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Publication numberUS1170036 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1916
Filing dateFeb 27, 1913
Priority dateFeb 27, 1913
Publication numberUS 1170036 A, US 1170036A, US-A-1170036, US1170036 A, US1170036A
InventorsWilliam G Avery
Original AssigneeWilliam G Avery
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metallic barrel.
US 1170036 A
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Application filed February 27, 1913.

kegs or thev like containers constructed of metal and has for' its object the construction of a metallic barrel, keg or cask of sheet 7or` plate metal, preferably in two'parts so. that" the parts may be nested for shipment and as a further object providing. a construction in which the two parts are simply and easily united or `assembled with a perfect and strong joint and .without the necessity of employing skilled-labor or tools for the assemblage. .I

Other objects will appear as the invention is described and claimed.

This invention consists in the forming of a metal barrel, keg orcask having a joint at the meeting edges of the contiguous sections, said joint composed of a metallic tongue on one of ,the edges and a metallic groove on the other edge so constructed as to extend practically the whole length of the container so that the tongue or tongues, (Where more than two Sections are used), will slide snuglyeinto and be held in place by the respective grooves, thus making it necessary only to take the two parts of the container, enter'` the tongues in the grooves and slide the'two. parts into position.

My invention further consists in other details of. construction and combination of parts all of which will be hereinafter fully set forth and claimed.

In'the drawings, Figure I, is a cross sectinal view of a container embodying this in- Vention, illustrating one manner of constructing the tonguefland groovejoints land also .the employment in connection therewith of trunnions when it is desired to employ the same, and furthermore illustrating a. construction of one' type of` bottom that I intend to employ, this construction allowing for the securingof the sections in the locke'd position. By constructing'rthe bottom in this manner the same may be folded back when the barrel is unassembled and packed for Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 1, 1916.

Serial N m 751,092.

shipment. Fig. II, is a Vertical cross sectional.view taken through a container constructed according to this invention. This ylew is taken at a right angle to the dividing joint of the halves of the container, showing the joint meeting fiush at the interior. This `view also illustrates a different type of construction for the bottom'. The bottom shown in this view is sicired to the respective halves and then the halves are secured to each other when the barrel is assembled. F ig. III, illustrates one form of groove section for'the meeting joint, and Fig. IV, represents one form of a tongue joint adapted to register or interlock with the section shown in Fig. III. Fig. V shows both sections united and also shows their relatiVe position on the barrel sections. l

It is required in' thev construction of a metal cask, first that it shall bestrong and serviceable, next that it shall. be economical to ship and hence should bei constructed so that the' parts may nest and furthermore the parts should be so constructed that they may be easily and quickly assembled without requiring skilled labor or special tools and with these objects in view I have constructed a barrel which I describe as follows:

In constructing this barrel I employ two metallic'sections 1 and 2 of sheet or light plate metal bent to the desired form, preferably semi-cylindrical and having at their meeting edges, onone side a grooved member 3 and on the other side a tongue-member 4, the tongue member 4 correspondinz` with the grooved member 3 of the other section. .It is preferred that these tongue and groovemembers which extend the length of the cont'ainer at the joint be constructed separate from l'the sheet metal Sections a-nd that they be of a heavier metal, such as. for instance, malleablefcast iron and that the same be secured at the meeting edges of the Sections by azprocesmknown as electrical spot welding. Though this method of attaching the'joints to the sheet metal `sections is not esential still it' is desirableand in preferen'ce to other ,methods now known fastened to the sheet metal Sections in-any .105 while at the same time these joints may be..

other desired .manner or the tongue andgroove may be formed'integral and of the same metal as the sectrons are formed though'in the majority of cases this is not as practical or as serviceable.

25 When the'barrel is assembled.

In c'istr'uctingr andforming the tongue and groove Inembersgwif desired', they may be formed, either of them, at the opposite sides of' the cont-ainer with trunnions 5, 5,

'adapted to-be engaged by a suitable barrel truck for transporting-,the' barrels from p'la'cetto place within or around the' shop at which they are employed. In forming the bottom of the barrel the same maybe formed as suggested either in Fig'.-. L'orzFig' II. Figi. I, shows two flanged h'alves Gand 7 hingedkvptogether as at 8, one

'1.13.0f'l'thehalxf'e's being se'cured to one section' of -the/'barrel' and the other half folded upon v it ;when :theisections are' not assembled,` thus 'allowing for 'f'nestinglfi- -IVhen i the barrel is iassembled;.'vthe?v lt'ise`` evc'tion is fastened to) ff-Byffreferring to Figs. I and V1`itnWill be `seen that the= edges of the Sections-are so 5posi"tioned;and"the tongue andl groove memb'e'r'sfl are so located that the sections'may be joined together inv sucl1`a'1'n1-anner as to .pre-

sentf/'al smooth interior'surface to the continerf 7 z I' *The 'upper edge of the container may be r'einforced by bending the metal upon itself into' ah'em-or ho'op,l either inward or out- Ward for finishand streng'thening purposes.

In illu''stratin, and -descrlblng this 'inventionl has been shown and set forth as it is considered most'l 'economicah practical and serviceable but it is not wished to limit the same to theV details herein shown as lthey 5 may be altered in detail and general construction Without departing from the invention. I

vi'Vha'tI'claim isz? i .1. A.metallic`cask of the type set foith comprising a series. of section's, one edge of -each section provided with a slotted'tubular -member and the opposite edge of each section provided with av headed strip, said slotted' tubular member and'said 'headed strip adaptedto interlock with the headed 'strip and slotted tubular member of the adjoining section; said slotted tubular member and saidheaded strip so llocated as ,to present. aa smoothwintelriorff surface, `to v said metallic containerz-` 4 2. A metallic cask of the type set forth comprisingrz` a series of Sections)v each of said Sections comprising bottom and side portions' of equal proportions, one edge of each side portion provided with a slotted tubular member and the opposite edge of each of said side portions provided with a headed strip adapted to be eng'aged byLthe slotted tubular'v member-of the 'adjoining side portion, said slotted ltubular member .and said headed strip so 'located as to present 'a smoothinterior surface to said metallic cask,

Signed at Cleveland in the county of' Cuyahoga and StateofOh'io 'this-11th day of February, 1913;'wfv 7 f w w WILLIAM' G. AVERY;

Witnesses: f z :i

' LERoY MIVLIis1 1 JOHN J. DomvnLLYl

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U.S. Classification220/691
International ClassificationB65D8/14
Cooperative ClassificationB65D7/12