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Publication numberUS1483663 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1924
Filing dateSep 7, 1922
Priority dateSep 7, 1922
Publication numberUS 1483663 A, US 1483663A, US-A-1483663, US1483663 A, US1483663A
InventorsJohnson William
Original AssigneeJohnson William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination sink hanger and outlet fixture
US 1483663 A
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' Feb, 12., 1924.

W. JOHNSON COMBINATION SINK HANGER AND OUTLET FIXTURE 'Filed sept. v. 1922 Patented Feb. 12, 1924.



Application filed September 7, 1922. Serial No. 586,629.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, VILMAM JOHNSON', a citizen of the United States, residing at Green Point, Long Island, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a lCombination Sink Hanger and Outlet F iXture, of which the following is a specification., i

My invention relates to an improved hanger and outlet fixture for kitchen sinks,l

outlet taps project from the hot and cold water supplvyp'ipes. `As ay general rule, in the course of building construction the piping is completed before the oors and walls are finished, and this makes it necessary to connect the upstanding watersupply pipes during this early stage in the construction of the building. When the building has reached the point where the sinks are to be installed the plumber isobliged to lit the entire work to the two upstanding pipes, an operation which involves considerable difficulty and requires a great amount of time.V This operation consists in first locating the correctvposition ofthe sink as to its height and then with respect to the supply pipes, so as to bring the openingl in the back wall of the sink intofregister with the pipes. The positionfof'thehanger or bracket is then indicatedv on 'the roomwall and after removing the sink the hanger is permanently secured against the room wall. It has been found that during this operation it is practically impossible to prevent a slight variation in the position of the hanger and when the taps are to be attached through the opens ings and into the ends of the upstanding supply pipes the openings themselves will not be in a correct position. t While these discrepancies in most cases, are only slight, it requires considerable time for the plumber to make the necessary adjustments to align the openings with the ends of the pipes, and p the time consumed in making these adjust1 ments is practically' wasted. It is the principal object of the present invention to provide a hanger of the character hereinafter described` on which a sink is supported in which is further provided with integral pipe connections, the outlet openings thereof being adapted to'coincide with ythe openings in the wall of the sink, whereby the necessity of aligning the openings with the pipes is avoided.

A` further Object of the invention is to afford facilities within the hanger for adjustmentthereof, whereby various sizes of sinks may be accommodated, and pipe connections requiring iunusual distances between centers may be brought into alignment with the openings in the back iwall of the sink.

The invention is described in the follow'- ing specification, set forthin the appended "the usual manner from its back wall and 'y claims-and illustratively exemplified in the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved hanger; Figure 2 is a 'substantially vertical section of the yhanger taken through i a pipe connection and showing the outline of a sink in dotted lines.y

Referring to the drawings, 10 denotes the usual porcelain kitchen sink having an integral back section 11y provided with de pending lugs 12 and outlet openings'l The i outlet openings 1,3 are spaced a standard distance apart and areadaptedto be aligned with the upstanding hot and cold `water supply pipes 14,r as shown in Figure 1;

The sink is supported on a bracket or hangerdesignated 15 which consists of an integral casting having a flat narrow wall plate 1,6 4and. downwardly projecting 'pipe` connections 17, The wall plate 16- divided y into two sections, "each thereof being provided with aplurality of longitudinal slots 18 disposed midway of its width and adapted to receive screws 19 which attach the plate to the room wall 20. At the outerends ofthe plate 16 and disposed along the upper edge thereof are offset sections in the body of the plate which form channels or grooves 21 to receive the depending lugs 12 in the back wall of the sink.

The pipeconnectio-ns 17 are cast integral with the wall plate 16 and comprise tubular members closed at their upper ends and projecting downwardly over the face of the late. Ata suitable distance from the plate and disposed in the front wall of both mem-4 bers are outlet openings 22 which are axial-ly aligned with the openings 13 in the wall of the sink 10 when the latter is in position,

`as clearly illustrated in Figure 2. The out- 17ipr0videjair chambers 25 above the outlet ,open-ings 22 seas tofaflord a cushion of air against which the pressure of water will be exerted when the taps aresuddenly closed. The operation of installing a ksink lby lmeans of the present hanger is substantially as` follows: Assuming thatthe sink is to be placed a .certain distance above the floor, this distance is marked offwith the added Yheight of theback. wenn. VThis mark will give the pro-per height, 4at which Y the hanger 15 isto be secured;Y The lateral position of the hanger is then finally determi-ned bythe upright pipes 14 which-Vas previously Vdescribed,are in position before the installation' of thesink takes place; Having aligned the-intakeopenings in the connections 17 with the centers of the pipes 14 the wall plate is screwedto the'room-wall The number of slots 18 inthe-wall plate 16 ,gives a wide latitude within which the plumber may work so as tobe 'able to `strike a'beamjwith the screws 19. Ithasalso been found vat times that lateral adjustment of the hanger 15 becomes necessary, suchan adjustment with the 'present construction merely requir4 ling the screws to beloosenedland the hanger to be moved along the slots 18 to propenposition. The supply pipes `14 are thencon'- Vso nectedto the inletv ends ofthe pipe conne@ tions 17 and the hanger- 15 isjready to recei'vet'he sink 10.1 The `lugs l2 inthe back wall of the sink are introduced Yinto the grooves 21and the-whole fixture dropped' in l Vends with the said hollow members.4

construction resides in the fixed relation of ythe grooves 21 and the outlet centers'o-f the alignment with the outlet openings 22. The

operation is completedrby introducing the threaded ends 22e' of the Vtaps 23 into the openings 13 and outlet openings 22.

The above installation is effective only when it is not found necessary to vary the distance between the pipe connections. Due to the body'of the wall plate 16 being made in two pieces A and B, further adjustment may be had by changing the relative position of the two parts, with respect toreach'other. The member Ais provided with offset end portions 2G in the wall plate 16 and bridge 24, the portions being providedwith longitudinal slots 27 adapted to register. with slots 28 in the end lof the other lmember B.

VBy adjustment of the member A relatively remember B the centersofthe pipe connections 17 Vand grooves 21may be changed to accommodate various positions of the supply pipes, andtypes of sinks.

Vsaid bracket and comprising outwardly and downwardly projectingV hollow members provided withtransverse loutlet vopenings to receive taps and Yinlet openings at the'free ends to receive stand pipev connections, and

a divided bridge pieceintegral at opposite V2.V Means for supporting sinks, as claimed Y in claim in'rwhich the said bracket and bridge pieces are 'provided with. portions kwhich o-verlapfand capable ofadjustment with respect toeach other to change the distance betweentheaxes of the vsaidhollow` members,A substantially Vas described'.v

Intestimony whereof I aftix my signature;


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U.S. Classification4/647, 285/64
International ClassificationE03C1/322
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/322, E03C1/021
European ClassificationE03C1/02B, E03C1/322