|Publication number||US1791696 A|
|Publication date||Feb 10, 1931|
|Filing date||Aug 13, 1929|
|Priority date||Aug 13, 1929|
|Publication number||US 1791696 A, US 1791696A, US-A-1791696, US1791696 A, US1791696A|
|Inventors||Alexander George W|
|Original Assignee||Alexander George W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (19), Classifications (12)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 10, 1931. G.`w. ALEXANDER 1,791,696A
.SHOWER BATH SHIELD Filed Aug.Y 13, 1.929
IM/leanderf Patented Feb. 10, 1931 lPATENT oFFlcE -GEORGE W. ALEXANDER, F BROOTEN, MINNESOTA SHOWER-BATH SHIELD Application led August'l, 1929. Serial No. 385,495.
This invention relates to shower bath appliances and particularly to shields for p reventing splashing.
The general object of this invention is to prevent water from being discharged. outside of a tub from an overhead shower and more particularly to provide an upwardly and outwardly inclined shield of rubberized cloth or like fabric which may be clamped against the wall of the tub and-will extend upward and outward from said wall so that any water discharged upon the same will be conducted back into the tub.
Other objects'will appear in the course of the following description.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein igure l is a perspective View of a bath tub, with my invention applied thereto;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of one of the supports for the splash shield;
Figure 3 is a modification of the support shown in Figure 2, the figure showing 1n sec-- tion one marginof a bath tub; ,l Figure 4 is a perspective view of the support shown -in Figure 3.
Referring to these drawings, designates .p the usual tub which is provided with any `suitable shower or spray arrangement, the
sprayillustratedin the drawings being composed of the perforated discharge head BV connected b a rubber tube b to the faucet of the-bath tu V. It will be understood that the ordinary shower might be used, however.
I contemplate for the purpose of preventing the shower from being discharged outward beyond the tub, the provision of a curtain 10 of rubberized cloth, rubber or other Waterproof exible material which. is mounted upon a spring roller 111, this spring roller being supported in the usual brackets 12 such as are used for window shades so that the curtain may be held down to anydesired extent orl wound up upon the roller. The
lower margin of this curtain extends int-o the bath tub and rests against the side of the tub adjacent the wall. The other sidewall of the tub is provided with a shield 13 which is likewise made of rubberized cloth, rubber or other suitable waterproof fabric which is thus formed being bent to provide a U-shaped clamp l5, the two wires extending upward parallel to one of the legs of the U-shaped clamp and then extending upward and outward. This clamp is adapted for built-in or straight sided tubs and three of these clamps are preferably used to each shield 13, the rubberized fabric or other material being attached to these clamps in any suit-able manner. f
The clamps havesuflcient resilience so as to hold upon the tub and hold the shield extended. I do not wish to be limited to this particular form of clamp as Ait is obvious that other forms might be used, as for instance, such a form as shown in Figure 3 ywhere the wires are formedwith spring coils the downwardly extending margin of the outer wall of the tub as shown in Figure 3.
-16 which extend upward and clamp against 5 It will be seen that the laterally projecting l shield onthe outside ofthe tub prevents wiet-- .,ting -of the floor and that the old style of curtain which is unsanitary and annoying is so completely omitted. If the tub is set out from the wall some distance, then two lof Y over this tub so that all of the water whichV strikes the curtain will run' into the tub..
-It will be seen that -this device is' very simple, that it is easyr to put in place and to removeand that it will entirely protect the wall and' floor from a spray issuing from the shower.
I claim y 1J As an article of manufacture, a splash .shield for bathtubs comprising alength of -waterproof flexible fabric and a plurality of separate disconnected stays permanently engaged with and supporting said fabric at spaced points, and ath tub clamps operatively engaged with the stays and adapted to engage the side Wall of the tub and extending beyond the stays at an angle thereto, the fabric extending down loosely beyond and over said clamps whereby the lower margin of the fabric may be disposed within the tub.
2. As an article of manufacture, a splash shield for bath tubs comprising a length of water-proof iiexible fabric, a plurality of separate, disconnected stays permanently at.
tached to and supporting said fabric at spaced intervals, each of said stays at its lower end having a spring clamp for engagement with the side wall of the tub, the fabric extending down beyond and over said clamps and being unattached thereto whereby the fabric may be disposed over the upper margin ofthe tub on the inside face thereof, the stays and clamps being disposed in such angular relation to each other that the shield will extend upward and outward from the wall of the bath tub.
3. As an article of manufacture, a splash shield for bath tubs comprising a length of water-proof iexible fabric, a plurality of disconnected, separate stays extending downward from the top of said fabric nearly to the lower edge thereof and permanently at- `tached to and supporting said fabric at spaced intervals, each stay at its lower end having a spring clamp for engagement with the side wall of the tub, the clamp being disposedhin angular relation to the upper portion of the stay' whereby the shield will eX- tend upward and outward from the wall of the bath tub, the fabric being attached to the stays down to the clamps and then extending freely down beyond and over said clamps and being unattached thereto, thus permitting the fabric to be disposed over the upper margin of the tub on the inner face thereof and hang downward below the clamps.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.
GEORGE W. ALEXANDER.
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|U.S. Classification||4/609, 160/368.1, 248/201, 160/330, 160/40, 248/214, 126/211|
|International Classification||A47K3/30, A47K3/28|
|Cooperative Classification||A47K3/302, A47K3/30|