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No. 760,451, PATENTED MAY 24, 1904. H. A. HAYDEN.
APPLICATION rum) JULY a, 1903.
UNITED STATES Patented May 24;, 1904.
PATENT OFF C HENRY ARTHUR HAYDEN, OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO HAYDEN IMPLEMENT COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters PatentNo. 760,451, dated May 24, 1904.
Application filed July 8, 1903. Serial Nam 1,7 (N0 model.)
new and useful Improvements in Brush-Hair dles, of which the followingis a specification. This invention relates to brush-like devices suitable for cleaning windows; and the ob ect of the invention is in the main to provide an adjustable and detachable means for securing a handle to the cleaner when required, so that,
the latter may be used with or without the handle.
In the accompanying drawings, which serve to illustrate the invention, Figure l is a perspective view of the cleaner, and Fig. 2 is a cross-section of the same, illustrating the construction. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the block of the cleaner and the device for attaching the handle thereto. Fig. 4 is acrosssec tion of the joint of the attaching device. Fig. 5 is a section at in Fig. '3. Figs. 6 and 7 illustrate slightly-modified forms of a blockplate. These will be hereinafter described. Fig. 8 illustrates a reversal of the construction wherein the keeper-plate is attached to the block.
1 is a block, preferably of Wood and of the simple rectangular form shown. To this block are secured strips of felt, which serve as the cleaning and absorbing feature of the cleaner. As herein shown, these consist of live piecesnamely, two side pieces 2 2, which are secured by tacks or similar means to the sides of the block, and three longitudinallyfolded pieces 2, 2", and 2. These pieces may be substantially alike, and they are sewed together by stitching 3 or other means, which extends through both plies of the middle piece 2 and through one ply of the two lateral pieces 2". The connected pieces are secured to the face of the block by tacks 4t, driven .along the line of fold or bight of the middle piece or strip 2. The felt pieces or strips extend beyond the ends of the block, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, and the purpose of this is to interpose a soft material between the wood of the block and the glass, especially when cleaning in corners.
When cleaning surfaces which are not with: in reach of the hand, as the upper parts of Windows or Windows that are set, high, it is convenient to have a detachable handle for the cleaner and also convenient to have the ban-s dle adjustably mounted, so that it may be set at any desired angle with the cleaner, as in.- dicated in Fig. 5, and the means provided for effecting these objects will now be described, with especial reference to Figs. 3, 4, and 5.
3 On the back of the block 1 is mounted a plate 5, which will be called the b lock'plate. This plate is elongated and slightly tapered, and by preference it will be mounted, in order to slightly elevate it, on a plate 6, of rub- 5 her or leather. (Clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 5.) This elevating support 6 is a little narrower than the plate 5, so as to leave the lateral edges of the block-plate free.
; 7 is the handle, which may be of any suit 7 able length. This handle is fixed in asocket in a socket-piece 8, and this socket-piece is .l'iinged, pivoted, or jointed to a bracket-piece 9. y The bracket-piece is secured to a keeperplate lO, which slips over and engages the block-plate 5. This keeper-plate is provided at its lateral margins with lips 10,, which take under the respective edges of the tapered plate 5, Fig. 5, and lock the plates together. The taper of the respective plates is such that when, the broader end of thekeeper-plate is passed over the narrower end of the fixed block-plate and the former is slipped over the latter as far as it will go, Fig. 3, the keeper-plate is held against slipping 011' by a 5 hook-plate 11, which is pivoted to the plate 10 at 1 and is turned about its pivoting-rivet until its hooked free end takes under the broader end of the plate 5, as shown. The cushion-support 6 provides for a little elastic 9 play and for a cushioning effect, which makes it preferable to a solid metal support. In securing the plate 5 to the block tacks or nails may be driven directly through it and the support 6. However, the block-plate may be otherwise constructed-forexample, as shown I in Figs. 6 and 7. In these the plate 5 is formed of bent sheet metal and includes the support, and the securing-flanges are at the sides. In Fig. 6 the tacks are driven down into the back of the block, and in Fig. 7 the flanges extend out and take over the lateral margins of the block, the tacks being driven in this case in the edges of the block.
The hinge-joint connecting the parts or pieces 8 and 9 is well illustrated in Fig. 4. The socket-piece 8 has a coned boss 8, which fits into a coned recess on the bracket-piece, and the two are clamped or drawn together in the manner of a friction-clutch by a thumbnut 8 on a screw 8 This screw is fixed in or integral with the socket-piece and extends through an aperture in the bracket-piece. Obviously it is not material whether the coned boss is on the part 8 or the part 9 nor in which part the screw is fixed. If the part in which the screw is fixed be of cast metal, the screw may be set in the mold and cast in the metal.
By loosening the nut the handle may be set at any angle desired and the nut then be set tightly, so as to lock the parts rigidly together. Obviously the coned boss 8 and the socket it fits in may be roughened or toothed in the manner of some form of clutches, so as to form a positive lock. This is a known construction in clutches and will require no illustration.
It will be noted that the strips or pieces of felt on the cleaner extend-longitudinally and beyond the ends of the block and that the folds of the folded strips provide arched crowns which stiffen the projecting end portions of these strips very considerably and prevent them from breaking down. This is an important feature of the construction.
Fig. 8 illustrates a reversal of the construction of the device for securing the handle of the cleaner detachably to its block. In this construction the device of the tapered keeperplate 1O is secured to the block and may have in it a cushion-piece 6 of rubber or leather. The engaging plate 5 is secured to the bracketpiece 9. It will be seen that the reciprocal parts of the fastener as shown in Fig. 8 are merely reversed in position with respect to the corresponding parts in the principal views. The hook-plate 11 will of course be carried by the plate 5 in this construction.
Having thus described my invention, I claim 1. A device for cleaning comprising the block of the cleaner, a detachable fastener consisting of two members one of which is a' tapered plate and the other a tapered keeper which slips over and engages the plate, and one of said members being secured to said block, means for locking together the members of the fastener when they are engaged, a bracket-piece 9, secured to one of the detachable members of the fastener, a socketpiece 8 pivotally connected to said bracketpiece, means for clamping said bracket-piece and socket-piece together at the pivot, and a handle attached to said socket-piece. v
2. In a device for cleaning, the combination with the block of the cleaner, and the tapered block-plate mounted on the same, of the tapered keeper-plate 10 adapted to slide over and engage the margins of the block-plate, the hook-plate l1 pivoted to the keeper-plate and adapted, when the latter is in place, to engage the end of the block platc, the bracketpiece secured to the keeper'plate, the socketpiece hinged to the bracket-piece, means for clamping said pieces together to prevent them from turning on each other at the pivot, and the handle, substantially as set forth.
3. In a device for cleaning, the combination with the block, the tapered block-plate mounted thereon, and the interposed supportingpiece 6 between said block and block-plate, of the tapered keeper-plate provided with lips 10 to engage the margins of the block-plate, means for locking together the engaged keeper-plate and block-plate, the handle, and connecting means between the handle and the keeper-plate, substantially as set forth.
In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name, this 22d day of June, 1903, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
HENRY ARTHUR HAYDEN.
HENRY CONNETT, WVILLIAM J. FIRTH.