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Publication numberUS662273 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1900
Filing dateMay 13, 1898
Priority dateMay 13, 1898
Publication numberUS 662273 A, US 662273A, US-A-662273, US662273 A, US662273A
InventorsFrank B Hinkelbein
Original AssigneeFrank B Hinkelbein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Oil or gasolene measuring can.
US 662273 A
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No. 662,273. Patented Nov.. 20. I900.



(Application fil'ed May 13, 1898.) (No Model.) 2 S heets--Sheet I.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No, 662,273, dated November 20, 1900.

Application filed May 13, 1898. berial No. 680,620. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Beit known that I, FRANK B. HINKELBEIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Jos, in the county of Santa Clara and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Oil or Gasolene Cans; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to improvements in oil and gasolene cans; and the object is to provide a simple, convenient, and effective can of this class.

To this end the invention consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the device, as will be hereinafter more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claim.

The accompanying drawings show my invention in the best form now known to me; but many changes in the details might be made within the skill of a good mechanic without departing from the spirit of my invention as set forth in the claim at the end of this specification.

The same reference characters indicate the same parts of the invention in the several views.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved oil or gasolene can. Fig. 2 isa vertical. section. Fig. 3 is a detail horizontal section. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the vent-cap. Fig. 5 is a vertical detailsection through the tubes 6 and 11 and their elbows 8 and 8.

In the drawings, 1 denotes the body of the can being provided with a raised bottom 2 and a recessed top 3.

4 represents the faucet for withdrawing the contents of the can.

5 denotes a vertical groove or recess formed in the front wall of the can and extending from the top to the bottom to receive the gageglass 6, the upper end of which is connected to the elbow or return-pipe 8, having its opposite end extending through the top of the can, so as to communicate with the interior thereof. The lower end of the gage-glass is removably secured in an elbow 8', the other leg of which projects through the bottom of the can and communicates with the lower end of the tube 11, and 9 denotes a plug fixed to the lower end of the rod 10, which extends through said tube 11 in the can, and its projecting end is provided with a knob or handle 12, by means of which the plug may be conveniently raised and lowered to open and close the orifice a. This will be found convenient to close the orifice a should it be necessary to replace the gage-glass. The glass tube or gage-glass is made removable from the vertical groove 5 in the wall of the can and is secured to the upper andlower elbows S and 8 by means of internally threaded rings 5 and c, which may be turned to disconnect said elbows from said gage-glass 6 and the elbow 8 shifted to permit the gage glass to be removed from the groove 5 in the wall of the can.

As shown in Fig. 5, the gage-glass 6 is surrounded with rubber packingrings Z) I), which serve to make a tight joint at the upper and lower ends of said tube 6 between said tube and the rings 1) and 0 when the latter are turned to place. In order to remove the glass tube 6 from its seats in the said rings b and c, the ring 0 must be unscrewed until it moves or screws down upon the threaded portion of the elbow 8 and becomes free from the lower end of said tube 6, at which time the elbow 8 can be turned outwardly on the arcof a circle, the tube 11 turning in its seat to permit said elbow 8 to be swung out from beneath the lower end of said glass gage 6, which will then drop or fall out of its seat and if broken can be replaced by a new gageglass. The elbow 8 is then turned back beneath the lower end of said gage-glass 6, and the ring 0 is turned back, carrying the rubber ring I) with it, thereby securing the glass tube in place on the can.

A suitable packing is placed around the tube 11 at the point where the same passes through the bottom of the can to prevent leakage at that point.

13 denotes a vertical scale formed on the front wall of the can and extending around behind the gage-glass, and it is accurately divided to indicate quarts and gallons or fractions thereof, and 14 represents a vertical guide-rod fixed to the top and bottom beads of the can and parallel with the gage-glass.

15 denotes a pointer or indicator provided with a knob or handle 16 and snugly encon1- passing said guide-rod, so as to be freely moved up and down the scale.

17- represents a screw-cap removably secured to the elbow 8 and in vertical line with the gage-glass 6, so that when said cap is removed a swab or plunger may be inserted in the gage-glass for the purpose of cleaning the same without removing it from the can.

18 denotes a removable screw-cap by means of which the can is filled, and it is provided with a air-vent plug 19, which closes a conical plug-seat 20, formed in the cap, while the plug 19 is provided with a vertical stem 21, which extends through said cap and terminates in a knob or handle 22 for conveniently manipulating the plug when the faucet is used to withdraw the contents.

A very simple manner of using the can is to set the pointer 15 on the scale at such a distance below the level of the oil or gasolene in the can as will correspond to the capacity of the vessel to be filled. The vessel is then placed under the faucet, which is turned on, and when the level of the oil in the can has fallen to the mark indicated by the pointer the faucet is turned off without any danger of overflowing the vessel.

While I have shown the body of the can as bottom, the elbow 8 fixed in the top, the elbow 8 fixed in the bottom, the gage-glass connecting the elbows, the tube 11 com municating with the inner end of the elbow 8 and provided with the orifice a, the plug 9 having a vertical movement in said tube and the rod 10 connected to said plug and having its free end projecting through the top of the can, substantially as shown anddescribed.

Intestimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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