US 2507943 A
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May 16, 1950 E. c. SWlLlK COMBINATION SOAP DISH AND FAUCET Filed March 28, 1945 INVENTOR.
latented May 16, 1950 COMBINATION SOAP DISH AND FAUCET Edward C. Swilik, Cleveland, Ohio, assignor to Barnes Manufacturing Co., Mansfield, Ohio, a
corporation of Ohio Application March 28, 1945, Serial No. 585,315
My invention relates to soap dishes and more particularly is an improvement in a type of combination faucet and soap dish such as is well adapted to kitchen or bathroom use.
It is one of the objects of my invention to provide a combination faucet and soap dish in which the soap dish is easily applied to and removed from the faucet, and which will be held rigidly in position on the faucet when assembled.
Another object of the invention is to construct a soap dish preferably of sheet or molded material which is provided with means for quick assembly and removal with respect to the faucet on which it is supported.
A further object resides in providing cooperating means on a soap dish and its faucet support which will prevent lateral relative movement on the faucet yet which will permit easy removal therefrom.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of the kind disclosed which is extremely simple of construction, inexpensive to manufacture and neat in appearance.
Other objects and advantages will become more apparent as the following description of an embodiment thereof progresses, reference being made to the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters are employed to designate like parts throughout the same.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is an exploded View in perspective showing the faucet support and the soap dish embodying my invention;
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the soap dish;
Figure 3 is a rear elevation of the soap dish;
Figure 4 is a side elevation thereof; and,
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the soap dish shown mounted on a, faucet of the mixing type.
The invention is particularly adapted for use over kitchen sinks or in the bathroom although its usefulness is not to be understood to be limited to these specific examples.
In the embodiment illustrated, the hub l and distributing arms 2 of a mixing faucet are preferably formed as a unit, there being a threaded opening 3 in the hub for receiving the swivel mixing spout 4. The hub l extends rearwardly of the arms from a point substantially midway of the outer ends and is provided with vertically arranged slots 5 and 6 on opposite sides of the hub as illustrated in Figure 1. These slots are in lateral alignment and may extend from the top of the bottom of the hub. The slots extend inwardly toward each other sufficiently to receive and hold a portion of the respective walls 1 and 8 of the soap dish 9 when the latter is in supported position. 7
The soap dish 9 may be formed as a metal stamping or may be of molded plastic composition or formed in any other desired manner to include a soap supporting ledge l0, side walls H, and a rear wall l2. The rear wall l2 extends upwardly from the ledge and is curved rearwardly and downwardly at l3 as shown in Figures 1, 4 and 5, from its outer ends to an intermediate hub embracing portion M.
This portion of the soap dish is relieved at l5 to form rearwardly extending walls l6 terminating in inwardly projecting flanges I! arranged for sliding engagement in the respective slots 5 and 6 of the hub, as shown in Figure 5.
The curved and downwardly extending walls !3, due to the resiliency of the material, are adapted to snap over and firmly engage the arms 2 of the faucet fixture as the soap dish is lowered into place, the flanges i1 sliding in the respective slots 5 and 6 and the top walls It; coming to rest on and overlying the outer sides of the hub, as shown in Figure 5.
It will be seen that, while the construction illustrated is extremely simple, the soap dish may readily be attached to and removed from the fixture. When it is in assembled position it will be held firmly in its supported position on the arms 2 against accidental vertical displacement due to the resiliency of the walls I3 normally gripping the arms 2, and against lateral displacement by virtue of the cooperating flanges H in the respective slots 5 and 6.
By such a construction, the entire combined fixture is more satisfactory in use because the soap dish cannot be accidentally displaced either by vertical, lateral or rotational movement relative to the fixture.
Various changes may be made in the details of construction of my invention without departing from the spirit thereof or the scope of the appended claims.
1. A plumbing fixture including a conduit, means on said conduit for supporting an article support and an article support removably carried by said means and said conduit, said means and said support having cooperating portions for slidable interfitting engagement whereby to firmly secure the support on the fixture against relative lateral or rotational movement thereon, said support having another portion for resilient engagement with said conduit.
2. A plumbing fixture including a conduit, a
hub on said conduit, and an article suplport removably carried by said hub and conduit, said hub and said support having cooperating portions for slidable inter-fitting engagement whereby to firmly secure the support on the fixture against relative lateral or rotational movement thereon, said support having portions formed for resilient engagenrent with said conduit on opposite sides of saidhu'b.
3. In combination, a plumbing fixture comprising a mixing faucet hub, a pair of conduits communicating with said hub to supplyfluids to, be mixed, said hub having vertically arranged slots in opposite sides thereof, and an article support formed with portions overlying and resiliently engageable with said conduits, and a pair of walls formed in said support for slidable engagement in said hub slots whereby to removablv, secure the support on the fixture.
4. In combination, a'plumbing fixture comprising a mixing faucet hub, a conduit carried by said hub, said hub having a slot formed therein, and an article support formed with portions overlying and resiliently engageable with said conduit, and a wall formed in said article support for slidable engagement in said slot whereby to removably secure the article support on the fixture and t v rev t re at ate a or r fia pa movemsn b ie EDWARD C. SWILIK.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this. patent:
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