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June 11, 1963
T. s. MCCANN
3,092,864
LAMBSWOOL DUSTER
Filed April 2, 1962
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United States Patent
Patented June 11, 1963
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3,092,864
LAMESWOOL DUSTER
Thomas Stanislaus McCann, Reigate, Surrey, England
Filed Apr. 2, 1962, Ser. No. 184,276
Claims priority, application Great Britain Apr. 24, 1961
4 Claims. (Cl. 15-235)
FIGURE 1 shows the separate blanks of skin for form
ing a duster according to the invention, and
FIGURE 2 shows the skins assembled on to a rod or
handle.
At a, b, c and d in FIGURE 1 there are shown four
pieces of skin which are to be assembled on a rod or
handle in the manner hereinafter described with the
The present invention relates to lambswool dusters for
piece a positioned at the extreme end of the rod and
domestic and other purposes of the kind in which a
the pieces b, c and d following in sequence lengthwise
piece or pieces of wool bearing skin is or are secured 10 of the rod. The pieces are generally of rectangular
to one end of a rod or like support of wood or other
shape but the piece a is formed to have a longitudinally
suitable material.
extending tongue '1 and is cut as indicated at 2 on each
It has heretofore been proposed to form lambswool
side ‘of the tongue to provide transverse flaps 3. The
\dusters of the kind referred to by winding helically
pieces are selected according to the length of the wool
around the rod adjacent the said one end thereof one 15 so that the wool reduces in length from the end piece
or more strips of the wool bearing skin and securing
a to the piece d to produce a duster of the ?nished shape
the strip or strips to the rod by tacking or nailing, the
indicated in broken line at 4 in FIGURE 2. The pieces
strips being secured and wound in such manner that the
0 and d are preferably narrower than the pieces a and b
natural fall of the wool is towards the said end of the
and for convenience in subsequent manufacture are joined
rod and the wool at that end is naturally longer than 20 together as shown at 5.
at a distance therefrom. Such prior construction of
The pieces are folded lengthwise and the longitudinal
duster requires that the strips be applied by hand and
that the pitch of the helical winding be varied according
to variations in the length of the wool in order to impart
edges of the pieces are joined together by sewing to form
bearing skin into a sleeve or tube which can be slid
As shown in FIGURE 2 the tubular sections are as
tubular sections of an internal diameter such that they
can be slidably engaged over the rod, each section having
the required ?nished shape to the duster. It will be ap 25 a seam 8 (FIGURE 2) extending lengthwise thereof.
preciated that this method of construction involves the
The pieces are cut and folded so that when assembled
use of skilled labour and is time-consuming.
on the rod as hereinafter ‘described the natural fall of
A further prior proposal consists in forming the wool
the wool is towards the end of the rod.
over the end of the rod and secured in position thereon. 30 sembled on the end of a rod 6 with the respective scams
The sleeve is formed by cutting a rectangular piece of
8 staggered lengthwise of the rod and with the section
skin and joining the longitudinal edges together by ma
formed by the piece a at the extreme end of the rod,
chine sewing. There is thus a seam extending lengthwise
the tongue 1 being folded over the end of the rod and
of the sleeve or tube and the wool tends to “part” along
along the rod so as to cover the seam 8 of the section
this seam thus exposing the seam to view and impairing
for substantially the whole length thereof, and being
the appearance ‘of the duster. Furthermore the seam
secured to the rod as by a nail or staple 7.
presents a hard edge extending lengthwise of the duster
Before sewing the piece a, the flaps 3 are turned in so
and the parting of the wool uncovers the seam with the
that they are secured in the in-turned position by the
consequent deleterious effect on any delicate surface
sewing of the longitudinal edges of the piece. The in
40 turned ?aps 3 increase the concentration of wool at the
which the seam may engage.
It is an object of the invention to provide an improved
end of the rod and it will be apparent that by varying
duster of the kind referred to and according to the in
the depth of the ?aps the concentration of wool will be
vention the duster is formed of a plurality of separate
likewise varied.
pieces of wool bearing skin each of which pieces is
It will be understood that the ?nished shape of the
formed into a tube by sewing together two edges to 4:5 duster need not be as shown in FIGURE 2 and that by
form a seam extending lengthwise of the tube, the
suitably selecting and arranging pieces of skin of differ
several tubes thus formed being secured in lengthwise
ing or the same wool lengths, and by varying the num
succession on one end portion of a rod or handle of wood
ber of pieces of skin, 'dusters of other shapes can be
or other suitable material in such manner that the re—
spective seams of the tubes are staggered lengthwise of 50
the rod.
In this manner there is avoided a continuous
produced.
I claim:
1. A duster in the form of a tube made of a plurality
seam extending the full length of the assembled skins
of separate pieces of wool-bearing skin, leach skin hav
thereby minimising to a large extent the aforementioned
ing two edges thereof joined together to form an indi
“parting” of the Wool. Furthermore in the duster ac
vidual tube having a longitudinally extending seam, and
cording to the invention the previously mentioned tedious 55 a rod on which said individual tubes are mounted, said
and time-consuming operation of winding a strip of skin
individual tubes being connected together in longitudinal
on to the rod by hand is dispensed with.
succession with their respective seams staggered peripher
ally about the rod, said duster comprising a strip of said
It will be understood that the term “lamb” is used in
wool-bearing skin extending across one end of said rod
a generic sense and includes a sheep and hoggett, the
term lambswool being applied to the wool of both these 60 and lengthwise over the longitudinal seam of the end
most individual tube.
animals.
2. A duster in the form of a tube made of a plurality
One embodiment of the invention will now be described
of separate pieces of wool-bearing skin, each skin having
with reference to the accompanying ‘drawings in which:
3,092,864
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tube having a longitudinally extending seam, and a rod
on which said individual tubes are mounted, said indi
is formed \by a tongue integral with the piece of skin
forming the said endmost tube.
4. A duster according to claim 3 wherein the piece of
vidual tubes being connected together in longitudinal
succession with their respective seams staggered peripher
ally about the rod, said individual tubes being arranged
skin forming the endznost tube is provided at ‘one end
with transverse ?aps, one ?ap at each side of the tongue,
which flaps are turned back inside the tube to increase
so that the natural fall of the wool is toward one end
the concentration of Wool at the said one end of the rod.
two edges thereof joined together to form an individual
of the rod, and the pieces of skin forming the tube com
prising W001 which differs in length from piece to piece,
said pieces being so arranged relative to each other as to 10
give a desired shape to the duster.
3. A duster according to claim 1 wherein the said strip
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
810,708
Brister ______________ __ Jan. 23, 1906
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