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    • E03B9/00Methods or installations for drawing-off water
    • E03B9/02Hydrants; Arrangements of valves therein; Keys for hydrants
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APPLICATION miv rie. 24, 191'9. RENEwEn sEPT.2s.192|. 1,396,380.
1,396,380, Patented Nov. 8, 1921.
Application led February 24, 1919, Serial No. 278,717. Renewed September 26, 1921. Serial No. 503,378.
T 0 all 207mm it 'may concern Be it known that we, HoRiiiDiis MORIN and FRANK PoTHiER, both subjects of the King of Great Britain, residing at Sherbrooke, Province'of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain 'new and useful Improvements in Sanitary Drinking-Fountains; and we do hereby declare that the following is 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.
The present invention relates to a sanitary drinking fountain, and more particularly to a combined faucet and drinking cup.
The object of the present invention is to provide a fountain of this character which may be easily and readily attached to an ordinary faucet and one which when assembled may be readily adjusted horizontally to the desired position for use, or it may be swung out of the way so that the faucet may be used, and in no way interfere with the valve controlling the flow of water through the faucet.
lvith the above and other objects in view the invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination, formation and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the combined faucet and drinking fountain embodying the present invention;
iig. 2 is a vertical section through the same;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of Fig. 1; and,
Fig. 4 is a detail vertical section through the drinking fountain taken at right angles to Fig. 2.
The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, with the further understanding that while the drawings show one form of the invention, the latter is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings, but may be changed and modified so long as such changes and modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention.
Like and corresponding parts are indi- Specication of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. S, 1921.
cated by similar reference characters throughout the several views.
e numeral 1 represents the body of an ordinary faucet which may be connected in the usual manner to a water supply pipe, and this faucet is provided with a discharge end 2. A partition 3 is arranged within the body ofthe faucet having an opening therein and is also provided with a valve seat for. receiving a vertically movable valve 4. This valve 4 is carried by a valve stein 5 and this valve stem is provided with an enlarged threaded portion 6 having the threads thereof adapted to engage the internal threads of the top portion 7 of the faucet casing, so that when the valve stein is rotated through the handle 8 in the usual manner the valve stem will be caused to rise and lower so as to open and close the valve 4, whereby the water passing through the faucet to the discharge opening 2 may be controlled in the usual manner.
A cap 9 is detachably connected to the top portion 7 of the faucet casing and this cap 9 is provided with a vertical truncated conical-shaped portion 10; at its upper end is connected thereto a cap 11 for forming a watertight connection between the top of this conical-shaped portion 10 and the valve stem 5. vThis valve stem 5 is provided with a passageway 12 whose lower end communicates with the water supply and its upper end has communicating therewith a plurality of radially extending openings 13. A portion of the interior diameter of the conical-shaped member 10 is slightly larger than the exterior diameter of the valve stem 5, thereby forming a passageway 14 around this valve stem 5. The truncated conical member 10 is also provided with a plurality of radially extending openings which are in communication with this passageway 12.
From this construction it is obvious that the water from the main supply pipe may constantly flow through the valve stein 5 and discharge through the openings 15. Mounted upon this conical-shaped member 10 is a sleeve 16 and this sleeve is provided with an annular groove 17 which is adapted to communicate with the openings 15. This sleeve 16 is retained down upon this conicalshaped member 10 by means of a coil spring 18 which is arranged between the upper face of the sleeve 16 and the cup 11 and suitable packings 19 are provided upon the pipe 22 is connected tothe sleeve 16. l0
outer face of this conical member 10 so as to prevent any leakage of water around this sleeve.
The drinking fountain comprises a casing consisting of the cup 20, and this cup 20 is providediwith a central annular iiange 21. The supply` pipe 22 is also formed with the drinking fountain casing and one end of lls ie drinking fountain casing is provided with a conical-shaped valve seat for the reception of an inverted coneshaped valve 23 and this valve 23 has an L-shaped passageway 24C therein which is adapted to communicate with the passageway in the pipe 22. Also carried bj the valve 23 is a valve stem having connected thereto a handle 25 whereby the valve 23 may be rotated for bringing the L-shaped passageway 24. into and out of communication with the pipe 22. Arranged within the annular flange 21 is a partition 26 which partition has formed therein a plurality of openings and these openings are arranged out of alinement with the upper end of the passageway 24: formed within the valve 23. Arranged above this plate 26 and retained in spaced relation are a plurality of filtering disks 27 which are made of suitable wire mesh, whereby the water flow being supplied to the fountain may be thoroughly filtered. Detachably secured to this flange 21 is a cap 28 having a central opening 29 through which a spray of water may ascend in a fountain suitably high and convenient to be taken in the mouth by the drinker. For sanitary reasons a cover 30 is provided which covers this cap 28. This cover 30 is provided with an arm 31 which arm is diametrically connected as at 32 to the cup 2O and a coil spring 33 rests upon this arm 31 only when holding the cover in its closed position.
From the foregoing it is apparent that by opening the valve 23 the water may be supplied to the fountain and the sleeve 16 may' be swung upon the cone-shaped member 10, so that the fountain may be readily swung to either side of the faucet and out vof the way when the faucet is being used. When .it is desired to use the faucet the valve 4C may be opened by turning the handle 8 in the usual manner. This cup 20 will receive the overflow of water from the fountain and thewater will exhaust through an opening 34 which may he connected to a suitable outlet pipe whereby the excess supply of water may readily -flow from the fountain.
Having thus fully described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
' 1. The combination with a faucet having a valve and a vvalve stem therefor, of a cap for said faucet, a conical-shaped extension formed with said cap, said valve stein extending through said conical-shaped extension, a sleeve mounted upon said conicalshaped extension and communicating with said faucet, and a fountain 'carried by said sleeve.
2. In a device of the character described the combination with a faucet having a valve and a valve stem therefor, of a cap for said faucet and a cone-shaped portion formed with said cap, said valve stem having a passageway arranged therein, said cone-shaped portion having openings therein communieating with said passageway, a sleeve rotatably mounted upon said cone-shaped portion, said sleeve having an annular passage way formed therein communicating with the openings in said cone-shaped portion7 a drinking fountain, a supply pipe formed with said drinking fountain and detachablv connected to said sleeve, said valve stem erftending through said cone-shaped portion to the faucet cap, a handle carried'by the eX- tended end of the valve stein, and a coil spring for retaining said sleeve down upon said cone-shaped portion substantially as and for the purpose specified.
ln witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands.
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