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Publication numberUS1177221 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1916
Filing dateDec 31, 1915
Priority dateDec 31, 1915
Publication numberUS 1177221 A, US 1177221A, US-A-1177221, US1177221 A, US1177221A
InventorsAugust H Young
Original AssigneeAugust H Young
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1177221 A
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Patnted Mar. 28, 1916.

AUGUST it. rouse, or COUNCIL BLU'EFS,- iowa.


To aZZ whom it may concern Be it known that I, Aocus'r H. YOUNG, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Council Bluffs, in the county of Pottawattamie and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improve ments in Cl0set Bowls, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to baths and closets and particularly to closet howls.

The invention has for its object the provision of novel means for collecting moisture which would otherwise descend to the floor or" the room containing the closet bowl, the said collecting means being in position to permit the ready removal of the moisture by absorption as by the use of a sponge, cloth or other agency.

It has been found that owing to the fact that the closet bowl contains water, the bowl is usually colder than the sin-rounding atmosphere, so that the warm air contacting with the surface of the bowl causes condensation which as it progresses. nioistures collects to such an extent to descend by gravity and in bowls of ordinary construction, this moisture finds its way to the door where it spreads and causes unsanitary con-- dition which is the purpose of this invention to eliminate.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a closet bowl of the character noted, which will prove eliicient and satisfactory in use. proving at the same time comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

lViththe foregoing and other objects in 1 view, the invention consists in the details of construction. and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.

In describing the invention in detail. reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which- Figure 1 illustrates a vertical sectional View illustrating a closet bowl embodying the invention; Fig. 2 illustrates'a sectional view on the line 22 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 illus trates a sectional View on the line 3-3 of a sectional View on Fig. 2; Fig. 4 illustrates of Fig. 2; and Fig. 5 lllllS' the line 4-4:

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application fil ed December 31, 1915. Serial 1V0. 69,555.

trates a top plan view oi the base 01" the bowl.

In these drawings 6 denotes the closet bowl which may be of any ordinary construction and the configuration of the bowl and the internal mechanism may be of those types now in common use, a, detailed description or" such. features will not be given herein.

The closet bowl in the present embodiment of the invention has a base flange 7' which extends from the base portion of the bowl and entirely around it. The said base is recessed or concave-d at Sto form a trough-like structure designed for the collection of moisture. At certain points, the flange is provided with bosses or raised portions 5) forming partitions dividing the trough-like structure into sections and the bosses 9 (which are preferably of a height to aline with or extend above the upper sur- I L face or the base of the llange) may have apertures such as 10 for the, reception of bolts or other securing means or the said bosses or part tions 11 ay have slots 11 for the reception of such securing devices. By reason of the construction described, the apertured bosses provide means for the r ception of the said anchoring devices, yet precluding the escape of the moisture or water flOBi the trough-like structure and furthermore preventing deterioration which might occur should thew-ate]? find its way to the joint rined hy the anch ng means.

From an inspection of the drawing. itwill be apparent that the sections of the troughlike structure l serve to collect waterand that by the application of an absorbent material. the Water so collected he re-. moved, thus insuring; against the distribution of the said'ivater @ver any area of the floor on which the closet bowl is stationed.

It might also state that the recessed flange above referred to-may be rigidly secured to any type of closet bowl. now in use, but is not interchangeable.

I claim 1. In a closet bowl having a base flange. said base flange being, recessed to form a trouglrlike structure. bosses extending transversely of the recessed portion of the flange dividing the trough-like structure into secbosses having apertures therein for the reception of anchoring means, and said bosses being of a height equal to the upper surface of the said flange.

2. In a closet bowl having a base flange, 5 said base flange being recessed to form a trough-like structure, bosses extending transversely of the recessed portion of the flange dividing the trough-like structure into sections, said bosses having apertures therein for the reception of anchoring means. In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.



RUssE'LL HICKLE, F. E. Non'rnnor.

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US6370705 *Mar 17, 1999Apr 16, 2002Orde LevinsonFemale urinal
U.S. Classification4/251.1, 4/420
Cooperative ClassificationA47G27/0225