US2150483A - Vanity attachment for bathtubs - Google Patents

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US2150483A
US2150483A US203956A US20395638A US2150483A US 2150483 A US2150483 A US 2150483A US 203956 A US203956 A US 203956A US 20395638 A US20395638 A US 20395638A US 2150483 A US2150483 A US 2150483A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
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    • A47K3/001Accessories for baths, not provided for in other subgroups of group A47K3/00 ; Insertions, e.g. for babies; Tubs suspended or inserted in baths; Security or alarm devices; Protecting linings or coverings; Devices for cleaning or disinfecting baths; Bath insulation
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March 14, 1939 a. B. BENTZ 'VAN ITY ATTACHMENT FOR BATHTUBS Filed April 23, 1938 2' Sheets-Sheet 2 I gwumvtoo (ieo ge .B. Beni'z WITNESS Patented Mar. 14, 1939 UNITED STATES antes PATENT OFIQE 18 Claims.
The invention aims to provide a novel and advantageous attachment for a bathtub, permitting a person to manicure finger or toe nails, apply cosmetics, dress her hair, or perform other beautifying operations while sitting in the tub.
In carrying out the above end, a further object is to make novel provision whereby the entire attachment may be compactly folded when not in use.
With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, description being accomplished by reference to the accompanying drawmgs.
Figure 1 is a top plan view showing the attachment within a bathtub.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Figure 3 is a perspective View of the attachment removed from the tub.
Figures 4, 5 and 6 are detail sectional views partly in elevation, illustrating the tub-engaging members for holding the attachment in place.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating the means for vertically adjusting the tray.
Figure 8 is a perspective view showing a simplified construction.
In the drawings above briefly described, a preferred construction has been illustrated, and while such construction will be specifically described, variations may be made within the scope of the invention as claimed.
A frame If! is provided to extend transversely within a bathtub and to occupy an inclined position, said frame preferably having an inclined foot rest II of openwork form, and inclined side arms I2 projecting upwardly beyond said foot rest. To facilitate use of the foot rest II, and in fact the entire attachment, a suitable seat I 3 may be mounted in the tub.
An elongated tray I4 is pivotally connected with the upper ends of the arms I2 and preferably embodies three tray portions I5, I I5 and I! for cosmetics, instruments, etc. Arms I8 are shown for holding the tray It in operative posi tion and for permitting said tray to swing downwardly into compact relation with the frame I?) when its use is not required. The arms I 8 are pivoted at I9 to the arms I2 and at their upper ends are provided with forks 2B engageable with teeth 2| on the lower side of the tray I I, at the ends of the latter. Regardless of the inclination which the frame I!) may have in the tub, by
swinging the arms l8 in one direction or the 7 other, the tray It may be leveled.
In the preferred construction, the tray M is provided with tubular trunnions 22 extending through and projecting beyond bearings 23 carried by the upper ends of the arms I2, to pivotally connect said tray with the frame I 0, and I utilize said trunnions 22 in adjustably mounting tubengaging members 24 and 25. I also prefer to provide a tubular lower end bar 26 for the frame In and to adjustably mount additional tub-engaging members 21 in the ends of said tubular bar.
The member may simply be a short length of rod slidable in one of the trunnions 22 and having a knob 28 of rubber or the like to rest upon the tub rim and abut the bathroom wall. The member 24-, however, is preferably of C-shape with knobs 29 and 30 of rubber or the like on its upper and lower-arms 3i and 32 respectively, said member 24 having a shank 33 slidable in the other of the trunnions 22. The arm 32 is relatively short in order that its knob 30 may abut the inner side of the tub wall. The arm 3!, however, is comparatively long in order that it may overlie the tub rim and its knob 29 may rest on said rim. By outwardly or inwardly adjusting the members 24 and 25 to the required extent, they may be engaged with tubs of different sizes, it being of course understood that the frame I0 is sufiiciently short to fit within the narrowest tub manufactured.
For holding the members 24 and 25 in adjusted position, any preferred means may be provided, cotter pins 34 passing through openings in the trunnions 22 and receivable in any of the spaced openings 35 in said members, being shown for illustrative purposes. Similarly, any preferred means may be provided for holding the tub-engaging members 2'I at the lower end of the frame III, in adjusted position. I have shown these members 21 in the form of short threaded rods having knobs 36 of rubber or the like to abut the tub side walls, nuts or hand-wheels tl being threaded on said rods to adjust them outwardly t0 the required extent.
A mirror 38 is provided to extend upwardly from the tray I4 for use and to fold downwardly into compact relation with said tray when not in use. In the present showing, arms 39 carry the mirror 38 and are pivoted at 40 to the edge of the tray I4 remote from the user, said arms 39 being provided with downward extensions M which lie against the lower sides of the arms I2 when said arms 39 are in operative position. The mirror 38 is suitably pivoted at 42 to the arms 39 for adjustment as required.
It will be seen from the foregoing, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, that novel and advantageous provision has been made for carrying out the objects of the invention. The attachment may be quickly and easily adjusted according to the tub size and by adjusting the arms 58, the tray Hi may be leveled. When use of the attachment is no longer required, these arms may be swung to inoperative position, permitting the tray i i to swing downwardly into compact relation with the frame Ill. The arms 39 may then be swung downwardly to dispose the mirror 38 in compact relation with the tray i l. The attachment in its folded condition, may either remain in the tub or may be taken therefrom and stored in small space until again needed.
In Fig. 8, I have shown four supports E i corresponding in construction to the supports 2%, connected with the ends of a tray M forming an extremely simple vanity attachment for a tub.
While preferred details have been shown, attention is again invited to the possibility of making variations within the scope of the invention as claimed.
I claim:
1. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, comprising an inclined frame to extend transversely in a tub, a tray pivoted to the upper end of said frame for downward swinging into compact relation therewith when not in use, and arms for sup porting said tray in operative position, said arms being pivoted to said frame and detachably engaged with said tray.
2. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, comprising an inclined frame to extend transversely in a tub, a tray pivoted to the upper end of said frame for downward swinging into compact relation therewith when not in use, releasable means for supporting said tray in operative position and for allowing downward swinging of said tray upon said frame when not in use, mirror-carrying arms pivoted to and extending upwardly from said tray, a mirror carried by said arms for downward swinging onto said tray when not in use, and downward extensions on said arms to underlie the upper portion of said inclined frame to hold said arms in operative position.
3. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, comprising an inclined foot rest to extend transversely in a tub, arms secured to and projecting upwardly from said foot rest, a tray supported by said arms, and tub-engaging means for holding said foot rest, arms and tray in operative position.
4. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, said attachment having an inclined frame to extend transversely in a tub, and tub-engaging supports at the upper and lower ends of said inclined frame, at least some of said supports being projectable and retractable.
5. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, said attachment having an inclined frame to extend transversely in a tub, and tub-engaging supports at the upper and lower ends of said inclined frame, at least some of said supports being projectable and retractable, said attachment having tubular portions in which said some of said tubengaging supports are adjustably held.
6. A vanity attachment for a bathtub. said attachment having a frame to extend transversely in a tub, the upper end of said frame being provided with horizontally alined bearings for disposition near the upper edges of the tub walls, a tray having trunnions passing through and beyond said bearings, said trunnions having means to engage the tub walls to support the upper end of said frame, and releasable means for holding said tray against pivotal movement upon said trunnions.
7. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, said attachment having a frame to extend transversely in a tub, the upper end of said frame being provided with horizontally alined bearings for disposition near the upper edges of the tub walls, a tray having trunnions passing through and beyond said bearings, at least one of said trunnions being tubular, and tub-engaging means carried by said trunnions and including a member adjustably received in said tubular trunnion for extension to a required amount therefrom.
8. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, said at tachment having an inclined frame to extend transversely in a tub, extensible and retractable abutment means on the lower end of said inclined frame to abut the side walls of the tub, and tub-engaging means to support the upper end of said frame.
9. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, said attachment having an inclined frame to extend transversely in a tub, extensible and retractable abutment means on the lower end of said inclined frame to abut the side walls of the tub, said frame having a transverse tubular member in which a portion of said abutment means is adiustably received for. extension to a required ameunt therefrom, and tub-engaging means to support the upper end of said frame.
10. In a bathtub accessory, a foot-rest for disposition in an inclined plane extending transversely within a bathtub, and means connected with said foot-rest to contact with the tub to support said rest in operative position.
11. A structure as specified in claim said rest-supporting means comprising relatively adjustable anti-slip members to abut the side walls of the tub.
12. In a bathtub accessory, a foot-rest for disposition in an inclined plane extending transversely within a bathtub, laterally adjustable supporting means on the lower end of said foot-rest to contact with the tub, and additional supporting means for the upper end of said foot-rest.
13. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, comprising a tray to extend across the tub in front of a bather seated in the latter, an inclined foot-rest under said tray upon which the seated bather may place his feeet, said tray and foot-rest being so connected as to constitute one unit bodily applicable to and removable from the tub, and tub-engaging means on said unit to hold the same in operative position.
14. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, comprising a tray to extend across the tub in front of a bather seated in the latter, an inclined footrest under said tray upon which the seated bather may place his feet, a mirror extending upwardly from said tray for use by the seated bather, said tray, foot-rest and mirror being so connected as to constitute one unit bodily applicable to and removable from the tub, and tub-engaging means on said unit to hold the same in operative pcsition.
15. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, comprising a frame to extend transversely within a tub, said frame having tub-engaging means for holding it in an inclined operative position. a
tray pivoted to said frame to extend transversely of the tub, and releasable means for holding said tray in horizontal position for use, the pivotal connection between said tray and frame being so located that said tray is foldable into compact relation with said frame when not in use.
16. A structure as specified in claim 15; together with a mirror extending upwardly from said tray and pivotally mounted to swing into compact relation therewith when not in use.
1'7. A bathtub attachment comprising a member to span the tub, and supporting means for said tub-spanning member including a c-shaped member having one arm to rest on the tub rim and another arm to abut the inner side of the tub wall, said C-shaped member being provided with an inherently rigid horizontal shank secured to its intermediate portion, said tub-spanning member having means for mounting said shank thereon for extension or retraction as required.
18. A vanity attachment for a bathtub, comprising a tub-spanning portion having a tray for disposition in front of a leather seated in the tub, a foot-rest portion below said tub-spanning portion upon which the seated bather may place his feet, means connecting said foot-rest portion with said tub-spanning portion, and tub-engaging means on both of said portions to support the attachment.
GEORGE B. BENTZ.
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US2465909A (en) * 1945-04-16 1949-03-29 Hamilton Mfg Co Baby bath
US2513619A (en) * 1947-05-17 1950-07-04 Howard S Bennett Safety bar for bathtubs
US3213565A (en) * 1963-03-07 1965-10-26 Peter M Grosz Bathtub toy
US3239850A (en) * 1963-03-20 1966-03-15 Sandor G Kiss Book rest and vanity for bath tubs
US4053954A (en) * 1976-06-17 1977-10-18 George Chapman Bathtub caddy
US4472843A (en) * 1983-05-05 1984-09-25 Linda Chermak Bathtub accessory holder
US4574407A (en) * 1984-07-02 1986-03-11 Didia Nicholas A Portable beauty basin vanity
US20120079654A1 (en) * 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Wcm Industries, Inc. Device for Concealing a Plate Associated with Overflow Plumbing
US9045886B2 (en) 2000-06-13 2015-06-02 WCW Industries, Inc. Device for concealing a plate associated with overflow plumbing
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US2465909A (en) * 1945-04-16 1949-03-29 Hamilton Mfg Co Baby bath
US2513619A (en) * 1947-05-17 1950-07-04 Howard S Bennett Safety bar for bathtubs
US3213565A (en) * 1963-03-07 1965-10-26 Peter M Grosz Bathtub toy
US3239850A (en) * 1963-03-20 1966-03-15 Sandor G Kiss Book rest and vanity for bath tubs
US4053954A (en) * 1976-06-17 1977-10-18 George Chapman Bathtub caddy
US4472843A (en) * 1983-05-05 1984-09-25 Linda Chermak Bathtub accessory holder
US4574407A (en) * 1984-07-02 1986-03-11 Didia Nicholas A Portable beauty basin vanity
US9267274B2 (en) 2000-06-13 2016-02-23 Wcm Industries, Inc. Device for concealing a plate associated with overflow plumbing
US10329752B2 (en) 2000-06-13 2019-06-25 Wcm Industries, Inc. Overflow assembly for bathtubs and the like
US9045886B2 (en) 2000-06-13 2015-06-02 WCW Industries, Inc. Device for concealing a plate associated with overflow plumbing
US8769736B2 (en) * 2010-10-01 2014-07-08 Wcm Industries, Inc. Device for concealing a plate associated with overflow plumbing
US20120079654A1 (en) * 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Wcm Industries, Inc. Device for Concealing a Plate Associated with Overflow Plumbing
US10563385B1 (en) 2016-05-17 2020-02-18 Wcm Industries, Inc. Overflow cover interconnection system
US11149423B2 (en) 2016-05-17 2021-10-19 Wcm Industries, Inc. Overflow cover interconnection system
US10443220B2 (en) 2016-08-12 2019-10-15 Wcm Industries, Inc. Device for providing improved drainage
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