US 684797 A
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G. E. DAY 8!. AG. WARD. BATH TUB LEG.
(Appliation mea m 19, 1900.
UNITED STATES massosaes GEORGE ERASTUS DAY AND ALMON G. WARD, OF WARREN, OHIO, ASSIGNORS TO THE DAY-WARD COMPANY, OF W'ARREN, OHIO,
A CORPORATION OF OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 684,797, dated October 22, 1901.
Application filed May 19, 1900. Serial No. 17,192. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, GEORGE ERAsTUs DAY and ALMON G. WARD, citizens of the United States, residing at Warren, in the county of Trumbull and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bath- Tub Legs, of which the following is a specification. Our invention relates to bath-tubs and the like, and particularly to the legs or supports whereby the said tubs are sustained in a position sufficiently elevated from the floor. Its objects are, among others, to provide firm and substantial legs or supports capable of a certain amount of vertical adjustment, so that by their adjustment the tub may be maintained in a horizontal position when resting upon an uneven floor or other surface or when one or more of the said legs has become bent, shrunken, or otherwise shortened.
To these ends it consists of the combination and arrangement hereinafter described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, referred to herein,like letters indicating like parts in each figure thereof.
In the said drawings, Figure 1 is a front view of a bath-tub leg, showing our improvement secured to a detached portion of the tub and having the lower part broken away. Fig. 2 is a side view of the same. Fig. 3 is a vertical section of a modification. Fig. 4 is a front view of the same.
The upper part of the leg B is secured to the under side of the tub A by means of the dovetail slot E of the leg adapted to receive a corresponding lug on the tub or other suitable means of attachment.
The lower part D of the leg is hollow and of cylindrical form, being threaded upon the interior 'to receive the threaded shank O of the plug 0. This plug is preferably provided with a rounded head 0 of the same diameter as the interior of the extreme lower part of the leg, so that its upper edges will fit snugly therein.
In the modified form of construction an eccentric ball G is axially secured in the branched lower end F of the leg by means of the pin H passing through two of the said branches and the ball. The inner part of the ball is provided with notches or indentations I, which are engaged by the pointed lower end of the pawl J in the interior of the leg. The set-screw K passes into the leg and is adapted to be pressed against the pawl and prevent it from releasing the notches.
What we claim as new is-= l. A bath-tub leg consisting of an upper member provided with a socket or recess in its lower end and a bore leading from said socket, a lower member rotatively and eccentrically mounted on a horizontal pin in the recess of the upper member and projecting below said member and having part of its surface toothed, a pawl slidably mounted in the bore of the upper member and adapted to engage the teeth of the lower member, and a setscrew threaded into the upper member and engaging the pawl to secure it in or out of engagement with the teeth, substantially as described.
2. A bath-tub leg consisting of an upper member provided with forked branches inclosing a recess in the lower end of the member, an approximately spherical lower member eccentrically pivoted in two of said forked branches on a horizontal pivot, teeth on the upper surface of the pivoted member, and a pawl engaging the teeth to retain the pivoted member in various positions, substantially as described.
Witness our hands, this 14th day of May, 1900, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
GEORGE ERASTUS DAY. ALMON G. WARD.
GEO. N. PARKS, OWEN E. JAMES.