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Publication numberUS2566429 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1951
Filing dateDec 31, 1946
Priority dateDec 31, 1946
Publication numberUS 2566429 A, US 2566429A, US-A-2566429, US2566429 A, US2566429A
InventorsSolomon Schulman
Original AssigneeSolomon Schulman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing valve for surface coating mops, having a cord operated valve actuating lever
US 2566429 A
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Sept. 4, 1951 s. scHULMAN 2,566,429


Application December 31, 1946, Serial No. 719,503

3 Claims. Y 1

This invention relates to surface coating, especially the coating of floors and furniture and more particularly the waxing thereof.

A principal object of this invention is the pro vision of a device to facilitate the preliminary deposit onto a surface of a fluid which is to be thereafter spread and/or polished.

A further object of the invention is the production of a device of the type specified by which the initial or preliminary deposit of a fluid onto Va surface to be coated may be accomplished by a simple manual motion adjacent the point where the device used for polishing is grasped.

A further object of the invention is the production of a device of the type specified which will include alternative means for depositing a iiuid on a surface to be coated.

Other objects and advantages will appear as the description of the particular physical embodiment selected to illustrate the invention progresses and the novel features will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

. In describing the invention in detail and the particular physical embodiment selected to illustrate the invention, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings and the several views thereon, in which like characters of reference designate like parts throughout the several views,

and in which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view .of a polishing .mop embodying my invention shown With the polishing end thereof resting upon a surface to be polished; Fig. 2 is a front elevational View of the .device as shown by Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the device on the plane indicated by the line III-III of Fig. 2 viewed in the direction of the arrows at the ends of the line; Fig. 4 .is a cross sectional view on the plane indicated by the line IV--IV of Fig. 2, viewed in the direction of the arrows at the ends of the line; Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of a modified form of polishing mop embodying my invention; Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 of a modified form of polishing mop embodying my invention; Fig. 7 is `a fragmentary view illustrating a modified form of 4polishing vfluid container orifice valve means.

Numeral I designates an operating handle of an ordinary and Well known form of coating or polishing mop. The handle I carries at its extreme end a mop head 2 of any suitable, appropriate or ordinary textile or` other material ef- `cient in spreading and polishing a coating fluid, isuch `as wax, on a surface, such as` a floor or furnituref i `idesignates any usual or ordinary coating uid or Wax containing receptacle customarily used in dispensing. Container 3 may be provided with any of the usual or ordinary orices, such as the projecting neck or spout 4, as best shown in Fig. 4. This neck d is usually made of thin material and is usually rolled into the form` of a screw thread as shown in Fig. 4. Alternatively the projection 4 may be plain as in Fig. '7.

When the container 3 is purchased it is provided with a cap closing the orifice. In accordance with my invention, that cap is removed and my improved valve means are substituted therefor, as best shown in Fig. 4. The valve means includes a cap piece 5 having a depending skirt 5 which is rolled into the form of a thread corresponding with the thread upon 4, so that my valve means may be screwed upon the orice or spout 4. The face of the cap 5 is oriced at 'I and 8, best shown in Fig. 3, and the orifices are closed by a valve disk 9, best shown in Fig. 4. When the container is in the position as shown in Fig. 2 and the valve disk 9 is raised, uid may flow through the orices 'I and 8, and as shown in Fig. 1, and may drop upon the surface or fioor IB which it is desired to coat or polish.

The valve disk Si has an eyelet I I therethrough, and a washer I2 attached thereby to the valve disk 9. The valve rod I3 is driven into the eyeletv I I and then headed as at I4 so that the valve rod I3 is securely held to the valve disk 9. In `order to guide the valve rod I3, I position a valve rod guide `or U-shaped stirrup, l5 on the valve cap 5. This valve rod guide I is generally in the form of a U with the extremities of each leg bent at a right angle as at I6 and each extremity attached to the valve cap 5, as by soldering or other suitable method. The bent over portions of the extremities of the legs of the U are made to extend over the edge I'I of the cap 5 for a purpose to be later specified.

The valve rod guide I5 is oriced as at IB in the portion connecting the legs and through this exm tends the valve rod I3.

The end of the valve rod, in the form shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, is formed into an enlargement or eye I9. Between the eye I9 and the valve guide I5, a spring 20 is positioned. This .spring normally forces the valve rod I3 downwardly, as viewed in Fig. 4, so that the valvek disk 9 is seated firmly against a flat disk valve seat 2l resting Von the inner side of the Valve cap `5 and oriiced to correspond With orifces 'I and 8.

. As best shown in Fig. 2, a valve fulcrum 22 is attached to the valve guide I-Eby an eyelet `23.

absence This fulcrum 22 has an orifice at 24 and engaged in this orifice is one end of a valve lever '25. The valve lever 25 extends through the eye I9 in the valve rod i3 and on its far end is suitably and properly formed as Iby making an eye therein 26 into which may be engaged an operating means, such as a cord 21, which may extend upwardly a desired distance Yto `be closely adliacent that.

portion "of the :handle 'igrasped by "a "person in operating the mop.

In order to sustain the container 3 in a position on the mop handle, Iipifovide "za `clamp for container support 28. Thiscl'airr'iplis pifefra'bly formed of two pieces of rectangular cross section metallic material riveted together .at29, and, as viewed in Fig. 3, to the left of tlie riv'tedportion the separate pieces 30 fand 32| .are bbwedso as to form a somewhat circular opening therebetween to receive the mop handle l and their extreme ends are oriced to receive a bolt 32 having, preferably, ifa Wing 4"niit d'3 thereon by which Athe pieoesfi `'and-'3 l *Gf the `Asupporti may-be securely attached to ithehandl'e -l a'tany desired `position along `its length- Thers'upportto theirig'lit of thefrivet, as

rshovvn in Fig. 3, has the two pieces 13B and 3l likewise bowed, lso vras to form 'afspace 34 ltorelceive the can orifice or spout-54 and-theextreme right handendsfareforicedtofreceve a -bOlt 35 having, preferably, aWing-niitfi 1thereon where- It willbe'nticed'fthat the rightfan'gle exten- :sions i6 of the -U'-shaped valve-"stern Vguide 'i5 Aextend over the fm'ember'2'8fas bestshown in 1; ',Figs. 2 and 3,so that thememberleisprevented 'ifrom slipping i the'canlor'ificedeven if wing nut #36 is not Vcompletely tight.

"By the 'above fconstru'ction "i fprcvide means Ywhereby `a container yLit-'may be heldina desired 1 position on a mop handle I 'andwhe'reby -by operating the cord 2T "I `may open 'the 4fvalve' vby unseating disk 9] and allvvin`g'-'uid`to flow-from the containerio'nto asurfacetofbepolished and that this may be done by the devicefcordi 2,

vbeing worked upon, opening-the valve-andia'llowtinuation or extensin-fa bulbeusmeriber lzis positioned. 'rms-form isiafr.combination'roffthe "twofor'ms as: showninFigs14to ilV inclusive-land raising the handle to a vertical` positioni=arid In Fig. '7 I have illustrated the possibility of using another formY of attaching means for the valve structure. The orifice 4I corresponding to orifice 4 of Fig. 4 is not formed into a screw thread, but is somewhat plain and the valve means are attached thereto by Vforcing the cap 42 on to the surface 4| and then tightening it Itl'iereon by ythe lever 43, which idraws 'the wire M tightly around the neck 4l. -Thisv form merely Villustrates that, instead of using a screw cap valve structure, other forms may be used.

VAlthou'gh :Ijhave-particularly described particu- Llar'phys'ical-.embodiments of my invention, never- Itheless I desire to `have it understood that the forms selected `are merely illustrative and do not eihaust' the possible physical embodiments of the idea `of fmeans :underlying my invention.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters APatent is:

1. A coating device, including, in combination:

a -oontainerfformed with-a iprojecting spout; a valve 'cap positioned vover the projecting spout. said valve capf'ormed with orifices theretl'irough to fallow uid to Aflow therethrough, `a valve disk withinfth'e Acap positioned over the -said through orifices; aval-ve Vrod attached to the valve-disk and projecting through the .top of thecap; a-valve rod guide formed substantially in the form of a U with thelfextremities of the legs of the vU leach bent at 'a right-angle-andlattached-at the fright angle ltolthe cap, said v`U 'formed W'ithfathrough bore inthe portionof the --U'connectingthelegs through which the valve rod extends; an `enlargement formed on` the outer lend of the valve Y rod; a spring -between the said f enlargement and lfthe valvef-rod guide whereby thevalvefdisk is held seated within the cap to prevent vflow ofliquid thereirorma valve-.'fulcrum attached Vto the valve rodguide andextending to-a point adjacentthe enlargemen'tzon the valve-rod; a valve lever-Iulcruinedatbneend ofthe valve fulcrumandzfengaging the enlargementofthe valverodandfpro- `jecting i therebeyond; f and .a ilexible umembenattachedrto `the extreme. end of the valve lever and adaptedV .to extendrup .along `the handle of a mop to caposition adjacent the ,usual grasping ;position of Jan operator .when Aoperating the :mop `Wherebyithe.valve may .be .opened 'bya pullczon the iiexible member. Y

VV2. @A coating rdevice, fincluding, Y combination: a .container :formed iwith aa projecting tspout; a :valve cap positioned .i over the projecting zspout, said valvecap formed withiorices therethrough to; allowV fluid to .iiow therethrough; :a valvefdisk `within the reap; positioned over the said-,thrQugh orifices; I aitvalve :'rod. attached r vto the xvalverdisk and.projectingthroughnthe topfof the oap;;g.a valve. rod guide formed substantially..;in.ithe form -of- .aLU .with Lthe extremities of the legs'iof'theill feach'. bent. atia :1r-ight; angle., and VA.attachediiatiithe rightiangle,v tothe: cap "formed withfazthroughabore invthe portion :of the LU connecting gthe legs through:whichgthervalve stem'iextends naeye "formed irrthevalve'rod;;a:springibetweenthegsaid .eyeztandcthe fvalvexrod guide iwherebyz-Lthewalve Vdisk .is `held seated within .the cap to Lf-,prevent Vfiow oofzrliqui'd :.therefrom; sa valve i fulcrumsat- Atachedto thevalvefirod: :guide and extendingiito apointiadjacent thev eyein the valve-rods. .maire Vlever fuicrumedfatzzone :endof theiivalvexiulcrum andi-engaging :the eye sift. the valverarodfiandlprojectingtherebeyond; and-sa; flexlbleiimeiberat- 'tached' to the extremet-.endzofiiitl-ie; valve leveriiand adapted to extend up along the handleeofia-Lfmop ftocaz-posttionzadi scent; thezusual .graspingapbsition of an operator when operating the mop whereby the valve may be opened by a pull on the flexible member.

3. A hollow iluid storage and delivering container, formed with an outlet orice provided with an open projecting spout; a cap adapted to be secured upon the projection, the top of the cap being oriced at a plurality of places; a. valve disk within the cap covering the said orii'lces, the said disk formed with a through bore; a valve rod positioned in the bore offthe valve disk and secured thereto; a U-shaped stirrup attached to the top of the cap at theV outside. said stirrup formed with a through bore for the reception of a rod whereby the rod is guided; an eye formed in the valve rod; a spring between the said eye and the stirrup whereby the valve is retained closed; a bulbous member positioned on the valve rod beyond the eye therein; means. including a double clamp, one portion surrounding the cap and the other portion surrounding the mop handle for supporting the container in position on the mop handle; a projection extending from the stirrup; a valve actuating lever fulcrumed on the projection and passing through the eye of the valve rod; a flexible member attached to one end of the valve lever and extending along the handle to a position adjacent the position of the hand of an operator in usual operation whereby the fluid may be allowed to flow from the container either by a pull on the iiexible member or by causing thel bulbous member to bear against the surface to be coated.


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U.S. Classification222/191, 401/273, 222/518, 222/174, 222/474, 401/138, 222/501
International ClassificationF16K21/00, F16K21/04, A47L13/10, A47L13/30
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/30, F16K21/04
European ClassificationA47L13/30, F16K21/04