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Publication numberUS1069960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1913
Filing dateMar 10, 1913
Priority dateMar 10, 1913
Publication numberUS 1069960 A, US 1069960A, US-A-1069960, US1069960 A, US1069960A
InventorsCharles T Kubick
Original AssigneeCharles T Kubick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1069960 A
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1,069,960. 4 Patented Aug.12,1913.


Application filed March 10, 1913.

To all 'whom t may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES T. KUBICK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Edison Parr, Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mop-Heads, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has for its object to provide a novel and improved mop head which permits easy removal of the mop for washing or renewal.

The invention also has for its object to provide a mop head which holds the mop rigidly at all times, and which is simple, strong and durable.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be pointed out in the detailed description appearing hereinafter.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the head with the mop attached, Fig. 2 is a plan view of the head with the mop removed, Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.

Referring specifically to the drawing, the mop head comprises two flat wooden segmental sections 5 and 6, respectively, to one of which is attached a handle 7, and the other has a finger hold 8. The sections are nearly semicircular so that when they are assembled in spaced relation as shown, a substantially circular head is had which is encircled by the mop, the latter comprising a band 9 carrying the mop fibers 10.

Between the sections 5 and 6 are interposed coiled springs 11 which tend to spread the saine, and between the sections also eX- tend guides 12 in the form of solid or tubular rods around which the springs are coiled. The rods seat at one end in recesses 13 made in the inner straight edge of the section 5 in which recesses said rods are made fast by pins 1A, these recesses being also large enough to permit one end of the springs to enter the same, and the pins 1A also serving to secure said ends of the springs. The other ends of the rods work loosely in recesses 15 Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 12,1913.

Serial No. 753,317.

in the inner straight edge of the section 6 which is opposite to the straight edge of the section 5. The corresponding ends of the springs also extend into the recesses 15 and are secured therein by pins 16.

The mop is put on the head by pressing the sections 5 and 6 together so as to reduce the circumference of the head. The band 9 carrying the mop bers 10 is now placed. around the head so as to engage the curved edge thereof, and upon releasing the sections, they are spread by the springs 11 so that the mop is now securely held 1n place on the head. The curved edges of the sections are made concave as shown in Fig. 3, so that they may obtain a better hold on the mop.

The mop can be quickly and easily put on or taken olf, and it is therefore not necessary to put the head in water if the mop is to be washed. The mop is rigidly held, the springs 11 automatically adjusting the sections to the mop band 9. The springs also reduce the shock to furniture or other objects that rnay be struck by the mop when in use.

I claim:

1. A mop head comprising spaced sections movable toward and from each other, springs between the sections for spreading the same, and a mop encircling the sections.

2. A mop head comprising spaced fiat segmental sections having their straight edges opposite each other, springs for spreading the sections, and a mep encircling the curved edge portions of the sections, said edge portions being concave.

3. A mop head comprising opposite eX pansible sections, and an annular mop encircling the edges of said sections and frictionally held thereon.

In testimony whereof I ali-lx my signature in presence of two witnesses.


lVitnesses II. Gr. BA'roHELoR, S. J. LEHRER.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I). C.

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U.S. Classification15/229.2, 15/233
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/24