US 960158 A
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J. G. CUMMINGS & J. LYNCH. v
APPLICATION FILED pnpa, 190a.
* Patented May 31, 1910.
- wmwmlllllmiwllmwll JAMES G. CUMMINGS AND JOHN LYNCH, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 31, 1910.
Application filed July 22, 1908. Serial No. 444,869.
T o all'whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, JAMES G. CUMMINGS and JOHN LYNCH, citizens of the United E States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in specification.
This invention relates to improvements in broom covers or covers adapted to be slipped over the head of an ordinary house broom, for brushing walls, ceilings, floors and the like, where it is not desired to use the straw working portion of the broom.
The invention consists of a sack or casing having an aperture for the broom handle, and a side opening for the insertion of the broom head or straw portion of the broom,
and is designed to entirely envelop or cover said head.
The chief object of the invention is to provide a simple and cheap cover which can be quickly and easily placed upon the broom head and secured thereon, and readily removed when desired.
In the drawings illustrating the invention; Figure 1 is a perspective view of a broom and cover, showing the manner of applying the cover; Fig. 2 is a perspective View of a broom with the cover secured thereto and in position to be used; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the cover.
In the drawings, the numeral 1 designates the cover which we may make of any suitable cloth, but preferably of canton flannel with the soft or fieeced side out. The cover is closed at the bottom as indicated at 2, at
one side as indicated at 3, and at the top as indicated at 4 with the exception of an opening 5 for the assage of the broom handle. On each si e of the opening 5, the cover is inclined as indicated at 6, so that it will fit or conform more accurately to the curved or rounded portion of the broom head, adjacent to the handle.
The numeral 7 designates a slit or opening left in the side of the cover through which the broom head is moved laterally or the cover pulled over the broom. We prefer to attach to the edges of the slit, strings or ties 8, by which the cover is securely fas tened to the broom head, but it is to be understood that any well known means may be employed for securing the edges of the opening together. Broom-Covers, of which the following is a i To place the cover upon the broom the handle is first inserted through the long slit or opening on the side of thecover and then through the small opening '5 at the top and ultimately the whole cover is pulled into position to envelop the broom, the broom head passing into the cover through the side opening when the fastening devices, whatever they may be, are secured, when, obviously, the cover will be securely attached to the broom head for use for any purpose that it may be best adapted.
1. In a new article of manufacture, a broom cover, comprising a sack or casing having a central aperture for the passage of the broom handle, a slitted side opening and a closed bottom portion.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a broom cover consisting of a casing having a central aperture at one end for the passage of the broom handle, opposite shoulders sloping from said aperture, a slitted opening extending from one of the shoulders to the bottom of the casing, and means for closing said opening.
3. As a new article of manufacture, a broom cover consisting of a casing made from a single piece of suitable material, having a central aperture for the passage of the broom handle, opposite shoulders sloping from the said aperture, a closed bottom, a slitted openi'ng extending from one shoulder to the closed bottom, and a cord for closing said opening.
In testimony whereof we afiix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
JAMES G. CUMMINGS.
CHARLES C. BUNKER, FRED C. S'roRRY.