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Sept. 22, 1925..
J. B. M. MILES POLISHING i101 Filed April 6, 1925 Patented Sept. 22, 1925.
JOHN B. M. MILES, OF HAMILTQN, ONTARIO, CANADA.
Application filed April 6, 1925. Serial No. 21,018.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that JOHN B. M. MILns, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residingat Hamilton, in the county of VVentworth and Province of Ontario, Canada, has
invented certain new and useful Improvements in- Polishing Mops, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in mops used for polishing hard'woodfioors, linoleum, oil cloth and the like with wax, and also for oiling all kinds of floors.
It is customary to surface finished floors such as hard wood floors, linoleumsand oil cloth with wax, and at the present time liquid wax is usually used for this purpose, It isalso customary to surface unfinished floors such as plank floors of soft wood or lower grade hard wood used-in stores, factories and the like, with oil.
A common mop comprising an absorbent padded tread attached to a weighted base having brackets to which an operating handle is pivoted, has been used for either of the aforementioned purposes, and it is to this type of mop this invention relates.
While thus finishing floors, the solution is usually transported in a can or other vessel and from time to time is poured in bulk here and there over the surface of the floor, later to be spread over the floor by means of the mop. This is a dilatory and vexatious procedure principally for the reason that usually too much solution is poured out in one place and obviously the operator must frequently divide 'his attention between the mop and the solution container.
The principal object of this invention is therefore to provide a manually operated and controlled feeding device for polishing mops, whereby the solution may be convenlently and readily applied tothefioor' in the proportions as requlred and at the absorbent tread of the mop.
A second important object is to provide a device of the class specified which will be simple, durable, eificient in its function and inexpensive to manufacture.
These, together with further objects, may
' be attained by the construction, combination and arrangements of the parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and astained in the claims hereunto appended.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a top View of a polishing mop constructed in accordance with this invention;
Figure 2 is a side elevation projected from Figure 1;
F i are 3 is an enlarged detailed eleva tiona view of the valve mechanism and component parts thereof; and,
" Figure 4 is an enlarged detailed cross-sectional elevational view of the tread and its related parts.
Similar reference characters refer to cor responding parts throughout the several views.
y The mop to which this invention relates consists preferably ofthe usual absorbent padded polishing tread 10 secured to a suitable base 11 usually of wood. A well known type of elongated handle 12 is pivotally secured to brackets 13. Sometimes a weight is attached to said base for the purpose of eliminating some of the manual pressure necessary to properly finish a floor, and this weight is indicated by the numeral 11. I
I The solution container is preferably in the form of a cylindrical tank 14 which may be. permanently or detachably secured to the handle 12 as desiredand is disposed in an underslung or, dependingposition as shown. This tank is provided with a cone-shaped feeder or funnel 15 having a valve 16 secured to the small end. The upper or filler end of the tank isprovided with a suitable stopper '17 and is dished so that the contents will not overflow the rim if the tank becomes too full when filling, the tank being erect at this time.
The valve 16 is provided with a nipple 18 to which is fitted a length of tubing 19, the opposite end of which communicates with an open area 20 formed in the central portion of the tread 10. An ordinary and well known device known as a drain cock may be advantageously used as the aforesaid valve, and the tubing ,19 is preferably formed of flexible metallic tubing, as this resists the deteriorating effects of oil and wax upon other substances such as rubber hose, although the latter is adaptable for the purpose it periodicall replaced. The out-' let end of t is tubing-is led through a duct 20' in the base of the mop, and the solution flows thence to the floor to be taken up and spread by the parts-of the tread 10 surrounding the open area 2O. 1 k
The valve 16 is controlled by a rod 21 extending upwardly along the handle 12 and slidable in a longitudinalgroove therein. The lower end of this rod is connected to the valve arm 22 by means of a connecting link 23, and the upper end of the rod is formed into a suitable finger grip 21.
Thus the fioW of the solution is controlled,
and a helically coiled contraction spring 24 is adapted to maintain the valve normally closed.
There has thus been produced a simple and useful deviceof the class described and for the purpose specified; and now having fully and completely disclosed and ascertained the nature of this invention and the manner in which it is to be performed,
what I I desire to Patent, is i I 1. In a polishing mop of the class described including a base,.'operating handle and absorbent polishing tread on the base, a tank supported by the. handle, a valve communicating with the outlet end of the tank, flexible tubing leading from said valve to said tread, and'means for controlling said valve.
2. In a polishing mop of the class described including a base, operating handle secure by Letters and absorbent polishing tread on the base, a tank supported by the handle, a valve communicating with the outlet end of the tank, flexible tubing leading from said valve tosaid tread, means for controlling the valve, and means for-maintaining the valve norm-ally closed.
3. Inca olishing mop-of the class described, inc uding a base and an operating handle on the base, a polishing tread having a substantially centrally disposed open area therethrough extending from top to bottom, a tank supported by the handle, a valve communicating with the outlet end of the tank, flexible tubing leading from said valve to the said open area, in the tread, and means for controlling the valve.
4. In a polishing mop ofthe class described, a base, an operating handle on the base, a polishing treadon the base, a tank supported by said handle, a valve communi eating with the outlet end of the tank, flexible tubing leading from. the valve to an link connecting said rod with the valve arm,
and means for maintaining the valve normally closed.
V In testimony whereof I. have aflixed my signature.
1 JOHN B. M,'M1LES