US 2113648 A
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A ril 12, 19 38. G. M. DELANEY 2,113,648
- COMBINATION WASHBASIN AND CABINET ATTACHMENT FOR BATHTUBS Filed Nov. 1, 1937 m/r rv TOR: fierzfru de M. 0 aziaaey.
Patented Apr. 12, 1938 COMBINATION WASHBASIN AND CABINET ATTACHMENT FOR BATHTUBS Gertrude M. Delaney, Detroit, Mich. Application November 1, 1937, Serial No. 172,064
The present invention relates to improvements inappliances adapted for bath tubs and has more .particular reference to a certain combination attachment whereby a washbasin and cabinet is comprised in a unitary structure adapted to be positioned upon the top of a bathtub and near the head thereof and permanently secured thereto in :this manner.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a structure of this class that is particularly adapted to houses and buildings of more moderate value so as to economize in space by eliminating the necessity of the customary space required for :the washbasin in the bath room.
Another advantage of the invention is that it is arranged so as to offer all of the conveniences heretoforederived from the bath room washbasin and medicinal cabinet and in addition to being very compact, it is designed so as to present an attractive appearance, and the exterior finish thereof will be consistent with the color scheme employed for the bath room.
With the foregoing in mind, it will become readily apparent that the invention possesses further advantages, all of which will be clearly revealed during the course of the following detailed description, illustrated throughout the accompanying drawing, and more fully pointed out in the appended claims.
With reference to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a transverse section of a typical bath tubshowing the invention as normally applied thereto.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section taken through the center of the complete invention.
Figure 3 is a reduced isometric view of the complete structure.
Figure 4 is a top plan View of a portion of the structure.
Figure 5 is a top plan view of the cabinet portion of the structure and in section as indicated.
Figure 6 is a transverse section through the washbasin portion of the structure.
In further disclosing my invention, it is under stood that certain elements shown and. described as directly associated with the same but not a part thereof, will be designated by consecutive alphabetical letters, while the invention proper will be characterized by the customary reference numerals.
The invention comprises'a structure preferable composed of a suitable sheet metal and having front I as indicated in Figure 1, and it is understood that front I, ends 2, top portion 3 and back 4 are formed of a single piece of metal, and
the lower portion of said metal being formed with an inwardly extending flange 5 curved transversely so as to conform to upper edges of side walls of the bath tub A as shown in Figure l, and the means for securing the structure to the tub in this manner may be of any approved method.
A top 6 is provided which is also composed of a suitable sheet metal and is hingedly secured to the body or cabinet as at l and formed with finger hold 8 therein where located.
Washbasin 9 is formed by a depressed portion of the top 6 and has water outlet l0 with stopper B therefor, and in this manner the water in basin 9 will be. drained directly into tub A and to drain pipe C therein.
The outlet indicated at D is the overflow discharge for tub A. The floor of the bath room is shown at E, and the wall of the same is indicated at F.
Faucet G is of the conventional type but is elongated and is adapted to pivot upon the wall, and whenv top 6 is lifted the faucet is moved back near the wall as in Figure 1. When it is desired to use basin 9 the faucet is moved to approximately the position shown in Figure 4, and tub A is filled with water by moving the faucet to the position as shown by the dotted lines in this View.
Faucet G is controlled. by hot water valve H and cold water valve J.
In this manner the faucet is readily applicable to washbasin. 9 or for the bath.
Referring more particularly to Figure 2 it is clear that sheet metal partition H is provided as shown thus efiecting chamber l2, which may be used for medicinal purposes, or for any useful purpose consistent with bath room requirements.
A very important feature of the chamber is the fact that door l3 which is hinged to the cabinet where indicated and at M, is looked from within the cabinet when top 6 is open, and this is accomplished by the provision of latch 15 where located. The purpose of having latch l5 upon the inside surface of the door is to prevent a small child from opening the chamber while being in tub A or otherwise, and probably removing from the cabinet some dangerous drug, or in fact any article that the child should not have in its possession.
various articles may be conveniently placed cured to the underneath surface of said top so that it may be conveniently used when the top is open.
The structure may be complete within itself and may be attached to the bath tub, or it may be incorporated as a part of the tub in the original manufacture thereof if preferred. Either method,
would be equally as advantageous for the purpose.
In conclusion, there is still another advantage of the invention and one not to be overlooked, and
that is due to the fact that it is extremely simple and being composed of sheet metal, it may be manufactured at a cost that would justify an exceedingly low selling price, which lends to the value of the invention from a commercial viewpoint.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new is:
1. In combination with a tub and a spigot over one end of the tub pivotally mounted for swinging movement from a position transversely of the tub against a wall of a room to an extended position for use longitudinally of the tube in overhanging relation to an end portion thereof, a cabinet removably supported upon said tub across the said end thereof, a top for said cabinet hinged at one end for swinging movement transversely of the tub from a lowered position to a raised position, and a basing carried by said top and depend ing therefrom within the cabinet at one side of the pivotal mounting for said spigot, said spigot being of a length adapting it to be swung from a position against the wall across the cabinet and over the basin to an extended position in which its discharge end is disposed beyond the cabinet for delivering water into the tub.
2. In a device of the character described. a. cabinet open at its top and having end walls and front and back walls, flanges extending inwardly along lower edges of said end walls and curved transversely for maintaining the flanges upon side walls of a tub and supporting the cabinet upon the tub transversely thereof, a partition in said cabinet defining a chamber between the partition and one end wall of said cabinet, a flange along the upper edge of said partition, a top for said cabinet extending longitudinally thereof and having one end hingedlymounted adjacent the last mentioned end wall of the cabinet, said top when lowered to a closed position resting upon the flange of said partition, and a basin carried by said top and depending therefrom into the cabinet between the chamber and the other end of the cabinet when the top is in its closed position.
3. In a device of the character described, a
cabinet open at its top and having end walls and front and rear walls, means for supporting said cabinet across a bath tub, a partition between the front and rear walls defining a medicine chamber between the partition and one end wall, an entrance for the chamber being formed through the front wall, a door movable into and out of position for closing said entrance, a fastener for said door Within the chamber and accessible only through the top thereof, a cover for said cabinet hinged at one end adjacent the last mentioned end wall of the cabinet, and a wash basin carried by said cover and extending into the portion of the cabinet between the medicine chamber and the opposite end wall of the cabinet when the cover is closed.
GERTRUDE M. DELANEY.