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Publication numberUS1383547 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1921
Filing dateJan 31, 1919
Priority dateJan 31, 1919
Publication numberUS 1383547 A, US 1383547A, US-A-1383547, US1383547 A, US1383547A
InventorsKonsalik Arthur R
Original AssigneeKonsalik Arthur R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Relieving attachment for clogged water-conductors, drain-spouts, &c.
US 1383547 A
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Patented July 5, 1921.



Application led January 31, 1919. Serial No.

To all whom t may concern:

B e ithknown that I, ARTHUR R. K NsALiK, a citizen *of the United States, residing in the city and vcounty of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Relieving ,Attachment for Ologged- Water Conductors, Drain-Spouts, &c., of which the following is a specification.

My invention consists of an attachment for a water conductor, drain spout, vor the 'when the latter is clogged with foreign matters to allow the water to escape from the conductor and permit access to suchl matters to remove the same and so relieve the conductor, etc.

TheV invention is satisfactorily illustrated in the accompanying drawing, but the important instrumentalities thereof may bev varied, and so it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific details shown and described, as long as they are within the spirit or .scope of the claims.

Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a relieving attachment for aV clogged water conductor, etc. embodying. my invention.

Fig. 2 represents a vertical section thereof, the conductor, etc.Y 'being 'of greater length than'shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 represents afhorizontal section on line 3-.3 Fig.- 2." Y

Fig. 4. represents a'perspective view ofthe attachment 'removed from the conductor, etc.

Fig. 5 representsaperspective view ofthe conductor member.

Fig. 6 represents a transverse section on 6- 6 .Fia 2- Similar numerals of reference indicate correspondingparts in the figures.

Referring to the drawings. 1`designates a section of a water conductor or drain spout the side of which iscut away forming the passage 2 therein. 3 designates a' sieve or strainer which occupies the'interior of the three' sided frame $1,1the latter being adapted to be fitted to the sectionl in the passage 2, it being open throughout in vertical direction and so comprises a Lcontinuity of the interior of said section so that the water entering'theupper portion 4of the section 1 may flow through the frame and reach the lower portion of said section, it being noticed that the strainer 3 is in inclined position and occupies the wldth of the frame and extends from thebottom of the front wall 5 of the frame 4 upwardly to the rear wall 6 of the section, it `being firmly Specification of Letters Patent.

I supporting 'the .the rear secured in position and formed of reticulated, foraminous or other material, as a sieve, sothat water may flow freely through the same, and dirt, leaves, sticks or other foreign matters may betrapped thereon.

Thev front wall 5 of the frame is inclined in vertical direction so that its upper end 1s set out fromvthe lowerportion? of the top wall of the passage 2, thus forming the outlet 8 at the top ofthe frame for the vescape of water therethroug y, as will be hereinafter more` fully referred to. i

On the sidesv9rof theV frame L are the in-V wardly'extending flanges or tongues 10, andv on the4 bottom of said side lare the depending tongues 11. On the lowerv end of the front wall'5 of said Aframe is an voffset forming the shoulder 12it being noticed that the frame 1s placed in theV passage 2 and so closes the passage2,said flanges 10 and tongues 11 forming water Vtight joints for the frame with the walls of the passage, while the shoulder' 12 restson the. top jedge vof Ythe lower wall of said passage, thus assisting in frame in position on the sect1on'1 as said'passage 2 as' most plainly shown in Fig. 2.

In order to retain the frame 'in position on the section, I employ the crank arms 13 which are rotatablyv mountedy inthe sleeves l14@ on the upper ends of the sides 9 of said frame, the rearlimbs 1 5 of said crank arms being adapted torengage therear wall 6 of the section l and interlock therewith. The front limbs 16 of said crank arms form handles vfor the operation'of thelatter, it being evident that by properly rotating said crank arms'the limbs 15 are turned out from wall' of the 'section 1, when the frame is unlocked and so may be removed from the passage 2, and consequently. from the section.

Y When `the Vframe is' in the position as shownin Fig. 2, the'water lmay enter the frame' Lifrom the'upper portion of the section'lll'an'd 4How through 'the strainer 3 into the flower portiony of' saidiV section. 'Foreign matters will'betrapped by said strainer, and this may clog thelatter, inV which'case Ythe water will rise in the frame from the clogged strainer to thethroat 8 and escape thereat and overflow outwardly on the front of the frame, thus preventing the water from filling the upper portion of the section, while on the contrary permittin the water to flow out of the conductor. gs the water appears at the throat 8 itindicates that the strainer Patented July 5, 1921.

Y through whichthe center of the otherrrodj is 3 is clogged. 'l Then the frame 4 is'unlocked and withdrawn from the section, wheunvthe matters on the: strainer are racce'ssibleand* may be removed and the lstrainer cleared thereof. Then the frame isreturned to the lpassage 2 and adjusted therein and then ini terlocked with the sectionA 1 when the water may flow through the Istrainer and consequently through the conductor below the sameto its place .of discharge, as usual.

The lower end of the front wall of the frame is turned upvrforming the channel 17KV V.intojwhichthe adjacent end of the strainer is seated and'solderedfor otherwise secured inarm and durable manner.

` In the section 1 abovethe frame or boX 4c' is'the trap 18 for sticks, twigs, balls, stones or other mattersjof the kind that may drop into ,the conductor, the saniebeing formedV ofcross rodspermanentlyrconnected attheir ends to the interior ofthe section 1 and hav'- ing; att'hecenter of one' of said rods Valoop i passed whereby the rods are interlocked censtated, the rods of? which :saidtra-p are trally by said loop, the -rods providing a doubly-sustained grating to prevent such matters from dropping 'on the strainerV 3,

such matters; being within reach when the frame orboX is released and so may be removed through the passage 2, said trap 18 also forming abrace for the wall .of the sectionof the conductor above the cutaway i portion in, said wall forming the passage 2.Y As said-trap is' supplemental to the strainer and is in advance of the latter for inter# cepting the heavy matters vand lpreventing them fromdropping on the'strainer as above formed are securedto thewalls -oftheA conductor, andas portionsof said walls areKY cut-away to form said passage 21a-shas been stated, said l lsaid/conductor adjacent to the topyo'f said l ters Patent, is:- Y

il lsaidy conductor, for removably locking said? Y y tained brace for saidrwall above 'the cut-away *Y l v y1.` In'anattachment ofthefcharacter stated for a water conductor orthe like, a removable frame inthe length. of said conductor,

a strainer in said frame and conductor, and

Y a crankarm-journaledonsaidramepsaid arm Vhavingl limbs, one limb of which is adaptedv to engage said frame, andthe other,

limb of which isf adapted to engage withV ramefwith saidk conductor.

2. 'A water 'conductor'or the like having Y infits wall, a cut-awayV passage, a` removable frame-adapted toVv occupy saidV passage, a

strainer. m. said frame andf conductor, andv a- Y gratingin the portion of the conductor` above sad cuteaway. passage, said grating being passage is liable toweakenthe conductorthereat, hence said rods strengthen composed o'members which are secured rml'yrto the walls ofsaid portion and adapted also to'form Ia brace for-said portion.

3, In an attachmentof thecharacter stated for a water conductor or the like, said con'- ductorV having in its wall a cut7away passage, a movable frame adapted to occupy said-passage, said frame having on the lower end of its front wall an inturned oiiset which is adapted to be seated freely on the lower wall of said passage. Y l 1 4. Awaterfconductor or the like havingV initswall aout-away passage, a removable frame adapted to occupy said passage, means forY retainingV said; frame in position, andastrainerginsaid frame, said frame having at its side edges inturnedtongues, and on' itsbottom downwardly extending tongues.

5. In an,y attachment of the character described for a water conductoror the like, said conductor having in its` side wall' a passage, a Yfraine substantially as described' adapted to occupy y, said.V passage, Vand strainer ,insaid frame, said l'ramehavingpn the lower end o'fits front wall-an oi'set which lis adapted to be seatedreely on. the lower wall of said-passage, and onrits-sides tongues whichdependtherefrom below said oifset.A i

f 6.7111 anattachment of the character de-A scribed for va water conductor orrthev like,V` said conductor having in its side wall a Vpassage, aframe substantially as 1 described Y adapted to occupy said passage, `a strainer in said'frame, andrmeans on said frame for removably connecting ,it'with said conductor, said frame. having at-thefb'ottom' an olset which is adaptedto -be seatedvonlan a'dj acent wall'of the 'conductor while occupying said passage, the front ywall ol said-frame being: Y Y set" out fromfthe adjacent walloi:1 said vpassage forming-a throatforthe escape of water;


when said strainer is clogged, said'rameA Y having thereon means for-[forming tight;

joints withV the walls of said passage'. u f

7. A water conductor ofin the characterf statedh'aving aciitaway-V passage in -itsside wall, a vframe adapted-to occupy said: passage, a strainer insaid rame,'means for removably Yretaining said'k framel in its position in. said-passage, ,and a supplemental trap inthe conductorabove said frame and strainer, said trapl beingformed of; cross members permanently connectedv vfirmly fat their ends with said wall,ione,member being provided at-the fcentervwith a loop in which the center of the yother cross member isstted adapting to interlock saidmemberscentr'ally with each other forming 'also a` doublysusportieri of theV conductor.

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U.S. Classification210/314, 210/433.1, 210/447
International ClassificationE04D13/08, F16L55/24, E04D13/04
Cooperative ClassificationE04D2013/086, F16L55/24, E04D13/08, E04D2013/0866
European ClassificationE04D13/08, F16L55/24