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E. M. ELBE'RT LrQUxD CONTAINER Filed Ap'ril 13, 1925 Fatented @et 5, 1925.
UNITED STATES PATEKNT'OFFICE.
EDW'ARD M. ELBERT, OE' DALLAS, TEXAS.
Application filed April 13, 1925. Serial No. 22,592.
'lhis invention relates to liquid containers and ha improvements in s for its object the provision of a device which can be attached to a bottle, can, keg, like so that the liquid may quickly drawn therefrom;
barrel or the be easily and and further to provide a means for eliminating the drip of the liquid when the flow is cut oil, and
to prevent air from entering the liquid outlet by providing a A further object of the liquid seal in said outlet.
invention is that it is practical and durable and may be inanufactured at a small cost. TWith the above objects vention will be better understood by reference to the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, i'orming part hereof, and in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the device attached to a of the bottle and the portion comprising invention being shown in bottle, the neck the section.
Figure 2 is a similar view showing the device secured to a air inlet located in the b and can, and illustrating the ody of the can;
Figure 3 is an illustration of the device embodied in a keg and also showing a diiferent arrangement for the air inlet.
In describing the invention in detail and referring to its various parts, the numeral l denotes a bottle with a neck 2. This may be a bottle of any size or shape and in this connection it is pointed out that while the invention is adapted to liquid containers tric storage batteries.
lustrated in Figure end 3 which is channeled channel 4 providing for an The invention, as il- 1, comprises an inner at 4 and the air inlet where by air is admitted by the closure 6, the thumb being placed on the handle 7. A tube 8 conveys the air to the bottom of the bottle at A to permi behind the liquid. The shoulder 9 to limit its ino in the bottle.
t the air to get device has a vement inwardly On its outer end there is a curved delivery nozzle 10 with a rounded part 11, the interior of the lowed at 12 and forming latter being hola pocket or seal in the channel 5 and through which the liquid passes outwardly,
as indicated by in view, the in the arrows. /A similar space 12a is formed by theupper portion of the nozzle which acts as an air chamber when the air is cut oil and prevents the liquid from being siplioned from the container.
InFigure 2 is illustrated a modiication of the arrangement for admitting air to release the liquid and also shows the device as applied to a can 13. The end 14 is' threaded. In this arrangement, only one channel 15 is necessary, the pockets being formed at 12, as in Figure 1, the liquid passing out at 17 in the direction of the arrows. An air inlet is arranged comprising a curved tube 18 formed in the body of the can with a closure 19 and a handle 19L under tension of a spring 20. A handle 21 forlifting the can is shown and a filler cap 22, the latter, however, may
be placed at any convenient point on the can.
In Figure 3 the device is shown in use on a keg 23 or may be attached to a barrel. In this application the outlet 17 is similar to that shown in Figure 2, the inner end of the body of the device being likewise threaded. An air opening is provided at 24 with a handle 25 and spring 26.k The cap 27 has a rubber faced abutment 28.
In the operation of the device and as illustrated in Figure 1, the bottle is tilted and the handle 7 moved to open the air inlet, and the air entering the channel 4 passes through the tube 8 and thence behind the liquid at A. The liquid will then pass outward freely in the direction of the arrows, there being no bubbling or obstruction in the flow. Due to the lpockets 12-12, no air can enter through the liquid outlet when the air opening is closed or o-pen, the pockets forming a trap or seal.
In the forms shown -in Figures 2 and 3, it is only necessary to open the air inlet by means of the handles 19a and 25 and the liquid will flow outward freely.
It should be understood that modifications other than those shown may be made in the invention in keeping with the following claims:
1. A device of the character described including a stopper body having a nozzle opening at the outer end and a longitudinal channel opening at the inner end and also provided with pockets communicating respectively with the nozzle and channel and positioned in opposed spaced relation With eac-h other and also communicating with each other and forming a seal, said body having means for permitting inlet of air to a con-` tainer.
2. A device of the character described including a stopper like body provided With an exterior shoulder and also provided with a nozzle opening at the outer end and tivo channels opening at the inner end and one of which opens laterally of the body to form an air inlet, the body also having opposed pockets communicating with each other and with the nozzle and the other channel and coacting therewith to Lt'orm a tortuous passage and seal for the liquid to be dispensed therethrough, a tube extending from the inner end of the air channel and a closure for the outer end of said channel.
3. A device of the character described, comprising' a stopper like body having a nozzle at its outer end and a pair of spaced longitudinally extending channels opening through itsl inner end, one of said channels opening through one side of the body as to form an air inlet, a movable closure for the inlet, said nozzle and the other channel being inter-connected by a substantially re- Verse S-shaped Way vforming a pair of opposed cominvunicating pockets to create alternately active liquid seals.
In testimony whereof I have signed my naine to this specification.
EDWARD M. ELBERT.