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Publication numberUS1759179 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1930
Filing dateMar 22, 1929
Priority dateMar 22, 1929
Publication numberUS 1759179 A, US 1759179A, US-A-1759179, US1759179 A, US1759179A
InventorsJerome Wiesman
Original AssigneeJerome Wiesman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment drier
US 1759179 A
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May 20, 11930 J. wlEsMAN 1,759,179

GARMENT DRIER Filed Marci22, 1929 sav 4,4( d

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Patented May `20, 1930 i OFF'IC,

JEROMEWIESMAN, F DENVER, COLORADO GARMENT DRIER Application mea March 2a, 1929.. semina. 349,017.

This invention'relates to an apparatus for drying and aerating garments after they have been dry cleaned. Some ofthe solvents used in dry 'cleaning must be used cold and if the a garment is heated to dry the solvent it will result in ruining the colors. Other solvents can and should be dried by the application of heat rlhe principal object of this invention is to provide a device by means off which garments may be subjected to either a' hot or cold air blast or a mixture thereof, so that the drying can be suited to the type of solvent employed.l 1n some cases it is desirable to dry the garment slowly and remove the evaporating A solvent therefrom. Another object ofthis invention is to provide a mechanism in which the garments can be subjected to a suction so that the evaporating solvents will be rapidly removed'from the vicinity of the garments. A further object of this invention is to so construct the device that an air blast can be introduced into the interior of the garments sa that they will be stretched while drying so as to prevent shrinkage, wrinkling and crush- 1 ,25A still further object of this invention is to so construct the device that a relatively small door can be employed for placing and removing all of the garmentswhich are contained within the device, so that loss of heat and escape of solvent fumeswill be reduced to a minimum'.` y v Other objects and advantages reside in the detail rcpnstruction of the invention, which 1s designed forsimplicity, economy, land elliciency. These will become more apparent from the following description.' In the following detailed description of the invention reference is had to the accompany- -v ing drawing which forms a part hereof. j Liliey numerals refer to like parts in the drawing andithroughout the description.

Thedrawing illustrates a perspective view ofthe invention partially broken away to show the interior constructionthereof.

The invention comprises a housing 10, provided with a door 9 and an exhaust stack 11. Vertically within the center of the housing 10 a post or standard 12 is xed, upon the upper extremity of which a garment wheel 13 is free to rotate. A circular floor plate 14 is suspended from the garment wheel 13 upon suitable hanger bars 15 so that it will be rotated in unison with the garment Wheel 13 about the standard 12.

rlhe floor plate 14 is provided with a series of openings 16, each surrounded by an upstanding iiange 17. Around `each of the flanges 17 a series of spring clips 18 are secured to the floor plate 14. Eachlof the open# ings 16 is rovided witha cap 19 which engages the ange 17 to close the opening when desired. rlhey floor plate 14 is suspended above the floor of the container 10 to form a' heating chamber in the base of the housing 10. vA steam coil 20 is placed within the heating chamber and is provided with a suitable steam valve 21 and discharge22.-

Alongside of the container 1Q is a fan chamber 23, provided with any suitable design of fan 24, operated by. means of an-electric motor 25. The fan chamber 23 is open to the interior of the container 10, as shown at 26, below the floor plate 14. The opening 26 can be controlled by means of a slide 27 which is supported in any desired position by means l of a counter weight 28. v

The counter weight 28' is secured to the slide 27 by a suitable chain 29 which passes over pulleys 30 secured to the housing 10. l An air by-pass pipe 31 extends from the top of the fan chamber 23 upwardly into the stack 11. Within the stack the by-pass is turned upwardly, as indicated in lbroken line fat 32. The iowv of air through the by-pass pipe 31 is controlled by means of a damper 33. Infuse, the garments, such as indicated at 34, are placed directly over the openings 16 in the iioor plate 14. The bottom of each garment is secured about an opening 16 by means of the spring clips 18 Awhich engage the lower hem thereof. The garments are carried on the ordinary garment hangers, such as illustrated at 35. The hook of the hanger 35 is engaged in a chain 36 suspended from the garment wheel 13. By this arrangement the height of the hanger 35 can be adjusted so as to accommodate the length of the garment 34.

Each of the openings 16 may be covered by a garment but should there not be sufficient garments to cover all of the openings the remaining openings are maintained closed by means of the caps 19, to prevent useless escape of the air from the heating chamber. The door 9 isnow closed and latched.

Should the garments require a hot blast of air for drying, the steam valve 21 is opened to heat the steam coils 20. The damper 33 is closed and the slide 27 is opened so that the entireblast of the fan 24 will pass into the heating chamber. The heated air will pass upwardly through the openingsl into the-interior of the garments 34 and discharge, through the stack 11. The amount of air can be controlled as desired by means of the slide 27. f R

Should only a cold blast be desired the steam coils 21 are turned off. If no blast is desired within the container a 'suction can be provided to remove the evaporating solvents by closing the slide 27 and opening the damper 33. This causes the entire blast from thefan to discharge from the by-pass 31 into the stack 11. The upturned extremity 32 causes an ejector effect in the stack to draw air and fumes from the interior of the container 10.

Of course, a combination of all these features can be employed by proper manipulation of the steam valve 21, slide 27, and damper 33. Access to any desiredgarment can be quickly obtained by rotating the Hoor plateI 14 to bring the desired garment before the door 9. It has been found that after garments have been dried by the application of heat they have a scorched odor. This can be entirely removed in the present device by turning oii the heat arfd subjecting the garments to a blast of cold air.

While a specic form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is desired to be understood that the same may be varied, within the scope of the appended claims, without departingl from the spirit of 1. A garment drier comprising: a vertical cylindrical housing; a garment wheel adapted to rotate rin ahorizontal plane within said housing; means for hanging garments from.

said wheel; and a circular oor plate suspended from said wheel and adapted to rotate therewith.`

2. A garment drier'comprising: a vertical cylindrical housing; a garment wheel adapted to rotate in a horizontal plane within said housing; means for hanging garments from said wheel; a circular loor/plate suspended from said wheel and adapted to rotate therewith; and a heating chamber below said floor plate there being openings inV said floor plate to allow air from said heating chamber to pass therethrough.

3. A garment drier comprising: a vertical cylindrical housing; a garment wheel adapted to rotate in ahorizontal plane within said housing; means for hanging garments from said wheel; a circular floor plate suspended from said wheel and adapted to rotate therewith; a heating chamber below said floor plate there being openings in said floor plate` to alldw air from said heating chamber to pass therethrough; and means for closing said openings as desired.

4. A garment drier comprising: a vertical cylindrical housing; a garment wheel adapted to rotate in a horizontal plane within said housing; means for hanging garments from said wheel; a circular floor plate suspended from said wheel and adapted to rotate therewith; a heating chamber below said floor plate there being openings in said iioor plate to allow air from said heating chamber to pass therethrough; and means for attaching garments about said openings; and a fan adapted t force air into said housing below said-floor p ate.

5. A garment drier comprising: a verti oor plate sus-i plate there being openin s in said Hoor plate to allow air from said eating chamber to pass therethrough; means for attaching garments about said ope s; a fan adapted to force air into said housing below said iioor plate; and a slide adapted'to control the suply of air from said'fan to said heating chamera 6. A garment drier comprising: a vertical cylindrical housing; a. garment wheel adaptedto rotate in a horizontal plane within said housing; means for hanging garments from said wheel; `a circular floor plate suspended from said wheel and adapted torotate therewith; a 'heating chamber below said iloor plate there being openings in said floor plate to allow air .from said heating chamber to pass therethrough; and a heating coil in said heating chamber.

7. A garment drier comprising: a vertical cylindrical housing; a vertical sha-ft positioned 'concentrically within )said housing;

a 'garment wheel adapted to rotate. in a hori-A zontal plane uponv the upper extremity of said shaft; a circular partitlon forming the top fora heating chamber in the bottom of said A housing; hangers supporting said partition from said arment wheel so that it will lro-` tate therewlth, there being' openings through said partition so that heated sair vmay pass from said heating chamber to said housing at predetermined locations; and means for supporting garments from said garment Wheel immediatelyover said locations.

Inn testimony whereof, I affix my signature.

JEROME WIESMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification34/105, 68/5.00C, 34/187, 34/106
International ClassificationD06F58/10
Cooperative ClassificationD06F58/10
European ClassificationD06F58/10