US 1619099 A
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March 1 1927. O W. BECK OIL CAN'HOLDER Filed June 15, 1925 vllilfllll 1 I! I I. l
Patented Mar. 1, 1927.
cHAnLEsW. memos TOLEDQLOHIO; ASSIGNOR TO sncxraosr oo monArion, or
DETROIT51MIGHIGAN A CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN.
= Application filed June "1 5, 1925. Serial No. 37,378.
have been provided with horizontal portions that supported the cans, and vertical portions that were attached to suitable supports. However, it was found that the horizontal portions of such holders sagged or were bent downwardly while in use and therefore did not hold the cans properly.
To overcome this objectionable feature, some manufacturers made the holders of hard cold rolled steel to secure the desired rigidity. However, this has also proved 0bjectionable from the standpoint of expense in volved. With the present invention, all of the objectionable features just referred to are overcome entirely by providing a holder that is made of soft, rolled, light-gauge steel and that is provided with simple and effective means for retaining its shape.
In the accompanying drawing;
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a holder embodying my invention supporting a suitable oil can.
Figure 2 is a cross sectional view through the horizontal portion of the holder.
Figure 3 is a cross sectional view through the vertical portion of the holder.
Figure 4 is a vertical'longitudinal sectional view through the holder.
Referring now to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates a holder embodying my invention having a base portion 2 and an upright portion 3. As shown, the base portion 2 is adapted to support a suitable oil can 4 and is preferably provided atits outer end.
with an upstanding marginal retaining flange 5; while the upright portion 3 is preferably formed integral with the base portion 2 and is provided intermediate its ends with openings 6 through which suitable headed elements (not shown) may be driven to attach the holder to a suitable support.
In order that the holder may be manufactured at a very low cost and at the same time will have sufficient rigidity to retain its shape while in use, the base and upright portions 2 and 3 respectively thereof are preferably stamped from a single sheet of hot rolled, light-gauge metal, and are preferably connected at their side edges by means of the integral webs 7. As shown, these webs 7 cooperate with the base portion 2 and the up right'portion 3 to forman intermediate channel portion that will effectively resist any tendency of the base-2 to sag or bend downwardly. Thus the webs 7 will strengthen the holder so that it will retain its shape. To further strengthen the holder, the base portion 2 is preferably provided with the spaced longitudinally extendmg corrugations 8, while the upright portion 31s preferably provided With the single longitudinally extending corrugation 9. V
In order that the can t will be held against accidental displacement while on the base portion 2 of the holder, I preferably provlde a spring finger 10 that is rigidly secured at one end to the upright portion 3 of the holder, and that is adapted to hold the can 4 firmly against the retaining flange 5. A s shown, the spring finger 10 is preferably riveted at its upper end to the back of the corrugation 9 and extends downwardly through a transverse slot 11 in the corrugation 9 of the uprightportion for engagement with the flared body portion of the can 4, while the retaining flange 5 is preferably arcuate-shaped and is provided at its opposite ends with inwardly embossed portions 12 that are spaced above the base portion 2 of the holder.
In use, the base 13 of the can will be positioned between the base portion 2 of the holder and the embossed portions 12 of the flange 5 and will be held in position by means of the spring finger 10. consequently the can 4 will be held against vertical movement. Inasmuch as the flange 5 is arcuate shaped, it will also be readily apparent that the can 4: will be held against lateral movement with respect to the base portion 2 of the holder.
Thus, from the foregoing description, it will be readily apparent that thinner metal is used in the holder 1 than in the cold rolled metal holders referred to and that it may, therefore, be manufactured at a .lower cost. 1
While it is believed that from the foregoing description, the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily. apparent, I desire it to be understood that I do not limit myself to what'is herein shown and described and that such changes may be relOU sorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A holder for oil cans and the like having a substantially horizontal portion for supporting the can, an upright portion for supporting the horizontal portion, webs connecting said portions and forming therewith an intermediate channel-shaped portion, said upright portion having a longitudinally extending upwardly projecting corrugation provided with a transversely extending slot, said horizontal portion provided with spaced longitudinally extending corrugations cooperating with the corrugation aforesaid to resist any tendency of the horizontal portion to sag or bend downwardly, and a spring finger rigidly secured at one end to the upright portion slot. 1
2. In a holder for oil cans and the like, the combination with a base, an upright member on the base having a longitudinally extending inwardly projecting corrugation provided with a transversely extending slot, webs connecting said portions and forming therewith an intermediate channel-shaped portion, a retaining flange on the base, and a spring finger secured in said corrugation and extending through the slot, said finger proj cting downwardly and inwardly from the slot to hold an oil can against the retaining flange aforesaid.
and extending through the In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
CHARLES VJ. BECK.