Boy Combines Disappearing Hose Reel and Coal Chute (Nov, 1929)
Boy Combines Disappearing Hose Reel and Coal Chute
WHEN Dwight Mills, 10-year-old Dayton, Ohio, boy became weary of lugging the lawn hose down into the basement he suggested to his father that they build a hose reel in the foundation wall. As a result the boy and his father evolved this hose reel which drains the hose and permits its removal in winter and use of the opening as a coal chute. The reel is made of heavy steel punchings, well ribbed. There are ball bearings for the axle. The frame consists of a front flange formed to fit the opening in the wall, securely locating it. Four bolts are put through the flange and fastened to cleats on the inside of the foundation wall. The reel proper is mounted on the door which opens downward.