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Publication numberUS889823 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1908
Filing dateSep 14, 1907
Priority dateSep 14, 1907
Publication numberUS 889823 A, US 889823A, US-A-889823, US889823 A, US889823A
InventorsJames M Spangler
Original AssigneeJames M Spangler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carpet sweeper and cleaner.
US 889823 A
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No. 889,823. n





No. 889,823.l

w Specification of Letters Patent:

Patented .Tune 2, 1908.

Application led September 14, 1907. Serial No. 892,863. f

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES M. SPANGLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Canton, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in 'Carpet Swee ers and Cleaners; and I do hereby declare t at the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, making a part of this specification, and to the numerals and figures ofl reference marked thereon,in which- Figure 1 is a top view showing parts broken away. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the sweeper proper. Fig. 3 is a'section of .the spool or reel showing the same connected to the handle and illustrating the contact flanges in roper relationship with reference to each ot er. Fig. 4 is a bottom or under side view of the reel and its contact flanges. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of a cap to cover one of the mlet openings in the casmg.

The present invention has relation to carpet sweepers and it consists in the novel arran ement hereinafter described and particu arly pointed out in the claims.

Similar numerals of :reference indicate corresponding pa-rts in all the figures of the drawing.

In the accompanying drawing, 1 represents the fan chamber or casing, which may be of the form shown and of any desired size, reference being had to convenience in handling. To the casing 1 and preferably to the top is attachedv the electric motor 2, which motor maybe of any desired lfind, reference being had tothe kind of work designed to be performed. From the motor leads the shaft 3, which shaft is properly journaled, and to the shaft is attached the hub 4, to which hub are attached the fan blades 5, said fan blades being so arranged that a suction will be broughtsabout when a high rotary speed is imparted to the fan blades 5. A

To the shaft 3 is attached the beveled gear wheel 6, which beveled gear wheel meshes securely mounted upon the brush shaft 11. en which shaft 1s'securelymounted the brush 12..

l A ,To the lbottom orlower side. of the fancasing is secured the plate 13, which plate eX- tends rearward and has its rear edge connected to the bottom of the fan casing proper as best illustrated in Fi 2. Directly above the plate 13 is located t e opening 14, which opening leads into the fan chamber proper. To the bottom or under side of the fan casing proper is attached the'plate or bar 15, which plate or bar is provided with the flan es 16, 1n which flanges the shaft 8 is j ournale To the bar 15 is attached or formed integral therewith the bar 17, in which bar the bottom or lower end of the shaft 3 is journaled. To the fan casing 1 is attached the forward extended housing 18, which housing incloses the brush 12 as best illustrated in Fig. 2.

lTo the motor casing is attached the yoke 19, to which yoke is attached the handle 20.

To the handle20 isattached the bar 21, which bar carries the reel 22, said reel having located therein the spring 23, one end of Which spring is connected to the reel 22, and the opposite end to the" bar 21, said spring being so arranged that if the current conducting wires 24 is unwound from the v reel, the spring will be contracted thereby storing power in the spring by which ar-4 rangemert the wires 24 will be automatically wound upon the reel when it becomes slack, it of course being understood that the wires are to lead to any desired source of electric current, which in use may be connected to a common incandescent lamp socket in the usual manner.

For the purpose of providing Aa means for conducting the currentvto the motor proper theA wires 24a are provided, and for the purpose of providing proper electric contact the reel 22 is provided with the metal flanges 25, which metal flanges are for the purpose of' contact with the flanges 26,

thereby providing a means for properly -closing the. circuit during the time the reel is in rotation in either direction. When the -fan blades 'are rotated by means of the motor, air will be drawn into the fan casing proper in the` usual manner, by which arrangement a suction will be brought about and by locating the brush 12 in.the position shown, that is to say directly in front of the plate 13, the -dust and' dirt will be drawn into vthe fan casing through the opening 14, and conveyed from the fan c'asmgunto the sack 27, which sack isy supported 1n elevation by "the. handle 20, and its bottom or lowerend secured to the fan casing 1 irl-any convenient and well known manner. 'The dust or dirt is blown through the passage 28 leading from the fanchamber. Suction is created by reason of the fact that the blades 5, are disposed at an angle, and the central disposition of the inlet openings 14, and outlet opening 28.

For the purpose of providing a means for easily moving the sweeper back and forth upon the carpet and floor the sweeper proper tmay. ,be provided with suitable traveling the front and located under the casingY which communicates with the centrally disposed opening, said housing extending beyond the casing and formed with an elongated opening in its bottom at the widest portion, a brush mounted in the extended end of the housing adjacent the elongated openin means communicating with the side o the casing for receiving the dust 'ing located under the casing and extending laden air, and means for revolving the brush. y

2'. In a sweeper, the combination with a 35 casing formed with a central opening in its `bottom and also formed with an opening in its side, a vertically disposed shaft mounted in the casing, a fan fast on the shaft, a housforward of the latter where it is enlarged and open at its bottom beyond the opening in the casing, the rear of the housing communicating with the opening in the bottom of the casing, a gear on the vertical shaft, a counter shaft extending through the casing,` a gear on the counter shaft which meshes with the gear on the Vertical shaft, a second gear on the outer end of the counter shaft,

a revolving sweeper mounted in the forward enlarged portion of the housing, a gearf` on the sweeper whichmeshes with the sec-A ond gear on the counter shaft, and a receptacle communicating with the opening in the side of the casing to receive the dust laden air.

In testimony that I claim the above, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two Witnesses. i




Cooperative ClassificationY10S15/10, A47L5/28