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J.D.PORTER. ILLUMINATED OILING CAN- No. 548,616. Patented 0013.22, 1895.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 548,616, dated October 22, 1895.
Application filed December 11, 139s. Serial No. 531,533. (No model.)
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Be it known that 1, J osnPn D. PORTER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Harris burg, in the county of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania, have invented anew and useful Illuminated Oiling-Oan, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in illuminating oiling-cans or spouted feeders; and the objects of my improvement are to supply light in oiling parts of machinery and oil from the feeder independent of or in conjunction with the light. I obtain these objects by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
Figure 1 presents a full side view of the can with open section; Fig. 2, a View of crosssection; Fig. 8, a full view of front rim and spout in vertical position; Fig. 4, a cross-section disclosing lamp, protection-wall, and burner; Fig. 5, a section of feeder, swivel valve, and spout; Fig. 6, a section of spouted feeder and swivel-valve; Fig. 7, a section of oil-reservoir, lamp compartment, and feeder. Letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
The base A and the cylindrical portion 0 are divided into two compartments by a transverse partition K, forming an oil-reservoir Z and lamp-compartment.
In top of reservoir is an opening D, through which the reservoir is filled. In the base of the lamp-compartment is a lamp having a longitudinal groove in its bottom, allowing it to span a feeding-tube II, which connects the bottom of the oil-reservoir with the swivelspout of I.
To the back of the cylindrical portion, which is somewhat inclined, is fastened the handle F, the relative positions of the handle F and air-vent E being such that the air-vent may he closed by the thumb of the operator when desired to stop the flow of oil from the spout of I.
In the side of the lamp-compartment is an opening which permits the lamp to he removed and which is closed by a sliding door 13, having aslot near its lower edge, into which the handle D of wick-adjuster passes. The
door B slides in two guideways M, which are fastened to the sides of the can.
In the top of lamp-compartment is a chimney covered by hood O. The front of the cylindrical portion is closedby lens J and a perforated rim surrounding the lens. The feeding-tube I-l terminates in an inclined branch tube L, which serves as a socket for the plug N, which is provided in one end with an internally-threaded opening, into which the end of the spout I is screwed. N is provided with a bore Y, which forms a direct continuation of the opening in the tube H, but is at an angle to the axis of rotation of the plug, forming a knuckle-joint, so that when the spout is in a pouring position the opening Y registers with the opening of the tube H and permits the flow of the oil, as shown in Fig. 5. When not in use, the spout I is swung around on the spindle N as an axis until it comes into a vertical position, as shown in Fig. 6, when the opening no longer registers with the tube H, and the flow of oil is thus cut off.
I am aware that prior to my invention illumination oiling-cans had spouted feeders. I therefore do not claim, broadly, the entire combination.
Vhat I do claim as my invention, and desire to obtain by Letters Patent, is-
The combination of an oil reservoir in front of which is a dividing wall separating the reservoir from a lamp compartment and a lens in the wall of said compartment, a base above which is a cylindrical body 0, a handle F, a feeding tube H in said base passing into the oil reservoir; a lamp having a groove in the bottom thereof which spans the tube H, the lamp occupying the base of the lamp compartment, a sliding door having a slot for handle of wick adjuster D; an air vent E on top of oil reservoir; a perforated rim surrounding the lens and a spout connected to the feeding tube H by a knuckle joint by which is formed a swivel revolving valve and cut off, substantially as described.
JOSEPH D. PORTER.
PETER SAMPLE, B. MILLER.