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Publication numberUS1581888 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1926
Filing dateMay 27, 1925
Priority dateMay 27, 1925
Publication numberUS 1581888 A, US 1581888A, US-A-1581888, US1581888 A, US1581888A
InventorsArthur Thomas
Original AssigneeArthur Thomas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible receptacle
US 1581888 A
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April 20 1926.

A. THOMAS COLLAPSIBLE RECEPTACLE il d ay 27, 1925 Patented Apr. 20, 1926.

UNITED STATES ARTHUR THOMAS,

, or ADAL, M CHIG N.

COLLAPSIBLE niicEr'rAoLE.

- Application filed May 27,

To all whmn, it may concern:

Be it knownthat I, ARTHUR THOMAS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Ada, in the county of Kent and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Collapsible Receptacle, of which the following is a specification. l

This invention relates to collapsible receptaclesand has reference more particularly to the type known in the' art as buckets or pails. 7 l

One of the important objects of thepre'sent invention is to provide a collapsible receptacle which may be readily folded in such a manner as to occupy a minimum amount of space when not in use,sof'as to permit the same to be stored away or easily carried.

The receptacle being further adapted to be easily and readily setup for use wheneven necessary. i

.A further object/of the invention is to provide a collapsible receptacle of the above mentioned character, I wherein the same is adapted to be used bycampers, tourists, and is further adapted to be carried in an auto-' bile, a spout being associated withthe recep tacle to permit the radiator of an automobile .toibe filled'when the receptacle is assembled.

A further object of the invention 1s to i provide a collapsible receptacle of the above mentioned character, which is simple in con- I struction, inexpensive, strong and durable and furthermore adapted for the purposes for which it is designated.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the same: I A

The figure re resents a perspective view of the collapsib e receptacle embodying my invention showing the same set up forms and with parts broken away.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred em bodiment of my invention, the numeral .1 designates generally my improved collapsible receptacle and the same comprises the substantially rectangular frames 2 and 3 respectively, the same beingformed of wire.

The adjacent side edges of the wire frames 2 and 3 are hingedly secured together as illustrated at 4. -The side of the frame 3 frames 2 and 8 respectively as 1925. Seria1 No. 33,190. I

which is hingedlto the adjacent side of the frame 2 is bent to provide the shoulders 5 I for cooperation withthe hinges 4 to prevent the displacement of the same from their proper positions adjacent the upper and lower portions of the frames. Y

The opposite side edge'of the frame 3 has associated therewith theguide wire 6 which extends from the topof the frame to a'point adyacent the intermediate portion of the frame and the purpose of the guide wire will {hereinafter be more fully described. ,A wire ball such as is shown at '2' has the loops 8 and 9 formed at the respective ends thereof, the loop 8 being adapted for slidable engagement with the upper edge of the frame 2 whilethe loop 9 on the opposite end of the bail 7 is adapted for slidable engage ment with the wire guide 6.] A bend 10 is provided. in the intermediate portion of the upper edge of the .frame2 as is clearly illustrated in the drawing for receiving the loop 8 of the wire bail 7 and whenin this position, the opposlte end of the wire bail 7 I has its loop 9 dispos-ed'at thetop of the wire guide 6 whereby the framesi and 3 are supported" in a spaced: relation with 'respect to each other to provide a substantially triangular shaped frame. T

The receptacle comprises a piece of canvas which isfadaptedto 'be disposed over the frames aswell as overthe spaceformed between the free side'edges, of the. frames 2.

and. 3 as well as over thebottom of the triangular shaped frame formed in the manner above described. The fabric covering is designated by the numeral 11. Inorder to support the covering in'position over the triangular shaped frame, the upperedge of the canvas covering is provided with eyes or openings 12 through which extend the rings 13, the latter being adapted for slidable engagement with the upper edges of the is clearly illustrated in the drawing. i

A pouring spout 14 is associated with the canvas covering 11 and when the canvas covering is supported in proper position over the triangular shaped frame, the spout will be located at one of the apices of the triangular shaped frame and at the top of the frame.

The wire 7 serves a two fold purpose in that the same provides a means for forming the triangular shaped frame and holding the same in an assembled-position, and secondly the wire provides a bail whereby the receptacle may be conveniently handled.

When not in use, the receptacle may be easily and readily collapsed by slidin the loop 9 on one end of the bail 7 downwardly on the wire guide 6 and causing 'the'loop 8 on the other end of the wirebail -to be moved along the upper edge of the frame'Q.

luthis inanner'the receptacle will be folded and may be stored away w thoutoccupying 1 any considerable .an'iount of I space;

, fabric covering for the same, said afore- ,The provision of a collapsiblereceptacle of the above mentioned character, enables the same to be used for various cpurposesand may be easily and readily set up for use whenever necessary.

liile I have shown the preferred embodiment of'niy invention, it is to beunderstood that various changes in the-size, shape and arrangement'of, parts may be resorted to without departing from the splrit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.

-l-laving thus described the invention, what is claimed is:-

IVA collapsible 'receptacle comprising a pair of rectangular frames hinged at their adjacent side edges, -means for holding such frames in sucha-manneres-to,provide a substantially triangularshaped frame, afabric covering for the same, said aforementioned means adapted'to provide afhandle for the receptacle, r '2. A collapsible receptacle comprising a pair of rectangular frames hinged at their adqaoentside edges, means for holding such frames 1n sucha manner as tO'PIOVIdG a substantially triangular shaped frame, a

mentioned means adapted to provide a handle for thereceptacle, and a spout associated with the fabric covering.

3. A collapsible receptacle comprising a pair of rectangular frames 'hingedly secured together at thelr adJacen't side edges, a' wire extending between the upper edges "of the franie in such a. manner as to provide a substantially triangular shaped frame, and

"afabiic'covering for the same.

4. A collapsible receptacle eon'iprising a "pair of rectangular frames hingedly secured together at their adjacentsideedges, a wire extending between the upper edges of the frame in sucha manneras toprovide a substantially triangular shaped frame, a fabric covering for the-same, said wire further-providing ahandle for the receptacle.

5. A collapsible receptacle comprising a pair of rectangular frames hingedlv secured together at their adjacent side edges, a wire extending between the upper edges of the frame in such a manner as to provide a substantially triangular shaped frame,-a fabric cover ng for the same, said w-1re further providing a ha'ndlefor the receptacle, and a in one position with respect to thel'f'rames,

a fabric *covering for the triangular shaped frame, a spout associated with 'theicovering, said frames adapted to be folded'avhen the wire bail isnio vednlongthe wire guide and the upper edgeof the other frame In testimony whereof I afiix my signature. 1

RTHUR 'TI-IoMA s.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/572, 5/98.1, 220/9.3
International ClassificationA47J47/00, A47J47/18, B65D6/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47J47/18
European ClassificationA47J47/18