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Publication numberUS1676943 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1928
Filing dateNov 2, 1925
Priority dateNov 2, 1925
Publication numberUS 1676943 A, US 1676943A, US-A-1676943, US1676943 A, US1676943A
InventorsBurgess Dargavel James
Original AssigneeBurgess Dargavel James
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Humidifier for cigar cases
US 1676943 A
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July 1o, 192s. 1,616,943

. J. B. DARGAVEL HUMIDIFIR FOR CIGAiR CASS Filed Nov. 2. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 July 1o, 192s.

1,676,943 J. B. DARGAVEL HUMIDIFIER FOR CIGAR cAsEs Filed Nov. 2. 1925 z sheets-sheet 2 3%? @www Patented July l0, i928.



application led 'November 2, 1925. Serial'No. 66,1'73.

My invention relates to in'iprovem-ents in humiditiers particularly, though not eXclusively, for cigar and other tobacco cases.

Devices of the present character are required to loe replenished with water `from time to time and owing-tol the usual structures employed, usrs'are called upon constantly to watch the supply oit water and, when such supply is low or exhausted, go through disagreeable and, invsome instances, burdensome operationsto restore thedfevices to Service.

'An object ,of the prcscntinvention is to provide' ahumidilier, which is fed with wa ter by gravity or under Vpressure from a source ot supply thereot and, wherein, means are providedk to prevent the device Jfrom overi Another object is to provid-e a humidiiier,

which consists lot terminal sections and an in- Vtermediatesection or sections, said sections being joined endto-end to form a rigid, unitary assemblage ot' intcrconimunicating receptacles ot desi-red length and capacity :t'or a given case `or cabinet. A further object is to supply .a relatively simple and inexpensive humidifier, the same being capable of elongation `with resulting increasein capacity by the addition of'inyterinediate sections, said sections being identical .in'con'struction and readily assembled in the building up of the structure. y

An additional object is to furnish a. sec tional humidifier, wherein water is fed from one section to another, each section being supplied' with means for trapping accumulations ot foreign matter therein, said means also comprising couplerinembers orsaid sections. Y

' lith the foregoing and` other'yobjects .in view, which will appear in the followvi'ng description, the invention resides in the novel con'ibination and arrangement. ot' parts and in the details of' construction hereinafter scribedand claimed. A

in the drawings, Fig. 1 is an el Avational Vview of va device embodying my invention, the same beingl illustrated'as installedvin a ,cigar case; ig. 2 is a longitudinal, vertical centrahvsectional view of the device; Fig. Bis a transverse, sectional view taken through one of the intermediate sect-ions of the device, as on the line'S-B'o Fig. 1 Fig. l is a fragmentary view in perspective, the same illustrating, in detail, one endetv one of thehin-` termediate sections; F ig. 5 is ay similar per- 4which walter fed spectiveview illustrating tlio'outer end of the. terminal feed sec ion of the humidifier, and 6 is a fragmentary viewf inperspfective of the vendl oif'fa hanger toreo-operation-with said section. A i f t Referring to the drawings it will be understood lthat my improvement includes twolterminal sections A and B, the former a feed Section and the latter a drainsection.'` Said terminal sections have `,clispo sed between them one or more intermediate sections C. All of the sectionsgo'ing to make upa device are rigidly joinedl cn'd-'to-end, the assembly provi din g a' series ot intercommunicating receptacles in unitary form,beiiig suspended from hangers 10' suitably lanchoredtota rail 11 'Vlor other convenientJ partfof af'ca'se 0r cabinet 'i 'l The terminal feed l 'lindlrical shell-likey body 12 entiely'closeld at itsV outer extremity by' vthe wall 13 and traversed atits'inner extremity by a segmental coupling vplate 14. Anipple l5V threaded through the 'bottoni of thebodyl opens at its upper end intoy a yvalve chamber 16 `formed in the'angle of said bottom'fand the wall 13 by a top'port'ion 17 and'inner .wall portion 1 8, cast integrally `With each other anfd'with said .bottomv and wall. `This wall has a small loriiicle 19 therein perniittingot the 'escape of water 'from said chamber 1 6.l

into the-'body prop erQsaid oritic'erproviding a needle valve seat l:t'or'a purpose soonfto appear. The nipple 1,5, iitted with valve 20, is locked in place by means i of a nut 21 threaded on-said nipple and turned against the bot- Y tom of the body l2. Connectediwith this nipple is a supply pipe 22, which communi- Cates with a source ot' "water supplyy from loylgravity or pressure. 1 f

The terminal drain section B, like the feed sec-tion A, lincludes Aa cylindrical shelllike b`ody23,clo sed atits outer extremity by an; end

wall 24 and' traversed at itsinner extremity b vra segmental coupling plate A .threaded-bore 2,6 in .thebottom'of the body 23 receivestwonipples 27fand v2 8-, thefjforrner being screwed ,downward into `saidfbore from theinside ofthebody 23 and .the ,latter screwed upward into said borefroin beneath said'body.V4 A lock screw-29, threaded Athnnigh theme/nd wall 2,4, secures the` nipple 27 lagainst turning, While' a lock vnut 30,

threaded on the nipple' 28 engages the underside yof the body 'and keeps-said ,latter to ,standard fittings.

nipple from turning. Connected with the The intermediate sections C beingidenti- 'cala detailed descriptionl of one will suffice.

A troiighA shaped body 32 fitted with segmentallyshaped end coupling plates 33 and a longitudinally slidable cover 34 arched and lending cylindrical shape tothe section C.

^ `rThe'body 32 is made from sheet metal rolled in the form shownythe side edges being strengthened'rbyl ribs formed upon turning `the margins outwardly and downwardly.

The portion 35 of each rib provides a rail and the depending portion a locking flange 36, vbothof which portions co-operate with the flange 33a. :la

ycover portions as will later appear. The end coupling plates 33 are identical and may be stamped from sheet metal or'cast, as desired. In constructing the same by the stamping process, a sheet metal blank is used, the same resembling the half of a disc cut on the diameter thereof.

the 'body Aat right angles with respect thereto to form an arcuate flange 33a. Ears 33b struck from the metal along the straight side of the blank are turned in the direction of Between each ear 331 and the adjacent portion of the flange 34, the

'i plate 33 is formed withan opening, as at 37 alike opening 38 being formed in said plate near the lower edge thereof. The end plates 33 are fitted within the opposite ends of the-rolled body 32 in the lmanner best seen in Figs.v 2 and 4, Ysaid flanges 33a being riveted and soldered or otherwise applied vto said. body 32 to form secure and fluid tight'junctions between the same. Y

The coup-ling pla-tes 14 and 25 of the terminal sections A and B aie likened in oiit- A.

line tothe coupling plates'33 lof thev intermediate sections, said coupling plates 14 and V2,5 havingapertures therein arranged tovregist-er with a mating coupling intermediate section C K In assembling the device, the coupling iplate 33 of an plate 14 of the terminal feed section A is bolted face-to-face to a coupling 33 of an intermediate section @,by means of bolts39V passing through the openings in said Cou.- pling plate-14 andthe registering apertures 37, 38 in the coupling plate`33, a gasket 40 being spread between said coupling plates to'provide a fuel tight joint between said sections. If the device is one of minimum capacity the terminal drain section B is applied tothe end of the single intermediate section C opposite the terminal feed section A, the connection` being made in the saine The margin at the perim-V eter of this segmental blank is turned on nections between terminal and intermediate.

sections. n A

Rigidly joined end-to-end the terminal and intermediate vsections are hung in unitary assemblage from'the hangers 10 which are fastened as by meansof screws toa rail 11 or other part of a case D. One hanger 10 releasably engages the terminal section A and the second hanger likewise engages the terminal section B, each terminal section having an elongated socket' 41 therein into which the inturned finger 42 of its respective hanger 10 fits. Y

In each intermediate section, I place a porous clayi block 43 or other wick-like vaporizing object, which is held outof contact with the body proper by-means of protuberances 44 (Fig. 3) providing seats for the block, said protuberances being Aformed by denting the body r32 from its underside.V

Each block 43 is spaced endwise from the end-plates 33 of its respectivesection C by means of the ears 33br onv said end-plates.

later admitted to the terminal feed section A, through the pipe 22, flows therefrom into theiirst intermediate section C and lthence on through the remaining intermediate sections, if any, tothe terminal section B from which it drains into the drain pipe 31. The waste lof water through the .drain'pipe 31 may be controlled by regulating the. inflow of water to the feed section A through manipulation of the valve 20. In

atmospheres varying vin percentage: of

` humidity, evaporation ofwater from'the eX- posed parts of the blocks 43 takesplace in greater or less degree. The'ivalve 20, therefore,is adjustedv to maintain the supply of water under that condition wherein. the greatest amount of eif'aporization takes place.

It will beY noted that the coupling plates 14 and 25 of the terminal 'sections A and B and vthecoupling plates 3 3 of the intermediate sections C form wiers over which lthe water passes and that said 'wiers form .y va trap in each of their respective sections.

Thus, it will be apparent that the vaccumulation of foreign matter in `eachsection will be confined thereto,vwhereby the overflow nipple 2? and pipe 31 will be less likely to be clogged than would be the case were the accumulations of such matter allowed to pass from all of the advance sections into the K i terminal drain section B. The wiers, formed as explained by said couplingplates gather the foreign accumulations from the water passing thereover, this gathering or skimming effect being maintained at its maximum, by anadjustment ofthe overflow nipple 27 bringing the top of the same only l slightly labove the level ofthe upper edgesVv ofthe iviers. y f

`Provision is ymade to prevent the overflowing of the device, as by the clogging of .the drain nipple 27 or pipe 3l, should a user yomit indefinitely to clean the device of accumulating mattei'. At thevterininal feeding section A and in the chamber 16 is a sliding .needle valve-45 tapered to fit the` orifice L9 in `the AWall 1S. This needle valve 45 is slidably supported at its butt in a plug 46 and isy formed with a shoulder 47 betiveen the butt and tip thereof. A'coiled eXpansion spring 48, encircling the needle valve, is interposed between the plug 46 and said shoulder, said spring acting to close said valve. A pivoted float lever 49, carrying a viioat 50 at its free end, is supplied near its vfioat 50 is free to Vrespondquickly to van endangering rise of the water level in the ,de-1 vice and thus responding permits ofthe closing ofthe needle valve which cuts off the ivater supply. Moreover, ivhen further evaporization has takenV place, the float 50, in settling, Will reopen the'valve and peiinit of the `entry of enough Water to again cause the valve closing action of said float. This intermittent, automatic action of the y float may continue indefinitely', but it will be obvious that the use of the device under suchl l condition is not attended with that effective freshening of the Water that is had when the drain is functioning and the float serving only in emergencies to cut off the supply of Water.` j

Since the blocks 43 are rather unsightly in themselves, I supply the intermediate sections With the previously mentionedl covers 34. These covers 34, like the bodies 32 of said sections are semi-circular in cross section, the same being rolledv from sheet metal and beaded at their edges as seen in Figs. 3 and 4. Each ybead provides a rider portion 58 to rest on the corresponding rail portion 35 of the companion body 32 and further provides a cover retaining portion 57 underreaching the locking flange 36 depending from said rail portion. Inside ofA yeach cover and corresponding With the curvature thereof is a slide 58, the same being hung from linger pieces 59 movable in slots 60 cut in the cover. Apertures 6l formed in the cover 34 correspond with apertures 6 2'in the slide 53.` Said `apertures register With each other in one `extreme adjustment .of the .slide 58, 'but fail to register in ,the

vreverse lext-reine adjustment thereof. Thus,

it ivill be apparent that `the humidifying effect of a device may be varied, as desired, Within the capacity thereof by appropriate adjustmentfof `the slides 58. The covers 34v may be slipped'ontotheir respective sections 4G by passing-'the same over one or the other ofthe terminal sections A, B, before the.

device isfsuspended from the hangers l0.

Changes in the specific form of my invention, as herein disclosed, maybe made Within the scope of what is claimed Without departing fromthe spirit of my invention.

v Having described my invention,ivhat I claim as newand desire to protect by Let'- ters Patent [is:

l. VA,. humidier comprising a pluralityof sections joined end to end, .each section coinprising areceptacle adapted to hold a vaporizing object, coupling plates at the ends of each Vsection,meaiis for causing Water to Aflow lsuccessively from one receptacle tothe adjoinin receptacle, said plates `forming iviers between the` sections fto trap in each section laccumulation of foreign matter therein.

2., A humidifier.comprising a plurality of lsections joined end to end, each section comprising a receptacle adapted to hold a Va.

poriz'ing` object, coupling plates at the ends of each section, means for .causing-.Water to vflow successively from one receptacle to the adjoining receptacle, said plates forming wiers between the sections to trap in each section accumulation of foreign matter therein, and opposed stop members on the Cou pling plates ef each section for spacing the vaporizing objects from thev plates.

v3. A; humidifier coinprisingfan assembly of intercommunicating receptacles joined end to end, said receptacles being adapted to conduct Water from one to the other and to support individual val orizing objects therein, said receptacles eing constructed with end plates 'forming Wier's for trapping the accumulation of foreign matter in each of said receptacles.

4. An elongated assembly of sections com-v i prising` inter-communicating receptacles ljoined end-toend,the intermediate sections providing holders for vaporizing objects, means for feeding Water into Yone terminal section, and means for draining Waterfrom the other terminal section, saidv draining means being adjustable to 'regulate the Water level Withinv the device.

5. An elongated assembly of sections comprising inter-communicating receptacles joined end-to-end, theV intermediate sections providing holders for vaporizing objects,V

means for feeding Water intoone terminal section, means for draining Water from the p other terminal section, and la float device within said firstv` terminal section for cutting off the supply of Water thereto.

6; An elongated assembly of sections comprising inter-communicating receptacles i 5 joined' end-to-end, each section comprising a trough-like body of sheet metal and endplates lat theeXtremities thereof, and means for securing together the abutting end-plates j of said sections, the longitudinal margins' i of each body being turned to form strengthf 'ening ribs.

7. An elongatedy assembly of sections coinprising inter-communicating receptacles joined end-to-end, each section comprising a `i trough-like body of sheet metal and endplates at the extremities tlieieof,-ineans for Y securing together the abutting end-plates of :said sections, the longitudinal margins of heach, body being turned to form strengthen 2c ing' ribs providing rails, and a sliding cover for each bodv each Ycover beincr formed with Y rider portions bearing upon said rails. 8. An elongated assembly of sections comrisinO' interco'mmunicatinff rece tacles b C! :joined end-tofend, each section comprising a r`trough-like body of sheet metal and endplates at the extremities* thereof, means for securing together the abuttingend-plates of said sections, the longitudinal margins of each body being turned to form strengthening ribs providing rails, a 4sliding cover forl each body, each cover being formed withV rider portions bearing upon said Irails and also formed with apertures therein, and a sliding closure for eachaperturedcover, each closurehaving apertures therein arranged to register with the aperturesin its" respective f ing ribs providing rails, and a sliding cover for each body, each cover being formed with rider portions to bear upon said rails, and with cover retaining portions slidably cooperating with said rails. i l 7 l0'. An elongatedk assembly of sections comprising intencoinmunicating cylindrical receptacles joined'end to end, semi-circularv abutting end plates attached to .each of said sections, said end plates having the metal thereof severed along a line'parallel with the diameter of Vsaid* end' plates and bentV outwardly therefrom to form opposed ears serving to hold vaporizing objects mounted in said receptacles spaced fromsaid end plates and forming therebetween wiers for conductingl water from one receptacle tothe foreign matter in each of said sections.

Vln testimonyk whereof, 1 have signed my nainev to this specification.


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U.S. Classification239/49, 239/59, 239/193
International ClassificationA24F25/02, A24F25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F25/02
European ClassificationA24F25/02