US 392151 A
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F. A. PRICE.
HEATER POR'GU'RLING IRONS.
No. 392,151. Patented 001;. 30',` 1888.
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PATENT FFICEO EREDERIKA. ERIoK, or RocHEsrER, NEw YORK.
HEATER FOR C URLING-IRONS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 392,151, dated October 30, 1888.
Application filed October 20, 1887.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK A. FRIcK, of Rochester, New York, have invented vcertain Improvements in Heaters for Curlinglrons, of which the following is a specification, reference being hud to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to an improved heater for curlingirons, designed so as to be simple and cheap in construction, readily portable, and thoroughly efficient in practical use. My invention is fully described and illustrated in the following specification and accompanying drawings, and the novel features thereof specified in the claims annexed to the said specifica-tion.
My improved heater for curling-irons is represented in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation. Fig. 2 is a plan view. Fig. 3 is a transverse section of the apparatus on the line 5 5, Fig. 1, showing the parts to the left hand of that line.
In the accompanying drawings, representing my improved heater for curling-irons, A represents the fuel-reservoir, provided with the wick-tube c, and having pivoted to it the folding supports B B, which sustain the curlingiron D D in place above the reservoir, so'that it may be heated by the fiame of the wick in the tube. The bottom F of the reservoir A is raised a short distance above the lower edge of the sides of the reservoir, so as to permit the edge of the folding supports B B to be pivoted to the reservoir by having their inwardlycurved ends o o inserted in openings formed in the sides below the bottom.
The position of the supports B B when folded up is represented by the dotted lines in Figs. 1 and 2, thus rendering the apparatus exceedingly compact and portable. The portions of the supports overhan gin g the reservoir are bent downward into loops, in which the curling-iron rests while being heated, one of the loops C being preferably closed in near the top, as shown in Fig. 3, for preventing the end of the iron which is inserted thereon from being tilted .up by the weight of the handle. At the bottom the supportsare bent at right angles, the portions g g limiting the outward swing of the supports and affording firm bases Serial No. 252,377. (No model.)
to hold the same in upright position, as any weight thrown on the supports will. tend to swing them outward against the portions g g, which latter, coming in contact with the table or other stop, will arrest any motion in that dr rection. A further advantage secured by bending the supports at right angles near their lower ends is that they are permitted to f old down closely to the top of the reservoir without the necessity of bending the lower ends of the loops outward to any great extent, if at all.
The'wick-tube e is sunk or depressedin the top ofthe reservoir, so that a certain quantity of liquid can be carried without leaking or sp1ll ing, even if the apparatus be turned wrong side up. The recess in the top of the reservoir is shown at h., Fig. 3. A hinged cover, t, 1s provided to shut over the recess when the apparatus is not in use. The wick-tube c 1s at tached to a plate or flange, Z, Fig. 3, which fits loosely within the recess. It will be observed that space sufficient to hold a quantity of liquid capable of supplying the wick for some little time is left all around the recess h, so that the apparatus may be carried while partially filled and ready for use without spilling or leaking, even should it be accidentally inverted.
The apparatus is designed to burn alcohol.
The wick-tube e is of any ordinary or usual construction, adapted, preferably, to the burning of alcohol for heating the iron. The wicktube and its supporting-ange are removed for the purpose of filling the reservoir.
By reference to Figs. 1 and 2 it will be seen that the lid or covert closes down substantially flush with the top of the reservoir, the wick `and wick-tube being entirely below the level of the surface, which construction permits the supports to lie more closely to the reservoir thauwould otherwise be the case.
In practical use my improved heater for curling-irons will be found exceedingly convenient and highly efficient. It is also cheap in construction, not liable to get out of order, and so light and portable as to be readily carried from place to place, while its construction prevents the accidental spilling of the alcohol.
My improved heater may be used in connection with any suitable curling-iron or crimper. I reserve to myself the right to tile another ap- IOO plicaton for Letters Patent on any features ol' novelty possessed by the curling-iron shown in the accompanying drawings.
I claim-- 1. In a curling-iron heater, the combination, with the reservoir having the wick, raised bottoni, and sides extending below the latter, o1." supports for the curling-iron having pivoted bearings in said sides below the bottom, and right-angle bends on the outside to form stops for limiting the outward swing of the supports7 substantially as described.
2. In a curling-iron heater, thc combination, with the wick and wick-tube supported below the level of the top of the reservoir7 and the lid or cover for the same lying substantially flush with the top of the reservoir when closed,
ofthe supports for the curling-iron, pivoted to the side of the reservoir and resting over said lid or cover when folded down, substantially as described.
3. In a curlingiron heater, the combination, with the reservoir provided with the wick in its top, of supports for carrying the curlingiron above said wick, pivoted to the sides of the reservoir and provided with stops for limiting the outward swing, the portions of the supports overhanging the reservoir being formed into depending loops in which the cu rlingiron lies, substantially as described.
FREDK. A. FRICK.
G-no. B. SnLDnN, C. G. CRANNELL.