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Publication numberUS1709144 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1929
Filing dateOct 18, 1924
Priority dateOct 18, 1924
Publication numberUS 1709144 A, US 1709144A, US-A-1709144, US1709144 A, US1709144A
InventorsPhilip Mueller
Original AssigneeAdolph Mueller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Porcelain soap dish
US 1709144 A
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April 16, 1929. P. MUELLER PORCELAIN SOAP DISH Filed Oct. 18, 1924 3 Sheets$heet April l6,' 1929. P. MUELLER 1,709,144

PORCELAIN SOAP DISH Filed Oct. 18, 1924 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 gnue-ufoz April 16, 1929. P. MUELLER PORCELAIN SOAP DISH Filed Oct. 18, 1924 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 mmw l I 1 1 l B J Z Patented Apr. 16, 1929.




Applicationfiled October 18, 1924. Serial No. 744,515.

This invention relates-to soap dishes and a support therefor, and is designed particularly' for porcelain soap dishes, the attachment of which, to a support, such'as a lavatory wall, is a matter of some di'fiiculty.

More particularly the invention has for its object to provide a soap dish or holder which can be securely fastened to a suitable support at any desired point, with the securing means concealed, so as to present exte'riorly, a pleasing, attractive, and sanitary finish to the fixture. Furthermore, provision is made whereby the securing means may be readily attached to walls or supports of varying thickness, and while the soap cup will be very securely held when in position, it may be readily dismounted when necessary, without disturbing the securing means.

In order that the development may be clear to those skilled in the art, I have shown in the accompanying drawings, embodiments of my invention. It may be understood that these drawings are illustrative, and in no sense restrictive of the invention.

In said drawings:

Fig. 1 is a view in vertical section through a support and soap cup mounted on the support, illustrating the securing means.

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, with the soap cup disengaged from its fastening means to illustrate the manner of its removal.

Fig. 3 is a view in elevation of one member of the securing means.

Fig. 4 is an edge view of the member shown in Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view'on substantially the line 55 of Fig. 3, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of another member of the securing means.

Fig. 7 is a view showing the same cup and securing means shown in the other views, but illustrating a different form of attachmont.

Fig. 8 is a vertical section of a modification.

Referring to .the drawings by numbers, like numbers indicating like parts in the several views, 10 indicates a wall or support on which the soap cup 11, which may be of any suitable or desired design, is to be mounted.

It is essential, of course, that the back 12 of the soap cup seat snugly and closely at its andsanitary joint, and the back portion 12 1s given a at seating surface 13, which ex- Ptends entirely around the margin of the back, except at the bottom which is open by reason of the recess 14:, presently to be described, and which receives the securing means. It will be seen, however, that at the top and sides, there is a smooth, close, sanitary joint between the cup and its support.

The back 12, is recessed at 14 as stated, and in the upper portion of this recess is mounted the securing member 15, shown in detail in Figs. 3, 4 and 5. As there shown, it will be seen that it comprises a plate member having the depending legs 16, and the recess 17 having an inclined wall, at the top of which is preferably formed a notch or groove 18. The member 15 has the flange 19 preferably around its entire edge, so that when positioned within the recess 14 in the back of the cup, it may be secured in place by filling in any suitable cementitious substance, such as litharge 20, to firmly bind the securing member 15 in place. It will be seen, from a consideration of Figs. 1 and 2, that the recess 14. in the back 12 of the soap dish, is undercut, and that the marginal edge of the member 15 is inclined so as to give, when the litharge or other cementitioussubstance 20, is in place, a positive interlocking against horizontal pull inserted'on the soap dish. By thisexpedient, the porcelain dish and the securing member 15, which is preferably of metal, are firmly held together.

With the dish and securing member 15 combined as described, the back of the dish is provided with a securing means or memher, which may be engaged with a complementary securing member to hold the dish in position. In the form of the invention shown, that complementary securing member comprises the metal strip 21, preferably of somewhat resilient metal, having, at its lower end, the securing eye 22, through which any suitable fastening means, as the screw 23, may pass, and engage the support orwall 10, so as to clamp the securing member 21 firmly" in place. The member 21, as shown, will be bent outwardly or offset relative to the eye portion 22, so as to stand away from the wall 10, and at its upper end, it will be provided with a rib 24, conforming to a design to seat *in the notch or groove 18, in thewall of the edges against the support 10 to give a tight securing member 15. This notched wall, and

1 tion, except in an upward direction when it is desired to detach the dish. As indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 3, the securing member 21 fits snugly between the side walls of the recess 17, and the member 25, and the eye 22, at the lower end of the member 21, fit snugly in the recesses 25 in the legs 16. With this arrangement, there can be no side playof the soap cup, and obviously, there can be no downward movement. The cup can, however, be readily lifted upwardly by overcoming the spring grip inserted by the securing member 21.

With this arrangement, a very simple and readily installed soap dish is provided, and one which, when in place, is firmly held, and has also a close finishing fit with respect to its support. with all of the parts so concealed and housed, that they cannot interfere with the attractiveness of the fixture, or become contaminated and unsanitary from drip.

In Fig. 7, is illustrated the same development heretofore described, except that means for adapting-it to a wall or support of different character from that shown in Fig. 1 is provided.

The wall or-support 10, of Fig. 1, is to be assumed to be of such character that it may be tapped and threaded to take a screw, but where the wall is of such character that this cannot be done, other fastening means must be provided.

In Fig. 7, the wall 26 is tobe assumed to be of such character that a screw will not hold in it sufficiently to support the cup. Under such conditions, the wall26 will have an aperture 27 formed in it of suflicient size to take thejswing member 28 of a toggle screw 29. The screw member 29 will be passed through the eye 22 of the securing member 21, the

swing member 28 will then be threaded onto the screw as usual in this type of device, passed through the aperture 27, swung to the full line position shown in Fig. 7, and the screw 29 then set up to clamp thesecuring member 21 firmly in place.

The securing member 21 and the complementary securing member 15, are identical in construction, and mounting as those heretofore described.

Preferably in the form-shown in Fig. 7, there will be provided a bearing plate 30, fitted in the shallow recess in the back portion 12 of the cup, and provided with an aperture at its lower end throughwhich the screw 29 passes, this bearing plate being provided to cover the aperture 27, and prevent forcing the head of the toggle bolt 29 into the aperas is shown in Figure 7, which is fitted within the recess in the rear face of the portion 12 of the receptacle a bearing plate 40 such as shown in Figure 8 may be used.

The plate 40 which may be of porcelain is of such dimensions that it extends above and below the receptacle, enhancing the appearance of the installation. This plate 4.0 also avoids all danger of the face of the wall to which the soap dish is secured being marred in case the fixture is removed. Extending as it does beyond the margin of the receptacle wall 12 there is no possibility of such margin making a line on the wall face.

Such changes as are merely mechanical, and the adoption of equivalent expedients for those here shown, may be made without departing from the range of my invention.

1. A fixture of the class described having a wall engaging portion provided with a recess open at one end and having a pocket at the other end, one wall of which recess is grooved and a spring wall plate adapted to enter said recess with its upper end entered in said pocket and engaging the groove in said wall.

2. A fixture of the class described having a wall engaging portion provided with a recess open at one end and having a substantially wedge-shaped pocket at the other end provided in its inclined wall with a groove, anda spring wall plate having a groove-engaging projection at its end adapted to enter said recess with its upper end entered in said pocket and in engagement with said groove.

3; A fixture of the class described having a wall engaging portion provided with a recess open at one end and having a pocket at the other end, a spring wallplate adapted to enter said recess with its upper end in engagement with said pocket, and a back plate against which said wall plate is securedhoused within said recessed wall engaging portion.

4. A hanger plate for fixtures having a body portion, said body portion having an inclined interior wall, a transverse groove formed in said wall and legs extending downwardly' from said body portion to form an open ended entrance'for a hanger plate engaging member, one end of which engages in said groove.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.


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U.S. Classification248/222.11, 4/647, 4/628
International ClassificationA47K5/02, F16B13/08, F16B13/04, A47K5/00
Cooperative ClassificationF16B13/0808, A47K2201/02, A47K5/02
European ClassificationA47K5/02, F16B13/08B