US 469901 A
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(No Modell) R. L. WEBB. FAUGBT. No. 469,901. 'Patented Mar. 1, 1892.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.,
RODOLPHUS L. WEBB, OF NEIV BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT.A
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 469,901, dated March-1, 1892'.
Application filed May 2.3, 1891. Serial No. 393,910. (No model.)
To all whom t may concern,.-
Beitknown that I, RODOLPHUS L. \VEBB, a citizen of the United States, residing at N ew Britain, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Boring-Faucets, of which the following is a specilication.
My invention relates to improvements in boring-faucets for use in molasses-barrels or other barrels to which faucets with boringbits and swingingl gates are ordinarily applied; and the object of my improvement is to make the handle for operating the gate so that it is also. specially adapted for convenient use in operating the boring-bit.
In the accompanying' drawings, Figure lis a side elevation of my faucet, and Fig. 2 is a face View of the gate and handle portion with the body of the faucet in corner elevation.
A designates the body of the faucet, B the boring-bit, and C the swinging gate, all of `Which,with the exception of the handle for the gate, are of ordinary form and construction, and therefore need not be specifically described. As in faucets of this class, the outer end, to which the swinging gate is applied, crooks or curves downwardly, as shown, and ordinarily the handle for the swinging gate is merelyan extensionin alignmentwith the rib 3. Instead of such ahandle, I provide the swinging gate C with a bracket 4, that extends upwardly from the central portion of the gate, as shown. At the upper end of this bracket is ahandle 5, standing at right angles to said bracket and projecting laterally on both sides. This handle 5 is inserted in or secured to the bracket, so that its axis is in the same horizontal plane as the axis of the boring-bit B and the straight portion 0f the barrel, as best shown in Fig. 1. I prefer to form the bracket 4 of metal and integral with the swinging gate and the handle 5 of Wood or some light material.
The gate may be operated by taking hold of the right-hand end of the handle 5 (when viewed as in Fig. 2) and then swinging it from its closed position into the position inis provided with the upwardly-extended4 bracket 4 and handle 5 at the upper end of said bracket, substantially as described, and for the purpose specified.
RODOLPHUS L. IVE BB.
J AMES SEEPARD, JOHN EDWARDS, Jr.