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Publication numberUS1380973 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1921
Filing dateSep 30, 1918
Priority dateSep 30, 1918
Publication numberUS 1380973 A, US 1380973A, US-A-1380973, US1380973 A, US1380973A
InventorsHolmes Kelsea Clarence
Original AssigneeHolmes Kelsea Clarence
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Valve mechanism for oil-cans
US 1380973 A
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) 1,380,973. Patented June 7, 19 21.

ilhii'iiii? ear eer ces VALVE MECHANISM: FOR OIL-CANS.

Specification of Letters Eatent.

Patented June *7, 1921.

Application filed September 30, 1918. Serial No. 256,339.

T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CLARENCE HOLMES KnLsEA, a citizen of the United States, residing in Belmont, county of Middlesex, State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Valve Mechanism for OiLCans, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the drawings accompanying the same and forming a part thereof.

My invention relates to valve mechanism for oil cans.

The objects of my invention are as follows :-to provide a Valve mechanism for oil cans having a valve operating device conveniently located to the hand of the userprovided with a guide which will prevent the mechanism from binding and also prevent the leakage of oil through the guide.

In the drawings- Figure 1 represents a sectional elevation of an oil can having my improved valve mechanism attached thereto.

The improved valve mechanism herein illustrated is applied to oil cans of the type used by engineers and oilers in oiling the bearings of machinery and such as is usually provided with a long nozzle so that the user can reach in through complicated machinery to bearings located where they are not easily accessible to the hand of the user.

' In the drawings, 1 represents a body of an oil can, which is of the usual construction, and 2 illustrates the nozzle, the same being in section with a portion of its end broken away so as to readily illustrate the device on the usual size sheet of drawing paper. 3

represents ahandle of the usual type attached to the body of the oil can and located at a convenient distance from the valve operating mechanism. 4 illustrates the filler tube for filling the can and 5 is a cap to cover the filler tube. The valve 6 may be a ball made of brass or other suitable non-corrosive material of a size to seat upon the valve-seat 7. Said valve-seat 7 is located near the outlet to the nozzle of the can. The valve 6 is held in a closed position by the valve operating rod 8. The operating rod 8 has secured to it a collar 9 serving as a seat for one end of the spring 10, the ther end of the spring 10 contacting with the fixed seat 11 which is secured to the body of the can. The lower lever 16 will move the valve rod 8 endwise' to unseat the valve Got the seat 7. The inner end of the lever 16 is provided with an angular hook portion 14: which hooks into a hole in a bracket 15, the bracket 15 being secured to the body 1 of the can. A guide 17 is provided, which is curved with the hole in the bracket 15 as the center of the curvature so that the curved portion of the lever 16 which has the same curvature as the guide 17 will slide freely therein and be guided thereby. The lever 16 is also provided with a stop-collar 18 secured at the upper end of the curved portion so as to limit its downward movement. There is also provided a finger-piece 19 formed upon the outturned end of the lever 16 and so located as to be operated, preferably by the index finger or thumb f the user.

In the types of valve operating mechanism for cans of this description heretofore made, the levers have not been properly guided, so that they were liable to stick and not close the valve, thereby causing a waste of oil. In the valve mechanism provided herein there is no liability of the valve mechanism sticking as the lever operating the valve is sov constructed and the guide so made that it will operate freely and so that a spring of light tension will serve to properly close the valve when the pressure on the operating lever 16 is released.

Having described my invention what I claim is- The combination with an oil can provided with a substantially long nozzle, of a valve located in said nozzle to close the same, a rod extended int said nozzle and cooperating with said valve to close thesame and having its lower end extended into said can, a lever pivoted within the can at one side of said nozzle and extended across said can and provided on the opposite side of said nozzle with an upwardly extended curved portion whose center is the pivot of said lever, a curved guide through which said curved portion is movable, means for connecting the valve closing rod with the said lever between the curved portion thereof and the pivot therevalve. l

for to effect downward movement of the Witnesses this the 13th day of Sept'A. D. valve in said nozzle by downward move- 1918.

ment of said curved portion and a sprin V i to move said rod upwardly to close saia CLARENCE HOLMES KELSEA' Witnesses; In testimony whereof, Ihave hereunto set D. BAKER,

my hand,.in the presence of two subscribing l H. M. KELso.

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U.S. Classification222/509, 222/470, 222/518
International ClassificationF16N3/04, F16N3/00
Cooperative ClassificationF16N3/04
European ClassificationF16N3/04