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1. (WO2001036169) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CASTING A PLUMBING FIXTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/036169    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/023151
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B28B 1/00
B28B 1/26
Applicants: KOHLER CO.
Inventors: BERGQUIST, Walter, S.
WILLIAMS, Frank, P.
TEAGUE, Harold, A.
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CASTING A PLUMBING FIXTURE
Abstract:
A method of casting toilets and the like where the bowl (50) and rim (46) are separately molded and then connected together while both are in an upside down position. During the connection of the rim (46) to the bowl (50), the bowl (50) is preferably supported on two opposing sides (24, 25) by the mold. These procedures reduce deformation of the cast bowl (60) while it is still in a 'greenware' condition. An apparatus for carrying out this method in an automated manner is also disclosed.