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Publication numberUS1573793 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1926
Filing dateFeb 3, 1925
Priority dateFeb 3, 1925
Publication numberUS 1573793 A, US 1573793A, US-A-1573793, US1573793 A, US1573793A
InventorsAnderson Arthur G
Original AssigneeAnderson Arthur G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Air-pressure-gauge attachment for inflating hose
US 1573793 A
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Feb. 23 1926;

A. G. ANDERSON AIR PRESSURE GAUGE ATTACHMENT FOR INFLATING HOSE Filed Feb. 3, 1925 Patented Feb, 23, 123 260 S'E'TES ARTHUR Gr. ANDERSON, OF USAGE, MINNESOTA.

AIR-PRESSURE-GAUGE ATTACHMENT FOR INFLATING HOSE.

Application filed February 3, 1925. Serial No. (5,586.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ARTHUR G. ANDERSON, acitizen of the United States, residing at Osage, in the county of Becker and State 5 oflvl-innesota, have invented certain new and useful improvements in an Air-Pressure-Gauge Attachment for Inflating Hose,

of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an attachment for the usual inflating hose employed for inflating a pneumatic tire, the attachment providing a means for supporting an air pressure gauge which is normally supported in an inoperative position on the inflating hose, the same being readily adapted to be swung into an operativeposition for ascer' taining the amount of air within the pneu- Imatic tire.

One of the important objects of the pres- 'ent' invention is to provide an attachment of the above mentioned character, which is of such constructionas to enable the same to be easily and readily associated with an inflating hose without affecting the usual and ordinary use of the hose in inflating a pneumatic tire. i V i A still further object is to provide an attachment of the above mentioned character,'which is of suohconstruction as to 9 enable any'well known type of air pressure gauge to be associated therewith, means being further provided for receiving a portion l of the fgauge when the same is in an inoperative position.

A still further object is to provide an at tachment of the above mentioned character, which is simple in construction, inexpensive, and furthermore adapted for the purposes for which the same is designated.

Other objects and advantages of this in vention will become apparent during the course of the following description.

in the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification and in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the same Figure 1 is a side elevation of the attachment embodying my invention showing the l with an ordinary inflating same associated hose and with an air gauge carried by the attachment disposed in an operative position, and

Fig. 2 is a top plan View.

In the drawing wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 1 designates the free end portion of an ordinary inflating hose, the same carrying on its free end the usual inflating valve head of nozzle 2 which is adapted to be detachably associated with the valve of the usual inner tube of a pneumatic tire in the manner well known in the art for the purpose of inflating said tube. fin elongated bar 3 is adapted to he supported on the upper surface of the free end portion of the inflating hose 1 adjacent the valve head 2 through the medium of the adjustable clamps 4 and 5 respectively associated with the bar at its outer and inner end.

A yoke member designated generally by the numeral 6 is provided at its inner end with the extension 7, the same being pivotally supported between the free ends of the clamp 4 on the fastening screw 8 whereby the yoke member is adapted for pivotal moveniient on the forward end of the bar. A fork shaped member designated generally by the numeral 9 is formed on the forward end of the yol-ze (i and adapted to be detachably supported in said fork shaped member through the medium of the adjustable thumb screw 10 which extends through the arms of the fork shaped member is an air pressure gauge designated generally by the numeral ll. the same being of the well known construction such as is ordinarily used in ascertaining the amount of air in a pneumatic tire.

A. holder 12 in the form of a substantially cylindrical receptacle is associated with the inner end of the bar 3, the forward side thereof being slit as illustrated at 13 to permit the shank portion 14 of the fork shaped member 9 to be disposed in said slot so that the movable gauge element of the pressure gauge will be disposed within the holder 12 in the manner shown in the dotted lines in Fig. 1 of the drawing when the air gauge is not in use A pair of cooperating spring catches 15 extend upwardly from the inner end of the bar 3 adjacent the forward part of the holder 12 and then engage the shank portion 1% of the fork shaped member 9 for preventing the accidental swinging movement of the yoke 6 and the air gauge carried bv the fork shaped member during the ordinary use of the air inflating hose.

\Vhenever it is desired to ascertain the air pressure of a pneumatic tire which has been inflated, the yoke 6 is swung upwardly on its pivot so that .the gauge .11 will be moved' outwardly from the holder 12 and-the yoke member 6 isof such construction as to permit the same to swing over the upper portion of the valve head 2. Across'p'iece 16 is provided on the yoke member 6 and engages I the top of the valve head for limiting the downward movement of the yokemember with respect to said valvehead. cooperating spring catches 17 are provided at. the forward end of the bar 1 for cooperatidn with the extension 7 formed on the rear o'i in'ner end of the yoke 6 for preventing nthela'ccidental upward swinging movement or the yoke during the use of the air gauge. The air gauge 11 will be supported in the 'position as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing Yin spaced relation with respect to the valve" head 2 so that the same may be readily placed on the valve stem of the usual inflating valve of a pneumatictire inner tube in'the nanner' well known in the art where by the amountof air placed iii-the inner tube may be readily ascertained.

After the tire gauge has been used, the same is returned to its normal position within the holder 12 so that the inflating hose maybe used without any interference by the air gauge. 1 Each of the aforementioned elements are adapted to be used independently. 'Tliesimplicity in which the present inven- 'tioii'isgconstructed enables the device to be thelho'se and furthermore any suitable air gauge may beassocia'ted withthe attachment readily'attached-to an ordinary inflating hose without necessitating any alteration of as bedesiredj 1 Eurtheriiiore the provision of" an attach-.- n'ent of'th'e above mentioned character, will saveoonsiderable time and labor and will at the air inflating hose.

all times be at the disposalof a person. using An attachment of the above mentioned character, is particularly adapted to be used at gasoline filling stations,'oi' stores selling tires as well as other automobile accessories and "where an air in dating hose is provided. "'VVhile I have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to beunderstood that various changes in the size, shape and arra'i'igement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.

1 Having thus described my invention, .what

I'claim as new is 1. An a r gauge attachment for an inflat- I "inghose comprising a bar supported on said hose adjacent the usual inflat-ing valve head carried by the free end of the hose, a yoke 111G111b01 .pivo'tally"supported at one end on the forward end of said'bar, means at the opposite/end of said yoke, member for supporting an air-gauge in a-vertical posit-ion,

A pair of said yoke being normally disposed over said bar to hold the air gauge n an inoperative carried the free end of the hose, a yoke ineinber pivotally supported at one end on the forward end of said bar, means at; the opposite end of said yoke member for gsup porting an air gauge in a-vertical position,

said yoke being normally disposed over said bar to hold the air gauge in an inoperative position, said air gauge be ing disposed in an operative position when the yoke member is swung outwardly over the inflating valve head, means for holding the air gauge when the same is disposed in normal inoperative- :posi

tion, said HIQZLHS'COIHPIiSiHg an open top receptacle supported on the inner-end of said bar, and means for preventing the upward swinging movement of the yoke member when the air gauge is in said receptacle.

3. An air gauge attachment for an in-' flating hose comprising a bar supported on said hose adjacentythe usual inflating valve head carried by tl e'free end ofjthe'hose, a yoke nemberxpivotally supported at one end on thejforward end'of said bar, means at the lop'positeend offlsai'd yoke member for supporting an air gauge in. a vertical posi tion, said yoke being normally disposed over said-bart-o hold. the air gaugeinan inoperativ'ei position, said air' gauge being dis posed lIl an operative position when the yoke member is swungoutwardly over the inflating valve head, and means for preventing any'relaitively vertical movement of the yoke member when the air gauge is disposed in an operative position. 1

4. .An air gauge attachment for an inflating hose comprising a bar" supported on. saidhose .ad acent the usual inflating va-lve' head carried on the free end of the hose,a

yoke member pivot-ally supported at one end .on' the forward end of said bar, a. fork shaped member carried by the opposite end of said yoke, means associated with said forkshaped member for supporting an air gauge in a vertical position, an open top holder supported on the inner end of said bar and adapted to receive said air gauge .ivhen the. same is in .an inoperative position and the yoke is disposed over saidbar,

means for holdingsaid yoke member against upward swinging movement when disposedin an inoperative position, said yoke member adapted to be swung over said valve head whereby the air gauge is disposed in an operative position.

An air gauge attachment for an inflating hose comprising a bar supported on said hose adjacent the usual inflating valve head carried on the free end of the hose, a yoke member pivotally supported at one end on the forward end of said bar, a fork shaped member carried by the opposite end of said yoke, means associated with said fork shaped member for supporting an air gauge in a vertical position, an open top holder supported on the inner end of said bar and adapted to receive said air gauge when the same is in an inoperative position and the yoke is disposed over said bar, means for holding said yoke member against upward swinging movement when disposed in an inoperative position, said yoke member adapted to be swung over said valve head whereby the air gauge is disposed in an operative position, and a cross seat associated with the yoke and engaging the top of the valve head when the air gauge is in an operative position for limiting the'downward swingingmovement of the yoke member.

6. An air gauge attachment for an inflating hose comprising a bar supported on said hose adjacent the usual inflating valve head carried on the free end of the hose, a yoke member pivot-ally supported at one end on the forward end of said bar, a fork shaped member 'arried by the opposite end of said yoke, means associated with said fork shaped member for supporting an air gauge in a vertical position, an open top holder supported on the inner end of said bar and adapted to roe ire said air gauge when the same is in an inoperative position and the yoke is disposed over said bar, means for holding said yoke member against upward swinging: movement when disposed in an inoperative position said yoke member adapted to be swung over said valve head whereby the air gauge is disposed in an op eratiie position, a cross seat associated with the yoke and engaging the top of the valve head when the air gauge is in an operative position for limiting the downward swinging movement of the yoke member, and means for preventing the upward swinging movement of the yoke member when said air gauge is in operative position.

In testimony whereof I atfix my signatul'e.

ARTHUR G. ANDERSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification73/714, 152/415
International ClassificationB60S5/00, B60S5/04
Cooperative ClassificationB60S5/04
European ClassificationB60S5/04