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Патент USA US2112462

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March 29, 1938.
Filed June 30, 1933
Patented Mar. 29, 1938
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.
In the drawing forming part of this speci?ca
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
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
Figure 7 illustrates the ?exible squeegee backs
8 is an‘ enlarged
section» of an alterna
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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
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.
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
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
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
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:
, 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.
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.
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
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
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
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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
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