Wet filter vacuum cleaner

  • US 5,192,344 A
  • Filed: 09/10/1991
  • Issued: 03/09/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In combination with a vacuum cleaner having a substantially cylindrical tank with a bottom, a cover pneumatically closing the tank to define a vacuum chamber, an eccentric inlet through the cover at a radius from the vertical axis of the tank, an outlet through the cover and water therein, apparatus comprising:

  • a convex baffle having a rim of diameter less than the diameter of the tank, an eccentric aperture disposed therethrough at said radius from an axis of said baffle and a lower edge disposed slightly above the water;

    a tube extending snugly through said aperture and having a lower opening at an angle other than 90 degrees in relation to a longitudinal axis thereof facing substantially toward said axis of said baffle and entirely disposed slightly beneath the water; and

    means disposed on an upper end of said tube for connecting said tube to the inlet with said baffle substantially concentrically mounted in the tank with said aperture vertically aligned with the inlet.

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