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Publication numberUS1175454 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1916
Filing dateDec 21, 1914
Priority dateDec 21, 1914
Publication numberUS 1175454 A, US 1175454A, US-A-1175454, US1175454 A, US1175454A
InventorsFaith More Keller
Original AssigneeFaith More Keller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shower-bath appliance.
US 1175454 A
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APPucATloN FILED Dc.21. 1914.

l l 75,454.. Patented Mar. 14, 1916.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FAITH M. KELLER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shower-Bath Appliances; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to a novel support for a spray tube and spray head, designed to be used as an attachment for bath tubs to support a spray head over the tub in position to serve as a shower bath appliance.

The object of the invention is to provide a simple, light and economical device which may be readily attached to and detached from the tub and which is adapted to support at its upper end the spray head of an ordinary spray tube in a suitable position over the bath tub, the support being adapted to receive and support the spray head without the necessity ofemploying auxiliary or supplemental fastening devices therefor.

The invention consists in the matters hereinafter set forth and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings z-Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of a bath tub, showinga shower bath eouipment embodying mv invention applied thereto. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the support itself, with parts of tub shown to indicate the manner in which the device is applied to and held on the tub.

The support comprises, in general terms, an upright body or shank, the lower portion of which is adapted to be detachably locked on the tub at the water valves and an upper portion which extends to the required height above the tub. the said upper portion being formed to provide a socket to receive and hold a spray tube or the neck of a spray head. The device. preferablv and as herein shown. is made of a single looped piece of wire. the closed portion of which is at the top of the device. The upper end of the closed loop is reversely bent or otherwise formed to provide an 'upwardly opening V- shaped notch in which the spray tube 11 or the neck 12 of a spray head 18 is adapted to rest. The two ends of the looped wire are brought together to constitute attaching` arms 14, 14 which, when the tub 15 is pro- Specication of Letters Patent.



Patented Mar. 14, 1916.

Application led December 21, 1914. Serial No. 878,205.

vided with the arrangement of hot and cold` water pipes 16, 17 respectively, herein shown, are adapted to be forced between said pipes 16, 17 and to be detachably affixed thereto by the resiliency of the wire. Said arms are provided with recessed portions 18, 18 to engage and interlock with said water pipes, and they are bent above said recessed portions to form horizontally arranged supportingr arms 19 which rest on the upper sides of the pipes.

In order that the support may be suitably strengthened the members of the looped wire constituting the shank may be twisted together, as shown at 20, 20. Between said twisted portion the llooped wire members may be separated to form an elongated opening 21 to receive the intermediate portion of the spray tube 11 in the manner indicated in Fig. 1.

The arms 14 just below the recessed portions 18 are spaced a distance apart greater than the distance between the water pipes, so that said arms are placed under tension when pressed downwardly between said pipes and spring outwardly, due to the resiliency of the wire, to hold the recessed portions of the wire ends interlocked with the water pipes. Preferably, also the lower ends of said arms 14 extend almost to the bottom of the tub and are adapted to engage the end wall thereof, this arrangement serving to steady the support. 'Ihe wire of which the support is made is a material having a permanent lection, and the position of the support relative to the vertical may be adjusted as desired. two positions being shown in full and dotted lines in Fig. 1. The spray tube 11 may have any suitable connection with the single outlet of the mixing valve 23 herein shown.

From the foregoing it will be seen that the support. made as described, is adapted to be interlocked to the parts' of the bath tub in such manner as to require no special fastening devices therefor. and also the upper end of the support is designed to adapt it to receive and hold the ordinary form of spray tube and head without auxiliary or supplemental fastening or holding means.

I claim as mv invention:

1. A device for the purpose set forth composed of a single piece of looped wire. the closed portion of the loop beine: formed to provide a spray head receiving and supporting seat, the ends of the wire being bent to form horizontal looped supporting arms and below said arms with laterally opening recesses to engage the water inlet pipe of a bath tub, the wire below said recesses being springable outwardly to hold the device in place and being adapted to spring'inwardly to pass between said pipes when the device is seated thereon.-

2. A device for the purpose set forth composed of a single piece of looped wire, the

closed portion of the loop being formed to provide a spray head receiving and supporting socket, the ends of the wire being bent to form horizontal supporting arms,

and bey low said arms opposing recesses to engage 15 the inlet water pipes of a bath tub, and the free ends of the wire being elongated to engage the wall of the tub a substantial distance below the inlet water pipes, whereby the device is steadied. l 20 In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses, this 6th day of November', A. D. 1914.



H. L. HALL,- G. E. Downs.

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US2467997 *Jul 21, 1947Apr 19, 1949Sheker James WVacuum cleaner support
US2787432 *Nov 24, 1953Apr 2, 1957Diederich Joseph FToilet brush support
US4413362 *Dec 9, 1981Nov 8, 1983Chianco Bernard VSitdown shower for children
US4903922 *Oct 31, 1988Feb 27, 1990Harris Iii John HHose holding fixture
US5005790 *Nov 20, 1989Apr 9, 1991Harris Iii John HHose holding fixture
U.S. Classification248/79, 248/212, 4/615, 248/302, 248/75
Cooperative ClassificationF16L3/003