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Publication numberUS1986355 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1935
Filing dateJun 26, 1934
Priority dateJun 26, 1934
Publication numberUS 1986355 A, US 1986355A, US-A-1986355, US1986355 A, US1986355A
InventorsYrjo Pajari
Original AssigneeYrjo Pajari
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shower bath apparatus
US 1986355 A
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Jah, 1, 1935. Y. PAJARI 1,986,355

SHOWER BATH APPARATUS Filed June 2e, 1954 l Za Premise-11935 p ad ,1,986,355

;, UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE d A v L" 1,986,3 55 L v o SHOWER BA'rH AEPARATUs Yrj Pajari, Montreal, Quebemcanada. Application June 26, 19345,'seriai 10.132519 9 Claims. (CLA- 1,4m

This invention relates to certain newmand tions 1Q and llconnected together at their adusefulimprovements in shower bath apparatus. jacent ends by means of theinternal nipple 12 The primary object of the invention isto proshown in Fig. 4, the pipesections 10 and 11 bevde shower bath apparatus embodyinga' shower ing, attached tothe bath room or other wall 13 ringthat may be vertically adjustable to present by meansv of-brackets 14 as shown in Figures 2 5 the same at ythe desired .height forthe person andl3with thelower end of the lowerpipe section usingthe apparatus and involving `a `foot operlll'displosed `above the bath tub 1 5 4 or other re. ated releasevalve for the iiowofwaten leavi'rig 'ceptaclel f v the hands free for washing purposes,` the valve Asshow fnmore clearly in Figures 2 and 5, `the being of the tensioned typefand automatically faucetror tap`16'i's connected to the lower ,en d 10` closing upon the release of foot pressure Ithere-j4 orjathepipe section 1 1 `andis in communication from.` t A Y .vvithhtmandcold lwatersupply pipes under con- A further object of the 4invention is` to protrol o f the valves 1'7 and 18 as shown in'Figure 1,` vide shower bath appara ,1',us`ofu the foregoing the tapl carryinga wall plate 19 roverlying the l5 rcharacter whereby thejowpof water through a` C'nnectiont An outlet nozzle 20iis carried by shower ring is controlled b ya foot operatednorfthevtap-lo above the tub 15 and is provided `with mally closed tensione'd valve and embodyinga a valve seat 21 closed by a valve 22 under con- `manually operablevalve for regulatingthe v quantrol ofthe manually operable valve stem 23;

tity or pressure flow of water;`A v A still further object of the invention vis to wat'enows directly through the tap 16 and noz- 20 provide a h ingedly mounted shower ring in a `zleV 2`0 for discharge into the tub 15, the mixshower bath apparatus that embodies a valve; ture of t hot `and cold water being regulated by structure in its hinge mountingso that when the l the wall Lsupported valves 17 and 18. shower ring is perpendicularly `disposed ink in- The means for controlling the supply of water Whenthe valwfe -22 is removed from its seat 21,

25 operative position, water is prevented from flowto the'shower bath element of the apparatus com- 25 y ing therethrough. prises a foot operated valve within the tap 16 and With the vaboveand other objects in view that as shown in Figure 5,a valve seat 24 is interposed will becomeapparentas the nature of the in venbetween the tap 16 and the lower end of the pipe tionis bettenundersto'od, `the same consists in* section 11 that is normally closed by the valve 25 i u the novel form, combination and arrangement normally iniiuenced towardthe seat 24 by the coil 30 of'parts hereinafter more f ully described, shown spring 26 that surrounds the depending Valve in the accompanying drawing andclaimed. stem 27 projecting downwardly through a de- In the drawing: pendingztubular extension 28 carried by the tap Figure 1 is a front elevational view'of ashower f 16. The-Valve IOd 2718 Sldable `11n-2L Water tight bath apparatus constructed in accordance with bearing 129@ that prevents the escape `of water 35l the present-inventiomthe spray or shower ring through the-lower side of the tap. Diametrically` being illustrated in perpendicular dotted line opposite` slots 30 are formed in the extension 28 position and the `bath tub being ragmentarily andyareitraversed by a lever 31 that isA pivotally` illustrated in section;

' mounted as at 32 to the lower end of the Valve i A 4c Figure '2 is a side elevational view ofV the Ishower stem 27, one yprojecting end of the lever 31 carry- 40 bath apparatus with the shower ring and water ing anchain 33 provided uponftslower end with supply pipe attached thereto illustrated in its a `link34 disposed adjacent the bottom of the tulo@ lowered dotted line position, the wall Astructure l5. The valvespring 26 normally holds theleye'r and tub being shown in section;` 31 in its upward position and upon a downward j `Figure 3 is a Afragmentary detail sectional view pull upon the chain 23 for lowering the extended 45l of the pressure control valve; A endfofl .the lever 31, the opposite end of the lever Figure 4 is a f ragmentarydetail sectional view` ulcrurnslupon theupper wall of the adjacent exshowing the valved hinge mounting for `the showtension slOt 30 fOT 1111563151112 the Valve 25 and perd ef ring;` and f mitting water to lovv upwardly into the lower end Figure 5 isa fragmentary detail sectional view. ofthe pipe Section 11. y

showing the manal1y-controlled tub faucet or .The :upper pille SBCOII 10 iS 10I1gtl1dinally S1017- tap and the 4foot operatedvalve associatedthereted 'atfitsouterside "as'at 35 and a hollo,w `block` with. 1 n 36 hasacylindrical side portion 37 vertically slid- The showerbath apparatusfcomprisesa per-4` able inthe ypipe section lwitha reduced portion 5,553 pendicular pipe formed of upperand lower sec- Y' of the Jhollow block `36 projecting through the 5g sol coz

guide slots 35. A cylindrical portion 38 is carried by the hollow block 36 outwardly of the pipe section 10 and houses a rotatable valve 39 operated by the handle 40 for controlling communication between the two cylindrical portions 37 and 38 of the block. As shown more clearly in Figs. 3 and 4, the pipe 41 of smaller diameter than the pipe sections 10 and 11 is arranged concentrically of the latter and is attached at its upper end to the tubular portion 37 of the hollow block 36 while the lower end of the pipe 41 is provided with a. plurality of packing rings 42 wiping over the inner face of the pipe sections 10 and 11 for restricting the ow of water from the tap 16 through the pipe 41.

A pipe 43 depends from the cylindrical portion 38 of the hollow block 36 and the-pressure of water flowing downwardly therethrough. is regulated by the valve 39 the lower endV of the pipe 43 being in communication with an upstanding nipple 44 rising from a valve casing block 45 in which'a perforated spray or shower ring 46 is hingedly supported as shown in Figure 4, a. valve opening 47 forms` communication between the lower end of the pipe 43 and the shower ring 46, this valve opening 47 being closed when the shower ring 46- is the elevated dotted line positions shown in Figures 1 and 2. 'I'he valve casing block 45 is supported on the vertical pipe sections 10"y and 11 by means of a slide collar 48 shown in Figure 2.

l In the operation of the shower bath apparatus, water may flow directlythrough the nozzle 20 by removing the-valve 22 from its seat 21 in the tap 16, the temperature of the water being controlled by thehot and cold water valves 17 and 18. When it desired" to use the shower ring 46, the valve 25` is removed from itsy seat'v 24 against the tension of the spring 26 by operating the lever31 through the medium of the chain 33 and'link34, water then flowingupwardly through the hollow block 36' with the pressure thereof regulated by the valve 39 and -then downwardly through the pipe 43 under control of the valve" opening 47 to the shower ring 46. Theshower ringV is vertically adjustable by movement of the hollowblock 36 with-in the upper pipe section l0, lowering movement thereof being aided by the weighted block 49 restinguponl the hollow block 36, the lower end of the pipe 43 and shower ring 46 being guided in its'xmovernent by the slide collar 48 on the pipev sections 10I and 11.

From the above detailed description of the invention, it is believed that the construction and operation thereof will at once be apparentv and while there is herein shownand described the preferred embodiment of the invention, it is never-` tireless-to be' understood that minor changes may be made thereinwithout departing from the spirit and scope 'of the invention as claimed.

1. Inshower bath'I apparatus, a perpendicular pipe adaptedfor mounting on a wall adjacent a bath tub, a manually operated valved tap at the lower .end of the pipe, a hollow block vertically slidable in the pipe andv carrying two depending pipe sections respectively interiorly and exteriorly ofthe first named pipe, a shower ring at thel lower end of the exterior pipe,and a foot operated valve in theI tap controlling flow Aof water to the interior pipe. n Y l 2. vIn shower bath apparatus, a perpendicular pipe adapted for mountingron a wall adjacent a bath tub,v amanually operated valved tap at the lower' end' of' the pipe, a hollow block vertically slidable in the pipe and 4carrying two depending pipe sections respectively interiorly and exteriorly of the iirst named pipe, a shower ring at the lower end of the exterior pipe, a foot operated valve in the tap controlling flow of water to the interior pipe, and means carried by the block for regulating the pressure of water owing to the shower ring.

3. In shower bath apparatus, a perpendicular pipe longitudinally slotted adjacent its upper end, a manually operated valved tap at the lower end ofthe pipe, a hollow block vertically slidable in the pipe and having cylindrical portions respectively interiorly and exteriorly of the pipe and a reduced'. intermediate portion extending through the pipe slot, a pipe depending from each cylindrical portion, packing rings at the lower end of the interior pipe to form a water tight connection with the iirst named pipe, a foot operated valve in tively interiorlyand exteriorly of the pipe anda reduced intermediate portion extending through the pipe slot, a pipe depending from` each cylndricalportion, packing rings at the lower end of the interior pipe to' form a water tight connection with the first named pipe, afoot operated valve inthe tap controlling flow of lwater to the interior pipe, a shower ring at the lower end of the exterior pipe, and `means carried by the block for regulating the pressure of water iiowing4 to the shower ring.

5.V In shower ybath apparatus, a perpendicular pipe longitudinally slotted. adjacentA its upper end, a manually operated valved tap at the lower end ofthe pipe, a hollow block vertically slidable in the pipe and having. cylindrical portions respectively interiorlyand exteriorly of. the pipe and a reducedintermediate portion. extending .through the pipe slot, a pipe depending from eachcylindrical portion, packing rings at the lower end of the interior pipe to forma water` tight connection kwith the rst named pipe, a foot operated valve in the tap controlling flow of water to the interior pipe, a shower ring at the lower end of the exterior pipe, means carried by the block for regulating the pressure of water iiowing tothe shower ring, and a weight member on the hollow block to aid in loweringmovement thereof.

6.. In shower bath apparatus, a perpendicular pipe longitudinally slottedadjacent its upper end, a manually operated valved tap at the lower end of the pipe, a hollow block vertically slidable in the pipe and having cylindrical portions respectively interiorly and exteriorly ofr the pipe and a reduced yintermediate portion extending through the pipe slot, a pipe depending from each cylindrical portion, packing-.rings at the lower end of the interior pipe-to forma Water tight connection with the first named pipe, a foot operated valve in the tap controlling. flow of Water to the interior pipe, a shower ring at the lower end of the exteriorv pipe, the shower'ring being hingedly mounted at the lower endof the exterior pipe, and a valve in ently operable valves for respectively controlling a manuallyoperated valved tap at the lower end of the pipe, a hollow block vertically slidable in the pipe and having cylindrical portions respectively interiorly and exteriorly of the pipe and a reduced intermediate portion extending through the pipe slot, a pipe depending from each cylindrical portion, packing rings at the lower end of the interior pipe to form` a water tight connection with the rst named pipe, a foot operated valve in the tap controllingr flow of water to the interior. pipe, a shower ring at the lower end of the exterior pipe, means carried by the block for regulating the pressure of water flowing to the shower ring., the shower ring being hingedly mounted at the lower end of the exterior pipe, anda Valve in the hinge mounting to close the supply of Water to the shower ring when the latter is swung upwardly into inoperative position.

, 8. In shower bath apparatus, a perpendicular pipe, a. tap at the lower end thereof, water supply means in communication with the tap, independthe flow of water through the tap and upwardly through the pipe, a hollow block slidable in the pipe and having a valved extension exteriorly of the pipe, means in the pipe and carried by the block for directing Water through the hollow block, and a shower ring in communication with the valved extensionand sldable on the pipe.

9. In shower bath apparatus, a perpendicular pipe, a tap at the lower end thereof, water supply means in communication with the tap, independently operable valves for respectively controlling the flow of water through the tap and upwardly through the pipe, a hollow block slidable in the pipe and having a valved extension exteriorly of the pipe, means in the pipe and carried by the block for directing water through the hollow block, a shower ring in communication with the valved extension and slidable on the pipe, and a valved hinge mounting for the shower ring.

YRJ PAJARI.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6237167 *Nov 23, 1999May 29, 2001Walter E. HundenHeight-adjustable shower arc
US6438767 *Apr 26, 2001Aug 27, 2002I. W. Industries, Inc.Adjustable height showerhead
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/570, 4/569
International ClassificationA47K3/28, E03C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/06, A47K3/28, A47K3/287
European ClassificationA47K3/28D, E03C1/06, A47K3/28