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Publication numberUS635462 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1899
Filing dateMar 14, 1898
Priority dateMar 14, 1898
Publication numberUS 635462 A, US 635462A, US-A-635462, US635462 A, US635462A
InventorsMartin Bourke
Original AssigneeMartin Bourke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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N0. 635,462. Patented Oct. 24, I899, M. BOURKE.


(Application filed Mar. 14, 1898.)

(no Model.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 635,462, dated October 24, 1899.

Application filed March 14, 1898. Serial No. 673,682. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARTIN BOURKE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Youngstown, in the county of Mahoning and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in WVindow-Oleaners, of which the following is a specification,referenee being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

My invention relates to window-cleaners, and is substantially a device for wiping the window-panes dry of Water, at the same time clearing them of dirt and foreign substances.

I will first describe the details of my invention with the aid of the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a perspectWe view of one of the window-cleaners as ready to be placed upon a long handle such as needed in using it. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of Fig. 1 upon its mid-line, and Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of a part of Fig. 1 at right angles to Fig. 2.

In the several views the same numeral always indicates the same part.

1 represents a split tube of resilient metal, extending into the radial wings 2 and 3, the latter being about half the width of the former. Between these wings 2 and 3 is inserted the strip of rubber fabric 4 and secured in position by means of the rivets 5 or other desirable manner. The fabric 4 projects beyond the wings a sufficient distance to form a convenient wiping-surface 6 for use.

A metal handle-socket 7 is soldered to the mid-portion of the tube 1. To brace it in its position therewith, a triangularly-shaped plate of metal 8 is entered into the slot 9 of the handle-socket 7 and into the slot 10 of the tube 1 and duly soldered into position. To further strengthen the same, the edge 11 of the plate 8 is bent over to form a hook, which, engaging the edge of the slot, adds materially to the rigidity of the construction after the parts are soldered together.

The operation of my invention is as follows: The socket being placed upon a handle of desirable length and secured thereon, the rubber is brought in contact with the windowpane and the latter is wiped therewith, usually in a downward direction. The lower wing 3, as has been already noted, is made somewhat narrower than the upper wing to materially add to the pliability of the rubber wiping-surface and to increase the efficiency thereof.

Having thus fully described my invention MARTIN BOURKE.



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Cooperative ClassificationA47L1/06