US 1252775 A
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COMBINED .RECEPTACLE AND FOOT REST.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 31' l9l5- 1,252,775, Patented Jan. 8,1918.
WITNESS 4 TTORNEYS JOSEPH BUTCHER, 0F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
COMIBINED RECEPTACLE AND FOOT-REST.
Application filed March 31, 1915.
To a5? whom it may concern: 7
Be it known that I, JOSEPH BUTCHER, a citizen of the United States, and resident of New York city, borough of- Brooklyn,
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J an. 8, 1%18.
Serial No. 18,245.
end wall 14. The intermediate sections have no end walls. The smallest section 12 and the one or more intermediate sections 11 are connected together-so that they have the decounty of Kings, and State of New York,\sired limited longitudinal movement in rehave invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Receptacles and Foot-Rests, of which the following is a specification.
My invention is particularly designed for use in connection with vehicles and involves a construction which is adapted to serve not only for the storage of articles within the vehicle, but may also serve as a foot rest. In this preferred embodiment it is so designed and so proportioned that it may be placed transversely of the vehicle and have stored within it side curtains, a lap robe or other article. The device is preferably telescopic so that its length may be varied in accordance with the articles to be'stored and may occupy the minimum space when carried empty. The separate sections of the device are preferably of metal so as to withstand pressure when used as a foot rest and one of the sections is preferably so constructed that it may serve as a pail or bucket.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing in which similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts in the several views, and in which- Figure 1 is a longitudinal section through a motor vehicle body illustrating my improved device in one position in which it may be placed,
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device in extended position, and
Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal section.
In the preferred embodiment which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, I form the casing of the device of three sections 10, 11, and 12, although a smaller or greater number of sections might be employed if desired. Each of the sections is shown as cylindrical in form although this is not an essential. The sections are all of substantially the same length and are of graduated sizes so that each may telescope within the" next adjacent section and all of the sections may be stored within the largest. The difference in size is comparatively slight and onlv sufficient to permit of the proper telescoping.
The largest section 10 has an end wall 13 seamed, soldered or otherwise secured thereto, and the smallest section has a similar spect to each other, but cannot be entirely separated, while the section 10 is removable from the adjacent intermediate section 11. As shown, the smallest section 12 at its open end has an outwardly extending flange 15 which may engage with an inwardly extending flange on the section 11, while the bottom wall 14 has a flange 17 which serves to connect said bottom wall to the peripheral wall. The section 11 is prevented from being removed from the section 12 by engagement of the flange 16 with either the flange 15 or the flange 17.
The sections are of such diameter that when extended as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, they are of a length substantially equal to the transverse width of a vehicle body so that they may be placed as shown in Fig. 1 and serve as a foot rest. In this figure, ll have shown the receptacle disposed directly in the rear of the front seat 18 and beneath a mat 19 so as to be held efiectively in place but at the same time to be free for quick removal by raising the mat. Side curtains, a blanket or any other similar article may be rolled up. and stored within the receptacle, the parts 10 and 11 being separated to permit access thereof. Of course any other article of sufliciently small size may be stored therein. The section 10 is illustrated as being provided with a bail 20 so that this section may be removed from the other seetions and used as a pail or bucket if desired.
Any other suitable handle in place of that shown may be employed. It will be noted that the bail or any other handle may serve to prevent the device from rolling in case it is not held beneath the mat as illustrated.
est and largest sections having end walls and the largest section having a handle and being adapted for use as a pail or bucket;
2. A combined receptacle and foot rest comprising three cylindrical telescoping sections, the largest section and the smallest section each having an end Wall and the largest section being removable from the intermediate section and being provided with a bail, and the smallest section having outwardly extending flanges at opposite ends thereof, and said intermediate section having an inwardly directed flange at one end disposed between said last mentioned flanges, the total length of said receptacle when extended being substantially equal to the transverse width of a vehicle body and the peripheral Walls of the several sections being of sufficient thickness and rigidity to permit the entirereceptacle to serve as a foot rest.
Signed at Boston in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts this 27th day of March A. D. 1915.
G. N. HATCH, PELEG G. GRIFFIN.