US 1350080 A
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APPLICATION FILED ocr. 22. 1919.
Patented Aug. 17, 1920.
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UNITED STATES CHARLES NOTTER, OF WEST HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented All". 17, 1920.
Application filed October 22, 1919. Serial No. 332,420.
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, Qnnnnns Norrnn, residing at West Hoboken, county of Hudson, and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ash- Sifters, of which th'e'following is a speci lication.
This invention has as its principal object to provide an ash can with a basket adapted to receive either hot or cold ashes, cinders and partially consumed coals, the basket having openings in its bottom allowing the finer particles to sift through into the main portion of the receptacle.
Another object is to provide means whereby the can, including the basket, may be rocked or oscillated vigorously, thereby causing a separation of the ashes and liner particles from the larger in an effective manner, such sifting operation being performed within the body of the can, which is provided with a close fitting cover, preventing the ashes from soiling the operator or surrounding premises.
Still another object is to provide means for maintaining the basket centrally within the can and also for clamping the cover while the can is being agitated.
These objects are attained by the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawings, forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which igure l is a side elevational View of an ash can made in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view of the same taken in a different plane from Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a top plan View thereof, the cover being removed, and
Fig. 4 is a further enlarged fragmentary sectional view, showing the upper part of the can, the section being taken substantially on line 4-4l of Fig. 2.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the numeral 10 designates a can or container having a rigid imperforate bottom 11, se cured in the ordinary manner, and a rolled bead 12 at its upper edge.
The circular cover plate 14:, is formed with stiffening steps 15 and 16, to the latter of which is secured a handle 18 by the rivets 19, the handle being raised so as to be operated conveniently, and formed with the cover is an integral downturned annular flange 20, flaring slightly outward and tenminating in a rolled bead. 21.
Held by rivets 23, upon opposite sides of the can, are raised ears 24 in which are loosely engaged the looped ends 25 of a bail 26, curved and adapted to extend over the can in the usual manner.
Formed appropriately in the bail. 26 are curved detents 27 adapted to engage with the rim of the cover plate 141 and clamp the same tightly upon the head 12 when the bail is in a vertical position.
Rigidly secured to the outer surface of the can 10, centrally of the ears 241, at the bottom of the structure, are metal plates 28, the same being turned reentrantly closely adjacent to the peripheral edge of the bottom plate 11 and formed to present curved rocker elements 29 upon which the structure may be readily oscillated.
The ash basket is comprised of a cylin drical band 30 having an u turned lower edge 31 and in the space between the edge and interior of the band is secured the downturned ends 32 of a plurality of wires crossing each other from side to side or interwoven to present a netted wire fabric or sieve 38.
Extending diametrally across the band, which is of lesser diameter than the can 10, is a handle bar 35, having twisted ends 36 which are bent at right angles forming parallel arms 37 fitting the interior of the band and held thereto by rivets 38.
These rivets 38 also serve to permanently secure a pair of opposed exterior lugs "-H) having raised outturned hooks 11 adapted to rest upon the bead 12, thereby supporting the basket interiorly of the can.
In operation, the bail being turned down, the cover can be removed and the basket extracted, or if desired, ashes may be dumped directly into the basket. A pair of outwardly bowed arcuate spacing strips 42 are secured to the basket at right angles to the lugs 40.
Upon rocking the can on the rocker projections 29 it will be obvious that the contents of the basket will be agitated, causing of sifting and separation of the contents so that the coarser portions may be removed by raising the basket from the can.
As the slightly flaring flange 20 of the cover is maintained in close contact with the bead 12, obviously no dust is permitted to inwardly projecting side portions adapted,
'to engage over said coverand clamp the latter and said elements upon the receptacle when the bail is in vertical position.
2. In an; article or the class described a cylindrical receptacle, a basket having a perforate bottom, a pair of lugs secured to said basket on opposite sides 7 thereof and having raised outturned hooks projecting over and resting upon the top edge of the said receptacle, a rigid bar extending across t hee'top of said basket between said lugs,
described my invention outwardly bowed arcuate spacing strips secured to the sides of said basket at right angles to said lugs, and a cover for said re- .ceptacle adapted to engage said outturned hooks.
I 3, in an article of the class described, an outer container having a bottom plate, and rocker plates secured to the container at opposite sides thereof formed to present curved elements each of said rocker plates being bent upon itself to partially inclose the peripheral edge of the bottom of said container.
' '4. In an article of the class described, an
outer container having outer retaining means secured thereto, a bail pivotally secured to said means, rocker elements secured to 'the bottom of said container at points below said retaining means, said rocker elemerits comprising a plate bent upon itself to partially inclose the peripheral edge of the bottom of the container. p
In testimony whereof I have afiix'ed my signature.