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US3021547A
US3021547A US818093A US81809359A US3021547A US 3021547 A US3021547 A US 3021547A US 818093 A US818093 A US 818093A US 81809359 A US81809359 A US 81809359A US 3021547 A US3021547 A US 3021547A
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    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25GHANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS
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    • 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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  • the principal object of the present invention is to provide a combination of a cleaning structure, such as a broom head equipped with a stump, in combination with a handle having a socket structure for disposition over the stump and clamp means for firmly securing the socket to said stump.
  • a cleaning structure such as a broom head equipped with a stump
  • Another object of the invention is to provide the combination of a handle and a cleaning element and detachable means between the element and the handle, to the end, that the handle may be used time after time, as the elements become discarded from wear and tear, thus minimizing the shipment of integral cleaning structures, such as brooms, which require special packing and shipping costs that would be minimized, if only the cleaning element itself were being shipped, thus resulting in a lower expense, a saving to the purchaser as well as perhaps some increase in profit to the retailer.
  • Still another object of the invention is to provide a cleaning element and a handle, with means whereby the handle can be disconnected from the cleaning element and retained for attachment to new cleaning elements when former elements have become worn and discarded.
  • Still a further object of the invention is to provide a combination cleaning element, whereby the handle thereof can be disconnected and saved for future use in conneotion with cleaning elements, thus saving expense to the producer, distributor and consumer, inasmuch as cleaning element handles such as broom handles are costly and the cost of shipment with the same integral with the cleaning element, costly because of the bulk packaging necessary.
  • FIGURE 1 is a side elevational view showing a broom, a handle, and the coupling of the instant invention between the two.
  • FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view showing a broom head stump and broom handle connected by one form of coupling.
  • FIGURE 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of FIG- URE 2.
  • numeral 11 denotes a short handle stump attached to a broom head 10.
  • Numeral 12 denotes an elongated handle, usually of wood and the cost of these handles has increased tremendously down through the years and as is known, are usable for various purposes by broom users, when sawed from the usual broom head. Many people save these handles for possible future use such as closet rods upon which cost hangers can be hooked.
  • the purpose of the present invention is to permit the saving of some of these handles to be used in connection with replaced broom heads, and at this time, it can be stated that when reference is made to broom heads, it is tobe construed as encompassing a form of cleaning element or structure.
  • FIGURES 1, 2 and 3 show the preferred form of the 3,921,547 Patented Feb. 20, l62
  • a sleeve 26 having a longitudinal slit 27 for approximately one-half of its length and this widens out to a slit 28, the edge portions of which are farther spaced apart to permit expansion of this portion of the sleeve 2r: in order to embrace the stump 11 of a broom head 10.
  • the sleeve 26 has diametrically opposed openings therein to receive rivets 19 or the like, which are disposed through the broom head end of the handle 12, to permanently fasten the sleeve to the handle. About one half of the sleeve projects beyond the adjacent terminal of the handle 12, as shown in FIG- URE 2.
  • the lower end of the sleeve 26 has an inwardly formed cut-out 29. This can be stamped so as to provide a pair of ears 3!), 31.
  • One end of a lever 32 is pivoted as at 33 to the car 31 and a link 34 has one end pivotally connected to the ear 30 and its other end to a medial portion of the lever 32.
  • a cleaning device comprising a head portion, a stump handle part extending from said head portion, on elongated handle element, and means for connecting said handle element and said stump, said means comprising a split sleeve having permanent fasteners extending transversely through said sleeve and through said handle element for permanently securing said sleeve to said handle element, a portion of said split of said sleeve being cut away to provide spaced edge portions, outturned ears positioned on said spaced edge portions, and means clampingly engaging said ears for temporarily clampingly engaging said sturnp handle, said means embodying a lever having one end pivotally connected to one of said ears, and a link having one end pivotally connected to the other of said ears, said link being engageable by said lever and shiftable when engaged by said lever to an over center position clamping said ears together.

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Feb. 20, 1962 H. H. HENSON' CLEANING DEVICE HAVING A DETACHABLE HANDLE Filed June 4, 1959 INVENTOR. MM) flf/vso/v United States Patent "ice CLEANING DEVECE HAVING A DETACHABLE HANDLE Harry H. Henson, Box 5%, Urania, La. Fiied .inne 4, 1959, Ser. No. 815,093 1 Claim. ill. 15-145) This invention relates to brooms and the handles therefor and means for disconnecting [the handles with respect to the broom heads or other cleaning structures.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a combination of a cleaning structure, such as a broom head equipped with a stump, in combination with a handle having a socket structure for disposition over the stump and clamp means for firmly securing the socket to said stump.
Another object of the invention is to provide the combination of a handle and a cleaning element and detachable means between the element and the handle, to the end, that the handle may be used time after time, as the elements become discarded from wear and tear, thus minimizing the shipment of integral cleaning structures, such as brooms, which require special packing and shipping costs that would be minimized, if only the cleaning element itself were being shipped, thus resulting in a lower expense, a saving to the purchaser as well as perhaps some increase in profit to the retailer.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a cleaning element and a handle, with means whereby the handle can be disconnected from the cleaning element and retained for attachment to new cleaning elements when former elements have become worn and discarded.
Still a further object of the invention is to provide a combination cleaning element, whereby the handle thereof can be disconnected and saved for future use in conneotion with cleaning elements, thus saving expense to the producer, distributor and consumer, inasmuch as cleaning element handles such as broom handles are costly and the cost of shipment with the same integral with the cleaning element, costly because of the bulk packaging necessary.
These and various other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following description.
In the drawings:
FIGURE 1 is a side elevational view showing a broom, a handle, and the coupling of the instant invention between the two.
FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view showing a broom head stump and broom handle connected by one form of coupling.
FIGURE 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of FIG- URE 2.
Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals designate like parts, it can be seen that numeral 11 denotes a short handle stump attached to a broom head 10.
Numeral 12 denotes an elongated handle, usually of wood and the cost of these handles has increased tremendously down through the years and as is known, are usable for various purposes by broom users, when sawed from the usual broom head. Many people save these handles for possible future use such as closet rods upon which cost hangers can be hooked. However, the purpose of the present invention is to permit the saving of some of these handles to be used in connection with replaced broom heads, and at this time, it can be stated that when reference is made to broom heads, it is tobe construed as encompassing a form of cleaning element or structure.
FIGURES 1, 2 and 3 show the preferred form of the 3,921,547 Patented Feb. 20, l62
invention which involves a sleeve 26 having a longitudinal slit 27 for approximately one-half of its length and this widens out to a slit 28, the edge portions of which are farther spaced apart to permit expansion of this portion of the sleeve 2r: in order to embrace the stump 11 of a broom head 10. The sleeve 26 has diametrically opposed openings therein to receive rivets 19 or the like, which are disposed through the broom head end of the handle 12, to permanently fasten the sleeve to the handle. About one half of the sleeve projects beyond the adjacent terminal of the handle 12, as shown in FIG- URE 2.
The lower end of the sleeve 26 has an inwardly formed cut-out 29. This can be stamped so as to provide a pair of ears 3!), 31. One end of a lever 32 is pivoted as at 33 to the car 31 and a link 34 has one end pivotally connected to the ear 30 and its other end to a medial portion of the lever 32. When the lever 32 is swung to an outward position, the lower portion of the sleeve 26 is opened sufliciently to receive the stump 11 of the broom head It When the stump is fully inserted and abutting the adjacent end of the broom handle 12, the lever 32 can be swung to a position shown in FIGURE 3, thus throwing the adjacent end of the link 34, oil-center with respect to the pivot 33, thus holding the slotted or lower end portion of the sleeve 26 in firm clamped relation with respect to the stump 11.
Thus it can be seen that while the broom handle 12, is rigidly connected to the broom head, the handle can be easily and almost effortelessly disconnected to permit connection to a new broom head structure.
While the foregoing description sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.
Having described the invention what is claimed as new is:
A cleaning device comprising a head portion, a stump handle part extending from said head portion, on elongated handle element, and means for connecting said handle element and said stump, said means comprising a split sleeve having permanent fasteners extending transversely through said sleeve and through said handle element for permanently securing said sleeve to said handle element, a portion of said split of said sleeve being cut away to provide spaced edge portions, outturned ears positioned on said spaced edge portions, and means clampingly engaging said ears for temporarily clampingly engaging said sturnp handle, said means embodying a lever having one end pivotally connected to one of said ears, and a link having one end pivotally connected to the other of said ears, said link being engageable by said lever and shiftable when engaged by said lever to an over center position clamping said ears together.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 47,388 Briggs Apr. 25, 1865 505,252 Phillips Sept. 19, 1893 669,805 Potter Mar. 12, 1901 1,013,438 Post Jan. 2, 1912 1,433,381 Kirkpatrick Oct. 24, 1922 1,807,559 Smith May 26, 1931 FOREIGN PATENTS 37,643 Austria June 11, 1909 177,762 Germany Apr. 4, 1906 292,350 Switzerland Nov. 2, 1953 501,568 Italy Nov. 24, 1954
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AT37643B (en) * 1907-10-05 1909-06-11 Wenzel Liebscher Handle attachment for rice, rod u. like broom.
US1013438A (en) * 1911-06-05 1912-01-02 Henry S Post Handle-attaching device.
US1433381A (en) * 1921-07-09 1922-10-24 Amandus J Kirkpatrick Tool-handle coupling
US1807559A (en) * 1931-05-26 Handle coupling and process op constructing the same
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US1807559A (en) * 1931-05-26 Handle coupling and process op constructing the same
US669805A (en) * 1900-11-27 1901-03-12 Morgan Potter Coupling for brake-shafts.
AT37643B (en) * 1907-10-05 1909-06-11 Wenzel Liebscher Handle attachment for rice, rod u. like broom.
US1013438A (en) * 1911-06-05 1912-01-02 Henry S Post Handle-attaching device.
US1433381A (en) * 1921-07-09 1922-10-24 Amandus J Kirkpatrick Tool-handle coupling
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