US 566384 A
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G. H. ENGELHART. SPRINKYLING CAN.
No. 566,384. Patented Aug.'Z5, 1896.
. tudinally from the can and made as slender- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE II. ENGELHART, OF GLENNVILLE, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 566,384, dated August 25, 1896. A lication filed. gus 12.1898. Renewed .lanuaryZV, 1896. Serial No- 5'77,0'75. (No model.)
1'0 all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, GEORGE I-I. ENGELHART, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Glennville,county of Ouyahoga,State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sprinkler- Cans, of which I hereby declare the following to be afull, clear, and exact description, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in sprinkler-cans for flower and herb culture, and its objects are to provide a form of sprinkler so balanced as to require no effort of the arm to retain it in position for pouring and adapted to throw fluid to distant objects without difficulty.
My invention consists in the combination of parts and arrangement of details as hereinafter described, shown in the accompanying drawings, and more specifically pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of the complete device; Fig. 2 is a rear view of the same. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section. Fig. 4c is a view of nozzle or rose detached.
In the figures,A is the body of the can,which, as seen, is cylindrical and lies on its side, supported at a slight inclination to give elevation to the spout B while the can is at rest. This spout is elongated for the purpose of reach ing distant objects, and is continued longias possible in order to prevent overweight in that part, a funnel B connecting the body therewith. The handle E is placed longitudinally over the body of the can and slightly inclined upward at the forward end, so as to give a natural depression to the spout when the can is handled.
In order to set the can with the spout slightly elevated, and also to prevent wearing away the side of the can by contact with the ground or gravel walks, the angular plate G is secured to the lower side, as shown, giving a broad base and keeping the can from contact with the ground.
G is a funnel with flaring mouth, through which the can is filled, and in order to prevent spilling the water when the spout and forward end of the can are lowered the hood D is added in front over a portion of the funnel.
The rose F is detachable and is turned to one side, so that the spray can be thrown where desired. If turned up, the shower will be more general than when turned down.
The rear end of the can is turned in at g with a gentle curve, in order to prevent the splashing of the water when it strikes that end.
The funnel B should be as short as possible, so that the weight will be evenly balanced on the handle e.
I am not aware of the existence of any can for this purpose having the specific functions herein described.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a sprinkler, the combination with a cylindrical body having a narrow spout proj ecting from one end and alined with the upper surface of said cylindrical body, of a sheet metal rest having at its opposite sides forwardly-inclining upturned flanges, said rest being arranged longitudinally under said body on the side thereof opposite the spout, with its flanges secured to the sides of said body, substantially as set forth.
2. In a sprinkler, the combination with a cylindrical body having at its forward end a spout, and a liquid-inlet, of a funnel secured over the said liquid-inlet, a hood arranged over the forward side of said funnel whereby the escape of water thereat is prevented, and a handle secured at its forward end to the rear side of said funnel and at its rear end to the rear portion of the body, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this 20th day of February, 1892.
GEORGE H. ENGELHART. Witnesses:
WM. M. MONROE, W. J. RODDA.