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April 9, 196.3
P. S. VOSBIKIAN ETAL
3,084,366
EXTRACTOR MECHANISM FOR STRAND TYPE MOPS
Filed Jan. 18, 1961v
ATTORN EYS
United States Patent C ” ice
3,084,366
Patented Apr. 9, 1963
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The bar -4 has at its forward end a slot 5 opening through
its top lface to receive a cross member 6 forming a part
of the mop head. A cup 7 is slidable on the bar and
EXTRAC’I‘QR MECHANISM FOR STRAND
TYPE MOPS
Peter S. Vosbilrian, Melrose, Pa. (20th and Oxford Sts.,
Philadelphia, Fa), and Thomas S. Vosbiklan, 20th and
Gxford Sts., Phiiadelphia, Pa.
Filed. dan. 18, 1961, Ser. No. 83,489
3 Claims. (Cl. 15-119)
when moved forwardly over the rear end of the mop
head retains the mop head and bar in assembled condi
tion. This manner of interlocking bar and mop head
is claimed in a copending application, Serial No. 29,513,
tiled May 16, 1960, now Patent No. 3,040,355.
The extractor mechanism has a carrier 18 having a slot
The object of this invention is to devise novel extract 10 9 opening through its sides and bottom, and holes 10
open into the slot and pivotally support the upper bent
ing mechanism for mops of the spaghetti type in which
the strands have an absorbent core and `a plastic tube
ends of loop forming extractor members 11 and I2 which
are guided in the carrier slot and have their free ends
containing the core.
A further object is to devise a novel carrier having
normally overlapping each other. The upper wall of the
loop forming extractor members connected with it in a 15 slot limits upward swinging movement of the members
novel manner so that in their forward passage over the
and the rear wall 14 of the slot limits rearward movement
mop head they will be in the `form of a substantially
of the members.
closed loop for the extracting movement, and during
The carrier 8 in FIGURES 1 to 5 has the front end
of a carrier operating rod 15 permanently fixed to it, yfor
their rearward movement over the mop head they will
swing outwardly to expand the loop and `form a `gap of 20 example by welding, and this rod passes through and is
sutl'icient width to permit them to drop downwardly over
guided in an opening in a `guide 16 mounted on the
the handle into closed loop condition in alignment with
mop handle. The rod has a desired clearance in the guide
opening to provide for the proper clearance of the car
the mop head ready for the next extracting operation.
Iier with the mop head during the rearward movement
With the foregoing and other objects in view as will
hereinafter clearly appear, out invention comprehends a 25 of the carrier. The rear end of -the rod is bent down
wardly and pivoted at 17 to a sleeve 18 slidable on the
novel mop with novel extracting mechanism which pro
mop handle. 'I‘he sleeve has a projection 19 extending
vides a closed loop for the extracting operation and an
into a longitudinal Igroove Ztl in the mop handle. A
expanded loop to permit the extracting members to pass
over the handle into aligned position with the mop head.
stop 20’ on the handle limits rearward movement of the
For the purpose of illustrating the invention, we have 30 sleeve on the handle.
In FIGURES l to 5, both loop forming members are
shown in the accompanying drawings preferred embodi
pivotally mounted on their carrier, while in FIGURES
ments of it which we have found in practice to give satis
6 to 8 only one loop forming member is pivotally mounted
yfactory and reliable results. It is, however, to be under
and the other is 4iixed at its upper end to the carrier.
stood that the various instrumentalities of which the in
vention consists can be Ivariously arranged and organized, 35 Loop forming member 21 is ñxed on carrier 22 and mem
ber 23 is pivoted on the carrier in the hole 24. Carrier
and we do not therefore desire to be limited except by
22 `is pivoted at 25 to operating rod 26.
the scope of the appended claims to the exact arrange
'Ihe iixed member 21 is shorter than member 23, and
ment and organization of these instrumentalities as herein
the pivotal point of member 23 is above that of 21.
set forth.
In the embodiment of FIGURE `9, the carrier 27 has
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of extracting mechanism 40
loop forming extractor members 29 and 30 having their
for strand type mops embodying `our invention with the
rupper ends bent at an angle and pivoted in holes 31.
extractor in a different position shown in dotted lines.
The carrier 27 is pivotally mounted on its operating
FIGURE 2 is a side elevation partly in section and
showing the extractor withdrawn after wringing in dotted 45 rod 32.
In the embodiment of FIGURE 10, the carrier 33 has
lines.
FIGURE 3 is a section on line 3_3 of FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 4 is a section on line 4_4 of FIGURE 3 .
FIGURE 5 is a sectional detail of the mounting of a
loop forming extractor member in its carrier.
loop forming extractor members 34 and 35, the member
34 being iixed t-o the carrier and the member 35 having
its upper end bent and pivoted in the same manner as
50 the member 30 of FIGURE 9‘ or 23 of FIGURE 7. 'Ihe
FIGURE 6 is a sectional detail of another embodiment
of the invention in which one loop forming member is
ñxed in its carrier and the other loop forming member
is pivoted to the carrier.
operating rod 36 is pivoted at 37 to the carrier 33. The
upper ends of the pivoted member and the fixed mem
FIGURE 7 is a section on line 7_7 of FIGURE 6.
FIGURE 8 is a section on line V8_8 of FIGURE 6.
FIGURE 9 is a sectional detail of another embodiment
If the parts are in the position shown in FIGURES 1
and 2 `and in full lines in FIGURE 37 and the carrier
is moved forwardly by its rod and sleeve, the extract
ber extend more :like a straight line so that the loop
formed by the members assumes more the form of a V.
ing members pass over the strands to extract the water
of the invention.
therefrom. On the rearward movement of the carrier,
FIGURE l() is a sectional detail of another embodi
ment of the invention.
60 the -mop head swings the members upwardly and for
wardly thus expanding the loop to form a -gap between
Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding
the free ends of the members. After passing over the
parts.
mop head, the members are free to move inwardly, pass
Referring to the drawings:
downwardly over the handle and close the gap with the
In the extracting or wringing operation the operator
holds a mop handle in one hand and the sleeve in his 65 loop in `alignment with the mop head, ready for the next
extracting movement.
other hand, with the extractor and its rod above the mop
handle and with the mop handle and its head in a down
wardly inclined position.
The mop has a handle 1 to which a mop head 2 is
The operations of the other embodiments are the same
as that described except that if one loop yforming member
is permanently fixed to the carrier the carrier should be
detachably connected. The forward portion of the handle 70 preferably pivoted to its operating rod.
is in the form of a rectangular bar `4- secured to ther
If both members are pivoted to their carrier, the car
body portion of the mop handle in any desired manner.
rier may be permanently connected with the rod or piv
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oted to the rod to permit the upward movement of the
carrier on its return movement. When the carrier is piv
oted to its rod, the walls of the slot limit its rearward
swing to preferably a substantially vertical position al
though this swing may be greater if desired without in
terfering with the> operation.
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Having thus described our invention, what we claim
as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: `
l. A mop comprising a mop handle and mop head con
nected with the mop handle, in combination with a ear
rier, a rod connected at its forward end 4with said Carrier,`
a sleeve slidable on the mop handle and pivotally con
-nected with the other end of said rod, -a guide on the
4
outwardly into open position and inwardly into closed
position, said loops when the carrier is moved rearwardly
ride over the mop head and swing outwardly to permit
the loops, when in their rearrnost position, to pass over
the mop handle into longitudinal alignment with the mop
head for `the forward extracting movement of the loops.
2. The construction deiîned in claim l wherein the
carrier is pivotally mounted on the rod.
3. The construction >deñned in claim l wherein the
10 loops overlap each other when they are in their closed
position.
References Cited in the lile of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
mop handle through which said rod passes to permit it
to move longitudinally above the mop handle, said car
rier having a slot opening through its sides and bottom, '
15'
2,820,232
Vosbikian etal _________ __ lan. 21, 1958
314,730
Great Britain ___________ __ July 4, 1929
loops having portions movably guided in said slot, said
loops being laterally deñected at the upper end and piv
otally connected with said carrier and being free to swing
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