US 396129 A
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. G. WILLITS.
Patented Jan. 15, 1-889.
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W. G. WILLI TS.
- HOSE HOLDER. No. 396,129. Patented Jan. 15, 1889.
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IVARREN C. \VILLITS, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 396,129, dated January 15, 1889.
Application filed August 30, 1888. Serial No. 284,177. (No model.)
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Be it known that I, WARREN C. WILLITs, of Denver, in the county of Arapahoe and State of Colorado, have invented a certain Improved lIose-Holder, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
The object of my invention is to producea simple, cheap, and convenient holder that will support the nozzle of a hose to point in any desired direction for sprinkling a garden or lawn, or for other uses, and that can be read-- ily moved about without approaching near enough to it to get wet.
My invention consists of the construction and organization of parts hereinafter described in detail, and succinctly specified in my claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved holder supporting a hose-nozzle in a vertical position, the dotted lines showing how it may be turned to sup port the nozzle in a horizontal position. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same, on a larger scale, the lower part being shown broken to take up less room. Fig. is a sectional View taken 011 the line X Y of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a view taken on the line 4 I of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is an end view of the bottom part of my device drawn in detached parts, the hose being shown in crosssection. Fig. 6 shows the runners formed of a single piece of wire not twisted together in front and provided with a brace from front to rear composed of a separate piece of metal.
Referring to the letters on the drawings, A indicates the main frame or sled of my hosesupport, composed, as shown, of a single piece of bent metal, preferably of ordinary. round wire of suitable size and qualities. It is desiral lie, of course, to use wire that is n on -corrosivesuch, for example, as galvanized wireand that is of somewhat resilient quality; but these are matters for the sound discretion of the constructor.
B designates the lower part of the standard, secured to or in the main frame.
To the part B is pivoted an upper part of the standard C by means of the clampingbolt D and thumb-nut E.
F F indicate washers, which may be concave disks or other shaped spring-washers, or
to which it maybe turned, and yet can be turned with sufficient ease for convenience in use.
G indicates a vertically-adj ustable slide provided with a curved part at its top adapted to be secured in any desired position, and to clamp down upon the hose H and hold it in place. In order to hold the slide G up or down in place, I provide notches at I and an extension, K, of the spring-washer F, adapted to fit into the notches and hold the slide securely.
To form the main frame or sled A of one piece of wire, and also provide it with a special hose-holder located well down near the ground to prevent liability of overturning, I proceed as follows: I take a suitable piece of metal, preferably round or flat wire, bend it in the center to form a loop around a crease (see Fig. 3) in the lower part, B, of the standard. I then form a tight twist or bight in the wire at L, and then bend the wire ends to form runners, as well shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
I then loop them at M, bend them downward,
and twist them tightly together at N, and finally bring them up to form clamps-lyreshaped, it may be, as shown in Figs. 1 and 5to hold the hose. I may apply a crosspiece, P, to one end of the sled and attach the wire or string Q. to it, by means of which or by means of the hose itself the device can be moved about at will.
In Fig. 6 is shown metal runners slightly modified in form, not being twisted together in front at L, but being provided witha brace, S, looped around the front part of the runners at L and hooked into the loops M in rear. This brace serves to stay and strengthen the runners. hen it is used, the runners may be made of lighter metal than they can hat I claim is- 1. In a hose-holder, the combined sled and hoseelamp, having a hose-supporter in frontand formed of a single piece of metal bent. around so as to l'orm a hose-(damp in the rear, substantially as set forth.
2. In a hose-holder, the combined sled having a h0se-supporterin front and formed of a single piece of metal bent around to form a hose-clamp in the rear, and a brace, S, from front to rear, substantially as set forth.
3. In a hose-holder, the combination of a standard composed of a fixed part, B, a movable part, C, pivoted thereto, and a verticallysliding' part, G, seeured to the part (I, and the spring-washer F and the extensimi K thereof engaging with the sliding part G for (lamping the hose upon the part substantially as set forth.
4. The etmibination, with the runners of a hose-holder formed of bent Wire or metal, of the ')ivoted standard l3 the vertieally-adjustable slide G, and the spring-washer I and the extensimi K thereof engaging with the slide G for clamping the hose upon the part suljistantially as set forth.
In testimony of all Whieh l have hereunto subseribod my name.
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A. U. U UTCHINUS, S. W. FRENCH.