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Publication numberUS597185 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1898
Filing dateSep 23, 1897
Publication numberUS 597185 A, US 597185A, US-A-597185, US597185 A, US597185A
InventorsWilliam A. Huebner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 597185 A
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(No Model.)


HOSE CLEANER. No. 597,185. Patented Jan. 11,1898.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 597,185Idated January 11, i898.

Application filed September 23, 1897. Serial No. 652,687. (No model.)

.To @ZZ whom t may conceiva- Beit known that I, WILLIAM A. IIUEBNER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Akron, in the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Devices for Cleaning Hose, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has relation to improvements in devices for cleansing the interior of hose, and is especially' designed for cleaning and purifying brewers hose; and the obj ect of my invention is to produce an improved swab or internal brush for effecting this cleansing and also to provide a simple and eiective device for applying and. using these swabs or brushes.

To the aforesaid purpose my invention consists in the peculiar and novel construction, arrangement, and combination of parts here inafter described and then specifically pointed out in the claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification.

In the accompanying drawings, in which similar referencemumerals indicate like parts in the diilerent views, Figure 1 is a central Ysection, one-half size, of the mechanical part of my improved hose-cleaning apparatus on the line a'. n; of Fig. 2; Fig. 2, an elevation or plan of the same, a part being broken away for space on the sheet; and Fig. 3, one of the scrubbing-balls or swabs.

Referring to the drawings, 1 is a hollow cylindrical case, on the opposite sides of which and in alinement with each other are screw'- threaded tips 2 3 for attaching it to the source of water-supply and to the hose, respectively, and central openings for a shaft or spindle 4c, provided with a handle 5, and on one side an opening 6 for inserting the scrubbing-balls.

Mounted on the spindle Lt and accurately tting the interior of the case l is a wheel 7, arranged to turn in said case, and pierced with a series of openings S of the same size as and arranged to register, as the wheel is revolved, with opening 6 and the openings in the tips 2 and 3.

The scrubbing-ball or swab 9 (shown of full size in Fig. 3) consists of a solid rubber ball with pins or points of the same material integral therewith and projecting radially from its surface. These points are placed as thickly as may be conveniently done on the central ball, and the diameter from point to point should slightly exceed the internal diameter of the hose to be cleaned.

In operation the tip 2 is attached to any convenient source of water-supply, either a force-pu1np or water-works pipe, and water turned in or forced into the hose. The wheel is then turned and balls fed into the opening 6, which are carried around until opposite the tips 2 3, where they encounter the water and are driven into and through the hose, which by means of their points they thoroughly scrub and cleanse.

I claim as my invention- 1. In an apparatus for cleaning hose, an inolosing case, provided with oppositely-disposed tips for attaching it to the hose and to a water-supply pipe, and an opening for inserting scrubbing-balls, in combination with a wheel mounted in said case, provided with means for turning it, and pierced with openings adapted to register with the opening for' inserting the balls, and, with the openings of said tips substantially as shown and described.

2. An improved scrubbing-ball for cleaning hose consisting of a solid center and radial points of iiexible material integral with said center and extending from its surface, in

every direction, substantially as shown and described.

3. The combination with the inclosing case, the oppositely-disposed tips, and the opening for admitting scrubbing-balls, of the wheel having openings to register with the openings in said case, means for rotating said wheel, and scrubbing-balls arranged to be inserted in said wheel, each having a solid center and radial points integral therewith extending from all parts of its surface, substantially as shown and described.

In testimony that I claim the above I hereunto setjmy hand.


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Cooperative ClassificationB08B9/0553