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Publication numberUS1206513 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1916
Filing dateMay 6, 1915
Priority dateMay 6, 1915
Publication numberUS 1206513 A, US 1206513A, US-A-1206513, US1206513 A, US1206513A
InventorsHarold Frank Coppes
Original AssigneeHarold Frank Coppes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1206513 A
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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HAnoLn F. Corrns, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Nappanee, in the county of Elkhart and State of Indiana, have invented a new and Improved Flour-Bin, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to flour bins, and has for an object the provision of an improved structure which may be raised and lowered or moved from one position to the other with a minimum effort.

Another object of the invention is to provide a bin which may be moved pivotally to a lower position, and when in such a position will expose a filling opening at a convenient height.

In the accompanying drawingsFigure 1 is a longitudinal vertical section through a bin embodying the invention; Fig. 2 is a detailed fragmentary perspective view on a reduced scale of the bin arranged in its lowered position; Fig. 3 is a detailed perspective view of a retaining bracket.

Referring to the accompanying drawings by numerals, 1 indicates a cabinet of any desired kind having a compartment 2 which if desired may be closed by doors 3 and l. Connected with the side walls of compartment 2 are a pair of brackets 5 for receiving the ends of the rod 6, which rod is rigidly secured to the lower part of the can or bin 7 Each of the brackets 5 is provided with an ofi'set portion 8 formed with a notch 9 having a transversely arranged notch 10 extending above and below the notch 9. These brackets hold the bin 7 slightly away from the sides of the compartment 2 and thereby allow the bin to move freely into and out of the compartment 2. It will-be observed from Fig. 2 that the rod 6 is arranged near the front of the bin when the same is in its normal operative position, whereby the weight of the bin and also the weight of the contents will tend to hold the bin in its normal position within the compartment 2.

The lower part of the bin 7 is provided with any suitable form of discharge member Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 28, 1916.

Application filed May 6, 1915. Serial N 0. 26,438.

having a cap 11 and a sifting device 12 while the upper end is closed when in an operative position in the housing or compartment 2, as shown in Fig. 1. A window 13 is arranged in the front of the bin at a convenient point so that the contents may be readily observed. Arranged on the back of the bin is an aperture or filling opening 14, preferably pro vided with a turned-up portion 15, said turned-up portion being part of the back of the bin. Fitting over this turned-up portion is a cap 16 having a suitable turned-down portion. The cap 16 is provided with a cross bar 17 having depending catches 18 and 19 designed to interlock with the housing 20 and 21 secured to the back of the bin. It will be noted that the opening 14 is adjacent the upper end of the bin when the bin has been moved to a lowered position as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. This provides a free entrance to the interior of the bin at a convenient point and one at such a height as to readily allow anyone to refill the bin. After the bin has been refilled the same may be easily moved to the position shown in full lines in Fig. 1, and in such a movement the weight of the bin will be taken up principally by the shaft or rod 6, except possibly for a few inches of the movement. In this way an appreciable amount of the weight is never borne by the person operating the bin while the weight of the bin and its contents continually tend to hold the bin closed or in the operative position shown in Fig. 1. A cross bar 22is provided in chamber2 against which the upper end of the bin rests so as to prevent any undue pressure on the cap 16.

What I claim is In a flour bin, a housing having a chamber, a can arranged in said chamber, the upper end of the can when in operative position in the housing being closed, and the lower end being provided with a discharge member, the said can being formed with a filling opening in its back near the said lower end, a rod connected with the lower part of the can near the front thereof, and means for pivotally supporting the ends of the rod to permit the can to be swung freely name to this specification in the presence of gfiwnward and out of the housing, the said two subscribing Witnesses. in opening When the can is swung out- Warfiy, being at the front and adjacent the HAROLD FRANK COPPDb' 5 highest part of the can to permit of readily Witnesses:

filling the can. O. J. DE Bow In testimony whereof I have signed my H. B. Zoon.

Copies of this patent n ay be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

' Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification222/165
Cooperative ClassificationA47K5/10, G01F11/24