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Publication numberUS1978579 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 30, 1934
Filing dateApr 29, 1933
Priority dateJun 13, 1932
Publication numberUS 1978579 A, US 1978579A, US-A-1978579, US1978579 A, US1978579A
InventorsSydney Hooks Theo
Original AssigneeElectrolux Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mop for use with vacuum cleaners
US 1978579 A
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Oct. 30, 1934. T S HOOKS r1,978,579

MOP FOR USE WITH VACUUM CLEANERS Filed April 29, 1933 ,A f Il l fin Mk I ik 5U MVM 9 Patented Oct. 30, 1934 UNITED STATES 1,978,579 Mor ron UsE wrru VACUUM CLEANERS Theo syalooy Hooks, North Brighton, ViotoIa. Australia, assignor to Electrolux Corporation,

Dover, Del.

Application April 29, 1933, Serial No. 668,651

In Australia June 13, 1932 2 Claims. (Cl. 15-158) This invention relates to a mop adapted for attachment to the suction head of a vacuum cleaner to form a marginal fringe of strands around the latter and enable oors or other sur- 5 faces to be polished'at the same time that they are being cleaned by the vacuum cleaner.

'I'he mop is suitable for attachment over the usual metal suction nozzle of the vacuum cleaner or over the brush attachment usually supplied l with the cleaner, and it is so constructed that it can be fitted ontoor removed from the suction nozzle or brush attachment both quickly and conveniently, while yet being effectively retained against accidental dislodgement when in use.

l Another object of the invention is to provide for vacuum cleaners a mop which is capable of bel ing securely tted onto suction nozzles or brush attachments of various shapes and sizes.

'I'he mop consists basically of a band to encircle the suction head, mop strands carried by said band, and means for detachably vretaining the mop vin position on the suction head. The. retaining means comprises a roll or a thickened portion on the inner surface of the band to engage the suction head. Therband or the roller the thickened portion may have incorporatedelastic means which permits the mopV t6 be y stretched when tting it onto the suction head.

Additional fastening means such as tying tapes,\ cross bands or a strap and buckle may also be provided. Y

In theaccompanying drawing'tc which refer ence is made:

. Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating one form of the mop shown detached'from the vacuum cleaner. Fig. 2 is asectional view showing the mop iit- 4 cleaner.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view the mop. A.

The mop comprises affabric band' 1 adapted to iit around the periphery 4of the brush attachvment 2 of the vacuum cleaner or the suctionnozzle 3, as the case may be, and having the mop strands 4 sewn'to its lower edge. 'I'he mop is ted onto the brush attachmentof a vacuum of another form of shaped to fit closely upon the brush attachment or suction nozzle, and for this purpose the band l at the end portions 5 of the mopis shaped to substantially pocketedformationfas shown, to receive the end portions'of the brush or suction nozzle. Thelnner surface of the band l is provided-with a stuifed rolll 6 which is adapted to the elastic portion 9 by being sewn to the lower edge of the latter, but the stuffed roll 6 preferably does not extend across said elastic portion.

'zle 3. The mop strands 4 are continued across The strip 9 is attached at its ends to the band g 1 by sewing and may be of any convenient length.

When the mop is being iitted onto the brush 2 or the suction nozzle 3, the elastic strip 9 permits the fabric band 1 to stretch, thus enabling the mop to be drawn or pulled onto the brush or nozzle without requiring removal of the latter from the suction tube 10 of the vacuum cleaner. 'I'he contraction of the elastic strip 9 after the mop has been correctly tted causes the band l to securely grip the surface of the brush or nozzle and thus firmly hold the mop in position. The stretch permitted by the elastic strip 9 also enables the mop to be conveniently fitted onto brushes or suction nozzles of different shapes and sizes.

In the slightly modified form of mop shown in Fig. 3, the elastic strip 9 instead of being of square or rectangular shape as in Fig. 2 is made triangular in shape with its apex portion 11 at the upper edge of the band 1 and the wide or base portion 12 at the lower edge of the band. This shape of elastic strip permits a greater amount of stretch of the band l at its lower edge than at the upper edge and will be found to facilitate the fitting of the mop onto the brush or nozzle and to reduce possibility of the mop becoming dislodged while in use.

What I do claim is;- y

1. A mop adapted for attachment to the suction head of a vacuum cleaner comprising a band to encircle the suction head, mop strands carried by the band, an elastic insert in said band, said velastic insert also carrying mop strands, the lower inner portion of the band except the elastic in sert being thickened and rolled to provide means to engage .the suction head of the cleaner and retain the mop in position.

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2. A Inop iaccordingtp claim l, wherein the,

elastic insertjs of triangular formation. the base oi' the triangle being along the. lower edge to give the rolled portion the greater elasticity.

THEOSYDNEY HOOKS.

nt below the-edge '7 of the brush, or above the lip 8 o f the metal suction nozzle when the mop is iltted in position thereon and thus prevent accidental dislodgement of the mop when beingv In the form of mop illustrateddn Figs. 1 and '.60 3. a strip 9'Aof elastic webbing or like elastic

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/403, 15/229.2, 15/246, 36/30.00R
International ClassificationA47L13/254, A47L13/20
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/254
European ClassificationA47L13/254