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No. 678,586. f Patented luly I6, |90l.
H. C. & 0. PRESTDN.
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iarTn TaTns HENRY C. PRESTON AND OTHNIEL PRESTON, OF IIORNELLSVILLE NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION fgrrning partof Letters Patent No. 678,586, dated July 16, 1901.,
Application iilcd March 13, 1901. Serial No. 50,956. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom. it may concern:
Be it known that we, HENRY C. PRESTON and OTHNIEL PRESTON, citizens of the United States, residing at Hornellsville, inthe county of Steuben and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dust-Beaters; and we do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable Vothers skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this speciiication.
Our invention relates to certain improvements in carpet beaters or whips.
It has for its object more particularly to eii'ectuallyrelease the dust brought to the surface as the carpet or fabric acted upon is whipped or beaten, thus thoroughly cleaning the carpet and in the minimum time and expenditure of labor; also, to promote durability or longevity of use of the Whip or beater by relatively retaining the coils or helices in their effective or working position during the use of the beater or whip.
It consists of novel features of construction andthe combination of parts, including their construction and arrangement, substantially as hereinafter more fully disclosed, and specifically pointed out by the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, illustrating the preferred embodiment of our invention,
Figure l is a side elevation. Fig. 2 is a crosssection taken on the line @c c of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a similar section taken on the line y y of Fig. l.
In carrying out our invention we provide a handle l and a stout wire or core 2, preferably in the form shown, forming a loop, suitably let into said handle and held therein by a suitable ferrule 3. Around or upon the core 2 is arranged a highly iiexible or elastic wire 4, beingrcoiled thereon, with its series of coils or helices loosely embracing or compassing said core, allowing the dust, the., to readily free itself in actuating or using the beater or whip. The terminals or end portions t of the helical or coiled Wire -t are uncoiled and preferably passed down alongside of the corresponding portions of the core and suitably let into-and anchored in the end of the handle.
From this construction and arrangement of parts it will be observed that while the more flexible or elastic wire or beater proper, 4, has the requisite interspaces between its coils or helices to permit the passage therebetween of the dust, rbc., brought tothe surface of the carpet or fabric being acted upon or beaten in the use of the whip, and said dust, dre., thus be readily released or removed, yet if said coils or helices be dependent for stability upon only themselves it is apparent that they would soon become limp or inelfectual for their intended purpose. to overcome this objection or defect is the purpose of using the stout wire or core 2, maintaining the helices or coils in their relatively workin g or normal position for effective action and still have the requisite mobility or loosen'ess to allow the thorough elimination or release of the dust, Src. Also the action of the forcible contact or engagement of the core 2 upon the loose coils or helices of the wire 4. as the beater is being used in cleaning or beatingtlle article has the effect to jar, and thus free the dust from the coils or helices themselves, which dust as it is removed from said article thereby would otherwise lodge upon and more or less adhere to said coils or helices. Further, the use of said core in connection with said coils or helices renders the device or beater stronger, and consequent-ly more durable or lasting, than would otherwise be the case.
Having thus fully described our invention, what We claim, and desire to secure byLetters Patent, is-
l. A carpet-beater comprising a handle provided with a ferrule, a rigid core in loop form, a correspondingly-shaped coiled or helical wire surrounding the said core and loosely embracing the same, said coiled or helical In order, however,`
Wire having uncoiled end portions or termisaid wire and core having their terminals se- 1o nals extending alongside of the correspondcured tosaidhandle,substantiallyas setforth. ing portions or terminals of said core both the In testimony whereof We affix our signaterrninals of said core and Wire being secured tures in presence of two Witnesses.
in said handle, substantially as set forth. HENRY C. PRESTON.
2. A carpet beater or Whip, comprising a OTHNIEL PRESTON.
handle, a ferrnle upon said handle, a serially- Witnesses:
coiled or helical wire, and a core upon which EDWIN L. DOLSON,
are arranged the coils or helices of said Wire, CHARLES S. ALLEY, Jr.