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June 9, 1942. J. ' FRIEDEL 2,285,705 RENEWABLE'BROOM ‘Filed July 28, 1941 - ' (Ittomeg 2,285,705 Patented June 9, 1942 UNETD STATES FATE’? OFFICE 2,285,705 RENEWABLE BROOM J onas Friedel, Omaha, Nebr. Application July 28, 1941, Serial No. 404,335 2 Claims. (Cl. 15-171) This invention relates to sweeping utensils and more particularly to brooms. It is an object of the invention to provide a broom construction which is economical in man ufacture, efficient in operation and which is so constructed that it can be sold pro?tably at re tail to users at a comparatively low price. Another object of the invention is to provide a broom so constructed that bunches of broom straws may be readily attached to and removed from the handle thereof by users for replacing worn straws. Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be understood from the fol lowing detailed description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which: - Figure l is a side elevation of the new broom, The bundles l6 and I8 are oppositely disposed at each side of the handle l0 and snugly against the latter, the sharpened ends of the pin I'll re spectively engaging in said bundles for prevent ing turning movements of said bundles with re spect to the handle. The bundles are removably secured in the said position by means of like, oppositely disposed sheet metal straps 28. The straps 28, as best shown in Figure 3, are substantially U-shaped in plan, the open ends thereof being bent back towards their main body portions to provide hooked channels 30. The straps 28 are disposed in approximate alignment with respect to each other about the ends of the bunches which are bound together by means of the wires 25, as best shown in Figure 5, and se cured together by means of oppositely disposed like approximately C-shaped clamps 32, having certain portions thereof being in broken away 20 end portions which are slidingly disposed in the section. channels 35) and engaged with the hooks of the Figure 2 is a vertical elevation of a bunch of straws employed. Figure 3 is a transverse section taken on line 3-—3 of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a transverse section taken on line li--4 of Figure 2. Figure 5 is a side elevation of a fragment of the new broom. Referring now to the drawing for a more par ticular description It indicates an elongated I handle having a free end l2 which is semi-glob ular ‘and an opposite end through which a detent pin It is preferably transversely disposed. Pref erably the pin is sharpened at each of its ends, said sharpened ends l5 and I‘! each projecting approximately an inch beyond and from each side of the handle it for purposes later described. members 28 for holding the bunches in an op erative position with respect to the handle. It is well known that the free ends of the straws of a broom upon becoming moistened, re sultant from use in sweeping or scrubbing a damp or wet ?oor, become bent out of alignment and upon said straws becoming. dry the free ends of ‘(he straws remain in said bent condition partic ularly in instances where a user does not sus pend the broom from a wall or the like when not in use, whereby the sweeping end of the broom becomes of rounded contour in side elevation and the utility thereof for sweeping lessened or com pletely nulli?ed, and among other advantages of the invention it will be noted that the instant broom construction provides means whereby a user may readily remove worn out bunches of the The straws of the new broom are bound into broom straws thereof and also at times when the two like bunches as and it. As shown in Figure sweeping ends of said bunches become of insuffi 2, the straws of the bundle it are bound together 40 cient shape, and without the necessity of buying adjacent one end thereof by means of a wire 20. a new handle since the C-shaped members 32 may The ends of the wire 2%! are twisted upon them be readily disengaged from the U-shaped mem selves as at 22 for compacting said straws to bers 28 for feeding said bunches from the handle gether, after which said twists are placed in a and likewise readily reassembled about new jig and compressed to an elongated contour in bunches of broom straws. plan, said compressing means also disposing said The pin l4 may be dispensed with, if desired, twists inwardly of the straws, as shown in Fig since the C-shaped clamps 32 are ample for ure 4, said operation also causing portions of the holding the bunches It and I8 in an operative wire 20 adjacent the twist 22 to be arcuate in plan as indicated at 24 for abutting closely about 50 position for conventional purposes. At times when the broom is designed for heavy scrubbing the handle l8. operations the pin I4 is preferably employed. As thus described it will be noted that the free From the foregoing description it is thought ends 26 of the bundles l6 and I8 are resilient to be obvious that a broom constructed in ac when new and unworn for sweeping purposes in cordance with my invention is particularly well a well known manner. 2 2,285,705 adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and 0p erated, and it will be also obvious that my inven tion is susceptible of some change and modi?ca tion without departing from the principles and of said handle for ?tting snugly against the lat ter, a pair of U-shaped straps disposed about each bunch adjacent said wires, said straps each having an integral hook disposed at each of their ends adjacent said handle, and a pair of spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish it to be understood as limiting myself to the pre cise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention substantially C-shaped clamps, the ends of said tive bunches together, said bunches being oppo being disposed in said bunch for ?tting snugly clamps being engaged with one hook of each strap for detachably securing said bunches to said handle. in practice except as claimed. ' 10 2. As an article of manufacture, a bunch of I claim: broom straws, a wire disposed snugly about one 1. A broom comprising a conventional handle, end of said bunch, the ends of said wire being two bunches of broom straws of elongated con provided with twists for locking said ends to tour in plan, a Wire disposed around an end of gether and binding said bunch compactly, said each bunch, the ends of said wires being twisted wire adjacent said twists being of arcuate con together for binding the straws of their respec tour in plan, the major portion of said twists sitely disposed about one end of said handle, said wires adjacent said twists being arcuate in plan complemental to the cross sectional contour 20 against a conventional broom handle. ' JONAS FRIEDEL.