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Aug. 3o, 1938. , `H_ HUGHES 2,128,674 FAUCET SEALING DEVICE Filed Oct. 5, 1936 Il m 12 1si"Mil ii ,q Trams/EK 2,128,674 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,128,674 FAUCET SEALING DEVICE Henry Hughes, Toronto, Ontario', Canada, as signor to James Morrison Brass Manufactur ing Company Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Can ada, an incorporated company Application October 5, 1936, Serial N0. 104,059 1 Claim. (Cl. 225-5) This invention relates to new and useful im provements in faucets particularly adapted for j application to beer kegs. It has become the practice, in the shipping and sale of beer by the 5 keg to provide the keg with a tapping device such ' as described and illustrated in United States Letters Patent No. 2,008,642 granted July 16th, 1935, to the James Morrison Brass Manufactur ing Company, Limited, the assignee of my entire 10 interest in the invention described in the said Letters Patent. The general object of the in vention therein described is to provide a faucet for beer kegs which may be shipped with its container and to this end it may be built in the 15 keg or applied to it at the time the container is filled with the contents to be shipped therein and dispensed therefrom and thus supply the consignee with a pouring or dispensing device that is immediately available for use. However, since beer and certain other liquids are subject to a special tax which is paid in the form of stamps attached to the container in which the same are shipped and sold, it being compulsory to so attach the said stamp to the 25 container that the stamp will be mutilated and destroyed when the container is opened. The object of my present invention is to pro vide faucets used in the dispensing of beer and other liquids which are subject to such tax with 30 a device for mutilating and destroying said special stamps so that they cannot be used again when the faucet has once been opened. The manner in which I accomplish this object is set forth in the following description and illus 35 trated in the accompanying drawing in which: Fig. 1 is a fragmentary vertical section of a keg showing a faucet applied thereto- which em bodies the subject matter of this invention. Fig. 2 is a plan View of Fig. 1 and I Fig. 3 is a perspective view of Fig. 1, showing a seal being broken by my device. Like characters of reference refer to like parts throughout the specification and drawing. For the purpose of fully illustrating my inven 45 tion and the manner in which it is constructed and employed, I propose to describe it as used in connection with a faucet constructed in accord ance with the said Letters Patent No. 2,008,642 but it is to be understood that I do not limit 50 my invention to such construction as it will be apparent that the same can be employed with other types of faucets. Since the construction of that invention is well known, I will only de scribe such .parts of the faucets as is necessary to 55 clearly illustrate the construction and use of my present invention. In the drawing I0 indicates the side of a keg which is constructed in the usual manner of staves, II indicates the chime and I2 indicates the end closure wall which is located inwardly from the chime and has mounted thereon a faucet which comprises a hollow housing I3 provided with a swivel spigot I4 and a valve operating handle I5. Attached to the underside of the valve handle I5 is the sealing and seal breaking device which is the subject matter of the present inven tion which comprises a plate I6 engageable with the outer surface of the end closure wall I2, and 10 arm I'I one end of which is attached to the said plate and the other end securely attached to the valve handle I5, the portion of the arm between the operating handle and the plate being curved or bent so that when the valve operating handle 15 is in closed position, the plate I6 will lie flat against the outer surface of the end closure wall I2. It will be understood, of course, thatthe said arm and plate, if desired, may bey made an integral part of the valve operating handle. 20 Since some types of faucet, employed for dispens ing liquid do not control the discharge of liquid by a separate valve as illustrated in the `said . patent but control it by the swivel spigot, it will be necessary in suchcases to attach the arm I'I 5 to the swivel spigot, and in which case the spout of the spigot serves as 'the valve operating handle. The valve operating handle is sealed in its closed position, as illustrated in Fig. 2 by pasting the stamp which is indicated at I8 over the plate and to the end closure wall. When the valve operating handle is moved towards it open posi tion, as illustrated in Fig. 3, a portion of the stamp comes away with the plate thus mutilating the tax stamp so that it cannot be used -again 35 for the same or any other purpose. In the foregoing description I have set forth the preferred embodiment of my invention but I do not limit my invention to the particular con struction shown and described, as it will be ap parent that the same is subject to alterations and modiiications without departing from the scope of the appended claim. Having thus fully described my invention what I claim is new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: A faucet for liquid containers comprising a housing mountable on the wall of a keg, a swivel spigot secured in said housing, a valve operating handle attached to said housing, and means per manently attached to‘said handle for sealing the handle to a wall of said keg, said means compris ing a plate engageable with the wall when said handle is in closed position and an arm uniting said plate to said handle and moveable therewith, 55 said plate being adapted to break and mutilate a seal when said handle is moved in any direction. ` ' HENRY HUGHES.