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Publication numberUS1891651 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 20, 1932
Filing dateFeb 11, 1930
Priority dateFeb 11, 1930
Publication numberUS 1891651 A, US 1891651A, US-A-1891651, US1891651 A, US1891651A
InventorsKukowitz Louis J, Padelford Lester E
Original AssigneeRepublic Metalware Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waste receptacle
US 1891651 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

D 20, 1932 L. EA PADELFORD E-r AL 1,891,651


TION OF NEW YORK j OF'BUFFALO, NEW YORK, A CORPORA- WAs'rE RECEPTACLE f Application filed February 11, 1930. Serial No. 427,596.

Our invention relates in general to receptacles used for garbage and other waste ma terials, having an outer can provided with a hinged cover, operated by the foot, and an inner can supported within the outer can.

It is well known to those skilled in the art that in devices of this nature the cover is closed by gravity as soon asl the foot is removed from the operating pedal, whether the inner can is contained within or has been removed from the outer can.

One of the objects of our invention has Ybeen to provide a device of this nature in which the cover shall remain in its open position after the inner can has been removed, and Vthe foot hasbeen taken off the operating pedal.

Another object has been to provide a receptacle in whichl the cover willremain open when the inner can is removed and will automatically be closed by gravity whenthethe operating shaft is supported independ-- ently of the body.

Furthermore, the operating shaft is so mounted that the inner can does not come in contact with it except when it is first placed within the outer can.

The above objects and advantages have been accomplished by the device shown in the accompanying drawing, of which:

Fig. l is an exterior view of our invention, with portions thereof broken away.

Fig. 2 is a sectional, plan view, taken on line 2-2 of Fig. l.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged, fragmentary, sectional view, showing the cover in its open position.

Fig. l is an enlarged, fragmentary view, showing the cover hinge.

Fig. 5 is a sectional, plan view of the device showing a modified form of bracket for the operating shaft.

Fig. 6 is a similar view of another modification.

'shown v Our device comprises an outer can 10 having a cover ll piv'otally attached to the can body by means of Va Yhinge member 12. This hinge member is provided withl two downwardly extending pivotal portionsl which-- 'are disposed within a recess '14 cutV in the upper edgeof the Vcan body l() where the hinge is to beV located and which are bent around the reinforcing wire l5 at the upper Y end of the can.

` T he inner can 2O is disposed within'the cuter can l0 and is supported by'means of supporting brackets 21 and 22. These supporting' brackets are -oppositely arranged and preferably extend across the interior of the can body l0.v The exterior can may have a bottoni arranged under the brackets 21 and 22,*but is preferably left open as shown in the drawing. Y' y The brackets also provide pivotal supports i for the 'operating shaft 23, the inner end 24 of the shaft being supported in the bracket 22 and the outer end25 being supported in the bracket 2l. rIhe outer end of the bracket preferably passes through a slot 26 formed 1n the out-er. can body through which this end of the shaft'is passed when the device is being assembled. .The inner end Q4 of the shaft is preferably flattened after being passed through the bracket 22, whereby 'the shaft will be heldin place axially. Extending from the outer end Q5 ofthe'shaft is an operating arin 27 having a footpedal 28. This arm 27 is a part of the wire forming the operating-shaft, andthe pedal 28 may also be formed of the same wire by making a loop Q9 in it at the outer end ofthe arm Q7, as

The operatingshaft 23 is also. formed Vwith a crank member 30 whichv projects above the upper surfaces 31 of the brackets' 21 and 22 .when the pedal is depressed to its normal erably formed from and carried bythe hinge member 12.k A pin 34 passes through the ears and the upper end of the operating rod so as to pivotally secure it to the hinge member. The parts of our device are so proportioned that when the cover l1 is opened to its normal open position, the center of gravity will be such that it will remain in this position even after the foot is removed from the foot pedal 28. As above pointed out, the crank member 30 of the operating shaft 23 is slightly above the upper surfaces 31 of the brackets 2l and 22 when the cover is in the open position. When the inner can is now placed within the outer can, it will contact with the crank member 30 and due to its weight will press the crank member down slightly until the can comes to rest upon the supports 21 and 22, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 3. The movement of the crank member, however, is sufficient to change the center `of gravity ofthe cover and move it beyond the dead center, as also shownin dotted lines in Fig. 3, whereupon it will continue to close under its own weight.

In the modification shown in Fig. 5, supporting brackets 35 and 36 do not extend clear across the outer can body and are bent at right angles, as shown. While these supports are not long enough to provide a complete support for the inner can, it is obvious that if one side of the can is supported the other side will be thrown against the inside of the outer can and thus prevent it from further downwardmovement. t

In Fig. 6 we show a bracket 37 which extends clear across the outer can body and preferably parallel with the axis of the operating shaft. The forward end 38 which supports the end 25 of the operating shaft is bent at right angles and is secured to the `can body.' The rear end 39 which supports the end 24 of the shaft is also bent at right angles but is preferably bent back upon itself as shown in the drawing, leaving suiiicient space for the end 24 of the shaft. This bracket, like the form shown in Fig. 5 does not support the inner can at two opposite sides, but adequate support will be provided for the inner can as pointed out in connection with'themodification of Fig. 5.

The supporting brackets for the inner can may be secured to the outer can in any suitable manner but preferably by spot welding. In the assembling of our device, the operating shaft isl assembled upon the supports, the lower end of the o )erating rod being also attached, after whic the supports are placed within-the interior of the outer can 10, vand suitably secured in position.

In the drawing we have shown the upper end of the operating rod as being connected to the hinge member 12 by means of a pin 34, but obviously the upper end of the rod may be provided with oppositely arranged Having thus described our invention, what we claim is:

A Waste receptacle comprising an outer can, an inner can, brackets carried Vby the outer can and secured to the inner Asurface thereof for supportingthe inner can,vsaid brackets having portions thereof in interspaced relation with the outer can, a pivotally mounted cover for the outer can, an operating'rod enclosed between the inner and outer cans and pivotally suspended from the cover, anl operating shaft passing through the outer can at one end only and formed at4 that end with an outwardly extendingarm'terminating in a foot pedal, said operating, shaft being pivotally supported in the interspaced portions of the brackets, and a crank member being formed `on the shaft and pivotally connected to the operating rod. y

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto signed our names.


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U.S. Classification220/263
International ClassificationB65F1/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/163
European ClassificationB65F1/16D1