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Publication numberUS1159395 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1915
Filing dateAug 3, 1914
Priority dateAug 3, 1914
Publication numberUS 1159395 A, US 1159395A, US-A-1159395, US1159395 A, US1159395A
InventorsWalter J Kohler
Original AssigneeKohler Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bath-tub pattern.
US 1159395 A
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E atented Nov. 9, 1915.,



APPUCATION FILED AUG-3; 1914. 1 159 395. Patented Nov. 9, 1915.



application filed August 3, 7.31%.

2'10 (155 whom i?- may mum r12 Be it, known that I, Wnnrnn. J. Kenyan, a citizen of the 'nited States. and resident of Shehoygun. in the county of Shehoygan and State of Wisconsin. have invented new and nseiui Improvements in Bath-Tub Patterns, of which the following is :1 description reference being had to the accompanying draw inns. which are a part of this spe ification.

This invention has for its object to provide a bathtub suitabie for being tiled into the mails and flooring of a room and relates to features or construction which adapt it to.

within a recess or a corner of a room or against one wall of the room without furaning open spaces between the tnh and the Wadi or wuils.

Another object. of the invention is to prodnoo patterns capable of positioning wings or projections at desirahle points for closing the spa -es between the tub and the walls.

With the above and other objects View the invention consists in the bathtub and the means for constructing the same as herein shown and described and Elii equival nts.

ieferringz to the tlft(,'0l1l['iiifl 'v'ifl;f drawings in which like chnrmrters oi reference indivute the same parts in the ditt'erent' views: Figure 1 is a side YiGW of a bathtub constructed in accordance with this invention and installed in a right hund corner of :1 room: Fig. 2 is a plan view partly in section of the patterns arranged in accordance with this invention for constructing the lmtl'itnh as shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 3 :1 similar YijW .showin; an arrangement of the patterns for use in constructing a tub for fitting: in a left hand corner: Fig. 4 is a similar view of tho patterns arranged for constructing: a tub for fitting against one wall of a room; Fig. 5 :1 similar \iPW otthe pnitei'ns arranged for vonstrncting u lmtlituh for fitting in a rem' ss: Fig. 3 is H detail sectionni S'iEW of the pattern for the roll rim attached to the tub pattern: and. Fig. 7 is a similar View of tho pattern for the wall fitting rim attached to the tub pattern.

in these drawings 10 indicates the tub proper which is ot' enameled iron construction and has an integral rolled rim 11 around all of the exposed sides forming rounded mrners at the portions between the-adjacent exposed sides. At the other sides of the tub the rim is substantially flat and with angular corners as to fit the corners of the raw Serial Zi'o. %,63?

I roon the edge of the fiat rim portions being provided with an upwardly extending bead and adownwardly extending flange to he omhedded in the wail behind the tiling thereof.

In order to close tho space hetiveen the sides and ends of the tub and the wails of the room there are Wings 12 format integral with the tub and extending from the rirn to the floor and each provided with a head at its edge to be tiled into the walls and floor. The patterns for making a tub of this description, whether for use as a tub fitting against onev wail of tho room, a tub fitting in the right or ieft hand corner, or a tub.

fitting in a recess, may be made of one set and adjusted to produce the characteristics desired. Thus tho singie tub pattern 13 may be combined with various rim patterns to form tubs of the various types mentioned, it being only necessarv to shange one or more of the rim patterns'to change from one to. u of tuh to another. The rim of the tub pattern terminates along straight Zines forming an eight sided parnileiogram and a front rim pattern 14 corresponding in shape with the I'Oii rim desired is secured the shape of along one of the longer edges of the tub pattern while the back rim pattern 15 with an ng'm'ardiy extending head 16 and a downwm-tliy extending" flange 17 at its edge cor-- responding: with the form desired. for the Wail-fitting portion of the rim is secured to the opposite long edge of the tub pattern. These rim patterns may he secured to the tub pattern 13 in any desirable manner, as h means of screws 18 passing through lugs 19 formed in the patterns as shown in Figs. 6 and 7. Two forms of end rim patterns may be employed. according to Whether the and .im is to he of the roli rim form or of the wall-fitting form. The end rim pattern 20 for the roil rim form is made in right and left. as shown in Fig. 4, with the rear end meeting with and mnforming to the shape of the rear rim pattern 15 and its front end rounded and meeting with and conforming in shape to the rounded roll rim of the front pattern 14. The end rim pattern 21 for wall-fitting: portions of the rim is also made right and left, as shown in Fig. 5, with the ends meeting and corresponding in sha with the buck rim attern 15 and front run pattern 14. Thus the corner hetwen two of the rounded portions of the rim is rounded when viewed in pian and the other corners are right angular in shape. The end rim patterns 20 and 21 are secured to the tub pattern in the same manner as the other rim patterns and are interchangeal ile to convert the pattern to any one of the four types of tub shown.

When the patterns are arranged to provide one of the roll rim patterns -20 at either arranged ateither end of the tub pattern the wing pattern 22 is fitted beneath such end rim pattern 21, just beyond the curra-. ture of the corner of the tub pattern. In this manner the wings 12 are ca integral with the'tuh and its rim at such positions that they effectively close both ends of the opening that is left between the tub and the wall of the room, whether'the tub is of the form to lit against one, two or three 'walls of the room. 7

As the rim of the tub well as the wings l2 and the base are designed to he tiled into the wall and the floor of the room the tuh is etlectivel v sealed and no open space is formed difiicult of access for cleaning.

\Vhat' I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A. pattern for producing bath tubs adapted to he tiled in one or more walls of a room, comprising-a tuh pattern, a front rim pattern secured to the front edge thereof and being curred in cross section corresponding to the curvature of the roll rim desired, a back rim pattern secured to the rear edge of the tub pattern and being suhstantially flat to correspond in cross section to the flat wall-engaging portion of the tub.

rim, and interchangeable end rim patterns adapted to be secured to the ends of the tub pattern and corresponding in cross section to the front-rim pattern and to the back rim pattern respectively and having their ends meeting with andcorresponding in shape to the front rim' pattern and to the back rim pfai'itxern. I

v2. A pattern for producing hath tubs adapted to be tiled in one or HlOIefiWlllS of 2,

room and to close the space between thetuh and the Wall or Walls of the room, comprising a tub pattern, a front rim pattern se cured to the front edge thereof and being curred in cross section corresponding to the pattern secured to the rear edge of the tub pattern and be ng substantially fiat to correspond in cross section to the fiat wall-engaging portion of the tub rim, interchangeable end rim patterns adapted to be secured to the ends of the tul pattern and corresponding in cross section to tho frontrim pattern andto the hack rim pattern respectively and ha ing their ends meeting with and corresponding in shape to the frontrim pattern and to the back rim pattern, and wing patcurvature of the roll rim desired, a back rim eo terns secured to the tub pattern at the corners thereof at which the rim patterns change from the flat rim shape to the roll rim shape.

A pattern for more walls of a room with a roll rim at its exposed edges and a headed and flanged flat run at its wall-engaging edges and provided with wings for inclosing the space be ends meeting with and rim-responding in shape to the front rim pattern and the rear rim pattern, the front ends of the end rim patterns of'thc roll rim type being rounded at their corners and the front ends of the end rim patterns of the wall-engaging rim type ha ving' right angle corners, and winged patterns secured to the tub pat-tern beyond the from one type to the other.

In testimon whereof, I afiixmy signature, in presence of two witnesses. p VALTER J. KOHLER.


' O. A. Kiioor' GEORGE E. MEYER.

producing an enameled iron bath tub adapted to fit against one or corners thereof at which the rim changes

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US2419801 *May 15, 1944Apr 29, 1947Crane CoBathtub construction
US6516531 *Aug 29, 2001Feb 11, 2003Gerhard WoerleinMethod of installing a bathtub and a template therefor
US8973177Apr 12, 2010Mar 10, 2015Kohler Co.Drop-in bath with integral handgrips
U.S. Classification164/249, 4/538, 33/562
Cooperative ClassificationB22C7/00