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Publication numberUS1160010 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1915
Filing dateAug 18, 1914
Priority dateAug 18, 1914
Publication numberUS 1160010 A, US 1160010A, US-A-1160010, US1160010 A, US1160010A
InventorsArthur R Svenson
Original AssigneeArthur R Svenson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can and closure therefor.
US 1160010 A
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Patented Nov. 9, 1915.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 9, 11915.

Application filed August 18, 1914. Serial No. 857,423.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ARTHUR R. Svnnson, a citizen of the United States, residing at Richmond Hill, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Cans and Closures Therefor, of which the following is a specification.

An object of the invention is to provide a can and closure therefor and in which the closure will be normally held in locked relation. to the can and can be quickly removed and as easily replaced thereon.

The invention contemplates, among other features, the provision of a can which is preferably used as a garbage receptacle or the like and which is provided with a closure adapted to be normally locked thereon so as to prevent dogs, cats or other animals from gaining access to the interior of the can.

Still further embodiments of the invention reside in a can and closure in which, when the can constitutes a garbage receptacle, the closure can be readily removed and as readily replaced and is so constructed and formed that itwill stand a lot of wear and tear without danger of having the closure bent or mutilated to such an extent as would prevent it being looked upon the can or receptacle. l

In the further disclosure of the invention reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, constituting a part of this specification, in which similar characters of ref erence denote corresponding parts in all the views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a fragmentary vertical. sectional view taken through the can and 010' sure, with the full lines indicating the locked position of the parts and the dotted lines the unlocked portion thereof; Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken on the line 2-2 in Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 33 in Fig. 1.

Referring more particularly to the views, I provide a can body 10 which, adjacent its upper end 11, is provided with diametrically opposed openings 12, the upper end or edge 11 being rounded in the nature of a bead and which construction is usually found on cans such as are used for the reception of garbage or the like.

The closure member 13 is adapted to be placed over the can .body 10. to close the same and the said closure member is provided with the usual handle l l and, fur

thermore, has a plurality of slots 15 formed in the top thereof, said closure member also having a depending circular flange 16 forming the periphery of the closure member and which is adapted to encircle the top of the can body when the closure member is applied thereto.

Secured to the under side of member 13 are plurality of U-shaped straps or supports 17 provided with openings 18 and forming hearings to slidingly support locking bars 19 which are adapted to have their free ends passed through the openings 12, said locking bars being arranged radially with respect to-the closure member. A sprin -like Ushaped operatthe closure ing member 20 preferably made of a band spring wire has a cross piece 21 thereof adapted to lie adjacent to the handle 14 of the closure member and eXteriorly of the closure member, with sides 22 of the operating member passing through the slots 15 and having the free ends thereof passing through wire-like loops 23 secured to the inner ends of the locking bars 19, said sides being arranged to slidably pass through the loops to insure the proper operation of the locking members as will, be hereinafter setforth. Now when the liisure member is in locked position on the can body it will be seen that the free ends of the locking bars pass through the openings 12 and thus hold the closure member against removal. When it is desired to remove the closure member the handle 1% of th closure member is operated. and at the same time anupward pressure is exerted on the cross piece 21 of the operating member 20, thus causing the sides 22, on account of the spring like action of the operating member, to move toward each other and exert a pull on the locking bars 19 to move the some out of the openings 12, thereby permitting the'removal of the closure member with respect to the can body. Now it will be seen that when it is desired to replace the closure member it is first necessary topull upwardly on the cross piece 21 in order to move the free ends of the locking bars out of the vertical plane of the sides of the can body and then after the closure member has been applied to the can body, the upward pressure is released on the operating member, thus through the spring like action of'the operating member causing a su-ficient pressure to be exerted onthe iv ljaiihdenthes'pring and thereby would not be iiblewto-open' the can.

From theioregoing description it will be niiple' construction and, as mentioned heres -pertioularly adaptable for use on gefreceptscle's and thelike.

resg nay be made from the construce'tforth in the drawing without dee spirit of-the invention and to I mans-imam thi e appendedi jclei s.

o'sure {memb r adapted to beplaced upon e iII1:'bQdy,: 1 spring like operating memh'aVI'ngpQttions extending intofthej can body perentfl-thiit' the device described is of e understood that various, de-,

flietjthje scope' ofthe invention is defined by invention, 13

' (s at-for w an body comprising a er"",moveb1 fon the closure member end when the closure member is Iepplied thereto,

weenie upon the straps and engaged by the free,

ends of theoperating member whereby said locking bers 'Will be moved into or out of engagement with said can body when the operating member is actuated.

2. A closure for a can comprising a closuremember, straps de ending from the closure member, with a p urality of said straps formed Withangular portions providing stop lugs, locking bars mounted to slide on said straps and movableinto and out of engegement with the can, and a spring like operating member mountedto slide on the can body and having engulerly formed ends ef itending into the can body When the closure member is'in position thereon, said angularly formed ends being conndoted-pvith said locking-bers to actuate the same" and adapted to be limited in their movement by said'stop lugs. I,

In testimony Whereoffi efiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


gown? A. Swanson, oNAN SvENsoN.

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U.S. Classification220/246, 220/251, 292/41, 292/37
Cooperative ClassificationB64D37/005