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Publication numberUS2651312 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1953
Filing dateJun 6, 1951
Priority dateJun 6, 1951
Publication numberUS 2651312 A, US 2651312A, US-A-2651312, US2651312 A, US2651312A
InventorsMcbeth Charles M
Original AssigneeMcbeth Charles M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Washer for fire hoses
US 2651312 A
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P 8, 1953 cam. M BETH 2,651,312

WASHER FOR FIRE HOSES .Filed June 6, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Charles M. McBeI/r INVEN TOR.

Sept. 8, 1953 CJM. MOBETH 2,651,312

WASHER FOR FIRE HOSES Filed June a, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fig. 3

- I '78 -I?0g4 Char/es. may f INVENTOR. I BY MW-k Patented Sept. 8, 1 953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WASHER FOR FIRE HOSES Charles McBeth, Walla Walla, Wash. Application June 6, 1951, Serial No. 230,172

3 Claims. 1 The present invention relates to improvements in washers and more particularly to a washer which is adapted to receive fire hose therethrough whereby the fire hose can be effectively washed;

An object of the present invention is to provide a fire hose washing apparatus which is comprised of a housing having openings formed in the ends thereof whereby a fire hose can be conveyed through the housing, guide means being provided for guiding the fire hose through the housing for washing.

A further object of the present invention resides in the provision of a three ring arrangement connected to a supply conduit whereby fluid can be directed from the three rings against the fire hose which is guided axially through the rings, openings being formed in the rings for directing the fluid at preselected angles against the fire hose.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a fire hose washer which is of simple construction and therefore relatively inexpensive to manufacture.

Various other objects and advantages will become apparent from the detailed description to follow. The best form in which I have contemplated applying my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the entire fire hose washing apparatus of the present invention, parts being shown broken away;

Figure 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken substantially along the plane of line 22 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a horizontal longitudinal sectional view taken substantially along the plane of line 3-3 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken substantially along the plane of line 4-4 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a detail perspective view of the washing means which is adapted to be disposed within the housing for effecting washing of the fire hose;

Figure 6 is a detail sectional view through one of the roller assemblies which forms a part of the guide means of the present invention; and

Figure 7 is a detail view showing cross sections of three rings which form parts of the washing apparatus.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, wherein like numerals designate like parts throughout, the numeral l0 designates generally the fire hose washing apparatus of the present invention. The apparatus I0 is comprised of a 2 housing I2, guide means I4 and frame means I6.

The housing [2 is comprised of a skeleton frame which includes tubular bars l8 and 20 joined in spaced parallel relation by means of a plurality of longitudinally extending tubular rods 22, 24 and. 26. Transversely extending tubular rods 28 and 30 join the opposing sides of the skeleton frame.

The housing I2 further includes the provision of a casing formed of sheet metal or the like, the casing being designated generally by the numeral 32. The-casing 32 includes an arcuated portion 34 integrally formed with a bottom 36 and substantially enveloping the skeleton frame. End walls 38 and 40 are provided for seating the casing. The end walls 38 and 40 are formed with substantially rectangular openings at 42 and 44,

reinforcing frames 46 and 48 encircling the open ings 42 and 44 respectively.

The bottom wall 36 is formed with a depending boss at 50 having an opening at 52, the opening 52 removably receiving the closure 54 to provide a drain for the housing.

Looking now at Figures 3 and 4, it will be seen that the skeleton frame further includes the provision of vertically disposed spaced parallel rods 56, 58 and 60, 62. The pair of rods 56, 58 are integrally secured to the transverse rod 28 and are in upstanding perpendicular relation thereto, having their upper ends integrally formed with the bight portion of the arcuated or U-shaped rod l8. Similarly, the upstanding rods 60, 62 are integrally formed with the transverse rod 30 andvare in upstanding perpendicular relation thereto, their upper ends being integrally secured to the bight portion of the arcuated or U-shaped rod 20.

A pair of bearing plates 64 and 66 are secured to each pair of rods 56, 58 and 60, 62, the plates 64 and 66 extending in planes longitudinally disposed within the housing. The inner ends of the bearing plates 64 and 66 are joined by the transverse strap 68. Furthermore, each set of bearing plates 64 and 66 support the bearing shaft 10 thereby, the outerends of the bearing shaft 10 having washers 12 and nuts 14 engaged thereon for rigidly securing the shaft to the bearing plates. Spacer washers 16 are carried by the bearing shaft 10 and between the plates 64 and 66. A guide roller 18 is rotatably journaled on thefiaring shaft 10 at each end of the housing for a purpose to be more fully understood hereinafter.

A pair-of guide rods and 82 extend longitudinally of the housing and interconnect the upstanding rods 56 and 6B and 58 and B2 respectively. A plurality of secondary guide rods 84 have their end portions fixedly secured to the transverse strap 68 for support thereby, all of the rods 80, 82 and 84 providing effective guide means for the fire hose I I whereby the same can be conveyed through the housing from one end thereof to the other.

Looking now at Figure 5, the frame means It will be seen to comprise three circular spray pipes '86, 88 and 90. A common supply pipe 92, comprised of sections 94, 96 and 98, interconnects the circular spray pipes 86, B8 and 99 by means of the elbows I and the seat con-' nections I02.

The supply pipe I04, I06 has a connector at 108 whereby the same can be connected to a source of supply of water. The sections I04 and I06 of the supply conduit are interconnected by the conventional stop valve IIU whereby the supply of water to the spray pipes can be controlled.

Loo-king now at Figure '7, it will be seen that the spray pipe 86 is formed with a plurality of apertures H2 which are located for directing the spray in the direction of the arrows II l, as shown in Figure 5, and in the direction of the spray IIG, as shown in Figure 2. The spray pipe 88 is formed with a plurality of apertures II8, I20 and I22 for directing the fluid spray in the direction of the arrows as shown in Figure or the spray as shown in Figure 2. The spray pipe 90 is formed with a plurality of apertures I24 for directing the spray in the direction of the arrows ure 5 and the spray I28 shown in Figure 2.

The spray is disposed within the housing with the spray pipes 86, 88 and 90 integrally secured to the longitudinally extending rods 22, 24, by weld or other means, in the manner shown in Figures 2 and 4. 7

In view of the foregoing description, taken in conjunction with the drawings, it is believed that a washer has been provided which will accomplish all of the objects hereinabove' set forth. When it is desired to wash the fire hose II, the same is conveyed through the housing by means of the openings at the ends thereof. The hose passes over the rollers 18 and the plurality of guide rods 80, B2 and 84. The handle III is rotated for opening the stop valve IIO whereby the desired amount of water is fed into the spray pipes 86, 88 and 90. It will thus be seen that the spray from the spray pipes 86, 88 and 90 will be directed against the hose in the fash-v ion shown in Figure 2 whereby the particles lodged in the covering of the hose will become dislodged due to the different directions in which the spray is directed against the hose.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A fire hose washing apparatus comprising a housing having openings formed in the ends thereof, guide means carried by said housing for guiding a fire hose therethrough, a fluid supply conduit extending from said housing for I26 as shown in Figconnection to a source of fluid supply, and spray means connected to said conduit and concentrically disposed about said guide means for directing fluid spray against the hose, said spray means including three circular spray pipes disposed in spaced parallel planes perpendicular to the line of travel of the hose through said housing, a common supply pipe interconnecting said circular spray pipes, said supply pipe being connected to said supply conduit, the outer pair of circular spray pipes having apertures formed therein for directing the fluid spray in conical streams against the hose.

2. A fire hose washing apparatus comprising a housing having openings formed in the ends thereof, guide means carried by said housing for guiding a fire hose therethrough, a fluid supply conduit extending from said housing for connection to a source of fluid supply, and spray means connected to said conduit and concentrically disposed about said guide means for directing fluid spray against the hose, said spray means including three circular spray pipes disposed in spaced parallel planes perpendicular to the line of travel of the hose through said housing, a common supp-1y pipe interconnectmg said circular spray pipes, said supply pipe being connected to said supply conduit, the outer pair of circular spray pipes having apertures formed therein for directing the fluid spray in conical streams against the hose, and the center circular spray pipe having apertures formed therein for directing fluid spray in a pair of conical streams against the hose.

3. A fire hose washing apparatus comprising a housing having openings formed in the ends thereof, guide means carried by said housing for guiding a fire hose therethrough, a fluid supply conduit extending from said housing for connection to a source of fluid supply, and spray means connected to said conduit and concentrically disposed about said guide means for direeting fluid spray against the hose, said spray means including a plurality of circular spray p pes disposed in spaced parallel planes perpendicular to the line or travel of the hose through said housing, a common supply pipe interconnecting said circular spray pipes, said supply pipe being connected to said supply conduit, the end pipes of said circular spray pipes having apertures formed therein for directing the fluid spray in conical streams against the hose.

CHARLES M. McBETI-I.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification134/122.00R, 134/151, 134/199, 134/200, 134/165
International ClassificationA62C33/02, A62C33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA62C33/02
European ClassificationA62C33/02