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Publication numberUS1297435 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1919
Filing dateJul 12, 1915
Priority dateJul 12, 1915
Publication numberUS 1297435 A, US 1297435A, US-A-1297435, US1297435 A, US1297435A
InventorsCharles W Beck
Original AssigneeBeck Frost Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for oil-cans or the like.
US 1297435 A
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1,297,435. Patented Mar. 18,1919.



To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES W. BECK, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Oil-Cans or the like, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings. I

My invention relates to holders for oil cans or the like and resides in the provision of a simple construction of holder that may be easily and cheaply manufactured; in the provision of a holder that will readily adapt itself to the can and which is so constructed as to firmly hold the bearings and the holder in contact, so as to prevent rattling. Further, in the provision of a simple construction of holder by which the can will be retained against accidental displacement.

The invention consists in the peculiar construction, arrangement and combination of parts as hereinafter set forth and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the holder embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation showing the oil can in engagement with the holder; and

Fig. 3 illustrates a modification.

Referring to the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, A designates an attaching section in the form of an angle plate, the vertical flange B of which is adapted to be secured to a suitablesupport, the flange B having apertures C for receiving securing screws or the like. Carried by the laterally-extending flange D of the plate A is a supporting section E in the form of a wide, flat plate having its inner end resting upon the flange D and pivoted thereto adjacent one side, as indicated at F. G and H are lugs struck out of the flange D and the member E respectively, and I is a spring havin its opposite ends connected to the lugs and H. This spring acts to normally hold the rear edge J of the plate E against the inner face K of the plate B, but will permit the section E to be swung upon the pivot A as shown in Fig. 1.

L is a retaining projection or lug struck out of the plate B and projecting outwardly from the inner face thereof. At the outer end of the plate E is a retaining section Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 18, 1919.

Application filed July 12, 1915. Serial No. 39,467. Y

preferably comprising spaced lugs M and N turned up at the end of the plate E. The lugs L, M and N are so shaped and so proportioned as to engage over the flared portion O at the base of the can P, as shown in Fig. 2. When the can is in engagement with the holder it is arranged as shown in Fig. 2. In this position the spring I acts to yieldably draw the lugs M and N toward the lug L, since the plate E is pivoted ad' jaoent one side thereof. Since the lower portion Q of the lug L is somewhat rounding, when it is desired to remove the can from the holder it is merely necessary to lift the can upwardly and the rounding portion Q will effect a gradual rocking of the member E about its pivot F, thereby moving the lugs M and-N away from the lug L and allowing the can to be withdrawn. To engage the can its edge is first engaged with the lugs M and N and then the can moved downward into engagement with the lug L. Since the latter is rounding, it will cause a rocking of the member E upon its pivot until the edge of the can has passed below the lug L. The spring I will then tend to return the plate E, which will cause the lugs M, N and L to be resiliently held in engagement with the can. As will be readily apparent, the spring I will take up any play between the lugs and the can, thereby preventing rattling.

In the construction shown in Fig. 3, the holder has a vertical attaching section A and a supporting section B formed integral with and extending laterally from the section A, both of these sections being made from a comparatively wide, flat strip of sheet metal. Extending outwardly from the inner face of the plate A is a resilient retaining lug O in the form of a spring finger. D E are retaining lugs turned up from the end of the plate B and adapted to engage over the lower edge of the can. The can is engaged with the support by engaging its edge with the lugs D E and then forcing the can downwardly against the tension of the spring finger C. In order to hold'the periphery of the can in tight contact with the lugs, the plate B is provided with a spring finger F struck thereoutof, which contacts with the bottom of the can and tends to raise the latter. The tension of the member F however, is not sufficient to move the can out of engagement with the ger C.

,In each of the constructionsdescribed,- the support not only is provided With suitable retaining lugs for engaging the can, but also I the holder is provided Witlrresilent means for taking up any play between the lugs and the periphery of the can, so as to pre- 1 vent rattling.

What I claim as my invention is:

l. Ajholder for'cans orthe like, compris; ing a vertically-arranged attaching plate, a laterallypxtending supporting plate, there. beinga resilient lug struck out from/the at}v taching plate, retaining; means at the outer, end of the supporting plate, and a spring-w. pressed member. carried by the supporting platev for engaging the bottom of the can. a;

2. A holder for cans orthe like,- comprising a ertically-arranged attaching plate, a l;

taching plate, retaining means at the-outer end of the" supporting plate, and a springpressed member carried by one of said plates for engagingthe bottom of the can.

8. The combination'with a vertically-arranged attaching plate, of a laterally -:eX-' tending; supportingplate, cooperating .re-" taining lugs upon said plate and engaging In testimony whereof Lmy signature.

in presenceoftwowitnesses. z or g 'CHARLESiW. BECK.

VVitness es: 7


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US2906489 *Jun 24, 1954Sep 29, 1959Standard Oil CoDrum tilting device
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U.S. Classification248/310
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/007, H04M1/11