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Publication numberUS363575 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 24, 1887
Publication numberUS 363575 A, US 363575A, US-A-363575, US363575 A, US363575A
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MEASURING FAUGET. No. 363,575. Patented May 24, 1887.

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No. 368,575. Patented May 24, 1887.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 363,575, dated May 24,1887.

Application filed Decemherili, 18. 3. Renewed August 13, IPES. Serial No. 210,805. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be itknown that I, TRAUGOTT BECK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newara,

in the county of Essex and State of New Jer- 5 sey, have invented certain new and useful I mprovements in Measuring-I aucets; and Ido hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which to it appertains'to make and use the same, refer ence being bad to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a device adapted to be readily driven into and removed from the ordinary beer barrel or keg or other similar vessel, and to automatically measure the beer or other liquid contents of said vessel while it is passing from the same.

The invention consists inthe arrangements and combinations of the parts, substantially as hereinafter set forth, and pointed out in the claims.

Referring to the drawings, in which like let ters of reference indicate corresponding parts inall the figures where they occur, Figure 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, of an improved faucet and meter combincd,showing the relation of the several parts that compose 0 it. Fig. 2is a plan of the water or fan wheel adapted to be turned by the force of the liquid passing through the faucet. Fig. 8 is a side elevation, partially in section, showing additional features of the improvement; and

Fig. 4 is a vertical section taken through line a", Fig. 3.

In said drawings, A is the faucet-body, tapering at one end to enable said body when driven into the barrel or vessel by a suitable c hammer or mallet to make a tight jointtherewith. At the opposite end said body isfurnished with a head or shoulder, b, extending out clear of the other parts to receive the force of the blow in the driving process, the

, 5 said parts,with the receptacles for the regis tering devices, being cast in one integral piece to secure adequate strength and prevent the working mechanism from being disarranged in the driving process. Said body A is provided with a longitudinal conduit, B B,which m ay be, and preferably is, formed substantially as shown, being upwardly inclined toward the inner end of the faucet and having a break in its direct course at about the middle of said faucet. Said conduit is continued from saidbreak to the lower part of said faucet and curves downward through the nozzle 0, passing in its course through the spigot C. .By this arrangement theliquid is given avertical flow at the break, which affects the wheel 9 revolving 011 the vertical shaft 2'. The wheel may be made to revolve in a vertical plane; but as additional mechanism would be required the above construction is preferred.

Upon the faucet-body is formed a box or re 6 ceptacle, D, which is made water-tight and is provided with aglass or transparent top plate, f, to allow the indicatingmechanism or a por t-ion thereof to be observed. I prefer to provide the box with a cap, 0, which screws down upon the body Dof the faucet, and having the packing g prevents any leakage thereth rough. Within this box is arranged the indicating mechanism.

Within the faucet-body at the break before mentioned is arranged a cylinder or shell, 71, having therein the above-mentioned fan or water wheel adapted to be revolved by the flow of the liquid through the conduit. Said water-wheel is provided with inclined fanshaped arms, against which the liquid presses to cause the revolution of the wheel. The spindle i carries the said water-wheel and connects with and actuates the indicating mechanism, which consists of a train of gear-wheels revolving, on suitable arbors and an indicator, K, which shows when a certain quantity of fluid has passed through the conduit. Other indicators and mechanisms for operating the same may beaddcd, to show when an aggregation of 0 quantities has passed through, as will be readily understood. The indicator or indicatorsK are arranged above the dial-plate Z and beneath the transparent cap 6.

Through the side of the cylinder 71, adjacent 5 to the portion'of the conduit 13, an orifice is formed, through which the liquid flows, asiudicated by the arrow, said liquid being direeted against the fanwheel to revolve the same, as before stated.

To prevent access of the beer to the indieating mechanism in the receptacle D, the latter is filled with water, alcohol, or other clear liquid that will not tend to clog the mechanism or obscure the dial-plate. The cap e,being perfectly adjusted, prevents the escape of the liquid at the top of the faucet, while the force of the beer and the close adjustment of the cylinder and shaft 2' prevents the conr mingling of the clear fluid with said beer or the loss or exit of the former.

To prevent the escape of the liquid in the receptacle D when the faucet is detached from the cask, I provide the shaft 73 with a sleeve, 92, secured to the partition w, and over said sleeve I arrange a sliding COHHLZ), having a peripheral groove, 7*, therein. Packing p makes a water-tight joint between the parts. lar is actuated by an eccentric-arm, a, Fig. 4, worked from the outside of the faucet, the handle 25 causing the portion 8, carrying the eccentric-arm, to revolve, as will be understood.

By depressing the collar and causing it to engage withthe water-wheel or a washer of packing arranged thereon all exit of water from the upper chamber is prevented.

What I claim is 1. Ameasuring-faucetbody having thetapering rearward extension for entering the bar- Said eolrel, the downward extension 0 for emitting the discharge, and the forward extension 1), solid to receive the driving-power and formed in line with the rearward extension, and the receptacle D for the registering devices, all formedof asingle piece of metal, substantially as set forth.

2. The combination,with a faucetbody having a longitudinal conduitwith a water-wheel therein and a chamber with indicating mechanism therein separated from the conduit by the partition 10, said wheel and mechanism be- TRAUGOTT BECK.



Cooperative ClassificationG01F1/06