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Publication numberUS2501426 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1950
Filing dateMar 25, 1947
Priority dateMar 25, 1947
Publication numberUS 2501426 A, US 2501426A, US-A-2501426, US2501426 A, US2501426A
InventorsFredric V Voorhees
Original AssigneeFredric V Voorhees
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Scrubbing brush
US 2501426 A
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March 21, 1950 VOORHEES 2,501,426

' SCRUBBING BRUSH Filed March 25, 1947 Inventor Fredric V. Voorhees mu away 5? M38 Patented Mar. 21, 1950 2,5tlAZ6 UNITED STATES PTENT OFFICE 4 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in scrubbing brushes and more particularly to a scrubbing brush wherein the Water is conducted from a source of pressure through a flexible hose to a hollow handle and thence through the hollow handle and brush to the place where the water is required.

The primary feature of the present invention is to provide a device of the character referred to including a soap chamber to be used in connection with the scrubbing brush and means for enabling the operator to divert the course of the water from the inlet means into said chamber to produce soap suds at the time it is being applied to a surface to be cleaned.

Another important feature of this invention is to provide a device of the class described including means for a pressure outlet whereby a stream of unsoaped water may be discharged with or without use of scrubbing brush and in this manner a continuous cleaning operation is provided.

A further feature of this invention is to provide a scrubbing brush as referred to having a removable soap holding chamber wherein soap chips are convenientl placed.

A still further feature is to provide a device of the character described that is simple and practical in construction, efiicient and reliable in operation, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved scrubbing brush constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal sectional view taken through the soap chamber and brush.

Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the brush.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the removable soap holding screen.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary view in longitudinal section through the neck portion and perforated disk.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, Wherein for the purpose of illustration, I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral 5 represents a substantially Y-shaped fitting threaded at one arm 6 to receive a usual spray nozzle 7.

The opposite arm 8 of said fitting is internally; threaded to receive the threaded end of an elongated handle 9 hollow throughout.

The opposite end of handle 9 is externally threaded as at ID to receive the internally threaded decreased end ll of a pipe union l2, and the enlarged end of said union is also internally threaded as at 13 to receive the threaded end of a soap holding cylindrical chamber M in which a removable cylindrical screen I5 is positioned, said screen being closed at one end by a hinged door l5a adapted to prevent soap particles leaving said screen.

An elbow fitting I6 is internally threaded at its large end I7 and adapted to fit on the threaded end of said chamber l4, with the decreased end, or neck portion, l8 of said elbow being fitted as at l9 into an internally threaded socket 20 centrally located in a brush head 2! having bristles 22, said brush being preferably circular and said end, or neck portion, 18 being closed by a perforated disk, or plate, 18a. It will be noted that the decreased end, or neck portion [8, forms a lower angular portion on the elbow fitting l6 whereby the upper portion of said fitting forms an arcuate baflle i601, and said fitting I6 is formed with a shoulder 16b at its end ll engaging the door 15a to maintain said door closed.

A control valve 23 of conventional type is preferably installed as at 24 in the arm 8 of said Y- fitting, said valve controlling the flow of water through handle 9.

The operation of the device is as follows; the main arm 25 of said Y-fitting being first connected by a coupling as at 26 to a usual flexible garden hose 2?.

Water enters Y-fitting 5 and nozzle 1 being turned off and valve 23 turned on, the water flows through handle 9 contacting the soap particles held in chamber M and hence the bristles 22 of said brush head 2! is saturated with a soapy liquid. The amount of said soap liquid is controlled by regulating valve 23.

After a reasonable amount of surface has been scrubbed, valve 23 is closed and nozzle 1 is opened and the previously scrubbed area is rinsed with clean water.

In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the construction, operation and advantages of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.

It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new is:

1. A scrubbing brush of the class described comprising a substantially Y-shaped fitting connected at one end by a coupling to a flexible water supplying hose, one arm of said fitting adapted to receive a nozzle, an elongated hollow handle connected to the other arm of said fitting, a cylindrical soap holding chamber, a removable cylindrical soap holding screen carried within the chamber having a screened door hinged at the outer end of the screen and adapted to hold particles of soap, a union connecting one end of said chamber to the handle, a scrubbing brush having bristles, an elbow fitting including a reduced neck portion connecting the brush to the other end of the chamber, a perforated plate carried by the neck portion of said elbowadapted to spray soapy water outwardly therefrom contacting the bristles of the brush, and valve means regulating the flow of water through the handle.

2. A scrubbing brush comprising a substantially Y-shaped fitting, a nozzle secured to one arm of said fitting, an elongated hollow handle secured to the other-arm of said fitting, a cylindrical soap holding chamber secured to said handle, an elbow fitting secured to said chamber,

said elbow fitting including an arcuately bent upper portion defining a battle, a reduced angular neck portion on said fitting adjacent said bafile, and a brush secured to said neck portion.

3. The combination of claim 2, wherein said chambe includes a screen, a hinged door on said screen, and a shoulder in said elbow fitting engaging said door to retain it in closed position while the device is assembled.

4. The combination-of claim 3, wherein said neck portion includes a perforated disk at the outer extremity to form fine particles of soapy water fed to the brush.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification401/43, 239/525, 239/551, 239/565, 401/136, 239/DIG.100
International ClassificationA46B11/06
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/063, Y10S239/01
European ClassificationA46B11/06B