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March 22, 1938. 2,112,153 R. F. HENN MOP I Filed March‘8, 1935 @69 MM 2 v 12H W . Patented Mar. 22,‘ 1938 ‘ I r UNITED STATES FATE ' 2,112,155; ‘MOP‘ ’ ' ~ Fir 7. ' Ralph F. Henn, Geneva; Ohio Applicatioh March 8, 1935‘; Serial No. 10,084‘ i 5 Claims; (01. 15-147) This invention relates to mops, particularly _ _In the preferred embodiment of the invention dustv mops‘, and among other objects aims to pro- the‘ wire‘ forming the resilient tapered neck [6 is vide an improved mop- having a swab which may continued to form the swab frame I2 which is be easily. removed and‘ having a swab ‘carrier or nothing‘ more than a wire'loop. Obviously, man ‘ ’ frame“ which is ?exibly‘ mounted on the‘handle , ufacturing economies are realized by making the so asto permit'movement thereof in many di- wire frame integral with the connector; how "-"rfections, thus permitting the mop to bend'or ' ever, it is within the'scope of the present inven~ .twist relative to the handle to conform to the varying angles of surfaces'being cleaned by the 10" r'nop. The invention has other objects which will be pointed out in‘ the following description of a preferred embodiment thereof. ‘ tion to make the wire frame a separate piece and‘ unite it to the connector. In the preferred embodiment, a single'piece of wire is bent ihter- in} mediate its ends and then two of its lengths are ' In the: accompany drawi‘ng.'-—' . ' Fig. 1 is aplan view of the‘mop, the yarn thereT3 of being indicated more or less diagrammaticals 1y,tne larger portion‘ of the‘ handle being’ omit- end of__ the wire extension which forms the swab ted; frame‘ 12 is provided with an eye as ‘which is ‘ Fig. 2 is a‘ plan view on an enlarged scale showN i'ng'the swab frame and the handle connector or socket member and omitting the swab; . ‘ Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing adapted to engage ‘the hook H to close the loop. Instead of a hook and eye connection, two hooks or any other simple means may be used for con-. 20 necting the ends of ‘the frame together; a hook one end' of the swab‘frame‘disconnected from ‘the handle cohn‘ector to facilitate placing or removal arid‘ eye Connection is preferred because of its eXtreme simplicity and ease of manufacture. of a, swab; ‘ When desired the loop may be opened by merely . ' .F'ig. 4' is a fragmentary View showing the constru‘chon’cr the swab; and ' _ Fig. 5 is an, enlarged detail showing the hook for” d-‘eta'ch‘amy holding the end of the Swab frame, 30 twisted spirally to form the handle socket‘ and one end of said wireterminates at the end of the tapered neck It; said end being formed into ‘a hook. l'i Which lies in the plane of the 100D- The :15 ’ disengaging the eye from the‘ heck, whereupon 2~ the swab frame will have the form shown in Fig- 3; Withthef?‘ee end ready for insertion in the core of the swab. Obviously, the eye I 8 should be of su?iciently small'diameterv to pass freely Referring particularly to the drawing, there is shown a mop comprising a handle i0, handle conhector or socket member H, a swab frame 12 and through the Wire Core iii of the swab, Which is 30 inserted 1110011 its frame by a Pushing metien. If the Wire is bent so that When the 100D is Opened, 3. swab l3, The swab comprises a, coiled wire forming a core M on which cotton yarn I5 is the wire naturally assumes a curvilinear form With a narrow gap between the free endcf the :5 secured prior to the coiling operation by the process disclosed in the patent to Carter No. 1,209,639, the result being that, the yarn completely covers the coiled wire and extends out- 100D and the socket, as shown, Closing of the 35 1001;) after the Swab isin place Will‘ be greatly facilitated and opening of the loop will also be made easier, as the Wire Will hot spring Open wardly from the wire core in all directions. as .11) disdosed in my patent No. 1,936,509 dated N0_ vember 21, 1933. ‘ The handle connector or socket member ll is preferably formed of heavy nickel-plated wire coiled in a double spiral coil, with a tapered neck 47' It at one end. Thediameterof the spiral coils With great force; and Of Course insertion and re moval of the swab will also be easier if the wire 40 loop is easy to control. However, it is within the scope Of the invention to employ a Wire frame With I10 natural tendency to form a 100p As stated above, the swab is mounted on a spiral wire core which has a normal length 45 is such that, the end of the handle ill is easily received within the coils, particularly if the handie is introduced with a slight twisting motion. greater than the perimeter of the sWab- frame '2, that is to say, the swab, when in repose. has a total over all length preferably several inches A reverse twist of the handle will, however, cause so the coils to tighten and'grip the handle very se- in excess Of the length of the Wire frame It‘. The result is that when the swab is inserted on its curely so that removal is impossible. The tapered frame, it must be compressed longitudinally to neck It serves as a stop to the handle and pro- permit the eye “3 to engage With the hook I‘! vides a resilient connecting means between the socket member I | and theswab frame l2, as will and hence the swab is permanently pressed at both ends against the end of the connector so that the yarn of the swab completely hides the con- 55 be described. 7 2 2,112,158 nection between the swab frame and the handle socket member. The yarn may also be long enough to normally close the space in the inte rior of the swab frame, although this is not neces Ci in the form of a loop, one end of which is perma sary. When the user of one of these mops desires to remove the swab, this is easily done by merely disengaging the eye I‘! from its hook, whereupon the loop more or less straightens out and the de 10 tached swab is then easily pushed off of its frame. The swab may be put in a washing machine and washed and has its free end detachably engaged with said hook. 2. A mop frame comprising, in combination, a handle-receiving socket; a ?exible wire frame and may even be wrung through a wringer, before replacing it upon the swab frame. The ends of the wire of the core M are turned inwardly so that they will not catch on any thing or scratch furniture. A further and very important advantage of the mop is the extreme ?exibility of the connection between the handle and the mop frame. This connection may be bent in all directions radially relative to the han dle, the result being that the mop frame may swing in any direction with respect to the handle, thus permitting the swab to conform to surfaces at various inclinations relative to the handle axis. 25 Furthermore, the connection is unbreakable, the resiliency of the wire being ‘such that it will yield without ever breaking. Moreover, the wire loop itself is ?exible, permitting a slight yielding thereof to blows. The swab frame is always pro 30 tected by the yarn of the swab and can never be nently secured to the socket and the other end of which is adapted to be threaded into a swab and is detachably secured to the socket; the wire of said frame being so bent that when the de tachable end is freed from the socket, the loop 10 opens to provide a relatively narrow gap which is permanently maintained narrow by the resilience of the wire, said gap facilitating insertion and removal of a swab and connecting and discon necting the detachable end. 3. A mop frame comprising, in combination, a handle-receiving socket; said socket having a ?exible neck made of coiled wire; said wire ex tending beyond one end of the neck and bent around to form a loop; a hook projecting from 20 the aforesaid end of said neck substantially in the plane of said loop; the free end of said wire being detachably connected to the hook. 4. A mop comprising, in combination, a re~ silient elongated member formed into a loop with 25 its ends separably united to form a swab frame which is adapted to be mounted on one end of a handle; and a swab supported on the swab frame and having an internal expansile coil spring of such length that it is compressed when on the 30 exposed unless the user forcibly pulls apart the frame, thereby normally completely covering the two juxtaposed ends of the swab which are nor frame. 5. A mop frame comprising, in combination, a mally substantially in contact adjacent the hook and eye connection. The described mop is ex 35 tremely inexpensive to manufacture and has many advantages over mops heretofore known. Obviously, the present invention may be em bodied in many forms neither shown nor de scribed but within the scope of the appended claims. Having described one embodiment of my in vention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:— 1. A mop frame comprising, in combination, a handle-receiving socket made of a resilient wire wrapped in a spiral coil; a hook on said socket, and a swab holder formed from an integral ex tension of said socket, which extension is bent around in a substantially circular ?exible loop handle-receiving socket made from a piece of re silient wire doubled and bent to form a double 35 spiral coil; one end of said wire terminating near the end of the socket opposite to the end which receives the handle and having a hook formed at its extremity; the other end portion of the wire projecting a sufficient distance beyond the hook to provide a swab~holding loop; the extremity of said other end portion having a hook thereon to engage the ?rst named hook; the resilience of said wire resisting engagement of the hooks so that when said hooks are disengaged the loop 45 will open and remain open until deliberately closed. RALPH F. HENN.