US 1712592 A
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FILLER QAP s Filed April 25, 1927 INVENTOR .Eug Ena flmm'lins an @i A fro/way l atentecl May i4, 192% UlllTED STATES EUGENE TOMLINSOIN', OF WICI-IITA, KANSAS.
Application filed April F55,
This invention relates to filler. caps for motor vehicles. The primary object is to provide a filler cap with a filler spout normally closed but which can be manipulated that water can be poured. into the radiawithout removing the cap.
I provide a fillr-zr cap with an upwardly and outwardly extending part on which is rotutably secured a funnel. The tunnel is curved that its flared end may be caused to some a vertical position for filling and when in this position a normally closed cut-oil is open so that water may pass into the radiator. When the funnel is turned to assume a position in which the -flared portion is vertical, the major portion of the funnel is substantially horizontal. The cut-oil will be ell'ective to close off communication between the funnel and the radiator. The funnel fastened to the extension by a joint which permits rotative movement of the funnel about the axis of the extension or upstanding tube. In order to prevent dust, dirt and other extraneous matter from accumulating in the tunnel, when the car is in motion and thus be carried into the water circulating system, I provide a closure or cap which for convenience may be in the form of a spot-light with the usual. reflector, the light source and the lens. The closure preferably hinged to the edge of the funnel in any appropriate manner, the filament oi the lamp receiving, energy from a storage battery through conductors in a well understood manner.
The novelty of the invention will. be understood by reference to the following description in connection with the accompanyinr: drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is perspective view of my inven tion with parts broken away to show the cut-oil closed.
Fig.1. 2 is a similar view showing the fun nel in position to communicate 'with the water circulating system.
Fig. 3 is a view partly in elevation and partly in section of the joint between the tubular extension on the cap and the funnel and Fig. 4 is a front view of the invention.
The radiator cap 1 may be provided with a motoineter 2. Extending" from the cap an upstanding forwardly curved tubular eX- tension 3 having a head 4. around its edge.
The extension 3 has a semi-circular liat- 1 i is:
1927. Serial No. 186,197.
plate 5 constituting one-half of the cut-oil. The constricted portion 6 of the funnel 7 he a flange 8 over-lapping the bead and grooved so that the funnel can turn on the head. The lower end of the funnel carries a flat semi-circular plate 9 pivoted to the plate 5 by the screw 10. When the funnel is turned to the position shown in Fig. 1 the cut-off will be closed, the flared portion 11 of the funnel will be facing forwardly. hen the tunnel is swung to the position shown in Fig. 2 the cut-oil will be open, the flared portion of the tunnel will be in a: horizontal plane so that water can be poured into the circulating system.
In order to prevent dust, dirt and extrane ous matter from accumulating in the tunnel. I provide a closure 12 hinged to the edge of the funnel as at 13 so that the flared portion will be closed. Under normal conditions this will keep the funnel clean. For convenience, i. make the closure in the form of a spotlight with a reflector 14, a lamp 15, a lens 16 and a frame 17. Conductors 18 leading; from a battery or other source of electricity will energize the lamp. The member 3 can ries a spring latch 19 adapted to engage in a notch 20 in the flange 8, when. the funnel is in the position shown in. Fig. 1. and notch 21 when the funnel is in the position shown in Fig. 2. Therefore, the operator will know that the cutoil' is fully open or fully closed.
It will be seen from the foregoing that the device will. enable the operator of a motor vehicle to supply the water circulating system withmzt removing the cap and the radiator may be closed to outside atmosphere by simply turning the funnel. he application of the device not only provides a convenient means for takin care of the water supply, but it allords hip 1y ornamental attaclunent on the front oil the radiator.
What I claim and desire to secure by LetilO'l'S-PfltEl1ll is:-
A cap for the radiators oi motor 1 .11.01" vehicles having: a tubular extension, at rotatable funnel carried by the extension, means cooperating with the extension and the funnel, upon rotation of the funnel to open and close the tubular extension, a lens hinged to the outer end oi the funnel. forming a closure therefor and a light source in rear of the lens.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.