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J. J. STOPPLE & E. HARIGEL.
No. 410,463. Patented Sept. 3, 1889.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN J. STOPPLE AND EMIL I'IARIGEL, OF BELLVILLE, TEXAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 410,463, dated September 3, 1889. Application filed July 19, 1889- Serial No. 317,991. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, JOHN J. STOPPLE and EMIL HARIGEL, of Bellville, in the county of Austin and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gunpowder-Cases; and we do 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 it pertains to make and use it, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, which forms part of this specification.
Our invention relates to an improvement in gunpowder-casesg and it consists in the combination of a suitable supporting cone-shaped frame provided with a supporting-flange at its top and an opening through one side, with the can or case for holding the powder, and which is also provided with a supportingflange near its lower end, a suitable cover, and a spring-actuated perforated slide, as will be more fully described hereinafter.
The object of our invention is to provide a case for holding gunpowder, and from which the powder can be drawn into a suitable ineasuring-receptacle without the trouble of having to weigh it or having to expose it in any position where it is liable to catch fire.
The accompanying drawing represents a vertical section of a gunpowder-case which embodies our invention.
A represents a conical supporting'frame, which has an opening through one side sufficiently large to admit the hands, and which has its upper edge turned horizontally inward, so as to form the supporting-flange B, upon which the powder cone or case is secured. Through the conical case or frame are formed small openings, which admit sufficient light to enable the operator to see, but which are too small to allow fire to reach the powder while being measured. To the upper edge of the supporting-case is secured the vertical flange C, which serves to settle the cone in position and to form an ornamental finish. The powder-cone D is preferably made cylindrical in shape, and its lower end is made conical, as shown, so as to cause all of the powder to flow freely toward the perforated slide. Around the side of the can is formed the horizontal flange G, which rests upon the top of the supporting-flange, and the two flanges are riveted or otherwise secured together. The powder is drawn from the can by the horizontally-moving spring-actuated slide H, which is made of some soft metal, so as to prevent explosion, and through which when open the powder flows into the graduated receptacle placed below it. The cover I will be preferably made of the shape shown, and is provided with an internal flange J, which fits snugly inside of the can, and an external flange L, which fits down around the cans upper edge for the purpose of forming a tight joint at this point. \Vhen powder is to be drawn, it is only necessary to move the perforated slide so as to bring its opening under the lower end of the can, when the powder will flow into the graduated receptacle below. By this means all necessity of weighing the powder is done away with, and it is not necessary to expose the powder where an accident is likely to happen.
Having thus described our invention, we claim The combination of the supporting case or frame provided with an opening through one side and a supporting-flange at its top, with a powder-can supported by such flange and provided with a conical lower end closed by the spring-actuated perforated slide, and a cover provided with concentric flanges which seat themselves within and without the upper edge of the can-body, substantially as shown and described.
In testimony whereof we affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN J. STOPPLE. EMIL HARIGEL. .Vitnesscs:
S. A. HILL, J r., CHARLES H. BROSSMANN.