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Publication numberUS1242905 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 16, 1917
Filing dateApr 25, 1917
Priority dateApr 25, 1917
Publication numberUS 1242905 A, US 1242905A, US-A-1242905, US1242905 A, US1242905A
InventorsJames K Atkinson
Original AssigneeJames K Atkinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Soap-holding device.
US 1242905 A
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.l. K. ATKINSUN.

SOAP HOLDING DEVICE.

APPLICATION FILED APR.25. 1912.

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SOAP HOLDING DEVICE.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 25 1917.

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SOAP-HOLDING DEVICE.-

Specification of Letters Patent.

JAMES K. ATKINSON, 0F BROOKLYN N'EW YORK P wne w e-1am;

Application filed April 25, 1917. Serial 150.164.47 0.;

To all whom it may concern: I

Be it known that I, JAMES K. ATKINSON, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough ofBrooklyn, in the county of Kings, city and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful lmprovef ments in Soap-Holding Devices, of which the following is a specification.

My inventlon'refers to soap holding devices and relates particularly to a'device whereby a solution or emulsion of soap may be continuously produced and delivered for One object of my invention is a device which can be readily attached to a source of water supply and which will deliver either soap solution or fresh water as desired.

' Another object of my invention, is a device whereby running water may be treated with'rapidly revolving soap so as to produce soap-suds. T

Another object of my invention is a device inlwhich a soap-containing receptacle may? be revolved by the action of water which passes through it.

Another" object of my invention is a de viceflin which small pieces of soap may be used for the production of a soap solution.

Another object of my'invention is a device in which a soap solution may be produced hygienically, quickly and economicall O ther objects of my invention will be evident upon a consideration of the specification and claims. l

The ordinary method of producing a heap solution or soap-suds by the immersion of soap in water and agitation, causes a' very considerable loss of time andsoap.

In public places, the indiscriminate use of the same piece of soap by different indivi.

uals is objectionable and unhygienic.

I have invented a device which overcomes these objectionable features, and which prepares a soap solution,- or soap-sudain an absolutely hygienic and economic manner, and

in which] thesoapfliquor is ready for immediate use.

In addition to these advantages, the device also presents a method for obtaining a flow of clear water, thus allowing the Washing and rinsing of the hands'in a simple and effective manner. i

B soap solution, I mean soap in such a liquid condition as to flow readily through the device of my invention and it maybe eitherin a condition of solution, emulsion orsuds f In the accompanying drawings representing several modifications. of my invention, similar parts are indicated by similar numerals. I

Figure 1 is a vertical crossrsection of one form of my. device,v in its normal position.

' Fig. 2 is the same as Fig; 1 with the mem: bers positioned to allow of the passage of soap solution. y I 1 Fig. 3'is a cross-section. through the line 38 of Fig. 1. I

Fig. 4 is a vertical cross-section of a modification of my device. I

, Fig. 5 is the same as Fig. 4., with the members positioned to allow of thepassage of soap solution.

Fig. 6'isa cross-section through the line 66 of Fig. 4.

The exterior of the device, as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, comprises a casing formed. by the side and bottom members 7 .7 the top member 8, integral therewith, and the lid 9 hinged at 10 to the top member 11. The top member 11 is turned outwardlyxat 12 and then upwardly 13 to form a clamping member to be explained later. The top member 8 is similarly extended outwardly and upwardly. A water supply pipe 14 furnishes a flow of water to the device. Within the space between the member 13 and the pipe 14: is a cylindrical member 15, abutting upon and rotatable upon. the member 12. The member 15 extends downwardly within the exterior receptacle, having a series of open ings orp'orts 16.16 and is closed by the bottom .member 17. Within the cylindricalv member 15 is a spiral 18'supported upon the shaft 19 fixedly attached to the member 15,. the spiral 18 being of such a form "that the. passage of'water through the pipe '15 will cause the spiral 18 and the cylindrical; member 15 to revolve.-Fixedly attached, to the member 14. and spaced therefrom is the member, 20extending. downwardly and then upwardly at 21,1outWardly -at; 22

and upwardlyciat 23. .The member QO' haS:

openings or ports 28.28. The member 27 extends downwardly, then inwardly at 29 and downwardly at 30, the member 30 having the openings or )orts 31, 31. The lower portion of the mem ber 30 is slidable upon and spaced from the extension 32 of the side and bottom member 7 forming the space 33. A member 34 extends downwardly, then inwardly at 35 and downwardly at 36 and is integral with the members 30 and 32, forming the space 37. The member 36 has the openings or ports 38.38. A spiral spring 39 is situated within the space 33, maintaining the members in the position shown 'in Fig. 1 when in its normal condition. Soap 40 may be placed in the soap receptacle 23.22. In

order to attach the device to the water pipe 14, a rubber rin or gasket 41 is inserted between the mem er 13 and the pipe 14 and attachment made by means of the clamp42, the member 13 being split at 43.43 to allow of compression.

It will thus be seen that the passage of water will revolvethe spiral 18, the member 15, and the soap receptacle 23.22.

The operation of the device is as follows :The device is attached'to the water pipe 14, and pieces of soap placed in the soap receptacle 23.22, and the water allowed to flow. The device is then in the position shown in Fig. 1. The force of the water revolves the member 15 and the soap receptacle and flows through the ports 16.16, and downwardly through the member 30 and out of the lowerend thereof. It will thus be seen that the water will not come in contact with the soap but will flow out of the device in its original" condition. When it is desired to obtain water containing soap in the form of a solution or emulsion, the member 30 is pressed upwardly and maintained in that position. The device is then in the position shown in Fig. 2. The water then passes through the revolving member 15, the ports 16.16, 28.28, 24.24 into the soap receptacle, the revolution of which causes a solution or emulsion of the soap, the liquor when thus charged'passing through the openings 25.25, 26.26 into the chamber 44, over the top of the member 34, into the chamber 37 from which it passes through the openings 38.38, 31.31 and thus downwardly out of the device. The soap receptacle will always contain a solution up to the height of the top of the member 34, thus allowing the formation of the soap solution or emulsion during" the period when a soap solution is not passing through the device as well as when it is. As soon as the upwardpressure is removed from the member '30, the device assumes the pmition shown in Fig. 1 and the flow of soap solution is interrupted and the flow of clear water again "begins.

In the 'device\ illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, it is necessary to manually hold the members in a position for the passage of the soap solution, while in Figs. 4, 5 and 6 a modification is illustrated in which the position for the passage of soap solution may be mechanically retained. In this form of my device a ring 45 is fixedly attached to the member 15 between the members 15 and 20, and a spiral spring 39 situated within the space thus formed. An inwardly extended pin 46 is fixedly attached to the member 36 and extends through the cam shaped opening 47 of the member 30. When the deviceis in the positionshown in Fig. 4, the water will pass directly through the device. By turning the member 30, the pin 46 will move along the cam slot 47 placing the device in theposition shown in Fig. 5, and the pin will remain in the offset at the top of the slot, thus maintaining the device in this position until the member 30 is revolved back to its original position. When the demy invention as described andclaimed.

What is claimed,.is:

1. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a casing, a foraminous soapholder revoluble within the casing, means vice is in the position shown in. Fig. 5, the

for passing water through, the soap-holder and the casing, means whereby the flow of the water will revolve the soap-holder, and means for attaching the device to a source of water supply.

2. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a casing, a foraminous soapholder revoluble within the casing, means for passing water through the casing, means -for diverting the flow of water into and through the soap-holder, means whereby the flow of water will revolve the soap-holder, and means for attaching the device to a sourcelof water supply.

3. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a casing, means for attaching the casing to a source of water supply, a. tube having a series of ports, the tube being within the casing and connected to the water supply, means whereby the flow of water through the tube will revolve it a soap-holder having a series of ports surrounding the tube and integral therewith, a second tube having a series of ports slidably movable between a portion of the soapholdeipand the first tube, and means whereby the movement of the slidable tube will cause water to pass or not to pass through the soap-holder as desired.

4.. Ina device of the character specified,

in combination, a casing, a fora'ininous soapholder revoluble within the casing, means for passing water through the casing, means for diverting the flow of water into and through the soap-holder, means whereby the soap-holder will be continuously immersed in water within the container, means whereby the flow of water will revolve the soapholder, and means for attaching the device to a source of water supply.

5. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a casing, means for attaching the casing to a source of water supply, a tube within the casing having a series of ports and connected to the water supply, a soap-holder integral with and surrounding the tube, said holder having foraminous walls and a series of ports in the wall adjacent to the tube, a slidable tube between the soap-holder and the first tube and having a series of ports, the ports in the various members being so situated that one position of the slidable tube will allow water to pass from the first tube through the holder and the casing, and another position of the slidable member will prevent water from entering the holder and allow it to pass through the casing, a receptacle around the holder to maintain water therein, and means whereby the flow of the water will revolve the holder.

6. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a casing,- means for attaching the casing to a source of water supply, a tube within the casing having a series of ports and connected to the water supply, a soap-holder integral with and surrounding the tube, said holder having foraminous walls and a series of ports in the wall adjacent to the tube, a slidable tube between the soap-holder and the first tube and having a series of ports, the ports in the various members being so situated that one position of the slidable tube will allow Water to pass from the first tube through the holder and the casing, and another position of the slidable member will prevent water from entering the holder and allow it to pass through the casing, a receptacle around the holder to maintain water therein, spiral means within the first tube whereby the flow of the water will revolve the holder, and means whereby the slidable member may beretained in predetermined positions.

Signed at New York City in the county of New York and State of New York, this 28rd day of April 1917.

JAMES K. ATKINSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification422/270, 422/277, 239/144, 422/282, 422/274
Cooperative ClassificationB01D11/0276