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Oct. 25, 1938. 2,134,205 H. w. RIBBLE TAPPING APPARATUS ‘ Filed April 24, 1937 INVENTOR HARRY W. RIBBLE. BY I ATTORNEYVS'. Patented Oct. 25, 1938 2,134,205 - UNITED STATES. “PATENT. OFFICE _ 2.134.205 'I‘APPING arranarus Barry W. kibble, Niles Center, 111., minor. by mesne ents, to Rapids Equipment Co. Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a corporation of Iowa. Application April 24, 1937, Serial No. 138.678 ' 7 Claims. The invention relates to apparatus for draw ing beer or other carbonated beverages from bar rels or other containers. More particularly the invention relates to a 5 tapping apparatus of the type wherein the tap ping member is provided with means restricting the ?ow of the beverage from the keg or barrel to such an extent that the beer will flow from the faucet at the end of the tap member without un iO due foaming and at or slightly above atmospheric pressure even though the pressure in the barrel is considerably above atmosphere and usually kept at about ?ve to ?fteen pounds per square inch gauge. The main object of the invention 15 is to provide a tapping apparatus of the type above described with a member forming a re movable restriction in- the tapping member so (Cl. 138-44), The tap rod 6/, is threaded ‘at its upper end to take an elbow ?tting ill with which any suitable faucet ll having a shut off valve I2 may be con nected. Thelower end of the rod 6 is threaded . to take the threaded end of the tip l3 whose lower ‘ end has an annular bevel H in which a plurality / of relatively small holes l5 normal to said beveled surface are drilled. These holes act as a strainer to prevent anyxlarge particles of foreign matter . getting into the tap rod, and their inclination 10 helps to direct the beer into the tap rod without producing undue turbulence. , - For restricting the ?ow of beverage through a portion of the tap rod I provideta restricting member or plug i 6 which isprovided with reduced 15 extensions I1 and I8 for removably mounting that the interior of said tapping member and the said member in said rod. These extensions are in the form ‘of rods in threaded engagement with restricting member may be readily cleaned. Fur 20 thermore, the present invention simpli?es the ' the ends of the member IS, the member l‘I hav construction of the tapping apparatus, is more ing its upper end mounted in a. centering recess go sanitary as there is no chance for leaks between ' I! in the ?tting ill and the member l8 extend ing down to and resting on the tip l3 which may the inside parts of the apparatus, and the re stricting member is adaptable to all lengths of also have a centering recess though I prefer to 25 tap rods to ?t ‘the di?erent sizes of containers use two pins 20 mounted in the lower end of the member I 8 and extending at right angles to each 25 with which said rods are used. A further object of the invention is to provide other for centering this end of the plug. The “ rods I1 and It may be of such length as to posi an improved form of tip for the tapping'rod. The invention further consists in the several tion the plug it at either the top or the bottom portion or intermediate the ends of the tap, rod. 30 features hereinafter set forth and more particu The plugis of a diameter to materially reduce the 30 larly de?ned by claims at the conclusion hereof. cross-section of the channel’of the rod through a In the drawing: Fig. 1 is an elevation view of anapparatus em portion of its length, and in the case of a tap bodying the invention showing it in operating rod of about one-half inch inside diameter, the 35 position, parts of the barrel being broken away outside diameter of the plug may be about seven sixteenths of an inch. ~ This restriction throttles 35 and parts being shown in section: . Fig. 2 is an elevation view of the tapping mem- ' the flow of beverage to such. an extent that when ber, parts being broken away and parts being shown in section; 40 , Fig. 3_ is a detailed section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; - Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view of the tapping member as viewed from the line 4-4 of Fig. 2. In the drawing, the numeral 5 designates a bar 45 rel, keg, or other suitable container for the‘ beer or other beverage to be dispensed and 6 a stand ‘ ard ?ve-eighths or one-half inch diameter tap rod adapted to be mounted in and connected with the container by any suitable so-called Peerless 50 ?tting 1 which includes a pipe section I surround Y _ ing the tap rod for a portion of its length and having the usual pipe connection 9 for conduct ing air or gas under pressure to the barrel so that the gas pressure in the barrel may be maintained was the beer is withdrawn. the faucet isaopened the beer will ?ow therefrom without much foaming. Removal of the tip l3 permits the plug being dropped out for cleaning it and the interior of the tap rod, and thus the ‘0 parts may be kept in a very sanitary condition. The exposed end of the tap rod above the ?tting ‘I may be heat insulated by a sleeve 2| of sponge rubber or other suitable insulating material. I desire it to be understood that this invention - 45 is not to be limited to any speci?c form or ar rangement of parts except inv so far as such limi tations are included in the claims. What I claim as my invention is:‘ , 1.- A tap rod for conducting a beverage from a 50 container comprising a hollow rod adapted to be inserted into said container and having a uni form internal diameter for a substantial portion of its length, a member of substantially uniform diameter within said portion of said hol .2 _ 2,134,205 low rod and materially restricting the ?ow or , beverage through said rod, and means for ?xedly supporting said member within said portion of said rod, said means providing for removal oi said member through one end of said rod. 2. A tap rod for conducting a beverage from a container under a substantial pressure, com prising a hollow rod of su?lcient length to extend to a point adjacent the bottom of said container 10 when inserted through the top thereof, said rod having a substantially uniform internal diameter throughout its length, a plug member of uniform diameter less than said internal diameter of said rod disposed in said rod adjacent one end thereof 15 for materially restricting the flow of beverage through said rod, and means for ?xedly mounting and centering said plug member in said rod, said/ means providing for removal of said plug mem ber through one end of said rod. 3. In a device of the character described, the combination with a hollow tap rod having a removable tip, of a member disposed in said rod to materially restrict the ?ow therethrough for a portion of its length, said member having end portions of reduced diameter engaging the upper end portion of said rod and said tip, said member being bodily removable from said rod on. the re moval of said tip. . i 4. In a device of the character described, the combination with a hollow cylindrical tap rod having a removable tip, 01 a cylindrical member disposed in said rod to materially restrict the ?ow therethrough for a’portion of its length, ‘ rods of reduced-diameter secured to the ends of said member, 0one of said last named rods being centered in the upper end of said tap rod, the other of said last named rods engageable with said tip, and means at the lower end 01 said cylindrical member to center the same relative to said tap rod. ' 5. In a device 01 the character described, the combination with a hollow tap rod having a re movable end portion, of a member disposed in said rod for materially restricting the ?ow there through for a portion 0! its length, said member having end portions of reduced cross section re . spectively engaging the end portions oi said rod to support said member, said member being bod 10 ily removable from said rod upon removal of said removable end portion. _ , a 6. In a device oi the, character described, the combination with a hollow tap rod having a re movable tip, of a member disposed in said rod 16 for materially restricting the ?ow therethrough for a portion of its length, means for supporting said member-against movement within said rod including an end portion of reduced cross sec tion on said member engaging said tip to sup port said member in said rod, said member being bodily removable from said rod upon removal of said tip. '7. In a device of they character described, the combination with a hollow tap rod, of a member disposed in said rod for materially restricting the ?ow therethrough for a portion of its length, said member having an end portion of reduced cross section engaging the tip of said rod to sup port said member in said rod, said tip having an external beveled edge, and a plurality of aper tures extending through said‘ beveled edge sub stantially at right angles thereto, said apertures surrounding said end portion and extending at an angle thereto to direct the ?ow oi the beverage into said rod without undue turbulence. HARRY w. RIIBBLE.