US 2249559 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 15, 1941. c, H T I 2,249,559
Filed April 8. 1939 Patented July 15, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
My invention relates to mops, including scrubbing mops, dust mops and polishing mops, and is an improvement upon mops of various types heretofore employed, such as rope or cotton string mops.
The latter-mentioned class of mops possesses various disadvantages, such as the difiiculty of effectively washing the same, the long period of time required for drying them after they have been washed or rinsed, and the difficulty of access thereby to corner areas etc.
My invention has for its object the provision of a mop element of such form that it can readily be applied to a broom or brush, for use in either scrubbing, dusting or polishing; which can more conveniently and accurately be manipulated than mops of various other types, and which can easily be removed, washed, dried and replaced.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the mop; Fig. 2 is an enlarged side view thereof partially in section, and Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional View through the mopping element of the other figures.
The mopping element may conveniently be in the form of a cloth bag 4, the lower portion of which has a heavy nap or pile facing which may conveniently be incorporated therein by operations similar to those by which chenille or pile fabrics are produced. The nap 5 will preferably be of cotton so that it not only will be suitable for polishing, but will also take up dust readily and will have high water-absorbing capacity for use as a scrubbing mop. Other heavy material such as turkish toweling would also be suitable for this purpose.
The upper part of the bag 4 is provided with a draw string 6, by means of which the mopping element can readily be connected to the upper part of a broom l or its handle 8.
By reason of the flexibility of the broom straws, all portions of the nap 5 can readily be brought into working engagement with a surface to be operated upon, and by reason of the stifiness of the broom straws and the shape into which they are assembled, the mop can easily be inserted into corners where mops of conventional form cannot have proper access. When employed as a scrubbing mop, the water can be wrung out of it from time to time without the necessity of removing it from the broom, because the broom straws at their lower portions will flex and twist enough to permit such wringing. It is desirable to have the upper portion of the mop member 4 of smooth material so that it will not take up too much water, since such water would tend to drip, and furthermore could not readily be wrung out without removing the member 4 from the broom.
The mop element 4 can of course readily be removed from the broom and can be washed in a washing machine, andwill dry more quickly than do rope mops.
It will be understood that'forms of holders other than the conventional household broom can be employed for the mop bag 4.
I claim as myinvention:
A mop of bag-like form adapted to be placed over a broom or the like, comprising a body portion of cloth having a fibrous nap facing secured to the outer side faces of said body portion along lines extending crosswise of the body portion and of the broom straws, the facing being in the form of narrow laterally-spaced bands, with the nap of each band normally in non-overlapping relation to the nap of adjacent bands.
CELIA M, HILTY.