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Publication numberUS553464 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 21, 1896
Filing dateJun 22, 1896
Publication numberUS 553464 A, US 553464A, US-A-553464, US553464 A, US553464A
InventorsEugene Hermite
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Mode'l.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.



Patented Jan. 21, 1896.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 553,464, dated January 21, 1896.

Application filed 311119 22, 1895.

To all whom it may concern.-

Beit known that I, EUGENE HERMITE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pownall Road, Dalston, in the city of London, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for Electrolyzing Chloride Solutions, of which the following is a specification.

My present invention relates to apparatus 1o for electrolyzing chloride solutions in order to produce a disinfecting liquid, and has for its object a more simple and effective construction of each cell of the electrolyzing apparatus, as I shall describe, referring to the accompanying drawings.

Figure l is a front view, and Fig. 2 is a vertical section,of an anode according to my present invention, Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the cathode-cell. Fig. 3 is a sectional plan of 2o the cell formed to receive one anode. Fig. 3b is a sectional plan of the cell formed to receive one anode and two cathodes. Fig. 4: is a front view showing a modification of my invention. Y Fig. 5 is an edge view of the 2 5 same, and Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view to more clearly show the construction of the studs used in the modified construction.

The anode, Eig. l, consists of a plate A of glass, ebonite or other insulating material 3o which is not acted on bythe liquid treated. It is perforated with av number of holes B, through which are passed platinum wires C, forming a kind of network strung on both sides of the plate. At the top the wires are 3 5 connected in astrand D to a post E, where the strand is pinched by a screw.

The conductor from the source of electricity is pinched by a screw in the post E, which is screwed into E through a hole in the plate 4o A. On the upper end of A is a forked guardplate I-I fixed by screws I.

Instead of Stringing the wires C through Serial No. 553,708. (No model.)

holes they may be strung on studs S projecting from the plate A, as shown in the modified construction, Figs. 4, 5, and 6. The studs S project from opposite sides of the plate, and they may be fixed in the plate, as shown in the sectional view, Fig. 6, so that the stud on one side screws into the stud on the opposite side. 5o

An anode as above described may be used with any suitable cathode. The cathode shown in Figs. 3 and 3 is a zinc tube with inlet for the liquid at the bottom and discharge at the top, and it is made with recesses L, one on each side, as shown in Fig.

3, to receive one of the anode-plates A, which is slid down the recesses; or, as shown in Fig.

3b, the tube N may be of ceramic or other insulating material, with recesses L to receive 6o the anode and a pair of recesses M on each side to receive plates of zinc constituting the cathode.

Having thus described the nature of my said invention and the best means I know for carrying the same into practical eifect, I claim- 1. An anode for electrolyzing purposes, consisting of a glass plate, and a network of platinum wires strung on said plate, substan- 7o tially as described.

2. An anode for electrolyzing purposes, consisting of a glass plate, and a network of platinum wires strung on opposite sides of said plate.

vIn testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 10th day of June, A. D. 1895.


Witnesses z EDWARD J. PATERsoN, W. Rossi SATTEIGK.

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Cooperative ClassificationC25B9/04