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US2280165A
US2280165A US39344741A US2280165A US 2280165 A US2280165 A US 2280165A US 39344741 A US39344741 A US 39344741A US 2280165 A US2280165 A US 2280165A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25GHANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS
    • B25G1/00Handle constructions
    • B25G1/06Handle constructions reversible or adjustable for position
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T16/00Miscellaneous hardware [e.g., bushing, carpet fastener, caster, door closer, panel hanger, attachable or adjunct handle, hinge, window sash balance, etc.]
    • Y10T16/44Handle, handle component, or handle adjunct
    • Y10T16/473Extensible handle
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T403/00Joints and connections
    • Y10T403/32Articulated members
    • Y10T403/32254Lockable at fixed position
    • Y10T403/32262At selected angle
    • Y10T403/32319At selected angle including pivot stud
    • Y10T403/32327At selected angle including pivot stud including radially spaced detent or latch component
    • Y10T403/32344Side of rod engages recess in radial face

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April 21, 1942.

REVERS IBLE HANDLE Filed May 14, 1941 V 2 Sheets-Sheet l c. SEBASTIAN 2,280,165

April 21, 1942 c. SEBASTIAN 2,280,165

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I Inventor 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Apr. 21, 1942 t I -wtlis I REVERSIBLE HANDLE t v Charles SebastiamSt. Moi j Applicatinltlay14,1941,. SerialNo. 393.447

' AI Qlaims. ,gci Qsosgei This invention relates w reversible handles for brushes and other similar: devices which after a period of use wear more at one portion thereof than anotherportionjthe invention permitting the handle to be reversed so that theunwornportion of the device may be'brought into position for use, thusmaterially increasing the life and usefulness of said device; l l

The primary :object of this invention is the provision of a tensioned pivotal connection between the head of the deviceand the handle,

rangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation illustrating a brush equipped with a reversible handle constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2 is a top plan view illustrating the same.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary top plan view illustrating the handle moved into another position from that shown in Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view illustrating a modification of the present invention.

Figure 6 is a plan view illustrating a spring used in connection with the modified form of the invention.

Figure '7 is a fragmentarysectional view illustrating another modification of this invention.

Figure 8 is a perspective view illustrating a tensioning element used in the form of the invention shown in Figure 7. i

To give a clear understanding or conception of this invention I have elected to show its application to a brush and its handle. However, it is to be understood that the invention is readily adaptable to other devices wherein it is desirable to change the position of the handle to the device.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 5 indicates a brush head and 6 the bristles.

'As shown in Figure l the bristles have worn off toward one end of the brush head from'use; rendering the brush practically unusable for good results; However, reversing the position of the handle, which is indicated by the character "I, to extend from the opposite end of the brush head 5 it is possible to use the unworn bristlesand obtain good results from the brush.

.In order that the handle I may be adjusted -into different positions on the head 5, the latter is provided with a longitudinal groove 8 '*and transversegioo'ves 9 "connecting therewith; A

tensioned pivot IO'is employedfor connecting the handle 1 to the brushhead 5 which will permit a portion of the handle to lie either in the grooves 8 or 9. Thus it will be seen that the handle can be made to extend from either end of the brush head or at right angles to one or the other of the sides of the brush head, as shown in Figure 4. The tensioned pivot I0 normally retains a portion of the handle within any one of the grooves so that relative pivotal movement between the brush head and the handle will be preventedj However, the user may by placing a pull upon the handle while the head is held firmly, move the handle out of the groove and into another groove for changing the position of the handle with respect to the brush head.

The tensioned pivot [0 consists primarily of a pivot pin I I in the form of a screw or some other fastener which is adapted to be secured in the head 5 and to enter a chamber l2 formed in the handle I. The lower end of the chamber I2 is closed, as shown at 13, and provided with an opening through which the pin H extends.

Positioned on the pin H are washers l4 and i5 and interposed between the washers and surrounding the pivot pin is a coil spring l6 which acts to urge the washer I4 against the head of the pivot pin while the washer i5 is urged against the closed end I3 of the chamber l2, consequently providing a very desirable tensioned pivot between the handle I and the brush head wherein thewashers and spring and portions of the pivot pin are confined within the chamber l2 of the handle.

Referring to my modified form of the invention as shown in Figures 5 and 6, a bowed leaf type spring I! may be employed in lieu of the coil springlli and when the spring 11 is utilized which the pivot pin ll extends. The spring also bears against the washer M. The washer IS in this instance is omitted.

Referring to my modified form of the invention, as shown in Figures 7 and 8, a cushioned block I 9 may be employed in lieu of the coil spring and is seated within the chamber [2 and has the pivot pin ll extending therethrough. The upper end of the cushioned block bears against the washer I4 while the other end bears against the closed end I3 of the chamber I2.

Thus it will be seen from the foregoing description and accompanying drawings that a very efficient means has been provided for connecting a handle to a brush or similar device and which will permit the handle to be readily adjusted with relation to said device either to extend from an opposite end thereof or from an opposite side thereof. Through this arrangement it is possible to arrange the brush or similar device so that an unworn portion of the bristlesmay be brought into position for further and eflicient use.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that minor changes in construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1.111 a device of thecharacter described, a head having grooves with one groove extending at right angles to the other, a handle positionable longitudinally in any of said grooves, said handle having a chamber in its upwardly disposed surface, a pivot secured to the head and extending into the chamber, and tensioning means in the chamber and secured to the pivot.

2. In a device of the character described, a head having grooves with one groove extending at right angles to the other, a handle positionable longitudinally in any of said grooves, said handle having a chamber in its upwardly disposed surface, a pivot secured to the head and extending into the chamber, and spring means bearing against the handle and the pivot.

3. In a device of the character described, a head having grooves with one groove extending at right angles to the other, a handle positionable longitudinally in any of said grooves, said handle having a chamber in its upwardly disposed surface, a pivot secured to the head and extending into the chamber, a washer on the 'pivot, a spring bearing against walls of the chamber and the washer.

4. In a device of the character described, a head having grooves with one groove extending at right angles to the other, a handle positionable longitudinally in any of said grooves, said handle having a chamber in its upwardly disposed surface, a pivot secured to the head and extending into the chamber, a washer on the pivot, and a cushion member mounted on the pivot and bearing against the walls of the chamber and the washer.

CHARLES SEBASTIAN.

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Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4853041A (en) * 1987-10-06 1989-08-01 Bobbie Clardy Method of cleaning a carpet
US6048005A (en) * 1998-10-15 2000-04-11 Rotondi; John Striker extender for pivotally opening rear windows of motor vehicles
US6990705B1 (en) * 2004-11-20 2006-01-31 Carrand Companies, Inc. Multifunctional cleaning device having a collapsible handle
US20060115316A1 (en) * 2004-12-01 2006-06-01 Verlin Stephen J Squeegee
US20100313372A1 (en) * 2009-06-15 2010-12-16 Hing Wing Wong Rotational toothbrush
US20110188923A1 (en) * 2010-02-02 2011-08-04 Andre Lafleur Multi-axis articulated implement

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4853041A (en) * 1987-10-06 1989-08-01 Bobbie Clardy Method of cleaning a carpet
US6048005A (en) * 1998-10-15 2000-04-11 Rotondi; John Striker extender for pivotally opening rear windows of motor vehicles
US6990705B1 (en) * 2004-11-20 2006-01-31 Carrand Companies, Inc. Multifunctional cleaning device having a collapsible handle
US20060115316A1 (en) * 2004-12-01 2006-06-01 Verlin Stephen J Squeegee
US7311458B2 (en) 2004-12-01 2007-12-25 Verlin Stephen J Squeegee
US20100313372A1 (en) * 2009-06-15 2010-12-16 Hing Wing Wong Rotational toothbrush
US7913347B2 (en) * 2009-06-15 2011-03-29 Hing Wing Wong Rotational toothbrush
US20110188923A1 (en) * 2010-02-02 2011-08-04 Andre Lafleur Multi-axis articulated implement
US9107490B2 (en) 2010-02-02 2015-08-18 Andre Lafleur Multi-axis articulated implement

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