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Publication numberUS1482931 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1924
Filing dateDec 28, 1922
Priority dateDec 28, 1922
Publication numberUS 1482931 A, US 1482931A, US-A-1482931, US1482931 A, US1482931A
InventorsKeehn Clarence C
Original AssigneeLisk Mfg Company Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Covered receptacle
US 1482931 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 5 1924.

C. C. KEEHN GOVERBD RECEPTACLE Filed Dec INVENTOR. /vizcc BY was" ATTORNEYS.

Patente Feb. 5, 1924.

s tres CLARENCE c. KENNEN, or OANANDAIGUA, New YORK, nssIGNoa or ONE-irate To 'rias msn MANUFACTURiNG COMPANY, LTD., OF CANANDAIGUA, New voi-iii, A COR- PORATION F NEW YORK.

COVERED' RECNPTACLE.

Application filed December 28, 1922. vSerial No. 609,479.

To @ZZ er1/tom t may con-cern:

Be it known that l, CLARENCE C. KEEHN,

a citizen of the United States, and resident of Canandaigua, in the county of Ontario and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Covered Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to covered receptacles and more particularly to the type in which locking means is provided upon the cover for securing the latter in place upon the receptacle. An object of this invention is to provide a locking means l5 which is inexpensive to manufacture, simple to operate and strong and durable in use.

To these and other ends', the invention consists ofcertain parts, and combinations of pai-ts, all of which will be hereinafter described; the novel features being pointed out in the appended claims;

in the drawings: `L `ig. l is a plan view of a covered receptacle constructed in accordance with this invention; y

F ig. 2 shows a side view of the covered receptacle g Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing one of the' locking devices in locking position;

Fig. 'elis an enlarged section on the line 4 4, lfig. 3, lshowing the locking device in position; and' Fig. 5 is a similar view showing the locking device in unlocking position.`

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 indicates a receptacle in the form of a can having an annular projection 2 in the forni of a bead, at its upper edge. Over the upper end of this receptacle fits a cover 3, having a depending flange el preferably provided with an annular outwardly turned bead or rib 5.

TVith the end in view of securing the cover on the receptacle one or more locking devices are mounted upon the cover. In this instance, two locking devices are employed, each of which preferably is pivoted to the cover below the annular rib or bead 2, when the cover is in place on the receptacle l. In order to provide for this pivotal action, each locking member which is preferably made of a strip of sheet metal has a clip 6 riveted thereto at 7 near the lower end and overlying a portion 8 of said locking member which lies within the flange 4c between the inner face of said flange and the outerface of the receptacle. A spring 9 also secured byy the rivets 7 lies between the Aportion 8 and the inner face of the flange ai being bent to ,lie in engagementl with the inner face of the yangles to the portion 8 and serving as a locking abutment for engaging under the bead 2. This portion l0 operates through a slot 11 in the flange 4l and connects with an operating portion l2 which extends from the abutment portion l0 and over the top of the cover, being curved longitudinally at 13 so as to facilitate its being grasped by the hand.

When the coverB is fitted to the receptacle, the portions 8 engage the annular projection or bead 2 so that the portions 8 are moved to place the spring 9 under tension. after the shoulder l0 passes below the annular bead or rib 2, the spring expands and throws the abutments or shoulders l0 under the rib 2, thus locking the cover in place. To remove'the cover, either or both of the operating portions l2 are grasped and pulled upwardly, thus moving the locking members ron their pivots to swing thejfabutments lO away from the rib 2, so that the cover through the locking devices may be removed from the receptacle.

From the foregoing it will be seen that there has been provided on the cover a locking device which is pivotally mounted on the flange of the cover below a bead on the upper end of the receptacle and which has, between its pivot and the operating portion, an abutment adapted to hold the cover in place, an opening being provided in the flange of the cover in which the abutting portion operates.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. The combination with a receptacle having an annular projection and a cover having a depending flange receiving the upper end of the receptacle and said annular projection, and having an opening therein, of a locking member pivotally mounted at the lower end of the flange, extending upwardly from said pivot between the flange and the receptacle, having an abutment operating through the opening in the flange, and having also an operating portion rigid therewith extending upwardly from said abutment and inwardly over said cover.

2. The combination with a receptacle having an annular projection and a cover having a depending flange receiving the upper end of the receptacle and said annular projection, said flange having a bead at its lower end and having also an opening above said bead, of a locking member pivotally supported by said bead, extending upwardly on the inner side of the flange between the latter and the receptacle, having an abutment extending through saidopening to cooperate with the bead at the upper end of the receptacle and having also an operating portion rigid therewith projecting upwardly from said abutment and inwardly over said cover.

3. The combination with a receptacle having an annular projection and a cover having a depending flange receiving the upper end of the receptacle and said annular projection, said flange having an opening, of a locking member formed from a strip of material bent to provide an intermediate abutting portion extending through the opening of the flange to cooperate with the annular projection on the receptacle and two portions extending in opposite directions from said intermediate abutting portion, one of said portions lying on the inside of the flange and being pivotally connected to the flange of the cover below the annular projection on the receptacle and the other of said portions extending upwardly from said abutting portions on the outside of the cover.

4. The combination with a receptacle having an annular projection, and a cover having a depending flange receiving the annular projection in the upper end of the receptacle, said flange having a bead at its free edge and having also an opening, of a locking member formed from a strip of material bent to provide an intermediate abutting portion extending through the opening of the flange to cooperate with the annular projection on the cover, a portion lying on the inside of the flange and extending downwardly from the intermediate portion, and a portion extending upwardly from the intermediate portion on the outside of the cover to act as an operating portion, and a clip secured to the lower end of the portion lying within the flange and cooperating with the bead on the flange to pivotally support the locking member.

5. The combination with a receptacle having an annular projection, anda cover having a depending ange receiving the annular projection in the upper end of the receptacle, said flange having a bead at it free edge and having also an opening, of a locking member formed from a strip of material bent to provide an intermediate abutting portion extending through the opening ofl the flange to cooperate with the annular projection on the cover, a portion lying on the inside of the flange and extending downwardly from the intermediate portion, and a portion extending upwardly from the intermediate portion on the outside of the cover to act as an operating portion, a clip secured to the lower end of the portion lying within the flange and cooperating with the bead on the flange to pivotally support the locking member, and a spring secured by said clip and lying between the flange and the adjacent portion of the locking member to move the intermediate portion of the locking member into cooperation with the annular projection on the receptacle.

CLARENCE C. KEEHN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/324, 292/128
International ClassificationB65D45/22, B65D45/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D45/22
European ClassificationB65D45/22