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Publication numberUS1629303 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1927
Filing dateFeb 5, 1927
Priority dateNov 11, 1925
Publication numberUS 1629303 A, US 1629303A, US-A-1629303, US1629303 A, US1629303A
InventorsSelsey Phillips Clive
Original AssigneeFrederick Richard Simms
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tap for fluids
US 1629303 A
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192 May 7 c. s. PHILLIPS TAP FOR FLUIDS Filed Feb. 5. 1927 Patented May 37, E

CLIVE PHILLIES, OF LQNDON, ENGLAND, ASSIGNQR OF ONE-HALF TO FRED- EBlCK BIC!) SIMMS, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.

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Application filed February 5,1927, Serial No. 166,033, and in Great Britain hiovember 11; 1925.

This invention relates to improvements in taps for fluids, more particularly designed for use with oil' drums and barrels, of the kind comprising twotelescopingtubular members, which are formed with slotsyor apertures soarranged that when the members are collapsed the tap is closed and in an extended position of the said members the slots or apertures provide a free passage for a the flow oi the fluid from the container.

According to my invention in a tap of the described type'l so construct the said members that when they are extended andrelatively rotated the slots or apertures therein provide a tree passage for the flow of. the fluid from the. container.

In a suitable arrangement embodying the invention the tap comprises two telescoping tubular members the inner ofwhich is closed at the ends and provided with a slot or aper- I ture near each end and the other or outer member provided near the front end with a similar slot or aperture-with which the rear slotinthe inner member is designed, to register when vthe said member is extended and partially rotated by a. projecting knob or enlar ement at its outer end. Means, such as a ongitudinal slot inthe outer member with which .enga es a pin in. the inner member, are provide for preventing the inner member "from being rotated until it is fully extended, and also for the retention of the tap in the fully open position, such latter means consisting, for exam le, of a niche or right-angled extension 0" the front end of the longitudinal slot into which the store said pin its and is moved to bring the aper-' tures into coincidence. The rear end of the longitudinal slot may be formedwith a rearwardly inclined extension so that in the,

' closed position the inner tubular membercan be rotated to make a fluid-tight joint between the knob on its outer end and the front end of the outer member, in the known manner. I

The operating knob on, the inner telescoping member may, however, be dispensed with and a key employed instead and for this purpose the closure at the front end of the said member is formed hollow to receive the bit of the key with a key hole in the front wall so that the bit when inserted can be turned to engage between the said wall and the rear wallcand efl'ect the longitudinal movement of the member, the bit making contact with a stop in either direction of to tation to effect the required rotation of the said member.

To enable the invention to be fully understood I will describe it by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figures i, 2 and 3 are, respectively, a side view, a front View and underside view of a tap for fluid, constructed in accordance with the invention;

Fiigure 4 is a section on the line M, Figure Figure 5 is a section on the line 5 5, Figure Figures 6 and '2' are views similar to Figures'l and 5, respectively, showing difierent positions of the parts of the tap.

section on the line 8-8,

. Figure l0 is a section on the line 'l010, I

Figure 9.

Figure 11 is a section on the line 1l11, Figure 10.

Figures 12 and 13 are, respectively, a side view and an end view of the key to be used with the tap shown in Figures 9to 1'1.

Referring to Figures 1 to 8, a and b are,

respectively, the inner and outer telescoping tubular members of my improved tap, 0, d being the closures at the inner and outer end oft-lie said inner member, respectively, e, f are the slots on aperturesin thewall of the rear and front ends, respectively, of the inner member a, whilst g'is the slot oraper- .ture in the wall at the front end ofthe outer member 5, with which aperture the rear aperture 6 of the member a is designed to register as shown in Figure 7, when the latter member is moved by means of the knob or'enlargement ti -on its front end,'trom the position indicated in Figure 1- to that indi: cated by the dot and dash lines in Figure 6,

into which the pin iis turned in the any extended position o t'the inner member a to and partially rotated. his thelongitudinal' slot in the outer"member Z) and't isthe pin the niche or right-angled extension bringtheaperture e into complete coinci-.

dence with the aperture g. j- 13 the-eaten;

'sionof the rear end of the longitudinal slot i hwhich is rearwardly inclined, so that by' rotating the inner member a to engage the be employed. The said end 6 is provided,

with a suitable paclring ring It, and is shown as being of polygonal form in order that the" outer member I) can be screwed by a spannerinto the necessary opening in the container vessel A, which is indicated by dot and dash lines in Figures- 1, and 7 the said member and opening being formed with correspond ing screw-threads for this purpose, as in dicated,

The tap is operated. as follows p In the normal, or closed position, the two tubes 0: and Z) are collapsed to the position shown in Figures 1, 3 and 5 and the'knob a, on the outer endof the inner member a, is all that projects beyond the wall of the container A, If it be desired to withdraw the fluid from. the container A. the inner member a is twisted anti-clockwise by the knobs and then pulled outwards as far as possible to the position indicated in Figure 6. It is then turned through an angle of 180 to bring the apertures e and g in the inner and outer members, respectively, mto

register, as indicated in Figures 7 and 8,

thus providing a'free passage through the sald inner member a for the fluid which issues through the aperture f in the front end of said inner member.

, Figures 9 to 13 show the arrangement where the knob is dispensed with and the inner memberc constructed. so as to require lieyforits manipulation In this arrangement the closure (1 is made hollow to form the space or chamber 71 to receive the bit moot the key, Figures l2and 13, which inserted through the lrey hole at in the front wall 0 of the chamber 5 and turned to fit between. the said wall and the rear wall This engagementof the key-bit between the two'walls 0 and p enables the longitudinal movement of the inner me1nber'a to be eil'ected by the key, q, q are the stops within the chamber Z with both of which the key-bit m is turned into contact in either direction to rotate the member e .so as either to engagethe pin i with the slot extension j or the slot extension '1 Although the invention is described more particularly for use withoil drums or barrels, it is to be understood that it is also applicable" to any type of container for liquids and to terminal taps on pipes for Water and other fluids, especially where economy of space is an object,

Claims: 1. A. tap for fluids scopically fitted and relatively rotatable comprising two tele tubular members, one of said members having'adischarge aperture, said members each having an inlet aperture, means for guidin the relative movement of said members, sai guiding means'permitting a limited relative rotative movement when the members are in extended position to bring the inlet apertures into register, and means for causing 'rclative rotative movement between the members, 7

2. A tap forfluids comprising two telescopically fitted and 4 relatively rotatable tubular members, one of said members having a discharge aperture and each of said members having an inlet aperture, one of said members provided with a slot, a pin carried by the other of said members and arranged to operate in said slot, said slot constructed to permit limited relative rotative movement of said members when in extendedposition to bring the inlet apertures into register, and means to cause relatively rotative movement between the members. a

3. A tap for fluids comprising two telescopically fitted and relatively rotatable tubular members, the inner member being provided with inlet and discharge apertures and the outer member'being provided with an inlet aperture, one of said members being provided with a uiding slot, a pin. on the other of said meniliers toengage and operate in said slot, said slot constructed to permit "limited rotative movement of 180 degrees be tween said members when the inner member is in extended position and to prevent rela. tive rotation between said members during the movement of the inner member from extended to telescoped position, and means to produce relative rotative and telescopic movement of said members,

4. A tap for fluids comprising two telescopically fitted and relatively rotatable tubular members, the inner member being provided with inlet and discharge apertures, and the outer member being provided with an inlet aperture adapted to register with the inlet aperture of the inner member, a substantially Z shaped slot in the outer mem bar, a pin carried by the inner member and engaged with and operating in said slot,

said slot having a portion to permit relative and a transverse slot at each end of the longitudinal slot and connected therewith, a

pin on the inner member engaged in said slot and guided in its movement by the. walls of said slot, the forward transverse slot serving to permit limited relative rotative movement between said members through 180 degrees to bring the inlet apertures of said members into register, means to rotate the inner member operable when in extended or telescoped position, and means acting to produce simultaneous longitudinal movement of the inner member when said member is rotated in substantially collapsed position.

6. A tap for fluids comprising two telescopically fitted and relatively rotatable tubular members, the inner member being provided with inlet and discharge apertures, and the outer member being provided with an inlet aperture adapted to register with the inlet aperture of the outer member when said inlet member is extended, said outer member having a longitudinal slot therein and a transverse slot at each end of the longitudinal slot and connected therewith, a pin on the inner member engaged in said slot and guided in its movement by the walls of said slot, the forward transverse slot serving to permit limited relativev rotative movement between said members through 180 degrees to bring the inlet apertures of said members into register, and a key for rotating the inner member operable when in extended or telesooped position, and

means acting to produce simultaneous longitudinal movement of the inner member when said memberis rotated in substantially collapsed position.

7. A tap for fluids comprising two telescopically fitted and relatively rotatable tubular members, the inner member having its ends closed and being provided with inlet and discharge apertures and the outer member being provided with an inlet aperture,- one of said members being provided with a guiding slot, a pin on the other of said members to engage and operate in said.- slot, said slot constructed to permit limited relative rotative movement of 180 degrees between said members when the inner member is in extended position and to prevent relative rotation between said members during the movement of the inner member from extended to telescoped position and means to produce relative rotative and telescopic movements of said members.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/519, 137/321, 251/351
International ClassificationG01F11/10, G01F11/12
Cooperative ClassificationG01F11/12
European ClassificationG01F11/12