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Publication numberUS1540007 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1925
Filing dateSep 15, 1924
Priority dateSep 15, 1924
Publication numberUS 1540007 A, US 1540007A, US-A-1540007, US1540007 A, US1540007A
InventorsHomeyer Charles W
Original AssigneeHomeyer Charles W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reflector heater
US 1540007 A
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June 2. 1 925.

C. W. HOMEYER REFLECTOR HEATER Filed Sept. 15, 1924 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented June 2, 1925.. I

" STATES? CHARLES w. noM nYEn, or CLEVELAND, 01110.

, REFLECTOR HEATER.

I Application'filed september15,1 1924. Serial no. 737,716.

To all whom it may concern:

Beit known that I, CHARLES \V. HOMEYER', a citizen of'the United States,"res1d1ng 1n Clevel'andjcounty of Cuyahoga, and State of Ohio, have invented a new and'ns-etull linprovement 1n Reflector Heaters, oi which the followin is a s 3ec1ficat1on.

My invention relates to heaters having a" I reflector backot the heating element to direct or reflect the heat waves the heating element. 1

One of the objects otmy invention is a simpleand inexpensive reflector heater hav ing the fewest possible parts.

produced by the most simple manner."

Another object" is --to so parts that the heater can easilybe-asseinbled and taken apart.

Another object is-to constructareflector heater in two mam un1ts totac1l1tate assem-- bling or taking apart and shipping.

Another obje'ct'is to hinge these u'nitsto each-other so that one unit can readily be swiveled or adjusted in relation tothe' other unit to permit the heat generated in the heater to be directed as desired. f

Another object is to provide means on the hinge joint between theunits to permit one unit'to swivel or adjust in relation to'the oth'er'and to remain in such adjusted position without manipulating anyinember of the hinge joint.

Another object is; to provide a means to adjust the-{members of the hinge joint.

I attain my objects by the meclianisin' illustrated in the accompanying drawing in wh-ich: k s

Fig: 1 is a IBiLIPGISPQOiZlVQ vlewof a refleotor heater embodying the features of my invention, in one form, partly in section to show' the members in relation to each other and the manner'of securing the bracket to the heat reflector.

Fig; 2 is a section taken onfla horizontal" and the base D. The reflector A and the bracket B and'the heatingelement G formone-unit ofthe'heatcr hereinafter called the netherobject istotormthese parts in arrange these upper unit while the base forms" a second unit hereinafter calied the'lower unit; these two units are hinged to each other.

The heat reflector A isd'ished as shown-2 and has the corrugated flange 10 to-stifl'en the outer edge thereof and alsohas"- the flange 11 angular 'with theflange 10 to further stiffen the outer edge or the re flector. The flange 10 is provided with holes into which the ends 12 or a-wirescreen 13 (illustrated by one Wire 'only) are inserted.-

ihe cr-" itrai portion o f th'e bracket B conforms to the contour of the backot" the dished portion of the reflector'A'an'd is provided with the hole 14 for the purpose ap=- pearing' presently;

The upper end of: the bracketB istormedwith thehandle 15 to carry'theheater abbu't'f The lower end of the bracket B is formed withwthe ears '16 and 17, forming a pair of ears, and each ear is provided with a hole for a hinge pin as will appear presently;

It is observed that the entire bracket' 'is very simple and is formed of one piece" of commercial stock, that-theear's 16"and 17" are bent substantially at rightangles to the main. body of the bracket, and that the bracket can be formed in two or three punch dies;

press operations with comparatively simple The central portion of the reflector A'is formed Witha rearwardly=extending pro jecti'on 18, tubular in i'ornr which extends through the previously mentioned hole 14 and is flanged or riveted over against the outside of the bracket B as shown at 19, thereby securing thebracket B to'the'back of the reflector A in a very economical inanner.

It is observed that the reflector A is very simple is made of one piece of inexpensive commercial stock, tormable' in one or two punch press operations with comparatively simple dies, and that the reflector and the bracket can veryeasily and economically be assembled and secured to each other by nothing more than the simple flanging' or riveting operation previously mentioned.

The heatingelem'entC, in the present instance an'eleotric heatingelement,is mounted on the insulation sleeve 20 which extends through. thetubular projection 18.

I Any other-sort ofheating'elementmaybe used.

It is' observed that the heating element is easily installed in'the reflector and that the reflector and the bracket are easily formed and secured to each other as previously mentioned; therefore, the entire upper unit is simple of form and of composition of parts and therefore economical of manufacture.

The base D comprises the flange portion 21 and the upright portion 22 which has the flat faces 23 and 2ft. at the upper end thereof and the hole 25 traversing this upper end and these flatfaces.

The ears 16 and 17 lay against the flat faces 2-3 and 2% respectively and the bolt 26 passes through these cars and through the opening 25.

The bolt 26 is provided with the cleat 27 adjacent the head 28. This clcat enters a suitable notch in the ear 16 and thereby prevents the bolt 26 from rotating or turning in the ears either when the wing nut 29 is manipulated or when the upper unit is adjusted so that the bolt and the wing nut always rotate in unison with the reflector without changing their position in relation to the ears.

The wing nut 29 is threaded to the bolt 26 and bears against the ear 1'? while the head 28 of the bolt 26 bears against the car 16. I

The wing nut 29 on the bolt 26, together with the cleat 27 and the purpose thereof, forms an adjusting means for the swivel joint which permits the wing nut 29 to be set against the ear 17 with any desired pressure to create suflicient friction between the ears and the faces 23 and 24L so that the upper unit may be swiveled or adjusted on the lower unit and remain in such position without manipulating the wing nut 29. This feature is quite advantageous in heaters since they, usually, are adjusted when hot and it is quite inconvenient to handle hot objects particularly when more than two parts must be handled as in the present case.

hen it is desired to lock the upper unit to the lower unit in any desired position, it is only necessary to tighten the wing nut 29 sufliciently tight to accomplish that purpose.

It is observed that all parts of the present heater, as shown, are in themselves very simple of structure; that the members of the upper unit are easily assembled and easily held together; and that the two units are easily assembled and that one unit can easily be adjusted in relation to the other.

I am aware that changes may be made in the structure of the parts as well as in the arrangement thereof within the scope of the appended claims: therefore, without limiting myself to the precise construction and arrangement of parts shown and described,

I claim 1. A reflector heater comprising, a heat reflector, a bracket mounted on said reflector to support the same on a base, the middle portion of said bracket contacting the back of said reflector and the rear portion of the heating element of the heater extending therethrough, the upper portion of said bracket bent outwardly, and the upper end of said bracket curved outward and downward to form a handle to carry the heater.

2. A reflector heater comprising, a base, a heat reflector, a bracket mounted on said reflector to support the same on said base, the middle portion of said bracket contacting the back of said reflector and the rear portion of the heating element of the heater extending therethrough, the upper portion of said bracket bent outwardly, the upper end of said bracket curved outward and downward to form a handle to carry said heater, and the lower end of said bracket formed with hinge means to form a hinge joint between said base and said bracket.

A reflector heater comprisin a heat reflector, a bracket on the back of said reflector, and a portion of said reflector extending through said bracket and flanged over against the outside thereof to secure the same to said reflector.

i. A reflector heater comprising, a base, a heat reflector, a bracket on the back of said reflector and formed with means for handling the heater and with hinge means to form a hinge joint between said base and this bracket, and a portion of said reflector extendingthrough said bracket and flanged over against the outside thereof to secure the same to said reflector.

5. A reflector heater comprising, a base, a heat reflector, a bracket on the back of said reflector and formed with means for handling the heater and with a pair of cars straddling a portion of said base to form a hinge joint between said base and this bracket, and a portion of said reflector extending through said bracket and flanged over against the outside thereof to secure the same to said reflector.

6. A reflector heater comprising, a base, a heat reflector, a bracket on the back of said reflector, the upper end of said bracket formed with a handle and the lower end thereof formed with a pair of cars straddling the upper end of said base, a hinge pin through said ears and through said upper end of the base, and a portion of said reflector extending through said bracket and flanged over against the outside thereof to secure the same to said reflector.

7. A reflector heater comprising, two units hinged to each other, one of said units provided with a pair of cars straddling a portion of the other of said units, a hinge pin through said ears and through said portion, means for adjusting said ears in relation to said portion, and means for retaining said ears in adjusted position to permit ill) one of said units to be swivcled on the other of said units and to remain in the position swiveled into Without manipulating said means for adjusting the cars.

8. reflector heater Comprising, a base having an upright portion, a dished heat reflector, and a bracket on the back of said reflector and dished less than said reflector to contact only the deepest portion of said reflector and one end there-of formed with a handle bent outward from said reflector to keel the handlecool and the other end thereo hinged to said upright portion.

9, A reflector heater comprising, a' hase having an upright portion, a dished heat re- Hector, a dished bracketon the back of said reflector and one end thereof formed with ahandle and the other end thereof hinged to said upright portion, and a portion of said reflector extending through said bracket and flanged over against the outside thereof to secure said reflector to said bracket.

10. A reflector heater comprising, a base having an upright portion, a dished heat reflector, a dished bracket: on the hack of said reflector and one end thereof formed with a handle and the other end thereoi formed with a pair of ears straddling said upright portion, a hinge pin through said ears and through said upright portion, and means on said hinge pin to adjust the friction between said ears and said upright portion.

11. A reflector heater comprising, a base having an upright portion, a dished heat reflector, a dished bracket on the hack of said heat reflector and one end thereof formed with a handle and the other end thereof formed with apair of cars straddling said upright portion, a hinge pin through said ears and through said upright portion, means on said hinge pin to adjust the friction between said ears and said upright portion, and means on said hinge pin to prevent the rotation thereof in said ears.

CHARLES W. HOMEYER.

Classifications
U.S. Classification392/429, 81/15.8
International ClassificationF24C7/06, F24C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationF24C7/065
European ClassificationF24C7/06B2