US 1516226 A
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Nov. 8, 1924- E. J. WIXOM SHOWER ATTACHMENT Filed Aug 6. 1921 Patented Nov. 18, 1924.
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Application filed August 6, 1921.} Serial No. 490,274.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ELVER J. WIxoM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented a certain cheap to make, durable, not liable to get out of order, which may be readily adjusted to difierent positions, and which can be quickly attached to or detached from the faucet of a bath tub.
A further object of my invention is to provide novel means for supporting a hose in and connecting it with a tubular supporting standard arranged to support a spray nozzle.
The novel features of my invention are hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing which illustrates the preferred embodiment of my invention,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved shower attachment.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged view, partly broken away and partly in side elevation and partly in vertical section of my improved attachment.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged elevation of a portion of the tubular member having the lat eral hose receiving slot.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross section on the line 44 of Fig. 1.
Similar reference characters designate similar parts in the different views.
1 designates a vertical standard, preferably supported at its lower end on a pedestal 2, and comprising a tube in which is vertically and circumferentially slidably fitted a tubular member 3, which is. arranged to be held in the place to which it is adjusted in the standard 1 by a set screw 4 mounted in a collar 5 fastened to the upper end of the standard 1.
The tubular member 3 is provided at its upper end with a gooseneck comprising a horizontal portion which terminates in a downwardly extending portion.
The member 3 above the standard 1 is provided with a lateral longitudinal slot 6 through which is adapted to extend a flexible hose, preferably of soft rubber and which is designated by 7. The hose 7 extends upwardly from the slot 6 through the goose neck and has fitted in its upper end the tubular shank 8 of a spray nozzle 9, which may be of any ordinary type, and which as shown is a bell shaped body having a perforated cap over its lower end.
The other end of the hose 7 has fitted on it any suitable means for coupling it with a water supply pipe, such as a faucet. In the drawing there is illustrated as such means an ordinary faucet coupling 10 having a rubber ring portion 11 into which the faucet, not shown may be tightly fitted.
The hose 7 is, preferably, of greater diameter than the width of the slot 6, so that the hose will be pinched by the side walls of the slot 6, as shown in Fig. 4, thus preventing the pressure of water in the nozzle 9 from forcing the nozzle out of the downwardly turned end of the gooseneck.
In the operation of my invention, the parts are assembled as above described, after which the attachment may be moved to a position in which the pedestal 2 will rest on the floor adjacent to a bath tub. The coupling 10 is then slipped onto the faucet and the member 3 adjusted to the height desired. The standard 1 may then be turned with the pedestal 2 to a position in which the nozzle will be over the bath tub, after which the water may be discharged from the faucet into the hose 7 I do not limit my invention to the structure shown and described, as many modifications, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.
What I claim is.
1. A shower attachment comprising a tubular member having a lateral slot, a hose extending through and having a diameter greater than the width and less than the tubular member, end a nozzle, fitted on the upper: endof the hose, substantially as set fort 3. A shower attachment comprising at porting member, a tubnlzir member vertically slidably fitted thereon for yerticalarl;
justment and having a lateral slot above the supporting member, hose extending through said slot and the Upper endof said tubular" member and having' diameter 10 V forth' 7 V lntestirnony whereof I have signed my 15 name to th'is specification.
ELVER J. WIXOM.