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Patented Jam, 1913.
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CHARLES ARNTT, on' vANoouvEB., BnI'rIsH conminmi,y CANADA.
Specification of Letters Patent. Application led December 13,1911. 'Serial No. 665,559.
Patented Jan. 7,1913.
To all whom t't'mayconcem: Be it known that I, CHARLES citizen of the United States, "residin at Vancouver, yin the Province of British Columbia and Dominion of Canada, have invented cert-ain new 'and useful Improvements in Floor-Oilers, of which the follow'- ing isa specication.
This invention y relates to devices for oiling and polishing floors; and has for its'object the provision of apparatus of this charac` ter that is simple in construction, will not' novel construction, adaptation and combination of an oiling device for floors havinga separable reservoir and a distributing chamber for the flowing oil; together with the novel devices, as will be hereinafter described in the appended specification, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and
finally set forth in theclaim.
In said drawings, Figure 1 is a rear perspective view of apparatusl embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of the same. Figa' is a perspective view of a detail of the invention.
Referring to the drawings, the reference numerals 5 and 6 respectively designate the .frontand rear retaining plates, and-7 a body of fibrous absorbent material, such as felt, clamped therebetween by bolts 8 to afford'a portion 7 of the felt to project therebeyond. Eachsaid plate is provided with one ormore rows of inwardly protruding spikes 10 adapted to penetrate .and prevent said felt from slipping, and as additional security the plate 5 may be formed concave on its inner face. vIntegrally formed, or otherwise provided on the outer face of said rear plate is achamber 11 extending the full length of the plate. The latter is formed with a row of spaced apertures 12 positioned somewhat above the bottom of said chamber.
' 8' of the felt' thereon.
The numeral 13. designates a handle suitably7 secured' to the rear plate. FiXedly secured to said handle is a reservoir 14 provided Wit-h a closure 15 through which the .same may be filled and an outlet at its opposite end including a valve 16 by which thel iiow of oil may be controlled or discontinued. 17 is a flexiblel tube connection be# tween said outlet 4'and a tubular neck `18 opening into saidf chamber.
The operation of the invention may be del. scribed as follows: The oil is introduced into said reservoir whose walls may be of glass to enable the amount of oil contained there in to'be readily determined, whence it flows `through the valve 16 in the quantity desired to the distributing chamber 11. The provision of the apertures 12 being positioned a distance vabove the bottom of said chamber provides for the even distribution of the oil through all said apertures when the lower portion of the: chamber is filled. vThe oil flowing from said apertures saturatesthe lower portion of the felt and is communicated and spread upon the surface workedv upon by rubbing the lower exposed portion It is believed a more even distribution of the oilA is accomplished through the use of two compartments for the storage and distribution of the oil, respectively, than can be attained with the`use of but one.
What I claim as my invention, is-
In a fioor oiler, a pair of plates, a fibrous absorbent body clamped between said plates to afford two protruding edges, one of said plates provided upon its entire length and adjacent one edge thereof with adistributing chamber having communicating apertures spaced above the bottom of said chamber, conducting oil therefrom to contact with said body, an obliquely arranged operating handle upon said latter named plate, a reservoir longitudinally secured to said handle andconnections including a valve..
between the reservoir and the chamber .i CHARLES ARNIT. Witnesses y E. A. DICKIE, A. J. KNOWLING.