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Publication numberUS2303864 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 1, 1942
Filing dateSep 9, 1940
Priority dateSep 9, 1940
Publication numberUS 2303864 A, US 2303864A, US-A-2303864, US2303864 A, US2303864A
InventorsReasor Edward J
Original AssigneeReasor Edward J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathtub moisture seal
US 2303864 A
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1942. E. J. REASOR 2,303,864

BATH TUB MOISTURE SEAL Filed Sept. 9, 1940 Patented Dec. 1, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,303,864 BATHTUB MOISTURE SEAL Edward J. Reasor, Salem, Oreg.

Application September 9, 1940, Serial No. 355,961

1 Claim.

vide a moisture seal between the edge of the tub and the wall against which the edge of the tub abuts.

In the construction of built-in tubs, the edge of the tub contacts the lathing of the wall. The plaster is then applied to the lathing contacting the uppersurface of the edge of the tub. As time goes on moisture seeps underneath the plaster working upbetween the plaster and the lathing loosening the plaster, causing it to chip away from the lath.

In my new and improved moisture seal, the seal prevents moisture from creeping under the edge of the plaster as above described.

A further object of my new and improved moisture seal is to be able to adapt the seal to bath tubs that are already installed, making my seal a universal accessory.

These and other incidental objects will be apparent in the drawing, specification and claim.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a regulation bath tub installation, where the tub is built into the wall surface.

Figure 2 is a sectional detail view of my new and improved moisture proof bath tub seal, taken on line 2--2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a perspective end view of my new and improved seal construction.

"In the drawing:

I is a built-in bath tub having my new and improved moistureproof seal 2 installed thereon. The lath or wall construction 3 is of well known practice. The upper ledge 4 of the tub I butts up a against the lath 3, the plaster 5 is then applied to the laths 3 in the usual manner, and bears down against the top or the ledge 4 of the tub at 6. Heretofore moisture seeped over the ledge 4 of the tub and under the plaster at 6, creeping up between the laths 3 and the plaster at I, loosening the plaster from the laths.

My new and improved moistureproof seal consists primarily of a suitable flexible material 2, preferably made of rubber. A coating of adhesive material 8 is applied to the surface 9 and I0, having a protective covering strip ll thereover until the strip 2 is applied to the wall and to the bath tub ledge 4', at which time it is removed. The strip 2 may have grooves 12 running therealong or it may not have these grooves. I do not wish to be limited to this feature.

In order to install my new and improved moisture strip to the bath tub installation, the adhesive covering strips II are removed from the strips 2 and the surface 9 and ll) of the strip is applied to the wall surface l3, and while the surface ll! of the strip is applied to the upper surface 14 of the ledge 4 of the bath tub, the adhesive material H binds the same securely thereto.

I do not wish to be limited to the particular form of embodiment, as other types of construction may be employed, still coming within the scope of the claim to follow.

What I claim is:

A moisture seal for bath tubs and other fixtures mounted flush to walls and the like, wherein their juncture is at an angle, comprising a flexible moisture resistant member having faces at an angle conforming to the angle of the juncture of fixture and wall, said faces covering juncture of fixture and wall and adjacent portions of fixture and wall adjacent to juncture, adhesive sealin means forming a part of the member for providing a liquidproof connection between the faces of the member and fixture and wall, and a removable protective cover for said adhesive sealing means.

EDWARD J. REASOR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/716.2, 52/287.1, 4/538, 52/35, 277/637
International ClassificationA47K3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/008
European ClassificationA47K3/00E