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Publication numberUS3049745 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1962
Filing dateJun 15, 1960
Priority dateJun 15, 1960
Publication numberUS 3049745 A, US 3049745A, US-A-3049745, US3049745 A, US3049745A
InventorsMarvin Lambers
Original AssigneeMarvin Lambers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manually manipulated surface cleaning device
US 3049745 A
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Aug. 21, 1962 M. LAMBERS 3,049,745

MANUALLY MANIPULATED SURFACE CLEANING DEVICE Filed June 15, 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. Marv/n Lombard "@za. m?

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Aug. 21, 1962 M. LAMBERS 3,049,745

MANUALLY MANIPULATED SURFACE CLEANING DEVICE Filed June 15, 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Mar I// /7 0016 ens (2 ATTORNEY.

United States Patent 3,049,745 MANUALLY MANZPULATED SURFACE CLEANING DEVICE Marvin Lambers, 810 W. 26th St., Holland, IVIich. Filed June 15, 1960, Ser. No. 36,357 10 Claims. (Cl. 15-554) This invention relates to a manually manipulated surface cleaning device. The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide a manually manipulated surface cleaning device, including a brush or other applicator unit to which the cleaning fluid may be delivered under the manual control of the operator and without regard to the position of the device.

Second, to provide a cleaning device having these advantages which includes a collapsible container for the cleaning liquid with means for discharging the liquid therefrom, inclding the handle for manipulating the device upon a surface such, for example, as a window, or wall or like surface.

Third, to provide a cleaning device having the stated advantages which may be manipulated by means of a long handle so that the operator may be positioned at a substantial distance from the surface being cleaned.

Fourth, to provide a cleaning device having these advantages which is relatively light in weight and one in which the manipulating handle is positioned so that the brush or applicator may be effectively presented to the surface being cleaned with relatively little effort on the part of the operator.

Objects relating to details and economies of the invention will appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.

A preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the cleaning device embodying my invention, the handle being broken away.

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view, the handle being shown in section and the brush being partially broken away.

FIG. 3 is a top or plan view.

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary view partially in vertical section on a line corresponding to line 44 of FIGS. 2 and 5.

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary transverse section on a line corresponding to line 55 of FIG. 4.

FIG. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary view on a line corresponding to line 6-6 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary view on a line corresponding to line 7-7 of FIG. 2.

The embodiment of my invention illustrated comprises the base member designated generally 'by the numeral 1 and including the bed member 2 and a plate 3 secured thereto by bolts 4, which also serve to secure the supporting and way members 5 which in the embodiment illustrated are of T-section and are disposed in angularly spaced relation, there being three of them illustrated.

A disk-like container support member 6 is secured to the outer ends of these uprights by means of rivets 7 disposed through inwardly projecting arms 8 on the outer ends of the uprights. The bellows type collapsible container, designated generally by the numeral 9, is provided with an end plate or top end wall 10 at its outer end and bottom end wall 11 at its inner end. The top end wall is fixedly secured to the top plate 6 as by the clips 12, a supporting plate 13 being interposed between the container top wall 10 and the top member 6. The container top has an opening therethrough through which the neck 14 is disposed, the neck being threaded to receive the cap or closure 15. The lower end wall 11 of the container is secured to the slide 16 by means of the clips 17, a supporting member 18 for the end wall 11 is disposed upon a slide mem- 3,049,745 Patented Aug. 21, 1962 her. This slide member is provided with depending brackets 19 which are provided with way engaging members 20 provided with vertically spaced rollers 21. This engagement of the way engaging members with the ways is clearly illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5. The slides are secured to the inner side of the slide body member by means of the bolts 22. These bolts also support an anchoring plate 23, the purpose of which will appear later.

In the embodiment illustrated, the applicator unit is in the form of a brush designated generally by the numeral 24 which is secured to the front side of the base member as by means of bolts 25.

The cleaning liquid is ejected from the collapsible container and discharged into the brush through the conduit 26, which has a coupling portion 27 at its upper end opening to the outlet 28, the portion 27 being desirably flexible tubing. This conduit terminates at its lower end in an angularly disposed portion 29 secured to the base member by the clip 30 and terminating in an outwardly projecting portion 31, desirably flexible, and discharging into the brush, this discharge portion 21 being arranged and supported in a hole 32 provided therefor in the base member, see FIGS. 2 and 4.

The device is manipulated by the handle 33 comprising an inner end portion 34 supported by the spaced brackets 35 and 36, which are desirably arranged in an inclined position in the embodiment illustrated, and are fixedly secured as indicated at 37 as by welding to the base plate 3. The outer end of the handle is secured to the inner portion 34 thereof by the bolt 38. The handle is provided with a laterally projecting slide actuating arm 39 which is fixedly secured to the handle between the brackets 35 and 36 as by screws 40, and is provided at its outer end with a clip 41 to which the link 42 is secured by the pivot 43, the link being secured to the slide means by the clip 44. With this arrangement, the device can be manipulated for cleaning Windows, walls or other surfaces, the handle being of such length as may be desired or required for that purpose or for manipulation of the device for general uses.

The cleaning liquid is discharged from the collapsible container by rotative movement of the handle, and the handle is rotated to fully extend the container to receive the cleaning liquid. The handle has a friction fit in its bearings 45 so that it is not rotated by such force as required to manipulate the device on a surface. The container is illustrated in the drawings in a partially collapsed position.

I have illustrated and described my invention in a highly practical embodiment thereof. I have not illustrated various modifications or adaptations in the matter of size, structural details or variations in the character of the applicator member, as it is believed that this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt my invention as may be desired.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a plurality of way members of T-section fixedly mounted on said base to project rearwardly therefrom and in angularly spaced parallel relation to each other and with the webs thereof projecting radially inward, a container support member mounted on the outer ends of said supporting and way members, a collapsible container-comprising inner and outer end members and a bellows-like side wall, the outer end member being secured to said container support member, a slide comprising a body member to which the inner end member of said container is connected and provided with slides engaging said supporting and way members and provided with Way engaging rollers, spaced handle supportingbrackets mounted on the rear side of said base member, a hamdle supportedly and rotatably mounted on said brackets in angularly disposed relation to the base member and projecting laterally therefrom, a laterally projecting slide actuating arm mounted on said handle between said brackets, a link connecting said arm to the inner side of said slide body member centrally thereof, a brush mounted on the front side of said base member, and a discharge conduit extending between said base member and said container support member with its inlet end in supported overlapping relation to said container support member and opening therethrough into said container and with its discharge end in supported relation to said base member and extending therethrough and discharging centrally of said brush.

' 2. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a plurality of way members fixedly mounted on said base to project rearwardly therefrom in laterally spaced parallel relation to each other, a container support member mounted on the outer ends of said supporting and way members, a collapsible container comprising inner and outer end members and a bellows-like side wall, the outer end member being secured to said container support member, a slide comprising a body member to which the inner end member of said container is connected and provided with slides engaging said supporting and Way members and provided with way engaging rollers, spaced handle supporting brackets mounted on the rear side of said base member, a handle supportedly and rotatably mounted on said brackets in angularly disposed relation to the base member and projecting laterally therefrom, a laterally projecting slide actuating arm mounted on said handle between said brackets, a link connecting said arm to the inner side of said slide body member centrally thereof, a brush mounted on the front side of said base member, and a conduit extending between said base member and said container and discharging into said brush.

3. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a plurality of angularly spaced way members fixedly mounted on said base to project rearwardly therefrom, a container support member mounted on the outer ends of said supporting and way members, a collapsible container comprising inner and outer end members and a bellow-like side wall, the outer end member being secured to said container support member, a slide comprising a body member to which the inner end member of said container is connected and provided with spaced slides engaging said supporting and Way members, a handle supportedly and rotatably mounted on said base member and projecting laterally therefrom, a laterally projecting slide actuating arm mounted on said handle, a link connecting said arm to the inner side of said slide body member, a brush mounted on the front side of said base member, and a conduit extending between said base member and said container support member with its outer end in supported overlapping relation to said container support member and opening therethrough into said container and with its inner end in supported relation to said base member and extending therethrough and discharging centrally of said brush. 7

4. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a plurality of way members fixedly mounted on said base to project rearwardly therefrom and in laterally spaced relation to each other, a container support member mounted on the outer ends of said supporting and way members, a collapsible container comprising inner and outer end members and a bellows-like side wall, the outer end member being secured to said container support member, a slide comprising a body member to which the inner end member of said container is connected and provided with spaced slides engaging said supporting and way members, a handle supportedly and rotatably mounted on said base member and projecting laterally there from, a laterally projecting slide actuating arm mounted on said handle, a link connecting said arm to the inner side of said slide body member, a brush mounted on the front side of said base member, and a conduit extending between said base member and said container and discharging into said brush.

5. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a combined support and way member fixedly mounted on said base member to project rearwardly therefrom, a first container support member fixedly mounted on the outer end of said way member, a second container support member reciprocatingly mounted on said way member for adjustment to and from said first support member and said base member, a collapsible container disposed between said first and second container support members with its outer and inner ends supportedly connected thereto, a handle supportedly and rotatably mounted on the rear side of said base member, an actuating arm on said handle projecting laterally therefrom, a link connecting said arm to said second container support member, an applicator mounted on said base member, and a conduit supportedly mounted at its outer end on said first container support member with its outer end opening to the outer end of said container and its inner end discharging to said applicator.

6. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a way member fixedly mounted on said base member in rearwardly projecting relation thereto, a collapsible container supportedly mounted at its outer end on said Way member and having its inner end slidably and guideably connected to said Way member and with its inner end in rearwardly spaced relation to said base member and reciprocable relative thereto, a handle rotatably mounted on the rear side of said base member and in spaced relation to the inner end of said container, an actuating arm mounted on said handle and projecting laterally therefrom, a link connecting said arm to the slidably supported end of said container, an applicator mounted on said base member, and a conduit opening at its outer end to the outer end of said container and discharging to said applicator.

7. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a plurality of way members fixedly mounted on said base member to project rearwardly therefrom and in laterally spaced parallel relation to each other, a container support member reciprocatingly mounted on said way members, a collapsible container supportedly mounted on said container support member, a handle supportedly and rotatably mounted on said base member, an actuating arm on said handle, a link connecting said arm to said container support member, an applicator mounted on said base member, and a conduit opening to said container and discharging to said applicator.

8. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a plurality of Way members fixedly mounted on said base member to project rearwardly therefrom and in laterally spaced parallel relation to each other, a container support member reciprocatingly mounted man said Way members, a collapsible container supportedly mounted on said container support member, a handle supportedly and rotatably mounted on said base member, means connectirig said handle to said container support member whereby it is recipnocated by rotative adjustment of said handle, an applicator mounted on said base member, and a conduit opening to said container and discharging to said applicator.

9. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a support member fixedly mounted on and projecting rearwardly from said base member, a collapsible container supportedly mounted at its outer end on said support member and having its inner end reciprocably slidably associated with said support member and reciprocable relative to said base member, a handle rotatably mounted on said base member and having an arm projecting laterally therefrom, a link connecting said arm to the inner end of said collapsible container, an applicator mounted on said base member, and a conduit opening at its outer end to said container and discharging at its inner end to said applicator.

10. A device of the class described comprising a base member, a support member fixedly mounted on and projecting rearwardly from said base member, a collapsible container supportedly mounted at its outer end on said support member and having its inner end reciprocable relative to said base, a handle rotatably mounted on said base member and having an arm projecting laterally th refrom, a link connecting said arm to the inner end of said collapsible container, an applicator mounted on said base member, and a conduit opening at its outer end to said container and discharging at its inner end to said applicator.

References (fitted in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Holtje Oct. 21, 1930 Christian Oct. 28, 1930 Gedge June 16, 1931 Bayan Dec. 5, 1933 Diener Oct. 27, 1936 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain Sept. 4, 1912

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Referenced by
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US5154523 *Feb 9, 1990Oct 13, 1992Devreeze Jozef JBrush having integrally connected liquid chamber
US5246302 *Feb 18, 1993Sep 21, 1993Jolion WeyPaint supplying device
Classifications
U.S. Classification401/153, 222/95
International ClassificationA47L13/22, A47L13/20
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/22
European ClassificationA47L13/22