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Publication numberUS1911073 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1933
Filing dateNov 19, 1930
Priority dateNov 19, 1930
Publication numberUS 1911073 A, US 1911073A, US-A-1911073, US1911073 A, US1911073A
InventorsElwood Dyment
Original AssigneeDyment Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1911073 A
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May 23, 1933. E DYMENT 1,911,073

RECEPTACLE Filed Nov. 19, 1950 y 'l 'vx' f2 E un EM NHV. i i I 'I nl 17 I /0 "/51 a lI a Patented May 23, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT GFFIQE ELWOOD DYMENT, lOF CLEVELAND, OHO, ASSGNOR TO DYMENT COMPANY, 0F CLEVELAND, GI-IIO, A CORPORATION RECEPTACLE Application led November 19, 1930.

The present invention relates to receptacles, and more particularly to a receptacle, such as a Waste basket, for inst-ance, which is collapsible, and it has for its principal object the provision of a receptacle of this character Which may be cheaply manufactured from stiff paper' or card-board Which will be sturdy in construction, easily manufactured and Which Will be collapsible substantially flatly so as to occupy but little amount of space and Which can be readily handled when not in use.

A further objectof the invention is to provide an article of this general character wherein the folding or collapsing of the article is accomplished through instrmneutalitics comprising a bottom member which may bc removed but firmly secured in position when the side members of the rcceptacll are extended, and the invention further contemplates the provision of novel securing means for this bottom member when the receptacle is positioned for use and the sides thereof extended.

Devices in accordance with this invention can bo made in any desired configuration7 can be made with any desired ornamental dcsigns, and readily adapt in general to forms 1nd figures of pleasing appearance; and since it is preferred to make these articles out of light materials such as card-board, they are cheap to manufacture and readily adapt themselves to many uses While both utility and pleasing appearance can be combined.

The devices of this invention are characterized, notwithstanding the lightness of the material from which they are constructed, by high degree of strength and rigidity which is imparted through the provision of the bottom member and locking instrumentalities which are provided for securing this bottom member in position when the article is extended; While it is preferred to form the articles of this invention from cheap materials such as card-board, it is obvious any desirable material may be substituted therefor Without altering any of the adhered features of novelty.

The embodiment illustrated in the accompanying drawing shows a receptacle of the Serial No. 496,802.

nature of Waste basket formed in the oct-agonal conigu 'ation and provided With ornamentations in the nature of cusps or hearts, although it Will be apparent that such details do not effect the inventive features; and it will be apparent that the sides of the receptacle may be decorated if desired in any pleasing manner.

In the drawingl Fig. 1 illustrates a side elevation of a receptacle of this character illustrated in the form of Waste paper basket.

Figure 2 is a sectional view along the line of, 2 2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional vien' taken along the section line 3-3 of F ig. 2 and showing in dotted `lines the direction movement of the bottom member.

Fig. l is a side elevation of the rccelitacle Fig. 1 but showing the receptacle as being collapsed, the position of the bottom member being indicated in dotted lines.

Fig. 5 is a top View of the collapsed receptacle of Fig. 4:.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, it will be seen that the receptacle is formed a plurality of side walls 10 giving any desired conligiu'ation to the receptacle, the illustrated form being that of an Octagon. lfalls 10 are hinged together so as to collapse substantially flatly and may be provided with ornamental designs 11 and 12 if desired.

is will be seen especially from Figs. 2 and 4 a bottom. member is provided for the. receptacle, this member being indicated by 13; and as illustrated the bottom 18 is scoured as shown at 14 to one of the side members, `and is conveniently hinged as indicated at 15 so that it Will be movable in a vertical plane indicated by the arrows at Fig. 2; by this Vmeans the bottom member 13 enabled te fold upwardly so that will lit between the side members When the receptacle is collapsed. rlhis described and illustrated arrangement is a convenient one, although. it will be understood that modifications thereof Will be readily suggested to one skilled in the art to which this relates.

One of the principal features of the invention is the provision of slits 16 adjacent the bottom end of the side members 10, or formed elsewhere therein there being thus cut out a plurality of tongues 17, which are resilient and which maintain substantially eontiiiuious the surface of each side member. lt will be seen that each side 10 can be prepared in this manner so as to have one of these tongues 17, although it is not necessary, as is obvious, to so provide the side to which the bottom 13 is secured; it is also obvious that each ot' these cut out portions or tongues 17 will provide a shoulder delined by the thickness of the material from which the receptacle is constructed. The bottom member 13 is illustrated as being provided with lugs 18 which will lit into the cut out spaces behind the tongues 17 and will rest upon the aforesaid shoulders, engaging the tongues 17 to torce them outwardly so that thel pressure exerted by these tongues against the lugs 18 as they rest upon the aftoresaid shoulders will firmly retain the bott-om membei1 13 in position when the side members 10 are extended; but the construction is such that the bottom 13 can be readily pushed out of position and folded against the sides ot' the receptacle so that the walls are then tree to be collapsed substantially 'llatly as illustrated in Figures 4 and 5. The shoulders relerred to above are indicated in Figure Q b v numeral 19. It will be seen that when the side members 10 are extended and the bottom member 18 is in position as indicated in the tull lines as shown in Figure 3. the bottom 13 will very substantially re-enforce the reeeptacle and the resilient tongue 17 maintaining substantially continuous, as they do the surface of each side member assures the receptacle being substantially tight so as to prevent even small articles deposited therein falling out.

It desired the bottom ends of the side members 10 can be cut in ornamental fashion as indicated at 20 to increase its pleasing appearance withoutl detraeting from the stability ot the receptacle.`

It will be understood, as above pointed out, and it will be obvious, that many changes in the specific details of the orm ot' deviee herein described. in detail and illustrated in the drawing may be made without departing from the underlying inventive concept; and it will. also be obvious that many ot such changes in details will become at once apparent to anyone skilled in the art to which this invention relates; and it will be understood accordingly, that it is intended and desired to embrace within the scope of this invention such modilications and changes as may be necessary to adapt it to varying conditions and uses.

That is claimed is:

A receptacle comprising, in combination, collapsible side members, the extremities of which are adapted to form top and bottom portions respectively, the side mem ers iatly folding together when collapsed, and when expanded forming a receptacle of polygonal configuration, and a member hinged to one of the side members and adapted to extend transversely of the receptacle to form a bottom therefor, the side members being provided, adjacent the bottom ends thereof, with slits' to form yieldable tongues between the slits, the bottom member being provided with tabs adapted to engage the said tongues upon eX ansion of the receptacle and to torce tie said tongues outwardly from the plane of the sides of the receptacle, the said tongues having their free ends overlying the bottom tabs and exerting force against the ends' of the tabs to lirmly retain the bottom against aceidental displacement while the receptacle is expanded.

In testimony whereof` I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification229/109, 229/122.28, 229/116.2, 229/5.5, 229/117.1, 229/122.29, 229/116.1
International ClassificationB65D5/02, B65D5/14
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/14
European ClassificationB65D5/14