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Publication numberUS642787 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1900
Filing dateApr 27, 1899
Priority dateApr 27, 1899
Publication numberUS 642787 A, US 642787A, US-A-642787, US642787 A, US642787A
InventorsIsaac R Eakin
Original AssigneeIsaac R Eakin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Non-explosive oil-can.
US 642787 A
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Patented Feb. 6, i900.




(Application filed Apr. 27, 1899. '1

(No Model.)


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 642,787, dated February 6, 1900.

Application filed April 27, 1899. Serial No. 714,627. No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ISAAC R. EAKIN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Emlenton, in the county of Venango and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Non-Explosive Oil-Cans, of which the followingis aspecification, reference being had therein' to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in oil-cans, and relates more particularly to that class of inventions known as non-explosive oil-cans.

The invention has for one object to design an oil-can of the above-referred-to class that will be extremely simple in its construction, strong, durable, and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

The invention has for its further object to provide novel means that will allow the bandling of an oil-can with perfect safety and effectually prevent an explosion taking place.

The invention further aims to construct a non-explosive oil-can and provide means that will permit the oil to be either discharged through the regular channel by way of the discharge spout or through the opening formed at the top of the can Without the slightest danger of an explosion; furthermore, to so arrange both outlets that only one can be usedin other Words, in case the oil is discharged through the regular discharge-spout no oil will be permitted to flow from the opening formed in the top of the can, and vice versa.

With the above and other objects in view sectional View takenon the line was of Fig. 1 In the drawings the reference-numeral 1 an upwardly-extending exteriorly-screwthreaded annular flange 5, the latter being adapted to receive an interiorly-screw-threaded cap 6, having arranged on the inner face thereof a cork disk 7, forming a gasket.

The reference-numeral 8 indicates a filling or discharge tube arranged in the opening 4. Said tube extends downwardly in the interior of the can, slightly curved at the top. At this point a loop is formed which is designated by the reference-numeral 9 and constitutes a trap, the free end of the said tube extending beyond and at right angles to the downwardlyextending portion of the tube. In the said downwardly-extending portion of the tube is arranged a wire-gauze screen 10. The upper end of the loop 9 of the tube is secured to the inner wall of the top 3, as indicated by the reference-numeral 11. A vent-opening 12 is formed in the top of the can, said opening being also provided with a screen of wire-gauze 13. The said opening is inclosed by a small casing 14, which is apertured at 15, one half of said casing being secured to the exterior wall of the top and the other half to the interior wall of the same.

Near the upper extremity of the body portion of'the can is formed a discharge-outlet 16, the latter having secured therein a dischargespout 17, extending downwardly in alinement with the side of the can to a point near the bottom thereof. The said discharge-spout is then bent upon itself, forming a substantiallyelongated loop, which extends upwardly and adjacent to the side of the can to a point which is approximately in a horizontal plane with the outlet 16, the free end of the said dischargespout being slightly curved, as indicated by the reference-numeral 18.

The operation of my improved oil-can is as follows: For the purpose of illustration it will be presumed that all parts are arranged in proper position, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings. When the can is tilted, the oil will be permitted to flow through the opening 16 into the discharge-spout1'7 and will be discharged through the mouth of the curved portion 18 of the spout, as will be readily apparent. It will be further presumed that the can is in a tilted position, with the cap 6 and gasket 7 removed, and it is desired to increase the volume of oil to be discharged. The can is reversed and the opening 4 employed in lieu of the discharge-spout, and by the peculiar arrangement of the discharge-spout oil Will not be permitted to How through the said spout when the can is in such a position. When such a discharge of the oil takes place, a small amount of oil will permeate through the ventopenings.

lhe screens formed of wire-gauze will arrest and check the flame and will not permit the same to ignite with the gases formed in the interior of the can. The spout being formed into an elongated loop will perform a like function.

From the foregoing description the many advantages obtained by the use of my improved oil-can will be readily apparent.

It Will'be noted that various changes may be made in the details of construction of my improved oil-can Without departing from the general spirit of my invention.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

In an oil-can a discharge-spout connected at one end to the periphery of the body portion of the can near the top thereof extending downwardly to near the bottom and then bent upon itself forming substantially an elon- 3 5 gated loop, a filling-tube connected to the inlet-opening of the can extending into the same and bent upon itself forming a trap, a Wireganze arranged in the said tube, and a vent arranged in the dome of the can a casing surrounding the vent provided with suitable openings and secured to the dome of the can, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB05B11/0016, A47G19/14