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Publication numberUS2841799 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1958
Filing dateDec 30, 1954
Publication numberUS 2841799 A, US 2841799A, US-A-2841799, US2841799 A, US2841799A
InventorsJohn E. Traynor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain receptor
US 2841799 A
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July 8, 1958 J. E. TRAYNOR 2,841,799

FOUNTAIN RECEPTOR Filed Dec. 30, 1954 IN V E NTO' R JOHN 5. 7/ 14 Y/VOA Fig.3-

United States Patent a it;

FOUNTAIN RECEPTOR Application December 30, 1954, Serial No. 478,822

3 Claims. (Cl. 4-187) The present invention relates to an improved fountain of the deck type wherein two plumbing fixtures are mounted in opposed offset relationship and the sink portion is provided with a ledge about all but the front for maximum convenience and accessibility.

A multiude of different types of fountains have been developed, all with a view to providing readily accessible water source and drainage means therefor. The present invention is an improvement in this field and the receptor thereof is particularly advantageous in that a wide ledge about three sides of the sink bowl provides maximum protection from splashing and a vertical front sink wall provides maximum accessibility to the fountain for users thereof. The wide receptor ledge about the two sides and back of the bowl also provides a base for the mounting of plumbing fixtures and optimum fixture placement includes a fixture on each side of the bowl in offset relation with the fixture closest to the sink front being of the drinking or fountain type and the other fixture being of the pantry type, for example.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a fountain having a rectangular receptor with a horizontal ledge about the back and two sides and a substantially vertical front.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a fountain having a rectangular receptor with a substantially horizontal ledge about the back and sides with a fixture on each side ledge in offset relation to each other.

The invention possesses other objects and features of advantage, some of which, with the foregoing, will be set forth in the following description of the preferred form of the invention which is illustrated in the drawing accompanying and forming part of the specification. It is to be understood, however, that variations in the showing made by the said drawing and description may be adopted within the scope of the invention as set forth in the claims.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the fountain and receptor.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section of the combination fountain and receptor.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken at 3-3 of Figure 2.

Considering now the details of the invention and referring to the drawings, there will be seen to be pro vided a receptor 11 of unitary structure formed for example of cast iron with an enamel finish having a rectangular bowl 12 with outwardly tapering or flaring sides. The bowl 12 has a central drain aperture in the bottom thereof with a grid sink strainer 13 mounted therein and a depending flange 14 thereabout beneath the bowl bottom for attachment of drain connections 16 thereto. A relatively wide and substantially horizontal ledge 17 extends about three sides of the bowl 12 outwardly from the upper edges thereof and formed integrally therewith. This ledge 17 extends across the back wall 18 and end ice walls 19 and 20 of the bowl with the front wall 21 having no ledge adjacent same and the ledge may slope gently toward the bowl for good drainage of water splashed thereon. The joinder of ledge and bowl walls is accomplished by a smooth curve as is the joinder of bowl Walls and bottom. There is additionally provided as integral portion of the receptor a flange 23 which has a rectangular configuration in plan view and which extends outwardly from the ledge about the outer edge thereof and slightly above same with a low vertical wall 24 joining the ledge and flange. At the front of the receptor 11 the flange 23 is joined directly to the front wall 21 which extends upward further than the back and end walls for this purpose. The flange 23 has rounded inner corners and is curved into the low vertical connecting Wall 24 as is the ledge 17. Also, the flange has a relatively narrow width, particularly as compared to the ledge 17, for the flange serves the function of a mounting extension whereby the receptor may be readily mounted. A clamping ring 26 is disposed about the flange 24 for attaching the receptor to a drain board or the like and this ring 26 may comprise a conventional Hudee ring with a T-shaped cross section and an inner projecting bottom on the T whereby a mating lug (not shown) extends thereover and by means of a bolt threaded in the lug and bearing on the under surface of the flange pivots about the bottom of the T to clamp a drain board or the like with the outer T arm over the board and the inner T arm over the receptor flange. This or other conventional mounting systems may be employed to mount the receptor and as same forms no part of this invention no illustration or detailed description thereof is included herein.

The above described receptor 11 is adapted to carry a pair of plumbing fixtures draining into the receptor and operating to provide water to users of the invention. Although any desired types of fixtures may be employed, there is illustrated as a practical combination for use in a school classroom, for example, a pantry faucet 31 and a drinking fountain 32 mounted upon the receptor. The pantry faucet 31 is mounted at the rear of the ledge above the left side Wall 19 of the bowl 12 and may include a valve 33 having a pipe 34 extending from the bottom thereof through an aperture in the ledge 17 in clamping relation to the ledge and a conical spacer 36 about the pipe 34 between the valve proper and the upper surface of the ledge 17. A gooseneek pipe 37 is secured to the top or outlet end of the valve 33 and extends over the receptor bowl so that with the pipe 34 connected to a suitable water supply, opening of the valve by means of the handle provided therefor causes water to flow from the gooseneek and to fall therefrom downward into whatever container may be placed thereunder for filling. The provision of the wide ledge 17 about the receptor bowl 12 in the vicinity of the first fixture 31 prevents splashing of water out of the bowl when the fixture 31 is employed to direct a stream of water upon an object .held thereunder or upon the receptor bowl bottom. The other fixture 32, shown as a drinking fountain, is mounted in offset opposing relation to the first fixture 31 upon the ledge 17 above the receptor bowl side wall 20 adjacent the front end thereof. The fixtures 31 and 32 are thus mounted upon opposite sides of the receptor bowl 12 and are offset in the respect that the first fixture on the left ledge is disposed near the rear of the bowl and the second fixture on the right is disposed near the front of the bowl. The drinking fountain 32 may be conventional in having a valve 38 with an apertured ball 39 connected to the outlet thereof with a guard over the ball and the latter oriented to emit a stream of water from the aperture therein generally upward and across the receptor Patented July 8; 1958 bowl. A pipe 41 connected to the valve inlet extends through an aperture in the receptor bowl ledge and is clamped to the ledge to fix the fountain position, with this pipe being adapted for connection to a suitable water supply. A conical spacer 42 about the pipe 41 above the ledge positions the fountain in desired position. Operation of the fountain valve 38 to pass water therethrough causes the fountain head to emit a stream of water from the ball 39 thereof and this stream arches upwards and toward the left side of the receptor bowl from the right side thereof to fall if uninterrupted adjacent the bowl center and ahead of the first fixture 31. Ample room is thus provided between the two fixtures for one may readily lean over the receptor and drink from the fountain fixture 32 without contacting the first fixture because the latter is displaced rearwardly on the receptor.

There may of course be used other combinations of fixtures to complete the unit and a certain leeway is allowed in the disposition of the fixtures for the ledge aper tures need not be fixed as no built in bosses are provided, the conical spacers described above taking the place of same. Also a cover may be placed over the fixture opening in one side of the ledge or the ledge not drilled for an opening if it is desired to use only one plumbing fixture with the unit.

I claim:

1. A fountain receptor comprising a substantially rectangular bowl having a bottom wall, a back wall, a front wall and opposed end walls, a wide planar ledge extending horizontally outwardly from the upper edge of said back and end walls, a drinking fountain mounted on a portion of said ledge extending outwardly from one of said end walls and positioned adjacent said front wall, and a faucet fixture having its discharge opening directed gen- '4 erally towards said bottom wall mounted on a portion of said ledge extending outwardly from the other of said end walls and positioned adjacent said rear wall.

2. A fountain receptor comprising a substantially rectangular bowl having a bottom wall provided with a drain opening, a back wall, a front wall and opposed end walls, a generally horizontal fixture mounting ledge extending outwardly from each of said end Walls, a drinking fountain mounted on one of said ledges adjacent said front wall, and a faucet having its discharge opening directed generally towards said bottom wall mounted on the other of said ledges adjacent said rear wall.

3. A fountain receptor comprising a substantially rectangularbowl having a bottom wall, a back wall, a front wall and opposed end walls, a wide planar ledge extending horizontally outwardly from the upper edge of said back and end walls, a drinking fountain mounted on a portion of said ledge extending outwardly from one of said end walls and positioned adjacent said front wall, and a faucet fixture having its discharge opening directed generally towards said bottom wall mounted on the portion of said ledge adjacent the juncture of the back wall and the other of said end walls.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,468,565 Guth Sept. 18, 1923 2,146,939 Coordes Feb. 14, 1939 2,498,502 OBrien Feb. 21, 1950 2,641,519 McMahon June 9, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,018,032 France Oct. 8, 1952

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/638, D07/304, D23/284, 239/29
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/18