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Patented June 4, 1929.
UNITED STTES CHARLEY C. DEAN AND BENJAMIN F. STEPHENS, OI TULSA, OKLAHOMA.
Application med July 8,1927. Serial No. 204,223.
Our invention relates generally to receptacles and particularly to meter housings. Its primary object is the provision of a sectional meter housing of the knock down type, adapted for assembly and mounting in the field,
the disadvantages incurred by the use of such meter housings we have devised the present invention to provide a sectional, knock down housing, which may be transported in its 20 in service as desired, being mounted directly on a pipe to which the housed meter is connected.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective of a housing as mounted in service condition, with cover and sight door in a raised position.
Figure 2 is a transverse vertical section through a housing with door and cover in closed position.
Figure 3 is a horizontal section on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4-. is afragmentary section through the sight door hinge construction.
Figure 5 is an inner face view of the sight door. a
In detail, thehousing consists of flat end walls formed with inturned right angled side edge flanges 11 which are doubled upon themselves in parallel spaced relation to form guides which receive in interengaging sliding relation, the bent side edge flanges 12 of a flat back wall section 13 and a flat front wall section 14:, whereby when the various wall sections are slidably interengaged a rectangular box like housing will be formed.
Each of the end wall sections 10 is formed adjacent its top edge and on its external face, with a reinforcing bar 15 which projects slightly beyond the rear side edge of each section, as best seen in Figure 2, providing lat eral ears 16, apertured to receive small hinge bolts 17 held in place by the nuts 18, and which hinge bolts are headed through deknock down flattened condition, and set up.
pending end flanges 19 formed on a ridged cover plate 20, which may be pivoted on the bolts 17 to be swung open or shut over the top of the housing, the depending front flange 21 of the cover plate engaging over the top of the front wall section 14 when in shut position. Secured to the under face of the cover plate 20 is a receptacle 22 for the storage of recording sheets and the like which are used in connection with a meter (not shown) over which the housing is mounted. Likewise for use with the meter, the rear wall section 13 1213s mounted on its inner face an ink reservoir At its top edge the rear wall section 13 is formed throughout its length with a lateral rearwardly extending flange 24 the function of which is to seat down over the tops of the edge flanges 11 of the end wall sections 10 and engage the same to provide a stop for limiting the sliding engagement between the various'wall sections, and the front wall section 14 is formed with a similar flange 25 for the same purpose. The rear wall flange 24 also functions as a means for retaining the nuts 18 against rotation as these nuts engage the rear wall and the said flange as shown in Figure 2. The cover plate 20 is further provided with. a depending rear edge flange 26 in spaced relation from the ears 16.
The front wall section 14 has the major portion of its central area cut out to form a sight aperture, adapted to be closed by a door 27 formed along its side and bottom edges with inturned flanges 28 adapted to be seated in channel flanges 29 formed on the adjacent aperture edges of the front wall section 14. The top edge of the door 27 is formed with an outwardly rolled hinge portion 30 which interengages with a rolled portion 31 formed on the front wall section, which portion 31 constitutes both the supplemental hinge member for the door, and a protective hood over the top edge thereof, as best shown in Figures 1 and 4.
When the housing is in assembled position it is mounted in service on a pipe line 32 by. saddles 33 secured in filler blocks 34: rigidly secured in the lower ends of the end wall sections 10, which blocks and wall sections are 1 formed with semi-circular cut away portions to seat over the pipe. It will of course be understood that the housing is disposed over a meter (not shown) carried by the conduit 35 tapped into the pipe 32. 3
' against the door by a clip 37 and in the raised position of the door their free ends are engaged by and retained in the channel flange 29.
On the under'face of the cover plate 20 fastening elements 38 are arranged for cooperative engagement with retainers 39 on the interior of the front wall section 14, and beneath the lower edge of the door 27, on the exterior of the front wall section, pivoted fastening elements 40 are provided for locking engagenient over the lower edge of the door, and having apertured cars 41 adapted to abut similar ears 42 rigidly secured on the door 27 whereby the door may be padlocked in closed position after the cover plate 20 has been lowered and locked by the fastening elements '38 and 39, thereby preventing any access to the interior of the housing by unauthorized persons.
All parts of the housing, except the filler blocks 34 are formed of suitable light, weather resisting metal, and the entire device may be set up in position with employment of only two bolts, the cover plate hinge bolts 17.
While the present drawings and specification illustrate and describe one practical physical embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that the structural details thereof may be modified as desired so long as such modifications fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
We claim 1. A sectional housing comprisingend walls having side edge flanges, a front wall having side edge flanges slidably interengaged with said end wall flanges, a back wall having side edge flanges slidably interengaged with said end wallflanges, stop flanges formedon said front and back walls for abutting engagement with said end wall flanges, a cover hinged to said end walls at the tops thereof, said housing having an open bottom, support engaging socket members secured on the lower ends of said end walls, and means 00- operating with said socket members for mounting said housing in rigid attached posivtion on a support engaged by said socketmembers. i
2. In a housing, a wall section having an aperture formed therein, a door hinged 'to said section for closing said aperture, channeled flanges formed on said wall section at the edges of the aperture, edge flanges on said door for interfitting engagement in said channeled flanges, and a supporting standard hinged to said door and having a free end adapted for seating engagement in one of said channeled flanges to retain said door in open position.
3. A sectional housing comprising end walls, a front wall and a back wall, all of said walls having side edge flanges formed for interfitting sliding engagement, a flange extending laterally from said back wall at the top thereof, ears projecting laterally from said end walls adjacent said back wall top flange, a cover on the top'of said housing and having depending side edge flanges over said end walls and projecting ears, pivot bolts passed through said depending cover flanges and ears beneath said back wall top flange, and retaining nuts on said bolts engaging said back wall and its top flange for preventing rotation of said nuts.
4. A knock down meter housing for pipe lines, comprising end wall sections and a front and back wall section connecting said end wall sections in slidably interengaging parallel spaced relation, a door in said front wall section, means for locking said door externally of the housing, a cover over the top of said housing and hingedly'carried by said end Wall sections, means internally of said housing for locking said cover in closed position, and pipe engaging means carried by said end walls at the bottoms thereof for supporting said housing in service position.
5. A knock down meter housing for pipe lines, comprising a front wall section, a back wall section, end wall sections connecting said front and back wall sections in slidably interengaging parallel spaced relation, closure means pivotally connected to a portion of said housing, filler blocks seated between flanges formed on said end wall sections, and saddle members engageable over a pipe for securing said housing to the pipe with the pipe engaged between said saddle members and filler blocks.
In testimony whereof we aflix our signatures.
CHARLEY C. DEAN. BENJAMIN F. STEPHENS.