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Publication numberUS874543 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1907
Filing dateJun 14, 1907
Priority dateJun 14, 1907
Publication numberUS 874543 A, US 874543A, US-A-874543, US874543 A, US874543A
InventorsJohn P Scheuer
Original AssigneeJohn P Scheuer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wrench for operating bushings.
US 874543 A
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No. 874,543. PATENTED DEC. 24, 1907.







Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 24, 1907.

Application filed June 14, 1907. Serial No. 379,090.

for Operatin Bushings and I do hereby declare the fol owing 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 new and useful improvements in wrenches and more particularly for that class adapted for operating" bushings and my object is to provide a wrench of this character whereby a bushing may be readily tightened after the same has been placed in position in a barrel or keg without in any manner injuring the bushing and a further object is to so construct the wrench that the bushing may be readily operated without disturbing thefaucet or bung therein. v

Other objects and advantages will be hereinafter referred to and more particularly pointed out in the claims.

Y maiy be introduced In the'accoin anying-drawingis which are made a art'oft 's a' plication, igure 1 is a sectiona vlew throug a portion of a keg'and a bushing therein showing my improved wrench for turni the same. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the bushing removed from the eg, and, Fi 3 is a perspective view of the wrench emp oyed for turnin the bushing.

Referring to the drawings 1n which sirmlar reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, 1 indicates a ke or barrel, which may be of any preferred orrnof construction, but,jpreferably of that class adapted to be usedfor holding beer, which is provided at an suitable point with an opening 2, in which 1s adapted to be seated my improved-form of bushing 3, said bushing being provided with a. bore 4 through which any preferred form; of spigot mto the barrel.--

e walls of the opening '2 are ,ta ered inwardly and the outer face of the budhing 3 is corres ondingly tapered and provided with threa s 5-, which extend from end to end of the bushing and gradually increase in size from the inner to the outer end thereof.-

It has been found that the largerthreadsmore readily open the fibersof the wood and therebyallow the contents of the barrel to soak into the wood, andfor' this reason, the

smaller threadsare placed at the inner end of the bushing, so that the fiber of the wood at this point will not be materially affected by the threads entering the same, and it will also be seen that by placing the larger threads at the outer end of the bushing, the slightest turn thereon will materially increase the I holding capacity of the threads.

It has been found by experience that in tightening the bushing after the same has been secured to the barrel, the said bushin s frequently become bent, so that they W111 leak, and in order to obviate this objectionable feature, I provide a wrench '6, which is preferably cylindrical and is provided on its.

ower edge with a plurality of prongs 7, which are adapted to enter sockets 8 formed in the outer surface of the bushing andin order to readily operate the wrench, ears 9 are 'ex-' tended u wardly from the wrenclTfsaid ears having a ining openings 10 therein, through which is inserted a bar 11, said bar extending a distance from each side of theears to form handles, and when it is desired to ,turn the bushing, the p sockets 8 and t e wrench turned by'graspm the'exten'ded ends of. the. barn. -It wil shed at any time, even when the barrel isrongs 7 are seated in the filled, andin this connection,I desire to state that the bushings are made in various sizes, so 7 that when the wood surrounding the opening becomes weakened 'the bushing may be removed and the edges of the opening trimmed and a new lbushingiof --larger dimension directed into the opening. ,It' will also be seenthat by providingfthebodyfof the wrench 6 with a bore '12 sl1ghtl y larger than thebore 4 in the bushing-when. the barrel or 'ke 'is filled and the bore 4 occu 'ied-by a hung not shown) larger 'than"sai bore, which will cause the bung to project from theouter surface of the bushing said wrench may be'readily slipped over the bung and thus permit the prongs 7 to be firmiyseated in the sockets 8 whereby the wrench sli ping therefrom.

at I claim is: 7 I 1. A wrench forfo prisin theret J oug borefinsaid bushin a plurality of ron s extending from the ower endof'said adapted to engage sockets in a bushing, op-

erating coma c lindrica body' havinga bore. of greater diameter than the will'be prevented from y 1:05

'110' boy.

ositel disposed ears exten' upwardly om t e oppositeendof said bo y, said ears havin alimng openings therein, and a bar exten ng through said openings and pro- 5 jecting a distance from eac side ofsaid ears to form handles whereby said wrench ma be readily operated and the bushing rotate 2. A wrench for o crating bushings com risi -a c lindrica bod having a bore 10 herdi lroug of reater diameter than the bore in said bus g, 0p ositely disposed ears exten upwardly om one end of said body an formed by the continuation thereof, said ears having alining openings therein, a bar extending through said 0 en-' 15 ings and from each side of said ears to orm handles and a plurality of prongs exten downwardly fromthe opposite end of sa' body adapted to engage sockets in a bushing whereby said bushing may be rotated. 20 In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of twosubscribing witnesses. v y I 7 JOHN P. SCHEUER.

Witnesses; r

E. G. Nasn,


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Cooperative ClassificationY10S411/919, B25B13/48