US 1690757 A
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Patented Nov. 6, 1928.
` UNITED STATES PATENT JOSEPH c. s'rEINEB., 0E wAUWA'ros'A, AND MIKE PETE ynrrmniyor MILWAUKEE,
WISCONSIN. l l
Application led 0ct0ber 20, 1927. Serial No.' 227,512.
This invention relates to improvements in brushes.
It is one of the objects of this invention to provide an improved brush which wil facilitate the cleaning of garments.
It is a further object of this invention to provide a device for steaming andbrushing clothes in one operation. v y
It is a further object of this invention to provide a brush in which the How of steam may be readily controlled fromthe handle of the device.
It is a further vobject of this invention to provide a brush having a brush holdin plate with perforations therein, through W ich a fluid such as steam may be discharged at will, to circulate among. the' bristles of the brush r It is a further object of this invention to provide a brush which is simple inl construction and operation, and which is wel] adapted for the purpose described.
With the above and other objects in View, the invention consists of the improved brush and all its parts and combinations as set forth in the claims and all equivalents thereof.
In the accompanying drawing, in which the same reference characters designate the same parts in all of the views:
the improved steam brush;
Fia. 2 is-.a transverse sectional view there of ta en on line 2-2of Fig. 1, and
Fig. 3. is an; end view thereof, parts being broken away.
Referring to the drawin ,the numeral 5 designates a casing, to eac end of which, secured b screws4 6, is an upwardly extending handib holding bracket 7. Connecting the upperl ends of the handle holding brackets, and extending through a bore in a handle 8, is a horizontal rod 9, having one end threaded, as at 10, to hold the rod in place.
The casing 5 is in the shape of an inverted cup, within which there is a convex partition plate 11 formed with a central boss 12. Between thev upper portion of the casing and the partition plate is an upper steam chamber 13. Below the partitionv plate, and separated from it by a lower steam chamber 14, is a plate 15, preferably of copper. Below the copper plate and adjacent thereto,
is a strip Fig. 1 is alongitudinal vertical. section of.
` 'l l material I A brise als..` oldi'ng.v plate-117,1preferably of l lurality o-bristles 18' are heldftoffform-asur ace engaging member" or brush,VA ispositioned below' the insulating lmaterial 16'.; Extending throu-ghmthe bristle l jholding plate, vthe -insulating?'imiteriahl and the copperz plate, area plural-ity-ofvertical;
perforations 19. 'These perforationsfare for theurpose of allowingjthe' steam or other llui in the lower chamberlfltofpuss through the plates and circulate-among the' bristles -18.- The bristle holdingr-,pl1 t`e',r theginsulat-vmgVV material, and the' copper plate are rsecured to the partition plate 1`1Lbyscrews20.
The upper portion" of the casing is formed with a depressed portionf21p0n which there is a downwardly extending boss 22 meeting thefboss 12 of the partitionplate.`4 Within the depressed portion',` a11d secured" to the casing 5 by screws 23,isa-valv'e plate 24. A steam passageway 25 extends through the depressed portion of the base member 5 andiinto the valve' late to'anenlarged valve chamber 26. At tlhe point where the passageway meetsthe valve chamber, the valve seat 27 is formed. Slidably positioned within the plate 24 -isafva-lve fneedle28... The
` partition plate 11 isl connected to the upper portion of the basevmember byabored screw 29 extending tl rou h1the" boss.; 12 and into the boss-22.
lilxtendingfdov rdlyffrom 'the valve chamber26andajo" mgth'elboreof the screw 29, isasteamou y 30 When thevalve is opened, steam' whi'cl 'admitted Y into the outlet 30 flows intio ..the r lowerchamber 14 and out through; theyperforations 19; One end of the valve yplate 24 has la. threaded projection 3l uponxwhich isa knurled nut 32. Adjacent the knurled nut and on the outer end of thevalve needle is a notched member 33 having a lug 34 on its outer end. A spring 35 having one end surrounding the lug 34 and its other end surrounding a lug 36 on the handle holding bracket 7, holds the valve stem yieldingly in a closed position. A lever 37, ivoted to a projection 38 on the handle olding bracket 7, and engaging the notched member 33 with its lower end, is arranged to open or close the valve.
A steam inlet tube 39 connected to `a perforation 40 in the casing 5 admits steam into lever 37 down.
the upper chamber 13. A tube 4l connected to a perforation 42 is provided to admit compressed air to dry the garment.
The operation of the device is as follows: The upper chamber 13 is filled with steam which has been admitted under pressure from the inlet tube 39. The user grasps the handle 8, and by operation of the conveniently located lever 37, opens the valve. This causes the steam from the upper chamber to pass into the valve chamber 26 and then through the outlet 30 into the lower chamber 14. The steam in the lower chamber immediately passes through the perforations 19 and circulates among the bristles 18. The action of the steam in combination withv the brush will serve to effectively remove dirt and other foreign matter from garments. The steam may be shut off whenever it is desired by the operation of the lever 37. If a constant flow of steam is necessary, the knurled nut 32 may be loosened. This will bear against the notched member 33 and will thus open the valve and hold it in that position as long as it is desired, without making it\ necessary to hold the When the garment has been well steamed the steam supply may be shut off and compressed air admitted through the opening 41. This will tend to dry the garment which necessarily has absorbed considerable moisture from the steam.
A third opening 43 is provided as an outlet for water which has accumulated due to condensation of the steam within the chamber.
From the foregoing description, it may b seen that the improved steam brush is simple in construction and operation, and is well adapted for the purpose described.
What we claim as our invention is:
l. A cleaning device comprising a surface engaging member, an upwardly extending support connected at each end of said surface engaging member, a handle mounted between said supports, means for discharging a fluid below said surface engaging member, a valve seat in connection with said means, a valve needle in connection Lwith said seat, a notched member on the outer end of said valve needle, a spring engaging said notched member, and a lever pivoted to one of the upwardly extending supports and having its lower end engaging the notched member and its upper end adjacent the handle.
2. A cleaning device comprising a casing having a fluid inlet, a plate mounted'on the upper surface of said casing, a partition within said casing dividing the latterinto an upper and lower chamber, said partitionv communicating ducts therein connecting the upper and lower chambers, means in connection with the duct in the plate for controlling the passage of fluid therethrough, and a surface engaging member below the lower chamber having perforations therein for discharging the fluid.
3. A cleaning device comprising a casing having a fluid inlet and having a depressed portion in its upper side with a bore therein, a partition within said casing dividing 'the latter into an upper and lower chamber, said partition being connected at an intermediate point with the depressed portion of the casing, and said connecting portion having a duct extending therethrough, a plate in the depressed portion of the casing, said plate having a duct therein extending from the bore in the depressed portion ofthe casing to the duct in the connection between the partition and the depressed portion of the casing, means in connection with said duct in the plate for controlling the passage of fluid therethrough, and a surface engaging member below the lower chamber havngdperforations therein for discharging the 4. A cleaning device comprising a casing having a fluid inlet and having a depressed portion in its upper side with a bore therein, a partition within said casing dividing the latter into an upper and lower chamber, said partition being connected at an intermediate point with the depressed portion of the casing, and said connected portion having a duct extending therethrough, a plate in the depressed portion of the casing, said plate having a duct therein extending from the bore in the depressed portion of the casing to the duct in the connection between the partition and the depressed portion of the casing, a valve chamber in the plate in connection with-said duct, a valve needle in connection with said valve` chamber, a notched member on the outer end of said valve needle, a spring engaging said notched member, a lever engaging the notched member to open or close the valve, means on the valve plate for maintaining the valve in an open position, and a surface engaging member below the lower chamber having perforations therein for discharging the fluid.
tures. v JOSEPH C. STEINER. MIKE PETE MIKAS.
In testimony whereof, we ailix our signa-