US 1138305 A
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APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 21, I9I4.
1,138,305. P Patented May 4, 1915.
ganara l- MARIE MILLER, F NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification ot Letters Patent.
Patented May 4, 1915.
Application led September 21, 1914. Serial No. 862,803.
To all whom t may concern: Be it known that I, MARIE MILLER, a citli zen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county of New York, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Broom-Covers; and I do hereby 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. A j
This invention relates to dusting and polishing devices and more particularly to a cover of knit cloth or other fabric that is adapted for application to an ordinary broom.
An object of the invention resides in the provision of a cover of this nature that is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and may be quickly and easily applied to or removed from a broom.
With the above and other objects of similar nature in view, the invention consists in the. construction, combination and arrangement of'parts set forth in and falling within the scope of the appended claim.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a broom with the invention applied thereto, Fig. 2 is a sectional View taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. land Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the cover removed from the broom.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing, the cover as designated by the numeral 10, is in the form of a bag of knit cloth or other preferred fabric, constructed in such manner as to engage over and snugly incase the head or working part 11 of the broom.
In constructing the bag, there is employed a pair of fabric strips 12 and 13, the body portions of which are of appropriately the same size and shape and have their side edgs'stitched together as at 14 whereby to provide at one end an opening 15 the full width Iof the cloth and at its other end a constricted openin 16 of the proper size to receive the han le 17 of the broom.
Formed integral with the strip 12 isl a iap 18 which is provided adjacent the outer margin with snaps 19 or other suitable fasteners and is adapted to be folded back upon the outer face of the strip 13 whereby to close the opening 15 of the bag. To retain the Hap 18 in closing vposition there arearranged on the flap 13 additional fasteners 210 for engagement by the snap 19 Aof the p. In applying the cover the handle 16 of the broom is inserted through the opening 17 thereof with the portions l2 and 13 incasing the broom head 11, the flap 19 being then folded over the lower end of the head and secured, whereby the cover will be retained in applied position. With the cover in position as above described the broom is employed in the manner of the usual dustless or oil mops, hardwood floors or other highly finished surfaces being thus readily dusted and polished without danger of injury by scratching or otherwise.
'What is claimed is A broom cover comprising a fabric bag shaped to completely incase the head of a broom and provided at one end with a constricted opening for encircling the broom handle adjacent the head, a Iclosure Hap formed with onewall of the bag to fold upon the opposite wall thereof and cover the lower end of the broom head, and fastening means on said last named wall and flap.
In testimony whereof, I aiix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.
A MARIE MILLER.
BARBARA HEROLD, FRED MILLER.