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Publication numberUS1486284 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1924
Filing dateMay 24, 1923
Priority dateMay 24, 1923
Publication numberUS 1486284 A, US 1486284A, US-A-1486284, US1486284 A, US1486284A
InventorsEiffe James M
Original AssigneeWhite Mop Wringer Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined mop wringer and pail
US 1486284 A
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March 11, 192%; E,486,284

J. M. EIFFE COMBINED MOP WRINGER AND PAIL Filed May 24, 1923 Patented Mar. 11, F324,

ears

JAMES M. EIFFE, OF FULTONVILLE, NEW'YORK, ASSIGNOR 'IO WHITE MOP WRINGER COMPANY, OF FULTONVILLE, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.

COMBINED MOP VIR-INGEB, AND PAIL.

Application filed. May 24, 1923. Serial ire/541,116.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES if. EIFFE, a

citizen of the United States, residing at F ultonville, county of Montgomery, State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Combined Mop Wringers and Pails, and declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to a combined mop wringer and pail shown in the accompanying rawings and more particularly described in the following specification and claims.

One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a combined mop wringer and pail in which water expressed from the mop enters a separate compartment from that in which the mop is dipped before mopping the floor. I

A further object of the invention is to provide for discharging the water from the respective compartments without danger of spilling the same.

A further object of the invention is to provide a baffle or guard plate spaced from the dividing wall separating the respective compartments to prevent the water dis charged from the mop being projected over the top of the pail.

A further object of the invention is to provide means for automatically separating the swinging pressure board from the fixed pressure board to release the mop :means are also provided to support the pail upon rounded skid lugs in spaced relation to the floor that the device maybe readily shifted without the necessity of lifting it from the floor.-

With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds the invention further resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed it being understood that changes may be made in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed without departing from the spirit of the same.

In the drawings accompanying this specificat1on:

Figure 1 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view through the device showing in dotted lines a manually operated lever for actuating a movable pressure board.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device with a portion ofthe partition dividing the compartments broken away to disclose the lower edge of the baffle plate ;-the latter extending above the partition wall in front of and spaced from the perforated stationary pressure board.

Referring now to the letters of reference placed upon the drawings:

A denotes a sheet iron pail or receptacle having a central partition wall B dividing the device into two compartments.

G designates a swinging pressure board with downwardly extending legs C pivoted at C through a reinforcing strap D, spotwelded or otherwise secured to the end and side walls of the device.

E indicates an L-shaped bracket, extending transversely across the wall of the swinging pressure board to reinforce the latter and having an end wall to which a bell-crank lever F is pivoted.

E denotes a spring having one end secured to the bracket and theother to an eye E supported by the end wall of the device the action of the spring causing the movable pressure board to return to its initial position following the reverse movement of the lever that the mop may be released.

G indicates a link pivoted to the opposite end of the bell crank lever and connected with a rocker arm H, integral with the rock shaft H to which a lever I for manually operating the rock shaft is secured.

J designates a handle formed of sheet metal having laterally extending straps J spot-welded to the sides of receptacle to reinforce its walls and to provide bearings for the .rock shaft H journaled therein. The straps themselves are reinforced by a washer J 2 spot-welded thereto thus providing an enlarged bearing surface for the rock-shaft.

K denotes a stationary pressure board riveted to the side walls of the device; the rivets K preferably extending through the reinforcing strap J L indicates a handle formed of sheet metal and bent into a U-shaped formthe ends L overlapping the straps J of the handle J.

M designates a baffle plate located between the partition wall B and the stationary pres sure board K, and in spaced relation to each to prevent the water expressed from the mop from being projected over the top of the pail.

It will be noted that the top of the partition wall B terminates sufliciently below the side walls of the device to provide a spout formed by the side walls that the water in the compartment may not spill when the device is tipped to discharge the contents of the receptacle in which the wringer is installed. v

Overlapping each other and spot-welded to the underside of the receptacle are reinforcing straps N, their ends being bent back in spaced relation to the bottom of the receptacle and formed with projecting cupshaped lugs N to provide skid points whereby the device may be pushed over the floor without lifting.

The baffle plate serves to direct the water expressed through the perforations in the stationary baffle board above thetop of the partition wall into the receptacle below.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is:

1. In a combined mop wringer and pail, a receptacle, a partition wall dividing the re ceptacle into two compartments with the upper edge of said partition wall below the plane of the inclosing wall of the receptacle, whereby" a spout is provided for the discharge of water from one of said compartments, a mop wringer including a substantially vertical stationary pressure board, and a baffle plate located in spaced relation between one of the pressure boards and the partition wall and extending above the plane of the upper edge of the latter, whereby water expressed by the mop wringer may be directed into the compartment containing the wringer.

2. In a combined mop wringer and pail, a receptacle, a partition wall dividing the re: ceptacle into two compartments with its upper edge below the plane of the upper edge of the enclosing wall of the receptacle, a

' handle spaced from the sides of the receptacle having horizontally disposed straps welded thereto to reinforce the walls of the receptacle, a handle spaced from the top of the receptacle having depending straps welded to the latter, a stationary pressure board riveted at its outer edges to the wall of the receptacle and to the reinforcing straps of the handle, a swinging pressure board, manually operated means for actuating the to the latter, a stationary pressure board rive eted at its outer edges to the wall of the receptacle and to the reinforcing straps of the handle, a reinforcing member welded to the inside of the receptacle adjacent the bottom of the latter, a swinging pressure'board piv oted to the last named reinforcing member, a rock-shaft journaled in the wall of the receptacle and said first named reinforcing straps adapted to actuate the swinging pressure board, a lever for manually actuating the rock-shaft and a spring for normally maintaining the movable pressure board in open position to receive a mop. I

4. In a combined mop wringer and pail, a receptacle, a partition wall dividing the receptacle into two compartments with the upper edge of said partition wall below the plane of the inclosing wall of the receptacle, whereby a spout is provided for the discharge of water from one of said compartments, a mop wringer including a substan tially vertical stationary pressure board, a bathe plate located in spaced relation be tween one of the pressure boards and the partition wall and extending above the plane of the upper edge of the latter, whereby water expressedby the mop wringer may be directed into the compartment containing the wringer, and a. pair of intersecting reinforcing members welded to the bottom of said receptacle having cup-shaped lugs adapted to maintain said receptacle in spaced ,rela tion to the floor.

In testimony whereof, I sign this specifica tion in the presence of two witnesses.

JAMES M, EIFFE Witnesses:

L. N. VEDDER, L. E. ENSIGN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/261
International ClassificationA47L13/10, A47L13/59
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/59
European ClassificationA47L13/59