|Publication number||US2066169 A|
|Publication date||Dec 29, 1936|
|Filing date||Sep 5, 1935|
|Priority date||Sep 5, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2066169 A, US 2066169A, US-A-2066169, US2066169 A, US2066169A|
|Inventors||Michael J Zwosta|
|Original Assignee||Michael J Zwosta|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (13), Classifications (13)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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LIQUID MEASURING DEVICE Filed Sept. 5, 1935 VIIIIIIIA WITNESS INVENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented Dec. 29, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.
This invention relates to a device designed and adapted to measure quantities of liquid, such as beer, and to automatically stop the flow thereof after a desired quantity has been delivered into a suitable receptacle or container provided for its reception.
The device is useful in conjunction with faucets and spigots of tapping systems, which faucets and spigots are disposed at a bar, counter, and the like where the beverage is dispensed.
The principal object of the invention is the provision of a device of the indicated character which makes it unnecessary to continually adjust or set the same because of a difference in the weight of various liquid receptacles or containers, such as pitchers, cartons, cans, buckets, pails, and the like.
Some of the advantages of the device are that the parts may be readily attached for use, and which may be readily detached so that a faucet or spigot may be used in the usual manner. A device which will be simple, inexpensive, and positive and reliable in operation and not liable to get out of operation in use.
ing features and advantages will appear when the following specification is read in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which Figure l is a view illustrating the invention in use, parts thereof being shown in section;
Figure 2 is a section showing the valve means of the faucet;
Figure 3 is a top view of the Siamese distributor attachment;
Figure 4 is a view of one of the weights used to measure different quantities of the liquid.
The invention is shown in the present instance in use in conjunction with a conventional faucet I0 constituting a part of a tapping system as is used for drawing off beer. It is to be understood that the invention may be employed in conjunction with any other suitable type of spigot or draw-off means. The faucet I9 includes a rocker I I and a valve element I2 which is moved by the rocker I I on and off of a seat I3 to control the flow of liquid or beer through the downwardly turned discharge nozzle or outlet I4. A handle I5 is connected with the rocker I I and may be manipulated to operate the rocker II for the purpose stated. By moving the handle I5 forwardly, the valve element I2 will be moved off of the seat I3 allowing the liquid to flow through the nozzle I4. When the handle I5 is moved rearwardly the valve element I2 will be moved into engagement with the seat I3 thereby stopping the flow of liquid.
The nature of the invention and its distinguish- In Figure 2 of the drawing the valve element I2 is shown in its open position.
In accordance with the invention, use is made of an attachment I6 which may be readily attached to the nozzle I I of the faucet I9 and also be readily detached therefrom. This attachment is designed and adapted to deliver liquid into two receptacles simultaneously at different rates of flow in different directions at different points of reception. The attachment I6 is designed and adapted to deliver two streams of the liquid, and therefore may be aptly termed a Siamese attachment. The attachment I6 embodies a collar I1, an outlet end I8, and an outlet tube I9. The collar I'I carries a set screw 29, and has an interior shoulder 2 I. The collar is large enough to fit on the extremity of the discharge nozzle I 4 of the faucet I9, the shoulder 2i limiting the insertion of the nozzle extremity and the set screw 20 serving to engage the nozzle I I to securely hold the attachment I6 in place with the tube I9 projecting rearwardly. The attachment I6 applied to the nozzle I4 diverts the liquid leaving the nozzle I4 so that one stream will flow downwardly out of the outlet I8, and another stream laterally and then downwardly out of the outlet tube I9. The inner end of the tube I9 is notched, and said notched end 22 projects into the outlet end I8 transversely thereof as shown in Figures 1 and 3. The attachment I6 is so designed that three times the amount of liquid flowing out of the tube I9 will be flowing out of the outlet end I8.
In accordance with another feature of the in vention use is made of a receptacle holder and means for attaching it to the rocker II of the faucet to stop the flow of liquid when a predetermined quantity of liquid has been distributed by the attachment I6. Accordingly, there is provided a holder 23 on the lower end of an off-set 40 connecting rod 24 which has a hook 29 on its upper end engageable in a hole in the outer end of an arm 26 connected with the rocker II. Use is made of a receptacle in the form of a drinking glass 21 of standard weight and size for hold- 45 ing approximately one-fourth of a pint of liquid by weight. The empty glass 21 is placed in the holder 23 while the latter is connected with the arm 26 and will enable the handle I5 to be moved forwardly to open the faucet allowing the liquid 50 to flow until the glass 21 is almost filled with liquid whereupon the rocker II will be moved to close the faucet thereby stopping the flow of liquid. In this connection, it is to be observed that the weight of the handle I5, when the lat- 55 ter is in its forward position, and the friction of the movable parts of the valve, offer resistance to the weight of the holder 23, rod 24 and the glass 21.
With the attachment l6 applied to the nozzle 14 of the faucet l0, and the glass 21 in the holder 23, and a suitable receptacle or container 28 under the outlet end l8, when the handle 15 is moved forwardly, the valve means will be operated allowing liquid to flow through the faucet I to be diverted. by the attachment 16, part of the liquid flowing through the tube 19 into the glass 27 and part of the liquid flowing through the outlet end 18 into the pitcher 28 placed below said outlet end l8. When three times the amount of liquid delivered into the glass 21 has been delivered into the pitcher 28, the holder 23, rod 24 connected therewith, and arm 26 will move downwardly under the Weight of the liquid in the glass 21, thereby causing the rocker H to move, and the rocker l l in turn causing the valve element l2 to move into engagement with the seat 13 to stop the flow of liquid through the faucet Ill. The contents of the glass 2? is then poured into the pitcher 28 making a full pint of liquid or beverage in the pitcher 28. Thus, the device herein described measures the amount of liquid and at the same time stops the flow thereof. While the device in the present instance is described as measuring a full pint, it is to be understood that suitable means such as the weight 29 shown in Figure 4 may be used by placing 1e same in the holder 23 to measure various other quantities of the liquid.
1. A liquid measuring device comprising means to deliver liquid into two receptacles simultaneously, a valve to control the flow of liquid, said valve having manually operable means to move the same to open position, and means on which one of said receptacles may be positioned, said last means being suspended from said manually operable means to operate the latter to stop the flow of liquid when a predetermined quantity of liquid has been delivered into said receptacle thereon.
2. The combination with a liquid discharge control device having means for discharging streams at difierent points simultaneously, of a receptacle holder suspended from said device so as to stop the discharge of liquid when a predetermined quantity of liquid from one of said streams has been discharged by said means into a receptacle placed on said holder.
3. The combination with a liquid discharge control device, of a Siamese liquid distributor connected with the outlet of said device in order to divert the liquid leaving said outlet so that one stream will flow downwardly and another stream laterally and then downwardly from said outlet, and a receptacle holder connected with said device to operate the latter so as to stop the discharge of liquid when a predetermined quantity of liquid from one of said streams has been discharged by said distributor into a receptacle placed on said holder.
4. A distributor for connection with a main fluid outlet, consisting of a collar constituting a supplemental outlet, means for removably attaching the distributor to said main outlet and a tube of appreciably less diameter than the outlet, extending across the outlet, and having an opening in its wall in the outlet, said tube constituting a supplemental outlet connected with said collar.
5. A distributor for connection with a main fluid outlet, consisting of a collar constituting a supplemental outlet, means for removably attaching the distributor to said main outlet.and a tube also constituting a supplemental outlet connected with said collar, the inner end of said tube which is of less diameter than the outlet projecting into said collar and being notched so that some fluid leaving said main outlet may flow through said collar and some into said tube.
6. The combination with a faucet, of a Siamese liquid distributor connected with the outlet of the faucet, a receptacle holder, and a rod having one end connected with said holder and its other end connected with the fiow control means of the faucet, said holder adapted to hold a receptacle in position to receive a predetermined quantity of liquid from the faucet, said receptacle and rod constituting means operable through the Weight of the receptacle and the liquid therein to close the flow control means.
MICHAEL J. ZWOSTA.
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|U.S. Classification||141/196, 73/202, 222/56, 138/37, 222/77, 141/359, 141/244, 141/263, 222/478, 177/68|