US 552921 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
- O. MINER.
WHISK BROOM HOLDER.
No. 552,921. Patented Jan. 14, 1896.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES MINER, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 552,921, dated January 14, 1896.
I Application filed September 23, 1895. $erial No. 563,354. (No model.)
To all whom it 11mg concern.-
Be it known that 1, CHARLES MINER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in XVhisk-Broom Holders, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a simple and economical device to be used in place of wall-pockets and the like for the support of whisk-brooms and similar articles, as more fully set forth hereinafter.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a whisk-broom holder constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional elevation of the same on an enlarged scale, and Fig. 3 is a sectional plan view illustrating a modification of my invention.
Referring to the drawings, A represents the main body or base of the holder, formed of a semicircular piece of castmetal, in which is provided a groove a for the reception of a coiled tension-spring B. The opposite ends or arms of the base are cut away at 1), so that the groove a is continued to the inner surface of the semicircular arms, an d the coiled spring extends through these cut-away portions in a substantially straight line from arm to arm of the base A. On the rear of the base are ears 0, provided with openings 0 for the passage of nails or screws to secure the device in position upon the wall.
The device maybe modifiedin the manner shown in Fig. 3, the opposite ends of the spring in this case instead of being connected to each other being secured to pins cl, projecting from the bottom of the groove near the ears 0; but the construction illustrated in 1 is preferred owing to the ease with which the parts may be assembled and its extremely low cost, while at the same time better results are obtained owing to the length of the spring and its consequent increased elasticity.
In the use of the device the head of the whisk-broom or other article is forced into the pocket formed by the arms of the semicircular base and the spring, the spring yielding slightly to permit the passage of the whisk broom and then acting to hold it in place.
The device is extremely simple, of economical construction, and is so made as to accommodate whisk-brooms of all sizes.
It will be understood that modifications of my invention may be made without departing from my invention-as, for instance, a rubber, or other elastic cord, maybe employed inlieu of a metallic spring, while the base may be formed either of cast or struckup metal, or may be molded from rubber or other suitable material.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The combination in a whisk broom holder, of a grooved semi-circular base forming two separated arms, and a spring extending around the said grooves and between the opposite ends of such arms, substantially as specified.
2. In combination the base, A, semi-circular in form and provided with a rear groove, a, holding ears, G, on said base and a tension spring, B, fitted within the groove and extending between the opposite ends of the arms, substantially as specified.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of September, A. D. 1895.
JNO. E. PARKER, RUssELL T. BoswELL.