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Publication numberUS1701686 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1929
Filing dateMay 4, 1926
Priority dateMay 4, 1926
Publication numberUS 1701686 A, US 1701686A, US-A-1701686, US1701686 A, US1701686A
InventorsRinsai Maeda
Original AssigneeRinsai Maeda
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1701686 A
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- Feb. l2, 1929.

Filed mayv 4. 192s 'Tg-fg. a'.





Application mee May 4,1926.

rlhis invention relates to rnops, and particularly to tor-ins oit niops of varying thicle ness, which may be readily attached to a traine or handle for operation.

An object of this invention is to provide a simple forni of mop, easily and inexpensively constructed of any suitablematerial by means of, which various defects oi" existing devices may be overcome.

il preferably provide a inop'body or suitable thickness and material, held intact by a central band, with the bearing surface of the mop sloping downward and outward from each side of the band, to provide a thick body near the center whereon the hardest rubbing or bearing area is at the short or top portionv thereof, when operated in the usual manner with the longer portion folded down as wiper follo'iving. This niop is attached to any suitable handle or traine by a Wire or bail which extends through the mop near the lower or outer` band, `with the ends bent up and around the operating ineans as may be desired.

l have illustrated my invention by the accompanying perspective dri wings, of which:

Figure l represents a narrow forni ot' inop head with sloping` bearing face. y

Figure 2 a narrow inop head with stepped bearing tace, with one end bent down and under the other parts to show the inethod of use.

Figure 3, represents a iforin of band, show ing stitching plan, and wire or bail attachment tor binding the 'mop to a 'frame or handle. f

Like numerals on the different ligures rep resent like parts.

Seria] No. 106,729.

Numeral l represents the body portion of the mop or mop head, 2 shows any form of band for holding the parts of the inop together, the parts being of fibre, cloth or other suitable material, 3 is the bail, such as wire or other binder, passing through the mop or around one side thereof and extendingback around the sides ot' the mop to be attached to any torni ot' handle or frame. 4 shovvs'any iorin oi stitches of threads or line cord for holding the bands in the proper positions on the mop, with other stitches 5 to hold the ends o1 the band together.

(3 represents the primary bearing point on the mop, and 7 and 8 the extended ends or portions which` follow up the rubbing or scrubbing action of the part 6 and tend to Wipe the surface with less pressure. The position ot the several parts of the face of the inop is illustrated in Fig. 2, as the short parts l5, 16 and 17 oit the mop are bent down and under thek other parts 18, 19 and 20, so that point at 6 is nearly opposite the projecting bail 3, and receives the hardest pressure from the operator.y

Having described rny invention, I claim- A inop, comprising a plurality of superposed laininations, the successive laininations being of uniforiniy increased length with the yopposite ends arranged in stepped relation, a

band for holding the laminations together, and a bail passing through the laminations for attachment to suitable handle means.

In testimony whereof I ah'ix my signature;


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US2489158 *Feb 26, 1946Nov 22, 1949Rodgers Dwain LDust mop having clamping channels for holding mop cloth tufts of varied lengths
US5115535 *Sep 15, 1989May 26, 1992Vileda GmbhMop for cleaning and polishing floors and other surfaces
U.S. Classification15/228
International ClassificationA47L13/20
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/20
European ClassificationA47L13/20