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Publication numberUS1152974 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1915
Filing dateApr 14, 1915
Priority dateApr 14, 1915
Publication numberUS 1152974 A, US 1152974A, US-A-1152974, US1152974 A, US1152974A
InventorsOscar W Rice
Original AssigneeEdward J Rice Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Water-closet bend.
US 1152974 A
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Specificationof Letters Patent.

Patented Sept, '7, 1915.

Application filed Aprilll, 1915. 'Serial No. 21,3426;

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, OsoAR W. RICE, a citi-- zen of the United States, residing at Rochester, in the county of Monroeand State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in VVater-Closet Bends; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact descriptionof the invention, such as will enable others improvements in water closet bends and connections and consists of a simple and eflicient apparatus of this nature havlng various details of constructlon, combinations and arrangements of parts which will be hereinafter fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings and then specifically defined in the appendedclaims.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a' bend.

made in accordance with my invention without waste openings therein. Fig. 2 1s a. sumlar vlew in elevation showlng the vent open- .ings. Fig. 3 is a sectional view vertically and longitudinally through the bend and connection. Fig. 4 is a top plan view. Fig. 5 is a view in elevation showing both waste and vent openings. Fig. 6 is a central sectional view througha slightly modified form of the connection and a straight pipe instead of a bend. Fig. 7 is a detail of a slight modification.

Reference now being had to the details of the drawings by numeral, 1 designates a bend having corrugations 2 thereon as guides for cutting 05 the bend locations for fitting purposes. Said bend has a hub 3 with an annular shoulder 4: therein. 5 designates a pipe connection, of lead or other suitable material, the inner circumference of which is flush with the inner surface of the bend, asshown inFig.

3 of the drawings, and is adapted to restupon said shoulder. A ferrule, designated by numeral 6, which has its lower end flaring, rests upon said shoulder and into which the lower portion of the pipe 5 telescopes.

When the parts are adjusted as shown in at different Fig. 3, an annular space, designated by numeral 7, yis formed intermediate the pipe 5-and said ferrule and which is filled with lead, solder or other material, and a filling of lead or other packing material, designated by numeral 8, fills the space intermediate the inner surface of the upright portion 'of-the hub and the ferrule, as shown, thus securely anchoring the pipe to the bend and forminga hermetically sealed joint; The coupling ring 9 has an annular flange 10 about the central opening and the wall of said opening is beveled as-at 11,1eaving an annular spaceinto which the upper end of the pipe 5 1S expanded to make a secure connec tion and over the oint formed intermediate the pipe and connecting ring a suitable packing is provided as a gasket to make a water tight joint' Said ring9 is of the usual construction as far as its having slots therein for connecting to the closet'above in any suitable manner.

c In Fig. 1 of the drawings,'the bend is" shown without any circumferential openings but in Fig. 2 openings 12 for waste connec-' tions areshown, and in Fig. 5 I have-shown, besides the openings 12, other openings 13 positioned preferably above the longitudinal center of the straight portion of the bend and which are vent openings. r

In Fig. 6 of the drawings, I have shown a slight modification of my invention in which the pipe 14 is straight and is provided with the waste openings 15 and a hub 16 with an annular groove 17 therein, and 18 is a circumferentially threaded pipe which telescopes within the hub and is held securely in place by means of a filling or packing 19 which engages the annular groove and the thread-0f the pi e 18. A connecting ring 20 is mounted upon a threaded portion of the pipe 18 in a similar manner as shown in Fig. 3. It will be noted upon reference to the drawings that each bend terminates in a beading 1 which is provided for the purpose of protecting the bends from damage when being shipped or handled and which may be severed therefrom when the bend is connected. up.

In Fig. 7 of the drawings, I have shown a slight modification of my invention adapting the same for use in connection with the Durham system and'in which the pipe 1 is provided with a hub having interior. threads 1 which engage the threads of the connectsimilar to that disclosed in the other figures I of the drawings.

From the foregoing, it will be noted that, by the provision of a bend made in accordance with my invention, the pipe 5, after being measured to the proper length, may be securely fastened to the hub end of the bend in the manner shown, while the connecting ring, through which the pipe 5 passes, is secured to the under surface of the closet and the upper end of the pipe flared outwardly to make a tight joint and, when the parts are thus assembled, they will be rigidly held in place.

While I have shown a particular detailed construction of apparatus involving the features of my invention, it will be understood that I may vary the same to meet different conditions for fitting without in any way departing from the spirit of the invention.

hat I claim to be new is 1. A water closet bend and connection, comprising a bend with a hub portion, a

flaring ferrule resting upon the shoulder of the hub portion, a pipe telescoping within said ferrule and resting upon the shoulder of said hub portion, a filler intermediate the pipe and ferrule and between the latter and the wall of the hub portion.

2. A water closet bend and connection, comprising a bend with a hub portion, a flaring ferrule resting upon the shoulder of the hub portion, a pipe telescoping within said ferrule and resting upon the shoulder of said hub portion, a filler intermediate the pipe and ferrule and between the latter and the wall of thehub portion, a ring having an opening with a flange about the same, the wall of the opening being beveled a part of its width and adapted to receive the upper expanded end of the pipe.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification285/142.1, 285/4, 285/285.1, 285/374, 285/179
Cooperative ClassificationF16L41/086