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Publication numberUS3459344 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 5, 1969
Filing dateAug 1, 1967
Priority dateAug 1, 1967
Publication numberUS 3459344 A, US 3459344A, US-A-3459344, US3459344 A, US3459344A
InventorsMackey Elgin W
Original AssigneeMackey Elgin W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fluid dispensing container having pour and vent spouts
US 3459344 A
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//V VEN TO@ e'. w. Mwave-y United States Patent() l 3,459 344 FLUID DISPENSING CONTAINER HAVING POUR AND VENT SPOUTS 78648 ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A pouring spout assembly securable to the upper side of a lubricating oil can, and which includes a pouring spout, a vent and a snap-on holder which is securable over the edges of the can and is used for providing a tight t between the pouring spout and the can as well as between the suction vent and the can.

This invention relates generally to removable spouts.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a pouring spout for a lubricating oil can which is for use by home owners as well as in industry wherein one or a number of oil cans are wanted to be opened but with a dependable way to pour part of the contents thereof and then cap the openings in the can. Separate cans of different weight oils such as -30, 3, 40, 50 or the like may thus be made at all times available. The weights of the oils as well as the brand name are indicated upon the cans thus instantly identifying the selected.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a closeable pouring spout with snap on holder for lubricating oil cans which is removable from the can after the content thereof has been used up so as to allow the device to be installed upon a new can.

Other objects of the present invention are to provide a closealble pouring spout with snap yon holder for lubricating oil cans which is similar in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and ellicient in operation.

These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specications and the accompanying drawings wherein;

FIGURE l is a fragmentary side elevation view of a lubricating oil can showing the present invention secured thereupon, and

FIGURE 2 is an exploded perspective view of the members of the present invention. f*

Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral 10 represents a closeable pouring spout with snap on holder for lubricating oil cans according to the present invention wherein there is a pouring spout 11, a suction vent 12 and a snap-on holder 13.

The pouring spout 11 comprises an elongated tubular member having a tapered outlet 14 and being provided with a relatively broad base 15 at its opposite end for placement against the upper side 16 of a flat top type oil can 17, the base comprising a radially outwardly extending ange 18. The pouring spout is made preferably from plastic material or neoprene so as to resist the destruction thereof by oil and is made to be tted over an opening 19 in the oil can top.

3,459,344 Patented Aug. 5, 1969 ICG The vent 12 comprises a relatively smaller member than the pouring spout and is likewise made from either neoprene or plastic material. The suction vent comprises also a tubular member having a central opening 20 extending therethrough, the suction vent being provided with a relatively broad base 21 at one end for placement over an opening 22 also upon the upper side 16 of the oil can 17. The base 21 thereof is also formed by a radially outwardly extending flange 23.

The snap-on holder comprises a generally rectangular congurated member made preferably from sheet steel and having opposite end edges that are downwardly and inwardly turned toward each other so as to form hooks 25 that will grasp around the underside of a peripheral sealing bead 26 on the top of the can 17. The hooks 25 are of such dimension that the at portion 27 of the snap on holder is located a predetermined distance above the surface of the top wall 16 of the can, this distance corresponding to the thickness of the bases 15 and 2.1 of the pouring spout and suction vent respectively. It will thus be readily recognized that the purpose of the snap on holder is for securing the pouring spout and suction vent to the top of the can. The at portion 27 of the snap on holder is provided with a relatively large opening 28 for receiving therein the elongated portion 29 of the pouring spout. Another opening 30 is provided in the at portion 27 of the snap on holder for the purpose of receiving therein the elongated portion 31 of the suction vent.

In operative use, the spout and suction vent are inserted from the underside of the snap on holder into the openings 28 and 30 respectively, after which the assembly is tted over the upper end of a lubricating oil can by means of the hooks 25 being snapped over the bead 26 of the can. Thus the pouring spout and suction vent are held rigidly tight against the upper surface 16 and leakage of oil is prevented where the parts join the can top wall 16.

It is generally well known that various types of mechanical equipment such as mowers, tillers, tractors, sprayers, pumps, fans and other mechanical devices require lubricating oils of dilerent weights. When such oils are removed from the containers wherein they are purchased the identity of the oil weight may be lost or forgotten. Accordingly, with the present device, the oil may be retained within the original container indicating the oil Weight and the oil in use may be dispensed directly from the original cans.

While various changes may be made in the detailed construction it is to be understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as is defined by the appended claim.

I claim:

1. A fluid dispensing assembly comprising: a container having a peripheral bead around the edge thereof, a pour opening and a vent opening in one wall thereof, a pour spout and a vent spout, each spout positioned over and aligned with the pour and vent opening, respectively, and means to attach the spouts to the container, said pour and vent spout each composed of an elongated tubular member having an outlet at one end and a flange at the other end thereof, said each ange extends outwardly from each respective tubular member and is adapted to abut the container wall surrounding the respective openings, the outlet of the pour spout being tapered and the vent spout being smaller in length and diameter than the pour spout, said attaching means comprises a ilat rectangular member having opposite end portions turned downwardly and inwardly to form hooks for snapping over the said bead, said rectangular portion having a vent opening at one end thereof and a pour opening at the other end thereof, said openings being large enough to receive the respective tubular members but smaller than the respective flanges.

4 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS WALTER SOBIN, Primary Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R.

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US5427624 *Jun 23, 1993Jun 27, 1995Laventure; DavidMethod of using a duster extension tube system with tube cleaner
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U.S. Classification222/479, D09/447, 401/261, 222/567
International ClassificationF16N3/04, B65D25/38, F16N3/00, B65D25/48
Cooperative ClassificationF16N3/04, B65D25/48
European ClassificationB65D25/48, F16N3/04