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Publication numberUS911331 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1909
Filing dateJul 22, 1905
Priority dateJul 22, 1905
Publication numberUS 911331 A, US 911331A, US-A-911331, US911331 A, US911331A
InventorsWilliam H Rose
Original AssigneeAmerican Oil And Disinfectant Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Disinfecting apparatus.
US 911331 A
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911,331. Patented Feb. 2,l909.

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' citizen of the UnitedStates, and resident of UNITED STATES,

PATENT onnrcn.



Specification of Letters Patent.

.Pa tente ld Feb. 2,1909.

I..App1ication filed' July 22 21905.: Serial No. 270,827.

Be it known that I, WILLIAM ROSE, a

' Baltimore, 'Maryland, have invented certain new'and usefullmprovements in Disinfecting Apparatus, ofwhich the follow ng 1s a specification. I

Some forms of disinfecting fluids arenonvolatile and do not"serve for deodprizing purposes and it is advisable to use, 1n connection with such fluids, a deodorlzing substance. V

The object of the present invention lsto produce a simple and compact comb ned apparatus for disinfecting and deodorlz'mg.

According to the present invent on I combine a disinfecting apparatus havmg means for producing a slight but constant flow of fluid with a deodorizing apparatus so ar-. ranged and combined that thegtwo form practically one devlce, neither mterferlng with the operation or capacity of the other- The invention will be described in connection with the accompanying drawmg, n which, V Figure l is a vertical section of an apparatus embodying the invention taken on the line 1-1 of Fig. 2; Fig. 2 is a horlzontal section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; and Flg. 3 is a section similar to Fig. 2 illustrating a modified form of the apparatus.

Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing, 1 indicates a cylindrical vessel for containing disinfecting fluidand 2 a vertically arranged tube within the vessel, the lower end of the tube being sealed and connected with the bottom of the vessel by solderor other suitable means.

the fluid to drip from it. As shown, a small tube 3 is used for this purpose. In the an nular space between the sidewall of the vessel 1 and the tube 2 is arranged an annular float 1 which is free .to rise and fall with the surface of the disinfecting fluid 5.. The annular float 4 sustains a wick frame .6 which, as shown, comprises two upright portions connected to the float and a depending loop 7 extending down into the tube 2 the Whole being formed of a continuous strip of metal. Connected to the wick frame is a continuous wick 8. The ends of the wick adjacent to the float are slightly higher than the loop 7 so that a siphonic action is created Which gradually carries the disinfecting fluid An outlet is provided from V .the bottom of the central tube 2 to permit into the tube 2" from which it is discharged by the smaller tubev 3. 'The apparatus so fardescribed is an improvement upon Patent :No:' 1641.548: issued to me January 16,1900.

"*By using-the double wick the action'of theapparatus is rendered more reliable and the float 1s more perfectly. balanced and hence more certain.1n its action.

*In disinfecting apparatus of' the class above described the receptacle can be filled only to the top of the tube 2 and a considerable space must be allowed above the tube for the wick frame and wick. I utilize the annular space about the upper portion of the apparatus for a deodorizing apparatus which is preferably constructed as follows: 9 indicates a lid for the receptacle 1, which lid is provided centrally with a filling opening 10, closed by a spring stopper 11. Through this opening the disinfecting fluid is introduced into the vessel 1. Connected with the cover 9 is a depending tube 12, the lower end of which is carried outwardly at 13 to form an annular support for an annular wick 14. Extending up from the bottom 13 is an annular flange 15 which forms an annular receptacle at the bottom of the wick to hold deodorizing fluid. Above the wick are one or more filling openings 16 in the cover and the surrounding wall of the receptacle 1 is provided with perforations 17. The disinfect ing fluid is poured in through the opening 16 until the wick or fibrous mass 14: is saturated, and, preferably, until there is a surplus of the fluid'in the annular receptacle in which the wick 1.4 rests. The deodorizing fluid is volatile and the vapor .and odor of it escapethrough the openings 17 into the atmosphere. The apparatus is connected to a wall or other suitable support by any suitable means, such as the ears 18, Fig. 2. In Fig. 3 I have shown my invention applied to a U-shaped receptacle having a flat back 19, which form is sometimes preferred.

According tomy invention the deodorizing apparatus is connected to the detachable cover of the vessel containing the disinturbing the disinfecting apparatus by reason of the construction described in which the deodorizing apparatus is permanently i connected to the removable cover or cap of the casing. By making the deodorizing apparatus thus removable, I am also enabled to have access at any time to the interior of the disinfecting apparatus.

Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,

1. In a combined disinfecting and deodorizing apparatus, the combination with a vertical casing provided in its lower part with a receptacle for disinfecting fluid, and means for gradually discharging said fluid, of a detachable cover for said casing provided with a depending portion having a receptacle for deodorizing fluid, and a wick arranged to absorb the fluid from said receptacle and exposed to the atmosphere to permit said fluid to evaporate, substantially as described.

2. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination with a casing l and a disinfecting appa 'atus therein, of a detachable cover 9 having a depending tube, an annular portion 13 and a flange 15 connected to said tube and forming an annular receptacle for deodorizing fluid, and an annular wick resting in said receptacle and extending the flange 15, for the purpose i? rth.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing \vitnes lVlLLllJ-Jsi I. ROSE.

Vitnesses Biennium A. Scinirrz, Pi-rimr HOLLIS.


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