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Publication numberUS1188262 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1916
Filing dateOct 7, 1915
Priority dateOct 7, 1915
Publication numberUS 1188262 A, US 1188262A, US-A-1188262, US1188262 A, US1188262A
InventorsClaude Frederick
Original AssigneeClaude Frederick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1188262 A
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Patented June 20, 1916 A TT ORIVE Y8 To all wh m it may concern:



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 20, 1916.

Application filed October 7, 1915. Serial No. 54,585.

head 1, see Fig. 2. This head is of a sub- 7 Be it known that I, CLAUDE FREDFTRIOK,

- a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Salisbury, in the county of Rowan and State of North Carolina, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Fountain-Brushes, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in fountain-brushes for use in cleaning vehicle bodies, walls, etc., and it consists in the combinations, constructions, and arrangements herein described and claimed.

An object ofmy invention is to provide a fountain brush or mop having a back which is perforated to permit the entrance of a stream of ater, and which is provided with means for detachably holding the strands of the brush or mop.

A further object of my invention is to provide a device the type described in which the strands are held by spring means to the back in such a manner that while the holding means will prevent accidental displacement of the strands or their detachment from the head, the strands may be detached when it is desirable to change them for a new set.

A further object of my invention is to provide a fountain mop of the type described in'which the strands are arranged in a circle, these strands being bound with canvas or other suitable flexible reinforcing strips and being held in position on the back by means of a spring which runs through the assembled strands and their reinforcing strips.

A-further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described in which the mop may be detached and a brush substituted. i

, v,Other objects and advantages will appear in the following specification, and the novel features of'the invention will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part of this application, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device. Fig. 2 is a section through the back and the means for retaining the strands to the back. Fig. 3 is a section along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a section along the line 4-4 of Fig. 1, and Fig. 5 is a section through a modified form of the device.

In carrying out my invention I provide a stantially circular shape.

wlth a clrcumferential groove 2. An in- It is provided tegral plate 1* is provided with a recess 1 for the insertion of a metal disk or plate 3, th1s metal disk or plate 3 being preferably V made of some metal like brass, while the member 1 is preferably made of aluminum.-

The plate 1 is provided withv a central openmg 1 arranged to receive the reduced por-- tion 4 of a screw plug 4 which is threaded lnto a central opening into the plate 3. The pipe portion 4 is provided withperforations 4". As will be seen from Fig. 2, these perforations extend in such a direction as i ,to throw the water onto the strands 5. The

plate 3 may be secured to the portion 1 by means of screws 6 or in any suitable manner. The screw plug 4 is threaded to rece1ve an elbow 7 which in turn connects with a pipe 8 having a valve 9. A handle 10 is disposed near the valve 9 and another handle 11- near the end of the pipe 8. A flexible connection .12 leads to a source of water supply '13.

In Fig. 2 I have shown the preferred form of the mop.- In this figure it will be observed that a circular coiled spring '14 is provided around which is placed an interior reinforcing strip 15 of canvas or the like, While over the reinforcing strip 15 are doubled the strands 5. An outer reinforcing strip 17 is then formed and the inner and outer reinforcing strips, together with the strands inclosed, may be stitched along the line 18 so as to prevent the displacement of the spiral spring 14.

From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood.

- When thestrands of the brush or mop are secured together around the spring 14, these strands form a circular body having a ringshaped top. All that is necessary is to force the back 1 down into the center of this ring.

" strands 5, so that in washing vehicle bodies,

such as automobile bodies, a continuous flow may be kept up, washing away any grit and thereby obviating any tendency to scratch the surface of the vehicle.

When it is desired to change the strands, the back 1 may be pulled out of the assembled strands, the spring 14 giving and thus permitting the back to be disengaged. A

new set of strands may be applied, or a bristle brush be substituted. In Fig. 5 I have shown such a brush. In this figure, a plate 3 is secured by means of screws6 to a back 20. Bristles 21 are carried by the back and the latter is provided with a. peripheral groove 22 arranged to receive a resilient buffer 23 of rubber or other suitable material. The back 20 is provided with a central opening 23 corresponding to the opening 1 in Fig. 2, and the pipe 4 is arranged to project through this central opening. In thisfform of the device it is only necessary to screw it to the plug 4 in lieu of the mop assembly when'the same handle and intakepipe may-be used. The rubber buffer 23 is for the purpose ofpreventing breakage of windows, when washing windows, or of mar- 'ring the Varnish or other easily damaged parts It will be noted that the resilient body formed by the mass of strands 5 held by the reinforcing members 15 and 17-, forms a buffer which prevents breakage or marring,

.in the use of the device.

a central opening and a peripheral groove, a reinforcing plate having a threaded opening in registration with said central groove and adapted to be screwed to a pipe, a plurality of strands, reinforcing means for securing the said strands together, said reinforcing meansbeing arranged to enter said groove, and elastic means for detachably securing said strands and said reinforcing means to said back.

3. In a fountain brush or mop, a metal back of substantially circular shape having a central opening and a peripheral groove, a reinforcing plate having a threaded opening in registration with said central groove and adapted to .be screwed to a pipe, a plurality of strands, reinforcing-means for securing said strands together', '-said' reinforcing means being arranged to enter said groove,

and elastic means for detachably securing said strands and reinforcing means to said back, said elastic means comprising a spiral spring having a circular shape.

4. In a fountain brush or mop, a metal back of substantially circular shape having a central opening and being provided with a peripheral groove, a circular plate secured tosaid metal back and having an opening arranged to register with said central opening, a pipe having threads arranged to enter the opening in said plate and having an extension adapted to enter the central opening in the back, said extension being perforated to permit the outlet of water, a plurality of strands looped over a central reinforcing member, an outer reinforcing member for securing the strands in place, and an inner spiral spring for removably holding said strands in said groove. v




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U.S. Classification401/288, 401/289, 15/205, 15/176.3, 15/229.2
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0041