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March 29, 1938. N. HAWRYLASZ 2,112,462 WINDOW SQUEEGEE Filed June 30, 1933 Hall/$222?’ 2,112,462 Patented Mar. 29, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICELI'Y“ 2,112,462 WINDOW SQUEEGEE Nykyfor Hawrylasz, Minneapolis, Minn. Application June 30, 1933, Serial No. 678,458 7 Claims. (Cl. 15-245) My invention is for a window squeegee having replaceable parts which are connected together to form a unitary structure. The holder for the ?exible squeegee strip is a channel-shaped mem 5 ber, and is removably attached to the handle which is formed with a socket to receive a stick. The channel ‘member ‘is adapted to hold the squeegee member which is in the form of a strip of ?exible material, adjustable and replaceable, 10 so that the same may be adjusted by reversing it which permits the use of all of the edges there of. When the squeegee member becomes worn on one edge it may be reversed in the holder, thereby giving a greater utility to my window 15 squeegee. Further, the ?exible squeegee mem ber may be replaced when it is ?nally worn out, by a new member of a similar character. It is a feature to provide a simple, inexpen sive unitary holder for the squeegeeing strips, 20 one of which acts as the ?exible wiping mem ber and which is adapted to contact the glass, while the other is a ?exible reinforcing member tion to make the same desirable. 'I' I' I In the drawing forming part of this speci?ca tion: , ' . ' , Figure l is a plan view of my window squeegee. Figure 2 is an under view showing a reverse 10 side to that shown in Figure l. ‘ Figure 3 is an- end-view of the same. Figure 4 is an enlarged section on the line 4—4 of Figure 2. l , t Figure 5 is a similar section to Figure ‘4, on the 15 line 5—5 of Figure 2. ‘ Figure 6 illustrates the ?exible squeegee meme ber. ' > ~ Figure 7 illustrates the ?exible squeegee backs in-g Figure member. 8 is an‘ enlarged I section» of an alterna " - and is spaced from the marginal working edg tive construction of my window squeegee, ‘indi4 eating a section at a point similar to that of ofthe squeegee member. Figure 4. - 25 ‘ A further feature'resides in providing a means of reinforcing'the rubber squeegee member to provide a ?rmer nature to the body of the same, yet leaving the’ working'edge thereof free to ?ex in operation. Thus a, better squeegee is pro 30 vided because the squeegee member may be made of a softer material, such as ?exible rubber and yet the body may be caused to be ?rm enough to support the edge of the squeegee member so that it will clean the window over which it is 35 drawn in use. A feature resides in means 'for retarding the I My window'squeegee A includes the support'— 25 ing member- B which may be formed channel shape. or ‘angular. In the channel shape the supporting member B has a wide ?ange I0 and a short ?ange I I, while a recess I2 is formed between the ?anges III and II. A handle mem- 30 ber'C which is formed with a socket I4 for re ceiving a stick is secured to the supporting mem ber B by the screws I5. The handle C may be replacedor removed by loosening the screws I5 when it is desired. ‘ 35 The squeegee strip I6 is formed of a width so ?ow of water along the under edge of the squee that it may be lined up in the channel recess gee member while operating to clean a surface. I2 with the working edge I‘! projecting beyond the width of the ?ange ID. This strip'maybe The squeegee member is provided with openings 40 or wells into which the water or liquid wiped from 45 nected together to form a complete unitary squeegee adapted to have the advantage of (giv ing longer wear and better efficiency in use than has been accomplished heretofore insofar as I know, and maintaining a simplicity of construc- 5 made of v?exible material of any suitable nature, a surface being squeegeed is adapted 'to collect, thus retarding the ?ow of the same and prevent‘ ing the water from dripping off the ends of the such as, rubber or other material which will pro squeegee as it is carried across the glass to clean edges I1, each of which may be brought into the same. , ‘ vide a ?rm yet soft, sharpv squeegee edge H. The squeegee strip I6 is formed with four sharp 1 position to provide the working surface of the: squeegee ‘ A by resetting of the squeegee strip It is also a feature‘ to provide the channel squeegee holding member with suitable clamp ing means which is adapted to removably sup port the squeegee member thereto and to also 50 provide means for holding the body of the squee gee strip ?rm and in perfect alignment, which insures a true working edge for the squeegee. The details and further features of my squee gee will be more fully set forth, wherein there provide parallelly spaced holes from the edges II‘! ' placeable and adjustable members may be con of the strip I6. The holes I8 and I9 maybe I6 in the'supporting member B. _ ~ Th'e'squeegee strip I6 is provided with a'se'rie‘s of holes I8 which are marginally spaced from‘ one of .the working edges I1, while a similar 50 series of ‘holes I9 are marginally spaced klfr‘oinh the opposite working edge IT, as illustrated in‘ Figure 6, so vthat the series of holes I8 and‘ Iiiv 2 2,112,462 equally spaced from the working edges [1, the purpose of which will be more fully hereinafter set forth. I provide a backing strip 20 of rubber or other ?exible material which is adapted to co-operate with the squeegee strip I6. The strip 20 is pro vided with holes 21, the purpose of which will be later set forth. The squeegee strip I6 and the backing strip 20 either the series of holes l8 or the series of holes I9 will be exposed on the under side of the squee gee strip I6. These holes are equally spaced marginally from the edge I1 and one side of the same is closed by the backing strip 20, as illus trated in Figure 4. Thus the openings l8 or I9 provide pockets or wells which are adapted to collect the water or moisture which is squeegeed off of a surface by the edge I‘I. Thus the open— ings I8 or I9 act as retarders for the free flow of liquid along the under side of the squeegee edges aligned in the channel recess I2. This member I6 in operation. I have found that this gives a perfect alignment to the working edge is a material advantage of my squeegee A because it prevents free ‘dripping of the water from the I ‘I and holds the member 20 in a manner to ends of the squeegee A in the use of the same. 15 15 form a ?exible reinforced backing meansfor the ‘Ordinarily moisture runs from the ends of the squeegee strip I6. , . The strips I6 and 20 are adapted to be clamped squeegee in its use and is apt to drip back onto in the supporting member B‘ by means of a series ' the surface that has been squeegeed, whereas, of adjusting screws 22 which extend through . in my device I ?nd that this will not occur under either the series of openings I8 or the openings the ordinary squeegee process and where the 20 10 are adapted to be placed in the supporting mem ber B as illustrated in Figure 4, with one of their I9 in the strip I6 and through the openings 2| in thestrip 20, and engage the clamping bar 23 surface squeegeed isnot too wet. It is apparent that the advantages of my to hold- the ‘same with more or less tension against squeegee A are material in accomplishing more the members I6 and 20 to clamp the same ?rmly 20 to the supporting member B. This provides a unitary structure to the squeegee A, as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2,‘ and the sections 4 and 5. The clamping bar 23 may be made of any suit able,.width and shape. to engage the squeegee 30 members. , The squeegee strip I6 which is formed with the sharp edges I1 is reversible in the sup porting member B so that any one of the edges may be brought into operative position. Thus as one of the working edges [1 Wears, the position 35 of. the strip I6 may be changed by loosening the screws I5 and 22, all of which would-extend through the members I6 and 26, and are anchored in the bar 23. In this manner I provide a squee desirable results and in providing a greater utility in a simple and practical manner. . I claim: 25 ' - , l. A squeegee comprising, a channel member having an upper wide longitudinally extending ?ange, a short longitudinally extending under ?ange, wide and narrow ?exible squeegee mem 30 bers adapted to have one edge projecting from said wide ?ange and the other edge extending longitudinally in the recess of said channel be tween said wide and short longitudinal ?anges, and a clamping means adapted to removably se gee member I6 which is selectively positioned in 40 the supporting member B. It will be apparent that the series of holes l8 and the parallelly dis posed series of holes I9 provide the adjustment means for supporting said member, and pocket of the strip I6 so that the same may be reversed in position in the supporting member B. Thus I said squeegee member between said supporting provide a squeegee A of a very desirable nature because the utility of the squeegee member. I6 is greaterthan has been accomplished heretofore, in a simpler and more practical manner. The 35 cure said squeegee members including a longi tudinally extending ?oating bar on the under side of the same extending adjacent said short ?ange, and aseries of screws extending through said wide flange and threadedly anchored in said bar. 40 2. A squeegee including, a squeegee member, means spaced from the squeegee edge formed in means, and the wiping edge of the squeegee for 45. containing liquid and retarding the free ?ow of liquid along said member. 3. The combination of, ?exible replaceable operator of my squeegee A may readily change the position of the squeegee I6. ,A further advantage of my squeegee A resides in making the members B and C, as well as the clamping member 23, out of aluminum or other light weight material. The parts of my squeegee squeegee means, clamping means for removably supporting said squeegee means including adjust 50 ing means to regulate the tension of said clamp are all replaceable when they wear out or should ing edge of the squeegee in a portion of said 55 squeegee means extending along one side there of, and a handle projecting from said clamping they become damaged for any reason. Thus I providea further advantage in my simpli?ed squeegee A. It is also an advantage of my squee gee A in that the handle C may be removed 60 without disturbing the position of the squeegee strip I6 and the backing strip 20. This permits easierpacking for shipment or storage of my squeegee. ‘ My squeegee may be made also in the form illustrated in Figure 8, wherein the holder por tion B’ is formed angular with a back angle member 24 projecting‘ virtually at right'angles from the ?ange III’, which provides an aligning shoulder for the squeegee strip I6 and the back In this construction the clamping bar 23' is vslightly wider than the clamping bar 23, however, it is held to the ?ange ID by the screws ,22'. It will be apparent that when the squeegeev 7-25: strips ‘I6 and 20 are in operative position that _ ing “strip ‘20. ing means on said squeegee means, a series of liquid collecting pockets spaced from and posi tioned between said clamping means and the wip means for operative engagement of said squee gee. 4. The combination, of a reversible, replaceable squeegee member formed, of ?exible material, a series of pairs of openings extending parallelly along said, squeegee member, a holder for sup porting said squeegee member, and clamping means adapted to extend through one series of 65 said openings to hold said squeegee member in one position, the other series of openings posi tioned between said clamping member and the wiping edge of the squeegee providing water re tarding wells along one side of said squeegee member when held in this position, and the re verse taking place when the series of openings which form the wells act as the means of engage ment for said clamping means. 5. The combination of, a ?exible squeegee 3 2,112,462 ' member, a series of pairs of openings formed in the body of said squeegee member, clamping and holding means for engaging said squeegee mem ber through one of said series of openings at a time, the other series of openings positioned be tween said clamping member and the wiping edge said member, and means for holding said squee gee member reversible by engagement in either of said series of openings, said holding means ex posing the openings not engaged to provide water retarding wells. 7. A squeegee including, a channel-shaped of the squeegee to form water retarding pockets, ' member having substantially parallel side walls, said openings being positioned in said squeegee one of said side walls being wider than the other side wall, a ?exible squeegee, a clamping mem member in a manner to permit either series to- be engaged by said clamping and holding means so that the squeegee member may be‘reversible to permit either longitudinal edge thereof to be used as a squeegee. ' 6. A squeegee including, a ?exible squeegee ber oppositely disposed to said wider side wall to 10 clamp said ?exible squeegee thereagainst, and a base on said channel of su?icient width to space said squeegee from the shorter of said walls when clamped against the wider wall. 15 member, a series of pairs of openings equally spaced marginally of the longitudinal edges of NYKYFOR HAWRYLASZ.