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/ Filed Nov. 30, 1946 Feb. 28, 1950 H. G. MULLETT ETAL 2,498,699
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WASHFOUNTAIN Filed Nov. 50, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 NTORS -sd/uemo'l rmck ATTORNEYS Hu'wu it Lap M7) Patented Feb. 28, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE r WASH FOUNTAIN Whitefish Bay, Wis., alssig nors to Bradley Wa'slrfountain 00., Milwaukee, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin Application November 30, 194's, serial "No. 713,196
7 Glaims. l The invention relates to washfountai n's. I-Ieretofore it has been the usual practice to mount the bowl or basin of the fountain on a heavy one-piece tubular pedestal. These pedestals are not only heavy but take up considerable shiping space. The object of the present invention is to provide a new and light Weight pedestal construction, the parts or which can be shipped in knocked down condition and require only a small amount of shi ping space.
A further object of the invention is to provide a new and improved form of pedestal construction for basins or bowls tormed of sheet metal.
The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter Set forth and hlbre pfiitic lllarly defined by claims at the "conclusion hereof.
In the drawings: Fig. 1 is a front elevation view of a "washfountam embodying the invention, parts being broken away "and 'parts being shown in section, along the Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 2-4 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 8;
Fig. 5 is a detailed vertical sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. '7';
Fig. '6 is a detailed vertical sectional view taken circular form, as shown in Figs. 4 and 8. Secured to the bottom of the basin in each instance, as by welding, and best seen in Fig. 4, are a plurality of short angled brackets or clips II.
In each instance the bowl is supported at the desired height above the floor by legs I2 formed as stampings of sheet metal, each having a foot or base portion I 3 and an upright portion I4 provided with reinforcing flanges l5, said upright portion at a certain distance from the base being ofiset outwardly as at [6. The upright portion M has spaced recesses I! pressed therein from its outer face, and its top I8 is also offset inwardl and abuts against the depending leg of the bracket l l to which it is secured by a bolt I9.
The inner end of base portion I3 is provided with 65 upstanding "arms 20 apertured to receive a pivot pin 2i upon which a treadlelever 22 is mounted intermediate its ends where the fountain is of the foot controlled valve The base portion l3 may also be anchored to the floor by lag screws 23 or other suitable fastening means passing through holes in said portion.
For the full circular fountain tour legst spaced ninety degrees apart are used, and for the semicircula'r fountain three legs spaced the same anginar distance apart are used. The legs in each instances-re connected together at their up er ends by bolting them with bolts 24 to an angled 'meta1 ring member 2 5. The legs H are also coin nec't'ed together at their lower ends by bolting them with bolts 25 to an angled base ring 27 of less diameter but of the same general configuratiol'lbl' form 915 the ring 25 e'XCe'pt for the straight rear side 28 of the semi-circular fountain and a part of the base portion or the leg "is ol fset at 29 to accommodate the base portion of ring El. Openings 3D in the ring 21 aline with openings 3! for-med in the legs to accommodate the trea'dle levers 22-;
The levers 22 are forked at 3 2 to receive a treadle ring 33 whereby foot pressure exerted at any point on said ring will-act to depress the outer ends of said 1evers. The inner ends of said levers 22 are operatively connected to a vertically movable block 34 normally urged downwardly by a spring 3 5 inter osed between said block and the headed and 36 "of a fixed guide member '31 for said block. The water supply 'valve '38 has it's actuator '39 connected by a link 4 8 with a lever 40 ful'crumed on the 'end 3 3 and operatively connected by a spring 4| with the block 3-4, said spring surrounding a guide rod 42 carried by said block and having a nut 43 thereon to limit the movement of the lever 40. Upward movement of the inner ends of the levers Z2 raises the block 34 and through the spring 4| shifts the lever 40 to open the valve 38, but as the details of the foot control valve form no part of the present invention, further description is deemed unnecessary.
As is usual in devices of this kind, hot and cold water pipes 44 and 45 connect with a mixing and volume control or shut off valve structure 46 whose mixing functions are controlled by a handle 41. Tempered water is conducted through a pipe 48 to a suitable sprayhead 49 to deliver a series of fine streams of water outwardly toward the walls of the basin which is provided With a drain opening 50 connected to a drain pipe 5 I.
To cover the piping and to further reinforce the supporting structure for the basin, a series of sheet metal cover plates 52 of ninety degree quadrant or sector form are secured by machine screws 53 to the upright portions 14 of the legs and are recessed at 54 to engage in the recesses I! of said legs, said plates having their lower ends 55 bent inwardly adjacent the top of the ring 28 but spaced therefrom. These plates 52 may be readily nested together for shipment, and when packed with the legs l2 and rings 21 and 25 in knockdown form, occupy only a small amount of space with a great reduction in weight over the usual one-piece pedestal.
It will be noted that the angles ll form anchoring projections for connecting the legs 12 to the basin. I e
We desire it to be understood that this invention is not to be limited to any particular form orarrangement of parts except in so far as such limitations are included in the claims.
What we claim as our invention is:
1. In a washfountain, the combination with a wash basin, of a skeleton frame comprising circumferentially spaced legs detachably secured at lower ends of said legs together in spaced rela- 4 with said base ring and legs a support for said basin and siding panels detachably secured to said legs and covering, the space between said basin and said base ring.
5. In a foot valve controlled washfountain, the
' combination with a wash basin, of a skeleton frame comprising circumferentially spaced legs lower ends ofsaid legs together, and sectional tion, arid-siding panels detachably secured to said legs. \f p 2. In a washfountaTm, the combination with a wash basin, of a skeleton frame comprising circumferentially spaced legs having floor engaging foot portions and upright portions detachably connected at their upper ends to said basin, means detachably connectingthe upper ends of said legs together in spaced relation, and means connecting the lower ends of said legs together in spaced relation, andsiding panels detachably secured to said legs.
3. In a washfountain, the combination with a wash basin, of a skeleton frame comprising spaced legs having floor engaging foot portions I and upright portions detachably .connectedlat their upper ends to saidlbasin, means detachably connecting the upper ends of said legs together,
and a base ring detachably secured to'the lower ends of said legs and having a floor engaging base portion, and siding panels detachably secured to said legs and covering the space between said basin and said base ring. 1
sheet metal siding detachably mounted on said legs.
6, In awashfountain, the combination with a wash basin, of a skeleton fram comprising circumferentially spaced legs detachably'secured at their upper ends to fsaid basin, means detachably connecting the upper ends of the legs together, means detachably connecting the lower ends of said legs together, and sector shaped cover plates detachably connected adjacent their adjoining edges to, the intermediate portions of I said legs.
j '7. In a washfountain, the combination witha wash basin, of a skeleton frame comprising spaced legs having angled feet and upright portions provided with inwardly disposed reinforcing flanges, said legs being detachably connected at their upper'ends to -said basin, an angled metal rim member'detachably connected to the upper ends of the legs and holding them in spaced relation, a basering'having anangled foot portion disposed beneath a portion of the foot por- REFERENCES YCITED The followingreferences are of record in the file of this patents UNITED STATES.- PATENTS Name Date Beardsley June 20, 1916 Allen May 3, 1938 Conner Dec, 31, 1940 -Wis'ckol June 23, 1942 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Number Number Date .Great Britain Aug. 22, 1932