US 947145 A
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M. AX. WINDOW CLEANER. APPLIOAT 130R FILED JAN. 11, 1909.
Patented Jan. 18, 1910.
ATTORNEYS MORRIS AX, OF BED BANK, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Lettersii'atent'.
Application filed January 11, 1909. Serial No. 471,578.
A further object of the invention is toprovide an improved form of tank and fabric-supporting means, whereby a fabric may be removably attached to saidtank.
The invention consists in the construction and combination of parts, to be morefully described hereinafter and particularly set forth in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of ref erence indicate corresponding parts in all.
the views, and in which" Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the window cleaner complete, ready for use; Fig.2 is a perspective view showing the cleaning fabric artially unfastened and ready for removal Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view showing the securing means for the cleaner strip partially removed; and Fig. 4 is a transversevertical section taken midway of the device.
The cleaner comprises a tank 1 having a depending1 socket 2 sebured thereto, which is adapte to fit about the upper end of a pole 3.
The tank 1 is elongated, and may be formed with fiat sides 5 and 6, which are inclined toward each other at the outer edge of the tank and merge into a generally cylin-' drical portion. The edges of the sides 5 and 6 may be connected to a fabric-supporting member 8 having its ed es 9 and 10 bent at substantially right-ang es to the body portion thereof, and also bent back upon themselves toform a stifi edge at 12 and 14;. The fabric-supporting member 8 is pro vided intermediate its length with a slot 15.
The cleaning fabric 16 1s provided on one edge with a finishing-strip 18, which receives the edge of the fabric 16 between its sides, and is provided with' a third member if or web 20, which is adapted to lie over the finished edge 12 on the fabric-supporting member 8. The other edge of the fabric 16 1S finished with a substantially U-shaped finishing-strip 22. The strips 18 and 22 ma be of metal or any other suitable Inaterlal. A- rod 24.- is fastened to the strip 22,and may be provided with an offset portion 25 adapted to enter a sleeve 26 secured upon the side 6 of the tank 1. The web 20 acts as a hook to engage the overhanging portion 12 of the su porting member 9. By sliding the fabric ongitudinally over said supporting member and entering the offset portion 25 into the sleeve 26, the cleaning fabric is held firmly in position. The liquid within the tank 1 may then pass through the slot 15 and be absorbed by the fabric 16. Said fabric may be felt or any other suitable material. 7
A trough 28 is secured to the tank 1 by means of an angular extension 29. Said trough is formed with sides 30 and 31, which incline toward each other at. their free edges and are united by the bottom 32 of said trough. A wiper-strip 34 is adapted to. rest Within the trough 28, and is removably held in place by a pinch rod or wire 36, which is longitudinally moved into and out of said trough. This wiper-strip 34 may be made of rubber or any other suitable flexible material. The upper edges of the inclined sides 30 and 31 of the trough 28 are spaced apart sufficiently to bear upon the opposite faces of the wiper strip 34. and clamp said strip. The rod 36 fits tightly between the inner face of the inclined side 31 and the opposing face of the wiper strip 3% and firmly holds said strip against the side 30.
In order to remove the strip 34: from the trough 28, the rod 36 is pushed out slightly, as, shown in Fig. 3, whereupon the left-hand corner of said strip may be grasped and the entire'strip drawn out laterally.- In order to replace thestrip within the trough, the rod 36 is removed therefrom, the strip 34 is then pushed into the trough, and then the rod 36 is pushed inlongitudinally between the strip and one of the sides of the trough.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent Patented Jan. 18, 1910.
1. A window cleaner comprising a wiper surface of said tankand provided on one posed in said trough in said acute angle, engaging said strip on one side to retain the same and engaging said trough on the opposite side, the end of said trough being open and permitting the removal of said pinch rod by a longitudinal sliding movement. 2. A Window cleaner, comprising a tank, a fabric having its edges secured lIl longitudinally-extending strips, and means cooperating With said stri s and tank for removably retaining said fabric inposition.
3. A Window cleaner, comprising a tank having longitudinally-extending Wings, a fabric having strips secured to its opposite edges and-adapted to cooperate with said Wings, and fastening means for retaining said fabric upon said tank.
4:. A window cleaner, comprising a tank,- a hook member extending along the outside of said tank, a fabric extending over the edge with a hook for engaging the hook member on said tank, and on its other edge With a fastener adapted to co-act With a complementary member on said tank.
5. A window cleaner, comprising a tank, a fabrlc-supporting member on said tank and havlng overturned edges, a fabrlc having one of its edges furnished with a memsaid supporting member and having one i edge provided with means for engaging one of said overhanging members, a member of a fastener secured to said tank, and a cooperating member of said fastener attached to the other edge of said fabric.
In Witness whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
EVERARD B. MARsHAm, WILLIAM J. SPERL.