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Publication numberUS2020293 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1935
Filing dateMay 11, 1934
Priority dateMay 11, 1934
Publication numberUS 2020293 A, US 2020293A, US-A-2020293, US2020293 A, US2020293A
InventorsHerman L Adelstein
Original AssigneeHerman L Adelstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sink refuse scoop
US 2020293 A
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m E T S L E D A L H SINK REFUSE SCOOP Filed May 1 1, 1954 IN V EN TOR Patented Nov. 12, 1935 UNITED STATES eA'rsNT OFFICE 10 Claims.

This invention relates to a scoop more particularly intended as a kitchen utensil to be used for handling garbage, but also capable of being used for other purposes. 7

An object of the invention is to provide a scoop of the kind stated which will be of a sanitary character and which combines with its sanitary features improved means for draining surplus liquid from the refuse or garbage being removed by its use.

Another object of the invention is to provide a scoop for household use which is furnished with means to lift by suction small, flat objects that could not be readily picked up by scoop, dust pan or shovel.

Still another object is to provide an improved sanitary cover member for the purpose of completely housing in the garbage being conveyed by the scoop.

- Yet'other objects, advantages and featuresoi invention may hereinafter appear.

Referring to the accompanying drawing, which illustrates what is at present deemed to be ,a preferred embodiment of the invention,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the'deviceillustrating the manual manipulation thereof.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section thereof on line 2-2 of Fig. l.

Fig. 3 is a fragmental front elevation illustrating the relation of the cover member when closed to the front part of the scoop body.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the container or body portion 5 of the scoop is desirably composed of sheet metal and is shown having a generally rectangular floor 6 furnished at the back with an upstanding wall I and at each side with an upright wall 8, said walls 8 being each downwardly inclined at 8 at the front end of the scoop. These three walls are preferably formed as flanges, being parts of the same sheet of metal as the floor or bottom member 6. The rear corners of the scoop may be chamfered as indicated at 1c.

The scoop body 5 is furnished with a twisted wire handle shank In, said wire being desirably made of two strands Illa, and the upper edges of the wall members 1, 1c, and 8 are shown curled over thus forming, along the upstanding sides of the scoop, a continuous tubular member l2 which grips each strand lfla of the wire member ID. The outer end portion of the member IE3 is embedded in the handle proper !3.

A resilient cover plate l5, provided with a mounting and operating member I6, is arranged to be swung to and from a closing position with an ordinary relation to the scoop body. Said member l6 has secured to it intermediate its ends a clip I 1 which is pivoted at l8 to a bracket I9 secured to the front end portion of the handle proper l3.

The member l6, like the handle shank Ill, is 5 shown, made of a two-strand twisted wire, said wire having a looped end portion 2|, covered by a sheet metal clip 2la, to form a thumb hold at one side of the pivot l8, and having attached thereto, at the other side of said pivot, one end 10 of a, tension spring 22, the opposite end of said spring being attached to the handle shank [0.

Therefore by pressing the thumb upon the clip Zia the operator may lift the cover plate l5 to the open position against the opposition of the spring 22.

The coverplate I5 is made sufficiently narrow to fit between the side walls 8 when said cover is in the closed position. To the outer edge portion of said plate [5 is secured an elastic lip member 25, preferably a, sheet or thin plate of rubber, having corrugations or scallops 26 along its outer edge. Said lip is shown attached to the cover plate l5 by means of a clamping plate 27 and rivets 28, the flat end body portion of said 25 member 25 being gripped between the plates 15 and 27, and its corrugated portion 26 projecting beyond the outer edge of the cover plate and also above and below the plane thereof.

The scoop floor or bottom 6 is also shown pro- 30 vided with a lip member 30 consisting of a somewhat flexible rubber plate, which is clamped to the edge portion of the bottom plate 6 by means of an overlying clamping plate 3| and rivets 32. Said cover lip 25 comes into a superimposed relation to the lip 30 when the cover is closed, this arrangement adapting the device for more readily draining the liquid from the garbage in the scoop, each of the corrugations 26 providing a vent passage 26a under the closed cover for this purpose.

When the cover plate I 5 is permitted to assume the closed position under the urge of the spring 22, it presses down upon any garbage contained within the scoop and thus squeezes the garbage sufiiciently to cause the water or other liquid to exude therefrom and, (assuming that the scoop is held in a downwardly tilted position) to flow out thru the vent passages 26a under the corrugations 26.

The tensility of the spring 22 also causes the corrugations 26 to press against the opposite lip- 32 with sufficient force to assume a collapsed position thus modifying the size of the openings between said corrugations and said lip 30 to prevent foul, solid or semi-solid matter from exuding therethru when it is desired to drain the garbage contents of the scoop by holding the device with the mouth thereof directed downwardly.

The corrugated rubber portion of the cover, (being of a resiliently flexible character) also adapts it for being used to pick up adhesively small objects such as tea leaves and the like from a sink bottom or plane damp surface on account of the reflex action of the corrugations as they assume their normal position after being depressed, the scoop being held in an inverted position when this is done. The grooves between the corrugations deepen as the pressure is relaxed thus causing a gripping action upon objects within them as the corrugations reassume their original form.

I claim:

1. In a scoop of the class described, a container having a handle member attached thereto, and a cover for said container pivotally mounted upon said handle member, said cover having a resilient or elastic corrugated portion adapted for use in picking up small objects on account of the reflex action of the elastic portion as the same assumes its original position after being abnormally constrained.

2. A scoop of the class described having a cover plate furnished with a corrugated lip of elastic sheet material adapted for use in picking up small objects by depressing it and then permitting it to assume its original position.

3. A device of. the class described comprising a scoop provided with a somewhat resilient lip, and a cover pivotally connected therewith for movement to and from a closed position with said scoop, said cover having a corrugated lip portion adapted to be brought into intimate compressed relation with said lip to provide drainage of liquid from the contents of the scoop while said cover is closed.

4. A device of the class described having a scoop, a cover plate hingedly connected therewith and movable into a closing position with said scoop to compress the contents thereof, said cover plate having a collapsible corrugated portion adapted to be brought into intimate contact with said scoop to provide passages for draining said device.

5. A device of the class described comprising a scoop having upstanding side walls and a pivotally mounted cover plate having a working flt between said walls, said cover plate having a body portion which flexes longitudinally whereby to adapt it to conform itself more closely to the contents of the scoop, and having also a corrugated lip portion of elastic material to provide seepage passages between the cover and the scoop when said cover and said scoop are brought into intimate relation, and means urging said cover plate and said scoop toward each other.

6. In a device of the character described, a scoop, a cover for said scoop, a lip carried by the scoop and a corrugated lip carried by said cover, and means tending to collapse the corrugations of the cover against the lip of the scoop.

7. In a device of the class described, a scoop, and a flexible cover plate hingedly connected with said scoop, said cover plate having a collapsible corrugated lip.

8. In a kitchen utensil, a garbage collector comprisinga scoop, a flexible cover plate hingedly connected with said scoop, and means automatically urging the free edge of said plate into intimate contact with said scoop while a part of said plate nearer its hinge remains unsupported whereby said plate is caused to flex longitudinally.

9. In a kitchen utensil, a garbage collector comprising a scoop portion and a lid portion, a flexible lip carried by said scoop and a flexible corrugated lip carried by said lid, and means urging the collapse of the corrugations against the lip of the scoop whereby to provide seepage passages for draining the contents of the scoop.

10. A garbage collecting utensil comprising a scoop section and a lid section hinged to said scoop section, said lid section having a lip portiorr consisting of a resiliently flexible corrugated sheet material adapted to adhere to and remove thin light objects from a plane surface.


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U.S. Classification15/105, 15/245, 15/257.9, 100/234, 15/257.6, 294/177
International ClassificationA47J47/20
Cooperative ClassificationA47J47/20
European ClassificationA47J47/20