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Publication numberUS964402 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1910
Filing dateOct 22, 1909
Priority dateOct 22, 1909
Publication numberUS 964402 A, US 964402A, US-A-964402, US964402 A, US964402A
InventorsClaude B Davis
Original AssigneeFrank Hall, Claude B Davis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cloth-holder for brooms and brushes.
US 964402 A
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Patented July 12, 1910.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed October 22, 1909.

Patented July 112, 19M). Serial No. 524,071.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CLAUDE B. DAVIS, a citizen of the United States, residin at Manchester, in the county of Chester-field, State of Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cloth-Holders for Brooms and Brushes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it make. and use the same.

This invention relates to brooms and brushes and has s ecial reference to a clamp for holding a strip-of cloth over the end of a broom or brush, the clamp being-located on the handle.

One object of the invention is to provide a simple device of this character which may be readily applied to a. broom or brush handle and which will hold a cl'oth firmly over the end of a broom or brush so that the same may be used on oiled floors and the like )laces where it is desirable to protect the room or brush end with a cloth.

The invention consists in general of a pair of opposed clamps arranged one on each side of a broom handle'and attached thereto, the clamps being designed to hold a strip of fabric between teeth tor-med thereon and the handle of the broom.

The invention further consists in certain novel details of construction and combina tions of parts hereinafter fully descrilwd, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and specifically set forth in the claims.

i In the accompanying drawings, like characters of reference indicate likcparts in the several views, and :-Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device applied to a broom with. the cloth in place. Fig. 2 is a perspectiveview of the device removed from the broom handle. Fig. 3 is' an enlar ed longitudinal section through the invention applied to a broom handle, only a portion of the handle being shown.

The numeral 10 indicates a broom and this broom is provided with the usual handle 11. These-parts are to be taken as typical of any broom or brush and their handles.

The clamp itself consists of two halves.

,Each of thcsc halves is substantially U- shaped in form, the bight of the U being indicated by the numeral 12 while the logs thereof are indicated by the numeral 13.

Fig. 1.

Each of the legs is provided with a perforation 14 for the purpose of receiving a securing bolt or screw 15. On the upper side of the bight of the U are forn'ied a series of serrations it The legs of the U are made suiiicicntly long so that when the device is at right angles to the handle 11 space will be left between the bight 19. of each of the members and the handle of the broom. One of these U-shapcd members lics upon one side of the broom handle while theremaining member lics upon the opposite side thereof as can clearly be seen by reference to the various figures. These two members are so ar angcd that the, ends of one overlap the ends of the other so that where a through bolt is used but one bolt is necessary to secure both to the broom ban lc while where screws are used one screw is inserted through the apertures 14 on one side of the handle and a second screw through these apertures on the other side. I

In the application of the device a cloth sufiicicntly long to more than reach around the broom or brush head and extend up the handle to the attachment just described is placed over the broom or brush head. ()no end of the cloth is brought through the space between one of tho U-shapcd members.

and the broom handle and this member pulled in the direction of the upper end of the handle. It is to be noted that the teeth 16 are downwardly inclined so that pulling upon the cloth will tend to force the same firmly in contact with the teeth and cause the clamps to assume the positions shown in wise brought around in the same manner and one end is pushed upward and like the first end is drawn through the clamp to assume a similar position. By this means further pull on these ends in the direction of the broom or brush head only results in more firmly clamping the same. 1

When it is desired to detach the cloth one end is grasped and drawn upward on the broom handle which will disengage the end from the teeth and permi'othe Ushaped member to be swung to position at substantially right angles with the handle.- The end oi the cloth may then be drawn out from beneath the teeth, the other end can then be detached in a similar manner.

The device thus constructed is simple in The other end of the cloth is likeits nature, of great efficiency and may be manufactured at a low cost.

It is obvious that many minor changes may be made in order to ht this device to varying shapes and styles of handles Withbein dis )osed in 'overla 3 )in relation and pivots connecting the said overlapping ends of the said arms and also serving to attach said members to the said handle.

2 A clamping attachment for broom handles comprising a pair of U -shaped clamping members adapted to engage over a broom handle 0p osite each other, the ends of thearms of said U'shaped members overlapping each other and being provided With ahned perforations, pivots passing through said alined perforations to-pivot the members together and to also serve as means for attaching the members to a handle, and teeth formed on one of the ed es of each of the bight portions of each 0 the members and inwardly directed.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature, in presence of two witnesses.




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