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Publication numberUS1901812 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1933
Filing dateMar 14, 1931
Priority dateMar 14, 1931
Publication numberUS 1901812 A, US 1901812A, US-A-1901812, US1901812 A, US1901812A
InventorsThomas Huey Helen
Original AssigneeThomas Huey Helen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dishwashing tool and spray
US 1901812 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

March 14, 1933. H. T. HUEY 1,901,812

Dl'SHWASHlNG TOOL AND SPRAY Filed March 14, 1931 Patented Mar. 14, 1933 armar FFIC HELEN THOMAS HUEY, 0F STONEHURST, PENNSYLVANIA DISHWASHNG TOOL AND SPRAY Application filed March 14, 1931. A Serial No. 522,692.

The present invention relates to an improved dish washing' tool and spray, and a purpose of the invention is to provide a handle for the reception of a spray nozzle at one end and a flexible tuhe inserted into the opposite end with a connector uniting the spray nozzle and the flexible tube on the interior of the handle, in conjunction with a brush in curved formation in conjunction with the spray nozzle for washing and spraying the dishes, in conjunction with means for attaching the brush to the handle.

Another purpose is to provide a spray nozzle, which divergently enlarges from a tubular portion of the nozzle, with a flattened face arranged adjacent the curved brush and provided with perforations in the 'flat'.ened face for the purpose of spraying water through the brush on to the dishes, at the same time the brush is used for brushing the dishes in order to remove the soil or dirt thereon.

Still another purpose is a provision of a brush having spring arms which lit in diametrically opposite grooves of the handle, with lugs engaging in depressions at certain ends of the grooves, in conjunction with a sleeve fitting the handle and provided with opposite means to overlie the spring arms to lock them in said grooves.

A further purpose is to provide means for preventing the spray nozzle from turning relative to the handle, in conjunction with diametrically Vopposite bayonet connections or joints to hold the sleeve in position on the r handle.

It is to be understood that the particulars herein given are in no way limitative, and that while still keeping within the scope of the invention, any desired modification of details and proportions may be made in the construction of the appliance accordingrto circumstances.

The invention comprises further features and combination of parts to be hereinafter structed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the same more clearly showing the connection between the spray nozzle and the flexible tube.

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view on line 3-3 of Figure 2 showing how the spring arms of the brush are locked in the groove of the handle and how the spra i nozzle is prevented from turning in the handle.

Figure l is a detail view of the spray nozzle dfetached showing the perforated face thereo Figure 5 shows a group of views of the connection of the sleeve, the spring arms of the brush, and the grooved end of the handle.

Figure 6 is a detail sectional view of one end of the handle showing the grooves 7.

Referring to the drawing 1 identities a handle which may be any length and any diameter in cross section and any configuration. The handle is hollow, and one end thereof receives the tubular end 2 of the spray nozzle 3. A rib 4 is formed on the tubular end of the spray nozzle and is designed to engage a notch 5. The tubular end of the spray nozzle has an abutment ridge` or flange, which abuts the face of a sleeve 6, which telescopically fits over the tapered end of the handle, and hence limiting the insertion of the tubular end of the spray nozzle.

Diametrically opposite portions of the tapered end' of the handle are provided with diametrically opposite longitudinal grooves 7, in which the spring arms 8 of a loop formed brush 9 engage. Certain ends of the ygrooves 7 have notches or depressions 10 deeper `than the bottoms of the groot/*es for the reception of the lugs l1 at the ends of the spring arms of the brush.

The sleeve 6 as previously stated telescopically fits the tapered end of the handle, and diametrically opposite portions of the wall of the sleeve are provided with longitudinal channels 12 through which the spring arms of the brush pass, when assembling the construction. The end face of the sleeve has slots 13 which adjoin the channels allowing the sleeve to have a partial rotation on the tapered end of the handle, so that the Wall of the sleeve may overlie the spring arms of the brush, and retain said spring arms in the grooves of the handle. Diametrically opposite portions of the sleeve at positions at right angles to the channels have bayonet slots 14, which are engaged by the headed pins or lugs 15, for the purpose of locking the sleeve on the tapered end of the handle, especially after the sleeve has been imparted a partial rotati on, such as Will enable the sleeve to overlie the spring arms and retain them in the grooves and hence prevent the lugs of the spring arms from disengaging the notches or depressions at the ends of the grooves.

A. flexible tube or hose 16 engages into the handle at its end opposite the sleeve, and this flexible hose telescopically lits over a tubular connector or union 17 which passes through the handle and telescopically unites with the tubular end of the spray. The other end of the flexible hose has a conventional type of socket connection 18 which connects the hose to a conventional tvpe of spigot. By this arrangement of dish Washing tool and spray the socket end of the flexible hose may be attached to a spigot, and in this case the operator may grasp the handle, applying the brush to the dishes, and due to the operative connection with the spigot Water will pass through the hose through the connector in the inside of the handle and then through the nozzle and hence escape through the perforations in the flat face of the nozzle. The streams of the spray will easily percolate through the cir cular brush, and due to the brush having radial bristles for passage over the faces of the dishes the soil or dirt thereon may be easily removed, Whereas the spray will act to Wash the dishes.

The invention ha 'ing been set forth, what is claimed is:

In a dish Washing tool and spray, the combination with a hollow handle, of a tube fitt'ag telescopically through the handle and provided withv a bead at one end to enter one end of a rubber supply hose` which also lits partially into the rear en d of the handle, the interior of the handle at its other end having a tapered portion constituting a socket and provided with exterior diametrically opposite longitudinal grooves merging into notches at their rear ends, a brush provided with opposite spring arms engaging said grooves and having' their terminals fitting the notches, a sleeve fitting the exterior of the forward end of the handle and provided With bayonet connections with the handle and said sleeve adapted to be partially rotated to over ride the spring' arms of the brush to hold them in the grooves and their terminals in the notches, said sleeve having an end Wall acent the extremity of the handle, said end Wall having a notch, a spray nozzle provided With a broad flat perforated spray face, flatwise toward the brush, said nozzle merging into a tubular shank litting Within the socket of the handle and provided with a longitudinal exterior rib to engage the notch of said end Wall of the sleeve, thereby holding the flat face of the nozzle latwise in register with the brush.

ln testimoni,Y whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification401/285
International ClassificationA47L17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47L17/00
European ClassificationA47L17/00