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Publication numberUS1028142 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1912
Filing dateJun 28, 1910
Priority dateJun 28, 1910
Publication numberUS 1028142 A, US 1028142A, US-A-1028142, US1028142 A, US1028142A
InventorsAlonzo D Seaman
Original AssigneeAlonzo D Seaman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary drinking device.
US 1028142 A
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- Patented June 4,1912.

JM/ 0 D. Seaman.




' :Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed June 28, 1910. Serial No. 569,364.

Patented June 4, 1912.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALoNzo D. SEAMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Sanitary Drinking Devices, of which thefollowing is a full, clear, concise, and exact description, reference being hadto the accompanying draw is unsanitary, particularly in factories or other buildings inwhich a large number of individuals are employed, and in which the air may be filledwith impurities. It is in-- convenient and expensive to establish and maintain a number of stationary sanitary drinking fountains throughout an establishment of this kind, or elsewhere, whereas the usual water faucets are often conveniently located at various points throughout an en tire building, although accompanied usually by a single drinking cup or glass.

I propose to provide each person with an individual tube of peculiar configuration but of inexpensive construction, by means of which those who desire may readily connect with any convenient faucet or pipe to obtain an upwardly or outwardly flowing fountain or et of water, and thus have all the advantages of the sanitary drinking stands found in the parks and other public places.

While the invention may be embodied in a number of forms, I have illustrated in the accompanying drawings, a simple and practical embodiment of my idea.

In the drawings,Figure 1 is a side elevation partly in section, of my sanitary drinking device applied to an ordinary faucet. Fig. 2 is a top view of the same. Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation.

My sanitary drinking device consists essentially of a main body or tubular portion 1, having preferably integrally formed therewith, at one end, an enlarged portion with a flaring mouth 2, and at the opposite end an orifice or nozzle 3, although I do not limit myself to this construction. The

enlarged flaring mouth 2 is preferably provided with a resilient lining 4, which may be of rubber or other suitable material, and which corresponds substantially to the contour of the flaring mouth so as to fit therein and constitute a part of the drinking device. This resilient lining is adapted'to form a tight joint when the drinking device is pressedagainst an ordinary faucet or pipe, as'shown in Fig. 1. It is obvious however that this lining is not essential, as the flaring mouth 2 could be pressed directly against the faucet, although by the use of the resilient lining a better joint, and one that is practically water-tight, is secured.

In the preferred construction I prefer to arrange the flaring mouth portion 2 and the opposite end 3 substantially parallel to each other, the angle of the connectingbody portion 1, being immaterial. This main body portion 1 could, of course, be arranged substantially at a right angle to either or both of the end portions although the arrangement shown in Fig. 1 is preferable owing to the fact that the orifice portion or nozzle 3 is elevated some distance above the opposite end. The main body portion 1 may have a portion of reduced diameter 5 at the end adjoining the nozzle portion 3. This is merely a structural feature however, incident to the bendingof the tube at the junction of the two portions, where the tube is made of metal, although I do not limit myself to this material as it is obvious that any suitable material may be employed.

The device is applied by simply pressing the flaring mouth up over the end of the faucet 6, as shown in Fig. 1, whereupon when the Water is turned on, it will pass through the hollow member and issue from the nozzle 3 in a stream, the volume of which may be regulated at will by the valve on the faucet.

In drinking, it is not necessary to touch the device at all except to hold it in place, as the mouth may be placed directly over the issuing stream, at any convenient distance from the nozzle 3.

It is not' necessary that the ends 2 and 3 should be parallel with. each other, as it is obvious that a straight tube having a flaring mouth at one end and an upwardly extending nozzle portion at the opposite end, may be conveniently applied to a pipe or faucet from which the water issues in a horizontal stream, one of the objects of the invention being to provide a device of suitable configurationto fit a pipe orfaucet from which the water issues at any fixed angle, and to direct the stream of water upwardly or outwardly from the mouth-piece, after conducting the water through a tube having whatever bends are necessary to accomplish the desired result in the simplest manner. In view of this fact, it will be apparent that it is not even necessary that the ends 2 and 3 lie in the same plane. However 'the form of device illustrated in the drawings is preferable under most circumstances.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that I do not limit myself to the details of 7 construction shown and described, but desire to include broadly an equivalent means for accomplishing the esired result and coming within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-

1. A portable sanitary drinking device having a flared end adapted to fit over a faucet or pipe to make a water-tightconnection therewith by manual pressure dirooted in the line of the discharge, and having means for directing the stream of water from said faucet or pipe an upwardly direction.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a portable sanitary drinking device comprising a unitary structure having a conical end adapted to cooperate with a faucet or pipe to make a water-tight connection therewith IIBSSBS.

when pressed against the same in the line of the discharge, and having means for directing the issuing stream of water in an upwardly direction.

3. A portable sanitary drinking device comprising. a main hollow portion having a flaring mouth and a nozzle portion each of said portions being arranged at an angle to the main body portion, said flaring mouth portion being provided with a resilient lining adapted to be manually pressed against a faucet in the line of the discharge to make a water-tight connection therewith.

4. A portable sanitary drinking device consisting of a tubular member having 1 at one end a flaring mouth portion provided with a resilient lining,- said portion adapt-V ed to be held firmly against the downwardly extending end of a water faucet, said main body portion extending diagonally upward from said flaring mouth portion, and having at its opposite end a restricted portion anda nozzle portion beyond said restricted portion, said nozzle portion being arranged at an angle with said main body portion so as to extend substantially vertically upward, whereby the downwardly directed stream of water from said faucet is deflected and delivered-as a vertical stream.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two wit- ALONZO D. SEAMAN.

Witnessesf HENRY EoKsi'mN, P. M. SEYDEwI'rz.

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U.S. Classification239/25, 285/8, 137/151, 138/178, 138/109
Cooperative ClassificationE03B9/20