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Publication numberUS2618799 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 25, 1952
Filing dateApr 23, 1949
Priority dateApr 23, 1949
Publication numberUS 2618799 A, US 2618799A, US-A-2618799, US2618799 A, US2618799A
InventorsBarbato Angelo J
Original AssigneeBarbato Angelo J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Polishing device
US 2618799 A
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Nov. 25, 1952 V A. J. BARBATO POLISHING DEVICE Filed April 23. 1949 ATTORMEY Patented Nov. 25, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE POLISHIN G DEVICE Angelo J. Barbato, Fort McPherson, Ga'.

Application April 23, 1949, Serial No. 89,226

3 claims. 1

This invention r elates to a polishing device, and more particularly to a device having a handle carrying a novel head for polishing and scrubbing fioors, woodwork and other finished surfaces.

An object of my invention is to provide an improved polishing device for dispensing oil, liquid wax. and other polishing and cleaning materials.

Another object of my invention is. to provide a polishing device with improved means for holding cans and containers of various shapes and dispensing cleaning and polishing materials therefrom.

Another object of my invention is to provide a polishing device having improved means for connecting Containers of cleaning and polishing materials to the dispensing head.

Another object of my invention is' to provide a polishing device having improved valve means for controlling the dispensing of various fluids.

Another object of my invention is' to provide a polishing device having animproved head.

Another object of my invention is to provide a polishing device which is attra-ctive in appearance, simple in design, rugged in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, economical in upkeep, easy to repair and efficient in operation.

Other and further objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in Which like characters of reference designate co-rresponding parts throughrout the several views, and wherein:

Fig. 1 is a cross-sectional side View of' a polishing device embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is anenlargedcross-sectional View of a detail.

Fig. 3 is a front View of adetail shown in Fig. 1- with parts broken away.

Fig. 4 is a detail front view of a modified form.

Fig. 5is a cross-sectional view of a detail.

In the: embodiment chosen for illustration, a member forming a laterally elongated head Hl is attached to a handle il. The handle H is formed from a hollow tube and is flatted at its lower end li' and bent at an angle for attachment to the head 'B by means of bolt '2 and nut '3, the bolt '2 passing through a hole in the fiat top portion of the head ie. A spout '4 having an elbow bend is formed of a hollow tube and threaded at its lower end which projects downwardly through the fiattened end portion H' of the 'handle and through the top of the head in into the interior thereof, and it 2 i is held in place on the head IU by nuts i, '5' which also aid in holding the head In firmly onto the handle.

The spout HI` is provided at its upper end with a mouthpiece IG which may be formed of rubber or other soft material adaptable to permit the mouthpiece to accommodate itself to container openings of various sizes. A fastening member i" is slidably mounted on the handle H for engaging and holding the, bottom of the container '8 for cleaning or polishing fluid when it is inverted and placed in use on' the device. The fastening member Il is provided with a thumb screw 19 for tightening it in place on the handle H at the proper pla-ce to accommodate the particular size of container being used.

The mouthpiece IG is resilient and sufficiently spongy or springy to fit over various sizes oi dispensing necks customarily provided on containers, and the large central bore of the mouthpiece may be threaded as at 20 to assure a snu fit. The spout M is swingably mounted on the head so that the mouthpiece EG can be swung into position to fit over differently located dispensing necks of any of the ordinary containers, whether their cross-section be round, square or oblong.

My polishing device may be inverted to place a container of licuid material against the fastening members IT; and, when the mouthpiece Fi has been properly positioned about the dispensing opening and the slidable ,fastening member Il locked in place, the head may be lowered for operation.

A valve 21 controls the flow of fluid from the spout '4. The valve 21, is formed of a strip of flexible material, such as spring steel and has one end anchored on the bolt I2 so as to press the valve firmly against the end of the spout to close it. In order to form a more perfect fit, a piece of rubber or other soft material 22 may be Wrapped* around the valve so as to engage the end ofthe spout and close it.

Mounted in the hollow* handle H is a valve control rod 23 which projects near the upper end of the handle and is provided with a thumb piece 24. The lower end of the valve control rod 23 projects into the head [0 and rests upon the free end of the valve 21. Pressure upon the t'humb piece 24 will cause the valve control rod 23 to spring the valve ZI dovvnward and open the spout M to permit liquid in the container '8 to flow through the spout. When the pressure on the thumb piece 24 is released, the valve 2! will spring to closed position and force the valve 3 control rod 23 upward. Pin 25 through the valve control rod beneath the top of head ID prevents the valve control rod from being vaccidentally withdrawn from the handle.

When the valve 2' is opened so that liquid flows from the spout '4, it spreads out over the fioor plate 26 'and passes through the perforations therein onto the cloth 2" spreading and rubbing it onto the floor or other surface being cleaned or polished. The floor plate 26 is i'emovably held in place, as a closure for the bottom of the head, by means of spring clips 28 provided on each end of the floor plate and which clip over the top of the head '0, as shown in Fig. 3. The cloth 2" has its edges folded over the upturned edges of the floor plate and is caught between the floor plate and the head 'U and held firmly in place when the floor plate is clamped to the head.

It will be readily seen that a-ll parts of my polishing device are easily accessible for repair and cleaning. Various types of attachments can be used for cleaning or polishing, as for example the brush 29 shown in Fig. 4 can be readily snapped in place in lieu of the floor plate 26 and cloth 2". Also, the angle at which the head '0 is attached to the handle H can be easily and quickly adjusted by bending the fiattened portion I I' of the handle.

Many modifications and adaptations will suggest themselves to those skilled in the art, and it is obvious that many changes can be made in the embodiment shown without departing from the scope of my invention as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a device of the class described, a hollow handle, said handle having a, flattened end portion bent at an angle to the body of said handle, a laterally elongated head, means for attaching said head to said fiattened end portion, a fastening member on said handle, a container for fiuid positioned below said fastening member and held in place thereby, said container having an ex ternally threaded fiuid dispensing neck, a tubular spout having an elbow bend and a threaded lower end, said threaded lower end extending through said flattened end portion of said handle and into the interior of said elongated head, means adjustably attaching said spout to said head and 'arranged to assist in holding said head onto said handle, a resilient mouthpiece mounted on the upper end of said spout and having an internally ribbed longitudinal bore fitted over said dispensing neck, a valve arranged to control the flow of fiuid from said container through said spout, said valve comprising a strip of fiexible material pressed against the lower end of said spout by said means for attaching said head to said handle, soft material on said valve to form a valve seat, a valve control rod extending through said handle, and polishing means removably secured to the bottom of said elongated head.

2. In a device of the class described, a hollow handle, said handle having a flattened end portion bent at an angle to the body of said handle, a head, means for attaching said head to said fiattened end portion, a fastening member on said handle, a container for fiuid positioned below said fastening member and held in place thereby, said container having a fiuid dispensing neck, a tubular spout having an elbow bend and a lower end extending through said flattened end portion of said handle and into the interior of said head, means adjustably attaching said spout to said head and arranged to assist in holding said head onto said handle, a resilient mouthpiece mounted on the upper end of said spout and having an internally ribbed longitudinal bore fitted over said dispensing neck, a valve arranged to control the flow of fiuid from said container through said spout, said valve comprising a strip of fiexible material pressed against the lower end of said spout by said means for attaching said head to said handle, a valve control rod extending through said handle, and polishing means removably secured to the bottom of said head.

3. In a device -of the class described, a hollow handle, said handle having a fiattened end portion bent at an angle to the body of said handle, a head, means for attaching said head to said flattened end portion, a container for fiuid removably fastened on said handle, said container having a fiuid dispensing neck, a, tubular spout having an elbow bend and a lower end extending through said fiattened end portion of said han- -dle and into the interior of said head, means attaching said spout to said head and arranged to assist in holding said head onto said handle, a resilient mouthpiece mounted on the upper end of said spout and having an internally threaded longitudinal bore fitted over said dispensing neck, a valve arranged to control the flow of fiuid from said container through said spout, a valve control rod extending through said handle, and polishing means -rem ova'bly secured to the bottom of said head.

ANGELO J. BARBATO.

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/140, 401/206, 285/223, 15/231, 15/176.2
International ClassificationA47L13/10, A47L13/312
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/312
European ClassificationA47L13/312