Pouring spout



Nov. 11, 1924. 1,515,219 J. H. LAMBERT POURING SPOUT Filed Feb. 11, 1924 Patented Nov. M, 192 4, JOSEPH H. LAMBERT, OF CHICAGO, ILLINO'IS, ASSIGNOR TO STANDARD OIL COMPANY, OF WHITING, INDIANA, A CORPORATION OF INDIANA. POURING SPOUT. Application filed February 11, 1924. Serial No. 692,638. To all whom it may concern. Be it known that I, JOSEPH H.LAMBERT, acitizen of the United States, residin at Chicago, in the county of Cook and tate of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Pouring Spouts, of which the following is a specification. This invention relates topouring spouts, - and is particularly adapted to be'used on containers such as oil-cans commonly used for holding lubricating oil and the like. The invention is fully described in the following specification and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1= is a top plan view of an oil-can showing the device mounted thereonyand Figure 2 is a sectional View on the line 2 of Fig. 1. The embodiment illustrated comprises a nozzle 10 having a reduced flange portion 11 which passes through an openingin the container top 12 and is secured therein by suitable means, such as solder, at 13. The upper portion 14 of the nozzle 10 is expanded to form an annular space 15 between its upper portion and the plug 16, the latter being preferably screw-threaded as shown to fit corresponding screw-threads in the nozzle. 1 I An annular groove 17 is formed in the upper end of the expanded portion of the nozzle, the upper edge 18 being reduced to retain the correspondingly-shaped flange 19 of the spout 20. lhe flange 19 fits snugly but rotatably within the grooved portion 17 thereby permitting the spout to be turned to the position shown in dotted lines. in Fig. 1. TlllS permits the spout to be turned to the full line position where it is ordinarily used in pouring, the plug 16 of course having been removed. The spout is of sufiicient length to prevent oil being poured or drip ping on the sides of the can. After the pouring operation the plug 16 is replaced and the spout 20 may then be turned to the dotted line position wherein it is protected and the can may be packed for transportation without injury to the spout. Any oil represented, be draine which remains on the surface of the spout 20 will, because of its ointing upwardly, as d inwardly toward the annular space 15 and will be further re tained by means of the annular lip 20*. If desired, a thin metal cap 21, of cup shape, may be pressed into the flange 11 as shown in Fig. 2, when the can is filled. On removing the plug 16 this cap must be removed or perforated before the liquid contained therein can be withdrawn. While I have shown and described certain embodiments of my invention, it isto be understood that it is capable of many modifications. Changes therefore in the construction and arrangement may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as disclosed in the appended claims, in which it is my intention to claim all novelty inherent in my invention as broadly as possible in view of the prior art. What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. In combination with a container having an opening in its top, a nozzle extending outwardly from said opening, a plug removably fitting within the nozzle, said nozzle being expanded toward its outer end to form a space between it and the plug and a holding groove projecting beyond said expanded portion, and a pouring-spout provided with a bottom-opening having an annular flange extending therefrom and rotatably confined in said holding groove. 2. In combination with a container having an opening in its top, a screw-threaded nozzle extending outwardly from said opening, a plug screwing into the nozzle, said nozzle being expanded toward its outer end to form a space between it and the plug and an internally-concave groove beyond said space, and a pouring spout provided with a bottom=open1ng having an annular flange JO EPH H- LAMBERT.



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