US 1902723 A
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March 21, 1933. E. w. ROBERTS CONTAINER Filed Sept. 10, 1930 Patented Mar. 21, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EDWARD WILLIAM ROBERTS, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR 'IO LAKEWOOD MANU- FACTURING 60., OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS conrnmnza Application filed September 10, 1930. Serial No. 480,933.
This invention relates to improvements in an insect exterminator commonly known as and called fly killer, its object to provide a receptacle in which is placed a certain quantity of insecticide and by adding a quantity of water thereto, the insecticide becoming dissolved creating a poisonous liquid which is absorbed by an absorbent pad and against which the fly or insect is to contact.
A further object of my invention is to provide a receptacle or container of two sections, each arranged to be interlocked together, or in other words firmly secured together by frictional contact, in the receptacle is placed a certain quantity of poisonous powder, and in the upper portion of the receptacle is located an absorbent pad which is to absorb a certain quantity of the poisonous ingredients after water has been inserted to intermingle with the powder and dissolve the same producing a poisonous liquid which when the fly or insect partakes of the same it means extermination.
The device is simple, it is ornamental, and is only operative when liquid is added and the pad soaked with the poisonous liquid.
Figure 1 is a perspective View of my complete invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan View of the same.
Figure 3 is a central vertical sectional view.
Figure 4 is a central vertical sectional view of a modified form of my invention.
Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view of the insert used in my modification.
In the general construction of my invention I provide a receptacle comprising a base or bowl member 6 and a cap or cover member 7, the upper portion of the bowl member terminating into a tapered flange 8 and the bottom of the cover member terminating into a tapered flange 9 each being so arranged that when brought together and pressure applied the same will become locked together by frictional contact.
The upper surface of the cover member 7 is cut out in a manner as shown and indicated by the numeral 10 and in the cover and'beneath the cut out portion is positioned a pad of absorbent material such as felt or the like 11 and on the top of the pad and beneath the upper surface of the cover is placeda thin layer of colored. felt which gives the article a neat and finished appearance this layer being indicated by the numeral 12. p
n the bowl member is located an insertmember 13 consisting of a side wall 14 and a top portion 15 its bottom being open, in the top 15 is formed an opening 16 through which is inserted a felt core 17 it likewise passes through a center opening 18 formed in the pad 11, this coreis permitted to extend downwardly into the bowl 6 contacting with the liquid acting as a wick whichwill continuously supply the pad with the poisonous liquid. Around the bottom end of the core is fitted a strip of fabric 19jwhich extends upwardly through the opening 17 and resting between the top 15 andthe bottom of the pad, see Fi ure 3. This strip prevents the insecticide eing removed from the bowl should the core be removed.
The insecticide when in, powder form is indicated by the numeral 20 and shown by stipple in Figure 3.
The article when assembled for the market is in no wise functional until water is applied, when the article is 'purchased it contains a certain quantity of powderin the bowl, in order to make it effective, the core is removed and a quantity of water is poured into the container, the core is then placed back in position and the article is shaken and inverted so that the poisonous chemical contacts with the pad and soaks the same then the receptacle can be placed at a con- Venient location and it is now ready. When a fly sips at the felt, it is the destruction of the fly, thus this article is functional so long as the pad is saturated with the liquid.
In Figures 4 and 5, I show a modified form of structure, in this instance the looking or urally pass toward the edge of the bowl when tilting the device, and should the article become inverted, it will fall into the cup formation of the insert thereby preventing it from contacting with the felt pad above.
The device is simple and exceedingly effective in the purpose for which it has been intended.
What I claim is:
1. An article for the purpose set forth comprising two members adapted to have interconnection with respect to each other to provide an enclosed receptacle and one of the members being provided with an opening, a partition member having an opening formed therein in registration with the first mentioned opening and arranged in said receptacle to divide the receptacle into an upper and lower compartment, an absorbent member arranged in the upper compartment and supportedby the partition member and havinga portion thereof exposed through the first mentionedopening, and a wick member "in contact with the absorbent member with one end projecting through the first mentioned opening and having its opposite "end portion extending into the lower compartment. I p
2. An article for the purpose set forth comprising two members adapted to have interconnection with respect to each other to provide an enclosed receptacle and one ofthe members being provided with'a'n opening, a partition member having an opening formed therein in registration with the first mentioned opening'and arranged in said receptacle to divide the receptacle into an upper and lower compartment, an absorbent "member arranged in the upper compartment and supported by the partition member and having a portion thereof exposed "through the first mentioned opening, and a wick member in contact with the absorbent member with one end projecting through the first mentioned opening and having its opposite end portion extending into the lower compartment, the end of said vwick -exposed through the first mentioned opening being of a diameter less than the diameter of the said first mentioned opening and being in contact with the exposed portionof said absorbent member.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.
EDWARD WILLIAM ROBERTS.