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Publication numberUS1636190 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1927
Filing dateJul 30, 1925
Priority dateJul 30, 1925
Publication numberUS 1636190 A, US 1636190A, US-A-1636190, US1636190 A, US1636190A
InventorsMahoney Frank D
Original AssigneeMahoney Frank D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for washing vehicles
US 1636190 A
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July 19, 1927. '1. 36,190

F. D. MAHONEY APPARATUS FOR WASHING VEHICLES Filed July 50, 1925 ,llu-

ATTORNE'Y Patented July 19, 1927.

UNITED} STATES 34m; .1). MAHQNEY, or SAN ANSELMQ, cem ronma AYIiARATUS FOB WASHING VEHICLES.

Application filed Jul so, 1925. Serial m. 41,019.

This invention relates to the apparatus tor washing vehicles in. which a i'neans is provided for delivering a prepared solution of liquid to a sprayer under pressure.

An object 01% this. invention is to provide an apparatus for washing vehicles in which a heated soapy solution ot'liquid is prepared and delivered to a spraying means under pressurt-r by. a pump. i

' Another object of this invention is to provide an apparatus for washing vehicles in which a liquid solution is automatically prepared and. delivered to a sprayer under pressure. 1

A further object 01 this invention is to provide an apparatus for washing autoinobiles in whichthe amount of soap and liquid necessary for. its satisfactory operation are antiimatically regulated.

A :ti-irther object o l? thisinveution is to provide an apparatus for washing automobiles in which compartments are provided tor the contauungol' solutlons and to which a spray. pump is connected for the withdrawing of the solutions and the forcingv of them through a nozzle under various degrees of pressure.

In the accompanying drawings .liorming. a part of this application,

Fig. 1. a sectional view of the liquid containers, showing the construction thereof with the various connections attached theret o Fig. 2 is a top view of the liquid containers;

Fig. 3 is a perspective View. of my invention showing the arrangement of the parts thereof with the connection thereon; and

Fig. 1 is an enlarged vertical sectional View of the'check valve used to regulate the amount of cleansing material admitted into the liquid container.

. Referring. to the drawings in which like. numerals of reference refer .to the same parts throughout the various views, the numeral 1 represents a liquid containerpreferably of cylindrical shape and constructed from any suitable material such as sheet iron. The container 1 is provided with a top 2 and. a bottom 3, the top having a chimney 4 secured to its central part. Locatedapproxiinately in the central part of the container 1 and extending't'rom the top 2 to the bottom 3 is cylindrical partition 5 on the outside of which is located a tiller 6, comprised of an insulating material such as magnesiun r or asbestos. Extending around the tiller ('5, and assuming the general shape of partitiono, is a cylindrical plateT, adapted to enclose and render Water-tight the space between 5 and 7 in whichtheti-ller 6 located. The partition secured to the top 2 and bottom 3' bysolder, welding or other suitable means, in-such a manner that liquid is prevented from passing. from or into-(the compartment 0 which is "formed by the partition: 5,.nnfd from or. into the coniipartineirt (Z which is located insideicontainer. 1 between 1 and 7, except as hereinafter described. Y Located within the compartment 0, formed by the cylindrical and the cylindrical plate 7 are v partition 5, are a pluralityot pipes. or tubes 8,. which are open at their lower. ends, extend through holes. in the bottom, and extend in an upward direction through suitable holes the top 2 inside chimney 4. Located directly underneath the tubes 8 is a suitable burner l), whichwhen in operation, heats the tubes '8. The fun-res from burner 9 pass through the tubes 8 and out through the chimney 1. The burner 9 may be adapted to burn gas, oil or any other suitable. fuel, the same being fed thereto by any suitable means such as av pipe 16). Connecting theinsde or the compartment 0, formed by the cylindri cal partition 5, with the compartment (Z,

located between cont-aner 1 and cylindrical plate 7, is. a pipe 11,. which extends from a point near the lower part of partition 5 in an upward direction through the tiller 6 and tl'irough plate 7 into the compartment (Z. The pipe 11 provided, with-in compartment cl, with av check valve 12, which operates in such a manner as to prevent liquid from compartments from flowing into com-- partmental, but does allow liquid tromconr partment .al' to flow into compartment 0.

'The inside of compartment 0 is connected to. pump 1 by a suction pipe 14: which eX- tends through'partition 5 at a point below the central part, upwardly through filler 6,

through top 2' and across it, down the side of container 1 to pipe 15- which is suitably I connected-to the pump 13-. A suitable valve.

1 6 is provided on pipe 14-, which permits the shutting off a: the liquid flowing from co1npartment c to the pumplg. The pump is connected to the compartment (5' by a suction pipe 17 which extends: through the wall of the container 1 and is connected to pipe 15 'other liquid solution.

outside thereof at a point adjacent the union of pipes 1 1 and 15. Pipe 17 is provided with a valve 18 which enables the shutting off of liquid flowing from compartment d to pump 13.

The pump 13 may be of any suitable make adapted for both suction purposes and for ejecting liquid. under pressure. In this con nection, I have found that sprayer type pumps embodying various forms of construction may be used. The pump 13 is provided with a pressure relief valve 13, which may be conveniently adjusted so as to regulate the amount of pressure under which the liquid is ejected.

The pump 13 is connected, adjacent pressure relief valve 13 with compartment cl by pipe 19, which extends through container 1. Connected to pipe 19 at a point near its entry into compartment (5 and extending partly across and through top 2, is extension pipe 20, which connects pump 13 with compartment 0. Located at the junction of pipes 19 and 20 is a two way valve 21, which permits the flow of liquid from the pump either into compartments 0 or d, as is desired.

Connected to the pump at a point where the liquid is ejected therefrom, is a hose 22, provided with a valve 23, and attached to a suitable spraying nozzle. The valve 23 permits the shutting off of liquid passing from the pump through the hose. Extending through the wall of container 1 is a pipe 24, which is connected to a source of water or The pipe 2 1 is provided with a shut off valve 25 to which is attached rod 26 that is suitably connected to a ball 27, adapted to rest on the water in compartment (Z and turn on the water coming through pipe 24L when the water level in the said compartment reaches a low point.

Secured to the rod 26 and extending verti-.

cally through the top 2 is a rod 27 on the end of which is pivoted a horizontal rod 28. Rod 28 is suitably attached to check valve 29 which is connected to pipe 30 leading from a soapcontaining receptacle 31 into compartment 0. The valve 29 is opened by the ball 27, which upon moving in a downward direction, turns the rod 28, thereby opening the valve 29 and permitting the soap to pass from receptacle 31, through pipe 30 into compartment 0. As shown in Fig. i the check valve 29 is provided with a centrally located recess through which soap may proceed from receptacle 31 into compartment 0. Extending transversely through the centrally located recess in the valve 29 is a pin 32 which is provided with an opening therein adapted to register with the said centrally located opening in the said valve 29, thereby allowing the soap to proceed downwardly toward compartment 0. When it is desired to shut off the supply of soap passing from receptacle 31 through the valve 29,

the pin 32 is turned, thereby closing the centrally located opening in the said valve. The rod 28 extends transversely through the centrally located opening in the valve 29 and is also provided in the same manner as pin 32, with an opening which is adapted to register with the centrally located opening in valve 29. Upon the turning by the ball 27 of the rod 28, the opening therein either registers with the centrally located opening in valve 29 and allows the soap to proceed into compartment 0, or closes the said opening and prevents the soap from so passing into the said compartment. The top 2 is provided with a lid 33, which may be removed to permit inspection of the inside of the container.

The pump 13 is connected to motor 34 by belt 35, thereby providing suitable energy for operating the apparatus.

A valve 36, connected to the lower part of compartment (Z affords a means for draining the liquid from the said compartment.

Describing the operation of the apparatus, water or any other suitable liquid solution is admitted into compartment d throu 'h pipe 24L to the desired level and to the height where the ball 27 shuts the valve 25 oif. The liquid from con'ipa'rtment (Z flows through pipe 11 into compartment 0, reaching the level of the liquid in compartment d. The fuel in burner 9 is ignited and the pipes 8 are heated, thereby heating the liquid in compartment c. The motor 34 is started, thereby operating the pump through belt 35. If it is desired that a comparatively hot liquid be used in washing a vehicle, the valve 18 is turned to an off position and only the liquid from con'ipartnient 0 is allowed to be witl1- drawn through pipes 1 1 and 15 by the pump 3, from which it is ejected under pressure through hose 22. If a comparatively cold liquid is to be used the valve 16 is turned to an oil position and'valve 18 opened, thereby allowing liquid from compartment (Z to flow through pipes 17 and 15 to pump 13 from which it is ejected. The liquid from both compartments may be used by opening the valves 16 and 18, and the temperature of the liquid so used may be regulated by so adjusting the two valves.

If for some reason it is not desired to spray the liquid on the vehicle at any particular time, the valve 23 is shut off and the valve 21 is opened into either of the compartments thereby allowing the liquid pass ing through the pump to be forced back into either of the compartments.

As the liquid in either of the compartments is used, the water level drops in compartment d, thereby causing the ball 27 to move in a downward direction, thereby opening valve 25, and operating the rods 27' and 28 in such a manner as to open check valve 29 located on pipe 30. below receptacle 31. The

opening of check valve 29 causes the Soap,

lye or other cleansing material'located 1n: receptacle 31 to flow through pipe 30 into compartment 0. a V

The liquid in compartment 0 iskept' in a heated condition, while the liquid in com partment dis comparatively cooler and free from soap or other material, thereby affording a means for furnishing heated liquid having cleansing material therein, or a liquid comparatively cooler and tree from such material.

While the form of construction herein illustrated and described is fully adapted to tullill all of the objects primarily stated, it is to beumlerstood that I do notavish to limit the invention in this regard, for it is susceptibleof embodiment of other forms, all coining within the scope of the following claims. v l I I claim:

"1 An apparatus for washing vehicles comprising,a plurality of liquid containers, a pump connected to the containers whereby liquid may be withdrawn from any or all of the containers and ejected under pressure, means connecting the container; whereby the same liquid levels may be maintained in all of the containers and means for automatically delivering a cleansing material to one ot' the containers 2. An apparatus for washing vehicles coi'i priisng, a plurality of liquid containers, a pump connected to each of the containers by a series of pipes whereby liquid may be withdrawn from any or all of the containers and ejected, means connecting the containers whereby the same liquid level may be mamtamed in all of the containers, and means for automatically delivering a cleansing material to oneof the containers.

3. An apparatus for washing vehicles comprising a plurality of liquid containers,

means connecting the containers whereby liquid may bepermitted to flow from one container to another, means for delivering a cleansing material to the containers, and a. pump connected to each of the containers whereby liquid may be withdrawn from any or all of the containers.

4:. An apparatus for washing vehicles comprising a plurality of liquid containers, meanstor heating liquid in one of the containers, a pump connected to each of the containers whereby liquid maybe withdrawn from an 1 or all of the containers means'con other liquid container located therein, means for heating the l quid inthe second men'- tioned container, means connecting the two containers whereby liquid may flow from one container to the other, a pump connected to each ofthe containers whereby liquid; may be withdrawn fron i either or both of the said containeisimd means connect-ed to one of the containers and actuated by the fall of the water level in the said container whereby a cleansing material may be delivered to the saidcontainer.

An apparatus for washing vehicles comprising a liquid container having a pluralit of compartments therein, means for heating the liquid in the container, means for permitting the liquid to flow from one compartment to anoth'er, a pump connected to each of the compartments for witl'idrawing' liquid from any or all of the compartments, and means connected to the container and actuated by thetall of the waterlevel in one of-the compartn'ients whe'reby a cleans ing material may be automatically delivered to the container. 7Q "An apparatus for washing"vehicles, comprising a liquid'container having located therein anotherliquid container, means for heating the liquid'in one of the containers, means for delivering a cleansing material to one of the containers, a pipe connecting the two containers, whereby the same liquid'level'T may be maintained in the two containers, a pump connected to each of the containers whereby liquid may be withdrawn from. either or both of the containers and ejected under pressure and means whereby liquid is delivered to one of the containers in proportion to the amount withdrawn from either or both of the containers 8 An apparatus for washing "ehicles, comprising a liquid container divided intq two compartments, an insulating material located between the two compartments, a series of pipes located in one of the compartments,

a burner located belowthe pipes, whereby heat is delivered to the pipes, a pipe connecting the two compartments whereby the liquid in bothcompartments is maintained at the same level, a pump connectedto each of the compartments whereby liquid may be withdrawnfrom either or both and ejected under pressure, and means for automatically delivering liquid to one of the containers in proportion to the amount withdrawn from either or both of the compartments.

, 9. An apparatus for washing vehicles comprising'a' liquid container divided into; a plurality of compartments, means for antomatically allowing liquid to flow into one of the compartments, means connecting the compartments whereby liquid may flow fronij one compartment to another, means for automatically delivering a cleansing material to one of the compartments, and a pump con-' nected to each of the compartments for withdrawing liquid and ejecting it under pressure.

10. An apparatus for washing vehicles, comprising a liquid container divided into a plurality of compartments, a pump connected to each of the compartments whereby liquid from any or all of the compartments may be withdrawn and ejected under pressure, means connecting the pump and each of the compartments whereby liquid withdrawn from any or all of the compartments may be delivered into any of the compartments, means for heating the liquid in one of the compartments, means for automatically delivering liquid to the compartments, and means for maintaining the same liquid level in both compartments.

11. An apparatus for washing vehicles,

"comprising a liquid container divided into two compartments, means for automatically delivering liquid to the compartments in proportion to the amount of liquid used, means connecting the two con'ipartments whereby the level of the liquid in the two compartments is maintained at the same height, a pump connected to the two compartments for withdrawing liquid from either or both of the compartments and ejecting the same under pressure, connec tions leading from the pump to each of the compartments through which liquid withdrawn from either or both of the compartments may be delivered to either of the compartments, means for automatically delivering a cleansing material to one of the compartments, and means for heating one of the compartn'ients.

12. An apparatus for washing vehicles, comprising a liquid container divided into two compartments, means for heating one of the compartments, means located between the two compartments whereby the heat is prevented from passing from one compartment into the other, means connecting the two compartments whereby the level of the liquid in the two compartments is mainlained at the same height, a pump connected to each of the compartments for withdrawing liquid from either or both and ejecting it under pressure, separate connections leading from the pump to the two compartments, through which the liquid withdrawn from either or both of the compartments may be delivered to either of the compartments, means for automatically allowing liquid to enter one of the compartments in proportion to the amount withdrawn and ejected from either or both of the compartments, and means for automatically delivering a cleansing material to one of the compartments, which said means is operated by the fall of the water level in the compartments.

l3. An apparatus for washing vehicles, comprising a liquid container divided into two compartments, a series of pipes located within one of the compartments, means for delivering heat to one of the compartments through the pipes, a pipe connecting the two compartments for transferring liquid from one compartment to the other and for maintaining the level of the liquid in the tWo compartments at the same height, means for automatically delivering liquid to one compartment, a pump connected to each of the compartments whereby liquid may be withdrawn from either or both and ejected under pressure, means connecting the pump and the two compartments through which liquid withdrawn from either or both of the compartments may be forced back into either of the compartments, and means for automatically delivering a cleansing material to one of the compartments.

14:. An apparatus for washing vehicles comprising, a liquid container divided into a plurality of compartments, means connecting the compartments whereby liquid may flow from one compartment to another, a pump connected to each of the compartments for withdrawing liquid from any or all of the compartments, and means for antomatically delivering a cleansing material to one of the compartments.

15. In an apparatus for washing vehicles, the combination of a liquid container divided into a plurality of con'ipartments, a pump connected to the container for withdrawing liquid therefrom, means for permitting liquid to flow from one compartment to another, wherehy the same liquid level is maintained in all of the compartments, and means for automatically delivering a cleansing n1aterial to the container.

FRANK D. MAHONEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification137/259, 239/304, 239/135, 137/336, 122/115
International ClassificationB60S3/04
Cooperative ClassificationB60S3/044
European ClassificationB60S3/04C