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Publication numberUS652289 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 26, 1900
Filing dateApr 18, 1899
Priority dateApr 18, 1899
Publication numberUS 652289 A, US 652289A, US-A-652289, US652289 A, US652289A
InventorsThomas R Powell
Original AssigneeThomas R Powell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for washbowls.
US 652289 A
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No. 652,289. atented June 26, I900. T. B. POWELL.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 652,289, dated June 26, 1900.

Application filed April 18,1899. Serial No. 713,451. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that I, THOMAS R. POWELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pottsville, in the county of Schuylkill and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Supports for Washbowls and the Like, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a new and useful improvement in supports for washbowls and the like to be used in connection with bathtubs, and has for its object to provide an exceedingly simple and effective device of this description which may be attached to any bath-tub and readily adjusted from one position to another, thereby avoiding interference with the use of the tub.

With these ends in view this invention consists in the details of construction and c0mbination of elements hereinafter set forth and then specifically designated by the claims.

In order that those skilled in the art to which this invention appertains may understand how to make and use the same, the construction and operation will now be described in detail,referring to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which Figure 1 is a perspective of a support made in accordance with myimprovement; Fig. 2, a longitudinal section thereof, showing the same applied to a bath-tub, a portion of the latter being shown in cross-section; and Fig. 3, a bottom plan of the support.

In carrying out my invention as here embodied, A representsthe frame of the sup? port, which is of rectangular shape, as shown, and has a central opening 13 formed therein by the cross-strips O, the remainder of the support being covered by the wire-netting D. Upon the under side of the inner end of the support are secured the clips E, which serve as guides to bear against the inner rail F of the bath-tub, as clearly shown in Fig. 2, while to the under side of the outer portion of the support is secured an adjustable bracket G by means of the staple-shaped clips II. This bracket is formed of a single piece so bent as to rest upon the outer rail '1 of the bathtub and then passes through the clips H and is bent to form the loops J and again passes outward through said clips and terminates in the eyes K, these eyes serving to embrace the inner edge of the rail I, as clearly shown in Fig. 2.

From this description it will be seen that the bracket G being adjustable will. permit the support to be attached to bath-tubs of varying widths, and in practice when the support is in position a wash bowl or basin may be placed within the space E, and the wire sections D serve as supports for soap and the like, thus practically forming a washstand in connection with the bath-tub.

One of the principal advantages of my improvement is that the support may be slid from one end of the bath-tub to the other, and therefore without being removed from the tub permit the ready use of the latter.

WVhen it is desired to remove the device, the bracket G may be run under the side rails of the support, thus occupying but a small space, and therefore facilitating itsstorage or shipment.

The cost of manufacture of a support made in accordance with my improvement is comparatively small; but the advantages gained thereby are considerable, especially since when supplied with a wash bowl or basin it offers all the conveniences of a stationary washstand, and for some purposes it is more desirable.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and useful is- 1. As a new article of manufacture, a support for wash bowls, basins and the like, consisting of a rectangular frame having portionsthereof covered by a wire-netting, and a space for the reception of a wash bowl or basin, and an adjustable bracket comprising a single piece bent to form loops and terminating in eyes; a portion of said bracket ex tending beyond the eyes whereby the support is adapted to bath-tubs of varying widths, as specified.

2. Incombination,arectangularfrarnehaving a central space for the reception of a wash bowl, basin or the like, clips secured to one end thereof for guiding the support upon the rail of the bath-tub, and an adjustable bracket comprising a single piece bent to form loops and terminating in eyes; a portion of said bracket extending beyond the eyes and adapted to engage the opposite rail of the bath-tub whereby the device is held in position, as specified.

3. In combinatioma rectangular frame,two cross-strips so arranged as to form a central space for the reception of a wash bowl or basin, wire-nettin g covering the remainder of the support, stationary clips secured to the under side of the support, an adjustable bracket comprising a single piece bent to form loops and terminating in eyes; a portion of said bracket extending beyond the eyes adapted to slide upon the frame, said eyes being formed therein for engagement with the outer rail of the bath-tub, as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/32