|Publication number||US3453676 A|
|Publication date||Jul 8, 1969|
|Filing date||Feb 12, 1968|
|Priority date||Feb 12, 1968|
|Publication number||US 3453676 A, US 3453676A, US-A-3453676, US3453676 A, US3453676A|
|Original Assignee||Meszaros Albert|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (4), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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DUSTPAN Filed Feb. 12, 1968 I N VEN TOR.
United States Patent 3,453,676 DUSTPAN Albert Meszaros, 24 Eastern Ave., Ossining, N.Y. 10562 Filed Feb. 12, 1968, Ser. No. 704,627 Int. Cl. A471 13/42, 13/52 US. Cl. 15-104.8 3 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates generally to dustpans.
A principal object is to provide a dustpan that ends the need for a person to bend down when sweeping dust into the pan.
Another object is to provide a dustpan having a long, collapsible handle.
Yet another object is to provide a dustpan wherein pivotal movement of the handle will cause the dust to be swept into the pan.
Other objects are to provide a dustpan which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and eflicient in operation.
These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of one form of the invention, and
FIGURE 2 is a side view partly broken away of a modified form of the invention.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, and more particularily to FIGURE 1, the reference numeral represents a dustpan assembly according to the present invention wherein there is a small dustpan member 11 for inside use and a large dustpan member 12 for outside use. The members are interconnected by hinges 13 therebetween, whereby the large dustpan member 12 may be swung beneath the small dustpan member 11 to permit household dust and other indoor refuse to be swept into member 11 over its hinged end by a broom or other conventional means. When it is desired to use the dustpan assembly of FIGURE 1 for outside use, as for the collection of leaves and other bulky debris, the free end of the large dustpan member 12 is rested on the surface to be swept and, when the debris has been swept within the large member 12 by conventional means, the small dustpan member 11 is pushed down and nested into 3,453,676 Patented July 8, 1969 the large member 12 by the handle 15 to form a closed container. Each member 11, 12 is of corrugated character having corrugations 14 to allow collapse of the members, and a collapsible handle 15 is secured to the dustpan.
In another construction, shown in FIGURE 2, a corrugated pan 20 is shown pivotally secured by a pin 21 to a handle 22. A broom 23 has bristles 24 at one end; the opposite end of the broom being pivotally secured on a pin 25 slidable within slot 26 of the handle. An intermediate part of the broom is pivoted on a pin 27 secured to a side wall 28 of the dustpan. In operative use, when handle 22 is pivoted in the direction shown by arrow 29, it causes the broom to pivot in the direction shown by arrow 30, causing dust upon floor 31 and positioned before dustpan lip 32 to be swept into the pan.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A dustpan assembly comprising:
(a) a dustpan having an open side,
(b) a handle having one end which is pivotally secured to the dustpan at said open side of said dustpan and having a slot therein intermediate the ends thereof, and
(c) a brush having (i) one end which is pivotally engaged with said handle in said slot, and
(ii) a portion intermediate the ends of said brush which is pivotally engaged with said dustpan, whereby said brush is adapted to sweep material into the open end of said dustpan upon pivoting of said handle.
2. The dustpan assembly of claim 1 wherein said one end of the brush is pivotally engaged with said handle by means of a pin on said one end which rides in said slot in said handle.
3. The dustpan assembly of claim 1 wherein said portion intermediate the ends of said brush is pivotally engaged with an arm portion of said dust pan which extends above and to one side of the remainder of said dustpan when the bottom portion of said dustpan rests on a surface to be swept.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 469,709 3/1892 Miles 15257.7
534,875 2/ 1895 Gress 15--257.7
996,341 6/1911 Hutchison 15257.2 1,082,128 12/1913 Low 15-257.4 3,026,553 3/1962 Whitmire 15257.4 X 1,669,302 5/1928 Lanman 15--104.8 2,224,694 12/1940 Price 15-1048 FOREIGN PATENTS 854,938 1/ 1940 France.
ROBERT W. MITCHELL, Primary Examiner. L. G. MACHLIN, Assistant Examiner.
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|International Classification||A47L13/52, A47L13/10|