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Publication numberUS345893 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 20, 1886
Publication numberUS 345893 A, US 345893A, US-A-345893, US345893 A, US345893A
InventorsJohn T. Geamee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Scrubbing-brush holder
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

( No Model.)


SGRUBBING BRUSH HOLDER. No. 345,893. Patented July 20, 1886.-




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.


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Cooperative ClassificationB25G3/04