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Publication numberUS936186 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 5, 1909
Filing dateAug 7, 1908
Priority dateAug 7, 1908
Publication numberUS 936186 A, US 936186A, US-A-936186, US936186 A, US936186A
InventorsHenry A Tellerson
Original AssigneeHenry A Tellerson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 936186 A
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Patented Oct. 5, 1909.




To all whom it fmo'g/ concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY A. TELLER- soN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Oakland, in the county of Alameda and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dispensing-Receptacles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to valve means for closing an outlet, and particularly to a valve-device placed within the body of a receptacle and its neck or spout for closing the outlet of said neck or spout.

The object of the invention is the provision of means for facilitating the opening and closing of an outlet passage.

Another object of the invention is the peculiar construction of a valve-stem, which constitutes not only the means for closing an outlet, but also the means for actuating the outlet-closing means.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the drawings: Figure l is a vertical, sectional view of a receptacle or oil-can constructed in accordance with the present invention, and showing my improved valvedevice positioned therein, and Fig. 2 is an inverted view of the receptacle or oil-can, and showing the valve-device in an open position.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, l designates the body of the receptacle or oilcan, to which is detachably secured a spout or neck 2; the spout is provided, preferably, with a reduced end 3, having an outlet 4.

The body or receptacle l is, preferably, provided with a plurality of outwardlybulged or extended portions 5, producing sockets or pockets 6. The pockets or sockets 6 are formed in opposite sides of the body or can, and the sides of said body are formed of elastic or springy metal,

whereby the operator may compress the same for opening the outlet, as hereinafter described, but upon releasing the side, the same will readily expand for allowing the body to assume its normal shape, as shown in Fig. l; the compressing of the sides forces the liquid in the body out of the spout, under pressure.

The valve-device comprises the rod-like Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed August 7, 1908.

Patented Got. 5, 1909.

Serial No. 447,388.

valve-stem 7, which is split or bifurcated at its lower end, and which bifurcated or split lower end produces outwardly-extending or bowed spring portions 8; the outer ends of portions 8 being' seated in pockets or sockets 6, so that when the sides of the body or can are compressed, the valve-stem 7 will be drawn inward or downwardly, thereby removing its outer end from the seat, constituted by the inner walls of the reduced portion 3, and opening the outlet 4; immediately upon the releasing of the sides, the same will expand and allow the spring portions 8 to move the outer end of the valvestem against the reduced portion 3 and close the outlet el.

In Fig. Q, I have shown, by dotted lines, the sides in their normal position (Fig. l) and the dotted lines 9 illustrate the position of the spring-portions 8 of the valve-stein in their normal position, when the outlet is closed, the spring-portions 8 being shown in Fig. 2 in the position assumed when the liquid in the receptacle is under pressure and the outlet et is open.

It will be seen from the foregoing that the rod 7 and arms 8 may be readily formed from a single length of resilient materia-l bent to the desired shape, and that the same may be placed in operative position within the body of the receptacle by simply compressing said arms to permit them to be passed through either the bottom or top of the receptacle, after which the pressure upon the same is released, whereupon they will spring away from one another and engage with the sides of the receptacle, and, through manipulation of the stem 7, may be readily guided to position where their ends will enter the pockets 6.

lVhen it is desired, the receptacle can be filled through the bottom 10, for upon referring to the drawings, it will be noted that the bottom is provided with a hollow, threaded portion ll, and a detachable cap l2; the cap is of the same height as the being provided with oppositely disposed pockets, a stem normally closing said outlet and provided with integral spring arms the free ends of which engage the pockets in the resilient walls.

2. A device of the character described, comprising a body provided with resilient walls having oppositely disposed pockets formed in the inner face, a discharge nozzle carried by said body, a stem controlling the discharge from said nozzle and having one of its ends proj eeting into the body and being split to provide oppositely projecting bowed spring arms, the free ends of which Vengage the oppositely disposed pockets of 15 l the resilient Walls.

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

HENRY A. TELLERSON. Witnesses F. P. SoHRonDER, H. C. SoHRonDnn.

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Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/2031