US 1770420 A
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Patented July l5, 93() maar FRANKLIN NICHOLAS MEYEBS, OF YEADON, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO J'. NICHO- LAS MEYERS, OF PHILADELPHIA, EENNSYLVANIA OIL-GAUGE WIPEB,
Application led April 2,
This invention relates to devices for cleaning tools, gauges and the like.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive wiper which may be attached to a support and which is particuone s1de open throughout its entire length and communicating'with openings in the ends of the device with the sides of the device adjacent the opening sloped slightly toward the opening in the side in order to firmly hold wiping material removably therebetween.
Figure 1 is a side viewof an internal combustion engine having one of my wipers mounted upon its starting motor and showing the oil gauge rod partly drawn through the wiper.,
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a wiper embodying my invention.
Referring rst to Figure 2, the wiper has a casing 5 containing wiping members 6 which may be separate pieces or formed Ifrom a single piece folded along its center. In practice, I find that excellent results are obtained b usin wiping members made of felt, having thelr adJacent corners 7 slightly rounded and of such size that their wiping surfaces 8 abut each other when the device is not in use.
' Casin 5 is open on one face and at both ends so t at the gauge rod, tool, or other implement may be forced between wiping suraces 8 and drawn longitudinally o'f the device. For use on motor vehicles, the casing preferably has side walls 9 and'10 of equalv length formed. integral with a back wall 11, flanges 12 and 13 formed on each' end of the side walls, a flange 14 on one end of back wall 11 and an attaching member 15 forming a continuation of the other end o'f the back wall. and provided with an attaching aperture 16. The side walls preferably slope slightly toward each other so as to frictionally hold the wiping members against movement through the open face of the casing while the flanges 192s. serial no. 266,591.
hold them against longitudinal movement.
The wiper may be attached to any convenient support by passing a fastener through aperture 16 or by bending attaching member 15. In Fi ure 1, I have shown attaching member 15. ent slightly and attached to one of the bolts ina starting motor 1'? which is a part of the regular equipment of an internal combustion engine 18 having an oil gaugerod 19 for measuring the depth of oil 1n the crankcase 20. Rod 19-is normally positioned in a gauging aperture 21 and has a cap 22 for closing same. Whenthe depth i of the oil .in the crankcase is to be ascertained, rod 19 must be first freed from excess oil and this isv accomplished by simply drawing it through the wiper, as shown.
It will be understood, of course, that the apparatus as illustrated is subject to modication without departing from the spirit of theinvention as herein set forth and as is hereinafter claimed.
I claim 1. A wiperfor gauge rods and the like includin a casing having a back Wall, side walls goining the back wall and converging outwardly, anges on the ends of the walls, and wiping members in the casing abutting each other and held in place by said flanges and converging side walls;
2. A devlce of the character described including a casing consisting of a back wall and side walls extending therefrom converging 'outwardly and wiping material held removably between said sloping walls.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
FRANKLIN NICHOLAS MEYERS.