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    • E03D1/00Water flushing devices with cisterns ; Setting up a range of flushing devices or water-closets; Combinations of several flushing devices
    • E03D1/02High-level flushing systems
    • E03D1/06Cisterns with tube siphons
    • E03D1/08Siphon action initiated by air or water pressure
    • E03D1/082Siphon action initiated by air or water pressure in tube siphons


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Patented May 6 1890. v
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.427,364, dated May 6, 1890.
Application tiled July 8, 1889'. Serial No. 316,823. (llo model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
'Be it known that I, ROBERT M. REILLY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Siphon-Tanks; and I do hereby declare the following to be 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.
My invention relates to improvements in flushing-tanks for water-closets, and particularly to the class of siphon-tanks; and it consists in certain details of construction and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described in the specification, illustrated in the drawings, and pointed out in the claims.
Its principal object is to provide in a tank an adjustable siphon the inlet-leg of which may be turned to either side of the tank or its mouth raised to any suitable height within the tank, in order to enable the dischargeport tobe located at any convenient point and to regulate the amount of water to be discharged from the tank.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a longitudinal vertical section of a tank provided with my adjustable siphon and having the usual supply-pipe provided with a float-0r globe valve for automatically closing the supply pipe when the water has reached the desired height in the tank; also the lever and chains for operating the valves. Fig. 2 is a detail showing the siphon turned to one side and having its mouth or inlet raised. Fig. 8 is a detail. in section, showing a ball-and-socket joint in the horizontal or upper part of the siphon.
Referring more particularly to the drawings,Arepresents the tank; B, the inlet or supply pipe, provided with the ball-cock a and float b.
O is the siphon, provided with the flexible joints 0 and 0', one of which 0 is in the top or bend and enables the mouth to be raised to any desired elevation. The other 0' is in the outlet-leg of the siphon and enables the siphon to be turned to either side of the tank, and thereby adjusted to any convenient position required by the location of the dischargeport, thus enabling my siphon to be readily adapted to any flushing-tank.
D is the valve-chamber surrounding the opening or discharge port in the bottom of the tank and firmly secured.
E is a flexible packing-ring in the center of the valve-chambeiz.
F and G are valves for closing the bottom and top of the upper half of the valve-chamber, respectively.
H is the valve-stem connecting the valves.
I is the operating-lever pivoted at the top of the tank and having its inner end connected with valve G by a rod or chain J, and K is the operating-chain depending from the outer end of the lever.
The flexible joints 0 c in the siphon may be ground joints, packed joints, ball-andsocket joints, or of any other suitable construction; but I prefer to have the one 0 in the vertical leg a telescopic joint, whereby the siphon may be vertically adjusted independently of the joint 0.
The operation of my invention is as follows: The tank is filled from the supply-pipe and the supply shut off automatically in the ordinary manner by means of the float or ball valve to. The siphon is turned by means of the joint 0' to any convenient position and its height adjusted. The outer or inlet leg is then raised by means of the universal joint 0 to any point beneath the surface of the water to which it is to discharge the contents of the tank. The operator seizes the chain K and by means of the lever I and chain J raises valve G, thus opening the valve-chamber at the top, permitting the water in the tank to rush in and fill the chamber and siphon. The same operation closes the outlet at the center of the valve-chamber by means of valve F, which is connected with valve G by rod H, and which is drawn up in close contact with the flexible packing-ring E. Valve Gis then allowed to drop back upon the top of the valve-chamber again, closing the opening in its top and forcing valve F back to its normal position, thus opening the outlet in the center of the valve-chamber, which then connects with the water in the tank through the siphon, and it is obvious that the water in the tank will continue to flow through the siphon until exhausted down to the mouth of the siphon. It Will be obvious that by this construction the mouth of the siphon may be adjusted to discharge any given quantity of Water from the tank.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent,is
1. In a siphon, the combination, with the long and short legs thereof, of a pivotal friction-joint located in the neck or upper bend, whereby the mouth or inlet of the short leg is rendered capable of vertical adjustment with respect to the outlet, substantially as described.
2. In a flushing-tank siphon, the combination, with the inner and outer legs thereof, of the flexible joint located in the upper bend and the flexible jointin the inner vertical leg, substantially as an d for the purpose described. 3. In combination With a flushing-tank, the adjustable siphon provided with an adjustable joint in its inner vertical leg and a flexible joint in its upper or horizontal portion, whereby the siphon may be turned from side to side and its mouth or inlet adjusted to any desired height within the tank, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
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