US 1568504 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 5 1926. 1,568,504
G. R. DUGGAN FUNNEL Filed August 24, 1923 Patented Jan. 5, 1926.
UNITED STATES GLEN R. DUGG-AN, 01' BINGER, OKLAHOMA.
Application filed August 24, 1923.
To all iti/mm, 'it may concern:
Be it known that I, GLEN R. DUGGAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Binger, in the county of Caddo and State of Oklahoma, have invented certain new and. useful Improvements in Funnels, of which the following is a specincation.
This invention relates to measuring;` and filling devices and has for its principal object to provide a funnel for the purpose of measuring` and filling bottles or the like in an efiicient manner.
Another obiect of this invention is to provide a funnel' which will take up the overflow of liquid and the vacuum created b v the outlet portion of the funnel and the mouth of the bottle or receptacle which is being lfilled in conjunction with means 'attached to the outlet end of the funnel will force the overflowing liquid into the funnel and therehy eliminate any necessity of Waste.
A further object of the invention is to provide a funnel with a pipe line which extends along the inner side wall of the funnel from the receiving end to the mouth of the outlet portion for receiving a metallic rod which carries a cork at the extreme lower end thereof for the purpose of closing the outlet end of the funnel when desired.
A still further object is to provide a funnel with means for measuring and filling receptacles and one by which the user may have ready access to the various parts thereof for the purpose of removing waste which may be accumulated in the pipe line.
Other objects of the invention will appear upon consideration of the following detailed description and accompanying drawings wherein Figure 1 is a side elevation of the invention as applied to the mouth of a bottle.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the invention, and
Figure 3 is a side elevation showing the device partly in section.
Referring now to the drawing wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the numeral 5 indicates a funnel having peripheral beads 6 formed thereon and a pipe line 7 extending downwardly within the said funnel along the side wall thereof, and said pipe line extends Afrom the to or the mouth of the funnel to the mout of the outlet portion,-
Serial No. 659,114.`
The pipe line is designed to receive a metallic rod 8 which projects beyond the top and bottom of the funnel and the extreme lower end of said rod is provided with a cork 9 and is securely held in position by the upturned portion of the rod as indicated at 10. The usual handle 11 is provided on one side of the funnel and has a bearing member 12 secured thereto at the underside thereof and a spring 13 which has its rear end pivotally connected to the handle portion as at 14 and extended forwardly to permit the slotted portion 15 to engage the upper end of the rod 8. A ring member 16 is carried by the handle and is sufficiently supported to engage the spring member to force the same into operative or inoperative position. The operator of this device by exerting` a pressure upon the spring may move the ring toward the forward or rearward end of the spring for forcing the cork into or out of the outlet end of the funnel. The spring member is positioned between nuts 17, and by removing said nuts access may be had to the pipe line for removing;` waste which mayaccuinulate therein. i
When it is desired to use the funnel for the purpose for which it has been invented, it is simply necessary that the operator place the hand upon the spring` member and move the ring member toward the forward end of the spring as to force the cork out of the outlet end of the funnel spout and thereby allow the liquidto flow from the funnel into the receptacle which is being filled, and when it is desired to force the cork into the outlet end of the spout, the ring member may be moved toward the rear end of the spring so as to engage the same and the action of the spring will force the cork into the outlet end of the spout thereby taking up the overflow of liquid to prevent waste.
What I claim is:
In combination with a funnel having a valve normally urged to closing position by a leaf spring attached to the funnel handle and to the valve rod, a spring manipulating and locking ring pivoted to the handle intermediate the valve rod and point of attachment of the spring to the funnel handle.
In testimony Whereof,l I have afiixed my signature;
GLEN a nUGGAN.