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Publication numberUS2314357 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1943
Filing dateApr 20, 1940
Priority dateApr 20, 1940
Publication numberUS 2314357 A, US 2314357A, US-A-2314357, US2314357 A, US2314357A
InventorsLehman Carl E
Original AssigneeLehman Carl E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Faucet attachment
US 2314357 A
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March23, 1943. v C.'E.LEHMAN 2,314,357

FAUCET ATTACHMENT Filed April 20, 1940 l jeizmam Patented Mar. 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Writ-2W cannuhnimomm m. I

2 Claims. ((1210-84) outwardly from the bottom of the cylindrical This invention relates to a faucet attachment, and has for an object to provide an improvement in the faucet attachmentdisclosed in applicant's prior Patent No. 2,103,425 of December 28; 1937, the improved'feature-"of this invention over that in the prior patent being in making the outlet end of the attachment easily dlrectable, that is, in making it possible to manually direct the spray to a wide area which is not directly below the faucet, the area including the, sides and corners of the sink into which the faucet discharges.

A further object of this invention is to provide an elongated neck in the faucet attachment of applicant's aforementionedpatent, which elongated neck will normally hold the outlet end in direct line with the inlet end just as in the aforesaid patent, andin addition, will permit the outlet end of the attachment to be manually directed at any desired angle to the inlet end.

In addition, this invention has all the objects and purposes set forth in the aforementioned patent.

With the foregoing and other objects in view,

as will hereinafter become apparent, this invention comprises the constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter set forth, disclosed'and shown on the accompanying drawing. In the drawing:

Figure 1 is an elevational view of this improved faucet attachment in position on a faucet.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the faucet attachment of Fig. 1, and

Figs. 3, 4 and 5 are section views on lines 3-3, 4-4 and 5-75 of Fig. 2. g

There is shown at it the faucet attachment of this invention as applied to an ordinary conventional faucet II. This faucet attachment i is made principally of molded soft rubber and comprises a cylindrical head I2 about which is formed, adjacent its opposite ends, a pair of reinforcing thickenedribs l3 and M. This cylindrical head I2 is provided with an internally extending funnel-shaped angular flange l which tapers in thickness somewhat toward an aperture i6 centrally thereof. Spaced below this flange i5 is a second internally extending flange I! which has'a circular aperture l8 therethrough slightly larger in diameter than the aperture It, the aperture It being adapted to stretch to about the size of the aperture l8 as the cylindrie cal head I2 is forced upwardly over the end of the faucet II to mount the faucet attachment i0 thereon in the operative position shown in Fig. 1.

Tapering somewhat inwardly and extending head I2 is an elongated flexible neck 20, the neck 20 being connected to the cylindrical head 12 by a somewhat funnel-shaped portion 2| which tapers in thickness from thehead i2 to the neck 20. The minimum internal diameter of the neck 20 is slightly less than the diameter of the aperture l8 whereby the diameter of the neck 20 is equal to the internal diameter of the discharge end of the faucet l I, to which it is to be attached. This neck 20 extends about an inch and a half,

more or less, from the funnel-shaped portion 2| in substantially cylindrical shape, and then flares I outwardly again as at 22 and terminates in a short downwardly extending cylindrical shoulder 23.

Extending outwardly from the shoulder 23 is a flared skirt 24 terminating in a lip 25 which acts as a support for the perforated strainer or disk plate 26, this plate being provided with a valve door 21 to which is connected a handle 30 as already described in the aforementioned patent, and in Patent No. 2,103,424. Above the spray plate 26 that is just above the lip 25, the flared skirt 24 is provided with 'a plurality of internal reinforcing ribs 3|. Internally extending from the juncture of the cylindrical shoulder 23 and the top of the flared skirt 24 is the funnelshaped flange 32 perforated as at 33 and providing a support between it and the outwardly ex-' tending neck portion 22 for the filter disk 34.

In operation, the attachment i0 is forced over the end of the faucet II and held in operative position by the cooperation of the apertured internal flanges l5 and i1 just-as in applicants first mentioned patent above. I i is turned on, the valve door 21 in the position shown in Fig. 2 causes the flow to exit in a spraywhile if the valve handle 30 is moved to the position shown-in dotted lines at 30 in Fig. 3, a steady stream flows through the large central aperture provided in the plate 26 just as in applicants first mentioned prior patent, that is, the spray or stream coming from the outlet travels directly down from the faucet ll. Many times, however, it is desirable to provide either a spray When the faucet or a stream of water in areas of the sink other thah directly below the faucet II. This was possible to a very limited extent with applicants prior-patent by twisting the whole faucet attachment on the faucet, with the effect, however, of weakening the faucet attaching flanges and often accidentally removing the attachment from the faucet. With the present invention, however, the cylindrical head l2 remains fixed on the faucet i l and the elongated neck 20 or preferably either the flared skirt 24 or cylindrical shoulder 23 may be grasped manually to cause the outlet of the faucet attachment In to be directed any desired angle to the cylindrical head l2 and thus to the faucet H while the cylindrical head l2 remains firmly attached to the faucet ii, the fiexing or bending taking place entirely in the flexible elongated neck 2|). There is thus provided a directable spray or stream faucet attachment having all the advantages in applicants aforesaid first-mentioned patent, and in addition having the advantages that a spray or a stream may be directed anywhere in the sink area without the necessity of providing an additional separate flexible hose.

A further result of this invention is that the less expensive rigid faucet II when used with the present invention, just described, has the advantages of the comparatively expensive swingable faucet nozzle whose only purpose is to enable the stream to be directed over an extremely limited area of the sink as compared with the wide area of the sink that it can cover by the present improved faucet attachment.

The novel features and the operations of this device will be apparent from the foregoing description. While the device has been shown and the structure described in detail, it is obvious that this is not to be considered limited to the exact form disclosed and that changes may be made therein within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, what is claimed is:

l. A faucet attachment comprising an all rubber casing, said casing comprising a cylindrical head having apertured means therewithln for mounting it on the end of a faucet, a cylindrical neck, an outwardly flared strainer holding outlet portion, said neck being of a substantially small- 5 er diameter than said head, the thickness of the wall of said neck being less than that of the wall of said head, a funnel-shaped portion, tapered in thickness, connecting said neckto said head and an outwardly flared funnel-shaped portion connecting said neck to said strainer holding outlet portion, whereby said outlet portion may be manually grasped to direct said outlet portion at any desired angle to said head, the bending takin place entirely within the neck without affecting the head and its mounting means on the faucet end.

2. A faucet attachment comprising an all rubber casing, said casing comprising a cylindrical head having apertured means therewithin for go mounting it on the end of a faucet, a cylindrical neck, an outwardly flared strainer holding outlet portion, said neck being of a substantially smaller diameter than said head, the thickness of the wall of said neck being less than that of the wall of said head, a funnel-shaped portion, tapered in thickness, connecting said neck to said head and an outwardly flared funnel-shaped portion connecting said neck to said strainer holding outlet portion, said neck having a length at least somewhat but not much greater than its diameter, whereby said outlet portion may be manually grasped to direct said outlet portion at any desired angle to said head, the bending taking place entirely Within the neck without affecting the head and its mounting means on the faucet end.

CARL E. LEHMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification210/449, 210/314, 137/378, 239/443, 210/251, 239/447
International ClassificationB05B1/18, B05B1/16, B05B15/00, B05B15/06, B05B1/14
Cooperative ClassificationB05B1/1636, B05B15/065, B05B1/18
European ClassificationB05B15/06B, B05B1/16B3