US 1607095 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 16 1926.
E. K. MILLER COLLAPSIBLE PAIL, covran, AND DIPPER Filed Dec. 7, 1925 flu/canto;
l M K O m m E WM-messes 8% a 61m which can be collapsed to occupy a minimumi Patented Nov. 16, 19 26 SAT 5 1 pair rams QEMMA K. MI LER, or MIL A KEE, Wisconsin) coLLArsIBLErAIL, coves, Ania merits.
Application filed December This invention relates to buckets r pails and the primary objectof the'present invention is toprovide a novel pail or bucket amount of spacefduring shipping or storage, or ,When the same is'not in use;
A Another object of the inventionis the provision of novel means for holding the bucket inits' extended operativeposition so as to preclude the vcollapsing thereof.
A further object of the invention is the provision of anovel cover for the bucket and novel means associatedwith the cover for'receiving the means for holding the bucket in its operative extended: position, when the bucket or pail has been collapsed, V i f A further object of the invention is'the provision of novel means for associating a.
dipper therewith, so as to prevent loss of the dipper and to permit the ready association of the dipper with the bucket, when the lbucket'is in its collapsed cond tion so that minimum amount of space will be occupied thereby. v
A still further object of the invention is to provide an improved bucket of the above character which will be durable and efiicient in use, one that will be simple and, easy to manufacture, and one which'can be'placed upon the market at a reasonable cost.
With these and other objects in View, the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed and illustrated inthe accompanying drawings, in which drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved bucket showing the same in its extended 0perative position, p Figure 2 is a. similar view looking at right angles to Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a top plan view of theibucket showing the same in its collapsed'position, Figure 4 is a side elevation of the bucket showing the same in its collapsed position,
Figure 5 is an enlar ed fragmentary section through the base of the bucket illustrating the means for associating the baseswith the means utilized for holding the bucket in its extended operative position,
Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary sec-I tion through the upper end of the bucket 7-, 1925. serial No. 73,757.
novel dipper, which is CifltQilWltli thebucketff r J Referring to the 'drawingsin detail, wherein similar reference cliara'ct ersdesig nate corresponding parts throughout the several views theletter A generally indicates the improved collapsible: bucket which comprises a base 10, 21" body 15, and a cover 30. The base 10 can'be constructed from,
any desiredniaterial such as sheet metal or the flikeand includes a disk shaped plate 11 adapted to" be assohaving a downwardly extending base flange '12 for restingon the ground or floor! The. flange can have its'lower end rolled'as Lat ,13 in order to prevent the forming of'sharp edges and to provide an enlarged facefor engaging the ground. The disk or plate 11 '7 of, theb'ottorn 10 at diametrically opposed points is provided with pairs of sockets 1 1 for purpose, Which will be hereinafter -rnore fully described.
"The body 15 is of a collapsible nature and" includes a bottom section 16 and a plurality of sections 17. The section 16 isyof annular formation and'is formed on or secured to the disk 11 of the bottom 10 in any desired Way. It is to be noted that. the section 16 gradually-decreases in diameter toward its lower end. There can beas many sections17 as desired and each of these sections are of annular construction gradually tapering toward their lower endsand'each section grade "ually increases in'size to permit the ready collapsing there-of,- upon the lower section 16 and on the base or bottom 10f The meeting edges of the sections 16 and 17 can be provided with suitable beads, .if preferred to provide a fluid type of joint or the sec tions can beconstructed to frictionally contact with one another when the same are raised. The uppermost section 17 has secured thereto ears 18to. permit a bail carrying handle 19'to beassociated therewith so that the bucket orlpail can be readily carried full of water ortlie like. The opposite sides ears 20 until the same engage the upper face of the base 10, and these legs are adapted to fit within the socket 14 as clearly shown in Figure of the drawings. In ordersto prevent displacement of the U-shaped brace member 21 when the same are placed in position leaf springs 24: are provided. These leaf springs are secured to the upper section 17 of the-body between the ears 20 and adapted to engage the bight portions 24 ot the said U-shaped braces.
When it is desired to collapse the bucket it is merely necessary to raise the leaf springs 24 and withdraw the braces from position and then press downward upon the sections 17.
A suitable cover is, providedfor the bucket and the same is provided at its pe- .riphery with an inturned flange 31 for snugly engaging the upper section 17 as clearly shown in Figure 6 of the drawings, This cover 30 can be provided with alined guides or eyes '32 for receiving the U-shaped braces 21 when the same are not in use, so
as to prevent loss thereof, The cover 30 can alsobe providedwith a suitable bail. handle 83'rockably secured to the ears 34 connected with theucover.v This permits the easy removing of the cover from the bucket. r
The novel dipper B is also providedfor the bucket and the dipper includes a bowl 40 having a socket 41 for removably receiving the handle 42 thereof. The outer end of the handle is provided with a suitable hook 43 as shown and the bowl 40 of the dipper can be provided with a hook 4A. lVhen, the bucket is in its collapsed position the handle 42 is removed from the bowl of the dipper and inserted through alined eyes or guides carried by the cover while the bowl portion of the dipper is placed within the collapsed body of the bucket with the hook a l snapped over the upper edge thereof.
From the foregoing description; it can be successively increasing in diameter relative to one another to permit the same to be collapsed upon the b-ase, a pail handle carried by the upper section, the basevbeing provided with a pair of sockets at diainetri cally opposed points, laterally extending ears carried by the uppermost sections, U-
shaped brace rods detachably and slidably fitted within said ears for engaging the sockets when the body is in its extended operative position, and leaf. springs for engaging the upper ends 'ofthe brace rods to prevent accidental displacement thereof, .uponsaid ears ' 2. A pail comprising a base, a collapsible body arranged on the base including a plurality of, annular sections gradually tapering toward their lower ends, the sections successively increasing in diameter relative to one another to permitthe same to be collapsed upon the base, the base being pro vided with sockets, laterally extending ears carried by the uppermost section, brace rods detachably and slidably fitted within said ears for engaging the sockets when the body is' in its extended position, and means for engaging the brace rods to prevent accidental displacement thereof from said ears.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
EMMA K. MILLER.