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Publication numberUS1453450 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 1, 1923
Filing dateAug 18, 1921
Priority dateAug 18, 1921
Publication numberUS 1453450 A, US 1453450A, US-A-1453450, US1453450 A, US1453450A
InventorsHarry Dilas
Original AssigneeHarry Dilas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mopping vehicle
US 1453450 A
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May I, 1923. v


Filed Aug. 18 Y TT RNEY.

Patented lt'iay i, 3923.

MOPPING vnnionn;

Application filed-August 18, 1921."Seria1 No. 493,477.

To all whom it may concern Be-it knownjthat I, HARRY DILAs, a-citi: zen of the United States of America, residing at BayjCityQjn the county of Bay and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mopping Vehicles, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to mopping vehicles such as used for the mopping of floors, and the prime object of the invention is to provide a mopping vehicle of simple and durable construction, and so designed that the tanks in which the water is carried, will be very close to the floor, so that the water filled tanks can be easily removed from the vehicle by the person mopping.

Another object is to design a mopping vehicle having a shallow water tight pan or tank in which the removable tanks are carried so that should water escape from the tanks, drip from the mop, or be slopped in any manner it will be caught in this pan.

With these and other objects in view, the present invention consists in the combination and arrangement of the parts hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and particularly pointed out in the appended claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the form, size, and minor details of construction without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the drawing Fig. 1 is a side view of my improved mopping vehicle.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof.

Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken on the line 33 of F ig.'2.

Fig. 4: is an enlarged fragmentary detail illustrating how the wheels are attached to the frame.

In public buildings such as hotels, railway stations, and restaurants where there is a large floor area, frequent scrubbing or mopping is required to maintain and keep the floors clean, and usually this scrubbing and mopping is performed by women, it of course requires a large volume of water and when an ordinary receptacle is used it requires that it be refilled a large number of times, necessitating the carrying of the clean water, from the source of supply, and the dirty water to the waste sump, also, where but one tank is used, the water becomes dirty veryi 'q uickly due v to the-mixing of ith'e I gathered from-the floor with the water in the tank.

HARRY nines, or BaY'crrY; sma lest.-

In my improved moppingvhiclel haveprovided three separate tanksindicated-by the numerals 1, 2 and 3 respectively, one of which I use for the soap, one for the clean water, and the other for the dirty water, each tank will contain about ten gallons. A mop wringing attachment 4 is slidably mounted on" the superstructure of the vehicle in such manner that ,it may be positioned over any one of these three tanks, this wringer attachment is not however a part of the present invention which is directed to the mopping vehicle proper.

As stated it is essential that these tanks be carried verycloseto the floor, so that the women will not be required to lift them, and I have therefore'provided a frame 5 which is preferably constructed of angle iron, a shallow sheet metal pan or receptacle 6 being rigidly secured therein and in which the receptacles 1, 2 and 3 are carried, the rear end of the frame is carried on the wheels 7 which are revolubly mounted on the axles 8, these axles extending downwardly as clearly shown in Fig. 4 and are secured to the frame 5 in any approved manner, the front end of the frame is carried on a pair of small wheels 9 which are constructed substantially the same as the conventional castor roller, the shank 10 turning freely in the box 11 secured to the frame, and it will be obvious that this shank is free to turn in the box when the vehicle is turned in different directions, a superstructure is rigidly secured to this bottom frame, and comprises the uprights 12 having the longitudinally extending angles 13 secured to the upper end thereof, a transversely extending member 14 is secured to this member 13, and a handle 15 is rigidly secured to' the rear uprights and extends upwardly and rearwardly for propelling the vehicle, there is no brace across the top at the front of the machine, handles 16 are secured near the top of the tank for convenience in handling and being taken from or placed in the receptacle will be caught in the shallow receptacle, and that it is not necessary to lift the tanks any considerable height to remove or replace them in the vehicle frame, also with the three tank arrangement the dirty water can be wrung from the mop into the tank containing the dirty water, and the mop then immersed in the soap or clear water tank.

From the foregoing description it will be obvious that I have perfected a very simple, economical and convenient mopping vehicle, which will catch any water which may be slopped and from which the tanks can be 1 readily removed.

What I claim is A mopping vehicle comprising a shallow water tight base tank, a running gear having downwardly bent axles in the rear end, and relatively small sWiveled casters in the front to allow the said base tank to be carried close to the floor, and a plurality of tanks adapted to be carried in the shallow receptacle, a superstructure, and a handle rigidly attached thereto for propelling said vehicle.

In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification280/47.35, 15/264
International ClassificationA47L13/10, A47L13/58
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/58
European ClassificationA47L13/58