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Publication numberUS1980655 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1934
Filing dateFeb 3, 1933
Priority dateFeb 3, 1933
Publication numberUS 1980655 A, US 1980655A, US-A-1980655, US1980655 A, US1980655A
InventorsMildred D Balistreri
Original AssigneeMildred D Balistreri
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand grip
US 1980655 A
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Patenta! Nov. 13, 1934 mund HAND GRIP Balistrer, Plttlrxl, Pa.

m Pe 3, 1933, Serial No. 655334 lClaim.

My invention relates to a handle grip, and while primaril, intended for use in connection with brooms, mops and like handled devices ordinarily employed in the home, it is obvious that the invention may be successfully embodied in other implements and used for any other purposes wherein it is found to be applicable.

Important objects of the invention are to provide a handle grip of the character described,

which will protect the hands of the user and facilitate the manipulation of the implement equipped therewith, and which may be' readily mounted and secured in position.

Further objects of the invention are to provide a device of the class stated, which is simple in its construction and arrangement, durable and eflicient in its use, compact, attractive in appearance, and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts herein specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, but it is to be understood that changes in the form, proportions and details of construction may be resorted to that come within the scope of the claim here''mto appended.

In the drawing wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Figures 1 and 2 are, respectively, side eleva-- body portion 1 is open at both ends to allow the insertion of a handle 3 therethrough when mounting the device in position on the latter.

The outer peripheral surface of the'body portion 1 is preferably knurled,-'as at 4, or otherwise roughed for assisting ;the grasp and for decorative p rp ses.`

Each end of the body portion 1 is formed with an annular rib 5, which projects inwardly into the bore 2. The entire peripheral wall of the bore 2 excepting the ribs 5, is covered with an adhesive Figures 3 and 4 are similar views of a modified agent 6 for adherently securing the body portion in position.

To mount my improved grip in position on a handle it is only necessary to shift the former longitudnally on the latter to the position most convenient for the proper manipulation of the implement with which it is employed. By flrmly pressing the body portion 1 against the handle 3, the adherent 6 on the wall of the bore 2 will adhesively securethe grip in position, and prevent the rotation of the latter or the longitudinal movement thereof in either direction.

The 'purpose of the ribs 5 at the' ends of the body portion 1 is to facilitate, the positioning' of the latter by spacing the adherent wall surface of the bore 2 from the handle 3, while the body portion 1 is being adjusted longitudinally on the said handle to the position desired, whereby the adherent wall surface of the bore 2 not contact with the handle 3 until the grip is 75, pressed against the latter for securing same in position, in the manner stated.

As the body portion is constructed from soft rubber and-therefor elastic.- it is apparent that for many uses my improved grip may be held' in position by the inherent resilient properties of the structure itself. However, it is preferable to 'secure the grip in a permanent position. in the manner and for the purpose set forth.

The embodiment of the invention, shown in Figures 1 and 2, is particularly adapted for use in connection with the handles of various tools, other than long handled implements ordinarily employed in a home, namely, brooms, mops and analogous implements.

The modified form of the device, shown in' Figures 3 and 4, is especially adapte'd for brooms and the like, and consists of a tubular cylindrical body portion 7 having a bore 8 open at j both ends. 'The 'body portion 7 is constructed from soft rubber and provided with an annular rib 9 at each end thereof. The inner and outer' sides of the ribs 9 project beyond the 'respective inner and outer surfaces of the body portion '1.

The surface wall of the bore 8 is covered by an adhesive agent 10 for securing the body portion '7 in position on the handle, and the projecting inner sides of the ribs 9 serve to space the adherent bore wall from' the' handle while the body portion is being adjusted to position. on the latter, in the manner and for the purpose set forth relatively to the embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figures 1 and 2.

A cylindrica gripp z sleeve ,11, constructed from sponge rubber, cork, or like cushioning material, is mounted on the body portion '7. The gripping sleeve 11 is preferably permanently secured on the bodyportion 7 by an adhesive agent' or in any other suitable manner. The outer sides of the ribs 9 overlap and protect the respective ends of the grip structure. As the gripping sleeve 11 is constructed from relatively soft cushioning material, the same will primarily serve to protect thehands from injury, but it will also :facilitate the manipulation of the mplernent equippedtherewith. k

The cap or end type of grip, designed for engaging the free end of a handle and illustrated in Figure 6, diflfers from the embodiment of the invention, shown in Figures 1 and 2, only in that the body portion 12 is provided with a bore 13 having a closed end 14. The open end of the body portion 12 is formed with the inwardly disposed rib 15, and the wall of the bore 13 is covered with an adhesive agent, for the purposes set i'orth with respect to the other embodiments of the device.

The present inventionprovides a most efflcient device of its kind, which may be manufactured at a very low-cost, and eonveniently employed for protecting the' hands of the user, and for facilitating the manipulation of implements equipped therewith.

What I claim is:

In combination, a handle grip comprising a tubular rubber body portion having open ends,

an annular rib formed at each end of said body'

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U.S. Classification15/143.1, 473/294, 16/DIG.120, 473/299
International ClassificationA47L13/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/24, Y10S16/12
European ClassificationA47L13/24