US 1406721 A
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A. S. BOYLE.
FLOOR WAXER AND POLISHER.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ALFRED S. BOYLE, OI CINCINNATI, OEFO.
FLOOR waxna AND rorlrsnna.
To all whom it may concern:
Belt known that I, ALFRED -S. Bonn, a citizen of the United States of America, and
' a resident of Cincinnati, in the county-of surface being polished so that" the operator need only supply the necessary force for propelling the device overthe floor. 9
Another object of my invention is to pro- I vide simple means formounting the waxing r so tensioned that it can be arched sufiiciently and polishing material on the base.
These and other objects are obtained in the polishing block described inthe following specification and illustrated in' the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1, is a perspective view of a block embodying my invention.
Fig. 2, is an enlarged detail perspective view of a block embodying my invention.
Fig. 3, is a detailed longitudinal sectional View of a block and polishing material.
The waxing and polishing block embodying my invention comprises a weighted base adapted to support a waxing or polishing material, a spring adapted to clamp the opposite ends of the material, and adapted to be moved over a surface by means of a rod or pole serving as a'handle.
The block A is made preferably of heavy metal and has a depression a upon its back or upper surface a. A rectangular arched spring frame B fits in this depression. The spring is longer than the depression and is to permit its ends 6 and b to be inserted between the ends a, a of the depression, and when released therein, it will firmly seat the ends I) and 12' against the ends a and a at their junction with the bottom of the depression. The polishin or waxing material C, which consists pre erably of layers of cloth, is applied on the face orunder surface a of the block and is held. in position by having its ends a and 0' extend upward over the ends of the block and then over the up- .er edge a. It is then turned down into the depression and is boundet the junction of the arch, againstthe end walls of, the despecification of Letters Patent. Patented F b. 14, 1922 Application filed March 1 192 0. Serial No. 362,443.
ends a a with the bottom of the depression by the ends 6 and b of the spring. On the longitudinal sides of the block are formed lugs a and a having transverse apertures a adapted to accommodate a handle D. Handle D has metal prongs d adapted to be sprung apart in order to attach the handle to the block. Lugs d formed on the prongs are adapted to be seated in the apertures a in lugs a and a.
The polishing material is fitted about the face of the block and extended over the transverse ends thereof and fastened by means of the arched spring. The waxing compound is inserted between two of the layers of material and' then the block is moved over the area to be waxed, means of the handle aflixed thereto. The weight of the block will I be sufficient, together with the friction developed the manipulation of the block, to feed the wax through the material and to apply it to the area to be treated. The spring is lifted and the ma terial containing the wax is replaced by clean material after this process and the block is again manipulated over the waxed area, the treated area thereby being polished. Wax applied in this manner gives an even surface and a high polish and as a result of the evenness of the application, the finish is found to be more endurable and therefore more economical. i
The arched spring will have itscenter of tension at or near the center of the arch, so that when the spring is seated in the depression, all the force of the strain placed upon it will be directed toward the point of junction of the bottom and transverse ends of the depression, thereby holding the material very securely.
What I claim is In a floorwaxer and polisher, the combinationyof a heavy rectan lar metallic block, having its face flat, an in its back a rectangular depression, and an arched rectangular wire frame, of a. width'substantially the width of the depression, and adapted to be sprung into, and to have its ends held, by
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In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 10 day of February,
- ALFRED s. BOYLE.