US 1748087 A
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Feb'. 25; 1930. A, N, SPANEL 1,748,087
RENOVATING AND oxYGENIzING DEVICE Filed Nov. 8. 1926 f .////////--f l ,o
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UNITED STATES PATENT? oFFlca ABRAHAM N. SPANEL, OF BOCHETSTER, YORK RENOVATING AND OXYGENIZING DEVICE Application led November 8, 1926. Serialy No. 146,944.
i.; vates, but oxygenizes the articles so treated.`
Some artic es may be renovated by means of awacuumfcleanerror by beating. When,
however, so renovated, the housewife usually hangs such articles out of doorswhere the oxygen contained in the air may come in contact with, and possibly pass through, the article for the purpose of oxygeni'zing the same. Such a process, even though very inefficient, entails considerable time and effort, and some 2o articles are not susceptible to convenient or possible treatment by means of a vacuum cleaner.
The principal object of myinvention has been to provide a device whereby articles which maybe cleaned by a vacuum cleaner or beaten, as well as those which may not be subjected to this treatment because of their A structure or form, may be not only renovated, but thoroughly oxygenized in an efiicient 3S manner without harm to the articles being so treated.
Another object has been to provide such a device whereby the articles may be treated -without any attention on the part of the operator, after the articles have been placed within the device.
Moreover, my device'is of such a nature that it may be inexpensively manufactured and may be easily and conveniently used by the housewife, affording a verysantary and economical means of efiiciently and thoroughly `aeratng articles. v
The above objects and advantages have been accomplished by the device shown in the accompanying drawings,of which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of my device, showing a portion thereof broken away. .of
Fig. 2 is a kperspective viewv Eof the devlce, showing it collapsed as when in operation.
Fig. 3 is a similar view of a modified form of device, showing a portion thereof broken away.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view of another modification.
The body of my device is preferably made of material which is non-porous, such as rubberized cloth, treatedsilk, canvas, or the like.
Referring to the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the device comprises a body 8, cylindrical in its general contour and provided wlith n opening at points remote from each othe`.- The material around each of the openings is provided with a hem 10, whereby the openings 9 may be reduced in size. It will, of course, be seen that other means may be used for reducing or entirely closing these openly device is designed to be used in connection with any suction producing device, and preferably with a household vacuum cleaner. To this end it is provided with an outlet pipe 124 which is arranged preferably at a point midway the length of the device. This ipe is preferably provided with a flange 13, w ich is located on the inside `of the device and properly secured to the material forming the wall of the device, preferably in an air tight manner. An air chamber 35 is preferably provided with this form of the device, and it is arranged Within the body and attached to or made a part ofthe flange 13. This air chamber may be of any desired shape as, for instance, semi-spherical, and it may be made of sheet metal having perforations 36, as shown, or of wire mesh. The purpose of this air chamber is to distribute the suction over a larger area and to prevent articles con-r tained within the device from being drawn into the single opening of the outlet pipe 12. A hose 14 is shown attached to the pipe 12 which is preferably connected to a vacuum cleaner (not shown).
When the device is to be put into use, ar. ticles to be renovated and aerated'are placed within the body 8, and the draw. strings 11 at each end are drawn so as to partially or entirely close the openings 9. Int will be obvious that when suction is applied to the pipe 1 2, air will be drawn' through one or Aboth of the openings 9 (asshown b the arg, he renovated, but thoroughly and eliiciently oxygenatedas well.
Referring to the modified form of structure shown in Fig.. 3, the body 20 is provided with an opening 21 at one of its ends. A hem 22 is formed in the material at this end and a draw string 23 is provided, which passes through the hem and by which the opening 22 may be reduced or closed, as in the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2. At the opposite end of the body there is provided a solid head 24, preferably of flexible material, in' which there is provided a centrally arranged reduced opening 25. When this form of device is in operation, air will be drawn through one or both ends, as in the form vabove described.
This form of the device is provided with an outlet pipe 26 which has an air chamber 27 attached to its inner end. The air chamber is formed preferably by a sphericallyshaped casing 28 which is arranged within v the body of the device." This air chamber is provided with a plurality of perforations 29 through which the air drawn from the device passes.
In Fig. 4 I show 'a modified form of air chamber 30, which has an outlet Jpipe 31 attached thereto. This chamber is preferably made of flexible or rigid wire screening, as shown, or other suitable material whereby a plurality of air openings'are provided, and whereby the articles are held away from the single opening in the outlet pipe 31.
From the foregoing, it will be obvious that when articles are placed withinv the body of any of the forms of devices shown in the accompanying drawings Where the material used is substantially impervious to `the passage of air, and suction applied to the outlet pipe, the atmospheric pressure will serve to force the body of the device into close con'- tact with the articles contained therein.Y
This hugging action will insure that the air which is drawn into the body of the device will be drawn through the articles being treated, and such action will prevent the air from passing merely around the articles. In
In the appended claim, the word collapsible is used to define a body portion of the nature herein described, and the word iexible as applied to such body portion as the equivalent. p
Obviously, some modifications of the details herein shown and described maybe made without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the appended claim, and I do not, therefore, wish to be limited to the exact forms herein shown and described, the forms shown being merely preferred embodiments thereof.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
.A renovating device comprising 'a collapsible body portion provided with openings disposed at points remote from each otherthrough which air may pass, at least one of the openings being so formed that articles to be renovated may be inserted within the body, and an outlet connection applied to the wallv of the body intermediate said openings for attachment to a suction device. In testimony. whereof, I have hereun signed my name.
ABRAHAM N. SPANEL.
this passage of the air through the articles, f
the loose dust will be quickly withdrawn therefrom, and further and continued passage of air will serve to eiciently oxygenize them. If desired, each opening 9 at the end of the body may be left open at its normal size While the device is in operation, but I have found through experience that it is advantageous to reduce the size oftheopenings by'the draw strings or other suitable means, which results in a more thorough aerating action, due to the increased velocity of the air.