US 90454 A
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JOSEPH J. LOVELL, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF AND GEORGE W. MILLAR, OF SAME PLACE.
Letters Patent No. 90,454, dated .7l/[ay 25, 1869.
IMPROVED EAVESPROTECTOR The Schedule referred to in theseLetters Patent and making part of the same.
To all 'whom it ma/y concern Be it known that I, JOSEPH J. LOVELL, of New York, in the county`of New York, and State of New York, have invented' a new and improved Apparatus for Hoisting Hose; and I do hereby declare that the.
following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, formingpart of this specification.
This invention relates to an improved device to be used in hoisting hose over buildings, for throwing water upon fires, to facilitate the said hoisting, and protect the cornices and the hose.
It consists in an adjustable pulley-support, capable of attachment to any cornice, provided with a grooved pulley, over which the hose may be drawn with much less ei'ort than when the same is drawn over the edge of the cornice, as is commonly done, and without damaging either the cornice or the hose, as now frequently happens.
Figure 1 represents a side elevation of my improvement, as applied to a cornice, and
Figure 2 represents a planview of the same.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A represents a frame, to be made of either wood or metal, composed of two parallely curved bars, united at B, and supporting a grooved pulley, C, near their curved ends.
Each bar is provided at the curved end with a slotted brace, D, having a pointed and curved end, E. These braces are secured to the sides of the -bars A by set-screws F, and may be adjusted to any inclination from the point of connection.
The part B of the frame is provided with an eyebolt, H, to which a rope may be applied to fasten toV a chimney, or any other object for holding the device in its position.
In the case of buildings having no chimneys or other object on the top for fastening to, two of the said devices may be fastened together, the two being placed on opposite sides.
By the employment of this apparatus', applied to the cornice as represented in the drawing, and drawing the hose over the pulley, the hose may be hoisted upon the top of a building with very, much less labor than when drawn up over the edge of the cornice, as
is commonly practised at present, often seriously dam- Witnesses:
FRANK BLooKLEY, ALEX. F. ROBERTS.