US 1410878 A
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APPLICATION FILED FEB. 18, 1921.
Patented Mar. 28, 1922.
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ARTHUR BEN SHOOF, OF GARRISONNORTH DAKOTA.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that l, An'r -ivn .lfinxsiioor, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Garrison, in the county of McLean and State 01 North Dakota, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Oil Cans, of which the following isaispecification.
This invention relates to oil cans of the pump type and its object is to provide a device of this nature which may be used either as an ordinarygravity feed oil can or asa pump can according to the location of the part to be lubricated and constructed in such manner that it may be readily taken apart for purposes of cleaning the same, when desired.
It is a further object of the invention to provide an article of the character indicated constructed in so simple a manner that it may be economically manufactured and will not be likely to get out of order.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will be set forth inthe detailed description which follows.
The figure shown in the accompanying drawing is a vertical sectional View of an oil can constructed in accordance with the invention. 1
Referring to the drawing 5 designates the body of the can which is provided with a suitable handle 6 and finger engaging loop '7. The body 5 is provided with a neck extension 8 adapted to have a screw cap 9 screwed thereon. A pump barrel 10 is provided with a horizontal flange 11 at its upper end, which flange is adapted to be bound between the upper edge of the neck extension 8 and an overhanging flange 12 of the screw cap 9, whereby the barrel is effectively held in place but may be readily released when it is desired to remove the barrel for the purpose of inspection,cleaning or repair.
The lower end of the barrel 10 is. received in a depression or recess 13 of the bottom of: the body 5 whereby all of the oil will be drained to that point sothat the pump may pick it up. The oil enters the lower end of the pump barrel through openingsl and an upwardly opening check valve 15 is disposed adjacent the lower end of the barrel 10. An outlet pipe comprising a horizontal portion 16 and an upturned extremity 17 receives the lower threaded end of discharge pipe 18. The discharge pipe 18 projects upwardly into a discharge'spout 19 which is threaded Specification of Letters Patent Patented 31 28 19212 Application filed February 18, 1921 Serial Itfo q4j45,920. p
. upon an extension 20 of the body of the can.
it will benoted that the pipe 18 very nearly fills the spout 19 at the narrowest part of the latter; this is to prevent the oil that is being pumped from running backdown the spout. In other words the spout is con stricted at this point enough to cause the desired quantity of oil to be discharged through the extremity 21 of the spout upon the part to be lubricated. Upon the other hand there is enough of an opening left at 22 to permit oil to find its way past the upper end of the pipe 18 and out of the spout 21, when the can is inverted and used as an ordinary gravityv oiler.
The barrel 10 receives a plunger which is preferably of leather but which may be of any desired construction. This plunger is carried by a plunger rod 24.- which in turn is guided in cork insert 25 disposed in the upper end of the pump barrel and is further provided upon its upper end with a thumb piece 26 by which downward movement may be im at the extremity of the pipe 18 and by unscrewing the spout 19 and by unscrewing the pipe 18 from the upturned extremity 17 of the pipe 16, the pipe 18 may be bodily removed for cleaning. If the obstruction is not found in the pipe 18, the entire pinup body may be removed by unscrewing the cap 9 and pulling the pump valve out of the body 5. To permit this to be done the opening through the neck extension 8 is made quite large and when the extremity 17 abuts the under side of the top of the can, the barrel is tipped to one side until the barrel as a whole together with the pipe 16 may be bodily withdrawn from the can.
It is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise construction setforth but that it includes within its purview whatever changes fairly come within either the terms or the spirit of the appended claims.
Having described my. invention, what I claim is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a body portion, a neck extension,
a screw capon the neck extension and a pump barrel, said pump barrel being provided with a flange-adapted to beolam'ped between the neck extension and the cap.
2. A structure as recited in claim 1 in combination with a lateral extenslon upon the';pu1np barrel provided With an upturned extremity and a discharge pipe adapted to be inserted from the exterior of the can and threaded into said upturned'extremity, the opening through said neck extension being of such diameter as to permit of the bodily c removal of the pump barrel and said later ally extending pipe, therethro'u'gh. 5
3. A structure as recited in claim 1 in combination with a laterally extending pipe having an upturned extremity thereon, a
discharge pipe adapted to be threaded into 'said extremity from the exterior of the ,can and a spout surrounding said discharge pipe exteriorly of the can.
mg within the spout at the point of discharge of the discharge pipe.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of tWo Witnesses.
K ARTHUR BENSHOOF. Witnesses: i i a D. R. ROBINSON,- J. W. ROBINSON.