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Publication numberUS1225914 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1917
Filing dateJul 21, 1916
Priority dateJul 21, 1916
Publication numberUS 1225914 A, US 1225914A, US-A-1225914, US1225914 A, US1225914A
InventorsHerbert J Wood
Original AssigneeHerbert J Wood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable water-closet.
US 1225914 A
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H. J. WOOD. PORTABLE WATER CLOSET. APPLICATION FILED JULY 21.12am.

Patented May 15, 1917.

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HERBERT J'. WOOD, OF IZOUN '1 CLEMENS, MICHIGAN.

PORTABLE WATER,-CLOSET.

Application filed. July 21, 1916.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HERBERT J. Noon, a citizen of the United States, and residing at Mount Clemens, in the county of Macomb and State of Michigan, have invented a new and Improved Portable Water-Closet, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to the construction of portable water-closets and particularly to the mechanism for controlling the flow of water for flushing the bowl, and its object is to provide a. portable closet which shall be compact and sanitary and which may be constructed at low cost.

This invention consists in combination with a main frame, preferably in the form of a cabinet, of a water tank and a discharge'valve therefor, of a bowl mounted on a horizontal axis so it may be swung from vertical to horizontal position, a discharge spout for the bowl adjacent the axis, jointed pipes extending from the water tank to the front or outer end of the bowl, and a mechanical connection between the bowl and the valve whereby the valve is kept closed during the time that the bowl is in horizontal position. It further consists in pivoting a seat on the axis of the bowl. It also con sists in the details of construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of this improved device with the bowl in horizontal position and the seat elevated. Fig. 2 is a perspective on a smaller scale of the closed cabinet. Fig. 3 is a plan of the entire mechanism with the seat and bowl horizontal. Fig. 4 is a bottom view of the flushing pipe. Fig. 5 is a vertical central section of the entire structure. Fig. 6 is a central vertical section of the discharge valve.

Similar reference characters refer to like parts throughout the several views.

While the main frame may be of any desired construction, a cabinet wherein all the mechanism may be inclosed, is preferred. This cabinet may be formed with a back 1, sides 2 and 3, hinged doors 4 and 5, which are mounted on the in-turned front edges of the sides, a bottom 6 having its edges upturned to connect to the back and sides and a top 7 having side edges 8 turned down to fit over the sides 2 and 3 and a front edge 9 which is turned down to hold the doors in Specification of Letters Patent.

' Patented May is, rare.

Serial No. 110,474.

closed position. A tank 12 is mounted against the back as shown in Fig. 5 and preferably extends across between the sides. A discharge pipe 13 extends up into this tank and has its upper end threaded to receive the jam nuts 14. Movable within this pipe is a valve 15 having its lower end grooved or winged to permit the flow of water. A washer 16, preferably of leather or rubber insures a tight joint between the valve and the upper end of the pipe. A stem 17 connects to the valve and to a lever 18 mounted on the inside of the tank on a fulcrum bolt 19. A rod or link 20 connects at its upper end to this lever. If desired, a brace 21 may extend from the sides to the tank and support the bolt 19 as shown in Fig. 3.

A pail 24 or other receptacle is designed to receive the contents of the bowl when that is swung from horizontal to vertical position.

The discharge pipe 13 extends down and forwardly, fitting at its lower end into an elbow 25 having a flanged foot 26 secured to the side 2 by means of bolts 27. A T 28 receives a nipple 29 which is provided with a straightthread that screws into the elbow 25 and may turn therein without permitting leakage. A pipe or rod 30 screws into this T 28 and has its opposite end journaled in a boss 32 secured to the side 3. This pipe is closed and merely serves as a support and axle for the seat and bowl. A flushing pipe 33 screws into the T 28 and has a curved free end which extends above the upper edge of the bowl and has a series of holes 34 throlugh which the water may flow into the bow The bowl 35 has lugs 36 that carry the pins 37, and a spout connects to the bowl and has a bottom 38 and sides 39 and 40. A

lug 42 on the side 39 receives the lower end of the link 20 and acts as a crank to lift the discharge valve. The other side 40 may be secured to the T 28 by means of the screw 41 if desired.

The bowl 35 may have two lugs 43 to which the bail or foot 44 is pivoted, which to which the seat is secured. The sides 46 extend down between the sides 39 and of the spout.

When the seat and bowl are swung up,

the lug 4L2 swings down and pulls down thelink 20, causing the valve 15 to be lifted from its seat. In fact, this valve is on its seat only during such time that the bowl is horizontal. While the bowl is being swung up, water rushes down the discharge pipe 13 to the elbow 25, across to the T 28 and out through the pipe 33 and through the holes 34. into the bowl and out of the spout into the receptacle 24, until the bowl and pipe 33 are swung up to such an angle that the holes 34 are above the level of the water in the tank 12. This flow also occurs during the time the bowl is being swung down, the valve finally closing as the bowl reaches a horizontal position. The last water in the pipe 38 flows out slowly and collects in the bottom of the bowl 35.

Many changes in the details of construction and in the proportions of the parts may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim 1. In a portable water closet, the combination of a cabinet, a water tank therein, a horizontal axis mounted in the cabinet, a bowl and rearwardly extending spout mounted on said axis, a flushing pipe extending from said axis along the outer edge of the bowl and provided with holes to discharge water into said bowl, a discharge pipe extending from said tank to said flushing pipe, a valve to control the flow of water to said pipe, and means connected to said bowl to operate said valve.

2. In a portable water closet, the combi nation of a cabinet, a water tank mounted therein, a horizontal axis mounted in said cabinet below the tank, a bowl and a rearwardly extending spout connected to said bowl, said axis extending through the rear end of said spout, a flushing pipe extending from said axis along the outer edge of the bowl and provided with holes to discharge water into said bowl, a discharge pipe extending from said tank to said axis, a hinged connection between the flushing pipe and the discharge pipe, a valve within the tank to close the upper end of the discharge pipe, means connected to said valve and to said spout to close the valve when the bowl reaches a horizontal position, and a seat pivoted on the axis, independent of the bowl.

3. In a portable water closet, the combination of a cabinet, a water tank mounted therein, a horizontal axis mounted in said cabinet below the tank, a bowl mounted on said axis, a flushing pipe extending along the upper front edge of the bowl and having a series of holes to discharge water into the outer edge of the bowl, connections between said pipe and tank, and a valve controlled by the bowl for stopping the flow of water to the'bowl.

4. In a portable water closet, the combination of a support, a water tank carried thereby, a bowl and an axis therefor, said bowl having a rounded bottom and front edge and a rearwardly extending discharge spout, a flushing pipe extending along the upper and outer edge of the bowl and having downwardly opening discharge holes, and means connected to the bowl to control the flow of water through said pipe.

5. In a portable water closet, the combination of a support, a water tank carried thereby, a bowl and a horizontal axis therefor, said bowl having a rearwardly extending discharge spout adjacent the axis, a flushing pipe extending along the upper front edge of the bowl and having downwardly opening discharge holes, and means to control the flow of water from the tank to said pipe.

6. In a portable closet, the combination of a support, a horizontal axis carried there by, a bowl and rear-wardly extending discharge spout mounted on the axis, said bowl having upwardly extending pins along its outer edge, and a seat mounted on said axis and adapted to rest on said pins.

HERBERT J. WOOD.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/312, 4/315
Cooperative ClassificationE03D11/12