US 1628722 A
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W. W. HAERTEL FAIL. HOLDER Filed Dec. 1. 1925 Patented May 17, 1927.
"WALTER w. nAEnTm, or DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
. PAIL nonnnn.
Application filed December This inventionrelates to a pail holder and one object of the invention is to provide a holder adapted to receive a pail containing water used when scrubbing afloor and which may be readilymm'ctl along the surface of the floor as the latter is washed or, scrubbed withoutliability of scratcliing or otherwise mar-ring said floor surface.
Another object of the invention is to so form the holder that pails of different sizes may be conveniently supported in the holder without danger of tilting the pail or spilling the water.
Another object of the invention is to so construct the holder that it will be well braced and thus prevented from being bent out of shape.
This invention is illustrated in the ac companying drawing, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved pail holder. a pail carried thereby being indicated by dotted lines;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. and Fig. 3 is a top plan view showing a slightly modified construction.
Referring to Fig. 1, it will be seen that the pail holder includes an upper ring 1 and a lower ring 2 which is of greater diameter than the ring 1 and concentric therewith. These rings are preferably in the form of fiat bands so that they will have greater strength and also to permit the upper band to have good frictional engagement with a pail inserted through the upper band. as indicated by dotted lines. The pail when set in place ordinarily does not extend through the upper ring its entire depth and as the pail tapers downwardly it will be seen that it will become wedged in the band or ring and will be firmly supported and prevented from tilting and causing water in the pail to be spilled upon the floor when the device is moved from one place to another as the floor is washed. The struts 3 which support the ring 1 above the ring 2 are pretcraliily formed of flat strips of metal of suilicient strength to prevent them from being readily bent by the weight of a pail of water supported in the upper ring. These struts have their upper ends secured against the outer face of the ring 1 by welding or by rivets or other suitable fasteners 4 and have their lower end portions secured to the outer face 1, 1925. serial No. 72,612.
of the lower ring by rivets 5 or in any other manner desired. The lower end portions of the struts are bent to extend beneath the lower edge of the lower ring: and are projected inwardly of the ring to form brack ets 6 withwhich casters 7 of a conventional construction are connected by stems or pivot pins 8. It will, therefore, be seen that the pail holder is provided with casters which will rest 11701) the floor and may turn freely as the pai holder is moved. This pern'iits the pail holder to be moved as the floor is washed without danger of the floor being scratched and also without danger of splashing or spilling the water in the pail. While it has been stated that the strips from which the struts and rings are made are preferably fiat it will. be obvious that they could be circular, rectangular or any other shape in cross section desired. The lower end portion of the metallic strip forming one of the struts is extended diametrically across the lower ring to form a brace 9 which has its free end portion turned up ardly. as shown at 10, and secured to the outer face of the ring by a rivet or other fastener 11. This portion 9 of the strip serves not only as a brace but. since it extends beneath the upper ring, it also engages the bottom of a bucket inserted in the upper ring and supports said bucket. It the pail or bucketresting on the brace 9 is small, said brace will constitute practically the entire sup portfor the bucket and the upper ring which extends about the bucket will serve to prevent the bucket from tilting transversely of the brace. ()f course. it the bucket is wedged in the upper ring with its bottom disposed above the plane of the brace, it will not be supported. by the brace and the brace will serve only to prevent the lower ring from being readily bent out of shape. If so desired, all of the strips which form the struts may have their lower end portions projected inwardly of the lower ring: 2, as shown at 12 in Fig. 3. and these extended end portions overlapped and secured to gether by a rivet 13. In this form the lower ring will be braced in a very efficient manner and in addition the extended end portions of the strut forming strips will constitute a very good support for a small pail inserted through the upper ring. It will be obvious that if desired the number of struts may-be increased and any number of said struts projected inwardly from the lower ring and secured together to brace the ring and form a support for the bucket or pail to rest upon.
Having thus described the invention, I claim 1. A pail holder comprising an upper ring, a lower ring, struts extending between said rings and secured against the outer faces thereof and serving to support the upper ring, said struts having their lower end portions extending beneath said lower ring in engagement with its lower edge and projecting inwardly therefrom, and casters carried by the inwardly extending ends of said struts, the inwardly extending lower end portion of one of said struts being of a length to extend beneath said upper ring and braced from the lower ring against downward movement and adapted to engage the bottom of a pail inserted through the upper ring and support the pail.
2. A pail holder comprising an upper ring, a lower ring of greater diameter than said upper ring, struts extending between said rings and joined thereto and serving to support the upper ring, said struts having their lower end portions overlapping the outer face of said lower ring and extending beneath the lower ring, and projecting inwardly therefrom, and casters carried by the inwardly projecting port-ions of said struts, the said inwardly projecting portions of said struts being extended beneath said upper ring and joined together to brace the lower ring and provide means for engaging the bottom of a pail inserted through the upper ring to support the pail.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
WALTER W. HAERTEL. [Ls]