TODAY’S PATENT – CURING-HOUSE
The CURING-HOUSE was invented by Robert B Vaughan and Ralph M Love on the 28th of September 1920, bearing patent number US1354008A.
This present invention generally relates to curing houses and particularly to the roof and ventilating structure of the same. It ‘has been customary to build houses for the curing of vegetables such as sweet potatoes with a gable roof and a ceiling, whereby a loft or chamber is formed between the ceiling and the roof. Openings with dampers have been placed in the ceiling and ventilating means in the roof for exhausting the air from the chamber. In some instances, the means for exhausting the air has been mechanical such as an exhaust fan; while in other houses louvers have been used. We have found that the ceiling and dampers therein are not essential to the ‘successful curing of vegetables; also that an exhaust fan is not necessary and a pent house on the roof with louvers in its sides gives sufficient ventilation and excellent results.