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US1028198A US59768010A US1910597680A US1028198A US 1028198 A US1028198 A US 1028198A US 59768010 A US59768010 A US 59768010A US 1910597680 A US1910597680 A US 1910597680A US 1028198 A US1028198 A US 1028198A
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W. BULLES.
`TANK PLUSHING APPARATUS.
APPLIOATION FILED 13110.16, 1910.
Patented June 4, 1912.
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Patented June 4, 1912.
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W. BULLES.
CULUMBIA PLANDCIRAFH C0WASHINOTON. D. C.
TANK PLUSHING APPARATUS.
APPLICATION FILED DEO.16, 1910.
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TANK-FLUSI-IING- APPARATUS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J une 4, 1912.
Application filed December 16, 1910. Serial No. 597,680.
To oZZ whom z5 may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM DULLns, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Englewood, Bergen county, New Jersey, have made a certain new and useful Invention Relating to Tank-Flushing Apparatus, of which the following is a specication, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming part of the same.
This invention relates especially to toilet tank flushing apparatus in which the flushing valve is connected with a tank which may be of glass and be free from openings adjacent its lower part so that during the iiushing operation the water is supplied from this tank and also simultaneously from the inlet pipe.
In the accompanying drawings, showing in a somewhat diagrammatic way several illustrative embodiments of the invention, Figure 1 is an elevation of one form of apparatus, Figs. 2, 3 and 4 are enlarged sectional views of the connections and valves thereof in different position, Fig. 5 shows another form of apparatus, and Figs. 6 and 7 are enlarged sectional views showing the valves thereof in different positions.
in the form of apparatus shown in Figs. 1 to 4, the tank 1 of heavy glass or other suitable material may be mounted in any way at the proper height above the toilet seat 2 and this tank which is preferably free from any openings adjacent its bottom portion may have cooperating therewith the siphon 6 having its shorter leg extending close to the bottom of the tank and may also have. the overflow pipe 7 connected with a' suitable overflow opening close to the top of` the tank. The valve casing 3 of brass or other suitable material has its outlet pipe 13r connected with the seatin any desired way so as to supply water thereto for iiushing` the saine. rhe si Jhon or flushing i e 6 is also connected with this valve casing .3 in
any desired way, as indicated in Fig. 1, for instance. The overiiow pipe 7 may be provided with a suitable connection 8 with which is connected the lower section 9 of the overflow pipe which, as indicated in Fig. 1, may be connected with the outlet pipe 13 adjacent the seat. The stand pipe 10 may, as indicated in Fig. 4, be connected with the connection S of the outlet pipe 7 and also with the drain passage 29 of the valve casing. rfhe regular water supply pipe 1 may: be connected with the inlet pipe or passage 5 communicating with the inlet chamber 27 of the valve casing. The inlet valve 26 of any desired form may, as indicated in Fig. 4, be located within this chamber and mounted on t-he valve stem 25, the upper end of which may project through a suitable packing in the casing and be provided with va knob or operating portion 12 for manual operation of this inlet valve when desired. The closing valve 28 may be operatively connected with this inlet valve 26 in any desired way, as by securing it on the valve stem 25 and a suitable balance valve 24 may, if desired, be provided on the lower part of this stem within the chamber 31. The fiushing valve 17 of any desired form may, as indicated, coperate with a suitable seat in the lower part of the casing so as to control access between the passage 18 communicating with the iiushing pipe 6, and the outlet pipe 13. A suitable retarding device is preferably connected with this flushing valve and may be in the form of the retarding valve 20 mounted on the valve stem 19 which also may carry the flushing valve and which may, as indicated, be guided in a suitable bearing 23 in the casing. The fiushing valve may be manually operated in any desired way as through the operating lever 4 pivoted about the pin 14 and carrying the internal operating arm 15 of this lever which may coperate with a suitable slot 16 in the stem 19 of the flushing valve.
lVhen the tank has been filled, the parts are in the positions indicated in Fig. 2, and it will be evident that on raising the op erating lever 4 the flushing valve 17 is raised from its seat as indicated in Fig. 3 and also this serves to raise through suitable means, such as the projecting portion of the valve stem 19, the cooperating inlet valve 26. Under these circumstances the water from the tank passes through the Siphon and iiushing pipe 6 and additional water is supplied through the inlet pipe 5 to be simultaneously discharged through the outlet pipe 13 which gives the desired flushing action and at the same time minimizes the size of tank required which is further minimized because it is unnecessary to use any iioat in this tank and thereby reduce its water capacity. lt/ith the valves in the position indicated in Fig. 3, the stand pipe 10 and drain passage 29 are emptied through the drain port 21 and the weight of the valves and operating lever 4 gradually closes the flushing valve 17 as the retarding chamber 32 is gradually filled with fluid through the restricted vent 22 above the retarding valve 20. There is, however, sutiicient friction in the mounting of the inlet valve 26 or its connected parts to hold this valve in open posit-ion as shown in Fig. 4, at'ter the Hushng valve is closed so that under these con ditions water from the inlet pipe 5 is supplied to fill the tank through the flushing pipe 6 as indicated. lllhen, however, the tank has been filled to such extent that water begins to discharge through the overflow pipe 7 this water enters the stand pipe 10 and iills the drain passage 29 in the casing so as to enter the closing passage 30 and thus exert pressure on top ot t-he closing valve 28. The height of the stand pipe 10 is suilicient to thus slowly close the inlet valve as the water in the chamber 31 gradually escapes through a suitable constricted relief passage 59 which may, if desired, be formed in the stem 19 so that when this filling operation is completed the valves and connections are in the condition indicated in Fig. 2.
In the form of apparatus shown in Figs. 5 to 7, the tank 1 of glass or other suitable material, may be similarly mounted and be provided with the siphon and flushing pipe 6 and with an overflow pipe 7 similarly connected adjacent the top of the tank. A suitable ioat 34 may be supported within the tank by having a suitable pivot or other bearing 35 mounted on the top of the tank or adjacent support so as to be readily accessible and make the apparatus more rc liable because free from any openings, connections or operating parts adjacent the bottom of the tank. rlhis tloat through the changing water level in the tank correspondingly operates the pivotally connected float stem 33 which may be used to operate the inlet valve supplying the tank and also supplying water to assist the discharge from the tank during the flushing operation. In this case the supply pipe 11 and inlet pipe 5 may, as indicated, be connected with a suitable valve casing comprising the connected parts 53 to which the ilushing pipe G and discharge pipe 13 are connected, and 3S in which a suitable inlet valve may be mounted. As indicated, the inlet valve may be in the form of a balanced valve having two parts 40, 41, mounted on the stem 36 having a suitable head 42 guided in the bracket 37 on the valve casing and pivoted to the float. stem 33, as indicated. rIhe connection or passage 43 serves to connect this casing 38 with the iiushing pipe G and with the connected casing 53 in which may be located a vflushing valve of any suitable description such for instance as the balanced valve having its members 45, 46, mounted on the stem 47 extending through the casing and provided with a suitable slotted yoke 51. The
operating handle or lever 50 may be pivoted to this yoke and also pivoted to t-he guiding link (50 mounted on the bracket 52 on the casing. A suitable closing lever 43 of bell crank forni may have its central pivot loosely mounted in the slotted yoke 51 and have one end pivotally connected to the link 49 on the float stem and its other end pivoted to the supporting link 61 pivotally mounted on the lower bracket 52.
lllhen the tank is iilled and the valves and connections in the position indicated in Fig. 5, the operating lever or handle 50 may be swung into the position shown in Fig. 6 to thereupon open t-he iiushing valve and allow the water from the tank to descend the flushing pipe 6 and chamber 44 so as to pass the flushing valve and be discharged through the outlet pipe 13. When the water in the tank 1 has been discharged sutiiciently the float 34 descends and raises the float stem 33 which opens the inlet valve, as indicated in Fig. 7, so that during the rst of this action the water trom the inlet pipe 5 assists in the flushing operation and then through the closing lever 4S, this same movement iinally closes the iiushing valve so that the parts are as shown in Fig. 7. '.lhereupon, the water from the inlet pipe 5 tlows past the inlet valve and up the lushing pipe 6 to iill the tank to such a point that the float 34 rises and thus lowers the float stem 33 and connected parts, closing the inlet valve and swinging the closing lever 43 to the outer end of the slotted yoke 51, as indicated in Fig. 5.
Having described this invention in connection with a number of illustrative embodiments, forms, proportions, arrangements and details of construction to which detailed disclosure the invention is not of course to be limited, what is claimed as new and what is desired to be secured by Letters Patent is set Jforth in the appended claims:
1. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a iiushing pipe and an overflow pipe be tween said tank and said casing, a stand pipe comn'iunicating with a drain passage formed in said casing and connected to said overflow pipe to receive water therefrom, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe, an inlet valve stem on which said inlet valve is mounted and a closing valve on said inlet valve stem and mounted in a closing chamber in said casing communieating with said drain passage to receive 'fluid therefrom and thereby close said inlet valve, a flushing valve in said casing controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, a flushing valve stem on which said flushing valve is mounted and which is adapted to open said inlet valve,
operating means to open said flushing valve and simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes, a retarding valve on said flushing valve stem and mounted within a retarding chamber in said casing, there being a drain port communicating with said drain passage to discharge fluid therefrom when said flushing valve is opened.
2. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing pipe and an overflow pipe between said tank and said casing, a stand pipe communicating with a drain passage formed in said casing and connected to said overflow pipe to receive water therefrom, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe, an inlet valve stem on which said inlet valve is mounted and a closing valve on said inlet valve stem and mounted in a closing chamber in said casing communicating with said drain passage to receive fluid therefrom and thereby close said inlet valve, a flushing valve in said casing contro-lling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, a flushing valve stem on which said flushing valve is mounted and which is adapted to open said inlet valve, operating means to open said flushing valve and simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes, retarding means to retard the closing of said flushing valve and means to discharge fluid from said drain passage when said flushing valve is opened.
3. In tank flushino` apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing pipe and an overflow pipe between said tank and said easing, a stand pipe communicating with a drain passage formed in said casing and connected to said overflow pipe to receive water therefrom, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe, an inlet valve stem on which said inlet valve is mounted and a closing valve on said inlet valve stem and mounted in a closing chamber in said casing communicating with said drain passage to receive fluid therefrom and thereby close said inlet valve, a flushing valve in said casing` controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, a flushing valve stem on which said flushing valve is mounted and which is adapted to open said inlet valve, operating means to open said flushing valve and simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes and means to discharge fluid from said drain passage when said flushing valve is opened.
4. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing pipe and an overflow pipe between` said tank and said casing, a stand pipe connected to said tank and communieating with a drain passage provided in said casing to supply thereto water overflowing from said tank, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the dis- 1- charge from said inlet pipe, a closing valve mounted in a closing chamber in said casing and communicating with said drain passage to thereby close said inlet valve, means projecting from said casing to manually 'operate said inlet valve, a flushing valve in said casing controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, means to open said flushing valve and simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for llushing purposes and means to discharge fluid from said drain passage when said flushing valve is opened.
,5. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing pipe and an overflow pipe between said tank and said casing, a stand pipe connected to said tank and communicating with a drain passage provided in said casing to supply thereto water overflowing from said tank, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe, a closing valve mounted in a closing chamber in said casing and communicating with said drain passage to thereby close said inletvalve, a flushing valve in said casing controlling the discharge of-water through said outlet pipe, means to open said flushing valve and simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes and means to discharge fluid from said drain passage when said flushing valve is opened.
6. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outletpipe, a llushing pipe between said tank and said casing, an inlet pipe, an\ inlet valve controlling the discharge of water from said inlet pipe to said casing, means to automatically close said inlet valve by fluid pressure when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height, a flushing valve and controlling means to open said flushing valve and to simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes.
7. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing pipe between said tank and said casing, an inlet pipe to supply water to said casing, an inlet valve controlling the di'scharge of water from said inletpipe to said casing, means to automatically close said inlet valve by fluid pressure when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height, a flushing valve and operating means to open said flushing valve.
8. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing pipe between said tank and said casing, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge `from said inlet pipe, means to manually open and close said inlet valve, means to automatically close said inlet valve when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height, a flushing valve controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, means to open said flushing valve and thereby simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes.
9. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing pipe between said tank and said casing, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe, means to automatically close said inlet Valve when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height, a flushing valve controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, means to open said flushing valve and thereby simultaneously supply water trom said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes.
10. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a flushing and overtlow pipe between said tank and said casing, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe, means to close said inlet valve when the water rises to a predetermined height in said tank, a Hushing valve controlling the discharge of water thro-ugh said outlet pipe, an operating lever to open said flushing valve and means to simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes.
11. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a iiushing pipe between said tank and casing, an inlet pipe in said casing, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe, means to close said inlet valve when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height, a flushing valve controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, means to open said flushing valve and means to simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes.
12. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank free from openings adjacent its lower part, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a iushing pipe between said tank and casing, an inlet pipe, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe into said casing, a flushing valve controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe and operating means tov open said flushing valve and to simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for tlushing purposes.
13. In tank iushing apparatus, a tank tree from openings adjacent its lower part,
a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a siphon flushing pipe between said tank and casing, an inlet pipe, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe into said casing to till said siphon iiushing pipe and thereupon fill said tank, a flushing valve controlling the discharge ot water through said outlet pipe and means to open said flushing valve.
14. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank free from openings adjacent its lower part, a siphon flushing pipe coperating with said tank, a valve casing connected with said siphon flushing pipe to iill the same and thereupon fill said tank, an overflow pipe between said tank and said casing and means to stop the further supply of water to said tank through said flushing pipe when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height.
15. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank free from openings adjacent its lower part, a siphon flushing pipe extending adjacent the bottom of said tank, a valve casing connected with said siphon flushing pipe to supply water to lill said siphon flushing pipe and thereupon till said tank and means comprising a valve through which the water flows to stop the supply of water to said tank through said siphon flushingpipe when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height.
1G. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank tree from openings adjacent its lower part, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a siphon flushing pipe between said tank and casing, an inlet pipe, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe to till` said siphon flushing pipe and thereupon fill said tank, means to close said inlet valve when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height, a flushing valve controlling the discharge of water through said out-let pipe, means to open said flushing valve and means to simultaneously supply water from said tank and said inlet pipe for flushing purposes,
17. In tank fiushing apparatus, a tank free from openings adjacent its lower part, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a siphon flushing pipe between said tank and casing, an inlet pipe, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe to fill said siphon flushing pipe and thereupon fill said tank, means to close said inlet valve when the water in said tank has reached a predetermined height, a flushing valve controlling the discharge of water through said outlet pipe, and means to open said flushing valve.
18. In tank flushing apparatus, a tank, a valve casing provided with an outlet pipe, a. flushing pipe between said tank and casing, an inlet pipe, an inlet valve controlling the discharge from said inlet pipe to fill said tank, means to close said inlet valve charged from said tank to a predetermined Whedn the Wactlelu in aid tnlfhas relaehed a extent.
re etermine eio t, a us 1n va ve conijrolling the dischage of Water tghrough said WILLIAM BULLES' outlet pipe, means to open said flushing Witnesses: valve and automatic means t0 close said JAMES H. CARLOW, flushing Valve when the Water has been dis- M. C. MURPHY.
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