Abstract: A brush assembly, attachable to a pressurized water line, produces at least two alternating pulsating jet discharges of water. One discharge comprises a linear stream and the other comprises a spray. A nozzle housing detachably mounted on the head of the brush assembly is employed to deliver the intermittently, interrupted or pulsating water jet discharges. Water passing through the brush assembly and the housing drives a turbine blade assembly in the housing. In turn, the turbine blade assembly rotates rotatable valve member at a rotary speed dependent upon the initial pressure of water entering the brush assembly. Water flows through an inlet of the housing through two flow paths. In one flow path, water flows through a valve port in the valve member and out through the discharge orifices in the housing. In the second flow path, water flows around the valve member and out through the discharge orifices and housing.
Abstract: A steaming device for pressing and ironing fabric includes a hollow body and a sole plate having a pointed prow. A pair of passages lead from an electrolytically heated steam generator within the body to the front portion of the sole plate. The first passage is permanently open and leads to a plurality of first openings in a linear pattern generally aligned with the longitudinal axis of the prow. The second passage leads to steam openings in the sole plate which latter openings extend transversely across the width of the sole plate rearwardly of first openings. The second passage is larger than the first and has more steam openings associated with it so that steam will flow through it more readily than through the first. A plug is associated with the top of the second passage. The plug can be moved from a position in which the passage is unblocked to a position in which the passage is blocked.
Abstract: A device for applying steam to the exposed surface of previously applied wallpaper so as to cause the same to penetrate the wallpaper and loosen the adhesive bond between the wallpaper and the underlying substrate. The device is a compact steamer for vertical surfaces which is composed of a forward steam plenum chamber and a rear water chamber having a common separating wall between them. The steam plenum chamber has a steam discharge opening in its front wall. Associated with the common wall is a steam passageway that is wholly contained within the steamer. The steam passageway leads from a steam entry port near the top of the water chamber to a steam discharge port in the steam plenum chamber. To heat the water in the water chamber to steaming temperature, a pair of mutually spaced electrodes is disposed in and near the bottom of the water chamber and is supplied with power through a manually operable switch. A cap selectively closes a fill-opening in the water chamber.