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Publication numberUS416939 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 10, 1889
Publication numberUS 416939 A, US 416939A, US-A-416939, US416939 A, US416939A
InventorsPatrick J. Moore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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'(No Model.)

- P. J. MOORE.


No. 416,939. Patented Dec. 10, 1889.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 416,939, dated December 10, 1889.

Application filed November 7, 1888. Renewed September 23, 1889. Serial. No. 324,828. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, PATRICK J. MOORE, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of San Francisco, and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Oil-Cans, of which the followingis a specification.

My invention has for its object to secure free and ample vent and an even discharge of oil at the nozzle, without possibility of overflow or escape at the vent under any condition of use; and to such end and purpose my invention consists in the construction and combination of parts as hereinafter fully described, producing an improved oil-can for machinists and for general use as well.

I proceed to construct, apply, and carry out my invention as follows, the accompanying drawing being referred to by letters.

The figure illustrates an oil-can for engineers use, having a long nozzle.

A represents the body of the can, and A its nozzle. p

B is a tube that is carried up from the lower part of the body nearthe bottom and out through the side, and is fixed in upright position either against the side of the can or at some little distance from the side, to leave room between the tube and the body for the hand to be slipped in, which last-mentioned position forms a handle of the tube for lifting and using the can. The lower end of this tube leads out from the oil-holding spaceinside, and its top end is open to the air or is closed by a suitable cap or stopper.

smaller tube 0 is carried outfrom a point below the top in an upward direction to a point considerably higher, through which tube a free vent is obtained. This construction is particularly adapted for cans with long tapering n'ozzles-snchas are used on locomotives and for oiling parts of machinery difficult of accessthe tube B being employed, also, as a filling-inlet, and having its opening in the top closed by a cap or plug D. The vent-tube C is brought out below the stopper, and is fixed against the side of the can and up along the side of the nozzle, so that it lies out of the way. Y

The form of can I have represented is well adapted for all general purposes.

The top of the tube Bis kept closed except when the can is to be filled.

A curved brace Bmay be employed to connect the top of the tube B to the can, and a similar brace C may be employed between the can and the vent 0.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The combination, with a can having a spout, of a filling-tube B, forming the handle of the can and provided with a removable closingpiece D, and a vent-tube 0, extending upward and out from the filling-tube above the filling-aperture therein along the outside of the spout of the can, as set'forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoingl have hereunto set my hand and seal.

PATRICK J. MOORE. [n s] \Vitnesses:


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