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A. I. REEVES.
VACUUM CLEANING NOZZLE FOR PIANOS.
APPLICATION FILED 00131, 1912.
I O'Y QGSO, Patented Aug. 19, 1913.
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01F HELENA, MONTANA.
VACUUM CLEANING-NOZZLE FOR PIANOS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed October 31, 1912. Serial No. 728,959.
able others skilled in the art to which it ap-.
pertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in cleaners for pianos, organs or the like, and has particular reference to vacuum cleaner suction nozzles particularly adapted therefor.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a simple and eflicient device of this character by means of which small spaces and corners of the instruments may be readily and thoroughly cleaned without danger of marring or scratching the polished parts.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a sectional detail of a portion of a piano showing the manner in which my cleaning nozzle is capable of removing dust from beneath the music rack. Fig. 2 is an enlarged elevation of the nozzle. Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view through the nozzle. Fig. 4 is an end view.
Referring particularly to the accompanying drawings 10 represents a rubber hose which is suitable to be connected to any wellknown type of suction device. The suction device is omitted as the same forms no part of my invention. On one end of the hose 10 and rejecting a suitable distance beyond said end is a ring of bristles 11. 'A suitable covering 12 of soft material, as rubber, leather or the like, is secured at one end by means of fine cords 13, these cords tightly clamping the covering to the hose. The other end of the covering embraces the inner ends of the bristles 11, and is tightly secured by means of a cord 14.
In the ordinary use of the nozzle, suction being produced in the pipe 10, said nozzle is passed over the dusty surface so that the bristles 11 will disturb the dust, the dust then being sucked up through the pipe 10.
When it is desired to get into a small and narrow space, the ring of bristles may be readily pinched together so that they will easily enter the space. This is very advantaqeous in cleaning the corners of any large musical instruments, as pianos, organs or the like, as the bristles 11 may be easily pinched into a small space and loosen the dust therein.
A great majority of nozzles used with vacuum cleaning devices heretofore, are stiff and rigid, metallic means being provided for Patented Aug. 19,1913.
holding the bristles, which scratch or mar the polish of the musical instrument. It will therefore be readily seen that applicant has advanced a step in the production of vacuum suction nozzles, in that the present device can be used on costly polished surfaces without danger to the surfaces, and that the device can readily be gotten-into much smaller spaces than that capable of being reached by metal nozzles heretofore.
lVhat is claimed is:
In a suction nozzle, a flexible rubber pipe, a ring of bristles disposed around one end of the pipe and projecting therebeyond and a fabric covering secured to the pipe and bound around and holding the bristles on said pipe.
In testimony whereof, I affix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.
A. I. REEVES.
Witnesses F. J. LANGE, W. J. Cook.