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Q. H. JUSTUS PURIFIER FOR'GASOLNE SYSTEMS Filed Jan. B,
Patented Aug. 14, 1923. l
TED\ STAT mi t i PURIFIER FOR GASOLINE SYSTEMS.
HV. I Application mea January 8,1921. serial no. 435,909. l M UU To all whom z't may comem:
Be it known that I, ORA H. JUs'iUs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Parkersbur in the county of Wood and State of West ir inia, have invented certain new and usefu Improvements in Purifiers for Gasoline Systems, of which the following is a specication.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in purifiers for gasoline systems, and the primary object thereof is to provide a device which can be inter posed in the gasoline feed line of any type or make of automobile in any easy, quick and simplel manner.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this type which may be carried by the dash so as to thereby not sub- 'ect the feed line to the weight or tension incident to support of the device.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a device of this type which embodies a standard type of bottle, found in nearly every household, so that in case of breakage ready substitution may be made without obtaining a special ty e of .receptacle from the manufacturer o the device.
A still further object of the invention is- The invention still further aims to pro-4 vide a device of this character which can be most economicall produced, which involves a minimum num er of parts, which is efective in operation, and which in the 1nstance of certain makes of automobiles can be installed by use of the original gasoline feed line or piping.
1n the drawings:
Figure 1, is a side elevation of the invention, partly broken away and in section;
Figure 2, is a front elevation; and
Figure 3, is a section on line 3--3 of Fig ure 1.
n proceeding in accordance with the present invention, a bracket is employed, vpreterably of approximately L-shaped as depicted in the drawings, the vertical member 1 of the bracket being secured by suitable astenings 2 to the dash D of the automobile and beneath the hood of the latter.
The horizontal part or table 3 of the bracket is provided with nipples l and 5, of which 4 constitutes the inlet and is connected by a coupling 6 to the pipe or line leading from the gasoline tank, while the nipple 5 constitutes the outlet and is connected by a coupling 7 to the 'pipe or line which leads to the carbureter or to the vacuum tank in the instance of vacuum systems.
A strainer 8 of fine mesh is connected to the outlet and depends from the table 3 into a bottle 9 ot standard type of manufacture, more familiarly known or recognized as a milk-bottle.
The mouth of the bottle is impinged against a suitable washer or gasket 10 which engages beneath the table 3 in surrounding relation to the nipples 4 and 5, and is Xedly held in position through the medium of a clamp 11 which engages about the bottle neck and beneath the customary bead or enlarglement 12 that such bottles are molded wit Transverse bolts equipped with wing or thumb nuts 13 are employed to cause the clamp to snugly and conformably engage about the bottle neck, while vertically disposed bolts lfl equipped with wing or thumb nuts 15 are employed to suspend the bottle from vthe bracket table, the bolts 15 engaging through the clamp ends, Thus upon tightening of the wing nuts 15, the bottle mouth may be adjustably drawn against the gasket 10 and the latter in turn drawn against the under side of the table of the bracket to effect an air-seal thereby.
It will be now apparent that the gasoline enters the bottle, and must pass through the strainer before it can reach the carbureter. Consequently all foreign substances will be held or trapped in the bottle and sediment including water as it collects within the bottle will gravitate to the bottom thereof, and can be removed by simple mani ulation of the wing nuts 15 to enable the bo ts 14 to be withdrawn from the bracket table. lt will be understood that in this removal operation to cleanse the bottle, the bottle clamp need not be disturbed. However, in event of break age of the bottle, the clamp is removed and applied to a new bottle, and since the ty e of the latter is such as is found in near y every household, no special part is required as to this part of the invention.
In the instance of certain types of cars, it is merely necessary to attach the bracket to the dash, and to then disconnect the pipe from the gasoline source to the vacuum tank, and connect same to the nipple 4e. A. short piece of pipe 16 is then connected to the nipple 5 and to the vacuum tank or carburetor. Since the bracket receives support from the dash, it will be obvious that the pipe is not subjected to any strain or pressure in the support of the device.
In addition, it will be observed that the operation of applying and removing the bottle is had by the operating of the wing nuts 15 above the table and consequently at points isolated from the bottlcl itself, thus reducing breakageof the latter to a'minimum.
Obviously the strainer may be of any desired type to effectively function and at the same time to allow free flow ofthe gasoline into the carbureter.
Since asl is Well known, milk bottles whether of quart, pint or gill size equally possess the same mouth structure as regards size it is therefore possible to use any bottle ofthe foregoing capacities equally as well.
It will be also seen that in case of breaka e of the bottle while on the road, the coup ing 6 may be removed and the pipe 17 from the gasoline supply may be connected to the carburetor or vacuum tank, which will in effect be restoration to the original condition of the car, or the condition existing prior to incorporation of the present invention.
The clamp holds the bottle rigidly in position and against all vibrations so as to eliminate danger of breakage during the car movements.
What is claimed is:
1. In a gasoline system, a substantially L-shaped bracket formed for connection to the dash of an automobile, the horizontal member of the bracket having an inlet and an outlet, a bottle of standard type of manufacture,a gasket beneath said bracket member, a clamp removably engaged about the bottle neck and with the customary bead at the mouth thereof, vertical bolts'extending through said bracket member and the clamp, wing nuts on the bolts engaged with the upper face of the bracket member to draw the bottle mouth against the gasket, and transverse bolts at the clamp ends to draw the latter into snug engagement with the bottle neck.
2. In a gasoline system, a bracket formed for connection to the dash of an automobile,
a bottle of standard type of manufacture, a gasket interposed between the bottle mouth and the bracket, a clamp arranged about the bottle neck, an inlet and an outlet in the bracket, vertical bolts connected to the clamp and extending through the bracket, and wing nuts on the bolts engaging on top of the bracket to draw the bottle against the gasket. v I
3: In a gasolinesystem, a bracket formed for connection to the dash .of an automobile, a bottle of standard type of manufacture, a gasket interposed between the bottle mouth and the bracket, a clamp arranged about the bottle neck, an inlet and an outlet in the bracket, and means to connect the clamp to the bracket to thereby draw the bottle against the gasket.
4. In a gasoline system, a bracket formed for connection to the automobile and having an inlet and an outlet, a receptacle engaged at its mouth beneath the bracket, means connected to said receptacle and extending through the bracket to suspend the receptacle from the bracket, and adjustable means on the suspending means to draw the receptacle into engagement with the bracket.
5. In a gasoline system, a bracket formed for connection to the automobile and having an inlet and an outlet, a bottle of standard form of manufacture, a holder for the bottle removably engaged therewith, and means to suspend said holder from the bracket.
6. In a gasoline system, a bracket formed for connection to the automobile and having an inlet and anoutlet, a bottle of standard form of manufacture, a clamp removably engaged about the bottle neck, and adjustable means connected to the bracket and clan'p'v for suspending the bottle from the bracket.
7. In a gasoline system, a bracket, a bottle of standard form of manufacture, `a clamp removably engaged about the bottle, means to connect the bottle to the bracket, and an inlet and an outlet for the bottle carried by the bracket.
8. In a gasoline system, a bracket formed for connection to a part of the automobile, a bottle of standard form of manufacture, a clamp removably engaged with the bottle, means to connect the bottle to the bracket, means to conduct gasolineinto the bottle, and means to conduct gasoline from the bottle to the carbureter.
9. In a gasoline system, a bracket having an inlet and an outlet, a rece tacle, a clampv removably en aged with t e receptacle, means engage with the clamp and extending through the bracket to suspend the receptacle from the bracket, and adjustable means on the first means and engaged with the top of the-bracket to regulably effect engagement of the receptacle with the 1 bracket.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.
ORA H. JU STUS.