US 597158 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. P. WILLEY.
UNITED STATES PATENT Prion,
JOHN P. XVILLEY, OF NEV YORK, N. Y.
SE'EOIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 597,158, dated January 11, 1898. Application filed August 27, 1897. Serial No. 649,735. (No model.)
To all-whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN P. WILLEY, of New York city, county and State of New York, have invented an Improved Duster, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a duster of novel construction which is light, strong, and very serviceable.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of the pelt of the duster, showing it detached Fig. 2, a perspective View of the frame; Fig. 3, a cross-section through the duster on line 3 3, Fig. 4:; and Fig. 4:, a longitudinal. section of the same on line 44:, Fig. 3.
The letter a represents the elongated square frame of the duster, composed of a continuous length of wire, the ends a of which are bent outwardly at an obtuse angle at the center of one of the sides of the frame; These ends constitute a double tine which is driven into the handle I). Lengthwise the frame a is bridged by a rigid stiffening sheet-metal band a, which is folded around the two short sides of the frame andis placed, preferably, at a short distance from its two long sides, so as to form open spaces d between the frame and band.
The-dusting material is composed of pelt e,
I of natural lambs wool, which is sewed up to form a pocket adapted to snugly fit frame a. To the inner faces of the pocket there are secured, somewhat back of its mouth, a number of hooks f, adapted to engage that bar of frame a which carries the tines of. The pocket is slipped over the frame, and then the hooks are projected over the frame-bar to close the pocket and also detachably secure the pocket to the frame. If it should be desired to give the pelt a thorough cleaning, it is unhooked and removed from the frame ready to receive a beating.
That I claim is- '1. A duster composed of an elongated frame, a rigid stiffening-band bridging the same and secured to opposite sides thereof, and a pelt pocket inclosin g the frame and band, substantially as specified.
2. A duster composed of an elongated frame, a band extending over the same, a pelt pocket, and hooks secured to the pocket and adapted to engage one of the frame-bars, substantially as specified.
JOHN P. WVILLEY. Witnesses:
WILLIAM MILLER, F. v. Bninsnn.