Improved instrument for removing effervescing fluids from bottles
US 57256 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WHITNEY W. MEGLONE, OE NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, ASSIGNOR TO HIM- SELF AND LEANDER STEDMAN, OF SAME PLACE.
IMPROVED INSTRUMENT FOR REMOVING EFFERVESCING FLUIDS FROM BOTTLES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 57,256, dated August 14, 1866.
To all 'whom t may concern Beit known that I, WHITNEY W. MEGLONE, of the city of Nashville, county of Davidson, in the State of Tennessee, have invented a new and Improved Instrument for Extracting Et'- fervescing Fluids; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanyingl drawings, making a part of this specification.
The nature of my invention consists in so constructing an instrument made of a hollow pipe and cock that when introduced into a vessel containing an eftervescing duid-say a bottle of cham pague-and passing it through the cork, without disturbing` its fastenings, the said iuid can be drawn oif at pleasure without impairing the quality of such a-s remains.
Io enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will proceed to de scribe its construction and operation.
In the drawings, A represents vertical section of a bottle containing an effervescing huid-say champagne, B, its cork, securely lashed down, as usual.
In drawing a cork to get part of the contents of a bottle there is lost unavoidably a considerable portion of the gas. To avoid this loss I take my instrument, composed of two sections of hollow pipe, t and b, with an intermediatencork, C. 4At the bottom of a, I secure a shoe, c, of suitable shape for boring into a cork, (I prefer a four-sided one, the faces a little rounding.) Just above the shoe there is a small hole, d, in the side ofthe tube a, opening into the vertical or hollow part of the pipe. The section a is made to screw into the under side of cock c. The upper or bent section b can likewise screw into the cork, or they can both be soldered in,
The operation is simply this: If it be desired to extract a part, or even the whole, of the contents of a vessel containing an effervescent fluid, all that is necessary is to insert my instrument through a cork, securing or closing an opening. Should such openin g be secured by a harder substance, the shoe c should be of gimlet shape. The shoe c having penetrated the cork, push the tube a, in an oblique direction downto the extreme bottom of the bottle. The cork will hug the pipe a tightly and prevent any escape of gas. Now, as the contents of the bottle of champagne or other effervescing iuid may be wanted, all that is necessaryY will be to turn the stop-cock D, when the contents of bottle will also be emptied into a transfer-vessel glass, goblet, Steleaving the remaining contents in as good condition as before tapping the vessel.
The convenience and economy'as well as utility of the instrument must be apparent.
I prefer making the inner opening or hollow part of section ct decrease as it ascends from the orifice or hole d, this orifice, however, to be smaller than the opening in top part of a, and I propose making the opening b in the extreme end of b still smaller than the hollow. 4
part of any portion of main pipe a I).
Should it be desirable to give a vessel containing a fluid an extra charge of gas an auxiliary tube, t, can beintroduced, by which the carbonic-acid gas can be putin. In this 'way a still wine may be changed to a sparkling wine at pleasure. This tube has a shoe and openin g at the bottom similar to section a.. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
l. The fluid-extracting instrument a O b,
constructed and operating in the manner as shown and described.
2. The combination of the tube 01 instrument a C b with the cork D, or its equivalent, and bottle A, operating in the manner set forth.
3. The combination of the several parts just named with the auxiliary tube t, operating substantially as set forth.
p WHITNEY W. MEGLONE.
JN0. T. PICKETT, S. S. FAHNEsTocK.