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Publication numberUS3336618 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1967
Filing dateMay 15, 1963
Priority dateMay 15, 1963
Publication numberUS 3336618 A, US 3336618A, US-A-3336618, US3336618 A, US3336618A
InventorsAda L Day
Original AssigneeMarjan Dev Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mop having a head of gathered net material
US 3336618 A
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Au 22, 1967 A L, DAY 3,336,618

MOP HAVING A HEAD OF GATHERED NET MATERIAL Filed May 15, 1963 FIG-3 a INVENTOR. FIG- 1 ADA L. DAy BY United States Patent This invention relates to mops and, more particularly, to dish mops.

Previous types of mops have been made but none of them have been quite satisfactory for use in cleaning dishes.

It is, accordingly, an object of the present invention to provide an improved dish mop.

Another object of the invention is to provide a dish mop made of nylon net material having a handle attached.

A further object of the invention is to provide a mop which is simple in construction, economical to manufacture, and simple and efiicient to use.

With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists of the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the form, size, proportions, and minor details of construction without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the drawing:

FIG. 1 shows a part of the mop according to the invention at one stage of making it;

FIG. 2 is a view of the fabric at the first step in making the mop;

FIG. 3 is a view of the wire handle and FIG. 4 is an isometric view of the mop.

Now with more particular reference to the drawing, the mop is made of two parts, a mop portion 1 and a wire handle 2. The wire handle 2 is made of a continuous wire loop which may be welded together at 3. The handle 2 may be made of aluminum wire of a suitable size to give proper rigidity. Aluminum would have the advantage of being non-rusting. The handle could be made of steel wire or any other suitable material. The ends of the handle 2 can also be connected together by inserting the ends of the handle in a small aluminum tube and crimping the tube to lock the ends of the handle thereon.

The body of the mop portion 1 is made from nylon net or material having similar properties. The threads of the net could, for example, have the size of Number for the dish mop;

50 sewing thread and the meshes could be one-fourth inch openings.

The nylon net has the advantage that it will hold its shape after wetting and it is waterproof as well as being quite abrasive to dirty dishes. The nylon net may be cut into strips approximately six inches wide. Five and seveneighth inches have been found suitable. The material used, for example, could be three yards long. Yard long pieces of material could be used and stitched together at 4 and 5.

The net material is run through a gathering attachment on a conventional sewing machine so it is gathered along a line 6 which indicates the gathering stitches. Then this gathered material is bunched together as shown in FIG. 1 and tied by means of a thread 7 so that it has the appearance shown. Then the nylon material shown is inserted through the loop of the handle 2 and the handle is twisted as at 8 so that the finished twist in the handle holds the mop head in rigid position thereon. The mop portion 1 can have a dimension of four to six inches overall.

The foregoing specification sets forth the invention in its preferred practical forms but the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is commensurate with the appended claim.

The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:

A mop made of a strip of net material having the properties of resiliency and abrasion of nylon,

said strip being approximately six inches wide and three yards long,

said strip being gathered along the longitudinal centerline thereof,

said gathered strip being served with gathering stitches,

the longitudinal centerline along which it is gathered being disposed at the center of said mop, said strip being bunched to form a mop head,

and a loop like wire receiving said mop head and twisted to form a handle.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,131,348 3/1915 Ean 15147 2,779,044 1/1957 Brockmeier et al. 15-225 X 2,948,003 8/1960 Tamsberg 15-209 X 3,081,476 3/1963 Mosheim 15244 CHARLES A. WILLMUTH, Primary Examiner. D. BLUM, Examiner.

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U.S. Classification15/229.11, D04/131, D04/137
International ClassificationH01L21/00, A47L13/20
Cooperative ClassificationH01L21/00, A47L13/20
European ClassificationH01L21/00, A47L13/20