|Publication number||US657549 A|
|Publication date||Sep 11, 1900|
|Filing date||Jan 18, 1899|
|Priority date||Jan 18, 1899|
|Publication number||US 657549 A, US 657549A, US-A-657549, US657549 A, US657549A|
|Inventors||Arthur L Kiff|
|Original Assignee||Arthur L Kiff|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (3), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 657,549. Patentedpt. II, |900.
' A. L. KIFF.
AGETYLENE yGAS GENEBATDR.
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`To all whom it may .conoci/n.-
Be it known that I, ARTHUR L. KIFF, a citi-yy NITED STATES* PATENT' mcn.
ARTHUR i.. Kirn, oFcoRNiNG, NW Youn.`
ACETYLEN E-GS c. ENERATOR.
SPECIFICATIO forming part of Letters PatentNo; 657,549, dated September `il 1, 190. Application filed January 18, 1895i. y Serial No, '7702,539. (No modem zen of the United States, residing in Corning,
in the county of Steuben and State of New` York, have invented certain new and usefull Improvements in Acetylene-Gas Generators;
Vand I do hereby declare the following to be a` fullfclear, and exact description of the in-` vention, such as Will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The invention has reference more particularly to apparatus for generating gas by the.y admixture or combination of a solid with a liquid, as calcium carbid With Water, for the production of acetylene gas for illuminating and other purposes. Y l One object of the invention is to provider means for controlling the feed of the calciu`m= carbid to the Water in .the generator by thel lessening force or expansive power of the gasin the holder due to its consumption.
Further objects are to increase the capacityand effectiveness of the apparatus and provide simplified devices for feeding the carbid to thevwaterin the generator in predetermined-l or measured quantities.
The above and additional objects are attained by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in Which Figure l is a vertical sectional View of anacetylene-gas generator constructed and ar-Y ranged in accordance with .my improvements.
Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional View showing more clearly the means for effecting the release of the trays which hold the measuredA quantities of calcium carbid. Fig. 3 is a similar View to Fig. l, but showing amodiiication in the arrangement of the tilting trays and the means for operating the catches to effect this release. Fig. Lisasimilar View to Fig. 2, showing more clearly the arrangement indicated in Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a detail of the means for effecting in a progressive manner the operation of the devices which successively release the trays.
Preliminarily to a more detailed description' it maybe stated that my improved gas-generating apparatus comprises a number of hinged or pivoted trays upon which measured or predetermined quantities of the carbid are placed, and these trays are arranged or superposed one above another in a case or cabinet ,which is in open communication with Athe generator, which contains the water into which the carbid is dumped or precipitated. The spaces between the trays constitute compartments of any desired capacity, and said "traysl are supported or held in horizontal positions by means of suitable catches, which Vare operated successively to release the trays,
Vso as to enable them to fall or drop to a ver- ,tical position, and'thereby deliver the carbid to the water below. 4 The case or cabinet in whicll the trays are contained is preferably insertion and removal of the trays to be quickly effected. The means foroperating the catches for successively releasing the trays comprisessuitable devices carried by a shaft which is operated by the descending movement of the movable case of a telescopic gasometer or holder, into Which thegas passes from" the generator.
Reference ,being had to the drawings, l denotes an ordinary tank or generator containing Water 2, said tank being open at the top, as shown'at, and provided with an annular flange 4, so as to support an upper shell or casing 5,. which'is .provided with a flange 6, tting'or seated upon said flange 5, `to which it may bejsecured by any suitable means. In Fig.1 the said' flange 6 is extended on one side, so as to form the bottom 7 of a chamber 9, 'which incloses the operating-shaft 8 of the releasing devices hereinafter referred to. The chamber Sis included within the shell or casing 5, and when reference is hereinafter made to the latter it will be understood that both are meant. Y
Located in the casing 5', so as to be in open communication with the generator l, is an inner case or cabinet `lO,of any suitable shape or configuration Ain cross-section, butprefer.- ably corresponding With that 'of `thesl1ell 5. This cabinet rests at its lower end upon an inner iiange ll at the lower end of the casing 5 and is removable through the opening 12 at the top of said casing. The opening12 is IOO freely 'within' all 4the sleeves 50,- which are loose upon it, as above described.v Immediat-ely on the starting of the shaft the finger 25 on the fixed sleeve begins to dump the trays in the lowermost flat, all/the other sleeves remaining stationary (or f'if moved at all the movements not being sufficient to trip the catches) until the shaft has' made one revolution, when the second sleeve is locked to the shaft by its engagement with the firstmentioned. Another revolution of the shaft then takes place and the third sleeve islocked to the first and second, all above the third being meanwhile stationary. This locking of the sleeves to the shaft goes on until they are all positively engaged with one another, and every time a new sleeve is locked Vtothe one beneath it a new flat of trays begins to be dumped.
With the construction shown in- Fig. 3 a single removable cover may be employed for the apparatus, or there may be aiseparate cover for each vertical series of trays. Also in said Vfigure a single cabinet only may be employed for all the trays, or a separate one may be used for each series of trays, as shown.
Without limiting myself to the precise details of construction and arrangement shownand described, I claim- I l. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with a Water-tank, of a series of stationary tilting carbid-trays, said trays being superposed one above another over the tank, catches for supporting the trays in horizontal position, and a vertical rotary shaft provided with means to engage the catches andv release the trays in regular order beginning with the lowermost.
2. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with a water-tank, of a series of stationary tilting carbid-trays, said trays being arranged in flats superposed one above another over the tank, catches for supporting the trays in horizontal position, and a vertical rotary shaft provided with means to engage the catches and release the trays in regular order beginning with the lowermost and the trays of each iiat being released before those of the flat next above.`
3. In an acetylene-generator, the combi'fiation with a water-tank, of a superposed casing, a series of stationary removable tilting carbid-trays inclosed in said casing, said trays being arranged vertically one above another, catches for holding said trays in horizontal position, and a vertical rotary shaft provided with means toen gage and release the catches of said trays in regular order beginning with the lowermost.
4.. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with a water-tank, of a superposed casing, a stationary removable cabinet inclosed in said casing, a series of stationary tilting carbid-trays arranged in said removable cabinet one above another, catches carried by said cabinet for holding the trays in horizontal position, and means to engage and release.
the catches of said trays in regular order beginning with the .lowermost 5. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with a water-tank, of a superposed casing, a stationary annular cabinet removably inclosed in said casing, aseries of stationary tilting carbid-trays arranged in Hats in Said removable annular cabinet, one above another, catches carried by said cabinet for holding the trays in horizontal position, and a vertical rotary shaft arranged centrally of the annular cabinet and provided with means to engage and release the catches of the trays in regular order vbeginning with those Yof theV Y,
6. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with a water-tank, of a'series of superposed tilting trays arranged in flats, each tray being adapted to hold a quantity of carbid, a rotary operating-shaft, a series of snperposed sleeves on said shaft, the lowermost one of which is fixed on the shaft, and the remainder being capable of turning thereon, engaging devices between the sleeves, and means on the sleeves for successively operating the trays to dump their contents into the water in the generator.
7. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with a Water-tank, of a series of radiallyarranged superposed tilting trays for holding quantities of carbid, means for supporting the trays in horizontal positions, a central rotary shaft, a series of normally-loose sleeves on the shaft provided with ingersfor successively tilting the trays, a fixed sleeve at the lower end of the shaft, and engaging devices between the sleeves whereby the normally-loose sleeves are successively locked to the shaft as the latter revolves.
8. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with a water-tank, of an outer casing, a removable cabinet in said casing, a series of superposed tilting trays arranged in said cabinet for holding carbid, catches for supporting the trays'in horizontal position s,.a rotary shaft having fingers to release the catches, a telescopic gas-holder, pipe connections between the latter and the generator, and means intermediate said holder and the tray-operating shaft whereby said trays are released successively to dump their contents into the water. 9. In an acetylene-generator, the combination with the generator, of a casing supported by the same having a removable cover, a removable cabinet supported in said casing and communicating at its lower end with the generator, a series of superposed hinged trays Aby the descending movements of the holder.
ries ofl stationary'trays'for'holding carbid', Athe trays ofreao'h seriesbeing arranged. one abov;
th other, afrotaryfvertical shaft'adjacent said t nians onl thelsha-'it'to successively engage: th
` catches fto dumpl tho trays;
nation with' 'aw Watcr-tan'k, of acasing sujj porposed alcove'l thje tank, a series oftilting shelves or trys'each adapted toholii. ai mcas= ured quanttyof carbid, and to dischargeV th sameby gravity through the casingv into the tank below, catches for rholdingtho sholves or traysin horizontalA position, and means for i automatically releasing the catchessoasl to t kdumpk the shelves ortiys in regular'- oi'der beginning with the-lo'wex'rno`st.v v
12.111 an acetylene-generator, thecombinatio-nj with 'a wstftank; of a. 'casing su'- I'exfpos'ed abovef thc tank, a sei'esof tilting when, in. horizontal position: divide the .Casin g vintof- /eccpt'aclcs adapted: to holdmoasured quantities of carbid, 'andv arranged 'to dis`
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