US 1638360 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 9, 1927. 1,638,360
C. OLSON v ASH CAN COVER Filed Dec. (50, 1926 2 Sheets-sneer. 1 Y
Aug. 9,1927. 1,638,360
. c. OLSON ASH CAN COVER 5 Filed Dec. so, 1926 2 Shets-Sheet z Patented Aug. 9, 1927.
' CARL OLSON, MAN'ISTEE, MICHIGAN.
Application filed December 30, 1926. 'Serial' No 158,002.
The invention aims to provides new and.
improved form of cover for ash cans and analogous receptacles. so constructed to permit the discharge of shes or the l ke into the can, yet preventing the e cape of dust.
ll ilh the foregoing; in view. the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed. the description being. supplemented by the accompanying drawings. 1 r
Fig. 1 is a side elevat-ion'partly in vertical section showing the invention applied and in its normal position.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on line 3--3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a central vertical 4-4 of 2.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. .4 but illustrating the relation of parts when discharging ashes or the like from the tiltable chute into the can.
Figs. 6 and 7 are vertical transverse sectional views on the correspondingly numbered lines of Fig. 4.
In the drawings above briefly described the numeral 8 designates a cover can or the like 9, said cover preferably having a can-encircling flange 10. The cover 8 is formed with a rectangular slot 11, and an upper stationary hood 12 is secured to said cover over one end of this slot. while a. lower stationary hood 13 is secured to the cover under the other end of said slot. Each of these hoods comprises a curved peripheral wall 14 and two parallel side walls 15. which walls may well be flanged at 16 for anchorage to the cover. and it will be observed from the drawings, that each hood 13 is of quadrant shape. I A hollow cylindrical drum 17 passes through the slot .11 and is provided wi-h central trunnions 18 rotatably received in appropriate bearings 19 secured to the cover 8. the peripheral wall 20 of this drum being in slidable contact with the peripheral walls 14 of the hoods 12 and 13. wh le the end walls 21 of said drum are in similar contact with the side walls of said hoods.
A chute 22 extends diametrically through the drum 17 and normally declines from a point above the cover to a point below the cover as seen in Fig. 4. the U ner end 0t this chute being provided with a door 23 while its lower end is provided with'a door 24. The doors 23 and 24 are of self-closing section on line for an ash I details may be followed if desired.
nature" and they both open downwardly.
The arrangement of the door 24 is preier ien ably such that it will close by gravity w the chute and drum stand in the posi ion of Fig. 4, but to then close the door 23. I prefer to provide the latter with a spring hinge 25,. i
The upper end of the chute 22 projects beyond the peripheral wall of tlic drum 17 as indicated at 26. and a movable. quadrantshaped hood 27 is secured to this proj-ecting chute end. This hood embodies a peripheral wall 28 spaced outwardly from the wall 20 and slidably engaged with the outer side of the peripheral wall 14 of the upper stationary hood 12. and a pair of side walls 29 which are outwardly spaced from the ends 21 of the drum 17. .aidwalls 29 being in slidable contact with the side walls 15 of the hood 12. These side walls 29 are provided with straight lower ends 30 which normally rest upon the cover 8. said ends being, preferably provided with outwardly project-ing flanges.
When the parts stand as in Figs. 1 and 4. ash-es or discharged into the chute pushing the door 23. and and chute are turned to Fig. 5, the contents of said chute will slide from it into the can 9. the door 24 then openin by gravity while the door 23 r-c mains closed to prevent escape of dust. During this movement from receiving to disseen for instance the like may be 22 by inwardly when the drum the position of charging position. the hood 2? slides over the hood 12 as will be clear from Fig. 5. and it will be observed that the arrangement of hoods and drum. will. effectively prevent the escape of any dust.
On account of advantages existing for the details of construction herein disclosed. such How ever, within the scope of the invention as claimed, variations may of course he made.
I claim 1. A device of the class described comprising a can cover-having a rectangular slot. a cylindrical drum rotatablv supported at its center upon said cover. said drum passing through said slot and having its lower half disposed below the cover, an upper quadrant-shaped stationary hood secured-t0 the cover over one end of the aforesaid slot, a lower quadrant-shaped stationary hood secured to the cover under the other end of said slot, each of said hoods comprising side walls contacting with the ends of the drum and a peripheral wall contacting with the periphery of said drum, a chute extending diametrically through said drum and declining from the upper to the lower side of the cover, and self-closing downwardly opening doors for the ends of said chute, said doors being carried by the chute.
2. A device of the class described comprising a can cover having a rectangular slot, a cylindrical drum rotatably supported at its center upon said cover, said drum passing through said slot and having its lower half disposed below the cover, an upper quadrantshaped stationary hood secured to the cover over one end of the aforesaid slot, a lower quadrant-shaped stationary hood secured to the cover under the other end of said slot, each of said hoods comprising side walls contacting with the ends of the drum and a peripheral wall contacting with the periphery of said drum, a chute extending diametrically through said drum and declining from the upper to the lower side of the cover, the upper end of said chute projecting beyond the periphery of the drum, a movable quadrantshaped hood secured to said projecting chute end, said movable hood comprising a peripheral wall spaced outwardly from the drum periphery and contacting slidably with the peripheral Wall of the aforesaid upper stationary hood,. and side walls spaced outwardly from the ends of the drum and contacting slidably with the side walls of said upper stationary hood, said side walls hav ing straight lower ends normally resting on the aforesaid cover, and self-closing downwardly opening doors for the ends of the chute, said doors being carried by the chute.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.