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Oct. 29, 1968 O R LANZARONE ET AL 3,407,424
ADJUSTABLE, EXTENSIBLE, TELESCOPIC AND COLLAPSIBLE HANDLE FOR ATTACHMENT To HOUSEHOLD CLEANING DEVICES Filed Sept. 28, 1965 1 ill INVENTORS Otto R. Lanzaronee Richard L Lanzarone y United States Patent 3,407,424 ADJUSTABLE, EXTENSIBLE, TELESCOPIC AND COLLAPSIBLE HANDLE FOR ATTACHMENT T0 HOUSEHOLD CLEANING DEVICES Otto R. Lanzarone, 40 A Newtown Ave., Selden, N.Y. 11784, and Richard L. Lanzarone, 2317 61st St, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11204 Filed Sept. 28, 1965, Ser. No. 490,302 2 Claims. (Cl. 15-145) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A handle for a mophead and a mophead to be used with the handle. The handle has an elongated tubular round sectional body, with end sections and an intermediate section. A spring finger is formed on one end section with a pin on the end thereof. The intermediate section has a series of holes at one end to receive the pin on the end of the finger. Another spring finger is formed on the other end of the intermediate section and carries a pin adapted to coact with holes in the other end section of the body of the handle. The mophead has an elongated hollow plastic hood with an upstanding tubular extension adapted to receive the end of the handle with means on the extension and handle for interlocking such parts together, and cleaning material secured in the hood and depending therefrom.
This invention relates to household cleaning devices or tools such as brooms, mops, Squeegees and the like.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide an adjustable extensible, telescopic and collapsible handle for use on a mop head, broom head and the like adapted to be collapsed to a size capable of fitting into a compartmented container.
For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIGURE 1 is a part elevational and part sectional view of a handle assembly embodying the invention.
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary disassembled perspective view showing a joint between the handle sections.
FIG. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the bottom of the handle applied to a mop head.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the mop head of FIG. 3.
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a broom head.
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a squeegee head.
FIG. 7 is a fragmentary perspective view of the top of a modified form of section for the handle of FIG. 1.
Referring now in detail to the various views of the drawings, in FIG. 1 an elongated collapsible and adjustable handle 10 is shown and designated generally at 10. This handle 10 is suitable for use with a mop head 12 shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, a broom head 14 shown in FIG. 5 and a squeegee head 16 shown in FIG. 6.
The handle 10 is formed of sheet metal and is sectional consisting of end sections 18 and 20 and an intermediate section 22. The diameters of the sections are such that the bottom end of the intermediate section 22 slidably fits in 3,407,424 Patented Oct. 29, 1968 the end of the section and is offset from the plane of the head as indicated at 30. The body of the finger inwardly of the offset end 30 carries a radial pin 32.
The other end of top end of section 20 is also formed with a pair of closely spaced slits 34, 34 intersecting the top end of the section, thereby forming an integral finger 36. The finger carries a radial pin 38 extending inwardly of the section and adapted to seat in one of a series of holes 40 formed in the bottom end of the intermediate section 22 and arranged vertically, in order to yieldingly hold the intermediate section in upright position on the lower end section 20. Inwardly of the finger the top end is bulged outwardly and annularly as indicated at 41 to receive and form a seat for a split rubber clamping ring 43 which clamps the sections together.
Section 22 is also formed with a pair of slits at its upper end similar to slits 34, 34 forming a finger 42 therebetween which finger carries a radial pin 44 adapted to seat in one of a series of vertically arranged holes 46 in the adjacent bottom end of the section 18 thereby holding the top section in upright position on the intermediate section 22 and is provided with an annular bulge 47 and clamping split rubber ring 49. The pin and hole connections of the handle sections permit ready adjustment lengthwise of the handle and also permit ready detachment of the sections from each other, and by springing the fingers outwardly the sections may be telescoped within each other.
A mop 50 embodying the handle 10 is shown in FIG. 3 and consists of the mop head 12 including a plastic hood 54 having flat side walls 56, 56, flat end walls 58, 58, a top wall 60 and a central tubular portion 62 extending upwardly from the center of the top wall 60. A radial hole 64 in the tubular portion 62 intersects the central bore thereof. Mop material 66 is clamped between the side walls of the hood and hangs therefrom.
The handle 10 is detachably connected to the mop head by inserting the head 24 of section 20' over the tubular portion 62 and inserting pin 32 carried by the finger 28 into the hole 64 in the tubular portion 62 of the hood 54, as shown in FIG. 3. A rubber washer 68 may be interposed between the top of the tubular portion 62 and the top of the head 24 of the section 20.
In FIG. 5, the broom head 14 is shown similar in construction to mop head 12 of mop 50 except that broom material 72 is substituted for the mop material 66. In all other respects the broom head 14 is similar to mop head 12 of mop 50 and similar reference numerals are used to indicate similar parts. The handle 10 is adapted to be detachably attached to the tubular portion 62 similarly to its attachment to the mop 50.
FIG. 6 illustrates the squeegee head 16 adapted to accommodate the handle 10 of FIG. 1 for actuating the squeegee device. The squeegee head has an elongated solid body 76 formed with a recessed portion 78 along one side thereof intersecting the ends of the body to receive and hold sponge material 80 projecting outwardly of the body.
The body is also formed with a slot 82 extending the length thereof and intersecting its ends for receiving and clamping therebetween a rubber squeegee plate 84 which plate has an angular offset end 86 formed with a sharp flexible wiping edge 88. A tubular portion 90 extends upwardly from the center of the top of the body and is formed with a central hole 92 to receive the pin 32 of the head 24 of the section 20 of the handle 10 when the handle is inserted over the tubular portion for manipulating the squeegee head.
In FIG. 7 a modified form of finger 36" formed on the end of a handle section such as section 22" is shown. The finger 36" is formed by slitting the end of the handle section with a pair of vertically disposed slits 34" and continuing the slits horizontally as indicated at 142, 142
3 and connected at their ends by a vertical slot 144 thereby forming an angular finger with a vertical portion 146 and a horizontal portion 148. The horizontal portion carries a pin 150 at its free end extending inwardly of the handle section, for engaging in holes in the adjacent end of the adjacent handle section, when the ends of the sections are in overlapped relation.
While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of our invention, it is to be understood that We do not limit ourselves to the precise construction herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. As an article of manufacture, an elongated sectional handle for use with a mop head and the like, said handle comprising a tubular round sectional body, the body constituted by end sections and an intermediate section, one end section having a spring finger intersecting one end thereof, a pin carried at the end of said finger and extending inwardly of the section, the intermediate section having a series of holes in aligned relation lengthwise of the body of the section at one end adjacent the fingered end of said one end section, said perforated end of the intermediate section being fitted in the fingered end of said one end section, the pin on the finger of said one end section adapted to be inserted through one of the holes in said intermediate section to interlock said one end section and said intermediate section to each other, said intermediate section at its other end having a spring finger intersecting said other end thereof, a pin carried at the end of said latter finger and extending inwardly of the intermediate section, the other end section having a series of holes in aligned relation lengthwise of the body of the section, at one end thereof, said latter one end being fitted in said other end of the intermediate section whereby the pin on the finger of the intermediate section is adapted to be inserted through one of the holes in said latter one end section, the bottom end of said one end section having a head forming an extension thereof, said head being slitted forming a spring finger intersecting the end edge and extending therebeyond and a pin carried by the extension of said spring finger extending inwardly of the one end section for coacting with the hole in the tubular extension of a mop head.
2. An article of manufacture as defined in claim 1 wherein one of the end sections at one end is formed with annular bulge portion with a split rubber ring seated therein, and said intermediate section is formed with an annular bulge portion with a split rubber ring seated thereon at one end thereof, said rings adapted to engage and clamp the adjacent ends of the sections to each other.
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DANIEL BLUM, Primary Examiner.