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Publication numberUS1230971 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 26, 1917
Filing dateOct 17, 1916
Priority dateOct 17, 1916
Publication numberUS 1230971 A, US 1230971A, US-A-1230971, US1230971 A, US1230971A
InventorsHarry L Wilson
Original AssigneeJohn F Loeffler, Harry L Wilson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1230971 A
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1,230,971 Patented June 26,1917.



Application filed 0etober17, 1916.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HARRYL. WILSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vashington, in the District of Columbia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Siphons, of which the following is a specification. I

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in siphons and more particularly to that type adapted for use in drawing liquids from barrels or the like.

An object of this invention is the provision of a siphon having a detachable bulb which can instantly be attached or detached as desired and which is connected with the siphon tube in a novel manner so as to eliminate the material composing the bulb from contacting with the tube, thus overcoming the disadvantage produced by bulbs of similar construction where the material of such bulbs engages the tube direct or in such a manner so as to produce a reduced portion upon the bulb at the connecting point between the said bulb and tube, which becomes weak and cracks or breaks after a short using, thereby causing extra expense and unforeseen difficulties to the operator of such a bulb whichmust be replaced at short intervals, but which isreadily over' come by employing a siphon embodying my construction.

Another object of this invention is the provision of a suitable strainer attached to one end of the tubing composing my siphon and which is adapted to prevent foreign substance from enteringv said tubing but should such substance prove ofsuch fine quality as to enter through the mesh of said strainer, the same may further be prevented from entering by enveloping said strainer by sack of any suitable gauze material or the like which may be readily adjusted to said strainer and held substantially thereto by any suitable means cooperatingwith the means provided by said strainer for the re-' ception of the same- A further object of this invention isthe provision of a flexible siphon having a detachable stop-cock attached thereto whereby the flow of the liquid can be regulated as desired after the same has once been started from the barrel or the like, thereby producing a siphon that can be left charged indefinitely and from which the liquid contents of the barrel or the like can be drawn Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 26, 191 "7.

Serial No. 126,136.

at any time through the medium of said stop-cock after said siphon has once been charged.

lVith the above and other objects in view this invention resides in the novel features of construction, formations, combinations, and arrangements of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed and illustrated by the accompanying drawing in which Figure l is a perspective view of my siphon illustrating the same in an operative position with a barrel, the latter being indicated by dotted lines.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary bottom plan view of the bulb, illustrating in elevation the button connection therewith,

Fig. 3 is a'perspective view of the right angle tube illustrating the coupling connection adapted for engagement with the but ton, 7

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary, longitudinal, and vertical, sectional view of the bulb illustrating in section the connection of the button therewith,

Fig. 5 is a similar view, further illustrating the connection of the right angle tube therewith, and

Fig. 6 is a perspective view illustrating the strainerand gauze sack in position to be applied thereto.

Referring'to the accompanying drawing by similar characters of reference throughout the numeral 10 denotes in general my improved siphon which consists of a suitable flexible tubing 11 at one end of which is suitably secured a detachable strainer 12 of suitable "construction provided with a groove 13 for the reception of a draw string 14 encircling the upper end of a suitable sack This sack 15 is adapted for use. in cases where the mesh of the strainer 12, is found to be too large to prevent the foreign substance usuallyfound in barrels containing liquors, from entering the tubing 11 and in such cases the strainer 12 is withdrawn fromtheibarrel and the sack 15 substantially secured thereto by securely tightening the draw string 14 around the groove 13 formed at the upper end of said strainer.

The opposite end of said tubing 11 is provided with a suitable stop-cock 16 which is secured to said tubing 11 in a similar manner to the strainer 15 while in close proximity to said stop-cock 16 and formed integral With the tubing 11 is a right angle tube 17 which has substantially mounted therein and extending therefrom a limited distance a coupling 18 the extended portion of which is threaded as indicated by the letter A and which is adapted to engage a button 19 having a threaded aperture B formed therein. This button 19 is suitably secured to a bulb 20 through the medium of a groove formed in the outer periphery of said but-- ton and by referring to Fig. 5 of the accompanying drawing it will be readily seen that the connection produced between the bulb 20 and the right angle tube 17 through the coiiperation of the coupling 18 with the button 19 is such as to eliminate the contacting of the two materials composing the bulb :20 and the angle tube 17 thereby overcoming the great difficulty found in siphons where the bulb 20 engages a tubing or the like direct in such a manner so as to produce a reduced portion upon the bulb at the point of connection between said bulb and tubing and which point as previously stated has proven to be the weakest and where the first break is usually found in siphons so constructed. It may be further stated in connection with the above that I have provided my siphon with the bulb 20 in close proximity with the stopcock 16 for the purpose of producing a siphon so constructed so as to eliminate all chances of the bulb 2O drawing the liquid therein, as suflicient travel is permitted for the liquid to have ample time to start on its path of travel, during which time the bulb 20 will regain its normal position after being depressed, therefore it is to be readily understood that by locating the bulb 20 in close proximity with the stop cook 16 the bulb 20 is always kept free of the liquid thus lengthening the life of said bulb considerably.

It may still further be stated that most siphons where a bulb is employed have provided in the bulb an aperture over which the operator places his thumb When depressing the bulb, then upon releasing the bulb, he removes his thumb from the aperture, for a purpose well known to those familiar with this art, while I have provided my siphon with a bulb having no such aperture formed therein and by which I obtain far superior results by placing my bulb in close proximity with the stop-cock.

It is not deemed necessary to go further into the details of the operation of my siphon as it is thought that those familiar with this art will readily understand the usually found necessary by the operator of any similar siphon now on the market.

It is'now thought that the above description together with accompanying drawing sufficiently sets forth the'construction and operation of this device to enable those familiar with this art to readily understand the construction, operation, and many ad vantages of the same.

It is to he understood in this connection however that various minor changes in the details of the construction may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim without departing from or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.

From the foregoing disclosure taken in connection with the accompanying drawing it will be manifest that I have provided a flexible siphon and one that is absolutely sanitary and especially adapted for use in connection with drawing liquids from barrels or the like and which will fulfil all of the necessary requirements of such a device. Having thus fully described this invention,

What I claim as new and desire to protect said opening being clamped in said groove,

said nut being threaded on said projecting end.




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

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U.S. Classification137/150, 137/140, 210/463
Cooperative ClassificationF04F10/00