US 630315 A
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Nb. 630,3l5. Paiented Aug. 8, I899.
(Lwblication filed Oct. 19, 1888.)
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UNITED STATES v PATENT OFFICE.
PETER BARCLAY, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPEGIFTCATI ON forming part of Letters Patent No. 630,315, dated August 8, 1899. Application filed October 12, 1898- Serial No. 693,340. (No model.)
To all whom it may OOH/087%: veniently permit the efficient finishing of the Be it kn ownthatl, PETERBARCLAY, of Bosinterior surfaces to effect a satisfactory move- I ton, county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetts, ment of the movable parts within. have invented an Automatic Faucet, of which E represents the perforations in the stem- 5 the following is a specification. guide, and b the opening in the perforated I The object of my invention is to effect a valve-guide for the valve-stem end to enter. faucet, automatic in its operation, that will These perforations in the guide are for the permit a discharge by the mere pressing of a purpose to permit the water to have free disbutton and that will effect when the button charge through them. to is released a stoppage of the discharge by the 0 represents horizontal disks fitted within pressure of that controlled to pass through the feed passage-way in a horizontal manthe faucet without the aid of any otherkind of ner below the stem-valve, as shown. These force, which I attain in the following manner. disks are for the purpose of breaking the di- Figure 1 is a vertical section of my invenrect flow of the water to arrest any tendency 15 tion; and Fig. 2 is a cross-section on line now, of a water-thump in the water valve or pipe showingthe hand-manipulatingbutton valvethat may be caused by the flowing and cutoperating stem-guide b ting ofi of the water. These disks cut 0E a A represents my hand-manipulating butgreat part of the passage-way and only perton-operating-stem valve, athe hand-manipumit the water to flow through a small open- 2b lating button, and a the valve portion, which ing aton'e'en'dfand it will be observed that is designed to contact the valve-seat a of the these openings 0 through the disks are, in faucet-body. their series at one side, then at the other side, a is a reduced portion of my valve at its respectively, compelling the water toflow in lower end, which freely passes through the a zigzag manner. These water-thump-pre- 25 guide, as shown in Fig. 1. venting disks may be perforated to attain B denotes my automatic valve-faucet body, the same result as the disks just described. of which his the discharge portion,b the sup- My automatic valve A can be made of ply portion, and b a perforated guide for the aluminium or any other suitable metal. The
valve-stem of my automatic valve A, and 12 former is more preferable by reason of its 3c is a removably-fitted packing-nut, which also very light weight. The valve is shown to be acts as a stem-guide, as well as to effect an efconical in design, but that is optional, as any ficient pressure on the packing b surroundother efficient design will be as effective as ing the hand-manipulating stem. This nut the one shown.
is in threaded engagement with the top por- Itis the essence of this myinventiontoattain 3 5 tion of my faucet-body, as shown by the drawa valve-faucet, automatic in its operation,that ings. requires no springs to assist it in its opera- The vertical movement of my valve is contion-only the pressure of that which is introlled by comingin contact with the surface tended to pass through the faucet. The perof the valve-seat when the button a is not forated guide prevents the operator pressin 4o pressed down. the valve-operating stem down too far.
b represents the valveseat, and b thebase The use and operation of my valve-fan of the faucet-body, which is shown to engage are as follows: We will assume that my the table 1, the under part of which the washer is used for the discharge of water. 2 contacts, against which the nut 3, in threadwater from my faucet, all that" .5 ed engagement with the feed-end portion of, is to press down on the the faucet, thrusts the washer hard against and the water .i 1 p0 the under surface of the table, so as to firmly pass. 0 hold the faucet in its proper position. c
The faucet-body is shown to be in three p 50 tions united together by each bein 13* ed engagement with the other,
Fig. 1, the purpose of which is IOO the water off. When the button is pressed down, the water travels upward through theperforations of the valve-guide, through the valve-seat opening, and out through the dis- 5 charge-way b. When the button is released, the pressure of the water forces my val-veA up and cuts off the discharge.
tically-movable operating-stem valve passing through theadj ustable packing-nut, the packing, and the perforated stem-guide, the valve portion of the stem-valve being between the perforated guide and the valve-seat portion 25 of the faucet-body, the valve a designed to efficiently engage the valve-faucet seat, and engaging the perforated valve-guide 6 a se- Pries of disks fitted horizontally in the feed passage-Way of the faucet below the stem- 30 valve guide, such disks having respectively 1 5 small-- openings through them, the, area of the respective holes through the respective disks lbeing respectively less than the area of the feed passage-Way, substantially as and for the 3 5 purpose described.
' PETER BARCLAY.
1o faucet-body having a feed and discharge passage-Way in circuit with each other, a perforated guide to gu.ide'thevertica1 movement of the valved, the top of the valve-faucet body being designed to receive an adjust- 15 able packing-nut, and valve-operating-stem packing, and having above the horizontal guide a valve-seat portion, the adjustable packing-nutin efficient engagement with the faucet-body, the packing held by the faucetzo bod-y and engaged by the packing-nut, a ver- Witnesses THOMAS W. HOBDAY, MINNIE HOB-DAY