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Publication numberUS2594938 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1952
Filing dateOct 6, 1949
Priority dateOct 6, 1949
Publication numberUS 2594938 A, US 2594938A, US-A-2594938, US2594938 A, US2594938A
InventorsLeavitt Jack C
Original AssigneeErnest E Bechtelheimer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable camping sink
US 2594938 A
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BY WM Patented Apr. 29, 1952 UNITED STATES QF-F'IQEL PORTABLE CAMPING. SINK.

Jack C. Leavitt, Independence; Oreg; assi'gnorof" fifty per cent to Ernest E: Bechtelheim'er, As-

toria, Oreg.

Application October 6, 19519,;SerialNo. 119,879

4 Claims:

This invention relates to portable camping: equipment and'm'ore particularly to a portable sink which is constructed so 'thatit includes all ofthe customary features andadvantages ofa-rigid-type sink or'tub connected to a supply conduit.

Th'eprimary object' of this invention is to' pro-' vide a sink or tub that may be-transported' and set up at any desired spot, the sink, when set up, having its own supply of running water.

Another important-object of this inventionis to providea simple, compact and inexpensive sin-k which" includes a tank-section and a tub section hingedly connected thereto, means being- Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is atransverse sectional view taken Figure 4 isa rear elevationalview;

Figure 5 is a detailed sectional View taken-non line 5-'5 of Figure 3;

Figure 6 isanenlarged sectional view taken on line B-6 of Figure "2 and illustratingthe means for retaining the tank. and base sections in open; operative relationship;

2v ular relation to the member l4 so that the faucet 26 overlies the upper open side of the section I I; In this respect, it is to be noted that a rectangular rim 30 is formed on the inner'sur face of the side and end walls l3 and 20, with a} center web 32 positioned transversely between the sides of the rim to receive and retain against lateral movement of basins" 34. A supporting bar'33 extends'longitudinally between the end walls and is disposed below and transversely to the web 32. Receptacles or basins and 36 having laterally, disposed peripheral flanges 38 are provided, the receptacles being disposed inthe adjacentopenings defined by theribs and suspended in the casing M by means of the flanges 38' on the upper edges thereof, which are seated on the rim and web thereof and'the bottom walls resting on the bar 33, as seen-in'Figure 1.

A'pair of supporting arms 40 and 42 are pivotally secured toprojecting apertured ears 44 formed on the inner side walls 28 of the tank and are formed with unattached opposing ends 65 terminating inextending tongues or fingers 48. Inclined openings '50 are formed in the opposing ends of the rim 3D'and the free ends 46 of the bars are seated therein, as seen in Figure 6, whereby the tank is locked in right angular 3 relation to the casing l4 and extends perpen- Figure 7 is Tani end elevationalr view of lithe:

sink ina closed position: and

Figure 8 is a front elevational view'of the sinkrin arclosed position.

In the accompanying drawings, the'sink;rgen

erally d'esig'natedby the character reference [0, includes a pair of casings or members l2 and M, which arehingedly-seoured together. The casing I 2 is a substantially rectangular, boxlike member, which defines a tank, andthe member [4 includes a bottom-wall- I 6 having" opposed upstanding side and endl'walls l8 and 20. Thetop or inner portion'of the section is open and the tank 12 is secured-by hinges 2| to one of the sides [8 of the casing M. A filling aperture is formed in the outer side wall 22 of the tank I2 and a closure member 24 is threaded in the aperture.- A conventionaLs-wivel faucetezfl issecured in the lower,portionaofgthe inner side .--wa11 28 of the--:tank; and nreans is provided for supporting the tank in perpendici 12,,secured to the.--wa1l 22 of. the. tank, A burner 7 4-, ismounted below the opentends oi the.tubes:

by means of a bracket 16.

' relationship and. the sink is set up :for' use.

throughwan opening-62 -in the wall.

clicular from the side wall 18 to seat on supporting plates 5| vertically mounted on-the outer wall l8.'

A supporting shelf 52 is provided and is adapted 'to be attached to one of the end walls 26 of the casing I4, when the two members are in open The shelf '52: may be formed on its upper face with longitudinal drain ribs or the like, if desired.

1 Asiseen in Figure 2, a brace arm 54. is pivotallysecured, as at 56, to: a; downwardly extending ap'erturedear 58 which is formed on the under,

"face ofthe shelf. A- reduced finger'fill extends from'the opposing-end of the bar and is inserted Lugs 64 are-formed on thewinner end of the shelf andare adapted to be detachably'received within open"- ings 69 forme'd'in'theend wall 20,adjacent the v upperedge thereof, so that-theshelfis supported insa-horizontalplane: and extendsoutwardly from the end wall: rill, adjacent the upper edge thereof.

Means is provided for heating the water within the tank I2 andincludes a-plurality of U-shaped heating-tubes, the lower unattached ends of the tubes beingseated in the side wall 10 of the tank and the upper ends being supported by rods or tank 18 is supported by clamps 80 and attached thereby to angle members 82 depending from the side wall [8 of the casing M. A connection 84 is formed between the burner and the tank or a cylindrical receptacle, so that kerosene or similar fiuid stored by the tank I8 is fed to the burner 14. It is to be noted that the burner is in vertical alignment. with the heating tubes, when the tank is in a vertical position, so that the heating tubes are heated by the burner and the water in the tank is thus heated for use.

Means is provided for locking the tank and casing together in closed relation for carrying purposes and for supporting the casing in a raised horizontal position. The means includes a pair of U-shaped supporting standards 86 and 88 which are pivotally secured to transversely positioned bars 90 secured to the under side of the bottom wall l6 of the casing It. The ends of the supporting rod or bar project beyond the side walls 18 and the under side ends of the supporting standards are pivotally secured thereto by pivot pins 92. As seen in Figure 8, the length of the supporting standard is substantially similar to the height of the casing and tank when in closed relation. Thus, for carrying purposes, handles 94 are secured to the wall 22 and outer side wall of the casings and the supporting standards are swung about their pivots into a position encircling the casings and tank and thereby holding them in closed relation.

Means is provided for locking the standards in a lowered position and consists of lateral ends 96 formed on the legs of the standards and extending from the pivot 92, the ends being provided with upstanding angular latch elements 98. The latch elements are adapted to be vertically disposed through vertical openings I in the bottom wall I6 of the casing, when the standards are in vertical relation to the casing and a complementary latch member or locking bar I02 is slidably mounted Within a guide housing I04 formed on the inner surface of the bottom wall 16, the guide bars I02 being disposed transversely to the openings I00. Springs I06 are connected at one end to the housing I04 and at their opposing ends to the inner end I08 of the locking bars, so that the springs I06 urge the locking bars toward the openings I00 and into latching engagement with the latch elements 98.

It can be seen that the casing I4, can thus be supported in a raised horizontal position and that the tank can be locked in right angular relation to the casing. The faucet 26 overlies the open inner wall of the casing and the heated water flowing therethrough will be directed into one of the basins or receptacles. Of course, if desired, drains could be formed in the basins and hand grips could be formed in the upper flanges thereof, in order to render the handling of the basins more convenient.

In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary. I

It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention, the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein- Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

l. A portable sink comprising a pair of hingedly connected casings, the first of said casings being closed to form a tank, the second of said casings having an opening formed in its inner wall, means for supporting said first casing perpendicular to the second casing, and a detachable receptacle seated in the opening in the second casing, and said first casing being provided with outlet means overlying the receptacle in the second casing whereby water in the first casing can fiow into the receptacle.

2. A portable sink comprising a pair of hingedly connected casings, the first of said casings being closed to form a tank, the second of said casings having an opening formed in its inner wall, means for supporting said first casing perpendicular to the second casing, outlet means in said first casing overlying the opening in the second casing whereby water in the first casing can flow into the opening in the second casing, and means for heating water in the first casing, said last named means including heating tubes mounted in the first casing, a burner unit attached to the casing and disposed below the tubes.

3. A portable sink comprising a pair of hingedly connected casings, the first of said casings being closed to form a tank and cover member, the second of said casings having an opening formed in the inner wall, means for supporting said first casing perpendicular to the second casing, supporting rim means secured within said second casing, a detachable receptacle disposed on said rim means and supported thereby, and outlet means in said first casing overlying said receptacle whereby liquid from the first casing can flow into said receptacle.

4. A portable sink comprising a pair of hingedly connected casings, the first of said casings being closed to form a tank and cover member, the second of said casings having an opening formed in the inner wall, means for supporting said first casing perpendicular to the second casing,

' supporting rim means secured within said second casing, a detachable receptacle disposed on said rim means and supported thereby, and outlet means in said first casing overlying said receptacle whereby liquid from the first casing can flow into said receptacle, said first recited means including a pair of supporting arms pivotally secured to the inner wall of said tank, said rim means being formed with openings lying in the same plane as said'arms, the free ends of said arms being formed with notches for selective engagement with the edges of said openings, and stop means for limiting the pivoting movement of said tank.

JACK C. LEAVITT.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,329,070 Bruder Jan. 27, 1920 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 10,423 Great Britain May 17, 1899 33,631 Norway Nov. 28, 1921- 11,229 Germany Oct. 30,1880-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/626, 4/638, 4/639
International ClassificationE03C1/18
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/18
European ClassificationE03C1/18