US 1838829 A
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Dec. 29, 1931. v w HEW|G 1,838,829
MIXING LAUNDRY FAUCET Filed Feb. 24, 1930 gmwmtoz Patented Dec. 2 9, 1931 UNITED STATES IGAN PATENT OFFICE 7 WILLIAM HEWIG, OF BATTLE CIR-EEK, MICHIGAN, ASSIGLIOR TO H. B. SI-I ERMiA N MANU- FACTURING GOMPANY,OF BATTLE GREEK; MICHIGAN, 'A CORPORATION OF MIGH- MIXING LAUNDRY FAUGET Application filed February24, 1986. Serial No. 481,024.
This invention is a novel improvement in so-called mixing laundry faucets and double laundry tray faucets in which the hot and cold water pipes are connected to a twin faucet body having a :common outlet connected with a swingablespout and ordinarily provided with supporting brackets whereby the faucet canbe readily attached to a laundry tub or other suitable support and maintained in proper position without interfering with the interior of the tub.
Ordinarily to avoid the expense and hazards in foundry work thesebrackets are formed separately from the body and secured thereto by screws or bolts, which frequently loosen and permit the body tobecome detached from the brackets or allow the faucet to rattle after installation.
The present invention provides novel means for connecting the supporting legs orbrackets to the faucet body and enables the brackets to be cast separately from the body and thereafter rigidly and inseparably secured to the body, without the use of bolts or rivets; and also whereby drilling or machining of the body or the brackets to enable them to be connected will be unnecessary. In accordance with my invention the body is formed with projecting lugs adapted to fit the complementary ends of the brackets, one of the complementary members having projecting malleable flanges which when the parts are fitted together are bent over the lugs'an'd secure the brackets rigidly and inseparably to the body.
In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one practical embodiment of the invention and will describe the same with reference thereto, and then summarize in the claim the novel features of construction and novel combinations of parts for which protection is desired.
In said drawings- 7 Fig. 1 illustratesone form of mixing laun dry faucet provided with supporting brackets connected thereto in accordance with my invention. r 8
Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of a portion of the body showing one of the bracket engaging lugs.
Fig. '3 is a similar perspective view of the lug-engaging end of the bracket with the retaining flanges distended. "Fig'e is a perspective view showing the parts in Figs. 2 and 3 united, andthe retain ing flanges foldeddown.v v
' Fig. 5 is a vertical section on the line 55 Fig. 6 is a transverse section on the line 66 Fig. 4.. r
IThe laundry faucet or body may be of any suitable construction; In the construction shown it has a U-shaped body having at one end a hot water inlet H, and at the other a cold waterinlet C and an intermediate common outlet connected to a spout S; and suitablelvalves V are interposed between the hot water inlet and the outlet, and between the cold water inlet and the outlet. This body is shown as supported by brackets B upon the edge of a tub or other suitable support. The parts thus far described being wellknown require no detailed description as my invention relates to the novel means whereby'the separately cast brackets B may be firmly and indetachably attached to the faucet body.
3 In accordance with my invention the body is provided at opposite sides of the outlet with lugs 1 each of which may be approxi mately an inch in length'and is preferably triangular in transverse cross section, the apex of the triangle. being innermost'and pointing toward the outlet and the base of the triangle being outermost. The outer edges of the lug at theba'se of the triangle are notched as at 1a for engagement by retaining flanges 2a on the brackets as hereinafter referred to.
The end of each brackets B is provided in its inner side with a recess 2 preferably angular in transverse cross section and complementary to the angular end ofthe lug 1 which ment with the notches 1a, as indicated in Figs.
1 and 5. When thus engaged theflangesfia bind the brackets B securelyto the lug 1 and as the flanges engage the notches 1a they ef fectively prevent longitudinal play or any movement of the bracket relative to the lug, and it is impossible for the brackets to become detached from the body unless the parts 5 should break.
This construction is practically as solid and rigid as if the body and brackets had been cast integral. The lugs and ends of the brackets are complementary and each so shaped that it can be readily cast or formed as a partof the body or of the bracket as desired. Preferably the flanges are cast on the bracket as that construction is found more convenient in assembling the parts and in closing the flanges upon the lug; but obviously the lugs might be shaped like the ends of the brackets and the ends of the brackets shaped like the lugs, and the complemental parts would be similarly interlocked and con- 2a nected as above described.
The invention enables the body and brackets to be cast separately and to be rigidly connected together expeditiously and securely. The angular shape of the lug and complemental angular shape of the recess insure that the brackets will be properly located and positioned relative to the body when the parts are connected as above described.
I do not consider my invention limited to the specific form and arrangement of the bracket and interlocking complementary lugs and brackets illustrated in the drawings; but that is the present preferred and practically satisfactory and efficient construction.
" I claim:
In combination; a member whose end is angular in cross-section and provided with notches in two edges of its angular portion; a second member having an end provided with an angular recess shaped to receive the angular notched end of the first member, and having foldable flanges at opposite sides of the recess adapted to be folded over the first member and in engagement with the said notches to form a substantially rigid permanent connection between said members when they are properly interengaged.