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Sept. 10, 1946.
' 2,407,404
Filed OGt. 23, .1944
Memo’ ans-Awe ‘
Patent'ed Sept. 10, 1946
1 2,407,404
Murray Dessaur, Bronx, N. Y., assignor to Murray
. Dessaur and Richard D. Gale
Application October 23, 1944, Serial No; 559,972
1 Claim.
The present invention is directed to an abrasive
composition, particularly to the type consisting
essentially of steel or similar Wool, usually im
pregnate-d with a soap or other detergent.
Steel wool of this character has been in com
mon use for a considerable time for various pur
(Cl. 15-209) 1 .
In particular, it has been used for the
and such pads be. fed to the work in the quantity
and when desired.
It is still further among the objects of the pres
sent invention to provide a'cleaning device of the
character described, which will be convenient for
use ~by'the operatorrwithout any danger of splin
ters entering lthe ?ngers, and which may be ?rmly
held and effectively used by the operator with
cleaning of pots and pans where particles of food
have become strongly adherent to the utensils in
out undue strain on, the muscles of the hand.
the process of cooking. Such steel wool, usually 10 ' In practicing the present invention there ‘is
in the form of pads,.was effective for the desired
provided one or more pads of steel wool prefer
purpose but there were a number of disadvantages
ably impregnated with a soap or similar composi
inherent in the use thereof. It was necessary to
tion. The pads are usually cylindrical in form.
grasp the pad with the ?ngers, and in the abrad
ing action, slivers of metal often entered the
?ngers and caused discomfort and infections.
Also, because of the relatively small size and non
rigid character of the pad, it was di?icult to
hold the same and only the ?nger tips could be
used for this purpose. rIlhis made the abrading
operation quite di?icult and tiresome. Another
di?iculty which was encountered is the fact that
a pad of this character wore out rather rapidly
and frequent replacements were necessary.
There has also been proposed a device for po-l
ishing or cleaning surfaces which consisted of a
brush mounted on a suitable holder.
were provided for adjusting the’ extent to which
the bristles projected from the holder in order
to provide varying lengths of bristles for contact
with the surface to be cleaned and polished. Such
There is also provided a holder having a cylin
drical opening therein into which one or more
of such pads is adapted to ?t.
This member may
be considered as a container for such pads.
is open at both ends, the pads being at one end
of the container. At the other end there is provided internal threads and a plunger ‘similarly
threaded is introduced into said end. The
plungerlhasa' head serving as a support for the
hand of the operator in using ithe device. It
also serves as a means for rotating the plunger
relative to the container to feed additional por
tions of the pad out of the end of the container
as the pad gradually wears in use.
The invention is'more speci?cally ‘disclosed in
the accompanying drawing constituting a part
cleaning pots and pans, particularly since the
hereof, and in which like reference characters in.
dicate like parts and in which,
Fig. 1 is a transverse cross-sectional View taken
through the axis or ,center line of the device, some
bristles of a brush are not capable of accomplish- I
parts being shown in elevation;
a device is not at all suitable for the purpose of
ing the desired cleansing operation thereon. Also,
the holder was of such a character and extent
that it would contact with the interior of the
utensils and would interfere with the cleansing,
particularly in the corners thereof.
The present invention is intended and adapted
to overcome the difficulties and disadvantages of
the prior art, it being among the objects thereof
to provide a steel wool pad combined with a hold
ing device such as to allow ready and. convenient
cleansing of kitchen utensils or other articles.
It is also among the objects of the present in
vention to provide a structure of a pad and
mounting therefor, such that the life of the pad
Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof; and
Fig. ,3 is a view from below showing the end of
a pad in position for use.
The hollow container I, here shown as cylin
drical in form, is provided with threads 2 near
the upper end thereof, said threads terminating
at 3 just short of the itop end 4 thereof. The
base of the threads is approximately in align
ment with the inner surface of container I. Said
threads terminate at point 5, a substantial dis
tance below the top end 4 in order to provide a
sufficient number of threads for strength, con
venience and stability in the device. The lower
portion 6 of container I tapers towards the lower
end 1 1thereof so that the thickness at end 1 is
is greatly extended without any decrease in the 50 less than the thickness of the body of container 1.
effectiveness thereof.
This insures that there will be no interference
It is further among the objects of the present
‘invention to provide a structure of pad and hold
with the operation of the pad in the rubbing or
ing device which embodies a magazine so that a
A head 8 of any desired form, here shown as
abrading operation.
plurality of pads may be introduced into the same, 55 cylindrical, has the sides 9 provided with longi
tudinal rib portions for the purpose of providing
means for a ?rm grasping of the device by the
operator. Depending from the lower \face In of
head 8 is a plunger l l formed with screw threads
along substantially its entire length, said threads
cooperating with threaded portion 2 of container
I. The lower face l2 of plunger H is slightly .
rounded and is smooth. It contacts with pad I13
of steel wool impregnated with a suitable soap.
The lower face I4 of pad I3 contacts with a‘simi
lar pad [5 in the lower end of container l. The
lower face it of pad I5 is lcaused to extend a
short distance beyond end 1 of container I. Usu
ally thedistance between the end 5 of the threads
and end 7 of the container is such that when
plunger ll is in its upper position, all pads are
container 1 need not be cylindrical in form as
the outer surface may be of any shape. Also, it
may be provided on the outer surface with rough
ened portions or knurling to facilitate the holding
of the device. The integral opening need not be
cylindrical in form, although the threaded por
tion 2 is necessarily cylindrical. The pads may
be of a shape to conform with the opening in the
lower part of container |. Any suitable material
may be used for both the container and the
plunger and it has been found that certain plastic
substances are eminently suitable for the purpose.
Such materials are sanitary, have su?icient
strength for the purpose, are easily formed into
the desired con?gurations, and are highly deco
rative. If desired, metal may be used for the sev
eral parts or other substances such as compressed
conveniently contained in the device.
In the operation of the device for cleaning pur
?brous materials.
These and other changes in the details of the
poses, the position of the several parts is approxi
mately that shown in Fig. l. The head 8 is 20 practice of the invention may be made within the
' spirit thereof and the invention is to be broadly
grasped in the palm of the hand, the depressed
construed and not to be limited except by the
potion is allowing a‘ better ?t thereof in the hand.
The ?ngers of the operator are closed around the
character of the claim appended hereto.
container 1, thus giving a ?rm hold on the device.
I claim:
A pad holding and feeding device comprising
It may then be used for the cleansing operation
an elongated hollow cylindrical container open at
without any undue fatigue being caused to the
both ends, the inner surface thereof at the upper
operator. As the end It of pad i5 wears down,
end only being threaded, an externally threaded
head 8 is turned to cause plunger H to move
downwardly in container l and thus present
plunger cooperating with said threaded surface,
fresh portions of the pad Hi to the work. When ,
the diameter of said plunger being uniform
pad I5 is approximately consumed, pad 13 had
throughout its length except the lower end there
moved down so that its lower face 14 is near the
end ‘I of container I. Plunger II is then removed
by backing off from threads 2. A new pad is in—
troduced into the top 4 of container I and
pressed down by the plunger which is then
threaded into the container until lower end [4 of
pad l3>extends beyond end ‘I of the container.
The device is then again ready for use.
There is usually provided in head 8 a transverse
cylindrical opening IT. A handle I8 is ?tted
therein. This handle may be used for hanging
the device over a kitchen sink or other convenient
place. This may be conveniently done because
there is no absorption of liquid by the pads and
there is no dripping of liquid therefrom when the
device is hung up.
Although I have described the invention setting
forth a single embodiment thereof, it will be ap
parent to those skilled in the art that many vari
ations in the details of construction may be made
within the spirit of the invention. For instance,
of which is slightly less in diameter so as not to
contact with said threaded surface, a head on the
top of said plunger of larger diameter than the
threaded portion of said plunger, the inside sur
face of the lower end of said container and the
outside surface of said lower end of said plunger
both being smooth, a plurality of steel wool pads
in said lower end of said container and placed
in end to end contact, the diameter of said pads
being equal to that of said lower end of said con
tainer, the inner end of the inner pad contacting
the lower end of said plunger and the outer end
of the outer pad protruding outward from the
lower end of said container, said plunger having
longitudinal and rotational movement relative
to said container to cause the lowermost pad to
protrude from the lower end of the container as
the steel wool extending from the container is
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