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July 12, 1949. P, BENJAWN, J 2,476,079
FAUCET ATTACHMENT Filed Feb. 14, 1947 Patented July 12, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FAUoET ATTACHMENT Samuel P. Benjamin, In, West Haven, Ciiiin. Application February 14, 1947, Serial No. 728,607
1 Claim. (or'zs's em This invention relates to an attachment designed for use in connection with faucets, the primary object of the invention being to provide an attachment in the form of a container in which a suitable detergent is placed, so that water passing from the faucet will contact with the detergent and carry the detergent through spray openings of the container to deposit the detergent in a receiving basin, such as a bath tub or the like, the spray causing the creation of bubbles in the basin or bath tub.
An important object of the invention is to provide means for attaching the container to the faucet in such a way that the device will remain securely attached to the faucet.
Still another object of the invention is to provide an attachment which is capable of attachment to faucets of various sizes and shapes.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combination of parts, herein after more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view through a container, faucet and container attaching means, constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3---3 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the device comprises a body portion, indicated generally by the reference character 5, which is in the form of semi-spherical sections 5 and l and connected by means of the pin 8, which moves in the bayonet slot 9 of the section 1. Thus, it will be seen that due to this construction, the sections may be readily and easily disconnected to permit of the insertion of the desired detergent which may be in the form of a soap cake or the like.
Openings III are formed in the section I, and provide means to permit the water passing through the body portion to exhaust in a fine spray carrying with it detergent material, the spray causing the creation of bubbles in the bath tub or basin in which the spray is directed.
The reference character 1! indicates the neck of the body portion which is formed integral with the upper section 6 thereof, the neck being provided with an annular flange [2 at the outer end thereof, the flange being embedded in the main portion I3 of the coupling used in removably securing the device to the faucet, the faucet in the present showing being indicated by the reference character Hi.
The main portion of the coupling is ball-like in formation and is provided with a tapered extension [5 that extends well into the central portion of the coupling, the extension being of a length to extend an appreciable distance beyond the upper end of the main portion l3, as clearly shown by Figure 1 of the drawing. The coupling is constructed preferably of rubber and is provided with a circular recess providing a space between the tapered extension [5 and an inner surface of the main portion of the coupling for the reception of the annular flange it formed at the discharge end of the faucet. As shown, the tapered extension l5 extends into the discharge end of the faucet l4, and because of the tapered construction of the extension, it will be seen that the extension will be capable of use with faucets of various sizes, the tapered extension [5 wedged within the faucet providing a watei tight connection.
The recess formed within the body portion of the coupling is also formed with annular grooves I! that accommodate the annular flange of the faucet, there being provided a plurality of these annular grooves, to receive flanges of faucets of various diameters.
The extension I5, beyond the main portion of the coupling, is formed with annular grooves l3 that provide annular ribs 19, which contact with the inner surface of the faucet to hold the coupling to the faucet. This construction is such that when water is forced through the coupling and into the body portion 5 under pressure, a vacuum is created within the spaces formed between the annular ribs 19, to cause the extension to closely grip the faucet and hold it in position against the action of the pressure backing up within the body portion 5.
From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, I have provided a container which may be readily and easily positioned over the discharge end of a faucet, the container containing a suitable detergent, particles of which are picked up as the water passes therethrough, causing a spray to create bubbles in the bath tub or basin in which the spray is directed.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
The combination with the flanged end of a faucet, of a coupling comprising a rubber ball-like member having a central discharge bore, an elongated extension extending from the center of the ball-like member and terminating an appreciable distance beyond the surface of the balllike member, the outer surface of the ball-like member having a recess concentric with the exi nsi and e tending app eciable into the ball-like member, one wall of the recess being tapered for wedging contact with the inner surface of a faucet with which the coupling is used, the opposite wall of the recess having a plurality of concentric annular grooves of various widths in which the flange of the faucet engages, and said elongated extension adapted to be extended into the faucet with which the coupling is used.
SAMUEL P. BENJAMIN, JR.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record .in the.
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