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E. CARD. GARPET SWEEPBR.
Patented June 25, 1889.
2ML azf UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EDVARD CARD, OF PAWTTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 405,828, dated J' une 25, 1889.
Application filed July 5, 1888. Serial No.279,098. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern:
Beit known that I, EDWARD CARD, of Pawtucket, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Oarpet-Sweepers, of which the following,` is a specification.
The nature of my invention consists in the improved combination of a brush with a dustpan, whereby dust and litter can be taken from the floor or carpet without stooping, as is necessary with the ordinary dust-pan and dust-brush- Figure l represents a Side elevation of my improvement. Fig. 2 is a top View of the same.
In the accompanying drawings, A is the dustpan, which is made in the ordinary form and provided with the elongated wooden handle B, which is inserted into the handle-socket a., and around the handle B is placed the ring C, which may be either tight or loose upon the handle, and to the said ring O, at the points b, are pivoted the links D D, which extend outward over the pan A. The brush E is provided with the rigidlyattached arms F F, which are pivoted to the links D D at the points c c, and the elongated handle G is connected to the brush E by means of the loosely-connected eyes e and j', which are screwed into the end of the handle G and the back of the brush E, respectively, whereby the handle Gwill be capable of the desired 'ilexible movement with the brush. Upon the handle B is secured the spring-clamp d, which ser ves to hold the handle G firmly whenever the brush and pan are folded together and not in use.
Then the pan is held as shown in Figs. l and 2, the proper movement of the brush, by means of the loosely-connected handle G, will bring the dust and litter from the oor or carpet onto the pan A, and the proper reverse movement of the brush will suffice to sweep the dust ott of the pan into a suitable receptacle.
The ring C may be made adjustable in its position upon the handle, in order to bring` the brush to any desired position relatively to the pan, and when the ring O is made to turn upon the handle the brush E can be carried for operation to the extreme corners ot' the pan. The links D D can also be pivoted directto the handle B by means of wood-screws without the employment of the ring; or the pivot-ing` wood-screws can be made to pass through the opposite perforations in the ring into the wood of the handle.
I claim as my Vinvention-- The combination, with the dust-pan A and its handle B, of the brush E, provided with the loosely-connected handle G and with the arms F F and the pivoted links D D, which serve to connect the arms F F with the handle B for operation, substantially as described.
JOHN S. LYNCH, SOCRATES ScHoLEIELD.