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March 14, ROBIDEAU 1,901,262
DUST COLLECTOR Filed Dec. 10, i929 2 Sheets-Sheet March 14, 1933. E. ROBIDEAU DUST COLLECTOR Filed Dec. 10, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 6 /a W l Patented Mar. 14, 1933 UNITED STATES ELI ROBIDEAU', OF MALONE, NEW YORK DUST COLLECTOR Application filed December 10, 1929. Serial N'o. 413,094.
This invention aims to provide a simple but eificient device for collecting dust which is shook off a mop or similar object. The invention aims to provide a device of the class described, whichwill be inexpensive'to manufacture, facile in operation, and devoid of complicated parts.
It is within the province of the disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility of devices of the sort to which the present invention appertains.
WVith the above and other objects in View, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes may be made in the precise embodiment of the. invention herein disclosed, within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 shows in perspective, a device constructed in accordance with the invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective view wherein a modification is shown; I
Figure 3 is a vertical longitudinal section of the structure shown in Figure 1;
' Figure 4 is a cross section on the line 44 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a fragmental sectional View showing how the rack is held in place;
Figure'fi is a fragmental vertical sectional view, illustrating the means whereby the top and the base of the cabinet are held together releasably in the form shown in Figure 1. 7 Referring to Figures 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6, there is disclosed a cabinet 1, comprising a boxlike base 2 provided on its forward. side with a handle 3. The base2 is open at the top. An inverted box-like cap 4 fits over the upper end of the base 2, and is provided on its top with a handle 14. The cap 4 is supplied at its lower end with an outwardly flared flange 5 which facilitates the introduction of the lower end of the base 2 into the cap 4.
The cap 4 is providedin its interior with a support in the form of a rib 6 extending flange 0 I inbefore explained, it facilitates the intro flexible wings 19,.madeof rubber or any 1 2 and the cap 4 releasably together. 4 This means may embody studs 7 arranged oppo site to each other and secured in the base 2 near to the upper end ofthebasex In the. lower edge of the. cap 4, there are slots 8. which receive the studs 7. Wing nuts-9 are 55 threaded on the studs 7 and bear on the cap 4, to hold the cap 4 and the base 2 together.
It is to be noted at this place that the has'two purposes First, as 'here-;
duction of the upper end of the base 2 into the lower end of the cap 4; and secondly, the flange 5 prevents the top 4 from becoming detached from the base 2 even though the wing nuts 9 should be loosened a little, and not havev a hard clamping action onthe cap 4. Q
- In the cap 4 is located a rack'made up of side pieces 10 and parallel bars 11 connecting the side pieces. The side pieces 10 may 5 be made of wood, and the bars 11 may be made of metal. Securing devices 12, such as screws, pass through the side walls of the cap 4 and enter the side pieces 10 of the rack, to hold the rack in horizontal position, as indicated in Figure 3. V
There is an opening21 in the forward Wall of thecap 4. About the opening 21 extends a. guide 15 which is U-shaped in elevation, as shown in Figure 1, and U shaped in cross-section, as shown in Figure 3. A slide-closure 16 is mounted for recip-, rocation in the side portions of the guide 15. I e
The lower end of the slideclosure 16 is 9 received in the bottom portion of the guide 15, .At its upper end, the slide closure 16 has a wing 18 that cverlapsthetop of the cap 4. The slide closure 16 may be manipulated by the instrumentality of a knob 17 There is an. opening 24 in the slide 16. About the opening 24 extends an inverted U-shaped frame 20 which holds in place i other resilient material.
The operator can raise the slide 16 and insert the mop head into the cabinet, the slide 16 being lowered, the handle of the mop being received in the opening 24, the wings 19 yielding to admit the mop handle, but closing about the handle of the mop to prevent the dust from finding its way out of the cabinet. The mop can be shaken, and, if necessary, eaten, on the rack 1011, to rid the mop of dust.
By loosening the wing nuts 9, the 'cap 4 can be taken off the base 2, and the dust can be emptied out of the base.
The slide closure 16 fits closely in the guide 15 and the wing 18 on the upper end of the closure fits against the top of the cap t closely. Moreover, the cap 4 and the base 2 are held together tightly as shown in Figure '6. The general combination is such that, therefore, dust cannot escape'accidentally.
In Figure 2, parts hereinbefore described, have been designated by numerals previouslylused, with the sufiix a.
.The cabinet 1a, is a one-piece article, and is carried on wheels 22. The dust is received in a! slide drawer 23. The general internal construction depicted in Figures 3, 4, 5, and 6 is used in the form that is illustrated in Figure 2.
The wings or flaps 19 are located on the outer surface of the closure 16, so that the closure may be raised without causing the upper ends of the flaps to strike the top of the cabinet and without making anopening in the top of the cabinet for the passage of the flaps. The entire structure on and about the closure 16 promotes the dust-tight advantages of the device.
What is claimed is:
'1. dust collector comprising a cabinet having an opening for the reception of the article which is to be rid of dust, the cabinet including a base and a cap fitting over the base, the cap being provided at its lower end with an outwardly flared flange which facilitates the introduction of the upper end of the base into the lower end of the cap, a stud carried by the base, and a nut on the stud and engaging the side wall of the cap, the flange of the cap having in its lower edge a notch which receives the stud, the flange extending outwardly beneath the nut to retain the cap when the nut is loosened slightly, the cap being supplied with an internal support which engages the upper end of the base.
2. A dust collector comprising a cabinet provided in one of its vertical walls with an elongated opening, a frame on said wall, about the opening, a slide closure for the opening, and vertically movable in the frame, the frame being U-shaped in elevation and overlapping the outer surface of the closure along the'lower edge of the olesure and along the vertical edges of the closure, and the closure being provided along its upper edge with a wing which overla s the top of the cabinet, thereby to make t e cabinet dust-tight around all of the said edges of the closure, the closure being provided with anopening which communicates with the opening of the cabinet, oppositely disposed flexible flaps located on the outer surface of the closure, so that the closure can be raised without causing the upper ends of the flaps to strike the top of the cabinet and without making an opening in the top of the cabinet for the passage of the flaps; and means for securing the outer edges of the flaps and the upper edges thereof to the closure, to produce a dust-tightstructure along said edges of the flaps.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature.