US 1112906 A
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J. E. HEWETT.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 16, 1913.
""f l i n n l u i I l Patented Oct. 6, 1914.
JOI-IN E. `HEWETT,` OF WILMINGTON, `NORTII CAROLINA.
Specification of Letters Patent. p Patented Oct. 6,1914.
` Appueann'aled september 16,1913. serial No. 790,078;
Toall1li/omitmaycoacerafil y Be it known that LHJOHN E. HEWETT, a citizen of the United States,`residing at Wilmington, inthe county of New Hanover and State of North Carolina,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Brooms, of which the following is specification;
This invention y relates `to improvements in brooms, and hasprimarily for its object to provide a device of that class wherein areservoir for liquid disinfectant is formed within 'the handle of the broom.
A. further object of the invention contemplates the provision of a detachable hollow handle to which the head of the broom is rigidly secured, the latter serving as a closure or stopper therefor, while the opposite end of the handle is provided with a `detachable nozzle through which the contents (preferably a liquid disinfectant) may be sprayed or otherwise dispensed at intervals during a sweeping operation, the dispensing of the disinfectant being accomplished by inverting the broom and permitting the disinfectant to run out as occasion demands.
The invention still further aims to provide a simple and compact broom wherein the advantages above mentionedmay be readily effected without increasing the cost of manufacture to any materialextent.
The above and additional objects are accomplished by such means `as are illustrated in their preferred embodiment in the accompanying drawings, described in the following specification and thenmore particularly pointed out in the claim which is appended hereto.`
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings, wherein like charactersdenote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which: y
Figure 1 isa longitudinal sectional view of a broom, the head thereof being shown in elevation; Fig. 2 is a top plan viewof the broom handle; Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; and Fig.` 4 is an elevation, a part of the handle being shown in section, of a modified form of attaching means for the broom head. y
Referring now? to the drawings wherein is illustrated the preferred embodiment of `my invention, the numeral 1 designates the head of the broom from the upper extremity of which the usual stock 2 projects, the latter handle, the stopper forming a liquid tight closure therefor. Upon `the opposite end of the handle 4 is detachably secured a perforate nozzle 5 of any suitable shape, the said `nozzle being preferably threaded as at 6 to` the handle 4 as illustrated to advantage in: Fig. 1 of `the drawings. An air vent 7 is y arranged within the handle 4, one end `of the vent opening exteriorly of the handle as at 8 near the top thereof, and the opposite end being bent upwardly as at 9 and terminating at a point 10 within the exterior of thehandle at a point adjacent the stopper 3, which arrangement wil lpermit a free `terminating in a stopper 3, the purpcseofj` f f Iwhich will subsequently appear.` rrrranged tto embrace the stock; 2 throughout the: .greater portion of its; length and to entirely encompass the stopper 3, I lprovide a .hollow 'or tubular handle 4 thelower extremity `of `which frictionally engages the` said stock 2 to retain the latter rigid with respect to the dispensation of the liquid contents of the .i
container I(preferably disinfectant) by inverting the broom so as to permit the said 1 disinfectant to flow freely through the perfor-ations or `apertures of the nozzle 5.
Referring now to the modification shown in Fig. 4, the stock 11 of the broom head 12 in this instance is exteriorly threaded asat 13 and `provided with the usual stopper 14, the threaded portion of the stock, as well as the stopper 14, being received by the handle 15 which is `interiorly threaded at its lower extremity to render the attachment of the head lthereto more securethan that `ef` upon the surface to be swept by merely `inverting the broom and permitting the said disinfectant to flow through the apertures of the nozzle; that a free flow of the disin fectant is insured by the provision ofthe vent `7 y arranged within the handle.4 in the manner above described; and that are filling` of the handle may be accomplished by detaching the head 1 therefrom, or, if'desired,
by removing the nozzle 5. It` will be understood comprehend only the general and preferred embodiment of my invention and that `vari- 1 that the `above descriptlon and the accompanying drawings `that `a liquid disinfectant may be sprinkled ico ous minor changes in the details of construc= tion, proportion and arrangement of parts may be made within the scope of the appended claim, and without sacrificing any of the advantages of my invention.
Having thus fully described my irn'fe'ntion,I what I claim as new and desire to secure by t point adjacent said nozzle, as and for the f purpose set forth.
Letters Patent is In a broom, the combination with a broom head having a` stock projecting therefrom, and a stopperrcarriedf by' said stock., of a end of said handle being arranged to embrace and rictionally engage'said stockand stopper, the latter providing a closure therefor, a nozzle detachably' arranged over the opposite end of said handle, and an air vent disposed within said hollow handle, the said vent terminating at a point adJacent said st'opper in a bent portion to prevent pas- A#sage of the liquid contents of the handle 'thereinto, the opposite end of said Vent being open to the exterior of thezhandle at a In testimony whereof I aix my signature n I yin presence of two witnesses. hollow tubular handle open at eachk end, one
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