US 2218037 A
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1940- B. A. DUERS ET AL 2,218,037
' AROMATIC DEVICE Filed Oct. 19, 1938 6: fiurton xifiuen flnthonyaMoc er i/na NNNNNN OR Patented Oct. 15, 1940 UNITED STATES AROMATIC DEVICE Burton A. Duers and Anthony C. Mocerine, Pottersville, N. Y.
Application October 19, 1938, Serial No. 235,873
This invention relates to aromatic devices, and its general object is to provide a device of that character which is primarily designed for use in storage places for fabric wearing apparel and other fabric material, as a repellent for moths and like insects, the device being relatively small so as to take up minimum space yet is capable of producing a maximum quantity of fumes or aroma disagreeable to the insects, but pleasant to persons, in that the device includes a body that is preferably made wholly of wood having moth repellent qualities, such as cedar, with a chamber in the body filled with suitable material saturated with repellent substance capable of permeating the wood, such as oil of cedar, yet
the device will not soil or stain the fabric.
A further object is to provide an aromatic device that can be suspended from any suitable means within a wardrobe, closet or the like or merely placed within a clothes bag, suitcase, etc.,
and the device is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and extremely eflicient in use and service.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device which forms the subject matter of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken therethrough.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view taken through a slightly modified form.
Figure 6 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 6-6 of Figure 5.
Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be noted that our device includes a body I in the form of a disk shaped block that is relatively 50 thick and is preferably made from cedar wood,
due to the moth repellent qualities thereof. The body is shown as having diametrically opposed upper and lower fiat faces 2 and 3 on the circumferential surface thereof and fastened to the 5 body to extend from the flat face 2 is asuspending means, such as a hook 4 threaded within the body or otherwise secured thereto for suspending the device from suitable supporting means, as will be apparent.
The body is bored through the opposite flat face 3 to provide a radially directed chamber 5, that preferably terminates at its inner end slightly beyond the center of the body, and in the form as shown in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, the chamber is filled with absorbent material 6, such as cotton batting or the like, that is saturated with repellent substance, preferably cedar oil which is capable of permeating the wood and the outer end of the chamber is closed by a plug 1 that is likewise preferably made from cedar wood.
Completely covering the body as well as the plug to partially close the pores thereof is a coating 8 of paramn, wax or the like, that not only prevents the oil from soiling or staining the fabric, but retards the evaporation or drying thereof so that it remains active for a prolonged period of time, yet the coating is suficiently porous to allow for the escape of fumes and aroma in sufficient quantities to repel the insects as will be apparent.
In the form of Figures 5 and 6, the chamber is filled with a plug 9 of waxy repellent substance that is preferably a mixture of beeswax, paraffln and cedar oil and due to the hardening qualities of the waxy substance, the plug is unnecessary in this form which is otherwise similar to the form of Figures 1 to 4 in every other respect, therefore additional description thereof is deemed unnecessary.
From the foregoing description and disclosure.
in the drawing, it is thought that the advantages and novel features of the device will be readfly apparent, and it might be mentioned that the device is to be made in various sizes, as well as placed on the market in a sealed wrapper that is preferably transparent.
It will of course be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of the device, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
What we claim is:
An insect repelling aromatic device comprising a relatively thick substantially disk shaped body made from cedar wood and having diametrically opposed upper and lower fiat faces, said body provided with a radially disposed substantially cylindrical chamber opening through the lower fiat face and extending into said body with its inner end terminating beyond the center thereof, a plug filling said chamber and being made of wax and paraffin impregnated with cedar oil for the latter to permeate the body, and a hook including a shank threaded in the body and extending from the upper flat face for suspending the device from suitable supporting means.
BURTON A. DUERS. ANTHONY C. MOCERINE.