US 1410711 A
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A. H. MYERS AND P. A. COLLINS. WASHING APPARATUS.
APPLICATION FILED APR.1I,I921.
1,410,?1 1 Patented Mar. 28, 1922.
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AUSTIN H. MYERS AND PAUL A. COLLINS, 0F HANOVER, PENNSYLVANIA WASHING- .APIPARATUS.
Specification of Letters Yatent.
Application filed April 11, 1821. Serial No. 460,173.
To all whomwit may 0072002 12 Be it known that we AUsriN H. Firms and PAUL A. COLLINS, citizens of the United States, residing at HZLIIOVQI, in the county of York and State ofPennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful improvements in ashing Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to washing apparatus, and it comprises a tube or pipe adapted to be connected to a supply of water, a nozzle mounted on the end of said tube, a sleeve slidably mounted on said tube, a pair of spring arms secured to said sleeve, said arms being adapted to receive and support a sponge, and a locking member engaging said arms to retain the sponge in position- In the present invention, we have provided a device particularly suitable for washing automobiles, motor trucks, and similar vehicles, although it may also be employed in a .number of different ways. The apparatus comprises a pipe having a suitable nozzle for directing a spray of water onto a vehicle or other article to be cleaned, and a sponge for washing is mounted on the pipe to which the nozzle is attached. The sponge is supported by a pair'of spring arms having suitable locking means to retain the sponge in engagement therewith, and these arms are secured to a sleeve which is slidably mounted on the nozzle whereby the sponge can be moved outwardly when desired.
In the accompanying drawings, we have shown several embodiments of the invention. In this showing:
Figure 1 is a side elevation, parts being shown in section,
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view on line 2-2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a detail sectional view on line 33 of Figure 1, and,
Figure 4 is a detail view showing a modi-,
fied type of nozzle.
Referring to the drawings, the reference numeral 1 designates a pipe or tube through which the water passes to the nozzle. This pipe may be connected to any suitable supply of water, as indicated at 2. A substantially funnel shaped nozzle 3 is arranged on the outer end of the pipe, the nozzle being formed of hard rubber or other suitable material, and being provided with an .annular flange or bead 4 at its outer end. A perforated disk 5 is retained in the mouth of the nozzle by the flange or bead. to form a spray. The inner end of the nozzle is of substantially the same diameter as the external diameter of the pipe 1, and is adapted to ie slid over the end of the pipe. A. bead or flange 6 is arranged on the end of the nozzle. and this flange isadapted to be engaged by curved spring arms secured to the pipe b any suitable means, as at 8. w
a sleeve 9 is slidably mounted on the pipe, being retained in adjusted position by means of a set screw 10. A pair of spring arms 11 are secured in the sleeve in any suitable manner, as by threads 12, and the outer ends of these arms are adapted to receive and support a sponge, indicated at 13. The normal tendency of the arms is to spread or diverge from each other, and a locking plate 11 is provided to retain the arms adjacent each other, and thus support the sponge. As shown, the plate is providedwit-haslot 11-,
through which one of the arms passes, and a slot 15, having an offset portion 16 extending outwardly to the edge of the plate. It will apparent that the sponge can be placed 1n position or removed by disengaging the arm 11 from the slot 15, and allowing the arms to separate. The arms are provided with curved ends 17 to assist in retaining the sponge in position.
In the form of the invention shown in Figure 4 of the drawings, the nozzle is se cured to an internally threaded sleeve or ferrule 18. The end of the pipe is externally threaded and these threads are adapted to engage the internal threads of the nozzle, as at 19.
The operation of the device will be apparent from the foregoing description. In washing vehicles, a spray of water is first directed on the vehicle through the nozzle 3, and the vehicle is then rubbed or washed with the sponge 13. The sponge may be adjusted outwardly when in use, if desired, and withdrawn when not in use.
It is to be understood that the forms of our invention herewith shown and described are to be taken as preferred examples of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having thus described our invention, we claim:
1. In a device of the character described, a pipe adapted to be connected to a supply of water, a nozzle arranged on the end of said pipe, a sleeve s'lidably mounted on said pipe, a pair of spring arms secured to said sleeve, and a locking plate, said plate being provided With an opening for the passage of one of said arms and being further provided With an elongated slot for the reception of the other of said arms, whereby said arms may be retained adjacent each other to re ceive and retain a sponge.
2. In a device of the character described, a pipe adapted to be connected to a supply Of'WZLiZGI, a nozzle arranged on the end of said pipega sleeve mounted on said pipe, said sleeve being provided with a pair of threaded openings, a pair of diverging spring arms having threaded ends adapted to be received in said openings, and a locking plate to retain said arms adjacent each other,
said plate being provided With an opening 20