US 703131 A
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No. 703,|3|. Patented June 24, I902. E. JAENEL.
(Application filed Feb. 14, 1902.)
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EDMUND JAENEL, OF DGBERN, NIEDERLAUSITZ, GERMANY.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 703,131, dated June 24, 1902. Application filed February 14, 1902. Serial No. 94,023. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, EDMUND JAENEL, a citizen of the Kingdom of Prussia, and a resident of Dobern, Niederlausitz, Germany,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Urine-Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.
This invention refers to urine-receptacles.
It consists of an arrangementwhereby a loose nozzle or tube intended for the use of men can, if desired, be exchanged for one suited to the use of women and can at the same time be made to serve as a stopper for closing the vessel.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 shows the apparatus ready for mens use.- Fig. 2 shows the position of the nozzle-stopper when the vessel is closed. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing a device adapted for womens use.
a is a hollow urine-receptacle, preferably made of glass, the general shape of which is similar to those now in use. In the neck I) the tubular nozzle 0 is inserted, which can have either the shape of mouth shown in Figs. 1 and 2, suited for use by men, or that shown in Fig. 3 for women. The tubular part of the nozzle, which is inserted in the neck of the receptacle a, is closed at its lower end by the stop end (I, immediately over which there is a side opening 6. The neck Z) of the bottle a is preferably so constructed that the lower part at f bulges a little in order that the opening 2 when turned downward faces the space inside f. The projecting part f is, however, in no wise an essential feature of the invention, which is to be found in the arrangement that according to the position of the opening e of the nozzle-tube c-that is,whether it is turned downward, as in Fig. 1, or upward, as in Fig. 2-it is either in open communication with the interior of the bottle a or is closed against the wall of the neck I). In the first-mentioned case the bottle is ready for use; in the latter closed for being carried away.
By providing one and the same bottle at will with a separate nozzle-tube for men or women it can be used by either sex.
IVhat I claim is- 1. A urine receptacle having an interchangeable nozzle-stopper ground into the neck thereof, said stopper being tubular and closed at its lower end and provided with a side opening in proximity to the bottom, said opening when turned upward facing the side walls of the neck, but opening directly into the interior of the receptacle when directed downward, as set forth.
2. A urine-receptacle having a neck with a bulge and an interchangeable nozzle-stop per ground into the neck thereof and of tubular form closed at its inner end and provided with a side opening in proximity to said closed end,said opening when turned upward facing the side walls of the neck but opening directly into the interior of the bottle when turned downward opposite said bulge, asset forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CARL RENoRz, ADoLPH. JETTKE.