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Publication numberUS1098727 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1914
Filing dateMay 14, 1912
Priority dateMay 14, 1912
Publication numberUS 1098727 A, US 1098727A, US-A-1098727, US1098727 A, US1098727A
InventorsIsaac Hirsohn
Original AssigneeIsaac Hirsohn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1098727 A
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Patented June 2, 1914.




1 poster.

Application filed May 14, 1912.

To all [ll/LOH! it may concur/2 Be .it known that I, Isaac Hinsoim. a citizen of the United States of America, residing in the city, county, and State o'l New York, have invented certain new and useful Imprr)vcments in Bucket-Closm'es, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates more particularly to that branch of the art in which sectional hinged cover. are used. Heretotore in receptacle covers of this class segmental hinged joints have been used which were neither moisture, nor dust proot. \Vhile hinged joints having but a single cylindrical section are known to the art, such cylindrical section has not heretofore been normally elevated. above the plane of the surface of the leaves, as in my device, to form a substantially moisture and dust proof joint, adapted for use in exposed situations, as described and shown. in my pending application for United States Letters Patent, filed l ebruary 29th, 1912. numbered 680,643, for an in'iprovenient in hinges and hinged joints, reference to which is hereby made.

lily present invention includes a hinged joint, such as therein described, adapted for use in buckets and other covered receptacles provided with sectional-covers and with. an automatic device for opening and closing the cover-sections. A device of this class is illustrated in my United States Letters Patent numbered 1,036,237. issued Aug. 20th, 1912, to which Letters Patent. raterence is hereby made.

My invention also embraces a simplified construction of the sectional-cover and piv otal rod or pintle on which the same is hinged, by which I mount the coin iiression spring. employed for closing the cover-sections, directly on the sectional-cover, in operative position, thus permitting the pivotal rod or pintle to be entirely withdrawn, without disn'lounting the compression spring. I am thus enabled to dispense with one wing-nut and the threading of one end of the pivotal, rod or pint-1e, for which a riveted head may be substituted, without impairing the functional capacity of the remaining wing-nut when used as a friction bearing to retain a cover-section in an open position.

Another novel feature embraced in my in vention is a bail provided with lifting arms adapted to adj ustably engage with and open the cover-sections; the bail is no longer nor Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 2, 1 914. Serial No. 697,351.

molly retained in an upright, or vertical position, but is pendent; against the side of the lt'tftlll'iltlt when not in use. The retention of the bail normallyin such a vertical position is a commercial disadvantage; this I have overcome by providing a slot in the lifting arms. carried by the bail. and hinging the bail on the pivotal rod or pintle by such slotpthc sliding joint thus formed provides a simple and etl'ective means for ad justably engagrino and releasing the bailin and from an operative position. at will. thus. permitting the bail when not (cleaned by its lifting arms to drop to the side of the receptacle. where it remains pendent From its hinges. I: thus provide a novel article of .manuli-icture in this class o'l covered receptacles. which, for the first time. includes a moisture and dust proof hinged joint, securing the covers, adjustable lifting arms. pendent bail. and a dismouutable pivotal bearing.

Having thus generally describec l some oil. the more novel. textures of my invention, I now particularly show and describe the same by reference to the accompanying drawine's. which are illustrative sketches and re productions of some of the figures shown in mv said application lllllllllOlGCl (380,643. and the parts are similarly lettered and numbered, except those which are new and emhody my present invention.

In the drawings similar letters and ordiuals indicate identical parts.

Figures 1. to l-. inclusive. show perspective views of a receptacle provided with a sectional-cover and a bail, or handle. cinbodying my 'll'lVGDl'lUll. In Fig. l. the bail 7). is shown in an upright, or vertical position. with the lifting arms 2*. on operatively engaged and the cover sections a, o, closed. in this figure the pivotal rod or pintle. c, is shown with a cap, or head. at one end, which may be termed tl'iercon, and threaded at the other. to receive the wing-nut c. and washers. for retaining the parts in place. but in subsequent figures the pivotal rod c. is shown without the wing-nut, in order not to obstruct the view of the lifting arms i5". 71. which are termed on the bail by looping back the extensions and twisting the ends 7;. 7), on the bail. as shown terming the slots. or openings, 7) b lettered in Figs. 3 and 4. 1 do not, however, confine myself to an angular or curved Form of slotted lifting arm here shown, but include in my invention any pattern of lifting arm having slots for a sliding joint, formed on, or carried by, the bail which shall be adapted to opera tively open the cover-sections, and which may be disengaged and reengaged at will, as I for the first time provide means for adjustably disengagin the lifting arms by manipulating the bail and permitting the latter to assume a pendent position when disengaged.

In operating the pattern here shown one of the lifting arms is first disengaged by slightly tilting the bail, with a lateral pressure, by reason of which the sliding joint, 2'2 is retracted, permitting the arm, 6*, to be disengaged, assuming the position shown in Fig. 2, after which the bail is brought back to a vertical position, thus causing the release of the remaining arm, 6*, when they will be in the position shown in Fig. 3. The lifting arms are now both disengaged and the bail, when released, will drop to the side of the receptacle, remaining normally pendent from its hinges, as shown in Fig. at. The simple act of returning the bail to the vertical position operatively engages the lifting arms.

Fig. 5 is a detail plan view of the undersurface of the cover-sections, a, a, and shows my novel method of mounting the compression spring f, on the sectional-cover. The single-section hinged joint j, is cut away, or recessed, at is, as shown, to receive the compression spring 7', which is a spiral, with an opening to receive the pivotal rod 0. and the cover-sections, a, a, are perforated at f f to receive the bearing arms, f, f, of the spring, which are let through the openings and operatively bear on the coversections to depress them when they, or either of them, are raised, or opened.

Fig. 6 is a det-ail of the sectional-covers and joint, being a vertical section cut through at 2', 2', shown in Fig. 1, showing the cover-sections a, a, with the spirally curved extensions 0', 0, with their engagement by interleaving with each other and the opening by which they are hinged upon the pivotal rod 0, there shown. The con struction here shown, including the raising of the joint above the plane of the surface of the cover-sections and the extended surfaces of the spiral thus engaged, are well adapted to prevent moisture or dust penetrating between the faces of the contacting leaves to the interior of the receptacle.

The sectional-cover and compression spring are assembled as a factory operation. \Vhen the parts are to be assembled the sectional-cover is laid in position and the lifting arms of the bail inserted under the cover-sections, the pivotal rod is then passed through the slot in the lifting arm, the opening in the bracket shown but not lettered, in Figs. 2, 3 and t and the opening in the hinged joint of the cover, and then through the corresponding openings in the bracket and bail on the opposite side, and the wingnut is set up in place, washers being used on each side as desired. The withdrawal of the pivotal rod 0, dismounts the other parts. This operation requires no mechanical skill, and its simplicity is claimed as an added element of commercial value and utility not heretofore known in the art. The automatic device for opening and closing the cover-sections is operated by depressing the bail in a direction opposite to the coversection which it is desired to raise, the coversection will be raised by the lifting arm and when the bail is restored to a vertical position the cover is depressed by the action of the compression spring f. If it is desired to retain the cover-section in an open position then the wing-nut e is turned up, increasing the frictional resistance of the hearing sufficiently to overcome the pressure of the spring f. A reverse turn of the wingnut releases the pressure, permitting the spring to again become operative.

Having thus described and shown the same, I claim as novel and my invention:

1. In a receptacle provided with a hinged sectional cover, in combination, a bail or handle having a lifting arm at each end provided with aslot and adapted, when operatively cngaged, to bear upon the respective cover-sections, a rod or pintle supported on the body of the receptacle, upon which is hinged the bail or handle, by the slots in such lifting arms, and on which is also hinged such sectional cover.

2. In a receptacle Provided wit-h a hinged sectional cover, in combination, a bail or handle having lifting arms provided with a sliding joint, a rod or pintle, supported on the body of the receptacle, on which is hinged such sectional cover and on which such bail is also hinged by such sliding oint the latter being adapted to permit such lifting arms carried by such bail to be ope-ratively extended under the cover-sections in opposite directions and automatic means for closing the coversections when open.

In testimony whereof, Isaac Hnasorrn has signed his name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. this 11th day of May, 1912.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, 11.0. t

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U.S. Classification220/264
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/163