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Publication numberUS1341157 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 25, 1920
Filing dateNov 10, 1919
Publication numberUS 1341157 A, US 1341157A, US-A-1341157, US1341157 A, US1341157A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Water-bag for filling automobile-radiators
US 1341157 A
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APPLICATION FILED NOV. 10. 1919- A Patented May 25, 1920.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 25, 1920.

Application filed November 10, 1919. SerialNo. 336,793.

To all whom it may concemr- Be it known that I, BENJAMIN T. SUB- LETT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Danville, in the county of Pittsylvania andState of Virginia, have invented certain new and, useful Improvements in Water-Bags for Filling Automobile-Radiators, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

his invention relates to an improved water bag for filling radiators of automobiles, and as a general object of the invention it is the aim to provide a device of this kind which is simple, eiiicient and practical in construction, capable of being manufactured for a relatively low cost and sold at a reasonable profit.

Another object of the invention is to provide a water bag comprising one or more compartments, preferably two, though not necessarily, one being adapted to be used as a storage compartment for carrying water to be used in radiators of automobiles when on long trips and when water is not availto be filled from any suitable source of sup ply along the route, and adapted to be emptied into the radiator.

A further object of the invention is to provide a water bag of this general character, wherein the compartment to receive the water from any suitable supply and adapted for emptying into the radiator immediately following the filling of the compartment is provided with a filling mouth having means around the marginal edge of the mouth, to hold the mouth closed, either 'when the compartment is emptied or filled,

preferably the latter, so as to prevent s illing or overflowing of the water when fil ing the radiator from the spout of the compartment.

A still further object is the provision of an outlet spout communicatively connected with the compartment which receives the Water which is immediately emptied into the radiator, in combination with means to prevent leakage of theywater at the point where the compartment communicatively connects with the spout.

An additional object of the invention is the provision of a spout provided with a seal connection with the storage compartment to prevent leakage, said spout includmg a sealed closure, to prevent the escape of water when stored in the compartment, whereby water may be stored while on long trips, particularly when the necessary supply of water is not available.

A further additional object is to provide a water bag of this general design constructed of any suitable waterproof material, and where the parts forming the bag having one or more compartments are joined, the joints or connections between the parts may be made waterproof, preferabl by vulcanizing.

hile the design, and construction at present illustrated and set forth is deemed preferable, it is obvious that as a result of a reduction of the invention to a more practical form for commercial purposes, the invention may be susceptible to changes, and the right to these changes is claimed, provided they are comprehended within the scope of what is claimed.

The invention comprises further features and combination of parts, as will be hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view of the improved water bag constructed in accordance with the invention, showing one compartment filled.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through the bag on line 2-2 of Fig. 1, more clearly showing the two compartments, and illustrating the connections between the spouts and the parts of the bag.

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional View on line 3-3 of Fig. 1, showing the double thicknesses of material between the two compartments. I

eferring more especially to the draw ings, 1 designates the water bag as a whole, and the bag may be constructed so that the compartments may be of capacities to re ceive any quantity of water, say for instance one or two gallons, preferably the latter. This water bag is designed to be constructed of any suitable waterproof material, and comprises correspondingly shaped opposing walls, two outer walls 3 and adjacent inner walls 4, thereby making double thicknesses of material between the two compartments 5 and 6. The latter compartment 6 constitutes a water storage compartment,'to receive water to be carried on long trips, where the necessary supply of water is not available.

The adjacent intermediate walls between the two" compartments may be connected together in any suitable manner, preferably by vulcanizing or otherwise as at 7, so as to hold them securely together; It is the aim to connect the marginal edges of the correspondingly shaped pieces (which may be constructed of any suitable waterproof fabric or 'other material) 'in any suitable manner, preferably by vulcanizing or otherwise, as shown at 8, so as to prevent leaking of the waters The compartment 5 is provided with a filling-mouth 9, through which the water may be poured or otherwise passed therethrough and the marginal edge of this mouth is provided with a pliable wire 10, which is fastened to the-marginal edge in any suitable manner, preferably as shown, though not necessarily, and

is provided for the purpose of holding the filling mouth closed, to prevent the escape of water in large quantities, when the bag is tilted at the time of fillin the radiator. In fact, the wire is prefera 1y of copper, though not necessarily, and is connected to the marginal edge of the filling opening in an over stitch manner as indicated. Where the wire is fastened to the marginal edge of the filling mouth, the waterproof material is suitably vulcanized, in order to insure a secure connection between the material and the wire, to prevent displacement thereof. A, spout 11 constructed of any suitable-metal, preferably tin, is connected to the bag in communication with the com partment 5. The connection between the spout 11 and the material of the bag includes a ring Washer, which is fastened to the spout in any suitable manner as at 12, preferably by vulcanizing, so as to prevent leaking. Furthermore, the ring washer 13 is constructed of any suitable waterproof material, such as hard rubber, leather or the like, though not necessarily, and is provided with a groove, in which the'waterproof material of the bag is suitably connected, preferably by vulcanizing as at 14. This spout 11 has a curved outlet end so as to radiallyfit into the filling opening of the radiator, so that it is only necessary to slightly tilt the water bag and permit the water to easily flow into the radiator.

The storage compartment 6 of the water bag has communicatively connected thereto a spout 15, which isconnected to the material of the bag similar to the. connection of the spout 11, hence the parts of the con- I partment 6. It is obvious that water may be stored in the compartment 6 in which case the water bag may be placed in the tool box so that there would be a ready supply of water on a long trip when the required amount of water is not available from the usual supplies, such as streams, wells, springs or other sources. One of the corners of the water bag diagonally opposite the spout is provided with a loop 18 through which the fingers may extend, for holding the bag in a tilted position while filling the radiator.

The handle 19, which may be constructed of any suitable material, preferably rubber or a composition of rubber and canvas, or of any material similar to that from which the ha is constructed, is connected to the bag. his handle may be attached by vulcanizing or b any other suitable means, as indicated at 20. Furthermore, the handle may be applied to any part of the bag, preferably at a point adjacent the spouts.

The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is:

1. As a new article of manufacture, a flexible bag composed of vulcanized water proof material and comprising a plurality of compartments, one for the reception of water to be stored and the other to receive water for immediate use, the former having a coverclosed filling spout, the latter ad-- jacent one end near its corner having a vulcanized closed portion provided with an outlet spout, a portion of one end of the bag at one end of the latter compartment having an opening, a pliable element overstitched about the marginal edge of the filling opening, to retain the opposite edges of the filling opening close together to prevent the escape of water in large quantities when the bag is tilted, a U- shaped strap vulcanized to one end of the bag, a second U-shaped strap vulcanized to the adjacent end walls of the opposite end of the bag at a point between the filling opening of the latter compartment and the outlet spout.

said strap being vulcanized together and having a hand hold strap vulcanized thereto, an outlet spout connected to the vulcanized portions of said opposite ends, certain other parts of the end portions of the opposite walls havin unattached separable edges forming a H ling opening, and a flexible element overstitched about the separable edges, to draw the edges together to prevent the escape of Water from the 10 compartment in large quantities when the n testimo signature.

is tilted.

11y whereof I hereunto affix my BENJAMIN T. SUBLETT.

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