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Publication numberUS1605456 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1926
Filing dateMay 26, 1924
Priority dateMay 26, 1924
Publication numberUS 1605456 A, US 1605456A, US-A-1605456, US1605456 A, US1605456A
InventorsJohn Mortka
Original AssigneeJohn Mortka
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain toothbrush connection
US 1605456 A
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Novl 2 1926.

J. MQRTKA] FOUNTAIN TooTNBNUsH CONNECTION Filed May 26,19% 1 tsr-:srA AyAxLAsLE ooP.

Patented Nov. 2, 1926.

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Application leg May 2S, 1924. Serial No. 715,832.

|lhis linvention relates generally to brushes, being intended more particularly for embodiment in toothbrushes the invenf tion having more particular reference to a novel means whereby the brush may be connected to a water faucet to receive water from the latter 4while the brush is in use.

The invention'has for an object the provision of a simple and novel arrangement comprising a brush vhaving a liquid passage therein which is adapted to be Adetachably connected by a exible length of tubing with the faucet.

For further comprehension ofthe invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and. accompanying dravV.- ing, and to the appended claims -in which the various novel features of the. invention are more particularly set forth.

Fig. 1 of the drawing'is a view showing my improved brush connected to a faucet, theconnecting means being shown in elevation and the brush in longitudinal section.

Fig. 2 is an end view thereof.l

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view showing the means for engaging the end of the flexible tube with the end o f the faucet spout, this view being taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a side view showing a modified means for clamping the head on the end of the flexible tube to the faucet.

In the drawing the reference numeral indicates the body of an ordinary faucet which is shown as formed on one end with a screw threaded nipple 11 for connection to a supply pipe or tank, the other end of the faucet being projected in the form of the usual spout 12. The usual valve handle is shown at 13. A toothbrush which is in the main of ordinary construction is shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing as connected to the faucet by a flexible length of tubing 15. This tube 15 connects at one end to the end of the handle portion 16 of the brush, a Huid passage 17 leading through this handle to the backing portion 18 of the brush where it may communicate with the ends of longitudinal grooves such as 19 in the said backing, the water being conducted through this tube and the grooves 19 outward between the bristles 21 of the brush.

The outer end of the tube 15 extends upward through ashort sleeve 25 the bore whereof is outwardly flared at its upperend as at 26. The tube is secured in this sleeve by means of a tapered tip or projection '27 from th-e underside of the cap 28 which is screwed upon the exteriorly threaded upper end of the sleeve. This `tip 27 engages in the upperend of thel tube 15 and 'forces the latter against the flaring top 26 of the sleeve bore. A. passage 3() for the water leads `upward through the :tip 27 and cap l28. The sleeve '25 is enlarged and exteriorly screwthreaded at its lower portion as at 32 and above this lower portion it is surrounded by a washer 33pwhich is adapted to bear on the end of the spout. of the sleeve-25 is a fiat ring 34 which forms an abutment for the washer. The parts just referred to may be said to constitute a head to which the tube 15 is connected.

AFor connecting the parts just described to the'spout of thefaucet I provide a pair of straps 37 which are pivotally attached at one end as at 28 to' the opposite sides of the ring 34 and which extend obliquely upward on opposite sides of the body1 of the faucet. One of these straps is formed on its upper end with an aperture 38 in which engages the diminished end 39 of a cross 39 which is pivoted to the other strap, this cross bar extending behind the upwardly extending k" part 10 of the faucet body l10. Threaded through the cross bar 39 is a set screwl 42 which is provided with a suitable head 43 and which lis adapted to bear on the rear of the faucet part 10 to clamp the washer 33 against the mouth of the faucet spout 12. In order to cause the ends of the straps 37 which'connect vto the ring 34 to be given an upward movement when the Screw 42 is tightened I may hinge to a cross piece 45 connecting the straps, a short distance from the said end, a bail 46 which straddles the spout and which extends at an oblique angle with respect to the straps, so that when the screw 42 is tightened the tendency of the parts 37 and 46 to straighten out with respect to one another causes an upward swinging movement of the forward lower ends of the straps.

It is believed that the manner of operation and use of my improved device will be readily understood from the above description. To apply the same to the faucet the straps 37 are passed upward on opposite sides of the faucet body until the washer 33 abuts against the mouth of the spout 12, the bail 46 being slipped over the spout. The

Screwed on the lower end inesatte i ico cross b'a-r 43 9 is .then swung on it's'pivot to engage the other `strap, the straps' being sprung outwardly slightly to permit of the tip 89 engaging in thes'ipe'rtureB8.` .The

screw 42 is then tightened. A y

In F ig. 4 of the drawing Ih'ave shown a modified arrangement in which .aforked lever 50 has its forked end pivotally conneeted with the ring liand has pil-votally connected thereto, between the ends thereof,

aba-il 5l somewhat longer than the bail 46, which engages over the top4 of the` spout. Through the other end of the lever a-set screw 52 is'threaded and-is adapted to bear upward on 'the body 10. The part-s are otherwise as above set1 forth.v

'Having thus described my invention, what claim as new and desire toprotect by Letters Patent ofV the, United States is as ffollowsc-F v 1 Inavv devicefof@the class... described, a iieXible-pipeprovided at one endwith an outwardly 'tapered tip engaging the outwardly flared upperendnportionof abore in av sleeve having-male threads on upper and lower lends, the male threads on upper end threadedly engaging a cap having a center aperture and pressing the-tip of said pipe-into engagement with thebore of said sleeve, the male threads on the lower end threadedly engaging a ring abutting a washer on the middle section of said sleeve, said ring having pivotally attached straps extendable along opposite sides of said faucet, one of said straps having pivoted thereto a cross piece engageable in an aperture in other of said straps, said cross piece being centrally1 provided with a set screw capable of abutting against said faucet, and said straps having pivotally mounted thereon at a point along their length a cross piece carrying a bail capable of straddling the spout of said faucet.

2. In a device of-'the class-described, in xneans for securing a' .tube to a fau-cet,.the

combination ofa sleeve" having male threads on 4'upper and lower ends and a central bore outwardly ared at the upper end engage- Lable witlrthe .outwardly tapered tip of said tube, a cap having a central aperture:

screwed on upper end of said sleeve, a ring screwed on the lower end of said sleeve, a washer on the middle section of said sleeve abutable against vendiof spout of said faucet,

straps. pivotally attached to said ring exl 3. In, ag device 1 of, 'the4v class described, in

means' for securing a tube to a faucet, the combination; of a .sleeve :having male threads en upper and lower ends and a central bore outwardly flared at theupper end engageable ,with-theoutwardly tapered tip of said tube, 'a cap vhaving a central aperture screwed on upper end of said sleeve adapted to engage tip of tube in iared portion of sleeve, a ring screwed on the lower end of said-sleeve, a washer on the middle section of-said sleeve abutable against end of spout ofsaid faucet,straps pivotally attached to said ring extendingnon opposite sides of said. faucet, a cross piece pivoted to end of one of sa-id straps engageable in an aperture in other of said straps, a set screw operative in said cross piece adapted to abut said faucet, a cross piece pivotally held iny said straps at apoint along the length ofsaid straps, a bail engaging latter cross piece adapted to straddle said faucet.

vIntestimony whereof I have aiixed my signature.


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US3487828 *Mar 6, 1967Jan 6, 1970A J Armstrong Co IncSpray nozzle
US4284078 *Mar 17, 1980Aug 18, 1981Pace Paul DFour in one water hygiene dispenser
US5711759 *Apr 26, 1994Jan 27, 1998Smith; Jennifer MariaFor infants and young children
U.S. Classification285/8, 285/180, 601/162, 401/289
International ClassificationF16L37/00, F16L37/08
Cooperative ClassificationF16L37/082
European ClassificationF16L37/08B