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Publication numberUS2557214 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1951
Filing dateFeb 24, 1948
Priority dateFeb 24, 1948
Publication numberUS 2557214 A, US 2557214A, US-A-2557214, US2557214 A, US2557214A
InventorsBales Raymond W
Original AssigneeBales Raymond W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Floor waxer
US 2557214 A
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June 19, 1951 R. W. BALES FLOOR WAXER Filed Feb. 24, 1948 Q N N X 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR.

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FLOOR WAXER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Feb. 24, 1948 INVENTOR. fla/ma/zd Wfia/ea L BY %7%W AT7 R/VEYJ Patented June 19, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

My invention relates to floor waxers, and more particularly to such waxers as are of the fountain type wherein a body of floor wax is pressure fed to a waxing head under the handle.

With the foregoing in view, an object of my invention is to provide an improved floor waxer.

A further object is to provide an improved floor waxer which includes pressure means for feeding a measured amount of wax to a waxing head.

A further object is to provide in a waxer such as that last described means comprising a triggertype grease gun for pressure-feeding said wax to said head.

A further object is to provide an improved floor waxer which includes means for readily detachably connecting one or more weights to a waxing head.

A further object is to provide an improved floor waxer which includes a novel combination of pressure-feeding means for a body of floor wax with means for selectively weighting the Waxing head to a desired weight.

Other objects and advantages reside in the particular structure of the invention, combination and arrangement of the several parts thereof, and

will be readily understood by those skilled in the art upon reference to the attached drawing in connection with the following specification, wherein the invention is shown, described and claimed.

In the drawing:

Figure l is a plan view of the floor waxer according to the invention;

Figure 2 is an elevation thereof, parts being broken away;

Figure 3 is a transverse vertical section taken substantially on the plane of the line 33 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is an enlarged transverse vertical section taken substantially on the plane of the line 44 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a horizontal section taken substantially on the plane of the line 5-5 of Figure 3;

Figure 6 is a fragmentary elevation like Figure 2, but with parts broken away and parts shown in longitudinal vertical section and showing a polishing device applied to the head.

Referring specifically to the drawing, wherein like reference characters have been used throughout the several views to designate like parts, Ill designates a handle for a floor waxer which may be of any suitable form and which includes a tubular forward end which slidably receives a tang H of a yoke l2 which includes legs having free ends pivotally secured by pins l3 to a waxing head I4. I

The handle ID has mounted thereon in longitudinally-spaced relation a pair of brackets l5 and I6 which are detachably secured respectively to the barrel H and nozzle [8 of a pressure waxfeeding device which comprises a grease gun. The grease gun comprises a trigger-type grease gun, whereby a measured amount of wax is fed to the waxing head I4 by means, to be described later, at the will of the operator. A piston 23 is reciprocally mounted in the barrel I1 and has a rearwardly-directed piston rod 24. At least the 'rear portions of the rod 24 is formed with a rack I9 comprising a plurality of ratchet notches which are adapted to be successively engaged by the sear 20 of a pivotally mounted trigger 2!. A suitable pistol grip 22 is formed'on the rear end of the barrel ll to facilitate use of the trigger 2!. While I have shown a well known type of triggertype grease gun, it is to be understood that other types of this form of grease gun may be substituted without invention.

Referring now to Figure 4, and to Figure 2, it will be noted that the bracket I6 is secured in place by means of a bolt 25 which passes not only through the bracket l6, but also through the handle l0 and tang ll of the yoke l2. By this means the parts are securely held in assembled relation and yet may be readily detachably disconnected if and when desired.

The waxing head l4 comprises a relatively wide and relatively thick base plate 26, the edge portions of which are formed with a continuous peripheral groove 21 which is adapted to seat therein the marginal portions of one or more plies of waxing fabric 28 under the pressure of an annular coil spring 29. and lower surfaces and is formed axially thereof with a vertically-disposed internally-threaded aperture 30 which threadedly receives the lower threaded end of a rigid conduit 3|.

The upper surface of the base plate 26 is formed with an integral vertically-extending hollow boss 32 comprising a continuous vertically-disposed wall providing an axial recess 33. A cover plate 34 is adapted to be seated atop the upper edges of the wall 32 and secured thereto by any suitable readily detachable fastening means, such as the screws 35. The cover plate 34 is formed with an axial aperture therethrough through which extends the upper end of the rigid conduit 3!.

The recess 33 is adapted to receive therein any,

of a plurality of weights 3? whereby to weight the head H to a desired degree. A suitable fiex- The plate 23 has fiat upper ible conduit 36 is connected to the free ends of the conduit 31 and nozzle 28, whereby floor wax is fed from the grease gun to the under surface of the base plate 26.

As is readily apparent from Figure 6, the waxing cloth28 may be readily removed from the base plate 2'5 and any suitable polishing device 33 substituted therefor, which is secured in place in the same manner.

In the operation of the device, the grease gun is filled with floor wax and operatively connected to the rigid conduit 3! by the flexible conduit 35. Previously to such connection the cover 34 is removed from the boss 32 and a suitable number of weights 3? are positioned in the recess 33. Thereafter, the cover plate 3 2 is secured in place to retain the weights 31 in the recess. A suitable waxing cloth 28 is also now applied to the base plate 25, as previously described. The device is now ready for operation, and operation is commenced by pulling the trigger it of the grease gun one or more times until a measured amount of wax is supplied to the under surface of the base plate 29. Thereafter, the waxer is slid over the floor in the usual manner, but it is unnecessary to bear down heavily on the waxing head i 5, because of the presence of the weights 3? therein. At the same time, whenever the device runs out of wax, the waxing head is readily supplied with a new measured amount by one or more pulls on the trigger 2|. When the waxing operation is completed, the waxing cloth 2 3 is readily removed from the waxing head and the polishing device 38, Figure 6, is substituted therefor, whereby the conditioning of the floor is rapidly and efficiently completed,

While I have shown and described what is now thought to be a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible of other forms and expressions. Consequently, I do not limit myself to the pre cise structure shown and described hereinabove except as hereinafter claimed.

I claim:

1. In a floor waxing device, a vertically disposed waxing head having its lower face adapted to traverse a floor surface to be waxed, a waxing fabric extending across said lower face of said head and secured to the marginal portion thereof, there being a bore extending inwardly from the upper face of said head and terminating adjacent to and spaced from the lower first face thereof, a closure extending across the upper face of said head and secured thereto to thereby form a closed chamber for the support therein of a plurality of weights, a handle extending rearwardly and upwardly from said head and pivotally supported on the latter for rocking movement about a horizontal axis, a wax dispensing means extending longitudinally of said handle adjacent the lower end thereof and secured thereto, and conduit means having one end in communication with said dispensing means and having the other end terminating in and in communication with the lower face of said head for the passage therethrough of wax from the dispensing means to said waxing fabric for application to said floor surface.

2. In a floor waxing device, a vertically disposed waxing head having its lower face adapted to traverse a floor surface to be waxed, a waxing fabric extending across said lower face of said head and secured to the marginal portion thereof, there being a bore extendin inwardly from the upper face of said head and terminating adjacent to and spaced from the lower first face thereof, a closure extending across the upper face of said head and secured thereto to thereby form a closed chamber for the support therein of a plurality of weights, a handle extending rearwardly and upwardly from said head and pivotally supported on the latter for rocking movement about a horizontal axis, a wax dispensing means extending longitudinally of said handle adjacent the lower end thereof and secured thereto, and conduit means having one end in communication with said dispensing means and having the other end terminating in and in communication with the lower face of said head for the passage therethrough of wax from the dispensing means to said waxing fabric for application to said floor surface, said conduit means comprising a rigid vertically disposed conduit extending longitudinally of said bore and having its lower end supported within and extending through the bottom bounding wall of said bore, and having its upper end extending through and terminating at a point spaced beyond said closure, and a flexible conduit extending between and secured to the upper end of said rigid conduit and the adjacent end of said dispensing means.

RAYMOND W. BALES.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 981,581 McCauley Jan. 10, 1911 1,013,454 Sherbondy Jan. 2, 1912 1,139,809 Schultz May 18, 1915 1,186,433 Peralta et a1. June 6, 1916 1,262,539 Micka Apr. 9, 1918 1,554,875 Miles Sept. 22, 1925 2,438,843 Correa Mar. 30, 1948

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/140, 401/207, 401/179
International ClassificationA47L13/312, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/312
European ClassificationA47L13/312