US 2007069 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 2, 1935. w, M, BERG 2,007,069
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Application May 24, 1933, Serial No. 672,687
1 Claim. (01. 128-227) This invention relates to irrigation apparatus, an object of the invention being to provide such an apparatus which may be securely held on a bowl so as to drain freely into the bowl and per- 5 mit the user to regulate the flow of water while seated on the bowl.
A further object is to provide an apparatus of this character which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonably low price and which will most efiiciently perform the functions for which it is intended.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, all of which will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawing,-
Figure 1 is a view in elevation of my improved apparatus showing the same in operative position on a bowl, the bowl and its seat being shown in vertical section;
Figure 2 is a plan view taken on the line 2/2 of Figure 1; and
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view in section on the line 3/3 of Figure 2.
l represents a lavatory bowl and 2 an ordinary seat therefor. My improved apparatus includes a block 3 adapted to be positioned on the bowl I under the seat 2, and having a plurality of legs 4. I have shown the block 3 as having two of its legs 4 at the front and one at the rear of the block, and these legs bear against the outer and inner surfaces respectively of the bowl so as to hold the block against lateral displacement.
The block is securely clamped against movement by the seat 2. The block 3 is made with a'transverse bore 5 for the reception of a tube,
6. This tube at its inner end is bent at right angles, as shown at l, and extends downwardly and then upwardly constituting a curved portion 8, and the extremity is positioned centrally of the bowl and is adapted to receive any suitable type of nozzle 9, in accordance with the use to which the device is to be put. I have illustrated a form of nozzle 9 which is used for irrigating the colon, and this is one of the important uses 5 to which the device is put, although it may be used as any form of douche or spray desired.
The forward end of the tube 6 has an elbow l0 removably secured thereon to allow the tube to be effectually cleaned from time to time, and 10 this elbow l0 communicates with a vertical tube H having a manually operable valve l2 therein, with a handle on the valve in convenient reach of the operator. This tube ll may be connected by a hose l4 with a supply tank or any suitable 5 source of supply,'not shown.
In order to hold the inner nozzle supporting end of the tube against swinging movement the block 3 is provided with a notch l5 which receives the bent and downwardly projecting portions 1 and 20.
8 of the tube 6.
By reason of the construction above described it is apparent that the parts may be separated,
thoroughly cleaned, and sterilized if desired, and
then reassembled. An apparatus of this charac- 5 adapted to be clamped between the bowl and a WILLIAM M. BERG. 40