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Publication numberUS88509 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1869
Publication numberUS 88509 A, US 88509A, US-A-88509, US88509 A, US88509A
InventorsCharles S. Bankly
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Specification {ln-ming part of Letters Patent No. 88,509, dated March 30,` 1869.

To whomVt'n-zag/ concernl p Be it known that I, CHARLES S.RANKIN,

l of Cincinnati, Hamilton county, Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Fire-- Places; and I hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof,

reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this 'specicatiom My invention relates to a construction or arrangement of the grate, j ambs, and front' plate of a tire-place, Which combines the ad# van tages of active radiation with-freedom from smoke, dust, Snc., and the capacity to receive a summer-front Without the removal of the grate' proper or basket.

Figure l is a front elevation of my improved tire-place. Fig. 2 is a vertical section. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section at theline Figs.

4 and 5 are diagrams, showing modifications' ot' my improvement. Fig. 6 is transverse section ot' fender-bar.

Inthe preferred form ofmy invention, the grate proper or basket A,-j ambs B B', vand front plate C, are cast in one piece, as represented in Figs. 1, 2,' and 3. The grate A is preferably ,convex in front, as shown, and is so connected' to the front plate C by oblique Aan enlarged jambs B B' as to bri-ng its most salient por-l tion in rear of the plane ot said plate.- Thel said jambs may be cast in one piece, bothA cesssed grate YA, oblique jambsB front plate C, for thepnrposes set forth.

2. As a new' articleof manufacture, the

with the grate and with the front plate, as

in Figs. l, 2,`and 3, or may, be cast solidly to only one of these parts, and united to the other part by means ot' customary hooks or lugs E, as in Figs. 4 and '5. The fender-bard) is coated with vitreous enamel d to avoid the discoloration of -rust and impart a pleasing nish.

Among several marked advantages of the above-described form and arrangement the,

following may be cited: The grate being chimney-breasts.

wholly in rear of the front or breast, and cli- -rectly underneath and back `ofthe throat, any ashes or smoke escaping from the iire is less liable to puff out into the room than in those arrangements where a convex grate projects more or less beyond thev front plate, or in front of a perpendicular line dropped from' the The ends of the grate being recessed somewhat behind the front plate leave vertical lnes' or channelsa for the discharge upward of any smoke o r ashes that may escape, alt lthis part, 'said recessed position alsoenabling the front plate to act as a screen or curtain to ward oit eddes lor cnrrentsot' wind from an open door or window',

that would otherwise cause the fire -place'to smoke. .Y

4The obliquejambs B B', in addition to the, uses 'above' recited, serve to reliect into the room the heat that radiates from the gratey front, vand itl` desired. y WVhen the' grateiambs and' front are cast in one piece, thetrouble of broken hooksor ears, incident to the customary removable grate',l is avoided, and' the -entire structure is more stanch and complete.l

for this purpose" may-'be polished,

grate A, jambs B B', and front plate '0, lcast in one piece,- as set forth. 3

In testimonyr of which invention I hereunto set my hand. e O. S. RANKIN.


I claim herein-as new and of myjnvenand

Cooperative ClassificationF24B1/18