Portable oil and gas service station
US RE18063 E
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F. P. STEINHAUER PORTABLE OIL AND GAS SERVICE STATION Original). Filed April 26. 1926 2' Sheets-Sheet 1 F. P. STEINHAUER PORTABLE OIL AND GAS SERVICE STATION May 5, 1931.
2 Sheets-Sheet Original File d April 26, 1926 fave/zirffildnhauen g I the-purpose offllling'their Reieaued May 5, 1931 UNITED STATES,
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Re. 18,063! V iPATENiIJ OFFICE or ammo, ELnvoxs. ASSIGNOR or oNE-rm'rrr 'ro GEORGE A.
ER. or CHICAGO; more PORTABLE OILAH'D'GAS SERVICE STATION ori in; Io. 1,704,057, dated June 11. 19:0, Serial ms. fled Iaroh' 86, 1981.
invention relates to an oil and aso- I lo at parking places, instead of requiring customers to drive their cars to a= permanently located fillingstation as is now the usual Pr I Further refinements of the'invention include the provision "of measuring devices such as standpipes with visible containers supplied from the storage tanks by pumps driven from the motor or electric generator or storage battery of the As begore indicatei, it isalmost udni1lersal custom or owners passenger or 've cars, trucks and other automobiles, to drii e at to established I stations 'for r r This en- .tails inconvenience and loss of time, and frequently the car owner, to avoid such trouble, pompones going for .gasoline longer than is wise and finds his supply exhausted at a criticaltime when unable to drive under his own power to the nearest station.
B I! invention, gasoline and oil can readily o elivered to the customer. at
home or garage in the same manner as 106' a andmilkare regularly supplied to the cond tradora p i d th 7 11 exprem com ames,an o ers having fleets of trucks can visited at regui la'r. intervals and the tanks of their automoo .bile's replenished without visiting a remote f station. In order that the invention ma be readily understood, preferred, and-m embodiments of the same are illustrated in the ac ll com drawings. It is to be underhowever, that the inventionmay be in further modified without de fromthereof as set f in the accompanying 7 l0 whereforethe description 104,862, men April as, 1920.
Application for reissue Serial 110 524927.
are to be taken in an illustrative and not in anunnecessarily limiting sense. I
As set forth inthe drawings v a Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a tank car embodying the invention, the side being .broken away to show the interior arrangement; Fig.2 is a similar view in top plan;
' Fig. 3 represents in section, a conventional form of clutch connected to a rotary pump; Fig. 4 is a detail of conventional means for operating the, clutch;
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but showing a modification; and
Fig. 6 is a view similarto Fig. 2 but showin the modification of Fig. 5.
av in'g particular reference to Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, the car houses within its interior, one or more gasoline storage tanks 11 and 11" and one or more oil storage tanks 12 and-12', one or more measuring standpipes 13 and 13 carrying visible measurin containers or meters 14 and 1 4 equippe with the usual dispensing hose 15. The motor 16 of the car has its power take-01f 17 and "stub shaft 18 operatively connected with the driven shaft 19*by means of sprockets and sprocket chains 20. The drivenshaft 19 in turn drives the counter shaft 21 by means of beveled pinions, and the counter shaft, being continuous, has fixed thereon clutch elements 22 which coo erate with other clu'tch ele-.
ments 23 whic are 'shiftable axiall into and out of engagement with the clutc element 22 by means of the clutch lever 24. 'Each ofthe shiftable clutch elements 23 is in oper: ative connection by means of gear teeth 23" and p'inions 25 with a rotary pump 26.] Each of the pumps 26 is interposed in asupply pipe leading from one of the storage tan s to one of the meters or measuring devices,
.wherebythe liquid-is drawn from one of the. storage tanks and; forced into the measuring device. The supply pipe27 leads from the lower portion of the gasoline tank 11 by way of'its ump 26 tothe visible container 14 of .one 'o the standpipe meters while an excess return pipe 28 leads from thQproper level of the liqui within'the meter and discharges the upper portion of the tank 11. S'unioperated by means of the handcranks 33.}
branch lines controlled larly the su ply pipe 29 leads from the lower portion of t e gasoline tank 11 by way of its pump 26 to the visible container 14' of its measuring device or meter and an excess re-' turn pipe v leads from the meter to the upper part of the gasoline tank 11". 4
Supply pipes 31 and 31' lead from the bottom 0 oil tanks 12 and 12 by way of their respective pumps to measuring and delivery devices 32 and 32 here 'shownas manually The operation of"the embodiments shown in these Fi res 1 to 4 inclusive, as'heretofore described, will be readily understood. Hav ing arrived at the dispensing point, the motor of the car-is disconnected by means of the usual clutch from the driving wheels of the car and the power take-ofi drives the shaft 19 which in turn drives the counter shaft 21. If it is desired to dispense gasoline from the tank 11, the proper clutch is thrown into en gagement to actuate the pump 26 in the supply pipe27 whereby gasoline is forced from the tank into the visible meter 14 of the staggipe 13. When the roper amount has pa over, theclutch is t rown out and any excess is returned b' way of the pipe 28 to the tank 11.' The ispensing hose 15 then serves to empty the-meter into the tank of the automoblle bei served. In a similar manner soline can e forced from the tank 11 into 1ts meter 14 and thence dispensed. By the operation of the proper clutch oil can be supplied from any one of the tanks as may be des1red.
As an optional arrangement for forcing the gasoline or oil from the respective tanks to the measuring devices, the tank car is provided with an MICOIIIFIQSSO! 34 from which duplicates of pipe 35 ead to the, upper portion of the respective tanks. vThe air; ressure thus generated within the tank a vs the liquid will force the liquid at will to the respective measuring and delivery devices, valves beinginterposed where founddesirable tocontrol the flow. C In Figs.- 5 and 6 of the drawing, a modified structure is shown whereby the pumps are driven the motor indirectly by means of electric current sup lied from the motor V driven generator 36 an the battery 37 to thew electric motors 38, 38, 38" and 38, which are connected to the respective pumps 26, the
pipe arrangement being advantageousl the same or the equivalent of that shown ingigs.
1 to 4 inclusive.
In this embodiment of the invention, it is not necessa ordinarily to keep the motor rlmmng an take the current from the generator36, but the battery 37 ma be drawn. upon to=supply current to and g by switches-ofanyconventional arrangement to the electric motors. P
s mmemd i wisunmm storage tanks for oil and ga liquid fuel, standpipes with visible meters, a
storage tanks for oil and "liquid fuel, standpipes wit vislblemeters,
. storage battery,
device for the dis nsed liquid and not necessarily an'expoeefiertical column" such as is illustrated and described by way of example.
Whether the gasoline and oil be forced from the storage tanks to the meters by means of pumps 26 driven directly from the motor 16 of the car or by means 0 pumps 26 driven by electric motors supplied with current from the motor driven nerator 36 or battery 37, or whether the llquid be forced from the'storage tanks by air pressure supplied from the com ressor 34, this result iscaused directly or indirectly by the power plant of the car itself, thus utilizinfimth'e same motive'ggwer for transporting e filling station in the oil and gasoline when the point of sa e is reached.
It will be observed that all of the supply and return pipes, the wiring, the pumps, e ectric motors and other accessorial operatin parts are disposed within the tank car an beneath the structure leaving the rear platformfree .of encumberances which would otherwise hamper the attendant in the eflicient performance of his dispensing duties.
1. A motor driven vehicle millippe'd. with 'ne or other sup 1y pipe connectin each meter with a ta .a dispensing hose from each meter,
. pumps inserted between the tanks and meters,
and means for utilizing the vehicle motor drive any one ofthe-pumpsat .w1ll, said means comprising a motor driven counter shaft, and clutches interposed between the counter shaft and each of the pumps.
2. -A motor driven vehicle etlllllilpped with e or other a supply lpeconnecting each meter with a tank, a 'spensing hose from each meter, pumps inserted between the and meters, and means for utilizing the vehicle motor drive any one of the pumps at Will, said means comprising an electric generator and electric motors driventhereby and connected with the pumps, and switches disposed in each circuit.
3. A motor driven-vehicle elfilipped with store. ,tanksforoil andtglasoleorother liqui fuel, standpipes wi visible meters, a supply pipe meter with a tank, a hose means efiectua by the power lant of the vehicle to'force the hquid throng the supply pipes from the storage tanks to the meters, said means comprising a-comtplressor delivering air under pressure into e tanks above the'level of the liquid therein. 1
m place .to place and for dispensm each meter, and
vices, suppl ptipes connecting the devices wi e respective storage tanks, dispensing pipes leading from the measuring devlces, pumps interposed in the supply pi i and means driven by the vehicle power p t for operating the pumps alternativel 5. A motor driven vehicle with stora tanks for oil and gaso e or other v H liquid measuring and indicating dem vices, supply ipes connecting the measuring devices with t e respective storage tanks, disnsing pipes leading from the m evices, umps interposed in the su ply pipes, an means energized by the ve 01c 15 motor for operating the pum alternatively,
the vehicle having an atten nts platform supporting the measuring and indicating devices and unobstructed by the pipes and pumyisnand other operating mechan sm.
6. a portable service station, a, motor driven vehicle having an enclosed body and a service platform, storage tanks within the body enclosure, standpi with visible measuring devices moun on the 35 service platform a supply pipe connecting each measuring device with a storage tank, a l :i g pipe leading from each measur- 'evice, pum inserted between the tanks I an measuring evices, and power transmis- 'E m sion means connecting the vehicle-driving motor with the umps. 7. In a parts 1e service station, a motor driven vehicle having an enclosed body and a service platform, storage tanks disposed as within the body enclosure, standpi with visible measuring devices moun on the service platform, supply ipes connecting the ldeglinces tlllle tanks, ngpipes ea g' mtemeasuring 4o Sevices, pumps inserted between the tanks and measuring devices, and traon means between the vehicle-driving motor and the pumps, said on means including a xinlanually opeirated lclutch mafh P tepumpsln PPYP P cated below the vehicle body.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name.
FRITZ P. STEDIHAUER.