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Publication numberUS1104055 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1914
Filing dateSep 18, 1911
Priority dateSep 18, 1911
Publication numberUS 1104055 A, US 1104055A, US-A-1104055, US1104055 A, US1104055A
InventorsNellie W Lowe
Original AssigneeNellie W Lowe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1104055 A
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urmouxon FILED SEPT. 18, 1911.

1,104,055. Patented July 21, 1914.

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- UNrrun srarns PATENT orrron NELLIE w. r.own, or ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed September 18, 1911. Serial No. 649,937.

To all whom'it may concern:

Be it known that I, NELLIE W. Lown, a citizen of the United States, residing, at Erie, in the county of Erie and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Garbage-Cans, of which the following is the specification,

My invention has for its object to provide a new and improved form of garbage can, which would be more sanitary in use than the cans with which I am familiar.

My means of accomplishing the foregoing object may be more clearly understood by having reference to the accompanying drawings, which are hereunto annexed and are a part of this specification, in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation constructed in accordance with my improvement. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the top or cap for my improved can.

Similar reference numerals refer to similar parts throughout the entire description.

As shown in the drawings, my can comprises an outer or body portion 1, the lower part 2 of which is conical in shape, on which is provided an opening 3 in which may be fitted a pet-cock 4; for the purpose of draining the moisture therefrom. 5 is a basket having a conical perforated bottom, which sets in the body portion, the same being permitted to rest between the shoulders 6 whereby the conical body is wedged between the shoulders the shoulders being formed from suitable material and soldered to the interior .of the can. The body portion 1 is supported by trunnions secured to its outer wall, which are carried in slots formed in the upwardly extending portion 9 of the legs 7 and 8, are of inverted Y shape which, as shown in the drawings, are provided withan upwardly extended portion 9, the lower part of which is bifurcated, forming the legs 7 and 8. The legs 7 are connected by a cross brace, which gives the necessary stilfness to them, upon which the body portion is pivotally mounted on the upwardly extending member 9 by means of a pin or pivot 10. A cover for the body portion is formed, as more clearly seen in Fig. 3, with a downwardly depending flange 11, which engages the outer wall of the body portion 1 at the top and is of the body 1. tion is most sanitary, as the garbage is at all provided with a deck or head portion 12, which is formed with a central opening 13.

A cover 14 which is formed of a disk of metal of slightly larger diameter than the opening 13 is secured to the deck or head 12 by means of a bolt or rivet 15. This sliding portion is provided with a handle 16 and is held tightly against the head 12 by means of a clamp 17, which also acts as a detent, so as to prevent the opening 13 ever being left open, by being swung past the center when closing it.

My can is to be used as follows: The cover 14 may be swung to either side as indicated by dotted lines in-Fig. 3. The garbage is Patented July 21, 1914.

then placed in the can by the user when the ent in the garbage drips through the series of perforations 18, which are provided in the basket or sieve 5, and passes down through the openings 3 and may be drained off from time to time through the pet-cock 4. The opening 3, if desired, can be connected to a sewer so as to keep it drained constantly. The result of this is that the basket or sieve 5 only contains dry garbage, and when it is filled the user, after detaching the cover from the body portion 1, can grasp the handles 19 and 20, which are provided in the inside of the basket 5, and thus lift the basket bodily from within the body portion 1 and the garbage may then be burned or emptied into any desired receptacle for carrying it away. The basket 5 is provided with a conical lower portion which corresponds to the contour of the lower portion 2 The result of this constructimes kept in a closed receptacle, and the moisture which is the most ofiensive part as a rule is drained off and the whole presents an extremely desirable arrangement for handling garbage.

Having described my invention, what I regard as new and, desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

A. garbage can comprising an outer receptacle having a conical bottom portion, and an opening substantially centrally of the conical bottom, an angular member providers, whereby the bottom is wedged between ing shoulders, secured to the inner wall of the shoulders. 1a

the outer receptacle, said shoulders having In witness whereof I have signed the forea supportuig member integral therewlth and golng specification.

extending downwardly and into engagement NELLIE W. LO l/VE. with the inner wall of the outer receptacle, \Vitnesses:

an inner receptacle having a conical perfo- C. M. BAUMEIs'rER,

rated bottom positioned between the sh0uld- K. DOLBEY.

Games at thia patent may be obtained for five ccntii each, by addreszing the Commimzsioaer at Patent, Washington, D. (3.

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US3205976 *Jul 28, 1961Sep 14, 1965Stollman IrvingCheck-out cart and counter
US4254602 *Dec 28, 1978Mar 10, 1981Boynton Wilson CTrash bag filling device
US5967361 *Feb 6, 1998Oct 19, 1999Anthony R. MartoranaDumpster-type refuse container and method
U.S. Classification210/244, 220/628, 298/2, 280/79.2, 220/908
Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/908, C02F1/003