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Publication numberUS2221305 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1940
Filing dateJun 29, 1938
Priority dateJun 29, 1938
Publication numberUS 2221305 A, US 2221305A, US-A-2221305, US2221305 A, US2221305A
InventorsFielding Chase
Original AssigneeFielding Chase
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dry mop
US 2221305 A
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Nov. 12, 1940.

DRY MOP Filed June 29, 1958 F. CHASE' 2,221,305

Patented Nov. 12, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT oF icE 2.221305 DRY MOP I Fielding Ohase, Boston, Mass. Application June 29, 1938, Serial No. 216,437

1 Claim.

used surface.

Further objects relate to various features of construction and will be apparent from a consideration of the following description and the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a dry mop constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a view illustrating the manner in which a dry mop constructed in accordance with they present invention may be applied to the brush portion of a broom or the like;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged longitudinal section through the assemblage shown in Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a View illustrating a modified embodiment of the invention;

Figs. 5 and 6 are fragmentary plan views illustrating diiferent means for securing the upper end of a, casing or bag-like member about the brush portion of a broom;

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary plan View of the lower end of the casing, illustrating one form of means for securing removable plies to the casing;

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary plan view of the lower end of a set of blanks or plies having attaching means complementary to these shown in Fig. 7;

Fig. 9 is an enlarged section on the line 99 of Fig. 8; and

Fig. 10 is a longitudinal section through an assembled casing and set of blanks.v

In accordance with the present invention I provide a, dry mop which comprises a casing adapted to be removably secured about the brush portion of a broom or the like, and a plurality of blanks or plies of sheet material which are secured together so that they may be attached, temporarily or permanently, to the casing, and when attached each blank or ply may either be torn away from the assemblage or swung about the lower end of the casing and secured to its opposite face, thereby to present a fresh unused surface. The casing may be of paper, fabric or other suitable sheet material, and the blanks may be of any suitable sheet material which is soft and pliable, such, for example, as flannel, napped fabric, crepe paper or the like tissue, etc.

The blanks or plies are preferably secured together at or adjacent to one edge so as to provide a pack which may be secured to the lower edge of the casing, and where the blanks are of a durable and washable material, they may be permanently secured to the casing so that as their outer surfaces become soiled they maybe folded so as to present fresh surfaces.

form a bundle bound along one or more edges, and any suitable form of interlocking fastening means may be provided so as detachably tosecure the bundle of blanks to the casing. Where the blanks are composed ofan inexpensive crepe paper or cleansing tissue, they may be bound along one or more edges so that they may be attached as a unit to the casing, and perforations or other suitable means permitting ready separation of the individual blanks may be provided so that as the sheets are used they may be individually turnoff, thereby to-present fresh unused surfaces.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 3, the embodiment. shown therein comprises a casing or bag-like member I, consisting of a fabric sheet folded upon itself and secured together along its sides and folded edge by a row of stitching 3'which not only unites the lower edges of a set of blanks or plies 5, "but also permanently secures the plies to the casing l.

The-size and shape of the casing l is such that it may be drawn or fitted about the brush portion 8 of a broom 9, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, and in order temporarily to secure the mop in assembled relation with the broom, I employ a If {18- 5 sired, the blanks may be secured together to itsopposite face, thus presenting fresh unused surfaces.

In using a, dry mop constructed as shown in Figs. 1 to 3, the casing l is first assembled about the brush portion 8 of the broom, as shown in Fig. 2, and assuming all plies to be unused, they may be secured against one of the faces of the casing, as illustrated in Fig. 3, the clips [0 being effective to hold these parts in position. During use the exposed faces of the casing and outer ply become soiled, and it is merely necessary first to release the clips [0 so that the outer ply may be swung or folded about the lower edge of the assemblage and secured in position against the opposite face of the casing, thus presenting two fresh unused surfaces. When these surfaces become soiled the operation may be repeated and so on until all surfaces have been used. After such use the mop may be detached and washed or otherwise cleansed, after which it may be reused in the manner just described.

The embodiment shown in Fig. 4 comprises a casing or bag-like member l which carries a set of blanks or plies 5?, the casing and plies being secured together along their side and lower edges in any suitable manner. In order to permit ready separation of the individual plies, the side and lower edges are formed with cuts or perfora tions l2. To use this particular type of dry mop, the casing I is first positioned about the brush portion of a broom in the manner previously described, and when the exposed surfacesof the mop become soiled, the outer ly may either be torn off, or first torn along cuts or perforations I2 and then folded about its lower edge so that both faces may be used, after which it may be torn off along the lower edge and discarded.

Although clips ID may be employed to secure a mop embodying either of the above-described constructions about the brush portion of a broom, it is to be understood that various other means may be employed, such as complementary interengaging fastening elements. For example, in Fig. 5 I have shown snap fasteners l5 and I6 which are carried by the opposite faces of the casing member l the fastening elements 15 and [6 being located on opposite sides of the broom handle when the mop is assembled therewith. A further illustration is shownin Fig. 6, wherein the upper or free edges of the casing l are provided with interlocking fasteners l1 and I8 which are effective to close the upper end of the casing, except for a small portion which accommodates the handle of the broom.

In the previously described embodiments the blanks or plies are shown as being permanently attached to the casing member, but it is to be understood that if desired the blanksmay be formed as a separate or detachable unit, in which case provision is made, as hereinafter described, for detachably securing the plies as a unit to the casing.

Referring to Figs. 7 to,10, the lower end of the casing I is provided with spaced buttons 20, and the lower ends of the plies 5 are secured together by a row of stitching 22 passing through a binding tape 23 which extends about the ends of the plies (Fig. 9), the bound end being formed with spaced slots or buttonholes 24 located to correspond' with the buttons 20 carried by the casing I With this construction and arrangement the plies 5' may be readily attached, as a unit, to the casing I as shown in Fig. 10, and

,. after use the unit 5 (or what may be left) may as in the embodiment shown in Fig. 4.

While I have shown and described different desirable embodiments of the invention, it is to be understood that this disclosure is for the purpose of illustration, and that various changes in shape, proportion and arrangement of parts, as well as the substitution of equivalent elements for those herein shown and described, may be" made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claim.

I claim:

A dry mop adapted to be removably secured to the brush portion of a broom or the like, comprising a bag-like member adapted to fit about FIELDING CHASE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/247, 206/361, 15/209.1
International ClassificationA47L13/44, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/44
European ClassificationA47L13/44