US 1464001 A
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Aug. 7, 19233.
R. C. HDDENGS HOLDER FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Filed April 10 .1919 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Au 7, 19230 m-@4 ,@11
R. C. IDDINGS HOLDER FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHEHS Filed April 10, 1919 2 Sheets-Sheet Z Patented Aug. 7, 1923.
BOSCOE C. IDDING 'S, DAYTON, OHIO.
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Application filed April 10, 1919. Serial No. 288,932.
To all whom it may concern:
' Be it known that I, Roscoe C. Thomas,
residing at Dayton, Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Holders for Fire Extinguishers, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
Having a duel function my present invention cannot be assigned to one particular class. One of its functions is to act as a holder for a portable fire extinguisher, of such character as will hold the extin isher firmly and prevent its rattling or vi rating therein when the holder is mounted in such a place as an automobile, a motor truck or the like, at the same time permitting the instant removal of the extinguisher in an emergency. Its second, and perhaps most important function is that of forming an operative connection between the nozzle of the extinguisher and a tube, so that if the extinguisher is operated while it is in the holder the discharge therefrom will be forced to flow through the tube. The end of the tube is provided with a suitable nozzle; a spray, for example, which may be fixed in a position where it will play on a predetermined area.
Among the numerous places where my device is useful is on aeroplanes. The holder can be located within" reach of the pilot or the observer and the nozzle on the end of the tube fixed so as to play on the carbureter, or any other part :which is particularly liable to catch fire. Tn this way the extinguishercan be used on a fire which might be altogether inaccessible while the plane is in the air. Another place where the device is valuable is on automobiles and motor trucks, where again the nozzle at the end of the tube can be fixed so it'will play on thecarbureter or any other particularly inflammable part. It is not essential, however, that the end of the tube be fixed to play on any particular area, or if it is so located that it be permanently fixed. The tube may be more or less flexible, quite fiexible if desired, andarranged so its nozzle can be turned in various directions. Or it may be so mounted that it can be removed from its support and directed wherever wanted, in the manner of a regular fire hose. Tn all cases, the holder can be so located as to be easy of access, so that the fire extinguisher can be removed instantly and used in the ordinary way. This device is also valuable for extinguishing small fires in places which it would be unsafe for a person to go.
In the accompanying drawings,
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of my'holder with an extinguisherin it.
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same.
Fig. 3 is. a perspective view of the holder with the tube removed. I
Fig. at is a fragmental sectional view of the holder and container, showing the manner of connecting the nozzle to the tube.
Fig. 5 is a view of a portion of an automobile, showing the holder and extinguisher on the dashboard and the tube running to a position near the carbureter.
The holder comprises a vertical bar 40 which is bent outward at itslower end to form a rigid horizontal arm 41. At a point near the vertical bar 40 the arm is perforated to receive the tubular shank 42 of a connecting member or socket 43, said member being secured to the arm by a nut 44 screwed on the shank. A tube 45 is secured to the shank 42 by a nut 46. The socket is adapted to receive the nozzle 47 on the extinguisher, and to insure a tight joint the socket is lined with a cork bushing 48. At its outer end the arm 41 carries a resilient clamp or guide 49, said clamp being adapted to encircle a portion of the extinguisher. The bar 40 has an offset 50 a short distance above its lower end, formingan abutment against which the extinguisher bears. At a point near its upper end the bar 40 carries a circular clamp composed of some resilient material, said clamp comprising two arms 51 which partially encircle the extinguisher and having inwardly turned cars 52 that hold the container own. The arms have the capacity of yielding laterally and upwardly as the extinguisher is inserted between them, and when the extinguisher is in the holder the downward pressure of the ears 52, aided by the weight of the extinguisher, press the nozzle down on the cork bushing. While cork has so far been found the best material for this bushing, any other suitable substance may be used instead. The lower end of the extinguisher is inserted in the holder first and the guide 49 and abutment 50 co-operate to direct the nozzle to the socket as the upper end of the extinsition in the holder it impinges on the abutment and using it as a sort of fulcrum the "extinguisher crowds in between the arms and spreads themslightly, The arms 51 press the extinguisher down on the bushing and insure. a nondeakable connection with the tube.
The tube 45 may be conducted to any desired place and itsnozzie 54- iixe'd in a position where it wiil play on a certain area; in the automobile shown in Fig. 5 it is arranged to play on the carburetor. In
case of a tire in the projected area it is only necessary to cause the extinguisher to discharge its contents into the tube, this being done, of course, 'by whatever act is required in the particular extinguisher used. The tube may be arranged to be used on various areasat wili, as has already been referred to. lithe fire is out of the range of the tubethe extinguisher may be removed from the holder and used in the ordinary way. The resilient clamping devices hold the extinguisher firmly and prevent its rattling or vibrating in the holder. The abutment 50 afiords a stable bearing for the extinguisher, and being close to its lower end it insures registration of the nozzle with the socket, This abutment, together with the similar offset or abutment 55 in the bar 40, which acts as a base for the circular clamp 51-52, form a bearing against which the extinguisher is pressed by the resilient clamping devices. While the holder is usually and preferably mounted in. a vertical position, it is not necessary to do so, as
it may be placed in other positions if neces sary. While the bar 40 is a fairly stout member, rigidity and stability of the arm:
4-1 is further assured by a rib 56 which is pressed into the metal at the bend. This, together with the fact that the socket is locatedquite close to the bar 46 insures the arm against yielding under the weight and" pressure on the extinguisher, which is sustained by the corlr bushing Location of the socket close to the bar is made possible by the fact that the exting'uisher shown has the nozzle oii' center.
The ,location of the nozzle oil center is advantageous in another respect: the socket, in conjunction with the guide 53, prevents the extinguisher rotating in the holder when the handle 1% is turned.
Believing my invention to be broadly new in its class I want it understood that I.
do not limit myself to the particular details of construction shown as various modifiyond the scope of the appended claims,
What I claim is as follows: 1-. In combination, a fire extinguisher having a discharge nozzie, a holder adapted to receive the extinguisher, a tube attached 'to said'holder, and means whereby whenthe extinguisher is placed in the holder the nozzle becomes connected to said tube, so that fluid discharged from the nozzle must enter the tube, 1
2. In combination, a fire extinguisher having a discharge nozzle, a holder adapted to receive the extinguisher and hold it firmly but so as to admit of its being instantly withdrawn in an emergency; a tube attached to the holder, and meanswhereby when the extinguisher is placed in the holder the nozzle becomes connected to said tube, so that any oi its contents discharged while it is in the holder must enter the tube.
3. In combination, a fire extinguisher having a discharge: nozzle, a holder adapted to receive the extinguisher, a tube attached to said holder, means'whereby when the ex.- tinguisher is placed in the holder the noz: zle becomes connected to said tube, so that fluid discharged from the nozzle must enter the tube, and a nozzie on the tube, said nozzle being fixed in a position where the fluid discharged therefrom will play upon a predetermined area. a
y a. In combination, a lire extinguisher having a discharge nozzie, a holder adapted to receive the extinguisher, a socket carried cations might be made without going beby said holder, into which the nozzle enters 5. A- holder for a tire extinguisher, com-.
prising a tube, a connecting device adapted to cooperate with a portion of the extmguisher when itis placed in the holder and thereby form a connection whereby the contents of the container'is conducted to said tube, and means. for holding, the extinguisher and said connecting device in c0- operative relation.
S. A holder for a fire extinguisher, comprislnga tube, a connecting device adapted to co-operate with a portion of the ext-inguisher when it .is placed, in the holder and thereby form a connection whereby the contents bf the container is conducted to said tube, and means for guiding the extinguisher to and maintaining said (so-operative relationship. v
, 7. A holder for a fire extinguisher, comprising a frame, ,asocket. carriedthereby adapted to receive-the nozzle of theextinguisher, a cork bushing in and protruding llll from said socket, on the end of which an an molar area'surrounding the nozzle of the extinguisher rests, thereby forming a nonleakable connection between the socket and container, and resilient arms bearing on the other end of the extinguisher and pressing it against the end of said bushing.
8. A holder for a fire extinguisher, comprising a frame, a socket carried by the frame adapted to receive the nozzle of a fire press it back against said abutment, a socket carried by said rigid arm and adapted to receive the nozzle of the extinguisher when the latter is in position against the abutment, and resilient members whereby the opposit/e end of the extinguisher is retained in the holder and the extinguisher pressed toward the socket.
10. A holder for a'fire extinguisher, c0mprising a frame, an abutment near each end thereof acting as a bearing for the extinguiisher, a rigid arm projecting from one QIlt of the frame carrying a semi-circular clamping device having resilient arms which embrace the front of the extinguisher and press it against one of said abutments, at the same time centering it; and a clamping device at the other end of the frame consisting of resilient arms partially encircling the extinguisher and adapted to draw it toward the adjacent abutment, said arms carrying ears which bear on the end of the extinguisher and by virtue of the resiliency of the arms press the extinguisher toward the aforesaid rigid arm.
11. A holder for a fire extinguisher, oomprising a frame, an abutment near each end thereof acting as a bearing for the extinguisher, a rigid arm projecting from one end of the frame carrying a semi-circular clamping device having resilient arms which embrace thefront of the extinguisher and prem it against one of said abutments, at the same time centering it; a clamping device at the other end of the frame consisting of resilient arms partially encircling the extinguisher and adapted to draw it toward the adjacent abutment, said arms carrying ears which bear on the end of the extinguisher and by virtue. of the resiliency of the arms press the extinguisher toward the aforesaid rigid arm, and a socket carried by said arm 4 adapted to receive the nozzle of the container, said socket having a cork bushing against Which an annular area surrounding the nozzle. is pressed by said ears on the resilient arms.
12. In combination, a tube, one end of which is in a fixed position, the other end having a nozzle adapted to throw fire-extinguishing fluid on a fire, a'portable fire extinguisher having a nozzle from "which the contents of the extinguisher may be thrown on a fire by a person holding the extinguisher in his hand, and means for connecting thenozzle to said fixed end of the tube and discharging the contents of the extinguisher into the tube, so that said conwrits may be discharged at the tube nozzle instead of the extinguisher nozzle.
13. A supporting v device having means for releasably holding a hand fire extinguisher thereon, a conducting pipe attached to said device and having a discharge nozzle. and means for effecting a releasablecommunicative connection between the outlet of said extinguisher and said pipe.
14-. A. supporting device for hand fire extinguishers, the same having means for releasably holding the extinguisher thereon, a pipe coupling on said supporting device, and means for eflecting releasable communication between said coupling and the outlet of said extinguisher.
15. A supporting bracket for hand fire extinguishers, the same having a member for supporting one end of the extinguisher, and
a yieldable clamping member for engaging the opposite end of the extinguisher, sai first mentioned supporting member having a pipe connection for releasable communication with the outlet of the extinguisher.
16. The combination of a hand fire extinguisher, a device for detachably supporting said extinguisher, and a conducting pipe, said supporting device having means for effecting releasable communication between said conducting pipe and said extinguisher thereon.
17. The combination of a hand fire extinguisher having a discharge nozzle at one end and an operating handle at its other end, a supporting bracket having a rigid member .for receiving the discharge end of said extinguisher, said supporting member having a socket for the reception of the discharge nozzle releasably but with leak-tight effect, a. conducting pipe attached to said'supporting member and communicating with said socket. and a yieldable clamping member for releasably engaging the handle end of said extinguisher but free of the handle.
18. A supporting bracket for hand fire extinguishers, the same comprising a body member, supporting members thereon for re leasably engaging the ends of the extinguisher. a spring clip on said body member for releasably engaging said extinguisher laterally, a conducting pipe connected to said bracket, and means for efiecting areleasable communicative connection between said pipe and the outlet of'the extinguisher.
19.111 a fire extinguishing equipment for automotive vehicles, a device constructed ac-v cording to claim 14 and mounted accessibly of the drivers station, and the nozzle of the conducting pipe being mounted in pretrained position at a possible source of fire remote from the drivers station.
20. In a fire extinguishing equipment for automotive vehicles, a device constructed according to claim 14 and mounted accessibly of the drivers station, and the nozzle of the conducting pipe being mounted in pretrained position with respect to the carbureter.
21. A holder adapted to, receive a cylindrical fire extinguisher having a discharge nozzle located at a point removed from the axis of the extinguisher, said holder comprising a frame, a socket carried thereby in a position to receive the nozzle when the extinguisher is inserted in the holder, and members carried by the frame which partially encircle the extinguisher and by cooperating with the socket and nozzle, prevent the extinguisher from turning in the holder.
22. In combination, a liquid-containing fire extinguisher mounted in a position where it may be conveniently operated,
means carried by the extinguisher'for dis- I ROSCOE C. IDDINGS.
Witnesses WALTER J BLENKO, ANDREW SLoDELL, Jr.