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1. (WO2019025817) FUEL PICK-UP DEVICE
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CLAIMS

A fuel pick-up device comprising a float arranged for rising and falling with the level of fuel in a tank and a plurality of elongate flexible tubes extending from the float to a fuel outlet of the device, the float being arranged for generally vertical movement within a constraint which encloses the float and the elongate flexible tubes.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in claim 1 , in which solely two of said elongate flexible tube extending between the float and the outlet.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in claim 1 or 2, in which the elongate flexible tubes extend independently of each other between the float and the outlet.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the plurality of elongate flexible tubes extend helically between the float and the outlet about a longitudinal axis along which the float rises and falls in use.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in claim 4, in which the helical turns of each elongate flexible tube are circumferentially offset about said axis by an angle of 3607n, where n is the number of flexible tubes.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the elongate flexible tubes comprise open ends at the float.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in any of claims 1 to 5, in which each elongate flexible tube is connected to a filter provided on the float.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the elongate flexible tubes are recessed into a tubular side wall of the float.

A fuel pick-up device as claimed in claim 8, in which the elongate flexible tubes are recessed in respective channels which extend helically of the side wall of the float.

10. A fuel pick-up device as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the outlet comprises a single outlet having a manifold which fluidly interconnects connects each elongate flexible tube.

1 1. A fuel pick-up device as claimed in any of claims 1 to 9, in which each elongate flexible tube has a respective outlet.

12. A fuel pick-up device as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the tubes are engaged with an upper end of the filter.