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Publication numberUS1050071 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1913
Filing dateAug 29, 1912
Priority dateAug 29, 1912
Publication numberUS 1050071 A, US 1050071A, US-A-1050071, US1050071 A, US1050071A
InventorsJohn C Reed
Original AssigneeStandard Sanitary Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1050071 A
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-J. o. REED.'



Patented Jan. 7, 1913.




Patented Jan. 7,1913.




Patented J an. 7, 1913.

Beit known that I, JOHN C. REED, residing at Pittsburgh, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, a citizen' of the United States, have invented or discovered certain new and useful Improvements in Bath-Tubs, of which improvement the following is a specification.

particularly with tubs of this characterl that are adapted to be placed adjacent to a wall or partition, and areV provided A`with wings which, together with the top rim and. a continuous supporting rib of the tub, 1nclose the space between such Wall and the side or sides of the 4tub adjacent thereto, and which are ordinarily known as tiledin tubs. Such tubs have been found desirable in modern sanitary installations for the reason that in the ordinary open form of tubs the space between the tub and the Vwall is, on account of its inaccessibility, dif- 'icult to clean. Also it 1s generally conceded that the closed form of ,tub presents a betterfappearance than the open tub.' As usually constructed, the wings of such cast metal tubs have been formed of separate pieces of metal and have been secured tothe tub body by means of bolts or screws. S/uh a construction is expensive, because it involves the manufacturing and handlin of the wings separately from the tub. urthermore, it has been found to be impossible to connect such wings to the tub body rigidly enoulnto prevent the enamel or nish from crac g or crazing along the line of 'joinder between the tub body and wing.

integrally with the tub bodyfwhereby suoliv tubs may be enameled on their outer surface n without the liability of cracks forming in the enamel or otherinish at the point of joinder between the wings andV tub body, and whereby Asuch tubs maybe manufac tured more cheaply than heretofore.

In the accompanying drawings which form part of my specication, I have illustrated my invention inl three diii'erent forms. A Figure l is an elevation of a tiled-in co1'- ner tub; Fig. 2 is a plan view of l,the tub BATH-TUB.

1,050,071. Specication of Letters Patent.

VApplication'-led August 29, 1912; Serial No. 717,745,

To all 'whom it may concern:

shown in Fig. 1'; Fig. 3 is sectional View taken on-the l1ne IIL-III, Fig. l; Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line IV'-IV,

Fig: 1; and Figs 5 and 6 sectional views, similar to F 1g. 3, showlng, respectively, a tilted-1n wa-ll tub or pier-set tub and a recess In the several figures like numeralsI are' used to designate like parts.

In the embodiment of my invention illus-h trated in Figs. 1-4, a bath tub is shown installed in the cornerLofa. bath room.V The tubv bodyl 1 is vprovided with a depending supporting rib 2, formed vintegrally therewith, suchrib being substantially the same as that shown and described in my application, Serial No. 642,291. The front or eX- lposed rims 3 curve downwardly, as shown particularly in Fig. 4, and the rear rims 4 'have a horizontal ledge adapted to extend for a suitable distance into the walls 5 and 6. Two vertically disposed wings 7 and -8 extend from the sides of Athe tub body4 and, together. with the rims and supporting ribs 2, completely inclose the space between the tub bod and the walls 5 and 6. The pre- `ierred orm of/,the win is bestillustrated in Fig. 4, and as shownt erein extends from the plane ofthe ysupporting rib 2 to the under side of therim 4, and has a straight vertically disposed outer edge flush with the outer ed e o the said rim. Each wing 1s vpreferaby dplacedmon'the iat walls of the tub body a acent to the rounded corners.

In Fig. 5 a tiled-in pier-set bat-h tub is shown, wherein the integrally formed wings 8 extend from one side of the tub, and close oli the space back of such side when placed against a wall rather than in a corner. In this form it will be understood without illustration' that the front rim and both end rims are curved downwardly while the rear rim has a horizontalL ledge extending into the Wall 5.

In Fig. 6 a' recess bath tub is shown, the wings 8" in this form bein cast integrally with the ends of the tub bo y near the outer side. The front rim in this modification is curved and the rear rimto 'ther with the end rimshave horizontal le ges adapted to extend into the walls 5 and 6.

All the forms vof tubs illustrated herein Y rai No. 717,716.

Bath tubs of the character shown herein may be engaged for manipulation in enameling by suitable lugs 9 (see Fig. 4), as described in my first mentioned application.

When engaged such tubs may be enameled on the outside as perfectly and as satisfactorily as the inside. And I have found that, when thus enameled on the outside, the enamel does not crack or craze along the lines of intersection between the wings and the body portion of the tub, such crackin and crazing being prevented by reason o the fact that the wings are formed integrally with the tub body.

I claim herein as my invention:

1. As an article of manufacture, an enameled cast-metal bath tub consisting of a body portion and laterally-extending wings integrally-formed therewith and adapted when the tub is installed adj aoent to a wall to form a connecting artition between such wall and the said tu insiemi y 2. As an article of manufacture.7 an enameledv cast-metal bath tub consistin of a body portion having integrallyormed therewlth a de nding sup orting rib and laterally-exten ing wings adapted when the tub is installed to form a closure between the tub and an adjacent wall.

3. As an article of manufacture, an enameled cast-metal bath tub of an integral structure throughout and consisting of a body portion, a depending supporting rib, a to wiigs extending from the under side of the said rim to the plane of the supporting rib, the said rim between the two said wings having a horizontally disposed ledge.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

' JOHN C. REED. Witnesses:


rlm, and a pair of vertically disposed

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US5341527 *Apr 30, 1993Aug 30, 1994American Standard Inc.Bathtub with integrally formed leveling base
U.S. Classification4/595, D23/277
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/16