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Publication numberUS1918768 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 18, 1933
Filing dateFeb 25, 1931
Priority dateFeb 25, 1931
Publication numberUS 1918768 A, US 1918768A, US-A-1918768, US1918768 A, US1918768A
InventorsMarkkula Victor
Original AssigneeMarkkula Victor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hose reel and drier
US 1918768 A
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July 18, MARKKULA HOSE REEL AND DRIER Filed Feb. 25, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 k Via 0r" Mhrkkula July 18, 1933.

v. MARKKULA 1,918,768

HOSE REEL AND DRIER Filed Feb. 25, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Viozw ZWa/"ZZLJQ Patented July 18, 1933 UNITED ,sTAT

vIcroR MARKKULA, or ABERDEEN, wasnme'ron Hos]; REEL AND marlin Aflp'li eationjfiled wetm 25, aaif serim No. 518,269.

This invention relates to the class of winding and reellng and pertains particularly to improvements in hose reels.

acter that the hose will be drained of water as it is wound up on the reel, the wound up hose forminga vertical spiral when com pletely rotated on the carrier.

Another object of the invention is to provide a vertical reel upon which the. hose is wound,-in association with which a vertically movable guide operates, which supports the hose at the properlevel as it is reeled up.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a reel upon a wheeled c'arrier, with gear means connecting the reel with the wheels of the carrier whereby the reel may be positively rotated as the carrier is moved over able or shiftable so that the direction of rotation of the reel maybe controlled or the reel may i be completely disengaged from the wheels so as to freely rotate, or the gear mechreelor of the carrier wheels is prevented.

Other objects and advantages of the pres ent invention will become apparent as the de-, scription proceeds and the invention will be 3 best'understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure expressed in the appended claims,

, The primary object of the'present inven 5 tion is to provide a hose reel of'such a char' the ground, the gear mechanism being adjust anism may be so-locked that rotation of the from the salient features ofthe invention as Figure 5 is a sectional view taken line 5-'5 of Figure 4;

Figure 6 is a view in top plan of a cross bar on the of the carrier with which the gear control levers are'connected.

Referring now; more particularly tothe drawings wherein like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 1 indicates generh a ally the carrier of the present hose reel struc ture which as shown comprises a pair of side beams 2 arranged in spaced relation and upon which is mounted, at the forward ends thereof, the platform 3.

' The forward ends ofthe beams 2 have extending thereacro'ss an. axle 4, the ends of' which have hearings in the beams and extend beyond the outer sides thereof 'asshown in Figure 3.. Upon each outer endof the axle 4 there is mounted awheel '5. Either orboth of'the wheels 5 may be secured to axle to turn the same therewith.

Extending transversely beneath the platand spaced from the under side of the plat form is a beam 5' and further't o the rear there extends between and connects the beam 2, a second beam 6. The rear ends of the the form 3 at a point rearwardlyofthe axle 4:

beams Q'are of a suitable size and shape to provide handles 7, by meansofwhich the carrier may be moved in the samemanner as a wheel barrow. Supporting legs or feet 8 are attached to the under surfaces of the beams 2, one at each side thereof and adjacent the cross beam 6 as shown in Figure 3. Q Mounted in a suitable bearing-9located upon the longitudinal center ofthe platform 3 and directly above the axle 4. is a vertical shaftlO, the upper endof which vextends through and rotates in an aperture in the horizontal plate or bar 1.1 which forms the top of a frame structure which is indicated generally by the numeral 12. This bar or y, late 11 extends longitudinally of the carrier and is connected at its forward end with vertical bars 19. Wound about the reel is a spiralhose support indicated generally by the numeral 20, this support being of angular cross section and having "one flange thereof extending outwardly and at a slight upward inclination from the bars 19 indicated; at 21 while the other flange extends downwardly and outwardly from the bars as indieatedat 22 thus forming a space between the convolu tions of the spiralin which a hosebody may position in. the manner shown, the hose upon the reel being indicatedgenerally by the numeral 23. At the bottom of the reel there is mounted a spring clip24 with which one end of the hose 23 may be engaged and; a similar-- clip 25 is mounted at the 'top of the reel. for

securing the other end of the hose theretov after it is completely wound thereon.

from which there projects inwardly the flange 27, the free edge of which is arcuately formed as indicated at 28 to conform with the curvature of the spiral hose guide, over the'flange 21 of which it engages as shown in Figure 4. At one side the flange 27 carries a tubular guide 29 through which thehose 23passes as it is wound on the reel, as illustrated in Fig? ure 1, the outer end of this tubular guide having a roller 30 in the lower part thereof over which the hose passes.

The upper end of the shaft 10 carriesa hand crank 31 by means of which the reelsmay be manually'rotated if desired. 1

Adjacent the lower end the shaft 10 has secured thereto the bevel gear 32 which is designedto beengaged by one or both of the two gears 33 which are keyed to theaxle 4.

' As illustrated in'Figure 2, the platform 3 is provided with suitable apertures 34 through whichthe gears 33 may project for engagement with'the gear 32.

Extending beneath the platform is a pair of levers each of which is indicated by the numeral 35, each of these levers passing over the beam 5 and having pivotal connection therewith as indicated at 36. The forward end of each lever carries a pair of spaced apertured fingers 37 through which the shaft 4 passes and between which a gear 33 is located. The-rear ends of the levers 35 extend over the top of the cross beam 6 of'the struc-.

ture and this beam is provided at each side of the transverse center with a pair of notches 38 in oneof whichthe end of the adjacent lever 35 engages Y From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that in order to wind up'a hose upon thereel 16 the end of the hose must first be passed through the guide tube 29 of the shiftable member 26 and attached to the lower clip or hook 2 In order to reel the hose up by pulling the carrier away from the hose, assuming that the same is placed in a coil upon the ground, the right hand lever is located in the outside one of the pair of notches at the right of the carrier and the left hand lever is placed in the inner one of as previously described and then shifting the levers 35 so that the lefthand one will. lie in the. ,outer end. of the two notches adjacent thereto and the right lever will lie in the inner one of thetwo notches adjacent thereto. By

placing both levers in the inner ones of the notches both gears 33 will be disengaged from the gear 32 and the carrier may be shifted forwardly or backwardly without turning the Mounted for vertical movement upon the upright bars 13 of the frame, is a plate 26 reel and if the levers are both shifted so as to engage in the'outer ones of the notches 38 both gears 33 will be connected. with the center gear 32 and the wheel and reel may be locked together so that the carrier cannot move.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is 1. A hose reel of the character described comprising a wheeled platform including an axle, a vertical shaft rotatably mounted on the platform, means connecting said vertical shaft with said axle to transmit motion therefrom to the shaft, a reel carried by the shaft,

a hose guidear'ranged spirally about said reel and formed from a member of angular cross section. one flange thereof being extended laterally from the reel and the other flange extending downwardly along the side thereof, the convolutions of said guide being spaced to permit the positioning of a hose between the lateral flange of one convolution and the downwardly extending flange of another convolution, and a verticallymovable member having engagement with the lateral flange of the spiral guide and formed to pro,- vide a guide tube through which a hose may passto the reel.

2. Aistructure' of the character described comprising a a platform, supporting means for said platform including an axle rotatably connected therewith and wheel members carrying said axle, avertically disposed shaft mounted at its lower end inv a bearing upon the platform, a reel carried by said shaft and comprising an upper and lower disk-like element and spaced bar members disposed about and connecting the edges of said disks, an element formed of two angularly disposed flanges disposed toextend spirally about said flange of the element extending outwardly and at an upward inclination from the side of the reel and the other flange having its lower edge turnedjoutwardly from the reel and spaced a sufficient distance from the outwardly directedfiange of the next lower convolution to receive a hose body, means for effecting the rotation of the reel from said axle, anda vertically movable hose guide designed to move longitudinally of the reel with a hose as the latter is wound thereon.

3. A structure of the character described,

comprising a platform, supporting means for said platform including an axle rotatably connected therewith and wheel members carrying said axle,-a vertically disposed shaft mounted at its lower end upon the platform,

a vertically disposed cylindrical body mount ed on and having the shaft extending axially therethrough, an elementformed of two angularly disposed flanges, extending spirally about said cylindrical body from the top to the bottomthereof, one flange of the element extending outwardly and at an upward inclination from the side of the bodyand' the other flange having its lower edge turned outwardly from the body and spaced a sufficient distance from the outwardly direct-ed flange of the next lower convolution to receive a hose body, means for effecting the rotation of the body from said axle, and a vertically movable hose guide designed to move longitudinally of the body with the hose as the latter is wound thereon.


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US3168994 *Mar 7, 1963Feb 9, 1965Frederick G J GriseCart having self winding reel
US6561449Jul 23, 2001May 13, 2003Gardena Kress + Kastner GmbhPortable transporting device for winding material
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U.S. Classification242/391.1, 242/397.2, 242/407, 242/403.1
International ClassificationB65H75/40, B65H75/44
Cooperative ClassificationB65H75/4415, B65H2701/33, B65H75/4497, B65H75/403
European ClassificationB65H75/40A, B65H75/44M8, B65H75/44B2R