|Publication number||US807285 A|
|Publication date||Dec 12, 1905|
|Filing date||Jul 18, 1904|
|Priority date||Jul 18, 1904|
|Publication number||US 807285 A, US 807285A, US-A-807285, US807285 A, US807285A|
|Inventors||Andrew J Ketelsen|
|Original Assignee||Andrew J Ketelsen|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (3), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 807,285. PATENTED DEC. 12, 1905.
A. J. KETELSEN.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 18. 1904.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FAUCET- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 12, 1905.
' Application filed July 18, 1904. Serial No. 217,048-
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, ANDREW J. KETELSEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Seattle, in the county of King and State of Washington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Faucets; 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 appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in faucets.
The object of the invention is to improve the construction of a faucet, which is provided with a peculiarly-constructed liquid and air passage or way.
A further object of the invention is to construct a faucet which is provided with liquid and air passages, which are formed in the shell'or casing and also in the valve or plug by preferably boring the passages instead of casting the same therein. With these and other objects in view the invention consists in certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and more particularly pointed out in the claims hereto appended.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a faucet constructed in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of-the faucet depicted in Fig. 1.
In carrying out the present invention I construct a faucet which is provided with passages bored therein, said passages extending at right angles in the faucet. Among the advantages obtained by this construction is that while an efficient and durable faucet is produced the construction thereof is simplified, for it will be obvious to one versed in the art to which this invention relates that by boring the passages at right angles the expense of construction is minimized.
Referring to the drawings by refer'ence-numerals, 1 designates a shell or casing which is provided with a tapering body portion or shank 2, adapted to be inserted into an aperture formed in the receptacle for positioning the faucet therein. The shell or casing 1 is provided with a liquid-passage 3, which is preferably bored therein, terminating near the front or solid end 4 of the same. An auxiliary or air passage 5 of less diameter than passage 3.
the liquid-passage 3 is also bored in the casing 1 and extends in parallel position with the liquid-passage 3. The air-passage 5 is of substantially the same length as the liquid- A transverse opening or aperture 6 is formed in the casing 1 for the reception of a valve or rotatable plug 7. Within the apertured portion 6 of the shell or casing 1 is positioned an annular packing 8, which is preferably formed of cork or analogous material, insuring of the valve 7 being retained in its normal assembled position and also preventing any liquids escaping between the turning plug or valve 7 and the casing 1. The plug or member 7 is provided with a handle 9, which extends at right angles thereto. Said handle 9 provides means whereby rotary movement may be imparted to member 7.
The liquid-passage 3 formed in member 7 is of less diameter than the liquid-passage 3 formed in the shell or casing 1. The air-passage 5 formed in member 7 is likewise of less diameter than the air-passage 5 of the casing 1. These passages 3 and 5 are bored in member 7 similarly to passages 3 and 5 of the casing. For the purpose of connecting passages 3 and 5 in communicating position with passages 3 and 5 of the casing 1 I have provided right-angular passages 3 and 5 in member 7, which are of the same diameter as the liquid and air passages formed in member 7, respectively. One of the objects of constructing the liquid'and air passages or ways in the valve member of the faucet of less diameter than the respective passages or ways of the casing is that by this means a perfect and uniform flow of liquid is obtained through the liquid-passage. It will be obvious upon referring to Fig. 2 that the liquidpassage 3 and 3 may be of the samediamcteras the passage or way 3 of the casing 1, as is shown by dotted lines. Likewise the airpassage 5* and 5 may also be of the same di- 1ameter as air-passage 5, as is shown in dotted mes.
In the valve member 7 and near the mouth or discharge end thereof is an aperture 11, which provides communication between the outer atmosphere and with the air-passage 5, so that when the mouth or discharge end of the faucet is closed by liquids coming in contact therewith by reason of a receptacle being placed beneath the same and filling sufficiently to allow of the liquids to reach a level such as will place the same on a level with the .of the aperture 11 in member 7.
munication with the interior of a receptacle serted in the shell of the faucet.
when the spigot is mounted therein, and a plug 13 is positioned within the air-passage 5 of the casing 1. By means of the passage 5 and its apertured portion the passage 5 of the casing or shell 1, when the same is mounted in a receptacle, provides means whereby the interior of the receptacle is in direct communication with the-outer atmosphere irrespective of the fact that liquids may be on a level with the mouth of the faucet.
The apertured portion 6 of the casing 1 is of less diameter-at 14, thereby providing an annular metallic surface which impinges against the periphery of the valve member 7. This reduced portion provides a stop or bracket which is engaged by the lower end of the annular packing member 8, providing means whereby the member 8 is prevented from being displaced from its mounted position within the apertured portion 6 of the casing 1 when the plug or member 7 is being in- A slight rotary movement of valve 7 will close the liquid and air passages, as it will be obvious that only a pair of apertures on member 7 are to be closed when it is desired to prevent communication between the air and liquid passages formed in the valve 7 and the shell or casing 1. It will be obvious that the faucet may be constructed of any material and that if constructed from Wood the members can be easily bored for the purpose of providing the vents 11 and 12 and also the air and liquid passages. If it is desired to cast the passages in a faucet which is constructed in accordance with the present invention, this may be easily accomplished, although involving an extra expense as compared with the boring of 5 of parts and that while it is cheap in construction the same is durable and efficient in operation.
While I have described in the foregoing description and depicted in the'drawings the preferred construction of my invention, it will be obvious to one versed in the art to which this invention relates that certain alterations, modifications, and changes may be made, and I therefore reserve the right to make such alterations, modifications, and changes as shall fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the claims.
Having thus fully described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A faucet provided with a liquid and an air passage, said faucet provided with an aperture formed therein above the inlet end of the air-passage, which provides direct communication between said air-passage and the outer atmosphere.
2. A faucet, comprising a casing provided with liquid and air passages, a valve provided with liquid and air passages carried by said casing, the liquid and air passages of the valve of less width throughout their length than the respective passages of the casing, and said valve provided with an aperture formed therein above the inlet end of the air passage, which provides direct communication between said air-passage and the outer atmosphere.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ANDREW J. KETELSEN.
G. WARD KEMP, C. C. PHILLIPS.
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