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T. F. HARRISON.
HOSE NOZZLE ATTACHMENT FOR BRUSHES. APPLICATION FILED APR. 13. 1912.
1 85,466, Patented 1111 31, 1917 THOMAS F. HARRISON, 0F AUGUSTA, GEORGIA.
HOSE-NOZZLE ATTACHMENT FOR BRUSHES.
Application filed April 13, 1917.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, THOMAS F. HARRISON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Augusta, in the county of Richmond and State of Georgia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hose-Nozzle Attachments for Brushes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to the class of brushing and scrubbing, and pertains especially to a hoze nozzle attachment for brushes.
The object of the invention is to provide a hand operated brush of the wire bristleholding type with a novel and peculiar attachment for connecting the nozzles of ordinary watering hoze with the brush so as to have the nozzle discharge water centrally into the brush bristles during the operation of the brush in a scrubbing or cleaning operation.
A further object of the invention is to provide a nozzle holder for brushes of such novel and peculiar construction as to be removably and slidably connected with brush wires or rods projecting from the brush, and affording means for inserting and removing the nozzle without detaching or removing the holder from said wires or rods.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a spring clamping device having a central portion adapted to be sprung around a hoze nozzle, and side members adapted to be sprung around the handle members of a brush for connecting a water hose with the brush.
Various other objects, advantages and improved results are attainable in the manufacture and practical application of the invention, as will appear in the specification and claim to follow.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this application Figure 1 is an elevation showlng a hose nozzle connected with a brush, the handle members or brush wires being partly broken away, and the movement of the holder being shown in dotted lines.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged cross section taken on the dotted line AA Fig. 1, the spring movement of certain parts of the holder in placing and removing the holder being shown in dotted lines.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 31, 1917.
Serial No. 161,845.
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the holder.
Fig. 4 is an end view of a modification.
The same reference characters denote the same parts throughout the several views of the drawings.
In carrying out my invention and for the purpose of exemplifying the same I will employ an ordinary brush 1 of the type as have the bristles retained by or mounted on twisted wire bent in elongated shape so as to produce a like shape in the brush, said wire being extended from the brush in parallel position so as to form a pair of handle members 2, which convergetogether for mounting a handle 3 thereon, the space between the members 2 being such as to accommodate an ordinary nozzle l of a water hose 5. For the purpose of producingthe best results, the discharge end of the nozzle should be held by the members 2, so as to direct its discharge centrally between the brush arms and thereby water the bristles throughout the brush, and so as to direct the main spray or body of water against the central bend or brush end. These results as well as the connection and adjustment of the nozzle and the brush are attained, by means of a clamping holder now to be particularly described.
The holder is preferably composed of sheet metal of such character as to aflord resiliency in certain parts thereof, and the holder preferably comprises a plate 6 curved centrally to form a concaved seat 7 for the nozzle 4, and having laterally projecting wings 8 terminating in and forming one half of a spring catch 9 for the handle member wires 2. The holder further comprises a pair of duplicate resilient plates 10 extending from above the center of the seat 7 and having a concaved nozzle bearing 11, and laterally extending wings 12 terminating in and forming the other half of the spring catches 9. and the plate wings 8 and 12 are fastened together as by rivets 13, so as to leave the adjacent edges 14: of the plates 10 and the meeting edges of the catch members with suiiicient spring or resiliency as to permit the insertion and removal of the nozzle and the wire members 2, in placing and removing the holder. The holder is capable of sliding movement on the wires 2, without loosening or detaching any of its parts, so as to vary the distance between the nozzle and the brush.
The nozzle is free to be revolved Within the holder for varying the discharge therefrom.
Referring to the modification shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings, the nozzle seat plate is made in two members 15 hinged together centrally at 1.6, so that this holder may be opened and closed in its application to a nozzle, ivithoutspring action in the mem bers 17, which nmybverlap the nozzle as SllOWIl.
Either form of these holders may be applied to the handle Wires varying in distances apart and be centralized with the brush by bending thehandle Wire members as desired or as occasion may dei-nand.
Obviously the practical application of the combination brush and nozzle is available for. various uses, and I preferably use, for example in Washingrand cleaning automobiles, a long handlebrushor such as have the handle a considerable distance from the brush so that the latter may be handled in a cleaning, and Washing opera tion, with the nozzle discharging intothe brush,- Without Wettingthe operator.
I do not Wish to be understood as confining my invention as to size or material, nor to a particular number of parts, neither do I Wish to limit myself in the application of the invention to any particular brush, but reserve the right to make such changes and variations in the holder and in its use and application as may come Within the scope of the appended claim;
Having thus described my invention What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patentis A hose nozzle attachment for brushes, comprising a support forming a nozzle seat, a pair of plates ha ing side extensions resting upon and rigidly fixed to like eXten-.
sions of the support, said extensions forming catches, said plates having, adjacent resilient portions spaced toform an opening centrally opposite the. seat for: theci'nsertion and removal of the nozzle.
In Witnessv whereof I; hereunto set my hand in the presence of two Witnesses.
THOMAS F. HABRISON. Witnesses LUCY Bnans, G. R. CorrIN.
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