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Patented Oct. 15, 1929 i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE LEON HEMPLE, OF ST, LOUIS, MISSOURI FOUNTAIN MOP AND WASHER HEAD Application filed December 4, 1925, Serial No. 73,103. Renewed March 7, 1929.
water rather than cause the flow to pass rapidly throughthe cords which causes the water to splash, especially when holding the device in the hand, as when washing a vehicle body and the like:
provide a hollow core for the mop and washer head so constructed asto retard the velocity of the flow of water at the inner extremity of the core and to cause it to flow laterally from the core upon opposite sides thereof at the 5 inner. end thereof, thereby avoiding the splashing of water while using the device.
Astill further object of the invention resides in themanner in whiohI tie the mop or washer cords to the core; first, by folding the cords and tying them below the inner end of the core so as to provide a cover for the inner end of the core; second, by tying the cords adjacent the upper side of the lateral core projection near the outer end of the core so as to draw the cords tightly and closely around the water discharge passages at the inner end of the core so as to prevent slipping of the cords and further retard the flow of water from thecore; and third,to further and finally tie the cords adjacent the lower sides of the lateral core projections'to prevent any possible displacement of the cords upon the core of the device.
With the above and other objects in view, the inventionconsists in the novel features of construction, arrangement and combination of parts and their equivalents, hereinafter more fully described and finally pointed out w in the claims hereto appended.
50 Referring to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, wherein like characters of reference denote similar parts throughout the several views:
Fig. 1, is a side elevation of my improved mop and washer head.
Fig. 2, is a side elevation of the mop and washer head core.
Fig. 3, is a top plan view thereof. v
Fig. 4, is a view, substantially full size, in vertical sectional elevation, embodying the features of my invention.
Fig. 5, is a detail of a modification of the inner end of the core.
Referring to the drawings, the reference character 1 represents a suitable hose, pipe, hollow handle or the like having its lower end provided with an externally screw threaded nipple 2. A further object of the invention is to.
In carrying out the aim of my particular invention, Iemploy a core or nozzle 3 having the water chamber or passage 4. The upper end of the chamber or passage 4 isinternally screw threaded so as to provide the screw threaded socket 5 for receiving the nipple2 when connecting the hose 1,or the like to the nozzle or hollow core, as shown in Fig. 4. I
The upper end of the chamber or passage 4 at the base of the internally screw threaded socket 5 is provided with an annular shoulder 6 upon which can be seated a suitable washer 7 v The inner walls 8 of the core nozzle 3 are. preferably parallel so as not to increase the velocity of the water flow therethrough.
The lower end ofthe core nozzle 3 is pref-' erably closed by means of the inner end wall 9 which is connected to the inner end of the core nozzle 3 in spaced relation to the lower edge 10 thereof, by means of a pair of opposed integral connections or arms 11, so as to provide or form two opposed laterally directed water discharge passages 12 at the inner end of the core nozzle, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. In other words, the wall of the core nozzle 3 is cutaway upon opposite sides just above the inner end wall 9 thereof to provide suitable water discharge passages at the inner end of the nozzle.
The wall of the core nozzle 3 is preferably greater in diameter at its outer end than at 'its main body portion to provide thenipple receiving socket 5 and to provide a circumferential shoulder 13.
Projecting laterally in opposite directions from the wall of the main body portion of the core nozzle 3, are a pair of suitable preferably integral arms 14 which are disposed a suitable distance inward from the circumferential shoulder 13 which arms act as anchors and aid in preventing the displacement of the fabric cords as will be hereinafter set out.
The reference character 15 represents the mop and washer head body and it is formed of the usual fabric cords positioned around the core nozzle 3 thereof in such a manner as to extend beyond the inner end 10 of the core nozzle .3 to provide the mopping and washing body 15 at the free ends and a compact outer head 16 around the core nozzle, as well as a compact inner head 17 below the inner end wall 10 of the core nozzle, as clearly shown in Fig, 4, The fabric cords forming the inner head 17 are tied by suitable means, such as a cord 18 just below the inner end wall 10 of the core nozzle 3. The fabric mop and washer head cords are then tightly drawn and directed toward the socket end of the nozzle engaging the outer surface of the nozzle wall so asto span and close the water discharge openings in passages 12 and they pass upon either side of the laterally projecting arms 14. This section of the cords form a mass,
body or inner wall of cords designated 19 which are tightly massed so as to materially restrict and retard the flow of water between the cords so as to cause the cords to merely absorb the water rather than permit the water to flow rapidly therebetween and therethrough. This mass of cords designated section 19 are tied by suitable means,,such as a cord 20 above the arms 14: adjacent the eircumferential shoulderv 13 to prevent longitudinal movement of the cords with relation to the core nozzle 3. The mop and washer head cords are then folded upon themselves and directed downwardly or toward the inner end of the core nozzle and are again and finallytied a third time as at 20 below the lateral extending arms 14 adjacent the outer ends thereof to form or provide the massed outer cord head 16 and to positively prevent displacement ofthe mop and washer head cords around the core nozzle 3, as will be apparent from Fig. 4, of the drawing. The remaining or free ends of the cords which constitute the mop or washer head body 15 extend below the inner cord head 17 and completely surround the same, as clearly shown in Fig. 4. i
It will be apparent from the foregoing de scription and by reference to the drawings, that the flow of water into the chamber or passage 4 of the core nozzle 3 is abruptly stopped by the inner end wall 10 only after the Velocity of the flow has been disturbed or retarded and permitted to flow or be diswater only flows gently through thecords' and by absorbtion, owing to the tightly drawn and packed cord wall 19 blocking the free passage ofwall being discharged from the core nozzle 3.
In the modification shown in Fig. 41, it will be observed that in some instances, it may be advisable to permit of a more free flow'of water from the core nozzle and in this case, I provide the end wall 10 with one .or more suitable water discharge open1ngs21 so as to permit some of the water to pass straight.
through the core nozzle and into the inner core head 18 without being first diverted or materially retarded.
From the foregoing description, it is evident that I provide a fountain mop and washer head wherein the flow of water therethrough is so retarded as to obviate splashing of water at .the mop or washer head.
The many advantages of the herein described invention will readily suggest themselves to those skilled in the art to which it appertains.
I do not desire to be understood as limiting myself to the exact details of construction and arrangement of parts as herein described and illustrated, as it is manifest that variations and modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of invention and the terms of the following claims, hence I wish it to be understood-that I reserve the right to make any such changes, or modifications as may fairly fall within the scope of the appended claims when fairly construed.
lVhat I claim is:
1. In combination, acore nozzle for attachment to a hose, mop cords applied to said nozzle, said cords being folded intermediate their ends to provide an inner ply of strands and an outer ply of strands, anchor pins directed laterally from the nozzle and embedded in both the inner and outer strands, means securing the inner ply of strands to the nozzle above the anchor pins, means securing the outer ply of strands to the inner ply of strands below the anchor pins, means tying the inner ply of strands together below the nozzle and said nozzle having laterally di- 7 rected water outlet openings in its wall leading from the bore thereof into the inner ply of strands. I 2. In combination, a core nozzle for attachment to a hose, mop cords applied to said nozzle, said cords being folded intermediate their ends to provide an inner ply of strands and an outer ply of strands, anchor pins directed laterally from the nozzle and embedded in the inner strands, means securing the inner ply of strands to the nozzle above the anchor pins, means securing the outer ply of strands to the inner ply of strands below the anchor pins, means tying the inner ply of strands together below the nozzle and said nozzle having laterally directed water outlet openings in its wall leading from the bore thereof into the inner ply of strands,
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name to the specification.