US 1555176 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept; 2%, 1925.
5. E. ALLEN SPOUT MEASURE Filed Aug. 13, 1923 SCOTT E /7z LE/v, BY 'i f I wZaM M v .4TTOFME Yd Patent ed Sept. 29, 1925 UN TED STATES 1,555,176 PATENT OFFICE.-
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' SHOUT MEASURE.
Application filed Angiut 13,-192a Serial No. 657,026.
To all whom it may concern State of California, have invented a new and useful Spout Measure, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to spout measures.
The general object of my invention is to provide a manually operated valve and rigid swing spout measure which will be highly accurate and efiicient in use, and particularly useful at automobile oil service stations for filling automobile crank case reservoirs.
Further objects and advantages will be made evident hereinafter.
Referring to the drawing which is for illustrative purposes only,
Fig. 1 is a vertical longitudinal section of my invention. 7
Fig. 2 is a horizontal section thereof taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
In the drawing, 1 indicates a receptacle casing in which is secured a false inverted conical bottom 2 above the lower end of said casing, a measuring receptacle 3 being formed above said bottom and an outlet con duit hood 4 being formed below said bottom. The u r end 5 of the easing1 is turned inwar y and downwardly to provide a measuring ed 0 6 below the top of the receptacle 3 an to prevent spilling of oil out of the top of said rece tacle. v
The bottom 2 is provided with a central outlet 7, and an -outlet conduit 8 is secured at its upper end centrally to the underside of said ttom in communication with said outlet and extends downwardl 'at an incline through the hood 4 an outwardly through the frontof the casing 1. The conduit 8 is formed near its outer end in'front of said casing with an external annular head 9.
A rigid metal swing spout 10 is constructed wit a tapered spout member 11 and a cylindrical spout head 12, in communication.
with said s ut member,-the axis of said head extending at right les to the axis of said spout member. The nt end of the spout head 12 is closed by a wall 13, while the rear end of said head is open and is turnably telescoped over the front end of conduit 8' there be an annular external head 14 formed on t e inner end of said head which fits over the bead 9 on said conduit, whereby the spout 10 is prevented from pulling ofi said conduit. r
The bottom 2 is formed with a valve seat 15 about its outlet 7, upon which a valve 16 normally seats to close said outlet. The valve 16 is secured to one end of a lever 17, extending rearwardly from said valve, and pivoted at 18 in lug 19 upstanding from the bottom 2, the other end of said lever being secured to the lower end "of a vertical rod 20 within the receptacle 3 near the rear wall.
thereof, the upper end of which rod extends through anaperture 21 in the upper end 5 of the casing 1 and carries a head 22, there being a s ring 23 interposed between said end'5 an said head which normallyv holds saidrod in its uppermost position and said valve 16 on its seat 15, closing the outlet 7 so that no oil may escape out of the receptacle 3 through the conduit 8 and s out 10. A handle 24 is secured to the bac of the casing 1 for holding the measure.
In operation, the valve 16 being closed and. the s ut 10 extending upwardly as shown in 1 lines in Fig. 1, the measuring receptacle 3 is filled with oil up to the edge 6, which measures a definite amount of 011, such as a quart. The spout 10 is then turned down vertically as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1 and inserted into the oil inlet leading to the automobile crank case reser- J I claim as my invention:
1. A device of the character described,
comprising: a cylindrical receptacle having its u per rim curved inward] and downward y to form a'measuring indicator and a non-splash element, the bottom of said receptacle being disposed above the lower end of the receptacle wall, being of conical shape and having a discharge opening in the center thereof; a single 'umt stationary dischar from said opening in e.
conduit leading bottom at a lateral incline through the wall of the receptacle below the bottom thereofan annular bead on the outer end of sai Q ing the outer end of said conduit, said swing spout being provided with an annular recess closely engaging said annular bead and said swing spout being adapted to be swung in a plane parallel to the wall of said -receptacle and on an axis diametricto the axis of said receptacle; a valve adapted to close said opening; a pivotally mounted arm ex-' tending from said valve for opening and closing same; and a vertical slidable actuating stem adjacent the wall of said receptacle pivoted to one end of said arm and extending at its upper end through a guide hole in the curved upper rim of said receptacle, said actuating stem being provided at its upper end with a thumb piece.
2. A device of the character described,
" comprising: a cylindrical receptacle having its u per rim curved inwardly and downwa y to form a measuring indicator and a a non-splash element, the bottom of said receptacle being disposed above thelower end of the receptacle wall, being of conical shape and having a discharge opening in the center thereof; a single umt stationary dischar e conduit leading from said opening in t e bottom at a lateral incline through the wall of the receptacle below the bottom thereof; an annular head on the outer end of said conduit; anon-flexible swing spout telescoping the outer end of said conduit, said swing spout being provided with an annular. recess closely engaging said annular bead and said swing spout being adapted to be swung in a plane parallel to the wall of said receptacle and on an axis diametric to the axis of said receptacle; a valve adapted to close said opening; a pivotall mounted arm extending from said valve or opening and closing same; a vertical slidable actuating stem adjacent the wall of said receptacle pivoted to one end of saidarm and extending at its upper end through a guide hole in the curved upper rim of said receptacle, said actuating stem being provided at its upper end with a thumb piece; and a compression spring interposed between said thumbpiece and said curved rimand enclosing said stem, the action of said springbeing adapted to normally retain the valve in closed position.
In testimon whereof, I have hereunto set mv hand at s Angeles, California, this 6th daypf August, 1923.
. a I SCOTT E. ALLEN.