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Publication numberUS652531 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 26, 1900
Filing dateOct 4, 1899
Priority dateOct 4, 1899
Publication numberUS 652531 A, US 652531A, US-A-652531, US652531 A, US652531A
InventorsLars Henning Carlson
Original AssigneeLars Henning Carlson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Smoke device for curing meats.
US 652531 A
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No. 652,53i. Patented June 26, |900. L. H. CARLSON.


(Application led Oct. 4, 1899.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part 0f Letters Patent No. 652,531, dated .Tune 26, 1900.

Application filed October 4, 1899.

To all whom t may concern.-

Be it known that I, LARs HENNING CARL- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lorain, in the county of Lorain and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Device for Smoking Meats, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a cheap and convenient method of curing meats by smoking same without heating the meats or having noxious vapors of combustion brought in contact with the meats while bein g cured and at the same time be simple and inexpensive in its operations. I attain the object of my invention by means of the mechaccompanying drawings, in which-- Figure l is a front elevation of my device; Fig. 2, a cross-cut sectional view of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 a plan sectional view of Fig. 2 on the dotted lines Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

A represents a box or receptacle of suitable size for receiving the meat, which is made sufficiently tight to retain smoke. It is provided with a door a and may be provided with legs a' a' or other supports for raising same any desired height from the floor or ground. Underneath the bottom and secured to said part A is an inverted-cone or hopper shaped liue B, the upper end opening into an opening a", provided in the Iioor of the box partA, and the lower end connected with and secured to a combustion tube or device for fuel C, con sisting, preferably, of a metallic tube with the upper side cut away Where same passes through the flue B. Inside of the part C may be constructed a conveyer c for conveying fuel through the tube C and removing ashes or charred fuel as desired. A cap C' may be provided for closing'one end of the tube C when desired, and a hopper c" attached to the other end for more conveniently introducing Serial No. 732,473. (No model.)

or feeding fuel into the tube O. A crankshaft 0' may be attached to the conveyer c for more conveniently operating same.

Centrally underneath the flue B and below and outside of the tube C may be arranged any suitable heating device, as a lamp, gasjet, gasolene-burner D, or furnace of any kind that will furnish the amount of heat desired. Sawdust is preferably used in the fuel-tube C for producing smoke.

a" represents cross-bars on which the meat to be cured may be laid, or other Well-known devices may be used for holding the meat in proper situation.

The operation of myinvention is as follows, to Wit: The meat to be cured is placed in the box A, the fuel-tube C and hopper c"` filled with wood-sawdust, and heat applied underneath the central part of said fuel-tube of suiicient intensity to make the sawdust Within said tube smolder and smoke, as desired, and which can in a measure be regulated by adjustment of the cap C. VVheIrv ever the fuel is sufficiently consumed to be inefficient, the ashes and charred parts can be removed by means of the conveyer c and at the same time a fresh supply brought over the heated portion of tube C to be converted into smoke and said operations continued so long as may be necessary.

Having fully described my invention and its operations, WhatI claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, ism- The combustion-tube C provided with the conveyer c whereby the fuel may be fed through same and the ashes and charred fuel removed in combination with the box A conn nected by means of the flue B, all as above set forth and substantially as described.




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Cooperative ClassificationA23B4/052