Fountain attachment for brooms
US 1325200 A
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HENRY L. KIRscH,
OF DAYTON, OHIO.
FOUNTAIN .ATTACHMENT FOB IBROOMS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 16, 1919.
Application filed December 21, 1917. Serial No. 208,197.
To all rwhom it may concern:
bBe it known that I, HENRY L. KIRsCH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fountain Attachments for Brooms, of which the following is a specification.
This invention comprises a fountain attachment for brooms, The object of the invention is to provide means for delivering water in the proper quantity to the broom while being used and at the proper point in the body of the broom such as is hereinafter described and claimed.
In advance of a particular description of the device, reference is made to the accompanying drawings of which Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal elevation of a broom having my fountain attachment applied thereto, a portion of the broom handle and the attachment being broken away to facilitate the illustration.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing an edge of the broom. Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. F ig. 4 is a detail sectional view showing the outlet end of the pipe.
The broom 1 is such as is usually found in households for domestic use, having the usual form of handle 2. The fountain attachment consists of a water pipe 3 which lies parallel with the handle and extends above the handle. The end of the pipe extending above the handle is provided with a coupling member 4 which provides means for attaching a rubber hose which leads from the water faucet. Extending the water pipe 3 along the broom handle and close thereto is a decided advantage in the manipulation of the broom. It enables the attachment of the hose at a point beyond the end of the broom handle where the hose will not interfere with the work of the broom as would be the case if the hose were connected lower down. The hose connection and the water faucet being well known, any illustration thereof is oinitted from the drawings.
In the end of the pipe immediately below the coupling member a valve 5 is located by which the supply of water through the pipe is regulated or controlled. This valve 5 is placed inV proXimity to the end of the broom handle in order that it may be conveniently manipulated by the hand that is wielding it. The water pipe is held in position on the broom handle by a suitable number of clamps 6 which are of a re'silient character and made secure to the pipe and extend around the sides of the broom handle. The lower portion of the pipe is defiected outwardly as at 2' to clear the broom and the lower end thereof is fiattened as at 3 and lies against the broom at a central point. The outlet from the pipe at this point is so formed that the water spreads in its exit a thin film and is thus prevented from discharging in a column or stream.
Having described my invention, I claim:
In a fountain attachment for brooms, the combination with a broom, of a continuous pipe securable to the handle of said broom and extending beyond the end of said handle, the lower end of said pipe being flattened to provide said end with a widened and constricted outlet through which a fflm of water is discharged against the body of the broom, the upper end of said pipe adjacent to the end of the broom handle being provided with a valve and a coupling member adjacent to said valve, and a series of resilient clips united to said pipe and yieldingly embracing the broom handle at different points throughout the length thereof whereby the pipe may be readily attached to and de-V tached from the broom handle and the pipe and the broom handle may be gnasped by the hands as a single member in wielding the broom and the water may be conveniently let on and shut oli" without the operator being compelled to assume va stooping posture.
In testimony Whereof I aflix my signature.
HENRY L. KIRSCH.