US 1899415 A
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Feb.- 28, 1933. s.- c.; GucKEs I CUSHIO NING FEET FOR SINK STRAI NERS Filed May 31, 1932 INVENTOR Gen/ye 6. 'uckes ATTO EYI larly, to cushioning feet which i are adapted Pate t d F m--2 ;1 93 -3 L899A151}; 5
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ing feet connected thereto; Fig. 2i s a vertical sectronar yiew' of portion of a metal sink strarne'r'wIt-h thep'a'rts of one formof one of This invention relates to Cushioning jffeet for metal s nk stra nersand more articuto be connectedjby si'mple' snap fastening 5 means, to the perforated bottoms offsu'ch strainers," regardless of whether said jstrai'r'r ers are new or old ones. Bythe 'li'se of-"the' o and the like can readily attach'totheir pres; I ent metal sink strainersfthereis eifectively present cushioning "feet, which housewives avoided the chipping ofth'e enamel ofmetal sink strainers, ther'noise :"of 3 moving such j strainers about inakitchen sinks, and thedis= coloratiometci, of the enamel of said sinks by such strainers. I r i Inasmuch as metal sink strainers frequent- 1y vary in thickness, due to the thickness of the metal of which they are made and/or to the thickness of their-enamel coatings-,2 the snap fastening means of the present cushion in g feet are of adj nstahle 'fcharacter; thereby enabling said feet 'tobe firmly and properly connected to the perforated bottoms of 'prac-r tie'ally all sink strainersnnow' bathe/market; regardless of the thickness jof saidbottoms, Some; metal sink strainers now on themat ket have their perforated bottoms provided with depending supporting portions of geni erally' convexform, (which'portions, inciden tally,- are usually the parts from which the.
' i enamel is first chipped): and inorder to enable the present cushioning feettobe properly coimected to such" portions, the upperyends of said feet are'o'f concave' fo'rm, the curvatur'e thereof corresponding to the curvature of said strainer convex supporting portions; The concave upper ends of the present cushioning feet do not, however, interferein any way with their connection" to fiat portionsof sink strainer. bottoms as will, hereinafter" more fully appear.,. F, i v i Further features of the present; invention are in part obvious and in part will appear more in detail hereinafter; a a I l The invention will; be readily understood from the following description of two forms thereof, reference being had to the aacc'om panyingdrawing in whichg i Fig; '1 is side velevationlof metal-- o strainer having set ofthe rpresentclishfionbntshowing said foot parts attachedto said" strainer portion; Figg lis a detail cross-sec r tional- View of saidgform: effect; the view being on-theline' l-il, Fig. 3; Fig.1 5 a iew similar. to Fig; 3 showing said form of foot connected to a sink strainer portion of greater thickness; andFig. 6 also is a View similar to :Fig. 3; but sh'owing a modified I form of foot connected to a portionof a metal a sink'str'ai'nerof a sl'ightlydifferent type;
Two types of metal sink strainersare shown 1 in the accompanying drawing, 'oneli type bein'gshown in Figs. 1,2, 3 and 5' and Q s the other type being shown in'Fig 56 Both typesyare" "quite-1 common and eachincludes perforated side walls 1 (usually three) and perforated bottom 1 2 integral therewith.
Due to] the thickness of the metal 'o'f-pwhich they are made and/or to' the thickness of the I enamel with which they are" c0ated,' *metal sink strainers frequently vary in thickness and in the accompanying drawing there is shown: in "Fig 51a sink strainer having a considerably greater thickness than those shownin Figs- 2, andvG;
'As, best shown in Flgr2, each of the present, cushioning-feet comprises a suitable cushioningfootymember of rubber'or the like and of generally cylindrical-shape,and simple; snaprfastening means for readilyrand easily" connecting said' 1 foot member to the perfo v ratedbottom of! a metalsink strainer.
' The snap" fastening .meanslfor each cushioning foot comprises two cooperating. fas -f ten-iiig parts, namely, a" socket like part suitf -1 ablyassembled with the foot.member5iof" said foot and a suitable stud partadapted to beconnected to a metal sink strainer by being extended throli h one of the perforaL-- tions iirthe bottom tiereof, the lower por tion' of said studspartf being adapted for'c'ong nection to said *s0cket-like' fastening part;
The twoiparts of saidsnapfasteningmeans are therefore adapted to: be connected toi'each other with the perforated bottom of a sink strainer therebetween, as will be readily understood. V 1
For the purpose of enabling the present cushioning feet to be properly connected to sink strainers of varying thickness, the fastening stud parts of the present feet are adapted for adjustable connection to fthe socket-like fastening partsthereofl as will hereinafter more fully appear.
' The socket-like fastening part ofthesnap" fastening means for each of the present cush ioning feet is in the form of a sheet metaldisc' 10 provided with a centrally disposed,"dia.-
metrically extending slot 11 enlargedat its middle to provide a generally circular'opening 12 for receiving thelower end portion of a fastening stud part. 7 As clearly shown in the accompanying drawing, each cushioning foot member 5 is provided witha centrally disposed, vertically extending passageway 15 to receive the lowerend portion of a fastening stud part and suitably embedded in the rubber or other material of each'sueh foot member, at substantially the middle of the. passageway 15 thereof, isone of said fasten- 'The type of stud part shown vinxFigs'. 2
to 5inclusiv'e is probably the preferred one and said stud part includes a generally cylindrical shank 2O provided at its upper-end with :a generally flat, substantially circular head 22. The lower portion of saidshank is provided with a serieslof annular fastening grooves 24, one: arranged above the other, there being three such grooves in the present stud part. 1 I f- The stud part shown in Fig. 6 has a shank 27 in the formof a generally U-shaped spring metal member, the lower portions-thereof 7 being bent back and forth to provide three pairs of locking grooves'28. Suitably secured to the upper ends of said shank member is a generally fiat, substantially circular head 29 i To connect or attach to the perforatedbottom of a metal sink strainer any one of the present cushioning feet, the cushioning foot member 5 thereof, with a fastening disc part 10 suitably embedded therein, is placed beneath one of the perforations in said sink strainer bottom, and the shank of the stud fastening part for said foot is then pushed down through said strainer bottom perforation into the passageway 15 of the foot member therebelow. The grooved lower portion ofthe shank of said stud part enters the opening 12 of the fastening disc part 10 of said cushioning foot member, and the downward movement of said stud'part is continued until itshead at its upper end engages the upper surface of said sink strainer bottom. -Depending upon'the thickness of the sink strainer bottom,'such engagement of the stud part head with the sink strainer bottom finds one of the three grooves of the shank of said stud part lying within the. opening 12 of the disc 10 of the cushioning foot member, such as the lowermost groove, Fig. 5, in the case of an exceptional thick strainer, or a middle strainers ofV-average thickness. I
Some metal sink strainers'now on the market have theirperforated bottoms provided with depending perforated supporting portions ofgenerally convex form, such as the supporting portions 30 of the sink strainers of Figs. 1, 2,3 and 5. To enable the present cushioning feet tobe properly secured to such convex strainer supporting portions, as well as to flat portions of the strainer bottoms,
each foot member 5 of the present cushioning feet has a concave upper end 32, the curvature of which preferably corresponds to the our vature of said strainer supporting'portions 30. Said concave upper ends do not interfere, however, with the connection of the present feet to 'flat strainerbottoms, as in Fig. 6,
I for example.
What I claim is: 1.. In combination with a metal sink strainer having a perforated bottom, a set of supporting feet for saidstrainer, each of said feet comprising a strainer supporting member and a connecting member for maintaining said supporting member in assembled relation with said strainer bottom, said supporting member being provided with a snap fastener'part and said connecting member having ashank portion and a headed portion at the upper end of said shank portion, said groove, Figs. 3 and 6, in the case of sink 7 shank portion but not said headed portion being of such size as to enable it to be extended down, through one of the perforations of said strainer bottom 'andsaid shank portion being provided with snap fastening means for snap fastening connection to thesna-p fastener part of said supporting member, whereby the-supporting members of said set of sup orting feet may be maintained in 'assemb ed relat on with said strainer bottom by the connecting members of said set of feet, with said strainer bottom confined between said supporting members and the headed portions of said connecting members.
2.- In combinationwith a metal sink strainer havinga bottom providedwith convex dependingprojections each having a perfo ration therein, a set of supporting feet for said strainer, each of said feet comprising a strainer supportingmeinber and-a connecting member for maintaining said supporting member in assembled =relation with; said strainer bottom, said supporting.;member having a concave upper endfand being provided with a snap fastener part,"the concave upper end of said supporting member en .abling it to be properly maintained in assembled relation with a convex depending pro-7V strainer bottom, c said jection of'said sink a connecting'member having .a shank portion and a headed portion at the upper end of, said shank portion, said shank portion-but I not said headed portion being ofsuch size as to enable; it to be extended down through the perforation of one of the projectionsof said strainer bottom and; said shank portion being provided with snap fastening means for snap fastening connection to the snap fastener part of said: supporting member,
wherebythe supportingmembers of said set of supporting feet may be maintainedin assembled relation with said strainer bottom by the connecting members of said set :of.
relation with said strainer bottom, said sup porting member being provided internally with a snapfastener part and withapas sageway providing, access to said part, said connecting member having a shank portion and'a headed portion at the upper endof said; shank portion, said shank "portion but not said headed portion being of such sizeas tov enable it to be extended down through one-of the perforations of said strainer bottominto I the passageway of said supporting'member,
T said shank portion being provided withsnap p s fastening means for. snap fastening connection tothe snap fastener partof said supporting member, whereby the supporting members of said set of su porting feet may be maintained inassemb bers of said'set of feet, 'with said strainer ed relation with said strainer bottom by the connecting mem at the upper end of said shank portion,"said i shank portion but not said headed portion being, of, such size-as to enable it to be ex.-'
, tended down through one of the perforations of said strainerbottom and said shank'portion being fastening means for adjustable snap fastenprovided'with a plurality of snap ing connection to the snap fastener part; of, said supporting member, whereby the sup porting member's of said set 'of supporting feetmay bemaintain'ed :inassembled rela:
tion with said strainer bottom by the con-v necting membersof said set of feet','-withsaid I strainer bottom confined between said sups I porting members anda-the headed portions of saiduconnecting memberss a 5." In combination with a metal sink strain-' 7 er having a perforated bottom, aQset of supx I each of said feet comprismga strainer supportingmem- L porting feet for c said strainer,
bertof cushion-ing ,material and a connectmg member, for maintainingsaid supporting;
member "in ."assembled relation with .said
strainer, bottom, said supporting member being. providedinternally with a generally 9 horizontally disposeds'nap fastener part and s with at'generally vertically. disposed passage- 7 way providin'gaccess to said part, said'cone necting member having. a shank portion'and a generally flat. headed portion at the upper end of said shankportion, said shank por such size as to enable it to be extended down I through one of the perforations of said strainer bottom into the passageway of said 7 "supporting member, said shank portion be- 'inguprovided with'a pluralityof vertically spaced annular grooves each adaptedfor snap fastening connection to the snap fastener part of said supporting member, where- .tion but not said headed-portion being of by the supporting members of said'set of:
supporting feet may be maintained in as sembled relation with said strainer bottom feet, with said strainer bottom confined be tween said supporting members and the "headed portions of said connecting members. In testimony whereof I hereby affix my signature, t
' G ORGE vC. GUOKES.
bottom confined between said supporting members and the headed-portions of said R connecting members.v I
4. Incombination with ametal sink strainer having a perforated bottom, a set of sup porting feet for said strainer, each of said feet comprlslng a strainer supporting member and a connecting member for ma ntaining saidsupporting member in assembled n a relation with said strainer bottom," said sup-f porting member beingprovided with a snap fastener part and said connecting member having a shank portion and a headed portion by the connecting members of [said set'of "n 1