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Publication numberUS1634704 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1927
Filing dateDec 20, 1926
Priority dateDec 22, 1925
Publication numberUS 1634704 A, US 1634704A, US-A-1634704, US1634704 A, US1634704A
InventorsHermann Brand
Original AssigneeHermann Brand
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Water heater
US 1634704 A
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' 1,634,704 July 5, 1927. H BRAND WATER HEATER Filed Dec. 20 1926 Inventor W W I k/forvzgys Patented July 5, 1927.




Application alt-a December 20, 1925, Serial 1%. 156,041, and in Germany December 22, 1925.

not trans erred to the water and carried away thereby sufficiently rapidly, so that over-heating easily occu rre Further I have observed that also "infth'e interior'ofthe hollow metal cylinder containing the heating l5 coil, in's ite oftheffact'thatthis is closed on all si es, a water deposit is formed, ap-' ,parently becauseu'nder certain temperature conditions the metal is porous. The penetration of water drops into the interior of the cylinder soon leads t'odisturbances (short circuits and the'like). a By means of numerous and thorough researches I have ascertained that all these disadvantage are eliminated and a water heater," 0' rating continuously with the highest ei diency, isobtained by the combi-' nation of the following features which are partly known: v

1. The water. to be heated is first passed along theoutside of the double walled hollow cylinder containing the heating coil, hereinaftenreferre'dIto as the heating ele ment, and then flows into the inner cylinder. It is conducted away at the upper end and 2. The cold water is supplied to the up- I permost' end of the outer cylinder surface which comes in contact with the water.

3.4 A direct contact of the cold water with the thin outer wall of-the heating element is avoided as it hasbeen found. that opposite the inlet point a depositof water would be efiec'tedin the interior of the heating element, particularly during the heating period. The water flows towards a narrow annular space at the upper end ofthe outer side of the heating element and is diverted outwardly and downwardly by a nozzle-like annular slot in such a manner that it does not. come directly into contact with the wall of the heating element.

4. On the upper end of the'heating element, which is placed by meansof a flange on thecontainer for the water su ply, there is fitted with'a ti ht fit a bell-s apedcap' of thin sheet metal heated in the middle of the heatingelement.

into which the current conducting wires are passed in a fluid tight manner and from the centre of'which, also with the use of packing devices, the hot water outlet pipe passes.

. A preferred form of construction ofthe invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a vertical section of my improved water heater, partly in elevation.

Figure 2 is a vie'wof a detail. Fi ure 3 is a. horizont'alsection on the line Al of Figure 1.

According to Figure l the water heater consists of a container a, for example of cylindrical shape having an enlarged end wall or extension member a (1 provided with a threaded nipple a adapting the device to connection with a suitable water tap or supply pipe.

Into the cylindrical container a is fitted the heatin element, which more particularly conslsts of a heating wire I) wound around a bodylc composed of chamotte, to which current is supplied iii the manner hereinafter described and which is surrounded by a double walled hollow cylinder 0 of thin good heat conducting metal, more particularly of copper. At the upper end, this cylinder is pressed with the annular ringor flange 0 against the upper edge of the cont'ainer a or extension a a thereof, by means of headed bolts h, a packing disc 2' being interposedbetween said flange and the upper end or extension member of said container.

The container'a and double walled hollow c linder c are of relative sizes such that when t 1e latter is fitted within the former, an annular space is provided betweenthe opposing walls thereof, at the upper end of which the water inlet or nipple a is located. At the upper end of the container a, there is fitted a sleeve (1 which closely surrounds the outer wall of the cylinder 0' within said annular space. Said sleeve prevents the cold water from coming directly into contact with thethin outer wall of the cylinder 0. Registering with the water inlet to the heater, an annular channela is formed by anannular recess in 'said sleeve into which the cold water isfi'ist'introduced and distributed, and from the lower end of which the water then'passes through a narrow nozzle-like slot d downwardly and outwardly in such manner that 'it will move as much as possible along-the innerwall of the vessel 0. In this manner the infiowin'g cold water will tend to film against the outer wall of the conductor a and the losses due to heat radiation will be greatly reduced. The water in flowing around the lower end of the heaterelement housing cylinder 0 and into the inner cylindrical hollow space of the latter, will become gradually heated by the double walls of said cylinder 0 during its passage upwardly to the outflow pipe 7 on the upper end of which is fitted an oscillatory outflow pipe g. The flow of the water to the outlet opening is favoured by the upward drive or impulse resulting upon its becoming heated or by the steam which is generated when considerable heating takes place.

By guiding the water in the manner described, the danger of deposits of water being formed within the heating element is considerabl restricted. The last possibility of damage y the formation of water is prevented by constructing the upper closure of the device in the manner hereinafter described.

The heating wire 6 is arranged as a closed double pitch screw around the body is and at the lower end the passage from one spiral winding to the other is effected in a groove is provided at the bottom of the body k. At the upper end the chamotte body is is rovided with two annular ribs 1 and m which fit easily within the space between inner and outer walls of the cylinder 0. The wire 6 is bent backwards and forwards as shown in Figure 2 and passes through holes 7 provided in therib or flange Z parallel to the axis of said body so that the wire is firmly secured in place. If. desired, the connecting wire 0 may be twisted to gether with the resistance wire b in the manner indicated at p and the twisted portions then passed through an additional hole n as illustrated.

The connecting wire 0 leads to one of the terminals r (Figure 3) of the usual type for the wires of a supply cable 8. Said terminals are secured to an insulating body if of fibre or the like, provided with recesses for the heads of the screws 721 and with a recess t which overextends the upper open end of the heating element 0. The outlet pipe passes through a central hole in the body 13. Two screws u serve to secure the body If to the flange c of the heating element.

Over the insulating body t with --the terminals r is fitted a thin walled metal closing cap 0 which is snugly fitted over the cylindncal outer edge of the flange c. The flange, as illustrated, is made comparatively thick so that at this point a joint is formed which entirely prevents the admission of atmospheric air and moisture of the air. The cap *0 is provided with a guide sleeve 10 for the rubber cable a conducting the current to the terminals 7' and which is fitted as ti htly as possible into said s eeve w. A comp etely fluid-tight closure is obtained by means of a short rubber tube w which is drawn over the whole. The cap 1) is pressed firmly against the upper edge of the container a by a nut 0 which is screwed on the exterior of the pipe f. A fluid-tight joint may be formed atthis point if desired by the insertion of packing means not illustrated.

If for any cause, moisture should pass into the interior of the heating element a, it will ass in the form of steam into the cham r of the cap a during operation. The lower edge of the cap which is seated on the flange c then enables the moisture to escape as the connection at this point acts somewhat in the mannerof a valve. Admission of moisture from the outside however is prevented as already stated above.

For the reduction of large quantities of heat a num r of apparatus can be arranged in parallel so as to form a battery, in which case a single outer container could be used in place of a plurality of outer containers a.

Although I have described my invention with reference to a preferred form of construction, it will be understood that modifications may be made in the details described without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention as set out in the following claims.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is 1. A water heater comprising in combination, an outer cylindrical container having an enlarged. extension member adapted to connection with a source of water supply, a double-walled hollow cylinder fitted within said outer container and forming therewith an annular water space between opposing .walls thereof, said double-walled cylinder being secured upon the extension member of the outer container in a fluid tight connection therewith, a heating element protectively fitted between the walls of said doublewalled cylinder in fluid tight segregation from the water space of the heater, means for heating said heating element and means for discharging heated fluid from said container centrally of said double-walled cylinder and heating element.

2. A heating device according to claim 4, characterized by the fact that the doublewalled heating element housing cylinder is capped at its open end by an insulating body carrying connections for the heating element while leaving a narrow passage for air therethrough and that the water discharge means passes through said insulating body.

3. A heatin device according to claim 4, characterized day the fact that the doublewalled heating element housing c linder is enclosed at its open end by an insulating body carrying connections for the heating III element while leavin a narrow passa e for air therethrough an that said insu ating body carrying said connections for the heating element is in turn enclosed by a metal cap fitted tightly thereon, the discharge means for the heated water being passed therethrough and centrally connected with said hollow cylinder.

4. A water heater comprising in combination, an outer cylindrical container having an enlarged extension member adapted to connection with a source of water supply a double-walled hollow cylinder fitted within said outer container and providingtherewith an annular water snace between opposin walls thereof, said double-walled hollow cy inder being secured upon the extension member of the outer container in a fluid tight connection therewith, means located within the space between the walls of the outer container and said double-walled hollow cylinder for distributing and restricting the water supply to the heater at the signature.



Patent No. l, 6,34, 704.


it is hereby certified that error appearsin the printed specification of the above numbered patent requiring correction as follows:

2, and line [26}claim Bfiior the numeral "4"read "l"; and that the said- Letters Patent should be readwith this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the casein the Patent Office. Signed sealed this 2nd day of j Au'gust, A. D. 1927.

v M. J; Moore,

Acting Commissioner of Patents.

Granted'iuly s, 1927, u

Page 2, line 118, claim

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U.S. Classification392/493, 392/473
International ClassificationF24H1/10
Cooperative ClassificationF24H1/102
European ClassificationF24H1/10B2