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Publication numberUS1176046 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1916
Filing dateMay 19, 1915
Priority dateMay 19, 1915
Publication numberUS 1176046 A, US 1176046A, US-A-1176046, US1176046 A, US1176046A
InventorsKalman Foldeak
Original AssigneeKalman Foldeak
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Mar. 21, 1916.




Specification of Letters Patent. I Patented :Malz 21, i916.

Application led May 19, 1915. Serial No. 29,240.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, KALMAN FOLDEAK, a subject of the King of Hungary, residing at Brockville, in the Province of Ontario and Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garbage- Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in garbage receptacles.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a fireproof odorless garbage can v.having a foot operated closure member, the

entire structure being easy and inexpensive to manufacture.

A further object of the invention is to provide a metallic receptacle having a elosure lid and a specially housed novel form of foot operated actuating means therefor, and a removable mounting mea-ns being provided for the lid.

lith these general objects in view and others that will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanymg drawings, and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings forming a part of this application and in which like designating characters refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a vertical central vlongitudinal sectional view of the device, the lid and its actuating means being shown by dotted lines in their open positions. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the device with the side housing partially broken away. Fig. 3 is a top plan view thereof, and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the bottom mechanism housing detached.

While the present invention is adaptabie for various forms of garbage and other receptacles, the same is herein illustrated in connection with a metallic cylindrical can 10 having a closure lid 11 hinged to a rear cover section 41 as at'12 and provided with a partial length edge vfla-nge 13 adapted for overlying the front portion of the edge of the can. The cover portion 41v has a depending flange 42, overlying the can edge, while hooks 43 pivotedto the flange 42 engage staples 44 carried by the can.l A centrally.y arranged inwardly projecting lug 45 is carried by the flange 42 and seats Within a notch 46 in the upper edge of the can.

An operating lever 14 is flatly secured to the outer side of the lid 1l and has an angular rear extension 15 terminating in an open hook 16 positioned in substantial alinement with the rear edge of the can. A housing 17 of lthe form best illustrated in Fig. 4 is diametrically positioned at the bottom of the can 10 interiorly thereof and has an inverted U-shaped bottom 18 of the can surrounding the top and opposite sides thereof, while the said housing is attached to the opposite sides of the can by flanges 19 carried by the housing. The elongated chamber 20 within the housing communi-` cates with a slot 21 positioned through the front side of the can and adjacent the bottom thereof, while a similar slot 22 communicates with the chamber 20 at the rea"` of the can l() being arranged through the side thereof. A bottom plate 23 may also be provided for the housing chamber20 and secured to the opposite base flanges 24 of the said housing by means of rivets 25.

An operating rod 26 is slidably mounted longitudinally of the can 10 and at the rear thereof, being positioned within a rear longitudinal yside housing 27. A connecting link 28 is hinged to the upper end of the rod 26vas at 29 and is provided with a slot 30 engaging over the lever hook 16. A foot lever 31 is positioned within the chamber 20 of the housing 17 vbeing pivoted upon a rod 32 extending through opposite perforations 33 in the said bottom housing. while theforward pedal end 34 'of the said lever 31 extends outwardly of the can through the aforementioned slot 21.

A rocker arm 35 is pivoted upon a rod 36 which extends through opposite perforations 37 of thebase housing 17. The rocker arm 35 is provided with a foot 38 resting in normal contact with an arm 39 of the Asaid lever 31, while a link 40 pivotally connects thev free end ofthe rocker arm 35. to the lower end of the operating rod 2G, it being noted thatl the said/link 40 and connecting end of the arm are slidably positioned through the rear slot 22 of the can 10.

In operating the device, it is intended ythat the persondesiring to depositrefuse Within the csi-n10 approachesthe front side thereof and depresses the .lever pedal 34 by means of his footwhich tilts the rocker arm 35 drawing 11 0 downwardly the operating 'rod 26 and thereby opening the lid 11 to the position illustrated in dotted lines in- Fig. 1. Upon releasing the foot from the. pedal 34, the weight of the elements allows the lid to automatically close and the mechanism to return to its normal rest position.

A serviceable and inexpensive garbage can is thus provided which is substantially odorless and the above arrangement insures the normal closing of the cover as the link 2S prevents the closure member 11 from moving to an upright position where the same could by any possibility remain open after the foot pedal 3-1 is released. It is to be understood that the housing 17 being covered by the can bottom 18, consumes but slight space within the can, the garbage being positionabl'e upon the opposite sides thereof, while opposite spaces are formed between the housing 17 and the can'bottom which will accommodate any projecting ends of the pivoting rods 32 and 36. The lid 11 and cover 41 are removable by disengaging the hooks 43, when desired to empty the can.

Vhile the form of the invention herein shown and described is what is believed to be the preferred embodiment thereof, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth' in the claims.

What I claim as new is:-

1. A device of the class described comprising a can, a hinged closure lid thereon, an angular lever outwardly secured to the said lid and terminating in a hook at the side of the can, the said can being provided with slots in the front and rear thereof, a housing positioned within the said can and provided with a chamber communicating with the said slots, a housing longitudinally secured to the side of the can and communicating with the said chamber, an operating lever within the said bottom housing and having a forward pedal end extending through said front slot, an operating rod slidably mounted within the said longitudinal housing, a perforated link mounted upon the said hook and pivotally connected to the upper end of the said operating rod, a rocker arm pivoted within the said bottom housing and having one end normally engaging the said operating level'. and link connections between the outer end of the said rocker arm and the vlower end of the said operating rod shiftprising a can, a hinged closure lid therefor,

a bottom housing within said can having a chamber therein and attaching side flanges, an inverted U-shaped bottom within the said can overlying the said housing and flanges and providing opposite spaces therebetween, foot operated lever and arm mechanisms within the said housing, pivoting rods for the said mechanisms projecting through the opposite sides of the said housing within the sa-id spaces, and operative connections between the said mechanisms and the lid.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

l, KALMAN FOLDEAK. lVitnesses:

Rolsnn'r ARMOUR, Rov E. RAPPLE.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner -of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification220/263
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/163