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Патент USA US3020585

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Feb. 13, 1962
Filed June 16, 1960
Unite States a it
3,020,574 '
Patented Feb. 13, 1962
Peter S. Vosbiltian, Meirose, Pa., and Thomas S. Vos
bikian, 1012 70th Ave, Philadelphia, Pa.
Filed June 16, 195i}, Ser. No. 36,555
2 Claims. (Cl. 15-119)
15 of the extractor handle which has a grasping portion
16. A band 17 has one end portion bent around the
tubular portion 15 and also around a collar 18 adapted
to receive the mop handle 2. The collar 18 may be
grooved to receive the band.
In the extracting operation, the extractor may be
mounted ‘on the mop handle or be removed therefrom.
If the extractor is not mounted on the mop handle,
the operator holds the mop handle in one hand and
ing mechanism for strand type mops which can readily
be removed from the mop for the mopping operation, 10 the extractor handle in his other hand and turns the
helix on the handle rod 3 to thread thereon and align
thus reducing the size and weight of the mop during
The object of this invention is to devise novel extract- -
It further comprehends a novel extracting mechanism
which can be assembled by unskilled labor with a con
ventional strand type mop.
it with the mop head, and then moves the extractor han
die and the helix forwardly to pass over the mop .
strands and extract the water therefrom. The mop can
15 then be used in the conventional manner for mopping
with the extracting mechanism removed from the mop.
Assuming that the parts are in the position shown in:
FIGURE 2 with the collar 16 on the mop handle, the
parts are in position for the forward extracting stroke
dle mechanism connecting with the extractor member,
the handle having novel means to mount it on the mop 20 of the extractor. The operator holds the mop handle in
handle so that it is free to be moved in a longitudinal
one hand and with his other hand grasping the extractor
handle moves the extractor forwardly, and, since the‘
direction along the mop handle.
A further object of the invention is to devise a novel
extracting member in the form of a coil having it de
sired a spring loosely mounted thereon, and novel han
opening in the extractor coil is in longitudinal align
With the foregoing and other objects in view as will
merit with the mop head, the extractor will pass over
hereinafter clearly appear, our invention comprehends
novel extracting mechanism for strand type mops which 25 the mop head and compress the mop strands to extract
the water therefrom.
can be retained in assembled condition with the mop
during the mopping operation or can be removed from
the mop during the extracting operation.
It further comprehends a novel construction and ar
After the extractor in its forward movement clears:
the mop strands, the operator partially rotates the ex
tractor handle to swing the extractor above the mop
30 head and then moves the extractor handle rearwardly to- ,
rangement of an extracting mechanism.
position it in rear of the mop head and above the mop
For the purpose of illustrating the invention, we have
handle. The operator next partially‘ rotates the extrac
shown in the accompanying drawings a preferred em
tor handle to thread the extractor coil on the mop han
bodiment of it which we have found in practice to give
dle into position for the forward extracting stroke.
satisfactory and reliable results. "It is, however, to be
We preferably loosely mount a coiled spring 19 on
understood that the various instrumentalities of which 35
the helix since it provides a rolling action on the mop
the invention consists can be variously arranged and or~
strands and reduces friction, but this loose spring may
ganized, and the invention is not limited, except by the
scope of the appended claims, to the exact arrangement
be omitted if desired.
of these instrumentalities as herein set forth.
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of a mop and extract
ing mechanism therefor, embodying our invention.
It will be apparent that the helix can be formed inte
40 gral with the handle as shown in FIGURE 7, wherein
the helix 10’ and handle 12’ are formed of a single
piece of material. The spring 19' is the same'as in the
other ?gures and may be made of plastic or any other
desired material.
the extracting member in sections and compressing the
Having thus described our invention, what we claim
mop strands.
FIGURE 2 is a sectional elevation of FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is a side elevation of the mop head with
FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of the mop and ex—
as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A mop having an extracting mechanism, compris-.
ing a mop handle having a straight rear portion and
having a front portion in the form of a rod ?xed to the
FIGURE 5 is a section on line 5-5 of FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 6 is a section on line 6—6 of FIGURE 2. 50 rear portion and extending longitudinally of it with a
right angle bend intermediate its ends and then contin
FIGURE 7 is a top plan view of a modi?cation show
uing as a straight front stretch offset from the rear por
ing the handle integral with the helix.
tions of the handle of the rod and terminating in a
Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding
free end, a mop head detachably connected with said
55 free end, and an extractor in the form of a helix rotat
Referring to the drawings:
able on the rear rod portion to align its opening with
The mop has a mop head 1 and a handle 2. The
the mop head, and an extractor handle having a tubular Y
front end of the handle is in the form of a rod 3 having
member oifset from it and rotatable and longitudinally
a right angle bend 4 which merges into a forwardly
slidable on the mop handle, said extractor handle hav
extending straight portion 5 the forward end of which
ing a rod connected with it and with the periphery of
is threaded.
said helix.
The mop head has the strands 6 secured in assembled
2. The construction de?ned in claim 1, wherein a hel
formation by a U~shaped clip 7, the ends of which pass
ical spring is free to revolve on said helix.
through and are bent over an end member 8, and a cap
sleeve 9 frictionally contacts the end member and mop 65
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
strands. The end member is threaded to receive the
portion 5 of the handle so that the mop head can be
Beach _______________ __ Nov. 5, 1889
replaced when Worn.
Colby ______________ __ Dec. 27, 1921
The extracting member 10 is in the form of a helix
Hertzberg ___________ __ Nov. 12, 1929
and its inner end is pivoted at 11 to rod 12 which at 70 1,735,280
Speik ________________ .. Apr. 9, 1940
its inner end has a right angle turn 13 and is looped to be
tracting mechanism with the controlling means for the
extracting member removed from the mop handle.
received in an annular groove 14 on a tubular portion
Schleicher __________ __ Sept. 22,1959
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