US 1952476 A
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March 27, 1934. H. 'r. BARLOW 1,952,476
SQUEEGEE HOLDER Original Filed Sept. 20, 1929 l N VEN TOR.
$1M 93W 320 W A TTORNEYS Patented Mar. 27, 1934 PATENT SQUEEGEE HOLDER Harry Thomas Barlow, Cleveland, Ohio, assignor to The Marvel Window Cleaner Incorporated,
Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio 1 Continuation of application Serial No. 394,055, September 20, 1929. This application May 7, g 1931, Serial No. 535,623
.- My invention relates to an improvement in squeegee holders, more particularly to the type employed in conjunction with a cleaning device.
This application is a continuation of my copending application Serial No. 394,055, .flled September 20, 1929, for improvements in Window cleaning devices. T
An object of my invention is to provide a squeegee holder to be attached to a window cleaning device which is simple in construction, strong, and thoroughly reliablein operation.
Another object of my invention is to provide a squeegee. holder adapted to be secured to a window cleaning device that is economical to manufacture.
Another object of my invention is to provide a window washing device wherein the squeegee may be readily replaced.
Another object of my invention is to provide an improved holder for the squeegee whereby the squeegee is retained in the holder without any spring or other auxiliary holding device.
Other objects of my invention and the invention itself will become apparent from the following description of an embodiment of my invention and by reference to the drawing illustrating said embodiment.
Referring to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a window cleaning device with an embodiment of my invention attached thereto;
Fig. 2 is an elevational view of an embodiment of my invention attached to a window cleaning device;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view of an embodiment of my invention taken on a plane parallel to the longitudinal axis of the squeegee looking in the direction 3 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 4 is a vertical cross-sectional view of an embodiment of my invention.
Referring now to the drawing in all figures of which like parts are indicated by like reference characters and which illustrates an embodiment of my invention, at 1 I show a window cleaner of the general type which comprises a water reservoir, a water applying brush or pad, and a wiping squeegee all secured together and having a single operating handle.
The reservoir is formed by two sheet metal I dished stampings l and 11 secured together in opposed relation by their abutting rim flanges 12 in any well known leak-proof manner such as by interfolding the flange of the one stamping over the flange of the other stamping as shown. A water applying pad of felt or the like, shown at 13, is secured to the reservoir in any well known manner such as by clamping portions thereof between flange extensions 14 and 15 of the stampings 1 and 11 respectively, the compressed portions of said pad between said flange extensions being in contact with water within the reservoir and adapted to absorb water therefrom in such a manner as to wet the pad. The handle 16 is of tubular form and at one end is formed with a coarse screw thread 17 whereby it may be screw threaded onto an externally threaded nipple extension 18 of one of the reservoir stampings 11 and preferably contains at its threaded end a cork or other stopper 19 to prevent the egress of water from the reservoir when the handle is in place.
The reservoir is fllled with the handle removed, through the nipple 18. The interfolding flanges 18 of the stampings provide a support for the channel shaped squeegee holder 2.
The squeegee holder is secured to the cleaner in any suitable manner, though the preferable manner is to clamp the two dished sections 1 and 11 by means of tongues 20 struck up from the base part 3 of the holder through perforations 22 in the flat border flanges 21-21 extending outwardly from said dished sections preferably at oblique angle to the plane of said body. Said perforations 22 receive the tongues 20 which are bent at right angles to clamp and fasten the holder 2 to the flanges.
At 2 I show a channel holder comprising a base 3, and converging side walls formed by the sides 4 and 5 respectively. A squeegee 7 preferably made of a strip of rubber is clamped at one edge within a metal channel 8, having relative long and short side walls 9 and 10 respectively adapted to embrace and support the rubber strip '1. This reenforced rubber strip '7 may be removed and inserted within either end of the channel holder 2.
The squeegee is locked within the squeegee holder by means of the rubber strip squeegee 7 resiliently pressing against the sides of the squeegee holder 2.
Having thus described my invention as embodying the structure of certain specific constructions I am aware that numerous and extensive departures may be made from the embodiment herein illustrated and described, but Without departing fromthe spirit of my invention.
1. In a squeegee mechanism, in combination with a rubber squeegee body, having a relatively thick base and a tapered tip, a metal frame of channel form encompassing said base, a channeled holder into which the said frame is slidably received, one of the holder side flanges projecting beyond the contiguous side flange of the frame, and the other side flange of the frame extending beyond the opposite holder side flange, said extending flanges compressively engaging the rubber material of the squeegee intermediate its base and its tip.
2. A window cleaner, comprising two dished sections having complementary perforated flanges extending from one side thereof, a channeled squeegee holding member having tongues extending through the perforations in said flanges and clasped therewith with fluid-tight sealing effect, and the opposite side edges of said united sections having an absorbent cleaning pad secured therebetween.
3. A window cleaner, comprising two dished sections having complementary perforated flanges extending from one side thereof, and a channeled squeegee holding member having tongues extending through the perforations in said flanges and clasped therewith with fluidtight sealing effect.
4. In a squeegee mechanism, a rubber squeegee body having a relatively thick base and tapered toward the tip and provided with a longitudinal displacement groove in the base, a metal frame encompassing the base, and the groove permitting the squeegee body to be easily compressed at the base to render it easy of removal from and insertion into the same frame.
5. In a cleaner, 2. water reservoir comprising two dished sections having complementary perforated flanges extending from one side thereof, and a squeegee holding member having tongues extending through the perforations in said flanges and clasped therewith with fluid sealing effect.
6. In a cleaner, a reservoir comprising two dished sections united along confronting edges and having a pair of flanges extending from corresponding sides thereof, a member supporting an elongated squeegee, and clamp means on the member clamping the flanges together in a leakproof manner.
'7. A cleaner as described in claim 6 and in which the clamp means for clamping the flanges together permanently and rigidly supports the member upon the reservoir.
8. A cleaner as described in claim 6 and in which the squeegee supporting member is of channeled form and the clamp means for clamping the flanges together is integral with the channel web.
9. A cleaner as described in claim 6 and in which the member for supporting the squeegee and for clamping the flanges together is of channeled form and the clamp means comprises outwardly extending portions of the channel web.
10. In a cleaner, a reservoir comprising two dished sections united along confronting edges and having a pair of flanges extending from corresponding sides thereof, a sheet metal member supporting an elongated squeegee, and clamp means on the member clamping the flanges together in a leak-proof manner comprising tongues formed from the sheet metal projected through aligned perforations in the said flanges and bent over to clamp the flanges together and upon the said member.
HARRY THOMAS BARLOW.