US 2264215 A
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Nov. 25, 1941. j J. L. MccusH GREASE DISPENSING APPARATUS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 23, 1940 In ventor James Z. WZV/S/v A iiorney Nov. 25, 1941. J. L. McCLlSH GREASE DISPENSING APPARATUS Filed July 23, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A iiomey Patented Nov. 25, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,264,215 GREASE msrnnsmo arram'rus James 1.. month, Winters, Calif. Application July 23,1940, Serial no. 341,034
2 Claims. (o1. 22183) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in grease dispensing devices and has for its primary object to provide a holder for a can of grease, such as commonly used for servicing motor driven vehicles and embodying a cover adapted to be substituted for the original cover of the can and to which the pump is attached for pumping the grease from the can to the desired part of the vehicle.
An important object of the present invention is to provide a grease dispensing apparatus in which the original container of the grease may be employed for attaching a pump thereto for dispensing the grease from the container.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is efiicient in performance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts'throughout and in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view.
Figure 2 is a top plan view.
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Figure 4 isa plan view of the face of the holder.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the pump supporting member.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary side elevational view of the upper portion of the dispensing apparatus.
Figure 'I is a fragmentary plan view of one of the clamping lugs carried by the cover and Figure 8 is a fragmentary side elevational view of one of the clamping nuts.
Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention the numeral 5 designates a grease container preferably constructed of metal and from which the original top has been removed. ,The container ispositioned upon a base designated at 6, said base being of a diameter slightly in excess of the diameter of the receptacle and the marginal edges of the base are provided with upstanding lugs 1 adapted for centering the container in position on the base.
Also projecting from the peripheral edge of the base 6 is a plurality of upstanding inclined lugs 8 to which clamping rods 9 are pivotally secured at their lower end. A removable cover It) is positioned on the open top of the container 5, the cover having a plurality of lugs II projecting radially therefrom, the lugs having a slotted opening I 2 formed therein communicating with a central opening l3 and within which the upper portion of the rod 9 may be moved. Illhe upper end of the rod is threaded as shown at It for receiving a wing nut l5 whereby to clamp the rod in position to the lugs ll.
Secured to the upper surface of the cover 10 is a pump support It which comprises a tubular member I! having upper and lower flanges I8 and I9 respectively welded or otherwise secured to the ends of the tubular member, the lower flange l9 having openings 20 formed therein for receiving bolts 2| for attaching the support to the cover and the upper flange l8 also has openings 22 formed therein for attaching the base 23 of a pump by means of bolts 24, the pump being shown generally at 25 and is of conventional construction including the pivoted pump handle 26. Extending downwardly through the tubular portion I! of the support is the intake pipe 21 for the pump which terminate above the bottom of the container and the upper end of the pipe extends upwardly into the pump 25. The discharge hose 28 leads from the pump for connect- Iinnglto the conventional grease fitting of the ve- The pump supports li serves to support the pump in an elevated position when relatively small containers are used, and if desired the support may be dispensed with and the pump attached directly to a plate 29 on the upper sur' face of the cover ID as shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings.
The cover l0 may also be provided with a removable plug 30 for any useful purpose and projecting radially from the base 6 is a foot piece 3! adapted to steady the container during the operation of the pump.
From the foregoing it will be apparent that after the contents of the container 5 has been removed that the cover may be detached from the container and another container placed in position.
It is believed the details of constmction, ad-' vantages and manner of use of the article will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanation.
What is claimed is:
1. In a grease dispensing device, a base plate having upwardly extending lugs, adapted to engage the sides of a container positioned on the base, a cover plate for the top of the container. said cover plate being loosely positioned on the container. a pump having an intake pipe extending into the container, a detachable support for the pump rising from the cover plate, clamping rods pivoted at one end to the base plate and means carried by the cover plate for releasably attaching the free ends of the rods thereto for securing the container between the plates.
2. In a grease dispensing device, a base plate having upwardly extending lugs, adapted to engage the sides of a container positioned on the base, a cover plate for the top of the container, said cover plate being loosely positioned on the container, a pump having an intake pipe extending into the container, a detachable support for the pump rising from the cover plate, clamping rods pivoted at one end to the base plate and means carried by the cover plate for releasabiy attaching the free ends of the rods thereto for securing the container between the plates and a foot plate projecting radially from the base plate.
JAMES L. McCLISH.