US 505952 A
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E. J. NORTON.
No. 505,952. PatentedOoLS, 1893.
. UNITED STATES.
EDWARD J. NORTON, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO HIM SELF AND WILLIAM H. SHAW, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 505,952, dated October 3, 1893.
Application filed April 17, 1893. Serial No. 70,614. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, EDWARD J. NORTON, a citizen of the United States, residingat Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Hose- Nozzles, of which the following is a specification.
This improvement is especially intended for the use of firemen in the extinguishment of fires where there is an opportunity to pass a hose nozzle through a hole in the floor, ceiling or wall of a building. The main hose is connected with a bend at the end of which is a nozzle with a bent end, the two parts being united by a coupling that allows the nozzle to be rotated, and upon the nozzle handles are provided so that after the nozzle has been passed through the hole in the floor or ceiling the nozzle can be held by the handles and the stream can be directed to any desired point where the fire may be raging by rotating or turning the nozzle by the action of the handles.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of the nozzle with the coupling and bend, and Fig. 2 is a view of the nozzle and handles at right angles to Fig. 1, and Fig. 3, is a section in larger size.
The hose pipe A is coupled to the bend or elbow B in any usual manner, and upon this bend or elbow B there are handles at O by which the weight of the hose can be sustained either by the firemen or by straps or hooks to a ladder, as often employed, and the discharge nozzle D is made with abend at 2 so that th discharge of the wateris at an obtuse or righ angle to the body of the nozzle, and this nozzle D is united to the elbow B by a union or coupling E that allows the flange at the end of the nozzle D to be rotated within the union and at the same time the joint is water-tight.
Upon the body of the nozzle D there are projecting lugs 4 receiving the hinged handles G, which handles are made with stop joints so that they can be turned down parallel with the nozzle or turned up against the stop at right angles to such nozzle, and thereby the nozzle can be held by one or two men, the weight sustained, the nozzle rotated so that the discharge is in any desired direction, or it can be tipped more or less as required,
the flexibility of the hose Aallowing for this tipping operation. Pins 5 may be provided for securing the handle when swung out.
This improvement is of great advantage in extinguishing fires, especially in cellars where a hole can be made through a floor for the insertion of the nozzle without being obliged to pass down into the cellar or basement, and by rotating and tipping the nozzle water can be directed against the under side of the floor so as to extinguish the fire adjacent to the hole, and then extend the action of the water to the more remote portions of such cellar or basement, and the nozzle can also be used by passing itup through a ceiling or through a side wall or partition.
I do not claim a curved nozzle. Neither do I claim swinging handles for supporting the nozzle, nor do I claim a union or coupling that allows one part to'be rotated in relation to the other, as these devices are well known.
The sliding ring I is around the nozzle and provided with eyes at opposite sides so as to be slipped over the ends of the handles to keep them in position when not in use.
I claim as my invention- 1. The combination with the hose and the elbow and its coupling, of a discharge nozzle having a curved end at an angle to the body of the nozzle, a union for coupling the elbow and the nozzle together and for allowing the rotation of the nozzle, and lever handles 0on nected with the nozzle for holding and directjng the same, substantially as set forth.
2. The combination with the hose nozzle havinga discharge end at an angle to the body of the nozzle, of handles connected with the nozzle and provided with stop joints by which they are sustained when at right angles to the nozzle and upon which the handles can be folded down parallel with the nozzle, an e1- bow and a union coupling between the nozzle and the elbow, and a coupling and hose connected with the elbow, substantially as set forth.
Signed by me this 3d day of April, 1893.
E. J. NORTON.
JOSHUA HORROCKS, WM. H. SHEPPARD.