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Publication numberUS1311745 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 29, 1919
Filing dateMay 31, 1917
Publication numberUS 1311745 A, US 1311745A, US-A-1311745, US1311745 A, US1311745A
InventorsBlanche E. Beuiuvcann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




Patented July 29, 1919.




Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J 29, 1919.

Application filed May 31,1917. Serial No. 171,995.

This invention relates to improvements in bung attachments for wash tubs.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a plug or bung adapted for use in connection with a wash tub or similar receptacle, this bung being adapted to be inserted through a circular opening through thewall of the tub and being provided with a longitudinally extending groove, this groove extending from the inner end of the bung and being provided at its outer end with a straight wall extendin radially of the bung whereby, by moving the bung out- .ward the proper distance to bring the outer end thereof beyond the outer surface of the tub the water may be drained from the tub so as to be discharged downwardly in a substantially vertical stream when the groove is turned downwardly so as to prevent spraying or splashing of the water being drained from the tub.

A further object of this invention is to provide a device of this character, which will be simple, practical and comparatively inexpensive in construction and one that can be manufactured and sold at a low cost.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more full described and set forth in the claim hereto appended.

In the drawing Figure 1 is a side elevation of a wash tub equipped with my improved bung made in accordance with this invention,

Fig. 2 is a detail fragmentary sectional view of the tub illustrating the bung partly in section and the manner in which it is applied thereto, Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the bung with the tub in section to further illustrate the manner in which the bung is constructed, and

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view lookingfrom the inside of the tub to illustrate the passage in the bung. Like'numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawing.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates a'wash tub of the, usual construc tion and is provided adjacent its bottom in the wall thereof with an opening 2 which is circular to receive the improved bung designated by the numeralB. The bung 3 is of cylindrical formation and is of a diameter greater than the opening 2 thus when it is insertedin the opening 2 itwill be wedged therein and retained in the opening against displacement by the force of water against its inner end.

The bung 3 is substantially cylindrical in cross section and is of approximately uniform diameter throughout its entire length and has its inner end slightl tapered as at 4 to facilitate the easy insertlon of the bung into the opening 2 of the tub as illustrated in the figures of the drawing.

The bung 3 is provided in its wall with a longitudinal extending passage 5 that extends out through the tapered end 4 and terminates adjacent the outer end to a substantially vertical wall 6, thus it can be seen,

that due to the uniform diameter of the bung 3 that the same may be forced outwardly until the wall 6 is beyond the outer surface of the tub 1 thus establishing communication between the passage 5 and the exterior of the tub so as to permit the water in the tub to slowly drain therefrom. It being understood that when it is desired to drain the water entirely from the tub that the bung is removed entirely therefrom. It is to be noted that this bung is cylindrical in cross section and of a uniform diameter throughout two-thirds of its length and has its inner end tapered as illustrated to permit the faucet to be wedged in the opening 2 at any redetermined distance so as to control drainln of the water from the tub at various speeds, thus the draining of the water from the tub is fully under the con trol of the user.

It is to be noted that due to the construction of the opening that dirt or other matter cannot clog up this opening and that the same may be readily and easily cleaned and the water of the tub freely drained therefrom. It is also to be noted that due to the construction of the bung the draining of the tub is fully under the controlpf the Operator, 1111118 whe tl Wat r .tbecqmes dirty, it may be drawn o'fl' by the-pailfulland clean Water substituted for rinsing, the clothes or the Water may be drained off slowly and by occ asio na l ly putting clean Water in' the tub, the Water will be kj t about the same height therein.

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rtending a liedie lyr displ s dr r xzfie ji gizfmm th nn-e -,e d rt reo .z:-and Of lfi-I ifl ngth h n'theh dyfth ou era ndr sai groo being losed baa-straigh i-wall \ezv Lim s r inseam ga a m tain d2.

t nd ng rad al y fz erbodyrwh eby,when t eibungi rs cune n,-t epen ngwith th wall at the outer end of said groove posi' t i oned ir s ide of the outer surfaceof tho tub'it'will serve as a closure member for said aeuing aud, When the bung is pulled outwardl so astobring said wallbeyond outer face of the tub and is turned so as todireot the groove downwardly, zthe'contents of ythewtub will be discharged therefrom through said groove and downwardly lmtestimony Wh reofi afii my gnatur is ,in {presence -of; two Witnesses;

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U.S. Classification217/99, 160/89
Cooperative ClassificationB65D51/1683