|Publication number||US1643025 A|
|Publication date||Sep 20, 1927|
|Filing date||Jul 5, 1923|
|Priority date||Jul 5, 1923|
|Publication number||US 1643025 A, US 1643025A, US-A-1643025, US1643025 A, US1643025A|
|Inventors||Meggenhofen Charles W|
|Original Assignee||Meggenhofen Charles W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (12), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1,643,025 Sep?. 209 c' wl MEGGENHOFEN VESSEL EMPTYING OR FILLING APPLIANCE Filed July 5 1925 A TTORNEY.
i Patented Sept. 20,1927. 'e
o, *UNITED STATES cHARLEsW. MEGGENHOFEN, or INDIANAroLIs, INDIANA.
1 1,543,025 PATE-.NT,oFF
`vnssEI. EMPIYING R VFILLING ArILIANcE.
nppnationl med Juiys, 192s. jserial Nofsiaaza,
vThis invention relates to `an appliance'for emptying vessels bymeans of water under pressure or for conveniently filling vessels,
a simple and reliable appliance whereby-r wash-tubs or wash-boilers may be conveniently filled or emptied, in order to elimina'te the 'laborious and at times straining effort in carrying and lifting bucketsV of water orfthe larger wasli`-tubs and wash boilers. .A f
Another object is to provide an inexpensive appliance thatshall be so constructed as to be'adapted to be readilyused. in dwellings 'that' are not completely modern `but have water `'service andkitchen sinksy discharging into sewers. Y
A..furtheriobjectk is to'provide an appliance that shall be so constructed as to be adapted to be used Aalternately for emptying a vessel,` and to supply water to the vessel, and*` more VAconveniently and expeditiously when lthere aretwo'fau'cets in the kitchen.y 'Vith theabove-mentioned and other ob,- Vjects 1in view, theinventlion consists ina novel ejector provided with two fi'exiblewconduits havingeach ajcoup'ler, thecouplers being alike so that either one may be connected to a, faucet' andfpermitting connection with `two f faucets if desired, topniake use of the water forced: from the faucets, either for' forcing ywater from a vesselA or for supplying the vessel with water; and, the invention consists also further lin the novel parts and inthe combination and arrangements of part-s ashereinafter particuylarly described and further defined in the accompanying claim. z Referring vto the drawings,-Figure 1 is a sectional elevation showingva kitchen sink below the water-supply faucet and the new apparatus connected therewith and with a vtub of water to be emptied by the appliance; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the bare ejector Vcomprising aprincipal part of the appliance; F ig. 3 is a vertical central section of theV appliance, kpartially broken away; Fig. 4 is a section approximately on the line IV-IV in Fig. 3; and Fig.;5 is a p section on the line V-V in Fig. 3,
' Similar vreference characters in the Adif i ferent Vfigures of the drawings indicate correspondingelement-s or featuresof construe tion herein referred to in detail. Y
'In the drawings the numeral 1, for the purposes of illustration, indicates the vface of a kitchen wall to which a kitchen sinkl 2 is attached, the bottom of the sink being provided asfusual with a drain pipe andl f trap 3 to conduct waste water to a sewer or elsewhere if desired. 'MA faucet 4 is commonly arranged above 'the sink, or Lmorecommonlytherepare two Vv'faucets of which one discharges hot water and the other ,cold water. Each faucet usually has an externally smooth discharge spout y'and is provided with a suitable valve 6. `vThe wash-r tubl'? orothervessels maybe arranged lower than-'the sink, as upon' afloor or a bench.
The/"ejector comprised in the invention has a` suitable vmetallic body 8,y the wall of Awhich 'is approximately oval in plan` and it". hasrtwo upwardfextenfilingl hollow necks 9 `and 10 that are cylindrical. vThe-body@ has a horizontal partition' 11 that is arranged at a suitable distance above Vthe lower endof the body,and with the wall portion .of the body forms avv duct that is convnected tothe neck 9 and extends partially into the neck 10,v a nozzley portion A12 vbeing.
connected-*with yand extending from the duct and having 'a jet-#hole 1:3 in its top. to discharge upward intotheneck 10 at ,one sidethereof, 5th-e ,remaining space "in :the body beingcontinuous with the space'in the neck.v lhe lower-portion ofV the wall ofthe body 8 has notches 14 therein forY the passage of water. Two flexible Iconduits 15 and 16 are connected. with the `necks 9 and 10 respectively,rzeach 'conduit being composed of a section of SO-CaIled-rubber hose,
eachsection having one vend stretched" and forced over the neck and being ,partially cut awayvto form a yrecess'` 17 toclear the 'portion of the body@ that is betweeny the necks and forms the top of the conduit, so that the sections of hose have apron-like vportions 18y and 19 respectively that together cover the remainder Vof the outer side ofthe body 8.
The ejector preferably has a rubber cornposition band 2O that extends about the hose sections and the lapron-like portions thereof and downwardbeyond .the lower end of the body 8, so as to constitute an elastic foot ring 21 adapted to rest upon:- the bottom of.` a vessel and prevent noise and also the weariingr or denting of the metal portions when handling the ejector or dropping it into a metallic Wesel, the lower edge of the hand having recessee Q2 therein corresponding,r with the receses 14, for the passage of the water. j
The opposite end of each flexible conduit is provided with a coupler whereby to quickly connect it to the discharge spout of a faucet, a metallic thimble 23 being placed in the hose section to prevent collapse of the hose. The Inain part` of the coupler is composed of an elastic substance such as rubber, preferably Without fabric reinforcement, and it comprises a sachet flle that is forced over the end of the conduit and is secured thereto by lneans of a hose clamp 25 of the typehavingr a clamp bolt- 626, a tapered shoulder portion Q'extendingg from the socket wall and having a relatively smaller neck portion 2S extending;l therefrom that is adapted to be stretched over the spout 5 of the faucet, and the end of the neck portion has a bead portion 2t) that is larger diametriicalljT `than the neck. In some cases the neck portion 2S may be depended `upon to adhere to the faucet out, but preferably is further secured to tie spout by ineens of a tapered annular collar 30 extendingr about the bead and when forced upward compressing the neck tightly on the spout. The collar` has ears 3l. and il?, one ear having a narrow slot 33 therein and the other having a slightly wider slot 214, therein. j A linlt chain is; connected at one end to the clanip bolt E2G and one link 35 is secured in the slot 33, the chain in practice being.'` pasted about the packing! hex of the faucet so as to form a loop 3G and brought down so that another link 3T is slipped into the slot 34, permittingr the adjacent linlt to engage the under side of the ear 3Q, thus etfectually scouringr the coupler to thefaucet and preventing accidental removal therefrom. j
In practical use, assuming that waste water is to be removed from a vessel, as a wash-tub, the ejector is `placeffl upon the bottom of the vessel and the conduit 15 is connected with a faucet, the other conduit 16 beingr broughtover the upper edge of the kitchen sink so that itscoupler shall be in the sink. Upon opening the faucet the hydrant Water flows through the conduit 15,
with considerable force are will be under` Stood, the water flowing!l through the con-` duit in the ejector, through the nozzle 12 and out of the oriilice i3. expanding into the neck 10. Tater in the vessel having entered the ejector body so as to stand higher than the nozzle, the jet produced forces the waste water ont throueh the conduit 16 as the water enters the ejector body and ie discharged into the sink, until nearby7 all the water has been removed from` the vessel, ai'tcr which `the small quantity of water ren uiining may be readily poured out of the vessel. ln case it is desired to supply the vcss lwith water the conduit 1G is connected to another faucet or may he connected to the 'faucet i after having disconnected the conduit lo, the conduit lo havingthe cou pier elements 2111@ Q5', li', 2S', 30 and other details` of the coupler as above-described wherebjT to secure it to the spout of the faucet. Having opened the faucet to which the conduit 1G is; connechzd the water [lows throiurh it and into the `ejector brnly, pat the nozzle and out of the lower portion of the ejector into the vessel. The refilling` and eniptvingl operations may be repeated when nei,- :u'v durinfr `the laulnltnl'inflj operatione, avoi 1linel the splashing or spilling of water incidental to the filling' and emptying; ot
u' 1li-boilers and tubs by oleane of a bucket.`
that :is claimed as .new isc-f lu a fea-:aolemptyiiur or filling' appliance, the combination of :i hollow ejector body that entiroljY open as ita lower end with a notch in the `botti'nn ofii e wall and two parallel adjacentlv `:u ranged hollow necks on `the upper portion of the body, a duct in the lower portion olf' the body connectedwith the two necks separately7 from the lower portion. of the hotly, a jet-nozzle connected. to
the end of the duct and extending :into one i oi said nccloi. two illexiblc hose sectione cou.- nccted to said necls respectively on the out` eide thereof and having;r portions extending downwards and about the body, and a flex-u ible band extending` tightly about the e3xtensione of the hoee sections and downward beyond the lower end of the body, the lower educ of the hand bovine' recesses therein.
ln testimony whereof I ailix my si gnature on the 27th dajT of June, 1923. i
CHARLES lll. llflllGG-ENHUFEN.
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|International Classification||F04F5/10, F04F5/00|