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Publication numberUS1658251 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1928
Filing dateMar 29, 1927
Priority dateMar 29, 1927
Publication numberUS 1658251 A, US 1658251A, US-A-1658251, US1658251 A, US1658251A
InventorsNord Swan E
Original AssigneeNord Swan E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Self-draining oil receptacle
US 1658251 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

S. E. NORD SELF DRAINING OIL RECEPTACLE Filed Marsh 29, 1927 54000 f. Word WWW,

v INVENTOR Patented Feb. 7, 1928.


SWAN i1. nonngor SEATTLE, 'wnsIinveroN. V

SELF-DRAINING'OIL nnonn'raonn 1 Applicationfiled March 29,

This invention relates particularly to improvements in receptacles of the variety employed by wholesalers in delivering lubricating oil to retailers. The standard can thus utilized is of five gallons capacity, and in distributing oil therefrom a residue of oil, owing toits viscous nature, remains in the can after pouring, resulting in an average loss to the purchaser of about three-fourths of a pint of oil to the can.

The objects of my invention, generally stated, are, to provide in an oil receptacle, a spout disposed interiorly thereof and so arranged that the residue of oil: remaining therein, as heretofore referred to. may be dispensed through said spout by tilting the receptacle in the usual manner for pouring, thereby saving to the purchaser. a quantity of oil that under ordinary conditions would be lost to him, and making it convenient for the distributor in elfecting such saving; and, to afford, in said 'recepta.cle,a bottom portion sloping in form, and a sump connected therewith and located adjacent the receiving end of the spout, which will facilitate the collection of said residue of oil in the receptacle. a i

In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a side elevation of an oil receptacle constructed in accordance with my invention, the same being partly broken away to better illustrate the parts and ar rangements thereof;

I F ig. 2, a. cross section of the same, drawn on the line 2+2, of Fig. 1; and,

Fig. 3, a vertical section of one of-said standard cans, broken away, showing said spout, slightly modified in form, as applied thereto v Referring to the drawingmore in detail, 1 designates the body of the receptacle, 2 corrugations therein, which serve to strengthen the body, 3 the base, at the mouth and 5 and 6 a cover and handle respectively, all of com mon construction to be found in such cans, the body, however, being designed to i be slightly larger to accommodate the parts to be hereinafter described and permit thecan to hold the usual five gallons.

A sloping bottom portion 10 is disposed above the base and merges into a cylindrical oup-like sump 11, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2. The spout 12, having at itsreceiving end a hood 13, which overhangs the sump and is fixedly secured interiorly of the can,

. as at 14, is supported within the can at said 1927. serial No. 179,284.

end by the hood, and a band '15, secured to the body, supportsthe spout within the can adjacent its discharge: end, said last-named end of the spout 16, terminating a little bebythe .coverfi I When the can is filled with oil, the spout, hood and said band will take up space equal to the thickness of the metal contained there- .in. as obviously said spout will also be filled with oil. As these parts are designed to be made of relatively light material, plenty of low the mouth, and adapted to be enclosed carry the same and still permit it to have the required capacity of five gallons, conse' quently the increased size of the container of the device shown in Fig. 1 over that of the standard make is determined solely by tak ing into consideration the small extra space takenup by the sloping bottom.

The cover having been removed, the'can is emptied of its contents by grasping the handle and *tiltingthe can so that the dis-.

charge end of the spout is directed outwardly, the space 17, formed between the base and the periphery of the sloping bot-- tom affording, in cooperation with the adjacent base portion, a convenient handhold for positioning the can for said purpose. When the contents are thus poured, the can is placed on its base and the residue of oil, adhering interiorly of the can, collects in the sump and in a like'manner it can be discharged through the spout. v i

The discharge end of the spout can be readilyseen at the mouth of the can, which,

coupled with the fact that said handheld.

makes it convenient'to tilt the can in but one way, gives practical assurance that the can in each instance will be emptied in the proper ina-nnerand without any special attention from the user. I V

v In Fig. 3. a can, generally designated as 20, of. the usual flat-bottomed construction,

room will be found in the standard'can to c is shown, with a like spout secured therein in the same manner as heretofore described relative to the can shown in Fig. 1. To accommodate this spout to the flat bottom, the hood appended there-to, designated as 21,7is somewhat larger than the .hood13 and ex tends closer to the bottom of the can, as

shown. Then said residue of oil collects inthe'bottom ofthe can, as is evident, it

can be emptied therefrom by tilting the can, the hood 21 serving to direct the oil to the spout.

While I have shown the device as applied to oil cans, itmay be made applicable to and installed in barrels or other containers for draining ofl viscous liquids, hence changes in and modifications of the construction described ma be made Without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.

I claim:

1.' A self-draining oil receptacle, comprising a: container, a sloping bottom member disposed above the base of the container, a sump communicating with the member, and a spout, for discharging drainings from the sump, secured interiorly of the container,

its receiving end having an appended hood overhanging the sump, and its discharge end terminating adjacent the mouth of the container.

2. A self-draining oil receptacle, comprising a container, a bottom member tor the container, converging into a sump, a dischar e pipe for the sump, fixedly secured Within the container, one end of the pipe be ing flared and adapted to divert drainings from the sump to the pipe when the receptacle is tilted, and the other end of the pipe terminating adjacent the mouth of the container.


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US2805795 *Jan 17, 1955Sep 10, 1957Coca Cola CoTanks
US5071028 *Sep 10, 1990Dec 10, 1991Murphy Donald MStorage drum with drain channel
WO1992004604A1 *Sep 10, 1991Mar 11, 1992Donald M MurphyStorage drum with drain channel
U.S. Classification222/464.7, 222/564, 222/488, 222/465.1
International ClassificationF16N3/00, F16N3/04
Cooperative ClassificationF16N3/04
European ClassificationF16N3/04