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Publication numberUS3277882 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1966
Filing dateMar 6, 1964
Priority dateMar 6, 1964
Publication numberUS 3277882 A, US 3277882A, US-A-3277882, US3277882 A, US3277882A
InventorsRose Bernard R
Original AssigneeDyna Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination fireplace and heater
US 3277882 A
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Oct. 11, 1966 B. R. ROSE 3,277,832

COMBINATION FIREPLACE AND HEATER Original Filed Dec. 21, 1962 H it Jim. .4

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4 BERNARD 2. 2055 ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,277,882 (IOMBINATION FIREPLACE AND HEATER Bernard R. Rose, West Los Angeles, Calif., assignor to Dyna Manufacturing (30., Los Angeles, Calif, a corporation of California Continuation of application Ser. No. 246,466, Dec. 21,

1962. This application Mar. 6, 1964, Ser. No. 350,940 7 Claims. (Cl. 126127) This application is a continuation of my application Serial No. 246,466, filed December 21, 1962, and now abandoned.

This invention relates to an improved combination fireplace and heater assembly.

It is an object of this invention to provide an assembly wherein a pair of gas logs permanently mounted in a fire box so that the relationship between same and the burner assembly cannot readily be varied.

It is a further object of this invention to provide such a device for use with gaseous fuels wherein undesirable creation of carbon monoxide and dioxide is avoided.

Still a further object of this invention is to provide an assembly which has the appearance of a wood fire but wherein impingement of flames from the burner upon the artificial logs is avoided.

Still a further object of this invention is to provide such a device having a desirable external appearance.

Other objects and advantages will be readily apparent from the following description:

FIGURE 1 is a front elevation of a fireplace embodying this invention.

FIGURE 2 is a view taken along line 22 of FIG- URE 1.

FIGURE 3 is a front elevation of the logs and burner assembly.

FIGURE 4 is a section taken along line 44 of FIG- URE 3.

A pair of ceramic logs and 12 are rigidly secured as by pins or otherwise, to a bracket 14 which in turn is rigidly secured to the floor 16 of a fire box. The rear 10g 12 is spaced from log 10 and positioned above same. A gas burner 18 is likewise mounted upon bracket 14 between the two logs by welding or otherwise and gas is supplied thereto from pipe 20 and header 22. The burner is located sufficiently to the rear of log 10 so that the flame will not impinge upon said log. Likewise the rear log is spaced sufficiently to the rear and above the burner to avoid impingement. In this manner, creation of carbon monoxide and dioxide normally the result of flame striking the ceramic composition logs, is avoided.

The fire box is formed by floor 16, a rear wall 24 and suitable side walls with an open front. The box is mounted upon a box like support box 26 having louvers 28 for admission of air around the outside of the first box. The upper front edge 30 of box 26 juts outwardly as does the lowermost edge 32 of decorative panel 34 defining an opening wherein traversing fire screens 36 are mounted.

At the uppermost portion of the fire box a flue 38 is formed which directs the products of combustion into chimney pipe 40 wherein they are removed. The front or decorative panel 34 may extend the full width of the device and all the way to the ceiling to block the flue and chimney from view. Side panels are also utilized on each side to enclose the device each of which has one or more sets of louvers 42 to permit air to escape after entering louvers 28 and passing around the fire box. Likewise, a shield 44 may be positioned between the rear wall 24 of the fire box and wall 46 of the room in which the device is installed to protect the latter.

While what hereinbefore has been described as the preferred embodiment of this invention, it is readily apparent that alterations and modifications may be resorted to without departing from the scope of this invention and such alterations and modifications are intended to be included within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A combination fireplace and heater comprising: a pair of closely spaced, generally parallel ceramic logs, a bracket upon which said logs are mounted, a burner mounted upon said bracket between said logs and closely adjacent thereto, both of said logs having diameters substantially greater than the height of said burner, and said burner being disposed with the top surface thereof substantially below the top surfaces of said logs, one of said logs being mounted sufficiently in front of said burner so that flame from said burner cannot impinge thereon, and the other of said logs being mounted sufficiently to the rear of said burner so that flame from said burner cannot impinge thereon.

2. A combination fireplace and heater as recited in claim 1, wherein the other of said logs is mounted to extend above said first log.

3. A combination fireplace and heater as recited in claim 1, wherein said bracket is mounted upon a firebox floor.

4. A combination fireplace and heater as recited in claim 1 wherein a spacer is provided in said bracket preventing a movement of said logs towards each other.

5. A combination fireplace and heater comprising: a firebox, a pair of closely spaced, generally parallel ceramic logs, a bracket mounted upon said firebox upon which said logs are mounted, a burner mounted upon said bracket between said logs and closely adjacent thereto, both of said logs having diameters substantially greater than the height of said burner, and said burner being disposed with the top surface thereof substantially below the top surfaces of said logs, one of said logs being mounted sufficiently in front of said burner so that flame from said burner cannot impinge thereon, and the other of said logs being mounted sufficiently to the rear of said burner so that flame from said burner cannot impinge thereon.

6. A combination fireplace and heater as recited in claim 5, wherein the other of said logs is mounted to extend above said first log.

7. A combination fireplace and heater as recited in claim 5, wherein said bracket is mounted upon the floor of said firebox.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 819,260 5/1906 Whitney 126127 2,243,751 5/1941 Donley 126121 2,747,568 5/1956 Dupler 126-121 3,018,774 1/1962 Rubens 126-202 FREDERICK KETTERER, Primary Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification126/512, 126/92.00R
International ClassificationF24B1/00, F24B1/18
Cooperative ClassificationF24B1/1808
European ClassificationF24B1/18K