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Publication numberUS2122743 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1938
Filing dateOct 9, 1936
Priority dateOct 9, 1936
Publication numberUS 2122743 A, US 2122743A, US-A-2122743, US2122743 A, US2122743A
InventorsHasse Dora H
Original AssigneeHasse Dora H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2122743 A
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D. H. HASSE July 5, 1938.



w M O n A Filed Oct. 9, 1956 Patented July 5, 1938 UNHTED s'rA'rss PATENT oerice 1 Claim.

a duster or dust mop.

According to the present invention, a wet mop can be readily converted into a dust mop and employed as such without danger of the furniture etc. being marred by the metallic parts of the mop structure. My improved protecting means can also be used With a wet mop with corresponding advantage. These considerations constitute the general object of my invention.

A more specific object is to devise a cover means that is entirely separate from the rest of the mop and can be readily applied to and removed from the mop by the user.

A further object is to provide such a cover means of a single body of rubber or other elastic material that can be retained in effective cover ing engagement with the mop by virtue of its own elasticity and without any other attaching means being required.

A still further object is to produce such a selfcontained cover that can be manufactured at a comparatively low cost and sold to the user for installation.

Other objects will appear from the following description and claim when considered together with the accompanying drawing.

Fig. 1 is an elevation of a familiar type of mop with my cover installed and with part broken away; and

Fig, 2 is an edge View of the same with part broken away.

It is to be understood that the present form of disclosure is merely for purposes of illustration and that there may be devised other forms and modifications all Within the spirit of the present invention.

A very popular type of mop construction, as herein referred to, comprises the handle I which may be of any desired length so far as the present invention is concerned, and upon the one end of which is mounted the grooved member 2 by means of the tubular portion 3. Attached to the tubular portion 3 and surrounding the handle I, is the coil spring 5 which, at its other end, has pivotally connected thereto the clamping lever 5 which is adapted to engage about the handle I when in clamped position, as indicated in the drawing. The lever 5 has connected thereto the ends of the clamping bail 6 which is adapted to engage in the groove of the companion member 2 for holding the mop material in place. As stated, this is an old and well-known type of mop construction and further description and explanation are therefore deemed unnecessary.

The mop construction, above referred to, has been intended to be used and has been actually and universally used as a wet mop, strands of fibrous material being supplied therein for this purpose.

As above stated, my invention can also be used upon a wet mop, and with my present improvement I am furthermore enabled to substitute for the wet mop material a suitable form of material for dusting furniture etc. and to employ the same mop thus modified for dusting. One material that has proved well suited for this purpose is rayon silk, although any other suitable fabric may be employed in this connection. The rayon silk or other dust mop material simply replaces the wet mop strands and is clamped in place in the same manner by means of the same clamping device as hereinabove briefly described. This cloth 1 can, of course, be removed and renewed or cleaned and returned to place in the regular manner.

As a means of preventing the metallic parts of the clamping mechanism, herein illustrated, from marring the furniture etc. while using the mop in the usual manner either as a wet mop or dust mop, I have provided a cover 3. This cover, as herein disclosed, is formed of one piece of rub-- ber or other suitable material, preferably elastic, and is formed so as to engage at its smaller end about the handle I and at its larger end about the end or edge of the clamping device. This cover will have a snug fit about the handle and will, by virtue of its elasticity, engage effectively over the end of the clamping means. If so desired, the edge of the cover at its larger end may be provided with a reinforcing bead that will also facilitate such engagement as just described. Thus, by forming the cover of rubber or other elastic material, no other means is required for attaching the same to the mop itself. The snug engagement of the smaller end of the cover about the handle will prevent the same from being accidentally displaced towards the clamp end of the handle; and the engagement of the larger end of the cover over the corresponding end of the clamping means will prevent this end of the cover from being accidentally displaced in the opposite direction. Thus the cover will always be maintaied in proper position.

The cover 8, as shown herein, is of substantially flat form and is given a substantially tapering form from one end to the other, all in accordance with the general outline of the clamping means. The flat form of the device permits the same to be inserted into narrow spaces that could not be reached by the old forms of dusters.

It will be understood that when it is desired to remove the cloth 1 or other mopping material, the cover 8 is first removed; and then after the mopping material has been renewed or returned to place in the mop, the cover 8 will be again applied thereto.

In applying the cover 8, the handle I is inserted through the larger end of the cover, as will be readily understood.

As is well known, the mop clamping device herein illustrated can be purchased on the market at a very low cost; in fact, many homes, office buildings, schools etc. are already equipped with this form of mop. Then by applying my particular cover thereto, there is obtained a much more efficient mop, as above explained, and this at a very low cost, as this cover can be sold as an accessory or attachment at a popular price.

What I claim is:

In a mop, .a one-piece cover of elastic material adapted for engagement about the entire longitudinal extent of the clamping means of the mop and having its one open end portion of a comparatively greater width and having the edge portion about the larger' end thereof restricted and reinforced by a bead, and hence adapted for resilient retaining engagement over and beyond the edge of the clamping means of the mop, the other open end portion of the cover being of comparatively reduced diameter for snug, gripping engagement about the handle of the mop, said cover being readily separable from the .mop and being adapted for attachment thereto by inserting the handle of the mop through the larger end of the cover and resiliently engaging the reinforced portion thereof over and. beyond the edge of the clamping means so as to enclose and protect the same, whereby the engagement of the two ends of the cover with the mop prevents accidental dislodgment thereof in either direction independently of the intermediate portion of the cover and thus constitutes the primary means of retaining the cover in efiective and dependable position.


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US2744280 *Nov 28, 1952May 8, 1956Craig Hanson CMop attachment
US2777151 *Aug 24, 1953Jan 15, 1957Hasse Dora HMop
US5507641 *Jun 23, 1994Apr 16, 1996Cline; Michelle T.Device for cleaning an animal's teeth
U.S. Classification15/246, 15/152
International ClassificationA47L13/46, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/46
European ClassificationA47L13/46