US 1609403 A
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J. DA K v CONTAINER FOR RESERVE PETROL AND LUBRICATING OIL FOR AUTQMOBILES Filed nov zz, 1924 Patented Dec. 7, 1926.
JOSEPH DANEK, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
CONTAINER FOR RESERVE PETROL AND LUBRICATING OIL FOR AUTOMOBILES.
Application filed. November 22, 1924, Serial No. 751,531, and in Great Britain November 26, 1923.-
In connection with casings for containers or the like it has been heretofore proposed to mount flat springs upon the inner side of the wall of the casing, the said fiat springs being bent or bowed inwardly so as to press against the container or the like when it is in situ "and thereby prevent undue vibration thereof.
The present invention consists in the formation of such fiat springs by making cuts in the walls of the casing and bending or bowing the material located between said cuts.
Gne embodiment of the invention is illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings and the same will now be de scribed.
In these drawings Figure l is a perspective view of the embodiment with the concealed parts shown.
in dotted lines.
Figure 2 is an elevation of a part thereof, an l Figure 3 is an end elevation of Figure 2. Referring to the drawings the same illustrate a main rectangular box 1, a transverse partition 2 dividing the same into two spaces, a petrol container 3 adapted to fit into one of said spaces and a lubricating oil container i (for which might be substituted a box containing accessories) adapted to .it into the other of said spaces. The petrol container is preferably about twice the size of the lubricating oil container.
The partition which is best illustrated in Figures 2 and 3, is provided with a number of vertical slits 5 equally spaced and of like extension, which slits terminate top and bottom in cir iular holes 6 adjacent the upper and lower edges of the partition. The elongated strips '7 thus formed between these slits are permanently bellied alternately one to one side and the next to the other side of the partition as shown ii -Figure 3 so that they constitute flat springs standing out a small space from said part1- tion.
he petrol and lubricating Oll contalners are or" such dimensions that when they are inserted into their respective'spaces they depress the said fiat springs formed by the strips 7 on the respective sides of the partition and are thus, by virtue of the resiliency of the springs, held in situ without being able to rattle,
The main rectangular box 1 is provided with a dished lid 8 and in this lid is mounted a wooden block with screwed holes therein adapted to receive spare spark plugs such as 10.
The whole structure is made of light sheet metal and the bottom of the main box is provided with indentations containing perforated iron or steel reinforcing strips 11 whereby the structure can be securely screwed down on the desired part (such as the foot board) of the car.
The box 1 and lid 8 are provided with complementary locking elements 12 and 13 respectively, which elements lock automatically upon engagement.
The petrol and lubricating oil containers are provided with suitable closures 1.4 and 15 which may conveniently be in accordance with prior United States Letters Patent No. 1,074,907.
What I claim and desire to secure by Let ters Patent is 1. A casing for a plurality of containers, comprising a partition dividing itinto two compartments each of which is adapted to receive a container, said partition being provided with parallel noncommunicating slots and certain of the separated parts formed by said slots being bellied in 013- posite directions so as to constitute flat springs in the form of arches with fixed ends, whichsprings are adapted to press against the containers when in said compartments and prevent them from vibrating unduly. I
2A casing for a plurality of containers, comprising a partition dividing it into two compartments each of which is adapted to receive a container, said partition being provided with vertical noncommunicating slots which terminate top and bottom in circular holes adjacent the upper and lower edges of said partition and certain of the separated parts formed by said slots being bellied in opposite directions so as to constitute fiat springs in the form of arches with fixed ends, which springs are adapted to press against the containers when in said compartments and prevent them from vibrating unduly. V s I In witness whereof I aflix my signature.