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Publication numberUS429781 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1890
Filing dateMar 8, 1890
Publication numberUS 429781 A, US 429781A, US-A-429781, US429781 A, US429781A
InventorsMilton J. Shimer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 429.781. Patented June 10, 18 90.

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I SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 429,781, dated June 10, 1890.

I Application filed March 8, 1890. Serial No. 343,097. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, MILTON J. SHIMER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Freemansburg, in the county of North ampton and State of Pennsylvania, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Broom-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to broom-holders of that class where the broom is suspended in a clamp-hook by the handle, its own weight serving to bind the handle tight in the holder and prevent it from slipping downward.

The object is to improve and simplify existing devices in the art, and to provide a broom-holder which may be easily and readily put1 in position and .effect its purposes effectlve y.

My invention therefore consists in the construction and arrangement of parts, as will behereinafterdescribed, and specially pointed out in the claim.

- Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved broom-holder. Fig. 2 is atop view. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the head-piece. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the supporting-hook.

A designates the knob or head-piece, made of any suitable metal, having a wood-screw 1 cast therein for the purpose of readily securing it in a supporting-surface. This headpiece is .formed with two horizontally-projecting side pieces or cars 2 3, having an openin g or way between their plain vertical inner faces, in which the shank 4t of the clamp hook or holder B, is pivoted by means of a pivotpin 5, secured in holes 6 in said ears and extending through the shank.

The holder B is made hook-shaped, substantially as shown in the drawings, so that the handle of the broom maybe slipped in or out sidewise. It is also made bow-shaped in vertical direction for the purpose of more conveniently permitting the handle of the broom to be inserted.

The end face of the shank 4 is cast or formed to incline inward, as seen at 7, which construction permits the hook to be swung freely upward on its bearing and prevents it from swinging down too far by the lower point or base of the incline lodging against the vertical wall of the head-piece between the ears, and holds the clamping-hook in an outward direction, which permits the broom to hang free from the wall and admit the handle to be inserted without lifting the hook by the hand. This construction of the article not only makes it a convenient one for inserting and detaching the broom, but it may be attached in position by simply screwing it in a supporting material.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Pat-- out, is

As an improved article of manufacture, the broom-holder herein described, consisting of the head-piece A, formed at its outer end with two horizontally-proj ecting side ears 2 3, having plain vertical inner faces and provided with a pivot-pin in the ears across the opening between them, and having a rigidly-projecting wood-screw at the rear end, and the bow-shaped hook B, formed with a shank having an inclined rear end or Wall 7 pivoted on the pivot-pin between the said ears, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two attesting witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/512