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Publication numberUS861867 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 30, 1907
Filing dateJul 9, 1906
Priority dateJul 9, 1906
Publication numberUS 861867 A, US 861867A, US-A-861867, US861867 A, US861867A
InventorsEsther M Lefevre
Original AssigneeEsther M Lefevre
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 30, 1907.

Application filed July 9,1906. Serial No. 325,329.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Esrnnn M. Lnnnvnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New Paltz, in the county of Ulster and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Mop-Head, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention is an improved mop head designed to provide an effective means for scrubbing floors and cleaning walls, especially corniccs, moldings and lodges of all kinds, where there are numerous crevices and corners which are diflicult to reach by mop heads hitherto devised.

One embodiment of the invention consists of a crosshead, preferably constructed of wood, notched on its top and bottom edges to hold a rag or other form of scrubbing means which may be wrapped about it to prevent it from accidental displacement, combined with a handle secured to it by means of a tubular socket or other suitable means.

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 the figures.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention with a rag or other form of scrubbing material wrapped about it as it is to be used; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device, the rag being removed and the handle broken away; and Fig. 3 is aperspective view similarto Fig. 2 but viewed in the direction of the front face of the cross-head.

Referring to the drawing figures, the numeral 1 indicates a cross-head or block forming the principal feature of my invention, which is preferably constructed of a plain, wooden block reversibly inclined at both ends, forming sharpened corners 2 at the ends of its lower edge. In both the front and back lower edges of the cross-head is a series of notches 3, said notches being spaced at substantially equal distances apart and so cut on opposite edges as to be in staggered relation with each other. The top edge of the block is also constructed with notches, but instead of being in double series as the notches of the bottom edge of the block, they are preferably cut to form a single series passing transversely through this edge and indicated by the numeral 4.

For securing a handle 5 to the cross-head, a tubular socket 6, is fixed at about substantially the center of the back face of the block by means of wings 7, extending at diametrically opposite points and longitudinally of the cross-head. These wings are fastened by screws or rivets S, passing through the wings and into the cross-head, as clearly shown in Fig. 2.

For fastening a rag or like scrubbing means upon the cross-head, a wedge-shaped notch 9 is formed prefer ably in each end of the cross-head for receiving oppo site ends of the rag and binding it as shown. in Fig. 1. The rag is first wound about the cross-head, as shown in said figure, and then arranged so that the corners 2 will be covered, the ends of the fabric being subsequently secured in the notches as explained.

In the use of the mop, as it is rubbed back and forth across the floor the notches in both the top and bottom edges of the crosshead will engage and hold the rag from slipping thereon. The corners 2 will admit of the mop being passed around into places, as about radiators and other crevices, inaccessible to mop heads as new constructed.

The invention will also be found to be of considerable advantage in scrubbing stairways, where it is necessary to pass the mop about the railings and in the corners impossible to be reached by the ordinary form of mop head.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. In a mop head, a cross-head, a handle secured thereto, said cr0sshead being provided with a series of notches on its front lower edge and having a second series of notches placed in staggered relation to the first on its rear, lower edge, a series of transverse notches on its top edge, the ends of the cross-head being reversely inclined, and a Wedge-shaped notch formed in each end of the cross-head for securing a rag therein, for the purpose described.

2. A mop-head comprising a handle, and a crosshead secured to the handle in a plane at right angles thereto, said crosshead having an inclined end with a notch therein for securing one end of a rag or the like.

-In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Witnesses Gnnrnunn C. Ln Fnvnn, ELIZABETH LnFnvRE.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/20