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Publication numberUS250085 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1881
Publication numberUS 250085 A, US 250085A, US-A-250085, US250085 A, US250085A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 250,085. Patented N0v.h29,18`81.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 250,085, dated November 29, 1881.

Application filed October 1, 1881.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be itknown that I, FRANK C. LILLIs,a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Lockport, in the county of Niagara and State of 5 NewYo1k,haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Wooden Self-Vent Lager- Beer Faucets; and I do hereby declare thefollowing to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon,which form a part of this specification, and in which- Figure l of the drawings represents a longitudinal vertical section through the faucet,

vent-tube, bung with the vent-valve open, and.

the beer-keg to which itis applied. Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical section through the center of the bung, vent-tube, and valve, showing the valve closed. Fig. 3 is an enlarged longitudinal cross-section ofthe faucet upon the line :v a: of Fig. l. Fig. 1L is an enlarged top view of the elbow-joint.

My invention relates to the construction ot' wooden self-vent lager-beer faucets, and has for its object the introduction of air into the keg at the same time and by the same movement that the beer is drawn, and the prevention of the escape of beer back through the air-vent; and it consists in the construction and operation of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

In order to enable others to construct and operate the same, I will now proceed to dcscribe my invention.

In the drawings accompanying and forming a part of this specificatiomA represents the ordinary wooden barrel ot' a beer-faucet; B, the spigot, snugly fitted into aleather bushing, O, that lines the transverse opening in the barrel for its reception. The spigot is provided with a channel or passage, D, for registering with a passage, E, when the faucet is open, and thus making a contin nous passage for the outflow of beer, and it is also provided with a channel or passage, F, from a suitable point on the side ofthe spigot, just under the handle, downward to a suitable point, where it makes a square turn to the right and registers with a channel or passage, G, in the barrell ot the (Model.)

faucet. This passage G continues a suitable distance, and makes a square turn upward t0 the outer edge of the barrel and registers with a passage in an elbow-joint, I. The elbow-joint I is provided with a base, a., curved to tit the surface of the faucet-barrel, and rests upon the leather washer b. Both the washer and the joint are secured to the wooden barrel by means of screws passingthrough them into the barrel. The nozzle c of the elbow-joint makes a right-angled turn just above the base a, and extends a suitable distance for receiving the rubber tube J in a horizontal line. This construction of the joint serves not only to lower the nozzle, and thus protect it from blows, but it causes the vrubber tube to curve back toward the barrel, thus giving more room for the movement of the hand in turning the spigot. The rubber tube J proceeds from the elbow-joint by a curve backward and upward over the chine of the keg to the bung K, where it incloses the nozzle of a valve, L, through which and a passage, M, through the bung a continuous passage is formed from the spigot to the inside of the beer-keg N. The valve L is formed by inserting a screw-threaded seat, d, into a transverse passage, s, near the top ot' the bung K. This seat has a nozzle, f, eX- tendingoutward to form the connection with the rubber tube J and receive the disk O, which rests against the outer end of the nozzle, against whichA it is held in place by the compression of the distended end ot' lthe rubber tube J. The disk O has a small opening, g, through its center, that connects with an oblong chamber that extends through the center of a cylinder, h, attached to the back end of the disk. The inner end of the cylinder h is flattened to enter the end ot' a section of rubber tubing, i, that is about twice the length of the cylinder. This tubingi is at and of a little less diameter than the cylinder, so that it will hold itself in place after having been stretched over the cylinder, and present a closed end to any gas or iiuid attempting an entrance at its inner end, while it will open or dilate to permit air to pass through and enter the keg when beer is drawn.

Having thus described my invention, I desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The elbow-joint I for a wooden self-vent IOO beer-faucet, provided with a right-angled horizontal nozzle, c, substantially as shown, an d for the purpose specified.

2. A valve, L, for a wooden self-vent beer- 5 faucet, composed of a screw-threaded seat, d,

nozzle f, disk O, flattened cylinder 71, and rubber tubing i and J, substantially as shown and described.

3. In a Wooden self-ventbeer-faucet, thecom- 1o bination ofthe spigot B, barrel A, elbow-joint I, provided with horizontal nozzle c, tube J, Valve L, bung K, and keg N, all constructed, arranged, and operating as shown and described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature i5 in the presence of two Witnesses. l



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US2702563 *Oct 6, 1949Feb 22, 1955Thompson Prod IncCombination spigot and adapter with venting means
US2712323 *Oct 6, 1949Jul 5, 1955Thompson Prod IncSpigot and adapter for automatic venting
US5405058 *Feb 1, 1994Apr 11, 1995Kalis; Russell A.Device for dispensing liquids
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/32