Water Pipe Cleaner

Water Pipe Cleaner

A patent has been filed at the United States Patent Office, Washington, D. C., with a serial No. 1924, for a main cleaner, or scraper apparatus. It is claimed that this invention or improvement is to provide a construction of a cleaning device in which the entire series of scrapers is firmly, yet flexibly supported free of the shaft, so that the scrapers at the bottom are not subjected to any greater pressure than the others. In addition the invention is designed to prevent scraper blades from becoming detached. The cleaner heads of the device are cup-shaped, with a large opening in the base, or front wall. The shaft has a guide head in front provided with a scries of radiating arms which support guide wheels. It is stated that the edges of the guide wheel are sharp, almost forming knife edges, designed to allow the cleaner to enter without much resistance. The invention, it is stated, works according to the following: Before the device is placed in the pipe to be cleaned, the plates are adjusted relatively to each other, so as to provide the proper opening of a size which will control the speed of advance of the cleaning device, as desired. After the proper adjustment the device is placed in a pipe with the guide heads pointed in the direction in which the device is to travel. Thereafter the water is turned on and as it flows it will advance the cleaning device, which will be rotated owing to the action of the wheels. As the cleaner advances the sharp edges of the wheels scarify the incrustation on the interior of the pipe, such incrustation being removed by the successive action of the edges of the scraper blades.

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