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Publication numberUS604898 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1898
Publication numberUS 604898 A, US 604898A, US-A-604898, US604898 A, US604898A
InventorsG. Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carriag e-wash er
US 604898 A
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' 2 sheets-sheet 1. E. J. GREEN & S. C. BROWN.

-GARRIAGE WASHER. No. 604,898 Patented May 31,1898.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 604,898, dated May 31, 1898.

Application tiled November 10, 1897. Serial No. 658,034. (No model.)

I .'l'o autom it may conceive.-

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A 13e itknown that we, Enna-111D .LGREEN and SCnr'vLnn 0.,]3RowN, citizens ofv the United States, residing' atSaratoga Springs, inthe countyof Saratoga 'and State of New York,

have"invented a vnew and useful Carriagev `'asher, of whichthe followingis a specifica- 'lhis invention relates to apparatus for washingcarriages, wagons, and like vehicles ot' the type comprising. an overhead track of approximately circular `outline and a hosepipe connection'adapted to travel upon and be supported vby tdie saidt ack, so as to ad-` m it. et' the hose-pipe being; carried around thevehicleas the washing or cleaning ,operation For 'a l'ullnmlerstanding of the merits and advantage'sot the invention reference is to be had Ito" the,accompanying drawings and-the followilrnl description.

. The improvement is susceptible of various changes in the form, proportion, and the-niinor details ot' construction without departing from the principle or sacrificing any` of the advantages thereof, and-to a full disclosure of the invention an adaptation thereof is shown in tho accompanying. drawings, in whi'eh Figure 1 is a bottom perspective view ot' the apparatus in position. Fig. i3 is a transverse section thereof.' 'l1`ig.`3 is a bottom plan view, the dotted lines showingthe hose-pipe attachment moved to an'adjusted position. Fig. L is an enlarged sectional view ot the, swivel connection. i

Correspomlin'` and ylike parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in the several views of the accompanying drawings by the same reference characters.

The approximately circular track, 1 isat` l tachedto a ceiling or support overhead by suitable means, and inasmuch as stables are not lathed and'plastered plates 2 are provided and bolted or otherwise attached to the beams and receivouthe brackets 3, by1neans of which the track is supported.- f'lhese platest. are right-angularly disposed, so as to admit of the brackets 3 being locatedatlour points equidistant in the circumferential length of the track. The brackets are of substantially L form, and, as illustrated, are constructed tained.

ybetweenit and the surroundingpipe.

et gas-fittings and are provided with bases which receive the fastenings, securing them to theplates 2. l

A-l flanged elbow -l is secured centrally of the plates and track, and a'supply-pipe 5 is coupled to its horizontal branch and is in communication with the source of water-supply inthe ordinary manner. A pipe 6 is fitted to the ver-tical branch of theelbowi and reccivesthe upper portion ot' a pipo 7, which is fitted therein so as to turn freely. A stutting-box S, applied to the lower end of the pipo (i, securesv a water-tight joint between the pipes l and 7 and can be screwed up in the ordinary manner to allow for wearer shrinkage, thereby insuringa tight joint being main- 'lhe pipe 7 is of less diameter than the pipe G, thereby leaving a water-space a Au openiiwf il is formed in the side of the pipe about in line with the stulling-bo'x'n and provides for the escape of the water contained yin the space a alter the water has been turned oli from the supply-pipe 5, thereby preventing freezing in cold weather.

Rods or bars 10 are secured at their upper ends to the pipe (i 'at diametrically opposite points and are offset intermediate et their ends, so as to clear the smiling-box S, and their lowerends` pass through openings in a yoke 1l and receive nuts l2, by means of which the yoke-plate 1l is held in place, so as te support the pipe 7. iy removing the nnts 12 the pipe 7 can be withdrawn from thepipe G for inspection, for removing,r any obstructing* niattfer from the dri-popening 9, or for any desired purpose. Adelivery-pipe 12, having an elbow at its inner end, is eoupledto the lower end of the pipe 7 and has a bent arm l near its outer end provided with a roller 15, which travels upon the track 1 and supports the outer end of the delivery-pipo and the hose-pipe 16, coupled to a pendent extension thereof. The deliverypipe 13 constitutes a connection between the hose-pipe and the supply-pipe, and its outer end travels in a circle, et' which the swivel-joint (i and 7 forms a center, thereby enabling the hosepipe to be carried around a carriage or other vehicle, whereby the int-ter is accessible by a stream of water from all points.

The track 1 has its opposite sides brought closer together by about an inch, so Dthat in effect it is not a true circle, being somewhat of elliptical form, which is hardly perceptible when comparing the variation from a true 'circle with the diameter. This will be clear when it is remembered that the track is usually about seven feet in diameter and the devia-tion from a true circle is only` about one inch. By having-the track deviate from a .true ci rele to'theentcnt of about one inch the roller l5 willnothave'a; groove cut. therein, as the 'wear will distributed from one end to the `other upon. the connection or deliverypipe 12.5 makingia. complete circle. The roller f l5 ispreferablyfof wood' or like librous material, so nstrrbe noiseless in operation, and by distributing-Lillie wear throughout its length ci; the person with reference to the vehicle, 'as will he readily' understood. g

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new isl. in apparatus for washing carriages and like vehicles, the combination of an approximateiy circular track having its opposite por-l tions varying slightly from a true circle, aswivel-joint located centrally of the track and iu communication with a water-su pply, a delivery-pi pe having connection with the swivelioint, anda roller for supporting the outer end of the delivery-pipe and adapted to travel upon the k and receiving the Wear length, substantially as set c" lr.-

E. ln. apparatus for washing carriages and like vehicles, the combination. of an approxin1: ly circular track, a vertical pipe located centrally of the track and in communication with a water-supply, a second pipe slidable within the vcrticaLpipe and rotatable thereif the wear Caine on one'.

e to accommodate the hose-'pipe to the position in, a yoke for supporting the inner pipe, means for detachably'connccting the yoke with the said vertical pipe to admit of the inner pipe sliding out therefrom, and a delivery-pipe having its inner end connected with the inner or lower pipe and having its outer end supported by means of the track, sub stantially as set forth.

3. In apparatus for washing carriages and like vehicles, the combination of an approximately circular track,a vertical pipe disposed centrally of the track and in communication with a water-supply, asecond pipe fitted within the vertical pipe so as to turn and of less diameter, whereby a water-space is formed between it and the outer pipe, and having an opening in its side communicating with the lowest point of the said water-space, a yoke connected with the upper pipe and supporting the lower pipe, and a delivery-pipe having connection with the inner or lower pipe and supported at its outer end by means of the track, substantially as set forth.

4. The herein-described apparatus for washing carriages and the like, consisting of an overhead track varying slightly from a true circle, a supply-pipe having a vertical extension, a delivery-pipe having a vertical extension at its inner end fitting within the vertical extension of the supply-pipe and of less diameter so as to provide a water-space, and having an opening in its side communieating with the lowest point of the said waterspace, a stuifmg-box applied to the ou ter vertical extensioma yoke having connection with the upper`extension and engaging with the extension of the delivery-pi po to maintain the parts in fixed relation, a bent arm applied to the free end of the delivery-pipe, anda roller applied to the bent portion of the said arm to travel upon the track and support the dclivery-pipe at its outer end, substantially as described.

In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our own we have hereto aliixed oursignaturcs in the presence of two witnesses.




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