US 1313184 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. A. HAYDEN.
APPUCATION FILED MAY 16` 1918. l ,3 1 3, 1 84 Patented Aug. 12,1919.
To all 'whom itlmayvconcern:
- f 'UNITED STATES PATENT oEEioE.
HEN'RY A. HAYDEN, WESTFIELD, NEW J ERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO HAYDEN INVENTIONS CORPORATILON, OIE WESTFIELD,NEW JERSEY, CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY. g
Be it known that, I, HENRY HAYDEN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of -Westfield, in the'county of Unioni-and VState ofl New Jersey, have invented certain lnew and useful Improvementslin Cleaning "Implements, of which the followingis aspecification.y Y Y -This inventionY relates to improvements in cleaning implements, and more particularly aims to Vprovide a cleaning implement adapted to Vconstitute a duster or mop, i as desired, having novel advantages.
These Vadvantages are, in the case of the mop, :thatthere is provided a support and mop, of such a nature that vthe mop maybe y readily and easily mounted on and vtakenV off the support; that the mop, when mounted on the support, will be very securely and. dependably mounted thereon; that the mop roughly and yet present flexible portions ,for cleaning heretofore inaccessible corners and the like; that the mop may as a complete unit be readily and Yeasily washed, 'wrung' or otherwise cleaned, either on or off the support; and that the cost of labor and materials necessary 'for constructing the mop Vwill be almost inconsiderable.
The advantages are the saine, in the case of the duster, and` in addition, that the duster may be combed and-cleaned of dust readily and easily without detachment from the support, and that thev duster is so con- '.coininon, to-wit, a ieXible vbacking for the structed as to -present no parts which by any chance may ina'r woodwork or the like even bination with such'a mopand'such-a duster.
The mop and 'duster have these features in cotton strands, orfother suitable work-contacting` elementsv hereinafter referred t0 merely. as the strands, such backing being n preferably deformable, especiallyfwhenre- `moved -from thefsupport, and'of tubular character to glove the'support.'
Specification of Letters `Patent.
Application filed May 16, 1918. Serial-No. 234,904. l Y
The cardinal. object of the invention is to 1 provide an arrangement of the general character describedin the last paragraph,l such, -for.instance,y as'shown and described in my vprevious patent No. 1,002,268; but one havthe sameV simplicity of construction as before,y the 'tubular backing-will not be pervmitted to sag in the center when Yloaded fwith dust and dirt orwetted, and will be port to gradually shift the strand-carrying Lface partially or entirely away from the underside ofthe support.' These objects are :attain-ed byl providing a plurality ofsub- '.'ing the advantages that, while preserving.;Vv
prevented from working around onl the sup-.ii
stantially parallel open-ended pockets with' in the tubular'backing, together with a single-piece -bent-wire support shaped for 'entrance within both of these pockets simultaneously when on the 'support may be used very yThe invention will be more clearly under-. C
stood` from the following description when 4taken in connection with the accompanying drawing illustrating the invention, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a mop or vduster mounted on and tied to the support;`
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the parts shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 isv a transverse vertical section,
l taken on; theline 3-3 of .\Fig. 2;
Fig. l Ashows the two reversely looped tapes in perspective, with only Vlines of stitchin shown onV the tapes, illustrating the dissimilarprojecting tape lengths;
Fig. is a Ysomewhatl diagrammatic view,
showing-a-spread out fabric blank for the backing, the folding lines'of vthe blanking being indicated inv dot `and dash lines, and
the tapes only being shown secured to the ybacking,`with such tapes arranged so that the seam later formedf by the side edges of the blank will lieon the upper face of the backing; Y Y
vFig. 6 is a view similar toxFig. 5, except that the tapes are. so arranged that such seam will lie backing;
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view,.showingva modification ofa detailofconstruction.'
Referring, to Figs.- 1 to 4, which may illus- 100 V on the under face of fthe,-
-edge-portions are stitched fast as indicated at 11; The side edges of the upper face portions S and 9 are secured to the end face 7 at points along the central line of the backing,in any suitable way, to provide two, Y open-ended pockets as shown most clearly at 12 in Fig. 3. Such xsecuring means may comprise a line of ordinary stitching, not shown, or a plurality of staples 14 as illustrated. Y
T wo rows of strands 15 are secured to the under yside of the backing as shown;l the strands of each row being preferably containedbetween upper lengths 16 and lower lengths 17 of cotton tapes arranged as illustrated in Fig. 4, the upper lengths 16 lying below the lbacking and above the middles of the strands and the lower lengths 17 lying belowthe middlesk of the strands, as indicated in Fig. 3. In Fig. 4, the dot and dash line 1S may define the end 18 of the backing shown in Fig. 2; and it will be noted that rearwardly of the rear end of the backing, the length .16 of one of the tapes is prolonged at 16'., and the length 16 of the other tape is prolonged at 16 for a greater distance.
The support for the mop or duster comprises a single Awire member including a shank 19 formed of the terminal lengths of the wire, arranged. sidel by side, and two `tine portions 2O formed of intermediate lengths of the wire each reversely looped as shown in Fig. 2. The shaft 19 of the support is offset at an obtuse angle from the plane of the tine portions 20 and yis secured permanently into the lower end of a lon wooden `handle 21 and surrounded by a ferrule 22.
To mount the mop or duster on the support, as to interchange one for the other in a cleaning implement comprising the Vsupport and a mop and duster, the tine portions 2O of the support are inserted into theopen ends of the pockets 13 at the end of the backing' from which dangle the as yet unti'ed lengths 16 and 16, the parts becoming then arranged vas shown clearly inV Fig. 2, but with the lengths 16 and 16 not yet tied into the single-bow knot illiistrat'ed. The
tape lengths 16 and .16 are then crossed in back of the ferrule and brought around to cross again in front of the ferrule, and tied into a knbt as shown, the length 16 being long enough to permit it to form the single bow 23'.V y Y n The mop or duster is thus instantly` ap- Y plied' to the support andvery securely held,
the line of staples 14 falling between the parallel spaced pockets 13. Attention is directed to the fact that the tips 20l (Fig. 2) of the tine portions 20 fall short of the outer ends of the pockets 13,y so `as to arrange the outer portion of the Ybacking free of any rigidifying support, that is, sothat an end portion of the backing will have maximum nexibility above the work contacting elements beyond the outer end of the support. y In operation, the mo-p or duster has all the advantages above enumerated, as will beapparent. When a duster is to be provided, the fabric of the backing is preferably a textile fabric, coated with rubber or la suitable composition on its outer surface, and may desirably be black oil cloth; and the strands are black cotton duster strands of the familiar kind. When a mop is to be provided, the fabnic backing is preferably of non-rotting canvas or duck, and of buff color, and the strands are naturalV color, unbleached cotton mop strands of the familiar kind'. Whether a mop or duster, the cleaning implement may be washed, wrung, combed, dusted or otherwise cleaned, without removal from the support; each row 'of strands being handled separately.
Reverting to F ig; 2, it may be found desirable in some cases to provide, instead of the knot-affording 'tape-lengths (the lengths 16. and 16 of Fig. 4), mounting means for the mop or duster for coacting with a part o-f the bent-wire support other than thev shank portion thereof. For instance, the upper faces 8 and 9 of the backing may be apertured and reinforced with metal eyelets as indicated at 24, the under face 7 may be similarly apertured and eyeleted at points below the points 24, and coil-spring devices 25 or the like provided land used as shown to mount the mop or duster on the support. Here the devices 25 will have hooked opposite ends for engaging with the' eyeleted apertures 24 as indicated Reverting to Figs.' 3 and 4, it may be found desirable in some cases to provide,
instead of the lines "of stitching shown in Fig. 4 for aiiiXing the tapes and strands to the under side of the backing,y a series of staples 26 for the purpose as shown in Fig. 7, similar to the staples 14.
l claim: Y
1.- A. cleaning implement comprising a flexible racking; includa@ a plurality of Siae-tyoiset from the shank portion with the spa/ce and the shank portion is formed of two between the tine portions substantially opside-by-side arranged terminal lengths of posite the shankportion, each of said tine the wire. 10 portions for entermg one of said pockets. Signed at New York in the county of New 5 2. A cleaning implement as described in York and State of New York this 13th day claim 1, wherein the tine portions are each of May, A. D. 1918'. Y formed of la reversely looped length of wire HENRY A. HAYDEN.
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