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Publication numberUS1881539 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1932
Filing dateOct 21, 1930
Priority dateOct 21, 1930
Publication numberUS 1881539 A, US 1881539A, US-A-1881539, US1881539 A, US1881539A
InventorsAlexander B B Harris
Original AssigneeAlexander B B Harris
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination hose reel and sprinkler
US 1881539 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

OCt. 11, 1932. HARR|$ 881,539

COMBINATION HOSE REEL AND SPRINKLER Filed Oct. 21, 1950 WITNESSES fffllQ 6w 1H 13.52311 w,

ATTORNEY I utilize'the ordinary as a devlce on whlch to the reel will hold Patented Oct. 11, 1e32 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 'ALEXANDER B. B. HARRIS, OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMBINATION HOSE REEL AND SPRINKLER Application filed ctober21, 1930. Serial No. 490,309.

An object of the invention, which for the purpose of illustration of its principles is embodied in a hose reel of a familiar type, is to so combine the nozzle of a hose with the reel from which thehose is first unwound that the nozzle at any selected adjustment and throw the stream of water in the desired direction.

A further object of the invention is to household hosereel both wind the hose when not in use and as a means for adjustably holding the hose nozzle in selected positions so 1 thatthe stream of water can be directed where desired when the hose is in use.

A further object of the invention is to enable the combination of a hose reel of any type with the nozzle or mouthpiece of the hose adapted to be wound thereon, so that 1 ing-had tothe accompanylng drawing in said reel can be made to play thedouble part already pointed out.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the following specification, reference bewhich A Figure 1 is a side elevation of a familiar type of hose reel, illustrating the combination therewith of the nozzle after the hose has been unwound and attached to a water outlet (not shown).

' Figure 2 is a front elevation of the hose reel, a part being shown in section.

Figure 3 is a detail vertical section taken 3 on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a horizontal section taken substantially on being shown in elevation.

Figure 5 is a detail View illustrating a modified type of clamping device.

The more or less familiar hose reel illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 comprises a frame 1, which for the purpose of this disclosure is regarded as a base, and the drum 2 which together with its guiding or retaining arms 3 is regarded as the movable member. The

the line 4-4 of Figure 3, parts clamping of the movable memberfl, 3 is pivoted on the frame as at 4, and it is upon this pivot that the movable member turns both for the purpose of coiling the hose 5 when not in use and adjusting the nozzle 6 to Various elevations when the hose is in use.

To the latter end provisionis made of a clamping device 7 by which attachment of the hose and nozzle with the hose reel is made. The clamping device may partake of any one of a variety of forms, but the ones selected for illustration herein comprise a block 8 .(Figures 3 and 4) with a nipple 9 of which the nozzle 6 is an integral part, a threaded recess 10 at the other side with which the end of the hose 5 is coupled. Water from the hose 5 flows through the bore 11 and thence out of the nozzle 6.

A slot 12 (Fig. 4) in a lateral enlargement 13 of the block 8 receives one of the arms 3 whereupon a set screw 14 is screwed home in order to temporarily afiix the clamping device to the arm of the reel. Should it be preferred to use a wedge in lieu of the screw 14 it is intended that such substitution shall be within the scope of this disclosure.

Another and somewhat simpler form of clamping device comprises a member 15 (Fig. 5) which, in effect, is a band that will be slid over the end of one of the arms 3 and then fastened by a set screw 14 as before. This member 15 has a pendent hook 16 in which either the hose or a part of the nozzle may be rested as denoted by 17 the small 85 end 18 of the hook extending up high enough to enable the insertion of a retaining pin 19 on a bias. The end 18 obviously has an angled hole for the purpose, and when the pin is inserted its head 20 will bind against the hose or nozzle and thus hold the latter with necessary firmness.

It is even possible to reduce the factor of hose or nozzle to simpler terms by pressing the hose holder 21 into service. This hose holder is customarily of U-shape, is permanently affixed to one of the arms 3 and has a resilient quality in which respect it too is a clamping device. The hose or nozzle, again denoted by 17 may be inand w 5 I claim serted in the holder 21 for the purpose of directing the water stream where desired.

Thus far it is clear that-the discharge end of the hose is to be attached in one way or another to the ordinarily movable member of a conventional reel. But the movable I membermust be prevented from movement during such attachment and during the sprinkling operation otherwise the stream could not be directed to desired spots as 2 herein contemplatedvmThe purpose-is ac complish-ed by using a wedge 22 in conjunction with the frame 1. This is simply a'bent 1 piece that fits around one side oi the frame '15 about as shown, and is capable of'being slid down betweenthe frame and the rim of the drum 2, so asto bind the latter wherever set. It willbe understood without minute explanation that with the nozzleion'ce slipped 39 The, hose being flexible permits turning of V the hose reel upon those parts that rest on the ground. a I o The operation is readily understood. Considering the form in Figures l'zand 2, the

3 user will unwind the hose 5 and attach one end toi the water outlet. The clamping device 7 will be slipped over one of the arms 3 and fixed, in position by theflset screw 14. The drum 2 "is next turned until the nozzle Gas- 4Q sumes the desired inclination, whereupon the wedge 22 is pushed in between the rim of the drum 2"and theadjoining side of the frame 1 whereupon the adjustment will be completed. 7 Upon later desiring to ch-ange'the vertical 4!! angle. of discharge itis only necessary to turn the drum in reference tofthe wedge 22, the friction between'the t'wobeing of suficiently low 'degree to permit thefeasy movement.

Horizontal adjustments are made by simply {5Q laying the hose 5 in a slightly difierent position, when the entire reel will correspondingly' adapt itself. This description can be 7 read in connection with any of theremaining when not in use, a clamping device for attaching the nozzle of a hose to a part of the movable member in a sprinkling position, and a wedge insertable between a part of the base and the movable member to prevent movement ofsaid memberand to hold the nozzle at a desired inclination.

3. In a hosereel having a base and a revoluble drumwith hose retaining arms, a clamplng device for attaching the discharge end of ahoseto one of theiarms to hold the nozzle in a sprinkli'ng position, and means insert- :ablebetween' apart of the base andfan adjoining rim of therd'rum to keep the latter from revolving. I

Al. In a hosereel having a baseand arevoluble drum with hose retaining arms, a clamping device for attaching a hose and nozzle to one of the arms, said device comprising a block having a bore to'the ends of which the hose and nozzle are coupled, and a slotted enlargement receiving said arm, and means to secure said arm and block; and means insertable between the rim of the drum and a part of the base,

5. In a hose reel, a movable member including a drum. with a hose retaining arm, a member fitted upon the arm having means to secure the member in positioma hook car ried by said member to receive a portion of a hose, means inserted through part of the hook to engage the hose and retain itin the hook, a base respecting which the member is movable, and means engageable with the'base and member to hold the member at relative adjustments. g

6. In a hose reel having a'base, a movable member for storing the hose when not in use,

means to adjust said member to various positions in. reference to the base, a clamping device forattaching a hose to said movable member, said device comprising a. hook defining recess, saidhook having an. angled hole, and a pin insertable in the hole to extend at an inclination over the recess to retaina hose inserted in the recess.


types of clamping devices in Figures .5and 2. v

- 1. 'In ahosereel having a base and a freely movable member for storing the hose when not in use, a clamping device for attachmg a hose nozzle to the movable member in a sprinkling position; and means engageable With'the basevand vable member to, st p I the movement of said member and hold the latter at relative adjustments. q 2. In a hose reel having a base and a 55 freely movable member" for storingthe hose

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US3327323 *Sep 1, 1964Jun 27, 1967Jr William S MillerPivotally mounted closet disposal
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U.S. Classification137/355.12, 248/76, 239/745
International ClassificationB65H75/40
Cooperative ClassificationB65H2701/33, B65H75/403
European ClassificationB65H75/40A