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US2312189A
US2312189A US450436A US45043642A US2312189A US 2312189 A US2312189 A US 2312189A US 450436 A US450436 A US 450436A US 45043642 A US45043642 A US 45043642A US 2312189 A US2312189 A US 2312189A
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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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    • 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
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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
    • A47L11/38Machines, specially adapted for cleaning walls, ceilings, roofs, or the like
    • 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
    • A47L11/4044Vacuuming or pick-up tools; Squeegees
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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    • Y10T74/19Gearing
    • Y10T74/1956Adjustable
    • Y10T74/19565Relative movable axes
    • 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
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    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
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    • Y10T74/19642Directly cooperating gears
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1 Feb. 23, 1943.
Inventor Nor man A Pefl y v y W and Feb. 23, 1943. N. A. PETLEY 2,312,189
CEILING WASHING MACHINE Filed July 10, 1942 2 Sheets- Sheet 2 Inventor WWI/way 3m Patented Feb. 23, 1943 UNITED STATES EN? O' FFECE CEILING WASHING MACHINE Norman A. Petley, Portland, Maine Application July 10', 1942, Serial No. 450,436
1 Claim.
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in ceiling washing machines, and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character comprising a novel structure for supporting a rotary, motor driven brush in engagement with the surface to be cleaned.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide a ceiling washing machine of the character described which is vertically adjustable to meet various conditions.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a ceiling washing machine of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly efficient and reliable in use, compact, light in weight and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure l is a View in side elevation of a ceiling washing machine constructed in accordanc with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a view in front elevation of the upper portion of the device.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the upper portion of the device.
Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view, taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a view in horizontal section, taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 1, showing the supporting truck or carriage in top. plan.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a truck 1. The truck I includes a frame structure 2 which is substantially triangular in plan, said frame structure being provided, on its rear, with caster wheels 3 and on its front with a single, comparatively large wheel 4.
Rising from the truck I is a vertically adjustable tubular standard 5. Secured through the medium of arms 6 on the upper end of the standard 5 is an elongated pan 1, which, as illustrated to advantage in Figure 4 of the drawings, is of substantially segmental cross section and open at its top.
Rollers 8 are journaled in the upper portion of the pan 1 and extend upwardly therefrom for engagement with the ceiling to be cleaned. Mounted on top of the pan 1, also for engagement with the ceiling to be cleaned, is a sealing and wiping element 9 of resilient rubber.
A rotary brush I0 is operable in the pan 1 and engageable with the ceiling to be cleaned. Mounted on one end of the pan 1 is an electric motor II. The motor H is operatively connected to the brush [0 by means including worm gears l2 and I3. Suitable vertically slid-able bearings 'are provided in the ends of the pan 1 for permitting vertical adjustment of the brush II] to compensate for wear on said brush as it occurs. It will be observed that the worm I2 is of sufficient length to permit this.
Mounted in the upper portion of the pan 1 is a perforated pipe I4 which parallels the brush l0 and which is adapted to spray Water thereon. A tube l5, for connection with a suitable source of water under pressure, extends upwardly through the standard 5 and is connected to one end of the spray pipe M. A control valve I6 is interposed in the tube [5. A flexible drain tube I! also extends upwardly through the tubular standard 5 and is connected to the lower portion of the pan 1. A tubular hook I8 is provided on the other end of the drain tube I! for engagement over the rim of a sink or receptacle.
The standard 5 includes telescopic male and ,"female sections I9 and 20, respectively. A collar 2| is fixed on the male section 19. Interposed between the collar 2| and the female section 20 is a coil sprin 22. Thus, the pan 1 is yieldingly supported. A lever 23 is pivotally mounted on the female section 20 of the standard 5. A rod 24 connects the lever 23 to the collar 2| for pulling the male section l9 downwardly against the tension of the coil spring 22. A stationary handle on the female standard section 20 i indicated at 25. A suitable electric switch 26 is provided adjacent the handle 25 for controlling the motor H.
It is thought that the operation of the device will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, the valve I6 is opened to the desired position for spraying water on the brush H] from the perforated pipe l4 and the electric motor II is energized for rotating said brush. With the rotating brush ID in contact with the ceiling to be cleaned, the device is moved about on the floor of the building through the medium of the truck I. Water which gravitates to the bottom of the pan 1 is drained therefrom through the tube [1. By swinging the lever 23 downwardly the brush Ill may be expeditiously disengaged from the ceiling when desired.
It is believed that the many advantages of a ceiling Washing machine constructed in accord ance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of the device isas illustrated and described,
.it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall Within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
A ceiling washing machine comprising a vertical support, a pan, for the reception of water,
mounted on the upper end of said support, a brush journaled in the pan and rotatable in a vertical plane, said brush including a shaft projecting from the pan, a gear on said shaft, a Worm gear mounted vertically on the pan, the first-named gear meshing with and being adjustable on said worm gear, and an electric motor mounted on the pan and operatively connected to the worm gear.
NORMAN A. PETLEY.
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Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2730737A (en) * 1953-08-05 1956-01-17 Herman Louis Brush rotating and positioning device
US2753669A (en) * 1955-03-28 1956-07-10 Leonard A Larson Ceilling joint sander
US3049936A (en) * 1960-06-20 1962-08-21 Deere & Co Worm gearing
EP0068990A1 (en) * 1981-06-30 1983-01-05 Alexandre Rossetto Supporting device of a tool working room ceilings
FR2516842A2 (en) * 1981-11-20 1983-05-27 Rossetto Alexandre Telescopic pole for mounting tool e.g. sander used on ceiling - uses gas strut or sprung telescopic effect to apply tool to work surface
US5249326A (en) * 1989-04-05 1993-10-05 Jefferies James E Apparatus and method for washing exterior building surfaces
US5890250A (en) * 1996-02-02 1999-04-06 Sky Robitics, Inc. Robotic washing apparatus
USRE36649E (en) * 1989-04-05 2000-04-11 Sky Robotics, Inc. Apparatus and method for washing exterior building surfaces
US6158678A (en) * 1997-07-23 2000-12-12 Sky Robotics, Inc. Apparatus for applying fluids to various types and locations of surfaces
US10550591B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2020-02-04 Pachanga Holdings, Llc Method for cleaning surfaces

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2730737A (en) * 1953-08-05 1956-01-17 Herman Louis Brush rotating and positioning device
US2753669A (en) * 1955-03-28 1956-07-10 Leonard A Larson Ceilling joint sander
US3049936A (en) * 1960-06-20 1962-08-21 Deere & Co Worm gearing
EP0068990A1 (en) * 1981-06-30 1983-01-05 Alexandre Rossetto Supporting device of a tool working room ceilings
FR2516842A2 (en) * 1981-11-20 1983-05-27 Rossetto Alexandre Telescopic pole for mounting tool e.g. sander used on ceiling - uses gas strut or sprung telescopic effect to apply tool to work surface
US5249326A (en) * 1989-04-05 1993-10-05 Jefferies James E Apparatus and method for washing exterior building surfaces
USRE36649E (en) * 1989-04-05 2000-04-11 Sky Robotics, Inc. Apparatus and method for washing exterior building surfaces
US5890250A (en) * 1996-02-02 1999-04-06 Sky Robitics, Inc. Robotic washing apparatus
US6158678A (en) * 1997-07-23 2000-12-12 Sky Robotics, Inc. Apparatus for applying fluids to various types and locations of surfaces
US10550591B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2020-02-04 Pachanga Holdings, Llc Method for cleaning surfaces

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