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R. A. AINSA STORAGE BIN CONSTRUCTION May 25, 1937.
Filed Oct. 21, 1935 ELEHEI.
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Patented May 25, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to improvements in store furniture, and has particular reference to a bin for the storing of various commodities such as seeds, grains, or any loose material which will 5 flow of its own weight.
The principal object of this invention is to provide a structure wherein a minimum amount of space is required and yet to provide means whereby the commodity within the bin may be read- 1 ily extracted therefrom through the provision of a wide trough.
A further object is to produce a device of this character wherein any desired number of bins may be assembled in side to side relation.
15 A further object is to produce a device wherein the same principle may be utilized where the bins are arranged in circular formation so as to be rotated about a central pivot.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent 00 during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
25 Fig. 1 is a front elevation of my improved bin;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the bin proper;
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of Fig. 2 with the trough attached thereto;
a plurality of elevated troughs;
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one of the troughs;
Fig. 7 is a top plan view of a bin assembly ar- 35 ranged in circular formation; and
Fig. 8 is a side elevation of the pivotal support of Fig. 7, showing parts thereof removed and broken away.
In stores it is common to sell many commodi- 40 ties such as seeds, beans, grains, and other loose products which will flow of their own weight. Of late it has been customary to sell many of these commodities in packages with the result that a person had to purchase a definite size 45 package when possibly a larger or smaller amount was desired. Also, the cost of packaging materially adds to the cost of the commodity. Applicant has devised a bin wherein these commodities may be arranged in such a manner that they 50 may be readily preserved so that the purchaser may inspect and also the storekeeper may ascertain at all times the amount remaining in the storage bin. By providing the bins with covers and the discharge trough with covers the goods 55 may be kept in a sanitary condition.
no Fig. is a plan view similar to Fig. 1 showing Essentially, my invention consists of arranging in side, to side relation a plurality of bins constructed as shown in Fig. 3, and consisting of a substantially U-shaped metal formation 5 having inturned ends 6 which serve to position a glass 5 plate 1. The sides of the U-shaped member are held together by a cross riveting 8. A hook 9 is preferably attached to the upper back edge so that the same may be hung to a cross rod ll. Secured to the bottom of the bin is a curved l0 chute I2 which terminates in a wide trough l3, the trough being of such a width that it will overlap the next adjacent bin at the front of the bin as best illustrated in Fig. 6. A brace 14 is attached to the bottom of the chute l2 and rests 15 upon a cross piece 16. The construction shown in Fig. 5 is identical to that in Fig. 1, the only difference being that I have arranged the bin so that four rows of troughs are presented instead of two. In the form shown in Fig. 7 the construction is identical with the exception that the bins are substantially V-shaped and are hooked to a tubular member [7 which is rotatably mounted upon a central pivot I8.
It will thus be seen that by arranging the various bins in side by side relation that the troughs of each bin will overlie the next adjacent bin, thus enabling the user to scoop a large amount from a relatively narrow bin. Consequently, a bin requiring but a small amount of width of store space may accommodate a large quantity of material due to its height and at the same time the same may be readily dispensed from this narrow bin.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:-
In a device of the character described, a plurality of sets of bins adapted to be placed side by side, adjacent bins being of unequal depth, the bottom of each of said bins in each set being spaced from each other in staggered relation, a chute underlying each of said bins, each of said chutes having an independent trough formed integral therewith, the trough being of greater width than the width of its bin whereby the trough of one bin may overlap an adjacent bin.
RICHARD ALBERT AINSA.