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Publication numberUS315814 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1885
Filing dateApr 16, 1884
Publication numberUS 315814 A, US 315814A, US-A-315814, US315814 A, US315814A
InventorsJames B. Moegaist
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sponge or mop holder
US 315814 A
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No. 815,814. Patented Apr. 14, 1885.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 315,81 dated April 14, 1885.

Application filed April 16, 1884. (X0 model.)

To all whom it may concern .Be it known that I, JAMES B. llIORGAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Davenport, in the county of Scott and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sponge or Mop Holders; and

I do declare the following; to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of rcferen ce marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to devices for holding in proper position on the end of a rod or handle a sponge or mop to be used for cleansing purposes; and its object is to provide a simple and economical device which will be always ready for use, and not liable to wear out or get out of order in practical use.

It consists of a metal head-piece provided with a socket for the handle or rod, and holes and slots for fastening-cords.

Figure 1 of the drawings is a perspective view showing the sponge attached to the headpiece. Fig. 2 isasection taken on the linen/w of the drawings.

The head-piece is intended to be cast in iron, but may be made of any metal, or even of wood or other suitable material.

The head-piece consists of a metal plate, a, attached at a suitable angle to a socket, 7), into which the handle or rod is to be inserted. In the corners of the plate are four holes, 0 c c c, and it is provided with a flange, d, at its lower part, in which are out two V-shaped notches, c 6, one on each side of the socket. A sponge of proper shape and size being laid upon the face of the plate, two cordsone end of each having been first tied in the two lower holes of the plate-are passed through the upper holes and over the face of the sponge. They are then drawn down as tightly as may be necessary to hold the sponge firmly and evenly and forced into the V-shaped notches. If the cord should be too small to hold well, a knot may be made in the cord to prevent its slipping, and the surplus ends wound around the handle, as shown in the drawings. The sponge may be easily and quickly detached and reapplied whenever necessary to change it or remove any dust, dirt, or foreign substances that may be gathered from the objects undergoing the process of cleansing.

A bunch of cloth or any mopping material may be used instead of the sponge, and fastened to the head-piece in the same manner; or the sponge, chamois-leather, and dusting brush es or cloths may be successively app] ied as each becomes necessary; but the sponge is pref erable, as with the aid of a long handle the dust and cobwebs may be removed by a moist sponge from picture-frames, cornices, ceilings, and walls without fear of injury to the pictures or wall-papering, the dust being gathered up by the sponge, and not scattered from one object to another and back again, as is mostly the case when dusting brushes or cloths are used.

I claim as of my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The metal plate a, having the four holes 0 0 c c, and provided with the flange with V- shaped notches e 6, attached to the socket b, in combination with rod or handle and the fastening-cords. substantially as shown and de' scribed, and for the purposes set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/257