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Publication numberUS577220 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1897
Filing dateJul 16, 1895
Publication numberUS 577220 A, US 577220A, US-A-577220, US577220 A, US577220A
InventorsThomas P. Whitehead
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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D A E H E T I H W R T (No Model.)


N0 L 577,Z20. Patented Feb. 16, 1897.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 577,220, dated February 16, 1897.

Application filed July 16, 1895. $eria1 No. 556,169. (No model.)

To all whom it may conoern Be it known that I, THOMAS RWHITEHEAD,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Shreveport, in the parish of Gaddo and State of Louisiana, have invented a new and useful Extensible Broom-Handle, of which the following is a specification.

This invention aims to provide a means which will admit of a broom-handle being [0 readily lengthened or-shortened, as required, to facilitate the reaching of the ceiling or other high places not readily accessible by a broom or brush having a handle of ordinary length, and which will provide means for the ready access to pictures and similar ornamental hangings. By the present invention one or more lengths of worn-out broom-handles or poles can be coupled together to attain a pole or handle of requisite length for reaching the highest place not ordinarily accessible When house-cleaning or for other purposes; and for a full understanding of the merits and ad-. vantages of the invention reference is to. be had to the following description and the accompanying drawings, in which latter- Figure l is a side elevation showing the application of the invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a coupling employed for connecting two handles. Fig. 3 is a perspective View of the coupling for connecting the handle of the brush or broom to the handle used for adding to the length thereof and showing the hook for engaging with the ornamental hangings in operative relation.

The handles 1 and 2 for increasing the length of the brush or broom handle are connected together by similar couplings 3, two being provided for each joint and attached, by means of binding-screws 4, to the ends of the respective handles. These couplings 3 are castings having bores occurring side by side and through which pass the handles which are adapted to be connected. By providing the couplings in pairs the joint between the adjacent ends of two handles is firm and strong, and the extended pole or handle is capable of withstanding a great amount of strain, and the joint will not give way when moving comparatively heavy pictures or other hangings.

The coupling 5 is similar in construction to the couplings 3, but is considerably longer, and it is a casting having two bores lying side by side and which are adapted to receive the ends of the broom or brush handle and the U of the coupling, opposite the juncture of the bores, is thickened, and an opening 7is formed longitudinally therein and is intended to receive the shank of a hook 8, provided for removing pictures from the wall or for engagement with other hangings not within convenient reach by ordinary means. This hook 8 is detachably connected with the coupling 5, and its horizontal portion extends across the end of the coupling and is braced thereby.

The coupling 5 is used for attaching the handle of the brush or broom 9 with the extensible handle 1, and the couplings 3 are employed for attaching additional handles to the said handle 1 in order to provide a handle of the requisite length to reach the ceiling or other elevated place. To prevent the slipping of the couplings 3, each will be supplied with binding-screws 4 to engage with the handles passing therethrough. By means of the couplings herein set forth the handles of discarded brooms may be utilized and coupled, so as to provide an extensible handle for a dusting brush, cloth, broom, or other contrivance generally employed for purposes of housecleaning.

The couplings may be provided in different patterns and can be placed upon the market at a nominal cost and may have different forms. Therefore it is to be understood that in the embodiment of the invention various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to Without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.

Having thus described the invention, What is claimed as new is 1. The herein-described implement, comrisin a con lin havin lon itudinal bores p b b b b project into the bores, a handle secured in one of said bores, a second or extension handle, and couplings connecting the adjacent ends of said handles, substantially as described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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