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Publication numberUS2174202 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1939
Filing dateMay 18, 1938
Priority dateMay 18, 1938
Publication numberUS 2174202 A, US 2174202A, US-A-2174202, US2174202 A, US2174202A
InventorsAlberto Cimorosi
Original AssigneeAlberto Cimorosi
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2174202 A
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Sept. 26, 1939. A. cilvloR'osl 2,174,202

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ATTORNEY! A. CIMOROS I Sept. 26, 1939.

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,4 TTORNE Ys' Patented Sept. 26, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT o-F'F ciz My invention relates to fireworks.

-In particular, this invention has to do with a fireworks article which, when ignited, projects a jet of flame. g

It is an object of my invention to provide a molded. formed pyrotechnical means. for forming. when ignited, a -iet of fiame or smoke. This member is damp as a result of the process of its manufacture and its composition, and it is the l object of this invention to provide a method of dehydrating this pyrotechnical member so that it will readily ignite because it is dried quickly.

- It is a further object to provide such a dehydrated .pyrotechnical member with a casing capable of withstanding combustions of the pyrotechnical composition without rupturing so that the smoke and fiame may pass out through a vent in the casing through which a fuse has been introduced. This casing is preferably made of a go conglomerate as hereinafter described.

It is an object to provide a fireworks article such as a rocket having a dehydrated smoke and; fiame producing composition, the gases from which are ejected through a conglomerate, relagg tively hard and strong casing to which casing there is attached, preferably by the adhesiveness of the casing,askyrocket stick.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure l is a side elevation of one form of so the smoke and flame producing and gas generatl s composition;

Figure 2 is an end elevation thereof:

Figure 3 is a transverse section taken longitu dinally through the completely coated pellet;

Figure 4 is a transverse section through the completely coated pellet;

Figure 5 is a section taken longitudinally through the completely coated pellet showing the fuse in position:

Figure 6 is a similar view taken transversely of the article with the fuse in position;

Figure '7 is an exterior view of thecompletely coated pellet with a fuse in position showing the side elevation thereof;

5 Figure 8 is an end elevation thereof;

Figure 9 is a side elevation of the article attached toa stick to make a sky rocket; and

Figure 10 is a longitudinal section taken through the completed hard end portion of the so stick. v

t Figure 11 is a front elevation of a spinner em- W 8 this invention,


Figure 13 isa section on the line "-43 of Figis we 12.

4 Claims.- (Cl. 102-23) Figure 14 is'a side elevation thereof.

Figure 15 is an elevation of a cylindrical body embodying the features of this invention} Figure 16 is a vertical section therethrough.

It will be understood that the smoke and flame 5 producing and gas generating molded interior member may be either cylindrical or off any other form,.such as in the form of a ball, etc. i 1

According to my method, I first mold a 0011-. glomerate mlxtureof charcoal, salt'peter, sulphur, 10 aluminum magnesia powder or powders and any other color producing materials that may be necessary.

This molded body is then subjected to the second step of my process for the purpose of dehydrating it. Great dimculty has been experienced with rockets over long periods of time that remain damp by reason of the fact that the interior composition has 'been enclosed immediately after making with the casing hereinafter described. no Rockets so made would not ignite. Therefore, after the pellets l are molded and are ready to be tumbled to apply the conglomerate coating, before this coating is applied, I apply a mixture of silicate of soda, whiting and charcoal which is poured over the pellets. Any-desired method of coating them may be employed,-such as tumbling, dipping, spraying or brushing. This coating is designated in the drawings as 2. It has the effect of making the pelletsdry very quickly and of. dehydrating them. It also protects the pellets against the absorption of moisture as a result of the application of the next succeeding coating which forms a hard casing to complete the pyrotechnical device. The proportions of silicate of 5 soda,- whiting and charcoal are as follows:

i v Per cent by we ht Silicate of soda 80 y Y Whiting 13,, 40 Charcoal 6;;

The next step of the processistoapply the conglomerate coating 3' which may be made from a mixture of. glue, wood fiour, granular material, sawdust, confetti or aluminum flakes or fiitter. The pellets I with their coating 2 are placed" in a tumbler which is agitated or rotated. The sawdust or granular material is sprinkled over the pellets having the glue applied thereto so that the casing or coating 3 is gradually built up.

At this time or subsequently, the sky rocket sticks! may be applied in any desired manner.

The adhesivecharacterofthe coatingo'rcasing lmaybeutilired'tocausethesticktoadhere. s5-

The resultant iireworks article is ignited by means of a fuse 5 whichis inserted throu h the portSofth casirigorcoatingLasimilarportI in the coating 2, and into areceiving opening 1 in the pellet i.

This molded pellet I, whenignited. pr duces sparks and flames and generates gases, the exit of which, through the opening through which the fuse 5 as been inserted.- either tends to bring thearticle upright or to cause its flight as in the case or a sky rocket.

It will be understood that tion of the pyrotechnic pellet I may be varied both as to the materials and colors produced-and may be utilized either to produce smoke alone or in combination with sparks or colors. I .ikewi se, the conglomerated and agglomerated casing or covering 3 may be otany desired material.

Figures 11 to 14 inclusive illustrate a spinner embodying the features of this invention. When a fuse is ignited, it causes the spinner to rotate and the wings 9 on the spinner will.cause the entire body to elevate.

Figures 15 and 16 show a cylindrical body embodying this invention in the nature of a fountain which is adapted to hold its upright position when the fuse is ignited and the contents blow out or the fuse hole.

the exact comp'osi Itwillbe understoodthat Idesiretocomprehend within my invention such modifications as come within the scope oithe claims and the invention.

. thus fully described my invention, what Iclaimasnewand deairetosecurebyLetters Patent 18:

1. In combination, a. pressed pellet of .pyro-V technic material and a coating consisting of sillcateotsoda,whitingandcharcoal.' i'

42. In combination, a pressed pellet o pyrotechnic material, acoating consisting oi silicate of soda-{whiting and charcoal, and a casing of agglomerated 8. In combination, a pressed pellet of pyrotechnic material, a coating consisting of silicate anam'ro cmonosr.

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US2443298 *Feb 18, 1946Jun 15, 1948Brown Lawrence WRocket helicopter toy
US5343808 *Jun 1, 1993Sep 6, 1994Winco Fireworks, Inc.Firecracker construction
US6779459 *Jul 2, 2002Aug 24, 2004Hunter Pacific LimitedPyrotechnic projectile launcher
U.S. Classification102/358, 102/361, 102/349
International ClassificationC06C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationC06C15/00
European ClassificationC06C15/00