US 1601258 A
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Sept. 28 1926. Y 1,601,258
v. PAJER ELECTRI C STEAMER Filed June s, 1925 Sam 1 vwemtoz Patented Sept. 28, 1926.
UNITED STATES VALENTINE PAJER, 0F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
ELECTRIC Application -led June 3,
This invention relates to improvements in electric steaming apparatus in which the heat generated by an electric current, passing through one or more coils of resilient material, is transmitted to Water contained in vessel over the coil.
It is one of the objects of the present invention to provide simple, unitary apparatus, readily portable and easily controlled, whereby a constantly arising vapor may be produced.
It is a further feature to provide means for supporting a hollow perforate receptacle adapted to contain medicaments, perfumes and the like, of a volatile nature, whereby their essential properties are volatilized and caused to rise into the upper part of the apparatus and there utilized.
Another aim is in the provision of a removable cover having an aperture suited to receive the nose or other parts ot a person y during application of the volatilized material.
These several objects are attained by the novel design, construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawing, constituting an important portion of this disclosure, and in which Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view of an embodiment of the apparatus, indicating its operation, the section being taken on line 1-1 oi" Figure 2.
Figure 2 is a similar view of a modified form thereof.
As shown in the drawing, the apparatus will be seen to consist of a conical base 10 arranged to rest upon any convenient level surface, and having midway in its height a transverse partition wall 11, above which is a chamber 12, in the converging walls.l the chamber having an integral cover 13.
Extending out from the side of the chainber 12 is a boss 14, formed to receive insulated conductors 15 and 16 respectively positive and negative, one ot' which extends between insulators 17 and 18, to a coil 19 encircling a bar 20 below another insulator 21.
The insulator 18 rests on the partition 11 and the insulator 21 is disposed against the cover 13.
1t will be understood that the coil 19 is of highly resistant wire, so that when current Hows through the conductors 15 and 16, the coil will be heated to a high degree of tem- STEAMER.
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perature, this heat just generated filling the chamber and being transmitted to the cover plate 13.
A hollow chamber 22 is formed above the Y plate 13, having a spheroidal wall 23 adapted, to contain liquid as shown, and near the upper edge of the wall is an internal ledge 24.
Normally resting on the ledge is the edge of a line meshed screen 25, the purpose of which will be later described.
A semi-spherical cover 26 is provided with an annular iiange 27 at its lower edge adapted to fit circumjacently the edge of the container' wall 23, and in the uppermost central portion of the cover is an opening 28 through which the nostrils may be inserted.
Floating on the liquid contained in the chamber 22 is a hollow container 29, coinposed of two equal concave convex shells` separably united at their edges and provided with perforations 30 through which emanations from the volatile substances in the container may escape, the container' also having a spout 31 directed upward as shown, to terminate below the screen 25.
In the modification shown in Figure 3, the container .wall 23 is provided with lugs 32 raised at opposite points from its upper edge and pivoted on these lugs, on pins 34, are two equal curved cover elements adapted to operate smoothly over the surface of the container or form a. tight joint at their adjacent edges when closed together, knob handles 36 being provided for convenient handling.
In operation, the chamber 22 is provided with liquid to disseminate the heat engendered by the coil 19 when an electric current is turned on, and the container 29 provided with any desired volatile material which is to be used.
Obviously steam rising from the liquid in the chamber 22 will be impregnated and intimately mixed with the vapor from the container 29, and pass together upward through the screen 25, which acts to break up any particles of moisture and unify the vapor passing through.
This vapor is conducted by the cover to the opening 28 where it may be readily inhaled or otherwise applied as desired.
As shown in Figure 3, the cover is in section and the opening therebetween may be increased or diminished at will for the purpose of treating other parts of a person.
monthly engaged in the lower Section of said chumher uhove the float, and u pair of cover eien'ients hingedly engaging the wall ot' the chamber und adapted for relative udjueb ment, to permit application of the vapor rising' through Suid Screen, said elements constituting' the upper section of the casing.
In witness Whereotl I have affixed my signature.