US 674190 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
No. 674,!90.l Ratented May I4. |90l.
' D. S. ZEILER.
LAMP CHIMNEY CLEANER.
(Application md mr. 5, 1901.)
A rToHNE rs UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
, A DANIEL S. ZEILER, OF SUMNEYTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA.
LAM P-CHIMNEY CLEANER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 674,190, dated May 14, 1901.
Application filed March 5, 1901. Serial No. 49,770. (No model.) v
To @ZZ wiz/0m it may con/cern:
Be it known that I, DANIEL S. ZEILER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Sumneytown, in the county of Montgomery and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and Improved Lamp-Chimney Cleaner, of which the following is a full, clear, and eX- act description.
This invention relates to a class of devices employed for cleaning lamp chimneys by manual application, and has for its object to provide a device of the character indicated vwhich is of novel, simple, and inexpensive construction, that may be readilyv manipulated, and which will afford convenient means for the perfect cleaning of the interior surfaces of lampchimneys in an expeditious manner.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts, as is hereinafterdescribed, and defined in the appended claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts .in all theigures.
Figure 1 is a side View of the implement. Fig. 2 is a like view with a wiper applied to the implement. Fig. 3 is an enlarged and partly-sectionalview of the upper portion of `the device, showing novel features of construction; and Fig. lis atransverse sectional view on the line 4: 4 in Fig. 2.
In the drawings, 5 indicates the elongated handle of the improved chimneycleaner, which may with advantage be made of wood. The body of the handle 5 is preferably tapered somewhat from the grip end 5a to the Vtip 5b, and to afford shapeliness as well as convenience in manipulation ysaid body may be formed mainly cylindrical. At a suitable distance from the tip 5b a transverse perforation d is formed in' the handle, and two opposite Vlongitudinal grooves b b ezgtend from the perforation a to the tip, as indicated in Fig. 3.
Two hooks 6 7 are provided, which project, preferably, in opposite directions from the handle at the tip 5b, these hooks affording reliable and convenient means for detachably holding a yielding wiper upon said end of the handle. Dierent means may be employed at each end. The-wire rod 8 is passed through the perforationl a in the body of the handle 5 far enough to provide a proper length of material at each side thereof, and said portions are then bent so as fold them into the grooves b b.
A ferrule 9 is fitted' closely upon the tip of the handle 5, and this ferruleis driven into place on the handle while ends of the wire rod 8 are as yet unbent, which permits the location of the ferrule on the handle, as explained. With a proper tool the hooks 6 7 are now formed from the portions of the wire rod 8 that project above the ferrule 9, and, as before mentioned, said hooks are oppositely projected.
It will be seen that by the described construction and arrangement of parts-the hooks 6 and 7 are very securely held in place on the tip of the handle 5 and, furthermore, Ithat the ferrule 9 is prevented from displacement by the hooks, which bear forcibly upon its-inner surface'and outer end.
The wiper l0 may be of any suitablefibrous material, such as woolen or cotton fabric, or,
. if preferred, a piece of wet sponge may be utilized to cleanse the interior of a lamp- 4chimney that is very dirty. The sponge ory piece of cloth may be readily engaged by the hooks 6 7, as indicated in Fig. 2, which will enable the operator to pass the wiper into a lamp-chimney and clean it by gently rubbing the entire surface with the wiper.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire tosecure by Letters Patent- 1. A cleaner, comprising a handle, two
hooks oppositely formed on a loopedwire rod,
the looped portion of the rod being bedded in any end portion of the handle, and a ferrule adapted to secure the wire loop in place yon the handle.
2. A cleaner device, comprising anV elongated handle having a transverseperforation near one end and two grooves extended from j said perforation to the tip of the handle, a In testimony whereof I have signed my Wire rod passed partially through the perfoname to this specification in the presence of ration and bent to occupy the grooves, and a two subscribing Witnesses.
ferrule holding said members of the Wire rod DANIEL S. ZEILER. in the grooves, the portions of the Wire rod Witnesses: which extend beyond the ferrule being bent ESTHER A. GRAUL,
to form opposite hooks. HENRY W. GRAUL.