US984473A - Tool for removing obstructions in pipes. - Google Patents

Tool for removing obstructions in pipes. Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US984473A
US984473A US59086410A US1910590864A US984473A US 984473 A US984473 A US 984473A US 59086410 A US59086410 A US 59086410A US 1910590864 A US1910590864 A US 1910590864A US 984473 A US984473 A US 984473A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
same
pipes
shaft
obstructions
tool
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US59086410A
Inventor
Louis A Cornelius
Original Assignee
Louis A Cornelius
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Louis A Cornelius filed Critical Louis A Cornelius
Priority to US59086410A priority Critical patent/US984473A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US984473A publication Critical patent/US984473A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E03WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
    • E03FSEWERS; CESSPOOLS
    • E03F9/00Arrangements or fixed installations methods or devices for cleaning or clearing sewer pipes, e.g. by flushing
    • E03F9/002Cleaning sewer pipes by mechanical means
    • E03F9/005Apparatus for simultaneously pushing and rotating a cleaning device carried by the leading end of a cable or an assembly of rods

Description

L. A. CORNELIUS.
TOOL FOR REMOVING OBSTRUOTIONS IN PIPES. APPLICATION FILED 11017.6, 1910.
Patented Feb. 14, 1911.
an we 11 1oz Lauzsfl. CTJRNELJUS LOUIS A. CORNELIUS, OF GRA1\TD RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.
TOOL FOR RElVIOVING OBSTRUCTIONS IN PIPES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 14, 1911.
Application filed November, 5, 1910. Serial No. 590,864.
make and use the same.
My invention relatesto improvements in tools for removing obstructions from pipes,
and more particularly from such pipes as soil pipesv and the like, and its object is to rovide the same with various new and useful features hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
My invention consists essentially of a tube of any convenient length rovided with a handle for holding and ad usting the same in place for use, a rod rotative in the tube projecting outside the handle and provided with a crank at one end, and also havin attached at the other end a flexible sha t of suitable length terminating in a conical coil ,7 surrounding the same to engage the inner surface of the pipe and guide the shaft therein with the lnner end clear of the wall of the pipe, and a cork screw like terminal projecting from the end of the shaft to enage and enter any obstruction that may be band in the pipe and Withdraw the same therefrom, as will more fully appear by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which: i
Figure 1 is an elevation of a device embodying my invention with parts broken away to shorten the same; Fig. 2 the same shown on a reduced scale as it appears when used in an S-trap of a soil pipe; Fig. 3 an enlarged end view of the lower end of the device; and Fig. 4 a side elevation of the same.
Like numbers refer to like parts in all of the figures.
1. represents a tube of any convenient proportions, prefcrably provided with a handle 2 at one end for adjusting and holding the same when in use. a
3 is a rod in the axis of the tube, extending outside the same at the upper end and provided with a crank 4 and handle 5 for rotating the same within the tube. Attached to this rod 3 is any convenient length of flexible shafting 6, which will bend freely to follow any curved passage or pipe, such as the trap of a soil pipe or drain pipe.- In the other end of this flexible shaft (which is preferably made of a close coil of spring wire) is inserted a plug 9 in which is fixed a cork screw shaped instrument 7 adapted to penetrate and retain thereon any obstruction with which it may be engaged whenever it is rotated by means of the crank 4 and the connecting parts. To guide this flexible shaft and prevent contact of the end thereof with the walls of pipe in which it may be inserted, the end of the coil of wire forming the flexible shaft (3 is extended spirally and conically backward outside the same as at 8, forming a truncated conical spiral coil with its small end integral with the end of the shaft 6, and its larger end surrounding the same and spaced apart therefrom. This coil 8 will operate to guide the end of the shaft 6 axially within a tube or pipe and will yield radially to conform to different internal diameters of pipes, and thus facilitate inserting the device in a pipe until it reaches the obstruction therein, whereupon by turningthe crank 4, the parts connected thereto will be rotated and the cork screw shaped implement 7 will penetrate the obstruction and retain the same, whereupon by withdrawing the device, the obstruction will be withdrawn from the pipe.
What'I claim is t 1. A tool for removing obstructions from pipes, comprising a flexible shaft consisting of a elosecoil of spring wire, a truncated conical guide member consisting of an integral continuation of sa'hl wirc surrounding the end of said shaft and spaced apart therefrom, a cork screw shaped member attached to the end of the shaft, and means for rotating the shaft.
2. A tool for removing obstructions from pipes, consisting of a tube having a handle at one end, a rod in the lube and projecting through the handle, a crank on the rod, a flexible shaft consisting of a close coil of spring wire attached to the rod at one end,
a guide coil at the other end of the shaft In testilnony whereof I afiix my signature consisting of an integral truncated conical in presence of two witnesses.
coil of said Wire spaced apart from the shaft LOUI A CORNFLIUC;
at the larger end and surrounding the same,
5 a plug fixed in the connected ends of the Witnesses:
coils, and 21 Cork screw fixed in the plug and VVALTER H. BROOKS, projecting therefrom. PALMER A. JONES.
US59086410A 1910-11-05 1910-11-05 Tool for removing obstructions in pipes. Expired - Lifetime US984473A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US59086410A US984473A (en) 1910-11-05 1910-11-05 Tool for removing obstructions in pipes.

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US59086410A US984473A (en) 1910-11-05 1910-11-05 Tool for removing obstructions in pipes.

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US984473A true US984473A (en) 1911-02-14

Family

ID=3052822

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US59086410A Expired - Lifetime US984473A (en) 1910-11-05 1910-11-05 Tool for removing obstructions in pipes.

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US984473A (en)

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2651067A (en) * 1949-10-24 1953-09-08 Marian L Collison Tool for cleaning waste pipes
US2751977A (en) * 1952-10-24 1956-06-26 Dale F Pinkerton One man automobile cover
US2779041A (en) * 1955-05-11 1957-01-29 Silverman Abraham Drophead sewer auger and shield
US6920663B2 (en) * 2001-09-21 2005-07-26 Steven M. Petit Tool for removing hair from a basin drain
US20050204489A1 (en) * 2004-03-16 2005-09-22 United Technologies Corporation Rotary probe for cleaning an internal cavity
US8359696B1 (en) 2012-02-21 2013-01-29 Turner Stephen S Separable drain snake device and kit
US20130133147A1 (en) * 2010-07-09 2013-05-30 George Tash and Debra B. Tash, as Trustees of the Community Trust created under the George Tash an Hand-operated drain snake with auger
USD850739S1 (en) * 2017-03-03 2019-06-04 Shanghai Kunjek Handtools And Hardware Co., Ltd. Pipe dredge
US10857577B2 (en) * 2019-05-07 2020-12-08 Stephen S. Turner Drain cleaning device
USD928430S1 (en) * 2019-10-31 2021-08-17 Kuei-Kun Wu Grip of conduit dredge

Cited By (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2651067A (en) * 1949-10-24 1953-09-08 Marian L Collison Tool for cleaning waste pipes
US2751977A (en) * 1952-10-24 1956-06-26 Dale F Pinkerton One man automobile cover
US2779041A (en) * 1955-05-11 1957-01-29 Silverman Abraham Drophead sewer auger and shield
US6920663B2 (en) * 2001-09-21 2005-07-26 Steven M. Petit Tool for removing hair from a basin drain
US20050204489A1 (en) * 2004-03-16 2005-09-22 United Technologies Corporation Rotary probe for cleaning an internal cavity
US7146674B2 (en) * 2004-03-16 2006-12-12 United Technologies Corporation Rotary probe for cleaning an internal cavity
US20130133147A1 (en) * 2010-07-09 2013-05-30 George Tash and Debra B. Tash, as Trustees of the Community Trust created under the George Tash an Hand-operated drain snake with auger
US8584297B2 (en) * 2010-07-09 2013-11-19 George Tash and Debra B. Tash, As Trustees of the Community Trust Hand-operated drain snake with auger
US8359696B1 (en) 2012-02-21 2013-01-29 Turner Stephen S Separable drain snake device and kit
USD850739S1 (en) * 2017-03-03 2019-06-04 Shanghai Kunjek Handtools And Hardware Co., Ltd. Pipe dredge
US10857577B2 (en) * 2019-05-07 2020-12-08 Stephen S. Turner Drain cleaning device
USD928430S1 (en) * 2019-10-31 2021-08-17 Kuei-Kun Wu Grip of conduit dredge

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US984473A (en) Tool for removing obstructions in pipes.
US1261444A (en) Tool for removing obstructions from plumbing-passageways.
US2244735A (en) Pipe cleaning tool
US5497514A (en) Drain cleaning device
US3959840A (en) Pipe cleaning apparatus
US2599077A (en) Rotary tool for scraping tube interiors
US2284939A (en) Drain cleaner
US1751415A (en) Cleaning implement
US2786218A (en) Cleaner for pipes, etc.
US8510891B2 (en) Auger with tentacles
US5765251A (en) Self adjusting device for removal of obstructions from drain pipes
US4644603A (en) Plumber's snake
US3314095A (en) Sewer cleaning brush and method of fabricating the same
US4539718A (en) Drainpipe strainer
CA2962975C (en) Compact drain snake
US1195220A (en) Packing-extractor
US1910768A (en) Boring tool
US1863460A (en) Pipe cleaner
CA2961845C (en) Drain cleaning device
US1963561A (en) Drain pipe cleaner
EP0063024A1 (en) Pipe cleaning device
JP5362496B2 (en) Drain pipe cleaning tool
US2637058A (en) Sewer cleanout implement
US2117659A (en) Pipe cleaning device
US754955A (en) Rotary motor for flue-cleaners.