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Publication numberUS2395430 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 26, 1946
Filing dateOct 11, 1941
Priority dateOct 11, 1941
Publication numberUS 2395430 A, US 2395430A, US-A-2395430, US2395430 A, US2395430A
InventorsSloan Homer H
Original AssigneeHoover Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Suction cleaner
US 2395430 A
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Feb. 26, 1946.

H. H. SLOAN SUCTION .CLEANER Filed Oct. 11, 1941 V 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR flamer E Sloan Feb. 26, .1946. H. H. SLOAN 2,395,430

' SUCTION CLEANER Filed Oct. 11, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Home/ 1% Sloan ATTORNEY Patented Feb-'26, 1946: v I V k nnirsp sures shinny oFFicE SUCTION CLEANER Homer H. Sloan, Dothan, Ala", asslgnor to The l'lfotgfilr Company, Canton, Ohio, a corporation o Application October 11, 1941, Serial No. 414,573

2 Claims. (Cl. 15-7) The present invention'relates to suction cleanmunicates with a centrally arranged reduced ers having a cleaning nozzle mounted for pivotal neck 33 the upper end 34 01' which is rotatably movement with respect to the cleaner body. telescoped in the lower end 35 of the elbow It An object of the invention is to provide a new In order to rotatably secure the nozzle in the and impr v d su t an n th r object elbow l5, the-reduced neck 34 is provided with s t p d a su t n leaner havin a n zzl an arcuate slot 35 which slides along a pin 31 movable with respect to the cleaner body to adapt threaded into the casing It. The slot 36 is of the cleaner for use in many normally inaccessuch arcuate length as to permit the nozzle H sible places. A further obiect is t provide a sucto be t t through an angle of 90 degrees, tion cleaner having a belt driven brush in a noz- In order t i t th t t o of th nozzle it zle movable with respect to the cleaner body. with respect to the bod m the neck 1 n Other objects and advantages of the invention of the nozzle i provided with an u t dir g will be apparent from the following description amuate lip 33 which forms two stops 39 and M,

. and acmmpanymg drawings whereim the latter engaging a shoulder 61 in the casing Figure 1 is a longitudinal section partly in n2 hen th nozzl arran ed t elevation of an embodiment of the invention clegler m, s z gg? 5 2 2:;

' showing the cleaner nozzle parallel to the cleaner w engaging a shoulder 52 in the casing 2 when .20 spanning the space between the wall M of the body l 1 Figure 2 is a section along the line 2-42 of i ggi fi g g T to the cleaner motor A Figure 1; The nozzle H is maintained in difierent oper- 523332 1: i ifi iz' y fi i gg the ating positions with respect to the body It by H ure 4 1 a i g i. 4% f means of a clamp Ml having a bracket ll mountg S c ong 8 me 0 ed on the elbow l5 and which limits the pivotal Fi ure 3. v

The embodiment of the invention herein dis- 26 fil figg g s zg ii zfi g g ig fg ggigzg closed comprises a suction cleaner provided with M engages slots 65 and ms respectively in the g g gf g zg g i ggg fi 35 gggf o 31 32; nozzle ll-to maintain the latter parallel or transa front casing 2 to which issecured by screws 1 g q g i z in Eigums it a rearwardly extending cylindrical casing M. an eslre a 1 1 5 may 8 provided in the nozzle H to position the latter at At the forward end of the casing i2 is a downdifferent angles with respect to the body ID withwardly disposed elbow l5 defining a passage in an arc of 90 degrees way it having an outlet forming the eye ll to a l fan chamber it defined in part by an enlarged 2 3233 2 2 g z gfg g g i g fif gg g g:

portwn w of the casmg I2 and by a metal pate cleaned and a belt t9 extends from the brush it through the reduced neck 33 and into the el- 92. Disposed in the fan chamber i8 is a fan 730w w and is connected to a pulley rigidly 22 mounted on the armature shaft of a motor attached to the motor armature shaft for rotatenclosed in a housing 23 which is supported on the brush brackets 2 only one of which is shown, in the In Operation, it is desired employ the casing The brackets 24 space t housing cleaner in the usual'manner, that 1s, moving the passageway it and-the top wall (if the casing za the casing M form an annular space cleaner nozzle H forwardly and rearwardly over 25 therebetween which communicates with a dirt the f ce to e cleaned, the sprin le er M is bag-26 removably tt t th n of th depressed and the nozzle H rotated until the latcasing it by a bracket 21. The cleaner i mater is transverse to the cleaner body or motor I nipulated by a carrying handle 28 attached to armature, as wn in Figures 3 and The the. cleaner body it by suitable means such as p g biased lever ttwill engage the slot 46 and screws 29. A switchtt is positioned in the banlocks the nozzle rig d y th pect to the cleaner die 28 and is connected to the motor by unshown body It. In this position of the nozzle, the belt conductors and to a source of electric current 49 has a quarter turn and upon energizing the byineans of a cord 3| secured to the rear of motor it rotates the brush 48 to loosen the cmthe handle 28.

- bedded dirt and the suction created by the fan Then'ozzle ll is provided with an elongated 22 draws the dirt through the nozzle II and elbow downwardly disposed'open mouth 32 which com-5B l5 into the fan chamber I8 and discharges it through the annular chamber 25 into the dirt bag 26.

If it is desired to employ the cleaner in confined places, as for example in comers, the lever 42 is depressed and the nozzle rotated 90 degrees to the position shown in Figures 1 and 2, and the spring biased lever 42 engages the slot 45 to lock the nozzle in position. In this position of the nozzle, the flared end 5| thereof extends below the cleaner body It, as shown in Figure 1, so as not to materially unbalance the cleaner, whereby the operator may easily move the cleaner from side to side and, if desired, forwardly and rearwardly to remove dirt from the surface'bein cleaned.

I claim:

1. A'suction cleaner comprising a body, a noz- -zle mounted at one end of said body for movement to difierent adjusted positions, a fan chamher in said body and having an inlet communieating with said nozzle, a motor for driving a fan i in said fan chamber and having its driving shaft ,extending through said fan chamber inlet, a brush rotatably mounted in said nozzle for engagement with the surface to be cleaned, a, belt connected to said extended shaft and said brush to rotate the latter, said nozzle being movable to adjusted positions parallel or transverse to said shaft, and said belt operating to rotate said brush in'said adjusted positions with respect to said shaft;

2. A suction cleaner comprising a body, a nozzle mounted on said body for movement to different adjusted positions, a fan chamber in said body and having an inlet communicating with said nozzle, a motor having a shaft for driving a fan in said fan chamber and having its driv ing shaft extending through said fan chamber inlet, a brush rotatably mounted in said nozzle for engagement with the surface to be cleaned and movable with said nozzle when the latter is moved to said different adjusted positions, and a belt connected to said extended shaft and said brush to rotate the latter, said belt being without twists when said nozzle and its brush are in' one adjusted position, said belt being so arranged between said extended shaft and brush that movement of said nozzle normal to said one adjusted position and parallel to said motor shaft places a quarter-turn twist in said belt between said extended shaft and said brush, said belt operating to rotate said brush in anyadjusted position of said nozzle with respect to said body.

HOMER H. SLOAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/389, 15/344, 15/383
International ClassificationA47L5/26, A47L5/22
Cooperative ClassificationA47L5/26
European ClassificationA47L5/26