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Publication numberUS1653652 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1927
Filing dateOct 17, 1925
Priority dateOct 17, 1925
Publication numberUS 1653652 A, US 1653652A, US-A-1653652, US1653652 A, US1653652A
InventorsAbraham Melniker
Original AssigneeAbraham Melniker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Dec. 21,1927. v v 1,653,652 A. MELNIKER HOLDER Filed Oct. 17. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet l I M INVEN OR W .ATTORNEYJ Dec. 27, 1927. 1,653,652

A. MELNIKER HOLDER Filed Oct. 17. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 M M-A Q ATTORNEYJ' Patented Dec. 27, 1927.

A IBRAHAM MELNIKER, OI BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

towns.

Application filed October 17, 1925. Serial No. 82,988.

My invention relates generally to a articular type of holder, the body of WhlC is resilient, and having means attached thereto for grip ing the material to be held with- 6 in the hol er, such device being adapted for use in polishing or cleaning various articles such as furniture, floors, wood-work, kitchen utensils and other articles.

One of the objects of my invention is to provide a holder for steel wool, cotton waste or the like which will prevent said materials from coming into contact with the fingers or hand of the person using them.

Another object of my invention is to produce a resilient holder for steel wool, cotton waste or the like, having one or more gripping members rigidly secured to the body portion of the holder, said gripping members being separated and brought together again to hold the steel wool, cotton waste or the like by distorting said body portion and allowing it to'return to its normal shape.

A further object of my invention is to produce a resilient holder having means for gripping the material within the holder.

A further object of my invention is to produce a holder for steel wool, cotton waste or the like which will be inexpensive to manufacture, simple to operate and very efiectual when used for any one of various uses to which it can be applied.

With these and other objects in view, to

be more fully set forth hereinafter, the invention consists in the novel construction,

combination of elements and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the operation and construction herein described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings:

The invention will first be connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein similar reference characters are used to designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and more specifically defined and indicated in the appended claims. I

Attention is directed to the drawings in which: 1

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my im- 0 proved holder;

- Fig; 2 is a central sectional view of the same showing the method of fastening the gripping teeth to the body portion thereof;

Fig. 3 is a plan view looking at the bottom of my improved holder;

Fig. 4 is a central sectional view illusbetween the teethupon the return 0 described in.

. pins 3.

trating how the body portion of my holder is distorted preparatory to gripping the material to be used in connection therewith; Fig. 5 is a central sectional viewof the same illustrating how the material is gri pgd .te body-portion to its normal shape; I Fig. 6 is a central sectional view of a modification of my holder;

Fig. 7 is a partial plan view looking at the bottom .of the same;

Fig. 8 is a central sectional view of an other modification;

Fig. 9 is a central sectional view of still another modification illustrating another means of holding the material to be used therewith;

Fig. 10 is a central sectional view of the same with the body portion distorted preparatory to gripping the material;

Fig. 11 1s a central sectional view of a modification of the modified form as illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10; and

Fig. 12 is a further modification of my improved holderillustrating "a detachable means for .holding the material in place.

- Referring to the drawings, 1 represents the flanged body portion of my improved holder which is preferably made of rubber. Concentrically located on the top of said body portion 1, and integral therewith is the ring 2. Diametrically located and equidistant from the center of the body portion 1, are the gripping pins 3 which are securely fastened thereto by means of the rivets a, said gripping pins acting as a means for holding the steel wool, or cotton waste 5, or the like,

in position when using the holder as illus-,

trated in Fig. 5 of the drawings.

. In order to insert a piece of steel wool, cotton waste or the illustrated in Fig. 4. This is accomplished center of the holder while the outer edge of the body portion 1 is pulled upward at two points directly opposite the gripping The action is similar .to that of turning a resilient cup shaped article inside out when applying the shape which is not illustrated in the drawings but which can be readily understood. When the holder is in this distorted position it is brought down into contact with the steel wool or cotton waste 5 as illustrated like into the holder, the body portion 1 must first be bent upward as pressures at diamet-'v ric points; the periphery taking an ovalderside ofjhe body portion as illustrated in Fig. 5, thereby causing said steel wool or cotton waste to be held securely within said holder.

Referring to the modifications as 1llustrated in Figures 6 and 7, I show the gripping pins 3 located within the depression the pur ose of which is to avoid any poss1- bility 0 said gripping pins due to the pressure beingexerted upon the center of the holder, from coming into contact with the surface of the article which is being cleaned or polished, which of course, could onlyhappen when a small quantity of steel wool or cotton waste is used. The method of inserting the steel wool or cotton waste into the holder is identically the sameas that which I have already described herein.

With reference to the modification as illustrated in Fig. 8, I show an overhanging beaded edge 7 on the periphery of the body portion 1. The purpose of said beaded edge is to bunch the steel wool or cotton waste within the holder, to avoid its spreading out and covering agreater area than is required. The bunching is automatically effected when the body portion is allowed to return to its normal position after having been bent upward for the insertion of said steel wool or cotton waste as illustrated in Fig. 4 and already described herein. In-

tegral with the body portion 1, and centrally located u on the top thereof is the round knob 8 w ich provides a substantial means for applying pressure to the holder when in use.

Attention is now called to the modification illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10, in which I show a ring 9, integral with, and of the same material as the body ortion 1, located u on the underside thereof? which takes the p ace of the gripping pins 3.

When inserting the steel wool or cotton waste 5, the body portion 1 must be bent upward as already described herein. This causes the ring 9 to be enlarged or stretched (Fig. 10) and when the body portion is allowed to return to its normal position, the ring due to its being hook section, bunches the material as it closes i nward to its normal'position, thereby gripping said material as illustrated in Fig. 9.

The method of inserting the steel wool, cotton waste or the like into the modified holder illustrated in Fig. 11, is similar to ted in Fig. 12, I

shaped in cross I metal or any other suitable material for the purpose, with a hole drilled through it for the reception of the rivet v12, which holds it securely to the body portion,

Referring to the modification as illustrawithout a means or cotton waste 5, which issecurely held in position in this form of my improved holder by passing the sharp pointed 'screw 13 through it and a hole in the center of the body portion, and then screwing the knob or handle 14 into position as shown.

In accordance with the provisions of the. patent statute, I have described my invention together with the constructions which I now consider to re resent the best embodiment thereof, but I desire it understood that my inventionis not confined to the particular forms shown and described, the same being merely illustrative, and that the invention can be carried out in other ways show the body portion 1 of gripping the steel wool without departing from the spirit of myinvention, and therefore, I claim broadly the right to employ all equivalent instru; mentalities coming within the scope of the appended claims, and by means of which objects of my invention arenttaind, and new results accomplished, as herein set forth, as it is obvious that the particular embodiments herein shown and described are only some of many that can be em 10 ed to attain these objects and accomplis t ese results.

Having now described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A holder for a wad of cleaning material comprising a shallow, concave-convex meniber of resilient material, having a handle on the convex side, and wad penetrating and gripping means adjacent said handle on the concave side of said member, said gripping means being adapted to engage the wad upon a side directly opposite to the side which contacts withthe material to be cleaned.

2. In a holder fora wad of cleaning material, a member of molded rubber or like deformable material of concavo-convex form, adapted to be turned inside out and when in such reversed position having a pair of oppositely arranged, downwardly.

projecting, parallel wad penetrating prongs onits outer side, said prongs, when the pos1t1on of said member is again reversed,

having a tong-like movement to grip a wad. oppositely arranged, downwardly projecting of cleanin material placed in contact with wad penetrating prongs on its outer side, sei said mem er. cured b rivets through said member close 3. In a holder for a wad of cleaning to said, andle, said pron s, as the form of 5 material, a shallow concavo-convexed mem sa1d member is reversed, aving a tong-like 15 ber of molded rubber or' like deformable movement to grip a wad of cleaning material material, a. relatively massive handle upon placed in Contact with said member. the upper side thereof, said member bemg This specification signed this 14th day adapted to be turned inside out and, when of October, 1925 10 in such reversed position having a. pair of ABRAHAM MELNIKER.

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US2526418 *Jul 19, 1948Oct 17, 1950Rees George AUniversal scouring pad holder
US2629890 *Jun 21, 1951Mar 3, 1953Di Giovanna Tigellia CiscoHolder for steel wool
US2786223 *Feb 2, 1953Mar 26, 1957Ziskind SamuelScouring pad holder
US2799038 *Oct 8, 1953Jul 16, 1957Milton N FordeScouring pad holder
US3105989 *Jan 30, 1962Oct 8, 1963Bell Sidney RPad holder
US3528076 *Feb 9, 1968Sep 8, 1970Bissell IncMop with pad securing means
US4085475 *Oct 7, 1976Apr 25, 1978Silver Louis JScouring device
US6023810 *Jul 28, 1998Feb 15, 2000Gessert; Roy E.Grill cleaning apparatus incorporating detachable handle and holder for removable scouring pad
US20150053222 *Aug 19, 2014Feb 26, 2015Debbie L Stoplos-SchafferHolder for nail cleaner material
Classifications
U.S. Classification15/209.1, 15/229.13, 15/153
International ClassificationA47L13/022, A47L13/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/022
European ClassificationA47L13/022