Improvement in faucets
US 190295 A
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P. E. DUMMER & P. E. MALMSTROM..
` No. 190,295. Patented May 1, 1877.
PAUL E. DUMMER AND BETER E. MALMSTROM, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 190,295, dated vMay 1, 1877; application filed March 22, 1877.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that we, PAUL E. DUMMER and PETER E. MALMSTROM, ofthe city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvementin Faucets, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specication, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure l represents a longitudinal vertical section of.a faucet containing our improvement. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section thereof'. Fig. 3 is a vertical cross-section of the same.
Similar letters indicate corresponding parts.
Our invention consists in the combination with the spigot ofand the tubular body or shank of a faucet, of an adjustable cushion, a spring bearing against said cushion, which tends to force it against the spigot A with a yielding pressure, and an adjusting screw, bearing against said spring, as hereinafter more fully set forth.
In the drawing, the letter A designates the hollow spigot of our faucet, and B is its tubular body or shank, which latter is closed at one end, the former being arranged in a transverse opening, O, formed in the body in the usual way. In the part of the body B situated immediately in front of the spigotopening O is formed a recess, a, in which is placed a cushion, b, of wood or other appropriate material, which cushion is subjected to the action of a spring, c. When thev spigot A is placed in position the cushion b bears ou it and forces it against the mouth or delivery end of the body B, and thereby the spigot is kept in close contact with said mouth, and leakage around the spigot is prevented,
The spring c is secured to the end of aA screw-rod, d, which is passed through the front or closed end of the body B, and by means of said screw-rod the cushion b'can be adjusted.
The spigot A is provided with a circumferventlal groove, e, which, in the example shown,
is made to extend entirely around it, and in this groove catches a pin, j', which is passed through the body B at a point opposite the spigot-openingO. Itis obvious that by means of said groove e and pin f the spigot A is electually prevented from being' raised either automatically or by force. The pinfmay be bent at its outer end, to facilitate its being `withdrawn when for any cause it is desired to remove the spigot.
What we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
In combination with the spigot A and faucet-body or shank B, the cushion b, spring c, and adjusting-screw d, the whole arranged to operate substantially as described.
In testimony that we claim the foregoing we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 17th day ofMarch, 1877.
PAUL E. DUMMER. [L SJ PETER E. MALMsTaoM. LL. sx1
Witnesses W. HAUFF, E. F. KASTENHUBER.