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PATENTEIT MAR. 21, 190,5.
G. E. cbRD A-U. HAND AIR PUMP.
APPLICATION FILED PEBJ'I, 190i ATTORNEY 3 life 785,154.
. UNITED STATES Patented March 21, 1905.
PATENT OFFI E.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 785,154, dated March 21, 1905;
Application in February 17,1904. serial no. 194,044.
To all whom it mty concern:
Be it known that I, GAs'roN CORDEAU, a
citizen of the United States, and a resident of New Yorkcity. in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hand Air-Pumps,-
of which'the following is a specification.
My Invention relates to hand-pumps for in- Hating pneumatic tires of wagons, automoduce acompact pump which will occupy-a biles, and the like, the object being to pro -small space when folded or closed.
My invention is shown in the accompanying Illustrations, in which Figure 1 is an elevation of myimproved pump, partly. n; section, .folded. Fig. 21s a similar view, the handle showing the stirrup being folded and'the stirrup open. Fig. 3'is a centralsectional detailed'view of the handle at right angles j-to'pump-rod ready for pumping. Fig. 4 is a-s'imilar view, the ban dle being folded and screwed .down'on' the pump-cap. Fig. 5 is 'aldetailed view, incen tral section, ofthe stirrup folded up against the pump. a
Similar reference-numbers refer tosimilar parts in the several views.
The pump consists of the'usual cylinder 1,
rod 2, and plunger 3. The base 4-has a boss 5, havlng a passage therethrough which connects with the tube 6.
O 7 is the usual 'male nipple, which is screwed 1nto the tire-valve. (Not shown.)
For convenience and compactness I proylde a socket 8 near the upper end of-the cylinder, mtowhich the nipple 7 is screwed when the pumps not in use. '-Diametrically opposite the .boss -of the baseisafolding stirrup 9, which is hinged. near the lower end. .A flat spring 10 is fastened on the stirrup, vthe free endpressing against the socket 11, on which the; stirrup articulates When folded,'the
spring presses against the outer vertical flat side of the socket, thus keepingthe stirrup against the pump by its pressure, and .When the-stirrup is moveddown or opened the 1 spring; presses against. the bottom of the socket, and thereby keeps the stirrup open and ready to receive the foot, by which the pump 1s held-during the period of' pumping. I
the socket- 8,
- The cap 12, which screws on the pump-cylinder, isprovided with an integral nipple 13, having a male thread 14 at its upper end. The rod 2 slides in the center of the nipple. The rod is" provided with a thread 2' at its upper end. 17 is a bolt to fasten rod to handle 16. 1 I .18 is'a. knurled bushing tapered outside toward the top, which bushing'is screwed up or do'wn'on the rod 2 for the purpose: more fully hereinafter explained.
The handle 16 is preferably cast'hollow, thecorebeing so arranged that 'two- 'ppositely I placed projections 23 extend centrally some One end ofth'e' distance within the handle. handle is provided witha female thread 19, adapted to screw on the cap-nipple 14.
is a shoulder to act as a stop when handle is screwed down on the nipple.
- o On the inner or underside of the handleis a slot 21, extending at'fi ret parallel from the screw end, then widening out into a circular opening 22, and then end g manother ciropenings is seen in the several drawings and open, as shownin Fig. 3in detail, audit is --cular opening 22, the latterbeing somewhat smaller in diameter than-the former, as shown p in Fig. 2. The-object of these connecting- .7 5
desired to fold a, the knurled; bushing is screweddown-on the rod just suifieiently so- -that when the handle is folded or pivoted on the rod" the knurled edge of the bushing will pass through the opening 22 and permit the v open end of the handle to be screwed into place on the cap-nipple.
The operation, which has ,been partly'de-' scribed 'hereinbefore, is as follows; To 'usethe pump, unscrew the handle from lnipple 1.3,
(See Fig. '2.) The taper partof the bushing is screwed up into turn it to a position at "right angles to the rod, and advance'busliing- '18 to hold handle in place, unfold stirrup, unscrew the male.
nipple 7 from. its socket,eonnectitwiththe wagon-tire-valve,'- (not shown) and operate the sliding plungerrod by means of the bandle, as usual. When a suflieient pressure-1s had inthetire, unscrew nipple, replace it in back oil the bushing 18, fold handle, and when it is central or on a line with the rod screw it down on the cap-nipple. Fold up the foot-stirrup, and the pump can be laid at the back of the seat under the cushion, orit will lie in any corner without occupying much more room than the cylinder of the pump would. a
The securing of the handle in the position shown in Fig. 2 not only renders the pump more compact, but prevents the rod 2 from being accidentally drawn out when the pump is not in use, and this feature is of importance, as if the rod should he accidentally drawn out or jarred out, so as to project from the cylinder, it would be in dangerot' being bent, thus rendering the pump useless.
Having fully described my invention, what 1 claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is p 1. In an air-pressure pump, afolding handle pivotally mounted on the plunger-rod, said handle being appropriately slotted on its lower side, and an adjustable bushing mounted on said plunger-rod to engage said handle, all constructed substantially as described.
tached to the piston-rod, means for securing" the handle in a position at right angles to the rod, and means for attaching the handle to the cylinder when the handle is arranged in alinement with the rod. 7
4:. In a pump, the combination with a cyliuder, a piston and piston-rod, of a handle secured to the piston-rod and means for attaching the handle to the cylinder.
Signed at'New York, in the county of- New York, and State of New York, this 28th day of January, A. D. 1904:.
GASTON E. CORDEAU.
Witnesses: I I
WILLIAM A. HOSCHKE, RoBT. W. WARD.