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Publication numberUS1184543 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1916
Filing dateMar 17, 1916
Priority dateMar 17, 1916
Publication numberUS 1184543 A, US 1184543A, US-A-1184543, US1184543 A, US1184543A
InventorsHenry Lepak
Original AssigneeHenry Lepak
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mop-wringing apparatus.
US 1184543 A
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LEPAK MOPWRINGING APPARATUS. APPLICATION FILED MAR. n. 1916. 7 1,1 845%. Patented May 23,1916.




- APPLICATION FILED MAR- 17. 19161 7 1,14,543. Patent-ed May 23,1916.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- In .the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspec- 5 Fig. 3- is a transverse sectional view. approxi- TED STATES PAEN- MOP WRINGING APPARATUS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 23, 1916.

Application filed March 17, 1916. Serial No. 84,874.

To all whom it may concern p r Be .it known that 1, Hana LEPA a c1t1- zen of the United States, residlng at. Minneapolis', in the county of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented new and useful Improvements in Mop-Wrlngmg Apparatus, of which the following is a speclfication.

This invention relatesto certain new anduseful improvements in mop wringing apparatus.

A An object of the invention is to provide a mop wringing apparatus of a simple and from. I

Another'object of the invention is to produce a mop wringer including a receptacle for the water and provided with a hood Q member within which is arranged a press that-is subject to a movement in the direc-. tion of the hood to engage with one of the walls thereof as well as being subjected to a limited longitudinal movement with relation to the-hood so that the press WlllSO' engage with the mop as to efi'ectively com press the water'therefrom when. the said press is operated. a A further object'of the invention 1s to construct an apparatus of this class which shall embody'thedesirable features of simplicity, cheapness, ease in application and efliciency in operation. I

With. the above and other objects in view the improvement resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts set forth in the following. specification and falling within the scope of the appended claims.

I ti've view of av mop press or wringer constructe'din accordance with the present invention. I ig. 2 is a central vertical longitudinal sectional; view through the same,

inately on the line 33 of Fig.2, Fig. 4 is aperspectiye view of the'press with the slide member connected thereto," and'Fig. sis a similar view of thehood looking toward the interiorthereot-n Y In carryfngYut. my invention I :employ a. pail. or recepta c 1e "1 which is, preferably arazrdgwhi'ch isprovided with a suitah, plvov lkhandle or'bail 2.'--

Th mama."'a de i na waa .I;any.1; e

hood member of my device, and this member is so constructed as to be removably secured within the pail, whereby said hood and the presser member associated therewith and hereinafter to be referred to, may be employed in connection with pails or recep- I tacles of other constructions than that illustrated in the drawings. Y

The hood 3 includes a flat top 4 and right angular sides 5. The sides 5 extend beyond the lower or inner end of the top, and the said end of the top is bent downwardly or otherwise provided with a flange which exten-ds between the sides, the said flange be-, ing indicated by the numeral 6. The hood is adapted to be arranged in the pail or receptacle 1 so that the lower ends of its sides will contact with one of the end wallsof the receptacle, and preferably the upper edges of the said .side walls at the ends thereof arecut inwardly, as indicated by the numerals 7, and these edges resting upon one of'the ends of a receptacleassist in maintaining the hood at an angle in the receptacle whereby the outer end or mouth of the hood may be disposed above the receptacle,

faces of the sides of the hood to hold the same against the sides. of the receptacle, and

the ends of the rod project beyond the sides of the receptacle.

The top 4 of the hood, at a suitable distance from the mouth thereof is formed with a transverse slot 10, and the opposite walls provided by the said slot are formed with outwardly extending flanges 1111 nvhiclrserve to materially strengthen the hood. as ven s. provide walls for a slide member 12 which passes through. the slot 10 between the sides of the hood. The upper'edge of theslide 12' is extendedlaterally,

as at 13-13,-a nd the portions 13 not only I rest upon the top of they hood but project laterally therefrom beyond the sides of the receptacle 1. These extending ends of the members 13 are bent upon themselves or otherwise formed each with an eye 14. l

The lower corners of the slide 12 are preferably notched and the inner or lower edge of said slide is preferably bent upon itselfto provide a barrel through which" is passed a pivot rod 16' that also asses through alining openings in the longitudinal members 17 of the substantially rectangular frame of the press member 18. The inner connecting member 19 of .the frame ofrthe press 18 is surrounded by a strap 20 that is secured to the flange 6 as well as to the underface of the top ief the hood member 3, and this strap is adapted.

to limit the lateral movement of the press between the sides of the hood 3. The press 18 includes a flat plate 21 which may be in the nature of a foraminous member or may be otherwise provided with spaced openings .22, and this plate is disposed upon the frame forward of the slide 12 and terminates approximately in a line with the. outer edges of the hood. The weight of the press at the forward or outer end thereof is sufiicient to tilt the same downwardly with respect to the receptacle 1, so that the said forward end of the frame of the press normally rests upon the sleeve 9 of the pivot rod 8.

The operating lever is indicated by the numeral 23 and comprises a substantially U-shaped member, the arms of which being disposed upon the opposite sides of the receptacle land each of said arms is provided with an ear 2% having an opening through which the extending endsof the pivot rod 8 pass, and the said ends of the rod may be threaded and provided with nuts, or the Stud ends may be formed with heads and bent in any other desired manner arranged to secure the same upon the ends of the rod. The inner ends of the arms of the operating lever have each loosely connected therewith a\link 25, each of the links being preferably in the nature of a rod having ofiset ends and the free offset end of each of the links is received in one of the eyes 14 of the widened or laterally extending upper portion 13 of the slide 12.

The connecting member for the .U-shaped operating member indicated for distinction by the numeral 26 has formed thereon a pedal extension 27 Whichis adapted'to accommodate one of the feet of the operator, while the end of the receptacle 1 opposite that which is straddled by the operating lever and at its lower edge is provided with an outwardly extending lug or flange 28 to receive the other foot of the operator whereby the receptacle is steadied during the actuation of the apparatus.

By reference to the drawings it will be seen that the operating lever is normally retained at an outward and upward angle with relation to the receptacle 1 and also that'the plate 21 is arranged at an angle with/respect to the inclined top of the hood 3, so that a flaring mouth is provided for the reception of the mop, and that the oppositely I inclinedv slide member 12' provi es the rear wall for the hood which serves to limit theinward movement of the mop. a

From the above description, taken in connection with I the accompanying drawings, the simplicity of thedevice as well as the advantages thereof will, it is thought, be perfectly apparent to those skilled in the art to which such invention appertains without further detailed descri tion.

Having thus descri ed the invention, what I claim is: a

1. The combination with-a receptacle, ofa

hood member arranged angularly-in the receptacle so that its upper end extends above the receptacle and connected with the said receptacle, a press member arranged to move laterally between the sides of the hood, a slide member loosely connected with the press member and extending through an opening in the top of the hood, and a yokeshaped operating member pivotally secured to the sides of the receptacle and having a connection with the slide.

2. The combination with a receptacle, of

a hood member including a top and sides, said sides having their edges beyeled, and

the said hood being arranged in the recep;

tacle to permit of its beveled edges contacting with one of the edges of the receptacle to sustain the hood at an angle with relation to the receptacle, and means for sustaining the said hood upon the receptacle, a press member including a frame arranged between the sides of the receptacle, a strap member upon the-hood surroundingthe inner member of the frame, and the connect- I ing means for the hood providing a support receptacle and extending above the receptacle, a pivot member passing throughthe sides of the receptacle and through the sides of the hood, a barrel upon the pivot member contacting with the sides of the hood, a

frame arranged longitudinally between the sides of the hood and having one of its ends resting upon the barrel, astrap connected with the hood and surrounding the second or inner endof the frame, a reticulated plate upon the frame, at the outer portion thereof, a slidable plate passing through an opening in the top of the hood and connected with the frame at the inner end pf the reticulated plate, a yokeshaped operating necting rod for the hood, a pedal member upon the connecting member of the yoke,

and link connections between the arms of the yoke and the slidable plate.

4. The combination with a substantially rectangular receptacle, of a hood member arranged angularly of the receptacle and projecting thereabove, a pivot rod passing through the sides of the receptacle and the sides of the hood, a barrel upon a pivot rod between the sides of the hood, a longitudinally movable frame arranged angularly between the sides of the hood,- a strap member connected with the hood and engaging the inner eonnecting member of the frame, a flat reticulated plate upon the frame, at the outer portion thereof, a slirlable plate passing through an opening in the top of the hood and loosely coimected with the frame at theinner end. of the reticulated plate, said slidable plate having its outer corners extending laterally over the edges of the receptacle, a yoke-shaped operating member having its arms provided with ears, a pedal upon the yoke, and link members connecting the ends of the arms of the yoke withthe extending corners of the slidable plate.

In testimony. whereof I afiix my signature in presence of-two Witnesses.


Witnesses i I. G. Fomasr, ALBERT SCRIVER.

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U.S. Classification15/261
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/59