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Publication numberUS1923691 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1933
Filing dateMar 13, 1933
Priority dateMar 13, 1933
Publication numberUS 1923691 A, US 1923691A, US-A-1923691, US1923691 A, US1923691A
InventorsSchornstein Joseph J
Original AssigneeSchornstein Joseph J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Valve handle
US 1923691 A
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1933- J. J. SCHORNSTEIN 1,923,691


Patented Aug; 22, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE VALVE HANDLE Joseph J. Schornstein, New York, N. Y.

Application March 13, 1933. Serial No. 660,552

2 Claims. (01. 2sv 53) This invention relates to improvements in valve handles and has particular reference to a handle which can be adjusted to valve stems of various types.

An object of the invention is to provide an improved handle of simple, practical and economical construction which may be easily and quickly applied to valve stems of different sizes and shapes without the necessity of making adjustments of any of the parts.

A further and more specific object is to provide the handle with a mounting plate having a socket therein of stepped formation which constitutes a series of recesses of different sizes each adapted to receive an end of a valve stem and walls of which are contacted by'surfaces of said stem in such manner as to prevent relative turning movements between the latter and said handle.

The above and other objects will appear more clearly from the following detailed description when taken in connection with the accompany ing drawing which illustrates a preferred embodiment of the inventive idea.

In the drawing:

Figure l is a top plan view of the valve handle constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal section therethrough illustrating a valve stem in position, and

Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the valve handle.

The handle of the present invention is particularly adapted for use on rotary valve stems although it will be understood that the invention is not restricted to such use, and the body of said handle, generally indicated by the numeral 4, may be made of any suitable material, molded or otherwise formed. The underside of the body 4 is dished as is customary with handles of this type and centrally of said body the same is provided with an opening generally indicated by the numeral 5. from said underside, preferably in a stepped formation, and adjacent the upper side of the body is restricted in size to approximately the diameter of the screw 6 utilized to secure the valve stem 7 to the handle, the head of said screw being disposed in an outwardly flared portion of said opening when the parts are completely fastened together.

The mounting plate 8 of the present invention is preferably stamped from suitable material and is adapted to be cast in the body 4 with the marginal portion of said plate countersunk in the dished underside of said body. Centrally of the plate, the same has struck therefrom a socket 9 of stepped formation, the outer surface of which fits snugly in the similarly formed por- This opening tapers tion of the opening 5. The stepped character of the socket provides on the interior thereof a series of recesses 10, 11, and 12, graduated in size to receive the ends of valve stems of diiferent dimensions. Each recess is preferably slightly elongated with the straight opposed longitudinal sides thereof parallel and the ends rounded. Said sides can thus be snugly engaged by the opposite flat sides 13 'of the stem '7. Some stems are made of the same cross-sectional configuration as the recesses and others are made with squared ends but in either event the proper sized recess for the stem upon which the handle is to be mounted will receive the end of said stem in such manher that when the screw 6 is threaded into the end of the stem and the handle thus clamped in position, the latter will be prevented from having any turning movement relative to said stem. Although three recesses are shownfor the reception of a like number of stems of different sizes it will be understood that the number of such recesses may be varied without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention.

' It will be apparent from the foregoing description that the device provided herein will facilitate the mounting of the valve handle on any type or size stem by avoiding the necessity of making any adjustments to accommodate said stem within the socket of the mounting plate and in alignment with the axis of rotation of the handle.

. What is claimed is:

1. A handle assembly for valve stems comprising a body, and a mounting plate countersunk within said body and having a stepped socket forming a series of recesses of different sizes, each having straight opposed sides and rounded ends and adapted to receive the end of a valve stem, and means to secure said handle to a valve stem.

2. A handle assembly for valve stems comprising a body having a central opening extending therethrough, a portion of said opening being of stepped formation and the remaining portion adapted to receive a fastening device for attaching said handle to a stem, and a mounting plate having a marginal portion fixed and countersunk in one surface of said handleand further having a central socket projecting into and snugly fitting the stepped portion of said opening, the interior of said socket being formed of a series of recesses of different sizes each having at least two of the opposed walls thereof straight and parallel, and a fastening device for attaching said handle to a valve stem.


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U.S. Classification403/253, 251/291, 16/432
International ClassificationF16K31/60
Cooperative ClassificationF16K31/60
European ClassificationF16K31/60