US 1527012 A
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Feb. 17. 1.9.25. J. E. REGAN COMBINED HANDLE AND HOOP FOR CANS Filed 0ct.'.16, 1923 Patented Feb. 17, 1925,
UNITED STATES earner QFFJCE- COMBINED HANDLE AND HOOP FOR CANS.
Application filed October 16, 1923. Serial No. 668,931.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN E. REGAN, of Elmhurst, Long Island, in the county of Queens and State of New York, a citizen of the United States, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gombined Handles and Hoops for Cans, of which the following is a specification.
My present invention relates to handles of milk cans and other receptacles and has for .its object the provision of a swinging handle which can not strike the can, whether it be raised or lowered. The invention provides a handle which will insure ample room for the fingers of the user, when raised, whether the can be upright or tilted for rolling, and it also provides a handle which is mounted so that denting and wear of the body of the can by the handle cannot occur. The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing and will be hereinafter fully set forth.
In the drawing, Fig. 1 is an elevation of a portion of a milk can equipped with my improved handle, the handle at one side being in pendent position and at the opposite side in raised position,
Fig. 2 is an enlarged front elevation of the handle,
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2,
Fig. 4 is a section on the line 44 of Fig. 2, and
Fig. 5 is a view, similar to Fig. 4, showing the handle upright. 1
The body 1 of the can is of the usual substantially cylindrical form and is preferably constructed of seamless drawn steel. tubing. A hoop or band 2 is fitted around the can body adjacent the upper end thereof and is secured in position on the can body by welding, brazing, or in any desired manner. Lugs 4, arranged in pairs, are formed integral with the hoop and the lugs of each pair are provided with alined openings to receive a hinge pin 5. The handle is in the usual form of an elliptical loop 6 provided at one side with a lateral lug 7 to fit between the lugs 4 on the hoop, the lug 7 having an opening therethrough to receive the pin 5 and the end portions of the loop projecting beyond the ends of said lug and across the lugs 4 on the hoop. The outer face of each lug 4 is concentric with the pin 5 as shown at 8 so that the handle may swing easily upon the pin, and the upper and lower faces of the lugs, at points in proximity to the pin but between the same and the can, are concave to provide stop shoulders or seats 9' in which the handle may rest. It will, of course, be understood that after the pin 5 has been inserted through the alined openings in the several lugs, its ends are upset so that it can not be withdrawn.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be seen that I have provided a handle which is mounted upon the can body without the use of rivets, ears or spot welds, which are now generally employed, and which, whether it be raised or lowered, cannot strike the body of the can and wear the same. When the handle is lowered, the end portions thereof are received in the lower seats 9 and thereby prevented from swinging against the body, as shown in Fig,
4, but supported in such position that they may be easily grasped when they are to be raised. In raised position, the end portions of the handle are received in the upper seats 9 and are thereby held out of contact with the can body so that the handle cannot force the fingers against the can body in whatever position the body may assume while it is being lifted, carried or rolled. Bruising or mashing of the fingers is thus prevented.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:--
1. The combination of a can body, a band fitted around and secured thereto, a handle hinged on the band, spaced lugs on said band and integral therewith, the handle pivotally supported by said lugs, and means formed on the upper and under side of said lugs to limit the movement of the handle in either araised or lowered position of the handle.
2. The combination of a can body, a band fitted around and secured thereto, a handle hinged on the band, spaced lugs on said band and integral therewith, a handle pivotally supported by said lugs, and stops on seats on the upper and under sides of said the upper and under side of the lugs to limit lugs on the body to receive the end portions 10 the movement of the handle. of the handle and arrest the movement of 3. The combination of a can body, spaced the same.
5 lugs thereon, a handle having a lug fitting In testimony whereof I hereunto atfix my between and pivoted to the lugs on the body, signature. the end portions of the handle extending across the lugs on the body, and concave JOHN EDWARD REGAN.