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Publication numberUS1609906 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1926
Filing dateApr 27, 1925
Priority dateApr 27, 1925
Publication numberUS 1609906 A, US 1609906A, US-A-1609906, US1609906 A, US1609906A
InventorsBuckley Georgiana A
Original AssigneeBuckley Georgiana A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brush and mop handle
US 1609906 A
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Dec. 7. 1926.

1,609,906 G. A. BUCKLEY BRUSH AND MOP HANDLE Filed April 27, 1925 f/ fivj j Georgiana A..Euc:1:leg

Patented Dec. 7, 1926.


"endmmm "A. BucKLEY, or Wisconsin It-arms, Wisconsin.

*Applica'tibn filed April 27,1925, Serial No, 26,139

This invention relates 'td'brush and mop handles.

Objects of'this inv'entionare toprovide a double extension reversiblelbrush or mop handle in whicheither the main handle, por tion may be extended or the portion projecting from the brush, and in which a central portion is provided which hasangular arms either one of which may be directed towards the brush, thus permitting a 'wide range ofadjustnint to suit the particular work at-hand. i

Further objects are to provide an adjustable, and extensible handle which 'will re- 'movably receiveany one of "a large l'iun'ib'er -ottypes of brushes, mops, window'wi 'pers, and other implements of this general type.

Further objects are to provide an exten- 'siblehandle which is of extremely simple and practical construction, which is of light weight, in which the parts may be telescoped to thus reduce the over-all' dimensions of the device andthus perinit storing a small space, and invwhich the brush, nop orother implement is'f'held a'very-ri'gid and secure manner without strain upon the retaining clips, I v 1 Further "object-s are to provide'a device of this general nature which may be very cheaply constructed in af'simple andeasy 'ir'lz'inner, and"which is inexpe'ns'ive'to manufacture. V

"An'einb'odi'ment of the invention isfshow'n in the accompanying drawings, in'whi'c'h 2- Fig'urel isa'view of'the device with parts insection.

FigureQ is an end'view of the brush receivin'g portion. I

{Figure 3 is a detail partly in sec'tionshowingthe'bi'ush'receiving'end. i c

iguree is'fa sectional view throughthe m iee in fm a p t V *I;n" describing andclainii'ng this invention, ee-e m re i wfl 'n e i ed n i techni a s nifi enseibilt i "':ae l. brushes, mops, windowwipers and other iInple nents of, thisigeneraltypefor it is tobe understood that g' the device" may be used not r 1 as a do s i ltl shi' 0 hous h d u but for other purposes of ananalog ous'nature. v 'Reterrin'gto the drawingsyit'wfll befsieen that the device coinprisevsda I body portion havin a tube having a relativelylong end 1 an eiids'are' angularly arranged with respect to I J19 of thejbru sh. a relatively shorter end fz. These seated Within the channel. earsfllfa pair each other and each isprovided with a spring blip indicated respectively by reference characters 8 and 4. These SPIlIlQCllPS may be' secured to the tubular members in any suitable.manner,"as by means of bands 5 secured both to the clip and to the members.

v A main handled projects into one of such members and is tel-escopiicailly received thereby. This handle is' prov-ided with a 'pluralityof apertures T'arranged in a regular order and these apertures areadapted to receive a pin '8 rigidly carried by the spring 3. V

similar rod 9' is'provided for the other end of the device and"is"telescopically received Within "the tube 2. This rod is provided 'witli'a plurality of apertures'lO adaptedto receive the'pin 11" 'of the spring clip latch 4. It is' to be noted that the latches 8 and4 areprovid'ed with outturned ends-12m "facilitate their mani ulation. It clearly is a very easy operation to grip the 'lower'or the outer end of these spring clips and raise the pins outof en g'agernent with the apertures in the rods'or handles 6 and 9"t'0 permit the desired adjustment. v I

The outer end of the extension or red 9 i's-piov id'edwith a' tubular Sleeve I3 which isfseeuredt'hereto by inea'nspf rivets 14.

This tube extencls beyondt'he extension 9 and is provided with a 'plug 15which may conveniently be'inade' of i'netal an'd which is secured withinthe tube in anylsuit-alble inanner. The plug'15, as in'ost clearly shown in Figures 2* and 4, is prov'ided with a plurality of apertures for instance a pair of outer apertures '16, and acentral aperture 17. "These apertures are adapted to receive the inturried ends 18of thebrush core or twisted wire; frame 19, such brush being indicated 'g'eiierally'bythe' reference character 20in Figure i, These j'brushes "are ordinarily made eitherfwith 'two prongs, as indicated atIS and sho'wnlin Figured, oriwith a single prong. "In casea si-ngle' prong is' furnished, such prong is 'passed'into the central'aperture 17. w

F1 o1n-Figures"2,"3 and 4, it is to be noted that the tube is provided with a 5 pair of outwardly projecting ehannetsh ped ears" 2i whichfprovide sockets or seats for the .laterallyextendingportion of the core 'In mete when 'tliebru'sh in ew and of spring clips are provided and are adapted to snap over the core 19 of the brush, as shown in Figures 3 and t. These spring clips 22 are each provided with transversely extending pintle portions or pivot portions 23 which are positioned Within apertures formed in the tube 13, as shown most clearly in Figure Preferably, the outer ends of these transverse pivot portions are headed, as shown, to prevent their removal.

It is to be noted that by having the transverse portions 23 of the spring clips spaced apart that the spring clips tend to return to locking position. These spring clips are integrally joined by the member 25 and thus any twist therein tends to move them back to their initial locking position.

It is to be noted that the spring clips are provided wit-h coiled portions 2& preferably adjacent the pivot pins 28 to provide the requisite springiness to permit repeated use of the clips without danger of breaking from crystallization or other ffects of this type. The outer ends ofthe spring clips 22 are preferably joined by means of a transverse loop 25, as most clearly shown in Figure i. This permits their easy manipulation and their simultaneous operation while the loops 4 or helical portions provide the requisite resiliency to further aid in their easy operation.

i In using the device the prongs of. the brush are slipped into the apertures 16 or 17 of the end member and the clips 22 are rocked over into locking engagement with the core 19. This holds the brush seated within the channel ears 21 and prevents either retraction of the brush or rocking thereof. It is to be noted that the brush is held within the end member by engagement of two portions thereof ext-ending at right angles to each other, namely, the transverse portions of the core 19 and the prongs 18. Thus a very firm grip is secured. and inadvertent motion of the brush with respect to the tube 13 is prevented. The exact adjustment of the distance of the brush from the body portion 1 and 2 of the device is attained by sliding the rod 9 in or out of such body portion and,thereafter, looking it in position by means of the latch l.

Further, the exact length of the handle desired is secured by similarly sliding the handle 6 in or out of the body portion and locking it in position by means oft-he latch 3.

In using this brush the operator can readily reach under beds, over picture moulding and other formerly inaccessible places with the utmost'ease. The operator can adjust parts to the exact position most suitable for the work in hand, and may quickly change this adjustmentwithoutfear of subsequent loosening either of the brush or of rcoaeoc the handles Further, there isno chance of the brushs rocking during use or becoming loosened as it is securely held in a very effective manner. It may be found desirable to have the longer portion 2 of the body part extended towards the brush rather than towards the handle, as shown. This is most easily attained by merely interchanging the handle 6 and the extensiont). 7

It will be seen that an adjustable brush handle has been provided in which a multitude of different adjustments of the several partsare most easily attained, and in which interchange of brushes, mops or other implements is most quicklyeffected.

Further, it is to be noted that when the device is not in use the handle 6 and the extension 9 may be telescoped or slipped with-. in the body portion to thus materially reduce the over-all dimensions and permit the device to be stored in a small space. 7

It is to be noted further that the device is of extreme simplicity, is rugged in construction and may be cheaply and readily produced.

It is again to be noted that the term brush used in the description and claims is to be interpreted in a general sense or illustrative sense ratherthan in a limited sense, as it has been employed merely to avoid needless repetition in the description and claim. 7

Although the invention has been described in'considerable detail, it is tobe understood that the invention may be variously embodied and is, therefore, to be limited only as claimed.

I claim:

In a device of the class described, the com-.

bination of a sleeve provided with outwardly projecting channelled ears, a plug mounted within said sleeve and having a plurality of apertures paralleling the axis of said sleeve, a brush having a core consisting of a body portion provided with outwardly projecting prongs arranged at right angles to the bodyportion and adapted to be received in the apertures of said plug, and a pairof spring clips having spaced parallel transverse portions passing transversely through said sleeve and having their outer ends riveted, said spring clips each having arms connected with said transverse portions by means of coiled portions and having hooked ends adapted to hook over the body portion of the core of the brush when such body portion is seated within said chan- IUU nelle'd ears, the hooked ends offsaid spring 7 clips being integrally joined.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing l have hereunto set my hand at Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of VVisconsin. v


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U.S. Classification15/147.2, 15/410, 15/144.4, 403/321
International ClassificationA47L13/20, A47L13/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/24
European ClassificationA47L13/24