US 1535994 A
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April 28, 1925. 1,535,994
M. s. GATESET AL' OIL CAN Filed Aug. 6, 192
INVENTORG ATTO RN EY Patented Apr. 28, 1925.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
MILES S. GATES, GEORGE W. BALCOM, AND FRED L. ROBE RSON, OF LEWELLEN,
Application filed August 6, 1923. Serial No. 656,048.
T 0 all whom it may concern.
Be it known that we, Minus S. GA'rns, GEORGE W. BALooM, and FRED L. RoennsoN, citizens of the United States, residing at Lewellen, in the county of Garden and State of Nebraska, have invented new and I useful Improvements in Oil Cans, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an oil can, the general object of the invention being to provide means for forcing the oil from the can by manually applied pressure so that the ,oil can be discharged while the can is in any position.
Another object of the invention is to make the bottom of the can in the form of a piston with guiding means for the same so that pressure can be applied to the piston to force the oil from the can and when the piston is moved outwardly a vacuum will be created in the can to draw oil thereinto.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, ref erence will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is an elevation of the improved can.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional View thereof.
Figures 3 and 4 are detail views.
In these views 1 indicates the body of the can which is provided with the usual screw cap 2 which carries the spout 3. The bottom of the can is open and a piston 4 is arranged therein. A rod 5 is connected with the piston and its upper end is arranged to pass through a guide 6 which is arranged below the cap 2. Stops 7 are formed adjacent the lower end of the body for limiting the outward movement of the piston. The piston is composed of a pair of discs 8, a washer 9 and the tension springs 10 which are placed between the bottom disc and the washer so that the of the rod 5 so that the piston can be pulled outwardly after it has been pushed inwardly, which action can be used to refill the can through the spout or through the mouth of the can after the cap 2 has been removed.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
We desire it to be understood that we may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
What we claim is I An oil can comprising a receptacle having its lower end open and a tapered spout at its upper end, a plurality of inwardly directed tongues struck from the walls of the can adjacent its lower end, a flexible washer arranged in the can and having around its periphery a portion bent up so as to lie against the wall of the receptacle, a disk arranged upon the upper face of the washer, a second disk arranged below the; washer and spaced therefrom, a cleaner stem passing vertically through the disk and washer and adapted to pass into the spout, a coil spring interposed between the washer and said second disk and pressing said bent portion of the washer against the wall of the receptacle, and a, neck on the stem engaging said second disk and a finger engaging element carried by the outer disk, the tongues preventing the washer and parts associated therewith from being wholly drawn from the can.
In testimony whereof we affix our signatures.
MILES S. GATES. GEORGE W. BALOOM. FRED L. ROBERSON.