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Publication numberUS2232548 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1941
Filing dateApr 28, 1939
Priority dateApr 28, 1939
Publication numberUS 2232548 A, US 2232548A, US-A-2232548, US2232548 A, US2232548A
InventorsJoseph A Mcanerney
Original AssigneeElectric Vacuum Cleaner Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vacuum cleaner
US 2232548 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 18, 1941. J. A; McANERNEY 2, 8

VACUUM CLEANER Filed April 28, 1939 Inventor Jos eph AMcAnernes, by 7 H15 Attorney.

Patented Feb. 18 1941 I UNITED STATES PATENT orrics The present invention relates to vacuum clean ers of the type having the suction producing and dust collecting means arranged within a portable casing which is connected by means of a flexible hose to a suction tube provided with a suction nozzle movable over the surface being cleaned.

The object of my invention is to provide animproved construction in vacuum cleaners of this typeby means of which the suction tube may serve as a handle for moving the casing.

For a consideration of what I believe to be novel and my invention, attention is directed to the following description and the claim appended thereto.

it In the accompanying drawing, Fig. l'is aside elevation of a vacuum cleaner embodying my invention, the suction tube being shown fixed to the vacuum cleaner casing and serving as a handle for moving. the casing; Fig. 2 is an elevation 20 of the vacuum cleaner illustrating its use; and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of, the bracket for securing the suction tube to the casing.

Referringto the drawing, thereis shown a vacuum cleaner having a vertical casing I con- 25 taining a filter and motor-driven suction fan (not shown). The casing has an inlet 2 connected by a flexible hose 3 to a rigid suction tube 4 provided at its lower end with a nozzle 5 having surfacecontacting lips. 8 and l. The casing is 30 supported at the front by casters 8, and at the rear by wheels 9. In the use of the cleaner the casing is positioned in'a convenient location and the suction nozzle is moved over ,the surface to be cleaned, the dirt-laden air being drawn 35 through the flexible hose 3 into thecasing where 1 the'dirt. is filtered from the air. While cleaning in this location the casing remains stationary; To use the cleaner in a different location the casing must be moved. This is done by fixing the suction tube 4 to the rear side of the casing, as

' shown in Fig. 1, so that the suction tube extends vertically up along the casing side walls and the upper end thereof projects above the casing and serves as a' handle by means of which the casing may be tipped so that it is supported solely upon the rear supporting wheels 8; In this position 6 the casing may be easily moved. Theuppev end of the suction tube is fastened to one of the balls to on the casingby a chain which encircles the suction tube and is fastened to the ball by meansof an eye l2 and a hook it. The lower 10 end of the suction tube is fastened to the casing by means of a bracket l4 iixed'to the casing and havingu'pwardly extending lugs it" which extend upward into the nozzle between the nozzle lips 6 and l, as shown in Fig. 3. The lugs Ii are on the outer ends of arms it which are shaped to provide seats for the front nozzle lip 'I. With this construction the suction tube may .be quickly attached to the, casing to serve asa handle. The. flexible hose 3 need not be disconnected. By un-' fastening the suction tube 4 the cleaner is therefore returned to the condition shown in Fig. 2

' in which it is ready for use.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is: In a vacuum ci eaner, a vertical casing having suction producing and dirt separating means, rear supporting wheels therefor, a rigid suctiontube provided with a suction nozzle at one end and connectible at the other end with one end of a flexible suction hose, an inlet to the casing for connection with the other end of said flexible hose, and means including a bracket fixed to the lower end of the casing and having lugs receiving and holding the suction nozzle for detachably securing the suction tube to the casing in a position extending up along the casing side walls" with its upper end serving as a handle by means of which the casing may be tilted rearwardly and moved about on its rear supporting wheels.


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U.S. Classification15/323, 280/47.34, 15/410, 15/246.2, 15/327.2
International ClassificationA47L5/36
Cooperative ClassificationA47L9/327, A47L5/365, A47L9/0045
European ClassificationA47L9/00B2F, A47L5/36B, A47L9/32D