US 1734215 A
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Patented Nov. 5, 1929 TES JAMES A. KINARD, OF BIG SPRING, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO V. A. STOVALL. OF AUSTIN, TEXAS LEVELING DEVICE Application filed May 26,
This invention has reference to a leveling device especially designed for use in connection with gasoline dispensing pumps of the Visible tank type.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of an adjustable base on which the tank is supported so that the tank may be readily and easily maintained level at all times, thereby insuring accuracy in dispensing predetermined quantites of gasoline.
A further object of the invention is to provide a base including a stationary section and a movable section between which usting screws operate, novel means being provided for holding the movable section of the base in its positions of adjustment.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is an elevational view of a gasoline dispensing pump mounted on an adjustable base, constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan View of the base.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line H of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Figure 2.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the base forming the essence of the present invention, is indicated generally by the reference character 5, and includes a lower stationary section 6 and an upper movable section 7, the stationary section having an annular flange 8 formed integral thergwith so that it may rest firmly on the usua concrete foundation, which in the present showing is indicated at A.
Suitable openings are formed in the flange 8, to accommodate the bolts 9 that are em- 1928. Serial No. 280,916.
bedded in the concrete, the threaded ends of the bolts accommodating the nuts 10. Enlargements 11 are formed on the member 6, and are formed with threaded bores to accommodate the adjusting screws 12 that are formed with heads 13 resting in suitable recesses formed in the under surface of the movable section 7, as clearly shown by Figure 5 of the drawing.
These adjusting screws 12 are formed with flat surfaces 14- to receive a wrench so that tie screws may be operated in a manner as described. Openings are also formed in the adjusting screws for the reception of a suitable rod to permit the screws to be adjusted should it be desired to use this form of tool in place of a wrench.
Extending upwardly from the lower stationary section 6 are a plurality of flanges 1.5 each of which being provided with a cut out portion 16 extending to the upper edge thereof. The upper movable section is provided with depending flanges 17 that are provided with openings to accommodate the bolts 18 that also pass through the out out portions 16 of the upstanding flanges 15 to hold the upper movable section in its positions of adjustment, after the adjusting bolts 9 have been moved to properly adjust the upper movable section to level the visible tank, which in the present showing is indicated by the reference character B.
The standard of the pump is of the usual and well known construction and fits on the upper movable section 7 engaging the outer surface of the section 7, the standard being secured by means of the rods 19 that extend through openings formed in the upper movable section, the upper ends thereof having connection with the upper portion of the tank or pump.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that due to this construction, the standard and its tank, may be readily and easily adjusted to maintain the tank level and insure the correct quantity of gasoline being measured thereby.
An adjustable base for gasoline dispensing pumps, including a stationary section and an upper movable section in which the standard of the pump is held, upstanding flanges forming a part of the stationary section, said upstanding flanges having elongated openings, depending flanges on the movable section and resting against the upstanding flanges of the stationary section, securing bolts passing through the flanges of the movable section and held Within the elongated openings of the first mentioned flanges to hold the movable section in its positions of adjustment, and means operating between the sections for adjusting the vertically movable section With respect to the stationary section.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affiXed my signature.
JAMES A. KINARD.