US 1698683 A
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Jan. 8, 1929..
B. W. REYNOLDS GARBAGE HANDLING DEVICE Original Filed March 9, 1925 Patented Jan. 8, 19 29.
UNITED STATES 1,698,683 PATENT v orncs.
BOYCE W. REYNOLDS, OF MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA.
Application filed March 9, 1925, Serial No. 14,163. Renewed November 16, 1928 This invention is a receptacle for receiving and handling household garbage and the like.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a receptacle of the character mentioned, having a temporary garbage-receiv ing container removabl associated therewith, by means of which tiie refuse may be removed and disposed of in a sanitary manner. A further object is to provide a garbage handling device so constructed that the temporrary container may be conveniently placed within and removed from the main storage receptacle. A further object is to provide means associated with the receptacle and the container, for directing incoming garbage into the said container, in a manner to avoid scattering of the refuse material.
The invention will be hereinafter fully set forth and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view illustrating a garbage receptacle constructed in accordance with the invention. Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view on the line 2-2, Figure 1. Figure 3 is an enlarged detail View illustrating the method of removably attaching the receptacle wall with its bottom. Figures 4 and 5 are longitudinal sectional views illustrating slight modifications.
Referring to the drawing, 10 designates a base or support which may be made of any suitable or desired material. It is preferred to stamp the same from sheet metal, and to so shape it as to provide a reduced extension 11, of a size to project into the open lower end of a cam or receptacle 12, which may be constructed of metal or any other suitable material. When the parts are assembled the.
lower end of the receptacle 12 rests upon the base, the transverse wall 13 of said base forming the bottom of the receptacle. The lower end of the receptacle 12 is reenforced in a suitable manner, by an internal metal band 14, preferably riveted to the can body, as shown in the drawing.
Rigidly secured to the lower end of the receptacle 12, are L shaped latch members 16, which are positioned to slip under keepers 17, secured to the base 10. By means of this arrangement the base 10 and the casing 12 are removably connected together, a slight relative rotation in one direction serving to move the angular portions of the latches 16 from beneath the keepers 17, thereby permitting separation of the receptacle and its base.
In the preferred form. of the invention, the top edge of the receptacle 12 is reenforced by a metal band 18, to which is secured a flange or chute-like member 19, which serves to direct refuse into the open end of a container 20. Said container is provided with abottom 21, which rests upon the bottom wall 13 provided by the base 10. It is preferred to so construct'the container 20 that it may be readily removed from the receptacle 12, together with the garbage or other refuse contained therein, and disposed of in any desired manner. I
A suitable cover 22 of any desired construction may he placed. over the receptacle 12, a handle 23 being provided for convenient manipulation.
In practice, the bag or container 20 may be constructed of any desired material, but it is preferred to make it'of rather heavy Wator-proof paper, with a relatively rigid bottom, as illustrated and described in a copending application Serial No. 669,601. It is also preferred to make it of slightly tapered form so that a number of them may be nested for storage, so as to take up but little room when not in use. i
In operation, the can body 12 may be disengaged from the base 10 by relative rotation in a direction to move the lock members 16, from engagement with the keepers 17 whereupon the receptacle 12 may be lifted out of engagement with said base. A container 20 is then placed upon the bot-tom wall 13 of the base 10, after which the receptacle 12 is telescoped over the reduced portion 11 of the base, at the same time enclosing said eontainer. As the receptacle is moved downwardly to position, the upper open end of the container 20 is directed into the recess beneath the chute 19, so that the latter will overhang said open mouth of the container said band so that a space is provided beneath on the inside it may, if desired, be placed on the outside," as indicated at 18 Figure 4. In c this form the chute 19 is slightly tapered, or the metal at the top of the can body 12, may be bent inwardly as indicated at 23, Figure 5, thereby making the chute 19 integral with the can body.
The advantages of-the invention will be readily apparent to those-skilled in the art to. which it appertains. 'It will be particularly noted that by providing a receptacle with a separable bottom, and a temporary container for the garbage, combined with means for directing the garbage into the container, a very simple and inexpensive devise 1s provided, which Wlll insure salutary handling and disposal of'ga-rbage and like refuse. An important advantage is that the space between the chute and the contiguous wallof the receptacle is merely sufiicient to permit the open end of the container to freely extend thereinto, so that said open endis braced against collapse bothby the chute and the receptacle, while garbage or other refuse is being placed in said container.
Having thus explained the nature of the said band and between the chute and the receptacle to receive the top edge of said container, so as to prevent collapse of said container as garbage or the like is directed thereinto. Y a
2. A garbage handling device comprising a receptacle having an open top, a container removably mounted" insaid receptacle and also having an open top, an internal'reenforc ing band secured to the receptacle contiguous to the top edge thereof, a downwardly ex-- tended chute attached to the inner face of said band'so that a space is provided between the chute and the receptacle to receive the top edge (if said container, so as to prevent collapse of said container as garbage or the like is-directed thereinto, and a bottom removably engaging said receptacle, said container resting upon said bottom.
3. A garbage handling device comprisinga v metallic receptacle of uniform diameter throughout its length and open at both ends, a metallic bottom removably engaging said receptacle so as to close the lower end there of, a non-metallic container normally resting on said bottom and having an upper open end, and a chute attached to the upper edge of the receptacle and extending downwardly thereinto so that it may project into the open end 'of said container, the space between the chute and-the contiguous wallof said receptacle being such that the open end of the container is heldagainst collapsing by the chute and the contiguous wall of the receptacle while refuse is being directed into said container.
In testimony whereof I. have hereunto set my hand.
BOYCE W. REYNOLDS.