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June 16, 1925.
G. E. TAYLOR BOTTLE CLEANER Filed May 25, 1925 Patented June 16, 1925.
UNITED STATES GEQRGE n. TAYL R or AUBURN, ivrassacnnsnrrs.
Application filed May 23, 1923. Serial No. 640,962.
To a whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Gnonen E. TAYLOR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Auburn, in the county of orcester and State of Massachusetts,have invented a new tle or no dangerof breakage of the bottles in the cleaning),- operation;.-to provide the flexible cleaning elements in suclrpositlon that some of them will project beyond the end of the handle for the additional purpose of protecting the bottle fron'rthehandle and reaching into the corners ofthe bottle; to provide a simple and inexpensive means of assembling the parts, whereby the device canbe made of any predetermined size and at a very small expense; andlto provide a method of shapingand assembling the parts which will permit of the-manufacture of the device in an inexpensive manner and in a form that will accomplish the above men tioned objects.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear lhereinafter.
Reference ist'o be had to the-accompanyinp; drawings,in which Fig. l view of a frame on which the twine or other flexihle materialof which a part of the mop is made is Wound in the process of manufacture;
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing thewind:
in o; of another part of the mopandindicating the way in which itcan be removed from the frame;
Fig. 3 is a side View of a flexible element ofthe mopall-assembled and ready to be applied to the handle;
Fig. i is an end view of the same;
Fig. 5 is an end view showing it as applied to the handle;
Fig. 6 is a side view of the completed mop;
Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing a simpler form of the invention;
Fig. 8 is anend view DfithQ same; and
Fig.9 is a side viewxthereorf.
For the purpose of manufacturing the mop, I .provideone or more U-shaped frames 10 of wire. These are made of such size as :may be necessary for the result to .be se- The frame .is "completed in the form of a rectangle by the .use .of an end piece 11 .of the same kind of wire having two tubes 12 fixed to its .ends and projecting therefrom parallel with each .other to receive the free ends .of the frame 10. lVhen thus assembled, as shown in Fig. 1, twine, cord or other soft flexible material :13 iswound onthis frame with the number of convolutions that may be necessary to provide the desired amount of surface. I have not shown herein any winding machine, but I ordinarily mount this .frame in a machine and rotate it for the purpose of winding it or it can be done by hand.
In Fig. 2 I have shown a similar frame of a smaller size with soft twine .14 thereon. and showing how the two parts of the rectangular frame are separated to permit of removing the haul; of twine.
For the production of the particular mop illustrated, .body of twine 13 is wound on one frame and a narrower :body of preferably thesame'kind oftwine :14 is wound on another frame. The two end pieces "11 are then removed and the two bodies of twine 1 and 13 placed adjacent to each other in Lthe position indicated .in Fig. '3. Then, a piece of tape 15 or other cloth .is applied to the two bodies of twine .ina flat condition wound on the frames. Preferably-this .tape is provided with an adhesive on one side and temporarily secured to'the threads bydirect adhesion thereto. This provides a central body of tape 15 as indicated in Fig.
with numerous loops oftwineextending from'itin opposite directions, those at one .end extending a shorter distance than the others. "Fhisis thenplaced in a sewing machine or otherwise provided withtwo rows of stitches '16 near-its edges for permanently *holdinpythe parts inthat position. In Fig. 3 one end of the tape 15 is shown turned up but of course that is indicated to illustrate the last act of placing that tape in position and it cannot be turned up in this way after the stitches are applied. The loops are preferred as shown but they can be cut at their ends if desired.
If it is desiredto make a four-ply mop,
as indicated in Figs. 5 and 6, two of these units such as shown in Fig. 3 are sewn together by a central line of stitches 17 and that results in the structurt shown in Fig. t. The frames are removed either before or after the stitches 16 are applied but I prefer to sew through and fo an these rows of stitches while the parts are on the frames so that they will necessarily remain in the original flat condition during this process.
The structure shown in Fig. 4t consisting entirely of textile material is then spread out in the square cross form and applied to a handle 20. This handle preferably is formed of wood and is sawed through twice to produce two liQlfS 21 at right angles to each other to provide spaces for the four portions of the tape 15 that project from the center of the device. This unit is forced into the handle longitudinally along these slits and then the slits are drawn together and secured in posit-ion by means of nails or screws, one set passing through parallel to each other and the other set at right angles thereto. These are bent over or otherwise secured at their points. This provides what I call a four-ply mop with the cleaning flexible loose loops or ends extending from it in four directions. Also the smaller loops ll and the end of the tape project beyond the end of the handle to provide a soft cushion at the end to prevent breakage.
A simpler mop can be formed as shown in Figs. '7, 8 and S) by using a single element as shown in Fig. 3 and placing it in a single diametrical slit in the handle 30 as indicated in these figures. A single row of fastening pins or nails or screws 32 is then all that is required.
In this way a very soft and flexible mop is provided which has great durability and can be made in any desired size and quality as to the threads and any desired size with respect to the length of the loops and any desired number of loops. The mops are put up in different sizes for different purposes and I find in practice that by the use of the small portion l at the end projecting beyond the handle the danger of breakage, particularly of thermos bottles, by the impact of the handle against the glass, is very largely eliminated. The manufacture is inexpensive and can be carried on by hand or in substantially their original form at their centers so that they always project beyond the handle.
Although I have illustrated and described only two forms of the invention I am aware of the fact that other modifications can be made therein by any person skilled in the artwithout departing from the scope of the invention as expressed in the claims. Therefore I do not wish to be limited to all the details of construction herein shown and described but what I do claim is:--
1. As an article of manufacture, a mop for cleaning bottles and the like comprising a handle having a central longitudinal slit at the end, two layers of \VO"11 textile material located inside the slit and projecting beyond the end of the handle, and two series of strands of flexible fibrous material held between the two layers of fabric at their centers and projecting therefrom at the sides, one series of strands being located in the part: of the two layers of textile material projecting beyond the end of the handle and constituting an end mop flexibly sup ported by the projecting part of the flexible material.
2. As an article of manufacture, a bottle cleaning mop comprising a handle having a longitudinal slit, a piece of strengthening material extending along within said slit longitudinally, and projecting beyond the end of the handle, and a. series of loops of fibrous material secured to said strengthening material, some of them passing through the slit in both directions, and projecting on opposite sides from the handle, some of said loops projecting from the sides of the strengthei'iing material at; points beyond the end of the handle.
3. As an article of manufacture, a mop for cleaning bottles and the like comprising a handle havin its end slit in two directions to provide two diametrical slits cxten ding in from one end, and a pair of textile strength cning members sewn together along their centers so that they provide four arms radiating from the center, said four arms being located in two slits, each of said strengthening members having flexible material projccting from its two edges, whereby the mop is provided with four series of ends projecting therefrom.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto allixed my signature.
GEORGE E. TAYLOR.