This section is from the book "Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building", by James C. et al. Also available from Amazon: Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry And Building.
There are many different forms of faucets in use. The most common is the compression cock shown in Fig. 42. This has a removable leather or asbestos seat which requires renewing from time to time as it becomes worn. Fig. 43 shows a similar form, in which the valve seat is free to adjust itself, being held in place by a spring. Another style often used in hotels and other public places is the self-closing faucet. These are fitted with springs in such a way that they remain closed except when held open. Two different forms are shown in Fig.. 44 and 45.
There are various arrangements for mixing the hot and cold water for bowls and bath tubs before it is discharged. This is accomplished by having both faucets connect with a common nozzle. Such a device for a lavatory is shown in Fig. 46.
NICKEL PLATED BRASS SHOWER BATH.
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