US 544727 A
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' Patented Aug. 20, 1895.
litten STATES PATENT Fries.
HENRY J. GILCHER, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 544,727, dated August 20, 1895. `:Application filed January 17, 1894. Serial No. 497,212. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, HENRY J. GILOHER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Cleveland, county of Cuyahoga, and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Basin-Faucets, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to faucets for washbasins and similar purposes; and it consists in the new constructions and combinations substantially vas hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a vertical section of my new faucet, showing it as self-closing. Fig. 2 is a sectional view of part of the faucet, showing it as not selfclosing. Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing a modified application of the spring.
A is the body of the faucet,having the discharge-spout S integral therewith. The valve` seat is at the junction of the spout with the body. Opposite to the valve-seat, in the body, is a hole in which is screwed a projection B, having a bore forming a support and guide for the valve-stem C.
D is the valve, consisting ofa cone-shaped rubber thimble xed on the end of the valvestem, secured by means of a nut d, having a fiat or thin extension cl2 to serve as a guide for the valve in the base of the spout.
E E are permanent disks made on the valvestem.
F is a spring on the stem, resting in a recess i'n the inner end of the projection B and bearin g against the disk E, and serves to force the valve to its seat when free to do so.
G is a cap screwed into the top of the body for closing the same and forming a support for the valve-operating mechanism. The cap G has a downward extension, and the cap is made a central bore. y
H is a vertical stem placed in the bore ofsaid cap and extensiomto the top of which is attached the thumb-lever or handle I, by which said stem is turned.
J is a disk or head on the lower end of the stem, having a pin K at one side of the center line of said stem, forming a crank-pin which extends down between the disks E E on the valve-stem C, by means of which the valvestem is moved back wheneverv the shaft H is turned for opening the valve, the spring immediately closing the valve when power applied to the handle is relinquished.
g is a rubber gasket interposed between the heads J and lower end of the cap-extension.
N is a nut screwed into the top of the cap G around the stem H and bearing against the handle I, and is provided for squeezing the gasket for making a tight joint to prevent leakage up around the stem and also for taking up wear.
In Fig. 2 the spring is seen omitted,so that the valve is moved back and forth by the stem H both for opening and closing it. In this case the valve may be left to stand open if desired.
In Fig. 3 is shown a modified form of ap-v plication of the spring. In this form the retracting-spring is applied to the vertical stem H as an alternate to the spring on valve-stem C., the tension of the spring being exerted in a twisting manner to perform its function. Having describedmy invention, I claim- In a basin faucet, the combination with the y HENRY J. GILCHER.
GEO. W. TIBBITTs, y JOHN C. TALco'r'r.