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Oct. 10, 1933. B N, MERGE 1,929,562
LUBRICATING CAN SUPPORT FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, BOATS, WALLS, ETC
f iled May 27. 1951 I'mvcntor Bm6w ll Gttorneg-s Patented Oct. 10, 1933 jL'UBRIoA'rING CAN SUPPORT FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, eos'r sjwAnLs n'rc. Y H Burt Neulon Pierce, New York, N. Y.-
Application May 27, '1931. Serial N8." 540,462 1 1 Claim-(01. 248 -20) p This inventionrelates to certain new and'useful'improvements in a support for'a can adapted to contain lubricant used in a lubricating system of an internal combustion engine in a .mo-
tor vehicle, the object-being to provide a support which is so constructed that it-can be either connectedto the dash or to the hood sill so that the can containing lubricant can be readily placed in position on the support or 10 removed therefrom. V
Another object of my invention is to provide a support which is formed of sheet metal having a base to receive and support a can in connection with a vertical portion having means at its upper end adapted to embrace the flange of a can so as to securely hold the can in position.
Another object of my invention is to provide a support which is exceedingly simple and cheap in construction, the same being preferably formed of sheet metal so that either the vertical construction of support detached;
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the support showing the same attached to the dash of a motor vehicle; and
Figure 3 is a detail vertical section.
In carrying out my invention, I preferably form the support of sheet metal which comprises a base portion 1 having each end bent downwardly as shown at 2, then outwardly as shown at 3, and then upwardly'as shown at 4 -40 to form stop portions to preventthe can from moving sidewise on the base.
The forward edge of the base is provided with spaced upwardly projecting gripping portions 5 and 6 which are adapted to engage the lower flange '7 of the can 8 in order to hold the same on the base. A central tongue 9 is formed 'is desired to insert acan, the upper flange of portion being formed of a single piece of metal which is preferably resilient to a certain extent, allows one of these members to move in respect to the other when pressure is brought to bear on either member whereby the can'can be easily-and quickly inserted or removed.
- The offset-portion, 11 is provided with openings 11' through which screws 12 are adapted to pass for securing the back portion to the dash I 13 of a motor vehicle and the portions 3 of the base are provided with openings 14 through which screws can be passed so as to secure the base to the hood sill whereby I provide a support which can be either attached to the dash of the motor vehicle or to the hood sill. In the embodiment of my invention as herein shown, the back portion is secured to the dash and by pressing downwardly on the tongue 9, the gripping portions 5 and 6 will be drawn downwardly'oif the lower flange '7 of the can so that by grasping the can and pulling the can outwardly from off of the base, it can be removed from the flange 12 of the back portion in order to remove the can so that a new one can be inserted after it has been emptied. 8
In inserting a new can, the can it tilted so as to force the upper flange 8 under the flange 12 of the back portion and then by pushing the can inwardly towards the back portion and pressing downwardly on the tongue; the bottom of the can will drop onto the base and be en-' gaged by the gripping" members 5 and 6 so as to securely lock the can in its proper position.
When the base is secured to the hood sill, if it the can is inserted under the flange 12 of the back portion and by forcing the can inwardly, it will ride over the gripping portions 5 and 6 and the lower flange will be engaged thereby so as to lock the can securely in the support. When it is desired to remove the can to insert a new can of lubricant, it is only necessary to place a thumb on the tongue 9 and push backwardly on the can so that the back portion will spring in respect to the base portion and the can can be readily removed. 7
In'constructing my support Iusesheet metal which is flexible and by having the back offset, the base is spaced from the dash 'and'the upper flange is also spaced from the dash so that the material between the point of securing the offset portion to the dash will yield in order to allow the grippingflanges to be moved out of contact with the flanges onthe can of lubricant.
From the foregoing description it will be seen the gripping portions to engage the respective which the can rides in inserting the can flanges of the can of lubricant.
It will also be seen that I have provided a support which is provided with a flange on its vertical portion to engage the upper flange of a can of lubricant and with gripping members adapted to engage thelower flange of the can of lubricant, these gripping members being bent inclined outer faces over in poinwardly forming sition on the support.
While I have shown and described a support especially adapted to be used in connection with a lubricating system for a motor vehicle, .I do not Wish to limit myself to the use of this support for any particular purpose as I am aware that it can be used for supporting a can at any desired place, such as supporting a can on a wall, on a motor boat or a separate and distinct can on a motor vehicle which is not connected with the lubricating system of the same.
What I claim is:
A support of the kind described formed of a single sheet of metal comprising a horizontally disposed base portion having an integral vertically disposed back portion extending therefrom, said back portion having an offset portion midway its length and terminating at its upper end in a forwardly and downwardly extending flange adapted to engage the upper flange of a can when disposed upon said base, the forward edge of said base portion being pro- Vided With upwardly and inwardly extending spaced gripping flanges adapted to engage the lower 'flange'of the can, said base being provided -with end portions bent downwardly, outwardly and then upwardly to form stops for preventing sidewise movement of the can on the base portion and-a tongue extending forwardly between the gripping flanges of the .base for moving the gripping flanges downwardly from over the lower flanges of the, can to release the same therefrom. g r
- BURT NEULON PIERCE.