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Aug. 16, 1938. W. M. CHRISTOPHER _ 2,127,055 WRINGER MOP _APPARATUS Filed Jan. 30, 1937 2 Sheets-‘Sheet 1 Aug. 16, 1938. ' w. M. CHRISTOPHER WR4INGER MOP APPARATUS Filed Jan. 50, 1937 2,127,055 ’ 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 1 l mam? Patented Aug. 16, 1938 2,127,055 umrsosmres2,127,055PATENT OFFICE ' WRINGER-MOP APPARATUS William M. Christopher, Tonawanda, N. Y. Application January 30, 1937, Serial No. 123,289 2 Claims. (Cl. 15-119)‘ The invention relates to a wringer-mop appa ratus. this invention includes a spring controlled combined holder and. wringer mechanism I6 for a ‘y mop I5 of the endless type, a carrier I ‘I for mech anism I6, a handle I8 for the carrier I1, and a manually actuated operating means I9 for the mechanism I6. There is shown a form of a combined mop guiding and carrier supporting element 20 which may be used in connection with A further object of the invention is to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, an appa ratus of the class referred to functioning as a combined portable mop and wringer and with the apparatus including as elements thereof a com bined mop wringer and holder device, a carrier for the latter, a handle for the carrier, and oper ating means for the device supported from the carrier and handle and actuated from a point 20 a water container when wringing the mop as il lustrated in Figures 2 and 3. The spring controlled combined mop holding v10 and wringing mechanism I6 has the mop I5 per manently connected thereto. When a mopping action is carried out the mop I5 is arranged in outwardly extended relation with respect to the 15 mechanism I6. The latter includes a revoluble outer wringer or holder roller 28. The mounting intermediate the ends of the latter. Further objects of the invention are to provide, 20 l and arrangement, ble, light in weight, compact, conveniently used 25 for mopping purposes, expeditiously operated to provide for a wringing action on the mop, thor oughly e?icient in its use, readily assembled and 25 comparatively inexpensive to manufacture. With the foregoing and other objects in view, 30 the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will ?xed shaft 33 extends through bore 3| and is of greater length than the length of roll 28. The periphery of the latter is smooth throughout. 30 The roll 29 is formed with a pair of oppositely shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modi?cations may be resorted to which fall with in the scope of the invention as claimed. In the drawings: Figure 1 is a fragmentary view in front eleva tion of the apparatus with the mop and combined disposed axial sockets 34, 35 opening at the op posite ends thereof. The socket 34 is of polygonal cross section. The socket 35 is of cylindrical cross section. The periphery of the roll 29 is formed 35 throughout with spaced cavities 36. The roll 29 is capped at each end as at 37. guiding and supporting element omitted, 40 Figure 2 is a perspective view of the apparatus with the handle thereof broken away showing the position of the mop after the wringing operation has been applied thereto, Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in vertical sec tion illustrating one position of the mop during the wringing thereof, 45 } Figure 4 is a fragmentary view in vertical sec 0 tion upon an enlarged scale, Figure 5 is a detail in elevation illustrating the manner in which the carrier is anchored to the 50 handle, 3 Figure 6 is a section on line 6—6, Figure 4, Figure 7 is a fragmentary View in elevation of a part of the carrier, Figure 8 is a section on line 8—8, Figure 4, and Figure 9 is a fragmentary view in vertical sec tion of the wringer element. , A wringer mop apparatus in accordance with 55 to the rolls for the pur pose of disposing mop I5 in outwardly extended relation with respect to the mechanism I6. The clamping function of roll 29 is transmitted from the structure 30. The cavities 36 function to 2,127,055 2: member 51 and is formed in proximity to its lower assist in the clamping of the mop to mechanism l6, due to the fact that spaced portions of the body part of the mop will be forced into several of the cavities when the mop is clamped to mech anism l6. When the mop is to be subjected to a wringing action, the pressure on roll 29 is relieved to the desired extent to permit of a stretch of the body part of the mop being successively com pressed for expelling the water to the desired 10 extent and for said stretch to be moved inwardly or outwardly with respect to the rolls. The compression structure 36 of the mechanism I6 includes a pair of vertically adjustable spaced parallel slides 4|, 42 which are slidably arranged 15 on the outer faces of the lower portions 43, 44 respectively of the sides 45, 46 respectively of the carrier l1. The lower portions of the’ sides of the carrier H are slotted as at 41 and such slots extend from a point removed from the lower ends of said lower portions to above the upper ends of the latter. The slides 4|, 42 extend across the slots 41 in the side portions 43, 44, as well as extending slightly below the bottom of said slots. The slide 4| is formed with an opening 48 and an opening 48 below and aligning with the opening 48. Integral with the inner face of slide 4| and registering with the openings 48,49 are inwardly extending ?anged bearings 48a‘, 49a respectively 346 which pass through the slot 41 of and slidably connect the slide 4| to carrier side 45. The ends of the roll 29 and the caps 31 on such ends are countersunk. The countersink at one end of roll 29 has mounted therein the bearing 49a. Positioned against the outer face of the slide 4|, 35 as well as being suitably secured to slide 4| for the purpose of bodily moving with the latter is a cas ing 56 having arranged in the upper portion thereof a gear wheel 5| which meshes with and end with an annular peripheral groove 65 in which is seated member 51 whereby the latter is connected to rod 62 above the lower end of the nut. The adjusting of the nut 64 towards the lower end of rod 62 increases the tension of mem ber 51 and an increase of pressure against the upper ends of slides 4|, 42 which in turn will transmit such pressure to roll 29 to tightly clar'np lo mop |5 to mechanism l6. The upper end of the rod 62 is offset as at 66 to provide a clearance for a transmission shaft, to be referred to, of the operating means for the mechanism l6. The offset portion 66 of the rod 62 has its upper part 61 extended into the handle l8 and also into the body of the latter as at 68. The part 61 is anchored to handle |8 as at 66. The member 51 is of arcuate contour. The slide 42 is formed with an opening 16 and extending through and integral 20 with the wall of opening 16 is a ?anged bearing 1| which passes through the slot 41 in side portion 44 and slidably connects slide 42 to carrier side 46, The shaft 39 revolves in bearing 1| and is bodily carried therewith when the slide 42 shifts in oppo site directions simultaneously when the slide 4| is shifted in like directions. The bearing 1| extends into the countersink at the other end of roll 29. The lower portion 43 of the side 45 of the carrier H is formed with a key-hole shaped opening 12 for receiving the reduced portion 13 of the shaft 33 for the purpose of removably connecting the end 13a of shaft 33 to one side of the carrier H. The lower side portion 44 of carrier H has an opening 14 and an inwardly extending tubular drives a gear 52 arranged in the lower portion of The gear wheel 5| has a hub 53 40 the casing. which extends outwardly and inwardly with re spect to casing 56. The gear wheel 52 is provided with a hub 54 which extends outwardly and in wardly with respect to casing 56. A ?ange bear 45 ing 55 is provided on the inner end of hub 53 and which abuts the inner end of bearing 48a. The inner part of hub 53 extends through the bearing 48a. The hub 53 is ?xedly secured to a polygonal shaped driven shaft 56 for operating gear 5|. The shaft 56 extends inwardly from slide 4|. The 50 hub 54 of gear wheel 52 is ?xedly secured to the shaft 38. Flanged bearings 56a are used for the outer portions of the hubs 53, 54. h The structure 36 includes a resilient pressure 55 applying or spring member 51 of skeleton form provided with reduced ends 58, 59. A means to prevent the spreading of thereduced end 58 is bearing 15 registering with the opening 14. The shaft 33 extends through bearing 15 and the lower side portion 44. The shaft 33 at its other end is enlarged as at 16 to provide a head abutting the outer face of portion 44 of the carrier H. The head 16, in connection with the reduced portion 13 and opening 12 act to detachably connect shaft 33 to the carrier IT. The bearing extends into axial bore 3| of roll 28. The cap at the other end of roll 28 is formed with an inwardly extending tubular bearing 18 which registers with the axial opening thereof and extends into the axial bore 3| of roll 28. The bearing 18 is arranged in endwise alignment with the bearing 15. The shaft 33 extends through the bearings 15, 18. The roll 28 revolves about shaft 33 and bearing 18. The 50 shaft 33 further functions as a means for con necting the side portions 43, 44 of the carrier together to prevent the spreading of such portions. The carrier H has its sides 45, 46 of like form, but oppositely disposed and said sides not only include the outer portions 43, 44 but also inner portions 19, 86 as well as intermediate portions 8|, 82 extending towards each other at anlin indicated at 66 and a means to prevent the clination from their lower to their upper ends spreading of the reduced end 59 is indicated at 6|. 60 The reduced ends 58, 59 of the member 51 extend through the upper ends of the slots in the lower portions 43, 44 of the sides 45, 46 of the carrier H. The reduced ends 58, 59 of the member 51 bear respectively on the upper ends of the slides 4|, 42, thereto whereby the slides 1 for applying pressure will be shifted to an extent to provide for roll 29 clamping the body part of mop |5 against roll 28. whereby the upper portions 19, 86 will be inset with respect to the lower portions 43, 44. The upper portions 19, 86 are secured against oppo The structure 36 includes a compression con trolling means for member 51 consisting of an upstanding rod 62 having a threaded lower por tion 63. portions 43, 44 are provided with inwardly ex tending ?anges 84. The portions 43, 44, 8|, 82 in cross section are of inwardly opening chan nel-shaped contour. The portions 19, 86 in cross section are of segmental contour. The handle l8 includes a solid section 85 and a tubular section 86. The lower end terminal The rod 52 extends through the member portion 81 of section 85 is reduced and extends 51 and carries a sleeve-like adjustable nut ‘64 into and frictionally engages with the inner face of the outer end of section 86. The latter in proximity to section 85 is formed with a pair which engages with the threads 63 and is em 75 site sides of the lower end of handle |8 by the holdfast means 83. The lower ends of the lower ployed for increasing and decreasing the tension of member 51. The nut 64‘extends through the 2,127,055 3 of diametrically opposed openings 88, 89. The opening 88 is of greater diameter than the open ing 89. Encompassing and secured to the section 86 is an annulus 90 which is enlarged at one side as at 9|. The annulus 99 is formed with a pair of diametrically opposed openings 92, 93. The opening 92 is of greater diameter than the opening 93 but of less diameter than the opening 88. The opening 92 registers with the opening 88. The opening 93 is of the same diameter as the opening 99 and registers therewith. The manually. actuatable operating means I9 for the mechanism I6 is employed for revolving the roll 29 which in turn will provide for the 15 revolving of the roll 29. The means I9 includes an operating shaft 94 disposed lengthwise of the section 86 of the handle I8. Within the section 86 is arranged an inverted cup-shaped upper bearing 95 for and having an axial opening 96 20 through which passes shaft 94. Arranged with in the section 89 is an inverted lower cup-shaped bearing 91 for and having an axial opening through which passes shaft 94. The latter ex tends upwardly from bearing 95 and has ?xed to transmit a revolving movement to the shaft 56 which in turn will revolve the gear 5|, provide for the operation of gear 52 and the revolving of roll 29 and which in turn will provide for the revolving of the roll 29. The operation of the rolls 28, 29 is had when the to the shaft 56 the roll 29 may be operated in a clockwise or an anticlockwise direction. _ 10 By pressing upwardly the roll 28 at a point in proximity to carrier side portion 43 shaft 33 may be disconnected from the carrier and carry roll 28 therewith for the purpose of removing or con necting the mop from and to said roll. 15 Although the mop is shown as embodying a pair of ties for the mop body, yet it is to be un derstood that the number of ties may be in creased as desired. In operating the 20 25 its upper end a beveled pinion 99 meshing with a beveled gear I00 ?xed to the reduced portion of a shaft I02 disposed in transverse relation with respect to section 86, mounted in one end in the openings 89, 93 revolubly connected at such end 30 to annulus 90 and having its other end I03 re duced and peripherally threaded. The gear I00 has a part thereof arranged in opening 98. The hub of gear I00 is mounted in and extends out wardly from opening 9!. The outer end of the 35 hub of gear I 00 is reduced. Positioned on the reduced portion of the hub of gear I00 and bear ing against the remaining portion of the hub is a crank I04 provided with a handle means I05. The crank I04 is clamped on the hub of the gear I00 by a clamping nut I06 secured to the end portion I03 of shaft I02. On the revolving of the crank I04 shaft I02 will be carried therewith, as well as the gear I00 whereby the latter meshing tion is then applied to the mop and the latter will be caused to assume the position shown in Figure 2, that is, exteriorly of the bucket or pail. What I claim is: v 1. In a wringer-mop apparatus of that type in cluding a carrier, a pair of lengthwise aligned 30 revoluble rolls within the carrier and a handle secured to the carrier, the combination of a pair of slides positioned at the sides of the car rier, means for revolubly supporting one of said rolls, means for revolubly supporting one end of 35 the other of said rolls from one of said slides, a gear mechanism carried by the other of said slides and connected to the other end of said other roll for revolving it, a shaft connected to said gear mechanism for driving it, the said other shaft, and with the pinion 99 will provide for the operation of shaft 94. The bearing 91 is cut away as at I0'I (Figure 6) to provide a clearance for the part 61 of the offset upper portion 66 of the rod 62. The lower end of shaft 94 has ?xed thereto a stop collar I08 which coacts with the lower bear ing 9'! to arrest the upper shift of shaft 94. The downward shift of shaft 94 is arrested by the hub of pinion 99 engaging with the top of the 40 sion shaftuniversally connected at one end to 45 50 upper bearing 95. revolubly supporting The operating means I9 includes a transmis sion shaft I09 formed of a pair of telescopic sec tions H0, III and with the section I I0 slidably arranged in and extended from the lower end of section II I. The shaft I09 is disposed at an revolubly supporting one end of the other of said rolls from one end of said slides, a 55 ' to the inner end of the shaft 56. The section III of the shaft I09 is universally connected at its upper end with the lower end of the shaft 94 as indicated at H3. When the combined guid ing and supporting element 20 is employed it is mounted upon spaced portions of the top edge I I4 of bucket II5 during the wringing operation and it not only functions to guide stretches of the means being arranged within and extended from the handle for manual actuation,_ a resilient compression element ar ranged within the carrier and having an end 65 mop I 5 but further acts as a support for the car rier I'I. When the shaft 94 is operated, on the revolving of the crank I04, the transmission shaft I09 will be revolved from shaft 94, and shaft I 09 will WILLIAM M. CHRISTOPHER.