US 340129 A
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(No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 1. J. KESEL.
SELF ACTING PARLOR FGUNTAIN. No. 340,129. Patented Apr. 20, 1886.
.-IIIIIIIII (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.
' J. KESBL.
SELF AG'I'INGr PARLOR FOUNTAIN.
PatentedApr. zo, 1886.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN KESEL, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
S ELF-ACTI NG PARLORHFOUNTAIN.
#SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 340,129, dated April 20, 1886.
Application tiled June 24, 1884. Serial No. 135,370. (No model.) I
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN KESEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Self-Acting Parlor-Fountain, it being independent from any water-works or hydrants. lVhen placed in a suitable flower-table, and decorated with natural or artificial plants and flowers, it forms a most handsome ornament for parlors, sitting-rooms, bay-windows, Src. It is also suitable for yards and gardens, at the same time having the sanitary capacity of purifying and refreshing the air in dwelling-rooms. The height of the jet and length of time the fountain will run depends on the size of reservoir and strength of the springpower in proportion. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in'which- Figure lis a vertical section of the entire fountain, showing the combination of basin, spout, reservoir, (showing when nearly empty, dotted lines when filled,) valve or selfacting valve, and operating-bar D, with springpower; Fig. 2, a vertical section of the fountain, to show how it is operated when placedin a flower-table. Fig. 3 is a detailed vertical section of the vent-valve or self-acting valve; Fig. 4, a separate view of cork fioat. Fig. 5 is a vertical section of cork disk K, with hole in center. Over said hole lies a thin piece of leather, m.
Similar letters refer to si milar parts through out the several views.
To set the fountain in operation, (see Fig. 2,) any person can place his or her foot in the foothold or stirrup S, which is attached to operating-bar D, supplied with teeth for receiving those ot' a smallcog-wheel, F,which turns the shaft G and winds up the spring E, fastened to the shaft G. It also can be wound up or set with a key or crank at the termination of the shaft G, if desired. In this case the stirrup S and guides T T may be left off, and the movement of the operatingbar D can be concealed by some hollow ornament, and when the operating-bar D is fully pressed down the spring U will fasten and hold it. Thewater in basin A iiows through valve or self-acting valve H and fills the rcservoir O. XVhen full, a slight touch at spring U will start the operating-bar D, and the driving power-spring E turns the cog-wheel F,which forces the operating-bar D in gradual pressure against the elastic reservoir O,which folds like a bellows. The pressure of water in reservoir will close valve or selfacting valve H, and force its way through the spout B, playing alively jet. The rods T T, secured to the under side of table R R, act as guides.
P P constitute the frame-work in which the mechanism is inclosed.
The vent valve or selfacting valve (see Figs. 3 and 4) consists of a pipe, H, which is wider on top, supplied with a narrow hole, I. In this wider part is a thin scalloped cork lioat, K,which has a hole in center. Over said hole lies a thin piece of leather or rubber cloth, m. Vhen the fountain isin operation, the water wil-l raise the cork float K and press the leather close against the. top hole, I, so no water can escape, and thereby the water can make its way only through jetpipe. \Vhen the reservoir is to be refilled, the water in basin will flow through top hole, I, and press the cork oat down against the pins a a, which prevent the cork fioat from closing the narrow pipe, but will allow the water to flow through thescallops, refilling the reservoir in a very short time, and the fountain is ready to operate again. The arrows indicate the flow of water.
I am aware that prior to my invention selfacting or portable fountains have been made. I therefore do not claim such a combination, broadly.
I do not ask Letters Patent for the flower table; but
Vhat I do claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The reservoir constructed entirely of elastic rubber and folding like a Chinese 1anteru, with spout and valve at the top, in combination with the operating-bar D, the winding-spring, and the pinion, substantially as herein described.
2. The self-acting valve H, placed in bottom of basin A, combined with reservoir C, said valve consisting of the scalloped cork disk K,with hole in center, said hole covered with leather, lm, substantially as and for the purpose herein specified.
CARL F. LAUBER, GEO. J. DEICHER.