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VALVE AcTUA'ron R'.L H, GASPARD Filed Jan. 15 1921 Feb'. 19, 1924;
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Appiicatibn iedianuary 15,1921, sri'ainio. 437391'.
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Be it known that l', Renn H. GASPARD, a.
former citizen of France, who has forsworn his allegiance to France and declared his intention of becoming a citizen ofthe United States, and a resident ofthe city of Chicago, county of Cook, and State of illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Valve Actuators, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to time-controlled valve mechanisms and it has for its principal object the provision of a form'and arrangement of parts by which water may be admitted automatically at a given predetermined time to a bath-tub, means being provided for tempering the hotand cold water as it is admitted and for thereafter Vfurther tempering the water if it may be desired or necessary. y
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in they combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed. Y
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which- Fig. 1 is a front view of my improved mechanism, the front face of the cabinet within which the mechanism is placed being partly bro-ken away for clearness of iln lustration, and a fragmentary portion ofl a tub being shown in position below the valve outlet,
Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken substantially on line 2-2 of Fig. 1,
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail view being substantially a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2,.
Fig. 1 is an enlarged .detail view, bein@ substantially a section taken on line 4 4 of Fig. 1, and n Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of the valve operating means, substantially upon the line 5 5 of Fig. 2.
Referring to the drawings, cabinet of any approved type enclosing a valve mechanism comprising a housing 6 to which hot and cold water are adapted to be fed by means of pipes 7 and 8 respectively, valves 9 preferably being transversely disposed and rotatably mounted in said pipes for controlling the flow of water through said pipes. As is shown in Fig. 3, the housing 6 is divided by a web 10 into two com- 5 indicates a partments, the upperone of; lserves I as a mixing chamber, being indicated by the numeral 11. A 7
Means is provided for controllin.glvtliefZes,-
capeof water from lthe chamber 11 'for ald-.Yy v
mission to a bathtubfllinfsuitable posi:`
tion below the housing 6, such means preferably comprising a clock 12l and operative connections between the clock ,and a. suitable valve interposed in the partition` 10as herefl f l ina-fter described by'which the admission of water to the tub can be automatically,effect-` ed at any time as maybe determined n ad=. vance. For controlling the escape of water,"
I have provided avalve 13 comprising af,
valve stem 14 by an outward sliding movement of which the valve is opened for water to pass from lthe chamber 11. The valve stem 14 is pivotally connected at itslouter which is pivotally mountedupon a horizontal bar 16 supported by the cabinet 5., The
other arm of the bell crank lever15 ispivot-.rv ally connected to a vertical link 17 the up-r per end of which is pivotally connectedto an farm 18 'extending laterally froml a` sleeve 19 which is revolubly mounted upon a bar in Fig. v1 at apredetermined time as controlled by the position ofthe hand As will be readily understood, with Vthe Y end with oney arm of a bellcrank lever 15 valves 9 opened'so asto admit water'to Y the chamber 11,4V and with'the hand 24iset at the desired point, at the appropriate time the arm 23 will be given a movement toward the right in Fig. 1, serving to swing the arms 21 and`18 in clockwise direction in said figure for moving the link 17 downwardly,
this movement serving to turn the bell crank lever 15 also in clockwise direction vin said figure for drawing the valve stem 14 outwardly and permitting the water from lthe mixing chamber 11 to pass into the tub 11.
Means is provided connecting the valves 9 so as to operate them lin unison. This means comprises a Ahorizontal bar 25 which is pivotally connected with the upper ends of the arms 26 and 27 of the valves interposed in the pipes 7 and 8 respectively. As is shown in Fig. 2, the bar 25 is slidably mounted upon another bar 28 carried by the front face of the cabinet v5, the arrangement Vbeing such that by a sliding movement of the bar 25 the valves 9 are op-V ymovement of said bar. 'The arrangement of the valves 9 is such that When the arm 26 or 27 of one of the valves is Vmoved to- Ward.y the other arm the valve is given a closing movement, While a movement of such arm in theV opposite direction serves to give the valve a movement to open it. With the arms in the position shown inFig. 1, both of the valves 9 are in partially opened condition so as to permit an equal lovv of hot vand cold Water therethrough. When thebar 25 is moved toward the right in said gure, the cold Water valve at the right is opened a trifle Wider and the hot Water valve at the leftV is closed slightly. Upon the movement of the bar 25 toward the left, the iioW of hot Water is increased and the flow of cold Water correspondingly decreased.
- By a movement of the bar 25 in either direction to the limit of its motion, the flow of either the hot Water or the cold Water can be entirely shut o. Y
I have provided hand operatedv means for admitting Water to the'tub independently of the clock-controlled means as above described. This manually controlled means comprises a valve 30 mounted upon a valve stem 3l which is adapted to be moved in the direction for opening the valve by means of a hand Wheel 32, the valve stem a screw threaded seat in the side ing 6 for effecting this result.
When a is desired that the tub 11 be 3l having of a houskfilled at a certain hour, the hand 24 is set accordingly, as is readily understood, and the bar 25 is at the same time set in position for causing the desired proportions of hot and cold Water to be admitted to the chamber l1 through the valves 9. If it is found Lasagne that the Water as admitted to the tub by the clock-controlled valve mechanism is either too-hot or too cold, the Water can 'be furtherY tempered as may be desired by the admishot Water, the handle 29'being given the requisitechanged setting, and the additionalv sion of the required-amount of eithercoldror -Having described my invention, what I claimas nen7 and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. in 'combination With a Water chamber; oppositely disposed pipes communicating With said chamber; spigots rotatably mounted inpsaid pipes having apertures therein communicating yWith said pipes; extensions on said spigots; an operative connection having means slidably en mixing gaging said extensions; and means secured l to said connection and arranged to move rectilinearly, for indicating the relative positions of said pertures, substantially as described.
2. In combination VWith a Water mixing chamber; a valve for closing said chamber; oppositely disposed pipes communicating With said chamber; spigots transversely disposed and rotatably mounted in said pipes having apertures therein communicating With said pipes ;v angular extensions onsaid spigots; an operative connection having means slidably engaging said extensions; and an indicator secured to said connection adapted to slide in a horizontal slot for indicating therelative position of said apertures.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name on this specification in Lthe presence4 of tWo subscribing Witnesses.
JOSHUA R. H. PoTTs, FREDA C. APPLETON.
REN n. GASPARD.