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Publication numberUS908915 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1909
Filing dateJan 11, 1908
Priority dateJan 11, 1908
Publication numberUS 908915 A, US 908915A, US-A-908915, US908915 A, US908915A
InventorsAbraham Weber
Original AssigneeAbraham Weber
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 908915 A
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Patented Jan. 5, 1909.`

lieve invented e body or" the device, seid means con be sfr-lerne refnnr ,ormon- ABRAHAM WEBER, F NEW YORK, N. Y.

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-aitented Tnn. 5, '1909.

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the city of New York, borough of .Menlietf ten, in tlie countyend `Stute oi New York, new end useful `Improvement yin FloorOilers, of which the following isI eull, "clear, vand exact description.

Tbepurpose of the invention 1s to provide e-deviceperticularly adopted for oiling floors, so constructed that when e valve is opened controlling the outlet oi oil from a reservoir tiret is e portieri oi the device, the oil llowing irornthe reservoir will be distributed to en absorbent rubber which in turn evenly dis tributes the oil over the surface of the floor.

It Vis else e purpose of the invention to provide simple end readily operated Ineens whereby the robber con be quickly ond conveniently introduced into tbe body of the de-u vice or removed therefrom, end wherein when .the `rubber llas been. received by the o erated to iirrnly hold tlie rubber in piece iintil purposely removed.

It is also e urpose of .the invention to provide e iioor o' er that `will'be oi econ onlie, end

compact end light, yet durable construction,

end one tliet con be operated with ense.

The invention consists in the novel construction end combination of tlie several perte es will be hereinafter fully set forth and pointed out in tbe claims.

Reference is to be lied to tlie accompanying drawings forming e. port ci this specificetion, in which siiniler characters ol reference indicate corresponding ports in :ill the iigores.

ligure l is e persyective view of the irnproved iloor oiler; Big. 2 is e vertical trensw verse section token through that end portion of the device ret wliicli the volvo is located,l end Fig. 3 is e bottoni plonview of the device. The device is )reiereblyf mede entirely 'of metal. "ilie body A of the ldevice constitutes e tank or'reservoir ior the oil l: this body isprovided lpreferably with e flat to opposin5 si( es'11 that extend down om tbe lonvitu inel edges ol' the top in direction of .eecli other so tlint the 'solid sides 11 lleveen inward inclination. l'lrcferobly the two sides 11 ol the, body A ore' constructed offene piece of materiel, which ineteriel et tbe controcted portion oi tbe body A is bent forni,

e. convexed bottom 1;? for e distributing clieinber 18, which clieinber is seperated Y from tlie mein or storoge'chember 1.8 ofthe tenir .A 'through the medium of'e liet floor .14 that extends from side to side of thebody, endiironi end to end thereof. The ends 15 of the body of the tank extend down from the top even with the sides 11, but the lower portions of the ends 15 beve parallel sides and are consequently straight, and these portions of tbe end pieces 15 are designated as 15a.

l A socket or coller 16 is secured to vthe upper edge of tbe body or tank A at its rear centrol portion, es is illustrated clearly in the drawings, ond this socket or coller 16 is adopted to receive en end 4portieri of e handle 17, and the seid socket 16 is given any de sired upward incline-tion. An opening is inode in the top 1d oiilie body A, through which the oil is )oured into the storage clieniber 18, and tliis opening is preferably surrounded by o threaded coller receiving tlie customary screw cop 19, and this capped opening is by preference located adjacent one end portion oi' the tank. At the o posite end portion of the tank, a. valve 20 is oceted within tlie chamber 18,*end this valve 20, lwhich is sliown es needle valve, is adopted to poss through en opening 21 in the bottom 14.- of the storage chamber 18, the seid valve ectlng when it is operated, to open or close said opening entirely, or to e greater or lesser degree. A stern 22 lio-s engagement witli'tliis valve 20 end the seid stern extends upward end out beyond the top 10 of -the tenk, es is shown in Fig. 1, and is Provided at its outer end with e suitable n The valve stern 22 just above its connection withv the ve-ive 20, provided with en eXterior thread end tliis threaded portion of tlie vulve stein 'posses down through e correh epondingly threaded sleeve 2li held stetionery ond supported by o bracket 25 secured to tire bottoni or iloor 14' of tbe storage chamber i8, es is illustrated in Fig. 2, Thus it will `be observed es the volvo stein is turned to edjust tbe volvo 20, the valvelis held in its ed joetedposition.

vBelow tbe distributing chamber 13, en other ebernber, 28 is formed, ond the lower ood-y A constitute the ends of' ythis lower cbstrnben which is the rubber or 4rnbbens B employed. The yreszrr 26 of this cliernber 28 is streiglit end entends downwerd to Itbe betteln portion o1" endle 22d4 wbicli is b f reference of circuler formation.

ortions 15 'of tile ends 15 of :the tank or.

e. :receiving chamber for? tbe roer l a of tbe'ends 1o, und lis secured .the said. chamber 28 is unattached to the extensions 15a from the ends 1 5, and this wall 27 being made of a spring material can consequently be forced in direction of the stationary rear wall and when released will automatically move outward, or can be moved if necessary. Both the front and the side members or walls ofthe rubber receiving chamber 28 are secured by solder or otherwise to the front and the rear sides 11 of the tank or body at that point where the mate rial forming said sides 11 is bent to constitute the bottom 12 of the distributing chamber 13, and it may be here remarked that this distributing chamberf13 is provided with a series of apertures' 13a longitudinally arranged in its bottom portion, as is shown in `Figs. 2 and 3.

inwardly extending'teeth 29a are formed at the lower edge ortions of the side members 26 and 27 of t e chamber 28, as is espe cially shown in Fig. 2, and these teeth 29n extend in direction of each other. When a rubber has been introduced vinto the chamber 28 adapted to receive it, and an inward pressure exerted upon the side' 27 of the said chamber 28, the teeth 29'l are forced to enter the side portions of said rubber, thus holding it in lace, and the rubber is forced up into the chamber 28 until its upper edge is in engagement with the apertured portieri of the ottom of ,the distributing chamber 13, as is clearly shown in Fig. 2, and the rubber B ex- Itends outwardly sufliciently far below the 2 bottom of the device to have the necessary Y ci the device to the other.

elasticity and distributing oualities. The rubber B may have one or more faces and may be of any absorbent material 'adapted for the purpose; ordinarily felt is employed for the purpose.

The movable wall'27 of the chamber 28 is forced inward when it is desired to lock the rubber in place, by means of a cam C acting upon .the outer face of said wall, and this cam is preferably angular in cross section, com prising `a lower shorter member 29 that terminates in a rounded edge, and a longer member 30 Vthat likewise terminates in a rounded edge, and the 'cam is of such length that it.

extends practically from one end of the body This cam is provided with a handle 31 located at or about its center, and this'handle is attached to the central portion of the cam, or where its members connect, and to the longer member 30, as is clearly shown in Fig. 2. The cam at the junction of its members is provided with a suitablel eye or bearing through which a spindle 32 is passed which carries the cam;

` 4This spindle is rigidly attached to the cam at its inner,` face, and is mounted to turn at its essere end portions in ears 33 that extend forwardly from theextensions 15 of the end members 15 ofthe tank. In the operation of this cam, when itsI longitudinal edges point upward and the shorter member is in an upper position and the longer member in a lower ,position, the cam has no influence whatsoever upon the movable wall or member 27 of the rubber receiving chamber 28, but when the cam is rocked upward from such position, the shorter member will bear downward and said chamber and will force it inward and after the cam has passed its center the longer member will snap rearward and will be held inpressing and firm 'engagement with the aforesaid movable member 27 ofthe chamber 28, holding the said member 27 inwardas is shown in Fig. 2,v thuscausin the teeth 29 to firmly gri the sides of t e rubber. In Fig. 3 the ru ber is shown removed and the cam C in open position.

In the operation of this device, the valve 2O having been properly seated to close communication between the storage chamber 18 and the distributing chamber 13,.the storage chamber is filled with oil through the openving closed by the ca 19; then if the rubber B is not in position re ativelyto ,the said receptacle the cam C is brought to its open position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, and the 28 until its up er edge is brought in close engagement wit i the bottom of the distributing chamber 13, then the aforesaid cam C'is lines in Fig. 2, whic forces the member 27 of the aforesaid chamber 28 inward and holds it in said inward position, causing the pins or teeth 29 to enter the sides oli the rubber and hold it in position. The device is now ready for use. By operating the valve 20 through'the medium of the handle 22` it can be unseated toa greater or lesser extent and therefore a greater or lesser from the reservoir chamber 18 to the distributing ychamber 13, and the oil in said chamber 13 will find its way through the apertures 13 to the absorbent rubber B and will continuously supply it, while the device is in use. -When the 4device is to be put to one side, the valve 20 is closed, thus preventing any oil fromthe storage chamber 18 passing to the distributing chamber v1.3, and avoiding the necessity of using a pan or like in when it is not in use.

Having thus described my invention, l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters i Patent# a receptacle for oil having its sides inclined downward-in direction of each other and its bottom apertured, a partition dividing the '1. In a floor rubber, the combinationtwith inward upon the said movable wall of the rubber is introduced into the lower chamber turned to its lookin position shown inf'uli ll() amount of oil can be continuously supplied receptacle to place the rubber of the device f eoaois and a lower distributing chamber, and a valve operated from the exterior of the receptacle, regulating the supply of oil 'from the storage to the distributing chamber, of an extension from the sides and ends oi' the receptacle at its bottom, 4forming la chamber open at its lower portion, one side oi which o. amber is attached to'its end portions, the

other side being tree for movement between the said end portions, inwardly extending teeth carried by the side Walls of said lower open chamber, and a cam mounted to operate upon the movable wall of said chamber and force the said movable Wall inward and look it in suoli position. 2

2. Inl a floor rubber, the combination with a receptacle for oil having its sides inclined downward in direction of eaoh other and its bottom portion eonvexed and provided with a series of longitudinally arranged apertures,

,a partition extending from end to end and sire to side of the said. receptacle, dividing it into an upper storage chamber and a lower distributing chamber, a needle valve that passes through an aperture in the said partition, a screw ruide for the needle valve, the stem of said vave extending out through and beyond the to of the said receptacle, and is provided with a handle, means for introducing material into the said receptacle, and a socket carried by the said receptacle adapted for the reception of a handle, oil extensions from the end and side portions of the receptaele at its bottom portion, which extensions collectively constitute a lower chamber, one side Wall or member of which lower chamber is free for inward movement, the other wall thereof being stationary, inwardly extending teeth carried by the side walls or menibers of the said lower chamber, a rubber introduoed into the said lower chamber between its side walls or members to an 'ape roximate engagement with tbe apertured bottom of the distributing chamber, and cam mounted to revolve upon extensions from the end portions oi' Vthe said lower chamber in front of the movable side member of said chamber, being adapted in one position for pressing engagement therewith,

receptacle into an upper storage chamber i which vcam is of angular construction, com

prising a lower short member and an upper enger member, both of said members terminating in' rounded edges, said cam extending from one end of the device to the other, and a handle for said. cam that is attached to the upper or longer member thereon and y 4receptacle and engaging the movable side wall of the extension.

4. ln a floor rubber,` a receptacle having outlet openings in its bottom and provided below the bottom with a chamber open at its bottom and having its side walls provided. with inwardly projecting teeth, one side wall having its ends disconnected from the ends of the chamber and movable towards and from the opposing side wall, and an angular oam pivoted to the receptacle and engaging the movable wall of the extension.

5. In a floor rubber, .a receptacle having an opening in its bottom and rovided below the bottom with a chamber aving its side walls provided with inwardly projecting teeth, one side Wall having its ends disconnected from the ends of the chamber and movable towards and from the opposing side wall, apertured ears pro`ecting from the 'ends of the chamber, an an angular eam extending' the length of the chamber and provided with trunnions projecting from its ends at the junction of' its members into the apertures of the said ears, said cam being providedwith a handle and adapted to engage the movable side of said chamber.

ln testimony .whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



J. FRED ACKER, Jonn P. Davis.

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Cooperative ClassificationA45D2200/1018