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July 9,1946; ‘ ‘ R. M. WILSON ‘LOCKED ' FAUCET - 2,403,837‘ v ' Filed Sept. 1:5,v 1944 Fjchzf WITNESSES _. , - ., - INVENTOR: 2,403,837 Patented July 9, 1946 ‘UNITED ‘STATES PATENT ,O-FFI‘CE . M. Wilson’s SonsyLansdale, Pa., a V?rm com posed of Robert G. Wilson and Ronald Wilson. ~ ‘ . Application September 13, 1944; Serial N01.~55"3,845 1 Claim. (Cl. 251-163) 2 1 jection I3 guides the movement of the lever I2, > -My invention relates to a locked valve used to control the ?ow ‘of liquid through a faucet the side ?anges I8 whereof assisting in such guid ance. The end of-the guide projection I3. is which is opened by pressure upon an actuating lever which bears upon the exposed end of a formed with afcatch extension I4, which limits the outward throw of the lever I2. The projec tion I3 is also provided with an aperture I6 suitable to receive the hasp of a padlock, notv valve stem carrying a valve seated to close the faucet by the pressure of an opposing spring, but unseated and opened by. pressure applied to shown, which when thus placed prevents de the exposed end of the valve stem by the actuat pression of the lever I2; but when such pad ing lever which is pivoted upon the faucet. Such constructions have been used before, and 10 lock is removed the lever I2 may be further de pressed so as to bear against the projecting it is not novel to protect such valve against un end of the valve stem ‘I and exert upon it su?‘l- V authorized opening by the use of a look (as for cient pressure to oppose the spring 5 and un example a padlock) which prevents-the lever seat the valve 4 releasing the flow of liquid from being actuated to exert pressure upon the valve stem unless the padlock is removed. But 1“ through the faucet. The lug It! not only receives the pintle II but it has been found that such prior devices are‘ it surrounds the aperture 8 through which the capable of being tampered with notwithstanding valve stem ‘I passes and is there enlarged su?l-l the partial protection which has heretofore been ciently to considerably increase the extent of afforded to the projecting end of the valve stem. the bearing of said stem in the faucet. -An op By my invention I‘ have accomplisheda form posing thickening 20' of the inner wall of the and arrangement of the pressure lever and’ its faucet supplements the lug I!) so that there is opposing parts such that it is not possible with provided an extensive guide surface for the valve out the removal of the padlock to apply pressure stem ‘I insuring the proper seating of the valve on the top of the valve stem to open the valve 25 4 and preventing escape of liquid around said and release liquid through the faucet. stem where it pierces the top of the faucet. The I will now describe and claim the means where lug Ill is projected beyond the valve stem aper by this desirable end is accomplished. ture 8 and shaped to provide a raised guarding In the accompanying drawing; surface. II. The actuating lever I2 has its sides Fig. l is a side view partly in section of a faucet 30' turned down to form the ?anges I 8, I8 which to which my invention has been applied. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a similar view of the same with the pressure lever removed and the stem shown in pass with only sufficient clearance one on each . side of the lug I0, and between these ?anges The valve 4 has a central valve stem ‘I one ‘end It will thus be seen that by means of the catch there is formed a cross-web I9 reaching from side to side and so placed and shaped that its section. edge 2I when the lever I2 is in the locked posi 35 In these ?gures, the reference numeral I tion is in close proximity to the guarding sur designates the main body of a faucet which face 11 of the lug II], the proximity of the two terminates in a down-turned outlet 2. The effectually preventing the insertion of any in faucet contains the valve seat 3 upon which the strument which, if forced under said lever, valve 4 is seated .by virtue of the pressure of the might be used to wrongfully push down the valve spring 5 interposed between the valve and a stem ‘I against the valve spring 5'. shoulder 6 formed in the interior of the faucet. extension I4 of the guide projection I3, the en of which reaches within the spring while the larged guarding surface ll of the lug Ill and the other end is projected through a suitable aper ture 8 in the top of the outlet 2 and terminates 45 cross-Web I9 :between the flanges I8 of the lever in a rounded top 9. 'Upon the outlet 2 and in proximity to the projecting valve stem ‘I is’ a large lug I0 to which is pivoted, by the pintle' ' ' II, an actuating lever I2. The faucet also'car ries a guide projection I3 which passes through 50 a corresponding slot I5 in the lever I2,'the shape. of the projection I3 and the length of theslot I5 being such that when the lever I2 is in its uppermost position no space is left'for the in I2 a structure and combination of parts is pro vided which effectually encloses and protects the valve stem ‘I from being depressed so long as the padlock remains in place but, upon removal of they pad1ock,,ha'nd pressure readily operates the valve 4 permitting flow of liquid through ' thefaucet. > . V . Having thus described my invention, I claim: A locked. faucet comprising in combination a sertion of a tampering instrument. The pro 55 main body having a ‘down-turned outlet por-q 2,403,837 3 4 tion; a spring pressed valve and projecting valve stem, respectively coactive with a seat in said catch limiting the throw of the lever away from the projecting end of the valve stem, and the body and an aperture through the wall of said length of the lever slot being such that no clear outlet portion; a lug on the faucet surrounding ance is a?orded thereabout when the actuating the projecting valve stem where it extends lever reaches either end thereof; an aperture through the outlet portion of the faucet; an through the guide projection capable of receiv irig "the .l'ias'p of a lock "to ‘restrain movement of actuating lever with/side ?anges spacedto closelvi ?ank and lap'the lug; an apertured ear forming a part of the lug to which the actuating lever is pivoted below and in position to push the valve stem inwards in opposition to the spring the actuating lever to depress‘the valve'stem; a cross-web extending between the ?anges of the actuating .lever; and a raised guarding surface for opening the valve, and said apertured'ear imity to the outer end of the actuating lever cross-web whereby the projecting end of the closing-in the pivotally connected=end of said ' actuating lever; a guide projection on the faucet above the lug with extension’ through a cor responding slot in the actuating lever, said pro jection being provided at :its free end witha; provided on the lug extending into close prox valve ‘stem is surroundingly closed-in and made positively inaccessible when said lever is in locked position. ~ ‘ RONALD M. WILSON.