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US1715632A
US1715632A US8172726A US1715632A US 1715632 A US1715632 A US 1715632A US 8172726 A US8172726 A US 8172726A US 1715632 A US1715632 A US 1715632A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L11/00Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L11/40Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups A47L11/02 - A47L11/38, or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers, levers
    • A47L11/408Means for supplying cleaning or surface treating agents
    • A47L11/4088Supply pumps; Spraying devices; Supply conduits
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L11/00Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L11/28Floor-scrubbing machines, motor-driven
    • A47L11/282Floor-scrubbing machines, motor-driven having rotary tools
    • A47L11/283Floor-scrubbing machines, motor-driven having rotary tools the tools being disc brushes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L11/00Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L11/40Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups A47L11/02 - A47L11/38, or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers, levers
    • A47L11/4036Parts or details of the surface treating tools
    • A47L11/4038Disk shaped surface treating tools
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L11/00Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L11/40Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups A47L11/02 - A47L11/38, or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers, levers
    • A47L11/4063Driving means; Transmission means therefor
    • A47L11/4069Driving or transmission means for the cleaning tools

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June 4, 1929- H.y J. wERTHx-:IMER A 1,715,632

POWER MOP .Filed Jan. 16, 1926 'www inop or otherpolishing instrumentality dur# 'i which/support a. hOriZOntal'annula-r f gear 25.'

having its teeth on the inner periphery i, nient of parts all as hereinafter 'more fully described, claimedand illustrated inthe ac Patented'june 4, 1929,

narran erariale "HARRY i. Yw'nurHurry/rEn, or oHI'oAGo, ILLINOIS,

:Rowena/ron 'Appucatmaniea January 16,1926, serial 81,727;v l

This invention relates'to power niopsvan-d has for its object the provision of an efficient. revolving inop which rnay be use-d for Awash-v wlnchsupports a'niopvhead which will be de.g

ing, dusting or polishing. l'

Another object is to providemeans whereby a 'fluid may becontlnuously supplied to a ing the operation thereof.

' vWith the above'an'd otherrobjects'inyiew,

as-will be apparent,` this invention consists'in theconstructicn, combination, and arrange# companying drawings.

Onthe drawingsv i Y /Figure l'repres'ent-sa side elevatronalfragrnentaryyiew partly in section 1or av device embodying this invention. f

vv y r n igure 2 isan enlarged fragmentaryl plan View, 'partlyf in section vand with' theV lower" casingv removed.

Figure 3 is-an enlarged detail' fragmentary View oit the lowerrighthand portionofFigure 1. j i Y As shownon the 'drawings i Y prisesa handle. 1, whichis integrally connected to the upper end 'of a tubularshaift 2.

' @The shaft 2 hassecured therein, anr inner of said shaft and is rigidly secure-d to the top Y sleeve 3, which extends from the lower end' of an inverted U shaped bracket; ,4.1 AThe Y' lower ends Yof the arms of the bracketv 4 are pivoted -near;then-forwardfend of .a pair :of

longitudinalbrackets 5! The brackets 5 are rigidly connected througlrspaced brackets 6.

to a yertiCalcaSng or housing 7. Therhous# ing'- 7l has affeylinelrically shapedlower por; tion @L A AA horizontal 'transverse bracket-9 exe" tendsbetween the V brackets -and is rigidly 'l bracket 9. A pinion 13 kis rigidly secured on the "shaft 12 between the brackets 9 and 11. Four equally spaced vertical roll-ers. Mare mounted about the periphery of ,the plate 1Q and are eachv provide-d with a peripheral .groove 15.` A rotatable ring or Vannular"discY '16 is` diametrically supported by lthe rollers 14, the inner periphery of Said ringA tracking in the grooves 15 of saidrollersi V'Iheiring 16 f The structure selected forV illustrationcornis rigidlyconnectedthroughla plurality peripherally spaced Ushaped brackets 17, on the under side thereof, 'with afsecond ring 18,

of in mesh 'with the pinion Y A .circular platex'19i forming thevrnoplhead. is supported by the ringyl. .The'plate' 19,:is

of somewhat'greater diameter thantheporf` tion 8 of the housing or casing whichjsc'on centricl therewith, AVThe periphery. of the plate 19 is securedjinany suitab'legrnannery to a ring20 for-a purpose that will be appar# entliereina'fter; Polishing instrumentalities,

in this' instance, arnopl vfabric 21 `of heavyV woven Vmaterial extends across thejbottornoh the platerl) and is circular in shape.. The periphery of the fabric 21j'is provided with-a henir22 in which is positioned atens-ions'pring Y 23, which is adapted yto normally contractv the'h`e1n22fo'r' stretching the. fabric 21 over the' bottoinfof the' plate 19.V The; spring co-acts with the raised upper edge of :the in op hea-d caused bythe ring 20, and 'thus p reyents the Vno op vfabric 21 from working 'of of said head'. v`rl"he,g ;ear 25, the rings 16 and other.V An electric jrnotor t26u24'stutably mounted;v within the appropriate fjzasingQ-G 'liorincd in- ,"The tubularfshaft r2 has pro'yidc-d thereon; a threaded hose' connection 29 wh1ch c ornrnuy'saidshaft 2 finto' the housing 7 and communie' eating with a pliable hose. connection 131. The hosevlconnection.A l-'connects the lower 'ir' end of the tube 30 with anozzle 32 which eX- Y tends centrallyY through'theplate 1() andthe mop head 19. A spring surrounds theconl. nectionl so as to render'the hose rigid".

18, .the plate 210', and the'inopvhead 1 9 lare subx Y Vstantially rparallel and concentric `with eachA .9() tegral with shart2. v T heiinotor'isoperatiyely -f connected sto; an internal drivingfas'hatt 27,? f' which'. extends through the upper lend fof theAv braclfett and isoperatiyely connectedtofthe"l -sh'att1`2'through afuniversaleonnectionc28.

rnicates withthe upper end of an internaltube y 30, the latter extending downwardly through 10c rhejeojver of `u1@rousing-7 is* pro-vided with f a'longitudinalslot 34 forperinitting the shaft i 2 to oscillate'r through the cover'o'f theho'u's-"f" l 1101 ing A moveableftong-ue 3 5 .otfthin flexible handlel and is electrically7 connected with f -tlie motor :26 andthe source oi' current therelfor, for selectivelycontrolling said motor. 1

` Itivill be apparent that the `foregoing de-k vice Amay beconvenieiit-ly used Vl'or either` f' Ysame may Abe easily `material (metaLleather orjequivalent siib.

stance) surrounds fthebase ofthe shaft 2 beneath 4the inner edges of vthe` slot 34 and slides between the upper side of the housing V7 and .a pair of longitudinally extending transversely spaced Aguides 36, connected the sides of said housing. K. y t A switch 37 is conveniently mounted on the Washiiig,fdusting or polishing andthat the factured; e i

1 Although the terms gmopV and polishing y ir'ieansvarer used vhereinV and in theV appended )fao i' L @means for polishing, grinding, cleansing, y

clainis, these termsare not to be strictly limtitedrbut are to bercoiistrued as including Washing `andl various` operations.

' aware that many Lchanges' mayv be l made-and ,numerous :details of .construction may be varied through 'a wide range Without departing from theprinciples oi' this invention and I thereforedo not purpose ,limiting y v`the claims otherwise ,thannecessitatedbythe I claim'as myjinvention:` 'i f Y 1. .In a device of the class` described, a

' stationaryplate, amovable plate, an annular gear-fixedfto said-)movable plate, circumferventi'allyA spaced-groovedl rollers on said'stafio4 d lsaid'casiiig, asrotatable'plate be'loiiT said sta- `tionaryl plate, polishing meaiis jdetachably VWith` said geaiw- -tionary plate,meansengagiiig the grooves ofj said vrollers to s'upportfsaidV movable plate,

and driving means operatively'associated 2.The combinationivith a casing, of a stationary plate mounted in the bottom oi securedftosaid rotatable. plate, driving means operatively connected to said rotatable plate, l 1 and-circumterentially spaced grooved rollers `on 'said stationary plate, means "rideable f the grooves of said roller rotatable-` plate.

' f -3.-`Thecombination with casing.. of` a `f'rstationary-zplate,fa rotary plate,]1poishing` means detachablyt securedfto: saidv rotary .and economically manu-r s for supporting said;

plate, an annular gear fixed to said rotary plate, a ring-like member positioned intermediate and secured to said gear and rotary plate, grooved rollers on said stationary plate,l

vmeans on said ring-likemember rideable in to :operatively connected to ysaid gear.

4-.The` combination `with a casing, of a stationary plate, a rotary plate,v polishing the grooves oi said rollers, and driving means means detachably secured to said rotary plate, an annular V'gear iixed to said rotary plate, a ring-lilre `member positioned intermediate and secured Ato saidfgear and rotary plate, grooved rollers on said stationary plate,

means on said member rideable in thegrooves ot.. said rollers, driving means operatively thu d carryin connected to' said gear, an'l-` means in communication fwi' said mop l Incombinatioin a casing, an annular gear therein, a'pini'on in meshwith saidgear, driving-iiieaiis aivotally .connected -to said pin-k a.ro .Y e tatable plate yWithout saidjcasing normally cariy'ling polishing means, rollers positioned ion,:a .stationary plate' in said casing,

vertically on said stationaryV plate, means colof operating Witli vsaid rollers operatively vcon necting said gear'androtatable plate foidri'ving and supporting the latter, and fluid car-V rying means in communication-.With said pol- 'isliing means. n f i 6. In a device of the classdescribcd, driving means', asfiXed member, groovedeleinents onsaid "member, a movable Amember normally removably carrying polishingnieans, means;

responsivejto said Vdriving means, and means rideable Vin Vthe grooves ofsaid :elements for supporting said ymovable `n ifember and connectingzthe same :to said responsive means.

7. `Ina device of the class described, a

iiredmember, rollers mounted vertically on said member, a movable member normally .i carrying polishing means,ineans cooperating l' with saidgrollers-connected to said movable member for fsupportingesame,A actuating means forsaid movable;l member, achandie iiorsaidmlevice, and inea-ns carried byfsaid4 i' handle fordriving saidactuating means..`

f In testimony vvliereotI scrib'edfiny name.A

HaiuiYJiWERTHETMERQ haveghe'reuntolsubt .l

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