US 1470014 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Oct. .9, 1923,
STATE-s PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM XOOTZ ANI) ARTHUR CARL KOOTZ, 0F MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNORS v TO THE GEM HAMMOCK AND FLY NET COMPANY, 0F MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, .A
CORPORATION OF WISCONSIN.
Application filed January 9, 1922. Serial No. 528,019.
To all whom it may concer/n.:
Be it known that we, WILLIAM Koofrz and ARTHUR CARL Koofrz, citizens of the United States, and residents of Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful improvements in Mops, of which the following is a description, reference being had `to the accompanying drawings, which are a part of this specification.
rlhe invention relates to mops.
@ne of the objects of the invention is to provide a natural` wool mop which may be easily applied to or removed from its head.
A further object of the invention is to provide a removable mop member adapted to fit a circular mop head and having a baglike fabric top portion for securing said memberto said head. n
The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.
ln the drawings: Fig. 1 is a plan view of a mop embodying the invention; Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 2.-2 of Fig. ,1; Fig. 3 is'a detail sectional view of the mop members turned inside out; Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view of a modified form of mop head.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the mop head comprises a piece 3 of wood or other suitable material, preferably disk-like, having an opening i with oppositely bevelled sides r receiving a pair of plates 5 having bevelled edges fitting the bevelld sides of the opening land clamped together and to the piece 3 by integral tubular rivets 6 (one of which is shown) formed in one plate and crimped over the other plate. As shown in Fig. Li, the mop head comprises a' one-piece sheet metal disk 5' having a curved marginal edge 6. A handle conneetor`7 is riveted to the plates 5, preferably in the center of the head, and is provided with a ball-shaped or spherical upper end 8. Ain a similar manner the handle connector 7 may be secured to lthe plate .5',
A handle 9 isswiveled to the end 8 of thel head by means of a pair of clamps 10 having semicyclindrical shank portions 11 engaging said handle and spherically curved. portions 12 engaging the end 8, a clamping screw 13 with a wing nut 14 serving to hold these parts in operative position. r1`his arrangement forms a hinge connection between the handle and head and permits an angular adjustment of the handle with respect to the mop head.
ylhe mop proper may be of any suitable material but is preferably a pelt, such as a piece of Sheepskin 15 with the wool left on, the piece being ofcircular form. A .strip of canvas 16, or other suitable fabric, is folded on itself and its side edges 17 are stitched to the outer edge of the piece 15 by stitching 18, and the ends of said strip are stitched together except at 19 adjacent the folded upper portion, whereby a bag-like receptacle is formed to receive the head of the mop, and a gathering string or cord 20, run through the annular pocket 21 formed by the folded strip, is used to draw this bag into firm engagement with the head. It will be noted from the drawing that the side edges 17 are folded over whereby they are attached to the mop to form a beaded edge adjacent the periphery of the head to prevent marring the furniture or other things that the mop may come in contact with. Fig. 2 of the drawing shows the mop before the gathering cord has been drawn up tight. When the mop is attached to the head there is suiiicient clearance between the contracted inner edge of the bagopening and the connector 7 to prevent any interference with the proper operation of head, of a bag fitting over the head and including a pelt forming the bottom of said bag and secured against the bottom side of said head.
2. 1As an article of manufacture, a bag to fit over a. mop head having a pelt forming its bottom, a folded fabric strip secured at In testimony whereof, we a'ix our signatures.
WILLIAM KOOTZ. ARTHUR CARL KOOTZ.