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Publication numberUS2635006 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1953
Filing dateOct 22, 1949
Priority dateOct 22, 1949
Publication numberUS 2635006 A, US 2635006A, US-A-2635006, US2635006 A, US2635006A
InventorsVictor J Richmond
Original AssigneeVictor J Richmond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drinking fountain attachment for faucets
US 2635006 A
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A ril 14, 1953 v. .1. RICHMOND DRINKING FOUNTAIN ATTACHMENT FOR FAUCETS Filed Oct. 22, 1949 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 14, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE I I FOUNZ iiZ Z T-EAGEMENT F015 I I I FAUCETS] Victor .1. Batman, nrsdrgra, Pa. Application October 22, 943, Serial No. 1.23.028

3 Gla-ims. (Chaise- 11) This invention relates to certain new and use. .11, i pr vem s indxinking f un a s.

It has for its primary object to provide a jet drinking fountain attachment or device for faucets which is so designed and constructed as to be readily adapted for installation on various types of sink faucets and which is adjustable to an on position for by-passing some of the water flowing through the faucet to provide a jet of water for drinking purposes and to an off position wherein the attachment functions as an aerator and causes the water flowing through the faucet to be charged with air.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is simple, compact, durable and inexpensive in construction, which is easy to install, and which does not interfere with other operations in and about the sink.

Other features of the invention reside in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a faucet showing my drinking fountain installed thereon and in a position for drinking. Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal section thereof taken on line 2'2, Figure 1. Figure 3 is a similar section with the fountain attachment in its reversed position for aerating the water. Figure 4 is a detached perspective view of the attachment fitting.

By way of example, my invention has been shown in connection with a standard type of domestic faucet in having the usual valve handle I I for controlling the flow of water from the faucet. The drinking fountain device or attachment, indicated generally by the numeral I2, is adapted to' of the faucet arm or vertically on either side or at the end thereof and is adjustable to an on and off position by merely swinging it in one direction or the other. In the on position, assuming the faucet to have been turned on, a jet or fountain of water issues from the attachment for convenient drinking and dispenses with the use of a glass for that purpose, while in the off position, the attachment is turned out of the way where it does not interfere with operations in and about the sink and performs the function of causing air to be introduced and charged into the water to aerate it.

In the example shown, the attachment is mounted on the top side of the faucetto swing horizontally to its adjusted positions and includes an externally threaded bushing or beating memher 13 fitted in a threaded opening formed in the top side of the faucet. The attachment is in the nature of a fitting preferably consisting of a tubular portion l4 journaled in fluid sealed relation in the bearing member to turn relatively thereto and extending at its inner end transversely into the bore of the faucet where it is provided in one side with an opening or recess Ma,

1 which, in the on position of the device, faces the direction of flow of the water through the faucet and serves as an intake for by-passing the water into the attachment for drinking purposes. In the off position of the device, this opening faces in the opposite direction or away from the flow of water through the faucet, creating a suction and drawing air into the faucet to aerate the water discharged therefrom. Radiating from the outer end of the tubular portion l4 and substantially paralleling the faucet is an arm [5 having a passage l6 therein communicating at its inner end'with the bore of such tubular portion and opening generally upwardly at its outer end into the atmosphere to constitute a water discharge or drinking jet in the on position of the device. In the off position the jet opening serves as an air intake for water aeration purposes.

While manifestly simple, compact and inexpensive in construction, this device can be readily installed, it does not interfere with the normal flow of water through the faucet or with operations in and about the sink, and it serves the dual purpose of a drinking fountain and an aerator.

I claim as my invention:

1. In a faucet, a branch fitting therefor constitutin a drinking fountain adj ustably mounted thereon for swinging movement to an on and off position paralleling the faucet, said fitting including a tubular bearing portionv journaled in the wall of the faucet and extending transversely into and partially spanning the bore of the faucet in flow communication at its inner end therewith and having a lateral opening in one side thereof facing the direction of flow of the water through the faucet in the on position of the fitting and facing in the diametrically opposite direction in the off position thereof, and a communicating arm portion radiating from said bearing portion and paralleling the faucet and terminating at its outer end in a jet-like opening.

2. A jet drinking fountain attachment for faucets, comprising an attaching member adapted for connection to a wall of the faucet, and a fitting revolvably mounted on said member for movement to an on and off position and including a tubular bearing portion extending transversely into and partially spanning the bore 7 of the faucet in flow communication at its inner end therewith and having an opening in one side thereof facing the flow of water through the faucet in one position of the fitting and facing away from such flow of water in the other position of such fitting, and an arm radiating from the outer end of said bearing portion in substantially parallel relation to the faucet and having a passage therein communicating at its inner end with the bore of the bearing portion and opening at its other end into the atmosphere.

3. In a faucet, a branch fitting therefor constituting a drinking fountain adjustably mounted thereon for swinging movement to an on and off position paralleling the faucet, said fitting including a tubular portion journaled in fluid sealed relation in a wall of the faucet and extending at its inner end transversely of and in spaced by-pass relation to the opposite faucet-wall and opening axially and laterally at one side thereof into the faucet-bore, the lateral opening facing the direction of flow of the water through the faucet in the on position of the fitting and facing in the reverse direction in the off position thereof, the outer end of the tubular portion of said fitting opening into the atmosphere and forming a discharge jet and an air intake, respectively, in the on and off positions of the fitting.

VIC'IQR J. RICHMOND.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,079,441 Roethlisberger Nov. 25, 1913 1,372,213 Williams Mar. 22, 1921 2,044,117 Heckart June 16, 1936 2,068,794 Gauriles Jan. 26, 1937 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 434,040 Great Britain Aug. 26, 1935

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US9487935Jun 10, 2014Nov 8, 2016John Steven WaddellDual-purpose fountain
Classifications
U.S. Classification239/27, 239/436, 261/DIG.220, 239/428.5, 261/76
International ClassificationE03C1/086, E03B9/20
Cooperative ClassificationE03B9/20, Y10S261/22, E03C1/086
European ClassificationE03B9/20, E03C1/086