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Publication numberUS688882 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1901
Filing dateApr 4, 1901
Priority dateApr 4, 1901
Publication numberUS 688882 A, US 688882A, US-A-688882, US688882 A, US688882A
InventorsRussell Parker
Original AssigneeRussell Parker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 688882 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 688,882, dated December 17, 1901. Application iiled April 4, 1901. Serial No. 54.273. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom zv' may concern:

' Be it known that I, RUSSELL PARKER, a citizen of the United States, residing in the borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, city andV State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Liquid-Pistols,of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to liquid-pistols, and

has for its object to produce a gun or pistol io which will be simple in construction, which will not be liable to leak or discharge its contents accidentally, which may be readily carried in the pocket without danger, and which may be refilled without difficulty.

In the accompanyingY drawings I have illustrated a pistol embodying myinveniion,which pistol is shown by way of example as one form in which myinvention maybe embodied. In the drawings, Figure l is a side View of 2o the pistol, showing the exterior thereof. Fig. 2 shows one-half of the pistol with the bulb in place. This view is broken away to clearly show the tube and bulb construction, and Fig. 3 is a section on line 3 3 of Fig. l.

The metallic portion of the pistol shown in the drawings is made in two parts l and 2. Each of' these parts is recessed at the lock aud barrel portion and the grip is made inthe form of a casing. The portion of the grip 3o forming part of the part l of the pistol is preferably an entire casing, and the portion of the grip constituting part of the part or section 2 of the pistol is apertured at 3 to form a finger-hole. The edges 4 of this finger-hole are preferably rounded or curled to bear upon the bulb 5, which is located in the grip or butt of the pistol. A dummy trigger 6 is preferably provided integral with one or both of the halves l 2 of the metallic parts of the 4o pistol. Each of these metallic parts is preferably provided with a guide-channel 7 for the delivery end 8 of the discharge-tube 9.

This discharge-tubeQ extends'through the chamber formed between the recessed metallic halves of the pistol and enters the bulb 5 and extends almost to the bottom thereof,

thus facilitating the loading'of the pistol, as will be described.

It will be observed that the finger-aperture 5o 3 is so combined with the trigger that when the thumb is placed upon the top of the grip and the index-'linger on the trigger the second or middle finger can readily be pressed against the surface of the bulb 5, which is under the aperture 3, and the pistol readilydischarged. It is of course obvious that the iiugeraper ture may be placed upon either or both sides of the grip to accommodate a person who em ploys either hand.

It is believed that the operation of discaharging the pistol will be obvious from the foregoing description.

into the liquid to be employed and a series of slight compressions administered to the bulb. After each compression the bulb is released and a small quantity of the liquid will flow into the bulb through the tube Sl. In filling the pistol it is preferable to hold the muzzle substantially vertical, and as the liquideuters the bulb it will flow to the lowest portion thereof and the displaced air will pass out of the bulb through the delivery-tube. It will be observed that the grip being a rigid metallic casing except where it is cnt away at the finger ihole or` holes there will be no liability of compressing the bulb except it be 'intentionally done by pressing the bulb with the linger.

The pistol may be laid in any position accidentally discharged, as the exposed surface ofthe bulb 5 is abundantly protected from accidental pressure by the rounded or curled edge 4 ofthe casing of the grip of the pistol. The metallic parts of the pistol may be either stamped or cast. In the present state of manufacture I prefer to stamp out It will be understood that the improvements herein described are applicable to other structures besides pistols, and in employing the term pistol I do not mean to limit myself to pistols.

Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secu re byLetters Patent, is-

l. In a liquid-pistol, the combination of a delivery-tube, a bulb and a grip or stock enveloping the said bulb, said grip or stock surrounding the said bulb and protecting the same from accidental pressure, and a fingerhole adapted for the insertion of a `finger to intentionally discharge the apparatus.

In filling the pistol the muzzle is inserted the parts and unite them by screws or rivets.`

without leaking and without danger of being y ICO 2. A liquid-pistol, comprising a bulb and delivery-tube und ftprotective casing entirely enveloping the said bulb with the exception of a finger-aperture adapted for the reception of a finger to intentionally discharge the upparatns.

A liquid-pistol, com pl'ising a. bull), :t protecting-easing inclosing said bulb und provided with an aperture through which means for pressingthe bulb may be inserted, :ind a delivery-tube.

4. In u liquid-pistol, the combination of a two-part pistol-tube, comprising a plurality .of half-casingrs comprised in part by a rigid Itrigger and :L iinger-aperture in one of the said. I5 g casings in the rear of the rigid trigger and adapted to be pressed bythe middle linger of the hand of the user.





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Cooperative ClassificationF41B9/004