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Publication numberUS2061216 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1936
Filing dateSep 30, 1935
Priority dateSep 30, 1935
Publication numberUS 2061216 A, US 2061216A, US-A-2061216, US2061216 A, US2061216A
InventorsThompson Henry C
Original AssigneeThompson Henry C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Floor waxing device
US 2061216 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 17, 1936. H c THOMPSON 2,061,216

FLOOR WAXING DEVICE Filed Sept. 30, 1935 INVENTOR, Henry 62 77102217502,


Patented Nov. 17, 1936 a. UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Henry C. Thompson, Longmeadow, Mass. Application September so, 1935, Serial No. 42,801

(01. til-25) 2 Claims.

My invention relates to improvements-in fioorin combination and co-operation with a polishing device, such as a dry mop, broom, weighted wax 'poiisher, or the like, applyi stance, to the surfac in close proximity. waxing device. w A further object of my tion is to provide a container for the liquid xing substance, means for securing the container to and supporting the same on a handle member of a dry mop, or the like, and means movably supported on the device, 5 or similar article, for opening and closing the discharge orifice of the container for depositing any desired amount of the waxing substance, on the surface to be treated.

These, and other objects and advantages of my 20 invention, will be more completely brought forth and described in the specification, the accompanying drawing, and the appended claims.

A preferred embodiment 'of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, as it eated arid located iking" part of the 25 is used in co-operation with a dry mop, but Idonot confine myself to this combination, as it will be readily understood that my device may be easily and quickly attached to any utensil, or floor tool, having the usual broom handle. 3 In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is an elevational view of .a dry mop with my device secured to the handle member.

Fig. 2 is an underside plan view, partially in section, on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, and

' 5 Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, in which like numerals refer to like parts throughout:-

40 l indicates the handle member of thewaxing apparatus to the lower end of which is attached the waxing pad 2, by means of the member 3. 4 indicates a can, or suitable receptacle, for containing the liquid waxing material. This recep- 45 tacle is secured to the handle member, by means of the clamping members 5 and 6, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the two portions of which members pass around the handle I and are secured in place, by means of thepin 1. Their opposite I50 ends' are secured together with the thumb nut 8. Located on the handle I is a slidable member 9, composed of coiled wire, which extends downward,'as shown at l0, as a rod for opening and closing-the valve, or stopper member l, at the 65 lower end of the container 4 as shown. This ng the waxing sub- Y REISSUED valve, or stopper, is normally retained in its closed, or upward position, by means of the contractile spring 12, one end of which is attached to the pin I3, that is located on the stopper supporting arm 20, and its other end is connected to the 5 pin I4, whichis secured to the clamps 5 and 6. l5 indicates a slot in the slidable plate is, in which the pin it is located. I4 is a guide pin.

The lower end of the rod I0 is formed with an angular, or bent portion ll, which passes-1o through an opening l8 in the slidable member l9. This member is formed with the bent portion 20, on which the stopper H is mounted.

In operation, when the operator moves the coiled bearing member 9 on the handle, downward, as shown by the arrows, 2| and 22, the.

stopper II will be moved downward away from the discharge end 23 of the container 4, whereby theliquid contents will fall onto the floor surface 24, as indicated by the dotted line 2!.

The operator now releases his hold on the slidable member 9, permitting the coiled" spring l2 to move the stopper upward, into its closed position, as shown in Fig. 1. Next, he moves the waxing pad 2 along on the surface of the floor 25 mm waxed, which may be a linoleum, or a waxed, or varnished floor, thus spreading the waxing material evenly on the surface 2|. The downward movement of the stopper H is indicated by the arrow 20.

It will be seen, from this description, that I have provided a very convenient and easily operated apparatus for waxing a floor. It is, of course, obvious that when one portion of the floor has been waxed, the operation will be repeated on another portion of the floor, lmtil the waxing operation is completed.

What I claim is:-

1. In combination, in a floor waxing apparatus, a handle member, a waxing pad attached there- 40 to, a receptacle for containing a waxing liquid, clamping means for securing the receptacle to the handle, the receptacle having a wax discharge orifice or opening, a stopper or closure member for normally closing the orifice, a coiled slidable part located on the handle and connected to the stopper member, and means for normally retaining the stopper in its closed position, said means comprising a movable slotted plate, a

guiding pin located in the slot of the movable spring serves to normally retain the stopper in its closed position.

2. In a device for the purpose described, a waxing pad, a handle member to which the-pad is attached, a receptacle for containing a waxlng fluid having a discharge orifice at one end, a clamping member having spaced portions for removably securing the receptacle to the handle with its discharge orifice located on the lower side, a closure operating device for the orifice comprising a rod having one end coiled around the handle, its lower, or opposite end, formed with a bend which passes through a slidable part charged onto' the floor adjacent the pad, as de- 10 scribed.


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U.S. Classification401/138, 15/228
International ClassificationA47L13/30, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/30
European ClassificationA47L13/30