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Feb. 19, 1963
‘R. J. SILINE
3,077,609
OUTDOOR SHOWER TAKING DEVICE
Filed July 26, 1961
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United States Patent 0 “ice
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3,077,609
OUTDOOR SHOWER TAKING DEVICE
Robert J. Siline, 410 S. 4th St., Wapello, Iowa
Filed July 26, 1961, Ser. No. 126,984
2 Claims. (Cl. 4—151)
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3,077,609
Patented Feb. 19, 1963
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an opening ‘28 is provided in the bucket bottom and the
opening is provided with a valve seat ring or collar 30 the
upper reduced end 32 of which is ?tted into the opening
28 and secured. The bore or passage through the collar
provides a valve seat for the plug-type valve element 34.
This valve element is mounted between washers 36 on
the upper reduced and shouldered end portion 38 of
the rod, the rod being a push-pull type and being denoted
by the numeral 40. The extreme upper end of the rod
particularly, to a simpli?ed adaptation which is expressly
is screw-threaded at 42 and provided with a nut 44 which
rigged and constructed for conveniently taking a shower 10 holds
the valve element in place. The valve element may
where piped water supplying facilities are not available at
be opened and closed in the manner illustrated by the
the place of use.
full line and dotted line illustrations in FIGURE 3. The
More speci?cally, the invention pertains to an outdoor
trapping
and accumulating member which constitutes the
shower head which comprises a container for water, said
spray head or shower head is a water trapping pan 46,
container having an opening at the bottom through which 15 having
a bottom 48 with circumferentially spaced mar»
the liquid may be discharged by gravity, a manually
ginally
arranged
ori?ces 50 providing shower holes. The
actuatable valve ?tted into and normally closing said dis
pan has an upstanding annular or equivalent rim 52 and
charge opening, and shower water trapping and accumu
the upper end of the rim is secured against the exterior
lating means supported from the container bottom di
of the bottom 22 and welded or otherwise secured in
20
rectly beneath said valved discharge opening, said means
place
as at 54. The rim just below the pan is provided
being suitably vented and having discharge ori?ces for
with diametrically opposite notches 56 constituting vents.
the water.
The bucket or container provides a reservoir for the
In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the shower
main supply of water as at 57 and when the valve is open
head comprises a simple water trapping and accumulating
25 the water ?ows by gravity into the pan and is thus
This invention relates to a gravity-type water contain
ing shower device or apparatus and has reference, more
pan or receptacle.
This pan embodies a bottom which
is provided around its margin with circumferentially
showered down upon the user in the manner illustrated in
FIGURE 1. To accomplish this the push-pull rod 40
is operated, the lower portion of the rod being slidable
spaced ori?ces or spray holes. It has an upstanding rim
and the upper edge of the rim is provided with at least
through a frictional guide means comprising the screw
one and preferably two notches which constitute vents.
threaded bushing or sleeve 58 held in place by an assem
30
A simple pail or watter bucket is utilized and the bottom
bling and retaining nut 60. The lower end of the sleeve
thereof spans the upper edge of the rim and is ?xedly
is provided with a packing-equipped cap nut which con
secured thereto, that portion of the bucket bottom above
stitutes a suitable retaining cap or gland 64. The lower
the receptacle portion of the pan having a readily open
portion 62 of the rod 40 projects below the packing gland
able and closable valve. The valve is controlled at will
where it is provided with a knurled ?nger-grip 66 form
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by the person taking the shower and this is accomplished
ing actuating means for convenient operation.
by a push-pull rod.
In use the bucket is suspended on the rope below the
These together with other objects and advantages which
pulley and assumes the elevated position shown in FIG
will become subsequently apparent reside in the details
URE 1. When ready for the shower the user stands
of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter
therebeneath as illustrated and the push-pull rod 40 is
described and claimed, reference being had to the accom
pushed to allow a desired amount of water to ?ow into the
panying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like
trapping pan 46. Then the water gravitates through the
numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
openings 50 and showers upon the user as illustrated.
FIGURE 1 is a view showing a fragmentary portion of
The size of the hole or bore in the valve seat is pro
a shed-type shower house which is provided with the
portional with the combined twelve-hole capacity as
45
desired rigging and a shower device constructed in ac
shown in FIG. 2 of the drawing. The ?ow through the
cordance with the invention;
wide open valve preferably does not exceed the flow
FIGURE 2 is a plan view of the shower device on a
suitably enlarged scale; and
capacity of the openings 50.
The notches 56 make the shower head easily cleanable.
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary view with parts in eleva
When it is empty and dry and turned top side down, loose
tion taken on the plane of the line 3—3 of FIGURE 2 50 particles would drop out through the notches 56 of the
looking in the direction of the arrows.
water accumulating pan. Particles of small size could
With reference to FIGURE 1 the shed, shower house
also escape through the valve seat.
or other building shown at 6 may be of any suitable con
When in operation the gravity force or pressure head
struction. While it would be within the purview of the 55 in the water pail varies with the water level, but at the
invention to employ the shower device indoors it is pref
same time in the water accumulating pan the gravity
erably an outdoor construction and arrangement. The
head remains almost constant, because air passes freely
support means comprises a horizontal outstanding arm
in through the notches or vents 56 and therefore the water
8 and a brace 10. The arm is provided with a suitably
in the water accumulating pan is subjected to only its
suspended sheave or pulley 12. The hoisting rope or 60 own gravity head.
other equivalent ?exible element 14 has an upper end
In operation the user pushes the ?nger-grip upwardly.
trained over the pulley and a lower end portion 16 at
The valve element is then open and water runs down into
tachable to an anchoring nut or the like 18. The shower
the accumulating pan 46. He can leave the valve open
device is supported by the lifting and lowering rope in
in that position until he wants to shut the water oif. To
the manner illustrated and includes a container. The 65 shut the water off he pulls the ?nger-grip completely
container is ‘denoted generally by the numeral 20 and
down. It is not necessary to give any attention to how
speci?cally it comprises an ordinary water bucket or pail
much water is in the water accumulating pan because
of suitable capacity, the bottom thereof being denoted at
the water level in the pan can never rise above the
22 and the wall at 24. The numeral 26 designates a handle
notches 56.
or bail which is also of a conventional type and to which
the rope is attached, whereby to suspend the pail in water
containing and dispensing position. As shown in FIG. 3
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
one
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modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
to the exact construction and operation shown and de
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and
equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope
of the the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A manually operable gravity head shower device
a
seat member and valve stem opening and having its upper
end ?xedly secured to said valve and having an actuating
means on its lower end disposed beneath said pan, a
guide means in said valve stem opening guidingly and
frictionally embracing said valve stem.
2. The combination of claim 1 wherein said guide
means includes a bushing secured to said pan bottom wall
and depending through said valve stem opening, a cap
comprising a container and a pan dependingly supported
threadedly engaged on said bushing and including a pack
by said container, said container having a bottom wall 10 ing means therein for adjustably frictionally gripping said
with a discharge opening therein, said pan having a rim
valve stem.
whose upper edge is secured to said container bottom wall
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
and has circumferentially spaced openings in said upper
edge and rim, a valve seat member in said discharge open
UNITED STATES PATENTS
ing wall having a valve port opening upwardly into said 15
‘4,067 Smith ________________ __ June 2, 1845
container and downwardly into said pan, said pan having
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8,421
Brown _______________ __ Oct. 14, 1851
an apertured bottom Wall de?ning a shower head and
having a valve stem opening alined with said valve port,
a vertically movable valve in said container cooperating
with said valve port and movable upwardly to open said 20
port, a vertical valve stem slidably received in said valve
2,755,482
'Goins ________________ __ July 24, 1956
373,345
602,936
France _______________ __ Mar. 15, 1907
Great Britain __________ __ June 7, 1948
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