US 1460607 A
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July 3, 1923.
INVENTDR HUWAHD WRUTSUN Application led :l
To all 'whom z't may concern:
Be it known that I, Howann W. RoU'rsoN, a citizen of the United States, resident of Oakland, county of Alameda, and State of California have invented a new and useful Cleaning tick, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to improvements in cleaning sticks and its particular object is to provide convenient means for handling the scouring element such as steel wool in combination with means for saturating the scourin means with soap or a similar cleaner whieJ the same is being used.
With this object in view I have illustrated the preferred form of my invention in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 shows a vertical cross-section through a tube; Figure 2 a side elevation of the assembled cleaning stick; Figure 3 a vertical crosssection through the cleaning element; Figure 4 a perspective view of a modified form of a tube adapted to be used for handling the cleaning element; Figure 5 a perspective detail view of a cap for the tube and Figure 6 a sectional detail view of the cap and a filler contained therein. While I have illustrated onl the preferred form of my invention I wis to have it understood that various changes or modifications may be made within the scope of the claims hereto attached without'departing from the spirit of the invention.
The princi al parts of my device are the cylindrical c eamng element (1) and the tube (2) adapted to receive the same. The tube is provided with a. Suitable cap (3). The cleaning element as shown in cross-section in Figure 3 comprises a soap stick (6) on which is wound a layer of scourin element (7) such as metal wool covered y a binding element (8) consisting preferably of m uito netting, burlap or some similar materia The -whole cleaning element is made suiciently long so that it projects beyond the tube as shown in F' re 2. As it wears out it may be pus ed forward through the tube so that a similar projection as, i. serai no. sa,
is always available. It will be understood that steel wool wound in the manner aforesaid exerts yielding pressure against the wall of the tube so that it will not slide ve easily but may be forced forward when su iicient pressure is brought to bear. If the modified tube (10) illustrated in Figure 4, which is provided with spiral corrugations (11) and thus threadedly engages the steel wool, is used, the latter may be advanced by a slight turn of the same within the tube.
This cleaning stick is always ready for immediate use. When rubbed over a surface to be cleaned, such as a sink or aluminum ware, the soap will immediately form a lather and. pervade the scouring elenient thus furnishing an excellent cleaner.
1. A cleaning stick comprising a tube, and
2. A cleaning stick comprising a tube cor- Y rugated to form a spiral thread, and a body of cleaning material lfrictionally held in said tube and adapted to be projected from -one e nd thereof by turning the same, said cleaning material comprising a body of s irally wound steel wool and a fabric bin er over said steel wool.
3. A cleaning stick comprising a tube and a body of cleaning material frictionally held in said tube and adapted to be projected from one end thereof said cleaning material com rising a boy oi spirally wound Steel wool and a fabric binder over said steel woo 4. A cleaning stick comprising a tube and a body of cleaning material frictionally held in said tube and adapted to be projected from one end thereof, said cleaning material comprising a body of spirally `wound steel woo