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July 31, 1962
Filed July 7, 1961
United States Patent 0 ” rice.
Patented July 31, 1962
mounted to the plate and project upwardly therefrom,
the studs 17 being located radially on opposite sides of
Aldis C. Robertson, Box 143, Morrisville, Pa.
the center of the plate.
The top plate ‘12, also made of plastic, has an outline
shape similar to the bottom plate and is provided with a
Filed July 7, 1961, Ser. No. 122,466
3 Claims. (Cl. 15-299)
central clearance opening 18 and .a pair of clearance
This invention relates generally to holding devices and
more particularly to holders for abrasive pads therefor
openings 19 to receive the post and studs respectively.
and ‘the like.
venient rounded knob 20 on a shank 21 within which a
The handle element 13 is also of plastic and has a con
‘Practically all persons performing kitchen chores are ac
quainted with the use of metal wool pads for scouring pots,
pans and other similar objects. Many such persons have
had the unpleasant experience of receiving a metal splinter
from such metal wool pads in the hand or ?nger, which
has on occasion resulted in infection.
For use of this holder, the steel wool pad 22 is provided’
with a pair of soft plastic ‘tabs 23 on opposite sides of the
periphery, which may be attached by staples or the like.
15 Each tab has an opening 24 therein for engagement with
Accordingly it is an object of the present invention
to provide a holding device ‘for steel wool pads which
will eliminate the need for the hand or ?ngers coming in
contact with the metal wool during the securing oper
ation, and thereby will prevent the above described 20
threaded opening is provided to extend upwardly‘ from
the bottom.
one of the studs.
To assemble the device one of the tabs is simply placed
over a stud, the pad being then pulled tightly against the
underside of the lower plate and the other tab being then
placed over the other stud. It is important here to note
that the tabs should be stapled to the pad in a manner
so that by folding the plastic tabs over the staple,
scratching of the article being scoured by the staples is
prevented. The top plate is then placed over this with
permit easier manipulation of the pad during operation
and which will keep the hand and ?ngers suf?ciently free 25 the clearance holes engaging the studs. The handle is
of ‘the wool pad to prevent morning, scraping or reddening
then screwed down over the threaded post to retain the
device in an assembled condition and the device is ready
of the skin from the steel pad.
It is ‘a still further object of the invention to provide
for use in a conventional manner.
a holder for steel wool pads, having ‘a longitudinal handle
A modi?ed construction, illustrated in FIGS. 3 and 4,
which will permit ready manipulation of the tool into
shows, an assembled device 30 having a body element 31 '
comprising a linear hollow handle 32 which is longi
interior corners of stoves, broilers or other objects being
tudinally curved at one end, and attached thereto by
‘It is still another object of the invention to provide
means of rivets 33 is a spoonlike circular member 34
a steel wool pad holder employing plain metal wool
which is curved in a longitudinal direction only.
pads, or pads containing soap‘, which will transversely 35 An upstanding stud 35 having an oversized head por
curb the pad for better adaptability for cleaning the
tion 36 is provided for engagement with an opening 37
It is another object of the invention to provide a steel
wool pad holder having ‘a convenient handle which will
of a tab 38 stapled to the metal wool pad 39. Another
corners of various articles to be scoured.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a holder
tab 40 a?xed to the opposite side of the periphery of the
for steel wool pads bearing the above objects in mind
pad has an opening 41 (not shown) which is engaged by
which is of simple construction, has a minimum number 40 a threaded stud 42 having a transversely curved and en
larged head portion 43 to conform ‘with the handle shape,
of parts, is inexpensive to manufacture and e?icient in
the ‘stud passing through the handle and being engaged
) ‘For other objects and for a better understanding of the
invention, reference may be had to the following detailed
description taken in conjunction with the accompanying
drawing, in which:
FIGURE 1 is a side view of the present invention shown
by a wing nut 44.
Assembly of the pad to the holder in the modi?ed con
45 struction is generally similar in part to that described
above. In use this device may be employed in the well
known manner.
While various changes may be made in the detail con
struction, it shall be understood that such changes shall
FIG. 2 is a top plan View thereof;
FIG. 3 is a top plan view of a modi?ed form of 50 be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as
de?ned by the appended claims.
the invention, shown partly broken away; and
FIG. 4 is a side view shown in elevation of a modi?ed
What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters
in elevation;
construction, shown in FIG. 3.
Patent ‘of the United States is:
Referring now in detail to the drawing, the numeral
1. In a metal wool pad and holder the combination
10 represents an assembled holding device made in ac? 55 of a metal wool pad having thereon tabs oppositely dis
cordance with the present invention ‘and wherein there
posed along its periphery and openings in said tabs, and
is a bottom plate 11, a top plate 12 and a handle element
a separate disc shaped metal wool padholder having a
pair of studs on one face of the holder in ‘spaced relation
The bottom plate made preferably of plastic material
is generally of circular shape conforming to a conven
tional pad and having oppositely disposed a pair of ?at
sections 15 ‘along the circular periphery 14. A threaded
post 16 integral with the plate extends upwardly from
the center thereof. A pair of studs 17 are also integrally
60 ship equivalent to that of said openings in said tabs when
said pad is draped over the other face of the holder with
the tabs extending around and over the edge of said holder
and having clamping means to retain said pad and said
holder in affixed relationship.
2, In a metal wool pad and holder, the combination as
set forth in claim 1, wherein said holder is comprised of
studs ?xed on the concave side near the extreme end of
an upper and lower plate, said lower plate having up
standing studs and an upstanding central threaded post,
and said upper plate having openings in spaced relation
and detachably attached through the handle at the other
to engage said studs and said post, and a handle element
having a threaded opening to receive said threaded post.
3. In a metal wool pad and holder the combination
References ?tted in the ?le of this patent
as set forth in claim 1, wherein said holder hasa longi
tudinal handle, one end of which is arced, a corresponding 10
arced circular disc a?'lxed thereto and having one of said
the are on the handle, and the other stud being threaded
end of the are by means of a wing nut.
Maher _____________ __ June 25, 1918
D’Albora ___________ __ Aug. 9, 1927
Baker ______________ __ Apr. 18, 1933
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