US 1972653 A
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Sept. 4, 1934. v, HART 1,972,653
HANDLE FOR SWEEPS AND THE LIKE Filed Sept. 23, 1933 i ig. Z.
' AJZHaPfi Wm Patented Sept. 4, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to a handle for sweeps and the like and more especially to a simple and efiicient means whereby sections of a handle can be properly joined.
An object of the invention is to provide handle sections adapted to be joined at their ends within a sleeve or ferrule, the meeting terminals of the sections cooperating to effect a wedging action within the sleeve so that after the parts have been secured they will be held against relative movement.
Another object is to provide a sectional handle all of the parts of which can be joined by a single nail.
A still further object is to provide a simple inconspicuous coupling for handle sections which enables the handle to be built up to any desired length from any suitable number of sections and at the same time have all of the rigidity and strength of a one-piece handle.
With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
In the accompanying drawing the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawing:
Figure 1 is an elevation of a sweep handle embodying the present improvements.
Figure 2 is a section on line 22, Figure 1, the same being on an enlarged scale.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3, Figure 2.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference 1 designates a short handle section preferably cylindrical which, in the present instance, is extended from a sweep head 2 although it is to be understood that a mop head or other structure could be located at the end of said section.
An intermediate handle section has been indicated at 3 while an end handle section has been designated at 4. These sections are all of the same diameter and are adapted to be placed end to end. The meeting ends of the sections are provided with fiat obliquely disposed faces 5 adapted to contact one with the other.
Surrounding the meeting end portions of the handle sections are sleeves 6, the internal diameter of each of these being substantially equal to the external diameter of the respective handle sections.
When it is desired to assemble the sections of the handle they are placed end to end with their flat bevelled surfaces in contact. ling sleeves 6 are placed around these lapping ends after which the sections are forced toward each other. This will cause the bevelled ends of the sections to act as wedges so that they will bind tightly upon the inner surface of the surrounding sleeve. While they are thus in tight engagement with each other and with the sleeve a nail 7 or the like can be driven diametrically through the sleeve and into the lapping ends of the handle so that the parts will thus be held securely and will not pull apart. instead they will remain securely wedged together and form at all times a smooth and tight fit.
Obviously the handle can be built up of any desired number of sections until the desired length is obtained. As short lengths of material can be used the cost of producing a long handle will be much less than where a single onepiece handle is employed.
What is claimed is:
A sectional wooden handle for sweeps or brooms including alining sections having lapping abutting ends bevelled to provide opposed wedges each having a flat face contacting with the flat face of the opposed wedge, a relatively thin coupling sleeve surrounding the lapping ends of the wooden sections, said ends being shiftable against each other to subject the sleeve to outward pressure, and fastening means extending into the sleeve and piercing the lapping ends of the sections wedged into the sleeve, thereby to hold said ends against retrograde movement.
' ALFRED V. HART.