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HOOD FOR DISPENSING TANKS.
APPLICATION FILED JAN.23, 1913.
Patented Dec. 2. 1913.
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THEODOR REIS, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO.
HOOD FOR DISPENSING-TANKS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 2,1913.
Application filed January 23, 1913. Serial No. 743,712.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Tnnonou Bins, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Cincinnati, Hamilton county, State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Hood for Dispensing-Tanks; and I do declare the following to be a clear, full, and exact description of the invention, attention being called to the drawing which accompanies this application and forms a part thereof.
This invention relates to dispensing vessels of the kind serving for storage of liquids and which are arranged to permit with drawal of their contents from the top by means of suitable devices which are adapted for this purpose. Covers variously ar 'anged are provided to protect these tops and frequently they are enlarged to form hoods so as to serve also as an inclosure for appliances used in the handling of the liquid, measuring vessels and the like. Oil for instance is stored in vessels of this kind and devices like pumps are provided for its withdrawal. Access to these pumps and manipulation of the same is above the top of the vessels and the covers provided in these cases are of the hooded kind so as to inclose also the projecting part of these pumps.
My invention concerns vessels of this kind and it consists of a top and of a hood constructed in a particular manner and so as to permit ready and convenient manipulation of the hood to adjust it to positions which give access to the top of the vessel, or in which the same is covered.
In the following specification and particularly pointed out in the claims at the end thereof, will be found a full description of my invention, together with its manner of use, parts and construction, which latter is also illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1, is a vertical cross-section of the upper part of such a vessel and of a hood adapted to cover the top of the same, the hood being adjusted to its open position to permit access to the top. Fig. 2, shows these parts in elevation, viewed in the same plane, it being a side-elevation of the vessel and with the hood in closed position. Fig. 3, is an elevation taken in a plane at right angles to the two preceding views, it may be considered a front-view of the vessel, the hood being in the open position shown in Fig. 1.
The body of the vessel is of cylindrical form, letter A indicating the side thereof of which a portion only near its upper edge is shown.
B is the top of the vessel substantially in form of a pan, the side 5 of which is fitted into the open end of the body and seated upon the upper edge of the same by means of an outwardlv turned flange 6. This upper edge of the body upon which said flange seats is strengthened by being wired in the usual manner and forms a bead a.
T, indi :ates the dischargecnd of a device like a pump for instance, its barrel 8 being supported by the top through which it extends into the body of the vessel and to the bottom of the same. 9 is a handle whereby the plunger of this pump is manipulated. The discharge-end 7 of the pump is positioned to be suiliciently elevated above top B, to permit placing thereunder of receptacles adapted to receive the matter raised by the pump.
Drippings and spillings may d 'ain back into the vessel through an opening 5 in the top, the latter being dished toward this opening as shown. A hood as before alluded to is provided to cover this top and the projecting part of the pump. It is substantially semi-globular and consists of two sections, one of which, shown at G, is stationary. while the other one, shown at D, is adjust-ably supported to permit it to assume positions either as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, in which access may be had to the pump, or as shown in Fig. 2, in which the hood is formed complete and covers the top of the vessel inclosing also the pump.
The sections of the hood are each made up of segmental parts 0 and (l respectively and in sutficient numbers so as to reduce the curvature in each segment to a degree which renders them sufficiently flat to permit their formation in a press. As shown, each section is formed of three parts, seamed to each other by a suitable joint to make up the section and to fit the general curvature of the same in both directions. These parts are congruent so that all may be formed by one die.
The stationary section C of the hood is connected to the top B in a suitable manner as for instance by means of a flange 11, provided at its lower edge and which flange is connected to flange 6 of the top. For the purpose of this connection metal of the extended flange 6 may be turned over flange 11, so as to form a seam in the man ner shown. Around the front of the vessel, the height of the top is increased by a semicircular curb E.
lVhen the movable section of the hood is closed as shown in Fig. 2, the lower edge of this section laps over this curb and produces a dust-proof closure. This curb is held to the top in the same manner in which the stationary hood-section is held and by means of a flange 12, connected to flange 6 of the top in a manner similar to the connection of flange 11 to the top. At its inner ends this curb is enlarged as shown, to form gus sets 13 and connected thereat to the stationary section of the hood, thus increasing the stability of this latter and strengthening its connection to top B. Similar guests 1% are provided on the movable section D of the hood and where the pointed portions of its segments come together as shown. This section is mounted to swing with respect to the stationary section C of the hood and top 13, so as to permit adjustment to a position in which the hood is formed com plete, substantially semi-globular, as shown in Fig. 2, or to a position as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, and in which access is permitted to the top and to the pump. For such purpose this movable section is mounted on pivots 15, projecting from one of the sec-- tions and occupying bearings in the other section. By preference, the gussets on the sections are used to support these pivots and to contain the bearings which receive them.
Beads are formed at the free edges of the hood-sections, the bead at the free vertical edge of the stationary section being formed so as to be on the outside as shown at 16. Atthat edge of the movable section which in the closed position of this latter, become juxtaposed with this bead 16, the bead is formed on the inside as shown at 17. As a result of this arrangement, the hood-sections in the closed position engage each other closely at these beads where a closed joint is formed as best shown in Fig. 2. On their Outside these cans are usually finished in a substantial manner by application of paint and during its adjustment it is necessary that the movable section D swings entirely clear of the stationary section so as to prevent defacement of the paint thereof. This effect is obtained by locating pivots 15 in a particular position and so as to be cccentric with reference to both sections of the hood, but without preventing the movable section from seating snugly when moved into closed position. This feature is clearly illustrated in the drawing, where Fig. 1, shows the movable hood-section in its open position and safely clearing the outside of the stationary hood-section. Fig. 2, shows how in the closed posltion of this section, a snug joint is formed where the edges of the sections come together. The top with its hood is held to the body of the vessel by suitable means, preferably of a character permitting its ready detachment. This may be by a pin 18 on its underside which fits into an opening near the upper edge of the side of the vessel and by a hasp 19 on the free edge of the movable hoodsection which engages a staple 20 on the outside of the body of the vessel. This latter arrangement permits also use of a padlock 21, in case such is desired to restrict access. It also permits detachment of the hood and insertion of it in inverted position, thus reducing bulk while the vessel is in storage or during shipping.
Having described my invention, I claim as new:
1. In a vessel of the kind described, the combination of a top and of a hood permanently connected to each other, a body to which the top is fitted and which is provided with an opening near its upper edge, a pin on the top adapted to occupy this opening and complementary locking means provided respectively on the top and on the body and diametrically opposite the opening and pin mentioned and whereby the top is detachably held to the body.
2. In a vessel of the kind described, the combination of a cylindrical body, a drip pan provided at its upper end and a semiglobular hood for this pan consisting of two sections made up of a number of congruent segmental parts each curved in two directions so as to conform, when connected to each other, to the continuous curve of the hood of semi-globular shape, one of thesesections being adjustably connected.
3. In a vessel of the kind described, the combination of a cylindrical body, a semiglobular hood above the top of the same, consisting of two sections each forming substantially one half of the hood and each made up of congruent segmental parts, diametrically opposite gussets on each section where the segmental parts thereof come together in the axial portions of the sections and pivots provided on the gussets of one of the sections adapted to occupy bearings in the gussets of the other section whereby one section is adjustably supported with reference to the other section.
4. In a vessel of the kind described, the combination of a cylindrical body, a circular drip-pan provided at the upper end of the same, a semi-globular hood for this pan consisting of two sections one of which has one of its se1nicircular edges fitted to the pan and connected thereto, its other, upstanding, edge being provided with a bead around the outside of the section, a semi-circular curb extending from the lower end of this edge outwardly and around the drip-pan, and pivots whereby the other hood-section is adjustably supported, permitting it to assume a position in which one of its edges is adapted to drop over the curb mentioned, its other edge being provided with a bead around the inside of the section which is adapted to contact with the bead on the out side of the other section whereby a snugly fitting closure is obtained at both edges of the adjustable section, said pivots being eccentrically located with reference to the axial portions of both sections so that, when the adjustable section is moved into open position, it swings away from and clears the outside of the other section.
5. In a vessel of the kind described the combination of a cylindrical body, a top for the same, a semi-globular hood consisting of two complementary sections provided above this top, one of these sections at one of its edges being rigidly connected to said top,
and pivots on which the other section is mounted in a manner to permit adjustment with reference to the section first mentioned and to the top and so as to either open or close access to this latter, said pivots being eccentrically located with reference to the axial centers of both sections so that the movable hood-section, when moved into the open position, is caused to swing clear of the other section and when moved into closed position, its edges aline closely with the top and with the free edge of the other section respectively and form therewith the semiglobular hood.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto ai'lix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
'lI-IEODOR REIS. \Vitnesses:
C. SIENGEL, T. Ln BEAU.
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