US 1943647 A
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Jan. 16, 1934. w w WELLER 1,943,647
CLEANING PAD HOLDER AND REWETTER Filed Oct. 26, 1952 J INVENTOR William M Weller BY M,
ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 16, 1934 PATENT c erics? CLEANING PAD HOLDER AND REWETTER William W. \Veller, Summit, N. J., assignor to Amalgamated Produc of New York Application October 26,
The present invention relates to a cleaning pad holder and re-wetter.
The present invention relates to a device designed for use particularly with cleaning pads available on the market which require wetting before being used.
These pads are provided with a cloth covering and contain cleaning and polishing material which functions only when the bag is wet. These cleaning pads have been found to be very effective among other things, for the cleaning of automobile wind shields and windows.
The device contemplated by the present invention is one which is particularly useful in automobile service stations where the policy of the management is to have an attendant clean the customer's wind shield. These devices are designed particularly for mounting alongside the conventional gasoline pump so as to be easily available for the attendant.
These devices are arranged so that the cleaning pad is normally held out of the water but is easily wetted when it is desired to use it. The container acts as a cabinet or support for the cleaning pad to hold it out of the water when not in use and as a container for the water with which the pad is to be wetted. It may also be designed as a display cabnet to hold a package containing a cleaning pad so that such package is readily available for sale.
The accompanying drawing shows, for purposes of illustrating the present invention, one of the many embodiments in which the invention may take form, it being understood that the drawing is illustrative of the invention rather than limiting the same. In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device, and
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through the same.
Inasmuch as these pads are generally made approximately square, the container is made of rectangular shape, preferably square.
As shown in the drawing, the container is made out of a sheet metal blank folded to shape. It has a rectangular lower part having a bottom 10, side walls 11, 12 and 13, and a rear wall 14. The upper edges of the walls 11, 12,and 13 are folded down as indicated at 15 to provide a reinforcing edge and the rear edges of the side walls 12 and 13 are out along the diagonal line, as indicated at 16. The rear wall 14 extends upwardly a substantial distance above the other walls and has forwardly bent flanges 17 and 18 which pass inside the rear edges of the walls 12 and 18, Thejoints between the various walls ts Co. Inc., a corporation Serial No. 639,547
above referred to are made water tight, preferably by soldering, so that a liquid tight container is formed, this container being open at the top as will be obvious.
The front edges of the flanges l7 and 18 are bent inwardly as indicated at 19 and 20 to form guide ways which may receive a package P containing a cleaning pad. The wall 14 is provided with a hole indicated at 21 so that the device may be suspended on a suitable hook and the side walls 17 and 18 are provided with prongs 22 to hold the package P in the upper part of the slide way.
A movable platform 30 also made of sheet metal and preferably perforated somewhat as shown, is carried on springs 31 of sufficient rigidity to hold the platform in an elevated position, such as indicated, and above the normal water level. This platform is adapted to hold a pad 32 which has to be wetted when used.
When the device is supported either by being hung from the top, as for example on a gasoline pump, or resting on a table, or other type of support, one can easily wet the pad 32 by pressing it downwardly so as to compress the springs 31 and immerse the pad in the water. The pad can then be taken away for use and the springs will restore the platform to normal position.
The platform 30 is provided with an opening 33 through which one may insert a finger when the platform and springs are to be removed to facilitate cleaning the container.
If desired, the container may be provided with an overflow opening, such as a hole 34.
It is obvious that the invention may be embodied in many forms and constructions, and I wish it to be understood that the particular form shown is but one of the many forms. Various modifications and changes being possible, I do not otherwise limit myself in any way with respect thereto.
What is claimed is:
1. A holder and re-wetter for cleaning pads adapted for use in gas stations for cleaning windshields and the like which comprises a lower liquid container, an upwardly extending support at the rear of the container, a substantially rigid one-piece perforate platform provided with oppositely disposed depending flanges adapted to support a pad above the liquid and direct liquid toward the pad when depressed, and coiled springs for supporting said platform permitting the platform to be depressed so that the pad may be wetted.
2. A unitary holder and re-wetter for cleaning pads adapted for use in gas stations for cleaning Windshields and the like which comprises a lower liquid container open at the top, an upwardly extending support integral with and at the rear of the container, a perforated substantially rigid one-piece platform slidably received in said container and supporting springs for the platform to hold it in position above liquid therein and to permit pressing the platform down into the liquid so that the pad carried thereon may be wetted.
3. A holder and re-wetter for cleaning pads adapted for use in gas stations for cleaning windshields and the like which comprises a rectangular liquid container having an upwardly extending rear wall, said rear wall having forwardly extending flanges secured to the sides of the container to reinforce the structure and provide an auxiliary holder for a pad, and a spring supported platform at the upper part of the liquid container adapted to support a pad above the liquid and to be depressed so that the pad is wetted.
4. A holder and re-wetter for cleaning pads adapted for use in gas stations for cleaning windshields and the like which comprises a lower liquid container, an upwardly extending support at the rear of the container, a resiliently supported substantially rigid one-piece perforate platform slidably received in the container, and springs between the bottom of the container and said platform to resiliently support said platform, said platform being adapted to support a pad above the liquid and to be depressed so that the pad may be wetted, said platform having an enlarged opening permitting the platform to be readily lifted out of the container.
WILLIAM W. WELLER.