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Patented May 8, 1923.
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WILLIAM r. ofNEILL, or ALBANY, NEW YORK.
Application nieaaugust 19,1919. serial No. 318,438.
to a. device of this character which may serve as a knee-rest to be used by a person when scrubbing, painting, waxing or otherwise working upon fioors.
My main object is to provide a device of this character which shall comprise a unitary movable construction in which are provided a knee rest and support for the scrubhing materials.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device of this character which shall be cheap to manufacture, neat, compact and durable in construction, and efficient in practical use.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will be clear from the detailed description and the features of novelty will be pointed out in the claims.
1n the drawing accompanying this specification and forming a material part thereof,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing an embodiment of my invention in use.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the scrubbing stool or combined knee rest and support for the scrubbing materials.
Fig. 3 is a cross section cut along line 33 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4L is a plan view of a movable platform for the scrubbingl pail, and
Fig. 5 is a cross section thereof.
Referring in detail to the drawing, my improved scrubbing stool is seen to comprise a unitary device having a knee rest portion 10 and a supporting portion 11 on which may be placed scrubbing materials such as soap, brushes and the like. The construction comprises a platform 12 preferably of wood mounted on casters 13 arranged so as to be free to move in any direction horizontally. Side pieces 14, 14 are suitably secured to this platform to upstand therefrom, and a cross member 15 extends between and embraces these side members so as to form a partition dividing the knee rest portion 10 from the supporting portion l1 as will be readily understood. wooden frame, preferably of wood comprising end pieces 167 16 and the longitudinal piece 17 borders the top of the knee rest portion, and held within said frame and on the rear of the platform underneath the cross reinforcing piece 18 is 'a carpet or other suitable soft material 19 on which a person may rest the knees while working on the floor. The supporting portion 11 is similarly inlaid with a. frame comprising the horizontal pieces 20, 20 and the side pieces 21, 21',
and held underneath said frame is a piece preferably of waterproof quality such as rubber 22 or the like, on which the soap, rags and brush and the. like articles 23 may be placed. To Vre-inforce and strengthen the construction, cross bars 24:, 24 are provided on the rear of the platform.
The scrubbing stool as a whole comprises a unitary portable device, the members of which, such as the platform and frames and side piecesq are all glued or nailed or otherwise jointed together to form one compact whole. The stool, as will be seen, is eX- tremely simple in construction, requires but little time, labor and material and provides a very suiiicient device which may be moved by the person using the same by merely resting forward against t-he Hoor as shown in Fig. 1.
ln conjunction with my improved stool, a movable platform 25 may be used for the pail 26 so that the pail may be advanced by hand together with the knee rest, or if desired, a suitable connection may be made between the knee rest and pail whereby both may be. moved together.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A scrubbing stool comprising a mov-r able platform and a partition dividing said platform into a front space and rear space, said front space adapted to serve as a knee rest and said rear space adapted to serve as a support for the scrubbing materials, a frame work bordering said front space, a soft material held within said frame work to serve as a knee rest and a frame work bordering said rear space and a waterproof materia-l held within said frame work.
2. A scrubbing stool comprising a movable. platform and a partition dividing said platforminto a front space and rear space, said front space adapted to serve as a knee rest and said rear space adapted to serve as a Support for the scrubbing' materiale` a frame Work bordering said 'front space, a Soft material held Within said trame Work to serve as a. knee rest and a frame Work bordering' said rear space and a Waterproof material held Within Said frame Work, said platform having a longitudinal reinforcing member on the rear thereof and vsaid soft material passing from said front space 'to the rear ot' the platform and underneath said reinforcing member to be held therebetween and said platform.
Signed at New York city in the county of New York and State of New York this 8th day of August A. D. 1919.
WILLIAM F. ONEILL.