|Publication number||US2232194 A|
|Publication date||Feb 18, 1941|
|Filing date||May 15, 1940|
|Priority date||May 15, 1940|
|Publication number||US 2232194 A, US 2232194A, US-A-2232194, US2232194 A, US2232194A|
|Inventors||John J Zogby|
|Original Assignee||John J Zogby|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (30), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 18, 1941. J, z BY 2,232,194
BATH CURTAIN HOLDING DEVICE 7 Filed May 15, 1940 ,znvenzar 1 john :7. 50363] a.
Patented Feb. 18, 1941 PATENT OFFlCE BATH CURTAIN HOLDING DEVICE John J. Zogby, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application May 15, 1940, Serial No. 335,311
Bath curtains as used in the customary way with a bathtub are hung usually from a rail mounted at a suitable height above the tub in vertical line with the inside surface of the outer wall of the tub. The curtain is often in two parts which are drawn together when the tub is Lil) being used, as in taking a shower bath. The rush of water from the shower bath causes a violent agitation of the air and of the curtain and this, or an inadvertent movement of the leather, sometimes results in the throwing of the lower edge of the curtain outside of the tub with consequent drip of water on the floor and frequently moving the curtain so that it clings about the person of the bather, so interfering with the pleasure and comfort of the bath.
My invention is a holding device which will hold the lower edge of the curtain against the inner wall of the tub and prevent the occurring of these disagreeable happenings.
In the accompanying drawing Fig. 1 shows in perspective a tub with curtains and holding device illustrating the use of my invention;
Fig. 2 is a side view of the holding device; and
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the holding device on an enlarged scale.
A bathtub is shown at 5 and a two-part curtain at 6 mounted by usual rings I on a rod 8 so mounted that the curtains supported from it will hang just inside the front or outer wall 9 of the tub. I0 is a holding bar of suitable metal or other material which is preferably covered with a white rubber coat II and is attached as by a rivet or screw l2 to two or more (three are shown) fiat steel springs I3, each spring l3 being carried by a vacuum cup M of soft rubber to which the springs [3 are attached as by screw and Washer l5, IS, the neck I! of the suction cup having a screw-threaded socket to receive the screw.
When the device is to be employed the several suction cups are as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 pressed in a line against the inner side of the front wall of the tub, holding the rubber plated bar 10 against the rear surface of the curtain and so holding the two parts of the curtain with their edges close together and preventing the curtain from fluttering. The attachment of the vacuum cups is to the wall of the tub just below the bot tom edge of the curtains and the bar rests against the inner sides of the curtains slightly below the top of the tub wall.
The tub being usually of some smooth vitreous material or of metal, the vacuum cups serve as a very secure means for holding the clamp to the tub. When it is desired, the clamping bar can be pulled by the bather away from the curtain and tub without dislodging the vacuum cups, and the curtain then can be pulled out of contact with the holding device and thrown to one end or to both ends of the tub, leaving the bather free to enter or leave the tub. or, the whole clamping device can be removed by pulling it back with suificient force to dislodge the vacuum cups from their grip upon the inner wall of the tub. The rubber coating of the clamping bar protects the person or clothing of the bather from injury by the clamping bar and also prevents corrosion of the bar and makes it agreeable to handle.
The plate springs I3 are arched in a plane at right angles to the wall of the tub as shown in Fig. 4, so that they pass freely over the lower edge of the curtain and exert pressure to hold the bar Ill only against the curtain, and the plate springs are of stiffness to give secure clamping efiect to the bar against the curtain while entirely independent of the curtain.
1. Means for holding the lower edge of a bathtub curtain comprising a bar adapted to press against the curtain horizontally and having at least one spring attached to it, said spring mounted at its lower end upon a vacuum cup for application to a side wall of the tub.
2. A holding device for the lower edge of a bath curtain comprising vacuum cups adapted to be pressed against a wall of the tub below the lower edge of the curtain, a flat plate spring attached to each vacuum cup and a clamping bar to which the plate springs are attached at their upper ends.
3. The structure such as set forth in claim 2 in which the clamping bar has a coating of rubbar.
4. Astructure as set forth in claim 2 in which the plate springs are arched in a plane at right angles to the wall of the tub.
JOHN J. ZOGBY.
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|U.S. Classification||160/349.1, 160/DIG.600, 160/DIG.130, 4/558, 24/305|
|Cooperative Classification||A47K3/38, Y10S160/13, Y10S160/06|