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Publication numberUS1284822 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1918
Filing dateApr 8, 1918
Priority dateApr 8, 1918
Publication numberUS 1284822 A, US 1284822A, US-A-1284822, US1284822 A, US1284822A
InventorsAlfred S Tumey
Original AssigneeAlfred S Tumey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined oil-can and oiler.
US 1284822 A
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Patented Nov. 12, 1918.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 12, 1918.

'Application filed April 8, 1918. Serial No. 227,403.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALFRED S. TUMEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Austin, in the county of Travis and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Oil-Cans and Oilers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in lubricating apparatus and the primary object of the invention is to provide a device of this character that combines the function of an oiler and oil can, whereby the device is adapted to be used for oiling plane surfaces, or for dropping oil in various parts of machinery.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is easily and simply constructed, inexpensive to manufacture and one which will be very efiicient in operation.

With these and numerous other objects in view, my invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts which will be herein referred to and more particularly pointed out in the specification and claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective View of the device,

Fig. 2 is a horizontal section through the same with the cover removed, and

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the device with the supplemental spout attached thereto after the cover has been removed.

In describing my invention, I shall refer to the drawings in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

The numeral 1 designates an oil receptacle which is formed of a double wall structure, the outer wall being designated by the numeral 2, and the inner wall by the numeral 3, and their connected upper edges by the numeral 4:. The inner wall is perforated, as shown at 5 throughout its entire surface, for a purpose to be hereinafter more fully described. The oil is adapted to be positioned in the receptacle in the double wall portion thereof and arranged in the recep tacle is a wick 6 that is formed of any desired cloth material and which is adapted to project a short distance through the open top of the receptacle, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. This wick is adapted to absorb the oil fed thereto through the apertures in the inner wall thereof so that the projecting portion of the wick is adapted to be used as an oiler for plane surfaces, floors or the like.

. The upper edge of the receptacle 1 is provided with an opening therethrough and positioned in said opening is a tube 7 that has its main portion extending in the double wall receptacle, to a point adjacent the bottom thereof, and the end of said tube that projects above the edge is externally threaded on its extremity as shown at 8 and is adapted to receive thereon the internally threaded inner end of a spout 9. This spout is hence detachably connected with the projecting end of the tube whereby if desired, when the spout is attached the oil can may be used in the ordinary manner.

The receptacle 1 is provided with a cover cap 10 that is adapted to be positioned thereover as is clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, and said cover is provided on its outer wall with a holdin loop 11 in which the detachable spout 9 is adapted to be positioned, when the cover is placed on the receptacle. This forms a means for securing the detachable snout to the device, so that it will always be handy when it is desired to use the lubricatin device as an oil can in the usual manner.

This type of lubricatii 9' device will be found very efficient in operation, as it combines therein the advantages of an oiler and the conventional operation cf the oil can. The cover that is placed thereon prevents the oil from leaking therefrom, and when the cover is removed. the detachable spout may be easily placed in position. It is obvious that when the wick alone is used, the outer end of the tube 7 is stopped, to prevent the oil from flowing therefrom.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it is thought that a clear and comprehensive understanding of the construction, operation and advantages of my invention may be had, and while I have shown and described the device as embodying a specific structure, I desire that it be understood that such changes may be made in said structure as do not depart from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim is new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A device of the class described including a double Wall oil receptacle having an open top, the inner Wall of said receptacle being perforated,.a Wick positioned Within the receptacle and extending through said top, and an oil outlet through the upper edge of the receptacle.

2. A device of the class described including a double Wall oil receptacle having an open top, the inner Wall of said receptacle being perforated, a Wick positioned therein and extending through said top, and a tube projecting through the upper edge of the receptacle and adapted to have a spout detachably connected with the upper end thereof.

3. A device of the class described including an oil receptacle, a Wick positioned therein and projecting through the top of the same, an outlet through the upper edge of said receptacle, and a cover adapted to be positioned over the receptacle to cover the projecting portion of the Wick.

In testimony whereof, I afix my signature hereto.


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

Washington, D. 0.

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U.S. Classification401/23, 401/198, 401/26, 222/538, 222/187, 401/136
Cooperative ClassificationA47L1/08