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April 6, 1954 P. M. SHEY CAR WASHING ATTACHMENT FOR HOSES Filed Oct. 20 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet l April 6, 1954 P. M. SHEY CAR WASHING ATTACHMENT FOR HOSES 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 20 1950 INVENTOR Par/er M. 57742 Patented Apr. 6, 1954 .Q UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,673,999 'CAR WASHING ATTACHMENT FOR HOSES Porter M. Shey, Detroit,- Mich. Application October 20, 1950,'Serial No. 191,130 Claims. (01. --129) Thisinvention relates to improvementsin attlachments for standard hoses and standard nozz es.
An object of this invention is to provide an improved washing head nozzle, which washing head is characterized by a unique water distribution assembly for the mop carried thereby and improved means of fastening the attachment to the nozzle and hose.
Ancillary objects and features of novelty will become apparent in following the description of the illustrated forms of the invention.
In the drawings:
' Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational view showing a part of the means of holding the attachment to a standard hose and nozzle;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary bottom view of the device of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view tal-fen substantially on the line i-Q of Figure 1 and in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 5 is a fragmentary elevational view of another form of the invention, portions being broken away in section to illustrate internal detail;
Figure 6 is an elevational view in reduced scale of the device of Figure 5;
Figure 7 is a transverse sectional view in an enlarged scale taken substantially on the line 1-l of Figure 6 and in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 8 is a perspective view of a means of fastening the hose to the device, and;
Figure 9 is a perspective view or" the cutoff valve forming a part of the invention.
Attention is first invited primarily to Figures 1- There is a standard garden hose H) with a standard nozzle I2 thereon. Fhegarden hose is provided with a male couplingmember I 4 at one end which is threaded into the female coupling member or collar it of the nozzle l2. This equipment is standard.
A tube 29 is provided with a fixed collar 22 at one end into which an insert or adapter 24 is fitted and held in place by friction. This insert is employed so that different sizes of nozzles may be accommodated; There is a resilient liner 25 in the bore of the insert to frictionally engage the collar 16.
A gasket or washer 26 is interposed betweenthe front surface of the insert 24 and the wall'formed at the junction of the collar 22 and the main body of the tube 28. This is to prevent leakage'betweenthe insert and the collar 22.
for a'standard hose and ing the insert and hence the A plurality of bendable tongues 28 are fixedto the insert 2c and adapted to overlie the innermost surface of the collar l5, thereby holdingit fixed to the nozzle l2. The locking action of the liner 25 will usually be suiiicient to hold the nozzlein place, but the tongues 28 may be used in lieu thereof or in addition to the liner.
At the forward end of the tube 20 there is an extension 36 which is disposed at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axiscf the remainder of the tube 29. This extension definesa liquid chamber 32 which is arranged to receive water from the nozzle it. An aperture -34 is provided in the extension 3i! and there is a-grommet 36 located in this aperture.
A closure 38' for the opening 3 is connected to the tube is by means of a spring loaded hinge assembly iii, the hinge assembly constantly pressing the closure 33 in the aperture 36 closing position and the spring of the spring hinge assembly "69 opposing the opening movement of the closure 38. It will be noted from inspection of Figure 1 that the lower end of the closure partially overlies the water deflector or skirt 42 which is connected to the neck M by means of the flange :46 on the outside surface of the neck 44, fitting into a suitable groove in'the skirt 42.
A water diffuser 5B is carried by the bracket 56 which is fixed to the closure 38 and whenthe closure is in the aperture 34 closing position, the stream of liquid issuing from the nozzle 12 is diffused due to the axial alignment of the diffuser 18 and the nozzle i 2. However, whenthe closure is inthe opened condition the diiiuser it is moved thereby moving it so that it will not interfere with the stream issuing from the nozzle i2.
There is a means for operating the closure. 38 located on the saddle bearing 52. This means consists of a lever 54 pivoted to the saddle bearing 52 and a link 5 5 which is connected to the lever and also to a bracket 53, whichis fixed to the closure 38. The guide 66, which is secured by standard means to the collar 22, is employed to prevent undesired movement of the linkbfi.
There is a soap container 82 carried by one wall of the tube 2E and located in advance of the nozzle i2. This container 32 is provided with a spring closing valve 54 which is arranged for manual operation.
An action clamp Which includes pivoted arms 68 and 70, is used to assist in firmly holdnozzle and hose in place within the tube 253. This action clamp includes the arms 58 and ill which are pivoted at their outer ends to the collar 22. and acain-type locking lever I2 which is pivoted to the opposite ends of the arms 68 and 10. The cams on the lever 12 are arranged to contact the insert 24, pressing and holding it against the gasket 26 very tightly.
The saddle bearing 52 is connected to the sleeve 22 by means of the arm 14. This saddle bearing is provided with rolled edges constituting guides or bearings I6 and I8 through which the arms 80 and 82 are adapted to slide. These arms, cooperating with the cradle 84 constitute a means of supporting the hose I at a distance from the tube 20. The cradle is made of two or more wire members connected by braces, the wire members being hinged to one of the wire members 82 and adapted to connect to the other wire member 80 through the medium of the bent end portions 86 and 88 of the cradle which frictionally contact the wire member 80.
There is a means for holding the mop 90 in communication with the bore of the neck 44. This means comprises a tubular, internally threaded coupling 92 which constitutes a head for the mop 90. Midway between its ends, the coupling is formed with an internal, annular shoulder. A neck extension 95 having an enlarged, externally threaded, upper end 94 is threaded into the coupling 92 so that the upper end thereof seats on the coupling shoulder and the lower end 98 thereof projects below the coupling into the center of the mop 90. As will be noted, the lower end 98 of the extension 96 is conical and provided with a plurality of apertures for diffusing spray into the central portion of the mop. After the extension 96 is inserted, the coupling is then threaded onto the lower end of the neck 44.
A plurality of apertures I00 are formed in the neck 44 intermediate its upper and lower ends. These apertures empty some water into the water deflector 42 so that it is directed on the outside surface of the mop. Other water enters the inside of the mop 90 through the diffuser 96.
In operation after the water begins to flow through the nozzle I2 it passes through the apertures I00 in neck 44 and is deflected to the outside of the mop 90. Other water passes through the apertured diffuser 96 to wet the inside of the mop.
If additional water is desired on the mop the closure 38 is opened a slight amount, the water then being directed on the outer surface of the deflector 42 and on the mop. If water is desired in advance of the working surface, the closure 38 is opened slightly more. When it is desired to have substantially all of the water pass directly through the opening 34, the closure 38 is opened the full amount. To use soap during the cleaning operations, the valve 64 is manually actuated.
Attention is now invited to Figures 5-9 wherein there is a cleaning head I04 connected with the outer end of the tube I06. This cleaning head is identical to the previously described one. The difierentiating features between this modification and the modification of Figures 1-4 are the means of holding the standard garden hose I08 and nozzle H0 in place within the tube I06, and the means of supporting the hose I08 any place remote from the washin head.
The tube I06 is provided with an elongated collar II2 which has an opened outer end. At the inner end of this collar there is an insert H4 or a thickness of material, against which a part of the nozzle H0 abuts.
A two-piece bearing or insert H6 is located in the collar I I2 and is adapted to hold the hose I08 fixed in place. This insert II6 consists of a first part H8 and the second part I20, each of these parts having reduced ends around which standard clamps I22 and I24 are placed. Resilient adapters I26 and I28 are placed around the hose I08 and between the parts H8 and I2. of the insert H6. The adapters may be selected from various sizes of a number of adapters so as to amply provide for variations in diameter of hoses I08.
The upper part I30 of the collar II2 extends rearwardly and is adapted to embrace a part of the hose I08, constituting a saddle bearing. The closure operating lever I32 is pivoted to this saddle bearing.
Various means may be used to hold the hose I08 in place within the saddle bearing. For example, the strap I34, threaded in slots in the saddle bearing may be used as disclosed in Figure 5. This type of construction is inexpensive and yet serves the purpose well.
In order that a selected length of hose behind these washing heads may be supported, a telescopic holder I38 is connected to the saddle bearing. This holder is substantially semi-circular in cross section and has a standard latch I40 at one end thereof arranged to underlie the hose I08. Accordingly the holder I38 may be slid outwardly or inwardly of the saddle bearing depending upon the prerogative of the user of the device.
As disclosed in Figure 6 a shut off valve I44 may be used. This valve consists of a lever I46 which is pivotally carried by the depending brackets I48 which are connected to the shield I50. This shield is riveted or otherwise rigidly fixed to the substantially semi-cylindrical hose holder I52 which is telescopically connected with the saddle bearing I30.
The inner end of the lever I46 is provided with a bearing I53 which presses against the hose I08. Therefore by pivotal movement of the lever I46, the bore of the hose may be closed by the bearing I56 squeezing against it.
Instead of ordinary straps or latches to hold the hose I08 in a fixed position with respect to the holders I38 or I52, the device illustrated in Figure 8 may be used. This device consists of a collar I60 which is slidable over the holder I52. The collar is provided with two or more springs I82 which press against not only the holder I52 but also a part of the hose I08, thereby holding the hose in fixed position. To facilitate sliding movement and prescribe its travel the guide I66 may be used. This guide is of the simplest type of construction, consisting only of a ring which is arranged around the hose, a part of the holder I52 and a part of the saddle bearing I30.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. For use with a standard hose having a standard nozzle, a washing head attachment comprising a tube having means therein for releasably holding the nozzle in said tube, a mop, means for connecting said mop to said tube at the discharge end of said tube, means connected to said tube for directing water from the tube onto selected portions of said mop, a saddle bearing connected to said tube and arranged to hold a part of the hose, and a holder adapted to clampingly embrace a portion of the hose secured to said saddle bearing by means of a sliding con nection so that selected amounts of the hose liquid from the chamber in selected directions, may be supported remote from said mop. means including a collar connected to said tube 2. A washing head attachment for a nozzle, and an adapter located in said collar for holding said tube and opening at one end into said chamupon a part of the hose, and a holder operatively her, said neck having lateral openings therein, connected with said saddle bearing for supporta mop connected to the end of said neck opposite ing another part of the hose.
from that end which opens into said chamber 4. The combination of claim 3 in which said so that water from the chamber passes into the holder includes an assembly which is slidably mop, a deflector located around said lateral openconnected to said saddle bearing and which has the path of liquid ejected from the nozzle, a 010- are connected to said collar and arranged to collar connected to said tube and an adapter References Cited in the file of this patent located in said collar for holding the nozzle in NITED STATES PATENTS place in said tube. N b Name t 3. A washing head attachment for a nozzle, 53 Saunders Nov 27 1888 said attachment comprising a tube having a 1219196 Timko 917 liquid chamber at one end, a sleeve connected 1549258 Jemhol; 1 5 to said tube and opening at one end into said 1633643 Loomis June' 927 chamber, said sleeve having lateral openings 1741435 Rickersbg Dec 9 9 therein, a mop connected to the end of said 1759216 Anderson May 20 930 sleeve opposite from that end which opens into 1888061 Allen Nov 1932 said chamber so that water from the cham 1994085 g 1935 passes into the mop, a deflector located around u said lateral openings to deflect liquid therefrom FOREIGN E TS on to the mop, said chamber having walls with Number Country Date an opening in one of the walls, said opening 9 5 Great Britain May 24, 1923 being positioned in the path of liquid ejected 577,5 4 France Sept. 8, 1924 from the nozzle, a closure for said opening ar- 35 5 3,903 France May 18, 1925