US 919848 A
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M. & N, L. GILMORE BATH TUB ATTACHMENT. APPLICATION FILED 1 213.2, 1909.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented. April 27, 1909.
Application filed. February 2, 1909. Serial No. 475,567.
To all whom it may concern:
- Be it known that we, MIoI-IAEL GILMORE and NELLIE L. GILMORE, citizens of the United States, and residents of Phoenixville, in the county of Chester and State of Pennsylvania, have made certain new and useful Improvements in Bath-Tub Attachments, of which the following is a specification.
This invention is an improvement in frames for application to bath tubs, and has for an object to provide a frame which can be applied to and removed from the tub, and will afford facilities for holding a wash bowl and a soap dish, and the invention consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts as will be hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawing,'Figure 1 is atop plan view,
and Fig. 2 is a side View, partly in section, of a frame embodying our invention applied to a bath tub, and Fig. 3 is a cross section on about line 33 of Fig. 2. l
The frame A has the open ring B ada ted to receive a wash bowl, see dotted lines, *ig. 2, and the rod forming the bowl or basin ring B is twisted for a short distance at B and terminates in a stem C, which is adjustably held by a screw D in a socket D of a foot D to rest against the rim of the tub. Suitable pads B may be provided, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing.
At a point diametrically opposite the twisted length E the rods forming the ring B are twisted for a short length a't'B then opened to form a dish holding frame E for a soap dish, then twisted for a short length at B and connected with the shank F of the foot F. The feet D and F are padded preferably by rubber plates at and f on the under side of the feet as shown in Fig. 2. These pads prevent injury to the tub and also operate to prevent the frame from slipping when applied to the tub as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
In use the frame is supported between and from the opposite rims of the tub, and is thus firmly held when in use. The connec tion between the stem 0 and the socket D permits the accurate adjustment of the frame to fit tubs of different sizes.
The invention will be found useful for general use, but especially'so in boarding houses among the laboring classes, as several of the frames can be arranged side by side in the same tub to enable several persons to wash at the same time and each person can have his individual wash basin and soap dish.
We claim 1. A frame for application to bath tubs having an open ring adapted to receive a wash bowl and having its rods twisted to form a short length terminating in a stem, the rods at a diametrically opposite point from the said twisted length being twisted for a short length and then opened forming a frame adapted to receive a soap dish, a foot beyond the soap dish frame, a foot having a socket receiving the terminal stem of the frame, and means for securing the stem adjustably in said socket substantially as set forth.
2. A frame substantially as described having at its ends feet to rest upon the op posite rims of a tub and composed between its ends of rods twisted together and opened at intervals forming a bowl holding ring, and aframe adapted to receive a dish substantially as setforth.
WILLIs KEIM, H. G. SAUL.