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Publication numberUS2643668 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 30, 1953
Filing dateDec 27, 1948
Priority dateDec 27, 1948
Publication numberUS 2643668 A, US 2643668A, US-A-2643668, US2643668 A, US2643668A
InventorsAlbert J Ackermann
Original AssigneeViko Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hose nozzle shield
US 2643668 A
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June 1953 A. J. ACKERMANN HOSE NOZZLE SHIELD w wk n 0 /v 0 f/ r. a wh 8 H m m m m Patented June 30, 1953 2,643,668 7 7 no se .NozzLE SHIELD..-

Albcrt -J; Ack'ermann; Kirkwood;i Mot-', assignorto" Viko; Ina, Clayton; Mo a: corporation. f-' 'M1S;--- sourii lanplicationheoemhenfi, 1948', SerialNo. 671539 3;:Claims: (Cl. 137 379? r j 7 The invention relates'tma shield" for a nozzle appliedjoverrthe forward'iend'joifdispensing tubeused'indispensing gasoline or other--fiuid's'-from' "6" and normally surrounding a portion of the; anurnp' into'thetankof'an automobile or other" tube adjacent guard 5. A substantiaily' straight container. I elongated part 9 is formed integral with one: end

The main-object of the'invention is to prevent offcollar'sgandis apnliedto the (interface-oi the the nozzle from scratching or, damaging the guard.

finish ofthe"automobileshouldthe nozzle-acci- The, elongated part1 includes a; channel sec;- dentally contactit. v V tionappliedionly to thegstraight" portion of' the Another object is to cover with cushion mateguard; and? having; itsflanges 50" extending in rial all portions of the nozzle. likely toacciwardlxand'foverlyingthe side facesof the:guard; dentally contact the automobilefinish. Axelatively thin connectingp ortion- Ii between Another: object is to provide a. relatively inthechannelandncollar sjisreadilycurved;to-theexpensiveshield which may beep-plied to-any contour.ofithe1outerface ofjthe guard-whenrap nozzle in. general use without. modifying; or plied. to: the; latter.- With this arran em nt machining thenozzle. 155 channelifianges; were not distortediby'bending Another; object is to form theshield il'lafillbr during anplicationztothe" guard" with the likestantially'flat mold andthenshape. the shield .to lihoo'd ofi cracking;

the contour of the nozzle guardas the shieldis The wall;of""col1ar;-3 is: relatively; thicket. 8a

applied thereto and without damage to the andthemiddl'epart' ofthe wall is relatively-thin.

shield. The thickened annular edges provide a close fit Other objects will be apparent to those skilled to the nozzle and avoid dirt, eto., being received in the art from the following description and acwithin the terminal.

companying drawings, in which: A pair of U-shaped metal clips 12 are embedded Figure 1 is a perspective of a gasoline dis in the channel section and may be bent to enpensing nozzle mounting a shield constructed 2.0- a e the Side and inner faces of guard 5 to maincording to the invention. tain the shield assembled to the guard irrespec- Figure 2 i a idevie of the hield r m ved tive of variation in contours of the shield and from the nozzle and drawn to enlarged scale, a d- The end of the Shield Y pp part being sectioned. cylindrical portion 8 is notched at 13 to receive Figure 3 is a transverse section taken approxi- 30 a pp bracket 011 the p p t own) for mately on the line 3-3 of Figure 2, and showing h g g the nozzle handle when not in use.

securing clips before application to the guard The shield prefe y is formed Substantially i solid lines, and showing the guard nd th fiat with collar 8 extending from the body in one clip-s secured thereto in dot-dash lines. direction and with flanges ID and clips l2 extend- Figure 4 is a View simhar t Figure 2, t ing from the body in the opposite direction. The

showing another form of the jnvention Shield iS bent to the 0011170111 Of the guard as it 18 Figure 5 is a transverse section similar to Figapol d t r t a d s n t pr shap d f e parure 3 and is taken approximately on the line ticlllel d- 5 5 of Fi ure 4', The shield shown in Figures 4, 5 corresponds Figure 6 is a longitudinal section through the 40 generally to the Shield Shown in Figures -3, lower end of the nozzle guard and of the shield but flanges 22 at the edg s f e S e are papplied thereto and shows another means for and are Curved inwardly at 24 t0 fi and r p securing t Shield t t guard V the side and inner faces of the guard. Also, a

Figure 7 is a rear View of the lower end. of the rib 23 FlXtendS inwardly from elongated p t 2 3 shield Shown in Figure 6 and removed from t intermediate flanges 22 and has reentrant sides nozzk} guard terminating in shoulders 23a. Rib 23 is re- In Figures 1 to 3, a nozzle i, such as is used e d in a slot in the uard, the shoulders 23:1 on gasoline p ump hose lines, includes a handle? engaging the guard to 10 61 he Shield t0 the and a control valve 3, operated manually by a guard. Preferably a metal clip 25 is embedded lever l. A guard 5 is rigid with and extends out-- in the end of the shield andprojects therefrom wardly from handle 2 and pivotally mounts one and is bendable, as clips lZpreviously described, end of lever 4. A dispensing tube 6 extends forto the position shown in broken lines to hold wardly of handle 2. g the shield to the rear of the nozzle handle.

A shield 1 of rubber-like material includes a The shield shown in Figures 6, 7 is substanbody having a cylindrical terminal portion 8 tially the same as the shield shown in Figures 1-3 except that the rear end of elongated part 80 is curved around the nozzle guard and is secured to the guard by a spring 3 1, having a hook 32 engaging the guard and anchored at 33 to a metal plate 34 embedded in elongated part 30. Preferably plate 34 is positioned beyond the curve in elongated part 30 adjacent the plane lower portion of the guard. Elongated part 30 may include one or more metal clips 35 functioning similarly to clips 12 and 25 previously described. r

The shield covers those portions of the nozzle likely to contact and scratch the automobile when dispensing gasoline into the automobile tank and prevents damage to the, finish of the automobile. The shield is relatively inexpensive and may be applied readily to any ordinary nozzle. The details of the construction may bev aried substantially without departing from the spirit of the invention and the exclusive use ofthosemodifications coming within the. scope of the claims is contemplated.

I claim:

1. The combination of a gasoline pump dispensing nozzle having a discharge tube and a valve guard and a shield therefor comprising a relatively short collar terminal portionof rubberlike material surrounding the liquid nozzledispensing tube, a relatively long flexible channel-shaped substantially fiat strip of rubher-like material applied to the valve guard with one end merging with one annular edge of said terminal portion, and a bendable metal clip embedded in the other end of the strip and projecting lengthwise therefrom and folded over a guard element to secure the shield to the guard.

2. In a shield of cushion material for ready application to a fluid dispensing metallic nozzle, a relatively short ring-like collar, and a relatively long flexible strap-like part extending therefrom at right angles to the axis of said collar, flanges extending from the sides of said part substantially perpendicularly to the plane of said standing side faces, there being a slot in said outer face, and a nozzle shield of rubber-like material having a relatively short collar portion at oneend surrounding the dispensing tube, hav- Jing an elongated part applied to the outer face of the guard,havin reentrant flanges extending from said elongated part and engaging over the side faces of the guard, there being a rib on said elongated part extending substantially parallel to and intermediate said flanges and through said slot for securing the elongated part to the guard.


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U.S. Classification137/379
International ClassificationB67D7/42
Cooperative ClassificationB67D7/421
European ClassificationB67D7/42B