US 1320553 A
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APPLICATION FILED JULY 19. 1918.
l ,320,55 3 Patented Nov. 4, 1919.
/f gnou/woz WASI-ISTAN D.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ANDREW HOMINUK, a subject of Great Britain, residing at Lethbridge, Province of Alberta, Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Washstands, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in domestic furniture and particularly to those adapted for lavatory purposes.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a wash stand with which is comb-ined a basin provided with means whereby it is automatically raised into position for use or lowered below the otherwise level surface of the stand, the opening being automatically covered by panels fitted in conformity with the otherwise level surface of the stand when the basin is lowered.
A further object is to provide means whereby the bowl or basin is at all times connected so that water or other liquids can be removed therefrom without displacement of the vessel, and
A still further object is to provide an article of furniture of the class described which may be readily operated in a convenient manner.
These and other like objects are attained by the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which Figure 1 is an elevational view showing a wash stand made in accordance with the invention, and
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view of the same, showing the parts in another position.
The wash stand, here indicated by the numeral 10, may beof the usual type of construction provided with legs or supports 11 and 12, at its bottom, drawers 14 being arranged in the cabinet or base portion, the same being accessible from the front and adapted to hold Such articles as are ordinarily contained therein.
Rising from the back are standards 16, supporting a mirror 17, and a rail 18, upon which a towel may be conveniently disposed.
The top plate or cover 20 is formed with a central circular opening 21, conforming to the -largest diameter of the basin or bowl 23 'which is provided with a flexible plug Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed July 19, 1918'.
Patented Nov. 4, 1919.
Serial No. 245,630.
24, so that the basin can be dra-ined when desired.
This basin rests upon a collar 26, supported by a spider 27, engaged upon the upper end of a tube 28, secured at its lower end to a plunger 30, slidably engaged within a tubular support 31, secured to the floor or base 32, o-f the wash stand or cabinet, a fxedcap 33 being provided at the upper end of the support through which the tube 28 freely passes.
Also contained in the tubular support 31 is a coiled compression Spring 34, onev end pressing upward against the plunger 30, while the other end rests in the bottom of the support. Engaged with the lower end of the tube 28 is a flexible hose or pipe 35 the same extending outward through an opening 36 where it may be connected with any convenient drain pipe, thus water which` may be contained within the basin 23 may be emptied, due to the pipe connections, by removing the plug 24.
The opening 21 through which the basin 23 normally extends when in a raised or operative position is normally covered by means of sliding panels 40, arranged immediately below the cover plate 20, and supported upon fixed bars 41. Secured to the lower side of the panels 40 near their outer ends are rigid studs 43 in which are secured pivot pins 44, the pins passing through slots 45, fo-rmed in the outer ends of the arms 46 of bell crank levers pivoted on iiXed bars 48, passing transversely through the front and rear walls of the cabinet, the other arms 50 of the bell-crank levers containing similar slots 51, which are engaged by the pins 52 set in lugs extending outwardly from the spider 27.
In operation, when it is desired to use the wash stand or cabinet, as a commode with a level top the basin 23 is pressed downwardly, causing the bell-crank levers to turn upon their fulcrums 48, the outer arms of the levers moving the panels 40 into position over the space formerly occupied by the rim of the basin, in which position they are secured by means of a clip 54.
When it is desired to use the wash basin, the clip 54 is raised, whereupon the spring 34 presses the basin upward and, due to the action of the bell-crank lever, separates the panels 40 so as to leave an open space through which the rim of the basin projects.
If it is desired to close the wash stand', the panels 40 are closed by hand by gripping the clip- 54C to inish their closing movement which has'been initiated by the studs 44: upon the downward movement of the wash bowl.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is. s
1. In a wash stand, the combination with a hollow cabinet, a top formed therewith, said top containing a central opening, a basin slidable vertically within said hollow cabinet, a tube, a spider on said tube carr ing a collar supporting said basin, a tubular support, a plunger in said support carrying said tube, a compression spring within said tubular support by means of which said basin is held in a normally raised position, a pair of rods passing transversely through said cab-inet, bell-crank levers pivoted on saidv rods, one of the arms of said bell-crank vlevers engaging with said b-asin, the other of said bell-crank levers engaging with said panels within said cabinet whereby they may be operated in unison and flexible hollow connections between said basin and said drain.
2. Ina wash stand,thec`ombination with a hollow rectangular cabinet, having an open top, panels adapted toclose the openings through said top, a tubular support mounted in said cabinet, a springarranged therein,'a plungermovable in said support, a tube carried by said plunger, a spider on said tube and a'collar onsaid'spider, a wash basin supported by said collar, a pair of opposed bell-crank levers pivoted within said cabinet, one upon either 'side of said support, connections between the outer arms of said bell-crank levers and said panels whereby they may be opened and closed upon movement of said basin, clips for holding said panels when in a closed position, and hollow flexible connections extending from the lowermost apart of said basin outwardly through the bottom of said cabinet.
In testimony whereof I have aiXed my signature. v
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