Fire-fighting water turret

  • US 6,655,613 B1
  • Filed: 06/15/2001
  • Issued: 12/02/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/21/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A monitor for discharging fluids from a fixed mount, comprising:

  • a) a fluid conduit having a base section including a first axis, a midsection, and an exit section;

    b) a first joint between said base section and said midsection having a swivelable portion arranged to allow said midsection to swivel about said first axis; and

    c) a second joint between said midsection, and said exit section having a swivelable portion arranged to allow said exit section to swivel about a second axis positioned at a first acute angle to said first axis;

    d) said exit section including a third axis, said third axis being positioned at a second acute angle to said second axis;

    e) wherein the swivelable portion of each of said joints is a driveable mechanism, and each of said joints are driveable in such a manner that rotation of one of said joints is accompanied by a compensating rotation of the other of said joints to counter the component of change in position normal to said other of said joints created by rotation of said one of said joints.

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