US 1186345 A
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G. A. SLEIGHT.
SANlTARY SCREEN. 7 APPLICATION FILED SEPT-24, 915.
1 ,1 86,345 I Patented June 6, 1916.
INVENTOH WWW v 2 A TTORNE Y8 GEORGE A. SLEIGHT', 0F HYDE IP ARK, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented-June 6, 1916.
Application filed September 24, 1915. Serial No. 52,358.
To all whom it may concern: 7
Be it known that I, GEORGE A. SLEIGHT,.a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Hyde Park, in the county of Dutchess and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sanitary Screens, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to urinals, and one of the main objects thereof is to provide a screen which serves to prevent the passage of refuse of such size toward the drain pipe which would be likely to obstruct the passage of water through the urinal.
A further object is to provide an imperforate inclined lead to a perforated platform adapted to receive and hold disinfectants in crystal form, whereby the said disinfectant may be distributed initially over the entire under surface of the screen and, as worn away, will be concentrated at the point of greatest need therefor until entirely dissipated.
A further object is to form the lead and platform of one piece, as by a casting or stamping, and to permanently connect the screen therewith, whereby a unit is formed for ease of installation and removal. And further objects .are to provide such devices which are very simple in construction, installation, and use; which are cleanly and well adapted for the purpose for which they are designed; and which are comparatively inexpensive.
My invention is fully described in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawings form a part, in which like characters refer to like parts in each of the views, and in which Figure 1 is a longitudinal section'taken through a urinal provided with my invention, on the line 11 of Fig. 2; Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof; and Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1. V
In the drawings forming a part of this application I have shown a urinal f having the usual feed pipe 5 and drain 6, and, as is common, having an outer nosing 7.
My invention comprises a pan 8 and a screen 9 connected with the edges thereof, preferably permanently, the pan having a hook 10 integral therewith for engagement with the nosing 7 and the screen 9 having a handle 11 whereby the entire device may be removed as a unit.
' The pan 8 is formed of one piece of metal, such as a casting or stamping, and comprises an abruptly inclined front member 12,
a gradually inclined rear member 13 (-)X' tended to a point beneath the feed pipe 5, and suitably inclined side members 14: the upper edges of the front and side members being flush, whereas the upper edge of-the rear member is sunken with respect to the edges of the front and side members, as shown in Fig. 1, to provide an inlet 15 for the disinfectantcrystals; these members 12, 13, and 14, terminate at a horizontal bottom portion 16 which is perforated as shown at 17, but the members 12, 13, and 14, are imperforate and serve to lead water to the bottom 16 and thus through the disinfectant held in said pan 8, and they also serve to cause the disinfectant crystals to slide toward the bottom 16 as they are worn away by the water, thereby insuring a supply of the crystals at the perforated bottom 16 up to the moment of total erosion.
The crystals are introduced between the screen and pan at the inlet 15, as stated, and remain within the device until erosion is complete, the inlet 15 being smaller than the crystals to confine the latter in the event of the device being removed from the urinal, but the inlet may be manually enlarged for the introduction of the crystals because of the yielding of the rear edge of the screen 9, the resiliency of the metal of the screen returning said edge to normal position when permitted to do so.
My invention is very simple, thoroughly sanitary, highly efficient, cleanly to handle, light, compact, and comparatively inexpensive, and, while I have shown certain preferred details of construction, I reserve the right to make changes thereover, within the scope of the following claim, which do not depart from the spirit of the invention nor sacrifice its advantages.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
In combination with a urinal having a feed and a drain pipe; a disinfectant pan removably arranged therein and having an integral hook formed thereon for engagement with said urinal, and a screen formed of wire mesh turned over the front and side edges of said pan to form a unit with the latter, said pan having a perforated bottom ios and downwardly inclined front, rear, and name to this specification in the presence of side members liadijng theredto, the readr end two subscribing Witnesses.
of said screen ein space from sai pan' and rear member to permit the introduction. GEORGE SLEIGHT' of disinfectant crystals between said pan Witnesses:
and screen. ALFRED V S. SAYERS,
In testimony whereof I have signed my 0. D. ROBINSON.
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