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Publication numberUS531388 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1894
Filing dateSep 19, 1894
Publication numberUS 531388 A, US 531388A, US-A-531388, US531388 A, US531388A
InventorsIsaac P. Root
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 531388 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 531,388, dated December 2.5, 1894.

Application flied september 19,1894. semina. 523.497. (Nomads.)

To all whom t may concern.-

Be it known that we, .ISAAC F. Roor and WILLIAM O. SILVEY, citizens of the United States, residing at Middleport, in the county of Meigs and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Funnel, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improvement in that class of funnels wherein means are pro- -vided for adjusting the funnel to the various heights of receptacles which are to be filled thereby 3, and it consistsin certain improved features of construction and combination and arrangement ofl parts, having for a principal element a counterbalancing weight, the function of which is to hold the funnel at various positions, as will be understood.

In the drawings: Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my complete device; Fig. 2, avertical section thereof; Fig. 3, a detail sec. tion on the line xof Fig. 2:9

The reference numeral 1 indicates the main standard of our dev ice, which may be formed of cast or wrought metal, or, it' so desired, of tin tubing. The standard is formed with an enlarged basev 2, by which the arrangement may be secured to the counter of the store, as shown in' Fig. 1, said base being extended about one-fourth the length of the standard. The standard 1 is formed hollowand has its upper end provided with two vertical and op:v-

- positely-arranged slots 3, inwhich the plates 4 are rigidly secured.

Revolubly journaled in the respective ends of the plates 4, are the pulleys` 5, over which the cords 5a pass. The cords 5f* may be of an integral piece or may be separate, as desired, and are passed from (the pulleys 5 downwardly to the loop 6 of the Weight 7, to which weight they are connected through the medium of the loop. The remaining ends of the cords 5u proceed out of the slots 3 and down the opposite sides of the standard 1, through the grooves 8 of said standard, and to the eyes 9 of the sleeve 10. Here the cords are securely fastened.

The weight 7 is arranged in the standard V1 so as to be capable of vertical movement therein, and by 'this means lthe sleeve 10 is balanced on the standard, the said sleeve being capable of moving vertically on the standard, while it is prevented from turning thereon by means ot the eyesl 9, which fit within the grooves 8, so as to be capable of moving longitudinally therein.

Rigidly secured to the sleeve l0, by soldering or otherwise, are the f unnels l5, which are preferably three in number, and which are should be adjusted to the height thereof and iilled with the said substance, whereupon it will liow out and into the receptacle, as will be understood. After the receptacle has been filled, the tunnels may be raised out of engagement therewith, and so they may remain until again used. It will be observed that the grooves 8 of the standard completely re-y ceive the cords 5a and give the arrangement a neat and uniform appearance. They are principally provided, however, to receive the eyes 9 of the funnel sleeve 10, so as to allow the said sleeve easy longitudinal movement, and so as to restrict the sleeve in rotary mo/vement. I

Various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the prin` ciple or 'sacrificing any of the advantages, of this invention.

Having described our invention, we claim- 1. The combination of a vertical standard, a funnel movable vertically thereon, a weight counterbalancing the funnel and movable vertically also, a cord connecting the Weightand funnel, and an idler pulley over which the cord passes, substantially as described.

2, Thecombination of a vertical standard hollow throughout its interior, a funnel movable vertically on the standard, a weight movable in the interior of the standard, an idler pulley at the upper end of the standard, and a cord connected to the Weight and to the funnel and passing over the idler pulley, substantially as described.

3. The combination of a standard hollow IOO throughout its interior and having an exterior and longitudinal groove, a funnel movable vertically on the standard and provided with an inwardly-projecting eye extending into the groove, a weight arranged and movable in the standard, a cord connected to the eye of the funnel and to the weight and passing through the groove of the standard, and an idler pulley over which the cord passes, substantially as described.

4. The combination of a vertical standard hollow throughout its length and provided with two exterior and longitudinal grooves, a funnel movable vertically on the standard and provided with two eyes fitting respectively within the grooves of the standard, a weight movable in the standard, two cords connected to the weight and to the respective eyes of the sleeve, and passed through the respective grooves of the standard, and two idler pulleys over which the cords are passed, substantially as described.

In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our own we have hereto affixed our signatures in the presence of two witnesses.



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