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June 18, 1957 v w. H. DOWNS PERFUMER AND DEODORIZER Filed July 50', 1956 IN V EN TOR.
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UniteclStates Patent PERFUMER AND nnono nrznn Watson H. Downs, Los Angelica, Calif. Application July 30, 1956, Serial No. 601,005
7 Claims. (Cl. 29--24) This invention relates to a perfume atomizing and disseminating device and has particular reference to a device of this type which may be mounted on the protective wire grating of an electric fan.
It is the general object of the invention to provide a device which is simple and inexpensive and which is capable of permeating the air within a room with a perfume of any desired fragrance. It is a further object to provide a device in which change to a perfume of different fragrance may conveniently be made. These and other objects of the invention will appear from the following detailed description and reference is invited to the accompanying drawings in which preferred forms of the invention are illustrated.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is an end view of a device embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 shows one of the parts of Fig. l as it appears when removed therefrom;
Fig. 3 shows, on a smaller scale, a perfume container mountable in the device; and
Figs. 4 and 5 illustrate a modified form of the invention.
The device of the invention in the form illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawings consists of a cylindrical wall 1 to the front end of which a flat disk 2 is rigidly secured. A segmental plate 3 is fastened to the rear end of the wall and it is of a height to close about one-third of the opening in the wall. The space within this plate forms a reservoir for a fluid of any desired fragrance. It is for this purpose necessary that the segmental plate 3 be tightly fastened to the ends of the wall.
A cover 4 is seated in the wall to enclose this reservoir and this cover is at 5 shown perforated to provide passage for a wick into the reservoir. The Wick extends upward through an alined passage 7 at the top of the wall and an element 11 is fastened to the upper end of the wick to maintain it in position and to form a finger grip for convenient removal and reinsertion of the Wick. But the end of the wick may for this purpose be folded over and stitched in position if preferred, as best shown at 12 in Fig. 2. A wire ring or loop 13 may be placed in this fold for more convenient handling of the wick.
The front wall 2 of the device is above the cover 4 shown perforated to provide a series of openings 15 and the surface of the wall should be covered by a suitable wire screen 18. Or the entire surface of the wall may be made foraminous. A pair of hooks 16, 17 project from the rear edge of the cylindrical wall 1 for engagement with wires of the protective grating of an electric fan to maintain the device in position thereon. When it is desired to perfume the air within a room it is merely required to hang the device on the fan grating and to start the fan. The air passing through the device will then draw fragrant fluid from the wick and distribute it in gaseous form throughout the room.
The cover plate 4 should perferably be removable so that access may be had to the reservoir and it is for this Patented June 18, 1957 purpose in Fig. 1 shown made with a downwardly directed flange 20 which fits snugly within the upper edge of the reservoir. And a finger grip 24 should be mounted on the cover for convenient removal thereof whenever it is required to gain access to the reservoir for cleaning purposes.
It may be found preferable to provide a container for perfume of a shape to be placed within the empty res: ervoir to enable the user to change to a differently scented perfume whenever desired. This container should be of a shape snugly to fit within the reservoir, substantially as indicated on a smaller scale in Fig. 3. When the container is of the proper width and height and shaped fittingly to engage the inner surfaces of the reservoir walls, it is found that the container will remain firmly in position therein when the cover is reseated. There must, of course, be an alined opening 26 in the upper end of the container for the passage of the wick into it.
While the device as above described is cylindrical in shape it should be understood that it may for ornamental purposes be diflerently designed without departing from the spirit of the invention. It should also be understood that any preferred form of material may be used in fabricating the device as well as in the making of the perfume container. It should be clear also that a deodorizing fluid may be substituted for the perfume by merely substituting a container holding such deodorizing fluid.
A simplified form of the device is in Figs. 4 and 5 shown to consist of a piece of wire whch is bent to form a framing 30 having at the top a hook 31 by means of which the device may be mounted on the protective grating of an electric fan. The lower end of the framing is shaped to support a container 32 which may be a perfume bottle and the hook 31 is shown bent back to provide a seat for the loop 13 of the wick 10. The framing is at the bottom shown bent forward at right angles to form a base on which to stand the container and it continues upwardly parallel with the member 30 terminating at the top in a loop 35 of a shape firmly to maintain the container in position within the support.
1. A perfume atomizer mountable on the protective grating of an electric fan, the atomizer comprising, a cylindrical framing, the outer end of the framing being closed, a reservoir for an evaporative fluid within the bottom of the framing, there being a narrow transverse opening at the top of the framing and holes in the closed end of the framing above the reservoir, a flat wick seatable in said opening and downwardly extending into the reservoir, and an element fastened to the upper end of the wick to maintain the wick in position within the fram ing and reservoir.
2. A device as set forth in claim 1 in which the reservoir is a separate member seated in the bottom of the framing, and a detachable cover for the reservoir, the cover having an elongated opening therein for passage of the Wick into the reservoir.
3. A device as set forth in claim 1 in which hooks project from the cylindrical inner edge of the framing for engagement with the outer circular member of the fan grating.
4. An atomizer mountable on the protective grating of an electric fan, the atomizer comprising, a cylindrical framing having at the top thereof a narrow transverse opening and a wall closing the outer end thereof, a segmental plate fastened to the inner end of the framing the plate extending upwardly a distance from the bottom of the framing to provide therein a reservoir for an evaporative fluid between the wall and plate, the wall having a number of narrow horizontal openings therein above the reservoir, a flat wick seatable in said transverse frame 3 opening and downwardly extending into the reservoir, the outer end wall having a number of narrow horizontal openings therein above the reservoir, and an element fastened to the upper end of the wick to maintain the wick in position Within the framing and reservoir.
5. A device as set forth in claim 4 in which the reservoir is a separate member fittingly seatable in the bottom portion of the framing, and a detachable cover for the reservoir, the cover having a narrow transverse opening therein for passage of the wick into the reservoir.
6. A device as set forth in claim 4 in which hooks project from the cylindrical inner edge of the framing for engagement with the fan grating.
4. 7. A device as set forth in claim 4 in which a wire screen is mounted on the outer wall of the framing to cover the openings thereof.
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