|Publication number||US1978748 A|
|Publication date||Oct 30, 1934|
|Filing date||Aug 18, 1934|
|Priority date||Aug 18, 1934|
|Publication number||US 1978748 A, US 1978748A, US-A-1978748, US1978748 A, US1978748A|
|Inventors||Gregory Ella L|
|Original Assignee||Gregory Ella L|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (15), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
` Oct. 30, 1934. E. GREGQRY 1,978,748
TWO -WAY MOP Filed Aug. 18, 1954 .Patented Oct. 30, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT FFICE his invention relates to an improvement in mops and the principal object is to provide a twoway mop for domestic use that is adapted for cleaning utensils, dishes, bottles and the like, and which also is especially adapted for removing foreign substance from cracks, crevices, recesses and under ledges that have been dicult to reach and clean by `mops as heretofore constructed. f To that end I provide a hand-mop that is provided with a main body portion of flexible material designed to reach the more accessible portion of vessels, bottles and the like, and also it is provided with a top-knot of like material that is especially adapted to reach into places that are not accessible to the body portion of the mop.
Any suitable material can be used.
A feature of invention is shown in constructing the body portion of themop so it can be removed from a handle and stretched out for drying, or it can be spread out for drying while on the handle.
A feature of invention is shown in arranging the top-knot at the top edge and center of the body so that when the body is doubled on the hook of the handle the top knot will be at the extreme end of the mop in position to be used as stated.
A feature of invention is shown in providing the body of the mop with a tube portion at its upper edge adapted to be telescoped over the L hooked end of the handle so the half portions of the body lie parallel with one another.
Another feature of invention is shown in the simple means for detachably securing the mop on the handle.
Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing and the subjoined detailed description '.thereof.
The accompanying drawing illustrates my invention, in which:
Figure 1 is a fragmental side View of a twoway mop that is constructed in accordance with this invention showing the mop provided with a wire loop handle from which a twisted wire shank is extended that has a hook on its other end to which the mop is detachably secured.
Fig. 2 is a fragmental side view of a mop slightly different in form from the mop shown in Fig.
1, showing a slightly different form of tuft or topknot.
Fig. 3 is a view analogous to Fig. 1 showing a metal rod rolled into a handle and its other end formed into an elongated hook on which the mop is detachably secured; also showing how the mop can be spread out.
Fig. 4 is a fragmental side view of a mop similar to that shown in Fig. 2 with the tuft extended the full length of the mop.
Fig. 5 is a fragmental view of the mop holder; and also showing the slide for detachably holding the mop on the holder.
Fig. 6 is a side View of the mop as spread out for drying after being used.
Fig. 7 is an end view of the mop as viewed from line 7-7 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a cross section on line 8-8 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 9 is a view analogous to Fig. 8 also showing a single strand of the mop as secured around a flexible inner tube.
Fig. 10 is a central vertical section through a bottle showing my mop in use and with its topknot in use when cleansing the annular recess in the bottom of the bottle.
My improved two-way mop includes a body 10 that is formed of exible material such as ne or heavy wound cotton twine that is usually used for mops such as are used for cleansing dishes, bottles, utensils and the like, it being understood that for this or other work I may use such material as is best suited for that purpose.
The body 10 is preferably formed as shown in Figs. l, 3, 5, 6 to 9 inclusive, in which heavy twine is woven into an elongated open-ended tube 11 at its upper edge that is secured in that form by stitches 12, which are indicated in the drawing by cross-dash lines.
The end portions of the twine strands 13 hang downward from the tube and terminate in a fringed edge 14 that is parallel to the tube 11 when the mop is spread out as shown in Fig. 6. However, the bottom edge 14 need not be straight but can be curved at the tip end 15 and then tapered downwardly toward the mop handle 16, as semi-diagrammatically indicated in Figs. 2 and 4.
The body 10 is provided with a top-knot 17 that is in the form of a dauber brush, and preferably it is formed of the same material as the body and has the twine strands stitched to the tube 11 by stitches 18, as best shown in Figs. l, 6 and 7. This top-knot 17 is secured at the cross center of the tube so that when the mop is secured on the holder 19 it will be at the tip end of the mop.
The holder 19 is preferably a metal rod that has the handle 16 at one end and has the other end turned into an elongated hook 20, the sides of which are relatively close together and parallel with one another.
The hook 20 is preferably formed of spring steel so the end 21 can be moved away from the shank 22 to facilitate Stringing the loops of the tube 11 onto or removing them from the hook.
A slide 23 is arranged on the shank 22 but can be moved to engage the mop and hold it on the hook 20 as indicated by full and dotted lines in Fig. 5. For the sake of clearness in the drawing the slide 23 has been omitted from the other figures, it being understood that any suitable fastener can be employed for detachably securing the mop to the holder.
The handle 16 can be integral with the shank 22, as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, or it can have al Wooden handle 116, as shown in Fig. 10.
With the mop construction as hereinbefore described, the body 10 can be employed gert-:fv
eral cleaning, and the top-knot is used for clean-` ing the places that are inaccessible'to the body;
This feature of invention giwsgiliustratediini Big,.1(l
and as seen therein it is obvious that` the body. portion of the mop cannot be used to lreac'lr and' clean the annular-recess -Zlrinthebottom or.. the bottle 25'. Alsol itlisfobviousl'that the. Ytcprlznot 17 can be used"'t Wipeftlie urecess;2,41clean. "1f desired, the tube 11 can be Woven around'an inner iiex-ibl'e tube 26, as indicated in Fig. 9.
After the mop has been used it can be spread out on the holder to dry, as shown in Fig. 3, or if desired it' can be removedfrom the hook 20. and spread outstraight to dry as shown in Fig. 6.
My two-Way mop is constructed and used as hereinbefore fullyl described. l olaimas my invention:
1*.V A. twofway mop. including a flexible body having a fringed bottom edge and a top edge Woven into an open-ended tube that extends from end to end of said body so that when not in use said body can be spread out at and extended lengthwise for drying, and a handle to` said body, said handle including a shank having a hook end on which said body is removably secured, said hook end extending through the tube on the top edge of said body and formed so the half portions of. said body lie parallel with one another When'arranged on said hook, a top-knot secured tofsaid tube at the cross center thereof so that in use said top-knot is arranged at the tip end of said mop and extended oppositely to said body.
vZ A two-Way mop includinga iiexible body having a fringed bottom edge and a top edge Woven into an open-ended tube that extends from end to. end of saidbody so that When not in use said body can be spread out flat and extended lengthwise for drying, and a handle to said body, said handle including a shank having a hook end on Which said body is removably secured, 'said hook end extending through the tube on the top edge of said body and' formed so the half `portions of said body lie parallel with one another when arranged on said hook, a top-knot secured to said tube at the cross center thereof so that'in use said top-knot is arranged at theV tip end of said mop and extended oppositely to saidbody, and a slide on said'shank for detachably holding said body on said handle. ELLA L. GREGORY.
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|U.S. Classification||15/229.3, 15/147.2|