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Publication numberUS1647983 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1927
Filing dateMar 11, 1926
Priority dateMar 11, 1926
Publication numberUS 1647983 A, US 1647983A, US-A-1647983, US1647983 A, US1647983A
InventorsLeon Bloch
Original AssigneeRepublic Brass Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathroom fixture
US 1647983 A
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Nov. 8, 1927. I 1,647,983

L. BLOCH BATHROOM FIXTURE Filed March 11, 1926 lNVENTOR iii) Patented Nov. 3, 1927.

UNITED "era p IBLOCH, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, ASSIGNQR TQ THE REPUBLIC BRASS COMPANY, OF

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CLEVELAND, OHIO, A. CURTEOBATIGN OF OHIO.

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Application filed. March 11, 1926. Serial No. 93,911.

This invent-ion relates generally to bathroom fixtures, and more particularly to an improved constructioniot valve adapted to be arranged in the walland by means of Which the water can be directed to either the tub or the shower. as desired, or which valve construction may be for any other purpose. I

The object of the invention is to provide an exceedingly neat and simple device which will display prominently only one of two pushbuttons, either oi which can be pushed inwardly when it is desired to direct the water in the desired direction. the pushing in of one button serving to force the other button outwardly.

Another object of the invention is to pro vide a device embodying these characteristic features which shall be simple in construction and economical of fabrication.

The invention consists in the novel fea tures of construction and in the manner of combining and arranging the various parts, all of which will be fully described hereinafter and set forth in the appended claims.

In the drawing forming a part of this specification, Fig. 1 is a sectional viewof a valve mechanism embodying one form of my invention; Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 and Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

In the practical embodiment of my inven tion, I employ a casing A which is preferably rectangular in shape although it will be understood that any other convenient shape may be employed. This casing is provided with inlet openings B and C and outlet openings D and E and within the casing is a compound partition F G, the partition F serving to separate the discharge openings D and E and the portion G serving to separate the inlet openings B and C from the outlet openings D and E. The partition G is formed with openings H in which are an ranged the valve seats I and in which fit the valves K, said valves being pivotally con neoted tothe inner ends of stems L and these stems are connected by a link M pivoted at M to a pivot N fixed to the partition G. The stems L work through stufiing boxes A in the cover A ofthe casing and screwed into the ends of the stems L are the stems O of the push buttons 0, these push buttons 0 working in the openings P of the plate P which may be of either tile or metal and which can extend entirely'across the opening flush in said cold water can be supplied to the valve cas ing. When it is desired to direct the water to the shower it is only necessary to push in the proper push button which will open the shower outlet and cut off the tub outlet and to direct the water to the tub instead of to the shower it is only necessary to push inthe other push button. It will of course be understood that an outlet can be used for any purpose desired.

In the face of the wall there will be visible only the push buttons 0 and the plate P through which they work can be metal or tile as preferred.

It will thus be seen that I provide an exceedingly neat type of bathroom fixture, one which can bequickly and easily operated by merely pushing in the desired push button and one which will be economical to fabricate and at the same time sure and slicetive in operation.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. In a device of the kind described, a casing having inletand outlet openings and valves for controlling the discharge of water from said casing, stems pivotally connected to said valves, a link pivotally connected to said stems and push buttons carried by the said stems and an apertured plate in which said push buttons work. I

2. In a device of the kind described, a casing having inlet and outlet openings and va .ves for controlling the discharge of water from said casing, stems pivotally connected to said valves, a link pivotally arranged within the casing and connected to said stems, push buttons adjustably connected to the outer ends oi said stems and an apertured plate in which said push buttons work.

3. A diverter valve of the class described comprising a casing having one or more inlets and a pair of outlets, a pair of valves for diverting the flow through either of said outlets, stems connected with said valves, heads connected to said stems, an apertured plate in which said heads work, a link pivotally mounted within said casing and con nected with said stems whereby when one of said valves is opend the other is closed.

4. A diverter valve of the class described comprising a casing adapted to be arranged within a wall, partitions in said casing dividing the same into an inlet chamber and a pair of outlet chambers, one or more inlets leading to said inlet chamber and an Outlet from each of said outlet chambers, a pair of valves for controlling said outlets, stems con nected to said valves, heads connected with said stems, an apertured plate in which said heads work and means connecting said valve stems whereby said valves may be alternately opened and closed to divert the flow through either of said outlets.

5. A device of the class described comprising a casing adapted to be arranged within an opening in a wall structure, said wardly through said casing, an apertured escutcheon plate secured over the opening in the wall structure, said stems projecting through said escutcheon plate and operable from the exterior thereof.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto aifix my signature.

LEON BLOCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification137/360, 137/867
International ClassificationF16K11/10, F16K11/16
Cooperative ClassificationF16K11/168
European ClassificationF16K11/16D