US 298060 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. 0. BLAIR.
v Patented May 6, 1884.
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JOHN G. BLAIR, OF LOUISVILLE, IIISSISSIPPI.
BOTT Ll N e MACHINE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 298,060, dated May 6,1884.
Application filed May 12, 1883. (No model.)
Improvement in Bottling-Machines and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same.
This invention consists, mainly, in certain special peculiarities of construction, fully described hereinafter, bymeans of which avery simple and efficient machine is obtained In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a front elevation, partly in section; Fig. 2, a vertical cross-section on line as m, Fig. 1 and Fig. 3 is a detail view of the valve-rod and its adjustable valves.
A represents a tank for holding the liquids to be bottled, which" may be constructed of any proper size, form, and material.
B represents one of a series of cylinders located below the tank, each of which is provided with a vertical tube, 1), extending up through ahole, s,in the bottomO of the tank, and a vertical tube, 12, extending downward from the cylinder, as shown.
Z represents a piston located in thecylinder,and b a rod extending through one end wall of the cylinder, as shown. The pistonrod 12 is graduated, as clearly shown in Fig. 2. By means of this rod the capacity of the cylinder, which is gaged to ounces, can be determined at will:
0 represents asmall tube extending through the tubes b b of the cylinder, by means of which proper provision is made for venting when the bottles are being filled.
D represents a cup of any proper form, located beneath the tube 1) of each cylinder, which is provided with the bent dischargetube d, as shown. p p
E represents valve-rods extending through the tubes of the cylinders, each of. which is provided above and below the mouths of the tubes with a valve, 6. The ends of each rod are threaded, and the valves are also threaded,
as shown in Fig. 3, this construction being as shown.
struction, by means of which the valve-bar,
after it has been depressed by the lever G, may be returned to its normal position when the lever is released.
I represents a platform adapted to support 7 the bottles,which is itself held by the lever J, it being secured to the short arm of the same,
\Vhen the parts are in their normal positions, the lever G remains undisturbed in its upward position, and hence the valvebarF and its attached valve-rods are in their raised positions. The mouth of the tube 1) of the cylinder thus being exposed, and the mouth of the tube 1), being closed, the cylinder is filled with liquid,the precise amount being determined by the position of the piston. When the parts are in this position, and theplatform,with its bottles properly arranged thereon, has been raised by the lever Jto bring the mouths of the bottles over the ends of the tubes d d, the filling operation may be performed by simply depressing the lever G as a result of this action, and the valve-bar F is moved into its downward position, and consequently the upper valve also is somoved as to cover the mouth of the tube 11 of the cylinder, and prevent the entrance of liquid from the tank, and the lower valve so moved as to eX- pose'the mouth of tube 12, and permit the flow ofliquid from the cylinder to the cups and bottles. When this result has been accomplished, the lever G is released to permit the parts to return to their normal position. The filled bottles being removed and the platform being again supplied, the described operation may be repeated.
I claim as new is 1. The combination, with the cylinder B, having the tubes 1) b and piston 12 of the tube 0, valves 6, and chamber D, substantially as shown and described.
2. The combination,with the cylinder B,having tubes 1) b and piston b", of the valve-rod E, threaded near its ends,adjustable valves eupon Having thus described my invention, what said rod, and means for operating the valveconnecting-bars g, and lever G, of the cylinrod, substantially as shown and described. der B, having tubes 6 b and graduated piston 3. The combination, with the tank A, hav- I), tube C,valve-rod E, threaded near its ends, ing an orifice, s, in its bottom, of the cylinder adjustable valves 0 upon said rod, platform I, 15 5 B, provided with the tubes 1) I), the former, I), and levers J, substantially as shown and depassing through the orifice s, graduated pisscribed. ton I), and tube 0, having adjustable valves 6 v T w on its valve-rod E, substantially as shown and JON) BLAH" described. \Vitnesses: IO 4. The combination, with the tank A, hav- J. F. SHARP,
ing an orifice, s, in its bottom, valve-bar F, 0. ill. COLEMAN.