US 951122 A
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G. A. HORN.
v LAMP WICK'. APPLICATION FILED SEPL24, 1809.
Patented Mar. 8, 1910.
5u vanto@ yay/wam STATES l)P9-A1vllvl OFFICE.
esonera' non, or New To all wlwm it may concern:
' Be it known that I, GEORGE A. HORN, of
Newark, inthe county of Wayne and State, of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Lamp-Wicks, which im,-
'provementis fully set forth in .the follow# ing specification .and shown in the vaccom-- pan in drawings. l
T is invention relates to.certain` new' anduseful improvements in wicks `for lamps and it hasV for its objects among others to proyvide a wick=that will produce a clearer fiume and which will not smoke even when vturned down low in the wick tube. Y
It has for a lfurther object to provide a wick so rotected that it will lnot ch'ar or waste an -which will burnfor months without necessitatingany trimming. l
The invention consists broadly v`fin covering the upperend of the wick with a metallic protector to keep it in shape but which allows ofthe passage of the oil therethrough. l Other ob'ects and advantages -of themventionl w' i-hereimfter a pear and` the novel -features thereof will particularly pointed outinthe a pended clalms.
The invention is c early illustrated in the accompanyin drawings, which, with the numerals of re erence marked thereon, form a. part-of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 .is a side elevation of a wick embodymg my improvements. Fig. 2 is a lonitudinal sectional detail on the line`2-2 yof `ig. 1 on Aan enlar ed scale. Fig. 3 is a cross section on the ine 3 3 of Fig. l, also on an enlarged'scale. Fig. 4 is aperspective view of a section of the metallic'covering as manufactured ready for application to the wick. Fig. 5 `is a view similar to Fig. 2,-
showing aslightly modified form of con-.
struction. Fig. 6 is an end view of a circular Like numerals of reference indicate like parts in the several -views.v
Referring to thedrawings, 1 designates a wick of the usual construction employed `for lamps using kerosene andthe like, except as In order to protectthe burning-end or up-4 g or waste, and yet permit itI to= burn 'for s months without trimming, I appl thereover a metallic shield -or protector, o wire [netting-lperforated sheet metal, 'aluminum ,on
Syndication of Letters atent. application mea, september '24, 190s. -sei-nn No. 519,434..
per end' of the wick so that it will not char.
Patented hier. e. 1.910.
In Figs. 1, 2'and 3, thiscovering or protector 1s shown as` of wire netting withthe .mesh of appropriate size t'o permit the oil to readily pass therethrough and burn. In Fig. 4 I have shown a piece of this netting wicks. It is made of any required length, preferably in lon stri s, and cross cut lnto short lengths slig tly on r than the widthv of the wick when. require for use. The
shown at 3, so as to. make `them smooth ItA to (provide ya selvage, as seen at 4, .the en s of the cross wires-being in, vnext to t the. netun shown in I igs. 1 and- 2, the wick bein come pressed vbetween the doubledends A as seen clearly in Fig. 2, so as to bennl united .th ereto.` The doubledy portion I embraces the end of the `,wick and. the inter- .-stices inthe netting'perrlit the oil to readily pass therethroughand betburned.` `I have found. in ractice that in some iiif stances better resu ts are rattained and the life .of the wick and its protecting cpvering is len hened by the employment `of asitable brons material, such, for'in'staee, as asbestos onthe like, as shownv at 6, which is placed upon thel'end of'lthefwick and over which the bend *5 of' the protector or covering asses, thus@l snugl' inclo'sing the same. T 's fibrousl material 5 may be of any suitable nature an' d,-'in l `:some in' stances, as shown in Fig. 4,l I ma 5 make it in the form ofan asbestos cor @or rope which is held in the lbight,` dr bend'; of t e protector as itis made in long strips 'readyA for use, the rope or cordibeing 4 cut as the strip is cut to provide the? necessary length 9 of strip for' the wick upon'which it is to be used. In Fig. 5 I have shown asimilar com` struction except that the protector 7 is' made Vof perforated metal, 1suchtais aluminum or v4the like, instead of ware n'ttng, .in ls instance.,` theends being bent inward., as1 shown 'at 8, leaving a sel-vage at 9 and the ends' being rotected and the whole-compressed into f the ody of the at-the" end p ortipns.
yention or sacriticingan'y bijlitsgadvantages'.. IWhat' is claimed-as"nevvf .is':-A
1'. A'wick provided aton'e'end wtha ria-, 'ticulated metallic protector 'with ts vends 110 oo' Vas constructed forA use in'l application ftolf i. "5,2 j edges of the netting are turned inward,.
wick, and protected by/the outer portions "of The covering is. applied, 85 "fr at` `76` l` Modifications in detailrmay-be to withoutdeparting fromfthfe spiritof. the in'- o t e protector. A 2. ah improved am a protector stri ifor wicks, --ticultedmnt'erlal bent u rolls crd disposed in the clv of manufacture,
bene :che oppositepedges o 'wxtness w my hand this 4 f the materia -to rov'idea se1va` e."
` hereof, I lhave hereunto set;
th day of M presence of-two subscribn GEOR HORN. 'MILAN 1 n'ward 10 DION. m