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Publication numberUS1753500 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1930
Filing dateAug 24, 1927
Priority dateAug 24, 1927
Publication numberUS 1753500 A, US 1753500A, US-A-1753500, US1753500 A, US1753500A
InventorsBurleigh James K
Original AssigneeBurleigh James K
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can closure
US 1753500 A
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April J. K. BURLEIGH I 1,753,500

CAN CLOSURE Filed Aug. 24. 1927 ATTORNEYS.

Patented Apr. 8, 1930 UNITE sATEs I 1,753,5ee

JAMES K. BUB/LEIGH, or HAsrINes-uroN-HUnson, EW YORK can cnosunn Application filed August 24, 1927. Serial No. 215,178. I

This invention relates to cylindrical tanks as used for ash and garbage receptacles and more particularly to the covers used in connection therewith.

In receptacles of this class it is usually desirable that the cover be suflioiently tight to prevent the entrance of insects and also the emanation of disagreeable odors which may arise from the contents.

It is equally necessary to have the cover so arranged as to be readily removable, preferably by one hand and without having to use undue force, either in theremoval of the cover, or of holding down the container.

It is therefore one of the objects of the present invention to provide a cover comprised of two equal and substantially uniform sections hinged together in a straight line, diametrically across from side to side, each be grasped as a unit giving an effective grip.

It is a further feature to produce a cover having a pronounced beading extending around its flanged lower edge, this beading being adapted to engage in a corresponding groove formed in the body of the receptacle.

Another purpose is to provide means, combined with the cover along the lineof junction of its sections, which present a substantially complete closure when the cover is in operative position.

These and other objects such as simplicity, low-cost of construction and neatness of appearance, are attained by'the novel design, construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure and in which Fig. 1, is a perspective view showing a covered can as made in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2, is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal sectional View of the upper portion of a can showing the cover'in. operative position in full lines and in raised position in broken lines the section being taken on line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3, is a perspectiveview showing one of the sections of the cover priorto assemblage.

section having a separate handle arranged to are extending flat members 26 and 27 to pro- 2 Fig. 4,-is a perspective view showing the cover and handle construction. f

Fig. 5, is a perspective view of the top of a can, with its cover having a modified form of grip or handle. i

Fig. 6, is a transverse-sectional View of the same taken online 6-6 of'Figgf). I V

' Throughout the several views the numeral 10 designates a conventional 'type' of cylindrical'can which is understood to have a. closed bottom andis provided with when 11, connected by ears 12 to thejsides offthe can, the bail having at its center-ahandle 13. In the present device an inreaching recess 14' maybe formed circumferentially about the can, slightly below its upper edge, this re-" cess constituting the only material difference between this and common types ofcans; 1

The cover is composed of two equal ele ments 15 and 16 each beingsubstantially semi-circular in outline and provided with flanges 18 and 1 9 terminating at their lower edges in distinctive beading 20 {and 21, these headings being adapted to engage within the inreaching recess 14: ofthe can.

Adjacent tothe inner, straight edge of the cover sections issecured a' loop-like raised handle 22, the arrangement being such that when these raised handles are presseditoward each other, the sides of the coverare caused to rise, their flanges clearing the groove 14; of the headings 20 and 21 and allowing the cover to be removed by merely the expenditure of suli'icient energy to raise the weight of the same..

On each sectioni l5' and16 of the cover, the inner adjacent edge is cutto formcoiled rolls 23, themating section having similar, but offset hinge coils24 E in mesh with those upon the opposite side and passing through the coils 23 and 24: is a rod 25 acting as a hinge pin.

Intermediate the coil portions 23 of the section 15, and correspondingly between the coiled portions 24 of the cover element 16,

ject below the mating cover section, thereby avoiding any possible opening which may exist between the two sections and forming substantially an air-tight covering for the can.

It is preferred that the inreaching element 26 and 27 be arranged in amanner so as to make contact with the arcuate sections and in no wise interfering with the pivotal movement of the cover sections upon their hinge.

In the modification shown in Figures 5 and 6 the-cover: is composedofsections 30 and 31. {having flhnges -32 and ,33 respectively, each being provided with a beading 35 and 36 to enter the corresponding annular groove 14 in the can bodyl a o In this construction a hinge pin 37 passes through the coils formed on the fiat portions of the cover, at a point below its surfaces and each cover section is provided with" clip han dles 38,:bent outwardly-i and-having between them an inverted- U-shaped spring 39: tend, ing tonhold the covers; in operative position.

ln thisz n odi-fied form, as infthe other,;

bringing the clips or handlestowa-rds each;

' other the covensectionsmaybe raised and thereafter removeda from the can or replaced thereon atwill} V Althoughl the foregoing is.- generally descriptive of theprefe rred embodiment of the invention it will be ainderstoodthat the same is subject to, minorm'odifications such as would followvwithi-n the scope andspirit of the appendedml-aims.

3O Havingithus described my, invention,- What I claimgas new anddesireto secure by LettersPa-tentj iss- 7 V 1f Incombination with a-can-having-an annularmecessadj acent its' open upper edge, of acover composed of two like sections, hinge I "naembers connecting the cover sections, a

beaded flange surrounding the sections, said flange adaptedqtoengage within the can-recess, I116311$- formed on each coversection 40 adapted to engage within the'canwrecess, and

means formedJon each cover section adapted toextend below v the mating section between the hinge elements thereo 7 2p The combination with} a can, of a cover= engageable over-thecan, said cover compris-. ing a pair of similar semi-circular sections permanently hinged together at their inner adjacent edges, a pairof handleson said see 7 tions 'locatedon eitheriside ofsaid hingeand" F0 a (plurality of interposed lugs formed onsaid a jacent edges intermediate' the-hinge members to make :the cover substantially air-tight.

Signed in the' city, c ')junty' and State of New'Yorlq:this:28th;day of- July, 1927.-


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U.S. Classification220/826
International ClassificationB65F1/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/16, B65F1/1646, B65F1/1623
European ClassificationB65F1/16, B65F1/16D, B65F1/16E