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Publication numberUS2450315 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 28, 1948
Filing dateApr 3, 1947
Priority dateApr 3, 1947
Publication numberUS 2450315 A, US 2450315A, US-A-2450315, US2450315 A, US2450315A
InventorsVetrano Louis F
Original AssigneeWilliam J Pugh
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Beer faucet
US 2450315 A
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L. F. VETRANO Se t; 28, 1948.

BEER FAUCET Filed April 5, 1947 gwuc/wtm L Fvzr Patented Sept. 28, 1948 i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BEER FAUCET Louis F. Vetrano, Oakland, Calif assigncr of three-fourths to William J. Pugh, Oakland, Calif.

Application April 3, 1947, Serial No. 739,111

9 Claims. (Cl. 225) 1 2 This invention relates to beer faucets, and the length that when the handle 9 is in the vertical principal object thereof is to provide a faucet position, shown in full lines in Fig. 1, the ball embodyin certain novel features of construction valve 1 will firmly contact the valve seat 4a and hereinafter set forth. prevent passage of beer through the lower end I will explain the invention with reference to 5 of the tubular portion 3 into the glass G, the beer the accompanying drawing, which illustrates one being introduced into the upper end of tubular practical embodiment thereof, to enable others portion 3 through a pipe l2 connected with the to adopt and use the same, and will summarize beer usual or customary cooling coils C.

in the claims the novel features of construction, The swinging movement of arm 9 is limited by and novel combinations of parts, for which pro- 10 a pair of abutments on base I, one abutment la:

tection is desired. being adapted to contact the handle 9 when In said drawing: swung into the position shown in dotted lines in Figure 1 is a vertical section through a beer Fig. 1, at which time the ball valve 1 will be slightfaucet and beer glass applied thereto, showing in ly raised off of the valve seat 4a into the position full lines the valve in closed positi0n,-and indishown in dotted lines, Fig. l. The base I also cating in dotted lines one partly-open position carries an abutment Iy adapted to engage the of the valve. handle 9 when swung into the position shown in Fig. 2 is a vertical section similar to Fig. l, but Fig. 2, at which time the valve 1 will be suffishowing the valve in another opened position. ciently raised above the valve seat 4a to permit As shown, the valve preferably comprises a substantially unrestricted flow of beer through the base I having a disc-like lower surface In which lower end of tubular portion 3. may be covered by a pad 2 of felt or the like for When the handle 9 contacts abutment im, the engagement with the upper end of the beer glass ball valve 1 will be slightly unseated, allowing a G positioned thereunder, as shown. small amount of beer to flow into glass G, i. e.,

The felt or other pad 2 which is provided on up to the dotted line G (Fig, 1) thereby subthe underside of the lower surface of base I will merging the lower end of the tubular portion 3 serve to prevent breakage of the glass. Base I below the beer level denoted by the dotted line is provided with a depending tubular portion 3 G, thus preventing air from reaching the beer. extending downwardly and centrally of the lower After glass G has been thus partially filled, up

surface la, said tubular portion-3 being of length to the line G, the bar tender will then throw slightly less than the depth of the glass G, and handle 9 into the position shown in Fig. 2, i. e.,

hence terminating adjacent the lower end of said into contact with the abutment Iy, thereby alglass. The lower end of the tubular portion 3 is lowing a full fiow of beer down through the tubuthreaded as at 3a and. adapted to receive a plug lar portion 3 and through the orifice 4b in the 4 which is externally threaded and which carries plug 4, which is preferably approximately 3 2 inch a conical valve seat 4a, the lower end of which in diameter, and thus permitting the bar tender terminates in a reduced axial bore 41), Plug 4 to draw a full glass of beer or foam to any level of is therefore readily demountable and replaceable the glass G, such as to the level of dotted line G2 in tubular portion 3. (Fig. 2) or any other desired level.

Extending axially of the tubular portion 3 is 40 By the above construction the bartender, by a valve stem 5 slidable in guide spidersB within utilizing the two open positions of the handle 9, the tubular portion 3, said stem 5 carrying a ball may draw a glass of beer with any desired head valve I at its lower end adapted in one position of foam. 0f the stem to en a Valve s at 411 f plug 4. The I do not limit my invention to the exact forms pp 6 o the tubular portion 3 terminates in 5 shown in the drawing, for obviously changes may a P -tu u a horizontal bearing for a rocker be made therein within the scope of the claims. shaft 8 making a fluid-tight fit therein, said shaft I l im;

8 carrying a handle 9 provided with a head 9a, 1. In a beer faucet, a base; a tubular portion whereby the shaft 8 may be 'manually rotated in depending from the base and of length slightly the base I. The side of the bearing opposite the less than the depth of an ordinary beer glass, said handle 9 is recessed as at 8a and carries a short tubular portion having an inlet at its upper end arm H] which is pivotally connected to the upper for beer from a source of supply; a valve seat in end of a link II, the lower end of which link is the lower end of the tubular portion terminating pivotally connected to the upper end of the valve in a reduced bore; a valve stem within said tubustem 5. The arm l0 and link H are of such lar portion having a ball valve on its lower end adapted to engage said seat; a handle having a hub closing the upper end of the tubular portion, said hub having a recess opposite the tubular portion; an arm within said recess; a link pivotally connected to the arm and to the stem, said arm and stem being of such length that when same are aligned with the stem the ball valve will firmly contact said seat; and a pair of abutments on said base adapted to be engaged by the handle whereby when same engages one said abutment the valve will be slightly unseated, and when same engages the other abutment the valve will be entirely unseated.

2. In a faucet as set forth in claim 1, said abutments being formed at the ends of a cut-out portion of the base through which the handle projects.

3. In a beer faucet, a base; a tubular portion depending from the base and of length slightly less than the depth of an ordinary beer glass, said tubular portion'having an inlet at its upper end for beer from a source of supply; a removable plug in the lower end of the tubular portion having a valve seat in its upper end terminating in areduoed bore opening at the lower end of the plug; a valve stem within said tubular por-' tion having a ball valve on its lower end adapted to engage said seat; a handle having a hub closing the upper end of the tubular portion, said hub having a recess opposite the tubular portion; an arm within said recess; a link pivotally connected to the arm and to the stem, said arm and stem being of such length that when same are aligned with the stem the ball valve will firmly contact said seat; and a pair of abutments 'on said base adapted to be engaged by the handle whereby when same engages one said abutment the valve will be slightly unseated, and when same engages the other abutment the valve will be entirely unseated.

4. In a faucet as set forth 'in claim '3, said lower end of the tubular portion being trapped;

- inlet at its upper end for beer from a source of supply; a plug in the lower end of the tubular portion having a valve seat in its upper end terminating in a reduced bore opening at the lower end of the plug; a valve stem within said tubular portion having a ball valve on its lower end adapted to engage said seat; a handle having a hub closing the upper end of the tubular portion, said hub having a recess opposite the tubular portion, an arm within said recess; a link pivotally connected to the arm and to the stem, said arm and stem being of such length that when same are aligned with the stem the ball valve will firmly contact said seat; and a pair of a-butments on said base adapted to be engaged by the handle whereby when sameengages 'one said abutment the valve will be slightly unseated, and when same engages the other abutment the valve will be entirely unseated.

'7. In a faucet as set forth in claim 6, a padlof soft material on the underside of the lower surface of the base.

8. In a faucet as set forth in claim 6, said lower end of the tubular portion being tapped and said plug being threaded thereinto.

9. In a faucet as set forth in claim '6, said abutments being formed at the ends of a cut-out portion of the base through which the handle projects.

LOUIS F. VE'I'RANO.

REFERENGES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: V

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Classifications
U.S. Classification141/392, 251/280, 251/360, 251/251, 251/155, 251/205, 251/296
International ClassificationB67D1/00, B67D1/06, B67D1/14
Cooperative ClassificationB67D1/06, B67D1/1466
European ClassificationB67D1/14B6B, B67D1/06