US 3288375 A
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Nov.29, 1966 s. A. CONOVER 3,288,375
ELECTRIC CLOTHES SPRINKLER Filed Feb. 11. 196
Sara A. Canal er United States Patent O 3,288, ELEQTRHC CLOTHES SPRKNKLER Sara A. (Sonover, 11774 .locelyn Road, Jacksonville, Fla. Filed Feb. 11, 1965, Ser. No. 431,901 1 Claim. (Cl. 239-332) This invention relates to spray devices and more particularly an electric device for sprinkling clothes prior to ironing them.
It is therefore the main purpose of this invention to provide an electric clothes sprinkler which will be used by anyone wishing to dampen any material preparatory to ironing material.
Another object of this invention is to provide an electric clothes sprinkler which will have a screw on transparent container which will hold a quantity of water and the device will have switch means to turn the sprinkler on and oii.
Another object of this invention is to provide an electric clothes sprinkler which will have a vibrator pump in the head portion which will draw water from the transparent container in order that the water may be sprinkled upon the material to be ironed.
Still another object of this invention is to provide an electric clothes sprinkler which will have a convenient and comfortable handle thus allowing the device to be used without imparting any discomfort to the user.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein a satisfactory embodiment of the invention is shown. However, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the details disclosed but includes all such variations and modifications as fall within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claim.
In the drawing:
The drawing is the sole view of this invention.
According to this invention, clothes sprinkler is provided with an opening 11 having threads 12 which threadingly receive the threaded neck 13 of a clear plastic container 14. An alternating current vibrator pump 15 is molded into clothes sprinkler 10 and a nozzle 16 extends from the outer periphery of clothes sprinkler 10 and directs water 17 onto material to be ironed. Electric clothes sprinkler 10 is provided with a hollow intake tube 18 which extends downward into water 17 of container 14 allowing vibrator pump 15 to draw water 17 upwards and force it out through nozzle 16 thereof. A hollow arcuately configurated handle 19 extends from clothes sprinkler 10 and receives electric cord 20 which is attached to vibrator pump 15. A push switch 21 is pivotably secured to one side of handle 19 by means of 3,288,375 Patented Nov. 29, 1966 a pin 22 and allows the vibrator pump to be shut on or off by means of a spring 23 (see phantom lines) one end of which is secured to the pin 22 and the other end is positioned within the recess 24 of the switch 21.
Electric clothes sprinkler 10 is plugged into any receptacle by means of cord 20 and the handle 19 is grasped and switch 21 is pushed forward which will start vibrator pump 15 which will draw water 17 from within container 14 and deliver it to spray or sprinkler nozzle 16.
What I now claim is:
An electric clothes sprinkler comprising, in combination, a transparent, spherical container having a threaded cylindrical neck portion extending from the top portion thereof, a generally cylindrical cover member, a vibrator pump positioned within the upper portion of said cover member, the interior of the bottom portion of said cover member being threaded for removably receiving said cover member on said neck portion of said container, a sprinkler nozzle outwardly extending from the outer periphery of said cover member for guiding water emitted from said container through said nozzle when said vibrator pump is in operation, a downwardly dis posed hollow intake tube secured to said vibrator pump for drawing the water from said container and transmitting it into said nozzle, a handle having a hollow space therein and being firmly secured to said cover member for carrying and guiding said sprinkler, an electric cord secured to said vibrator pump for providing the electric power thereto, said cord being carried within said hollow space of said handle, an electrical switch secured to the upper extremity of said handle, said switch adapted to turn on said vibrator pump when it is being urged toward said cover member, and said nozzle being downwardly inclined and located over the spherical side of said container, said nozzle comprising a centrally protruding spray element in a disc-shaped spray head integrally connected by a narrow neck to said cover member.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,120,347 2/1964 Duke 239332 3,173,584 3/1965 Giavasis 222--333 3,206,080 9/1965 Scislowicz 222-383 FOREIGN PATENTS 198,441 9/1938 Switzerland.
OTHER REFERENCES German printed application, 1,061,704, July 1959, Klaue.
M. HENSON WOOD, JR., Primary Examiner.
R. S. STROBEL, Assistant Examiner.