US 1583255 A
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May, 4, 1926.
1,583,255 w. MOORE HUMIDfiYiNG RADIATOR Filed May 21, 1924 UNITED STATES 1,583,255- PATENT OFF-10E.
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v nummrxnvo mm'rh'roa Application filed m 21, 1924. Serial No. 714,829."
To all whom it may Be it known that I, WILLIS LUTHER Moons, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pasadena, in the county of Los A11- geles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Humiditying Radiators, of ,whichthe following is a specification.
My invention relates to a humidifying radiator-for heating. rooms of a dwelling, and it is a special object ofjthis invention to provide a simple, inexpensive, and easily regulated apparatus, whereby heat is homo-- geneously distributed by means of aqueous vapors which will quickly difl'use itself throughout the room giving and maintaining heat at substantially the same temperature at every point of the room, near the floor as well as near the ceiling.
It is'another' object of this invention to provide a radiator composed of a series of horizontally disposed radiator units, each consisting of a water receptacle open atthe top, with a heating pipe passing successively through the radiator units. In each unit the heating pipe is bent upon itself to form two horizontal sections, one immersed in water, the other ex osed tot-he atmosphere at least in part. M ans may also be provided for supplying water from the heating pipe, if the latter is a hot water pipe, to the radiator units with automatic means for maintaining the water in each unit at a substantially constant level.
Other objects will be apparent subsequent description. 1
In the accompanymg Fi re 1 shows a sectional view of a par of a Welling showing a roomequipped with a humidifying radiator and a'source of heat therefor, I
r Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section of the humidifying radiator, and
Fig. 3 is a perspective viewof a section of the radiator.
Referring to the drawings, 1 indicates the interior of a room of a dwellin on the roof of which there is a solar heater o'nsisting of a plurality of solar reflectors 2 heating the water in a coil 3 for a hot water tank 4 which is connected by means of a pipe 5 from the drawings, which form-a part of the specification:
walls 9, 9 between which a series'of horizontally dlsposed humidifying radiator. units 10 are disposed, spaced-from each other and in vertical alinement.v Five of such units are shown in Fig. 2.. Each radiator unit consists of a box-like receptacle, open at the top, the end walls of the radiator units 10 being formed by the vertical walls 11, 11,
which are spaced from the end walls of the.
radiator. Front andrear walls 12, 12', connecting end walls 9, 9, form vertical cham- 1 bers '16, 16' respectively. The top of each horizontal pipe section 14 permanently im- I mersed in-water and an upper horizontal pipe section 14 which in the lowermost radiator unit 10, is entirely exposed. to-the atmosphere, while in the other radiator units it is partly exposed to the atmosphere. In
the uppermost radiator unit 10 the hot water pipe 14 forms a return bend 14 above section'14 leaving .the radiator unitat 15, passin downwardly in the chamber 16, and
througthe end wall 9 at 17, to return to the system and ultimately to the reservoir 4. A Water pipe 18 controlled by a valve 19 supplies water to the topmost radiator unit 10. A series of overflow pipes 20 conducts the water from each radiator unit to the one immediately below. The lowermost radiator unit is-provided with an overflow leadin to a waste'pipe, (not shown In p ace of having a separate water pipe 18, as shown in Fig. 2, the'hot water pipe 14 may supply the water for the topmost radiator-unit 10 by means of a pipe 18' connected to the hot water pipe 14. A float operated valve 22 controls the flow of water -means of the hot water pipe. 14, and the room is heated not only by convectionand radiation, but principally by the aqueous vapor given ofl from each radiator unit 10, which passes from the open top of. each unit 10 into the room where the vaporwill, be-
of, or even hot air.
cause of its diffusion, uniformly and quickly distribute the heat throughout the room'and maintain the same at' substantially the same temperature-at all points of the room.
While I have shown thehot water sup-- plied by a'solar, it Will be understood that the hot Water maybe supplied by any other suitable or preferred means, nor do ,I limit "my invention to hot water as a heat supplying means, but may use steam in place t ere- Wherev steam or hot air is used; it will be necessary; however,:to use a separatewater pipe 18 for supplying Water to the vradiator units 10.
- bination of a series of I phere, a hot water conduit passing horizonarts by tally through each unit, the hot .Water conduit in each unit consisting of two horizontal sections, one-immersed in the Water and the other exposed tothe atmosphere,' at least in part, and automatic means for supplying Water from the hot Water conduit to each unit and maintaining the same at a substantially constant level.
2. In a humidifying radiator,- the combination of a series of horizontally disposed radiator units, each consistlng of a Water receptacle exposed at the top to the atmosphere, a hot fluid conduit passing horizontally through each unit, the hot fluid conduit in each unit consistin of two horizontal sections, one immersed in the Water and the other exposed to the atmosphere at least in part, means fOrsuppIying Water to each unit and means for maintaining the Water in each unit at a substantially constant level. In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.