US 1990869 A
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Feb. 12, 1935.
M. .lloYcE 'TOILET SEAT COVER Filed July 28, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Feb. l2, 1935. M JQYCE TOILET SEAT COVER Filed July 28, 19:54
2 Sheets-Sheei'l 2 Patented eb. .12, 1935 PATENT ori-ICE TOILET SEAT COVER vMaurice Joyce, Washington, D. O.
Application July 28, 1934, Serial No. 737,447
s claims. (c1. 4za5) This invention relates to a toilet seat assembly and more particularly to a toilet seat and a cover therefor, in the latter of which provision is made for the seating accommodation of infants and children.
It is an object of the invention to provide a toilet seat assembly having a cover attachment forthe, usual toilet seat in which is provided an opening of smaller size than that of the main seat.
This opening in the cover is disposed at the front end thereof and a supplementary cover is prorvided for this opening which'may be operated without difficulty by children themselves.
It is an object of my invention to provide a cover for a toilet seat which is economical to produce and which is pleasing in appearance. The supplementary cover forming a part of the invention may consist of the part which is cut .from the main cover plate to provide the opening therein; thereby a saving in material results.
It is a further object of my invention to construct a toiletI seat assembly which is rugged and which willwithstand hard and continued usage attendant-the repeated movement of the several parts.
Other objects and purposes of the invention will appear from the following description thereof taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein, v
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the toilet seat assembly with the several parts in closed position,
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the assembly with the supplementary cover cut away and the main cover in position, for the accommodation of a child,
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the assembly showy ing its several component parts.
Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of Fig. 1 along line 4 4 thereof, and
Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional viewalong line- `5-5 of Fig. 1.
In the drawings the main seat is designated by 1, and is adapted to rest upon the bowl of the toilet 2 through the intermediary'of buffers 14. The main seat may be either of the type open at the front as shown in the drawings or the wellknown continuous oval type. In the rear structure 3 of the bowl are fixed lbrackets 4 which.
support the bolt 5. The main seat is hinged on the bolt 5 by sleeves 6, whereby the main seat may be moved between its raised and lowered positions.
The cover 7 for the main' seat is also hingedly connected to the bolt 5 by means of sleeves 8. The cover 7 consists of two parts, one of which is a supplementary lid or cover 9, overlying an opening 12 `in the main cover portion 7. 'I'his opening is cut out of the front portion of the that the opening 12 merges with the front edge 10 of the cover7, the cutting operation may be performed easily and quickly, The supplementary cover 9 may be the same part which is cut out to form the opening 12. A semi-cylindrical bead is mounted upon the top edge of the supplemenl5 tary cover 9 to give the complete top, asshown in Fig. l, a finished appearance. The yoke 17 is attached to the rea'r edge of the cover 9 by any `suitable means such as screws 18, and the top edge thereof fits complementarily in a channel out into the bead 13 to give the lattera continuous configuration. Arms 11 extend rearwardly from the yoke 17 and are hingedly connected to the bolt 5 by sleeves 10. Thereby the supplementary cover 9 may be raised together with or to the exclusion of the cover portion 7.
Resilient plates 20 (Figs. 3 and 5) are mounted in the edge of the lid 9 and serve to maintain the lid 9 in yielding vengagement with the cover 7. The resilient effect of these springs may beovercome easily by a child upon the raising of the lid 9 to the exclusion of the cover 7.
Buffer members 16 are attached to the arms 11 to `cushion the fall of the supplementary lid 9 onto the cover 7, in the course o1' the handling thereof by children or adults. Likewise buffer members 15 are provided on the bottom of the cover 7 to cushion the dropping thereof.
In operation, the complete assembly consisting of the main seat 1 and the composite seat 7, 9 may be raised as a unit in an approximately ver`- tical direction, For the accommodation of an adult the main seat 1 is lowered and the cover unit is in its raised position. The cover may be lowered as a unit, giving a finished appearance to the complete stool. For the use of a child, the supplementary lid 9 is raised by a convenient engagement of the front end thereof, and upon the overcoming of the resilience of springs 20, the lid is swung into its raised position through arms 11 and sleeves 10. The lid 9 is lowered again or the cover 7 is raised to effect the engagement between y the lid and the cover. The several buffer elements 14, 15 and 16 serve to cushion the impacts of the relative movements between the several units of the assembly.
Although asystem oi' sleevesl rotatable upon a iixed bolt has been shown in the illustrated embodiment oi the invention, any other arrangement for pivotally mounting the seat, the cover and the supplementary lid 'maybe availed of, without departing from the spirit 'of the invention. The
several elements of the assembly may be made` of any suitable material such as wood, metal, or a composition, and the several parts may be made l of diierent materials, if desired.
Having described my invention, what I claim is: 1.4 An oval-shaped cover for a toilet seat having an opening therein at the front end thereof of smaller size than the opening inthe toilet seat which merges into the front edge of said cover, means for hingedly mounting said cover, a supplementary `lid for the cover opening and means for pivotally mounting said lid above said cover whereby said lid is selectively operable together with or separately fromsaid cover.-
2. A cover for a toilet seat having an opening -therein at the front end thereof of smaller size than the opening in the toilet seat which merges into the front edge of said cover, means for hing- ,edly mounting said cover, and a. supplementary lid for the cover opening mounted for pivotal movement above said cover about the same axis of rotation as said cover and selectively operable together with or separately from said cover.
3. In a device of the class described, a main toilet seat and a cover therefor hingedly mounted about the same axis of rotation, an ovalshaped opening at the front of said cover mergingl into the front edge thereof 'of smaller size than the opening in the main toilet seat, alici for said opening fitting closely therein, and a member rigidly connected to the rear end of said lid and mounted for pivotal movement on the same axis of rotation as saidtoilet seat and cover.
4. In a device of the class described, a main toilet seat and a cover thereforv hngedly mounted about the same axis or rotation, an oval-shaped opening at the fr'ont of saidcover merging into -the front edge thereof of smallersize than the opening in the main toilet seat, a lid for said opening tting closely therein, resilient means tending to maintain said cover and lid in engagement with each other, and a member rigidly connected to the rear end of said lid and mounted for pivotal movement on the same axis of rotation as'said toilet seat and cover.
5. In a device of the class/described, a main' toilet seat and a cover -ther/eier hingedly mount-- Vseat and cover, and resilient meanstending to maintain s'aid cover and lid in engagement with each other.
6. In a device of theclass described, a main toilet seat and a cover therefor hingedly moun't-y ed about the same axis otrotatlon, an ovalshaped opening at the front of said cover merging into the front edge thereof of smaller size than the opening in the main toilet seat, a lid for` said opening fitting closely therein, a bead overlying the top edge of said lid, a bracket attached to the rear edge of said lid formed complementarily to said bead, extensions from said bracket `overlying the rear portion of said cover' on the same level as said bead, means for pivotally mounting said extensions about the same axis of rotation as said seat and cover, resilient means tending to maintain said cover and lid in engage- `nient with each other, and means between said extensions and cover for cushioning the engage-v ment of said lid with said i MAURICE JOYCE.