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Publication numberUS1821260 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 1, 1931
Filing dateOct 19, 1929
Priority dateOct 19, 1929
Publication numberUS 1821260 A, US 1821260A, US-A-1821260, US1821260 A, US1821260A
InventorsAugust C Dobrick
Original AssigneeImp Brass Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wash basin fixture
US 1821260 A
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Sept. 1, 1931.

A. c. DOBRICK WASH BASIN FIXTURE Filed Oct. 19, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 HOT COLD

Sept. 1, 1931. A. "c. DOBRICK WASH BASIN FIXTURE Filed Oct. 19. 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 l 1 l l l I l I 1 I l I l l l l I l|llll. lllll Patented Sept. 1, 1931 .UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE AUGUST C. DOIBRIOK, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOB TO THE IMPERIAL BRASS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS WASH BASIN FIXTURE Application at October 19, 1929. Serial No. 400,705.

- My invention is concerned with wash basin fixtures, of the -ty e used in Pullman cars, and elsewhere, and is designed, by a simple mechanism easily manipulated by the user,

to control the entrance of water to the basin and its discharge therefrom.

To this end, 1t consists of a novel combination of elements which will be hereinafter specifically described in detail and the novel no combinations thereof specifically enumerated in the claims.

To illustrate my invention, I annex hereto two sheets of drawings, in which the same reference characters are used tov designate is identical arts in all the figures, of which,-

Fi 1 1s a front elevation of the fixture detac ed from the basin and partly in vertical cross section;

Fig. 2 is a central vertical section on the so line 22 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 3 is a tail in section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

In carryin out my invention in its preferred formfi employ a top plate casting 25 which is concave'on the-under side so as to leave a substantial s ace just above the basin 11 to accommodate the three levers 12 13 and 14, which are for the hot water, the cold water, and the drain respectively. These a0 levers are journaled by means of bearing pins 15 rigidly secured thereto journaled in the lu s 16 extending downwardly from the under side of the top plate casting.

The drain lever 14 is connected by an desired mechanism with the drain valve I mounted to rise and fall in the drain-valve casing 18 secured in the bottom of the basin in the customary manner and held in place by the outlet casting 19 threaded thereon and provided with suitable packin to make a liquid-ti ht joint. Any desire connections may fie employed between the lever 14 and the drain valve, and I have illustrated the link 20 having the curved portion pivotally connected with the lowerend of the lever 14 and having the cylindrical end 21 extending into the cylindrical opening 22 in the link 23, which is pivotall connected at 24 with the upper end of t e lever 25 having its fulcrum 26 in the semispherical bearing 27 formed in the hollow arm 28 projecting upwardly and rearwardly from the outlet casting 19. A helically-coiled expanding spring 29 is placed in the recess 22 b8tWOGI1.itS bottom and the portion 21, so that the action of the spring tends to hold the lever 25 in its seat. This lever 25 has an arm 30 extending downthrough the hollow arm 28 and co-operatin with a recess 31 formed in a lug 32 projecting downwardly from the bottom of the valve 17 With this construction, the relationship of the chain of mechanism extending from the lever 14 to the valve 17 is such that when the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 2, the action of the spring 29 serves to hold themsecurely in the osition shown, where the valve is closed. hen the lever 14 is pulled forward, the spring opposes the movement until it passes the center, when it assists the further movement, and the parts are thrown into the position in which the valve 17 is raised and held open, so that the water can discharge to the outlet casting 19 into the customary pipe connected thereto.

Where hot and cold water connections are employed, as is the ordinary arrangement, the valve-casing casting 33 will have the two recesses 34 therein, each ada ted to contain its plunger 35 and the hehcally-coiled expanding spring 36 co-operating with the V flexible packlngsk 37 secured in lace by the nut 38 threaded into the top of the recess 34 and having the contact portion 39 extending therethrough, said contact portion being threaded on to the upper end of the plunger-rod 35 and serving to clam the disk 37 securely between its lower en and the upper end of the sleeve 40 cooperating with the shoulder formed on the rod 35.

As seen in Fig. 3, the levers 12 and 13 have the abutment 41 extending radially from the fulcrum pin 15 and co-operating with the top of the part 39, so that when the lever is swung over toward the basin by the user, the plunger 35 is de ressed.

Pipes 42 and 43, connects to the coldwater supply, are threaded into the inlet apertures 44 provided in the casting 33 and opening into the valve chambers 45, which are generally cylindrical in their outline and have their bottoms closed by the member 46 threaded therein. These members 46 have the recess 47 in their upper portion to receive the lower end of the helically-coiled expanding spring 48 which co-operates with the valve 49 to hold its operating disk 50 against the valve seat 51 formed in the casting and surrounding the outlet passage 52. The contact screw 53 threaded into the valve-body 49 serves to hold the disk 50 in place, and is engaged by the plunger 35 when the handle 12 or 13 is swung over so as to open the valve and allow the water from the pipe 42 or 43, as the case may be, to pass through the valve and into the outlet assage 52. v onnecting the two outlet passages 52 i the discharge or mixing passage 54 which has the hot and cold water entering it from opposite sides, and extending outwardly therefrom is the circular aperture 55 in which is secured the horizontal circular portion 56 of the elbow 57, which has its vertical portion 58 flattened and shaped to cooperate with the inlet aperture 59 formed 1n the under side of the spent 60 extending to ward the basin from the center of the top plate 10. A valve 61 that fits in the to ,of the elbow and in the inlet passage 59 o the spout extends through the packing 62 placed between the top of the elbow and the under .side of the spout.

When the parts are assembled on the basin, the screws 63, seen in Fig. 1, passing through the apertures 64 in the top plate and threaded into the lugs 65 of the casting 33, serve to clamp the to plate and the valve casing securely toget or with the basin 11 between them, it being, of course, understood that the basin is provided at its top with the aperture 66 to accommodate the parts extending therethrough.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

1. In a device of the class described, the combination with a basin, of a top plate resting on the top of the basin at one edge thereof and having a spout projecting therefrom over said edge, a lever journaled in said top plate, a valve casing located on the under side of the edge of the basin directly beneath the top plate, an inlet pi e opening into said valve casing, an on et passage from said valve casing, a springcontrolled valve in said casing between the inlet pipe opening and the outlet passage, connections from the lever to said springcontrolled valve, an elbow connecting the outlet passage and the inlet to the spout, and means for securing the top plate to the valve casing and making a water-tight connection between the upper end of the elbowrand the spout inlet.

2. In a device of the class described, the combination with a basin, of a top plate resting on the top of the basin at one edge thereof and having a spout projecting therefrom over said edge, a lever journaled in said top plate, a valve casing located on the under side of the edge of the basin directly beneath the top plate, an inlet pipe opening into said valve casing, an outlet passage from said valve casing, a springcontrolled valve in said casing between the inlet pipe opening and the outlet passage, connections from the lever to said springcontrolled valve, an elbow connecting the outlet passageand the inlet to the spout, a nipple extending downwardly from the spout inlet and adapted to enter the top of the elbow, a gasket surroundin the nipple and adapted to be compressed between the top of the elbow and the spout inlet, and means to draw and hold the valve casing and the top plate in their proper relationship relative to the adjacent part of the basin.

In a device of the class described, the combination with a basin, of a top plate resting on the top of the basin at one edge thereof and having a spout projecting therefrom over said edge, a lever journaled in said top plate, a valve casing located on the under side of the edge of the basin directly beneath the top plate, an inlet pipe opening into said valve casing, an outlet passage from said valve casin a springcontrolled valve in said casingdietween the inlet pipe opening and the outlet passage, connections from the lever to said springcontrolled valve, an elbow connecting the outlet passage and the inlet to the spout, and means for securing the top plate to the valve casing and making a water-tight connection between the upper end of the elbow and the spout inlet, said connections from the lever to the spring-controlled valve comprising a vertically-reciprocable spring pressed rod having its lower end adapted to contact with and unseat the valve when it is depressed and having near its upper end a diaphragm secured at its center to the rod and at its edges to the casing so as to form a frictionless fluid-tight packing for the rod.

4. In a device of the class described, the combination with a basin, of a top plate resting on the top of the basin at one edge thereof and having a spout projecting therefrom over said edge, a lever journaled in said top plate, a valve casing located on the under side of the edge of the basin directly beneath the top plate, an inlet pipe openinginto said valve casing, an outlet passage from said valve casin a springcontrolled valve in said casing tween the inlet pipe opening and the outlet passage, connections from the lever to said springcontrolled valve, an elbow connecting the outlet passage and the inlet to the spout, a

nipple extending downwardly from the spout inlet and adapted to enter the top of the elbow, a asket surroundin the nipple and adapte to be compresse between the top of. the elbow and the spout inlet, and means to draw and hold the valve casing and the top plate in their proper relationship relative to the adjacent part of the basin, said connections from the lever to the spring-controlled valve comprising a vertically-reciprocable spring-pressed rod having its lower end ada ted to contact with and unseat the valve w en it is depressed and having near its upper end a dia hra m secured at its center to the rod an at its edges to the casing so as to form a frictionless fiuid-tight packing for the rod.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 2nd da of October, 1929.

AUG ST C. DOBRIOK.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2595350 *Feb 21, 1949May 6, 1952Imp Brass Mfg CoFaucet
US6220266Jan 14, 2000Apr 24, 2001Frank J. HennessyPlumbing installation
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/676, 137/606
International ClassificationE03C1/23
Cooperative ClassificationE03C2001/2317, E03C1/23, E03C1/2302
European ClassificationE03C1/23A, E03C1/23