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Publication numberUS2321981 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1943
Filing dateAug 27, 1942
Priority dateAug 27, 1942
Publication numberUS 2321981 A, US 2321981A, US-A-2321981, US2321981 A, US2321981A
InventorsMarie A Bowers
Original AssigneeMarie A Bowers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Scrub-bucket assembly
US 2321981 A
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Patented June 15, 1943 SRUB-BUCKET ASSEMBLY Marie A. Bowers, Glendale, Calif.

Application August 27, 1942, Serial No. 456,359

1 Claim.

My invention relates to a scrub bucket assembly, and has for its principal object to provide a simple, practical and inexpensive structure comprising a mobile base which serves as a support fora frame, and the latter being adapted to receive a pair of bucket-like receptacles, one adapted to contain soap suds to be used in scrubbing oors, walls, windows and the like, and the other receptacle adapted to contain clear rinsing water.

A further object of my invention is to provide a scrub bucket assembly of the character referred to wherein the supporting frame or structure is shaped so as to receive twin buckets that are substantially half round in plan View, thus conserving space, and at the same time, providing receptacles which have ample capacity for the soap suds and rinsing water.

A further object of my invention is to provide a structure wherein the bucket supporting frame may be removed from the mobile base, and used on the folding shelf, or platform of conventional step ladders, thus providing a convenient assembly for use in washing and cleaning Walls, wood work, windows and ceilings.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts which will :be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a scrub bucket assembly constructed in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on line 2 2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the mobile base and frame, without the buckets.

Fig. 4 isan elevational view of the bucket supporting frame in position on the folding shelf of a step ladder.

Referring by numerals to the accompanying drawing which illustrates a preferred embodiment of my invention, I designates the base of the assembly which comprises a at plate of thin material, such as sheet metal, said base being either round or slightly oval in plan view, and being mounted on conventional casters Il in order that it may be readily moved over the oor, or other flat surface that is being scrubbed.

Formed on the edge of the base plate I0 is a continuous bead I2 which in effect provides a handle to be grasped when the base is moved from one position to another, and said bead also providing a marginal flange for preventing the escape of water which may drip on to the top of the base from the buckets mounted thereupon.

The bucket supporting frame of the structure comprises a flat plate I3, preferably formed of sheet metal, similar in shape and slightly smaller in size than base plate I0, and formed onthe edge of this plate, is an upstanding flange I4.

Secured to the center of plate I3 and projecting upwardly therefrom is a post or standard I5 and secured to the upper end thereof is a horizontally disposed cross bar I6.

Secured to the ends of this cross bar are the intermediate portions of horizontally disposed arms I'I.

The end portion I8 of these arms are curved toward each other in order to form retaining supports for the upper portions of the buckets that are positioned on plate I3.

The buckets I9 used in the assembly are preferably constructed of sheet metal, and in order to t on the base plate I3, and between the arms I1, and to conserve space, said buckets are substantially half round when viewed in plan with their flat upright faces 20 disposed immediately adjacent each other on opposite sides of the upright I5 and cross bar I6.

These buckets are identical in construction, each being provided with a handle 2l]a and one of said buckets being adapted to receive soap suds, and the other, rinsing water.

When positioned on the base, the lowerends of the buckets fit inside the upright flange I4, and the curved ends of the arms I8 extend a suiiicient distance around the upper portion of the curved faces of the buckets to retain them in proper assembled position.

The buckets may be readily removed from the base I3 by lifting said buckets until their lower ends pass above the retaining arms Il, and as the supporting structure is positioned on the base I0, the entire assembly may be readily shifted from one position to another on the floor, or other flat surface which is being scrubbed.

In cleaning walls, windows and ceilings, and which operations involve the use of a step ladder, the base plate I3 with the supporting frame and assembled buckets are removed from base I0 and placed on the step ladder shelf, as illustrated in Fig. 4. Obviously, the buckets or containers I9, instead of being half round, as illustrated in the drawing, may be either round, or square when viewed in plan, in which event, the shape of the retaining arms I1 will be correspondingly varied.

Thus, it will be seen that I have provided a scrub bucket assembly which is relatively simple I claim as my invention:

In a scrub bucket assembly a base, rolling supports therefor, a plate removably positioned upon said base, an upstanding marginal ange on said plate, a standard projecting upwardly from the center of said plate and arms projecting from the upper portion of said standard for engaging buckets positioned on said plate.


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U.S. Classification211/85.21, 280/79.5, D32/53, 248/907, 211/133.1, 15/264
International ClassificationA47J47/18
Cooperative ClassificationY10S248/907, A47J47/18
European ClassificationA47J47/18