TODAY’S PATENT – BROOM
This invention “Broom” was invented by Franklin T. Clark, Jr. and assigned to Tantera Inc, was granted patent on 9th May, 1978 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4087880A to the patentee. This invention pertains to a broom having an integrally moulded plastic base component having a rectangular flange portion and an extended flange portion having a circumferential flange section extending around it to create a bristle-receiving opening.
The broom has bristles, base and a cover for the base. A handle is shown threadably received in the hollow boss. Brooms of this kind have the liform components gathered at one end and are bound around a central nucleus, which is then extended to form the broom’s handle. In this kind of broom, the flat shape of the broom is achieved by means located in the middle, which spreads out the other end of the liliform elements, giving the whole thing a substantially rectangular section with two sides that are significantly larger than the other two. This section is ideal for sweeping the widest field with a given number of liliform elements.