US2075345A - Frame for holding detachable covers with special reference to dust mops - Google Patents

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US2075345A
US2075345A US741252A US74125234A US2075345A US 2075345 A US2075345 A US 2075345A US 741252 A US741252 A US 741252A US 74125234 A US74125234 A US 74125234A US 2075345 A US2075345 A US 2075345A
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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
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Marh 30, 1937. H. w. JELLIFFE ET AL 2,075,345
FRAME FOR HOLDING DETACHABLE COVERS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE IO DU ST MOPS Filed Aug. 24, 1934 V Z427 6 maze/v row. 6
Ho Nana M JELLIFF: NAL r5: ftrfaaarr A T'TOZNE Z Patented Mar. 30, 1937 UNITED STATES were FRAME FOR, HOLDING DETACHABLE COV- ERS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DUST MOPS Howard W. Jelliffe and Walter H. Abbott, Cleveland, Ohio; said Abbott assignor to George M.
Abbott Application August 24, 1934, Serial No. 741,252
3 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in mops.
An object of the present invention is to provide a mop combination including a detachable cover and frame, in which the cover is readily removable in a simple operation and otherwise tautly held by the frame for use in dusting, mopping, etc.
A further object of the invention is to provide a distinctive form of cover or mitten constructed to cooperate with the holding frame so that it is held firmly on the frame for efiicient working, the construction being such that the cover or mitten will substantially, if not completely, cover the metal connecting or handle receiving portion of the frame, to eliminate scratching of objects.
A further object of the invention vis to provide a special type of frame which may be readily collapsed for the removal of the cover or mitten and which may be locked in collapsed position, the arrangement being particularly convenient for women to manipulate.
A further object of the invention is to provide an arrangement consisting of a frame preferably of one piece of wire with a flexible handle connection and a covering which as a combination may be used readily to duplicate the action of a persons hand in a dust cloth or the like.
With these and other objects in View, the invention consists essentially in a resilient frame preferably constructed from one piece of wire and a covering or mitten having a pocket to receive the frame. The frame generally is preferably longer than it is wide and is formed with shoulders or projections to engage with a cooperating formation in the pocket of the covering to hold the later firmly on the frame, the latter preferably including means for locking the frame in a collapsed position for removing the covering therefrom and for placing it thereover, as more fully described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing.
In'the drawing:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the mop-holding frame and handle connecting portion formed from a single piece of wire, the frame being extended in normal position for firm engagement with the covering or mitten.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the mop-holding frame including the handle connection portion with the frame locked in the collapsed position and the handle connection portion covered by a suitable rubber covering.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the covering illustrating the frame in dotted lines inserted therewithin, the frame being in its extended position to engage the covering firmly. a
Figure 4 is a detail section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3. v
Figure 5 is a plan view of an alternative form of frame construction.
Figure 6 is a section Figure 5.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, two embodiments of the invention are illustrated, each consisting of a holding frame for a-mop covering or mitten, the frame being preferably constructed from a single piece of round spring wire, the wire being indicated at In. In'each case the frame terminates in a'resilient springlike handle receiving portion II which is of coil formation and receives a suitable handle Illa.
Referring particularly to Figures 1 to 4, the frame is formed so that one end of the wire Ill terminates as at l2 in the handle receiving portion, the wire extending from the handle receiv ing portion being bent to form a holding frame preferably with the projections l3 and a rounded end 14. The opposite end of the wire I5 is bent to form a hook-like member [6 which, when the frame is in use for holding the mop covering, is hooked about the part I 1 which is positioned adjacent to the coiled handle receiving portion H It is apparent, therefore, that if the sides of the, frame are squeezed the frame will compress so that the hook-like portion It will slide along the "taken on 'line' B t-of fixed part of the frame and will finally slip over the projection l3 on that side to which the hook is pushed and the hook will then be retained as shown inFigure 2, so as to hold the frame in a collapsed position. i In this position it may be inserted within a suitable mop covering or mitten and then released to expand to its normal holding position illustratedv in Figure 1 and thus firmly engage and hold the mop covering or mitten. In Figure 3 the frame is shown in expanded position on a mop covering or mitten l8, the mitten being provided with a fiat receiving pocket l9 which is of an elongated character to suit: the frame, having an accessible opening 20' at one end and being preferably rounded as at 2| at the other end to conform with the rounded end M of the frame. Intermediate the end 2| and the opening 20 the pocket is made wider, as illustrated at 22, the pocket tapering from its widest point to the opening 20 and to the end 2|. Therefore, the mitten is provided with a pocket having a restricted opening, the increase in width forming means cooperating with the frame to hold the mitten firmly thereon since the projections [3 when engaging with the sides of the pocket under spring pressure prevent any general movement between the frame and the pocket in view of the tapering of the pocket from the widest portion towards each end. In other words, the widened portion cooperating with the frame in effect'will constitute a definite recess for engaging with the projection [3. Lines of stitching l3a may also be placed in the mitten to constitute the recesses. It is desirable that the size of the pocket be slightly narrower than the width of the frame when expanded so that the engagement between the frame and the mitten is a definite pressure engagement and the mitten is held very tautly on the frame.
On referring particularly to Figure 3 it will be seen that the mitten or mop covering is formed so that its body has a portion extending beyond the frame towards the handle which constitutes a skirt 23 that will fit over the handle receiving portion H at least to a considerable extent and by reasonof the fact that this mop covering is held taut by the pressure of the frame the skirt portion will be held firmly in a position to cover at least a major portion of the handle member I l.
This skirt. portion, it will be noted, constitutes means for preventing the handle receiving member H from scratching objects against which it may come into contact and this feature, taken together-with the fact that a light rubber covering 24, see Figure 2, may be placed over the handle receiving member, provides completely against any possibility of the wire scratching or harming objects of furniture and the like.
On referring to Figure 5 it will be found that the free ends of the wire l0 terminate in the handle receiving portion ll similarly to the disclosure in other views and in this form the frame includes the wings or arms 25 bent to provide the projections 26 and the hand grips 21, the latter providing ready means for compressing the frame so that the mitten may be mounted on theframe or removed therefrom.
In order that the frame may be locked in compressed position the ends of the hand grips 21 are bent as at 28 to provide hook members designed to engage with'the handle receiving portion I I of the frame to hold the arms 25 in collapsed position.
. The advantages of the invention should be fully apparent from the foregoing, it being noted that the construction of the mounting for the mop covering or mitten is of particularly simple construction formed to readily cooperate with the mop covering or mitten to hold it in a definite set position, as well as permitting its ready insertion or withdrawal to or from the mitten. The construction of the mounting embodying the handle receiving portion of coil formation formed from either a single coil of wire or a double coil of wire, having regard to whether or not one end or both ends of the framework terminate in the coil, is, of course, a preferred form of handle attachment, in view of the flexibility permitted which, in combination with the frame, makes it possible for the mop to conform to various surfaces to, in effect, duplicate the action of a human hand with a cloth. Moreover, this construction makes it possible to use lighter wire in the frame, providing for use in general dust mopping, while on the other hand, the frame lends itself to a heavier and reinforced construction if desired for use with a wet mop.
A very important feature of the construction resides in laying the formation to permit the compressing of the frame and particularly the provision of locking means to hold the frame in such contracted position,
The construction of the mitten is also a feature of the invention having regard to the fact that it lends itself to a firm mounting on the frame without in any way conflicting with the operation of putting it on or taking it off the frame, while providing for the covering of at least a portion of the handle receiving member and particularly that part thereof which is most liable to scratch objects or the like with which it may be brought into contact. l
Various modifications may be made in this invention. without departing from the spirit thereof or the scope of the claims, and therefore the exact forms shown are to be taken as illustrative only and not in a. limiting sense, and it is desired that only such limitations shall be placed thereon as are disclosed in the prior art or are set forth in the accompanying claims.
We claim:
1. In mop construction, a mounting for holding a mop covering comprising a resilient wire frame 'expandible to engage the covering firmly and compressible to be disengaged from the covering, and means formed on said frame for locking the latter in compressed position.
2. In mop construction, a mounting for holding a mop covering comprising a resilient wire frame having a connection to extend between said frame and a, handle, said frame being expandible to engage the covering firmly and compressible to be disengaged from the covering, one endof said wire frame being formed with a hooklike member engaging with one portion of the frame when the latter is in expanded position and engaging with another portion of the frame to lock the frame in' a compressed position when the latter is moved to such position.
'3. In mop construction, a mounting for holding the mop covering comprising a flexible wire frame, expandible to engage the covering firmly and compressible to be disengaged from the CERTIFICATE OF, CORRECTION.
March 5Q, 1957.
HOWARD w. J'ELLIFFE, ET AL. It is hereby certified that error appears in the above numhered patent requiring correction as follows:
The present drawing should be canceled iand the drawing containing six figures as shown below should be inserted Qtherefor as a part of the Letters Patent;
FRAME FOR HOLDING. DETACHABLE COVERS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DUST MOPS March 30, 1937. H. w. JELLIFFE ET AL Filed Aug. 24, 19 54 EUBBE/E is. J l
M/VEN r023. Hon/4RD N JELLIF'FA' I Wan-s: Mflaporr fiW/QZZM ATTOENEX and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Office.
Signed and sealed this 5th day of July, A. D. .1958.
Henry Van Arsdale,
Acting Commissioner of Patents.
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Cited By (5)

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US2616281A (en) * 1951-02-02 1952-11-04 Roy I Calhoun Paint roller jacket cleaner
US2669741A (en) * 1948-07-31 1954-02-23 Howard W Jelliffe Mop and frame therefor
US2686327A (en) * 1952-03-05 1954-08-17 John L King Mop pad having a pocket receiving a detachable handle
US2686329A (en) * 1952-12-13 1954-08-17 John L King Mop pad having a pocket receiving a detachable handle
US2831207A (en) * 1954-03-26 1958-04-22 Josephine K Thompson Reversible dust mop

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2669741A (en) * 1948-07-31 1954-02-23 Howard W Jelliffe Mop and frame therefor
US2616281A (en) * 1951-02-02 1952-11-04 Roy I Calhoun Paint roller jacket cleaner
US2686327A (en) * 1952-03-05 1954-08-17 John L King Mop pad having a pocket receiving a detachable handle
US2686329A (en) * 1952-12-13 1954-08-17 John L King Mop pad having a pocket receiving a detachable handle
US2831207A (en) * 1954-03-26 1958-04-22 Josephine K Thompson Reversible dust mop

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