US 381253 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HEDWIG -L. KrNPoRTs, or ANNvILLE, ruNNsYLvANIA.
nRiP-CAN." sPncrrIcArIoNrorming part of Letten Patent No. 381,253, dated April 17,1838.
Application filed December 22, 1887. SerialrNo. 258,673. (Nomodcl.) K K v i' l.'
To allwhom it may concern: iswaccomplished either bythe spri'ng'F, which '2o in which similar letters of reference indicate Be it known that I, HEDWIG L. KrNPoR'rs, of Annville, in the county of Lebanon and 'State' of Pennsylvania, have inventedfa new and Improved DripCan,y of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of thel inventionis to'providea new and improved drip-can specially adapted to catch the drippings of the spigots of barrels containing liquids, such as molasses, Src. The invention consists of a can provided with'a concave cover having a central aper-l ture and a vself-opening lid. y Y rlhe inventionalso consists of certain parts and details and combinations of the same, as will be fully describedv hereinafter, and' then pointed yout in the claims. n
Reference is to'be had to the accompanying drawings, 'forming a part of this specification,
corresponding parts in all the iigures. l
Figure l is a sectional front elevation of the` improvement. ^Fig-2 is a side elevation cfa' modified form of the same, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of they same. Y
The'improvement is provided with a can, A, yof suitable size and material, carryingat its open mouth a concave cover, B, havinga central aperture, C, which opensr into .the interior of the can A. The top of the opening C is covered by a screen, D,"so as to prevent ants, mice, and other animals from passing into the interior of the can A. v
On the cover B is hinged aselfopening lid, E, actuated bya spring,'F, secured byits ends to the cover-B, and passing under a staple, G, fastened on the lid E, as shownin'Figsl. Instead of using a spring, F, I may usc a weighted arm, H, as shown'in Fig. 2, and projecting di,- rectly to the rearof the lid When the lid E is pressed downward on the cover B, it closes the concavesurface of the latter, and its front edge rests on an arm, J, secured to the cover B. A When the operator releases his pressure on the closed lid E, the latter flies upward into avertical position, as shown in the drawv A whenever the latter isnearly' filled.
\ ings. This upward movement of the'cover E is compressed when the lid is closed, or'by the weighted arm H, which overbalances theweight 5 0,
ofthe lid. Y" The latter may bestrengthened by wire I, soldered to the. outer edges and to the center, as shownin Fig. 3. i
`The improvement 'is used as follows: kIn
order to save the drippings from spigotsof` l barrels containing liquids, I placetheini; provenlent `directly under 4the spigot, sothatu the drippings from the latter fall onthescreenv D and pass through'th'e same into the can A. When the operator desires to draw liquid from the barrel through the spigot, he places a can] or other receptacle in which the liquid is -to be stored on the lid E, which is-closed for-this v v purpose, so that the kcan or other vessel restsy f on the top of the closedlid E, which rests 011-565,-
the arm J .V YAs soon as the vessel is iilledand' the operator has closed the spigot and .ref f v moved the lled vessel,the` lid 'E flies open, ,d
and thedrippings from the spigot pass on the screen D and in the can A, as above described.. 7.o-
Thus the selfopening lid forms arestingplacefor the vessel. to be filled. `The'cover Bis held removably, on the ymouth of thecan A, forthe purpose of emptying the contents of thecan Having thus full-y described my invention, I
Patent-' e f 1. In a drip can, the combination, with.a
can, of ya concave cover held on the mouth of 8o f can, of a concavecoverheld on the mouth of p" the said can and having a central aperture, ai f. screen covering the said central aperture, and
a self-opening lidpivoted on thesaid cover, I
substantially as shown and described.;
v VVit-nesses; j
, .A. M. BEHM,
e JOHN H."KINPoRTs.
rclaim as new 'and ldesire to secure by Letters nnDwic L. nnvronrs. y