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July 5, 1938. H P, SMWH 2,122,626 HANDRAIL FOR BATHTUBS Filed June 26, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 (I \. .a ' Inventor 1%)‘0/772 J777/7‘? Patented July 5, 1938 2,122,626 H UNITED STATES PATENT oFFiCE 2,122,628 HANDRAIL FOR. BATHTUBS Hiram P. Smith, West Yarmouth, Mass. Application June 26, 1937, Serial No. 150,604 (Cl. 4—185) The present invention relates to a multiple screw-threaded complemental duplicate elbows ll forming the substantially L-shaped standard purpose safety-type handrail adapted for dis 1 Claim. position at a point of vantage on the rim of the tub where it'may be conveniently utilized by the 5 occupant of the tub. Admittedly, accidents ofv all types occur to bathers while taking a bath in present day porcelain and equivalent bathtubs. It follows, therefore, that the art to which the invention 10 relates is, at this point of writing, rather well ' developed and comprehends the use of various styles of handles and handrails, and equivalent utility accessories. Being generally conversant with such conditions, I have set out to provide a handrail which is structurally distinct, in a com parative sense, and possessed of recognizable fea tures of re?nement and improvement such as qualify it for acceptance as a further and novel contribution to this speci?c line of endeavor. 20 In reducing to practice the principles of my inventive conception, I have evolved and pro duced a structure possessed of utmost simplicity and such equivalent indispensable factors as render it aptly ?tted for the particular purposes intended. Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the follow ing description and drawings. In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same: Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a con ventional bathtub showing the improved accom modation hand rail in place. Figure 2 is a top plan view of Figure 1. Figure 3 is an enlarged transverse section on the line 3—-3 of Figure 2. Figure 4 is a view in section and elevation showing the improved structure in detail. Figure 5 is a top plan view of one end portion on the attaching brackets or ?xtures 12. That is to say, each ?xture comprises a standard hav ing a substantially perpendicular part l3 and a laterally directed elbow, the elbow being inter nally screw-threaded to accommodate the ends of the horizontal hand tube or rail 9. Each bracket also includes an integral adapter base or ?ange l4, this being shaped to conform to and ?t ?rmly against the rim 1 of the tub. The ?ange is here shown as formed with both holes l5 to accommodate bolts or equivalent fastenings l6 threaded into screw-threaded holes and tapped in the rim of the tub. It is obvious that the 15 adapter ?anges may be welded or otherwise secured in place. The gist of the invention resides, it is believed, in the provision of a pair of duplicate attaching ?xtures or brackets, these having adapter flanges 20 and L-shaped accommodation standards, the standards in e?ect being simple screw-threaded elbows to accommodate the screw-threaded ends of a readily available length of pipe or equivalent tube forming a handrail. Thus, the handrail is 25 disposed horizontally and parallel to the rim of the tub where it may be conveniently grasped by the occupant of the tub to facilitate raising and lowering of the body. In practice the ?xtures are suitably offset so as to space the handrail 30 _ properly from the wall. Where a built-in tub is concerned, it is evident that the offset angle will be such as to dispose the handrail in a position away from the wall to provide convenient clear ance. As stated before, I am aware that hand rails and equivalent structures have been adopted for the same general purpose. It is believed, however, that none are quite as simple and as types of tubs as may be employed in the future. effective as the arrangement herein shown and 40 described. It is thought that the description taken in con nection with the drawings will enable a clear understanding of the invention to be had. There fore, a more lengthy description is thought un As a general rule, the tub, denoted by the necessary. numeral 6 includes a rolled rim or equivalent While the preferred embodiment of the inven tion has been shown and described, it is to be understood that minor changes coming within the ?eld of invention claimed may be resorted to if desired. of the device. ' Byway of introduction, it is to be pointed out that the invention is applicable to conventional leg supported tubs or built-in tubs, or any similar topping ?ange ‘I. It is to this part that the im proved attachment, denoted by the numeral 8, is connected. Incidentally, the device may be in the nature of an attachment or integrated and. built onto the tub as an original installation. Said accessory or device 8 comprises, a single length of pipe or a tubularrod 9, this being screw threaded at opposite ends, as indicated at Ill. 55 The screw-threads are tapped into internally I claim: I A handrail for bathtubs comprising a pair of bases each having the under face thereof arcuately curved to match the curvature of a topping ?ange of a bathtub and provided with 55 2f. ‘ 2,122,626 openings to receive fasteners for detachably disposed portions extending parallel with the securing the base on the topping ?ange with the topping fiange outwardly of the interior of the top face oi the base inclining upwardly and ‘tub and having internal screw threads, and a outwardly from the interior of the tub, sub tubular rail having screw threaded ends threaded stantially L-shaped tubular standards formed in in the horizontal portions of the standards and ‘ tegral with the top inclining faces of the bases and including upwardly and outwardly inclined portions lying in a plane substantially with the plane of the side wall of the tub, and horizontally positioned thereby to overlie the topping flange of the tub and in space-:1 relation thereto and > outwardly ofythe interior of the tub. HIRAM P. SMITH.