US 1013438 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. S. POST.
HANDLE ATTAGHING DBVIGEL.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 5, 1911.
1,01 3,438. I Patented Jan. 2, 1912.
: v CBLUMIIA FLANOOIAPH CO.,'IMHIW D C- broom.
HENRY S. POST, 'OF ESCANABA, MICHIGAN.
Patented Jan. 2,1912.
Serial No. 631,243.
1,013,438, Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed June 5, 1911.
notches, or other stops 6, the purpose of which will be hereinafter described.
The attaching mechanism comprises a ferrule 7 which is detachably securedto the lower end of the handle 2 preferably by means of a small screw 8. The ferrule flares slightly from this point to its lower end, where it is provided at two or more points with pairs of longitudinal slits 9 between which are formed narrow head gripping tongues 10. The lower ends of the tongues are upset or bent inwardly to a slight extent to form hooks 11 which are adapted to enage with the notches 6 in the short tapered handle of the broom. Slidably engaged with the ferrule is a downwardly flaring clamping sleeve 12 which when the ferrule is engaged with the short handle of the broom head is adapted to be forced down on the engaging end of the ferrule thus firmly clamping the ends of the ferrule against the short handle of the head and the hooked ends of the tongues into engagement with the notches in said handle. By attaching the handle to the broom in this manner a strong, durable joint is provided which will resist the strain to which the same is subjected when the broom is used.
By providing the broom with a head and short handle as shown and described, scraps and short pieces of wood which would otherwise be thrown out may be utilized. By detachably securing the ferrule to the long handle of the broom the ferrule may be readily removed should the handle be broken, and a new handle placed in the ferrule.
A handle provided with an attaching mechanism constructed in accordance with the invention may be removed from one broom when the latter is worn out and placed on another thus serving an indefinite number of brooms which will materially reduce the cost of the latter. The detachable handle also facilitates the close packing and storing of the brooms and reduces the cost of shipping the same.
While it is of course old to make broom handles taper upward and a ferrule or sleeve thereon would partake of the same taper, I find this feature extremely useful in a handle attaching ter for several reasons. sleeve wedges upon the when it is pushed down into place as shown concern: I, HENRY S. Pos'r, a citizen of the United States, residing at Escanaba, in the county of Delta and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Handle-Attaching Devices; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. 1
This invention relates to improvements in brooms.
One object of the invention is to provide a broom having an To all whom it may Be it known that improved construction of handle attaching -mechanism whereby the handle may be quickly and easily attached to and detached from the head of the broom and which when attached will form a strong, durable and rigid broom.
Another object is to provide a handle attaching mechanism adapted to be detachably secured to the handle whereby should the latter be broken the attaching mechanism may be engaged with another handle, said attaching mechanism thus being adapted to serve successively for the purposes described.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawings :Figure 1 is a side view of a broom showing the application of the invention; Fig. 2 is an enlarged central vertical sectional view through the head of the broom and inner end of the handle secured thereto by my improved attaching mechanism; Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; Fig. & is an inverted perspective view of the inner end of the handle and the inner gripping member of attachment. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the head and upper end of the Referring more particularly to the drawing, 1 denotes my improved broom, 2' denotes the operating handle and 3 denotes the handle attaching mechanism. 7
The broom 1 includes a head 4 to which is attached in the usual or any suitable manner the brush part of the broom, the head hav- First, of course the gripping tongues 10 ing a short handle 5 tapered slightly to. its upper end and having formed in it at the in Fig. 2; second, this wedging action ebase of said tapered portion locking grooves, comes important when the broom head sold device of this characv with the handle becomes worn out and is thrown away and another substituted, because the latter may not fit accurately but the taper of the parts will cause the sleeve to tighten on it at some point; and third, if the taper of the ferrule and its legs are sufficient the sleeve when raised will pass the head of the screw 8 and can be lifted OK the handle so that the ferrule may be more easily detached therefrom when desired.
From the foregoing description, taken in connect-ion with the accompanying drawings, the construction and operation of the invention may be readilyunderstood without requiring a more extended explanation.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim 1s In a handle attaching device, the combination with the broom head including the brush and a short handle tapering upward and having locking notches near said brush; of an operating handle, a ferrule flared downward throughout its length and slitted at its lower end into gripping tongues, the extremities of the latter being turned inward into hooks adapted to engage said notches, the upper end of said ferrule surrounding the handle, a screw securing it thereon, and a downwardly-flaring sleeve slidably mounted upon the ferrule and inclosing its tongues, the smaller end of the sleeve being of a size to pass over the smaller end of the ferrule and the head of said screw.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
- HENRY S. POST. Witnesses: A. H. RYAN,
MARY A. McGRAw.
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