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Publication numberUS2150531 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1939
Filing dateJun 4, 1938
Priority dateJun 4, 1938
Publication numberUS 2150531 A, US 2150531A, US-A-2150531, US2150531 A, US2150531A
InventorsWatt Oscar G
Original AssigneeWatt Oscar G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathtub
US 2150531 A
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Patented Mar. 14, 1939 2,150,531

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BATHTUB Oscar G. Watt, Tulsa, Okla.

Application June 4, 1938, Serial No. 211,894 s claims. (c1. 4 4) lThis invention relates to improvements in a the horizontal, as will be 'apparent from an incombi'nation bath tub and sitz bath. spectionof Fig. 2. The outer end of the parti- The conventional sitz bath heretofore known tion iS rounded at |2 The partition 6 iS infor abdominal and pelvic ailments has not come tegl'ally Secured 0r CaSt With the irlrler Sides 0r 5 into common use due to the fact that water in a Walls I4 and I6 of the tub 4. It will be apparent 5 separate sitz bath would be displaced and overthat the angled partition 6 in Cooperation With flow on the floor when a person sat in the bath. the side walls I4 and I6 form a sitz bath com- Obviously, any overflow would cause detrimental pertinent I8 disposed Within the tub 4 aS an indamage to the oor and construction of the tegral part of the body member'2.

10 building where the separate sitz bath was in- The sitz bath compartment I3 iS edditiOnaily 10 stalled. supported by an integral upright member or par- It is therefore an important object of this intition I9 disposed between the partition 6 and the vention to provide a combined sitz bath and bath base 2l of the tub 4. This partition i9 in Contub of such construction that any excess overflow junction With the partition 5 obviously Separates from the sitz bath flows into the bath tub, and the bath tub compartment 4 from the sitz bath 15 wherein the sitz bath, disposed in the bath tub compartment |3 It Will he apparent that With in such a manner that a full length bath tub this Construction the bath tub Compartment is provided without any substantial increase in 4 allows ample room for the bather, and furtherthe length of the combined fixture. more, the space beneath the sitz bath provides for A further important object of this invention is ample leg room in the tub 4. This is due to the 20 to provide a combined sitz bath tub and bath tub particular space Saving disposition of the anof such construction that it is economical in gled portion ;I0, extending upwardly and into the manufacture and capable of Aeasy installation in bath tub compartment 4 in such a manner to modern housing constructions. allow for sufficient space beneaththe sitz bath And still another important object of this invencompartment I8. It has been found that with 25 tion is to provide a combined sitz bath and bath this construction it is only necessary to add one tub having an apron of such construction so that foot to the length of a conventional bath tub to lt forms a compartment so that substantially all include a sitz bath.

pipings are encased within the compartment, The end wall 20 of the bowl 4 opposite the sitz thus eliminating any unsightly disclosures in the bath I8 is constructed at an angle to the horizon- 30 bathroom. tal as in conventional bath tub construction.

Other objects and advantages of my invention The side walls I4 and I6 of the tub 4 at their will be evident from the following detailed deupper portions extend outwardly to form horizonscription read in conjunction with the accomtal flanges or aprons 22 and 24, respectively. As

a panying drawings which illustrate one form of clearly shown in Fig. 1, the apron 24 terminates 35 my new invention. A in a vertical outer wall 26 disposed in spaced re- In the drawings: lation to the wall I6 to provide a compartment Fig. 1 is a perspective view with portions cut 28. The side wall portions and the end walls away showing the combined sitz bath and bath 23 and 25 of the body member 2 forming the ex- 40 tub. terior of the sitz bath compartment I8 are of a 40 Fig. 2 is a sectional elevational view of the imheight greater than the wall portions forming proved device. the-tub compartment 4, in order to allow for a Fig. 3is aplan View of the device. substantial depth to the sitz bath and also to Referring to the drawings in detail, the comprevent any detrimental overflow of water over bined bath tub and sitz bath comprises an thesides of the bodymember 2. The body mem- 45 enameled metal casting or body member 2, formber 2 between the sitz bath I8 and the tub 4 is ing a hollowed-'out bowl or tub 4, of such depth constructed with an angled or sloping wall porand length to accommodate a human body in tion 30. the normal position of a plunge bath. The bowl The Compartment 23 formed by the Walls i5 4 at one end thereof in a substantially medial and 26 is of a width sufficient to substantially 50 vertical position has integrally cast therewith an house the piping and fittings for the combined outwardly extending transverse partition 6, havsitz bath and bath tub, and thus prevent an ing a horizontal portion 8 and an angled portion unsightly appearance. As clearly shown in Fig. 1, Il). The angled portion I0 is disposed in the a main drain pipe 32 extends from a source (not bowl 4 at approximately a 45 degree angle with shown) into the compartment 28. The horizon- 55 tal portion 8 of the sitz bath is recessed to receive a centrally disposed nipple 34 in communication with the main drain pipe 32 by drain conduits 36 and 38 coupled together by the T-tting 40. Regulation of the drain outlet for the sitz bath compartment i8 is controlled by a drain valve 42 extending upward from the T-tting 40, with the top portion 43 supported above the apron 24. The bath tub compartment 4 is provided with a drain nipple 44 in communication with the main drain pipe'32 by a pipe or conduit 46 coupled thereto by the T-tting 48. Regulation of the bath tub drain 44 is controlled by a drain valve 50 disposed adjacent the valve 42 and constructed in a similar manner.

The hot and cold water faucets 52 and 54, respectively, are mounted in the apron 24 and are in communication with a source of water supply (not shown) by the conduits 56 and 58, respectively, housed in the compartment 28. A twoway valve v60 adjacent one of the faucets is likewise mounted in the apron 24. The valve 60 is in communication with the nipple 34 of the sitz bath by a conduit 62. A conduit 64 connects the valve 60 with an inlet 66 for the bath tub compartment 4. The valve 50 is in communication with the water faucets 52 and 54 by the conduits 68 and l0, respectively. It will be obvious that manipulation of the handle l2 of the valve 60 will allow the flow of water either into the sitz bath compartment I8 or the bath tub 4, as may be desired. Conventional overflow drains (not shown) for both the sitz bath and tub may be provided. The outer wall 26 may have a door (not shown) in order to allow for access to the ttings within the compartment 28.

From the foregoing, it will be apparent that a bath tub is constructed with a sitz bath disposed therein in such a manner to provide for suiiicient room for a comfortable plunge bath without any exaggerated constructed of the bath tub so that it could not be readily installed in a modern bathroom; "Furthermore, the combined bath tub and sitz bath not only provides for a plunge bath, but has an easily accessible sitz bath allowing separate bathing of the lower abdominal portions of the body so that any detrimental overiiow of the sitz bath due to the displacement of .the water in the sitz bath will be taken care of by the bath tub.

It is believed that the construction, arrangement of parts, and the operation of the valve will be clear to those skilled in the art and it is obvious that changes may be made in the details disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the claims.

Wha-t I claim is:

1. In combination with a bath tub, a sitz bath rigidly secured within the bath tub, and comprising a partition extending'outwardly from a substantial vertical medial point of an inner end wall of the bath tub, said partition having an outer portion extending upward at an angle to the horizontal, a support partition rigidly secured beneath the rst mentioned partition, Said support partition so positioned with respect to the angular portion to provide a space beneath the first mentioned partition whereby a full length bath tub is provided, a flange extending outwardly from the top of the side wall of the tub, and terminating in a vertical outer Wall disposed in spaced relation with the side wall of the tub to provide a compartment, control means for the Water supply to 'the bath tub and sitz bath mounted in the flange, said compartment substantially housing the pipes and fittings for the control means.

2. A bath tub comprising a body member having a tub compartment, an angled partition constituting a sitz bath compartment disposed within the tub compartment, an upright partition beneath the sitz bath and cooperating with the walls of the tub compartment for rigidly supporting the sitz bath, said upright partition cooperating with the angled partition to provide a. space beneath the sitz bath whereby a full length tub compartment is provided, an apron extending outwardly from the top of the side wall of the tub, and terminating in a vertical outer wall `lisposed in spaced relation with the side wall of the tub to provide a compartment, control means for the water supply to the bath tub and sitz bath mounted in the apron, said compartment substantially housing the pipesand fittings for the control means.

3. In combination with a bath tub, a sitz bath rigidly secured within the bath tub, and comprising a-partition extending outwardly from a substantial vertical medial point of an inner end wall of the bath tub, said partition having an outer portion extending upward at an angle to the horizontal, a support partition rigidly secured beneath the first mentioned partition, said support partition so positioned with respect to the angular portion to provide a space beneath the first mentioned partition whereby a full length bath tub is provided.

4. A bath tub comprising a body member having a tub compartment, an angled partition constituting a sitz bath compartment disposed within the tub compartment, an upright partition beneath the sitz bath and cooperating with the walls of the tub compartment for rigidly supporting the sitz bath, said upright partition cooperating with the angled partition to provide a space beneath the sitz bath whereby a full length tub compartment is provided.

5. A bath tub comprising a body member having a tub compartment, an angled partition constituting a sitz bath compartment disposed within the tub compartment, an upright partition beneath the sitz bath and cooperaing with the walls of the tub compartment for rigidly supporting the sitz bath, said upright partition cooperating with the angled partition to provide a. space beneath the sitz bath whereby a full length tub compartment is provided, drain means for the tub compartment, means for controlling the drain means, drain means and control means therefor for the sitz bath compartment separate from the tub compartment.

6. A bath tub in combination with a sitz bath constructed therein, a horizontal apron extending outward from the wall of the bath tub and ter-v OSCAR G. WATT.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3156931 *Aug 9, 1962Nov 17, 1964Holtman Harold RBath tub with cascading inlet means
WO1998006313A1 *Jul 19, 1997Feb 19, 1998Bergmann KonradBathtub
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/554
International ClassificationA47K3/02, E03C1/01, E03C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/02, E03C1/01
European ClassificationA47K3/02, E03C1/01