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Publication numberUS1218936 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 13, 1917
Filing dateNov 13, 1915
Priority dateNov 13, 1915
Publication numberUS 1218936 A, US 1218936A, US-A-1218936, US1218936 A, US1218936A
InventorsCharles R Ford
Original AssigneeCharles R Ford
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tumbler and bottle washer.
US 1218936 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



APPucATIoN FILED Nov. 13, 1915.



APPLxcATloN FILED Nov. 13. 1915.

Patented Mar. 13, 1917.





Specification of Letters ratent.

Patented Mar. 13, 1917.

Application led November 18, 1915.y Serial No. 61,330.

. of this character..

Another object of the invention isto construct a device of this character adapted tobe attached to the ordinary spigotvin asink,

and operative by the force of the water flowing from the spigot.

Another object of the invention isv to provide a device of this character which operates simultaneously to wash the glass or bottle both inside and outside, and likewise to brush the interior of the vessel.

Another object of the invention is to pro- 'vide a device whereby the weight of the vessel to be cleansed is utilized to open a controlling valve and permit the cleansing liquid to flow when the vessel is inserted in v the device.

Another object of the invention is -to produce a device wherein provision is made for of the tionv retarding the cleansing liquid within the vessel to increase the eiiciency of the action..

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction as hereinafter shown and described. and then specifically pointed out in the claim; and in the drawings illustrative preferred embodiment of the inven- Figure 1 is a vertical sectional elevation lof the improvedydevice;

Fig. 2 is a transverse section on the'line- 2-'2 of Fig. 1 detached from the supply spigot;

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. y u Corresponding vand like parts are referred to in the following description' and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.

The improved device may be readily adapted without material structural change for washing glasses,- bottles, and the like of various sizes and forms, but for the purpose of illustration is shown with an ordinary drinking glass arranged to be cleaned, but it will be understood that it is not desired to limit the invention to any specific form or size of vessel to be cleansed.

The improved device includes a receptacle or casing, represented as a whole at 10, preferably constructed of meta-l and provided with an encircling tubular rim 11 communi- -Arests, the latter being represented conventionally at 14. The upper face of the .platforln is fiat or uniform in outline throughout, so that the rim of the vessel which is to be cleansed closely engages thereon as shown. A water driven motor casing 15 depends from the platformy r13 and is supported from the bottom 16 of the casing by a plurality of standards or like devices 17. A tubular shaft 18 extends through the platform 13 and the casing 15 and is suitably packed, as represented at 19'-2O to prevent Water escaping aroundthe shaft. A motor wheel 21 is connected to the shaft 1 8 within the casing 15, as shown. The supply pipe for the motor is represented conventionally at 22 and leads through a suitable packing 23 in one side of the casing 10 and is turned upwardly and terminates in a controlling valve, represented conventionally at 24. A branch pipe 25 leads 4upwardly from the main supply pipe. 22 into thetubularrim 11 of the casing, while another branch 26 leads downwardly from .the main pipe 22 andwastepipe 29 .leads from the bottom of thecasing 10. f

At one point inthe platform 13 a socket is formed. to receive the trip plate 31, the latter conforming to f and completely filling the socket when the plate is in its .Withdrawn position, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

:The trip' plate is connectedby a rod 30 to an arm 32 mounted to' rotate with a shaft 34, the latter supported by asuitable bracket 35 andfextendin through a side of the casing 10 and suitab y packed, as represented at 36.

from the casing of the valve 24 is a levery arm 39 which engages the outer end of the stem 40 of the valve. At its outer end the yshaft 34 is provided with an arm 41, while the shaft 37 is provided with a similar arm 42, the two arms 414-42 being connected by a rod 43, for an object to be hereafter eX- plained.

conventional spigot 44 is shown and connected to the valve 24 by a reducing collar 45 of the usual construction. By this means the pressure of the water iiowing through the spigot 44 will operate to normally maintain the valve 24 closed and through the c oaction of the various arms and rods the pin 30 with its trip plate 31 is maintained normally in its upper position, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 1. Thus when no vessel is located within the casing 10 the water supply is shut olf, but when a vessel, for instance the drinking glass 14, is deposited upon the platform 13 the weight of the glass will depress the trip plate 31 and thus force the opening of the valve and permit the water to How.

The upper end of the tubular shaft 18 is provided with a plurality of lateral jets 46,

and engaging over the tubular shaft is a brush device including a tubular stock or head, represented as a whole at 47, and preferably constructed of open twisted wire work, the wire work being utilized to support the bristles of the brush, thel latter being represented conventionally at 48. The tubular stock 47 is considerably larger than the tubular shaft 18 so that a space is left Abetween the shaft and the brush head for the free passage of the cleansing liquid. The brush head 47 is preferably held in position by friction only, as represented at 49, and may thus be readily removed when desired. The flowing water causes the rotation of the motor wheel 21 and the shaft 18 and-thus rotates the brush against the interior of the vessel, and at the same time forces the water through the various jets simultaneously through the brush and against the interior of the vessel and likewise over theexterior of the vessel, the waste water escaping through the member 29.

As before stated the upper face of the trip plate 31, when depressed, is flush with The improved device is readily adapted without material structural change to cleansing and washing vessels of various sizes and forms, and thoroughly cleans them both externally and internally.

All of the parts are of metal and may be galvanized or otherwise coated Vto prevent corrosion. The enlargement 31 of theI trip rod 30 may be of any length to adapt the device to tumblers, bottles, or other vessels of varying sizes. l

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is A washing apparatus comprising a main casing having a tubular rim around its upper end and provided with perforations through its wall communicating with the interior of said rim, a platform lsecured rigidly within said casing concentric therewith and in spaced relation to the bottom and side walls thereof, said platform being adapted to support the articleto be washed and having a socket in its upper side, a motor casing secured concentrically on the under side of the platform, a tubular shaft extending through and journaled in said casing and platform and rising-above the platform, a motorlwheel secured to said shaft within said casing, a water supply pipe leading to said motor casing, a branch leading from said water supply pipe to the hollow tubular rim of the main casing, a second branch leading from the. wat-er supply pipe through the main casing and terminating within said hollow shaft, a brush secured on v and around the upper end of the hollow4 shaft, a controlling valve mounted within thesupply pipe, a trip plate arranged to `fit within the socketin the platform and be depressed by the article to be washed, and op- .r

CHARLES R. FORD. 4[1..I s.]v

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U.S. Classification15/75, 15/69, 239/240
Cooperative ClassificationA47L15/0068