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Publication numberUS38427 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1863
Publication numberUS 38427 A, US 38427A, US-A-38427, US38427 A, US38427A
InventorsGiuseppe Tagliabue
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improved instrument for ascertaining the amount of water
US 38427 A
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Gf TAGLIABUE. Fife Test for.0i| Barrel.

Patented May 5. 1863;v

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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 38,427, dated May 5, 1863.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that l, GIUSEPPE TAGLIABUE, of New York, N. Y., have invented an Improvement in Instruments for Ascertaining the Amount of Water, Src., in Barrels of Oil, Svc., of which the following is a specification.

The following is a description of my improved instrument, with drawings annexed, and lettered -from A to L, the letters in the description referring to the drawings.

Figure 1 is an outside view,.and Figs. 2 and 3 sections.

A N is a quadrangular tube, constructed of metal and glass, A being the metal and N the glass, (the length of the tube is suficient to reach through the bung-hole of a barrel or hogshead to the opposite side,) with a cylindrical attachment, C, at the bottom of the tube, and a valve-plate, G, screwed into the lower end of the cylindrical attachment C.

F is a Valve, with an arm, E, working on a pivot. The arm E of the valve F is acted upon by the rod D, the rod D reaching to the top of the tube and through the cover B, and is worked by the pressure of the thumb or iin ger of the person wishing to ascertain the quality ot' the liquids in the barrel or hogshead under The glass sides N are held in their place by recesses in the metallic part of the tube, and are made tight by cement, Snc. The metallic sides of the tube are kept in place by the cross-bars H H'. On the glass sides are marked lines and figures 1 2 3 et 5, Snc., to designate the quantity of imperfect or defective liquid that is in the bottom of the hogshead or barrel.

B is a cover for the tube attached to the tube with screws for the purpose of taking it off the tube when necessary with handles J J and a valve and arm, I. In the arm I is a hole through which the rod D extends, and

on the top of the rod is a knob, which, on being pressed with the finger, opens the valves F and I simultaneously, and on taking oif the pressure the` springs K and L close the valves F and I.

The glass sides may be graduated to any desired scale.

The manner of using the instrument is as follows: The bung is taken out of the barrel or hogshead. The instrument is then taken hold of vby putting two fingers in the handles J J', and pressing on the knob of the rod D, when both valves will then be open. The instrument is then pnt into the bung-hole of the barrel or hogshead and thrust slowly down to the lower side of the barrel or hogshead, the valve F allowing the liquid in the barrel or hogshead to tlow up into the tube, the valve I allowing the air in the tube to escape. The pressure is now taken oft' the knob ofthe rod D and both valves will be closed. The instrument is now lifted out and the liquids will be seen by looking through the glass sides of the tube exactly in the condition that they are in the various depths of the hogshead or barrel, and the gures on the glass sides will show what quantity of liquids are imperfect or defective.

What I claim as my improvement, and desire to secureby Letters Patent, is-

l. The tube constructed of metal and glass.

2. 'Ihe valves at top and bottom acted on by one rod, and opening and closing together.

3. The graduated scale on the glass sides of the tube, constructed as aforesaid.

4. The whole, constructed substantially as and for the purpose described.




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US2607229 *Dec 30, 1949Aug 19, 1952Sun Oil CoLiquid sampler
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Cooperative ClassificationG01N1/12