US 1552027 A
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Sept. 1, 1925.
' 1,552,02 7 o. BAXTER COUNTERWEIGHTED COVER FOR WASTE RECEPTACLES Filed June 23, 1923 .IEgFHER Patented Sept. 1, 1925.
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OSCAR LEONARD BAIT, OI HOIE'WOOD, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOB TO coma-aromas ILNUI'AC'I'UBING COMPANY, CF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
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To all whom it may concern..-
Be it known that I, Oscaa LEONARD Bax- TER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Homewood, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Counterwei hted Cover for Waste Receptacles; and? do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact descri tion of the same, reference being had to t e accompanyin drawings, and to the numerals of re arence marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This mvention relates to a waste receptacle of that type designed to receive waste paper and other refuse and WhlCh 1s usually placed upon a street corner or in buildings and factories, into which employees may deposit waste matters.
It is among the objects of this invention to produce such a receptacle which is always closed, having automatically operated doors or panels through which waste matters may be deposited within the can.
This invention comprises the novel mechanism and combinations hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out and defined in the appended claim.
In the accompany' drawings which illustrate a referred em diment of this invention an in which similar reference numerals refer to similar features in the different views,
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the waste receg tacle;
ig. 2 is a vertical section upon the line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fi 3 is an enlarged section taken upon the me 33 of Fig. 2 showing parts in elevation, and
Fig. 4: is a section upon the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
Referring to the drawings, the receptacle is illustrated as consisting of sheet metal or the like having a body .portion 1 of polygonal cross section, but the same may be of any desired shape. The method of making such a receptacle is well known and needs no detail descri tion. The upper end of the receptacle is osed by a removable cover or top 2 having sloping sides 3 and slopin ends 4 produci what may be terms a peaked cover. T e lower margins of the cover are folded u n themselves with the ends of the fold portions stamped wlth 'arcuate ledges 5 that are adapted to take over the upper edges of the receptacle and form supportsfor the cover.
O nin or apertures for doors are cut in t e si es of the cover 2 and doors 6 are hinged to the cover at their up er ends in these openings and open inwar y. In the present instance, a pair of .ngle irons 7 are secured to the under side of each door and are bent inwardly at substantially right angles at their upper ends to form supports for the counter weights 8 which are secured thereto.
A pair of angle irons 9 are secured upon the interior of each side of the cover; the secured flanges of these an les have their lower end terminati at t 0 upper edges of' the openings, w lo the upstanding flanges project downwardly beyond the openings so as to overlap the upstanding flanges of the angle irons 7, and pivots or rivets 10 extend through these overlapped.
portions to form the pivotal or hinge connections. The lower ends of the doors 6 are slightly bent downwardly and are adapted to normally rest a inst the lower margins of the openings w ich are crimped over asonly necessary to push it a ainst one of the doors which will automatically swing inwardly to allow the matter to drop in the receptacle. As soon as the pressure against the door is released, it will automatically swingtoits closed position through the force of gravity actin on the counter weight.
I am aware t at numerous details of con struction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles 2 1,552,027 y I g of this invention, andI therefore do not to said door and having angled counterl purpose limiting the patent granted otherweighted ends, angle irons secured to said 0 wise tham neoessltated by the prior art. 1 cover and having parts overlapping the n I claim as my invention: angle irons on said door and pivots ex- 5 In a waste reoeptaele, a body portion, a tending through said over apping portions. cover therefor, having a sloping surface In testimony whereof I have hereunto suband havin an aperture therein, a. door for scribed my name.
closing said aperture, angle irons secured OSCAR LEONARD BAXTER.