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Publication numberUS1328942 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 27, 1920
Filing dateAug 13, 1918
Priority dateAug 13, 1918
Publication numberUS 1328942 A, US 1328942A, US-A-1328942, US1328942 A, US1328942A
InventorsJohn T Carter
Original AssigneeJohn T Carter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dish-washing device
US 1328942 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

1 3 77 M JTCarZe/z J. T. CARTER.


1,328,942,, Patented Jan. 27,1920.




To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN T. CARTER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident. of Jefferson City, in the county of Cole and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dish- IVashing Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to washing appara-, ms, and more particularly'to dish washing devices, and has for an object to provide a simple cheap and efiicient portable device whereby dishes may be washed in a drain without the necessity of exposing the hands to the washing fluid. Another object ofthe invention is'to produce a device wherein the soap or detergent used will be effectually mixed with water and the'resulting mixture delivered onto the dishes without the hands of the user coming'in contact with either the dishes or the soapy mixture. A further object is to provide a device that can be quickly attached to and removed from the ordinary house spigot in the operation of washing dishes.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in a casing having inlet means for attachment to a spigot, an outlet, and a foraminous' soap container within the casing intermediate theinlet and outlet,

The invention consists further in a casing having an inlet adapted for attachment to' a spigot, an outlet, and horizontally rotatable foramihous soap container or cage positioned intermediate the inlet and outlet.

The invention consists further in a casing having an inlet tube, an outlet tube, a soap container or cage 'rotatably mounted within the casing, and means in the outlet tube, for causing a whirling motion to the liquid passing through said tube.

The invention'consists further in a casing, means carried by the casing for attachment to a spigot, an outlet pipe, a soap container or cage mounted to rotate horizontally within the casing, and means carried by the cage for causing rotary movement of the same by passage of water through the casing and outlet tube.

The invention consists further in certain' novel features of construction, arrangement, and combination of parts as will be hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims, reference being had 'to the ac- Specification' of Letters Patent.

Application filed August 13, 1918. Serial No.- 249,734.

' companying drawings forming a part thereof, in which Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal section of my device as applied,

Fig. 2 is an elevational perspective view of means carried by the discharge or outlet tube to cause whirling motion of the washing mixture, and

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the soap container or cage.

In carrying out my invention, I employa circular casing comprising the lower member 5and the upper member 6, the upper member being expanded at its lower end and fitting snugly over the upper edge of the lower member, the two members being locked together preferably by a bayonet joint 7 including an L-shaped groove and a projection fitting therein, so that the members may be readily connected and separated.

Extending upwardly from the upper member is the inlet or supply tube 8, whlch is adapted to be fitted to a secton of hose 9, which may be attached. to the ordinary house spigot used in kitchen sinks.

Extending downwardly from the lower member 5 is the outlet or discharge tube 10 which tapers downwardly and has soldered or rigidly mounted therein a thin web or fin 11 which is given a spiral twist or turn similar to a spiral conveyer. At the upper end of the fin a bearing pin 12 is applied,

the lower end of the pin being split or bifitting within the foraminous basket memher, the periphery of the cap projecting slightly beyond the side walls of the basket.

The upper face of the cone-shaped cap is provided with curved vanes '19 placed on edge and radially disposed from the apex to the circumference of the cap.

It will be noticed that the apex of the cone-shaped cap is immediately below the inlet to the casing, the pur ose of the arrangement being to insure t e water under pressure entering the casing, strlking the vanes and the impact causing rotatlon of the soap container or cage in a horizontal plane.

To use the device, the hose section 1s applied to the outlet of the house spigot, the lower member of the casing detached from the upper member by a simple turning and pulling movement; the cap of the cage is removed and the basket filledto the desired degree with particles of soap or other detergent, the cap replaced, and the lower member of the casing which carries the soap cage, is again coupled to the upper member 6 by the bayonet joint connection,

and the valve of .the spigot opened; The

device can then be used to wash the dishes which can be done in a very few minutes, as the rotary movement of the soap container insures a quick mixing of water and soap and this mixture is delivered from the outlet tube with a whirling motion which renders it very much more effective than if delivered in a direct current.

By attaching the device to a spigot, it can be moved to difl'erent'parts of the sink or dish holding device, very quickly, so that the washing and cleansing is almost instantaneous, and during the entire operation, the hands need not come in contact with the water or soapy mixture; this latter feature is a very desirable and important feature of the use of my device.

nection with a spigot, the other piece having a discharge tube in alinement with said central aperture, means within said discharge for imparting a whirling motion to a liquid passing therethrough, a reticulated soap container rotatably moun l on said means, a cone shaped imperfora rover for said soap container, and means carried on said' cover for imparting a rotary motion to the container by a stream of water directed from thespigot to the apex of the coneshaped cover.

2. A device as herein characterized and consisting of a casing comprising upper and lower separable members, the upper member having an inlet adapted to be connected to a spigot, and the lower member having a discharge or outlet passage, a soap container rotatably mounted in the lower memher, said soap container having a coneshaped cover and curved radial vanes there on', a spiral fin disposed within the outlet or dischargepassage, and means for rotatably mounting said cage on .said spiral fin.


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U.S. Classification422/266, 422/269, 99/302.00C, 239/315, 422/277
International ClassificationA47L15/00, A47L15/32
Cooperative ClassificationA47L15/0086, A47L15/32, A47L15/0089
European ClassificationA47L15/00G, A47L15/00J, A47L15/32