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Publication numberUS1520500 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 23, 1924
Filing dateJan 31, 1923
Priority dateAug 3, 1922
Publication numberUS 1520500 A, US 1520500A, US-A-1520500, US1520500 A, US1520500A
InventorsCharles Jumonville
Original AssigneeCharles Jumonville
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1520500 A
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meg, 23, 1924.

C. JUMONVILLE MOP Fil Jan. 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR Ma ATTORNEY fies. 3, 1924. 1,529,500

c. JUMONVILLE I MOP Filed Jan. 31, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 23, 1924.



Application filed January 31', 1923. Serial in). 616,045.

1' 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES JUMONVILLE, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mops, of which the following is a specifica tion.

This invention relates to mops, andmore particularly to mops which maybe wrung outby aligning the mop strands with the mophandle and twisting them thercabout.

The aim of my invention is to provide a mop which improves upon prior moo constructions. One incident improvement resides in the provision of mop fabric of novel construction, in consequence whereof, in the normal use of the mop, the fabric will spread out evenly in all directions on thefloor and will function exceedingly well, said construction also being such that the strands or lines of the mop fabric at all times are prevented from becoming tangled together or interlaced, with the result that proper and efficient wringing of the mop fabric is always. insured whenever the fabric is laid along the handle and twisted thereabout. A further object of my invention is to provide an improved socket adapted to hold the mop fabric against circumferential slipping during the wringing operation or at other times, and to provide a socket which may readily and easily be attached to or removed from the mophandle 'to permit of the ready and easy replacement of a mop head. Other objects of my invention will be in part obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter.

Reference is hereby made to a prior application filed by me August 3, 1922, Serial N o. 57 9,353, for mops, and to a prior application-filed by me December 9, 1921, Serial No. 521,214, for mop, the present invention comprising an improvement upon the structures disclosed in said applications.

In order that a clearer understanding of my invention may be had, attention is hereby directed to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application and illustrating one possible embodiment of this invention. Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a mop embodying my invention, showing the mop fabric locked in twisted (wringing) position about the handle; Fig. 2 is a central vertical section of the mop, certain parts being broken away to more clearly bring out the details of the construction;Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the removable socket of the mop head;

Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view taken an on the line 44 of Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a plan view of the mop looking down from above, showing a fragment of the mop fabric in theposi'tion it normally assumes when it rests upon the floor; and Fig. 6 is a View showing the development of the mop fabric. Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawings.

Referring to the drawings, the construction shown therein is similar to the construction shown in my said application Serial vNo. 579,353, in that the mop includes a handle 1, the lower portion of which is enclosed in a metal sleeve 2 provided adjacent its upper edge with a series of ratchets 3 which are adapted to be engaged by a button 4 slidably mounted in the collar 5 of the mop head. In the present instance, the button at is provided with a vertical slot 6 through which is driven a nail 7 carried by collar 5 to keep the button 4: from falling away from the collar. The lower end ofhandle 1 carries a ferrule 8 which has exterior threads 9 for rcmovably retaining a socket member 10 which is provided with complementary threads 11. The upper edge of socket 10 is preferably provided with a flaring drainage flange 12, and the bottom 13 of the socket is preferably provided with drainage opening 1 1. So far the construction described is similar to the construction disclosed in my said prior application. One of the improvements of the present invention relates to socket member 10 and con sists in providing a non-circular flange 15 on socket 10, preferably at or adjacent its lower end. The function of this flange is to prevent mop fabric 16 from slipping circumferentially about the socket 10 when the mop strands are twisted about the handle during a wringing operation. The mop fabric is bound upon socket 10 by usual means, such as string or.wire 17, which binds the fabric 16 against the sleeve por- 05 thereby injuring the same. Flange 15 to accomplish its function may be octagonal in shape, as shown in the drawings, or may be triangular or square, or of any desired shape, except such shape as will present a ,smooth circular surface about which the mop fabric may slip. The above method of binding the fabric to socket 10 binds the fabric against flange 15.

Another improvement embodied in this invention relates to the mop fabric. Heretofore it has been customary to construct the mop fabric for mops of this type by providing a plurality of separate strands connected to ether only adtheir upper and lower ends, alt ough in some cases they have been connected at one or two places between the ends by one or two continuous lines of stitching. It has been found that during use the strands of mop heads of such constructions often become tangled or interlaced in such a manner as to prevent the mon. from being wrun properly and effectively because the tangled strands will limit the upward movement of the collar 5 to such an extent as to prevent the proper squeezing action being placed upon the other strands when the collar 5 is turned. In order to overcome the above objection, I design the mop fabric 16 in netlike form, and preferably construct the entire head of one continuous strand or cord 19, having its ends 20 and 21 spliced together, as at 22,so that the strand or cord is endless. One suitable manner of constructing the fabric head comprises laying out a single strand or cord in zigzag fashion forming a plurality of lines or laps 23 lying side by slde and then tying with string or the like, each lap at certain. points, as at 24, individually to a lap adjacent thereto at one side, and atintermediate points, as at 25, tying said lap individually to the line adjacent thereto on the other side. In this manner the construction shown in Fig. 6 may be obtained. When a' suflicient length of fabric has been obtained in this manner, its upper end is secured to collar 5, as by means of string or wire 26, and its lower end is secured to the socket '10 by strings or wires 17 and 18 in the manner described heretofore. The two ends 21 and 22 of the strand or cord are then s liced toi gether, as at 22 (Fig. 5). Mop abric designed in this manner spreads out on the floor with an even distribution of fabric in all directions, and is for this reason extremely effective for cleaning purposes. Also the laps of such fabric are positively prevented from becoming tangled or interlaced, thus or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

What I claim is 1 1. The combination with mop fabric and a mop handle having a threaded extremity, of a socket having means, comprising threads en ageable with the threads on the mop handle, Whereby said socket may be secured tov said handle, and having means, comprising a non-circular annular flange on and about said socket, whereby mop fabric bound to said socket and against said flange is prevented from circumferentially slipping about said socket.

2. In a mop, in combination, mop fabric, a socket, and an annular flange on and about said socket, said flange havinga substantially square outer periphery, and said fabric being bound to said socket and overlying and bound against said flange.

3. As an article of manufacture, a tubular mop swab formed of loose laps of fibrous material arranged side by side, each lap at certain points being bound individually to the adjacent lap at one side, and at intermediate points being bound individually to the adjacent lap on the other side. I

4. In a mop, the combination of a handle and hand-grip collarfmop fabric formed of separate laps of fibrous-material arranged in adjacent relation around said handle, the end portions of said laps being fastened .to said handle and collar, said laps being each bound individually to the adjacent lap on the one side at points intermediate the ends of mop fabric and to the adjacent lap. on the other side at other and different points intermediate the ends of the mop fabric.

This specification signed this 25th day of January, 1923. j Y


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U.S. Classification15/120.2
International ClassificationA47L13/142, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/142
European ClassificationA47L13/142