US 1093452 A
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H. D. METGALF. FAUOET OPERATING MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED AUG.27, 1912.
1,098,452. Patented Apr. 14, 1914.
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HENRY MET GALE, 0F CASEY, ILLINOIS.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY D. METCALF, a citizen of the United States, residingat Casey, in the county of Clark and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Faucet-Operating Mechanisms, of which the following is a specificaheld closed and the operating means sustained in an operative position.
Figure .1 is a side view of the faucet and the operating mechanism therefor. Fig. 2 is a section through the faucet.
The faucet 1 includes a casing 2 which is mounted in any suitable well known manner in the feed pipe 3 of a liquid supply, not shown. The pipe 3 herein represented is designed particularly for use upon beer dispensing apparatus, apparatus for dispensing'syrups at soda fountains or the like, being vertically disposed and being terminally extended at its upper end into a discharge spout 4. This spout may be disposed above the plane of a counter whereby a vessel may be placed therebeneath when it is desired to fill the same. The casing 2 is provided with .a rotary plug 5 in which is formed a portway 6. The stem 7 of the plugis journaled 'in the opposite walls of the casing and at one end the stem has secured thereto a lever 8 which may be operated to effect different adjustments of the plug whereby the portway 6 can be brought in direct communication with the pipe 3 to permit the discharge of the liquid when desired.
The casing 2 has a bracket 9 secured thereto, and as illustrated said bracket is provided with a portion 10 which is disposed in concentric relation with the axis of the vis spaced from a shoulder '13 on the bracket 9 whereby to form a companion rest or abutment for the respective terminals of an Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed August 27, 1912. Serial No. 717,354.
Patented Apr. 14, mm.
theportion 10 is bent laterally to form a stop 15 at a point above the plane of the lever 8 whereby to lie directly in the path of the lever and to engage the same to limit the movement thereof in one direction, the said stop being'disposed in spaced relation to the adjacent end of the valve casing and adapted to be bent into the longitudinal plane of the passage and socket respectively to permit the removal of the lever when it is desired to remove the valve from the caslng.
The actuating mechanism of the faucet comprises a foot treadle 16 which is pivoted at 17 upon a suitable support A. Companion bell-crank levers '18 and 19' are also pivoted upon the support A, and as shown said levers have their depending arms 19 operatively connected together through the medium of a rod 20 whereby adjustment of one lever will result in a proper adjustment of the other lever to influence the plug 5. The arm 21 of the lever 18 is connected by a link 22 with the inner end of the foot treadle 16, while the arm 23 of the companion lever 19 has detachable connection with a draft rod 24, the'latter having its upper end operatively associated with the lever 8 as shown.
' Now that the details of construction of the mechanism are clearly described it is stated that the spring 14 serves singly as a means for normally holding the plug 5 in a closed position and for sustaining the efiective controlling end of the treadle 16 in proper position, whereby when pressure is applied to the treadle an adjustment of the plug 5 will be made so that the portway 6 will be brought into direct communication with the feed pipe 3. The mechanism is such that the operator may use both of his of the lever 19 so that the lever 8 of the faucet plug can be controlled positively by the hand of the operator. I claim A valve comprising a casing having a rotary plug therein, alever fixed to the stem laterally extending arm disposed in spaced relation toward the top of the valve casing and adapted to act as a stop to limit the up-.
laterally extending arm.
ward movement of the lever, the said stop being adapted to 'be bent in the longitudinal plane of t e passage in the lever topermit the removal of the lever fromtheguide, a shoulder formed on the guide member ad- 'acent thevlower end thereof, and aspring nterposed between the shoulder and the.
socket and bearing against the lever so as to hold the latter normally against the said In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HENRY D. METCALF.
" JOHN H: TAYLOR,
RALPH H. TAYLOR.