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Publication numberUS927094 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1909
Filing dateJan 4, 1908
Priority dateJan 4, 1908
Publication numberUS 927094 A, US 927094A, US-A-927094, US927094 A, US927094A
InventorsJacob Beaupain
Original AssigneeJacob Beaupain
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for conveying liquid.
US 927094 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 6, 1909.

Application filed January 4, 1908. Serial No. 409,319.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JACOB BnAUrAiN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Davenport, in the county of Scott and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in rpparatus for Conveying Liquid, of which. the following is a speciiication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to an improvement in an apparatus for conveying liquid, and has for its object the peculiar construction of the supporting brackets or means for holding the primary tank, as well as the auxiliary tanks or receptacles, upon the bolsters of the run ning gear of a truck.

\Vith this and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel construc-.

tions, combinations, and arrangements of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of an apparatus constructed in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary, top plan view of an apparatus constructed in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary, front end view of the structure illustrated in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the primary brackets.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, 1 designates the running gear of a vehicle or wagon, which is provided with the bolster 2. The air compressor 3 is provided with a discharge tubing 3 to the outer end of which is attached a flexible tubing 1. The opposite end of tubing 4 is connected to a hollow, preferably, vertical extension 5 carrying a valve 6. The valve tubing 5 extendsfrom the top of, preferably, a cylindrical air-tank 7.

The parallel tanks 7 and 8 are connected together by means of a transverse tubing 9, which is provided with a valve 10. The valved tubing 9 forms a brace for the tanks 7 and 8, and will prevent the same from rotating upon their supports, which consists of horizontal brackets 11, carried by the upper, horizontal flat face of the water-tank 12. The air-tank 8 is provided upon its outer side with a horizontal valve tubing 13, to which may be detachably secured a flexible tubing 14, when it is desired to force liquid, as for instance, Water, into the horizontal water or primary tank 12 through the opening 15 formed in its upper portion near the rear end of the same. The primary or water-tank 12 is preferably provided with a flattened portion 16 upon its bottom, so that the same will rest upon the flat supports or bolster 2, for the purpose of assisting in preventing said tank 12 from being turned over or dumped. The tank 12 is, preferably, semi-cylindrical in shape, for the reason that this peculiar structure facilitates the mounting of the tanks 7 and 8 upon its upper face, thereby providing upon the upper face of said tank, a tool-receiving compartment or box 17 between said air tanks. It is very important that tools be carried in a convcnient place, and by reason of my peculiar structure, a very economical tool-holder is provided. The brackets 11 are, preferably, fixedly secured'or formed integral with the upper, horizontal portion of the water-tank 12, and each bracket is provided with a curved, upper face or socket, within which sockets are seated the air-tanks. The tank 12 is retained upon the bolsters 2 by means of primary brackets 18. Each bracket 18 comprises a body portion 19 provided with oppositely-extending, horizontal, apertured lugs 20; said body portion is upwardly and inwardly inclined, and the upper end of the body is provided with a curved, inclined face 21 for engaging the curved side of tank 12. Any suitable fastening means, as for instance, bolts 22, are positioned in the apertured lugs 20 for securing the brackets in a fixed position upon the bolsters 2. It will be noted that the primary brackets 18 will normally retain the tank 12 in its upright position, and will not permit said tank to slide or to be pushed off of the bolsters or supports. The flexible tubing 14 is connected at one end with, preferably, the valve-tubing 13, and the opposite end of said tubing 14 is secured, preferably, by means of clamp 23 to the outer end of the auxiliary nozzle 24. The primary nozzle 25 is provided with a downwardlycurved spout 26.

The lower end of the suction-pipe 28 is, preferably, provided with a strainer or apertured cap 31, Fig. 1. The suction tubing 28 is, preferably, supported upon the watertank 12 by means of a horizontal clamp 32, Figs. 1 and 2. The clamp 32 comprises a base 33 extending parallel with the end of the water-tank 12, and integral with said base is a substantially annular body portion terminating in parallel li s. A screw 34 extends through one of the lips, and is threaded into the other lip for drawing the lips together and clamping the body upon the tubing for holding the same in position for permitting the nozzle 26 to be placed in or directly over the enlarged opening 15 of the tank 12. It will be seen that by means of the clamp 32, no strain is placed upon the nozzle 25, but that the same is held in the desired adjusted position after the screw or bolt 33 has been tightened upon the lips, as aforesaid.

What I claim is:

1. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination with bolsters, of primary brackets carried by said bolsters, each bracket comprising a body portion provided with oppositely-extending apertured lugs or extensions, said body portion provided at its upper end with a curved face, and a water-tank provided with a flattened portion on its bottom, resting upon said bolsters and engaging the curved faces of said primary brackets.

2. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination with bolsters, of a pair of horizontal brackets carried by each bolster, each bracket comprising a body provided with oppositely-extending lugs, each lug provided with a vertical aperture, said body provided at its upper end with a curved, inner face, a tank resting upon each bolster between the brackets, and said tank engaging the curved inner faces of the bodies of the brackets, said tank provided with a flat, up per face, brackets fixedly secured to the upper face of the tank, each of said last-mentioned brackets provided with a curved, upper face and air-tanks resting upon the upper, flat face of the first-mentioned tank and engaging the bracket carried by the flat face of said first-mentioned tank.

3. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination with bolsters, of pairs of de tachable brackets secured to each bolster, a detachable water tank positioned between the brackets in each pair and resting upon the bolsters, said water tank provided with a flat, horizontal, upper surface, auxiliary brackets arranged in alinement transversely of and secured to the upper, flat face of said water tank, said auxiliary brackets provided with curved tank-engaging faces, a plurality of air-tanks, engaging said tank-engaging faces of said auxiliary brackets, and means connecting said air-tanks and preventing rotary movement thereof upon said auxiliary brackets.

In testimony whereof I hereunto my signature in presence of two witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationB60K15/07