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Publication numberUS726480 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1903
Filing dateMay 21, 1902
Priority dateMay 21, 1902
Publication numberUS 726480 A, US 726480A, US-A-726480, US726480 A, US726480A
InventorsMartha Blackwood Tate
Original AssigneeMartha Blackwood Tate
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Scrubbing-brush.
US 726480 A
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PATENTED APR. 28, 1903.

M. B. TATE.

SORUBBING BRUSH.

APPLIOATION FILED MAY 21, 1902.

R0 MODEL.

NITED MARTHA BLACKWOOD TATE, OF MACON, MISSISSIPPI.

SCRUBBlNG-BRUSH.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 726,480, dated April. 28, 1903.

Application filed May 21, 1902. Serial No. 108,374. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARTHA BLAOKWOOD TATE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Macon, in the county of Noxubee and State of Mississippi,have invented a new and useful Scrubbing-Brush, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to improvements in scrubbing-brushes.

The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of scrubbing-brushes and to provide for the same a simple and comparatively inexpensive Water-reservoir adapted to be readily applied to the handle of an ordinary scrubbing-brush and adapted to en able its contents to be readily discharged upon the floor .or other surface in the desired quantities while scrubbing such floor or other surface.

A further object of the invention is to enable a mop-cloth or drying-cloth to be readily applied to the brush for removing the superfluous water and for drying the surface operated on.

The invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view ofa mop constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sec-. tional View of the same.

Like numerals of refereneedesignate corresponding parts in both figures of the drawings.-

1 designates a brush constructed in the usual manner and provided with tufts of bristles or any other desired material and having an inclined or angularly-disposed socket in its back 2 for the reception of a handle 3, which is arranged at an angle or at an inclination and which may be secured to the brush in the back thereof by any suitable means.

Mounted upon the handle is a tapering Water-reservoir 4 of approximately cylindrical form gradually decreasing in diameter toward its upper end and provided at'its bottom with perforations 5, forming openings for the discharge of water and normally covered by a valve 6, which is secured to a stem or handle 7 and which is adapted to be raised water-tight joint or connection.

this purpose.

from the bottom of the receptacle to permit the water to fiow through the perforations of the bottom of the receptacle and be discharged upon the floor or other surface operated on by the brush. The receptacle is provided at its upper end with a removable cover 8, having a central opening 9 and preferably provided with a sleeve 10, forming a packing and adapted to prevent the water from leaking out at the top duringthe operation of scrubbing, and a rubber packing or the like may be provided to make a perfectly The valve is designed to be covered at its lower face with rubber or to be constructed of rubber or other suitable material to prevent any leakage of water, and the handle or valve-stem is extended a sufficient distance above the top of the receptacle to enable it to be readily grasped by the operator to raise the valve or head 6 for uncovering the perforations. The cover is provided with an extended flange 8 for engaging the body of the receptacle to prevent any leakage at that point,.and the flange may be rubber-lined, if desired.

The receptacle is secured to the handle by bands 10, which may be constructed of sheetiron or other suitable metal, and wire or any other desired material may be employed for The bands are arranged at intervals and extend around the receptacle and the handle and are suitably secured to the former, and they enable the receptacle to be readily applied to any ordinary scrubbingbrush. The receptacle is adapted to he manufactured and sold separate from scrubbing vessels as an attachment for any ordinary scrubbing-brush, and should a scrubbingbrush outlast the receptacle the latter may be readily removed and a new one can be applied. Also the receptacle may be removed from one scrubbing-brush and applied to another should it outlast the scrubbing-brush.

The scrubbing-brush is provided adjacent to its edges with projecting books 11, and the receptacle is provided witha pair of hooks 12, extending outward from its lower end and suitably secured to the receptacle. These hooks are adapted to receive a cloth or other fabric to enable the same to be readily applied to a scrubbing-brush for removing superfluous water from the floor or other surface operated upon and for drying the same. One of the hooks of the brush is arranged beneath the receptacle, and the Weight of the latter can be utilized for retaining a cloth on the hook.

It will be seen that the scrubbing-brush is exceedingly simple and inexpensive in construction and that its water-receptacle,which is adapted to be sold as an article of manufacture to be applied to any ordinary scru bbing-brush, will enable the operatorto wet a floor or other surface to the desired degree and that the water reservoir or receptacle when filled will operate as a Weight for holding the brush down to its work, whereby the operation of scrubbing is considerably facilitated and accelerated.

The back of the brush may be provided with any number of hooks, or the same may be dispensed with, as the terminal hooks of the receptacle will enable a mop-cloth or drying-cloth to be readily applied to a scrubbingbrush.

What I claim is 1. The combination of a scrubbing-brush provided with a handle and having a hook, a

water-receptacle located at one side of the handle and arranged upon the hook and provided with means for engaging the said handle, and means for controlling the flow of water from the receptacle, substantially as described.

2. The combination of a scrubbing-brush provided with a handle and having a hook extending in rear of the same, a water-receptacle arranged at one side of the scrubbingbrush handle and provided with bands encircling the same, said receptacle being located beyond and mounted independently of the head of the brush and having a bottom opening and arranged upon the said hook,-

and means for controlling the flow of water from the receptacle, 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.

MARTHA BLAOKWOOD TATE.

Witnesses:

W. W. MoLEoD, W. D. CLARK.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/22