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Publication numberUS760706 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 24, 1904
Filing dateFeb 21, 1903
Priority dateFeb 21, 1903
Publication numberUS 760706 A, US 760706A, US-A-760706, US760706 A, US760706A
InventorsHenry F Schroeder
Original AssigneeUnited Brass Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 760706 A
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PATENTED MAY 24, 1904'.

UNITED. STATES Patented May 24, 1904.



BIB-'COCK- SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 760,706, dated May 24, v1904. Application filed February 21, 1903. Serial No. 144,378. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom it 77mg/ concern:

lBe it known that I, HENRY F. ScHnoEnnn, a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented lcertain new and useful, Improvements in Bib-Cocks; and I-do hereby.

declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to bib-cocks. and

more especially to that type'A known as the Fuller bib.

The invention consists in the peculiar-construction of the valve and its Stem whereby in the use of a crank-shaft for operating the valve the said valve is caused to open and-close in a direct straight line in counter distinction to its having an oscillating movement.

The objects of my invention are simplicity of construction, positiveness of action, prevention of pounding and ease of action.

In the drawings, Figure I is a view in longitudinal section of a bib-cock or faucetembodying my invention. 4 Fig. II illustrates in longitudinal section a bib constructed according to my invention, showing the valve closed.

In Fig. yI the valve is shown open. Fig. III is a detail View in plan and a cross-sectional View of the valve and its stem, also showing the position of the stem in relation to the barrel of the faucet.

A represents the barrel of the faucet, and B represents the valve.

C represents the valve-stem, and D represents the crank-shaft or spindle.

Heretofore and before my invention in this type of faucet employing a crank-shaft or spindle for manipulating the valve the same has been in most instances so constructed and the parts so attached that as the crank-shaft was revolved for the purpose of opening or closing the valve the throw of the crank wasl e the. valve in relation to its seat, which ultimately resulted in leakage, and, second, the water-not being closed off evenly pounding resulted andperfect seatingwas not always attained.

In order to avoid the above,- I found that it is essential, iirst, to have the valve and its stem continuous, ,to have the valve-stem act as a guide to the seating of the valve, and to so arrange the valve-stem connection with the manipulating-crank that the side throw of the crank did not affect-the Valve in its opening or closing. With these objects in view I-have first formed the valve B continuous with the stem C and provided that end of the stem which is in connection with the crank D with an elongated slot c, extending in a lateral direction across this end of the valve-stem," this slot c being of such length as to allow -wings a and a3 being formed by making the stem C uniformly' of such width as to iit the barrel in its bore and the wings ct and a2 being. formedrin theshape of fillets, adapted to lill the bore of the faucet-barrel in avertical direction. It will thus beseen that it is impossible forthe valve B to oscillate or spring from side to side and that as it is opened or closed this action is performed uniformly around ,its seat, which prevents unequal wearing as between the valve and the seat and alsoprevents pounding even if the valve is opened or closed quickly.

I am aware that it is not newv with Ine to form this type of bib-cock with a continuous valve and stem, the stem being provided lwith wings which while they guide the valve to a seat nevertheless, also, perform the function of fulcrums, the attachment .between the crank D and the'end of the valve-stem being such that this end of thevalve-stem corresponds in its'movement to the throw of the crank both in longitudinal and lateral direction as the said crank was turned, and this is just what I wish to avoid.

A bib-cock constructed according to my invention is more economical to construct and assemble, more easily opened and closed, lasts much longer, and is absolutely devoid of all objectionable features hereinbefore cited.

In order to prevent rotary motion of the valve B and its stem within the barrel, I have provided a rest or ridge C', which is secured to the barrel by casting it integral with said barrel, on the lower side thereof preferably, and upon which the stem ,C rests and slides. This ridge-piece C prevents the rocky or revolving movement of the valve B and guides the saine Within the barrel and is a great help to the seating of said valve.

What I claim is- A cock of the type set forth, comprising a barrel formed on its interior with a ridge, a valve, a stem secured to said valve and having its inner portion resting on said ridge, said stem being of uniform width and engaging the interior `of said barrel, the inner end of said stem being slotted at a point in front of said ridge, and wings formed integral with thcupper and lower faces respectively of said valvestem the lower wing being shorter than the upper one, in combination with a crank mounted in front of said ridge and projecting` through the slot of said valve-stem in front of said ridge.

Signed at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, this 31st day of J anuary, 1903.




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