US 1472707 A
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Oct. 30, 1923. 1,472,707
- T. WEISZ SANITARY WASTE RECEPTACLE Filed Sept. 21. 1922 "Ghomag (De L sz Patented Get. 30, 1923.
its stares THOMAS wnrsz, on NEW YORK, N. Y.
SANITARY WASTE RECEPTACLE Application filed September 21,1922. Serial No. 589,568.
To all whom it may camera: Be it known that I THOMAS WEIsz,'a citizen of Hungary, residing at New York, in
the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sanitary Waste Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a receptacle in which dust or other waste or refuse may be conveniently collected, the invention having for an object to provide a novel form of connection between the cover and a swinging handle whereby the cover is automatically opened or closed by swinging movement of said handle.
A further object relates to the provision of a construction in which the handle may be compactly arranged, in position holding the cover closed, when desired.
For further comprehension of the in vention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
Fig. 1 of the drawings'is a perspective view of my improved receptacle showing it in upright position with the cover closed.
Fig. 2 is a side view with the cover open.
Fig. 3 is a side view showing a modified form of receptacle.
Fig. 4. is a longitudinal vertical section taken approximately on the line 4-4 of is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings my improved waste receptacle comprises a box 10 of generally rectangular shape but cut off obliquely at its upper end. To the lower side of this upper end is hinged as at 11 a cover 12, this cover being engaged with a bail-like handle to be opened or closed by swinging the latter.
This handle or bail is shown at 13, being in the form of a suitably bent wire pivotally attached at its ends to brackets such as 14 fixed to those sides of the box which extend obliquely at their top edges, the pivotal axis of the handle 13 being midway of the said sides and approximately on a level with the lower edge of the top of the box.
Fixed to the cover 12, at the sides and midway between the free and hinged edges thereof, are brackets 15 in which are pivotpro ect over the sides of the box and ally engagedthe shanks of eyes 16 which embrace the legs of the handle.
In the use of this device, by swinging the handleback, the cover is opened, the device being particularly useful to receive floor sweepings, being easily tilted over to lieon its side with the cover open.
In the construction shown in Fig. 4 the box 10' is formed with an oblique top edge to which a cover is hinged as at 11. Secured upon opposite sides ofthe box are the housings 20 having vertical slots 21in their outer faces, these slots having short lateral offsets 22 at their upper ends turned toward the face of the box to which the cover is hinged.
Into these offsets 22 project the inturned lugs 23 on the ends of the handle 13 and to these lugs 23 are attached coiled tension springs 24 which extend obliquely downward in the housings 20, being inclined toward the above mentioned face of the box, and are attached to the bottom of the box. The handle 18 is engaged by eyes 16' similar to the eyes 16, and similarly attached to the cover.
In ordinary use this device operates similarly to the one shown in Figs. 1 and 2. When the box is filled with waste to be transported, the lugs 23 are pushed laterally from the offsets 22 into the main reaches of the slots 21. The springs 24 then pull the handle downward until it bears on the cover 13" and holds the same closed. It will be noted that under ordinary conditions the springs 24, by reason of their oblique arrangement, act to hold the lugs 23 from disengagement from the offsets 22.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is as follows:
1. A waste receptacle having an inclined top, a cover hinged thereto, and a bail hinged to the receptacle and having a slidable engagement with said cover, and means for causing said bail to bear on said cover to hold the same closed.
2. A waste receptacle having an inclined top, a cover hinged thereto, eyes swiveled freely I upon said cover and projecting from the sides thereof, and a bail hinged to the cover and passing through said eyes, and resilient means adapted to cause said bail to bear on said cover to hold the same closed.
having lugson its ends normally engaged in said oilsets, said bail being embraced by said eyes.
4:. A waste receptacle having an inclined top, a cover hinged thereto and having swiveled eyes projecting from the sides thereof, side Wall elements on said receptacle having vertical slots therein provided with lateral offsets at their upper ends, a bail having lugs on its ends normally engaged in said offsets, said bail being embraced by said eyes, and a tension spring connected to said lugs and pulling downwardly on the same.
5. A Waste receptacle having an inclined top, a 'cover hinged thereto and having svviveled eyes projecting from the sides thereof, side Wall elements on said receptacle having vertical slots therein provided with lateral offsets at their upper ends, a bail having lugs on its-ends normally engaged in said ofi'sets, said bail being embraced by said eyes, and a tension spring connected to said lugs and pulling downwardly on the same, in an oblique direction.
In testimony whereof I have atfixed my signature.