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Publication numberUS1803693 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1931
Filing dateApr 24, 1929
Priority dateApr 24, 1929
Publication numberUS 1803693 A, US 1803693A, US-A-1803693, US1803693 A, US1803693A
InventorsHerbert A Cutting
Original AssigneeHerbert A Cutting
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cleaning means
US 1803693 A
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BY Na fliwr A TT ORNE Y Patented May 1931- PATENI; OFFICE A. comma, or nnrnorr, urcarem CLEANING KEANE Application filed April 84,

One of the primary objects of my invention is to rovide a means whereby steam may be supp ed and used with a suction or vacuum cleaner for the purpose of aiding in the clean- 5 ing of rugs, ts or the like.

have foun that if steam is supplied at a point adjacent to the suction opening of a vacuum cleaner a most remarkable increased cleaning efliciency is had. Other objects of my invention are the provision of simple and eflicient mechamsm by which steammay be produced and supplied to a conventional suction of vacuum cleaner.

With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and construction of the various parts of my improved device as described in the specification, claimed in my claims and shown in the accompanying drawings, in

go which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a vacuum cleaner showing my invention applied thereto.

Fig. 2 is a view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a view, partly in elevation and as partly in section, showing in detail the nozzle by which steam is supplied to a vacuum cleaner.

Fig. 4 is a view, partly in elevation and partly in section, showing a water tank and w heater such as may be utilized with my in-.


Fig. 5 is a view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 3. I have shown more or less diagrammatically a conventional suction or vacuum cleaner which I have generally indicated at 5, having a conventional electric motor 6, foreign matter collector or bag 7, and operating handle 8. The suction inlet for the cleaner will be conventionally located at the forward por- 0 tion thereof as is indicated at 9.

be amped around the housing of the motor 6 by means of bolt and nut, indicated generally at 11, and which supports at one end a container 12, which is adapted to contain water. Water may-be supplied to the container 12 by removmg the cap 13 thereon.

The bottom of the container 12 has secured thereto a housing 14 containing an electrical resistance unit 15 which may be connected 1989. Serial No. 857,649.

through suitable wires 16 with a source of electricit If desired the wires 16 may be connecte with the wires 17 which run to the electric motor 6 so that when the motor is operated the resistance unit 15 is likewise op- 6 erated. O ration of the unit 15 will cause the'water 1n the container 12 to be heated.- When the water has been heated to the point where steam is formed,'such steam will ass from the container through the pipe 18, w 'ch connects with the top of the container, downwardliinto'anozzle member 19-wl1ich is located by a bracket 20 directly in froht'of s e the cleaner housing and of the suction nozzle 9. Steam passes from the nozzle 19 vthrough the holes 25 in the bottom thereof.

I have found that the use of these holes greatly facilitates an equal. distribution of the steam across the entlre face. of the suctionnozzle. Inasmuch as the nozzle member 19 is downwardly directed, it will be readily apparent that steam will be supplied to the flower carpetin directly in front of the suction nozzle 9 and the combination of the steam and the suction results in a cleaning of the carpeting which is much superior to any results obtained steam.

As willbe readily understood, movement of the vacuum cleaner over the surface being cleaned will result in the cleaner acting upon the surface immediately after it has been treated with steam, and I have found this to result in a much brightened and efliciently cleaned surface.

It will be obvious that various changes may be made in the arrangement, combination and construction of the various parts of my by cleaning without the improved device without departing from the IcFrovide a bracket member 10, which may spirit of my invention and it is my intention to cover by my claims such changes as may be reasonably included within the scope thereof.

What I claim is: 1. A vacuum cleaner including a housing member and a suction inlet, a water container removably secured to said housing and havin an outlet leading to a point adj acent suction inlet and means for heatto said housingb ing water in said container to supply steam to an article bein cleaned.

2. A vacuum c eaner including a housin member and a suction inlet, a bracket swure member, a water container secured to said racket and having an outlet leading to a oint adjacent said suction inlet and means or heating water in said container to supply steam through the outlet to an article beinfifileaned.


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U.S. Classification15/320
International ClassificationA47L11/34
Cooperative ClassificationA47L11/4016, A47L11/34, A47L11/4044
European ClassificationA47L11/40D2, A47L11/40F6, A47L11/34