US 277298 A
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F. W. LINCOLN.
No. 277,298. Patented May 8,1883.
UNITED STATES- PATENT OFFICE.
FRANK W. LINCOLN, OF BANGOR, MAINE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters IPatent No. 277,298, dated May 8, 1883. Application led September 5, 1882. (No model.)
To all ywhom Iit may concern Be it known that I, FRANK W. LINCOLN, of Bangor, in the county ot' Penobscot and State of Maine, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Attachments for Broom- Handles and like Articles; and I do hereby declare that the following is afull, clear, and exact description ot' the invention, that will enable others skilled in the, art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, torming a part of this specication, in 'which- Figure l shows a section ot' my invention; Fig. 2, a side view of the same suspended in a broom-hanger.
Same letters show like parts.
My invention consists of an improved attachment for the handles of brooms, hoes, and
like articles. It is designed to avoid the fric,
tion against the hand of the operator and at the same time to afford a means by which the implement may be suspended when not in use. Reference to the drawings will explain my invention fully.
At (t is shown a portion ot' the Lipper end of` a broom-handle.
b shows a cup orsocket,which,t'or economy, vmay be made of wood, looself7 fitting over the end of the handle and held thereto by a screw or nail, c, passing through the opening in the top of the cup or socket and into the handle. The head of the screw or nail c is countersunk in the top of the cup, which latter revolves around itason a pivot, thus affording a smooth rotating sleeve, completely covering' the upper end of the broom-handle. As the cup or socket b is larger in diameter than the broom-handle, it projects at its lower end, and thus serves as a means by which the broom may be suspended in any of that class of' broom holders or hangers in which the broonrhandle is inserted between the jaws of a yoke or clamp-as, for instance, as shown in Fig. 2. A
My device also tends to prevent the side` wise wear of abroom, the rotary motion of the handle tending to make all the parts wear equally.
I do not claim the device shown iu the patent ofP. Lamboy, August 27,1878, No. 207,427, which consists ot' a cylindrical sleeve retained in place on the broom-handle by means of a screw-eye passing through a non-rotating button, said screw-eye serving to suspend the broom; nor do I claim the device shown in Wagners Patent N o. 239,126, consisting of a knob attached to the broom-handle but not rotating thereon.
My device is a cup o'r thimble covering entirely the head ot' the broom, adapted to rotate easily thereon, and by means ot' its greater diameter affording a support for the broom when hung up, without interfering witithe round and rotating' surface required by the hand of the operator. These features are not combined in either of the references given.
What I claim as my invention is- In combination with thehandle of a broom or like article, the cup or socket b, of `greater diameter than said handle, and completely inclosing the upper end of the same, secured thereto by a screw or nail, c, serving as a pivot, around which it rotates freely, substantially as herein set forth and described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand this lstday of July, 18H2.
FRANK W. LINCOLN. Vitnesses:
JOHN A. BARRY, WM. FRANKLIN SEAVEY.