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' D. NEWELL Nov. 6,1951 v HOSE REE-L 2 SHEET-SSHEET 1 Filed June 9. 1949 INVENT R Nov. 6, 1951 NEWELL 2,573,868
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Application June 9, 1949, Serial No. 98,133
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in a hose reel of the type used on tank trucks in the delivery of fuel oil, gasoline and the like.
One of its objects is to provide a reel of this character which is simple, compact, rugged, and inexpensive in construction and which is so designed as to reduce service and delivery delays to a minimum.
Another object of the invention is to provide a hose reel in which an electric motor for operating it is a self-contained part of the reel and protected by it, and so mounted as to be readily removable when necessary.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the hose reel embodying my invention. Figure 2 is an enlarged, fragmentary longitudinal section thereof taken on line 2-2, Figure 1. Figure 3 is an end View thereof, partly in section. Figure 4 is an enlarged cross section taken on line 4-4, Figure 2. Figure 5 is an enlarged horizontal section taken on line 5-5, Figure 2.
Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.
Referring now to the drawings showing the preferred embodiment of my invention, ill indicates a substantially rectangular supporting frame on which the hose reel assembly is mounted, this frame being adapted to be installed in the usual compartment provided therefor'in an oil or gasoline delivery truck. The reel consists of a drum ll having a service opening I2 therein normally closed by a cover plate l3 and annular flanges H1 at its ends, the hose being indicated at [5 and the numeral l6 indicating the pipe fitting unit secured within the drum to turn therewith and to one end of which the hose is adapted to be connected while its other or inlet end is disposed coaxially of the reel for connection to the tank. The axial portion of this fitting is suitably journaled in the frame as shown.
The reel is journaled at one end on a unitary bearing member I! which is mounted on the frame and secured thereto by split bearing blocks 18 through the medium of clamping bolts l9. Rotatably mounted on the inner portion of this bearing member, functioning as an axle, is a flanged collar 20 which is bolted or otherwise fastened to the adjoining reel-flange M. For the purpose of manually turning the reel when desired, a bevel gear 2| is keyed or otherwise secured to the reel-supporting collar and mesh-' ing therewith is a companion bevel gear 22 ap- 2 bearing 24 applied to the frame It and to the free end of which shaft a hand crank (not shown) may be connected for actuating the reel in either direction.
Housed within the reel-drum II is an electric motor 25 for operating the reel, the motor shaft 26 extending outwardly through and journaled in an opening 2! provided in the bearing member I? and .disposed in offset or eccentric relation to the reel-axis, as shown in Figures 2 and 3. Fixed on the outer end of the motor-shaft is a sprocket 28 connected by a chain 28* to a companion sprocket 29 loosely mounted on the outer end of a counter-shaft 30 journaled in a' vertically-adjustable bearing block 3! secured to the base portion of the frame I0, as shown in Figure 5. Fixed on the inner end of the counter-shaft is a sprocket 32 connected by a chain 33 with a consisting of a sliding clutch collar 35 feathered on the shaft 3 and having a notched wheel 36 thereon for coupling engagement with companion pins 31 projecting from the face of the sprocket 32. A lever and yoke assembly 38 is provided for shifting the clutch to and from its operative position.
The bearing member IT, in addition to serving as an axle for the reel and a bearing for the motor-shaft, also serves as a mount or support for the motor 25 and for this purpose has an annular thrust flange 39 thereon which abuts against the inner face of the adjoining reelflange, and an adjoining inner attaching flange M] to which the motor is secured by a pair of tie bolts 4|. The battery cable G2, as shown in Figure 2, extends through a suitable opening formed in the bearing member and its outer end is connected to terminal posts 43 applied to the frame Ill and in turn adapted for connection to the battery.
By disposing the motor-shaft 26 eccentrically, the sprocket chain 28 may be readily adjusted by turning the supporting member I! in its bearing blocks I8.
While manifestly simple, compact and durable in construction, this improved reel is easy to operate, it facilitates the delivery service by tank truck, and the parts are so organized and arranged as to provide a reel of minimum cost and plied to a horizontal shaft 23 journaled in a maximum efficiency.
I claim as my invention:
1. A device of the character described, comprising a frame having combination reel and motor supporting means thereon, a reel mounted at one end on said means to rotate thereon and including a drum about which a hose is adapted to engage, a driving motor arranged Within said drum adjacent one end thereof and in connected relation to and having its shaft journaled in said supporting means, motion-transmitting means arranged externally of the reel and operatively connecting the motor-shaft with said reel, and a pipe fitting unit secured within the other end of said drum for connection at one end to the hose and having its other end coaxial with the drum.
2. A device of the character described, comprising a frame having combination reel and motor supporting means thereon, a reel mounted at one end on said means to rotate thereon and including a drum about which a hose is adapted to engage, a driving motor arranged within said drum adjacent one end thereof and in connected relation to and having its shaft journaled in said supporting means, a pipe fitting unit secured within the other end of said drum for connection at one end to the hose and having its opposite end coaxial with the drum, sprocket wheels applied to the outer Side of said reel and to the outer end of the motor shaft, a counter shaft journaled in said frame parallel to the reel axis and having fixed and loose sprockets thereon operatively connected to said companion reel and motor sprockets, respectively, and a clutch assembly mounted on said counter shaft for controlling the transmission of motion from the motor to the reel.
3. A device of the character described, comprising a frame having a bearing block thereon, a supporting member mounted on said block for rotative adjustment and including an axle-forming portion having an attaching flange at its inner end, a bearing-opening extending longitudinally through said axle-forming portion eccentrically of its axis and a second opening extending therethrough for a power cable, a reel mounted on said axle portion to turn thereon and including a drum about which a hose is adapted to engage, a driving motor housed withing said drum in connected relation to said attaching flange and having its shaft journaled in said eccentrically-disposed bearing opening, and motion-transmitting means externally of the reel including a movable continuous flexible drive loop member and a clutch operatively connecting the motor-shaft with said reel.
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