US 1709622 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 16; 1929. A, F, usfls 1,709,622
Filed March 16, 1928 Patented Apr. 16, 1929.
- 1 UNITED (STATES PATENT oF 1cE.
ANDREW F. JUsrrsor onroxasrm, OKLAHOMA. A
re utation filed March 16,1928. Serial No. 2 2,1 5..
My presentinvention has reference to mops and is particularly directed to a means associated with .a mop designed for slidable en 10 wringing device for mops that comprises a conical or flared sleeve having inwardly directed longitudinally arranged ribs thereon,
the said sleeve being slidable over the handle of the mop and being designed for engagement with the spring latch for holding the same above the mop head, and being likewise movable'over the mop head and designed to be held by one hand of the operator when his other hand turns the handle of the mop,
thereby turning the mophead in the sleeve to cause the same to become engaged by the ribs on the sleeve and thereby compressed to express all of the water from the mophead.
The improvement also resides in certain other novel features of construction, combination and operative association of parts, one satisfactory embodiment of which is disclosed by the accompanying drawlngs.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a mop in accordance with this invention.
Figure 2 is a similar view with parts broken away and parts in section and also showing the water expressing sleeve arranged over the mop head.
Figure 3 is a sectional view, through the sleeve approximately on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a side elevation illustrating a modification. 1
Figure 5 is a similar view with parts broken away showing the manner in which the water is extracted from the mop head. 7
The handle of the mop is round in cross section and is indicated in the drawings by the numeral 1. The handle at one end has attached thereto a ring 2 whereby the mop may be suspended from an elevatedsupport or.
from a nail or the like. The handle has secured therein the angle ends of, a substantially U-shaped spring catch 3. The handle is screwed or otherwise secured 111' the block 4 that carries the brush 5 of the mop head.
Arranged for slidable movement on the handle 1 there is a reduced neck portion 6 of a conical or bell-shaped sleeve 7. The
'gitudinally extending ribs 8.
when moved away from the mop head over sleeve formed with inwardly directed lon- I The sleeve the handle is designed to havethe shoulder 9 between the neck 6 and the screw collar engaged by the catch 3 and effectively sustained in the position illustrated by Figure 1 of the drawings so that the mop may be used in the usual manner. When water is to be expressed from the mop a downward pressure is exerted upon the sleeve, bringing the same to a position illustrated in Figure 2. One hand grips the sleeve and the other turns the handle 1 so that the fibres constituting 'thehead [5 will be twisted upon themselves and the water contained in the mop head will be expressed therefrom. y
In Figures 4 and 5 the construction is substantially similar to that previously described. 1 The sleeve 7', however, adjacent to its top and its open mouth is formed with outwardly extending ears 10 and 11, respectively.
Through openings in these ears there is arranged a slidable rod 12. This rod is round in plan and is comparatively heavy so that the hooked, as at 16, and the sleeve 7 has arranged thereon a lug or stud 17 to receive the hook therein when the rod is in the position illustrated by Figure 4.
Before the sleeve is moved to receive the Preferably'the. outer end of this finger 15 is mop head therein the rod is first pushed out- 1 wardly and then turned and drawn in an opposite direction to bring its finger 15 into the said sleeve, and thereafter the sleeve is moved to .receive the mop head therein. The finger performs the same function as the ribs 8.
The improvement is of an extremely sim le construction and the advantages thereof-will, it is thought, be understood when the foregoing description has been carefully readin connection with the accompanying drawing. Obviously I do not wish to be restricted to the precise details herein set forth and, therefore, hold myself entitled to make such changes therefrom as fairly fall within the scope of what I claim.
Having described the invention, I claim:
In combination, a mop including a head having a handle attached thereto,a sleeve slidable on the handle and movable over the head of the m op, 1neans for contracting with the fibres of the mop to cause the same to be twisted upon themselves and the water expressed therefrom when the sleeve is turned around the mop head, said means including a rod guided through bearings adjacent the top and bottom of the sleeve, Sald rod having its lower end rounded and formed'with a curved portion that merges into a hook, thecurved portion being adapted to be received within the sleeve'or to be secured exteriorly thereof, the sleeve having on its outer face a stud to engage with the hook when the latter is arranged exteriorly of the sleeve, and means for latching the sleeve on the handle for holding the same elevated above the mop head In testimony whereofI afiix my signature.
ANDREW F. JUSTIS.