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Publication numberUS2223012 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 26, 1940
Filing dateMar 15, 1940
Priority dateMar 15, 1940
Publication numberUS 2223012 A, US 2223012A, US-A-2223012, US2223012 A, US2223012A
InventorsFrank Konwinski, Stephen Wanderski
Original AssigneeFrank Konwinski, Stephen Wanderski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Beer drawing device
US 2223012 A
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Patented Nov. 26, 1940 PATENT- OFFICE BEER DRAWING DEVICE Stephen Wanderski and Frank Konwinski, Chicago, 111.

Application March 15, 1940, Serial No. 324,198

4 Claims.

This invention relates to a device for removing beer from a keg, barrel or other'container, the general object of the invention being to provide a sealed tube which is placed in the barrel I or container by the wholesaler or brewer, with out in the appended claims.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and

' in which:

Figure 1 is a sectional view with parts in elevation showing the device in place in a keg. Fig1 1re 2 is a top plan view of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a section on the line 3 3 of Figure 1. r

Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view through the device and showing part of the keg in section.

Figure 5 is a section on theline 5-5 of Figure 4. I

In these views the letter A indicates a keg, barrel or other container which is provided with the usual'metal bung or plug B which is threaded in a hole formed in the barrel. The letter T indicates a tap of the usual or any ordinary construction and this tap includesthe body part I having its upper end threaded to receive the cap 2 which has a threaded bushing 3 fastened theretowhich bears against a pack: ing ring 4 when the cap, is threaded to the upper end of the body I. The body is also formed with an intermediate tubular part 5 for receiving the usualchuck 6 which is to be connected by a hose to a supply of air under pressure for.introducing air into the container, a rubber valve member I being carried by the inner end of the chuck. The lower end of the body is threaded to be threaded into a tubular member or sleeve 8 for bearing against a gasket 9 topress the gasket against a flange on the bung or plug B when the cap ID on the lower end of the body I is threaded to the sleeve |l provided with the flange l2 for engaging the flange of the bung, as shown in Figure 4. A short tube |3 has its lower end threaded into the bushin holes 2|].

3 and its upper end is threaded to receive a coupling I 4 which connects a hose nipple 5 to the tube, a gasket l6 being located in the coupling l4 and bearing against the flanged lower end of the hose nipple l5, the hose which is to be placed over this nipple leading to the' faucet at the bar or other place. A tube or pipe I! is threaded in the lower end of the short tube or pipe I3 and passes through the body in spaced relation to the internal walls of the body and has its lower end placed slightly below the lower end of the member 8 which engage the packing ring 9, the lower end of the .tube I"! being threaded as shown. A long tube I8 passes in spaced relation through the tube I! with its upper end flanged to provide a valve which engages a seat formed in the upper end of the short tube l3 with this part engaging the gasket l6 when the coupling I4 is threaded tightly to the tube l3. This tube I8 passes well beyond the lower end of the tube I! so that it will pass into the barrel when the tap T is connected to the bung B by the member H. .The lower end of the tube I8 is reduced and formed with Located within the barrel and placed therein by the brewer 'or wholesaler is a tube assembly which includes a tube 2| having the holes 22 in its lower end and the upper end. of this tube 2| is threaded into the lower end of a larger tube 23 and the upper end "of the tube-23 is threaded on the lower end of a smaller tube 24 which has a packing ring 25 tightly engaging its upper portion. A coiled spring 26 encircles the tube 24 and has its upper endbearing against the packing ring 25 and its lower end against the upper end of the tube 23. A valve 21 of resilient material is located in the tube 23 and is pressed upwardly by a spring 28 which bears against a ring-shaped seat 29 engaging the top of the tube 2|. This valve 21 is normally pressed by the spring 28 against a valve seat formed by the lower end of the tube 24 so that the valve closes the passage formed by the tube assembly and when put in pl-ace with the lower end of the tube 2| restingagainst the lower part of the barrel. This places the spring 26 under pressure so that it will press the packing ring 25 tightly against the bottom of the plug B so as to close the opening therein and the spring 28 will also hold the valve 21 against the lower-end of when the retailer or other person receives the barrel he removes or loosens the coupling I4 so that the tube I8 can move upwardly and then the tap T is threaded to the plug or bung B by the member II but before the tap is put in place a short tube 30 is threaded to the lower end of the tube II, this short tube 30 having a flange 3| at its lower end. Then as the tap is being put in place this tube 30 will engage the packing ring 25 and force the same awayfrom the plug B and after this is done the coupling I4 is tightened on the tube I3 which forces the tube I8 downwardly and causes its lower end to push the valve 21 off its seat so that the interior of the tube I8 will be in communication with the lower part of the tube assembly, thus permitting the beer to pass through the tube 2| and tube 23 by the valve 21 and into the tube I8 and then through the nipple I5 and the hose to the faucet at the bar. Of course the air introduced through the chuck 6 will pass through the tap into the top of the barrel to place the beer under pressure.

Thus the retailer or barkeeper is only required to place the tap in position and this will place the interior of the tap in communication with the barrel so that the liquid can pass from the barrel and as soon as the tap is removed the barrel 21 and the packing ring 25 will return to closing position and seal the barrel again.

As shown in Figure 5 the flange I2 is'made in sectors to pass through slots b formed in the flange of the bung or plug B. Thus it is only necessary to place the flange part I2 opposite the slots or notches b and press the tap downwardly and then turn the member I2 to cause the flange part I2 to engage the unnotched parts of the bung flange after which the cap IE! is turned to tighten the parts to compress the gasket 9. 3

Also as shown in Figure 3 the member II ha grooves therein for receiving ribs 8 on the member 3 to hold the parts from turning while the cap is being rotated.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.

It is to be'understood that changes may be made in'the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the claimed as new is:

1. A beer drawing device comprising a tubular member adapted to be placed in a container having an opening therein and a bung closing the opening, a packing ring at the upper end of the tubular member, spring means for holding the ring in closing position on the bung of a container when the lower end of the tubular member is engaging the bottom of the container, an upwardly closing spring-pressed valve in the tubular member for sealing the interior of the tubular member, a tap member, means for connecting the same with the bung of the container invention, what is and means carried by the tap for forcing the valve off its seat and the packing ring away from the bung when the tap member is put in place.

2. A beer drawing device for a container having an opening therein and a hung closing the opening comprising a tubular member having a valve seat intermediate its ends, a springpressed valve normally engaging the seat, a packing ring slidably arranged on the upper end of the tubular member, spring means for holding the ring in position closing an opening in the bung of the container, a tap member, means for connecting the tap member to the hung, a tubular member at the lower end of the tap member for forcing the packing ring away from the bung when the tap member is put in place, a tube passing through the tap member and having its lower end formed with holes, said lower end of the tube forcing the valve off its seat when the tap member is put in place.

3. A beer drawing "device for a container having an opening therein and a bung closing the the opening comprising a tubular member having a valve seat intermediate its ends, a springpressed valve normally engaging the seat, a packing ring slidably arranged on the upper end of the tubular member, spring means for holding the ring in position closing an opening in the bung of the container, a tap member, means for connecting the tap'member to the bung, a tubular member at the lower end of the tap member for forcing the packing ring away from the bung when the tap member is put'in place, a tube passing through the, the tap member-and having its lower end formed with holes, said lower end of the tube forcing the valve oif its seat when the tapmember is put in place, a short tube extending from the upper end ofthe tap member and the upper end of the-firstmentioned tube having a part engaging the upper end of the short tube, a hose nipple, a coupling for connecting the same to the short tube and a gasket ring between the lower end of the hose nipple and the short tube and the upper end of thevalve displacing tube.

4:. A beer drawing device comprising a tubular member adapted to be placed in a container having an opening therein and a bung closing the opening, a packing ring at the upper end of the tubular member, spring means for holding the ring in closing position on the bungof a container when the lower end of the tubular member is engaging the bottom of the container, an upwardly closing spring-pressed valve in the tubular member for sealing the interior of the tubular member, a tap member, means for connecting the same with the bung of the container and means carried by the tap for forcing the valve off its seat and the packing ring away from the bung when the tap member isput in place, and means for introducing compressed air into the tap-member to pass through the same and through the bung into the .top of the container.

KONWTNSKI.

STEVE WANDERSKI. I

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/400.7, 222/527, 222/464.1, 222/507
International ClassificationB67D1/08, B67D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67D1/0802, B67D1/0832
European ClassificationB67D1/08B2A, B67D1/08A2