Feed Valves

UNIT SIGHT-FEED MANIFOLD. For Gas or Gasoline Engine Cylinder or Bearing Lubrication.

This Sight-feed Manifold is intended for use with pressure oilers or mechanical lubricators for oiling the cylinders and bearings of gas and gasoline engines, particularly automobile and motor boat use.

is made on the unit plan so that manifolds can be made with any number of feeds by simply connecting them together with short 1/4-inch pipe nipples. The end units are provided with bracket lugs for supporting the manifold. One of the end bracket units is tapped 1/4-inch pipe at the back, for connecting to the oil supply. Connections can also be made at either end by removing the 1/4-inch pipe plug.

Each sight-feed is provided with a ball check and baffle cap to prevent back pressure from the cylinder or crank case from blowing into the glass and splashing it with oil.

When ordering, give the number of the bracket units and the number of plain units wanted. When the number of short 1/4-inch pipe nipples wanted is not specified, a sufficient number to connect the units ordered will be sent.

The inlet connections will always be threaded for 1/4-inch pipe and the outlet unions for 1/s-inch pipe, unless otherwise ordered.

If manifolds are wanted connected up complete, state how many feeds are desired and just where the inlet connection is to be made, whether at the right or left end or through the back of the right or left bracket.

PATENT DRIP AND SIGHT-FEED VALVES, WIPER CUPS, ETC. Oiling Devices for Engine and Machinery Bearings.

On the preceding page are shown some of the various styles of oiling devices which we manufacture. They are intended to be used in connection with brass pipe and fittings, and arranged to oil all of the bearings of an engine from one or more centrally located oil cups of large size. We can make any kind of oiling device, but owing to the variety of conditions attending their application, we would request parties, when writing regarding these goods, to give us, if possible, a sketch showing dimensions and style of engines for which device is required.

Sight-feed and drip valves are made in 1/8 1/4 3/8 and 1/2-inch sizes. The size of the inlet pipe connection on sight-feed valves is the same as the outlet. Drip valve outlets are threaded for 1/4-inch 0. D. brass tubing, 27 threads. Unless otherwise ordered, sight-feed valves and wiping devices will be furnished with %-inch pipe connections

SNAP LEVER DRIP AND SIGHT-FEED VALVES Oiling Devices for Engine and Machinery Bearings.

The drip and sight-feed valves illustrated on opposite page are equipped with our "Sentinel" Snap Lever arrangement, by means of which the engineer, when stopping or starting the engine, can quickly close or open the valves by simply throwing down (to close) or up (to open) the small snap levers. Time is saved in the operation and the feed regulation is not disturbed. The regulation is accomplished by means of the knurled nut beneath the snap lever, which is firmly held from unsetting by the curved spring.

All valves illustrated on opposite page are made in 1/8 1/4 3/8 and 1/2 inch sizes. The size of the inlet pipe connection on sight-feed valves is the same as the outlet. Drip valve outlets are threaded for 1/4 inch 0. D. brass tubing, 27 threads. Unless otherwise ordered, 3/8 inch valves will always be furnished.


Oiling Devices for Engine and Machinery Bearings.

Lunkenheimer Pressure Sight-feed valves were designed for large engines and for use in connection with pressure oiling systems.

An advantage of great importance is the large and generous proportions of these devices, which is particularly true of the sight-feeds. Owing to their large size, the drops of oil falling through them can be plainly seen from quite a distance, and the glasses are not as liable to become oil splashed as they are when the sight-feeds are of limited dimensions. Should any of the sight-feed glasses break, they can be easily replaced. It is very seldom that they break, however, as they are very heavy and strong.

The feed can be regulated to a very fine degree, as the thread on the regulating stern is of fine pitch. The valves are made in sizes ranging from Vs to 1/2 inch inclusive, and the size of the inlet pipe threads is the same as that of the outlet. We can furnish valves with the bottom pipe connection smaller than top, but unless otherwise specified, all connections will be for the same size pipe.


The oil cup bases illustrated on the opposite page are the same in construction as the sight-feed bases of our "Reserve" Pressure Oil Cup shown on pages 416 to 418 excepting that the upper connections are tapped for standard pipe shanks.

When replacing a lot of oil cups with a more modern pressure oiling system, a considerable saving in cost is effected by using the old oil cups in connection with our oil Cup Bases. The combination thus obtained is not as neat in appearance as the "Reserve" Oil Cup, (which is made expressly for pressure systems), but it possesses all the advantages of the latter and makes a very satisfactory device.

For convenience in attaching, these bases are made in the different styles shown. The passage ways to and around the regulating valve are as large as the inside diameter of the connecting pipes.

When the old oil cups are equipped with sight-feeds, it is sometimes necessary to pack the glasses in order to prevent leakage of the oil which may be forced into them when the regulating valve in the base is opened wide. This occurs very seldom, as the sight-feed drip tube in the base is larger in diameter than the bore of the regulating valve. giving a free outlet for the oil fed. I

The unions on all sizes are threaded for 3/8-inch pipe unless otherwise ordered, but 1/4-inch unions can be furnished without extra charge, and the connection at the top for oil cup is made the same as the shank, excepting the 3 -inch size, which has 3/4-inch thread at bottom and 1/2-inch at the top.

When ordering, give figure number, size and finish desired.


The above illustration shows a unique and practical oil gauge for dynamos and other machinery having self-oiling journals. A number of important and desirable features not found in any other gauge are embodied in this design.

The gauge glass is protected by a revoluble metallic shield having two oblong slots, through which the height of oil can be seen. The glass can be easily cleaned by simply placing a piece of waste against the glass tube and revolving it with the shield.

The principal advantage is derived from the construction of the ground key located in the bibb-nose body. Turning this key to the right, by means of the small handle, shuts off the oil from the journal pocket and drains the oil from the gauge glass, or by turning the key in the opposite direction, both the gauge and journal pocket can be drained. By placing the handle parallel with the bibb-nose drain, the gauge will register the amount of oil in the journal pocket and the drain is closed. It will be seen that should the gauge glass be broken, the oil can be drained therefrom without necessitating the drainage of the oil from the oil receptacle, and the glass can immediately be replaced.

To remove the glass, unscrew nut at the top of the gauge.


Although not possessing all the advantages of the "Triplex," the above oil gauge is superior to the common grades on the market.

It is a lower priced gauge than that shown on page 390 but is carefully made, simple and practical in construction, and can be easily taken apart.

The glass protecting shield is a slotted tube which can be revolved around the glass; thus the glass can be easily kept clean and the shield set in proper position with regard to the light, so that the oil is plainly visible. To clean the glass tube, hold a piece of waste to the tube, and revolve it with the shield around the glass, then turn the shield to its proper position.

In ordering Oil Gauges, always state whether wanted with or without drain cock, also whether finished brass or nickel plated gauges are required. When not otherwise specified, we will furnish finished brass gauges with drain cock.

When orders call for gauges of different dimensions from those given below, we will make an extra charge varying according to the number of oil gauges ordered and the difference from our standard dimensions.


For the Lubrication of Bearings.

This style of oiler was originally designed for use on high-speed vertical engines, but has been found useful for all places where it is desirable to oil a number of bearings from one reservoir situated in a convenient place. The sight-feeds are provided with our "Sentinel" style oil-regulating device, which can be quickly adjusted to give any desired flow of oil, and the feed can be put on or off by simply raising or lowering cam levers at top.

We are prepared to furnish these multiple oilers of any desired capacity and with any

number of sight-feeds. They are made with independently operated levers or provided with a connecting bar to enable the simultaneous operation of all levers. Unions at bottom of sight-feeds can be furnished threaded either male or female, or plain, for brazing. In ordering, always state capacity of reservoir required, whether wanted with independently operated levers or with connecting bar, give number of sight-feeds, and state whether unions on same are to be threaded or left plain for brazing. If unions are to be threaded, state thread desired, and if for brazing, give outside diameter of pipe. Unions with larger thread than 1/4-inch pipe will be charged extra. Unless otherwise ordered, unions are furnished threaded for '/g-inch female pipe.


We show above three styles of brackets for supporting the Multiple Oilers illustrated on pages 345 and 392. The band bracket is of heavy pattern and is intended principally for Gas Engine oilers or for any place where the vibration is considerable.

Plain and Header brackets are heavy enough for ordinary use.

We furnish a great many special forms of brackets to suit individual requirements, and, if those illustrated are not suitable, we will be glad to quote prices upon receipt of sketch showing about what is wanted.