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Publication numberUS1118971 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 1, 1914
Filing dateMar 9, 1914
Priority dateMar 9, 1914
Publication numberUS 1118971 A, US 1118971A, US-A-1118971, US1118971 A, US1118971A
InventorsJohn Tomko
Original AssigneeJohn Tomko
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for filling and emptying vessels.
US 1118971 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



Patented Dec. 1, 1914.



1,1 18,971, I Patented Dec.1,1914.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 1, 1914.

Application filed March 9, 1914. SerialiHo. 828,377.

by means of a jet of fluid receive from a faucet tached.

A feature of the device is that it is reversible and can be used both for filling a tub or the like at sa distance from the faucet, as well as for emptying the same when desired. The device includes a valve which or the like to which the device is at- 1 remains open when the instrument is used for lifting and emptying water, and which remains closed when the device is reversed for filling purposes, the action of the valve being automatic, according to the position in which the attachment is placed.

' The invention is illustrated-in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a longitudinal section with the casing in position to act as an ejector. Fig. 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, of the device reversed. Fig. 3 is a lower end view of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a side elevation illustrating the manner of use in lifting water from a tub.

Referring specifically to the drawings, 6

indicates a faucet or other source of water 1s a hollow tubular casing provided at one end with a coupling 8 adapted to screw on to the faucet, and between its ends has a lateral branch or an le extension 9 to which a hose 10 of any desired length may be connected. A jet nipple or nozzle 11, having a contracted passage 12, rojects into the easing from the up r end (in .Fi 1 and 4), and the outlet rom this nipp e is located substantially beside the branch pipe 9. The nipple has at-its end a valve seat 13. In the opposite end of the casin is a tubular bushmg or pipe 14 located in axial alinement with the nipple 11, and near the end of the casing this bushing is provided with side ports 15. A pipe or hose 16 is connected to an extension on this bushing, which latter screws into the casing 7. The nipple 11 and bushing 14 are concentric with the casing and are spaced therefrom as shown.

At the end'opposite to the casing- 7 the pipe 16 is connected by a thimble 17 to a couplin 18 which is also adapted to screw on the i formed by the hose l6 and the bushing 14, and is'confined therein by the crossed wires 20. When used as an ejector or siph'on, the valve 19 rests on the wires 20 at the lower end of the pipe 16. When reversed, the valve 19 seats inthe seat 13 at the end of the nipple 11, as shown in Fig. 2, thereby closing' said nipple. The adjacent ends of the nipple 11 and the bushing 14 are close enough together to prevent escape of the ball 19 therebetween.

In the operation of the device as a siphon or ejector for emptying a tub or the like, as shown in Fig. 4, the coupling 8 is screwed on the faucet, and the end of the pipe 10 is placed in the tub to be emptied. When the faucet is opened the water isdischarged in a jet through the nipple 11 and into the bushaucet 6 when the device is reversed.- ,A ball valve 19 is located within the pipe ing 14, and by an ejector action the water in the device is reversed, and the coupling 18 is screwed on to the faucet. The ball 19 then drops to its seat 13, closing the nipple, as

shown in Fi 2, and the water flows through the pipe 16,1nto the casing 7, and thence out through the branch 9- and pipe 10 to the tub or other place desired.

The device will be found very useful for laundry purposes, as it will enable a wash tub to be filled and emptied without lifting the same or carrying water.

What I claim as new is:

'1. A device of the kind described, com;

prising a tubular casing provided at each end with-means for connecting the same to a faucet or the like, and with an intermediate branch pipe connection, a jet nozzle projecting into one end of the casing, and a valve controlling said nozzle and adapted to open when one end of the casing is-connected to the faucet and to close when the other end is so connected. t

2. A device of the kind describedfcomprising a tubular casing having an inlet at one end and an outlet at the other end and an intermediate pipeconnection, a jet nozzle projecting into the casing at the inlet end thereof, a tubular member projecting into the casing from the outlet end thereof, toward and in line with the nozzle, said'memher being aced from the casing and having a ma i port communicating with said space.

3. A device of the kind described, comprising a tubular casing, a coupling at each end thereof, a pipe connection intermediate said ends, a jet nozzle projecting into the casing at one end thereof, a tubular bushing projecting into the casing at the opposite end thereof and in line with the nozzle, and a valve cooperating with said nozzle and ada ted to open under pressure through the nozz e and close under reverse pressure.

4. A device of the kind described, comprising a tubular casing, means at each end thereof to connect the same to a source of .fluid supply,-a pipe connection intermediate said ends, a jet nozzle projecting into the. casing at one end thereof, said nozzle having a valve seat at the end thereof, a tubular bushing projecting into the casing at the opposite end thereof in line with said casingand having a lateral port, and a valve confined in the bushing and adapted to seat against the nozzle under pressure toward the same and to open under pressure through the nozzle.

In testimony whereof, I do aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

JOHN TOMKO. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification417/181, 137/271, 137/562
Cooperative ClassificationF04F5/10