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Publication numberUS1010469 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 5, 1911
Filing dateAug 10, 1909
Priority dateAug 10, 1909
Publication numberUS 1010469 A, US 1010469A, US-A-1010469, US1010469 A, US1010469A
InventorsHenry M Weaver
Original AssigneeHenry M Weaver
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bath-tub fitting.
US 1010469 A
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211101111011 FILED AUG. 10, 1909.

Patented Dec. 5, 1911.





Patented Dec. 5, 1911.

W TNESSE S INVENTOR V mm: at. mm, mm, one.


Specification of letters Phteht.

Application-filed August 10, 1000. Serial exam.

Td whvmit my conc' em:

Be it known that LHEN-RY M'. WEAVER, of Mansfield, in the county of Richland and State" of Ohio, have invented; certain new' and useful Improvements in Bath-Tub Fittings; andI- do hereby-declare the following to be a' full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and-use the same.

This. invention relates to improvements" in bath tub.fittings,one object of the invention beingto providesimple and e'flicie'nt means whereby parts "of the fitting which are intended to pass through openings in the flange of the tub,-can be readily adjusted so as to properly aline with the openings in tub flanges of different sizes or'widths.

A. further object is to provide simple and eiflcient means whereby a single opening in the wall ofth'e tub can be utilized for the overflow and also for the passage of the water inlet nozzle. g n

A further object is to provide improved means for'operatin'g. the waste-plug and to so construct the same as to permit vertical movement of the plug'and preventloss of any of the parts when the plug is removed.v

A further object is to provide means for adjusting the valves which control the flow of hot and cold water, relatively to the central nozzle throughwhich the water is dis charged into the tub.

With these objects in view the invention consists in certain novelfeaturesof construe-3 tion and combinations of parts as herein= after set forth and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a view partly in elevation and artly in section showingthe application oi my improvements to a tub. Fig. 2 is a view'showing the application of the plug operating devices when used with-a tub having a wide flange. Fig. 3 is a face view of the-screen or grating overthe overflow outlet. Fig. 4'

is a detail view showing the connection between one of the valves and the central nozzle, and Fig. 5 is a .view of a slight modification.

l'represents a bath tub having a flange 2 at its upper edge and provided below said flange with an opening 3 which occupies theposition of the overflow outlet of bath tubs as commonly constructed. A screen or grating 4: is placed gver this opening and provided with an annular flange 5 which fits within said opening and'said fl'aflge is-iiiwr nallythreaded for the reception of the threaded portion I washer '7: also screws on the threaded per-'- washer and the edge ofthefidngds .and'theinner face-oi the disposed: By Ifi'eails of the washer 7;;tl1escreen or grating 4iand the castihg ears-secured inosition on the tub. The csstinge Patentedbec. .1 9113;

of a hollow castings: A y

. 0 tionjs of the casting. 6 and. ,b tw fiw is made in the form of an elbow and with its? downwardly projecting member, the upper end of a pipe 9 communicatesand the lower end-oft'his pipe connected with a con ling 10; waste pipe 11 is'connectedwit' the lower end of the-co;1pling 10' and a short pipe section 12 conn s the horizontal arm of this coupling with' acollar casting 13. The castin 13 is" located below the waste outlet in" t a bottom of the tuh and said waste outlet contains ahushing 14 which communicates'w'iththe chamber in. the casti'ng.=1-3.' The bushing 14 forms a seat for the waste plug 15 and: the depending shanlr' of the latter is provided with wings 16 which constitute straiiieiswithin the bushing 14.

The stem of the-plug15 comprises two members 117 (which carries the wing 16) and 18 which is provided with an opening for the reception of otiejmenibei' of'an operating lever, to' which said member 18 maybe loosely connected. The operating lever above referred to comprises two members 19 and 20." The member19 of the-"lever isj pivotally supported between itsends in the coupling 10 and the forward'portion of said member 19 is made tubular for the reception I of the member 20 of said lever. Theniember 20 thus has telescopic relation to the member 19 and has the member 18 of the plug stem connectedwith it",'if desired a stop-21 may be secured th't'he' longitudinally movable member 20 to prevent displacement of the stem member 20 of the lever. A socketed ar'm22'i's' pivotally' attached to the outer end of the level 19'within" the 18 from said membercoupling 10 and this sbeketedardi receives.

the lower threaded end ofa rod' 23 which extends upwardly through the. pi 9 and through the elbow orcastin'gfi. T 'e'rod 23 extends above the casting-6 ahdj at' its upper end isprovided with a laterally projecting arm 24 which passes freely through a hole in an arm; 25 depending from. a head 26.

The head 26 is adjustably' secured by means of the tub and recelves the shank 29 of a.

of a set screw 23 to the lower end of a rod or stem 28/ This rod or stem passes up wardly through an cpening in the flange 2 stem 28 and the rod 23 can be readily 'ad-- justed so as to position these parts properly I to permit the knob stem to pass throu h the opening in the flan e 2 of the tub w ether this opening be ma e in a narrow or wide flange. I

In Fig. 1 of the drawing my improvements are shown applied to a tub having a narrow flange 2. Should it be desired to connect the devices with a tub having a wide flange, such as shown in Fig.2 of the drawing, the rod 23 may be turned so that the arm 24 will pro'ect outwardly and in any case the connection of thefknob stem with the rod 23 will be so that said rod stem will pass properly through the o ening which is centrally located in the tn r can be readily adjusted by turning the rod 23 until the head 26 (the arm 25 of which is freely movable on the arm 24' of the rod) becomes disposed immediately in line with the stem 28 passing through the opening in the flange 2 of the tub.

The hollow casing or elbow 6 is made with an internal angular duct 31, the lower horizontal portion of which terminates centrally within the horizontal portion of the casting or elbow 6 rearwardly of the free end thereof and is threaded internally for the reception of a threaded nipple 32 at the rear end of a nozzle 33. This nozzle passes through a central opening 34 in the screen 4. The nozzle 33 may be secured within the casting 6 as above described before the latter is secured to the tub,said nozzle being so constructed as to permit the screen 4 to be passed over it and then turned to screw the flange of said screen onto the horizontal portion of thecasting 6. The casting 6 is also made with laterally projecting tubular members or pipes 35 which communicate at their inner ends with the duct 31 and the outer ends of these laterally projecting tubular members or pipes 35 are externally threaded for the reception of S-shape pipes 36. The outer ends of the pipes 36 are coupled to the valve casings 37 with which the hot and cold water pipes are respectively connected. The valves'within these casings are-provided with stems 38 which pass through suitable openings in the flange 2 of the tub. By

flange, and

connecting the tubular members 35 on the casting 6 with the valvecasln s by means of S-shape pipes 36, the positlons of said valve casings may be adjusted b turnmg the pipes 36 more or less on their connections with the tubular members 35, so as to cause the valve stems 38 to properly aline with the centrally arranged openings in the flange 2 of the tu If desired, the arm 24 at the upper end of the rod 23 maybe omitted, and the upper end of said rod provided with an eye 37 for the free passage of a short horizontal rod 38 secured to a depending member 39 on the head 26, as shown in Fig. 5.

Having fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters-Patent, is,-

1. In a bath-tub fixture, the combination with a hollow casting forming an elbow and provided internally with a water duct terminating horizontally in the central portion of the horizontal member of said casting, means for conducting hot and cold water to said duct, a screen to extend over the overflow outlet of the tub and having a threaded flange to screw on the hollow casting, a

clamping washer on said hollow casting for securing the same and the screen to the tub, a nozzle passing through the center of the screen and having a nipple connecting said nozzle with the water duct within the hollow casting, and a waste pipe communicating with said hollow casting. o

2. The combination with the waste-plug of a bath-tub, and a lever for operating the same, of a rod connected with said lever, a stem adapted to pass through the flange at the upper edge of the tub and means connecting said stem and rod, and for effecting lateral adjustment of one relatively to the other.

3. The combination with the waste-plug of a bath tub and a lever for operating the same, of a rod connected with said lever, a

stem adapted to pass through an openin in the flange at the upper edge of thetu a head adjustably secured to said stem, and means for eflecting lateral adjustment of the rod relatively to the head.

4. The combination with a waste-plug of a bath tub, and a lever for operating the same, of an upwardly projecting rod'adjustably connected with said lever, a stem adapted to pass through the flange at the upper edge of the tub, and means for connecting saidrod and stem, said means affording ver tical and lateral adjustment between the rod-and stem.

5. The combination with a waste-plug of a bath tub and a lever for operating the same,- of a rod adjustably connected at its lower end with said lever and provided at its upper end with a laterally projecting arm, a stem adapted to pass through the .the upper end of said rod.'

6. The combination with the waste plug of a bath tub having a stem comprising two members removably connected together, of a lever comprising two members, one 'telescoping and movable within the other and engaging the lower member of the plug stem, means for preventing escape ofsaid lower stem member from the movable member of the lever, and means for operating .said

" lever.

7. The combination with the waste plug of abath tub, means for raisingsaid plug from below, and a pi e communicating with the overfiow outlet o the tub, of a rod pass-- ing through said pipe, a stem'to pass through theflange of the tub, and means for effecting lateral adjustment between said rod and stem.

In testimony whereof, I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. HENRY M. WEAVER.



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U.S. Classification4/671, 4/694
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/24