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Publication numberUS1443738 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1923
Filing dateJul 2, 1921
Priority dateJul 2, 1921
Publication numberUS 1443738 A, US 1443738A, US-A-1443738, US1443738 A, US1443738A
InventorsSamuel H Gibson
Original AssigneeFanner Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stirring device
US 1443738 A
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Patented Jan. 30, 1923.

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Application filed July 2, 1921. Serial No. 482,080. i

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMnnnH. GIBsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland in'the county of Cuyahoga and State of bio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Stirring -Devices, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The present invention relates to a construction which is adapted for use in connection with a barrel or other similar con; tainer for the purpose of stirring and mixing the contents of the barrel.

In barrels or similar receptacles which are used for the shipment of such materials as paint oranalogous liquid materials which require stirring before they are dispensed from the barrel, it is practically speaking necessary to provide'some' form of stirring device within the barrel in order to stir or mix the materials.

The present invention is directed to the provision of a stirring apparatus which may be inserted into'the barrel after the barrel has been completely manufactured with both heads in place without in any way dismantling the barrel; This is a feature which is very desirable inasmuch as the barrels are usually manufactured by barrel manufacturers complete, and subsequently'sent to other persons or places where the stirring devices are made and inserted in the barrel, and obviously if the barrel has to be dismantled in order to insert the stirring device, it results not only in an increased labor cost for assembling the stirrer in the barrel, and additionally the barrels when partially dismantled and subsequently put to ether again are apt to be leaky." eference'should be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which Fig. 1 is an elevation with portions in section,- of a barrel containing the stirrer of the present invention; Fig. 2 is a side elevation with portions in section and illustrating the manner of insertion of the stirring device; Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation showing the lower hearing arrangement for the stirrer shaft; Fig. 4 is a sectional elevation showing the lower bearing for the stirrer shaft in position; Fig. 5 is a view of the stirrer.

1 indicates a barrel of conventional form, and while the term! barrel is used in portion thereof will this specification it should not be taken in its restricted sense, but is inclusive of all forms of'containers to which the invention is applicable.

The barrel is provided with oppositely disposed heads 2 and 3 which for the purpose of this specification I will denominate' as the top and bottom, respectively. i

p The barrel is provided with the usual bung hole 4-which, when the barrel is filled with material, will be closed by any suitable means. The top of the barrel is provided with an opening 2 which is located substantially in the center of the top, and the bottomis provided with an opening 3, which is located substantially inthe central portion thereof. r r e The stirrer shaft is indicated at 5 and is of sucha length that when the shaft "5 is properly positioned within a barrel, the top extend through the opening 2 This will permit the engagement of the end of the shaft 5 by means of asuitable handle indicated at 6 so that the shaft 5 may effect a stirring operation. V i For the purpose of'closing the hole or opening 2 during shipment, there isprovided a recessed cap member 7, which has a lower threaded portion that is screwed into the opening 2 This cap member is of such height that it lies below the chime of the barrel which is indicated at 8, and thereby in no way interfering with the barrel standing on either end.

The stirrer blade is indicated at 9 and may be formed in any desired mann'ergone form which the stirrer may assume being shown in Fig. 5, wherein there are two 0ppositely extending blades 10 with an intermediate portion ll having an opening therethrough and a set screw 12 which controls the said opening.

The lower end of the stirrer shaft 5 has a reduced or-ncck portion 5 and a'flange or head portion 5". This flange portion 5 is of substantially the same diameter as the diameterof the shaft 5. v

' The opening l) is adapted to receive a threaded plug or closure member 13 which is hollow. The lower exterior surface of the plug 13 is screw threaded as indicated at-13 and is adapted to be screwed intothe opening 3*.

be turned by the handle 6 to' I tending through one The plug 13 adjacent the threaded end is provided with a small' opening through which may be inserted a plug letthat has a close fit in said opening. This plug will'extend into the interior or hoilow portion of the pluga nd is so inserted after the end of the shaft has been inserted within the plug 13 that the flanged portion 5* of the shaft will lie below the plug 1a.

In assembling the stirring device within a barrel, the shaft 5 is first inserted through the opening 2 in a diagonal manner. The stirrer member 9 is inserted through the bung opening 4 and the end of the shaft 5 is inserted through the central opening in the stirrer member. The stirrer is secured onto the shaft 5 by tightening the set screw 12 and at a position on the shaft 5 above the reduced portion 5.

When this has been accomplished the stirrer blade is moved within the barrel and the end of the shaft 5 is nserted through the opening in substantially the position as shown in Fig. 3. The cap member 13 is then introduced over the end of the shaft 5 and the plug lei introduced which will prevent the outward movement of the shaft 5, or, in other words, prevent its disengage- Inent from the cap 13. The cap 13 is then screwed into the opening 3 so that the shaft and cap occupy the respective relationship which is indicated in Fig. 4.

After this is done the-cap 7 at the topv of the barrel may be put in position and then the barrel may be filled with the contents which it is to contain.

As before stated, when it is desired to mix or stir the contents of the barrel, the cap 7 is removed and the handle 6 introduced upon the end of the shaft 5.

Having described my claim 1. The combination with a barrel or the like, having oppositely disposed heads and an opening in each of said heads, a shaft exof said openings, a stirring device on said shaft, a bearing cap occupying the other of said openings, such cap being hollow, the said shaft having an unthreaded flanged. end portion which extends into said hollow cap, and means associated with the cap and with the shaft for retaining the flanged end of the shaft within the said cap.

2. The combination with a barrel or the like, having oppositely disposed heads and an opening in each of said heads, a shaft extending through one of said openings, a. stirring device on said shaft, a bearing cap invention, I

occupying the other of said openings, such cap being hollow, the said shaft having a portion which extends into said hollow cap and being provided with an 'unthreaded flanged portion which lies within the cap, a retaining member associated with the hollow cap adjacent the open end thereof for retaining the end of the shaft within the said cap.

I 3. The combination with a barrel or the like, having oppositely disposed heads and an opening in each of said heads, a shaft extending through one of said openings, a

in ositien toretain the end ofthe shaft within the said cap.

4. 'The combination of a barrel of the like having oppositely disposed head's opening in each of said headsfashaft ex- .i rer adjacent the opposite end of said the end of the shaft ht the stirrer ing of such length that it m y extend through the opening in o e of the" heads of the barrel, a cap nieniberhaving ah interior which is insertableinte' {cheep ng in the head of the barrel, endo'f tliesaid shaft having a fiangaa pin 'niernber ins through the said cap member, and ext a shaft extendingthrougli the opening "in the head, said shaft being niova ble'angularly in said opening suificientlyto permit the end thereof within the barrel .jt o 'be's wung to adjacent the bung hole, a stirring device of size to permit'its passage thrqughsaid bung hole, said stirring device having ineaiis for securing it to said shaft, and a hearing cap carried by the opposite head adapted to receive the end of said s aft and iprovided with means for retaining the end of the shaft therein. I 6. The combination with a completely asseinbled barrel or the like havinga body portion and oppositely disposed heads,'said body having a hung 1101s therein andone of said heads having a substantially" central opening therein, of a shaft extending through the opening, said shaft beingof a sizeito'perniit of its being moved angularly insaid opening suificiently to permit jtheend thereof within the barrel to be moved toad gcent said bung .hole,a stirring device pffa size to'permit its insertion angularly thrdugh said bung hole, said stirring devieehaying an aperture to receive said shaft and provided with means for securing said shaft in place therein, and a bearing cap carried by the op- 9 ad acent the'sha'ft and above theflflange posite head adapted to receive the end of said shaft and provided with means for retaining the end of the shaft therein.

7. The combination With a barrel or the like, having oppositely disposed heads and an opening in each of said heads, of a shaft extending into said openings, a stirring device secured to said shaft adjacent one of said heads, the end of said shaft adjacent the stirring device extending through the head and having a flange outside the head of the barrel, a bearing cap having a cylindrical recess adapted to receive said flanged end of said shaft, said cap having a retaining part adjacent its inner end which permits passage of said flanged end of the shaft into said cap by a movement of said cap prior to its insertion into said opening, and means for securing said cap in said opening.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto aflix my signature.


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US3172645 *Jul 21, 1961Mar 9, 1965Doryce AppletonAgitator for foods of a liquid form containing solids
US4095286 *Jan 5, 1976Jun 13, 1978Jerry EllisAgitator for paint spray cans
US7441940 *Oct 23, 2003Oct 28, 2008Sport Usa, LlcCollapsible mixing wand
US20050088907 *Oct 23, 2003Apr 28, 2005Sport Usa, L.L.C.Collapsible mixing wand
U.S. Classification366/308
International ClassificationB01F7/00, B01F7/16, B01F15/00, B01F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB01F15/00506, B01F13/002, B01F7/1695, B01F7/00
European ClassificationB01F13/00K2B, B01F7/16S