US 328851 A
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7 (No Model.)
F. W. LANE. BROOM HOLDER.
No. 328,851. Patented Oct. 20, 1885.
In/uewvbar N. PETERS. Photo-Lithographer. wit-m n c FRANK W. LANE, OF WALTHAM, MASS, ASSIGNOR OF TWO-THIRDS TO HERBERT W. WHITNEY AND GEORGE A. SMYTHE, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 328,851, dated October 20, 1885.
Application filed June 13, 1884.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, FRANK W. LANE, of WValtham, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain Improvements in Broom-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention has-for its object to provide an improved device adapted to be attached to a wall or other vertical support and to hold a broom, so that it can be readily and conveniently removed when required for use, and as readily replaced in the holder.
The invention consists in the improved form of broom -holder, which I will now proceed to describe and claim.
Of the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my improved broomholder. Fig. 2 represents a transverse section of the same. Fig. 3 represents a reduced perspective view of the holder before the ends of the piece of wire of which it is formed are secured. Fig. 4 represents a reduced front elevation showing a broom inserted in the holder. Fig. 5 represents a modification.
The same letters of reference indicate the same parts in all the figures.
In carrying out my invention I take a single piece of stout wire, and bend the same to form the elongated horizontal loop 2 and the vertical loops 3 3, the latter constituting the ends and the former the central portion of the piece of Wire. The ends of the loops 3 3 are abut-ted against or brought close to the rear or central portion of the loop 2, and are secured to the latter by means of a sheet-metal plate, a, in which is formed a socket, 4., to receive a portion of the loop 2, and sockets 5 5 to receive the ends of the loops 3 3, the loops being secured in said sockets by solder. The plate a is perforated to receive screws whereby it may be attached to a wall or other support. The loop 2 is formed to embrace the body of the broom, while the loops 3 3 form rests for the upper end of the broom at opposite sides of the handle, as shown in Fig. 4., said loops 3 being separated by a space of sufficient width to permit the handle of the broom to pass between them, but not to receive the brush portion.
To insert the broom in the holder, it is only necessary to raise the broom, so that the head will be above the loop 2, pass the handle be- Serial No. 134,727. (No model.)
tween the loops 3 3, and then lower the broom until it rests on the loops, as shown.
The broom is of course removed by a reve'rsal of this operation.
It will be seen that the loop 2 bears upon the broom near the upper end thereof, so that but a slight vertical movement is required to insert and remove it, and the fibers of the broom are not liable to be caught under said loop and broken when the broom is raised, as might be the case if the loop 2 were arranged to embrace the broom at a point nearer the free ends of the fibers thereof.
The socketed plate a forms a convenient, efficient, and economical device for securing the ends of the piece of wire to its central position, and for the reception of attachingscrews.
It is obvious that two plates, 0:, may be employed, one for each loop 3, instead of the single plate extending from one loop 3 to the other.
Fig. 5 shows a modification in which the ends of the loops 3 3 are extended upwardly across the loop 2, and formed into eyes a a to receive attaching-screws, the loops 1) b being bent where they cross the loop 2, so as to fit the latter closely. The extensions and eyes are equivalents of the plate a, as will be readily seen.
I claim 1. The improved broom -holder composed of the single wire bent to form the substantially-horizontal embracingloop 2 and the substantially-vertical parallel loops 3 3, extending across and under the space inclosed by the loop 2, the loops 3 3 being arranged to receive only the handle of the broom and support, without receiving between them, the brush portion of the broom, as set forth.
2. The improved broom -l1older composed of the single wire bent to form the embracing-loop 2 and the vertical loops 3 3, and the socketed plate a, connecting the ends of the loops 3 3 to the central portion of the loop 2 and adapted to receive attachingscrews, as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 11th day of June, 1884..
C. F. BROWN, A. L. WHITE,
FRANK W. LANE.