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March 5, 1963
A. RlULl
Filed March 27, 1961
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plate 14 is an inverted cup-shaped member having a top
wall 21 adapted to overlie the top wall 16 of the receptacle
and being formed with a central aperture 22 for receiving
the skirt portion 19. The nameplate member also has
a side wall 24 adapted to ?t over the side wall 15 of the
Arduino Riuli, Passaic County, N..l., assignor to Special
ties Development tlorporation, Belleviile, N1, a corpo=
ration of New Jersey
Filed Mar. 27, 1961, Ser. No. 98,684
receptacle. The top and side walls of the nameplate
member provide ample space for applying thereon the
conventional nameplate data for ?re extinguishers or
The present invention relates to receptacles for dis
the like.
pensing ?uid medium under pressure such as portable ?re 10
The nameplate and the valve body are secured together
extinguishers, and, more particularly, to a valve and
by inserting the skirt portion 19 through the aperture 22
nameplate assembly for such receptacles.
and peening or folding the skirt portion outwardly and
2 Claims. (Cl. 40--307)
Portable ?re extinguishers and the like heretofore usu
upwardly to engage an annular zone surrounding the aper
ture at the underside of the top wall 21 and to hold an
annular zone surrounding the aperture at the upper side
ally have been provided with a nameplate strap adapted
to bear various legend and/or indicia which strap en
circlm the side wall of the receptacle and was secured
of the top wall 21 against the shoulder 20.
thereto by fastening the free ends thereof.
Preferably, it is desired that the nameplate data be
Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to
oriented with respect to the valve body and its valve
provide an improved manner of mounting nameplates
mechanism. This is accomplished by providing the top
which is simple and economical.
20 wall 21 of the nameplate with a radially inwardly extend
Another object is to accomplish the foregoing by secur
ing tongue 25 at the aperture 22 and providing the skirt
ing the nameplate to the body of the valve for the recep
portion with a recess 26 for receiving the tongue, whereby
tacle to provide a pre-assembled nameplate and valve
the tongue locks the nameplate in its oriented position
adapted for connection later to the receptacle or removal
Other and further objects of the invention will be ob
vious upon an understanding of the illustrative embodi
ment about to be described, or will be indicated in the
when the skirt portion 19 is deformed. The recess 26
25 is solely in the skirt portion 19 so that the tongue 25 is
?ush with the shoulder 24) and no opening is seen at the
side of the valve body when the skirt portion is deformed.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that the
appended claims, and various advantages not referred to
present invention provides a simple, practical and eco
herein will occur to one skilled in the art upon employ 30 nomical nameplate assembly which is mounted and re
ment of the invention in practice.
moved with the valve body.
A preferred embodiment of the invention has been
As various changes may be made in the form, con
chosen for purposes of illustration and description, and
structure and arrangement of the parts herein, without
is shown in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of
departing from the spirit and scope of the invention and
the speci?cation, wherein:
35 without sacri?cing any of its advantages, it is to be under
FIG. 1 is a fragmentary side view, partly in elevation
stood that all matter herein is to be interpreted as illus
and partly in section, of the upper portion of a receptacle
trative and not in any limiting sense.
having thereon a nameplate and valve body assembly in
I claim:
accordance with the present invention.
1. A valve and nameplate assembly for a receptacle
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary, longitudinal sectional view 40 having a side wall and a top wall formed with an opening
illustrating the valve body and nameplate member apart
for connecting a valve, which assembly comprises a valve
from the receptacle and the valve mechanism.
body formed with a cylindrical side wall having a thin
FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along the line 3—3 on
annular skirt portion depending therefrom and having
FIG. 2.
a downwardly facing shoulder surrounding said skirt
Referring to the drawing in detail there is shown a ?re 45 portion; and an inverted cup-shaped nameplate member
extinguisher by way of example which generally com
having a top wall adapted to overlie the top wall of the
prises a receptacle 10, a spud 11 providing an outlet for
receptacle and formed with a central aperture for receiv
the receptacle, a valve body 12 secured over the spud,
ing said skirt portion and having a side wall adapted to
and a nameplate 14 secured to the valve body in accord
?t over the side wall of the receptacle, said skirt portion
ance with the present invention as described hereinafter. 50 being peened under said top wall of said nameplate mem~
The receptacle 1% has a side wall 15, and a top wall 16
her at said aperture to hold the upper side of said last
formed with an opening in which the spud 11 is secured.
mentioned wall against said shoulder.
The spud 11 has a sealing disc 17 secured therein for
2. An assembly according to claim 1, wherein said
con?ning the medium to be stored in the container under
last mentioned top Wall is provided with a radially in
pressure; and the valve body 12 is provided with valve 55 wardly projecting tongue at said aperture and said skirt
mechanism including a cutter 18 for puncturing the disc
portion is provided with a recess for receiving said tongue
17 to effect discharge of the stored medium from the
to orient said nameplate member with respect to said
In accordance with the present invention, the lower por
tion of the valve body is generally cylindrical and is pro 60
vided with a relatively thin annular skirt portion 1? which
depends therefrom prior to being deformed (as shown
in broken lines in FIG. 2) which skirt portion is sur
rounded by a lower end face or shoulder 20. The name
valve body.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
Johnson ______________ ..- Oct. 14, 1952
Novak _______________ __ Dec. 8, 1953
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