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Publication numberUS2015315 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1935
Filing dateOct 23, 1933
Priority dateOct 23, 1933
Publication numberUS 2015315 A, US 2015315A, US-A-2015315, US2015315 A, US2015315A
InventorsWhitlock Mcmackin Fred
Original AssigneeWhitlock Mcmackin Fred
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automobile attachment
US 2015315 A
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sept. 24, 1935. F, W. MGMACKIN 2u15,315

AUTOMOBILE ATTACHMENT Filed Oct. 23, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR fri M ATTORNEY Sept. 24, 1935.- Y F. W. McMAcmN 2,015,35

AUTOMOBILE ATTACHMENT Filed Oct. 23, 1933 v 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 www fm-w BY W 0' ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 24, 1935 unirsi) stares .eATENroFr-ics Fred Whitlock McMackin, Roanoke, Va.VY

Application October 23, 1933, Serial No. 694,910

1 Claim.

This invention relates to washing and toilet devices and has for the primary object the pro- Vision of a device especially adapted for automobiles and may be part of the latter or of a port- --able construction and provides a device whereby persons may easily and conveniently wash and make a complete toilet and also have drinking water when necessary.

With these and other objects in view this'in- Vention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinaftery more fully described and claimed.

For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating a portion of the front seat of an automobile with my invention applied thereto.

Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view illustrating the same.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary vertical sectional View illustrating -the means of mounting the water reservoir within the casing of the device.

Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional View showing the device positioned for use. Y

Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating one of the guide supports for the water reservoir.

Figure 6 is an end elevation illustrating the water reservoir.

Figure rTis a detail sectional View taken on the line 'i-'l of Figure 2.

Figure 8 is a perspective view illustrating the device of a portable construction.

Figure 9 is a rear elevation illustrating the same.

Figure 10 is a side elevation partly in section illustrating a portable device carried by a support.

Figure ll is a detail sectional view illustrating a modied form of means for mounting the device in the seat or any other part of an automobile.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral I indicates a casing, the iront wall of which is in the form. of a hinged cover 2 adapted to substantially close the iront of the casing when in one position and when in another position to provide a support or shelf and to support a washpan 3 in an operative position outwardly of the casing. The washpan is suitably fixed to the cover and moves therewith and when the cover is in aposition to close the casing, the washpan is positioned within the'casing and disposed vertically over a drain 4. The cover 2 is further connected to the casing by flexible elements 5 for maintaining the cover horizontally when the device is in use and which will permit said cover to be readily swung into engagement with the casing for closing the latter. Flanges 6 are arranged 5 about the front of the casing to be abutted by the cover when the latter is in casing-closing position. The flanges 5 terminate short of the top wall of the casing and are bent angularly to extend in the direction of the rear wall to form 10 supporting flanges l. A reservoir having guides 9 slidably engages the flanges l to removably secure the reservoir within the upper portion of the casing. The reservoir is equipped with a drain valve I G so that water may be obtained l5 from the reservoir whenever needed for washing or for drinking purposes. The top wall of the reservoir is provided with a lling opening surrounded by flanges II directed inwardly of the reservoir. The filling opening is normally closed 20 by a removable cover l2 carrying flanges i3 that frictionally engage the flanges II to retain the cover against accidental displacement.

Racks I4 and I5 are arranged within the casing for supporting toilet accessories I6 and nested 25 drinking cups I1. The rack I4 on the bottom thereof is perforated or apertured to communicate with the drain 4 so that when the cover 2 is swung to close the casing and for positioning the Washpan 3 vertically, the lower edge of the latter will be disposed over the rack I4 so that the water in the washpan may readily empty into the drain 4. A mirror I8 is removably secured to the rear wall of the casing and is located directly below the reservoir and rearwardly of the washpan so that a person while washing may have the use of the mirror. The mirror is preferably secured to the casing by a suction cup I9.

A rack 20 is also located in the case to one side of the rack I4 for the purpose of supporting 40 towels.

A strip 2| is secured to the inner face of the cover 2 and has its ends bent to form resilient clips 22 adapted to snap into engagement with the iianges 6 when said cover is swung into a closed position to prevent accidental opening of the casing by the cover gravitating. The strip 2l is preferably of V-shape in cross section to have frictional engagement with the lower wall of the reservoir when the cover `is in closed position cooperating with the flanges 6 in effectively sealing the cover to the case for preventing the entrance of foreign matter to the casing.

The device heretofore described may be built into a recess formed in some part of an automo- 55 bile, as shown in Figure l, preferably in the back of the front seat of the automobile. The back of the seat is recessed to receive the casing with the drain 4 extending down through the oor of the automobile.

The device when not built in the automobile may be equipped With a suitable handle 23 and the rear Wall thereof is equipped with hookshaped elements 24 that may be placed over the upper edge of a vertical support 25. The device when thus constructed may be easily carried from one place to another and placed in use by simply positioning the elements 24 over some object. The rear Wall of the casing may be provided with slots 2S for the purpose of removably receiving supporting studs or the like thus temporarily securing the case to a support.

The outer face of the cover is preferably provided with finger grips 21 to facilitate the opening of the cover.

As shown in Figure 11, the recess formed in the automobile may be equipped with a lining 28 carrying oppositely arranged guide strips 29 to removably receive the guides 30 on the sides of the casing. The recess thus formed in the Wall or seat of the automobile must open outwardly through the upper edge of the wall or seat as well as through the vertical face of the wall or seat.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that minor changes in construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, as claimed.

Having described the invention, I claim:

An automobile attachment comprising a vertically arranged casing having the front thereof open, vertically arranged flanges in said casing and located adjacent the front thereof and having portions bent angularly and extending to- Wards the rear of the casing adjacent the latters upper end, a reservoir slidably engaging said portions of the flanges and normally located in the casing and closing a portion of the front of said casing, a drain valve for said reservoir, a cover hinged to the casing for cooperating with the reservoir in closing the front of said casing by abutting the reservoir and the vertically arranged flanges and providing a support for a Wash basin, and a drain connected to said casing.


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U.S. Classification4/644, 297/146, 312/315, 297/188.7, 312/242, 4/626
International ClassificationB60R15/00, B60R15/04
Cooperative ClassificationB60R15/04
European ClassificationB60R15/04