US 2286944 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 16, 1942. E. ALTLAND 2,236,944
Filed May 23, 1941 M l2 Errresf fllfland /0 A Home Patented June 16, 1942.
UNITED STATES PATENT 1 OFFICE was a ama gam Pa. Applicationllay 23, 1941, Serial No. 3?,935
This invention relates to mops and an object of the present invention is to provide a mop having associated therewith, in a convenient and easilyoperable manner,'a-wriuger rollertothe end that the cleaner element of the mopmay be quickly and easily dried or semi-dried without the necessity of touching the cleaner element with the hand.
The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a stu y of the following descriptiontaken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:
Figure 1 is a topplan view of a mop embodying the features of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a front. edge elevational view of the mop head with the handle shown fragmen- Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view through the .,head taken substantially on the line 3-4 of Figure 1, and
Figure 4 is an elevational roller and associated handle.
Referring more in detail 'to the drawing it will be seen that in accordance with the present invention the. mop embodies a-head indicated generally by the reference numeral i, a handle-accommodating socket 6 pivoted to the head in a manner hereinafter more fully referred to, a handle I having one end secured within the socket i, and a wringer roller assembly, indicated generally by the reference numeral 8, and associated with the head 5 in a manner hereinafter detailed, so as to be readily brought into use for dryin or partially drying the cleaner element of the head 5.,
The head 5 embodies a body plate of metal or other suitable material, indicated generally by a the reference numeral I, and a cleaning element II in the form of a block of sponge rubber or other suitable material.
The plate of the head is provided with a plurality of spaced parallel, longitudinally extending dovetail grooves ll, while the cleaning element II is provided on one side thereof with a corresponding number of dovetailed ribs I2 that fit within the grooves II, as clearly shown in Figure 3, to detaehably secure the cleaning element II to thebody plate I.
To facilitate assembling the plate 9 and cleanor member II, the plate 9, lengthwise of the grooves II, is split longitudinally, and at the edges of the plate formed by such splitting, the plate is provided with upstanding flanges I:
through the medium of which and rivets or 55 view of a wringer oils-119i other fastening elements It, the sections of the' .plate are secured together.
The flanges associated with the-intermediate groov II are split, as clearly shown in Figure 1, to accommodate swinging movement of the.
handle-accommodatingsocket 8, and one of these flanges, as shown, has the ends thereof formed :by the split therein directed laterally toform coextensive apertured ears l5 between which an integral shank portion l6 of the socket i is disposed, and to which said shank portion of the socketispivotedas at H.
At the longitudinal edges thereof the body plate 9 of the head I is provided with upstanding flanges It provided with slots 22 elongated longitudinally thereof.
The aforementioned wringer roller assembly 8 embodies a substantially U-shaped handle l9 that straddles the head 5, and the legs 20 of said handle, at the free ends thereof, are provided with inwardly directed pins 2| that engage in the slots 22 in a manner to secure the handle to the head and atthe same time permit the roller assembly 8 to be shifted longitudinally of the head so that the roller 23 of the assembly may have wiping engagement with the cleaning element ll for'the full length and width thereof to effect a drying out of the cleaner element l0. v
The roller 23 is rotatably supported between the legs 20 of the. handle is, and the intermedilate portions of the legs 20 are laterally enlarged as at 24 to provide splash shields which will serve to prevent the water being pressed out of 35 the cleaner Ill from squirting laterally d onto the user. As shown, the intermediate rtions of the legs of the handle are apertured so as to provide bearings for the axle rod 25 of the roller23.
From the above it will be apparent that in the use of the device, excess water and dirt collectedv by the cleaner member ll may be wrung or extracted therefrom by pivoting the handle l9 from thefullline positionshowninI-igure2 to substantially the dotted line pomtion shown therein. With the roller assembly in this dotted line pomtion, the operator, in an obvious manner, shifts the assembly lengthwise of the head i with the roller 23 in pomtive engagement with the cleaner II. In so shifting the wringer-roller assembly the operator may appLv as much pressure as desired to the handle for compressing the cleaner element It and thus effectively extract the water from the cleaner element.
It is also apparent that the roller assembly may .times with easeto be reciprocated relative to the head with the roller 28 hi contact with the cleaner ll several insure a thorough wringing out of the mop.
After the roller assembly has thus been used, the same is readily returned to the normal position shown in full lines in Figures 1 and 2, and in which position said assembly will in no wise, as is believed to be obvious, interfere with the use of the mop during the cleaning operation.
It is thought that the many advantages of a mop embodying the features ofthe present in vention will be had without further detailed description.
It will also be understood that while I have herein illustrated and described what I consider the preferred embodiment of the invention, I am fully aware that changes may be made therein and asmight be suggested to the user skilled in the art to which this invention relates.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is:
i. In a mop of the character described, a head embodying a sponge rubber cleaning element, a sectional sheet metal backing plate having upstanding longitudinal flanges at-the edges of the sections, the flanges of adjacent sections being connected together in clamping engagement with portions of the sponge rubber material, and the v outermost flanges at each edge of the head hav- -inglongitudinalsiotstberein,ahandlemember extending transversely of said head, tnmnions on the handle slidably mounted inthe slots for pivotal movement from one side to the. opposite side of said head. and for reciprocatory movement longitudinally of the head, and a wringer 1 roller Jcurnaled in said handle and shiftable therewith into engagement with the cleaner element for wringing the cleaner element incidental .to a rccipmcatory'movemmt of the handle relative to said head.
2. In a mop of the character described, a head embodying a sponge rubber cleaning element, a
sectional sheet metal backing plate having upstanding longitudinal flanges at the edges of the sections, the flangesof adjacent sections having a channel formed therein adapted to receive a portion of the sponge rubber material, said ad- Jacent flanges being secured together to clamp the :sponge rubber material therein,-said sections also including side flanges at the side edges of the head and having longitudinal slots therein, a substantially U-shaped ,handle substantially straddling said head transversely thereof, said said handle having the legs thereof provided with inwardly directed pins engaging in said slots, and a wringer roller rotatably supported between the legs of said handle.v
. ERNEST ALTLAND.