|Publication number||US2612336 A|
|Publication date||Sep 30, 1952|
|Filing date||Mar 8, 1949|
|Priority date||Mar 8, 1949|
|Publication number||US 2612336 A, US 2612336A, US-A-2612336, US2612336 A, US2612336A|
|Inventors||Spencer C Tuttle|
|Original Assignee||Cly Del Mfg Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (21), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
S. C. TUTTLE Sept. 30, 1952 BROOM CAP Filed March 8. 1949 INVENTOR: s s/vcsn a. rum: 1
ATTX' Patented Sept. 30, 1952 BROOM CAP Spencer 0. Tuttle, Waterbury, Conn., assignor to Cly-Del Mfg. 00., Waterbury, Conn, a corporation of Connecticut Application March 8, 1949, Serial No. 80,250
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to caps for the ends of broom handles, and more particularly to a broom cap of the type which has a swlngable bail or loop for suspending the broom upon a hook.
One object of this invention is to provide a device of the above nature in which the loop is permitted free swinging movement of ,a limited extent, whereby the loop may be held in a convenient raised position so that it may easily be engaged over the supporting hook Or nail.
Another object is to provide a device of they above nature in which the loop, if desired, may be placed in a horizontal position, where it will be frictionally held so as to facilitate the engage+ ment of the loop over a supporting hook.
A further object is to provide a device of the above nature which will be simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to install and manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance, and very eificient and durable in use.
With these and other objects in view, there has been illustrated on the accompanying drawing one form in which the invention may conveniently be embodied in practice.
In the drawing,
Fig. 1 is a side view, showing the improved broom cap upon the upper end of a broom handle.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same, taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view of the same, taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral I II indicates a shell which preferably is drawn from sheet metal into cup form, having a dome-shaped top portion I I and a cylindrical middle portion I2. The shell II] also comprises a lower edge portion I3 which is rolled inwardly sufiiciently so that the shell II] will be adapted to closely embrace the end of a broom handle H.
The dome-shaped top portion II preferably has a central apertured countersink I4, which is adapted to receive a headed nail N for securing the broom cap to the handle H.
Provision is also made of a bail or loop I5 constructed of heavy wire and having a pair of diverging outwardly-convex sides I6, which terminate in inturned aligned lower ends I1. In order to form a pivotal mounting for the inturned loop ends I1, the shell I is provided with a pair of diametrically opposed holes I8, I8 which are inwardly pierced through the cylindrical portion I2 adjacent the dome-shaped top portion II.
The shell I 0 is further provided with a pair of elongated indentations I 9 which extend upwardly from the holes I8, thus providing two pairs of spaced shoulders 20, 20 at the junction of the cylindrical middle portion I2 with the domeshaped top portion I I.
The normal spacing of the lower ends of the 2 loop sides I6 i less than the outer diameter of the shell I0, but is large enough to permit the sides Hi to swing freely within the indentations I9. Thus, the loop I may have a limited swinging movement, the extent of which is determined by the positions of the shoulders and preferably is about 60 degrees.
As a result of this construction, the loop I5 will normally be held in the inclined position I5 or I5 above the shell Ill, shown in Fig. 1. However, the user may, if desired, force the loop I5 downwardly into a horizontal position indicated at I5" in order to further facilitate the engagement of said loop over a hook.
It will, of course, be understood that when the loop I5 is disposed in the horizontal position I5", the sides I6 will be sprung outwardly when they are forced over the shoulders 20, and will tightly embrace the sides of the shell I0 so that the loop I5 will be frictionally held in position.
While there has been disclosed in this specification one form in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that this form is shown for the purpose of illustration only, and that the invention is not to be limited to the specific disclosure, but may be modified and embodies in various other forms without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claim.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new, and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent, is:
In a broom cap, a shell comprising a cylindrical middle portion and a dome-shaped top portion, said middle portion having a pair of opposite holes adjacent said op portion, elongated exterior indentations extending vertically upward from said holes and providing two pairs of transversely aligned shoulders at the junction of said middle portion and said top portion, the width of said indentations being substantially greater than the diameter of said holes, and a bail having inturned end portions pivotally received in said holes, the sides of said bail being disposed in said indentations and adapted to abut said shoulders, whereby said bail will normally be supported at an inclined position by one or the other.
of said pairs of shoulders.
. SPENCER C. TUTI'LE.
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|U.S. Classification||248/691, 220/751, 220/776, 248/110|