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Publication numberUS29099 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1860
Publication numberUS 29099 A, US 29099A, US-A-29099, US29099 A, US29099A
InventorsJohn H. Power
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 29,099. Patented July 10, 1860.




Specification of Letters Patent No. 29,099, dated July 10, 1860.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN H. POWER, of Middletown, in the county of Des Moines and State of Iowa, have invented a new and useful Improvement in the Construction of Brooms and Brushes; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawing, making a part of this specification, said drawing being a side sectional view of my invention.

The object of this invention is to obtain a simple and eflicient manner of connecting the handle to the broom or brush substantially as hereinafter described, whereby not only a firm and permanent connection is obtained, but the construct-ing or manufacturing of the broom or brush greatly facilitated.

To enable those skilled in the art to fully understand and construct my invention I will proceed to describe it:

A represents a metallic head. which is simply a tube, one end (1-, of which is of flaring form or bell shaped. This head is grooved circumferentially at its inner side to form a corrugated or uneven surface,the object of which will be presently stated. The head A, may be about two inches in length and one inch and a half in diameter, according to the size of the broom, small brushes, whisks etc., would of course require proportionally smaller heads.

The accompanying drawing represents a broom.

B, is the-brush or broom corn portion, and C, the handle. The handle 0, is of wood as usual but the end that enters the broom B, is of taper form, and a screw thread I), is formed on it. This end of the handle therefore is a combination of a screw and wedge as clearly shown in the drawing and may be from five to seven inches long. The

brush or broom corn portion B, is prepared in the usual way, the Whisks or stalks being cut of equal lengths and placed together, and portions of one half or the third of the upper end of the stalks, equal to the length of the metallic head A, cut away. The brush or broom corn B, is rendered soft, and pliable by wetting.

The broom is put together as follows: The operator collects the broom corn in his hand and adjusts the poorest material inside, keeping the ends all even. When sufficient material is collected to form the broom a cord is drawn or wound around it, commencing six or eight inches from the top drawing it as tight as possible with the hand, the cord extending to within two inches of the end. The head A, is then slipped over the end of the broom, and the latter extendin quite through the head till flush with its outer end, the flaring end a, of the head being its innerend. The operator then screws the taper screw D, at one end of the handle directly into the end of the broom corn within the head A, the taper screw passing entirely into the ends of the broom corn. The taper screw forces outward the broom cord within the head causing it to bind firmly therein, the corrugated interior of the head preventing the possibility of slipping. The cord that was formerly wound around the broom corn, is then removed, and the broom flattened or shaped according to the form of broom desired and fastened or secured in the desired form by a cord in the ordinary way.

I do not claim broadly the attachment of the cornto a hollow met llic head, nor the employment of a handle which screws into a metallic socket or head, but

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is The arrangement of the brush fibers or broom corn, between the screw of the handle and the inner surface of the hollow head as herein shown and described so that the said fibers will by the pressure consequent upon introducing the screw into and among the said fibers cause the latter to press into and fill the threads of the screw, and thus hold the handle firmly to the broom or brush all as set forth.

JOHN H. POWER IVitnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA46B3/18