US 924046 A
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E. E. ELLMANN. LIQUID SOAP REGEPTAGLE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 16, 1908.
Patented June 8, 1909.
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E. E. BLLMANN. LIQUID SOAP REGEPTAGLE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 16, 190B.
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E. E. ELLMANN. LIQUID SOAP RECBPTAGLE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR.16,1908.
Patented June 8, 1909.
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HTTCSYT UNITED STATES ERNEST E. ELLMANN, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
PATENT OFFICE. 4
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June a, 1909.
Application filed March 16, 1908. Serial No. 421,380.
. St. Louis, Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Liquid- Soap Receptacles, of which the following is a specification containing a full, clear, andexact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.
My invention relates to a liquid soa receptacle, which is particularly intende for use nnmediately adjacent stationary wash basins of lavatories, and which receptacle conveniently holds a supply of liquid soap, a portlon of which is automatically fed through a valve in the bottom of the receptacle upon the actuation of mechanism attached to the receptacle and to said valve.
The principal o ject of'my invention is to construct a sim le, inexpensive liquid soap receptacle, whic can be convemently located immediately above a wash bowl, and which is operated by the pressure of the foot, thus overcoming the necessity of bringing the hands in contact with any portion of the receptacle when obtaining a supply of soap.
A further object of my invention is to prov1d e a lifluid soap receptacle with a valve which wi deliver a predetermined amount of hquid soap at each actuation, thereby'overcoming any wasteful discharge of the soap at the time the valve is actuate To the above p slsts in certain noigi features of construction and arrangement of parts, which will be here- 1nafter more fully set forth, ointed out in the claims, andillustrated in t e accompanydrawings, in which lgpre 1 is a vertical section taken through a stationary wash bowl, and showing my improved soap recizptacle in position for use above the bowl; 'g. 2 is a front elevation of the receptacle; Fi 3 is an enlarged vertical sectlontaken on t e line 3-3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 ma new of the lower end of the receptacle,
\ and showing the position assumed by the valve when the same is elevated; Fig. 5 is a' vertical section of a modified form of the apparatus utilized for actuating the discharge valve of the rece tacle. v
Referring'byc aracters to the accompanymg drawings :1 designates the wash bowl, and arranged adjacent thereto and prefer- .a'bly against the wall, immediately to the rear of the bowl, is a bracket 2, to which is oses, my invention con-.
- fixed a forwardly projecting bracket 3; and
secured to the forward portion of said bracket 3 are the ends of a metal loop or band 4, which encircles a vertically disposed cylindrical receptacle 5, preferably of glass, provided on top with an inlet opemng 6, normally closed by a screw cap 7; and formed at the lower end of said receptacle is a depending discharge spout 8, the lower end of which is enlarged, as designated by 9. Arranged to slide vertically on this enlarged lower end 9 is a sleeve 10, in the-lower end 'of which is screw seated a head 11, the under side of which is rounded; and formed integral with said head and extending upward through the spout 8 is a cylindrical valve 12, in the central portion of which is formed an annular groove 13; and seated in the body of the valve, immediately below this groove, is a 'ring or gasket 14, of rubber or analogousthe shoulder between the spout 8 and the bottom of the rece tacle 5. Formed through the head 11 is a; 'scharge aperture 17, and interposed between said head and the shoulder between. the spout '8 and the. enlar ed lower end 9 thereof is an expansive coil spring18. Detachably fixed to a portion of the bracket 3. and extending downward through. the slab-which supports the bowl 1 isa tube 19', on which is adjustably located an arm 20, which extends toward the valve .inthe lower end of-the receptacle 5 and pivotally arranged on the lower end of said arm 20 1s a lever 21, the forward end of which is bifurcated, as designated by 22, and said bifurcated end norma under side of the head 11.
this lever 21 passes through a vertically dispos'ed slot 23 formed in the tube 19, and this y bears upon the The rear end of end of the lever is connected to the upper end i lower end to a foot lever, or'pedal 2,5, ar-
ra ed on the floor.
en'a liquid soap receptacle of my im-.
' valve 12 is held shoulder between the moves the valve 12 and parts proved construction is in use, it is positioned as seen in Figs. 1 and 2; and ow1ng to the expansive action of the coil spring 18, the ,at its lowermost position, as seen in Fig. 3, with the disk 16 resting on the shoulder at the upper end of the spout 8; and, when'so positloned, the gasket 15 fits snugly within the spout 8 and prevents the escape of any liquid soap through said spout. When the parts are so positioned, the gasket 14 occupies a position just below the spout 8 and the lower end thereof.
To operate the valve and permit the discharge of a certain amount of li uid soap, the operator .depresses the pedal or oot lever 25, and in so doing actuates the lever 2.1, and
thereby upward .against the resistance of the coil spring 18,; and, as a result, the various parts are moved upward into the positions seen in Fig. 4, with the gasket 15 above the shoulder at the upper end of the spout 8, and with the gasket 14 fitting snugly within said spout. The annular groove 13, between thegaskets 14 and 15, becomes filled with liquid soap; and, as soon as the pressure on the pedal 25 is removed, the spring 18 will act to move the valve downward to its normal position; and,
of said s as a result, the liquid soap trapped between the gaskets 14 and 15 is carried downward through the spout 8 until the' asket 14 passes below the shoulder at the ower end pout, and said liquid soap now discharges lnto the sleeve 10 and through the opening 17inthe head 11, and into the hand leakage o whlch is held immediately beneath said head 11. When the parts are thus returned to than normal positions, the gasket 15 passes Into the upper end of the spout to prevent the liquid soap through the spout 8.
In Fig. 5 I have illustrated electrically operated means for actuating the rod 24 and valve operating lever 21. This arrangement comprises a housin 26 fixed to the under side of the slab whi i carries the wash bowl, and 1n which 1s positioned a air of magnet coils 27 whlch are in circuit with batteries A, or other suitable source of electricity, and there bem a switch or circuit closer B convemently ocated in said circuit. Arranged to move through the upper ends of the coils the lower end of said rod 27 are armatures 28 which are connected by a transverse bar 29 carried by the rod 24, and bears in a tubular guide 30 arranged between the coils 27 and interposed between said tubular guide and theunder side of the bar 29 is an expansive coll sprlng 31, Where this form of the dewoe is employed, the circuitin which the co ls are located is normally open and the coil spring 31 maintains the armatures 28 elevated. When the circuit is closed by actuatlng the switch or circuit closer B, the
coils 27 are energized, and as a result the armatures 28 are drawn downward, thus imparting downward movement to the rod 24 and operatin the lever 21. As soon as the circuitis bro en, the coil spring 31 elevates the cross bar 29, rod 24, and armatures 28.
soap receptacle of my improved construction is simple and inexpensive, occupies a convenient position ad acent the wash bowl, and, when actuated, discharges a predetermined amount ofliquid soap; and the operation incident to the discharge of the soap is brought about without the use of the hands, and, for this reason, the device is sanitary to a high degree, and, therefore, especially applicable for use in hospitals, and the like.
I claim 1. A device of the class described, comprising a liquid soap receptacle, a discharge spout therefor, a sleeve arranged to slide on t e discharge spout, a spring actuated valve carried by the sleeve and o erating in the discharge spout, in the perip ery of the central portion of which valve is formed an annular groove.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a liquid soap receptacle, a discharge spout therefor, a sleeve arranged to slide upon the discharge spout, a spring actuated valve carried by the sleeve and o erating in the discharge spout, in the erip ery of the central portion of which va ve 1s formed an annular groove, and means for moving the valve upward through the discharge spout.
3. A device of the class described, comprising a li uid soap receptacle, a discharge s out there or, a sleeve arranged to slide on *t e discharge spout, a spring actuated valve carried by the sleeve and o erating in the discharge spout, in the peripl iery of the central portion of which valve is formed an annular groove, and gaskets positioned on the valve above and below the groove therein. 4. A device of the class described, comprising a li uid soap receptacle, a discharge s out there or, a sleeve arranged to slide on t e discharge spout, a spring actuated valve carried by the sleeve and o erating in the discharge spout, in the peripl iery of the central portion of which valve is formed an annular groove, gaskets positioned on the valve above and below said groove, and means for moving the valve upward through the dis- 120 charge spout. v
5. In a device of the class described, a liquid soap receptacle provided with a discharge opening, a sleeve arranged for vertical movement and inclosing the walls of said opemng,
a valve carried by said sleeve and operating 125 in the discharge opening of the receptacle, which valve is provided with an annular groove for trapping and discharging a prede termined amount of liquid soap, and pedally operated means for actuating the valve.
6; A device of the class described, "com prising a liquid soap receptacle, a spout de pending from the lower end thereof, a sleeve arranged to slide verticallyon the spout, a
5 valve carried by the sleeve and operating in the s out, which valve is provided with an an ar groove for trapping and discharging apredetermined' amount of liquid soa a lever engaging the valve and adapte to 4 move the same through the spout, and ped- 10 all operated means or actuating the lever. testimony whereof, I have signed my name to thisspecification, in presence of two subscribing wltnesses. 4
ERNEST E. ELLMANN. Witnesses-z h M. P. SMITH, I E. L. WALLACE.