US3619845A - Squeegee brush - Google Patents

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US3619845A
US3619845A US3619845DA US3619845A US 3619845 A US3619845 A US 3619845A US 3619845D A US3619845D A US 3619845DA US 3619845 A US3619845 A US 3619845A
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A SQUEEGEE PUSH BROOM OR BRUSH IS DESCRIBED WHICH HAS A BRISTLE-SQUEEGEE COMBINATION IN WHICH THE BOTTOM OF THE SQUEEGEE EXTEND BEYOUND THE ENDS OF THE BOTTOM OF THE BRISTLES.

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NOV. 16, 1971 M H. PARTR|DGE ETAL 3,619,845

SQUEEGEE BRUSH Filed Nov. 17, 1969 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 j y MELvlN H. PARTRmGE 3 BY GEORGE RHARGIS n1 ATTORNEY NOV. 16, 1971 M H. PARTRlDGE ETAL SQUEEGEE BRUSH 2 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed NOV. 17, 1969 INWJNT( )Rfi IN H. PARTRIDGE M GE R. HARGIS n1 fen/m @fom ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,619,845 SQUEEGEE BRUSH Melvin H. Partridge, Hadley, Mass., and George R. Hargis III, Cookeville, Tenn., assignors to Vistron Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio Filed Nov. 17, 1969, Ser. No. 877,106 Int. Cl. A46b 15/00 U.S. Cl. 15-117 3 Claims ABSTRACT F THE DISCLOSURE A squeegee push broom or brush is described which has a bristle-squeegee combination in which the bottom of the squeegee extends beyond the ends of the bottom of the bristles.

This invention relates to a brush construction and more particularly pertains to a push broom which is effective for sweeping dry debris or wet debris.

The brush of this invention is useful for sweeping dry or wet surfaces of floors of various types.

Brushes constructed of suitable material such as canvas or other textile material arranged between stiff, flexible spacing pieces are described in U.S. Pat. No. 756,222. U.S. Pat. No. 106,196 describes brushes composed of two distinct and independent brushes upon the same block, at a wide interval apart, and with a Shorter, stiff, intermediate strip placed centrally between them. In the latter brush the stiff central piece is shorter than the bristles so as to allow the bristles to bend and obtain a full sweep of the floor and the central piece is said to only come into action when the bristles are full pressed into the inclined rubbing position of the brush.

The brush of the present invention and certain modifications thereof is more fully described in the accompanying drawings wherein:

FIG. l is a side sectional View of the brush.

FIG. 2 is a fragmented front View of the brush partly in section.

FIG. 3 is a fragmented view of the bottom of the brush partly in section.

FIG. 4 is a view in perspective of the brush with threaded handle and slotted squeegee removed.

FIG. 5 is a sectional side view of the assembled components of FIG. 4.

FIG. 6 is a view of another embodiment of elements of the brush including threaded handle and stiffening clip for the squeegee.

FIG. 7 is a side sectional view of the brush assembled from elements shown in FIG. 6.

The brush assembly 1 is made up of an elongated brush block 2 containing tufts of bristles 3 and a flexible squeegee 4 with a handle 5 attached to the top of said brush.

The squeegee sheet 4 is preferably of a tapered crosssection and is provided with an enlarged, triangular, crosssection top edge portion, which is slidably engaged in a dovetail slot 6 running longitudinally of the brush block. In the brush where the handle is connected to the brush block by means of a metal coupling 7 (FIG. 1), the squeegee sheet 4 is tacked into the dovetail slot 6 with metal tacks 8, while in the one brush where the handle is screwed into the brush block (FIGS. 4 and 5), the squeegee sheet is provided with a notch 9 in its upper edge into which the inner end of the handle 5 protrudes to lock the squeegee sheet from longitudinal movement in the block. In this latter form the squeegee sheet does not have to be tacked in place. In FIGS. 6 and 7 is shown another embodiment of the squeegee brush in which the squeegee sheet is first mounted in a rigid clip 10 having a channel ICC cross-section which can be metal or a plastic extrusion of a rigid material. The clip and squeegee then can be forced through the dovetail slot 6. The added rigidity of the clip 10 which squeeges rmly onto the squeegee permits a tight enough fit so that no other means are needed to hold the squeegee in the broom.

In a specific embodiment of this invention the broom or brush 1 is essentially a conventional one with the addition of a flexible squeegee 4 running through the longitudinal center of the mass of bristles 3. In a preferred embodiment the squeegee lower edge projects from the plane of the bristle ends -by about 16 inch. In use the squeegee 4 is pressed back against, and is supported by, the mass of bristles 3 behind it. Since the squeegee is in the middle of the broom, it will function on either a pushstroke or a pull-stroke of the broom. The brom is very useful for sweeping dry or Wet debris over a smooth or rough floor, efciently pressing the liquid and dirt before it.

' We claim:

1. A squeegee brush effective for sweeping dry or wet debris comprising (a) an elongated brush block having a top and bottom portion,

(b) a handle demountedly attached near the center top portion of (a),

(c) a plurality of tufts of bristles attached to and eX- tending downwardly from the bottom portion of (a),

(d) a flexible squeegee member attached near the center of and extending downwardly from the bottom portion of (a) and running longitudinally for substantially the entire length of (a), the bottom edge of said squeegee extending below the lower end of 4(c) said squeegee member being of a tapered crosssection and provided with an enlarged, triangular cross-section top edge portion which is slidably engaged in a dovetail slot in and running longitudinally of the bottom portion of (a).

2. A squeegee brush effective for sweeping dry or wet debris comprising a) an elongated brush block having a top and bottom portion,

(b) a handle demountedly attached near the center top portion of (a),

(c) a plurality of tufts of bristles attached to and extending downwardly from the bottom portion of (a), and

(d) a exible squeegee member attached near the center of and extending downwardly from the bottom portion of (a) and running longitudinally for substantially the entire length of (a), the bottom edge of said squeegee extending below the lower end of (c) said squeegee member being of a tapered crosssection and provided with an enlarged, triangular cross-section top edge portion bearing a notch near the center thereof said top edge portion being slidably engaged in a dovetail slot in and running longitudinally of the bottom portion of (a).

3. A squeegee brush effective for sweeping dry or wet debris comprising (a) an elongated brush block having a top and bottom portion,

(b) a handle demountedly attached near the center top portion of (a),

(c) a plurality of tufts of bristles attached to and extending downwardly from the bottom portion of (a), and

(d) a exible squeegee member attached near the center of and extending downwardly from the bottom portion of (a) and running longitudinally for substantially the entire length of (a), the bottom edge 3 4 of said squeegee extending below the lower end of 565,042 8/ 1896 Slocum 15-105 (c) said squeegee member being of a tapered cross- 756,222 4/ 1904 Evans 15-117 section and provided with an enlarged, triangular 1,191,556 7/ 1916 Blake 15-117 cross-section top edge portion which is mounted in a 1,362,801 12/1920 Johnson 15-245 rigid clip having a channel cross-section and is slid- 5 3,175,256 3/ 1965 Horton 15-117 ably engaged in a dovetail slot in and running lon- 3,218,662 11/ 1965 Fielder, Jr. 15-145 gitudinally of the bottom portion of (a). FOREIGN PATENTS References Cited 467,195 11/1951 Italy 15-117 UNITED STATES PATENTS 10 LEON G. MACHLIN, Primary Examiner 32,224 4/1861 Haller 15-245 106,196 8/1870 Odell 15-117 U.S. Cl. X.R.

116,346 6/1871 OBrian 15-111 15-245

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DE2646848A1 (en) * 1976-10-16 1978-04-20 Guenter Kollross Method and device for bellows-like shirring plastic hose, in particular artificial casings for sausage production
US4456399A (en) * 1980-02-04 1984-06-26 Conover Richard A Apparatus for laying paving fabric
US4763378A (en) * 1987-11-27 1988-08-16 Drumm Arthur E Push broom head of the channel-mounted bristle type
WO1996033648A1 (en) * 1995-04-27 1996-10-31 Tony Brooks Scraper for a floor cleaning tool
EP0809964A2 (en) * 1996-05-27 1997-12-03 Sweepa Instruments (Proprietary) Limited Sweeping device
WO2001052697A1 (en) * 2000-01-19 2001-07-26 Firma Carl Freudenberg Broom with lamellae arranged in an offset manner between the bristles
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US20070000080A1 (en) * 2004-12-14 2007-01-04 The Libman Company Push Broom Bracket Assembly
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US20070266510A1 (en) * 2006-05-19 2007-11-22 Quickie Manufacturing Corporation Molded cleaning device with a squeegee
US20090031509A1 (en) * 2007-08-02 2009-02-05 3M Innovative Properties Company Broom with particle capture sheet
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US7941886B2 (en) 2003-09-19 2011-05-17 Braun Gmbh Toothbrushes
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DE2646848A1 (en) * 1976-10-16 1978-04-20 Guenter Kollross Method and device for bellows-like shirring plastic hose, in particular artificial casings for sausage production
US4456399A (en) * 1980-02-04 1984-06-26 Conover Richard A Apparatus for laying paving fabric
US4763378A (en) * 1987-11-27 1988-08-16 Drumm Arthur E Push broom head of the channel-mounted bristle type
WO1996033648A1 (en) * 1995-04-27 1996-10-31 Tony Brooks Scraper for a floor cleaning tool
EP0809964A2 (en) * 1996-05-27 1997-12-03 Sweepa Instruments (Proprietary) Limited Sweeping device
EP0809964A3 (en) * 1996-05-27 1997-12-29 Sweepa Instruments (Proprietary) Limited Sweeping device
WO2001052697A1 (en) * 2000-01-19 2001-07-26 Firma Carl Freudenberg Broom with lamellae arranged in an offset manner between the bristles
DE10065869C2 (en) * 2000-01-19 2003-12-04 Freudenberg Carl Kg Broom with scrapers inserted between the bristles
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US7941886B2 (en) 2003-09-19 2011-05-17 Braun Gmbh Toothbrushes
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US20070266510A1 (en) * 2006-05-19 2007-11-22 Quickie Manufacturing Corporation Molded cleaning device with a squeegee
US7836540B2 (en) * 2007-08-02 2010-11-23 3M Innovative Properties Company Broom with particle capture sheet
US20090031509A1 (en) * 2007-08-02 2009-02-05 3M Innovative Properties Company Broom with particle capture sheet
US8196249B1 (en) * 2008-05-23 2012-06-12 Hayco Manufacturing Limited Cleaning implement
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US9375076B2 (en) * 2011-12-22 2016-06-28 Carl Freudenberg Kg Broom head
US9615652B2 (en) 2011-12-22 2017-04-11 Carl Freudenberg Kg Broom head with bristle structure
GB2507290A (en) * 2012-10-24 2014-04-30 Broadwood Internat Brush suitable for mounting on a motor vehicle
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