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Publication numberUS227451 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1880
Filing dateSep 19, 1879
Publication numberUS 227451 A, US 227451A, US-A-227451, US227451 A, US227451A
InventorsBurgess H. Scott
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Steaming apparatus
US 227451 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 227,451, dated May 11, 1880.

Application filed September 19, 187D.

To all whom it may concern:

Beit known that I, BURG-Ess H. Scorr, of Clarksville, in the county of Montgomery and State of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Steaming Apparatus; and .I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specication.

My invention relates to apparatus for steaming substances such as tobacco, wood, cloth, or other suitable matter.

It consists in the means, hereinafter described and claimed, for providing a steamingchamber with two open ends and a doublecompartment car adapted to place one compartment within said steaming-chamber while the other compartment is outside of the chamber. This construction permits the car to be rolled alternately in opposite directions, simultaneousljT moving its two compartments respectively in and out of the steaming-chamber. Hence, while the contents of one compartment are being subjected to the steaming process the steamed contents of the other compartment can be removed from the latter and new matter be placed thereon.

Referring to the drawings, Figure l is a view in perspective. Fig. 2 is a view in longitudinal vertical section.

Thesteaming-chamber A may be ot' any suitable construction and character, provided only it has two open ends. The car B is provided with two compartments, each of which has open sides, open top, and open bottom, for the purpose of permitting the contents thereof to be the better subjected to the steaming process. These two compartments are formed by the three transverse walls a, one of which constitutes the middle wall of partition between said compartments. Each compart- Y ment is substantially of like dimension with the interior of the steaming-chamber, so that the latteris filled to its capacity by one ot' said compartments. Grooved transverse rollers b are provided, on which the longitudinal beams c of the car have bearing, and it is evident that other means may be -provided to accomplish a like result. Thus rollers or wheels on the car may run on tracks or tramways. The interior of the steaming-chamber is provided with a metallic jacket, d, which vretains the steam and makes a close chamber.

The inner sides of both en d walls, together with both sides vot' the middle or partition wall, said three walls being made of wood,

are likewise provided with a -metallic jacket, such as sheet iron or zinc.

The steaming-chamber, made of wood, should be adapted to permit ot contraction and eX- pausion due to change of moisture and dryness. The car-compartments may be provided with any suitable means for holding the goods to be steamed, the form shown' in the drawings consisting of detachable slotted platforms e, duly supported iu position by longitudinal beams c c.

The steaming -chamber is provided With cleats f at each end thereof, which accomplish the double function ot' effecting a close joint with the end walls of each compartment and also of limiting the longitudinal movement of the car. The plane interior of the steamingchamber serves to make an uninterrupted closed space when either one of the two compartments is placed therein, and the steam has free circulation in all directions.

The invention is adapted for steaming any suitable goods, but is especially intended for steaming tobacco, and hence I will describe its operation in such use as an example. The dry tobacco, which requires moistening preparatory to taking the stems out smoothly, is placed in one compartment of the car. The latter isthen rolled so as to move said compartment entirely within the steaming-chamber and eEectually close the latter against escape of steam. The compartment that is out of the steaming-chamber then has its steamed contents unloaded, and a new load of unsteamed tobacco is substituted therefor. In this way one compartment illed with tobacco can be within the steaming-chamber, subjecting its contents to said process, while the other compartment is being unloaded and reloaded.


throughout the entire dimensions of the steamingchamber and inclosed compartment, substantially as set forth.

2. The combination, with a steaming-chamber provided with interior cleats at each end, of two movable open-side compartments formed to fit separately therein, the Walls of each compartment being adapted to have horizontal bearings against said chambencleats, thereby effecting a lap-joint and forming a stop for the compartments, substantially as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing l have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of September, 1879.





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Cooperative ClassificationF26B9/06