Improvement in foot-scrapers
US 154715 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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CULLIN W. REED, OF CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO.
IMPROVEMENT IN FOOT-SCRIAPERS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent N0. 154,715, dated Septrmber 1, 1874; application filed January 14, 1874. i
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CULLIN W. REED, of Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, have invented an Improved Combined Boot or Shoe Scraper and Gleaner, of which the following is l a specification: 4
- .height less than the side Walls, and the said walls being provided with lateral flanges projecting inwardly, said .parts being thus constructed and combined with a brush having a brush-surface for cleaning the sole of a boot or shoe, and lateral or inwardly projecting brush-surfaces for cleaning the sides thereof, the -frames or backs of the side brushes being rigidly attached to the frame or back of the bed-brush, so that the boot or shoe to be cleaned must he applied to the brushes instead of the brushes being applied to the boot or shoe, asis the case in the boot and shoe cleaning apparatus now in use, The front walls of the' frame serve as a scraper to remove the greater portion of the dirt, and discharges the' same into a receptacle or dish located inv the front-thereof, so that the major portion of mud or dirtv is removed from the boot or shoe prior toits being drawn over or applied to the bed-or side brushes.
-ln the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved combined boot orl` shoe scraper and cleaner in completed form for use; Fig. 2, a perspective view of the bed-brush, with the side brushes removed from the frame; and Fig. 3 is a vertical section illustrating the form of the frame-work, the flange for supporting the brushes, the latter being in position for use, as in Fig. 1.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, it will be seen that the frame or holder A is composed of vertical side Walls B and C, a rear wall, D, and front wall E, the rear and front walls being of a height less than that of the side walls. The said walls are provided with a continuous horizontal or lateral ila-nge or bottom,F, which projects inwardly, preferably, leaving an open central space. Said iiange or bottom serves to support and hold the. back frame, carrying the brushes G H I, as illustrated in Fig. 3. .The side walls B and C, owing to their height, serveto brace and support, in a rigid and substantial manner, the side brushes, preventing the saine from beingdisplaced, and supporting them against strain produced thereon when a boot or shoe is applied thereto. The rear wall D and front wall F prevent any displacement of the bedbrush as a boot or shoe is drawnover the same, and said wall, in conjunction with the side walls, serves to inclose the bed-brush on all itsedges, holding the trame rmly in its seat without the aid of other fasteningdevices. The front wall E .not only forms a wall for inclosing one edge of the brush, but it also serves the important oiiice of a foot-scraper, so that the major portion of mud or dirt co1- lectcd or present on a boot or shoe may be removed before applying the same upon the bed or side brushes, the dirt thus removed being discharged into a suitable receptacle 0I' dish, J, preferably formed with the brush holder or frame in front of the scraper or front wall.
By constructing the said front wall of the frame of a height less than the side walls, they oi'er no obstruction to the free lmovement of a Iboot or shoe when drawn over the brushes, or when applied to the side brushes;
and it will be seen, as before stated, that, owing to the height of the side wallsB C, a provision is made for rigidly supporting the side Y brushes G and I against all lateral pressure, which is an important and valuable feature, since by my invention the boot or shoe is cleaned by applying it to the brushes instead of thebrushes applying themselves.
An open space may be formed in the bottom of the frame to permit the escape of water which may pass through the brushes, the resuit of rain, and thus preserve the brushes and wood from decay. Suitable flanges pro- ]'erct from the side walls of the brush-holder or frame, so as to secure a broad base or foundation, L, for the device, and also admit of fasteuing bolts or screws passing througlr the l same for securing the apparatus inposition.
From the-foregoing it will be seen tha-t th'e brushes can lbe removed and replaced with perfect ease and facility for the purpose of cleansing, repair, or for substituting new brushes. p I
The particular form of the dirt-receptacle tmd other configuration of the flafmefwork v will bel made the subjecbmatter of a,- design* I patent. l
Iolaiiny 'i p The b'ed-brush'G, with itssde brushes H I,
in combination with the side walls B G, rear and front walls D E, andY vsupporting ange or bottom, the side Hongos supporting the brushes IH I, and the front Wall serving as a scraper, 7 substantially asfdeseribed.