US 1534438 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 21, 1925.
Q w. L. ABBY GARDEN HOSE SUPPORT FiledAu. 11, 1924 INVENTOR WARREN L. A 55v Patented Apr. 21, 1925.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WARREN L. ABBY, OF WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed August 11, 1924. Serial No. 731,368,
-- which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to devices for supporting the discharge end of garden or like hose to direct the stream thereof.
It is the principal object of the present invention to generally improve devices of the character referred .to,whereby to provide a simple and inexpensive garden hose support which may readily be set up in any desired position. on the ground and with which the nozzle end of the hose may be expeditiously engaged and its nozzle supported in a manner to direct the stream as desired.
In carrying out this object I construct a garden hose support of a single length of resilient material which is bent to form a ground engaging shank at one end. The other end is provided with a hose clamp with which the nozzleend of the hose may be engaged. The hose clamp is so formed that the inherent spring qualities of the material are employed as means for retaining the.
hose in position relative to the support. I
One form which the'invention may assume is exemplified in the following description and illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device showing ahose-nozzle supported therein.
Fig. '2 is a side elevation of the device showing the jaws thereof in an extended position in dotted lines. Referring more particularly to the accompanying drawings, 10 indicates a garden hose support formed of a single length of spring wire. This support is formed with a straight shank portion 11 terminating in a sharpened end 12 by which it may be engaged with the ground and heldeither in a vertical or inclined position to give a desired elevation to the hose nozzle supported by the device. The upper end of the shank 11 is formed with a substantially semi=circular jaw 14.- Beginning at this jaw the wire is helically wound to form a circular handle 15. After forming the handle the wire is bent to form a U-shaped clamping jaw 16 with a semi-circular base 17 which is disposed in alignment with and opposite the jaw 14. on the shank. The jaws 14: and 16 I cooperate and serve as a clamp for receiving the nozzle end of the hose. The jaws are normally held closed by the inherent spreading tendency of the helical loops forming the handle 15. I
To obtain an efficient grip on a hose inserted between the jaws 14: and 16 the end of the wire, after. forming the jaw 16, is formed with a return bend 18. It is then continued parallel to the portion forming the jaw 16 and terminates shortly beyond the base of the jaw. The jaw 16 is therefore formed of two spaced arms which are disposed on opposite sides of the jaw 1 1. This maintains the jaws in correct relative posiplions and affords an efiicient grip on the ose.
the device is held in the hand and the slightly curved end of the-j aw 16 is engaged latter will then be clamped between the jaws 14 and 16.
The handle of the device may then be gripped and the sharpened end of the shank driven into the ground to support the hose nozzle at the desired elevation and angle of inclination.
If it is desired to change the location of the hose or the direction of the stream, the handle may be gripped to turn the nozzle or remove the device and set it up in a new location.
It is obvious that the clamping jaws may be formed at the sides or top of the handle loops as well as in the position shown in the drawing.
The device here shown is very efiicient in use and is inexpensive with regards to manufacturing costs.
While I have shown the preferred form of my invention it is to be understood that various changes in its formand construction may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what jaw" for co-operation therewith, the end of I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patthe wire continuing past the jaw 0n the cut is: shank and then bent back upon itself par- A hose support formed of a, single length allel t0 the first half of the clamping jaw to W 5 of Wire bent to form a shank, a semi-circular q SBCOIld 1131f 0f fi fi c pi g j f jaw formed at one'end of said shank, a helild halves of the cla nplng aw being discally wound handle of comparatively large p s d upon ppposite sldes 0f the jaw on the diameter formed as a continuation of said h nk, the inherent spreading tendency of aw, the end of the wire forming the handle Said handle causing said jaws to yieldingly eing bent to form one half of a semi-circugrlp a hose inserted therebetween.
lar clamping jaw disposed opposite the other WARREN L. ABBY.