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Publication numberUS931890 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1909
Filing dateApr 6, 1909
Priority dateApr 6, 1909
Publication numberUS 931890 A, US 931890A, US-A-931890, US931890 A, US931890A
InventorsGeorge B Rheinfrank, George J Gilsdorf
Original AssigneeGeorge B Rheinfrank, George J Gilsdorf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shower device.
US 931890 A
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G. B. RHEINFRANK Sz G. J. GILSD'ORP.

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APPLIOATIOH FILED APE.6,1909.

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rat v This nivention'has utility when embodied as a.' needle shower device'and adapted for mounting on'bat-li tub Fuller faucet.

Referrlng to the drawings: Figure .1 is a side View with parts broken awa-v of an emtub faucet; and Fig. 2 is a front view thereof, with parts broken awa-y.

The bath tub 1 is shoun as provided with usual type offfuller faucet 2 having the horizontall` disposed portion with the downwardly directed discharge o ening T o seat against t-his opening is t e gasket 4 of This fitthe fitting 5 of the shower device. ting has the4 chamber 6 therein which has an 1nletrefristering' with the discharge opening 3 to .p ace` the fitting in communication with the duct of the faucet 2. befitting" ,551s provided with the removable lug 7 to permit access to the valve 8 in the cli pass or three-Way va-lve,-and is shown in Fig. 1 as seated on adjust-able byass outlet 9. The valve 8 is mounted pivote y on shaft 10 and actuated by handle 11, so when thrown against seat- 12, the water from faucet 2 is by'- passed to not go through the shower device proper. yThis affords a.v ready means for ad- `)usting the valve 2 to bring the water to the desired temperature from the hotV and cold water supply, as' well as permitting use of the faucet for normal drawing of water.

The valve 8 when seated on discharge 9, ermits How from chamber 6 into pipe 13 eading t-o the branched duct 14 with which is connected the return. bend 15, which has perforations 16 of the-needle spray feature of the shower proper. The shower is thus without any dea-d ends to accumulate silt and clog, for the duct is endless and permits free and uniform circulation through the branches of the Y and to complete the loop. As shown7 the device is upstanding, and is self-draining `by partial throwing of valve S which permits water from duct 13 to pass into chamber 6 and out discharge 9.

yFrom the branch portion 14 of the device l .sHvitalil IDVICE.

:Be it'known that we, GEORGE B. RHEIN-g bodimenj; of the invention mounted on bath pacification ofiLetters Patent. Patented Ajug; 1909. cation med Abril 19o9. serial No. 488,249. i f

extends the bracket 17 having yset screw 1S coacting with the washer 19, seating on the top portion of the Fuller faucet 2 from which the soap cup has been removed, the washer 19 centering with the screw thread opening left b t removing the cup. `'ith this simple experA ient, the whole spray or shower device may be readily and conveniently mounted on standard bath tub fittings. .The adjustment through thefset screw 1 8, not only permits attachment to various sizes and types of iit- ,tings, but incidentally, if not primarily,

brings the inlet of fitting 5 to its sea-t against faucet opening 3, whereby the seat conibining with Vthe action of the set sereni-#affords substantial and rigid holding scheme for the shower 3device. screw 1S allows of ready removal of the shower device. However, when mounted there is no occasion for detaching to permitnormal use of the bath tub, for the by-pass provides means for regular use of the'faucet. 2.;

The device herein disclosed,l accordingly, has a wide and genera-la plica-tion; 'lin eco- S ight loosening of the set nomically producing ad( ed featuresof a most desirable equipment 1n a simple and effective manner.Y L l. z

What is claimed and it is desired to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. The combina-tion with a faucet having a downwardbv directed discharge'opening, of ay shower device having an opening to'connect with `the faucet discharge o ening,v and a bracket oppositely coacting wit i the faucet and effective to hold the device in upstanding position.

2. An upstandingshower device having an endless duct and a` valve movable to causo supply to bv-pass the shower or be delivered therethrough. 1

3. An upstanding shower device having a bracket duct, the branch portions of which interconnect to insure circulation and eliminate dea-d ends, and a valve movable to cause supply to bjr-pass the shower or be delivered therethrough.

4. .A shower device comprising a vertically disposed -duct branching upwardly, a holding bracket for the duct, and a valve movable to cause supply to lb v-pass the shower or be delivered -t-heretlnfougli.y

5. A shower device/"comprising an upstanding bdra-nched duct having a needle shower portion connecting thc branches of said duct, and` a valve movable to cause suppl-y Correction in 'Letters Patent No. 931,890.'y

charge opening, and a.bracket=e ngaging the fa-ucet.'to holdI the shower device uprlght.

7. The combination with a faucet of an .upstanding shower device provided with a ductin colnnlunication with the faucet to supplr the shower, andalsohaving a bracket coacting with the faucet at a point spaced from the duct connection, whereby4 the vduct and bracket connections with the faucet Y effec-tively mount the device in upstanding position.

`a downwardly directed discharge opening,

of a rigid shower device lhaving an opening toconnect withthe faucet discharge Opeliing, and a bracket coacting with the top of the faucet to hold the device in position.

9. The combination with a faucet having a discharge' opening and opposite thereto a seat, of a shower device having a duct connection with the faucet discharge opening and a bracket device adjustable to engage `the seat to thereby. hold the device in position as to the faucet.

f 10.' The combination with a faucet of an upstanding needle shower device mounted thereon, said device provided with a faucet engaging bracket to maintain the device in osition, and a valve movablel to cause the aucet discharge' to be delivered past or through .the shower. c

11. A shower device having a main duct and a by-pass duct leading therefrom, the bypass and shower delivery side of the main duct provided with valve seats, and a pivoted valve movable against the main duct seat to by-pass the shower supply and movable against thev by-pass seatv to effectl shower delivery.,

In testimony whereof we hereuntoset our hands in the presence of' two witnesses.

GEORGE BLIRHEINFRANK'. Y GEO.` J. GILSDOR l1`. Titnesses C. H. RAUCH, GEO, E. KIRBY.

is hereby certified that in Letters Patent-No. 931,890, granted August 24, 19.09, upon the application of George B. Rheinfrank and George J. Gilsdorf, of Toledo, Ohio,

for an improvement in Shower Devicesfan error appears inthe printed specification requiring correction, as follows: In line 99, page 1, the word bracket should. read branched; and-that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conforin to the record of the case in the Patent Ocre.v l

Signed and sealed this 14th day of September, A. D., 1909.

[SEAL] F. A. TENNANT, Acting Commissioner of .Polenta Correction in 'Letters Patent No. 931,890.'y

charge opening, and a.bracket=e ngaging the fa-ucet.'to holdI the shower device uprlght.

7. The combination with a faucet of an .upstanding shower device provided with a ductin colnnlunication with the faucet to supplr the shower, andalsohaving a bracket coacting with the faucet at a point spaced from the duct connection, whereby4 the vduct and bracket connections with the faucet Y effec-tively mount the device in upstanding position.

`a downwardly directed discharge opening,

of a rigid shower device lhaving an opening toconnect withthe faucet discharge Opeliing, and a bracket coacting with the top of the faucet to hold the device in position.

9. The combination with a faucet having a discharge' opening and opposite thereto a seat, of a shower device having a duct connection with the faucet discharge opening and a bracket device adjustable to engage `the seat to thereby. hold the device in position as to the faucet.

f 10.' The combination with a faucet of an upstanding needle shower device mounted thereon, said device provided with a faucet engaging bracket to maintain the device in osition, and a valve movablel to cause the aucet discharge' to be delivered past or through .the shower. c

11. A shower device having a main duct and a by-pass duct leading therefrom, the bypass and shower delivery side of the main duct provided with valve seats, and a pivoted valve movable against the main duct seat to by-pass the shower supply and movable against thev by-pass seatv to effectl shower delivery.,

In testimony whereof we hereuntoset our hands in the presence of' two witnesses.

GEORGE BLIRHEINFRANK'. Y GEO.` J. GILSDOR l1`. Titnesses C. H. RAUCH, GEO, E. KIRBY.

is hereby certified that in Letters Patent-No. 931,890, granted August 24, 19.09, upon the application of George B. Rheinfrank and George J. Gilsdorf, of Toledo, Ohio,

for an improvement in Shower Devicesfan error appears inthe printed specification requiring correction, as follows: In line 99, page 1, the word bracket should. read branched; and-that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conforin to the record of the case in the Patent Ocre.v l

Signed and sealed this 14th day of September, A. D., 1909.

[SEAL] F. A. TENNANT, Acting Commissioner of .Polenta It is hereby certified that in Letters Patent No. 931,890, granted August 24, 1909, upon the application of George B. Rheinfrank and George J. Giisdorf, of Toledo, Ohio, for an improvement in Shower Devices,a.n error appears in the printed specification requiring correction, as follows: In line 99, page 1, the word bracket should read branched; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record ofthe oase in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 14th day of September, A. D., 1909.

F. A. TENNANT,

Acting Commissioner of Patents.

[SEAL]

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/28