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Publication numberUS129783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 23, 1872
Publication numberUS 129783 A, US 129783A, US-A-129783, US129783 A, US129783A
InventorsClark J. Beowf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in oil-cans
US 129783 A
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0. J. BROWN.

Improvement in Oil-Cans.

N0.- 129,783. Patented July 23, 1872.



Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 129,783, dated July 23, 1872.

I, CLARK J. BROWN, of Plymouth, in the county of Grafton and State of New Hampshire, have invented a certain Improvement of a Self-Checking Oil-Gan Spout for filling metallic lamps, to obviate running themover,

of which the following is a specification:

My invention relates to the combination of a' small metallic tube and gage to a spout of an ordinary coal-oil can, in such a manner that said tube will control the flow of oil out of the can when the oil reaches a certain height in the metalliclamp, as it is very diflicult to see when a metallic lamp is nearly full, or as full as it ought to be without running over.

i The accompanying drawing represents an oil-can, one side of the upper part removed so as to show the attachment. I

A is the reservoir or can. It has only one opening, into which the spout B is screwed. Can A is so put together as to form an airtight chamber when the end of spout B is closed. D is a small curved tube, fastened onto the insideof spout B, extending through spout B into reservoir A. Tube D is bent in such a manner that the end will be above the fluid, and not to strike or interfere in unscrewing the spout B. 0 serves as 'a gage, and is made of a piece of wire soldered to the under side of spout B to regulate the height of oil in the lamp.

. In filling a lamp the spout B is placed into filler of lamp as far as gage 0 permits it; the can A raised sufficient to let the oil flow out. Tube D supplies the necessary air to the reservoir. As long as the oil has not yet reached the end of spout B or end of tube D the oil will continue to flow; but the instant the oil raises to that height the tube D will cease to furnish the necessary air, and the oil as shown.

0. J. BROWN.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/06