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Publication numberUS1613267 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 4, 1927
Filing dateFeb 2, 1926
Priority dateFeb 2, 1926
Publication numberUS 1613267 A, US 1613267A, US-A-1613267, US1613267 A, US1613267A
InventorsEiffe James M
Original AssigneeWhite Mop Wringer Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined mop wringer and pail
US 1613267 A
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4 4 Jan 1927 l J. M. EIFFE COMBINED MOPVWRINGER AND FAIL Filed Feb. 2, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 @Hoving Patented Jan. 4, 1927.

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Application filed FebiuaryS.l 1926. SeriaLNo. ,85;424.

My invention relates to mop wringers lshown in the z-iccompanyng drawings and vmore particularly described inthe following specification and claims.

This-invention relates to the type oi mop wringer in which the wri nger mechanism .an d pail are combined as a unitary device; the wringer mechanism 'consisting of apair ot rollers, one of which is journaled in staitionarybea-ringsattached to the wall of the pail, the other roller being journaled in a pair of swinging arms actuated by a foottreadle wherebythe rollers may be closed together over a mop, preliminary to pulling the latter betweeirthe rollers to expressthe water therefrom.

-One otftheIfeatures ofthe present invention consist-in mounting the pail upon. pair ot' skidsrfails adapted to project beyond the wall-ot thepail at oneend-the projecting ends of the rails being connected together to form a handle whichfin conjunction with a swingingbailprovides means whereby the 'pail may be readily tipped to discharge water-contained therein.

Another "feature oittheinvention consists.

in providing the `forward end wall oit the `pail with a relatively 'widespoutspaced,trom the roller when the latter-is initsiinitialposition, in order that any lint, dirt or. other `solid matter Awhich may have entered the pail with-the water expressed rlirointhemop, \\illtl'ow freely underl the roller and out by the way of the spoilt when dischaiging` the contents of thepail-the construction being such that the roller will not arrest the passa ge of the lint or other solids contained in the pail and thereby dam up the water when discharging the latter therefrom.

Another feature ot the invention consists in providing a vertically disposed st ap bent to hook over the upper edge of the pail and riveted to its side wall above the water-level therein-that it may not rust and leak around the rivet-the lower end oi the strap being bent beneath the pail to engage the bottom of the latter with a return bend eX- tending beyond the end wall to receive the operators foot that the pail may be held against slippage when pulling the mop through the rollers to express the water therefrom.

Another feature of the invention consists in providing the supporting rails and footpiece with projecting skid points whereby the deviceiinay be readily skiddedor shifted over the floor.

Vith the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description ,prcceedsrthe invention further resides in the con'ibination and arrangement otpa-rts and inthe details of construction hereinafterdevscribed and'. claimed it being understoedthat changes maybe made in the precise embodiment o'lfthe invention herein disclosed without departing iroinuthe spirit ot the saine.

lin the` drawings accompanying this specillicatien and forming a p art-:thereof Figure lis :a perspective view-o the combinedzinop wringer andipailas viewed :trom its .spout end,vshcwing the rollers in their released or ,expanded position.

Figure 2 is rapperspecti-ve viewfseen from the opposite end `ofthe pail.

Figure 8 broken away :and in section7 showing in dotted lines .the swinging roller-audits conitrollng oetilever in .the position occupied`v ywhen engaging .a mop, l.preliminary to expressing the water therefrom. j to the `letters oit reference `placed upon i the drawings j indicates a vpail oit rectangular formation provided with. a spoutAL1 at its forward end', mounted upon apair of skidsrails B`B secureditothe bottom ot-the pail adjacentits sidewalls. The skid-rails project backwardlyftfro1n2the spout end ot'the'pail beyondiiis rear wallovheretthey areconnected together by a cross-member B1, which serves as a handle for tipping the pail, or as a foot-rest to hold it when withdrawing the mop from between the rolls, as required C is a roller journaled in fixed bea ings carried by the side walls of the pail nea-r' i s rear end.

D is aroller journaled in a U-shape'd strap E secured to a swinging yoke F pivoted at Gr to the skid-rails B-B. i

A pair of rocking levers H-EL are also pivoted at G and are connected by tie-bars I with the swinging arms F.

The tree ends of the levers H-H joined together by a foot-treadle J which when operated forces the swinging arms F with the roller D toward the roller C, to grip the mop inserted between the rolls.

K is a spring, one end of which projects is a` side elevation with .parts through an aperture in the lever F, the other end being engaged to one of the skid-rails l), to return the swinging lever F and the roller carried thereby back to its initial position when the foot-lever is released from manual control.

iff-L are straps secured to the side and end walls of the pail to stitl'en t-herstructure.

M is a bail litted with a suitable handle M1 to facilitate carrying'the pail and in discharging its contents.

N is a vertical strap and foot-piece secured to the end wall of the pail. rl`he -upper end of the strap N is provided with a hook N1 which overlaps the upper edge of the pail. The lower end of the strap is bent beneath the pail with a return bend N2 extending in front of the pail to receive the foot of' the operator, preliminary to drawing the mop through the rollers to e1;- press the water from the mop; the pail heilig thus held against movementand without danger of upsetting or suddenly shifting, which might cause the contents to be spilt.

Suitable raised lugs or points P may be formed on the lower flange otI the skidrail, and like projections ll may be Struck up on the foot-piece of the strap N to serve as skids whereby the pail may be readily moved over the floor without the necessity of lifting or carrying it.

lllhen it is desired to discharge the contents of the pail, the attendant lifts the pail by means of the bail M in one hand, and with the other grasps the bar B1 connecting the Skil-rails. The pail may then be tipped readily in a forward direction so that its contents will flow below the swinging roller and over the spout at the end of the pail.

A material advantage in providing the forward end of the pail with a spout is that any lint, chips or other dirt which may have entered the pail will flow freely under the roller and over the spout and will not be dammed by the roller adjacent the end wall of the pail as common in mop wringers of this type of construction.

So also by providing the forward end of the device with a foot-piece and strap hooked over its upper edge, it is relieved ofV considerable strain'upon its working parts when withdrawing the mop while under the gripping pressure of the rollers applied to express the water therefrom.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is:

l. ln a mop wringer, a tank, having one ot its end walls bulged outwardly from side to side at its top edge, said bulged portion tapering inwardly and downwardly to form a relatively wide spout, a substantially U- shaped member-having its sides embracing the sides of the tank and its bight portion lying normally over the upper edges of the tank at one edge in'in'iediately in advance of the mouth of' said spout, means whereby to swingingly mount said U-shaped member, the .sides ol' which latter constitutes swingingarms, a mop wringing mechanism mounted within the tank and having connection with said U-shaped member, and means for actuating the mop wringing mechanism, the spout permitting lint, chips or other foreign mattei' which may have entered the pail to flow freely from under the bight portion of said U-Shaped member and trom under the mop wringing mechanisin upon tilting the tank.

In a mop wringer, a tank, a mop wringing mechanism mounted within the tank, means for actuating the mop wringing mechanism, and a vertically disposed strap se cured to the tank and including a hook engaging over the upper edge of the tank, the lower end ot' the strap being bent upon itself to project beneath the bottom edge of the tank and having a projecting step portion extending outwardly away from the tank.

In testimony whereof, I sign thisspecitication.


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US6487749 *Jun 9, 2000Dec 3, 2002East Trillion Co., Ltd.Pail for squeezing water from a mop
U.S. Classification15/262
International ClassificationA47L13/60, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/60
European ClassificationA47L13/60