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Publication numberUS1823486 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1931
Filing dateJun 11, 1927
Priority dateJun 11, 1927
Publication numberUS 1823486 A, US 1823486A, US-A-1823486, US1823486 A, US1823486A
InventorsLionel Chase
Original AssigneeColson Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mop wringer
US 1823486 A
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Sept. l5, 1931. L. CHASE 1,823,486

MOP WRINGER d Flled June l1, 19]@ 34 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Sept.' 15, 1931. CHASE 1,823,486

MOP WRINGER Filed June ll, 1927 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Sept. 15, 1931.

Filed June ll, 1927 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 15, 1931 ,UNITED stares .PATENT ,OFFICE Lionnncnasn, ornLYRIn, onio, Assienoa lro THE ooLsoN COMPANY, or ELYRIA, 01110, A oonrona'rion or 01110 Mor WRINGER Application filed June 11,

My invention relates to an improved rwringer and `more particularly it .relates ltoa mop wringer adaptable .for y application 'to a wheeled scrubbing tank.

An object of my 'inventionis toy provide an improved mop wringer capable offeifectively wringinganiop by a simple one hand movement of thewringer while the operator holds thermop handle 4with his' free hand.

1o Another object'ofmy invention resides in the provision of a driving Amechanism for the wringer rolls which :when rotated clockwise will rotate the rolls and'when rotated counter-clockwise vwill shift one of the rolls relative Atothe other roll.

' Anotherzobject of `mv invention resides in the provision of amop wringer which is simpleanddu-rable in construction, positive in, p operation and wherein Yprovision is made for replacement of worn parts.

Another object of my invention resides in the provision of anV improved mop wringer which is readily operable and'economical to manufacture, and which may be attached to and removed froma wheeled scrubbing tank expeditiously. Y I

Theseand other objects of 4my invention and the invention itself willlbecome apparent from reference tothe followingdescription 3o of an embodiment thereofand -in which description 4referencewill be had to the accent panying drawings forming a part of this specification.

`Referring" to the drawings;

Fig. 1 isa top planview of an embodiment yof'ney invention attached vto a wheeled scrubbing tank;

Fig. `2 is a similarview of the foregoing embodiment illustrating 'another operative position of the same;

Fig?) 'is an end elevational view of a portable scrubbing tank embodyingemy *invention Fig "4 is a fragmentary side elevational 115i view of one operative position'of the'wringer rolls, the parts being shown 'in this view twice the size of the same lparts in .the lforegoing figures, and the View being taken-on yline 4-4 of Fig. 1, lookingin thedirection of 'thel ar- 502` rows; f

1927. seriai No. 198,267.

Fig. 5 is a view like Fig. 4, illustrating anotheroperative positionof the wringer rolls;

Fig. 6 isa view .like that of Figs. i 'and 5 illustrating the 'position assumed by the mechanism when the rolls .are spaced the greatest distance apart;

Fig..7 is a fragmentary top plan view yof the driving ymechanism and the tensioning mechanismthe parts being shown twice the size of the same parts in Fig 1;

Fig. 8 is a transverse sectional view taken on the fline 8-8of Fig. 1; f f

9 is alike view taken on the line 9-9 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 10 isa similar view taken on the line 10-10fof Fig. 7;

vFig.,1-1 is a fragmentary elevational view ofthe: member for limiting rotative Emovement of one of the shafts;

Fig. 12 is a sectional view takenon the line 12-12 of'Fig. 7

Figsfl, 14, and 15 are side elevational plan views of various parts used to form a cam used in .my invention;

Fig. 16 is anend elevational view of the `line of 15 Figs.,17 and 18 areviews of parts of Fig. 9, separated to more clearly show the construction;

Fig. 19 isa vertical medial view of the. parts of Fig. 9 and with one of the parts rotated 180, with the shaft removed.

Referring to all the figures of the drawings, in all of-which like parts are designated .by like reference characters, at 10, I show a tank adapted to becarried on a wheeled scrubbing truck. Inturned flanges 12 are formed on the upper edgeof the tank, and a transverse channel iron brace 13 is disposed between the sides of thetank to provide a reenforcement therefor. Saidflanges and said channel iron brace are adapted to secure my improved mop wringer, generally indicated by the reference numeral 14, on the upper edge kof the tank in a manner which will hereinafterbe described in detail. kFor purposesfof illustration and that a better understanding of -my invention may -be had 'I have shown the same applied -to a Wheeled scrubbing tank; however, vit is to 2Q same between shoulders 32 on the ro-ds and be understood that I do not wish to limit myself tothe specific employment of my improved wringer herein illustrated and described, inasmuch as the same may be employed in numerous different ways from the manner herein embodied.

The wringer 14 preferably comprises a frame having a pair of frame end plates 21 and 22 formed of pressed sheet steel, an notermediately disposed pressed sheet steel frame plate 23, `disposed more adjacent the end plate 21, and a pair of spacer rods 24l and 25 provided with threaded reduced ends 26 and 27 adapted to project through aligned apertures 28 and 29 inthe frame plates 21, 22, and 23. Rod reduced ends 26 and 27 are relatively long and are adapted to receive spacer bushings 30 and 31. Said spacer bushings abut against the frame plate 23, `clamping the Y the bushings, lwhen clamping nuts 33 are screwed onto the rods to clamp the frame end plate`21v thereon. Frame clamping nuts 34 lretain the frame end plate 22 butted against shoulders 35 on the opposite ends of the rods.

A pair of angular frame clips 36l and 37 are preferably riveted to theA frame end plate 22 in spaced relation to each other and are adapted to be projected beneaththe flangesy 12 of the tank 10. An angular wringer clamp 38 is secured to the other frame end plate 21 intermediate its ends. Said clamp is formed with a laterally disposed portion 39 having a slot 40 therein. Althreaded Clamping stud is carried by the channel iron brace 13 intermediate the ends thereof and is adapted to project into the slot 40 when the wringer is placed on the edge ofthe tank with the clips under the flanges l2. A clamping nut 42 having a threaded aXial recess in one-of its ends is threaded ontothe stud to detachably secure the wringer on the tank 10. The nut 42 is provided with a radial bore intov which a handle 41V is carried and projects laterally thereof and may be grasped by the hand of an operator to either clamp or release clamp of the wringer on the suport.- f Y v pThe driving mechanism and spring tensioning and shifting mechanism for the Wringer rolls 45 and 46, the former being shiftable, and the latter being fixed, comprises a pair of mechanisms disposed, one on each side of the frame, and are similar in construction and operation one being right hand andthe other left hand, except that a handle 3 and crank4 are included in the mechanism on one side of the frame generally indicated by the. reference numeral Y5,k

while a lever 6 in the mechanism, generally indicated at 8, takes the place of the handle and'c'rank3 and 4. In view of the similarity l of construction and operation of the driv- 65V ing, shifting and tensioning mechanisms 5 slid longitudinally therein relative to the end plates `22and 23. The slots 47 and 48 are provided with recesses in the end thereof more adjacent the roll 46, said recesses being large enough to permit the shaft 52 to be inserted therein so that the grooves 51 align with the slots 47 and 48 and allow the shaft to slide longitudinally therein, and provide abearing support for the shaft. Idler shaft 49 is provided with portions projecting laterally of the slots and are provided with bores 53 and 54 adjacent the ends thereof.

`Roll 46 is preferably composite and coinprises a rotatable shaft 6l having peripheral grooves 62 and 63 disposed adjacent the ends thereof. Said shaft is journaled in bearings 93 and 94 carried in aligned openings in the plates 22 and 23. A radial recess 64 is pro* vided in the shaft 'for the reception of a lock pin 65 having a threaded end 66 screwed into a threaded aperture in bushings 67 secured to the shaft adjacent each end thereof. A tubular core 68 having end internal grooves 69 lis disposed over the bushings 67 with the bushings 'abuttingl the shoulders formed by Y A threaded opening 70 is and is adapted to provide'a non-slipping drive for the roll 45 when a mop or other article is passed. between the rolls. The sur.- face is provided with an aperture 76 in alignment with apertures 64 and 70 for the pin 65 by which access maybe had to the same to remove the core 68 and surface 75. The ends of the shaftfare provided with reduced threaded ends, one of which receives the handle crank 4 non-rotatably secured thereto by a nut 73, while a nut 74 is threaded onto the opposite end of the shaft.

The driving mechanism forthe rolls actuated by rotation of the handle crank 4, cornprises a cam carrying link 77 pivoted at 7 8 to the handle crank adjacent its shaft engag ing end, and is bent away from the crank at 79 disposing the free end thereof in alignment with a peripheral groove 62 in the shaft. Pawl disks 8O and 81, as best shown in Figs. 13 and 14, are preferably riveted to the ends of the link 77, all of which are provided with Vvcentrally disposed slots 82, 82" and 82". The cam disks 8O and 81 have cam surfaces 84 relieved at the high point 86 to form ya hook shaped endi85. Asbest shown ini-'Figi 17, the link 77: and pawl disks-80 y.and *81, 'when riveted together, form acentral ci-rcular recess, 'the slot82 being larger' than the-l slots 82 an'd82 in therpawl disk80 and link 77, respectively.

Aslotted bushing 87, Fig. 18, carried' by one end of a link 88,'is provided with aflange 89 and an intermediate groove 90. The J inner surfaces of the pawl disks kand link cooperate with the external surfacesof the bushing87, as best shown in Figs. 9 and l19. The vouter assembly ymay yhe rotated around the bushing, thebushing being held within the Yslot of the pawl disks and linkby the liange 89 in thegroove 82. 'A pawl 103 is slidably carried in an inclined slot 104 in the link 88 and adaptedto be engaged lby the cam and'elevatedin the slot when the handle crankis rotated in one direction, and adapted to loe engaged by thehook 85y tomove the pin to the. base of the slot when the handle crank is rotated in the opposite direction to render the rhook 85, .link 77 and tension link y88 a rigid lever. n p

The 4link 88 is 'provided with a ylug 91,as best shown in Fig. l2, projecting from one end thereof adapted `to enter a slot 92 formed in the adjoining end of 'spring tension rods and are rigidly secured to each other. A washer96 is carried on the rod adjacent the link 88. Rods 15y are preferably Adisposed parallel with the frame end plates and the `handle, crank, the .free ends thereof being adapted to project through .the .radial bores cli- 53 andy 54 in .the idler shaft'49. A coiled spring 16 is carried by the rod 15 and is compressed between the idler shaft and ya nut 97y threaded onto the end of the rod.

A stop member'57 adapted to limit rotative movement of the shaft 49 is provided, preferably comprising a collar around an end of the portion 52 of the shaft 49 and engag- Y ing the exterior wall of the frame end plate f 22 adjacent to and bridging the slot 47 therein. A threaded transverse bore 59 is provided in the collar for the reception of a set screw 60 adapted to non-rotatably secure the collar on the shaft 49. A radially extending arm preferably formed integral with the collar is provided having a laterally projecting portion 56 disposed into the slot 47. Said portion is formed with flat inclined sides 160 and 161 which may alternately engage the Zopposed faces 162 and 163 of the slot 47 to limit the rotative movement of the shaft 49 when the same is rotated and thereby prevent accidental disengagement of the links 88 and 77. Thus, when the handle is rotated to move the roller 45 towards the roller 46, the lower flat side 161 of the portion k56 will engage the lower face 163 of the slot,-and accordingly provide a stop to limit rotative lmovement of the rshafty 49. Conversely, when the handle is rotated in the opposite direction to space the rollers 45 and 46, the shaft 49 will rbe rotated into the position in which the upper side wall 160 thereof will engage Vthe'upper face l162 of the slot and thus limit rotative movement of the shaft 49 in the lopposite direction.

Operation of the above described wringer, assuming the same to be in the position illustrated in 2 and 5 of the drawings, wherein the rolls 45 and 46 are out of contact with cach other, is as follows:

A mop head is elevated from the tank into al Iposition between the rolls by one hand of the operator. and the operator grasps Vthe handle 3 with his free hand rotating the han-v dle clockwise. The levers 4 and 6 and links 77 will be swung to the right drawing the shiftable roll 45 towards the fixed roll 46 and the U-'shaped recesses of the links and disks 8O and 81-will engage the peripheral grooves 62 and 63. T he shiftab'l-e roll will engage the mop head and compress the same between it and the roll 46, the spring tensioning rods 15 permittingthe mop head to be so disposed. Continued rotation of the crank clockwise rotates the roll 46 which in turn rotates the roll 45 and forces the mop head from between the rolls n-'ringing the water therefrom. The U- shaped recesses ner-mit free rotation of the shafttl and at the same time retain the roll 45 in shifted position against the tension of the springs 16. During` rotation of the handle crank. in a clockwise direction the. cams 84 will elevate the pin in the slot 104 and thereby permit free rotation of the handle crank.

l/Vhen it is desired to release the mop. the lever 4 is rotated counter clockwise carrying with it the link 77 until the hook 85 engages the dog 103 which causes the link 77, tension link 88 and rod 15 to form a ri ,ai d leverwith the shaft 52 as the fnlcrum and the point of connection 78 as power, with the slots-82, 81 and 82 and the slot in th-e bushing 87 aligned, and lifts the rigid composite 'lever soformed out of engagement with the groove 62 on the roller shaft 61 and by an eccentric motion forces the roller 45 away fromj the roller 46. The movement is continued until a limit is reached by virtue of the shaft 49- engaging the ends of the slots 47 and 48,

wherein the wringer is again ready vto receive axis, a shiftable wringer roll mounted fory rotation on a laterally shiftable axis, a handle for rotating .the fixed roll, power transmit- FID fili

ting means between the handle and the shiftable roll operable by movement of the handle for shifting the shiftable roll toward the fixed roll during rotational movement of the fixed I'O 2. In a wringer, a supporting frame, a pair ofk aligned guideways-in the frame, a shaft laterally shiftable in the guideways, a wringer roll on the shaft, a fixed roll on the frame, a-crank for rotating the fixed roll, a pair of mutually hinged links, a resilient connection between one link and the said shaft, the other link being connected to the crank whereby when the cranl is rotated the shiftable roll may be resilientlv lforced toward the fixed roll and upon continued rotationof the crank the fixed roll may be rotated.

3. In a wringer, a frame, a roll mounted Vfor rotation on a xed axis on the frame, a

second roll, mounted 'for rotation on an'axis and forv bodily lateral movement onV the frame, means for rotating the fixed roll, means for movingthe bodily movable'roll, said last named means including an velement rotatable with the fixed roll, a linkage mechanism between said element and the shaft of the bodily movable roll, whereby upon rotation of the fixed roll, the second roll is moved relatively toward the first ro-ll and then, upon continued rotation of the fixed roll, rotational movement of the fixed roll may be communicated to the second roller by an article to be compressed placed between the rollers.

4. In combination, a pair of rolls both adapted for rotation on parallel axes, means for rotating one of the rolls and a linkage comprising a pair of mutually hinged elements and an element rotatable with the rotatable roll interconnecting the rolls and operable by rotational movement of the rotatable roll `to draw the rolls together to effect driving engagement between the rolls.

5. In combination, a pair of parallel rolls, means to rotate one of the rolls, means interconnecting the rolls and responsive to rotative movement of the rst one of the rolls in one direction tol draw the-'rolls together and nected tothe element rotatable with the fixed roll, and the other hinged element being connected to the shaft of the other roll, the parts being arranged so that upon rotation of the rotatable roll, the other roll will be shifted toward the fixed roll and the hinge axis will move substantially into coincidence with the axis of the fixed roll,wherebythe fixed roll may continue to be rotated after the other rollphas been shifted into driven engagement to have hinging movement around a common axis, one of the hinged elements being connected to the element rotatable with the fixed roll, and the other hinged element being resiliently connected to the shaft of the other roll, the parts being arranged so that upon rotation of the-rotatable roll, the other rollwill be shifted toward the fixed roll and the hinge axis-will move substantially into coincidence with the axis of the fixed roll, wherebythe fixed roll may continue to be rotated after the other roll has been shifted into driven engagement therewith.

In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature this 2d day of J une, 1927. Y


responsive to rotative movement of the said Y roll in the opposite direction to force the rolls '5U apart, said means including an element rotatable with the said first one of the rolls, a pair of hinged links, one of which is connected to said element and the other to the other roll.v

6. In a wringer, a supporting frame, a pair of rolls, one of the rolls being mounted for rotation on a fixed axis, the other having a shaft, a guideway on the frame whereby the yshaft may be movedto shift the other roll laterally, means for rotating the fixed roll, an element connected with the fixed roll and rotatable therewith, a connection between the said element and the shaft of the other roll including a pair of hinged elements adapted to have hinging movement around a common axis, one ofthe hinged elements being con-

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US4912804 *Jun 13, 1988Apr 3, 1990Fr. Ditlevsens Eftr. A/SMop wringer
US5245724 *Jul 16, 1991Sep 21, 1993Dieter SacksApparatus for wringing mops and the like
U.S. Classification15/262
International ClassificationA47L13/60, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/60
European ClassificationA47L13/60