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Aug“. 9, 193$. G. E. SLAUGENHOP mmm ROD CLEANER Filed March 2, 1936 INVENTOR. BY A ORNE Y. Patented Aug:- 9, 1938 2,126.671 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,126,671 \ ROD CLEANER George E. Slangenhop, Vernon, Tex. Application March 2, 1936, Serial No. 66,726 5 Claims. (Cl. 15-210 The present invention is directed to means for the tubing l2 of the well and is anchored at the cleaning pump rods when drawing them from oil pivotal end by suitable connections 13 attached to wells. These rods vary in size and the couplings the members by fastenings Ill. The members are are not always uniform, hence, it is an object of disposed upon opposite sides of the rod 8 and 5 the invention to provide a device which is prac when closed, as indicated in Figure 2, the wipers I tically universal in adapting itself to various sizes embrace the rod and remove sludge and ‘foreign of rods and styles of couplings. matter therefrom as it is drawn from the well, The invention further contemplates a device as will be readily comprehended. Each member embodying ?exible wiping elements which com constitutes a handle bar which is conveniently 10 pletely encircle the rod and admit of the cleaner manipulated by the grip at the free end thereof. being readily applied to and removed from the Irregularity in the rod or‘coupling is readily com rod, and which conforms to irregularities and in pensated for by the flexible wipers and their loop sures a thorough removal of foreign matter from form insures complete embracing of the rod and the red as it is withdrawn from the well. removal of foreign matter therefrom. 15 With the foregoing objects in view, together ' with others which will manifest themselves as the description proceeds, reference is to be had to the drawing hereto attached inwhich like ref erence characters designate like parts in the fol 20 lowing description and in the several views of the drawing. ' It is to be understood that while the drawing illustrates a preferred embodiment of the inven tion and that while the invention is designed to be used primarily with sucker rods, it may be adapted for other uses as necessity demands and changes in the minor details of construction may be resorted to within the scope of the invention as Having thus described the invention, what I 15 claim is: l. A rod cleaner comprising members pivoted together and having U-portions facing one- to ward another and laterally offset from each other in position for overlapping, and ?exible wiper ele- 20 ments arranged in bridging relation across the open ends of the U-portions. 2. A rod‘ cleaner comprising a pair of members each of which includes a U-portion facing toward the U-portion- of the other member and laterally offset therefrom, and each member including arms projecting in opposite directions from the legs of the 'U-portions, the arms on one side being claimed without departing from the spirit thereof. pivotally connected together and the arms on the In the drawing: opposite side forming handles, and ?exible cable 30 Figure l is a plan view of a rod cleaner em wiper elements at the open ends of the U-por 30 bodying the invention, the members being sep tions. arated and the rod in section. 3. A rod cleaner comprising members pivotally Figure 2 is a similar view, the members being I connected together at one end and having U closed and the ?exible wipers embracing the rod. pcrtions intermediate their ends facing one to Figure 3 is a front view showing the cleaner ward another and offset in opposite directions 35 applied. ' to overlap, and loop-shaped ?exible wipers at The cleaner embodies similar or like members the open ends of the U-portions and connected which are pivotally connected at one end and to the legs thereof. ' 40 separable at the opposite end for ready applica 4. A rod cleaner comprising members pivotally 40 tion to or removal from a sucker rod 8. Each of connected together at' one end and having par the members comprises a U-frar'ne 5 and opposite ' alined arms 4-4’. The arms 4 terminate in grips for convenience of manipulating the device. 45 The arms 4' are offset and pivotally connected at 9. The arms 4 and 4' are in the same plane, as shown most clearly in Figure 3, whereas the frames 5 are offset to overlap, as indicated in Figure 3. A ?exible wiper element 1 of metal, 50 fabric, or similar material, is provided for each of the members and extends between the open ends of the U-frames 5 and is attached to the legs thereof. These wipers ‘I are of a length to form loops and embrace the-rod 8 as shown in 55 Figure 2. Bolts 6 connect the wiper elements ‘I to allel yoke portions arranged in different planes and facing one toward another, and a ?exible wiper arranged in bridging relation across the open side of each yoke portion. 45 5. A rod cleaner comprising members pivotally connected together at one end and having han dles formed at the opposite end thereof, said members having the, major portions thereof in the same plane and having intermediate portions 50 laterally offset in opposite directions to overlap, each of said offset portions being approximately U-shaped in a plane approximately parallel with the other offset U-shaped portion in positions for lateral overlapping of said U-shaped por 55 tions, said Uyshaped portions facing one toward another, and an elongated ?exible wiper arranged the free ends of the frames 5. Bars ll embrace the arms 4' and are attached to one of them and serve to brace the device and maintain the mem 1 across the open side of each U-shaped portion bers in a given plane. in bridging relation. . 60 In practice, the cleaneris positioned to clear 60 GEORGE E. SLAUGENI-VIOP.