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Publication numberUS1504623 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1924
Filing dateMay 5, 1923
Priority dateMay 5, 1923
Publication numberUS 1504623 A, US 1504623A, US-A-1504623, US1504623 A, US1504623A
InventorsLouis J Hulla
Original AssigneeHenry Lipshield
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1504623 A
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Aug. 12 1924. 7 1,504,623

| J. HULLA FAUCET Filed 5. 1923 2 ants-Sheet l WITNESS: ATTORNEY Aug.

1.. J. HULLA FAUGET Filed may 5.

1923 2 Mon-Sheet 2 ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 12, 19 24.




Applicationflled. Kay 5, 1923. Serial No. 637,000.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LOUIS J. HULLA, a

citizen of the United States, residing at Onaway, in the county of Presque Isle and State of Michigan, have invented new and useful Improvements in Faucets, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to plumbing fix? tures, particularly to faucets, and has for its object the provision of a novel faucet which may be used in the ordinary manner and which is also capable of use as a drinking fountain, inasmuch as it is provided with a movably mounted nose piece whichmay be turned to direct a small stream of water upwardly inamanner common to drinking fountains, so that it will be unnecessary to keep a cup or glass around a sink or other place in order to enable a person to secure a drink of water.

An important object is the provision of a device of this character which is provided with means whereby' the stream of water issuing from the faucet will automatically be cut down when the nose piece is turned to upwardly extending position for use as a drinking fountain, while at the same time the flow is unobstructed and may be of full force when the nose is in its normal or.

downwardly extending position.

Still another object is the provision of a device of this character which will be very sanitary, and consequently most conducive to health, while at the same time it will be simple and inexpensive to manufacture, easy to control and operate, and a general improvement in the art.

With the above and other objects and advantages in view the invention consists in the details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a faucet constructed in accordance with my invention, Y

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section therethrough showing the nose in normal position,

Figure 3 is a cross section ,on. theline 3-3 of Figure 2,

Figure 4 is'a view similar to Figure 2 but showing the nose in upwardly extending posit on,

threaded extension 12, the latter being for the purpose of making connection w1th a 7 water pipe and the former being for the purpose of affording a grip for a wrench or other tool to effect connection of the device. The other end of the body terminates in a tubular outlet conduit 13 which is externally threaded as shown. Within the body is a valve seat 14 adapted to be closed by a valve 15 on a stem 16 which is journaled through a removable cap 17 and which carries an operating handle 18. This stem has an enlarged ,portion 19 formed, with a spiral groove or thread 20 whereby the valve will be raised and lowered automatically, when the stem is turned by means of the handle. The structure thus far described is old and well known and no novelty is claimed therefor, except that in so far as any modifications are necessary to adapt the device for connection with my attachment.

Within the outlet conduit 13 is a disk 21 formed with a hole'22 eccentrically thereof. The numeral 23. represents the outlet nose piece which is ofsubstantially L-shape as is customary, but which is formed with a flange 24 engaged by a flange25 on a slip nut 26 which is internally threaded for screwing engagement upon the outlet conduit 13. .W1thin the slip nut is a packing gasket 27 of a resilient nature to make a water tight connection and revent leakage In the operation it will be seen that normally, that is when the nose piece is in its downturned position, the device is used in exactly the same manner as an ordinary faucet. At this time the holes and 22 in the disks 29 and 21 respectively are in absolute registration, so that the maximum flow of water may be had. When it is desired to use the device as a drinking fountain, it is merely necessary that the operator grasp the handle 31 and turn the nose piece into its upwardl extending position. When the water is sulisequentlya turned on by means of the handle it is quite ap arent that a stream thereof willbe-directed upwardly so that the drinker may place his month over the-stream and quench his thirst without it being necessary to employ a cup, glass or other receptacle. When the nose piece is thus turned upwardly, it is to be noted that the hole 30 registers only partly with the hole 22 so that the stream of water will be greatly cut down and the force diminished to prevent too strong a jet from being discharged. While it is not necessary it may be preferable to provide a perforated porcelaln nozzle'32 in the nose plece, which nozzle will be automatically kept clean by the flow of water therethrough and there over so that the device will remain always in a satisfacto and sanitary condition.

ile I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of the invention it is of course to be understood that I reserve the right to make such changes in the form, con-' struction and arrangement of arts as will not departdfrom the spirit of t e invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.

Having thus described my invention I claim:

In a faucet having a straight outlet conduit, a. curved nose piece rotatably mounted upon the outlet conduit and disposable either in an upwardly or a downwardly extending position, a partition in the outlet conduit formed with a hole eecentrically thereof, a wall at the inlet end of the nose pieceformed with an eccentric 'hole regis tering with said first named hole entirely when the nose piece is in downwardly extending position, the hole in the wall registering only slightly with the first-named hole when the nose piece is in upwardly extending position.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification239/26, 137/270
International ClassificationE03C1/04, E03B9/20
Cooperative ClassificationE03B9/20, E03C1/0404, E03C2001/0414
European ClassificationE03B9/20, E03C1/04D