US 463919 A
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No. 463,919. Patented Nov; 24,1891.
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UNITED STATES PATENT QFEICE.
CHARLES M. PROOTOR, OF LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 463,919, dated November 24, 1891.
Application filed July 14, 1891. gerial No. 399,515- (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, CHARLES WILLIAM PROC- TOR, of Lake Forest, in the county of Lake and State of Illinois, have invented a new and Improved l\Ieasuring-'lank, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to improvements in measuring-tanks, and especially in that class of tanks which are used for holding oil, although it may be used in dispensing any kind of liquid.
The object of my invention is to produce a simple form of tank which will hold the liquid in such a manner that it cannot be easily spilled, and which is adapted to quickly and accurately measure the liquid, so that any desired quantity may be drawn from the tank.
To this end my invention consists in certain features of construction and combinations of parts, which will be hereinafter described and claimed.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forminga part of this specification, in which similar'figures of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the views.
Figure 1 is a broken side elevation, partly in section, of the tank, showing the measuring mechanism in detail; and Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same.
The tank 10 is preferably made of a cylindrical form and is mounted upon an axle 11, which turns in suitable bearings on a supporting-frame 12, and the tank may thus be easily turned, so as to bring it into the necessary position. The tank is provided on its face with a handle 13, by means of which it may be easily oscillated, and with a suitable vent which is normally closed by a cap 14. The tank has also on one end a lug 15, which is engaged by a pawl 16, and the pawl serves to hold the tank in a proper position to allow the oil or other liquid to be easily drawn from it.
Within the tank and secured to a circular 4 wall thereon is a basin 17, which is open at the top and the top of which is preferably arranged at a point adjacent to the handle 13. As shown in the drawings, the basin is adapted to contain five gallons, and this is usually a convenient amount.
In front of the basin and on the outside'of the tank is a registering glass gage 18, which connects with the bottom portion of the basin by means of the pipe 19, leading through the wall of the tank and which is supported at the top by a suitable brace 20. The pipe 19 is controlled by a cock 21, and a swinging pipe 22 is connected to the outer end of the pipe 19 by means of an ordinary ball-joint, and the pipe 22 may thus be brought into a convenient position to deliver oil into any receptacle It will be understood by reference to Fig. 1
that the gage 18 is suitably marked, so as to indicate the amount of oil in the basin 17, and consequently just the desired amount may be withdrawn by turning the cook 21. The oil or other liquid is allowed to flow through the pipes 19 and 22 until the'proper quantity has been withdrawn, when it is shut off.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that the tank affords a convenient liquid-holding receptacle; that the liquid to be withdrawn may be quickly and accurately measured, and that many of the common utensils for measuring liquid may be dispensed with, so that the device will be extremely neat.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A device of the character described, consisting, essentially, of a revoluble tank, a basin secured to a wall of the tank, and an outlet-pipe leading from the basin, substantially as shown and described.
2. A device of the character described,.comprising a revoluble tank, a basin secured to an inner wall of the tank, an outlet-pipe leadin g from the basin, and a gage-glass connected with the basin, substantially as shown and described.
3. A device of the character described, comprising a revoluble tank, a basin carried on an inner wall of the tank, a cock-controlled pipe leading from the basin, a swinging pipe connected with the basin-pipe, and a gageglass arranged above the basin-pipe and connected therewith, substantially as shown and described.
4. Adevice of the character described, conr prising a supporting-frame, a cylindrical tank mounted therein, a locking device to hold the tank in place, a basin carried on the inner wall of the tank, and an outlet-pipe opening from the basin, substantially as shown and described.
5. The combination, with the main frame, 15
of a cylindrical tank mounted therein and I provided with a suitable vent and outlet, and a handle secured to the face of the tank, substa11ti;";' as shown and described.
CHARLES WM. PROOTOR.
FRANCIS N. PRATT, RICHARD E. Pnocron.