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Publication numberUS2695417 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1954
Filing dateOct 18, 1951
Priority dateOct 18, 1951
Publication numberUS 2695417 A, US 2695417A, US-A-2695417, US2695417 A, US2695417A
InventorsBathurst Thomas T
Original AssigneeBathurst Thomas T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rotary mop with wringer
US 2695417 A
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Nov. 30, 1954 T. T. BATHURST 2,695,417

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iThesprincipali object of thislinventioni is. the provision of: a rotary 1' surface. cleansing mop having a substantially solid-:spongescleansing...memberssadaptedz to be:- uniformly compressed to:force*liquid:therefrom;. 8 1 Anothen object of :the. inventionis: theprovisionr oftuaa. mop havinga series :of planar surfaceswand'meanswheres byrsaid mop may bezseeured againstrotation in any:de-., sired.operating position. 1 w t.

Other objects are: simplicity andgeconomy of construc tionjuease and: efficiency of operation and adaptability. for cleaning floors, walls or ceilings or any substantial'ly planar surface. 7

With these'objectsin view as well as other'object's which will appear duringttha coursepfthewspeeifieation reference will be had to 'the drawings wherein:

Figs l is a side elevational yiewof the rotary surface cleanen'embodying-this-inventionr t #Fig. F2. is: a side-elevational--view=ofthe rotary surface cleaner' with-partashown-in themop squeezing=position.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the mop as shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on line IV--IV of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view taken on line V-V of Fig. 6.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged elevational view of the operating end of the mop with the parts shown in the position as shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged elevational view of the mop as shown in the squeezing position in Fig. 2.

Fig. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary section view of the section taken on line IV-IV of Fig. 3 with the parts in the squeezed position.

Like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and the numeral 10 designates a frame of substantially planar form having end flanges or walls 12. Mounted rigidly adjacent the central portion of said frame 10 and disposed at substantially right angle thereto is an operating handle 14 which is mounted in a split socket 16 and secured thereto by means of a bolt 18. End flanges or walls 12 are slotted along their medial line at 20 to present slots to receive axle of drum 24 therethrough. This mop drum 24 is of substantially solid octagonal form with multiple flat mopping faces 26 which are equidistant from axle 22 which is disposed at right angles to the operating handle 12. A frame 28 similar in form to frame member 10 telescopes over frame 10 and is disposed at a right angle thereto when the mop is in the normal scrubbing form as shown in Figs. 1 and 6. When so positioned as shown in Fig. 6 theslot 30 in each end wall 32 of frame 28 will be disposed at right angles to slots 20 of frame member 10. At the outer end portion of each end wall 32 beyond slot 30 is. a trunnion 34 which is disposed at right angles to the wall 32 and which are in axial alignment to receive 2,695,417 Frette P 1.

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When the brake 58 is not set and the drum is permitted to roll freely over the surface it acts as a dust remover, furthermore when the drum is squeezed dry and then rolled over the treated surface it will pick up the liquid solution to dry the surface. From the above it will be noted that this is substantially an all purpose mop and one that can be used on rugs, carpets or any other floor coverings, or on painted or papered walls or ceilings in addition to being a dust remover and scrubbing mop for any planar surfaces.

While in the drawings an eight faced drum has been shown however a cylindrical drum or any multi-surfaced drum might be submitted therefore since the brake member will serve to hold the drum against rotation regardless of its surface contour. It will be noted that the end portions of drum 24 are spaced inwardly from the adjacent end walls 12 by means of suitable washers 70.

When the operator wishes to squeeze the mop member he grasps the hand operating member 44 which is normally in the position shown in Fig. 1 and as it is moved through arc 48 it will first rotate the frame 28 about axle 22 to a position substantially parallel with frame member 10. When the frame members are so related the slots 20 and 30 will be in alignment so that the frames may be moved toward each other as they remain in parallel relation. Thus producing a minimum distortion of the mop member as the moisture is extracted therefrom and insuring a long life of the mop material.

The frames members 10 and 28 are each offset at 72 to strengthen the planar surfaces and frame 28 is perforated at 74 to permit the escape of liquid during the squeezing operation.

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tz' n e a ne d um and epl qe t e a n t ,f 1. .419. e age-sti e rum 2M se u e t ga st; ro i n d in l. A combination mop and scrubber comprising a first frame having a substantially planar body portion and an end wall at each end of said body portion extending at right angles to said body portion, each of said end walls having a slot formed therein at right angles to said body portion, an axle extending rotatably through said slots, a resilient, sponge-like drum mounted on said axle, a second frame having a substantially planar body portion and slotted end walls similarly to said first frame, said axle extending through the slots of said second frame, a handle secured to said first frame, and an operating member carried by said handle and pivotally secured to the end walls of said second frame at points remote from the body portion of said second frame, said operating member being movable in a direction generally parallel to the end walls of said first frame, whereby as said operating member is moved outwardly from said first frame until said axle rests in the ends of said slots remote from the body portions of the frames, said second frame will be pivoted to a position with the body thereof in a plane approximately at right angles to the body of said first frame and with the adjacent edges of said frame bodies in engagement, and whereby as said operating member is moved toward said first frame said second frame will be pivoted to a position with the body thereof generally parallel to the body of said first frame, and forced toward said first frame to compress said drum therebetween. 1

2. A combination mop and scrubber comprising a first frame having a substantially planar body portion and an end wall at each end of said body portion extending at right angles to said body portion, each of said end walls having a slot formed therein at right angles'to said body portion, an axle extending rotatably through said slots, a resilient, sponge-like drum mounted on said axle, a second frame having a substantially planar body portion and slotted end walls similarly to said first frame, said axle extending through the slots of said second frame, a handle secured to said first frame, and an operating member carried by said handle and pivotally secured to theend walls of said second frame at points remote from the body portion of said second frame, said operating member being movable in a direction generally parallel to the end walls of said first frame, whereby as said operating member is moved outwardly from said first frame until said axle rests in the ends of said slots remote from the body portions of 4 the frames, said second frame will be pivoted to a position with the body thereof in a plane approximately at right angles to the body of said first frame and with the adjacent edges of said frame bodies in engagement, and whereby as said operating member is moved toward saidfirst frame said second frame will be pivoted to a position with the body thereof generally parallel to the body of said first frame, and forced toward saidfirst frame to compress said drum therebetween, and means for securing said frame body portions releasably in their right-angled position.

3. A combination mop and scrubber comprising a first frame having a substantially planar body portion and an end wall at each end of said body portion extending at right angles to said body portion, each of said end walls having a slotformed therein at right angles to said body portion, an axle extending rotatably through said slots, a resilient, sponge-like drum mounted on said axle, a second frame having a substantially planar body portion and slotted end walls similarly to said first frame, said axle extending through the slots of said second frame, a handle secured to said first frame, a bail having the arms thereof secured pivotally to the end walls of said second frame at points remote from the body of said second frame on an axis parallel to said axle, a rod fixed to said bail at right angles to the pivotal axis thereof and extending along said handle, and a lever pivoted at one end to said handle and at another point to said rod, said rod and lever constituting a toggle linkage operative tomove said bail in a direction generally parallel to the end walls of said first frame, whereby as said bail is moved outwardly from said first frame until said axle rests in the ends of said slots remote from the body portions. of the frames, said second frame will be pivoted to a position with the body thereof in a plane approximately at right angles to the body of said first frame and with the adjacent edges of said frame bodies in engagement, and whereby as 'said operating -member is moved toward said first frame said second frame will be pivoted to a position with the body thereof generally parallel to the body of said first frame, and forced toward said first frame to compress said drum therebetween, said toggle linkage having a dead-center locking position wherein said frames are secured inztheir right-angled position.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,089,475 Johnson et al Mar. 10, 1914 1,502,148 Magaton July 22, 1924 2,073,726 Bates Mar. 16, 1937

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1089475 *Feb 24, 1913Mar 10, 1914Hans Oscar JohnsonCombined mop holder and wringer.
US1502148 *Sep 10, 1921Jul 22, 1924Silvio MagatonFloor-scrubbing machine
US2073726 *Sep 1, 1933Mar 16, 1937Bates Joseph DMop
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US3038188 *Nov 12, 1959Jun 12, 1962Martin Marietta CorpFoldable compression mop
US3654658 *Dec 3, 1970Apr 11, 1972Kovacs ImreSplatter shield and bumper for paint roller
US4324016 *Aug 22, 1980Apr 13, 1982Royal Maid, Inc.Self-wringing mop
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WO1991003331A1 *Aug 30, 1990Mar 21, 1991Cleanline CorpCleaning roller for surfaces and apparatus for use therewith
Classifications
U.S. Classification15/119.2, 15/230.11
International ClassificationA47L13/146, A47L13/14, A47L13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/146, A47L13/14
European ClassificationA47L13/14, A47L13/146