US 1319439 A
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w. s. TowNsEN.VV NOZZLE FOR FILLING Hush?" Y nPPucnaon mtu Ara. is. 1971s' Patented mm1, 1919.
UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE. f
wILLult s. Townsmrn or WASHINGTON. mamar or commun.
' NozzLE ron FILLING-nosa.
lpeclleatlon o! Letten Intent.
Patented Oct. 2l, 1919.
YApplication illed April lll,` 1918. Ierlal lo. 200M?.
be self-su porting when inserted in the of gasolene therethrough; also to its discharge end.v About midwa opening oy l a motor vehicle tank; to provide auch a nozzle-.with an' automatically closing valve 'having an actuating device to en `the top of the tank when the nozzle is in place and open'the valve to permit the flow the nozzle with' a trans arent portlon between the' inlet end and yt e valve and finally to tglrovide the outlet or mouth of the nozzle wi 1in-.internal drip receiving flange or ghcse objects I accomplish by means of the construction shown in the accompanying drawillgkin which:
Figure is a longitudinal vertical section through t e nozzle 1n position on a tank.
Fig. 2 is a detail view of the valve removed,
1 desi ates the nozzle of suitable size and materia and having a downward curve at of the length the nozzle is provided wit an enlarged p0rtion2 provided with a diagonally arranged valve seat 3 and a crossbarl. The valve 5 seatsnn the-seat 3 and has a forwardl Iextending stem 6 guided in an a rture in the crossbar 4 and also ide in a bea 'ng i8 in the lower side of t e nozzle.
V The ter rextremity of the valve stem 6 ter- 4 rest upon the upper side of the tan in a transverse foot 9 ada ted tt:
filled and support that side of the vnozzle as well 'asto open the valve or raise it from its seat. The valve is returned to the seat by the spring 10 mounted on stem '6 between the lower side 'of crossbar 4 and a collar 11. The nozzlel is' rvided on its up er side minut point 12 adapted to ertilgagc the underside of the tank top when e `nozzie is inserted through the opiing therein, as cleari shown in Fig. 1. When the nozzle is in this rovide uw said position its weight and that of the .hose will exert a downward pressure and this will cause the valve stem' to move upwardly and unseat the valve 'nst the rassure of its spring. Having us' set tie nozzle, the
operator may leave it and attend to the lisof lenedpump now so commonly Aemploy for the lspensin of this commodity.
In order t atthe. flow ofthe gasoleue throu h thenozzle may be seen, I provide the ilet end thereof .with a glass seetion- 15 of flattened spherical form, and-beyond this isI the coupling 16 for connection with a hose v'l'he mouth orgntlet fthe nozzle is rovided with lan inteillillipcup 18, w ich may be formed by"Y turned annular flange made lower or note ed at one side, as yat 19,- for thediscla'r e of the contents of the cup. '1`l1iscupA 418 1s merely to catch the final drops of asolene remaining nozzle at the end o? the filling operation and in the after the nozzle has been removed from the tank so that these drops will not spill on top of .the tank, which' is so often located beneath the vehicle seat. Any liquid remaining in the ou? after a discharge may' be emptied there rom by inclining the nozzle to the right to bring the recess 19 below the level of the liquid ,so remaining in the cup. The cup is filled, of course, during and at the end of every discharge.
So far as I am aware, there is no gasoleno hose nozzle provided with an automatic valve and means for sustaining the nozzle in position and holding the valve open, though can nozzles have had valves capable of being opened by holding the can in pouring position with the valve actuator against the vessel being lilled and pushing on the can to operate said actuator. Vessels have also been raised against4 a valve-actuator mounted on a faucet to open the valve and fill the vessel and all such are disclaimed.
Of cou-rse, the nozzle could be attached to iillin hose generally.
at I claixnis:
self-closing valve provided with an external` actuating means located at a point op site means and pted rest on top. o
tank adjacent to the 1e 1. A nozzle for iilling-lhose provided gag: ros
, lower outer. portion Aw filling"` opening', open the "valveiauto- 4,
matically when the nozzle is placed 1n positon. i
2. A nozzle for filling-hose provided at Its lower outer portion with a laterally extend` said nlorulnptoliftthe valve when the nozzle is held in `position ongtheftankt' y `3. -A nozzle ,for ifillinhose provided at its ing fillerumftp enage the under side 0in tnngk vtop .vat the V ing opening, a diagonal valve sent wtlnnlthe nozzle? a val ve to close down on the seat and havlng its stem exe Intel-alli;T proj eet-4 tendin diagonally out through the lower side o the nozzle and havinga foot opposite the said fulerum to rest on top of the tank at the opposite side of its filling opening.
' 4. A nozzle for filling-hose provided with a s elf-closing valve provided with an netnetng device to engage the top of n tank adjacent to the. filling opening and nutomatieally open the valve by the Weight of lthe nozzle, and means on:A the nozzle at n point below and beyond snd val'veffietuatng device to engage the inner side of thev tank et its lling o emng and venuse'tlie nozzle?l to he held in p ace against the pull or strain exerted by n f1linghoseon said nozzle.
In testimony whereof I affix m y- Signature.
WILLIAM S. TW'NSEND.