastened end to end the panels on the end frames that are fastened together can he removed so as to leave a continuous unobstructed fuel co1npertinent Within the connected devices.
lYliat is cleiined is l. A device of the class described including top, bottoni and end frames, door 'frames hingedly connected to and adapted to swing` freely relative to the respective side portions oi? the top traine, seid door frames being oldable onto the top 'traine and adapted to swing by gravity to position across the space between the end frames and foraniinous coverings upon the top, end and door iframes.
2. L device et the class described including` t p, bottoni and end ranies, door 'frames liingedly connected to and adapted to swing reely relative to the respective side portions of the top frame, said door frames being ioldable onto the tog traine and adapted to swing by gravity to position across the space between the end frames.l 'foraininous coverings upon the top, end and door frames, and means for detacliebly securing the foralninous coverings to the end frames.
In testimony that We claim the foregoing as our own, we have hereto aHiXed our sig;- natures.
BENJAMIN SEYMOUR STREET. SELDON R. GLENN. Witnesses LENNIE MCLAUGHMN, MAJA EUDALEY.