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June 28, 1938.
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R. A. cuRRlE
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Filed April 21, 1934
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Robert. A.Y'Currie, Syracuse, N.,Y., assignor to
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ApplicationyApril21,1934,SerialNof721?53
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This invention relates. to improvements in
ently described, in the top opening’ of the font‘
?are torches or lamps of that sort whichlhavel
no. glass chimneys, globes‘ or the like for'fprov tecting. the ?ame,’ and which are commonly 'em-
and a ?ame guard or casing l3 which surrounds
and projects above the upper end of the‘ wick
tube. This casing isof cage-like formatio'nrhavg
5 ployed for lighting or signal purposes on- con- 'ing an annular bottom which projects laterally‘ 5’
struction jobs and ‘for other out-of-door uses
where they are exposed to the varyingout-door
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‘.weather conditions.
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. As commonly constructedi. such” torchesl-are.~
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which surrounds the upper-end of the wick, p-ro-
out from the wick tube below‘the upperend ‘
thereof, side walls and a top or cover 14. The
casing’ vforms a combustion chamber which is of
much larger diameter than the diameter of the: _'
wick tube, the casing being'preferably at least 10
approximately twice ~the diameter of the wick
viding a cover over the same, and‘ ha'swopenings
tube so that the cross sectional area. of the com
,in itssides for the egress ofithe ?ame ‘which, in
bustion chamber is severaltimes that of the wick'
the operation of the torch, ?ares out through the ' tube and the wick l5 which extends from the
.15 openings, and for the admission of the air to
‘ support combustion within the casing. r‘
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font‘ through the wick’ tube,.witlh its upper end 15 7' '
I exposed within this combustion chamber or cas-_
One purpose ofv myiinvention is to improve ' ing l3. The sides of the casing vI3_ are provided
the'constructi'on of lamps or- torches'of the type with openings l6 equally spaced- around the c_i;r'
mentioned.
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,cumference ‘of the casingand separated by‘solid
Other- objects. of the invention are-to provide.
wall portions orbars I1. Preferably these open-47 20
‘desirable means of simple and inexpensive‘ construction for removably locking or securing: the
ings l6 ‘are of greater height than width‘ ‘and,
extendfrom'an‘elevati'on only slightly above the
' burner on the torch‘ that ‘or body; also to pro-
upper end' ofv the wick tube“ tov the toplor‘vicov'era
vide a simple, inexpensive combined burner fas.25 tening and handle-attaching 'means for the
torch; and also to provide a torch which has
M of the casing, and preferably the combined
area of the slots or openings IG'is substantially 25
equal to the combined area of the intervening
the features of improvement and advantage . solid wall portions ".7
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hereinafter described and set forth in the claims.
In the preferred construction shown, the up
In the accompanying drawings:
per ends of the side bars I‘! are bent outwardly,
30. Fig. 1 is'a'side elevation, ona reduced scale, of ' andthe top- H‘ is secured as by spot welding, to 30‘
a torch of’ one construction embodying my in-'
.vention.
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these outbent upper ends, the top or cover. It be- ‘
ing of larger diameter than the body of the cas- ‘
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the torch as seen at ‘t ing so that it projects outwardly beyond the '
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right angles to Fig‘. 1. i
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same and provides an overhanging shield or
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Fig. 3 is a Plan Of the torch body Without the
burner and handle attaching plate'
Fig- 4 is a D1811 0f the burner and handle
attaching plate detached.
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Fig. 5 is a sectional elevation On an enlarged
40 scale on line 5-—5, Fig. 2.
Fig. 6 is an elevation of the burner removed
- from the body.
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Fig. 7 is a detail section on line 1-1, Fig. 5.
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are offset upwardly so that openings l9 are
formed in the top beneath the outer edges of
said o?’set portions,
Fig. 8 is a sectional plan View of the burner
' 4'5 casing on lines 8-8, Fig. 5.
Fig. 9 is a sectional plan view on line 9--9,
Fig. 5.
eaves of sufficient width to prevent the entrance 35
of rain into the burner through the side openings
I6 even in a heavy driving rain storm. 'Prefer
ably, the top I4 is of shallow conical form pro
vided with circumferential slits, and the portions
l8 of the top between its center and the slits 40
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These openings l9 are of
substantial vertical height but very narrow hori
zontally so that While theyprovide openings in 45
the top through which flame and gases. can
escape. from the ‘combustion chamber, the: up;
The torch body or font HI. may be of any Ywardly offset portions l8 form guards which pre
usual or suitablev ,form and construction. As vent ‘appreciable entrance of rain’ through the
50 shown, it consists of a metal fuel receptacle pro-
openings l9.
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‘ vided in its top with an opening H for the pas-
The burner is detachably secured on the torch
sage of the wick and the reception of the Wick
body In with the wick tube extending through
tube orv burner.
the'hole H in the top,preferably by a wing lock
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vThe burner in the construction shown comV‘ .55 prises a wick tube l2 which is secured, as pres-i
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fastening formed by. inclined wings 2| project
ing' laterally from the wick tubeand adapted to 55
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engage under complementary inclined locking
members 22 on the torch body at opposite sides
of the hole H so that by inserting the wings
under these lock members and partially rotat
cross bar 29, and the extremities of the legs are
formed with hooks" which pivotally engage in
the perforated attaching lugs .21.
The legs of
the bail are preferably bent at 30 and the cross
ing the burner, the wings will wedge under the _ bar is curved laterally to substantially conform
with the curvature of the side of the body so
lock members and tightly clamp the burner on
the body. Preferably the lock wings 2| are
formed by circumferential projections on a col
that when the bail is swung down, the outer por
tions of the legs. and the cross bar will lie close
lar 23 which is ?xed on the wick tube below the against the side of the torch body, and when
casing 13, as by a central down-turned ?ange on the handle is swung upwardly into carrying po- l
the collar which embraces and is welded to the
sition, the bends 30 in the legs are adapted to
tube, and the lock members 22 consist of cir-l - rest against the top of the body and hold up
cumferential projections struck up on a separate ‘the bail in a position for its cross bar to be
plate 24,which is permanently attached to'the grasped by the hand for carrying the torch.
top of the torch body, and has a central open
The handle can thus be folded down ‘close against
ing therein registering with the top holerin the the body to occupy the. minimum space for ship
body. A spacing sleeve 25 surrounds the wick pingor packing purposes, but when raised to its
tube between the collar 23 and the'bottom‘of the upright position,‘ is supported .in this position
casing l3, an air space being left between the without the necessity for separate or additional
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20 wick tube and the sleeve. This sleeve may be
supporting means.
perforated as shown at 25a to allow ventilation
I claim as my invention:
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for cooling the wick tube. The plate 24 is pref
1. A torch comprising a fuel receptacle hav-'
erably seated in a shallow depression in the top ing an opening in its top, a burner having pro
of the body so that the top face of the plate will jecting lock wings and a combined burner and
, besubstantially flush with the surrounding top
handle-attaching plate secured on said recepta 25
face of the body, the plate 24 being ?xed in the cle top andprovided with lock members 'coop
depression as by spot welding. A packing washer crating with said lock wings for removably fas
or gasket 26 is con?ned in a depression in the tening said burner on said receptacle, and said
top of the body by the plate 24, the locking
plate also having portions providing projecting
30'. members 22 overhanging and being spaced
lugs on the receptacle forrthe attachment of a
carrying handle for said torch.
2. A torch comprising a fuel receptacle hav
slightly above the washer. When attaching the
burner to the torch body, the wedging of the
wings under the locking members will force the
collar 23 on the Wick tubedown ?rmly against
the washer, thereby forming a, reliable oil-tight
joint between the burner and the top of the
torch body.
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The lock plate 24 is also preferably formed
with opposite lateral arms, the outer ends of
40 which are bent upwardlyand perforated to ‘form
attaching lugs’ 21 for the carrying bail or handle
28 for the torch. This handle bail 28 is of sub
stantially U-shape having legs connected by a
ing an opening in its top, a burner registering
with said opening, and a combined burner andv
handle-attaching plate secured onsaid top and
surrounding said opening, said plate having parts
‘cooperating with parts ‘on said burner for re
movably attaching the burner to said receptacle,
and said plate having oppositely extending arms
provided with upwardly projecting portions 40
forming attaching‘lugs for a carrying handle for
the torch.
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ROBERT A. CURRIE.
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