Title:
Draining device
United States Patent 2337292


Abstract:
This invention relates to a draining device, and it is a particular object of the invention to provide a device of this kind to be used at filling stations, garages, etc. for recovering oil which clings through adhesion to the interior surfaces of the cans in which oil is usually sold. It...



Inventors:
Champion, Harry M.
Application Number:
US39885941A
Publication Date:
12/21/1943
Filing Date:
06/19/1941
Assignee:
Champion, Harry M.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
141/341, 141/375
International Classes:
F16N37/00
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Description:

This invention relates to a draining device, and it is a particular object of the invention to provide a device of this kind to be used at filling stations, garages, etc. for recovering oil which clings through adhesion to the interior surfaces of the cans in which oil is usually sold.

It is another object of the invention to provide a device of this kind of a portable nature, and which serves as a rack to be placed upon and in suitable communication with a collecting receptacle, and upon which device or rack is placed for draining the cans from which it is desired to recover any remaining oil therein.

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved draining device whereby certain important advantages are attained, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

In order that my invention may be the better understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein: Figure 1 is a view in perspective illustrating a draining device constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention, and in applied position; and Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional view, partly in elevation and partly in section, illustrating the device, and also in applied position.

As disclosed in the accompanying drawing my improved draining device comprises an elongated central tube I of desired dimensions, and which is provided at its outer end portion with a hand grasp 2 whereby the device may be readily transported and conveniently placed in working position with respect to a collecting receptacle R.

The receptacle R may be of any preferred design and capacity, and such receptacle R in itself forms no part of the present invention. Secured to the lower end portion of the tube 1, or at that end portion remote from the hand grasp 2, is a plurality of surrounding plates 3 and 4. Each of these plates 3 and 4 is concavo-convex in form and, as herein disclosed, are of the same diameter.

As is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, the central or apex portion of each of the plates 3 and 4 is downwardly disposed whereby the plates serve to collect and deliver toward the tube I any oil which may be placed for draining upon the plates 3 and 4. The upper plate 4 is particularly adapted for use with large cans C, such as the conventional five quart size of can, while the lower plate 3 is adapted to have placed thereon for draining the smaller one quart cans B.

The tube I is provided in its walls, above but closely adjacent the lower or center portion of each of the plates 3 and 4, with the circumferentially spaced openings 5 through which the oil as collected upon the plates 3 and 4 drains for passage down through the tube I into the receptacle R upon which the device is mounted. It is particularly pointed out that the openings 5 are spaced a desired distance above the plates 3 and 4 so that the portions of the plates 3 and 4 below said openings 5 will serve as sumps to collect dirt or other foreign matter that may be in the oil draining from the cans C and B.

The plates 3 and 4 are preferably circular in form and this is of advantage as by such construction the cans C and B when placed upon the plates 3 and 4 are supported in a manner to prevent such cans falling off. In practice, it has been found preferable to make the plates 3 and 4 of such dimensions as to conveniently hold a number of cans C and B.

The lower or end portion of the tube I remote from the hand grasp 2 is preferably cut on a slant, as at 6, so that said end portion may be conveniently inserted through the top wall of the receptacle R.

The bottom plate 3, at equi-distantly spaced points therearound, is provided with the depending supporting legs 7 which contact from above with the top wall 8 of the receptacle R, whereby the draining device is effectively maintained in applied position with respect to the receptacle R.

It is also to be pointed out that the device in its entirety is one which can be readily applied or removed, and also readily transported from one place to another.

From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a draining device constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated.

I claim: In a portable draining device adapted to be mounted upon a receptacle including an elongated tubular member having a series of spaced circumferential openings through the wall thereof, the lower end of said tubular member being pointed, spaced conical shaped plates carried by and surrounding the tubular member, each of the said plates having their low points secured to the tubular member at points below the openings in the wall of the tubular member, spaced depending supporting legs secured to the bottom face of the lower plate, the free ends of the said legs terminating in horizontal alinement and at a point short of the lower pointed end of the tubular member, and a hand grip secured to the upper end of the tubular member.

HARRY M. CHAMPION.