US 1163149 A
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L.: M. HOUPER.
CLOSET SEAT.y mPLlc/mon man 1m28. m4.
1 1 63, 1 4:9. Pateted Dec. 7, 1915.
Louis M. Hoeren, or nurnnnronn, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dee. '7, 1915.
Application filed January 28, 1914. Serial No. 814,903.
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Be it known that I, LoIs M. Hoornn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rutherford, in the county of Bergen and State of `New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Closet- Seats, of which the following is a specilication.
My invention relates to new `and useful improvements in water closet seats, and particularly contemplates a seat having provision for insuring the user sitting on the same properly so as not to soil the rear of the seat or the bowl upon which the seat is mounted. f
The invention *consists vin the improvements to be more fully described hereinafter, and the novelty7 of which will be particularly pointed out and distinctly claimed.
I have fully yand clearly illustrated my invention in the accompanying drawings to be taken as a part of this specification and wherein` Figure l, is perspective view of a seat embodying one form of my invention. Fig. 2, is vertical longitudinal section View through the seat shown in Fig. l. Fig. 3, is a transverse section view through the seat shown in Fig. l. Fig. il, is a plan view of another embodiment of the same invention. Fig. 5, is a section view through the embodiment shown in Fig. a. f
Referring to the drawings by characters of reference, in both of the embodiments adopted herein to exemplify the invention for the purposes of this application, I have shown a well known form of closet seat comprising a rim l, preferably having a fiat under surface 2 adapted torest upon the upper edgeof a closet bowl, shown generally at A, in Fig` 2. The rim has an upper surface 3, preferably rounded transversely, as
i shown; and said rim forms and surrounds an opening if leading to the interior of the y closet bowl.
It will be understood that the seat is adapted to be used in connection with any well known form of closet bowl, and be conl preferably consists of an :said abutment o-r Figsl, 2 and 3, inthe form to rear.y rI"he projection 5 face, the rear edge or abutment or stop on the back of theseat and carriedthereby; stop being, as shown in ofa projection 5 arranged on the upper facevof the back portion of the rim and extending upward l therefrom above the upper surface ofy the i rim, said projection preferably extending f in opposite directions either side of the medium line of the seat extending from front has al substantially iat,smooth and unbrokenupper surface of the projection being coextensive and contiguous to the rear edge of the rim of the seat. The width of the projection fromv front to rear is immatcrial, but I preferably form the front edge thereof as being inclined downward, as shown at G, and as forming the rear wall of the opening 'al- The projection is preferably formed at its ends with wings 7, 7, eXtending forward for a. short distance along the sides of the rim, The lower edge of the front face 6 of the projection preferably terminates on a line approximately the `plane of the upper surface of the seat, and preferably above such line, as shown at 8, so that the front face of said projection and the rear wall of the opening 4. are located above the point where there is likelihood of having soil deposited thereon.
The under face of the rim, at the rear of the latter, and beneath the abutment or stop, is cut away to provide a recess 9 eX- tending transversely of the median line of the seat, said recess being formed with a bottom curved transversely of the seat, and inclined upward from the rear portion of the seat to the bottom edge 8 of the face 6. By this provision the rear of the underface of the seat is elevated and removed from the locality where itis liable to have soil deposited thereon.
In Figs. 1 to 3 I have shown the stop or abutment as being made integral with the seat, in this instance said seat being made of wood or other suitable material, but I desire it understood that the stop or abutment may be made separate from the seat proper, and secured thereto. Such a construction I have shown in Figs. 4: and 5 inwhich the sto-p or abutment may be made of porcelain, metal or other suitable material, as shown at l0, and secured in place by any suitable fastening means, as screws or bolts l1. In
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It will be seen, that in both constructions shown and described, the front face of the abutment is so located, that, when the userV sits, said face is in position to be engaged by the back of the user and thereby prevent movement of the user rearward far enough vto take a position Where soilis likely to be Y deposited on the seat.
What l claim isz' 1. A closet seat consisting of a rim'sur- Y an opening, and an abutment on the rear of the'rim having a substantially flat upper surface raised above the plane of rounding Copies of this patent may be obtained for scribing witnesses.
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the upper surface of the rim, the front edge of said abut-ment bounding the rear of said opening.
the rear oftheseat projecting above the plane of the upper surface of the seat, a face of said abutment forming the rear wall of the said opening, he rear edge of said Vabutment being coeXtensive with the rear edge of said rim.
; ln testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two sub- Louis M. Hoornn.
- Witnesses: Y Y FREDERICK SUESSER, Jr., CHARLES FIEDLEY.
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