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June; 3,1952 H, H, WOLFE 2,598,957
PANEL ARRANGEMENT FOR DISPENSING PUMPS I Filed Feb. 7, 1949 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR -Y H. HIX WOLFE ATTORNEYS June 3, 1952 H. WOLFE 2,598,957
I PANEL ARRANGEMENT FOR DISPENSING PUMPS Filed Feb. 7, 1949 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR 3 B H. HIX WOLFE ATTORNEYS June 3, 1952 H. H. WOLFE 2,593,957
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ATTORNEYS June 3, 1952 H. H. WOLFE PANEL ARRANGEMENT FOR DISPENSING PUMPS 5 Shets-Sheet 5 Filed Feb. 7, 1949 INVENTOR H. I HIX WOLFE ATTORNEYS Patented June 3, 1952 PANEL ARRANGEMENT FOR DISPENSING PUMPS H. Hix Wolfe, Dayton, Ohio, assignor to The Dayton Pump and Manufacturing Company, Dayton, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application February 7, 1949, Serial No. 74,961
4 Claims. (Cl. 312-100) This invention relates to pumps, and particularly to improvements in the construction of dispensing pumps for fuels and similar fluids, such as gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, and the like.
Pumps of the nature referred to above are principally used in filling stations, and comprise a pumping and metering device and a computer and indicator connected with the meter for indicating the amount of liquid dispensed and the total cost. The pumps are housed in a panelled enclosure, and it is desirable that the panels be so arranged that only authorized persons can remove them so that there will be no tampering with the operating parts of the pump. This is a protection for the filling station operator aswell as the purchaser.
Since pumps of this type are used in many different places, it is desirable to provide for some ready means of modifying the appearance thereof so they can be adapted for use under different circumstances.
It is one object of this invention to provide for an improved construction for the framing and housing of a dispensing pump of the type referred to above which has a better appearance than pumps constructed according to the prior art, and in which certain of the enclosing panels can easily be removed from the pump so that the mechanism on the inside can readily be serviced or replaced. I
It is a still further object of this invention to provide a construction for a dispensing pump or the like having one or more panels which are locked in position by a key operated device and which serve positively to retain the other panels and covering members for the pump structure in position.
It is also an object of this invention to provide an arrangement for a dispensing pump having a totalizing counter so arranged that only authorized persons can view the said counter-and thus determine the amount of fluid dispensed by the pump over any given period.
A still further object of this invention is the provision of an adapter for the dome member of dispensing pumps of the type referred to, such that the pump can conveniently be adapted for use with an illuminated top globe if desired, or can be used without the said globe.
- A general object of this invention is to provide a construction for dispensing pumps and the like which is easier to construct than pumps of the prior art, and in which all of the panels forming the enclosure of the pump are so formed as to be rigid so as to resist deformation Figure 2 is a perspective view of the framing of the pump and showing the base, the corner angles extending upwardly fromthe base, the top plate connecting the corner angles and the shelves mounted between the corner angles and which support the various operating auxiliaries of the pump;
Figure 3 is a view looking in at one indicating face of the pump as indicated by the arrow marked 3 in Figure 1 but with the covering panel for that side of the pump removed;
Figure 4 is a view looking in from the right side of Figure 3 and with the-front and rear panels of the pump in cross-section;
Figure 5 is a plan section'indicated by the line 5-5 on Figure 3 and showing the arrangement of the front and side panels of the pump and the interlock therebetween;
Figure 6 is a plan section indicated by the line 66 on Figure 4 and showing the latching and locking mechanism by which the front and rear panels which cover the indicating faces of the pump are retained in position on the pump' frame; I
Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional view indicated by the line 'l| on Figure 4 and showing one of the snap-in fasteners for releasably retaining the front and rear panels in position;
Figure 8 is a view indicated by the line 8-8 on Figure 4 and showing the arrangement for operating the totalizer mask by one of the latch mechanisms of the front and rear panels;
Figure 9 is a section indicated by the line 99 on Figure 4 and showing an adapter member mounted in the dome of the pump housing;
Figure 10 is a view similar to Figure 9 but showing how the adapterin the dome of the pump can be inverted so as to act as a base and holder for a globe which is illuminated by a light bulb therein.
Referring to the drawings somewhat more in detail, a pump constructed according to my invention generally comprises a base member 10' having side panels mounted therein, as indicated at I2, and also having front and rear panels, as indicated at I4. These last mentioned panels are apertured as at I6 so that the indicating faces I8 of the pump can be viewed. The outer enclosing structure of the pump is completed by a "covering dome member 20.
' These several parts will be best seen in the perspective view Figure 1.
The interior of the pump, comprising the frame work which supports the panels referred to above, and which also supports the operating auxiliaries of the pump, such as the pump proper, its drive motor, the meter, and the computer and indicator mechanism, is illustrated in Figure 2. In Figure 2 it will be noted that there is upstanding from the base ID a plurality of angle members 22. These angle members are positioned at the corners of the base and are secured thereto by means of the posts 24 upstanding from the said corners of the base Iii.
Bolts 2-6 pass through these posts and the webs of the angles v22. This post arrangement and the manner in which it is secured to the corner angles will also be seen in Figures 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The-upper ends of the corner angles are connected by a top plate 28 which not only-rigidly joins the said angles, but also serves as a supporting means for certain of the pump auxiliaries and as a support for the dome member 20.
The bolts 30 may be provided for interconnect- Other elements and parts of the Pump frame construction of this invention which are to be seen-in Figure 2, will be referred to-hereinafter and reference numerals applied thereto.
Referring now to Figure 5, it will be noted that the side panels I2 have marginal flanges extending along the side edges thereof, as indicated at 42,-and which secure the said panels to the corner angles 22 as by means of the bolts 44, as will be seen in Figures .3, 4, and '5. The lowermost edge of each of the side panels I 2' is preferably turned inwardly, as indicated at 46, and this serves not only to stiffen the panels, but also to provide a good bearing surface thereof against the base ID of the pump and to improve their appearance.
The upper ends of the side panels I2, as will best be seen in Figure 3, are formed inwardy and then upwardly, as indicated at 48, so as to telescope with the dome member 20 of the pump housing. This telescopingof the side panels with the dome member not only gives a positive interlock between the said panels and dome member, but also provides for a weather seal, preventing tering the inside of the pump housing.
The front and rear panels of the pump, namely, those indicated at I4 and comprising the windows I5 through which the indicator faces I8 of the pump are visible, are formed so that their side portions enclose the marginal flanges 42 of the side panels I2, as indicated at 50, in Figure (iii moisture and foreign matter from readily en- 5. It will be noted in Figure 5, and also in Figure 4, that the marginal portions of the front and rear panels I4 are rolled completely around, and this assists in stiffening the panels and giving them a better appearance.
The front and rear panels each carry on their bottom parts a pair of pilot pins 52. best seen in Figure 4, and which are adapted for entering the bores 54 in the base member III. This aligns and positively locates the panels I4 when they are placed inposition on the pump frame.
Adjacent their upper ends, each of the front and rear panels I4 carries at each side a necked- :in stud best illustrated at 55 in Figure '7. When the 'pa-nelsi l are mounted in position the studs 55' extend through the apertures '56 in the marginal flanges of the side panels I4 and the brackets 58 bolted to the corner channels 22 and engage the spring clips 60. mounted on the backs of the brackets 58. When the pilot pins 52 are in their bores 54 and the necked-in studs 55 are snapped in their retaining clips, th front and rear panels of the pump are supported in the position in which they appear in Figures 1 and 4.
Turning now to the operating auxiliaries of the pump, the lowermost shelf arrangement 36 is adapted for supporting the pump and "motor for the dispensing pump .of this invention and which are indicated'respectively, at 60 and 62in Figures 3 and 4. Thepump is connected by the conduit,
64 with the underground tank or reservoir from which the dispensing pumpfdraws the fluid to be dispensed, and [discharges through theecnduit 66' to the meter 63 which is mounted on the shelf fi l. The fluid which passes through the meter is conveyed by the conduit Ill through the sight flow arrangement I2 mounted in the top of the pump casing. and then passes through the con= duit arrangement 74 to the hose 16 and dispensing nozzle 18.
The meter 68 includes a rotary part which is connected bythe shaft with the computer and indicator generally indicated at 82 and supported on the uppermost of theshelves 3 8 The aforementionedsight flow arrangement includes a pair of transparent members 84, one at each-side of the pump, and these members extend through apertures in the panels I4. This will best be seen inFigures 1 and 4. The dome member 26, as will best be seen in Figures 3 and 4, is formed to extend over the members84 and includes the outwardly extending and turned up flanges 85 which telescope with the turned'in edges 88 of the panels it. As in the case of the panels I2, the dome member 20 is thus positively interlocked with the panels I4 and also provides a weather and dirt seal to prevent moisture and foreign matter from entering the inside of the pumphousing;
It will be noted in connection with Figure 3 that the dome member 20 is adapted for being retained in position by the clipsfifi secured inside the .covers thereof and including straps which extend inwardly to overlie bosses 92 integral. with the top plate 28. Bolts 84 clamp the straps to thesegbosses and thus retain the dome member 20 in position. 1
As mentioned before, the front and rear panels I4 are adapted for being locked in position by a key operated mechanism. This portion 'of the pump is best illustrated in Figures 3, 4, 6, and 8. In these views it-will be noted that each of the panels I4 has secured to the inside face of its turned-in edge part'achannel member 96 which opens toward the outer face of the panel. This channel, it will be noted, is adapted, when the associated panel III is mounted in position on the pump, to enter the cut-out notches 98 provided for that purpose in the adjacent webs of the angles 22 and the marginal flange of the side panels I2. Each of the angles 22 carries a retaining clip I00 which has an end part adapted to extend through the aperture I02 provided therefor in the aforementioned channel 35 when the channel is placed in the notch 38.
The channel 96 reciprocably supports a pair of plungers I04, the ends of which are adapted for engagement with the turned over ends of the clips I00. The plungers I04 are slidably supported at their'ou'ter ends by the apertured brackets I06 and are pivotally connected at their inner ends to the bar I08 which is fastened to the locking mechanism IIO so as to be rotated by a key placed therein. It will be apparent that rotation of the locking mechanism I I0 will either engage the plungers I04 with the clips 00 or disengage the plungers from the said clips. The panels I I can thus be removed from the pump frame only when the proper key for the lock ii is available. Since the panels I4 ar interlocked with the panels I2 and the dome part 23, it follows that none of the panels or the dome can be removed except when the proper key is available.
The indicator face visible from th right side of the pump as it is drawn in Figure 4 is illustrated in Figure 8 and on this side there is a totalizing counter, the dials of which are indicated at II2. According to this invention there is provided a masking member II i, which in one position will conceal the indicating dials H2, and in another position will expose the said dials for observation. Thi masking member is pivoted at IIB behind the face of the indicator, and a chain H8 is connected for moving the masking member between its two positions. The end of the chain I I8 is connected to one arm of the bell crank lever I20 which is also pivoted behind the indicator face of the pump and which includes another arm extending downwardly as at I22 and through an opening I24 in theadj acent channel 96. The arm I22 through the opening I26 lies close beside one of the plungers I04, and on this plunger there is a collar I26 adapted for abutting the side of the said arm. Upon reference to Figure 8, it will be noted that when the plungers I04 are withdrawn to their unlocked position, the masking member is moved to position to expose the indicating dials II2. However, when the plungers I04 are moved outwardly into their panel locking position, the said mask ing member is dropped into the position indicated by the dot-dash outline in Figure 8, and thus conceals the indicating dials from observation. It is, therefore, necessary to operate the lock I in order to be able to observe the indicating dials II2. This insures that only authorized individuals having keys for the pump will be able to observe the totalizing indicators.
As mentioned before, this invention also proposes the provision of an adapter member mounted in the dome part of the pump housing and which can be utilized as a base for supporting a globe on the said dome member if desired. This feature is best illustrated in Figures 9 and 10 where it will be observed that the dome member 20 is centrally apertured as at I30 by a shouldered opening and which opening is adapted for receiving a closure member I32. This closure member is retained in position by the screws I34 which engage the plate I36 overlying the lower marginal edge of the periphery of the aperture I30 in the dome member. The closure member I32 is centrally apertured as at I38 and in Figure 9 this aperture is closed by a removable part I40.
The arrangement shown in Figure 9 is utilized when it is not desired to mount a globe on the top of the pump and it will be noted that the member I32 provides for a smooth anduninterrupted exterior for the dome member 20. When it is desired to support a globe on the top of the pump, the member I32 is inverted as indicated in Figure 10. When the member I32 is so placed, it is retained in position by the same screws I34 which engaged the same retaining plate I36 and presents an upwardly opening channel part I42 adapted for receiving the base of a globe M4. The outer flange surrounding the channel I42 is adapted for receiving a plurality of screws I46 which overlie the lower end of the base of the globe I44 and thereby retain it posi tively in position.
The aforementioned central aperture I38 of the member I32 is utilized for supporting a socket base I48 into which the light bulb I50 can be placed. The lead-in wires for supplying electric current to the light bulb I50 to illuminate the globe are brought out through the aperture I38 as indicated at I52 in Figure 10. It will be apparent that the adapter member I32 thus fulfills a dual function and that the globe I44 can either be mounted on the pump or the pump can be utilized without the globe merely by a simple inversion of the said member I32.
The particular features of the improved dispensing pump arrangement above described and which I desire to secure by Letters Patent, include the improved panel arrangement, the formation, support and interlocking thereof; the locking means for the removable panels having the windows therein for viewing the indicator faces; the masking device for the totalizing counters and the interlock thereof with the looking mechanism for one of the releasable panels; and the reversible adapter member mounted in the upper dome part of the pump housing. These several features are all more particularly set forth in the appended claims, and it will be understood that I desire to comprehend within my invention such modifications in construction and proportions, and such substitution of equivalents, as may be considered to come within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.
1. In a dispensing pump having a plurality of interfitting panels and a supporting frame there for, one of said panels having rolled back margins, a channel extending transversely across the said one of said panels and connected at its ends to said margins, plungers slidably carried in said channel, a key operated device for moving said plungers between inner and outer positions, and means on said frame to engage the ends of said plungers in their outer position for thereby retaining said panels in position, said channel being provided with apertures adjacent its ends for receiving the said means.
2. In a dispensing pump having a plurality of interfitting panels and a supporting frame therefor, one pair of said panels having rolled-back margins, channels extending transversely of said panels and secured to the insides of said rolledback margins, locking means including plungers gamed by saidhamiels between mm Channels side and hav-mg a; rolled in marginon ibs'concave side; a.- member extendihg transversely of the panel find Secured to the pam'l' side of the rolled in margin, and Hacking; mechanism including-recipfcca-ble-lockih pluhgers ca'n'ied'by'sai'd memi P361 0n it's panl side} Said memb'i' being. apex tured afijacnt itsend'sto' ieeW clips adapted for ngageme-nt with said lacking; plunger;
4. A-pan'l for a dispensing pump" cfimprising a sheeb' 0f meta! genrrl'ly cbncw onits pump sifi azfii: having a; rolldin: mifgifi 6n: M56011? cave sifi'e, a member eittnfling trafisvefsly of; the panel and secured to the-panel 's'ideof the rc'alled in margin; and lock ih'g mechanism including reciprocable locking plungfs carried' by said member on it's panel Side, there being a key dprated part on said mia'ehanim' extending through the from 0f the fianl' so as to be 'aceessmafaw sible from; outsidethe-pizmpion operating said plungers; said 7 memberl being apertutedfidj'azclzh its ends to receive clips adapted fin. engagement with said lockingv plunger.
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