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Publication numberUS2686625 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1954
Filing dateJul 24, 1947
Priority dateJul 24, 1947
Publication numberUS 2686625 A, US 2686625A, US-A-2686625, US2686625 A, US2686625A
InventorsSundholm Edwin P
Original AssigneeOur Savior S Evangelical Luthe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Grease dispensing pail base
US 2686625 A
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Aug- 17, 1954 E. P. suNDHoLM GREASE DISPENSNG FAIL BASE Filed July 24, 1947 2y-5 IN VEN TOR.

Patented Aug. 17, 1954 GREASE DISPENSING PAIL BASE Edwin P. Sundholm, Albert City, Iowa, assignor to Our Saviors Evangelical Lutheran Church, Albert City, Iowa, a corporation of Iowa I Application July 24, 1947, Serial No. '763,225

6 Claims.

The present invention relates to certain new and useful grease-gun-loading pail-base or pump-loading pail-base, for receiving, at its top, an original and relatively thin-walled and inexpensive vendable merchandising container (namely, a container in which the fluid or semiluid is originally packed, shipped, stored and sold), as, for instance, an original thin-walled sheet-metal pail of lubricant (such as grease or viscous oil) or of printers ink, caulking compound, etc., and for receiving, at its side, the reservoir-barrel of a grease-gun or the like or a pump-cylinder, whereby the lubricant or other viscous iluidmay be conveniently loaded directly from the original container into the reservoirbarrel of the grease-gun or into the pump-cylinder through the intervention of the gun-loading pail-base of thepresent invention.

One of the further objects of the present invention is to provide a gun-loading pail-base or transfer-base whichwill be adapted to `receive and operatively to engage a pail with a standard bottom flange with a standard seam-bead, and without any special bayonet lugs or projections.`

One of the objects of the present invention is to permit the use of a more or less standard or conventional pail rather than requiring a special pail; i l u Other objects of the present invention will appear from `the following description and the accompanying drawings, wherein I have shown, for the purpose `of illustrating my invention, forms thereof which `are at present preferred, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and that the invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and organizations of the instrumentalities as herein shown and described.

In the accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters indicate like parts,

Figure 1 represents a cross-sectional view of the pail-base with a pail engaged therewith and a greasefgun connected thereto.` I l Figure `2 represents a top plan view ofthe same pail-base as shown in Figure 1, but on a smaller scale, 1and is intended merely to indicate the circumferential distribution of the `can-gripping means. i 1

r Figure 3 `represents afragmentary perspective view of a portion of oneoflthe can-gripping jaws of the form of construction indicated intFigure 1.

Figurer 4 represents `a fragmentary vertical cross-sectional view of one of the can-gripping means in the base of the form -offconstruction indicated in Figure 1, but on a somewhat larger scale.

Figure 5 represents a similar fragmentary topplan View on a similarly enlarged scale.

Figure 6 represents a fragmentary perspective view of the canegripping jaw of a modified or alternative construction.

Figure 7 represents a fragmentary vertical cross-sectional View of the can-gripping jaw of a modified form of construction represented by Figure 6. V

Figure 8 represents a fragmentary top plan view of the pail-base (without the can-gripping jaw) of the form of construction represented by Figure '7. l

In the drawings, `the pail or can is generally designated by the letter C, while the base is generally designated by the letter B.

The bottom I I-a of` the containerC, .is provided with a downwardly depending more or less cylindrical angelike portion Il-b, which telescopes into the lower end of the cylindrical body Il-d of the container C, to a greater or lesser extent, depending upon the axial length of ange |I-b, and is secured thereto by an interlocking crimped seam I I. l i

The sheet-metal bottom |I a, of the container C, may have pressed into it, in a downward direction (or in an upward direction), an annular groove 2,3, to form a doughnut-like ridge or annulus on the outside (or on the inside) of the bottom lI-a; the outer (or inner) moreor less dat or rounded annuluslikesurface 24 of which r constitutes a seating-surface for making sealingcontact with an annular sealing-gasket or ring 25 (of cork, grease-resistant rubber or composition or other suitable resilient material) carried by the base B. The annulus 23 is preferably centered, or approximately centered, `in relation to the periphery of the bottom Il-a of the container C. i i l,

The annulus 23 .also serves to stiiien the4 center of the bottom lL-a, `so that a circular discflike portion, within the center of the annulus 23, canV be more readily cut out orxknocked out` by the cutting action of the cutters (as in the embodiment herein shown and described) or by any other suitable disc-removal operation. 'Ihe ane nulusi23 also serves to center :or guide the cutters or knives 26, during the cutting operationandV serves also to stiffen and reinforce thercenter; o'f thebottom II-a after the dischas been cut out or removed therefrom` l c p In oneembodiment of the` base of my presentinvention, illustrated in .thedrawingsp athe` base B may be formed of two members 22-a and 22-b, which may be welded to each other or may be interlocked by a seam 29, so as to form a generally unitary construction, in which each member supports and gives rigidity to the other, thereby permitting the two members to be formed (by pressing between dies or by spinning or by rolling, or the like) out of relatively thin sheet-steel as, forY instance, 20 or 227.gauge sheet-steel for a base for a 25 lb. container, or other relatively thin sheet-metal, Yand yet maintaining adequate strength and rigidity in the nnished base B,

In the end-wall or bottom 22, a center aperture 3l is formed, and the material from the Y aperture 3| may be pressed or drawn upwardly to form a.4 short upstanding tube-like cuttersupporting intake-flange or intake member Si?,

although this tube-like cutter-supporting intakeange or intake member is preferably formed separately, asshown, in the drawings, and spotmetal around the hole 3l may be pressed down in a downwardly extendingannulus 33, :forming an annular groove around the tube-like flange 32, for thefreception and retention of the resilient andY g-reaseeresistant packing-gasket or sealingring 25,

.From the partition-wall or bottom 22,V a

radial channel 3,4, of more or less U-shaped crossthe annulus 23 thereof,y outwardly to the gunreceiving socket 35 formed inor ainxed to the side of the base BJ Y In'the'top'. wall 22 of the base fB, which may be either of .the'tWo-.ply construction shown in 4 In form of construction shown in Figures l, 3, 4 and 5, this latter means may be in the form of'a pair of wing-like lugs 6 bent or pressed from the vertical portion 5 of the member l, and out of the plane thereof; these projections S bearing against the top of the base and serving to prevent member I from moving down Vinto the base beyond the point indicated in Figures l and 4.

'A helical compression spring 1 is interposed .between the lower and more or less horizontal portion ll of the member i and the under side or the top of the base 22. To keep 'the spring I Y safely in place, the cup-like vsockets or springseats 8 and 9 may be pressed into the portion l and into the top 22, respectively, asV shown in Y Figures 4 and 7. Y

The spring l urges the lower portion 4 of the l Y bead-gripping member I downwardly, and as this Vweldedor crimpgseamed to the aperture 3 I. The

member is pivoted loosely in the slot 3, the upper portion .5 thereof is moved radially inwardly in the direction of the arrow ig, lThis causes the claw 2 to engage above the laterally projecting bead il of the pail orV can (2, in the,V manner indicated in Figure '1. Y

The uppermost portion i2 oi the bead-grinning member Yl is preferably bent outwardly slightly, as indicated in Figures l and 2,` so that by pressing more or less downwardly'and upwardly on the molines., tab. l2, the upper .portion 5;, together with the slew 2, een loe mede to move upwardly slightly against the force of the .spring liso as to` release. its erin omer engagement from, the bead H. of the peil or eau C.. The tab i2 may be engaged br hond. or; by simply pressing. downen it with the foot. ofthe operator, t Y

nin essemol'iuetheorm of; Constr-notion shown in Figures l., 3,. Ll and 5, eithertheslots 3 are.

made wide enough to permit the slightly'enlarged thiskness the. serios-Cup tte. pass: thife1-1elif it., so as to permit the lower portion of; the member l to be threaded through the slot s. and then Ythe spring 'i inserted between it and; the Vspring-cup the Vdrrf'ivvings or' which may be oi a single-ply construction, a plurality of bead-gripping or` l bead engaging Yjaws are provided, which are generally designated bythe numeral l andwhich are preferably- (though not necessarily) uniformly Y distributed around the circumference oi the base.V

YOneormore of these bead-grippingV jaws may bestationary but at least one vor more (and pos- Vsibly all)Y of these .bead-gripping jaws are radially movable or. have radially movable and spring-V urged beadfg'rippingiclaws, Vwhich are preferably pressed out of the sheet-metal of which these members 'areformed width of thefbead-.gripping member l.

In the form of construction illustrated in Ei'gl. ures 1,13, 4 andv 5, the slits or slots '3 mayeach be plain slitsor. slots4 of uniform width, throughout. `.Each bead-.gripping member I is, formed with l the` lowerI portion 4, which extends into the interiorifoftheJba'se'B. through the'. slot 3, and the outer portion 5.which extends above base B, and

the locking or limitingV meanstokeep the bead.-

,V grippingA member l in proper vertical disposition in relation. to the. base` B.

ltier Vboth the claw@ and the stop-lues t may se held in the-plane of; the upper portion 5 until that .portion lies. been threaded upwardly through the slot 3; and then the elett 2V endless 4Si bel-,1t

out of the' plane of the memberY l, so as to lgeepY the. memberV -l.' lothepositionfshowo' Figure 4.

in the alternative form of construction representing another embodiment oi present vention, shown particularly Figures. 6, .t and 8., the slot 3 has. an. enlargement in width os.

atie, over s@nothingl less. than its; full. lenetli.

and the upper portion. 5 ofthe bead-enorme member t is provided; with. later lreeesses .154.. with a vnarrow throat t5 *therebetween ot'afeV dimension substantially equal toY the. loneltuolrilel dimension le; of the .slot-enlargement so that after the member l of; the alternative formV of construction, shown Fig-uresf and 7 has been threaded'throueh melone portion of thev slot. 3,

itis forced into. the Shorterpjortion i3, of theV correspondingly dimeusioned'no lon l3,..o't.l,1e y

oi the 'slotA and the'membel t .ls thereby' heleiflll.

permanenti vertical relationship to.- .hetloese .and yet loosely'pivoteill the? 5.1.01; h. l

i While in the accompanying. drawings. allthe bead-,grinning members; are shown ci' th @Ye able formone vor' tiro oi `these oen-oe made sta- Y claim'as new and tionary, by "simply forming one or `more beadgrippingA or bead-engaging: members' integrally with `or Welded to the peripheryof the bas'B; in which eventthe pail or can C would ilrst have its bead 'Il slipped under :thestationary beadgripping member, so `as to spring the movable bead-gripping member open sufliciently to permit the bead ll to get beneath the claw 2 thereof.

t In either event, however, the ultimate engagementor securement of the can C to thebase B is accomplished by pushing the bottom of the pail or can C down onto the base B until the bead thereof passes -by and is thereafter interlocked withthe movable claw 2 `(or claws 2) of the one or more movable bead-gripping members l.

Having thus described my invention, what I desire to be protected by Letters Patentis;` l l 1; Aj fluid dispensing base`for suction-dispensing viscous fluids through Athebottom of a topvented thin-walled original vendable merchandisingcontainer, said base adapted to receive andv detachably to engage'an originalvendable merchandising container containing a more or less viscous grease or like fluid and said base comprising a bottom portion adapted to rest on any floor-like `or generally horizontal surface and an upper generally horizontal dispenser and generallycircular container-rest adapted to support a container in a generally upright position, a container-puncturing and container-sealing member operatively secured at the generally central zone of said container-rest, a conduit extending from the said container-puncturing and containersealing member to and through the side of the said base, a suction-receiving socket on the side of the said base in communication with the said conduit for sealingly receiving and for making quick-attachable and quick-detachable engagement with the intake end of the barrel of a greasegun or like suction-producing device, and a springl tensioned and radially gripping `can-engaging member pivotally mounted upon said base at the periphery of said base and having a portion above and a portion below the upper wall of said base, said member being adapted radially to engage the lowermost end of a can and detachably to lock the same to the base.

2. A fluid dispensing base for suction-dispensing viscous fluids through the bottom of a topvented thin-walled original vendable merchandising container, said base adapted to receive and detachably to engage an original vendable merchandising container containing a more or less viscous grease or like fluid and said base comprising a bottom portion adapted to rest on any floor-like or generally horizontal surface and an upper generally horizontal dispenser and generally circular container-rest adapted to support a container in a generally upright position, a containerpuncturing and container sealing member operatively secured at the generally central zone of said container-rest, a conduit exsaid member being for lockingly engaging the bead of a can to lock the can to the" base.

3. A fiuid dispensing base for suction-dispensing viscous fluids through the bottom of a topvented thin-walled original vendable `merchandising container, said base adapted to receive and detachably to engage an original vendable merchandising container containing a more or less viscous grease or like uid and said base comprising a bottom portion adapted to reston any licor-like or generally horizontal surface and an upper generally horizontal dispenser and generally circular container-rest adapted. to support a container in a generally uprightposition,` `a container puncturing and container sealing member `operatively secured at the generally central zone of said container-rest, a conduit eX- tending from the said container-puncturing and container-sealing member-to `and through the side of the said base, a suction-receiving socket on the side of the said base in communication with the said conduit for sealingly receiving and formaking quick-attachable andquick-detachl able `engagement with the intake end yof the barrel of a grease-gunor like suction-producing device and a spring-tensioned can-locking member pivotally mounted upon said base at the periph.- ery of the said base and having a portion above and a portion below the upper wall of said base, said member being for lockingly engaging the bead of a can to lock the can to the base.

4. A fluid dispensing base for suction-dispensing viscous fluids through the bottom of a topvented thin-Walled original vendable merchandising container, said base adapted to receive and detachably to engage an original vendable merchandising container containing a more or less viscous grease or like fluid and said base comprising a bottom portion adapted to rest on any floor-like or generally horizontal surface and an upper generally horizontal dispenser and generally circular container-rest adapted to support a container in a generally upright position, a container-puncturing and container-sealing member operatively secured at the generally central Zone of said container-rest, a conduit extending from the said container-puncturing and containersealing member to and through the side of the said base, a suction-receiving socket on the side of the said base in communication with the said conduit for sealingly receiving and for making quick-attachable and quick-detachable engagement with the intake end of the barrel of a grease-gun or like suction-producing device and a can-locking member pivotally mounted upon said base near the periphery thereof and having tending from the said container-puncturing and pivotally mounted upon said base at the periphery of the said base and having a portion above and a portion below the upper wall of said base.`

a portion above and a portion below the upper wall of said base.

5. A fluid dispensing base for suction-dispensing viscous fluids through the bottom of a topvented thin-walled original vendable merchandising contanier, said base adapted to receive and detachablyto engage an original vendable merchandising container containing a more or less viscous grease or like fluid and said base comprising a bottom portion adapted to rest on any licorlike or generally horizontal surface and an upper generally horizontal dispenser and generally circular container-rest adapted to support a container in a generally upright position, a conduit extending from the generally central zone of said container-rest to and through the side of the said base, a suction-receiving socket on the side of the said base in communication with the said conduit for sealingly receiving and for making quickmttachable and quick-detachable engage- Y ment withY the intake end of the barrel of a grease gun or like suction-producing device and acan- Yportion of said can-locking member and a stationary portionofsaid base so as to urge the upper portion of .said can-locking membernto locking engagement with the can.

6,. A fluid dispensing baserfor suction-dispensing viscous Viiuids through the bottom of atopverited thin-walled original vendable merchandising container, said base adapted to receive ,and detachably to engage an original vendable mer- Achanciisii'ig container containing a more or less viscous `grease or like -inid and said base comprising a bottomV portion adapted to rest. on any :door-like or generally horizontal surface and anV able engagement with the intake end of thebar-r relof a grease gun `or like suction-producing device. a slot in said base near its periphery and a can-locking member extendingjthrough said slot land loosely pivoted therein, said can-locking member having an upper canfgripping portion and a lower spring-tensioning portion, 'and ,a spring between said lower portion anda staz- Y tionaryportion of said base to urge the upper portion of said can-locking member swingingly into locking engagement with the can.

References cited in the me ofthis patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Y Y Name Date? 1,004,359 Brown Sept. 26, 1911 1,544,922 Mdgley July 7, 1925 1,557,861 Moreida Oct. 20,A '1925' 1,704,784 Y Brubaker Mar.,12`, 1929.

1,995,380 Dodge Mar. 26, 1935 2,024,875 Punte Dec. 17, 1935 2,103,063 Clark Dec. 21, 1937 2,121,972 Linton June 28, 1938 2,214,779 SundhOlm Sept. 17, 1940 V2,231,572Y Ellsworth Feb. 11, 1941 2,239,949 Y Bartz Apr. 29, 1941 2,313,845 Sundholm Mar. 16, 1,943` 2,526,708 Sundholm Oct.A 24, 1950

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/88, 220/630, 222/185.1, 222/325, 141/375, 222/518, 222/184
International ClassificationB67B7/00, B67B7/86, F16N37/00
Cooperative ClassificationF16N37/00, B67B7/28
European ClassificationF16N37/00, B67B7/28