US 1849083 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 15, 1932. l B, L GRlMES 1,849,083
MOP CLEANER Filed Feb. 5, 1928 /5 y l S14/vento@ 30' tion;
'Patented Mar. 115, 1932 iBERTHA-LINnGRIi/Ins, Yor NEW.Y01K,N.'Y.
MOP" CLEANER' i `Appiiannl lea February" 3,1928. Ysentirne.aerien;
This invention relates to devicesv 'for cleznnl ing and more particularly to a dust container -v adapted "for use' With4 household dry mops, brushes and the like. I lj 2' Y 5 lt is'an object ofthis invention to provide Y a novel cleaning container for 'use vices'isuch as mops and brushes'.V v.
Another object is to provid l@ tachable sections.
. Yet another `,objectfisto,provide a device l of' the' character referred to Which-may be readily dismantled and4 packed in `av smallV ToY enable ai 1 ready-'comprehension of 'the' underlying principles of this invention, "l
have illustrated preferred embodiment-Sofit .25 inthe accompanying drawings.' In these the. same reference numerals refer to similar Aparts throughout the severalvievvs, of'vvhieh Fig'. lis a perspective view, Witha part` Y .broken away to shovv thek interior construcgFig. 2 is an enlarged-detail view of the elements of the device; f' Fig. 3 is an inverted vieW of the f shown in Fig. 2, and
rig. iis an eievaa'on of the' dis-assembled one of structure parts of the combination spacer element and, y
Y into andy coming in contact'wvith the dust dust chamber partition; o p As shown in Fig. l, one form of the device Y comprehends a bag l. This may-be construct- 470 ed of heavy paper, textile material, or the like.
In its simplest form this bagv may be similar tothe paper bags non7 on the market. At itsv upper end the bag is provided' with the han- Y dles 2. These may be of any suitable material such as twine, cardboard, etc. The handles may be secured to the body portion of the bag by any suitable means, such as by the clipsl 3. It vvill be understood that the Aupper sectionof the bagv may be provided with a 5 strip o f reinforcing material v'16v through ea "device'ofy Y this character Whichmay bemade up of dei these: and other equally important f may beemploye'd.C
Which pass the securing means" for .the handles. `This strip vis preferably of considerable Width and eXtendsthe `full 'peripheral' length 1 of the-upperend of the bag and issecured i d I vrthereto by threads 17,v or by-igluing; nvv/"itlrdel i 1 55. Secured to the upper portion of the bag so@ j as to project beyond itsk edge are a pluralityf 'i of'flaps or tabs 5. l ln' the particular device-, *Y l y shovvn: thereiis one'of these on each Yside of'one of the handles.l It will beY appreciated that fm y, the number'of tabs may belincreased 'if de- 1 sired and also that they may be secured to each side ofthetop` of the bag. These flaps' 'may be fastened to the body of the bag by; f heavy threads 18, adhesive materials, orfany" other suitablemeansg. l" f i 'Fach flap is provided with kone or more 'f snap buttons 6,'Qvvhich`ar'e positioned adjacent the free'p-edge.. These'buttons'v are adaptedV to fit over-the 'cooperating and appropriately` l. positioned`-studs or 'posts 7 secured to theopposite side lofthe bag. lt vvill he see'nithat- When the snaps 6 are forced Vover* and locked' onthe studs 7',l the upper edgesA of the'bag are drawn together-leaving a'restrictedopening betvveen the handles 2. 1 l/Vhile theflocling means-has been described ascomprising' a snap buttondevice, Ait rvWillr bev appreciated that any'other suitableform of locking meansV As has been intimated hereinbeforev the bag'is providedvvith a removable member vvhichcooperates vvithfthe body kof the bagV to provide, in efectfaplurality of dust cham'-V bers', and which also serves'as a spacer ele-f 85 l ment-to prevent the mop from descending' means of lvertical" slots8land 9".v i
Fig. 4L connected to each other" centrally by l i.
- .The material employed for these members .i me,
maybe of light wood, cardboard, metal stampings, or any other cheap material of Y ready availability. In the form shown the members 10 and 11 when separated from the members 8 and 9 can be laid iiat thereagainst. The members thus constitute a collapsible frame member. In such circumstances, it will be appreciated, the frame then constie tutes a series of iiat pieces of material which are superimposed on each other. TWhen in this condition they take up very.r little space and may be Conveniently packed away by being placed flatly on the bottom of the bag. Since the bag is of a flexible material the frame may then be used as a core upon which to fold the bagup into a flat package.
Sincethe arms of the frame aremovable with respect to each other, means are provided to lock them with respect to each other when` the device is set up for operation. As shown, this comprises the member 12 which may be made up from a single piece ofk metal stamp-v ing. vt is so formed as to present the top, narrow flat portions 13,and the depending sides 111. Y Each ofthe portions lconstitute an arm, and to each of these arms are integrally attachedrtwo .parallel sides 1/1. It will be seen then that-the top 13 and sides 1Ll` constitute channel portions 15 in which the frame members 8, 9, 10 and 11 may be inserted. ySince the member 12 is of rigid material, it will, when placed in position on the frame, holdrthe frame members in fined angular position with respect to neach other. The sides 14e have been shownas substantially V-shaped in form. The purpose of this structure is to facilitate the assemblage of the spacer 12 with the frame.
The operation of the device will be apparent from the foregoing description. When it is desired to use it for the proposed purpose, the frames 8, 9, 10 and 11` are opened and fixed with respectto each other by placing the member 12 inposition. The several channel portions in this member fit down over` the upper edges of the frames and hold them laterally immovable. The assembled frame is then placed on the bottom of the bag, as shown in Fig. 1. lThe mop which is to be cleaned is now inserted in the bag.A The head of the mop. will rest against the upper edgesV ofthe frame,and, hence, the greater portion of the strands of the mop will be prevented from descending` into the dust chambers between the several frame members. The hanthe bag-and b-e confined within the several chambers. The upper edges of the frames restrain the descent of the strands of the mop and, hence, prevent them from absorbing or picking up the detached dust and dirt again. After a suitable shaking period the cleansed mop may be removed. The frame may then be readily lifted out of thebag and the contents emptied into some receptacle. By dismantling or collapsing the device in the manner already` described: it may be folded up into a small package and put away until again needed; It will readily be understood that the flaps 5 may be dispensed with, if so desired without seriously affecting the operation of the device. f
Vhile Iv have shown and described practicall embodiments of the invention, it is to be understood that theseare given purely by Away of example, for,'since the underlying principles may be embodied in other specific, mechanical structures, I do not intendto be limited to those shown, except as such limitations are clearly imposedby the appended claims.
I claim': Y
1. A dust receptacle for mops and the like, comprising a foldable bag, a frame member having angularly disposed arms nesting within the bag at the bottom portion thereof, and means to ix the angular position of the arms.
2. A dust receptacle for mops and the like, comprising a foldable bag, a collapsible frame memberhaving angularly disposed arms nesting with the bag at the bottom portion there-V of, .means to fix the angularvposition of the arms, and means to secure portions of the top of the bag to each other.
8. A dust receptacle for mops and the like, comprisinga foldable bag, a collapsible frame member having angularly disposed arms removably nesting within the bag at th-e bottom portion thereof, yand detachable means to tix the angular position of the arms.
4. A dust receptacle for mops4 and the like, comprising a foldable bag, aV removable collapsible frame member.having` angularly disposed arms nesting within. thebag at the bottoinportion thereof, detachable means to fix the angular position of the arms, and means to secure portions of the` top of thebag tol each other.
BERTHA LIND GRIMES.
dle of the mop will project through the upper, open end of the bag. The flaps 5- are Vnow securedy to the body of the bag by means of the locking means 6 and 7 This servesto partially seal the bag aswell as hold the mop Within it. The mop is then vigorously shaken, preferably by a vertical reciprocalio