US 2105632 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 18, 1938. v BERNESSER I 2,105,632
HOSE NOZZLE Filed Feb. 6; 1935 N m x as 1 I k g m. g
ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 18, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
My invention relates to hose nozzles for use with gasolene or oil.
The object of my invention is to provide a hose nozzle of the type used in filling the tanks of automobiles with gasolene supplied by pumps at a supply station, with means for illuminating the interior of such a tank while it is being filled with gasolene, and also to provide a nozzle which comprises a flash-light which may be used to illuminate the dials of the pumps from which the gasolene is obtained.
A further object is to provide a nozzle in which the illuminating means is located within the cylindrical conduit or wall of the nozzle adjacent its outlet end so as to afiord no obstruction in inserting the nozzle in the tank, and also to protect the illuminating means from injury in handling the nozzle.
A further object is to provide a nozzle and flashlight combination in which the body of the nozzle serves as a handle for the flash-light and to hold it firmly in the upper side of the nozzle outlet.
Referring to the drawing which forms a part of the specification;
Fig. 1 is a longitudinal view of my nozzle and flash-light, shown partly in section.
Fig. 2 is a view of the outlet end of the nozzle.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the nozzle, shown with the flash-light casing combined therewith as in Figure 1, but using electrical conductors leading to a source of electrical supply, the wires being supported by the hose thru which the gasolene flows in filling the tank.
I 0 indicates a hose leading to a gasolene pump, and II a hose nozzle connected thereto in the usual manner.
The nozzle wall or conduit is bent to form an elbow to provide an outlet end extending at an angle to the shank portion I I' which is connected with the hose I0.
The upper side wall of the portion I2 is formed with a wide slot I3 which extends the entire length thereof and into the straight or shank portion of the conduit wall, and the flash-light casing I4 is fitted therein so that its upper side will be 5 practically flush with the outer surface of the conduit, as illustrated in Figure 2, and is made integral therewith by mechanical means.
In Figures 1 and 3, l5 indicates the lamp, and I6 the lens therefor, and N indicates the manul0 ally operated switch handle.
In Figure 1, the lamp is shown connected with dry batteries I8 in the usual manner, while in Figure 3, the lamp is supplied by a battery I9 thru conductors 20, the conductors being sup- 5 ported by the hose to which they are secured by ring clamps 2| placed at suitable distances apart as will be readily understood.
The flash-light casing extends beyond the wall of the nozzle as shown at I4, thus making it con- 20 venient to replace exhausted batteries therein, and this extension also serves as a guide for the hand in holding the nozzle and in operating the switch I I.
The use of the lamp with the nozzle permits 25 observation of the gasolene as it fills the tank so that it will not be permitted to overflow by the attendant.
Having thus described my invention I claim as new: 30
A hose nozzle of the character described comprisingacylindrical conduit of sheet metal formed with an elbow at a predetermined distance from its outlet end, originally having a longitudinally extending slot formed in the upper wall of the 35 conduit which extends beyond the end of the elbow; a flash-light comprising a separate casing which is sealed in and closes said slot and is joined to the conduit in fiuid tight relation and extends beyond said elbow and the body portion 40 of which rests in said conduit.