US 2233535 A
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March 4, 1941. R. v. JENKINS 2,233,535
OIL CAN Filed April 1, 1940 INVENTOVR ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 4, 1941 UNlTED STATES} PIA-TENT OFFICE Ralph V. Jenkins, Salt Lake City, Utah Application April 1, 1940, Serial No. 327,314
, The invention relates to a dispensing can and more especially to oil cans. M
The primary object of the inventionis the provision of a can of this character wherein the spout thereof is concealed and closedso as to eliminate leakage of oil or other liquid from the can when the same islout of position for use and such spout can be exposed and the contents of the can dispensed therethrough in a ready and convenient manner.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a can of this character wherein its construction is novel in its entirety and will assure against waste of oil or liquid as contained within the body of the can when the latter is stored or not in use and such can can be readily manipulated for use particularly for oiling purposes. 7
A further object of the invention is the provision of a can of this character wherein the receptacle'for the oil having the discharge spout is confined within a holder which fully protects such receptacle and spout to avoid damaging the same when stored or at rest upon a support when not in use and the oil within the receptacle is readily dispersed... through the spout on the projecting thereof from the holder.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a can of this character, which is simple in its construction, thoroughly reliable and efficient in operation, the oil content being free from contamination and is readily dispensable with dispatch, strong, durable, and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described in detail, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which discloses the preferred embodiment of the invention and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the can constructed in accordance with the invention and in position for oiling purposes.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 3 looking in the direction of the arrows and showing by full lines an adjusted position and by dotted lines another adjusted position thereof.
Figure 3 is a top plan view.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2 looking in the direction of the arrows.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing.
Referring to the drawing in detail, A designates generally an oil can proper which comprises a cylindrical receptacle 5 sealed at its top and bot tom and from the top eccentrically to the longitudinal center thereof is an outwardly disposed dispensing spout '6, being united with the body or receptacle 5 in any suitable manner while adapted to be sealed within the body or receptacle 5 is a quantity of oil to be dispensed or discharged through the spout 8 on compressing the said receptacle or body through exterior force against the same, being usually applied by the fingers of a hand of the user of the can.
This body or receptacle 5 is slidably fitted within an elongated cylindrical holder 1, its length being considerably greater than the length of the receptable or body 5, which is also elongated. One end of the cylindrical holder 1 is permanently closed by a bottom or can 8 while the other or opposite end of such holder 1, being opened, is formed with an external annular bead edge 9 for separable fastening of acover or cap I which marginally thereof is formed with sp'ringy latching lips or tongues ll adapted to be brought into latching engagement with the bead edge and in this manner separably fastening the cover or cap l0 upon the holder 1.
The cover or cap ill has struck outwardly from the inner side thereof concentric to its center an .arcua'te-shaped channel or groove l2 receptive to the tip or end of the spout 6. The channel or groove ll merges into an opening or hole I3, which is at one end of the latter, and through which is adapted to be projected the spout 6 for the discharge of the contents of the body or receptacle through said spout when the can is used for oiling purposes. The other end of the v groove or channel ll opens into a cork lined seat l4 for the free end of the spout 6 and such seat is deeper than the channel or groove so that the spout 6 when engaged at its free end within the seat will not accidentally work into the channel or groove ll until the body or receptacle 5 is manually manipulated for this purpose. The lining to the seat I4 will seal the tip or end of the spout 6 when engaged in said seat as will be apparent from Figure 2 of the drawing.
Located between the bottom or cap 8 and the end adjacent thereto of the body or receptacle 5 is a coiled tensioning spring l5 which functions to urge the said body or receptacle 5, in the direction of the cover or cap l0 and also to effect the passage of the spout 6 through the hole or opening [3 when such spout is aligned therewith. This exposure or the spout 6 places it in a position so that the application of oil can be had as the occasion may require.
At diametrically opposite sides of the holder 1 are windows or finger-receiving apertures l6 so that the receptacle or body can be engaged to permit of the turning thereof within the holder 1 to bring the spout 6 aligned with the'opening or hole l3 or for the shifting of such spout to v have its free end engaged in the seat [4. These windows or apertures l6 also permit of compressing the receptacle or body 5 for forcing of oil therefrom through the spout to dispense such oil.
The holder 1 next to the apertures or windows It has inwardly struck therefrom friction lugs I! for engaging the receptacle or body 5 and efiecting keepers to maintain the said body or receptacle 5 against free sliding movement within the holder I and also to assure steadiness in the projection of the spout 6 throughthe opening or hole 13..
From the foregoing it is though that the construction and manner of operation of the device will be clearly understood and therefore a more extended explanation has been omitted.
What is claimed is: g
1. An oil can comprising a body proper for holding oil and having a spout projecting from one end thereof, a cylindrical holder slidably re ceiving the said body and having a finger-admitting opening for the engagement of the said body when within the cylindrical holder means within the holder for urging the body in the direction of one end of said holder, and a cap releasably fitting the holder and having a runway for the spout and also provided with a clearance for the projecting of the spout therethrough. I
2. An oil can comprising a body proper for holding oil and having a spout projecting from one end thereof, a cylindrical holderslidably receiving the said body andhaving a finger-admitting opening for the'engagement of the said body when within the cylindrical holder, means within the holder for urging the body in the direction of one end of said holder, a cap releasably fitting'the holder and having a runway for the spout and also provided with a clearance for the projecting of the spout therethrough, the said runway being formed with a seat, and a sealing medium confined within the seat for the sealing of the spout when engaged within the seat.
3. An oil can comprising a body proper for holding oil and having a spout projecting from one end thereof, a cylindrical holder ,slidably receiving the said body and having a finger-admitting opening for the engagement of the said body when within the cylindrical holder, means within the holder for urging the body in the directionof one end of said holder, a cap releasably fitting the holder and having a runway for the spout and also provided with a clearance for the projecting. of the spout therethrough, the said runway being formed with a seat, a sealing meof the spout when engaged within the seat, and
for the projecting of the spout therethrough, the
said runway being formed with a seat,.a sealing medium confined within the seatifortthe sealing of the spout when engagedwithin the seat, friction projections formed with the holderlfor ene' gaging the body and maintaini'ngrthe spout pro-' jected through the cap, andispringy lipsforme d on the cap for 'releasably latching it tonthe holder. v
- RALPH V. JENKINS.
20 dium confined within the seat for ithe c'sealing