US 1026632 A
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BATH OR BASIN FITTING. APPLICATION FILED 00131, 1908.
Patented May 14,1912.
sans rari ies o PHILIP MUELLER, 0F DECATUR, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR T0 H. MUELLER MANUFAC- TURING 00., OF DECATUR, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLENOIS.
BATH OR BASIN FITTING.
my preferred manner of carrying out the invention is set forth in the following full, clear, and exact description, terminating with claims particularly specifying the novelty.
This invention relates to baths and closets and more especially to bath and basin fittings, and the object of the same is to facilitate the attachment of the fittings to a bath tub or lavatory, and the coupling of a single or compound faucet thereto.
, Another object is to lessen the labor and expense of nnnnifamtnre by reducing vthe number of parts to a minimum yet without sacrificing the utility of the titting or producing ditliculty with its use in limited quarters.
To this end the invention consists in a tit ting which comprises a supply pipe having its upper extremity enlarged, greater than the diameter of the hole through the lavatory wall, and its body beyond said. enlargement.- provided for limited entrance into said hole, and-interiorly screw threaded for the receipt of a connecting thimble. said enlarge- "ment or flange being irremovable otl" the upper extremity of said supply pipe, and constituting an outer clamping means against the fixture wall, and a detachable coupling between the faucet shank and the inner end of the supply pipe. The following specification sets forth certain embodiments of this idea in one of its forms, and a modification thereof. In all forms however, the outer flange is integral with the supply and irremovable therefrom.
In the drawings forming a part of this specification. Figure 1 is a sectional view showing one form of this fitting clamped to a lavatory wall, and a supply pipe broken away adjacentits bend. Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the same fitting showing the supply )i 3e havin a threaded outer end and a vari a sectional ance in the thimble. Fig. 3 is View of the same form showing the supply pipe broken adjacent its bend, and a variance in the coupling end of the thimble.
In setting up the usual bath tub or other Specificationof Letters Patent.
Patented May 14, 1912.
Application filed October 31, 1908. Serial No. 460,437.
lavatory member and its fittings the general practice is to bring the tub into the position it will occupy when the job is completed, connecting the supply with the service either before or after the tub is so located, then pass the tail piece of the faucet through the hole in the tub wall and finally make the coupling between this tail piec* and the supply pipe at a point outside the tub wall and beneath and close under its rim in cramped quarters where said rim stands. Quite close to the wallit isot'ten ditlicultfor the plumber to make this connection because the space is limited. the light is poor, and he finds much ditlicnlty in using tools to good advantage.
By the present invention, I do away with the necessity of having any joint or connection in the supply pipe at a point exterior to the tub or like 'all dispensing with the use of tools after the tub is placed. The connection with the supply is usually a wipe joint or slip joint at or below the floor lino where the workman has sutlieient room to install same, due to the outward contour of the tub wall.
Referring to the accompanying drawings thenumeral 1 designates a supply pipe continuous from its connection with a joint at the tloor upward to and partly into the aperture 18 of the tub or other similar wall, and continuous and integral from such connections until it passes to or through aperture 18 as at this de iiending somewhat on the thickness of the wall 4.
Near the outlet end 32 of the supply pipe is a circumferential collar or flange 10" of greater diameter than the aperture 18, and made with a smooth face to fit closely against the wall through which said aperture is made. The projecting outlet end 18 is larger than the rest of the pipe 1 and is made frusto-couical as shown, its extreme end being smaller than the aperture so that when setting the pipe in a dark or restricted place, this frusto-conical end can be moved about in contact with the all of the tub or basin until it enters the aperture. The end thus becomes a guide to the workman in adjusting the fixture.
The thin-ible 12 in Fig. 1 has an exterior straight or tapered thread 96 which enters the aperture and' takes onto the interior thread of the supply pipe within the enlarged portion on the same plane with the exterior tapered thread and continues with it, being straight or parallel on the portion on which a flange of the shoulder 23, and the coupling nut in turn takes on to the threaded portion of the bath cock shank 22. Within the thimble 12 and adjacent its innermost extremity is a valve receiving chamber 19 in which is located the Fuller valve 30 which is actuated in a well known manner, opening and clos ing 011 the flow 01 water by seating against the end of faucet shank 22. Adjacent the valve chamber 19 where the passageway of the thimble assumes a diameter near that of the supply pipe are located two inwardly projecting lugs 25 whereby a wrench may be inserted when the cock is removed,- and the thimble 12 tightened, loosened, or adjusted in its relations to the connecting supply pipe.
In Fig. 2, supply pipe 1 is shown with sec-.
ondary joint 2 and is cxteriorly threaded at its lower extremity. The collar or flange 10 is similar in its make up as Fig. 1 except the provision of a circumferential groove 31 which is provided to lessen cost in manufacture and to accommodate the varying lengths in the entering end of thimble 12 as will be hereinafter shown. The thiuihle however is provided with a tapered thread on its end connecting with the supply as 29 and with a straight t! read on a higher plane on which is mounted the flange 14, said flange is providcdwith a smooth clear portion around its entire inner surface as 13 which is adapted to passover a smooth portion of the shouldered surface as at 12. This. further serves the purpose of covering from view any threads which would otherwise be exposed when the nut assumes its normal position. Flange 14. bears hexagonal or flat surfaces 15 for the application'of Wrench in setting up or adjusting. The thin'ible 1.2 at its inner extremity carries the shoulder 23 ahd-bears theinner valve chamber 19 as above described. The lugs 25 are here mounted on the wall of the chamber 19 and project inwardly; these are for wrench hold. purposes. Betweeirthese lugs and the inlet extremity of the thimble the passageway is diminished as in Fig. 2 to correspond Y respond with those in Fig. 1, exceptthat the with that in the supply pipe.
In Fig. 3, the features as there set out coroutletextremity of the thimble bears exte- This thread 26 may be rior threads 27 for the receipt of the coupling nut 21, or is so far as the connecting of the nut is concerned, the reverse of Fig. 1.
In setting up this device in connecton with a bath tub the supply is brought to the outside of the tub and the projection 32 of the supply enters the apertures 18 until the flange face 11 comes against the wall of the tub around the aperture; the flange 14 is run back on the thimble 12 toward the shoulder 23 so far as the space 13 will allow it. The thilnble is then brought thin the inside of the tub, the packing is placed in the supply pipe as 28 and the thimble is then screwed into the flange until a joint is formed. The flange is then brought toward th wall of the tub and tightened until the fitting assumes the fixed position relative to the tub whereupon the bath cock may be attached in the manner well known, the entire operation being performed -i'rom the inside of the tub. The outer connection of the supply is made in the usual manner.
WhatI claim as new is:
1. In a lavatory fitting, a supply pipe having an enlarged outlet provided with-an annular flange having a flat face on one side to bear against the outer wall of a lavatory fitting. and an integral projection 'trom said face larger than said supply pipe extending into an aperture in said lavatory member, said projection having a screw of the water pipe, a. thimble screwed into the threaded opening of said projection on the water pipe, said thimble 'havingmeans on its opposite end for the attachment of a cock, and a( clamping member threaded onto theuintermediate portion of said thiinble adapted to engage the inner wall 01. the lavatory member, and in connection with the flange on said supply pipe secure the latter and the thimble in fixed position.
2. In a. lavatory fitting, a supply pipe having a flange around its upper end larger than the body of the pipe and integral therewith and adapted to bear against the outer wall of a lavatory member, an annular extension beyond the flange adapted to enter the aperture in said wall and having an interiorly threaded opening within the flange and extension, an exteriorly threaded thimble bearing a clamping member adapted to engage the inner wall of said lavatory member, and means on the thimble to receive a valve.
3. In a lavatory fitting comprising a supply pipe having-its upper end flanged, said flange being greater than the body of the pipe and the aperture of the Wall of a lavatory member and integral With the pipe, an extension beyond the flange adapted to enter the aperture, interior threads within the flange of greater diameter than the bore of the pipe and a' t-himble bearing a. elampihg threaded opening continuous with the bore 1 member adapted to engage said threads from within said member, said clamping member engaging the inner Wall thereof, a shoulder between the engaging threads of the thimble and the threads bearing the clamping member, and means in the flange beyond its thread to allow for variation in the length of the thimble.
4. In a lavatory fitting comprising a supply pipe having its upper end flanged, said flange being greater than the body of the pipe and the aperture of the wall of a lavatory member and integral with the pipe, an extension beyond the flange adapted to enter the aperture, interior threads within the flange of greater diameter than the bore of the pipe and a thimble bearing a clamping member adapted to engage said threads from within said member, said clampin member engaging the inner wall thereof, a shoulder between the engaging threads of the thimble and the threads bearing the clamping member, a chamber in the flange beyond the thimble, a valve chamber Within the thimble adjacent its inner end and a' shoulder around its perimeter for receiving the coupling nut of a cock.
5. In a lavatory fitting comprlslng a supply pipe havin its upper end flanged said flange being gFeater than the body o f the tory member and integral with the pipe, an extension beyond the flange adapted to enter the aperture, interior threads within the flange of greater diameter than the bore of the pipe and a thimble bearing a clamping member adapted to engage said threads from within said member, a, shoulder between the engaging threads of the thimble and the threads bearing the clamping mempipe and the aperture of the wall of a lavaher, a chamber in the flange beyond the thimble for allowing the extension of the thimble, a valve chamber Within the thimble of greater diameter than the supply pipe adapted to receive a valve and threads on the exterior surface of the thimble adjacent its inner end for receiving the coupling nut of a cock.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my signature, this 26th day of October, A. D. 1908. I
' PHILIP MUELLER.
VIRGINIA HAMILTON, JOHN L. WADDELL.