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S. A. |VHLBAUER- COLLAPSIBLE PAIL.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 1a. 1917.
Patented July 10, 1917.
5 vwentoz SAMUEL A. MILBAUER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 10, 191W.
Application filed March 16, 1917. Serial No. 155,140.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL A. MIL- BAUER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at New York city, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Collapsible Pails, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to improvements in folding or collapsible pails designed particularly for the use of automobiles, but is not limited to such use. My improved pail is adapted to be folded up when not in use, and therefore, can be packed away in a tool-box or other storage receptacle, special means being employed to secure the pail in its collapsed condition.
I will now proceed to describe my invention in detail, the novel features of which will be pointed out in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part hereof, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the pail extended or opened up for use.
Fig. 2 is a similar view taken from below illustrating the pail folded or collapsed; and
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view, the section being taken on a line 33 in Fig. 1.
My improved pail, indicated by 4, can be made of rubber, canvas, or any waterproofed material, that can be folded. The upper end of the pail is provided with a ring 5 to maintain the pail open, at one end. The bottom 6 of the pail can be formed in any desirable manner, such as by providing a relatively stiff bottom-member 7 covered on the bottom, if desirable by the material of which the pail is made, and by a layer 8, of the same material on the top surface. The particular formation of the bottom of the pail is optionable, but I prefer, that it be made comparatively stiff. For the purpose of carrying soap, wastecloth, etc., I provide the pail with a pocket 9 made of foldable material.
The pail A is provided with a flexible handle 10 secured to it, at one end thereof as indicated by- 11, the other end of the handle being detachably connected to the pail. To adapt the handle for separable connection to the pail, I provide the same with buttonholes 12 and 13 to engage a button 14 carried by the pail. When the pail is extended for use, the handle 10 serves as a means by which the pail can be carried. When the pail is collapsed the handle 10 becomes a retaining element to hold the pail in collapsed condition (see Fig. 2). When supporting the pail, the button 14: will engage the buttonhole 13; but when the pail is collapsed the button lei will engage the button-hole 12.
When the pail is collapsed, the handle 10 will be passed under the bottom 6 and connected to the button lei, being drawn tightly against said bottom; hence, the pail can not be extended until the handle is disengaged from the button 14;.
My improved pail obviates the necessity of carrying an ordinary pail, which is cumbersome and will be found very useful to tourists, campers, automobilists, or the like.
What I claim is:
1. A collapsible pail provided with a handle, one end of which is attached to said pail at a certain point, the other end of said handle being adapted to engage the said pail removably at another point and provided with means in the body of said handle for effecting said removable engagement at any one of a plurality of points of said handle, for tightening the latter more or less against. the bottom of the pail when the latter is collapsed and said handle has been turned under it.
2. A collapsible pail having a handle fixed at one end and adapted to be turned lengthwise at will over this point of attachment for contact with the bottom of the collapsed pail, the other end of said handle being provided with means for attaching it at will to the said pail with adjustment of tightness of contact.
3. A collapsible pail having a button, in combination with a flexible reversible handle having one end attached to said pail and being provided near the other end at difierent points of its length with holes for engaging said button to tighten said handle against the bottom of the collapsed pail.
Signed at New York city, N. Y., this 15 day of March, 1917.
SAMUEL A. MILBAUER.
EDWARD A. JARVIS, V ALBERT A. LUsTIG.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
' Washington, D. C.