|Publication number||US1687012 A|
|Publication date||Oct 9, 1928|
|Filing date||Apr 2, 1927|
|Priority date||Apr 2, 1927|
|Publication number||US 1687012 A, US 1687012A, US-A-1687012, US1687012 A, US1687012A|
|Inventors||Forth Michael J|
|Original Assignee||Forth Michael J|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (12), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 9, 1928.
M. J. FORTH BOTTLE WASHER Filed April 2, 1927 ATTys.
lnv EHTOT. Michael U. FoTTh Patented Oct. 9, 1928.
MICHAEL J. FORTH, or nononns'rnn, MASSACHUSETTS.
' Application filed April 2, 1927. Serial No."180,451.
This invention relates to bottle washers and has for its general object to provide a bottle washer having the improved features hereinafter described and setforth in the claims.
In order t-ogive an understanding of the invention I have illustrated 1n the drawings a selected embodiment thereof which will I now be described after which the novel fea- 10 tures will be. pointed out inthe appended claims. I v
Fig. 1 is a view of a bottle washer embodying my 'invention the cup 15 and bottle being shown on a section taken on the line 1.1,
.15 Fig. 2;
Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2-2, Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view on the lined-1, Fig.2; f
Fig. 4 is a sectional View on the line 4-4, Fig. 3; t
Fig. 5'is aview of an attachment adapted to be used for washing bottles.
My improved'bottle washer is of that type which comprises a spray or jet pipe that is adapted to be connected to a faucet or other source of supply, a valve normally closing said pipe to the p and means whereby when the bottle is telescoped, over the jet pipe so that the latter extends into the bottle the valve will be automatically opened to deliver a spray of water against the bottom and sides of the bottle for cleaning the latter.
In the drawings 1 111 a plurality of jet openings 2. This pipe can conveniently be connected to a U-shaped pipe section 3 asv will be presently described, the
latter having a coupling 4 of'any suitable I type by which it may be attached to a faucet.
The spray pipe 1 is controlled by a valve which isnormally closed but which is adapted to be opened by the placing of a bottle over the spray pipe. As herein shown the lower end of the spray pipe 1 is screwed into the end of the pipe, section 3 and said lower end of the spray pipe is provided with valve seat on which a valve 6 is adapted to seat. The valve 6 is acted on by a spring 7 which normally tends to hold the valve seated, said spring being backed by a skeleton backing member 8 which is secured in the pipe section 3. i
Novel means are provided for opening the es valveaway from its seat by theplacing of flow of water therethrough dicates the spray pipe or pipe whichis provided at its end with a bottle over the spray pipe 1. As herein 1 shown the spray pipe 1 is provided in one side with an indentation'9 in theform of a V groove and said pipe'has an opening 10 at one end of the indentation which opens into the interior of the pipe. The valve 6 is provided with a valve stem 11 which extends up into the spray pipe lnbeyond the indent-a tion and then is bent backwardly' or. downwardly as shown at 12, said downwardly bent portion extendin through'the opening .10. The endof the dbw'nwardly extending .p ortion is bent laterally as shown at-13 to form .a laterally-extending ,fingeror' arm adapted to be engaged by theneckof abottle 14 whenthe latter is 'placed over the spray pipe. The engagement of thebott-le with the arm 13 will move the valve downwardly away fromits seat fthus opening the valve. The groove or indentation 9 together with the openina 10 form a sortof guide forthe upper end of the valve stem: during its move- If desired, the upper bentend of the valve stem may be shaped as shown at 140 to contact withthe inner wall of the spray pipe thereby assisting in guiding the valve in its movement. Anad'vantage of this construction is that there are no parts offthe valve stem projfcting beyond the end of the spray ipe 1 w' ich might be accidentally engaged y the bottleor the operatorthereby unintentionally opening the valve.
Forwashing the neck of the bottle I have provided a cup 15fiwhich is carried by the pipe 3 and is situated so that when the neck of the bottle engages the finger 13 said neck will be within the cup 15. When the valve is opened as above described the water which is sprayed into the bottle for washing the bottle will flow down the walls'of the bottleand into the cup 15 and then will flow over the "edge of the cup. In this way a stream of water is flowing around the neck 16 of the bottle and the latter will be thoroughlycleansed. V
. The bottle washenis also provided with means for holding the bottle in position with the valve open so that it is not necessary for the operator to keep his hand on the bottle,v during the washing operation; Forthis pur-' pose Ihave shown a plurality of spray fingers 17, each having at its lower end the inwardly directed swell 18, the latter being so shaped that when the bottle is placed in position to be washed the head 19 at the neck 16 of the bottle it will be forced past'the swells 18, the resiliency of the'wire fingerspermitting this operation. l/Vhen the bottle is in position to be washed with the head 19 below the swells 18 the fingers will be frictionally engaging the side or" the bottle. The resiliency of the fingers 17 is sufficient so that the engagement of the swells 18 with the head 19 will prevent the bottle from being forced upwardly either by the pressure of. the valve-closing spring 7 or by the force of the water jet against theshoulder 21 formed by the top of the pipe 3 i and the collar 20 acts as a clamping member for clamping the cup 15 against this shoul der 21. j
For washing short bottles I may use the attachment illustrated in Fig. 5. This consists of a wire 30 having two loops 81 and 32 at its ends, the upper loop being provided with a projecting finger 33. If it is desired to wash a bottle which is shorter than the length of the ct pipe 1 the attachment shown in Fig.
5 will be slipped over the jet pipe 1 so that the lower ring 31 rests on the arm 13. lVhen a bottle or tumbler is placed over the jet pipe the neck of the bottle or edge of the tumbler will engage the arm 33' and act through the attachment to open the valve as will be obvious. j
The device has the advantage of being sim ple in construction and has the further advantage that the part of the valve stem which is exterior to the spray'pipe 1 is located within the cup 15. Thus the valve can only be opened after the bottle has been placed over the spray pipe 1 and has been brought into a position where the neck is within the cup 15.
' While I have illustrated herein a selected embodiment of the invention I do not wish to be limited to the constructional features.
1.. In a bottle washer, the combination with a spray pipe having jet openings at its end and an opening between its ends,'of a valve controlling the flow through said pipe, a
valve stem connected to said valve and projecting through said opening, the projecting portion of said valve stem constituting a finger adapted to be engaged by the neck of a bottle which is placed over the spray pipe, whereby pressure of the bottle against said finger will open the valve.
2. In a bottle washer, the combination with a spray pipe having jet openings in one end, a valve seat at the other end and an'opening in its side adjacent the valve seat, of a pipe section connecting said spray pipe to a source of liquid supply, a valve adapted to seat pipe, of a valve controlling the liquid fiow through said pipe, a valve ste nconnected to.
the valve and having a portion extending through said opening and projecting beyond the spray pipe to form a finger adapted to be engaged by the neck of a bottle for opening the valve. I
In a bottle washer, the combination with a spray pipe, having jet openings in its end, of a valve controlling the flow through said pipe, a valve stem connected to saidvalve and projecting through said opening, the
projecting portion of said valve stem con-- stituting a finger adapted to be engaged by the neck of a bottle which is placed over'the spray pipe, whereby pressure of the bottle against said finger will openthe valve, and means engaging the bottle and holding it in position to maintain the valve open.
5. In a bottle washer, the combination with a spray pipe having jet openings at its end, and an opening in its side, of a. valve controlling the flow through said pipe, a valve stem connected to said valve and projecting through said opening, the projecting portion of said valve stem constituting a finger adapted to be engaged by the neck of a bottle which is placed over the spray pipe whereby pressure of the bottle against said finger will open the valve, and a resilient finger adapted to frictionally engagethe bottle and hold it in position to maintain the valve open.
6. In a bottle washer, the combination with a U-shaped pipe section adapted to be attached to a faucet, a spray pipe screwed into the end of said section, a cup member resting on the end of said pipe section and having an aperture in its bottom through which the spray pipe extends, a clamping collar screwed to the spray pipe on the inside of the cup member and clamping the latter against the end of the pipe section, said spray pipe having jet openings in its'end, a valve controlling the liquid flow through said spray pipe, a valve stem connected to said valve and having a portion to be engaged by the neck of abottle placed over the spray pipe, and resilient fingers carried by the clamping col Ill) lar for holding the valve in position to main a portion extending through said opening, 0
tain the valve open. the end of the Valve stem being bent laterally 7. In a bottle Washer, the combination with and'projecting beyond the spi'ay pipe to form a spray pipe having jet openings in its end a finger adapted to be depressed foropening and provided With an indentation in its side, the Valve upon plac-inga bottle over the pipe. there being an opening at one end of the inden- In testimony whereof, I have signed my tation leading into the pipe, of a valve conname to this specification;
trolling the liquid floW through said pipe a p p valve stem connected to the alve and having I MICHAEL J. FORTH.
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|U.S. Classification||134/44, 134/166.00R|
|International Classification||B08B9/34, B08B9/20|