US 2362950 A
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Nov. 14, 1944. G. c. VIEYRA EASY CLEANING BATHTUB Filed Sept. 2, 1945 ene wemV ym V Patented Nov. 14, 1944 EASY CLEANING BATHTUB' Genevieve C. Vieyra, Gabbs, Nev. I
Application September 2, 1943, Serial No. 500,963
t 2 Claims. (Cl. 4-173 This invention relates to a bathtub.
. A primary object is to provide a novel construction whereby water discharged into the tub for flushing or cleaning purposes will flow the 'entire length of the bottom of the tub and over the entire bottom, aiding in loosening dirt or `foreign matter, flushing out the same as well as companying drawing illustrating an operative embodiment.
In said' drawing: Figure 1 is a view in plan of the improved tub;
Figure 2 is a central vertical sectional View taken on the line 2-'-2 of Figure 1.
Referring specifically to the drawing wherein like reference characters designate like or similar parts, a bathtub is shown at u which gen erally may be of any desired shape, size, and materials. are vertical as well as' is one end wall 12. The other end wall l3 is inclined, and the bottom wall !4 inclines downwardly and away from the base of the straight end wall |2 to the base of the inclined end wall l 3.
The water is adapted to be supplied to the tub from any suitable source through a pipe !5, under control of a valve 16' which is arranged to discharge into the tub relatively close to the end wall l2. r I
An overfiow outlet l'l is fastened in the vertical wall l2 adjacent the top in communication with a pipe or Conduit -l8 which leads to the sewer or other point of discharge.
As shown the side walls ll of the tub- In the bottom wall I4 relatively close to the inclined wall l3 I'provide an outlet connection s, and lead therefrom a drain pipe 20 which communicates with or empties into the pipe !8. It will be noted that the drain fitting IQ is of such character that when desired the usual plugor stopper may be applied to hold water in the tub lfl.
In using the tub, it will be realized, the water is introduced at the Valve IS. When washing or flushing the tub, such water will strike the bottom l4 adjacent the wall 12, and will flow over the entire bottom M, and due to its inclination will drain through the outlet !9 under its own force and the force of gravity. As a result, the flowing water will loosen dirt and foreign matter in the tub and drain the same therefrom as well as it will soapy water and the like, overcoming the necessity of having to force water, as in existing constructions, from adjacent a vertical wall such as l2 toward the other end of the tub, which water thereafter would have to drain toward the Vertical end wall before reaching the drain outlet of the tub.
Various changes may be resorted to provided that they fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.
' I claim as my invention:
1. A bathtub of the class described having a 2. A bathtub of the class described having a foot end wall, an inclined end wall opposed thereto, a bottom wall inclining from the foot end wall to the other end wall, an overflow opening in the foot end wall, and a drainage fitting in the bottom wall adjacent its junction with the inclined wall, and drainage piping common to saidoverflow opening and said outlet fitting.
- p GENEVIEVE C. VIEYRA.