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US2661483A
US2661483A US23278351A US2661483A US 2661483 A US2661483 A US 2661483A US 23278351 A US23278351 A US 23278351A US 2661483 A US2661483 A US 2661483A
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Dec. 8. 1953 l.. ToRToRlcE BRACKET F'OR VALVE FIXTURES Filed June 21, 1951 Louis ,Tororlllywm' ATTORNEYS Patented Dec. 8, 1953 UNITED STATES f PATENT OFFICE BRACKET FOR. VALVE FIXTURES Louis Tortorice, Bristol, R. I.

Application June 21, 1951, Serial No. 232,783

1 Claim. l

This invention relates to a bracket for a valve iixture such as may be used for a combination bathtub and shower in which there are usually three tubular parts to be supported in the wall.

Heretofore, fixtures or the character here referred to have been supported by some sort of a piece of wood, sometimes bored, to receive the three tubular parts of the fixture. This is a hand operation done on the job and measurement is required for spacing the holes to be bored accurately.

One of the objects of this invention is to prc vide a preformed or prefabricated bracket which will have openings of a size to receive the standard valve parts therein, the bracket being so con*- structed and arranged that it may be adjusted to be supported between upright studs of the building even though they may be somewhat varying in the distances they are apart.

Another object of the invention is to provide a bracket which is equipped with means for cenu tering the parts of the valve xture which pase through the bracket and for clamping these parts securely in such centered position.

Another object of the invention is to provide 'f a bracket which has supports which are easily adjustable for accommodation between studs or uprights of various sizes.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a sectional view through the bracket showing the valve fixture as secured in place therein;

Figure 2 is a perspective View of the bracket alone; and

Figure 3 is a sectional view on substantially line 3-3 of Figure 1 illustrating the means of holding the parts of the valve xture in position.

in proceeding with this invention, I have pro vided a body member with a plurality of openings in this body member from each of which a collar extends, these collars being cylindrical and with their axes parallel. Adjustably secured to each end of the body member there are supporting or wing members which may be guided in the body member but which may be held in various positions of adjustment with reference to the body member. These wings have portions extending at right angles to the body member to be secured to the insides or sides nearest each other of upright studs of a building adjacent the point of mounting of the Valve for the combination shower and tub xture.

With reference to the drawings, I0 designates a pair of studs which are upright in a building into which the valve iixture Il is to be installed. This valve fixture comprises three tubular parts I2, I3 and I 4 which are connected together and are so arranged that the hot water may be turned on by the manipulation through the tube I2, the cold water by manipulation through the tube iii, while manipulation through the tube 3 directs the water either into the tub or to the shower over the tub depending upon the manipulation of this part. Handles are usually provided on the studs I2', I3 and I4' for this purpose.

The bracket which I have provided is designated generally I5 and consists of a body part I6 with its opposite edges rolled back upon itself as at I'I and I8. A plurality of openings IB are provided in this body I6 and from each of these openings a cylindrical collar 2B extends on the same side of the member I6. Each cylindrical collar is equipped with a screw 2l having a head 22, the screws being arranged in the top of each collar to thread through the collar, as shown in Figure 3, so as to engage one of the tubular parts of the valve II and force it into the arcuate portion 23 of the collar which serves to center the valve xture with reference to the bracket, bringing the parts into their relative position, as shown in Figure 1.

This body member I5 is provided with wing members designated generally 25, each consisting of a part 26 which is slidably received in the inturned guides I'I and I8 and a securing part 2l provided with openings 28 for receiving screws 29 to hold these wings to the studs I@ at the height desired. The bracket will be placed in the desired position prior to the securing of the valve xture in the bracket. In order to adjustably secure the parts 26 to the body member I6, slots 3|] are provided in the members 25 and bolts 3| extend through these slots and through openings in the body member with nuts 32 on the back so as to hold the wing members 25 in adjusted position relative to the body member for spanning the distance between the upright studs I Il.

By this arrangement a very simple bracket is provided for supporting the valve xture and one which may be easily and quickly installed wherever bath and shower installations are to be provided.

I claim:

A bracket for a valve fixture having a plurality of equally spaced tubular parts extending parallel to each other in a straight line, comprising an elongated body having a guide groove at each longitudinal edge thereof opening towards each other, said body having a plurality of circular openings through which said tubular members are adapted to project, said openings extending in a straight line substantially midway between the longitudinal edges of said body and spaced from each other a distance substantially equal to the spacing of said tubular members and each being of a size much larger than said tubular members Crosswise thereof and surrounded by a collar having a threaded member extending through the Wall thereof for engaging and clamping the tubular member projecting therethrough against the wall of said collar, and an L-rhape Wing part at each end portion of said body having one leg thereof slidably received in said guide grooves and each provided with an open' ended slot, a bolt in said body in said slot independently adjustably securing said wing part to said body.

the other leg thereof having openings therethrough for receiving fastening means for securing said bracket in place.

LOUIS TORTORICE.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 312,193 Duffy Feb. 10, 1885 833,613 Maiser Oct. 16, 1905 1,133,535 Cain et al Mar. 10, 1915 1,156,885 Caine Oct. 19, 1915 1,414,792 Seither Niay 2, 1922 1,667,124 Liniger Apr. 24, 1928 2,237,710 McMurry Apr. 8, 1941 2,247,954 Levaggi July 1, 1941 2,295,888 Bucknell et al Sept. 15, 1942

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US2824312A (en) * 1956-08-29 1958-02-25 Tortorice Louis Bracket for a valve fixture
US2939669A (en) * 1956-10-29 1960-06-07 Miller Co Hanger assembly for lighting fixtures
US2991789A (en) * 1958-06-27 1961-07-11 Harry E Smith Cigarette, etc., holder
US3009167A (en) * 1959-10-12 1961-11-21 Jr Harry J Leonard Plumbing adapter plate
US3014562A (en) * 1958-05-26 1961-12-26 Schwartzberg Jack Metal door and window-frame anchorage to steel studs
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US3952638A (en) * 1975-03-10 1976-04-27 Felter John V Fans for use with turbine ventilators, and methods and apparatus for supporting the same
US4550451A (en) * 1982-06-03 1985-11-05 Hubbard George R Universal plumbing pipe locator and support
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US5133094A (en) * 1991-07-15 1992-07-28 Clarke Jr Thomas H Tub/shower valve locating fixture
US5593115A (en) * 1994-06-15 1997-01-14 Lewis; James M. Pipe hanger
US5607127A (en) * 1995-07-17 1997-03-04 Ballonez; Joe J. Shower pipe support
US5615850A (en) * 1995-03-06 1997-04-01 Cloninger; Leonard W. Wire support bracket
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US20070164171A1 (en) * 2003-06-19 2007-07-19 William Costas Water supply pass-through apparatus
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US2824312A (en) * 1956-08-29 1958-02-25 Tortorice Louis Bracket for a valve fixture
US2939669A (en) * 1956-10-29 1960-06-07 Miller Co Hanger assembly for lighting fixtures
US3014562A (en) * 1958-05-26 1961-12-26 Schwartzberg Jack Metal door and window-frame anchorage to steel studs
US2991789A (en) * 1958-06-27 1961-07-11 Harry E Smith Cigarette, etc., holder
US3009167A (en) * 1959-10-12 1961-11-21 Jr Harry J Leonard Plumbing adapter plate
US3199815A (en) * 1961-11-21 1965-08-10 Martinkovic Paul Steve Universal muffler hanger
US3899005A (en) * 1973-08-06 1975-08-12 Fiberglass Resources Corp Modular duct system for elongated flexible members such as telephone cable or the like
US3952638A (en) * 1975-03-10 1976-04-27 Felter John V Fans for use with turbine ventilators, and methods and apparatus for supporting the same
US4550451A (en) * 1982-06-03 1985-11-05 Hubbard George R Universal plumbing pipe locator and support
US5071172A (en) * 1990-01-09 1991-12-10 Ford Motor Company Fluid direction tube insertion assembly and insertion method
US5133094A (en) * 1991-07-15 1992-07-28 Clarke Jr Thomas H Tub/shower valve locating fixture
US5593115A (en) * 1994-06-15 1997-01-14 Lewis; James M. Pipe hanger
US5615850A (en) * 1995-03-06 1997-04-01 Cloninger; Leonard W. Wire support bracket
US5607127A (en) * 1995-07-17 1997-03-04 Ballonez; Joe J. Shower pipe support
US5971329A (en) * 1996-11-20 1999-10-26 3244 Corporation Conduit support
US6796335B1 (en) * 2000-06-09 2004-09-28 Securus, Inc. Pipe protector and support
US20070164171A1 (en) * 2003-06-19 2007-07-19 William Costas Water supply pass-through apparatus
US7469711B2 (en) * 2003-06-19 2008-12-30 William Costas Water supply pass-through apparatus
US20050056735A1 (en) * 2003-08-07 2005-03-17 Dale Fedewa Easy slide conduit system and method
US20070107332A1 (en) * 2005-11-03 2007-05-17 Lecuyer & Fils Ltee Modular framing system
US20110192940A1 (en) * 2007-01-17 2011-08-11 Securus, Inc. Pipe locator and support
US7926765B1 (en) 2007-01-17 2011-04-19 Securus, Inc. Pipe locator and support
US8226051B2 (en) 2007-01-17 2012-07-24 Securus, Inc. Pipe locator and support
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US8985527B2 (en) * 2011-09-09 2015-03-24 Icc Corporation Arm-anchored collapsible bracket for holding rack-mountable equipment
US20130062475A1 (en) * 2011-09-09 2013-03-14 Mike Lin Arm-anchored collapsible bracket for holding rack-mountable equipment
US9222603B2 (en) 2013-03-27 2015-12-29 Lawrence Rego Cord support bracket
US20140332637A1 (en) * 2013-05-13 2014-11-13 David Jay Buttars Support structures for electrical and plumbing systems
US9169948B2 (en) * 2013-05-13 2015-10-27 David Jay Buttars Support structures for electrical and plumbing systems
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