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Publication numberUS1363720 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1920
Filing dateApr 2, 1919
Priority dateApr 2, 1919
Publication numberUS 1363720 A, US 1363720A, US-A-1363720, US1363720 A, US1363720A
InventorsCooper Albert N
Original AssigneeCooper Case Anderson Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nozzle for orchard-heaters
US 1363720 A
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A. N. COOPER. NOZZLE FOR ORCHARD HEATERS APPLICATION FILED APR.2, 1919.

Patented Dec. 28, 1920.

w w W A. N. COOPER. NOZZLE FOR ORCHARD HEATERS.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 2, 1919.

Patented Dec. 28, 1920.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 UNITED STATE PATENT OFFICE.

ALBERT N. COOPER, OF FILER, IDAHO, ASSIGNOR TO THE COOPER-GASE-ANDERSON COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF IDAHO.

NOZZLE FOR ORCHARD-HEATERS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 28, 1920.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALBERT N. COOPER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Filer, in the county of Twin Falls and State of Idaho, have invented a new and useful Nozzle for Orchard-Heaters, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improved nozzles for orchard heaters, the object of the invention being to provide a nozzle which may be adjusted to various pos1t1ons, and one which will direct heat, from the system associated therewith, upwardly into the branches of the trees to be heated.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the descript1on proceeds, the invention consists 1n the novel features of construction and combinatlon of parts which will be more fully descrlbed hereinafter and particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the drawings accompanying and forming part of this specification,

Figure 1 illustrates a dlagrammatlc plan view of an orchard showing nozzles constructed in accordance with the present 1nvention, as applied, the trees being shown in dotted lines.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view of my improved nozzle used for supplying warm air to the orchard, the supply pipe being shown broken away;

Fig. 4 is a plan view thereof.

The same characters of reference designate the same parts in the different figures of the drawings.

Referring to the drawings, 2 designates the main pipes of an underground system of piping, which are in communication with a blower 3, the blower being connected to a motor 4 for operation thereby. The nterior of the blower is in communlcatlon by means of a pipe with a suitable furnace 6, whereby when the blower is set in motion by the motor the suction created thereby will cause the heated air from the furnace to pass through the blower and into the system of piping, to be distributed through the orchard. A plurallty of branch pipes 7 are connected to the mam pipes 2 at suitable points for leading the heated air to the desired places of distributlon, the open end of each of the branches being turned upwardly as shown at 8 in Figs. 3 and 4.

For properly distributing the air around the tree, each of the branch pipes 7 is provlded with a suitable nozzle, a preferred form of which is shown in Figs. 3 and 4. This nozzle comprises a V-shaped body portion 9 provided at one side thereof with a flange 10 forming an inlet port adapted to fit the upturned end 8 of the branch, and at the opposite side 'with a tubular tapered portion 11 forming an outlet port at each corner of the V-shaped body, as shown in Fig. 4. By this construction the nozzle may be placed at the bottom of the tree so that the V-shaped portion thereof straddles the trunk of the tree, as shown in Fig. 1, whereby the warm air is delivered at three points around the tree.

It is believed that the operation of the heater will be apparent from the foregoing description. Fire is started in the furnace and as soon as the air is sufficiently warm the motor is started thereby to operate the blower, whereupon a continuous stream of warm air is gently distributed through the piping system and nozzles above described around the trees.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

In combination with the right angled end of a pipe, a nozzle, said nozzle including a V-shaped body portion, tapering outlet members formed integral therewith and extending at right angles to the body portion, a depending flange formed integral with the body, and being disposed directly under one of the tapering outlet members, said depending flange adapted to embrace the right angled end of the pipe used in combination therewith, to permit rotary movement of the nozzle with relation thereto, and the lower surface of the nozzle being relatively fiat to permit the nozzle to rest on the ground surface.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature.

ALBERT N. COOPER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification239/536, 239/587.5, 126/59.5, 47/2, 239/565
International ClassificationA01G13/06
Cooperative ClassificationA01G13/06
European ClassificationA01G13/06