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Publication numberUS1389743 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 6, 1921
Filing dateFeb 7, 1920
Priority dateFeb 7, 1920
Publication numberUS 1389743 A, US 1389743A, US-A-1389743, US1389743 A, US1389743A
InventorsMarlin Croner
Original AssigneeMarlin Croner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain floor and furniture polisher
US 1389743 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



1,389,743. PatentedSept. 6,1921.



Application filed February 7, 1920, Serial No. 356,963. Renewed February 12, 1921.

T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, MARLIN CRoNEma citizen of the United States, residing at Klemme, in the county of Hancock and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fountain Floor and Furniture Polishers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to an improved fountain floor and furniture polisher and it has for its object to provide a very simple, eflicient and practical device of this character capable of being manufactured for a relatively low cost.

Another object of the invention is to pro vide a device of thiskind including a receptacle or fountain for the polish having marginal flanges on its opposite faces, to one of which a mop or polisher 1s fixed, while the other acts to retain felt, by which the polish is applied to the floor or to the surface of the furniture, there being outlet openings to permit the polish to saturate the felt so that the polish can be easily applied.

A further object is to provide a clamping band for securing the mop or polisher to one of the marginal flanges, said band also having means for coupling thereto a socket member so as to receive a handle, whereby the polisher can be operated.

While the design and construction at present illustrated and set forth isdeemed pref? erable, it is obvious that as a result of a reduction of the invention to a more practical form for commercial purposes, the invention may be susceptible to changes, and the right to these changes is claimed, provided they are comprehended within the scope of what is claimed.

The invention comprises further features and combination of parts, as will be hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of the improved combined floor and furniture polisher constructed in accordance with the invention,

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal 'sectional view through the polisher,

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view through the polisher; and

Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail view of the connection between the socket member and the clamping band.

Specification of Letters Patent.


Patented Sept. 6, 1921.

Serial No; 444,540.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a receptacle or fountain for the reception of the polishing fluid, and which may be any suitable shape, preferably as shown. It is obvious that this receptacle or fountain may hold any other fluid, such as water or the like. The fountain or receptacle is provided with a filling spout 2 having a closure 3. whereby the polishing fluid or water may be allowed to enter the fountain. One face of the fountain has a marginal flange 4 to retain a felt polish applying element 5 to the fountain so that the polish can be applied to the surface of the floor or article of furniture. The upper wall of the fountain is proyided with a pair of outlet tubes project- 1ng toward the felt polishing element so as 201 tconvey the polish or other liquid to the The opposite face of the fountain has a marginal flange 6, and engaging therewith is the band 7 of a mop or rubber or other polishing cloth 8. A clamping band 9 engages about the band of the mop. A plurality of screws 10 pass through the band 9 and through the band 8 of the mop and also through the marginal flange of the fountain, and have applied to their inner ends, nuts 12 by which the metallic band drawn against the band of the mop or other rubbing cloth. The clamping band 9 has its end portions formed angular as shown at 13, and passing through these portions is a retaining screw or bolt 1%. Nuts 15 are mounted upon the screw 14 adjacent the inner faces of the end parts of the clamping band 9, there being a single nut 16 adjacent. the extremity of the screw and engaging the outer face of one of the end parts of the band 9, thereby not only holding the band tight in position, but also holding the screw against rotation. The band 9 at points beyond the screw terminates .=in ears 17 through which a pivot screw 18 passes. A nut 19 is applied upon the screw 18 to hold the ears in position. A socket member 20 is provided, for the reception of a handle 21. This socket member is supplied with an ear 22, which is pivotally mounted upon the screw and between the first ears. The ear 22 has formed therefrom a pair of lateral lugs 23, adapted to engage opposite edges of the first ears, so as to limit the socket member in different position, and for limiting the handle in different positions.

It is obvious that the polishing fluid can be readily applied to the surface of the'floor or article of furniture by means of the felt element, and after which the device can be inverted, to permit the mop to be used for rubbing the surface to which the polish has been applied, in order to attain a highly gaging said flange, a clamping band engagpolished surface.

I claim: I w In a floor and furniture p0lisher, the coinb'inationwitha head having a marginal flange on one facethereof, of a rub cloth e11- ing around said rub cloth, and means passing through the clamping band and the flange and through the mop to secure the parts together, said clamping band having opposed end parts, means passing through said parts to draw them together, said parts beyond the means terminating in ears, and a handle receiving socketupon said ears.

In testimony whereof Ihereurito aflix my signature. r V g MARLIN CRONER.

pivotally mounted

Referenced by
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US2834036 *Apr 22, 1955May 13, 1958Shannon Mary ECombined mop, squeezer and reservoir
US4796324 *Sep 25, 1987Jan 10, 1989Francesco SartoriBroom or brush with hinged handle
USRE33431 *Jul 20, 1989Nov 13, 1990Francesco SartoriBroom or brush with hinged handle
U.S. Classification15/144.1, 401/16, 401/37, 401/261, 401/207, 15/147.1, 401/39
International ClassificationA47L13/10, A47L13/316
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/316
European ClassificationA47L13/316