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Publication numberUS965578 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1910
Filing dateMar 9, 1910
Publication numberUS 965578 A, US 965578A, US-A-965578, US965578 A, US965578A
InventorsLuther M Graves, James Woodward Allen
Original AssigneeLuther M Graves, James Woodward Allen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 965578 A
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APPLICATION 1:11.51) ma 0, 1910.

Paten'tEd July 26 1910.


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. Pnmnted July 26. 1910.


. wi/hwooeo I no possiiui 'oiurri-in earns LUTHER M. GRAVES, 01E PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ANB dzitltlfil ii 'WOOIJWARD ALLEN, F LUMBERTON', NEW


To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that We, LUTHER MfGaAvns ,side, to permit the filling of the can, and

which may be readily clamped in closed position to preventleakage at the joint.

A further object is to provide improve ments of this character which enable the spout to be secured on the can without any danger of spilling the contents, even though the can he very full. lVit-h these and other objects in view, the.

invention consists .in certain novel features of construction, and combinations and arrangements of parts as will he more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims,

In the accompar 'ug drawings: Figure 1, is a view in side elevation illustrating our improved can in. open position. Fig. 2, is a view in longitudinal section, illustrating the spout in closed position with the locking yoke elevated. Fig. 3, is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing the. parts in locked position. Fig. 42, is a detail perspective View of the yoke and its adjusting nut, and Fig. 5, is a detail perspective view of a spout.

it, represents the body ot' the can having aneck 2, thereon, externally screw threaded from a point at the lower end of the neck to a point removed from the upper flan ed end 3, or" the neck. The threads might, ot course, be carried all the way to the flange, but this iu not necessary, as the width of the adjust in not 4, is greater than the space not pro vidod with threads, and the flange 3, pro-- vents the r moval of the out, so that there is y of the nut being moved ot'i th'e threads. When the neck is made an integral part at the body, the iiange 3, will he formed after the nut in place.

. 5, represents our improv d spout, which secured in a ring r base 6, by means of a smiiliii, 7, and said ring 6, has a de- I $peoification of Letters .E'eteut.

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pending annular flange 8, between which and ring i', a circular groove is provided, in which awasher 9, is seated and adapted to bear against the upper end of neck 2.

10, represents our improved yoke, which has an opening Itl,'to receive spout 5, and 'iarallel side bars 11?, pivotally connected by pins 13, at opposite sides oi nut e, per niitting the yoke to zii'wingl when the nut has been adjusted high enough on the neck 2.

Fig. 3, illustrates the iz-osition oi: the parts when closed and locked. To remove the spout, that is, to enable the can to he filled, not i, is screws up on no to move the yoke 10, so that the spout-5, may he lifted and swung down to the position. shown in Fig. 1. When the can is filled, the spout is moved to a vertical position with the ring 6, on top at noel; The operator then grasps ring '3, and yolre it), between the tingels of on hand, and While he holds the ring 6, tigi'it on top of neck 2,.he turns the body-l, with the other nand, so as iLOIHOIVe nut l, down on the neck, and the yoke 10," down on the ring 6, to tightly clamp the spout on the end of the neck, and without any danger Whatever of spilling; the" oil. This is one of the great advantages of our structure. Another advantage of the structaggeousin filling the can for the body i'ills imperceptibly, and until the oil begins to show in the neck, there is no positive way of determining that lho can is full. with an extremely short neck, the oil would rapidly overflow, out with a long neck, such as a iplicants use, this overflow can be pre vented.

Various slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts described withoutdeparting from in volition, a'hd hence We do not limit ourselves to the precise details. set forth, but consider ourselves at liloerty to make suchchanges and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope oi? the'append d claims. Having thus described our ihrci'ition, What we ciaim as new and desire to secure by Lettcrs Patent is: 1. An oil can, comprising a hotly, a. screwthreaded neck on the'hody, removable non-detachable spout fitting against the end of the nccinf'a. nut screwed onto the neck, ahd a yoke having free movonici on the spout and connected to the nut and bearing against the base of the spout to hold it against the end of the neck, substantially as described.

2. An oil can, comprising a body, having a screw-threaded neck thereon, a removable non-detachable spout, a ring on the end of said spout,.a Washer in said ring adapted to seat against the end of said neck, a nut screwed onto said neck, a yoke having-a central opening to receive the spout and permitting movement of the spout Within the yoke, and side bars on said yokepivotally connected to the nut, substantially as described.

3. An oil can, comprising a body, a screwthreaded neck on the body, a nut on the screw threaded neck, a flange on the end of said neck of a diameter larger than the 1ntei'nal diameter of the nut, a yoke pivotally connected to the nut and having an open int; therein, a spout projecting through said opening, and .a' ring on said spout adapted to seatagainst the endof the neck, said yoke permitting said spout to be moved to one side of the neck but preventing any detachment. of said spout, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof We have signed our names to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.


Witn esses i It. H. KRENKEL, C. E. POTTS.

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