US 2911661 A
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Nov. 10, 1959 R. w. BALES FLOOR WAXING DEVICE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 8, 1958 INVENTOR.
zAvMoNo w. BALES AT'T'O RNEYS Nov. 10, 1959 R. w. BALES 2,911,561
FLOUR WAXING DEVICE Filed Aug. 8, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ujlilfu i.
EAVMOND w. BALES 25' BY ATToQNEYs FLOOR WAXING DEVICE 1 Raymond W. Bales, Fresno, Calif.
Application August s, 1958, Serial No. 753,964 3 Claims; 1C1. 15-68 This invention relates to floor polishing implements,
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and more particularly to a device for applying floor wax. I
.A main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved applicator for polishing wax, said applicator being simple in constructionjbeing eas'y to' use," and providing an economical andv efficient distribution of floor 'wax of the paste type on a'surface to bepolished, h A further object of the invention. is top dean improved'dispensing applicator for floor fwa); orl'similar polishing wax, said applicator involving inexpensivelcom ponents, being durable in construction, being compact. in size, and being easy to manipulate.
an improved apphcatorforfioor polishingfwai provides a high degree of economy in the utilization "of the floor 'wax, aswell' asiuniform 'spr'eadin'gflof evaporation fromthe" applicator. r I Further objects andadvantages ofthetinven h becoine apparent l'frorn 'thef' followingdescription and claims," and from the accompanying drawings,. ,wherein:
-"Figure 1 is a perspective view of a; floor polishing ma- 1 h o lpi r a e f niihu l qs' 9 a i o g a d v l into eachhead. member by first connecting the conduit A still further object of the invention is itoprovide v the discharge lever 29, as above described.
chine provided with an improved wax applicator according to' the present invention. I v l Figure 2' is an enlarged perspective vie'wof one of the head jmernbers of the machine of Figure 1 showingthe flexible cover member and-resilient clamping ring associated' there'with, separated froni'thef head member.
; .Figure 3 is a perspect view of the head member of Figure 2 ith the cover d 'silie'nt, clamping ring. en gaged. 'thereori. i r
' Figure 4 is an enlarged vertical,crosssectional view taken onthe line 4 4ofFigure3'. v Figure 5 is a verticalf'cross sectional view taken onthe line 5-50: Figure 4. a j
Figureo is aside elevational'view, partly in vertical cross section, of a modified form of applicator head embodyingthe present invention. FigureJT is a horizontalcross sectional view taken on the line 7-7 of Figure 6. v 1 I. Referring to the drawings, and more particularly, to
Figures 1 to 5, 11 generallyzdesignates afloorfipolis hing machine which comprises the conventionai; bottom housing l'ltowhich'is attachedthe operating fhandle13, the housing 12 containing an' eIect -icmotorand conventional coupling means to drivingly 'connect the motor to a pair of rotatable headmembers 14 disposed beneath the housing 12, said head members being'of conventional construction and being providedwitliltheupstanding castella'ted shaft portions 15 adapted to be driyingly coupled to driving. shaft elements, not shown, incorporated inthe housing ,lzandbeing of conventional construction.
Each of the "floor-engaging ,he'ad members 14-;-is pro- '7 videdon its bottom surfacewitha' resilient deformable spreader pad 16 of any suitable cushioning material, such as sponge rubber or the like. The main body portion of the head member 14 is formed with a diametrically extending passage 17 communicating with a central bore 18 f 2,911,661 Patented Nov. 10, 1959 2 which'merges with the central aperture 19 formed in the spreader pad 16. As shown inFigure 4, the horizontal passage 17 opens at diametrically opposite side portions of the generally circular main body of the head member Disposed in the passage 17 is the horizontallyextending conduit 20 provided at one end with a closure plug 21 and at the other end with a conduit fitting 22. The horizontalconduit member '20 includes T-fitting 23 at its. intermediate-portion to, the stem of which is connected a conduit 24 which depends through the bore 18 into'the aperture 19, as is clearly shown in Figures 4 and 5.
Secured to the operating handle 13 are a pair of spaced, generally U-shaped resilient spring clips 25, 25 in which is supported a dispensing cylinder 26. The dispensing cylinder 26 is of generally conventional construction, similar to a conven'tional caulking gun, the cylinder being provided with a dispensing piston having an externally projecting piston rod 27 extendingthrough a handle 28 witha discharge nozzlefiii to which is connected ajfleiiible conduit 3'1 having a; fitting 3 2 at its free end-adapted to lockin'gily engage with theconduitfitting 22 on the end of. thej tu bularv member 20,01? each head member :14. Ihus,.material from the cylinder: 26 may be discharged fitting. 32 to l the conduit fittin g'22 of the head member andthen manipulating the discharge. lever 29 by exerting squeezingpressure between the stationary lever 28.and
Each member 14 is formed with a peripheral groove 33 adapted to receive the marginal portion of a cover member'34 of flexible porous sheet: material, suchas of suitable fabric material, themar ginal portion ofsaid cover memb'erbeing locked in the groove 33 by a resilient clamping ri ng' comprising a coiled. spring, or any other suitableelast'ic, material. Thus, with the cover member 34 s Qthe. head member 14 a'dispensing recep t '1 ile"- 1s .defi1 1fed beneath the associated spreader pads 16, said receptacl e'being adapted to receive a quantity of floor waxandto-distributezsame over the floor surface to be polished. i a a In using the apparatus, each of the head-.rnembers '14 is provided witha suitable quantity of paste wax from the cylinder2 6l 'connec tingthe conduit 31 thereto and dis charging the pastewaxxfrom the cylinder in sequence. After each head member has been supplied with the paste wait, the ,conduitfitting; 32 is engaged with a spring clip 36 providedpn the-upstandingcollar member 37 associated with the housing 12 and receiving the handle 13. Thus, as shown in dotted view in Figure 1, the conduit fitting 32 may be lockingly engagedin therspring clip 36, allowing theapparatusto be thereafter usedin-its normal mannenwhereby thepaste material, shown at 40,; in each of "the applicator. head vmembers 14,'will be distributed uniformly beneath the associated spreader pad 16, as shown in Figure 5, and will thereafter be distributed onto the floorv surface asthe heads 14 are rotated and moved over said floor surface. -After the material has been a'p plied and additional material is required, the head memhers may bereplenished-by connecting the conduit fitting 32 to the fittings 22 and by supplying material thereto from the cylinder 26 in the manner above described.
In the form of the invention illustrated in Figures 1 to 5, the floor waxer 11 is similar to conventional home floor waxers which employ a pair of rotary head mem- 3 1 bers. In the embodiment illustrated in Figures 6 and 7, the floor waxer is similar to the heavy-duty type employed for industrial purposes, and comprising a single circular body 14. The body 14' is formed with a pair olE diametrically opposite radial passages 17', 1 7 com municating with interior horizontal passages 18' formed in the body 14, as shown in Figure 6, and further formed with vertical passages 19 communicating with apertures 20 formed in the circular resilient spreader pads 21 secured to the bottom surface of the main body member 14. Respective conduit members 22' are mounted in the passages 18', said conduit members being communicatively connected at their intermediate portions to radially extending conduits 23' disposed in the radial passages 17' and being provided at their outer ends with conduit fittings 24. The horizontal passages 18' communicate at their opposite ends with the vertical passages 19', which merge with the apertures 20', and disposed in the horizontal passages 18' are respective horizontal conduits 22; The horizontal conduits 22' are provided at their ends with depending conduit portions 25' which extend through the vertical passages 19' and into the apertures 20' in the spreader pad 21.
The circular main body 14' is formed with a peripheral I:
l 4 spreader pad being formed with a vertical passage at its center portion communicating with said horizontal passage and opening beneath said spreader pad, a cover member of flexible porous sheet material detachably secured to said head member and underlying said spreader pad,
defining a dispensing and spreading receptacle for floor wax between said spreader pad and the cover member, a floor wax dispensing container mounted on said handle member, discharge conduit means connected to said container, and means to detachably communicatively connect said conduit means to said-passage at said one side of the head member.
2. In ar'rapplic'ato'r for polishing wax, a main housing open 'at its bottom, an elongated handle member secured to said housing, a floor-engaging head member lockingly engaged in said main housing to support same on a floor to be polished and projecting from the bottom of said housing and rotatable relative to said housing, a resilient deformable spreader pad secured to the underside of said head member, said head member being formed with a horizontal passage extending from one side thereof sub? jacent the bottom edge of the main housing, and said spreader pad being formed with a vertical passage at its center portion communicative with said horizontal passage and opening beneath said spreader pad, :1 dispensing conduit mounted in said passage and having a conduit 'fitting projecting from one side of said passage, a cover member of flexible porous sheet material detachably secured to said head member and underlying said engaging the conduit fittings 32 of said wax dispensing cylinder 26 with the conduit fittings 24, and manipulating the cylinder to force floor wax into the receptacle portion defined beneath the respective apertures 20 in the spreader pad 21. Thus, the paste wax is deposited in the space between the spreader pad 21' and the flexible cover 34', after which the body member 14 is rotated in the usual manner to spread the wax evenly beneath the pad 21' and to cause the wax to be applied to the floor surface over which the apparatus is moved. In the forms of the invention previously described, the conduit fittings 22 and 24' are of a suitable type to be lockingly coupled to the supply conduit fitting 32 on the free end of the conduit 31. Thus, the conduit fittings 24' and 22 may be provided withe outwardly projecting locking pins 60 which are lockingly engageable in bayonet slots provided in the cooperating condnitfitting 32 to secure the fitting 32in communicative coupling relationship with the'receiving conduit fitting 24' or 22.
While certain specific embodiments of an improved applicator for polishing wax or similar paste material have been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the art. Therefore it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention except as' defined by the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In an applicator for polishing wax, a main housing open at its bottom, an elongated handle member secured to said housing, a floor-engaging head member lockingly engaged in said main housing to support same on a floor spreader pad, defining a dispensing and spreading receptacle for floor wax between said spreader pad and the cover member, a floor wax dispensing container mounted on said handle member, discharge conduit means .connected to said container, and means to detachably communicatively connect said conduit means to said conduit fitting. v
3. Inan applicator for polishing wax. a main housing open at its bottom, an elongated handle member secured to said housing, a floor-engaging head member lockingly engaged in said main housing to support same on a floor to be polished and projecting from the bottom of said housing and rotatable relative to said housing, a resilient deformable spreader pad secured to the underside of said head member, said head member being formed with a horizontal passage extending from one side, thereofi subjacent the bottom edge of the main housing, and said spreader pad being formed with a vertical passage at its center portion communicating with said horizontal passage and opening beneath said spreader pad, a dispensbeneath said spreader pad, said bottom portion being formed with a peripheral groove, a resilient clamping ring lockingly engaging said cover member and clamping same in said peripheral groove, defining a dispensing and spreading receptacle for .floor wax between said spreader pad and the cover member, a floor wax dispensing container mounted on'said handle member, dis charge conduit means connected to said container, and means to detachably communicatively connect said con duit means to said conduit fitting.
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