US 1507933 A
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Sept. 9, 1924. 1,507,933;
R. o. ROBLIN Filed March 8, 1923 2 ShetsShet 2 Er -E Patented Sept. 9, 1924.
UNITED STATES DEMERATH HUMIDIFIER. g
Z0 aZZ 207mm it may co 7iccmk- Be it known that I,RCHARD O; ROBLIN, a citizen of the United. Stat es, residing at Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Humidifiers, of which the following is a specification. a I The object of thisinviantionis to provide a new and improvedform of hmriidifier..
Another object of the invention is to provide new and improved means for attaching it to the inside of a shipping' case,and another.object is to;provide means for isolating the moist part ofthe humidifier. from direct contact with the shipping case. v
These and other objects of the invention will be fully 'illustrated in the drawings, described in the specification and 'pointed out in the claims at the end thcreof. v
In the drawings: r 9
Figure 1 illustrateg ashipping case;made cf ordinary corrugated cardboard or .paper n productsrstockwith one*forn1of the humidifier attached tozone o the lids thereof.
Figure 2 is aperspective view of another form of the humidifieil'partly in section.
Figure 3 is. a perspe0tivview of the metal trame for the third form of the humidifier. Figure 4 is a perspective view of the humidifier and metal frame' therefor, as shown in Figure 3 attached to the box.
Figure 5 is a view of another form of the humidifier-formedof the porous or absorbent material with the strips of metai embedded therein with the ends thereof exposed and formed intopoir1ts'for fastening the.humidifier in place; v
Figure 6 is a view of another form ofthe humidifier formed of the porous or absorbent mate'rial without a metal rim With metal strips passing over the absorbent material with the ends' thereof formed into points for fastening the humidifier in place. In the drawings, 1ike rfere1ice numerals indicate like parts. r
Marshmailows are a weH-known form of candy and should have a considerable percentage cf moisture therein in order to keep them in an attractive condition. They are usually packed in small packages and a number of these small packages are packed in a shipping case in which they are shipped and in which they are usually kept until disposed cf to the retail purchaser. As
box Hprovided withga jsuitableainount ot keeping other articles in moisture and thus keep the-marshmaflows in 00d conditionregardless of thedryr1ess ofhe surroundihg air. ,My improved; humidifier is useful' for a's cigars, etc. V n
good condition such PATE}NTQEFI RICHARD o. ROBLJN," or ROCHESIER, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR' ro-RoiLm co., INC.,'A cqnrommon or NEW YORK.,
r evaporation is conStantly going. on in a:dry.
In the use of,my invention referenc numeral 1 indicates a box havingthe hinged lids 2, 3, 4 and. 5. Fastcned to'th lid 5'isthe humidifier 6 fi;whiCh is made of a channel shapedoval ring 7 .having prongs 8, 19, 10
and 11 integral therewith. The absorbent part of thehumidifieris made by preparing a suitabie composition of plaster of, Paris to which may be added lime andpossibly sonne coloring matter Whichismolded on a table or fi11 the c annel thereo-and makea'firm engagement therewith. An other composition that maks} a suitable ..absorbent materia E1ate within the nietal ring so as to may be ;used. 'When the. composition sets the humidifier isready for use and consists of the metal ring with a porous web or filler therein that'is-capable o;f absorbing and retaining moisture.-- v 4 This hi1midifier;is then dippedf'in Water t0 moisteri and the sharp teeth .or prongs .thereon are p 'shed through the 1id from the under.sidefithereoftnd turned down or bent 'down on the uppe'side of the lid; and the humidifier -.is then -fastened ;in pl a cfe. When the 1ids are folded into the box they are folded so that the humidifier is exposed directly to the interior of the box so that it. will keep the air therein ina moist condition. To prevent the moisture in the humidifier being lost by capi]lary attraction or otherwise the humidifier can be kept out of contact with the lid cf thebox or the contents of the box by interposing a layer of waterproof material such as waX paper or 'sheet metal, etc, between the humidifier and the lid to which it'isattached and between;
the humidifier and the contents of the box.
.As the humidifier dries outthe teeth can be the humidifier while the iid is held open and the humidifier Wiii retain it up to the saturation point.
In Figure 2 I have shown a second form of my humidifier Which is indicated by the reference numerai 15. This humidifier is channel shaped' ais shown in section at 16 and is provided with threeteeth 17, and 18, the third tooth being omitted from the showing because of the Section-- In Figure 3 I have shown stil1 another form of the humidifier indicated -by the referencenumeral 20. This humidifier is stamped from a sheet of'metal from which the corners are cut out and the four -sides are then bent up at right angles as indicated at 21 and 22 forming an angle iron on the four sides. The corners are provided With prongs or teth 23, 24, 25 and 26 and intermediate of the corners are provided the iugs 27, 28, 29 and 30. The metai' Web 31 connects the four sides together and forme the top or bottom of the finished humidifier.
For the purpose of filling the humidifier with the p0rous composition the frame is laid on the table with theweb 31 down and composition is moided into it and the lugs 27, 28, 29 and are turned down to fasten it in place forming with the metal web and side a channel shaped opening at that point. As shown in Figure 4 a water' proof layer 32 is intrposed between the humidifier20 and the Iid 5 of the box t0 whioh it is attached. As above pointed o-utthis water proofing'can beusedon either or both sides of any form' of the humidifiers above referred to and any of the forms oan b detaohed and moistened and attached again as often as may be desired. r
In this Way I have proVided a humidifier that is very cheaply made, 'is very easily attached and detached and is very effective for the purposeof keeping the moisture of the atmosphere in the box uniform and keeping the contents of tlie boX in good condition.
The paper of the box towhich the humidifier is attached should be waxed, espec1aily the paper on the inside of the box, to make it waterproof. This will help to keep the proper atmosphere in the box.
It is also obvios that the metal rim of the humidifier might be dispensed With and that wire or metal strips might be embeddd in the p'orous o1**absorhnt material haVingf theends-thereof 'projeoting from the poros or absorbent material and forming points by which it could be attached to the box. Sueh a form is shown in Figure 5, in which reference numerai 40 indicates the blocksof absorbent material and 41 and 42 represents the strip embedded therein having eXpbsed ends formed into points for fmsteningit in place. w
Figure 6shows another' form of humidi fier in Which the block of absorbent nia-- teriai is indicated by the refe.rence numeral 45 and Wire bails 46 and 47 'pass overit the ends of Which are shapd into points for the purpose of holding the block in position. V
1. A humidifier for a box comprising a metal frame, an absorbent cake cast in the frame to form an integral part; theieof, prongs provided on saidframe and forming an integral part thereof, said prongs being adapted to penetrte the Wall of the box the portion ofthe prongsfl projecting throu h the outside of-the box beiI1gadapted to "e bent oVer to firmly clamp theabsorbent cake and its franie withinthe inside of'the box;
2. A hHmidifier*i0r a box comprising a meta1 frame, an"absorbent cake cast in*the frame to form afirintegrai part them0f,
pr0r1gs provided on said "frame and forming an integral part thereof,said prongs:bing adapted-to penetrate the Wall of the box, s'aid metal frame being 7 said absorbent cake to reniforc e SLid cake.
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