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Publication numberUS1422862 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 18, 1922
Filing dateFeb 28, 1920
Priority dateFeb 28, 1920
Publication numberUS 1422862 A, US 1422862A, US-A-1422862, US1422862 A, US1422862A
InventorsHofmann Emil G
Original AssigneeHofmann Emil G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy sprinkler
US 1422862 A
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1A22,862. Patm ea July 18, 1922..



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 18, 1 1223.

Application filed February 28, 1320. Serial No. 362,129.

To all whom it may concern: I

Be it known that I, EMIL G; llorMaNN, a citizen-of the United States residing at Chicago in the county ofCook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toy Sprinklers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to toy sprinklers, and has for its object the production of a toy sprinkler that is very inexpensive to make, and at the same time is very dependable and effective, and has equipment suitable for properly sprinkling and for operating the sprinkler. I

Of the accompanying drawings F ig. 1 is a plan view of the sprinkler; Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof; Fig. 3 is a front elevation; Fig. 4 is a rear elevation and Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail view of the valve of the sprinkler with a portion of the casing broken away. In some of the drawings portions of the sprinkler are broken away to show some of the interior features.

The sprinkler in general is of the automobile type comprising a frame 10 mounted on wheels 11 by means of the axles 12 and supporting brackets 13 and 30. The frame comprises a continuous sheet of metal the front end 14 thereof forming the floor of the machine, and the sides being turned upwardly so as to stiffen the frame, and a tank 17 is mounted upon the rear end of the frame. A sprinkler pipe 18 has a transverse pipe 20 extending across the rear end of the sprinkler with sprinkler openings 21, the ends of the pipe 20 being closed in any suitable manner. The pipe 18 has a flange 23 which by means of the flange 22 on the valve casing 25 joins the pipe and valve casing to the tank, the valve casing being in the interior of the tank. The valve casing has a valve seat in the bottom thereof which is closed by means of the valve 26, operated by a valve stem 27, which extends upwardly and out of the tank, and is operated by any suitable means such as the thumb nut 28 which is screwed on to the stem. The valve stem 27 is threaded at its lower end into the valve 26. A, pin 29 prevents the valve stem from being pulled up wardly too far, and the springs 38 hold the valve open after it has been raised by the stem. The water flows from the tank through the opening 39 and the valve port when the valve is raised.

The front end of. the sprinkler comprises the bracket 30 which forms the bolster of the machine; and upon this bolster rests the front end 14 of the frame. A bolster pin 31' extends through a bracket 83' in the engine casing 82, fixed to the front end of the frame, and downwardly through the bolster 30 and the front axle. This-long bolster pin thus firmly connects the front axle with the bolster and the body of the machine and forms a strong means for rotating the front wheels with reference to the body of the machine, and the height of the frame is such that the front wheels may be rotated entirely under the machine without coming in contact with any portion thereof. By

having one end of the bracket 33 raised a material distance above the other, the

bracket will not be tipped over ster pin.

A handle 85 is fixed to the bracket 30 by means of the ears 36 and the bol 37. The fenders 40 and step 41 on each side of by the bolthe machine comprise a single strip of metal of suitable length and width, bent as indicated in Fig. 2, the fenders being fixed to the body of the machine by means of brackets 42 and the steps being fixed thereto by means of hanging brackets 43. The step and fender strips on each side of the machine are alike and hence are interchangeable. The cover of the seat comprises a single sheet of metal forming a back 45 and a top 46 -with a downwardly projecting portion 47.

Fixed to this are the sides 48. A seat 50 is fixed to the sides 48 and back 45 in any suitable manner.

The tank 17 is cylindrical in form and is mounted upon cross pieces 50 fixed to the frame, and straps 51 encircle the tank and the ends thereof are fixed to the cross pieces 50. A rubber strip 52 is placed between each cross piece 50 and the tank, and thus prevents any relative movement of the tank and the cross piece, and any tendency for the metal pieces to rattle against each other. A manhole 55 is provided in the top of the tank. The tank is formed by spinning the metal and the front end is thus integral with the sides and the rear end is closed by means of a disc 57 forced into the end of the tank, the end being forced on so as to be watertight. and the end thus being removable so as to give access to the valve mechanism.

I claim as my invention:

ortin the rear end of said frame a 'air sheet of metal having integral side flanges extending upwardly substantially the full length of the sheet, body supporting crosspieces mounted transversely on said frame with their ends fixed to the respective flanges, a body mounted on said cross-pieces and bonds extending around said body over the respective cross-pieces, with their ends fixed to the respective ends of the adjacent cross-pleces.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand.


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US5474486 *Dec 2, 1993Dec 12, 1995Tyco Industries, Inc.Remotely controlled, transformable, water squirting toy vehicles
U.S. Classification446/427, 446/475
International ClassificationA63H17/10, A63H17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H17/10
European ClassificationA63H17/10