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Publication numberUS1056166 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1913
Filing dateAug 26, 1912
Publication numberUS 1056166 A, US 1056166A, US-A-1056166, US1056166 A, US1056166A
InventorsGlan K. Gillespie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rolling bin.
US 1056166 A
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Patented Mar. 18, 1913.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 18, 1913.

Application filed August 26, 1912. Serial No. 717,008.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALAN K. GILLnsrm, a citizen of the United States, and residing in the city of Kenosha, in the county of Kenosha and State of lVisco-nsin, have inwhich may be easily opened and closed and which will maintain either position against accidental movement, and which,when open,

will assume a position convenient for access to its contents.

My Ob]Ct is also to provide means whereby the bin may be readily dismounted from its compartment or casing, when desired.

I accomplish these objects by providing each side of the bin with a pair of rollers which engage. with a substantially inverted,

flattened V-shaped track sunk inthe sides of the casing or compartment, said rollers engaging the rear legs of the tracks when the bin is closed, and the front rollers engaging the front legs of the track when the bin is open. The front ends of the tracks are open, extending to the front of the casextending sharp curves or angles whereby an upward pull on the bin, when open, serves to dismount the same from the casing.

For the sake of clearness I have illustrated and described a single bin provided with a casing for its accommodation, but it will of course be understood that my invention is equally applicable to a plurality of bins mounted in individual compartments in the same casing, the means for mounting the individual bins being the subject of my improvement.

.In the accompanying drawlngs, Figure 1 is a perspective of the bin and easing, the

bin being shown closed and the rollers and track shown in dotted lines; Fig.2 is a side elevation showing the bin open; Fig.

3 is a side elevation showing one of the track plates, the plate shown being that of the left hand wall-of the casing, and -Fig.

mg and are preferably formed asupwardly t is a similar view showing one pair of rollers and their supporting plate.

The following is a detailed description of the drawings:

A is the casing, the inside surfaces of the side walls or partitions of which are'provided with sunken tracks which are preferably pro vided by sinking into each of said walls a ing andforms the open end or mouth of the track whereby the bin may bemoun'ted or dismounted, as desired.

C is the bin, preferably of rectangular interior, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. .1. Each side of said bin is provided with a pair of outwardly extending rollers 44c, preferably mounted on a metal plate D set flush into-the material of the bin. The rollers engage and travel in the sunken tracks in the sides of the casing A as indicated in dotted lines in Figs, 1 and 2.

' When the bin is closed, as shown in Fig.

1, both rollers on each side of the bin occupy I the rear leg 1 of the traclncausing the bin to assume the rearwardly tilted position shown'in Fig. 1, the" weight of the bin and its contents thus serving to hold the bin closed against accidental opening.

To open the bin, the handle 5 is grasped and the bin'drawn forward, the forward roller of each pair mounting over'the apex a of its track and descending the legs 2 until it comes to rest in the juncture between the leg 2 and the curve 3, as shown in Fig. 2. The forward leg 2 is preferably somewhat shorter than the rear; leg 1 so that the rear roller does not ride over the apex a but assumes substantially the position shown in Fig. 2. The bin, when open, assumes the forwardly tilted position shown in Fig. 2, thus preventing its'accidental closing.

' W en it s de red to dismount the bin .2. W: rroin the casing, the 11;;

in drawn upward:

i "steeped and 1 l up through tie pr or v theiront e of the tracks th releasing the rollers it the track d sitting the tree rer b mount the bin, said th ough said enrives ien the bin is solos 1., Q e bottom or the it: y .ng to its tilted position, extends as e swell-front and is preferably finished with a curved bottom piece 6 which abuts against the lower edge- Y surfaces of the casing andniarring the same, I prefer to upwardly bow or curve the legs 2 or the tracks so that, in opening, the front of the bin will describe an are shown in dotted line at b in 2, thus preventing the scraping ot the front of the casing.

To provide su'liicient room :tor the rearward tilt of the bin when closed may bevel the rear bottom edge the same as at 0.

My bin in addition to e sy and satisfactory o.. eperu is sim 9 inexpensire and has no'par pie to become out of order or worn,

W hat I desire to claim is z- I 1. lncornbinat-ion with a bin and a casing therefor, inverted V-shaped tracks in the sides of said casing and a pair of rollers mounted on each side oit saidbin engaging a portion enter IOilETS are again inserted in the tracks 0 shown in Fig.

ers mounted oneaeh side or August 1912.

' itfd' d ldfl ureelrs being provided lng upwardly to the tront the purpose described.

with a bin and casing therefor, .t shaped tracks mounted o the side walls or the. casing and a pair of roiiers monnted'on each side of the bin and ehgagingsaid tracks, said rollers being so placed e d spaced apart that when bin is closed beth roliers of a pair engage the rear leg of said track and when said bin is open the torward "roller engages the front leg Ot s-aid track while the rear roller is in the rear of the apex of said track, for the purpose described. y l

8. in combination with a bin and acasing therefor, inverted VT-shaped tracks in the sides of said casing, the front leg of said tracks being bowed upwardly and being shorter than the rear iegei? staid tracks, and a pair of rollers nounted on each side oi ta. 4; R K said traehs, sets.

of the casing,

2. In coinb1na said bin engaging said tracks, for the purposedescribed. v

t. in combination with a bin and a casing theretor, inverted t -shaped tracks the sides of said easing the front leg of said tracks being bowed upwardly end communieating withe portion extending upwardly to the front or" the oasing and e pair sa d o 1 v be ing sale; traclr purpose deser Signed at nenosha; Wis, en .s 22nd day or Witnes'ses;

Geo. W. "Vernon Esrnne Hirer/is.

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U.S. Classification312/123, 5/51.1, 312/294
International ClassificationA47B88/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47B88/06
European ClassificationA47B88/06