US 555318 A
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(No M01181.) 5
No. 555,318. Patented Feb. 25, 1896.
WITNESSES: v I INVENTOB ATTORNEY NrrEn STATES ADRIAN HITT, OF JERSEY CITY, NElV JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 555,318, dated February 25, 1896.
Application filed June 12,1895. Serial No. 552,507. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ADRIAN HITT, a citizen of the United States, residing in Jersey City, Hudson county, State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Oil- Cans, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates especially to cans designed for applying oil'to bicycles and ma chinery of any kind, and has for its object the provision of a can having a spout which may be folded or turned back upon the body of the can, out of the way, and in the'case of a small can providing an oiler which may be carried in the pocket.
To attain the desired end my invention consists essentially in an oil-reservoir or canbody, in combination with a swiveled spout adapted and arranged to fold or turn back upon the can-body; and my invention also involves certain other novel and useful combinations or arrangements of parts and pe culiarities of construction and operation, all of which will be hereinafter first fully described and then pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my oil-can. Fig. 2 is an end elevation looking from the left. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the can.
Similar numerals of reference, wherever they occur, indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
The oil-can illustrated in the drawings is designed particularly for carrying in the pocket, but I do not confine myself to any particular shape or size.
1 is the body of the can, made of any approved material.
2 is the filler, bearing a swiveling cap 3, to which is connected an ejecting-spout 4.. In 1 this spout is illustrated as turned back along the side of the can in full lines, and is dotted in the position it will take when turned away from the can-body. In Fig. 3 the spout any convenient angle in supplying oil to a bearing.
In order to completely close the outlet-opening from the spout, I provide a disk of soft rubber or equivalent material 5, mounted upon a pin 6, extending from the side of the can-body. lVhen the spout is folded or turned along the can-body, its end comes in contact with this rotatable disk 5 and presses into the material thereof, efiectually preventing any escape of oil. By permitting the disk 5 to rotate when the open end of the spout strikes it and presses into its yielding surface, a new contact is insured each time the spout is opened and closed, preventing the metal thereof cutting into or wearing the disk at one point, allowing the escape of oil. The limit of movement of the spout is obtained by means of a stop-pin 7.
Having now fully described my invention, what I claim as new therein, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. An oil-can, in which is comprised a body for holding oil; an offset at one extremity of said body wherein is mounted a filler; a swiveled spout mounted upon said filler; a stop against which the spout strikes when closed, and arotatable disk of soft material arranged to close the spout-opening, substantially as shown and described.
2. The combination with the body of an oilcan, of a swiveled spout adapted and arranged to fold or turn back upon the can-body,
and a closing disk of soft material rotatably mounted upon the canbody, substantially as shown and described.
E. D. WRIGHT, A. M. PIERCE.