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Publication numberUS1894420 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 17, 1933
Filing dateSep 26, 1930
Priority dateSep 26, 1930
Publication numberUS 1894420 A, US 1894420A, US-A-1894420, US1894420 A, US1894420A
InventorsHarry Ranish
Original AssigneeHarry Ranish
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mopping, spreading, and polishing device
US 1894420 A
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Jan. 17, 1933. H. RANlsH MOPPING, SPREADING, AND POLISHING DEVICE Filed Sept. 26. 1930 Patented Jan. 17, 1933 UN'rED STATES HARRY EANISII, E Los ANGELES,y CALIEQRNIA MOPEING, sr'READING, Arm PoLIsHING DEVICE `Applicatonrled September 2G, 1930. f Serial No." 484,600. i

An object of this invention is to provide means adapted for use for spreading upon a floor, oil or liquid Wax as maybe required, and for polishing such floor; and l also adapt-ed for use with slight changes for Washing Windows and for other various surface treating uses to `Which it may Iberfound applicable. .Y

Simplicity and cheapnessof construction;

and ease of supplying vand controlling the supply of oil or liquid Wax vto and through the applicator, are further objects.

Anothery object is to provide a device of the character set forth having inter-changeable parts more particularly adapted for f1tting the device to be used in some instances.

for oiling a floor, in other instances for -WaX- ing the floor; and in other instances for -polishing the floor and in still further instancesV and clean-l for scrubbing floors and Washing ing Windows and other surfaces.` l p An object is to provide a tasselled or fringed brush of particularly satisfactory exchangeabilityfor oiling,.and for Waxing in some instances, and'for using Water for Washing and scrubbing Windows and floors, and for use in drying Windows and other sure faces.

3.0 construction shown, and it is understood that forms 'of embodiment other than those shoWn may beemployed Without departing from the invention or from the principles herein disclosed and embodied in the mechanism herein set forth and claimed.

Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subjoined detailed description and the appended claims. f

-The accompanying drawing illustrates the invention. l v a Figure l is a perspective view, of the device as in use for oiling a floor surface and spreading the oil thereover; the handle being i broken to contract the view'and the applicator reversed to expose the rear of the applicator and the brush fastening. y

Fig. 2 is an enlarged view in verticalaxial 5o section shoWingthe `arrangement by which oil is fed from a handle reservoir to the ap- .juncts in place for applying liquid Wax to a 'The invention is not limited to thespeciicV plicator chamber; broken lines indicate a position of parts for supplying oil to the applicator chamber. K v Fig. 3 isa detached detail of the brush removed. v i 55 Fig. t is a view of. thevdetached brush hanolle and scraper adaptedr for use alone and alsofor application to the brush to fit it nfor Window Washing.

Fig. 5 is a view looking down into the un- 60 capped handley ofv 2. F ig. 6 is an enlarged section on line X6, Fig. 4. v I

Fig. 7 is a perspective kvievv of the Linderside of the mop head With applicating cham# ber empty eXcept as vto the' end of the oil valve tube kfrom which its closurel hasbeen unscrevved and omitted from the View. i

F ig. 8 is a View of the mop head With the distributing plate and pad, and the oil tube terminal closure in place; the padbeing broken to expose the plate.

Fig. 9 is a top View of the device With adioor surface; the handle being broken-away. V to contract the view.

Fig. 10 is an axial section of F 9 central tothe Wax tube and omitting parts shown in Fig. 2 above the valve closing spring-in Figs.

1, 2 ande. 80

The hollow,k handle 1 is provided with a threaded s ocliet and nipple connection as at 2, 3, to form a hinging conduit4 that is con.-v nected by a hinging T pipe fitting 5 having its stem screwed onto a valve nozzle 6 slidingly fitted as at 7 to ahead comprising a head plate 8 through vWhich the nozzle extends to ,deliver liquid into a distributing chamber 9 open at the bottom and formed underneath the head plate and surrounded by a collar y10 having A? means, as the spring fingers/1l for securing a brush 12ato thecollar and therethrough to the head plate 8..

The brush l2 may be of any practical construction Yand is1 shovvnv vas comprisinga` belt formed ofastrap 13, 'having ties 14 and a f fringe `15; the strap being adapted to itthe outside ofthe collarl() and to be held thereon by the ties 14 andto be fixed in place bythe v fingers 11 inserted into pockets 16 in the inner face ofthe strap 13, so that the brush forms a spreader approaching a circular form, and the fringe constitutes anormally soft floor contacting extension of the walls of the chamber through which the oil or liquid wax is to be applied.

. 17 is adistributing plate having perforations18 and a hole 19 through which latter the nozzle 6 reeip-rocably extends to inter-k s thejnozzle Withdrawn from Vthe pad 2O and into position Vwhere it is covered by a valved ferrule 25 which is fixed to and entends upward from the head 6 and is spaced from the crown of the spring 22 which actspagainst the end of the stern 26 of the T, thus to non inally and yieldingly elevate `the valve tube 6, to close the nozzle outlet 21, nd to allo-w the nozzle to be removed by downward pressure on the handle at the will of the operator,

, thus bringing the outlet 21 into position to deliverv oil to the porouspad.

Said pad 20 and distributor 17 isfastened to the nozzle by washers as at 27 and 28, and by a cap 29 which is threaded' onto the `end ofthe nozzle so that the lower end of the nozzle'is closed and the liquid can only iiow out of the nozzle through the outlet 214 when the nozzle is depressed against vthe force of the spring. i I i The hinge Vconduit 4 has in its. head an oilV wayBO anda threaded valve seat 30` in which is fitted a rotary check vreservoir closing valve 31 shown as provided with a passage formed byra slot 82 always open to the handle to re-V ceive oil from the handle chamber, but closed L 4 to the passage 80 when the valve 1s turned into one position, and open` to such passagev when the valve is turned to another position,

so that when it is not desired to allow oil to flow into the nozzle, the'valve may be turned torclose the passage; and, vice versa','when the-valve is `turned contra-wise, `free flow to thenozzle will bey allowed and 1s also provided to control theflow of liquid as it may be desired. .Y Y

Portions 33 and 34 of the collar lserve as supports for the head to prevent 'the spring fingers 11 from being deformed by excessive down pressure on 'the applicator head.V fFor convenience in assembly, a detachable conducting sect-ion'35 is provided to nialre i connection between the oil way 3()V and the passage inV the Tand such section is shown secured in' place by rneans 4of the threaded end of the detachablesection 35, and by tening screw 3,6 extending means ofl a fas through such section and screwing into a threaded seat 37 in the head of the conduit 4. 38 is a cap to close the upper end of the tubular handle and when the cap is removed' the handle maybe charged with oilV and is preferably of suiicient'capacity to hold more Y than the contents of theusual size bottle of oil or polish that is to be distributed bythe brush.

y The handle thusforins the oil reservoir for di the oil applicator.

In practical use for controllingthe flow' of'liquid, willruse the appliance as connnon in using a inop, and when he desires to feed liquid tothe absorbent pad2() he will 'press upon thehandle to pdepress thespring'and nozzle, thusfto allow flow vof the Vliquid to the porous pad 20, .A The wax reservoir 39 is shap'edfto afford ai convenient `handlefor the applicator and has the'operator having filled the handle and opened the adjustable valve 31 end orifices 4 0 and 41 for attachment'tqthe y handle and tothe nipple 3. c t

The deviceshown in Fig. 4 comprises a rubber strip 42 in a channele'dholder 43, provided with a threaded stud 44 adapted to screw into'the end'of the handle 1 where said handle is unscrewed from the hinged conduit 4,so that when windows have been cleaned the device can be usedl for drying the saine as in coininon practice. V Y' ln order to store this drying contrivance for convenient use and to keep it free from oil, a case 45 having a hook 46 is 'provided Vto 'receive the rubber strip l42, its channeled holder 43, and the stud44, and is adapted to slip down inside the handle 1 to allow the scraper 42,43, 44, to bel stored in the top end of the handle without .Corning into `Contact with the oil therein. A

case 45 willbe withdrawn and thezoil poured c Tice into the end of the handle, and they case 45 returned to the handlegth'e cap 38 willthenfbe putinto place. Y' rlhe case 45 is madeto tit friction tightin the handle' so that 'it' will not slip down in-V side the' handle;l and the -hoolr 46 serves as a :catch under which a nail or otherinstruinent ,W

ina-y be insertedto withdraw thecasefroin the handle;V whereupon the scraper-maybe withdrawn'froin the case for use as above 1n- 'dicated f i' f ln the form shown in Figs. SlandA 10,'the

applicator is provided with a felt pad 47 that is secured to the collar 10 by a thirnble 48having an inwardly yextending flange. 49 over which is applied a porous 'padv 50rthrough which the liquid wax'will flow into thepad 47,

through whichlitpasses torthe'floor to'be g waxed. y, Y f

VThe applicatorfis preferably of an oval form and/is provided lwith a point4 51 to enter intol cornersforV spreading oil and polishing 'at places 1n suchcorners.V l' Y Y Y Y {05- ln order to charge the vhandle with oil, the

. ening top ange 52.

The applicator top is shown as made of a single piece of sheet metal stamped, slit, punched, struck up, drawn and swaged t0 provide the head 8, the fitting 7 ,the collar 10, the fingers ll, and the double thick strength- I claim: f

l l. A device of the character set forth comprising an applicator provided with a head plate and a distributin chamber having an open bottom; spring ngers integral with said chamber; a distributor inside having a vertical movement; said distributor comprising an adjustable valve and 'a valve nozzley provided with an intermedite lateral outlet that is closed in one position and open in another position to supply to said chamber the' substance to be distributed and spread; a

'brush provided with pockets and means comprising said springfingers to fit into said pockets for securing the brush to the outside of said chamber. Y Y f 2. A device of the character set forth for connecting a hello-w handle to an applicator head a conduit in hinged relation to the head and provided with an internally and externally threaded nipple for connection to the` handle; said conduit provided in its head with an oil way and a threaded valve seat in which is fitted a check valve; said valve provided with a passage formed by a slo-t always open to the handle to receive oil from the handle chamber, but closed to said oil way when the valve is turned into one position and open to such passage when turned to another position and will controlthe flow of oil as desired by the operator. ,Y

3. In a device of the character set forth, an applicator head having an open ferrule on its A top side and a collar on its underside; a hollow handle connected to said applicator head;

a chamber having an open bottomsurrounded by the collar; a valve nozzle in the ferrule and provided with an intermediate lateral outlet adapted to be open tothe chamber lwhen the valve nozzle isdepressed by said handle; a porous pad mounted on said valve nozzle in the chamber; al distributing plate interposed between said pad and head; 'a cap threaded onto the lower end of said valve nozzle 5- washers held in place by the cap and said washers and .cap to fasten said distributing plate and pad to the valve nozzle.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 19th day of September, 1930. HARRY RANISH.

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U.S. Classification401/275, 401/204, 401/25, 401/277, 401/283, 401/140, 401/199, 15/144.1, 401/206, 15/229.6
International ClassificationA47L13/30, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/30
European ClassificationA47L13/30