Accession Number : AD0164932

Title :   Apparatus for the In-Place Destruction of Filed Documents.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Matthews,Donald R.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes an air manifold which is mounted in a file cabinet and provided with air-jet orifices arranged to direct air jets onto the bottom edge region of file folders stored in the cabinet. Means, such as a squib-activated oxidizer sheet, also are mounted in the cabinet in position to ignite the bottom edges of the folder. The system as a whole operates as a gravity-feed furnace by injecting the high velocity air jets at the bottom of the burning files and, as the bottom surfaces are consumed, the file contents fall into the region of rapid combustion.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Classified materials, *Documents, Destruction, Files(Records), Containers, Jets, Igniters

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE