Title:
Irrigating and sprinkling system
United States Patent 2021709


Abstract:
The present invention relates to irrigating and sprinkling systems for grass lawns, gardens and the like; and its principal objects are to provide in such systems oscillating communicating waterdischarging pipes disposed at an angle to each other; and further, to provide means for oscillating...



Inventors:
Wilson, Charles O.
Application Number:
US61551532A
Publication Date:
11/19/1935
Filing Date:
06/06/1932
Assignee:
Wilson, Charles O.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
239/225.1, 239/269, 239/DIG.1
International Classes:
A01G25/16
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Description:

The present invention relates to irrigating and sprinkling systems for grass lawns, gardens and the like; and its principal objects are to provide in such systems oscillating communicating waterdischarging pipes disposed at an angle to each other; and further, to provide means for oscillating such pipes together; and further, to provide connections between such pipes for thus oscillating the same; and further, to provide improved means for mounting such pipes oscillatingly.

These and any other and more specific objects hereinafter appearing are attained by, and the invention finds preferable embodiment in, the illustrative structures and devices particularly described in the body of this specification and shown by the accompanying drawings, in which:Figure 1 is a view in perspective of an irrigating and sprinkling system; Figure 2 is top plan view of angularly disposed connected water pipes of such a system, shown partially in axial section taken on line 2-2 of Figure 3; Figure 3 is a transaxial sectional view thereof taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2; Figure 4 is a top plan view of such water pipes, shown partially in axial section taken on line 4-4 of Figure 5 and exhibiting a modified construction; Figure 5 is a view thereof partially sectioned transaxially on line 5-5 of Figure 4; Figure 6 is an axially sectional view of such water pipes, exhibiting another modified construction; Figure 7 is a top plan view of such water pipes shown partially in axial section and illustrating another modified construction and connecting and mounting means therefor; Figure 8 is a transaxial sectional view thereof taken on line 8-8 of Figure 7; Figure 9 is a top plan view of such water pipes illustrating a modified form of connection therefor; Figure 10 is an elevational view of such water pipes illustrating a portion of one of them whereby the angular ground space between the same is irrigated; Figure 11 is a sectional view thereof taken on line I-11I of Figure 10.

The irrigating and sprinkling system illustrated by these drawings comprises a water-supply pipe I (Figure 1), 11 (Figure 2), I2 (Figure 4), 13 (Figure 6) and angularly disposed horizontal discharge pipes 2, 21 (Figure 1), 22, 23 (Figure 2), 24, 25 (Figure 4), 26, 27 (Figure 6) having nozzle openings 3 through their sides and being oscillatory about their longitudinal axes.

In Figure 4, the supply pipe 12 and one of the discharge pipes 24 are integral. The oscillatory pipes are turnably mounted in desired positions (as along the angularly disposed sides of a building 5, as indicated in Figure 1) and by suitable means as the brackets 6 on the sides of the building or the brackets 62, 63, 64 at its corner, these brackets having rock bearings in which said pipes oscillate.

The pipes may be oscillated to throw the water from their nozzles by any suitable means, as by the cylinder 7 operating the rack 8 meshing with the segment 9 on the pipe as indicated in Figure 1 and as described in my pending application Serial Number 613,015, filed May 23, 1932.

In the system shown in the present application the discharge pipes or extensions thereof or branches therefrom are so; connected and disposed angularly relatively to each other or to the supply pipe and are oscillated together and by the same means in order, for instance, that ground areas adjacent angularly disposed sides of a building or the like (as shown in Figure 1) may be simultaneously irrigated.

Thus, the discharge pipe 2 and its extension 21 shown in Figures 1, 7 and 8 are connected at right angles to each other by the union 10 and have meshing bevel gears I , 12 respectively, so as to be oscillated together by means applied to either.

As shown in Figure 7 these pipes turn in bearing member 13, 14 threaded in the opposite end openings of this union and are provided with packing glands 15 held in place by the nuts 16. This union has the bracket 63 provided with flanges 17 for mounting it and the pipes on the corner of the building 5.

In the modified construction shown in Figure 9, the pipe 28 and its extension 29 turning in the angularly disposed arms 18 of the corner bracket 64 are connected by a flexible union or tube 101.

In the modified construction shown in Figures 2, 4 and 6 there are branching discharge pipes fed from the same supply pipe. These three pipes in Figure 2 turn in the union I 02, the supply pipe 11 and one of the discharge pipes 22 being in alignment and the other discharge pipe 23 being at right angles thereto. This discharge pipe 23 and the supply pipe 11 have meshing bevel gears 121, 111, and the other discharge pipe 22 and the supply pipe 11 are connected to turn together by a bar 19 clamped as by bolts 20 on these aligned pipes.

As shown in Figure 6, the supply pipe 13 and one discharge pipe 26 are in alignment, the other discharge pipe 27 being at right angles thereto, said pipes turning in the union 103. The discharge pipe 27 has a bevel gear 122 meshing with the bevel gears 112 and 123 of the supply pipe 13 and discharge pipe 26 respectively.

As shown in Figure 4, the supply pipe 12 is integral with the discharge pipe 24 (or the discharge end of said supply pipe) and the discharge pipe 25 is at right angles thereto, these pipes turning in the union 104. The pipe 12 has a bevel gear 113 meshing with the bevel gear 124 on pipe 25. In this construction the continuous pipe 12, 24 has openings 21 through its side, inside the union, for the passage of water into the discharge pipe 25.

In many of these views, which pipe is the supply pipe and which pipe or pipes discharge is a matter of indifference. In Figures 1, 10 and 11 one of the discharge pipes 2 has a curved extension 22 at its end so that the triangular ground area between the lines 23, may be irrigated, as indicated in Figure 1. In these views the pipes are shown in right angled relation; but the same may be disposed at other angles by changing the angle of the bevel gears and correspondingly changing that of the bearings for the pipes in the unions.

80 In Figure 1 the several nozzle openings 3 are shown provided with valves 43 turnable around the pipes.

The invention being intended to be pointed out in the claims, is not to be limited to or by details of construction of any particular embodiment thereof illustrated by the drawings or hereinbefore shown or described.

I claim: 1. In an irrigating and sprinkling system: a rigid pipe union having bearings and a bearing in axially angular relation therewith; water pipes communicating through the union, oscillatory in the respective bearings thereof and having nozzle openings through their sides, the pair of pipes turning in two of said bearings having mutually engaging members for oscillating one of them by the oscillating movement of the other one of said pair and the pipe turning in the third bearings being connected with one of said pair for oscillating coaction therewith.

2. In an irrigating and sprinkling system: a rigid pipe union having axially aligned bearings and a bearing in axially angular relation therewith; water pipes communicating through the union and oscillatory in the respective bearings thereof and having nozzle openings through their sides, the pair of pipes turning in the aligned bearings being connected to oscillate as one pipe, and one of said pair and the pipe turning in the third bearing having mutually engaging members for coacting oscillatory movement. 3. In an irrigating and sprinkling system: a rigid pipe union having axially aligned bearings and a bearing in axially angular relation therewith; water pipes communicating through the union and oscillatory in the respective bearings thereof and having nozzle openings through their sides, the pair of pipes turning in the aligned bearings being rigidly connected outside the union to oscillate as one pipe, and one of said pair and the pipe turning in the third bearing having mutually engaging members for coacting oscillatory movement.

4. In an irrigating and sprinkling system: communicating oscillatory water pipes having nozzle openings through their sides, one of the pipes having a body portion disposed in axially angular relation to the other pipe and an end portion extending toward the adjacent end of said other pipe in a direction progressively inclined toward the axis of said other pipe, said end portion having nozzle openings through its side for irrigating the triangular ground area between lines extending at right angles to said other pipe and to said body portion of the firstmentioned pipe respectively; means for oscillating the pipes together.

5. In an irrigating and sprinkling system: communicating oscillatory water pipes having nozzle openings through their sides, one of the pipes having a body portion disposed in axially angular relation to the other pipe and an end portion extending toward the adjacent end of said other pipe in a direction curved toward parallelism with the axis of said other pipe, said end portion having nozzle openings through its side for irrigating the triangular ground area between lines extending at right angles to said other pipe and to said body portion of the firstmentioned pipe respectively; means for oscillating the pipes together. SCHARLES O. WILSON.