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May 10, 1938.
e. A. WALKER’
2,116,918
DISPENSING FUNNEL FOR SEALED CONTAINERS
Filed Dec. 27, 1955
2 Sheets-Sheet l
ATTORNEY
May 10, 1938-
,
G. A. WALKER
‘
2,116,918
DISPENSING FUNNEL FOR SEALED CONTAINERS
Filed Dec. 27, 1933
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
‘:A
ATTORNFY
Patented May 10, 1938
2,116,918
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,116,918
DISPENSING FUNNEL FOR SEALED
CONTAINERS
.
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George A. Walker, Saugus, Mass, assignor to
Dover Stamping and Manufacturing Company,
Cambridge, Mass, a corporation of Massachu
setts
Application December 27, 1933, Serial No. 704,147
7 Claims.
Oil for use in the crank-case of internal com
bustion engines and other lubricating purposes is
sold by some manufacturers in sealed containers
so that a purchaser may be sure that he receives
5
the product he orders.
This use of sealed containers, however, neces
sitates that .a container be opened when the oil
is to be removed therefrom, and it is therefore
highly desirable that a simple and quick means
he provided. for opening a sealed container when
its contents are to be delivered to an engine
crank-case or other receptacle.
The present invention therefore relates to a
liquid dispensing device or funnel adapted to
‘receive a sealed liquid container and having a
cutter associated therewith for cutting a hole
in the container through which the liquid may
?ow, and one important feature of the present
invention resides in a dispensing device or funnel
20 provided with a cutter that is constructed and
arranged to cut an oil discharge opening in a side
wall of the container near an end thereof.
This arrangement whereby the cutter cuts a
hole in a side wall of the container renders the
n
:15 container un?t for further use in selling oil, so
that danger of the original container being re?lled
(Cl. 221—23)
Fig. 8 is a sectional view through the stop of
Fig. '7 and its support.
While the liquid dispensing devices or funnels
of the present invention may be employed for
diiferent purposes, they are designed more par
ticularly, for use in delivering lubrication oil to
the crank-case of an internal combustion engine.
These engines are commonly provided with a
tubular neck or ?ll opening through which oil
may be poured into the crank-case.
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The funnels illustrated are therefore provided
with a converging body portion ID, to the inner
converging end of. which is secured a tubular
spout II and the discharge end of the spout is
preferably curved downwardly as at I2. The
funnels may be formed of sheet metal and each
body portion I0 is provided with an outwardly
?aring entrance opening adapted to receive a
sealed oil container I3. The outer edge of the
funnel is preferably strengthened by bending the 20
same around a reinforcing wire I4 to form. the
beaded edge I5.
i
The present invention, as above pointed out,
contemplates a construction whereby an opening
fordraining‘oil from the container I3 is formed 25
in a side wall of the container near an end there
with an inferior oil and sealed up to be sold is
of.
avoided.
Another important feature of this invention re
sides in a lever associated with the funnel and
container may rest when the container is placed
in the funnel to occupy a position at substan
operable to cause the cutter to cut a hole in the
container.
Still another feature resides in means asso
ciated with the funnel and adapted to be adjusted
to facilitate the use of the cutter upon different
size containers so that one funnel may be used
to dispense oil from different size cans or con
tainers.
Other features of the invention and novel com
bination of parts in addition to the above will be
hereinafter described in connection with the
accompanying drawings which illustrate good,
practical forms thereof.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of
funnel constructed in accordance with the present
invention.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of‘. a modi~
?ed construction.
Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the lever supporting
means of Fig. 2.
4 is a side View of a can or container which
has been opened in accordance with the present
55 invention.
Fig. 5
a view similar to Fig. 2 but shows an
other modi?cation.
Fig. 6 is a top plan view of Fig. 5.
Fig. '7 is an end view of an adjustable stop‘ used
60 in the construction of Fig. 5; and
The body portion I0 is therefore provided
with a ?at side wall I6 upon which an end of a
tially right angles to the spout as will be apparent
from Figs. 1 and 2. The cutter is located
within the funnel in spaced relation to the wall I6
so as to cut a hole in a side wall of the container
near its lower end as indicated by I‘! in Fig. 4.
35
In the embodiment of the invention shown in
Fig. 1 the cutter is rigidly secured to the wall I6
and comprises a V-shaped blade I8 having ex
tending upwardly therefrom the cutting edges
I 9, and the cutter is supported in spaced relation
to the wall I6 by the offset base 20 that is secured
to the wall I6 by the bolts 2|. In this construc
tion the container I3 may be forced against the
cutter to form the drain opening I‘! by striking
the container with the hand as will be apparent
from Fig. 1.
In the modi?cation of Fig. 2 the construction
is substantially the same as in Fig. 1 except that
a hand-operated lever 22 is provided to force the
container against the cutter. The lower end of
the lever 22 is pivotally secured by a pivot pin 23
to the bifurcated end of a bar 24 which may be
secured by rivets. 25 to the lower face of the wall
I 6. An intermediate portion of the lever 22 has
projecting therefrom a laterally extending curved 55
portion 26 adapted to engage a curved side wall
of the container as the lever is. moved in a right
hand direction to force'the container against the‘
cutter I8.
In the construction of Fig. 1 and that of Fig. 2 60
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lower end while the container is supported by
said projecting wall in a liquid dispensing posi
tion.
3. A liquid dispensing device for hermetically
end of a lever 29. This lever projects upwardly
through a slot 30 formed in the upper wall of the
ceiving body portion adapted to catch the liquid
10 body portion Ill, and is pivotally secured thereto
by the pivot pin 3| supported by a block 32 se
cured to said upper wall. The construction is
such that as the lever 29 is moved in a clockwise
direction its cutter will pierce the container l3
15 as will be apparent from Fig. 5. A spacing plate
33 secured to the wall I6 holds the end of the
cutterZl spaced from the wall 16 so that it will
no't‘drop down beneath the container.
It is important that means be provided for
preventing the’co'ntainer 13 from moving out
wardly as the, cutter 21 is forced against it and
this is accomplished in the construction shown
‘by providing a stop for the container opposite
the cutter 21. The stop shown comprises a block
34 mounted upon a bar 35 secured by rivets 36
to the under face of the wall l6, and a spacing
strip‘ 31 is provided between the bar 35 and wall
vHi.
'
The block 34 is shown as slidably mounted
.30 upon the bar 35 to accommodate different size
containers 13 as will be apparent from Fig. 6, and
means is provided for securing the block 34 in
different positions of adjustment along the bar
35. This is accomplished by forming spaced drill
v35 holes 38 in the bar 35 adapted to receive the end
of a locking bolt 39that projects into the bar
receiving passage 40 formed in the block 34. This
passage is cut away beneath the bar 35 as at 4| so
that the block 34 may be rocked upwardly upon
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4.5
said spout, and a cutter supported adjacent said
the cutter is ?xed and the container is forced
against the cutter, but in the construction of
Figs. 5 and 6 which will now be described, the
cutter is movably supported and is adapted to
be forced against the container. To accomplish
this the cutter 21, as will be apparent from Fig. 5,
is pivotally secured by a pivot pin 28 to the lower
the bar 35 suf?ciently to disengage the bolt 39
from a hole 38 so that the block may be adjusted
to‘ a di?erent position. A blade spring 42 se
cured in the passage 40 yieldingly holds the bolt
39 in-a hole. The block 34 is preferably pro
vided with the V-shaped portion 43 adapted to
engage the curved surface of the container l3
and hold it against lateral displacement during
the cutting operation.
' The dispensing device or funnel of the present
50 invention is supported in an inclined position as
shown in Figs. 2 and 5 when in use, and it
therefore follows that if a hole is made in a side
wall of the tilted container near its lower end as
shown, the entire supply of oil will quickly drain
55 from the container into the funnel.
Having thus fully described my invention, I
claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of
the United States:
i. A liquid dispensing device for sealed con~
60 tainers, comprising a body portion adapted to
receive a portion of a container and provided
with a discharge spout, a cutter movably sup
ported within the device, and manually operable
means for forcing the cutter against the con
tainer to cut a hole in the latter through which
the liquid may drain.
2. A liquid dispensing device for hermetically
sealed containers, comprising a container-re
ceiving body portion having side Walls and a bot
[7.0 tom wall projecting to form a seat for the lower
end of the container, a spout projecting from
wall and constructed and arranged to cut a drain
hole in a side wall of the container near its
sealed containers, comprising a container-re
as it drains from the container and having a 10
bottom wall projecting to form a seat for the
lower end of the container, a discharge spout
projecting from said body portion, said body por
tion having its container-receiving opening so
shaped that the sealed container when seated 15
upon said bottom wall will occupy a position in
which its longitudinal axis lies substantially at
right angles to the spout, and a cutter con
structed and arranged to cut a drain hole in a
side wall of the container near its lower end 20
while the container is supported by the body por
tion in a liquid dispensing position.
4. A liquid dispensing device for hermetically
sealed containers, comprising a container-re
ceiving body portion adapted to catch the liquid
as it drains from the container and having a
bottom wall projecting to form a seat for the
lower end of the container, a discharge spout
projecting from said body portion, a cutter sup
ported adjacent said bottom wall and constructed .30
and arranged to cut a drain hole in a side wall
of the container near its lower end while the
container is supported by said wall in a liquid
dispensing position, and a lever associated With
the body portion and operable to cause the cutter 35
to pierce the container.
5. A liquid ‘dispensing device for hermetically
sealed containers, comprising a container-re
ceiving body portion adapted to catch the liquid
as it drains from the container and having side 40
walls and a bottom wall projecting to form a
seat for the lower end of the container, a dis
charge spout projecting from said body portion,
a cutter rigidly mounted in said body portion
near said bottom wall to cut a drain hole in a 45
side wall of the container near its lower end
while the container is supported by said wall in
a liquid dispensing position, and a lever as
sociated with said body portion and operable
to force the container against the cutter to pierce 50
a hole in the container.
6. An oil dispensing device comprising a body
portion having an open side, a handle attached
to said body portion, a spout connected to the
body portion at the side opposite the opening, a 55
support within said body portion for a container,
said body portion and support being shaped and
positioned so that the container placed in said
body portion and resting on said support will
have a portion thereof projecting from said body 60
portion, and a cutter located within said body
portion and having a piercing point disposed rela
tive to the support so as to pierce the side wall
of the container body adjacent the end seam for
forming a dispensing opening therethrough.
7. In a can opener, the combination of a body,
for supporting a can in inclined position, pro
vided with a discharge spout, an outlet cutter
?xed in said body in position to engage the side
wall of the can adjacent its lowest angle, and a 70
manually operable lever, connected with the
said body portion to discharge liquid therefrom,
body, for engaging the can and pressing it down
said body portion being so constructed that the
wardly against said cutter.
sealed container when seated as aforesaid will ’
occupy a position at substantially right angles to
GEORGE A. WALICER.
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