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US3206783A
US3206783A US26714963A US3206783A US 3206783 A US3206783 A US 3206783A US 26714963 A US26714963 A US 26714963A US 3206783 A US3206783 A US 3206783A
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Sept. 21, 1965 w. SCHWARTZ MAGNETIC FLOOR CLEANING DEVICE Filed March 22, 1963 INVENTOR.

WILLIAM SCHWARTZ United States Patent 3,206,783 MAGNETIC FLOOR 'CLEANIN G DEVICE William Schwartz, 1169 E. 100th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Filed Mar. 22, 1963, Ser. No. 267,149 4 Claims. (Cl. 15-105) This invention relates generally to devices for removing metallic objects ofl? of the floor and more particularly to a device for removing hairpins and the like off of the floor of a beauty parlor and the like.

In the operation of dressing hair, a number of metallic objects used in preparing the hair, such as hairpins, clips and the like, fall onto the floor and are often swept up and discarded, resulting in a considerable monetary loss to the operator.

Accordingly, a principal object of the present invention is to provide an instrument capable of recovering such hairpins and the like for reuse.

Another object of the invention is to provide an instrument having magnetic means for recovering hairpins and other metallic objects from the accumulation of dirt and sweepings found on the floors of beauty parlors and the like.

Still another object is to provide a magnetic device capable of being readily and removably mounted on an ordinary squeegee for recovering metallic objects on the floor of a beauty parlor and the like.

It is also an object of the invention to provide a magnetic device capable of being supported on a squeegee for recovering metallic objects off of the floor, that is simple and rugged in construction and capable of being manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a floor cleaning instrument embodying the invention, parts being shown broken away.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the magnetic member.

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view of the slide of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a vertical sectional View taken on the line 5--5 of FIG. 1.

In FIG. 1, a floor cleaning instrument is shown comprising a squeegee type brush having a channelshaped metal plate-like body 20 supporting an elongated rubber or sponge block 66, substantially rectangular in configuration and cross section. A handle 24 extends diagonally upwardly and outwardly from the body 20 A permanent magnet unit 68 is removably mounted on the side of the body 20 the front side as viewed in FIG. 1. The unit 68 consists of an elongated flattened looped metal plate 70, the reaches 72 and 74 of the plate being closely spaced from each other. The plate 70 extends substantially the length of the block 66. A strip 76 of rubber composition embedded with iron particles is suitably fastened by adhesive or the like to the front or outer face of the reach 72. The iron particles are formed of permanent magnetic material, such as aluminum alloys, cobalt and the like so that the strip 76 constitutes a permanent magnet. A pair of angular brackets 78 each has one end riveted to the reach 74 of the plate 70, the rest of the bracket extending over the top of the body 20 and partially over the rear face of the channel-shaped body 20 whereby the magnetic unit 68 is detachably supported on the body 20 A narrow metal band 78 with looped ends 80 is slidably mounted on the reach 72 of the plate 70 with its looped ends hooked over the top and bottom edges of the reach 72. A finger piece 82 may be provided at the center of the band for manipulating the band along the reach.

In use, the squeegee 10 by merely rotating the same around the axis of the handle 24 may be turned over so that the magnetic strip 76 is disposed parallel to the floor and closely spaced from the debris whereby the metallic objects forming part thereof will be drawn by the strip 76 and cling thereto. The clinging metallic objects are readily brushed off the plate 70 by means of the sliding band 78. When the brush is not in use, the sliding band 78' may be moved over the reach 72 out of the way to either end 84 of the plate 70 as shown in FIG. 2.

It will thus be seen that I have provided a combined floor cleaning device and a permanent magnet for cleaning the floor and recovering metallic objects found among the sweepings.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A floor cleaning instrument comprising an elongated rectangular channel-shaped body, an elongated rectangular-shaped rubber block secured within the channel of the body and depending therefrom, a handle extending up wardly from the top of the body, and a permanent magnet unit supported detachably on the body and extending along the front face thereof, said handle extending diagonally rearwardly of the body, said unit including an elongated plate formed to have inner and outer reaches and an elongated strip of rubber composition embedded with iron particles of permanent magnetic material, said strip being secured to the outer reach of the plate.

2. A floor cleaning instrument comprising an elongated rectangular channel-shaped body, an elongated rectangular-shaped rubber block secured within the channel of the body and depending therefrom, a handle extending upwardly from the top of the body, a permanent magnet unit supported detachably on the body and extending along the front face thereof, said handle extending diagonally rearwardly of the body, said unit including an elongated flattened looped plate having inner and outer reaches, spaced brackets extending from the ends of the plate and around the top of the channel-shaped body, and an elongated strip of rubber composition embedded with iron particles of permanent magnetic material, said strip being secured to the outer reach of the looped plate.

3. A floor cleaning instrument comprising an elongated rectangular channel-shaped body, an elongated rectangular-shaped rubber block secured within the channel of the body and depending therefrom, a handle extending upwardly from the top of the body, a permanent magnet unit supported detachably on the body and extending along the front face thereof, said handle extending diagonally rearwardly of the body, said unit including an elongated flattened looped plate having inner and outer reaches, spaced brackets extending from the ends of the plate and around the top of the channel-shaped body, and an elongated strip of rubber composition embedded with iron particles of permanent magnetic material, said strip being secured to the outer reach of the looped plate, and a band slidably mounted on one reach of the flattened looped plate for cleaning the strip of foreign matter.

4. A floor cleaning instrument comprising an elongated rectangular channel-shaped body, an elongated rectangular-shaped rubber block secured within the channel of the 'body and depending therefrom, a handle extending upwardly from the top of the body, a permanent magnet unit supported detachably on the body and extending along the front face thereof, said handle extending diagonally rearwardly of the body, said unit including an elongated flattened looped plate having inner and outer reaches, spaced brackets extending from the ends of the plate and around the top of the channel-shaped body, an elongated strip of rubber composition embedded with iron particles of permanent magnetic material, said strip being secured to the outer reach of the looped plate, a band slidably mounted on one reach of the flattened looped plate for cleaning the strip of foreign matter, and a finger piece on the band for manipulating the same.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS FOREIGN PATENTS 3 5 8 France. 1/ 62 France. 9/ 3 1 Germany.

15 CHARLES A. WILLMUTH, Primary Examiner.

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1. A FLOOR CLEANING INSTRUMENT COMPRISNG AN ELONGATED RECTANGULAR CHANNEL-SHAPED BODY, AN ELONGATED RECTANGULAR-SHAPED RUBBER BLOCK SECURED WITHIN THE CHANNEL OF THE BODY AND DEPENDING THEREFROM, A HANDLE EXTENDING UPWARDLY FROM THE TOP OF THE BODY, AND A PERMANENT MAGNET UNIT SUPPORTED DETACHABLY ON THE BODY AND EXTENDING ALONG THE FRONT FACE THEREOF, SAID HANDLE EXTENDING DIAGONALLY REARWARDLY OF THE BODY, SAID UNIT INCLUDING AN ELONGATED PLATE FORMED TO HAVE INNER AND OUTE REACHES AND AN ELONGATED STRIP OF RUBBER COMPOSITION EMBEDDED
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US3377641A (en) * 1965-04-28 1968-04-16 Robert J. Mcgregor Magnetic broom
US4006512A (en) * 1974-07-12 1977-02-08 Saulson Saul S Magnetic bumper and pickup device
US4291430A (en) * 1980-05-21 1981-09-29 Ronald Hightower Janitor's rake for removing staples imbedded in carpet
US4300260A (en) * 1979-11-26 1981-11-17 Hill Claudette D Magnetic pick up attachment for vacuum cleaners
US4759095A (en) * 1987-07-20 1988-07-26 Leonard T. Rutkowski Vacuum cleaner pick-up device
US5271119A (en) * 1992-12-29 1993-12-21 Myers Thomas G Combination protective shield and metal capture apparatus
US5395148A (en) * 1993-04-19 1995-03-07 Electro-Wave Enterprises, Inc. Magnetic rake
US5413225A (en) * 1994-04-20 1995-05-09 Shields Company Magnetic sweeper
GB2295491A (en) * 1994-11-28 1996-05-29 Thomas Telfer Magnetic nail lifter
US20090223198A1 (en) * 2008-03-05 2009-09-10 Joseph David Nye Magnetic clean up tool
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US1758723A (en) * 1927-07-22 1930-05-13 Charles J Thatcher Window cleaner
US2288115A (en) * 1941-03-12 1942-06-30 Cecil S Soldanels Vacuum sweeper
US2534086A (en) * 1948-01-13 1950-12-12 Peter S Vosbikian Window cleaner
US2677461A (en) * 1953-05-13 1954-05-04 Edward J Bodey Magnetic pickup device
FR1161604A (en) * 1956-11-07 1958-09-02 Household article such as broom, vacuum cleaner brush, brush or the like
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US3377641A (en) * 1965-04-28 1968-04-16 Robert J. Mcgregor Magnetic broom
US4006512A (en) * 1974-07-12 1977-02-08 Saulson Saul S Magnetic bumper and pickup device
US4300260A (en) * 1979-11-26 1981-11-17 Hill Claudette D Magnetic pick up attachment for vacuum cleaners
US4291430A (en) * 1980-05-21 1981-09-29 Ronald Hightower Janitor's rake for removing staples imbedded in carpet
US4759095A (en) * 1987-07-20 1988-07-26 Leonard T. Rutkowski Vacuum cleaner pick-up device
US5271119A (en) * 1992-12-29 1993-12-21 Myers Thomas G Combination protective shield and metal capture apparatus
US5395148A (en) * 1993-04-19 1995-03-07 Electro-Wave Enterprises, Inc. Magnetic rake
US5413225A (en) * 1994-04-20 1995-05-09 Shields Company Magnetic sweeper
GB2295491A (en) * 1994-11-28 1996-05-29 Thomas Telfer Magnetic nail lifter
GB2295491B (en) * 1994-11-28 1999-03-10 Thomas Telfer Magnetic nail lifter
US20090223198A1 (en) * 2008-03-05 2009-09-10 Joseph David Nye Magnetic clean up tool
US20130031736A1 (en) * 2011-08-05 2013-02-07 Martin Brian M Multi-Purpose Push Broom

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