Waxers and polishers
US 3126573 A
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ATTORN EY United States Patent OfficeA 3,126,573 WAXERS AND POLISHERS Peter S. Voshikian, Melrose, and Thomas S. Vosbikian,
Philadelphia, Pa. (both of 20th and Oxford Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.)
Filed Apr. 10, 1962, Ser. No. 186,424 1 Claim. (Cl. 15-546) The object of this invention is to devise a novel cleaning device for applying liquid to a floor surface, and more particularly for applying wax and polishing material.
A further object is to devise novel means for controlling the discharge of liquid from a tank mounted on the handle with means to change the direction of discharge of liquid from the tank.
A further object is to devise novel means to detachably connect a surface treating tool to a head section connected with an actuating handle.
With the foregoing and other objects in view as will hereinafter clearly appear, our invention comprehends a novel cleaning device, for example a waxer and polisher, With novel means to control the discharge and the direction of the discharge of liquid from a tank on the handle.
A further object is to devise a novel head having a section fixed to the handle and novel means to detachably connect a detachable section from the fixed section.
For the purpose of illustrating the invention, we have shown in the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment of it which we have found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results. It is, however, to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized, and we therefore do not desire to be limited except by the scope of the appended claim to the exact arrangement and organization of these instrumentalities as herein set forth.
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a waxer and polisher embodying our invention.
FIGURE 2 is a side elevation taken longitudinally through the tank, see line 2*2 of FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is vertical section on an enlarged scale of the tank showing more particularly means for tensioning the valve rod.
FIGURE 4 is a section on the line 4 4 of FIGURE 3.
FIGURE 5 is an enlarged sectional detail of the tank and valve mechanism with the valve in open position.
FIGURE 6 is a section on line 6-6 of FIGURE 5.
FIGURE 7 is a top plan view of the tank.
FIGURE 8 is a partial section of the waxing and polishing head.
FIGURE 9 is a perspective view of the detachable section of the head showing more particularly the clamping members.
Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts.
Referring to the drawings:
A waxing and polishing head has a fixed section 1 and a detachable section 2, the iixed section being connected with a handle 3 in any desired manner.
A liquid receiving tank 4 has a longitudinal groove 5 to receive the handle 4 secured to the tank by securing strips 6, see FIGURE 6. The tank has a filling opening with closure 7 and has a top opening 8 through which the valve rod 9 passes. A iianged bushing has a rectangular opening through it to receive the flattened end portion of the valve rod so that the valve rod has only longitudinal movement in the member 10 which forms a resilient bushing having a friction t in the top Wall of the tank. A disc 24 is iixed to the upper end of the valve rod and a spring 11 is mounted on the valve rod between the guide bushing and the disc. The disc is fixed in a push button cap 12. Valve 13 is on the lower end of the valve rod and the lower end of the rod is upset to prevent the valve 3,126,573 Patented Mar. 31, 1964 from passing off of the lower end of the rod. The valve 13 has a conical shaped bearing portion which seats against the end of a discharge passage 14 in the bottom of the tank. The valve has a round rear portion extending into the discharge passage and a cutout 15 in the rounded portion of the valve is in communication with the tank and when the valve is in open position meters the discharge from the tank.
The ixed head section 1 is recessed at 16 at opposite sides with vertically disposed spaced ribs 17 at opposite sides of the recesses. The detachable section 2 has a supporting plate 18 bent upwardly at opposite sides and the bottom and sides are covered by a strip of lambs wool 19 or any suitable material suitable for a cleaning, waxing or polishing operation. A strip of spring material 20 is fixed at 21 to the supporting member and has upwardly deiiected ends forming spring clips 22 the upper ends of which are bent downwardly to form seating portions 23 which have a snug lit in the recesses of the fixed section and the ribs.
When the push button is pushed downwardly, the valve` moves away from its seat and the liquid is discharged from the tank through the cut out in the outer wall of the valve and passes over the cone shaped portion of the valve to the iioor surface in rear of the head.
By turning the push button to the right or left the bushing on the valve rod will turn in its tank opening to permit such turning of the valve to change the angle of discharge of liquid from the tank.
The xed head section 1 has recesses 16 at opposite ends with ribs 17 at opposite sides of the recesses. The detachable section 2 has a base plate 18 turned upwardly at opposite sides and its bottom face has a strip 19 of lambs wool or other desired material secured to it. A strip of spring material 20 is xed to the base plate at 21, and the free end portions of the spring strip form clips 22, the free end portions of which are bent downwardly to form locking plates 23 which snugly t the recesses and the space between the ribs.
This interlocking of the sections prevents their relative movement as the head is moved forwardly or rearwardly over the iioor.
The valve and iiuid bushing are preferably a liexible and resilient material such as for example rubber.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A waxer and polisher, comprising a handle, a head having a fixed portion secured to the lower end of the handle and having a replaceable applicator pad means secured to the iixed portion, a tank adapted to contain the wax and having a longitudinal groove at one side to receive the handle, means to clamp the tank to the handle, said tank having a discharge passage at its bottom, a valve rod in the tank having its lower end extending through said discharge passage, a valve mounted on said rod and having a conical portion adapted to seal the discharge passage and having an upwardly extending portion provided on one side thereof with a cut-out communicating with the interior of the tank when the valve is closed and adapted to receive a metered quantity of wax and communicating with the space outside the tank when the Valve is opened so as to be adapted to dispense said metered amount of wax to the work surface near said applicator pad, a bushing having a frictional fit located in the upper end of the tank, said valve rod having a flattened portion extending through the bushing with a frictional fit, a spring operatively connecting the upper end of the bushing and the valve rod normally biasing said valve to said closed position, and a cap fixed to the upper end of the valve rod, said cap when rotated being operable through said flattened rod portion to rotate said bushing so as to control the angular dispensing position of the valve cutout to selec- References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 Fouke May 14, 1946 Jenkins June 14, 1960 4 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain Nov. 4, 1920 Switzerland Oct. 1, 1947 Great Britain Jan. 14, 1931 Belgium Nov. 14, 1956