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Publication numberUS2438665 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1948
Filing dateMay 15, 1946
Priority dateMay 15, 1946
Publication numberUS 2438665 A, US 2438665A, US-A-2438665, US2438665 A, US2438665A
InventorsHesse Arthur T
Original AssigneeHesse Arthur T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathroom equipment
US 2438665 A
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March 30, 1948. A. T. HESSE BATHROOM EQUIPMENT Filed May 15, 1946 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR.

ARTHUR 7: H5555 ATTEI R N EYB March 30, 1948. A. T. HESSE BATHROQM EQUIPMENT Filed May 15, 1946 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORL ARTHUR 7'. H555 ATTD RNEYB March 30, 1948. A. T. HESSE BATHROOM EQUIPMENT 4 Sheets-Sheet I5 Filed May 15, 1946,

ATTD RN EYE March 30, 1948. A. 'r. HESSE BATHROOM EQUIPMENT Filed May 15, 1946 4 Sheets- Sheet 4 INVENTOR. ARTHUR r 1/5555 A'ITD R N EYS Patented Mar. 30, 1948 ED STATES: PATENT OFFICE,

BATHRGOM EQUIPMENT Arthur Hesse, Long. Beach, Calif.

Application May" 15; 194 6,' Serial Ni). 669535 (Cle4' -2-) 6 Glaim's. 1 My present invention relates to an improvemerit in bathroom equipment" and more especially to the" novel and unique combination and arrangement of the conventional bathroom utilities so as to require a minimum of space and provide raj-maximum of" ease ofinstallatiorr and util ity.

In the accompanying drawings 1' have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my inventibn according to the best mode- I have thus far devised but it will be understood that various changes and alterationsmay be" made in the exemplified structure within thescope of the appended" claims.

In the drawings? Figure 1 is a top plan view of a bathroom showing the conventional utilities placed and arranged according to'my invention. v

Figure 2 is atront elevation view thereof.

Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the same.

Figure 4 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view of the tub at line 4-4 of Figure I.

Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view of the post supporting the wash bowl.

Figure 6 is a horizontal sectional view of the bowl taken at line G -ii of Figure 3.

Figure '7 is a: topplan view of the soap dish and support mounted on the central stanchion.

Referringnow' tothe drawings in detail I have illustrated the equipment so arranged according to my invention in the bathroom having walls 2 with entrance 3, and the floor 4.

Approximately central of the floor I have provided a vertical post or stanchion 6 suitably secured to the floor and ceiling of the room and the hot and cold water pipes 8 and II] are located within the stanchion for maximum accessibility for the tub and shower, and the wash basin.

The tub I2 is suitably secured to the walls in one corner thereof and is formed with an enlarged shower circle M at one end and an inclined rest I6 at the other end with the seat portion 18 intermediate thereof. A drain 20 in a lateral trough 2| connects with the waste pipe 22 which in turn is connected with the vertical sewage pipe and vent 23. Faucets l3 and I3 control the tub water supply.

An overflow pipe 24 has its entrance inside the tub and near the top thereof and connects also with the waste pipe or outlet 22.

A conventional water closet 24 having a valve 26 is located in one corner of the room, as shown, and diagonally opposite the shower portion of the tub and this closet has its waste pipe connected with the main waste outlet 22 as at 28.

On the: upper portion of the centrat stanchion- 61 have rasnioneu. a collar 311 upon which is suitably mounted a shower curtain ring and a support therefor is illustrated as at 314. The shower curtain 3B is supported in tlie usual man-- ner' from the shower ring and the pipe 33 carries the-mined hot and cold water to thesho'wer head; notrshown. Valves 40 and ll are providedto*contr'ol the mixture of the water therein.

Valves 42 and $3 are provided for the faucet 44 for the basin and this faucet is swiveled' as at dfi uporr the stanchion for rotary'movement relative thereto. wash basin 18 having a-bowl' and a rear extension 52 is mounted ona postsection 54? and this section iscarri'ed by' the post 51:" suitably attached to the floor andim close relation to' the stanchiona Aninterior sleeve is provided tos'eaP the juncture of" the post" sec tionsand to-f'orm a journal'- for the up er section, and the drain 58 having a goose-neck 59 connects with the interior of" the upperpost'secti'orr. The waste water from the wash bowl passes" through a trap 60' in the lbwer'pcst' section before reaching the sewage connection: 62.

On the stanchion 6 above thebasin' level I have provided a collar 64 having a CupfiintUW-hioh is placedasoap -dish 66;

From the above description it should be aspparent that the conventionally employed utilities of the bathroom are so located and afiixed a minimum of space is required in the bathroom. I have provided a complete shower and tub, together with the water closet, and by rotatably mounting the wash basin and bowl in the approximate center of the room the usual wall area required for the wash bowl is eliminated. It should be clear that the wash basin may be swung on its Post to various positions to provide for its use, or to permt access to the tub or the water closet.

A single waste outlet is connected to the three utilities and the single pair of hot and cold water pipes are all that is necessary. By the location of the utilities within the small area ample room is available for the use of each, and yet the overall area of the bathroom is considerably lessened.

Having thus fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A bath tub and shower including a circular shower portion at one end of the tub and an arcuate trough completing the shower circle and communicating with a drain in the trough.

2. In bathroom equipment, the combination, which comprises, a centrally disposed tubular stanchion having a plurality of water supply pipes 5' therein, a tubular post spaced from the stanchion having a drain pipe therein, an upper section rotatably mounted on said post, a wash basin carried by the said upper section of the post, a drain from the wash basin extending through the said upper section of the post and connected to the drain pipe of the post through a swivel joint, and faucets having swivel joints therein carried by the stanchion, connected to the water supply pipes therein, and extending over the wash basin.

3. In bath room' equipment, the combination, which comprises, a centrally disposed tubular stanchion having a plurality of water supply pipes therein, a bath tub having an enlarged shower section in one end positioned beside the stanchion, said bath tube having a trough communicating with a drain positioned between the shower section and remainder of the tub, faucets carried by the stanchion for supplying water to a shower head, shower curtain carrying arms extending from the stanchion, a tubular post having a swivel head spaced from the stanchion, a wash basin carried by the swivel head of the post, and faucets carried by the stanchion for supplying water to the wash basin through a swivel connection,

4. In bathroom equipment,' the combination, which comprises, a centrally disposed tubular stanchion having a plurality of Water supply pipes therein, a bath tub having an enlarged shower section in one end positioned beside the stanchion, faucets carried by the stanchion for supplying water to a shower head, shower curtain carrying arms extending from the stanchion and mounted thereon, a tubular post spaced from the stanchion having a drain pipe therein, a tubular upper section rotatably mounted on said post, a wash basin carried by said tubular upper section of the post, a drain from the wash basin extending through the upper section of the post and connected tothe drain pipe of the post through a swivel connection, and faucets carried by the stanchion com municating with a common spout having a swivel joint therein with the spout adapted to follow the wash basin for su plying Water thereto and with the swivel joint of the spout aligned with the center of the post.

, 5. In bath room equipment, the combination, which comprises, a centrally disposed tubular stanchion having a plurality of water supply pipes therein, a bath tub havingvan enlarged shower tubular stanchion having hot and cold water supsection in one end positioned beside the stanchion, a trough dividing the shower section from the remainder of the tub communicating with a drain, faucets carried by the stanchion for supplying water to a shower head, shower curtain carrying arms carried by the stanchion, a soap dish carried by the stanchion, a tubular post spaced from the stanchion, a drain connection in said post, a tubular upper section rotatably mounted on said post, awash basin carried by the tubular upper-section of the post, a drain from the wash basin extending through the upper section of the post and connected to the drain connection in the post through a swivel joint, faucets carried by the stanchion communicating with a common spout having a swivel joint therein for supplying water to the wash basin, 2, commode, and a common drain to which the drain connec-' tions of the tub, basin and commode are con nected.

6. In bath room equipment, a centrally disposed ply pipes therein, a bath tub having anenlarged shower section at one end positioned beside the stanchion, said bath tub having an arcuate trough in the lower surface separating the shower section from the remainder of thetub and communicat ing with a drain, faucets on the hot and cold water supply pipes in the stanchion with handles extending through the wall thereof for controllingwater to a shower head, arcuate shower curtain carrying arms extending from the upper part of the stanchion and'positioned to support a curtain around the shower section of the-bath tub, and

independent hot and cold water supply faucets in one side of the bath tub, a

l 7 ARTHVUR TIILIESSE.

, REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

STA'IES PATENTS 7 Mullet Sept. 16, 1941

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/553, 4/653, 4/546, 4/663
International ClassificationE03C1/01, E03C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/01
European ClassificationE03C1/01