US 1962793 A
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June 12, 1934. Q VQGEL 1,962Q793 BATH SPRAY Filed April 6, 1953 INVENTOR:
for other tasks and direct the shower Patented June 12, 1934,
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1,962,793 BATH SPRAY Carl Vogel, Chicago, Ill. I Application April 6, 1933, Serial No. 664,805 2 Claims. (01. 299-141) My invention relates to bath sprays of the type used in the home, and has for its main object to provide an improvement by means of which the spray may be attached to any smooth surface in the region of the bathtub, such as the wall adjacent thereto, whereby to relieve the bather from holding the spray.
A further object of the invention is to design the novel bath spray with a unit in the nature of a fixture to support the same at any point desired.
A still further object of the invention is to construct the novel spray with a vacuum cup for easy attachment 0 a wall or the'surface of the bathtub.
Another object of the invention is to design the novel spray with means to vary the volume of the shower issuing therefrom.
An additional object of the invention is to construct the novel spray of few parts which are simple and durable.
With the above objects in view and any others that may suggest themselves from the specification and claims to follow, a better uninvention may be had by accompanying drawing, in
derstanding of the reference to the which Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the novel spray, showing its application to the typical bathtub;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the spray head; Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a plan View of a modification; and Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
In the use of shower bath sprays of the conhead of the spray must be and carried to points from which the shower may issue to desired parts of the body. This practice requires the'constant use of the hand which. holds the spray, and the movements in directing the spray frequently cause the shower to cast water upon the walls and floor of the bath room. It has therefore been my intention to anchor the head of the spray in the manner of a fixture to a ventional type, the held in the hand handy wall or the surface of the bathtub itself,
whereby to release the hand of the bather within the confines of the bathtub.
In carrying out the invention, I employ the conventional rubber tubing attachment 10 shown in Fig. 1 and applied to the faucet or spigot 11 of the bathtub by mea 1 of the usual coupling 12. Instead of using the standard spray head at the other end of the tubing, however,'I provide a new type of head 13, which is in the nature of a cup and made of rubber or like material. The cup 13 has an opening 13a in its side to receive a suitable hard rubber -or metal nipple 14 to' which the corresponding end of the rubber tubing 10 is attached as clearly shown in Fig. 3. Thus, the water for the showeris led into the cup 13.
The cup 13 converges somewhat towards its mouth and is thickened thereat as indicated at 13b to provide sufficient body to hold a nozzle disk 15 which is made with a plurality of perforations 15a and may be of metal or hard rubber. The inner side of the mouth portion 13b is preferably formed with an annular groove 130 for the fitting and retention of the nozzle disk 15 as clearly shown in Fig. 3. y
The bottom of the cup 13 is thickenedin an outward direction asindicated at 13d and also made with a flared and more flexible rim 13c, defining a concave portion 13} on the under side. The bottom of the cup is thus constituted a vacuum unit for the attachment of the cup to any smooth surface.
In accordance with the foregoing, the head of the spray may be applied to the wall of the bathroom adjacent the front of the bathtub, as shown in Fig. 1, in which event the shower will be directed as indicated, enabling the bather to make use of the same while both of his hands are free to handle the soap or washcloth as he pleases. Dotted lines in Fig. 1 indicate that the spray head may be applied to the bottom or rear end of the bathtub if showers in other directions are desired, the course of the water being in all instances within the confines of the bathtub.
Figs. 4 and 5 show the nozzle disk 15 supplemented on the outer side by an extra disk 16 of similar character and which may be turned by means of a handy knob 16a to vary the size of the streams issuing from the nozzle perforations.
In conclusion, it will be evident that the novel development is a radical departure from the conventional bath spray head, in that it consti-' tutes a fixture which is attachable to any handy surface whereby to fix the origin of the shower and so relieve the hand from the necessity of holding the spray. ,head. The nature of the novel spray head is such as to enable it to be positioned at any desired height or point con-.
greatest convenience of the bather and to conduct the same Moreover, the develop parts, viz, the head, making it inexpensive to ma for any person to handle and use.
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