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UNITED STATES EDWARD COLEMAN, OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
Application filed July 13, 1922. Serial No. 574,674.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD COLEMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Salt Lake City in the county of Salt Lake and State of IItah, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hose Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in devices for holding the nozzle ends of garden hose and has as its general object to provide a device which may be readlly set up in any desired position in the ground and with which the hose may be readily engaged and its nozzle supported in a-manner to direct the stream in any desired direction.
One of the important objects of the invention is to so construct the device that when the nozzle end of the hose is engaged therewith it will be securely supported in the desired position and without likelihood of becoming disarranged and the stream directed otherwise than asv desired.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device for the purpose stated which may be readily manufactured at a low cost from inexpensive wire material and which will be substantial and durable and adapted to be conveniently employed.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of the device embodying the invention set up for use;
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the device removed from the ground;
Fig. 3 is a detail vertical transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2 looking in the direction indicated by the arrows;
Fig. 4 is a perspective view illustratlng a modified form of the device;
Fig. 5 is a similar view illustrating a further modification;
Fig. 6 is a similar View illustrating a still further modification.
In all forms of the invention the device is formed from a single length of wire bent and otherwise worked to the required form, and generally speaking, the device comprises a clamping headwhich is indicated in gen-- eral by the numeral 1, a shank which is indicated in general by the numeral 2, and anchoring prongs 3 and 4.
In that form of the invention shown in.
Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, the wire from which the device is formed is bent to form two helices 5 which comprise the clamping head 1. These helices are disposed in substantially parallel planes and are resiliently connected b a portion 6 common to the two and exten in diagonally between their lower portions. The shank 2 is formed by twisting together the two strands of the wire below the portion 6 and may be of any desired length. The prong 3 heretofore .referred to extends substantlally in alinement with the shank 2 and therefore substantially vertically beneath the axis of the head 1. The prong 4 is connected with the shank 2 by an arm 7 which extends at right angles to the said shank 2 and therefore horizontally between the shank and the upper end of the prong 4. In this form of the invention the prongs 3 and 4 extend substantially parallel to each other, and the prong 3 is of somewhat greater length then the prong 4. In using this form of the invention, the shank 2 is grasped and the prong 3 is worked into the ground with a back and forth rotary motion at the same time pressure is exerted against the device. When the prong has been inserted to such depth that the entering end of the prong 4 will contact with the ground surface, pressure may be exerted by the foot upon the arm 7 so as to force both prongs intothe ground. The device having been positioned in the manner stated, the hose to be supported and which is indicated in the drawings by the reference letter H is disposed between the members 5 of the clamping head land frictionally retained, the nozzle at this end of the hose being positioned at any desired angle so as to suitably direct the stream ofwater. The material of which the device is formed will possess sufiicient resiliency to insure of the hose being firmly gripped between the helices 5, and it will be evident that by reason of the substantial parallel disposition of the helices and the diagonal disposition of the connecting portion 6, the helices may maintain their substantial parallelism regardless of the position to which the hose, disposed between them, is adjusted.
In that form of the invention shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings the clamping head is lndicated by the numeral 8, the shank by the numeral 9, and the prongs by the numerals 10 and 11 and this form is identical in structure with the form previously described except that the head 8 comprises two substantially oblong rectangular members 12, the upper longitudinal sides and the ends of which occupy substantial parallel planes and the lower sides 13 and 14 cross dia onally and therefore correspond in their isposition to the disposition of the portion 6 of the head 1 and the ends of the helices 5 which form a juncture with the shank 2. This form of the invention is employed in the same manner as the previously described form and may be found especially desirable for use under some conditions because of the long bearing surface aflorded by the oblong rectangular members 12.
The form of the invention shown in Fig.
5 is substantially identical with the form shown in Fig. 4 except that in this case the clam ing head which is indicated in general by tile numeral 15, comprises rectangular members 16, these members being so disposed that their sides will all be non-parallel to the shank of the device.
Fig. 6 of the drawings illustrates a further modification in which the clamping head, indicated in general by the numeral 17, comprises two triangular members 18. These members 18 are disposed and connected with the shank of the device as illustrated in the said figure. Alsoin this form of the invention the structure of the device diii ers in another respect from the forms which have been previously described in that while the longer prong 19 is extended in alinement with the shank 20 of the device, the shorter prong 21 is directed at an angle laterally from the said prong 19 instead of extending parallel thereto.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A hose holder formed from a single length of resilient wire bent between its ends to provide companion members constituting a clamping head and occupying a proximately parallel planes, a portion of t e wire nevaesa extending diagonally between the lower portions of the said members and constituting a continuation of said ortions lmw to the two, the strands of t e wire being united to each other from a point immediately below the said portion and a short distance of their length to rovide a relatively short shank, one stran of the wire being extended downwardl from the lower end of the shank in allnement therewith to form a relatively long prong, the other strand of: the wire being bent to extend laterally from the lower end of the said shank and thence substantially parallel to the first-mentioned prong to provide a shorter prong laterally displaced with relation to the first-mentioned prong.
2. A hose holder formed from a single length of resilient wire bent between its ends to provide companion members constituting a clamping head and occupying approximately parallel planes, a portion of the wire extending diagonally between the lower portions of the said members and constituting a continuation of said portions common to the two, the strands of the wire being twisted together for a short portion or their length to provide a relatively short shank the up er end of which is located immediately be ow the diagonal portion of the clamping head, one of the strands being extended downwardly from the lower end or the said shank in alinement therewith to provide a relatively long unobstructed entering prong, the other strand being bent to extend laterally from the lower end of the twisted shank and being thence bent to extend downwardly to provide a shorter unobstructed prong spaced from the first-mentioned prong and substantially parallel therewith.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
EDWARD COLEMAN. [n s.]