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Publication numberUS1240241 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1917
Filing dateJul 12, 1916
Priority dateJul 12, 1916
Publication numberUS 1240241 A, US 1240241A, US-A-1240241, US1240241 A, US1240241A
InventorsCharles R Moss
Original AssigneeCharles R Moss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1240241 A
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C. R. M088.


Patented Sept. 18, 1917;

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C-. R. MOSS.



PatentedSept. 18, 1917.



Specification of Letters latent.

Application filed. July 1 2, 1916. Serial No. 108,904.

Patented Sept. 18, 1917.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES R.. Moss, a citizen of the United States, residing at Richmond, in the county of Henrico and State of Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dust-Pans, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying draw-' mgs. 1 V

10 This invention relates to certain improvements in dust pans and it is an object of the invention to provide a novel and improved device of this general character which may be effectively employed with convenience and facility without the necessity of the individual bending over and whereby the user is not compelled to engage the device with a hand in order to move the pan from'one locality to another.

It is also an ob ect of the invention to pro vide a novel and improved dust pan comprising a dust or dirt holding receptacle together with a hinged lid, said lid serving as a scoop or apron to facilitate the collection of the'dust or dirt within the receptacle.

The invention has for a still further object to provide a novel and improved dust pan including a hinged apron or scoop provided with means whereby the same may be readily adjusted into an operative or inoperative position, relative to the surface to be cleansed, by the foot of the user.

Furthermore it'is an object of the invention to provide a dust pan with novel and improved means whereby the same may be readily moved from one location to another ii through the medium of a sweeping implement such as a broom or brush.

The invention also has for an object to 40 provide a novel and improved dust pan comprising a receptacle into whichthe dirt or the like is adapted to be collected together with 'novel and improved means whereby the contentsof the receptacle may be discharged therefrom when desired.

The invention consists in the details of construction and inthe combination and arrangement of the several parts of my im-. proved dust pan wherebycertain important advantages are attained and the device is rendered simpler, less expensive and otheri e more corver'iert and adva t geous for use, all as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

The novel features of the invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.

In order that my invention may be the better understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a view in perspective of my improved dust pan showing .a conventional straw broom operatively engaged therewith;

Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical sectional viewtakenthrough my improved dust pan, a second position of the hinged cover being indicated by dotted lines;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 33 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 4 is a view in perspective illustrating a dust pan constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention and having in operative engagement therewith a handle brush.

As. disclosed in the accompanying draws ings, ldenotes the bottom or base of myimproved pan having one end portion cut out, as at 2, to afford a discharge opening. The forward longitudinal margin of the bottom is returned to an upwardly inclined flange, as indicated at 3, while the rear longitudinal margin is provided with the upstanding back wall 4: substantially perpendicular to the bottom or base -1 and having its upper longitudinal margin bent inwardly to afford a flange 5, said flange 5 being on substantially the same incline as the flange 3 and in alinement therewith. The ends of the'bottom or base 1 are provided with the upstanding end plates 6 which extend a predetermined distance above the flanges 3 and 5 for a purpose which is believed to be selfevident.

'Hinged to the inner longitudinal marginal portion of the flange 3 is the apron or scoop 7 which is adapted to close the space between the flanges 3 and 5 as is illustrated in full lines in the accompanying drawings, whereby the pan when being transported is arranged substantially dust-proof. When the scoop or apron 7 is in the position indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2, it will be perceived hat the dirt or sweepings may be readily conveyed Within the pan.

. pan through one end thereof and having its exterior portion formed into a finger hold,

as indicated at 10. The member 9 is positioned along the back of the pan and issecured to the inner longitudinal marginal portion of the'slide 8 as indicated at 11, Sil'ld" connection being preferably formed by in-, wardly rolling said marginal portion of the slide 8 to afford a barrel. v

The forward or outer longitudinal marginal portion of the slide 8 isreturned to afford a flange l2 underlying the flange 3 and contacting therewith whereby it will be perceived that said flange 12 coacts with the flange 3 for maintaining the slide 8 firmly seated upon the bottom or base 1. This action is further facilitated by the inherent resiliency possessed by the flange 12.

The operating member .9 is extended upwardly as at 14, and terminates in the straight portion 15 which underlies the flange 5 at its outer or connected end, and it will at once be self-evident that the extended portions llyand 15 serve an effective medium for maintaining the inner side of the slide ,8 in proper contact with the base or bottom, 1. v

Extending longitudinally. from an end of the scoop or apron 7 is a finger 16 terminating in a loop 17 which is adapted to beengaged by the foot of a person in order to throw the apron or scoop 7 into the position indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2 or to return thesame in a closed position as indicated by full lines in the accompanying drawings; The adjacent end plate 6 is provided-with the open-end slot 18 to receive said finger 16 as is believed to be clearly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 4: of the drawings.

1919' denote upstanding arms operatively engaged with the back wall 4: in predetermined longitudinally spaced relation and terminating a predetermined distance above the pan, and the upper end portions 20 of said arms 19 are bent on a predetermined curvature to overlie the top of the pan and it is to be further observed that the portions 20 are disposed in convergingplanes as is particularly illustrated in Fig. 3. The upper or free extremities of the arms '19 or o more. particularly the curved portions 20 thereof are formed into the eyes or loops 21 evident. v a

-Fig. '1 illustrates a straw broom B of a conventional type in operative engagement with-thepam'and it is for thisreason that the portions 20 of the arms 19 are arranged inconverging planes so thatthe same may have effective engagement with the head of the broom. When it is desired to change the location of the pan when in use, it is only necessary for the user to engage the head of the, broom with the portions20 of the arms 19 and thus lift the pan from one place .to another. By this arrangement it will be perceived that it is unnecessary for the individual to stoop over to directly take hold of the pan. This is also true when a handle brushis employed as indicated. at H in'Fig. 4. However, when the handle brush H is used'the convergence of the portions 20 is not necessary.

The arms 19 may be secured tothe back wall4 in any desired manner but asisparticularly illustrated in Fig. 3,: it will be noted that the arms .19are formed from-a single length of material,,preferably wire, which is'suitably" threaded through the back wall, 4 with the intermediate portioi122 thereof overlying the inner face of said back wall and disposed longitudinally thereof. Additionalsecuring, members 23. may be disclosed through theyback wall 1- and coacting with the arms 19 inorder to impart additional rigidity thereto.

From the foregoing. description, it is thought to be obvious that azdust pan constructed in. accordance with my invention is of; an extremely. simple and comparatively inexpensive nature and, is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled, and it will also be obvious that my invention is sus'ceptble of some change and. modificae tion without material departure 'from'the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as a portion of the bottom of thepjan being open, a slide forclosing said open portion, and anoperating member for the slide ex? tending exteriorly of the pan through. an end thereof. i

v 2. A dust pan comprising a body having a portion of its top open, an apron hingedto the forward; margin of the pan and serving as a closure forthe open portion; of the top, a portion of the bottom of the pan being open, a slide for closing said open portion, and an operating member for the slide extending exteriorly of the pan through an end thereof, said operating member; having its inner end portion extended andcoacting with thetop' of the pan for holding the slide 1 in contact with the bottom of'the pan.

3. In combination with a dust paninclud- 1 a ing a base and an upstanding back Wall at dust pan, the portion oi the arms above the right angles to thevbase, arms secured to the pan being free from each other at all points. 10 back Wall and extending thereabove, said In testimony whereof I hereunto aifix my arms being spaced apart longitudinally of signature in the presence of two Witnesses.

5 the back Wall and also substantially perpen- CHARLES R. MOSS. dicularly related to the base of the dust pan, Witnesses: v a the outer extremities of the arms being angu- OSCAR T. MYER, larly disposed and overlying the base of the A. D. SMITH.

copies of this patent may be obtained. for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

- Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5012542 *Sep 14, 1989May 7, 1991Lynn William RMopping system
U.S. Classification15/257.2, 15/257.3, 15/257.6
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/52