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US2304127A
US2304127A US394975A US39497541A US2304127A US 2304127 A US2304127 A US 2304127A US 394975 A US394975 A US 394975A US 39497541 A US39497541 A US 39497541A US 2304127 A US2304127 A US 2304127A
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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
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
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'Filed May 24, 1941 /l/l'rllillllrlarlllllllAncl'l I., 7.* l 2 .new a,. s'rsfrson l INVENTOR mas ATToiaNEY Patented Dec. 8, 1942 UNiTEo STATES e 'rear OFFICE My invention relates to improvements in a mop for use especially for picking up dust from floors or walls and the like, and also having for a. main purpose means for applying waxes and floor finishes, for polishing same and for maintaining the same from time to time.

An object of my invention is to provide in a mop an improved'simplied construction which is adaptable for various uses in maintaining floors in dusting and the like, and which can be so manipulated as to serve for general usage and meet the needs of such an instrument fully.

Another object of my invention isr toprovide a mop having receptacle means, and a cover therefor incorporated into said mop so that various fluid materials may be contained therein against evaporation, and for use when requirements demand.

A still further object of my invention is a provision in connection with the mop proper,'of removable means and replaceable means which may be altered from time to time for specific use and purposes.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description in the laccompanying drawing forming a. part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same.

Figure 1 is a plan View of the mop head of my invention;

Figure 2 is a cross section thereto taken on the longitudinal axis 2 2;

Figure 3 is a cross section through the pad members forming an important adjunct to my mop;

Figure 4 is a cross sectional view through a cover or mop fabric of my invention;

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary cross sectional view of the right hand side of Figure 3, with the cover attached thereto;

Figure 6 is a detail of the handle attaching member;V

Figure 7 is a cross section through the head to show the manner of pivotally Ysecuring the handle to the head;

Figure 8 is a fragmentary sectional View of a portion of one of the polishing or floor contact fabrics, and

Figure 9 is a cross sectional View taken on lines 9 9 of Figure l, showing the mop pads partly in cross section and partly in elevation.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral I0 indicates a mop head, preferably shown as somewhat heart shaped, which shape materially aids in getting around furniture or other objects rising from or Ysetting on a floor. This head is formed of a comparatively flat plate Il, having down Vturned flanges I2, which will be better explained later, and provides it with means to act as a cover for a second unit comprising the invention. The head is generally heartrshaped for greater convenience in meeting the requirements and needs for the same purpose.

In the top plate II are hinge means provided for supporting a pin I3, which Ysecures a handle IA thereto through the aid of a holder member I5 shown generally, which holder member has a loop strap It, which is intended to be inserted into a depressed area in the plate Il or mop head I9, allowing free movement to meet the best use when the mop is in service. The loop I6 is pivoted as at Il in a horizontal manner to the handle pivot ear I5 to further provide facility in the use of my mop. The handle member I4, which usually is of Wood, though it may be of other material, is fitted into a socket as I8, and can be rsubstantially 'held in that position by means of the thumb set screw I9, which acts toV draw together the ears 2i). Also located and Vsupported in the plate ll forminga portion of the head i0 is located a, thumb screw 2 I, which cooperates and serves to retain the mop pad member shown as a whole as 22. This member comprises a plate 23 of a general conrmation of the head and around the periphery of said plate is disposed a, band or flange ribbonv 24 fixed to the edge of the plate in such manner that the plate is mounted midway between the edges of the band; therefore forming a ange on each side of said plate -around its entire edge, and conform- Y ing vto the shape of the' head I0 by being enough smaller in its area that the flanges i2 ofthe head I0 will form a cover therefor.

Located in the plate in a practically balanced position I mount or insert a sleeve 25 having internal threads to cooperate with the threads of the thumb screw 2l', and preferablyV I' bell the ends of this sleeve or threaded tube 25`to'aid in directing the thumb screwv to the 'threadsffor cooperative action upon the plate. On either side of the plate I place pad members as 26, 21, also*Vv having the general shape of the plate, and these pad members may be of any suitable material such as sponge, rubber, felt o-r fiber, but having the characteristics of resiliency and compressability, and thepower'to absorb and hold desirabley liquid materials required in the fullest use of the mop. It is my plan in so providing the pad assembly that one pad as 26 may be impregnated with liquid wax, floor oils or other liquid substance, which when positioned on the floor side of the mop, that is in contact with the floor area, will serve from time to time upon pressure applied to the handle, to deliver desirable quantities of the liquid to a cover member supported by the mop, and which has direct contact with a floor surface or other surface desired. The liquid is held within the confines of the band 24 and when in its upper position in the mop head it is held in a sealed condition against future use. This prevents evaporation and loss of liquid content between times of use. i

The pad 21 on the opposite side of the plate 23 is intended to be a resilient yieldable backing for the fabric cover above mentioned, which is generally shown in cross section in Figure 4, identified as 28. cator members shown generally at 22, to the mop head l0, holes 29 are provided so that the thumb screw 2i may have access to the threaded sleeve 25. Also, depressed portions as 3!! are provided so that the pad members can be located without interference with the pivoted handle at its juncture I6 in the plate Il of the mop head. Also, one of the pads which may be termed the dry pad on its back edge (see Figure 3), is concaved as indicated at 3l, to permit the mop being used to dust off or polish along a base board or shoe at the bottom of the base board of a room. When the pad assembly 22 'mounted in the head with either pad 26 or 21 facing downward therefrom, a vcover member as 28 made up of fabric of proper material and having a draw string or rubber shirr member 32 around its upper edge is then applied over the mop in the manner indicated in the fragmentary view Figure 5. This cover may be renewed at desiredV intervals, may be taken from the mop and Washed or thrown away, as its condition may require. This cover 28 may be made in a range of materials from muslin to loosely knit or woven and thick material having the requisite ability to readily pick up dust cr to serve as a surface cleaner or polisher.

In some cases the mop may be further enhanced for service by applying or sewing to the bottom surface a pad as 33 of fabric or other materials, and in some events a brush, as Figure 8, preferably having a flexible backing 34 `attached in the manner of the memberY 33, and a brush face 35, which may be of any desired depth or thickness between the back and the surface content. Such an attachment to the cover 28 may be of string formation, the cover itself having incorporated therein or applied thereto a mop of string along the order of the common dustless mops, wherein the strings are used to pick up dust from a floor or other surface and retain it during the cleaning operation. Many different types of fabrics may be used in the make-up of the cover member, a principal desirable feature thereof being that the cover can be removed not only to reverse the pads as 26 and 21 for their different uses, but also to provide .means whereby the cover can quickly and easily be removed for washing or for replacement with To provide a fit of the appliband as 36 around the down turned flange l2 of the head I0, securing same by any positive means thereto. Thus, when the mop is used around finished and polished furniture or other objectsresting upon a floor, it will not mar the finish of that object.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to Without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

l. A mop comprising a downwardly flanged mop head having a handle pivotally attached thereto, a detachable mop member having upper and lower ilanges adapted to slidably nt in said mop head and forming upper and lower cavities, a resilient absorbent pad member in each cavity, means for securing said mop member to the mop head to close the upper cavity of the mop member, and a fabric cover bag having resilient draw means and enclosing said mop edges and the mop pad in the lower cavity.

2. A mop comprising a downwardly flanged mop head having a handle pivotally attached thereto, a detachable mop member comprising a central web having upper and lower flanges adapted to slidably t in said mophead and forming upper and lower cavities, a bushing in said web having flared ends, a resilient absorbent pad member in each cavity, having a hole therein engageable over a flared yend of said bushing, and means on said mop head cooperable with said bushing to` secure the detachable mop member in said mop head to close the upper cavity.

3. A mop comprising a downwardly flanged mop head having a handle pivotally attached thereto, a detachable mop member comprising a central web having upper and lower flanges adapted to slidably lit in said mop head and forming upper and lower cavities, a resilient absorbent pad member in each cavity, a fabric cover bag having resilient draw means and enclosing said mop edges and the `moppad in the lower cavity.

' 4. A mop comprising a downwardlyflang'ed mop head having a handle pivotally attached thereto, a detachable mop member comprising a central web having upper and lower flanges adapted to slidably fit in said mop head and forming upper 'and lower cavities, a resilient absorbent pad member in each cavity, and means for securing said mop member to the 'mop head to close the upper cavity of the mop member.

JEAN B. STETSON.

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US2643408A (en) * 1950-01-05 1953-06-30 Decker Howard William Resilient reservoir with applicator closure
US2655680A (en) * 1950-04-24 1953-10-20 Henrietta S Geerin Dusting and polishing device
US2682071A (en) * 1948-10-05 1954-06-29 Linderoth Erik Torvald Portable implement for use in connection with the wiping and polishing of plane surfaces
US2790193A (en) * 1954-11-19 1957-04-30 Charles E Wilding Scouring device having a pivoted handle for bath tubs, sinks, etc.
US2790988A (en) * 1954-09-13 1957-05-07 Hugh K Hamm Waxing and polishing mop
US2796617A (en) * 1953-09-24 1957-06-25 Bradshaw Gerald Remington Combination mop and wringer assembly
US2867832A (en) * 1956-04-13 1959-01-13 Hanninen Ida Wall sponge
US3076216A (en) * 1959-08-26 1963-02-05 Bissell Inc Convertible retractible sponge mop
US3651534A (en) * 1970-08-14 1972-03-28 Ragnvald G Leland Cleaning device with interchangeable head
US4947504A (en) * 1989-08-03 1990-08-14 Ostwald Judith D Sponge mop
US5138738A (en) * 1991-02-01 1992-08-18 Nicholson Stephen D Coating applicator with removable cover
US5331711A (en) * 1993-06-25 1994-07-26 Kelly Michael W Tool for cleaning cross conveyor assembly and other parts of a bowling machine pinsetter
US5507065A (en) * 1993-12-10 1996-04-16 Mcbride; John Cleanroom washing system
US5530986A (en) * 1994-04-07 1996-07-02 Rackley, Sr.; Ronald L. Buffer covering
US5603138A (en) * 1995-02-07 1997-02-18 Bonis; Jacquelynn A. Glass cleaning device
US5862565A (en) * 1997-11-13 1999-01-26 Lundstedt; Kurt Apparatus for cleaning or scrubbing
US6178584B1 (en) * 1998-06-25 2001-01-30 K & R Industries, Inc. Vehicle window cleaning apparatus
US6336240B1 (en) * 1999-12-03 2002-01-08 O'Cedar Brands, Inc. Modular sponge mop
US6523213B1 (en) 1998-06-25 2003-02-25 K & R Industries, Inc. Vehicle window cleaning apparatus and system
US20030159714A1 (en) * 2002-02-25 2003-08-28 Licciardi Pia C. Mop head and method of use
US6769153B1 (en) 1998-06-25 2004-08-03 K&R Industries, Inc. Vehicle window cleaning apparatus and system
US20050034260A1 (en) * 1998-06-25 2005-02-17 K & R Industries, Inc. Cleaning apparatus
FR2875121A1 (en) * 2004-09-10 2006-03-17 Netman Soc Par Actions Simplif Surface cleaner comprises handle and curved flat head having concave leading edge and convex trailing edge with textile layer attached to it
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US20060168748A1 (en) * 2005-01-28 2006-08-03 Dotterman Perry S Cleaning tool assembly and related method of use
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US20070094829A1 (en) * 2005-10-31 2007-05-03 3M Innovative Properties Company Cleaning tool
US20080006297A1 (en) * 2006-07-07 2008-01-10 Harmer Russell L Liquid container cleaner
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US2643408A (en) * 1950-01-05 1953-06-30 Decker Howard William Resilient reservoir with applicator closure
US2655680A (en) * 1950-04-24 1953-10-20 Henrietta S Geerin Dusting and polishing device
US2796617A (en) * 1953-09-24 1957-06-25 Bradshaw Gerald Remington Combination mop and wringer assembly
US2790988A (en) * 1954-09-13 1957-05-07 Hugh K Hamm Waxing and polishing mop
US2790193A (en) * 1954-11-19 1957-04-30 Charles E Wilding Scouring device having a pivoted handle for bath tubs, sinks, etc.
US2867832A (en) * 1956-04-13 1959-01-13 Hanninen Ida Wall sponge
US3076216A (en) * 1959-08-26 1963-02-05 Bissell Inc Convertible retractible sponge mop
US3651534A (en) * 1970-08-14 1972-03-28 Ragnvald G Leland Cleaning device with interchangeable head
US4947504A (en) * 1989-08-03 1990-08-14 Ostwald Judith D Sponge mop
US5138738A (en) * 1991-02-01 1992-08-18 Nicholson Stephen D Coating applicator with removable cover
US5331711A (en) * 1993-06-25 1994-07-26 Kelly Michael W Tool for cleaning cross conveyor assembly and other parts of a bowling machine pinsetter
US5507065A (en) * 1993-12-10 1996-04-16 Mcbride; John Cleanroom washing system
US5678278A (en) * 1993-12-10 1997-10-21 Mcbride; John Cleanroom washing system
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US5603138A (en) * 1995-02-07 1997-02-18 Bonis; Jacquelynn A. Glass cleaning device
US5862565A (en) * 1997-11-13 1999-01-26 Lundstedt; Kurt Apparatus for cleaning or scrubbing
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