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June 12, 1928. 1,673,622
C. ENGALITCHEFF SANITARY SEAT COVER Filed NOV. 19, 1927 Patented June 12, 1923..
UNITED STATES CYRILL ENGALITCHEFF, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
SANITARY SEAT COVER.
Application filed November 19, 1927. Serial No. 234,478.
This invention relates to seat covers adapted for use on the seats of water closet bowls to protect the user from contamination by matter left on the seat by previous users.
5 Covers of this general kind have heretofore been commonly made of relatively thick paper. Generally, they are removed from the seat after use and thrown into a basket, but are often left on the seat or removed by the user and thrown on the floor.
According to my invention I make the cover of thin tissue paper of such shape and size that it may be easily applied to the seat and when the seat is'occupied will pro tect the user'from contamination at all points and will alsov prevent the splashing of water when solid matter is dropped into the bowl. The construction is also suchthat when the user rims from the seat and then turns on the flush water the cover will be at once automatically drawn into and washed out of the bowl into the drain; Other features of the invention will be hereinafter explained.-
Seat covers made in accordance with my invention may be folded into a compact packet and several such covers may be carried in a pocket, 'suit case,'slot 1nachine, or other receptacle.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1. is a perspectiveview of a water closet bowl with one of my improved sanitary seat covers applied. Parts of the bowl are broken away in order to show certain parts of the cover which would otherwise be hidden;
Fi re 2 is a plan view of a blank from whic the cover is formed;
Figure 3 is a plan view of the blank after it is folded and arranged for use;
Figure 4 shows a section on the line 4, 4, of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a sectional-view showing how a part of the cover is arranged below the seat-covering part; and
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the cover folded to a convenient size and shape for car ing in a pocket or other receptacle.
B anks for the covers are shaped in the manner illustrated in Figure'2. These may be out in quantities b a die from a-pile of thin tissue paper of t e proper grade.
Each blank comprises a. central portion a and front and rear arms b, a, the reararm a being slightly longer than the front arm 6 I! "for a purpose hereinafter explained. The
' front arm I: connects at its outer end with J stoppage or cloggin nected to a rear member having curved side members g, 11., designed to cover the rear portion of the seat.
A blank such as shown in Figure 2 is formed into a seat cover by bringing the ends of the side members (2, e, g, h, together and securing them by glue or by other suitable means. in Figure 3 the cover may be applied to the seat of a closet bowl or it may be tolded in the manner shown in Figures 4 and 6. When in the latter shape it may be conveniently carried in the pocket or otherwise carried.
When ready for use the cover is unfolded and placed on the closet seat in the manner shown in Figure 1. It will be observed that the top of the seat is completely covered and that the fla 7 extends over the front of the seat to a ord additional protection. The central 'member a is suspended from the top member by the arms I) and c. The front arm]; being relatively short will assume a nearly vertical position and protect the front portion of'the inside of the bowl. The rear arm a inclines from top to bottom forwardly and is'slack or crimped. This rear arm pgotects the rear portion of the inside of the wl in an obvious manner.
When the cover is thus adjusted and the seat is occupied the user is thoroughly protected against contamination.
When solid matter is dropped into the bowl it strikes the central member ,a and is supported thereby. The weight of this solid matter causes the member a to tilt, as indicated by dotted lines in Figure 5, the rear arm c-being at this time straightened.
When the user rises from the seat and turns on the flush water the cover will be drawn bodily into the bowl and 'will be washed out of the bowl into the drain with the solid matter.
Experience has demonstrated that by using thin tissue paper for the cover and giving it the shape hereinbefore described contamination is avoided, the cover always leaves the bowl with the flush water, and no of the drain occurs. It will be observe that the central mem- When in the condition shown her a is considerably wider than the adja- By making the rear arm 0 longer than the front arm 6 the latter is caused to assume a nearly vertical position when the cover is applied to the seat thus causin said arm to 7 come closer to the front of the ter protect it.
By making the rear arm longer it will assume a crimped or corrugated condition when in use as indicated in Figs. 1 and 5, so that when the part a sinks or is Wei hted initial strain on the arm 0 is relieve and danger of breakage is reduced.
It will be observed by reference to Figure 2, which shows the blank from which the cover is made, that the central member a and the arms Z), a hold the inner ends of the members d, e, g, it a considerable distance apart so that when the ends of the arms are brought together and secured to each other, the central member a and the arms 3), a will be properly depressed as indicated in 'Figure 5 and also in Figure 1 thus holding the central member in a horizontal plane on the owl and betaeraeea top of the water with the front arm nearly vertical while the rear arm is crimped and inclined. When the flush water is turned on and suction takes place, the rear arm straightens out as indicated in Figure 5 and then a pull is exerted on both arms 6 and c which causes the thin light cover to disappear.
I claim as my invention:
1. A blank for a cover for a water closet seat comprising a central member, a front member having curved side portions, a rear member having curved side portions, the inner ends of which are separated a material distance from the inner ends of the other curved portions and front and rear arms connecting the front and rear members with the central member.
2. A blank for a cover for a water closet seat comprising a central member, a front member having curved side portions, a rear member having curved side portions, the inner ends of which are separated a material distance from the inner ends of the other curved portions and front and rear arms of different lengths connecting the front and rear members with the central member.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name.