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Publication numberUS1530657 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1925
Filing dateJun 6, 1922
Priority dateJun 6, 1922
Publication numberUS 1530657 A, US 1530657A, US-A-1530657, US1530657 A, US1530657A
InventorsHenry Eummelen
Original AssigneeHenry Eummelen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 24, -1925. l 1,530,657

H. EUMMELEN FOUNTAIN Filed June 6, 1922,

27 2a I 27 272s f6 Z9 26 d?? Patented Mar. 24, 1925.

UNITED STAT-Es HENRY EUMMELEN, or sAN'iA ANA, CALIFORNIA.' f

FOUNTAIN.

Application led .Tune 6,

To all 'who/m it may concern:

VBe it known that I, HENRY EUMMELEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Santa Ana, in the county of Orange, State ofCalifornia, have invented new and use ful Improvements in Fountains, of which the following isa specification.

This invention has to do with a fountain device of the class in which the reservoir 'l0 is detachable from the otlierparts.

An object of this invention is to provide means for preventing loss and spilling of water from la device of the; character de- `scribed 1 during the placement and removal of the reservoir.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a simple, effective and sightly fountain for holy water. The structure provided by the invention is adapted to be x placed on a support, such as a shelfl or a` table, to be hung, as `on a wall, and iscompact, convenient and particularly effective.

The various objects and featuresl of the Y invention will be best and more fully understood from the following detailed description of a typical preferred embodiment of the invention, throughout which reference `is had to the accompanying drawings, in which: A A

Fig. 1 is a perspective view'of the device provided by the present invention; Fig. 2 is a vertical sectionalview of the device; Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view of the device at the socket portion thereof,

showing the reservoir ipartially removed and the valve closed; Fig. li Vis -aview similar to Fig. 3, showing the reservoir in place and the valve open; and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the `valve, device alone.

tion comprises, generally, a body 10, a back 11 which extends upwardly from the` rear of the'bo'dy 10, a trough 12, a socket 13, a reservoir 14 and a valvedevice 15. The f" trough 12 is adapted, primarily, to carry fluid openly sotliat it may be used; the reservoir 1e serves to carry a supplyof fluid; the socket 13 serves to releas'ably hold the reservoir in connectionswith the body;A and the body 1Q serves as a base Vfor the de- -vice and-to conduct fluid from the socket to the trough.,V Y

Y In accordance with rthe preferred form of` thepresent invention the bodyflO isa comflparatively flat hollow structure having The device embodying .the present inven! ma seriai NQ. 566,322.

spaced 'topand bottom walls 16 and 17., respectively. The body 10 is comparatively large so that-rit may be used as a supportingl base for the device. The socket fl?) is located at aboutY the center of the topvvall lo of tliebody 10 and the front edge of the body is lcurved concentrically with the socket. lThe rear edge of the bodyvis straight and theback "lleiztends upwardly from it. They back 11 serves as means by which'tlie device may be hung on a wall, or the like.

An opening 18 is provided in the upper part Y of the back 11 to receive a hoolnor other like device, such as may be used to hang the device. It will vbe obvious, of course,

carry ornament-ation iffdesired.

The trough 12 is, in accordance ,with the i Vthat the back 11 may be designed andproportioned so Vtliat-{it adds to the sightliness of the device and how it may be used to preferred Vforni yof the present invention, Y

formed `in' the frout'edge portion of the top of the body 10. I have found that the trough can be conveniently formed by indenting the forward edge portion of the top 1G as shown in the drawings. It is desirable Vto make thetrough 112 comparatively `long and to curve-it vconcentrically with the frontedge Of thebody and socket. l liquidv feed openings 2O `in the bottom of the trough 12 .in order that liquid may lfeed from the body lO'into the trough 12 and 'I provide air inlet openingsA 21 in-'tlie upper edge portion of the wall ofthe trough to allow air to enterY the bodyl()v above the Aliquid standing therein. y

The socket 13 extends upwardly from the top4 lt'of 'the body 10 and is internally screw threaded to receive the screw threaded base portion 25 of the reservoir `14. There is an, opening 26 in the top 16 within the socket 13. This opening is soiuewliatvsmaller than the socket so that there is a part 27 of the. top extendingV inwardly at the inner end of the socketl tforining a shoulder 28. An annular `flange 29 extends downwardly Vfrom the edge of the opening 26 a short distance into the body 'l0 and forms pracn tically akcontinuation of the socket.

The reservoir 14,iwhicliis preferably in the form of a globe and is preferably formed of glass, or the like, is provided with a screw VVthreadedbase portion 25 adapted to screw threadinto the socket 13. YThere is an opening extending completely through the base I provide is removed by unscrewing the base portion portion 25. Within the reservoir and at the 25 and the shoulder 26 when the reservoir is in position in connection with the socket, and a plurality of arms 36 which extend inwardly to carry the stem 35. The stem is screw threaded and the valve part A32 is mounted on it between two nut members 37. By adjusting the nuts 37 on the stem thel position of the valve part 32 can-be adjusted. The valve device is arranged in connection with thebase portion of thereservoir so that the valve part 32 is within the reservoir while the flange 34 is at the Vouter end of the base portion. n v

In operation, to fill thedevice the reservoir thereof from the socket 13, and is inverted to be filled with liquid, say, for instance holy water, through the openingin the base portion. rlhe valve device 15 is adjusted so that when the reservoir is inverted the flange 34e' rests on the outer end ofthe base portion'while the valve partv 32 isqin the reservoir but removed or unseated from the shoulder 30.v Nhen the reservoir is filled Y with the desired amount of liquid, it is quickly returned to its upright position so that the liquid in it carries the valve part 32. into engagement withthe shoulder 3U and holds it. there so that the opening through be obvious how the pressure in the reservoir holds the valve part 32 in y seated engagement with the shoulder 3()V so that the liquid can not escape from the reservoir. lWhen the valve part 32 is seated on the shoulder 30 the flange 34 is spaced somewhat from the outer end of the base portion 25. Upon screwing the base portion 25 into the socket the flange 34 engages the shoulder 28 before the base portion is completely in the socket causing the valve part 32 to be lifted free of the shoulder 3() by the timevthe base portion is completely 'in the socket. Upon thevalve part 32 being lifted from the shoulder 30 liquid fromV the reservoir flows through the base portion of the reservoir, through the opening 26 in the top 16, fills intoY the body 10, and fills into the trough 12 through `the openings 20. Liquid will continue to flow from" the reservoir into the `body k10 and trough l2 until the level of liquid in the body 10' Y v reaches the lower edge of theiflange 29 and thus operates to cut offl the passage of airthe base portion is closed.Y It will` ofthe liquid the level of liquid in the body 1() is lowered,

Vair enters the openings 21, passes over the liquid in the body ,10, and passes upwardly through the opening 26 in the top 16 and Vinto the reservoir, allowing more liquid to flow out of the reservoir into the body. The device in this way operates automatically so that .the trough 12 remains full of liquid ai all times whilevthere is a supply of liquid in the reservoir. If, atany time, it is desired to remove the reservoir while there'l'is still some liquid in it it is merely necessary to unscrew 'the base portion 25 from the socket, so that the end of the'base portion moves away from the flange 34, allowing the valve parts 32 to lagain seat on the shoulder 30'.Y y The seating of the valve part on the shoulder 30 prevents "the flow of liquid from the reservoir and therefore al lows the reservoir to be removed without.

tain devices, tand the like, of various kinds,

for instance, the 'valve' device herein set yforth might be advantageously vemployed in water troughs of thev general character set forth in my copending applications entitled l Trough for use-in connection with a cage,

orthe like, filedAugust 22,1921, Serial No. l9l,`161l,and my copending 4application entitled Watering trough`,7 filed February the foregoing description itwill be'obvious that the present invention provides a fountain construction for holy 'water which is particularly neat and lsightly, which is simple and effective, and which is convenient and desirable for use. Y n

' Having described only a preferred form of my invention I do not wish to limit myself to the particular details hereinabove set forth but wish to reserve tomyself any changes or variations that may appear to those skilled inthe art or fall within the scope of the following claims.

Having described a preferred form of my invention', I claim:

1.l A device of the character described including a hollow body having an opening in its top, an upwardly opening trough ben low the top ofthe body andhaving a liquid supply opening in its bottom connecting it with the interior of the body, a yclosed "26, v1921, Serial No. M3163. Further, from llO reservoir connected with the body to discharge liquid downwardly through the opening in the top, and a fluid conducting part extending downwardly into the body from the opening in the top of the body, there being an opening into the body at a point above the level of the lower end of said part.

2. In combination a reservoir having a base portion with a discharge opening through it, a socket adapted to releasably hold the base portion, a shouldciI at the socket, and a valve device including a valve part adapted to close the opening through the base when the reservoir is detached from the socket and a part connected with the valve part and adapted to cooperate with the shoulder to actuate the valve part so that the opening is open when the reservoir is in place in the socket. 1

3. In combination a reservoir having a base portion with a discharge opening through it, aV socket adapted to releasably hold the base portion, shoulder at the the socket, and a valve device includingv a valve part adapted to close the opening through the base when the reservoir is detached from the socket and a carrier for the valve part adapted to cooperate with the shoulder to automatically actuate the valve part to open the opening upon the Vbase being arranged in connection with the sockety and to automatically allow the valve part to close the opening upon the base being released from the socket.

4. In combination a reservoir having a base portion with a discharge opening through it, a socket adapted to releasa-bly hold the base portion, a shoulder at the socket, and a valve device including a valve part adapted toclose the opening through the base when the reservoiris detached from the socket and a carrier for the valve partV adapted to cooperate with the shoulder to automatically actuate the valve part to open the opening upon the base being arranged in connection with the socket and to automatically allow the valve part to close the opening upon the base being released from the socket, said carrier including a flange part adapted to engage the shoulder and a stem connected with the flange part and carrying the valve part.

5. A holy water fountain comprising a completely enclosed body, and a fluid reservoir connected with the interior of' the body to supply fluid thereto, the top of the body having an indentation forming a trough, the trough having communication with the interior of the body so that it is supplied with fluid therefrom.

6. In combination a reservoir having a .base portion with a discharge opening automatically actuate the'valve part to open the opening upon the base being arranged in connection with the socketand to automatically allow the valve part to close the opening upon the base being released, the

kcarrier including a flange adapted to engage the shoulder, a stemi connected with the flange, and means adjustably mounting the valve part on the stem.

7. AIn combination a reservoir having a base portion with a discharge opening through it, and a seat at its inner end, a socket adapted to releasably hold the base portion, a shoulder atA the socket, and a valve device including a valve part adapted to engage the seat to close the opening through thev basewhen the reservoir is de-4 tached from the socket and a carrier for the valve part adapted to cooperate with the shoulder to automatically actuate the valve part to open the opening upon the base being arranged in connection with the socket and to automatically allow the valve part to close the opening upon the base being released from the socket, the carrier includ- -ing a flange at the'outer endl of' the basev portion adapted to engage the the shoulder, and a stem connectingl the flange and the valve part. n t

8. A fountain device including a hollow body, a trough formed inthe top of the body, a socket on the top Vof the body, a fluid inlet at the socket discharging at a of the body at the level of the discharge of' said fluid inlet, a shoulder lat the'socket,v an enclosed reservoir' having a base portion with an outlet opening through it and adapted to be releasably held by said socket, and a valve device includinga valve part adapted to close the opening through said Vpoint below the top of the body, a fluid con- Y p nection between the trough and the interior base portionV when the reservoir is detached from the socket, and a part connected with the valve part and adapted to cooperate with the shoulder to actuate the valve so that the opening through saidl base portion is open when the base portion is in place in the socket.

Inwitness that I claim the foregoing' I have hereunto subscribed my name this 22nd day of May., 1922.

HENRY iauiuiuienini,Y'

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Classifications
U.S. Classification137/454, 119/77, 119/475
International ClassificationA47G33/02, A47G33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G33/02
European ClassificationA47G33/02