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(No Model.) A. 0. & M. A. STIVESON.
Patented Mar. 18. 1890.
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ber of peripheral or circumferential corrugaagainst inward pressure and can be more UNITED STAT S ANTHONY o. sTIvEson AND MIOHAEI.
A. STIYESON, 0F MIDDLEPORT, OHIO.
" MIETAILLIC KEG.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 423,833, dated March 18, 1890.
Application filed December 10, 1889.
i W To allwhom at may concern.-
Be'it known that we, ANTHONY O.'S'1IVE- son and MICHAEL A. STIVESON, both resiand State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Metallic Kegs; and we do hereby declare that the following is ,aflfull, clear, and exact description of the the art to which it appertains to make and Our invention relates to improvements in metallic kegs, barrels, and other similar cylindrical packing and storing vessels, and is designed more particularly for use in connection with dryor solid materials or substances, although the vessels may be employed for containing liquids or fluids,
Oiir invention has for-.its object to provide a metallic keg, barre1,'or similar article which can be expeditiously and economically manufactured, which .shall be extremely light,
To. such ends the invention consists in a metallic packing and vstoring vessel constructed and oombined-as'hereinafter fully described, and definitely'pointed out in the appended claim. a
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is" a side elevation of a keg or barrel constructed according to our invention. Figs. 2 and 3 are plan views of the heads of the barrel, showing twodifferentforms or styles of corrugations." Fig. his a section on ,the line 00 0c of Fig. 2, the head being detached from the barrel. Fig. 5 is a similar view with the head attached. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one In the said drawings, the reference-numeral and 2 the heads thereof. This body portion 1 is provided at or near its center wi'th a numtions 3, and near each end with a similar corrugation 4, somewhat smaller than the corrugatlons The body portion 1 is concealed 3 and 4, by which-the keg is strengthened easily retained upon a pair of skids than if the walls were perpendicular. The corruga- Serial No. 333,232. (No model.)
tions serve to strengthen the barrel against inward pressure, and also stiffen it, so as to enable it to withstand the shocks and knocks to which such articles are usually subjected.
These corrugations 5 gradually taper out-' wardly from their outer to their inner ends .that is to say, they are larger at their inner ing, spinning, or otherwise, and is preferably formed with a concave-convex bottom 4, as
i seen in Figs. 4 and 5, an upwardly-projecting rimor wall 8, and a downwardly-t nrned flange upon or in contact with corrugation 4, so as to insure a tight joint and prevent leakage of the contents of the barrel, we have devised the f'astcnin g orsecuring devices shown in Fig. (5.
These fastening devices consist of a piece of wire bent over-upon itself at its center, so as to'formtwo diverging arms 10 10, the said center portion being bent over at right angles to the arms 10 to form a hook 11 and the ends 12 12 inserted in apertures in the barrel just inside the corrugations 4 .and bent over to form hooks to prevent their displacement.
These fasteniugdevices should 'beof such a length that when they are turned up'to engage with the upper edge of the rim 8 of the head 2 they will bear firmlythereupon and hold the said head securely in place and upon the corrugation 4. 4 When ,it is desired to re-' move-thehe'ad 2, the fastening devices can be readily with. I r Thefastening devices are to be cornposied of spring-wire, so that the tension thereof will" hold them in position when theyare turned A up to engage the heads 2. Any number of these fastening devices may be-employed that may be desired; but four for each head will in practice he found efiect-ual.
From theabo've description it will be seen that by our invention there. is provided a metallic keg or barrel which is verystrong,
struction of the heads and fastening-devices and facility. The barrel pqsse sses suflicient light and durable, and by the peculiar constrength to withstand considerable internal turned back out of engagement therepressure, and is not liable i, I. I. s .to be injured or usage to which such articles arejgenerally ,3o
Having thus described our invention, what we claim is f e e A metallic packing and storin g vessel consisting of the cylindrical body 1, having a number of peripheral corrugations 3'4, and concaved or bulged inwardly at each end in te'rmediate of said COIIUgEtlODS, and provided with a series of alternately=arranged 1ong and short tapering corrugations '5 6', the head .2, having a concavo convex bottom 7, an upwardly-projeotingrwall. or rim8, and a down-' wardly turned flangef Q; the bottom of- *saidhead resting on theco'rrugations 4 and the 'turnededown flange fitting over the chine, substantially its described.
In testimony that we claim the foregoing it 'as our 'own we have hereunto afiixed our signatures in presence or two witnesses.
ANTHONY, O. STIVESON; MICHAEL A. ST IVESON Witnesses:
JOHN (J. MCELHINNY,