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Publication numberUS1063754 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1913
Filing dateFeb 7, 1913
Priority dateFeb 7, 1913
Publication numberUS 1063754 A, US 1063754A, US-A-1063754, US1063754 A, US1063754A
InventorsClark S Weiss
Original AssigneeClark S Weiss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1063754 A
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tional, and has reference more particularly toa device. comprising a funnel having a segmental diaphragm and Aa plurality of valve-controlled outlets .all .below the diaphragm.

rEhe object of the invention is to provide a single inexpensive and eiiicient gasolene separator by means of which the water'and the sediment present areipreyented from outlowing in lieu of the gasolene, and in which all ofthe gasolene can be substantially drawn oft without drawing oft the sediment or the water, and which can be easily cleaned of the sediment and water present in the separator. Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this speciiication, in which the same characters of reference indicate the same parts in both the views.

Figure 1 .is a plan view of the funnel proper; and Fig. 2 is an elevated section of a separator embodying my invention.

.lieferung to the drawings, 5 represents a gasolene tank of any suitable v-orm provided with an opening 6. Attached to t-he tank axially with the orifice is a funnel 7 provided with a flange 8 which contacts with the bottom of the tank 5 and is connected to the tank b v means of rivets 9, or any other Suitable mcans. The tunnel 7 is also provided with a semi-circular diaphragm 10 preferably in the same plane with the flangeand substantially normal' to the axis of the funnel.

The free end 11 of the diaphragm 10 is bent downwardly toward the converging portion of the funnel. The lpwermost potion of the funnel 7 is provided with a nip ple 12 rigidly secured .to the inner side of the funnel and carrying a draining cock 13. Directly under'the diaphragm l0 substantially on a line normal to the, edge 11 of the same is a nipple 14 rigidly'secu-red to the sides of the funnel 7'. Intermediate the Specification of Letters iat'e1`1t. application filed February 7, 1913..

serial No. 746,792.

nipple 12a11d nipplel4 aftubular-member 1-5 -is rigidly secured tothe side ofthe funnel 7 5 lying substantially in the same plaiiewith the nipples 1 2 adli. The tubular member l'has interiorly of the funnel a curved projecting.. .portion 16 passing through `-.the curved end 11 of 4the `diaphragnra 1'() -and above the same into the .tank 5,;the portion 16 being substantially axial withthe .fun-. nel. The exterior projecting end-'17 of-,t-lie tubular member l5 is substantially parallel to the nipple 14. The' end 17 .and aleothe nipple llare each provided witli coksf18' and 19, respectively. A .pipeQO'isleading from the cock 1S to any desired place, and "a connection 21 is formed from the cock l19.159 the pipe 20.,-

The operation of my device' is as follows: When the gasolene in the tank is in abundance the sediment and water necessarily will settle in the lower portion of the funnel, as indicated in Fig. 2 by heavy broken lines and spotting the same. 4The gasolene is then drawn off by means of thel tubular member 15 through the cock 18. When the gasolene level in the tank has reachedthe stage as indicated in Fig. '2, no gasolen'e4 ratentearnmee, 191s.

connection 21 and to the pipe 20. The rea- ,son for forming the diaphragm as described is to prevent the sediment and vwater when flowing into the funnel from entering the vnipple 14, and also when the gasolene. is drawn throughthe nipplelf, as above dscribed, the sediment or water disturbed by the ow 'will not pass near to the nipple 14 but exactly at the op osite end of it. This structure gives a per ect separation of gaso lene from the water and other matter resent in the lgasolenel The cleaning o the separator is done by simply opening the cock 13 and thereby draining cti the sediment and water present in the lower portion of the funnel. It can be easily seen that the bottom of the tank and separator can be formed integrally or. separate; in either case the segmental diaphragm will orm-part of thea bottom.

Having thus described my invention, I"

claim as new and desire to secure by Lettersegatent:

I' mental diaphragm projecting from one side of said lfunnel substantially normal to the axis of the funnel, three alining outlets from said funnel substantially central-With saidl w'diaphragm and all below the same, and

valves for each of said outlets, the intermediate of said outlets having an interior tu- Vbular portion leading through and above said diaphragm, and said higher outlet being connected to said intermediate outletat` the exterior of said funnel;

2. In a gasolene separator, a funnel having a flange at` the largest portion thereoie and a segmental diaphragm lying in the same plane with said flange and extending past the axis of said funnel, said diaphragm having its free end turned toward the converging portion of the funnel, a valveconJ trolled outletin the lower portion of said funnel, a valve-controlled outlet directly under said diaphragm substantially central with said diaphragm, and a valve-controlled outlet. intermediate said outlets having a tuliularportion in said funnel projecting through the curved end offsaid diaphragm `and above the same and lying substantially in the axis of the funnel, said outlet under said diaphragm. and said intermediateI outletbeing connected with each other.

3. In a gasolene separator, a funnel having a segmental diaphragm projecting. from one side of the funnel and substantially normal to the axis of the-funnel, and a plurality of valve-controlled outlets from said funnel, all below said diaphragm and all at y different levels one of said outlets having a tubular extension projecting above said diasaid outlets, and one ofl said outlets having` an interior tubular extension projecting through j said diaphragm and above the4 same.

5. In a gasolene separator, a funnel having a segmental diaphragm projecting from one side substantially normal to the axis and having its straight edge curved toward 'the converging portion of the tunnel, a plurality 'of outlets from said funnel, each at a different level, all in alinement and substantially normal to thesaid edge of said diaphragm and'all belou7 the same, and a valve for controlling each of said outlets,

. one of said outlets having a tubular ortion Within said funnel leading tlirougl said curved edge of said diaphragm and above the same, said outlet having the said tubular `portion being connected to the outlet above, eXteriorof the funnel and of their valves.

. In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


` Copies of this patent may'be obtained for ve ,cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification210/534, 137/574, 220/DIG.600
Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/06, B01D21/02