|Publication number||US2221991 A|
|Publication date||Nov 19, 1940|
|Filing date||Nov 25, 1938|
|Priority date||Nov 25, 1938|
|Publication number||US 2221991 A, US 2221991A, US-A-2221991, US2221991 A, US2221991A|
|Inventors||Myers Chester G, William Iigenfritz|
|Original Assignee||Leschey Myers Mfg Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (22), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 19, 1940. Y S ET 2,221,991
TOILET APPLIANCE Filed Nov. 25, 1938 2 Sheecs-Sheet l 3'nventors CHESTER G. MYERS 4745 4-4- I 10 WILLIAM ILGENFRITZ' I attorney Nov. 19, 1940. Q MYERS ETAL 2,221,991
TOILET APPLIANCE Filed Nov. 25, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 3 f cuss-ran G. 'MYERS 1353 WBLLIAM ILGENFRITZ y Gttorneg Patented Nov. 19,1940
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liam llgenfritz, York, Pa., assignors to Leschey Myers Manufacturing 00., Hanover, Pa., a, cor-- adapted for a adult seats.
poration 01' Delaware Application November 25. 1938, Serial No. 242,204 2 Claims. (Cl. 4-239) This invention relates to toilet seats for iniants, and particularly to toilet seats of the type ttachment to bowls provided with An object of the invention is to provide an improved aux capable of being readily applied to and removed iliary seat for children which is from any conventional toilet.
Another obiect of the invention is to provide an improved auxiliary toilet seat which may be raised and seat.
Another obj an improved means by wh tached to and removed from the lowered independently of the main ect of the invention is to provide supplementary toilet seat having ich the same may be readily atpivot bolt of any conventional toilet without marring the finish on a toilet.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved supplementary toilet seat having a pair of parall extremities of el arms extending therefrom, the -said arms being formed with a plurality of oppositely disposed springfingers adapted to engage the pivot bolt of a conventional toilet and thereby pivotally connect the supplementary seat to the toilet.
With the foregoing and other objects and advantages in view, the invention consists in the preferred the several pa described and construction and arrangement of rts which will be hereinafter fully claimed.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan of a conventional toilet showing the supplementary toilet seat attach- Fig. 2 is an ment applied thereto;
enlarged vertical longitudinal section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a toilet seat att Fig. 4 is a bottom perspective of the supplementary achment;
plan of a modified form of arm for the supplementary seat;
Fig. 5 is a s Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a bottom tion of anothe tary seat;
ide elevation of the arm shown in r form of arm for the supplementhe arm shown in Fig. 8 is a bottom plan of the inner end portion of another fo seat;
Fig. 9 is a s Fig. 8;
Fig. 10 is a the supplemen plan of another form of arm for tal seat; and
' 23 may be secured to plan of the inner end poron the line of Fig.'10.
Referring to the drawings, the conventional toilet may comprise a bowl 'Il having a rear extension |2 to which are afiixedstandards I3, each 5 having an eye I4 for a pivot bolt 15.
A conventional seat l6 and a lid l! are mounted for rotatable movement about the longitudinal axis of the bolt IS. The seat I6 is rotatably secured to the pivot I5 by brackets 8, and the 10 lid I1 is similarly secured by brackets 9. The seat I6 is formed with the usual substantially elliptical opening 20.
Adapted to be attached to the conventional seat structure is a supplementary seat 2| inuse of children and seat 2|, said opening 22 being somewhat smaller .in area than is the area of the opening 20.
For the purpose of providing means by which the supplementary seat 2| may be easily applied to and removed from the seat Hi, the rear portion of the seat 2| has fixed thereto a pair of arms 23.
In order that the supplementary seat structure 2| will be of light weight the main body portion of said seat may be formed of plywood, and when said seat is formed of such material the arms 23 may be secured thereto by means of rivets 24, as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, "or the arms the seat 2| by other means, as will be hereinafter more. fully described.
Preferably the arms 23 are formed of fiat sheet metal strips having suitable resilient characteristics. The outer extremity of each arm is split or cut lengthwise of the arm, as indicated at 25 and 26 (Fig. 3) so as to form three fingers 27, 28 and 29, which fingers constitute means for clamping the seat 2| on to the pivot bolt I5.
The finger 28 is disposed between the fingers 27 -.nd 29. The finger 28 is bent downwardly to form an arcuate or substantially semi-circular portion terminating in a reversely curved flanged end or tip 30. The fingers 27 and 29 are both bent upwardly to form similar arcuate or substantially semi-circular portions terminating in reversely curved flanged ends or tips 3| and 32, respectively. The arcuate portions of the fingers 21, 28 and 29 are adapted to be held under their inherent resiliency to afford ready attachment to the pivot bolt I5. The tips 80, 3| and 32 of the fingers are spaced apart so as to afford unobstructed surfaces to facilitate attachment of the supplementary seat 2| on to the pivot bolt |5. By constructing the arms 23 with the fingers 21, 28 and 29 the supplementary seat 2| as well as the main seat [6 and the lid H are adapted to be rotated longitudinally about the axis of the bolt |5.
It will be noted that the hinge provided by the fingers 21, 28 and 29 permits the supplementary seat 2| to be raised to an upright position and be positioned against the lid l'l when the lid is disposed in upright position, as shown in Fig. 1, and the center of gravity will so fall that the seat 2| will have no tendency to swing back.
The seat 2| will under normal conditions remain in an upright position adjacent to the lid I1 due to the frictional engagement of the fingers 21, 28 and 29 with the pivot bolt I5.
Due to the fact that the arms 23 are formed of resilient strips of metal the supplementary seat 2| is adapted to be applied to a toilet either in the manner illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 or in a reversed or upside down position. This is due to the lightness of the material used in constructing the arms 23, so that when weight is applied to the seat 2|, the seat will conform to the contour of the main toilet seat IS on which it rests.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 4 and 5, the arm 23 is formed with a heart-shaped head or inner end portion 35. Triangular shaped prongs 36 are formed at suitable intervals around the periphery of the end 35, said prongs being bent at right angles to the plane of the main surface of the arm and being adapted to be driven into the seat 2| (indicated by broken lines, Fig. 5) so as to firmly secure the arm to said seat.
The prongs 38 are, as shown in Fig. 4, disposed at the widest portion of the end 35. This is desirable with some kinds of material used in constructing the seat 2|, since by spacing the prongs far apart the arm will be more firmly secured to said seat.
However, in some instances it may be desirable to form the arm 23 with a head or inner end portion 37 having triangular-shaped prongs 38 and 39 disposed in the manner shown in Figs. 6 and '7.
- In this form of the invention the prongs 39 are disposed adjacent to the junction of the head 31 with the main body of the arm.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 8 and 9, the arm 23 is formed with an enlarged inner end or head 4| having a plurality of prongs 42 depending from the interior of the head, said prongs being formed by constructing V-shaped slits in the material and bending the slitted material or tongue downwardly.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 10 and 11, the arm 23 is formed with an enlarged inner end or head 44. At a point adjacent to the junction of the head 44 with the main'body portion of the arm, a transverse groove or notch 45 is formed in the arm. The construction is such that the underside of the portion of the arm at which the notch or groove 45 is formed there is a depending bead 46. In order to secure the arm having the bead 46 to the supplementary seat, a staple 41 is employed. When the staple is fastened into the seat material the bead 46 will be forced into the material so that the arm will be interlocked with the seat.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim is:
1. The combination with a main seat assembly permanently associated with a toilet bowl and including a horizontally disposed bolt for pivotally connecting the rear portion of the main seat to the bowl, of an auxiliary seat adapted to overlie the main seat and having an arm secured thereto and extending rearwardly therefrom, said arm being formed of a single piece of resilient sheet metal having each end portion thereof enlarged in width with respect to the main body portion thereof, means engageable with the enlarged inner end portion of said arm and adapted to be embedded in the body of the auxiliary seat for fastening the arm to said auxiliary seat, a pair of slits formed lengthwise in the enlarged outer portion of said arm so as to form three fingers,
all of said fingers being curved lengthwise thereof, the intermediate finger being curved in a direction opposite to the direction in which the two end fingers are curved so that all of said fingers extend partly around the bolt to thereby provide means for readily detachably seeming the auxiliary seat to the toilet.
2. A toilet appliance comprising an auxiliary seat adapted to overlie a main seat permanently associated with a toilet bowl and including a horizontally disposed bolt for pivotally connecting the rear portion of the main seat to the bowl, an arm secured to the auxiliary seat and extending rearwardly therefrom, said arm being formed of a single piece of resilient sheet metal having each end portion thereof enlarged in width with respect to the main body portion thereof, means formed integrally around the periphery of the enlarged inner end portion of said arm and adapted to be embedded in the body of the auxiliary seat for securing the arm to said auxiliary seat, and a plurality of alternately arranged upwardly and downwardly curved spring fingers formed in the enlarged outer end portion of said arm, said fingers being adapted to partly surround said bolt so as to pivotally connect the auxiliary seat to the toilet.
CHESTER G. MYERS. WILLIAM ILGENFRITZ.
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|U.S. Classification||4/239, 4/240|
|International Classification||A47K13/06, A47K13/00|