US 345893 A
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( No Model.)
J. T. GRAMER.
SGRUBBING BRUSH HOLDER. No. 345,893. Patented July 20, 1886.-
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN T. GRAMER, OF BOVMANSVILLE,PENNSYLVANIA.
EPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 345,893, dated July 20, 1886.
Application tiled March 17, IP86. Serial No. 195,533. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be. it known that I, JOHN T. GRAMER, of Bowmansville, in the county of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Scrubbing-Brush Holders, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the annexed drawings, forming a part thereof, in which Figure 1 is a*plan view. Fig. 2 is a transverse section taken on line was in Fig. 1. Fig.
3 is an inverted plan View of the bruslrelamp.
Fig. 4 is a transverse section taken on line in Fig. 3.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different figures of the drawings.
The object of my invention is to provide a holder for scrubbing-brushes, in which the brushes may be readily clamped in position for-use, and from which they may be easily removed.
My invention consists in a yoke having downwardly-projcctirig arms providedwith spurs extending inward toward the center of the yoke and adapted to engage the edges of the serubbing-lnushes, and a cam journaled in the yoke and adapted to press the scrubbing-brushes in oppositedirections against the spurs of the yoke, as hereinafter more fully described.
The yokeA is formed of a central cross-bar, a, and two parallel side bars, I), castintegrally with the cross-barn, and provided with downwardly-projecting arms a, on the inner faces of which spurs d project toward the center of the yoke. Upon the back of the yoke are formed two cars, 0, for receiving abail, D, the bail being provided with a tang, which is inserted in the handle B, by which the brush holder is held.
In the center of the cross-bar a is journalod a short shaft,f, carrying on its lower end a cam, g, and upon its upper end, above the cross-bar, a ratchet-wheel, h, which is engaged by a pawl, z, pivoted to the back of the crossbar The ratchetwheel h is provided with a cross-bar, j, by which it is turned, and the shaftf is held in place in the cross-bar a by a pin, 7.1, which is received in a recess in the under side of the cross-bar a.
The earn 9 is oblong in form, and it is pro vided with beveled edges, which are adapted to bite into the edges of the scrubbingbrushes O, which are placed between the arms 0 and in this manner into engagement with the edges of the brushes, the pawl i is received in one of the notches of the ratchet-wheel h, thus holding the cam in the position in which it is placed. By shifting the handle B or turning it on its hail the holder may be reversed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is r 1. A scrubbing-brush holder formed of the yoke A, having the cross-bar a and longitudinal bars 7), terminating in arms 0, pr0 vided with spurs d, and the central cam, substantiall y as described, for clamping the scrubbing-brushes between the arms 0.
2. The combination of the yoke A, provided with side bars, 1), arms 0, and inwardly-pro jecting spurs (Z, the shaftf, carrying the cam g and ratchet-wheel It, and the pawl '1 pivoted to the cross-bar of the yoke and arranged to engage the ratchctwheel h, substantially as herein shown and described.
JOHN T. GRAMER.
ELIAS ZIEGLER, F. S. S'rovnn.