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Publication numberUS3038483 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1962
Filing dateMay 18, 1960
Priority dateMay 18, 1960
Publication numberUS 3038483 A, US 3038483A, US-A-3038483, US3038483 A, US3038483A
InventorsAltsheler Leonard
Original AssigneeRain Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination umbrella and water pistol
US 3038483 A
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Filed May 18. 1960 FIG. I.

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Efiddgldii f atten-ted June 12, 1%62 line 3- &35 4-33 CQMBINATIQJN AND WATER Leonard Altsheler, New York, NY, assignor to Rain Products, 1116., New Yorlr, ELY, a corporation of New York Filed May 18, 19%, her. No. 29,995 1 (Ilaim. {l. 135-16) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in the construction of a combination childs umbrella and water pistol.

The primary object of the present invention is to pro vide a childs umbrella and water pistol having novel features of construction permitting it to be assembled easily and quickly and providing a relatively rugged construction which will not be damaged during normal usage.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a novel childs umbrella and water pistol utilizing a conventional umbrella frame so that the entire unit may be manufactured economically using stock umbrella frames.

These and other objects of the present invention and the various features and details of the operation and construction thereof are hereinafter more full set forth with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a combination umbrella and water pistol made in accordance with the present invention; and

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal sectional view partially in full lines of the combination umrella and water pistol shown in FIG. 1.

Referring more specifically to the drawings reference numeral designates generally a combination childs umbrella and water pistol made in accordance with the present invention which comprises a handle 11, a conventional tubular stem 12 secured at its lower end to the handle 11 and carrying at its upper end a conventional umbrella frame 13. The umbrella frame 13 is covered in the standard manner with a clear transparent plastic or other suitable fabric covering 14. When this is used as a childs umbrella, the covering 14 is preferably formed of a clear transparent, plastic material so that the child may easily see through the cover. The umbrella frame 13 is adapted to be opened and closed in the conventional manner and a latch 15 may be provided to maintain the frame in the closed position.

In accordance with the present invention the handle 11 of the umbrella is constructed in the form of a water pistol having a barrel portion 16, to which the tubular umbrella stem 12 is secured, and a butt portion 17. The butt portion 17 has a water receiving chamber 18 therein adapted to be closed by a removable stopper 19 to permit water to be poured into the chamber. A small conventional piston type pump 21 is provided in the butt 17 which pumps water from the chamber 13 to a bore 22 extending axially of the barrel 16. The pump is actuated by a movable trigger or the like 23 which fits over a guide 24 formed integrally with the barrel 16 and is limited to back and forth movement between predetermined limit positions. A lug 25 is provided in the outer end of the guide 24 adapted to engage the trigger 23 and limit the outward movement of the trigger and spring means or the like (not shown) are provided within the pump 21 to force the trigger to its outer position.

An important feature of the present invention resides in the provision of means to convey or direct the water from the water pistol portion of the umbrella to an outlet at the upper end of the umbrella and also to permit the umbrella to be readily assembled with no change in the construction of the conventional tubular umbrella stem and frame. To accomplish this, the upper end of the umbrella stem is provided with a ferrule 28 having a central opening extending axially therethrough with the entrance to the opening being beveled or chamfered as indicate at 29. The ferrule 28 is secured within the upper end of the tubular umbrella stem l2, for example, by means of soldering or a force fit as indicated in FIG. 2. Additionally, a small bore tubular rod 31 is provided centrally of the umbrella stem 12 which has its lower end positioned within the axial bore 22 of the barrel 16 and its upper end positioned within the central opening of the ferrule and terminating a short distance below the upper end of the ferrule.

To assemble this umbrella the tubular rod 31 is forced into the central bore of the barrel in and thereafter the stem l2 carrying the umbrella frame is positioned over the tubular rod 31 and secured to the barrel 16 in the conventional manner with the upper end of the rod 31 being directed into the central opening of the ferrule 28 by the beveled inlet 29. With this construction, there is a direct fluid communication between the upper end of the tubular rod and the water chamber 18 so that when a child wants to use this device he merely has to fill the chamber 18 with Water and then pull the trigger 23. This will cause a stream of water to be squirted out of the upper end of the umbrella. With a clear plastic cover on the umbrella frame the child may open the umbrella and squirt water directly upward permitting it to fall down on the umbrella cover in the form of rain.

While a particular embodiment of the present invention has been illustrated and described herein, it is not intended to limit the invention to such a disclosure and changes and modifications may be incorporated and em bodied therein within the scope of the following claim.

I claim:

In an umbrella comprising a tubular stem having an umbrella frame secured thereto adjacent one end thereof and a handle portion secured to the other end thereof, said handle portion having a cylindrical recess therein with which one end of said tubular stem is received, means defining a water chamber in said handle portion adapted to receive and hold water, means defining a passage in said handle portion terminating at said cylindrical recess axially thereof, pump means in said handle portion in fluid communication with said chamber and said passage operable to pump water from said chamber into and through said passage, a ferrule secured to said one end of said tubular stem, means defining a central opening extending axially through said ferrule co-axial with the terminal end of said handle passage, the end of said opening in said ferrule toward said handle portion terminating in an outwardly beveled guideway, and a hollow rod extending axially of said tubular stern having one end thereof extending axially through said cylindrical recess in said handle portion and terminating within the passage in said handle portion and the other end thereof extending through said ferrule guideway and terminating within the central opening in said ferrule, said hollow rod operable to convey water from said handle passage to said ferrule and direct water in a stream iixially of said tubular stem away from said umbrella rame.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 825,270 Gulliford July 3, 1906 893,573 De Moulin July 14, 1908 1,020,071 Askin Mar. 12, 1912 1,283,015 Yung Oct. 29, 1918 2,698,700 Grosh Jan. 4, 1955

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U.S. Classification135/16, D03/5, 135/66, 222/79
International ClassificationF41B9/00, A63H33/00, A45B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41B9/0078, A45B3/00, A63H33/00, F41B9/004
European ClassificationF41B9/00J, F41B9/00B4D2, A45B3/00, A63H33/00