US 1522654 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan, 13, 1925.
J. SOLOVE MOP WRINGER Filed April 28, 1922 Patented dan. 13, i925.
JEROME SOLOVE, OF COLUMBUS, OHIO.
Application led April 28, 1,922. Serial No. 557,156.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that JEROME` SoLovn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Columbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mop VVringers, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention is directed to imimprovements in mop wringers, and has for its primary object to provide a device of this character constructed in such manner that the bucket containing wash water may be placed in operative relation thereto and held thus without the aid of separate devices.
A further obj ect of the invention is to provide a device of this charac-ter so constructed that the danger of tilting or upsetting the bucket during the wringing Ioperation is positively eliminated.
A still further obj ect of the invention is to provide a mop wringer provided with means for confining the mop in a hunched or noniiattened condition so that the water wrung therefrom during the wringing action will be directed into the bucket and will not spill upon the floor.
Vith these and other objects in view, as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangements of parts, and hereinafter to be fully described and pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawing:
igure l is a side elevation of the device, an
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.
The device comprises a supporting frame 1 which is substantially U shaped in formation and consists of side bars 2 which are connected by a transverse bar 3. The forward ends of the bars 2 terminate in vertically disposed inwardly inclined standards 4, the upper ends of which rotatively support a pair of vertically aligned rollers 5. Also supported by the standards l is a brace bar 6 which is bowed outwardly so as to conform to the curvature of the bucket 7, and it will be apparent that when the bucket is placed in operative relation with the wringer that the bar 6 will limit the movement thereof in an outward direction, and consequently position the bucket under the rollers 5.
In order to hold the standards 4 rigid inclined bars 8 are provided, the upper ends of which being fixed adjacent the upper ends of the standards, while their lower ends are fixed to the rear ends of the bars 2.
Fixed to the bars 2 and near the forward ends thereof are vertical brackets 9 to which are pivotally connected the angularly disposed integrally connected arms 10 and 11, the forward ends of which terminate in right angularly disposed bars 12 and 13, respectively. rl`he bar 12 terminates in a frame 14 which constitutes a pedal. The inner end of the bar 13 terminates in a plate 15 which is affixed to the adjacent side of the frame 14, whereby the bars 10 and 11 are united. It will be noted that the bar 12 is of less length than the bar 13, whereby the pedal frame 111 will be positioned in offset relation, and more readily accessible for the foot of the operator.
The inner ends of the arms 10 and 11 rotatably support a roller 16 which coo erates with the rollers 5 to wring a mop. onnecting the arms 10 and 11 and one of the bars 8 is a coil spring 17 which serves to normally hold said arms in the position as shown in Figure 1, the rearward swinging movement of the arms 10 and 11 being limited by astop 18 carried by one of the bars 8.
A transversely arranged guide is employed, and consists of a single length of sheet metal bent to provide a loop 20, the bight portion of which lies under the rollers 5. The arms of the loop terminate in forwardly extending arms 21, the ends of which being iXed to the standards 1l.
ln operation the bucket 7 is pla-ced as shown in dotted lines and to wring a mop the user places one foot upon the frame 1 and the other on the frame 14. and upon pressing downwardly7 thereon the arms 10 and 11 will be rocked to cause the roller 16 to approach the rollers 5, and obviously when a mop is drawn between these rollers surplus water will be wrung therefrom. Upon releasing pressure on the pedal frame 14 the spring 17 serves to swing the arms 1() and 11, and thus the roller 16 to their inoperative positions.
As a mop is being drawn between the associated rollers there is a tendency for it to spread or flatten out laterally with the result that water will drip therefrom to the floor, but owing to the presence of the guide 19 the spreading action is prevented, and consequently al1 water wrung from the mop will be directed into the bucket. It will be observed that the arms l0 and ll are located between; the bars.' 8 and slidably engaged therewith, thereby preventing said arms from flexing laterally and assuring proper guidance of the roller ltowarcland.away
from the roller 5.
What is claimed is:
In a mop Wringer7 the, combination With a supporting frame, ofv standards carried tlierebm angularl arms,- pivotally connected With the frame., Said-1 Minis. havingeXtenSions bent inwardly toward each other forming bars, one of said bars terminating in a rectangular frame constituting a pedal, the other bar being connected With one side of .the reetangullariirame, a pair of rollers carried by the standards and a single roller carried by the armsl for movement toward the fixed rollersy when the second named frame is operated. y
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