Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1898233 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1933
Filing dateAug 21, 1931
Priority dateAug 21, 1931
Publication numberUS 1898233 A, US 1898233A, US-A-1898233, US1898233 A, US1898233A
InventorsHugh J Woods
Original AssigneeHugh J Woods
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shower bath curtain
US 1898233 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 21, 1933.

H. J. WOODS SHOWER BATH CURTAIN Filed Aug. 21[ 1931 ATTOR NEY INVENTOR 1725 5 J Wood:

Patented Feb. 21, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE,

HUGH J. WOODS, OF JACKSON HEIGHTS, NEW YORK SHOWER .BATHCUBTAIN Application filed August 21, 19:11. Serial m. 558,512. v

My invention has general relation to shower-bath curtains having shower connections arranged in well-known manner to form an inner shower chamber for general bathing purposes.

More particularly, the objects of the present invention include the provision of passages extending through the side walls of the curtain whereby a bather, standing outside thereof and without generally disrobing, ma introduce his or her head and arms throug said passages and within the shower chamber for washing the head and hair.

A further object is to provide flexible openings for the passages adapted to yieldingly of, reference is had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

Referring to the drawing in which similar characters of reference designate like parts throughout the several views: I

Figure 1 represents a side elevation of a bath tub, arranged in connection with a bath curtain constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2, a sectional elevation at right angles to Fig. 1.

Numerals 5 of the drawing indicate an ordinary bath tub having an elevated shower connection 6 provided with a valve-controlled supply pipe 7, and adjacent thereto is a curtain-pole 8 conventionally secured and thereof taken shaped to support by the hangers 9 a flexible waterproof bath curtain 10, the bottom edge thereof being disposed within the tub 5.

The curtain 10 is shaped and loosely supported to form a spray chamber adapted to preventthe shower from scattering and es- Gaping from the chamber when used for bathing purposes. Extending through the side walls of theicu'rtain is a head passage 11, and registering therewith is an inner flap 12 secured in anyapproved manner, as by snaphooks 13. The fiap,likethe body of the curtain, is preferably composed of waterproof fiexible-material-and provided with a collar ortion l l adapted to he slipped over the ead of the bather and be .drawn closely 9 around the neck and secured thereto by a cord or band 15, slidable within a hem or fold of the collar. Adjacent the head passage 11 are a pair of arm passages 16 through which the hands and arms of the bather are passed into the shower chamber to effect the bathing .and washing manipulations of the head and hair, the openings for the arm passages 16 being-also provided with overapp rial suitably shapedand secured to the inside surface ofithe curtain: and adapted in valve- .likemanner toengage the arms of the bather and prevent outward leakage through the arm passages of the curtain. upon the inner surface of the bath curtain ad acent the armzpassages 16. is a container 18 of any desired shape .and size adapted to Also secured 17of waterproof flexible matehold the necessary articlesfor manipulating the bathing and washing operations. By means .of the arm passages and the introduction of the arms of the bather therethrough, it will be obvious that not only may .thefhead and hair be readily washed,

but added fastenings may be made between the several flaps and the inside surface of the curtain to insure against outward leakage through said passages of the shower for its several uses.

It is to be understood that theheadflap 12 and combined collar 14 are preferably formed inone piece of relatively thin, flexible and waterproof material, and 'whensecured around the neck of the bather by the collar 14 and draw-band 15, the flexibility of the flap permits of a widerange of head .movement, necessarily important for the desired -.w.ashingactionof thehead and hair whilethe body of the .bather remains outside thercurtain. The curtain may also be converted into an ordinary shower chamber for general bathing purposes by simply closing the collar of the flap 12 by the drawband 15, thus preventing the outward escape of the shower through the head passage 11.

I claim:

1. In a bath curtain having an interior shower connection, a head passage extending through the side wall of said curtain and adapted to inwardly receivethe head'and neck of a bather, and a flexible flap provided with a head opening arranged to be secured around the neck of the bather and adapted to close said head passage and prevent escape of the shower therethrough.

2. In a bath curtain having an interior shower connection, a head passage extending through the side wall of said curtain and adapted to inwardlyreceive the head and neck of a bather, and arm passages extending through said curtain wall adjacent said head passage and adapted to inwardly receive the arms of said bather, said head and arm passages having flaps preventing the outward escape of the shower through'said passages.

3. In a bath curtain having an interior shower connection, a head passage extending through the side wall of said curtain and adapted to inwardly receive the head and neck of a bather, arm passages extending through said curtain wall adjacent said head passage and adapted to inwardly receive the arms of said bather, and flexible means adapted to engage around the neck and arms of the bather and prevent outward leakage of the shower through said passages.

l In a bath curtain having an interior shower connection, a head passage extending through a side wall of said curtain, a flexible flap fastened to the inner surface of said curtain and provided with a collar-"portion, and means for closing said collar portion;

5. In a bath curtain having an interior shower connection, passages extending through the side walls of said curtain and adapted to inwardly receive the-head and arms of a bather, and flexible flaps fastened on the inner surfaces of said curtain and adapted to close said passage, against the outward escape of theshoweix.

6. In a bath curtain having an interior shower connection, passages 3 extending through the sidewalls of said curtain and adapted to inwardly receive the head and arms of a'bather, flexible flaps fastened to the inner surfaces of said curtain and adapted to close said passages against the outward escape of the shower, and a container secured to the inner surface of said curtain adjacent said arm passages.

7. In a bath curtain having an interior shower connection, passages. extending through the side walls of said curtain and adapted to inwardly receive the head and arms o a bather, flexible connections between the curtain passages and the members of the bather adapted to close said passages against the outward escape of the shower.

8. A. bath curtain supported to form a chamber, shower connections therefor, passages extending through the walls of said curtain for admitting the head and arm members of a leather within said chamber, and flexible means between the curtain and said members preventing the outward escape of said shower through said passages.

9. A shower bath curtain having passages extending therethrough adapted to admit the head and arm members of a bather, and flexible means connected to said curtain and adapted to engage said members and prevent leakage of said shower through said passages.

10. A bath curtain having a shower conncction disposed interiorly thereof and a head passage extending through said curtain and leading from the exterior thereof inwardly toward said shower.

11. A bath curtain having a shower connection lisposed interiorly thereof, a head passage extending through said curtain and leading from the exterior thereof inwardly toward said shower, and flexible means adapted to close the passage around the neck of the bather.

12. In a bath curtain, a'shower connection disposed interiorly thereof, a head passage extending through a wall of said curtain in communication with said shower and adapted to inwardly receive the head of a bather, and flexible means extending inwardly of said head passage and adapted to be secured around the neck of the bather.

Signed at New York in the county of Queens and State of New York this 19th day ofAugust A. D. 1931.

' I V HUGH J. IVOODS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2668298 *Oct 19, 1949Feb 9, 1954Jewel I KimmonsVentilated shower curtain
US3081471 *Jul 16, 1962Mar 19, 1963Robert E NewellHand washing machine
US4122559 *Mar 28, 1977Oct 31, 1978Kelly David BShower screens
US5761751 *Jun 27, 1996Jun 9, 1998Morrissey; SuzanneProtective curtain for a shower/tub
US20100222725 *Mar 1, 2010Sep 2, 2010Jon MunzelProtective limb drape
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/567, 160/DIG.600, 4/558
International ClassificationA47K3/38
Cooperative ClassificationY10S160/06, A47K3/38
European ClassificationA47K3/38