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Publication numberUS1735376 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1929
Filing dateApr 11, 1927
Priority dateApr 11, 1927
Publication numberUS 1735376 A, US 1735376A, US-A-1735376, US1735376 A, US1735376A
InventorsCarey Dennis E
Original AssigneeCarey Dennis E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fire-fighting appliance
US 1735376 A
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Nov. 12, 1929. v p. E. CAREY 1,735,37 6

FIRE FIGHTING APPLIANCE' Filed April 11. 1927 Patented Nov. I 12, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT" OFFICE DENNI E oAnEY, or LAWRENCE, ASSACHUSETTS FIRE-FIGHTING- APPLIANCE Application filed April 11,

the stream against the ceiling. I On account of the small size of the opening in which the hose nozzlemust be held,xits proximity to the ground, andfor other reasons, it is often practically impossible to direct a stream from an ordinary nozzle to the points desired under these conditions. An appliance of this nature, which may be advantageously 5 employed under such conditions, is therefore a desirable part of a fire fighting equipment.

to provide a form of play-pipe and aholding means therefor, which will enable a stream to be easily'directed' against the ceiling or into the corners of a room'through a small opening at the ground level. Also to provide an improved form of play-pipe holding means which is adapted foradjustment in a manner to enable the nozzle at the end of the pipe to be easily and conveniently held in positions in which it couldnot be held effectively with the ordinary type of handle, and Which is furthermore adapted for use for the purposes of a handle under ordinary conditions, as well as the special conditions before referred to.

I accomplish these objects by providing a play-pipehaving its nozzle set at an obtuse angle thereto and having an elongated handle which is arranged to be secured thereto in a position, or adjusted thereon to a position in which it extends for approximately the length of the pipe beyond the hose cou- The primary objects of my invention are" 1927. Serial No. 182,566.

Fig. 1 is a, side elevation of a preferred embodiment of the invention, and

Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof, showing the same in several positions of use.

Fig. 3is a plan view showing the device in folded position and Figs. 4 and 5 are detail sectional views at lines 44 and 55 respectively of Fig. 3.

As shown in the drawings, a metal hose or play pipe 10 is provided having an ordinary hose coupling 11 at one end, for connecting the flexible fire hose 12 thereto, and, at the opposite end a nozzle 13 which is set at an angle of approximately to the pipe 10, the latter being straight and cylindrical in form. Two brackets 14 and 15, which are identicalin construction, are provided, each consisting of anannular sleeve having a pair of oppositely disposed arms extending divergently therefrom. The sleeve portions of said brackets are fitted on the pipe 10, the bracket 14 being slidable thereon, throughout its entire length and the bracket 15 being secured thereto by any suitable means, asby a set screw 16, in close proximity to the coupling 11; The bracket 14 also has a set screw 17 therein, which is adapted to bemanually operated, so that it may be readily locked in any position to which it may be adjusted. The set screws 16, 17 are located midway between thebracket arms inwhat may be considered as the upper sides of the brackets, the side in which they are located being uppermost when its appliance'is in use. A pair of parallel rods 18, preferably of hard WOOCl, are securely fastened at adjacent ends in apertures 19, formed in the arms of the bracket 14, and are extended through similar apertures in arms of the bracket 15, in which they are slidable. A handle 20 is secured to the opposite ends of the rods, at the opposite side of the bracket 15 from the bracket 14. As thus arranged, the rods 18 are held inparallel relation to each other and to the pipe 10 and equidistant from the latter and the bracket 15 is secured on the pipe 10 in such a'position, with relation to the position of the nozzle 13, that the rods are held somewhatabove the level of the pipe, when it is held horizontally, with the nozzle projecting upward in a vertical plane, in which position the rods, if extended, would be held at opposite sides of, and equidistant from the nozzle. The sleeve portion of each bracket 14, 15 provides a cylindrically formed, or transversely rounded face between its arms, at the under side thereof, on one or both of which the pipe "10 is supported" when in use, as hereinafter described.

WVhen the parts are in what may be considered the normal or folded position, the bracket 141- is held close to the nozzle 13 and the handle 20 close to the relatively fixed bracket 15, as shown in Fig. 3, the bracket 14 being locked to the pipe by the set screw 17. In this position the rods 18 will be practically coextensive with the pipe 10 and will serve as handles therefor when it is to be'manuailly support-ed. If, however, it is desired to insert the pipe into a window opening and to direct the stream in various directions, from the sill thereof, and particularly upwardly, so that the stream will strike the ceiling of the compartment to which the window opens, the set screw 17 is loosened and the bracket 14, the rods 18 and handle 20 are moved back so that they extend over the hose pipe or beyond the end of the pipe 10 to which the hose is connected, as shown in Fig; 1, the brackets 14, 15 being thus held. close together. Then thepipe is passed through the window. and so held that the transversely rounded. faces on the unc er sides of the brackets rest on the window sill. As thus supportedand held by manual engagement with'the handle 20, for rods 18, the pipe 10 may then be tilted vertically on the side as a fulcrum or swunghorizontally or rocked laterally on the supporting face of the sleeves towards either side, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, by moving the handlev and rods correspondingly, so that the stream may be directed against anypart ofthe ceilin or into any of the corners of the room. That is, as the nozzle 13 extends obliquely upward when the pipe is supported on the transversely curved under sides of the brackets 14, 15, the stream will be directed towards the ceiling and when the pipe is rolled sidewise on said under sides, the stream may be directed horizontally in practically any direction by swinging the pipe on the fulcrum provided by the brackets. 7

Under these conditions, thehose will extend down from thepipe beneath the rods, so

that it will not interfere with the manipulm tion of the nozzle, as shown in Fig. 1..

When the pipe is supported in the manner indicated in Fig. 1, it may be easily held in position and directed in the different ways indicated by means of the rods and their connecting handle, the rods being spaced apart sufiiciently and the handle 20 being shaped in loop form to permit the rods to be swung down at each side of the hosepipe, and the transverse leverage provided by the location of the rods being such that the play-pipe may be easily rocked or rolled laterally on the supporting faces of the brackets and held in these positions.

I claim:

1. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe having a hose coupling at one end and a nozzle at the opposite end, a bracket fixed on the pipe adjacent said coupling, a pair of rods slidably mounted in said bracket in parallelism with said pipe, handle connecting the ends of said rods at the opposite side of said bracket from said nozzle and means for locking said rods to the pipe in positions coextensive with the pipe and in positions in which they extendv beyond said coupling.

2. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe having a hose coupling at one end and a nozzle at the opposite end, a bracket slidably mounted on the pipe for adjustment throughout approximately the length thereof, a pair of rods secured at their ends next the nozzle to said bracket and extending therefrom in parallelism with the pipe, a handle connecting the opposite ends of said rods from the bracket, and means for locking the bracket to the pipe in the various positions to which it is adjusted.

3. A fire fighting'appliance comprising a play pipe having a hose coupling at one end and a nozzle at the oppositeend, a bracket fixed on the pipe adjacent said coupling and a bracket slidable on the pipe between the fixedbracket and the nozzle, a pair of rods slidably mounted in said fixed bracket in par-V allelism with said pipe and secured at their ends next the nozzle to the slidable bracket, a handle connecting theopposite ends of said rods, and means for locking said slidable bracket to the pipe in the various positions to which it maybe adjusted.

4. A fire fighting appliance comprising an elongated pipe portion having a relatively short nozzle portion at one end, extended in oblique relation thereto, and a hose pipe coupling at the opposite end, a pair of brackets mounted on the pipe, one being fixed on the pipe adjacent said coupling and the other slidable thereon between the fixed bracket and the nozzle, a pair of rods slidable in the fixed bracket in parallelism with the pipe and secured at adjacent ends in said slidable bracket in positions in which continuations thereof would extend at opposite sides of said nozzle, a handle connecting the ends of said rods at the opposite side of the fixed bracket from the nozzle and means for locking said rods to the p'ipein their various positions of adjustment. 7

5. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe having a top and a bottom side and having a nozzle section extending upwardly from one end thereof at an obtuse angle to its top side and a hose connection at the opposite end, an elongated handle mounted on said pipe in parallel relation thereto and at approximately the level ofthe top side thereof and having means for locking the same there to in a position in which the handle extends beyond the hose connection end of the pipe for approximately its entire length, and arest for the pipe at its bottom side adjacent the hose connection end thereof and arranged to permit swinging and lateral tilting movement of the pipe while supported thereon and manipulated by the handle when in said position. A

6. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe having a top and a bottom side and having a nozzle section extending upwardly from one end thereof at an obtuse angle to its top side and a hose coupling at the opposite end, a pair of rods mounted on thepipe in.

parallel relation thereto in a plane adjacent the level of the top side thereof and longitudinally adjustable thereon between positions in which they are coextensive with the pipe and in which they extend beyondthe cou-e pling for the greater portion of their lengths and means'for locking said rods to the pipe in their different positions of adjustment.

7. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe having a top and a bottom side and having a nozzle section'extending upwardly from one end thereof at an obtuse angle to its top side and a hose coupling at the opposite end, a pair of rods mounted on the pipe in parallel relation thereto, in a plane adjacent the level of the top side thereof, and longitudinally adjustable thereon between positions in which they are coextensive with the pipe and in which they extend beyond the coupling for the greater portion of their lengths, a handle connecting the opposite ends of said rods from the nozzle section and means for locking said rods to the pipe in their diflerent positions of adjustment.

8. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe having a top and bottom side and a nozzle section extending upwardly from one end thereof at an obtuse angle to its top side and having a hose coupling at the opposite end, a bracket fixed on the pipe adj acent said coupling and having a supporting face for the pipe at the opposite side thereof from that at which said nozzle section extends, a pair of rods slidably mounted in said bracket in parallelism with said pipe, means for locking said rods to the pipe in a position in which they extend for the greater portions of their lengths beyond the coupling end of the pipe, and means connecting the end portions of the rods opposite the nozzle section.

9. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe, having a top and bottom side and having a nozzle section extending upwardly from one end thereof at an obtuse angle to its top side and a flexible hose connected to its opposite end, a rest for the pipe disposed on.

its bottom side adjacent its hose end and having a supporting face arranged to permit ver- I tical swinging and lateral rocking motion of thepipe thereon, and an elongated handle rigid with the pipe arranged to extend longitudinally thereof above the hose at its point of connection with the pipe and while the pipe is supported on said rest.

10. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe, having a top and bottom side and having a nozzle section extending-upwardly from one end thereof atan obtuse angle to the top side and a flexible hose connected to its opposite end, and a rigid elongated handle mounted on the pipe, and arranged to be rigidly connected thereto in two positions of use, in one of which it is opposite the pipe and in the other of which it extends longitudinally thereofbeyond the hose end of the pipe, at its top side, so that it may extend above the hose when the pipe is in a position 'to point the nozzle upward, and may be swung thereover in manipulating thepipe thereby while the latter is supported atits bottom side.

, 11. A fire fighting appliance comprising a play pipe, having a top and bottom side and having a nozzle section extending upwardly from one end thereof at an obtuse angle to 7 its top side and a flexible hose connected to its opposite end, and a pair of elongated handles rigid with the pipe and arranged to extend therefrom at its hose end, longitudinally thereof and in positions in which they may i be swung over the hose when the nozzle is held in a position to point upward, to permit the pipe to be rocked and swung by the handles while supported adjacent its hose end in positions to direct a stream from the nozzle upwardly or laterall 12. A fire fighting app iance comprising a play pipe having a nozzle section at one end and a hose connection at its opposite end and having a supporting face therefor on its bottom side adjacent said connection, said nozzle section being extended upwardly from the pipe at an obtuse angle to its top side, and a rigid elongated handle mounted on the pipe adjacent the level of its top side and in longitudinal relation therewith, said handle being arranged for adjustment from a position coextensive with the pipe to a position in which it extends, for the greater portion of its length, beyond the hose end thereof, at said and a hose connection at its opposite end and having a supporting face therefor on its bottom side adjacent said connection, said nozzle section being extended upwardly from the pipe at an obtuse angle to its top side, and a pair of rods mounted on the pipe in parallel relation thereto and at opposite sidesof and approximately equidistant from the central, vertical, longitudinal plane of said pipe and nozzle section, and adjacent the level of the top side of the pipe said rods being arranged for longitudinal adjustment between a position in which they are coextensive with the pipe and a position in which they extend beyond thehose end thereof.- I

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.

DENNIS E. CAREY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification239/273, 239/588, 239/525, D23/214, 248/75
International ClassificationA62C31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA62C31/005
European ClassificationA62C31/00B