US 238388 A
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(NoModeL) I I. HEINE.
Flexible Atomizing Tube.
Patefited March 1, 1881 INVENTOR: 01%
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ISAAC HEINE, OF LEIPSIC, SAXONY, GERMANY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 238,388, dated March 1, 1881. Application filed December 29, 1880. (No model.) Patented in Germany August 10, 1879.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ISAAC HEINE, of Leipsic, Germany, have invented a new and Improved Flexible Atomizing-Tube, of whiclythe following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide an atomizing-tube that can be bent into any desired shape, which it will retain.
The invention consists in constructing an atomizing-tube of such materials as mayallow it to be flexible, to remain in any desired position, and at the same time prevent the vapor from coming in contact with the metallic con stituent of the tube.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a cross-sectional elevation of an atomizer pro; vided with my improved flexible atomizingtube, showing some of the shapes into which 1' this tube can be bent. Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional elevation of the improved flexible atomizing-tube.
The flexible atomizing-tube A consists of a 1 tube, E, of undercured hard rubber contained 1' within a tube, F, of tin alloy, which has an outer coating, G, of vulcanized soft rubber.
The tin-alloy tube E can be bent in any desired shape and will retain this shape. As the tin-alloy tube is covered with rubber on the inner and outer sides the liquid to beatomized cannot come in contact with this tube. The outer end of the atomizing-tube A is pro 1 "ided with a nozzle, H, and the inner end is fastened in a hollow topper, I, in which the upper end of the suction -gtube B and the end of the nozzle J of the air-tube meet to form the spray; but the suction-tube B may be flexible and may extend up to the nozzle H, the spray being formed at the 1102- zle in'this case, whereas it is formed in the stopper and forced through the tube A in the device shown. The quantity of spray formed can be regulated very conveniently by means of the stop-cock D of the airtube C.
The air is com pressed in the com pressor-bulb K, and passes into the reservoir-bulb L, con- 5 nected with the air-tube G, the advantage of this arrangement being the following: If the cock D is closed a quantity of compressed air can be accumulated in the bulb L, and it the \cock is suddenly opened a large quantity of 5c spray will be formed immediately.
The great advantage of the within-described flexible atomizingtube is that it can be bent into any desired shape, which it retains, thus enabling the patient to place the nozzle against certain organs ot the body that are to be acted upon by the spray of the liquid-for instance,
" "the palate, the throat, larynx, the saliva-glands,
the nose, 85c.
Aperson is thus enabled to apply the medi- 6o cine with great convenience and in a more perfect manner than it could be done with the devices in use heretofore.
Having thus described myiuvention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patcut- 1. In an atomizer, a tube constructed of soft metal lined with rubber, substantially as described, whereby the tube may be bent and retained in any position without allowing the metal and vapor to be brought in contact.
2. In an atomizer, a tube, A, consisting of a hard-rubber tube, E, contained within a tube,
F, of tin alloy, and an outer coating, G, of Vulcanized soft rubber, as and for the purposes specified.
E. W. Fmeon, FLoREs'rA'No ANGELI.