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Publication numberUS2364319 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 5, 1944
Filing dateNov 27, 1943
Priority dateNov 27, 1943
Publication numberUS 2364319 A, US 2364319A, US-A-2364319, US2364319 A, US2364319A
InventorsAbe Schimel
Original AssigneeAbe Schimel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for metal wool
US 2364319 A
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Dec. 5, 1944., A. SGHIMEL.

HOLDER FOR METAL WOOL Filed Nov. 27, 1943 I k f ml m m 5 m n flTTORNEYS Patented Dec. 5, 1944 UNITED STATES i ATENT OFFICE 2,364,319 HOLDER FOR METAL WOOL Abe Schimel, New York, N. Y. 7 Application November 27, 1943, Serial No. 511,956 3 Claims. (Q1. 15-209) This invention relates to an improved holder for metal wool and the like. The principal object thereof is to provide a simple device which will securely hold a preshaped pad of metal wool, thus providing a safe and efiective means for cleaning household utensils.

Metal wool (sold in the form of pads) is a common household cleaning medium, especially useful for cleaning aluminum utensils and the like. The use of such metal wool frequently results in particles or shavings of the wool becoming imbedded in the hand or fingers of the user, resulting in infection often. Despite its excellent cleaning properties, the use of metal wool always presents this drawback and danger. The. rincipal object of this invention therefore is to provide a novel metal wool holding device which can be firmly gripped and held by the user and in which there is no opportunity for the fingers or the hand to contact the metal wool.

Another object of the invention is to provide a metal wool holding device having simple and effective means for holdin and releasing the metal wool pad.

:Another object of the invention is to provide a metal wool holding device which is simple to assemble and use and which is most effective in operation.

Other objects of the invention will be stated in the annexed description and drawing, which set forth one embodiment.

Fig. 1 is a transverse sectional view of the improved device, showing the pre-shaped meta] wool pad held thereby.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the pre-shaped metal wool pad.

Fig. 4 is an elevational View of the holding device illustrating the manner in which the metal wool pad (shown in broken lines) is released from the device.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view on line 5-5 of Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawing, the holder device includes a handle member H having a circular cross-section and which is preferably made of wood or any other suitable rigid material. Said handle member H has a reduced or constricted portion l dividing the same into the knob 01' upper part II and the lower part I2. I have designated said upper part II as a knob for the reason that this is the gripping portion of handle member H.

As shown in Figs. 1 and 4, the circumferential wall of lower part l2 of handle member H tapers outwardly from reduced portion l0 to the base thereof. The diameter of the base of lower part I2 is greater than the diameter of knob The significance of this Will be hereinafter explained.

As shown in Fig. l, a circular recess I3 is formed in the top wall of knob l I. A cup-shaped metal liner l4, having the outwardly extending peripheral flange I5 is located within said recess l3, said liner frictionally engaging the walls of said recess. It will be noted that flange I5 is substantially flush with the top wall of knob Handle member H is provided with a central longitudinal bore it which is aligned with an opening I! in the bottom wall of liner l4. Said bore H5 is adapted to accommodate a pin I8 having the enlarged head I9, said pin being slidable within said bore H5. The opposite end 20 of pin I8 is threaded to receive the metal plate 2|. The peripheral edge of said plate 2| is formed. with a plurality of upwardly curved serrations or teeth 22. Said plate 2| is provided with the depending integral boss 23 to afford a greater threading area for connecting said plate to pin I8.

As shown in Fig. l, a conical shaped spring 24 is mounted on pin l8 between the bottom face of head l9 and the bottom wall of liner i4, said spring being substantially housed in said recess 3. It will be noted that the diameter of head I9 is slightly smaller than the diameter of liner HI and recess l3, so that saidhead I!) may enter said recess when spring 24 is compressed.

Figs. 3 and 5 show the pre-shaped pad of metal wool P which is held by plate member 2|. Said pad P is preformed with the inwardly extending' clamping collar 25 and the annular recess 26. Said pad P may be formed of any suitable type of metal wool ordinarily used for cleaning utensils and the like.

Pad P is assembled with the holding device by depressing head |9 Of pin l8 until said head is substantially flush with the top wall of knob Spring 24 is thereby compressed within recess l3 and plate member 2| is moved downwardly away from the bottom wall of lower part l2 of handle I-I. Pad P is then placed upon plate 2| so that teeth 22 enter the recess 26 of said pad.

Upon the release of pressure on head l9, spring 24 will become extended thus forcing head I9 upwardly to the position shown in Fig. 1. Plate 2| will also be forced upwardly thus clamping collar 25 between teeth 22 and the bottom wall of the lower part l2 of handle H. In this position, (see Fig. l) the top face of collar 25 will abut the bottom wall of portion I2 of handle member H. The top planar face of plate 2| will also abut the bottom planar wall ofportion 2.

In this manner, pad P is securely clamped and held by the holding device, thus presenting a useful household article for cleaning aluminum utensils and the like. The upwardly curved teeth 22 of plate member 2| assist in the positive holding of pad P. In the operative position shown in Fig. 1, spring 24 serves to maintain plate member 2! in abutting relation with the bottom wall of lower portion [2 of the holder.

Pad P can ,be removed simply by pressing head [9 downwardly until plate 21 no longer abuts or contacts the bottom wall of portion l2 and then removing the pad from plate 2|. Fig. 4 clearly shows this.

It will be noted that the diameter of pad P is slightly smaller than the diameter of the base of lower portion I2 of handle member H. The purpose of this is to avoid any contact of the fingers or hand of the user with pad P.

In using the device, the hand of the user is placed upon'knob H so that the device may be efiectively gripped and held. The fingers of the user are naturally placed in the circumferential groove formed by reduced position ll of handle member In this manner, there :is no opportunity for the fingers or hand to-come in contact with the metal wool. "Likewiseyby making the diameter of the base of lower portion .12 larger than the diameter .of knob H, further means are provided for preventing the metal woolirom contacting the fingers or hand of the user.

I have shown and described a preferred embodiment of my invention but it is obvious that numerous changes and omissions may be .made without departing from its spirit. For example, metal liner 14 may be dispensed with entirely. The proportions and size of handle member -H may be varied as desired.

Of course, 'I do not wish this invention to be limited to the use of metal wool pads. Any type of cleaning pads maybe used in conjunction with the improved device.

What I claim is:

l. A holding device for metal wool comprising a handlemember havinga reduced portion dividing the same into an upper gripping portion and a base portion, the diameter of said base portion being greater than the diameter of said gripping portion, said gripping portion having a recess formed in the top wall thereof, said handle member having a central longitudinal bore formed therein, said bore communicating with said recess, a pin having an enlarged head slidably positioned in said bore and passing through said recess, the diameter of said head being smaller than the diameter of said recess, a padholding plate member secured to the opposite end of said pin below the bottom wall of the base portion of the handle member, the periph- '-eral edge of said plate member being formed with a plurality of upwardly curved serrations, a spring mounted on the shank of said pinintermediate the head of said pin and the bottom wall of the recess, said spring being substantially housed in said recess, said spring urging thetop face of the plate member to abut the bottom wall of the base portion of the handle member.

.2. A holding device for metal wool comprising a handle member having a bottom planar wall, a recess formed in said handle member, a longitudinal bore centrally located in said handle and communicating with said recess, a pin having an enlarged head slidably positioned in said bore and naming through said recess, a pad holding plate .threadedly secured to the opposite'end of said pin, said plate having an upper central planar portion in abutting relationship with said bottom planar wall of said handle member and a peripheral portion spaced from the bottom planar wall of said handle member, a pad having its peripheral edges positioned between the bottom planar wall of the handle and the peripheral portion of said plate, and spring means mounted on said pin between the head of the pin and the base of the recess, said spring urging the central upper portion of the plate member and the peripheral portion of the plate member and peripheral edges of the pad member to abut the bottom planar wall of the handle member.

3. A holding device according to claim 2 in which the peripheral edge of the pad holding plate is formed with a plurality of upwardly curved serrations.

ABE SCHIMEL.

Referenced by
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US2438152 *Jul 9, 1946Mar 23, 1948Semple Albert A DeSteel wool holder
US2493835 *Apr 26, 1946Jan 10, 1950Abe SchimelHolder for metal wool
US2508541 *May 16, 1946May 23, 1950Russell Benjamin FUtensil cleaning device
US2885707 *Apr 1, 1957May 12, 1959William VogtMetal wool holder
US3105989 *Jan 30, 1962Oct 8, 1963Bell Sidney RPad holder
US3808635 *Jun 2, 1972May 7, 1974Eaton CorpSelf retaining knob
US5542352 *Oct 28, 1994Aug 6, 1996Graphic Arts Technical FoundationMethod and apparatus for cleaning stationary and moving printing press components
US6192545 *Mar 10, 1999Feb 27, 2001Roy E. GessertScouring apparatus incorporating holder for detachably retaining scouring pad and selectively attachable handle
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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/229.13, 15/147.1, 15/244.1, D32/40, 15/151
International ClassificationA47L13/02, A47L13/022
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/022
European ClassificationA47L13/022