US 846679 A
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No; 846,679. PATBNTBD MAR, 12. 19o?. M. B. MASON la B. M. SINGLAIR.
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` MORRIS B. MASON AND EDWARD M. SINCLAIR, OF SIOUX CITY, IOWA, AS-
SIGN ORS, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO COLUMBIA GAS 8c CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, OF SIOUX CITY, IOWA, A CORPORATION OF SOUTH DAKOTA.
Patented March 12, 1907.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that we, MORRIS B. MASON and EDWARD M. SINcLAIn, citizens of the United States, and residing at Sioux City, in the county of Woodbury and State of Iowa, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Carbureters; and we do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part thereof.
Our invention relates to carbureters or machines for converting gasolene into gas.
The object of the invention is the production in the simplest, cheapest, and most convenient form of gas for. use in lighting, heating, and the generation of power.
We have'illustrated our invention in the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure l is a view of our invention in side elevation. g Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of Fig. 1, the supply-can and parts of the pipes beng'omitted. Fig. 3 is a cross-section online X X, Fig. 1.
In the drawing, A is the outer jacket or casing, composed of two parts, a hollow U- shaped frame or case B and a flat plate C, secured to the points on the open side of the frame by the bolts o o. A chamber D is thus formed in the central part of the acket, surrounded on three sides by the heating-chainber E. The gasolene is admitted from the supply-can F through the pipes b and e, the latter opening into the former into the top of the central chamber, passing down through the baskets d d. These baskets are made of wire-gauze or other perforated material, are larger at the top than at the bottom, and are suspended one above the other throughout the chamber by pressing them at their largest part against the sides of the chamber. Air is admitted into the chamber through the inlet-pipe e. The introduction of gasolene and air into the chamber and the contact of the gasolene with the baskets expands the gasolene into a gas. The gasolene alternately strikes'the bottoms of the baskets, which throw the gasolene outward from the center, and the outer parts of the baskets, which throw it back toward the center until the bottom of chamber is reached. As the gasolene passes through the chamber it is thoroughly mixed with air and expanded into gas, which is conducted out from the at different levels are adapted to lead off carbureted air of different degrees of strength, l the richer air being taken from the lower pipe.
A valve y' is provided in the pipe e at the top of the chamber for regulating the intake of air.
As is well known, gasolene is more quickly atomized or turned into gas when mixed with warm air, and provision is made for warming the air introduced into the central chamber by the heating-chamber E. Hot air, water, steam, or vapor is introduced into this chamber near the bottom through the pipe h, and as it rises it passes out through'the pipe g at the top. The outer chamber being thus heated, the air let into the central chamber is warmed or modified and greatly facilitates the production of gas in the manner described.
The number of carbureters or mixers may be increased by connecting several with the same pipes and having common outlets for the gas product, the extent of the duplication being limited by the amount of gas required for use.
Having described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
In a d evice for making gas, a U-shaped frame or case forming an outer chamber, pipes for introducing heated air, vapor or steam into said chamber for heating the same, in combination with a plate secured to the open side of said frame forming a central chamber therein, perforated baskets suspended one above another in said central chamber, said baskets being larger at the top than at the bottom, pipes leading into the top of said central chamber from a source of gasolene-supply andthe outer air, valves for regulating the supply of gasolene and air thereto, and pipes at the side and bottom of said chamber for conducting the gas therefrom, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto IOO set our names in the presence of two witnesses.
MORRIS B. MASON. EDWARD M. SINCLAIR.
J. C. GILBERT, F. W. LOHR.