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Publication numberUS1476433 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 4, 1923
Filing dateMar 3, 1923
Priority dateMar 3, 1923
Publication numberUS 1476433 A, US 1476433A, US-A-1476433, US1476433 A, US1476433A
InventorsMort Vandervoort
Original AssigneeMort Vandervoort
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reciprocatory fountain brush
US 1476433 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 4 1923.

M. VANDERVOORT RECIPROCATORY FOUNTAIN BRUSH 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 5, 1923 Dec. 4 1923. 1,476,433

M. VANDERVOORT REC IPROCATORY FOUNTAIN BRUS H Filed March s, 1925 l 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 mm g .partly in section,

Patented Dec 4, 1923.




1 Application filed March 3,

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, Mom VANDERVOORT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Saginaw, West Side, in the county of Saginaw and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Reciprocatory Fountain Brush, of which the following is a,'specification.

This invention relates to fountain brushes for use in washing automobiles, carriages and the like wherein a source of water suppl is utilized to reciprocate the brush,

lhe object of the invention is to provide apparatus of this character for this purpose which may be conveniently employed and which will apply water to the surface to be cleaned and may be used in scrubbing the surface without the likelihood of dirty water being splashed over the user or over parts of the vehicle which-it is desired to wet.

Another object is to provide a simply constructed easily manipulated brush of this character in which the water sets the brush in motion and causes it to wash or scrub any surface with which it may be brought in contact. 9

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the 001m bination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention within the scope of What is claimed without de arting from the spirit of the invention.

n the accompanying drawings v:---

Figure 1 represents a detail plan view of the apparatus embodying this invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof. Fig. 3 is anenlarggd detail top plan view an r Fig. 4 is a transverse section taken on the line 4-4= of, Fig. 3.

Briefly stated, the apparatus consists of a water motor, the rotor offwhich is provided with a shaft which carries for rotation a brush-actuating member and from the casing of which extends a nozzle for delivering the water toa point adjacent the brush.

The'apparatus above mentioned includes a hollow cylindrical handle 1 which is coupled by a coupling 2 with a hose H, the other end of said handle having detachably herein disclosed may be made gll 1923. Serial No. 622,595.

mounted thereon a water motor 3. This motor 3 includes a substantially cylindrical casing 3 having a radially extending tubu lar neck 6 into which is threaded the handle 1. Mounted in the casing 3 is a rotary bucket wheel 4, the buckets or blades 4 of which rotate within the casing 3 and are mounted on a shaft 5 which projects at one end beyond the casing and has mounted thereon a pinion 11 for a purpose presently to be described v A small tube 7 extends longitudinally through the handle 1 and discharges tangentially against the blades 4 of the motor. An adjusting screw 8 extends laterally through heeneck d'and has swiveled connection with the pipe 7, being designed to adjust the discharge'end of pipe to project the impinging fluid at various angles against the blades 4 so as to vary the speed of the motor.

A spout 9 extends from the perimeter of the casing 3 and has threaded therein a pipe 10 which extends forwardly and is designed to discharge the water which actuates the wheel 4 onto the object to be cleaned at a point adjacent brush 17.

A gear wheel 12 is mounted on a bar 13 which projects forwardly from the motor 3 and said gear meshes with the pinion 11 being driven thereby by means of which motion is transmitted to the brush 17 through a pitman 16 connected with the gear wheel and with the brush. Laterally spaced longitudinally extending ides or tracks 14 are carried end of the bar 13 and on which is mounted to reciprocate a head 1.5 connected with the pitman 16 and which carries the brush 1?. or any other suitable scrubbing or washing element.

by the front It is of course understood that suitable means are provided for controlling the supply of water through the hose H and the pipe 7 and that the water entering through the pipe impinging against the buckets or blades of the motor will turn the shaft-5 on which the wheel is fixed and rotate thepinion 11, thus imparting motion to the gear wheel 12 and through the pitman 16- to the brush 17 which reciprocates back and forth producing a scrubbing motion on the article being cleansed.

The handle 1 of this apparatus may be readily grasped by the user and the brush 17 moved over the surface to be cleaned so that all that is necessary is for theuser to properly position the brush and the motor will do the, rest.

Various changes may be made in the form, shape and other minor details of construction vwithout departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of the claimed invention.

I 'claim:

1. In a washin'gapparatus, a fluid motor having rotary blades mountedtherein, a hollow handle connected therewith, a pipe extending through said handle to discharge water against said blades, a pinion actuated by said motor, a gear meshing with said pinion, a reciprocatory scrubbing element, a pitman connecting said element with said gear whereby the rotation of the gear reciprocates the element, and a pipe leading from said motor casing to discharge adjacent said element, I

2. In a washing apparat-us, a fluid motor including a casing, a tubular handle communicating with said casing, a rotor mounted in said casing and having radially extendin blades, a water pipe entering-through sai handle and discharging against said blades, an outlet pipe leading from said casing, a brush mounted for reciprocatory movement, and a connection between said brush and motor whereby the turning of the motor will reciprocate the brush, said outlet pipe being arranged to discharge in close proximity to the brush.

3. In an apparatus of the class described, a tubular handle, means for connecting one end thereof with a hose, a fluid motor connected with the other end thereof and having a rotary paddle wheel mounted therein, a pipe extending through said handle and discharging a ainst said wheel, an outlet pipe leading rom the casing of said motor, a frame extending longitudinally from said motor, and having guides, a cleaning element mounted to reciprocate on said guides, and a connection'between said element and the motor whereby the element is reciprocated on the turning of the motor.

4. In a washing apparatus, a fluid motor including a casing, a tubular handle communicating with said casing, a rotor mounted in said casing and having radially extending blades, a laterally movable water ing through said handle and discharging against said blades, means for adjusting said pipe to vary its position relative to the rotor blades for controlling the speed of themotor, a cleaning element, and a connection between said element and said motor whereby the element is actuated.

In testimonj that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification15/22.1, 15/29
International ClassificationB60S3/04, A46B13/00, A46B13/06
Cooperative ClassificationB60S3/048, A46B13/06
European ClassificationB60S3/04D3, A46B13/06