US 1868389 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented July 19, 1932 NORMAN W. HOWARD, OF BATH, MAINE FUNNEL Application filed. July 21,
"- during the pouring in of the liquid.
In carrying out theserobjects, the invention is susceptible of a wide range of modification without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the claimed invention; there being shown in the drawing for illustrative purposes a preferred and practical form, in which:
Figure 1 represents a side elevation of a funnelconstructed in accordance with this invention;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section thereof; and
Fig. 3 is a top plan view.
In the embodiment illustrated a funnel 1 is shown, the body 2 of which is preferably made cylindrical, merging at its lower end into a slow tapering bottom 4 with a spout 5 depending from the apex thereof. The upper end of the funnel body or bowl 2 is preferably reinforced by a bead 3. The large bowl 2 with the slow tapered base or bottom 4 permits a large quantity of liquid to be dumped into the funnel and the slow tapered bottom provides for the top being as low as possible.
It is of course understood that this funnel may be made of any suitable metal, or material, and the spout 5 is preferably made in a plurality of sizes to adapt it for use in connection with filling mouths of different sizes.
To further provide for the use of the funnel in connection with different sized openings in containers to be filled and to prevent the funnel from tipping when in use a plurality of heavy metal straps 6 are mounted on the spout 5 extending longitudinally in 1930. Serial No. 469,543.
relation thereto and each of these straps is step-shaped as shown clearly in Figs. 1 and 2, the steps 7 increasing in size from the lower portions of the spout towards the body of the funnel and contact the tapered bottom 4 at a point spaced from its connection with the spout 5 and preferably attached to' said bottom by soldering. The straps 6 then extend laterally outward substantially at right angles forming arms 8 which are designed to rest on the vessel to be filled when the funnel is used in connection with containers having large filling openings. The arms 8 extend upwardly substantially at right angles at their outer ends as shown at 9 and have their terminals 10 resting against and soldered or otherwise secured to the funnel bottom l. VVhile'the three straps (3 shown are provided with three step-shaped portions 7 obviously more straps may be used if necessary and the steps may be increased or decreased according to the size of the funnel and the use for which it is designed.
. An anti-splashing screen 11 of heavy mesh wire is mounted in the bottom of the cylindrical bowl or body portion 2 of the funnel being here shown provided with a reinforced central opening 12 to afford access to a finer screen wire 15 located at the outlet end of the funnel bottom at.
Depending from the anti-splash screen 11 are a plurality of bafiies 13, three of which are here shown and which operate to eliminate whirling or spinning of the liquid when poured into the funnel and also operate as a support for the screen 11.
From the above it will be understood that the space between the straps 6 is sufiicient to allow the air in the container to pass up avoiding the necessity of lifting the funnel or providing other means to operate as an air vent. These straps also tend to reinforce the spout making a still strong funnel.
From the above description it will be 0bvious that this funnel when once placed in position will remain upright without being held even though it be filled full permitting the operator to be otherwise occupied while the contents of the funnel are running out and the funnel is so securely held that there is no danger of tipping. 7
It will thus be seen that the funnel constructed as herein shown and described provides for the getting in of the liquid, the letting out of the air and the quick emptying of cans without necessitating the operator to Wait until the funnel empties.
\Vithout further description it is thought that the features and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, and it will, 0f course, be understood that changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of the invention or its scope as claimed.
1. A funnel having a bowl with a slow or gradually tapered base, with a spout depending from-its apex, and combined supporting and spacing means carried by said spout, said means being step-shaped to adapt the device to fit mouths of diileren't sizes.
2. A funnel having a tapered bottom with a spout depending from the apex thereof,
peripherally spaced longitudinally extendingstep-shaped'straps secured to said'spout and diverging therefrom toward the funnel bottom.
3. A funnel having a tapered bottomwith a spout depending from the apex thereof, peripherally spaced longitudinally extending step-shaped straps secured to said spout and diverging therefrom, toward the funnel bottom, said straps at their innerends being secured to the funnel bottom and having laterally extending arms to form auxiliary supports, said arms being connected w-ith'the funnel. a
4. A funnel having a cylindrical bowl and.
a gradually tapered cone-shaped bottom with a spout depending from its apex, and antisplashing means located within the funnel,
and comprising" a coarse wire screen provided with baliles to prevent whirling of the liquid.v a v i 5. A cylindrical bowl having a gradually tapered cone-shaped bottom with a spout depending from its apex, an antisplashing screen mounted in the bottom of said bowl and having a reinforced central opening, another screen located below said opening and a plurality of baflies depending from'said first mentioned screen and operating to elimi nate swirling or spinning of the liquid when poured into the funnel. V
' NORMAN W. HOWARD.