US 707922 A
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Nu. 707,922. Patented Aug. 26, |902.`
C. 0. HEDSTRUM. FUEL 0R OTHER` RESERVOIR FUR INTERNAL CMBUSTIN ENGINES.v
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CARL C. HEDSTROM, OF PORTLAND, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO GEORGE M. IIENDEE, OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.
FUEL OR OTHER RESERVOIR FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES.
SPEGIEEGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 707,922, dated August 26, 1902.
Application filed october 28, 1901. sei-m1 No. 30,193. (No man.)
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Beit known that I, CARL OSCAR HEDsTRoM, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Portland, in the county of Middlesex and State of Connecticut, have invented new and useful Improvements in Fuel or other Reservoirs forInternal-Combustion Engines,of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to motor-cycle con- Io structions, and has for its object improvement in the construction of a fuel-reservoir and a reservoir forlubricating-oil and means for securing the same to the machine, whereby their contents may be drawn off by gravity as desired, all as fully described and claimed in the following specification.
In the drawings forming part of this application, Figure l is a side elevation of a portion of a motor-cycle having reservoirs atzo tached thereto embodying my invention, portions of the latter being shown in section.
Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse section on line 2 2, Fig. l; and Eig. 3 is a sectional plan view on line 3 3, Fig. l.
Referring now to the drawings, aindicates a part of the frame of a motor-cycle; b, the
motor; o, the rear-wheel fork, said rear wheel d being` provided with the usual guard c, on
which are mounted the reservoirs fand g, the
3o former being the reservoir which contains the fluid whose combustion in the motor b provides the motive force for the machine. As is well known, this fluid is one of the volatile hydrocarbons, as naphtha or gasolene,
and the preferred mode of supplying said nid to the motor is to so locate the supplyreservoir f that the fluid may run by gravity into an intermediate float-controlled reservoir, (not shown in the drawings,) from which 4o it is drawn by suction into the motor in the usual manner, and having these ends in View means are provided, which will be hereinafter described, for securing the reservoirf in the desired position on the guard e of the rear wheel of the Vehicle. It is also well known that in motor-cycles and like vehicles in which internal-combustion motors are employed liberal lubrication of the piston of the motor is requisite, owing to the nor- 5o mally high temperature of the cylinder when the motor is in operation, and to provide a supply of lubricating-oil for the cylinders, which may be fed by gravity as required into the usual oil-cup carried y`on the motor, but
not shown in the drawings hereof, I locate the reservoir g on lthe guard e fof the rear wheel of the vehicle and construct the latter of such shape as to conform with the configuration of the end of the reservoirf to the end that the outline of the two reservoirs when 6o secured -together may be' in harmony with the general outline of the frame of the machine, and I provide means whereby the two reservoirs may be secured together and at the same time may be securely clamped to the rear-wheel fork c, which, together with the support afforded by the guard e, rigidly secures these reservoirs to the frame in such manner that they practically form part thereof and are positively secured against rattling 7o while the machine is in motion.
Each of the reservoirsf and g is made of "metal, each having an opening whereby material may be introduced therein, which opening in the reservoir fis closed by a screwplug h and that in the reservoir g is closed by the screw-plugc'. On the end wallj of the reservoir f the boss or bosses 7tare provided, havingscrew-threaded holes therein for the reception of the screws l, which extend So thro ugh the tubes fm, which traverse the reservoir g, the heads of said screws bearing against the outer ends of said tubes, the latter providing a rigid transverse support for the reservoir g, which permits the screws Z to be turned up tightly enough to draw the two reservoirs together and bind them tightly against the opposite sides of the two uprights of the rear-wheel fork c, as clearly shown in section in Fig. 2. Near the bottom of the 9o reservoir g there extends through the latter another tube n, within which is a pipe 0, which enters the reservoir f, at the bottom thereof, and through which the contents of the latter reservoir are by suitable means supplied to the cylinder of the motor. Alongside of said pipe o is another pipe p, which enters the reservoir g and through which 1ubricating-oil may be fed into a proper oil-cup attached to the motor-cylinder.
It is seen from the location of the two reservoirs f and g on the wheel-guard in the po- IOO sition shown-that is, forwardly of the vertical center of the wheelthat the contents thoreof may all be drawn out through the tubes 0 and p, that the location of these reservoirs is such that they may be most conveniently refilled, that by the construction shown they are most securely attached to the vehicle, and that their configuration is such as to be in harmony with the outline of the frame.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is- I 1. The combination With the rear-Wheel fork of a motor-cycle, of a reservoir located on each side of said fork, longitudinally of the machine, and means for securing said reservoirs one to the other, and whereby they may be securely clamped to the said fork, both of CARL O. I-IEDSTROM.
J. D. GARFIELD, WM. H. CHAPIN.