US 2062040 A
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Patented Nov. 24, 1936 PATENT' OFFICE COMBINED SYRINGE TANK AND nosa ENcLosURE Robert M. lRigney,
Sierra Madre, Calif.
Application April 6, 1935, Serial No. 15,037v
'I'his invention is a syringe set in which is combined a. liquid tank and a syringe hose holder.
The invention pertains especially to a fountain K A syringe incorporating a piece of rubber or other l hose with a suitable nozzle (not here shown) and a tank forming a reservoir for a supply of water or other liquid solution.
It is an object to provide a modern-trend,
ornate, very compact, `sanitary and inexpensive y"syringe set in which there is no door element to be operated when the device is to be used.
Another purpose is to provide a combined syringe set which constitutes a substantial, lightkweight unit designed to form a permanent equip- `ment feature in a bath room or other place for convenient use, and yet is portable so as to be readily taken from its normal place of deposit, such as a hanger fixed at any desired place in the room, and then placed under a faucet for a supply of water, or otherwise filled with the desired iiuid, and then hung on a support atxadesired elevation to obtain the requisite head of fluid pressure at the nozzle of the syringe when this is in use.
A further object is to provide a device of this class in which the tank structure includes a hose chamber into which the hose may be readily, neatly and carefully coiled in a manner to avoid kinking of the hose, and also to provide a means for effecting a full concealment of the hose when the device is not in use.
An additional object is to provide a syringe reservoir in which the hose does not attach to the bottom of the supply tank but has a siphon connection to a side wall of the tank at a point which allows the hose to be wholly secreted in the tank structure.
The invention consists in certain advancements in this art as set forth in the ensuing disclosure and having, with the above, additional objects and advantages as hereinafter developed, and whose construction, combinations and details of means, and the manner of operation will be made manifest in the description of the herewith illustrative embodiment; it being understood that modifications, variations and adaptations may be resorted to within the scope, principle and spirit of the inventio-n as it is more directly claimed hereinbelow. It is understood that the functional use of the apparatus of this disclosure in any other art than that herein exhibited is deemed to be within the adaptation of the invention.
Figure l is a front perspective of the syringe set in suspended, hose-concealing position.
Figure 2 is a sectional top plan.
(Cl. 20G-69) Figure 3 is a rear elevation of the set showing the hose extended for use.
Figure 4 is a vertical section of the box from front to rear, showing the coiled hose.
Figure 5 is a detail elevation of the Siphon duct.
Figure 6 is a detail section of the siphon joint.
The set includes a preferably sheet metal box 2 with an internal, vertical partition 3 from top to bottom and forming a tank chamber 4 in rear of a front wall 5. The partition 3 and a back wall 6 form a hose pocket I which extends from the box top 8 to the bottom 9 and is of somewhat less dimension (from front to back) than the chamber 4, which is designed to hold about two quarts of liquid. i
The box top has a filling hole I0, to the tank, whichV is closed by a simple plug I2; all structural elements of the box being rigidly united.
A pivoted bail I 3 is attached to the rear margin of the can top for handling and for application to an available or supplied hook or other supporting projection, as from a plane wall surface.
A notable feature .ofthe invention is the provision of a. hose connection incorporating asiphon device for draining the water from the tank without need of a hose drain attachment directly on or near the bottom of the tank, as such is objectionable as being unsightly. The partition 3 has, along its tank side, a channelled strip I5 opening only near the tank bottom 9 and forming a duct I6 leading to a ow hole I1 in the partition and in which hole is secured an elbow tube I8 on the hose pocket side of the partition. On this elbow is slipped one end of a suitablelength of hose I9; the siphon member I8 being located on the partition at a point between its top and bottom.
It is desirable to `provide a syringe set of this type which is very compact and yet extremely simple and for that purpose the box back 6 is cut away to form a large oval opening 20 to provide for the ready coiling of the hose I9 into the pocket 1, Fig. 4. The Siphon elbow I8 is shown as on the line of the vertical axis of the partition and so when the hose is uncoiled it will hang straight down from the elbow and pass out of the box bottom 9 through a recess 2I cut inwardly therein from the back plane of the box, Fig. 2; the back 6 being slotted downwardly at 22, Fig. 3, to the bottom recess 2|.
Thus when the tank has been filled and the hose Y has been uncoiled from the box pocket and extended through the recess 2I in the bottom 9, the box can be again hung, by its bail I3, on a hanger I4; the back of the box lying flat against the wall or other surface on which the hook is affixed.
When the usual choke (not shown) on the extended hose is opened the water in the tank will at once start to drain through the siphonelbow to the lower portion of the hose and ow will continue until the tank is exhausted or otherwise stopped.
The large coiling space in the hose pocket eliminates any need of kinking the hose as it is stored away in the box pocket after use. The hose is selfretaining in the box due to the resiliency of its coils.
It will be seen that the tank and thehose pocket are each equal to the full Width and heighth of the box and that the siphon device eliminates any bottom outlet for the tank.
Door and closures are eliminated, other than the simple plug for the filling hole I0, and the unit or set is conducive of eiciency, reliability and attractive appearance.
What is claimed is:
1. A syringe set including a box having a liquid tank provided with a siphon device, a syringe hose attached within the box to the tank by said siphon device, and an enclosure with an opening on one side of the tank and into which the hose is coilable through the opening for concealment.
2. A syringe set including a box for containing liquid, a syringe hose, and means afiixed to and extending from one side of the box and including an immovable device forming a coiling space for the hose and having an opening through which the hose may be coiled into said space; said hose being interrelated to said box and'being extendible through said openingV to drain the box.
3. A syringe set including a box with an inner wall forming separatedliquid and hose chambers, a hose attached in the box to said wall at a point between its top and bottom; the back wall of the box forming a wall of the hose chamber and having an opening through which the hose is coilable for concealment in the hose chamber.
4. A syringe set including a box with an inner wall forming separated chambers, a hose attached in the box to said wall; the back of the box having an aperture into one of the chambers for concealment of the hose therein and the bottom of the box having a recess joining said aperture to permit the hose to be extended down through the bottom to drain fluid from the other chamber while the back of the box rests against a plane surface support.
5. In a syringe set, a rigid-walled box having side-by-side tank and hose chambers from top to bottom and a partition separating the chambers, a siphon device attached to the partition, and a hose attached in said hose chamber to said device to draw iiuid from the tank when the hose is extended'downward from the tank box the rear wall of the box consisting of a narrow margin frame through which the hose may be coiled into the hose chamber.
6. In a syringe set, a box having tank and hose chambers separated by a partition, a hose attached to said partition by Siphon means to drain the tank chamber when the hose is extended downward from the box, and the back and the bottom of the box being interapertured to permit the coiling of the hose in the hose chamber in the box and provide for its extension through the box bottom in a location between the front and the back of the box. Y
'7. In a device of the class described, the combination of a water tank and a hose chamber immovably united with and lying outward of and along a wall of the tank, a Siphon duct extending upward from near the bottom of the tank and having an outlet elbow adjacent to the center of y the vertical axis 4of said wall, and a hose attached to said elbow; the outer wall of the chamber having an opening through which the hose is coiled into the chamber.
ROBERT M. RIGNEY. Y 'i