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April 11, 1939. H. DUNBAR 2,153,916
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Patented Apr. 11, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARBAGE CAN COVER 1 Claim.
This invention relates to garbage can covers and has for an object to provide a cover having novel locking means for preventing dogs and other animals from dislodging the cover, and preventing the wind and ordinary handling from displacing the cover.
A further object is to provide a cover having superposed slidably connected handles which may be grasped simultaneously in the hand of the operator and when the inner handle is lifted by closing of the operators hand the locking latches will be withdrawn to permit easy removal and replacement of the cover.
A further object is to provide a cover of this and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order.
With the above. and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacricing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification,
Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view through the upper portion of a garbage or similar can equipped with a cover constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1 showing the cover in bottom plan.
Figure 3 is a detail longitudinal sectional view of the cover showing the latches withdrawn to permit removal or replacement of the cover.
Figure 4 is a detail cross sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1 showing the sliding connections between the superposed handles.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, III designates a garbage or like can having an inturned flange I I at its topf. The cover I2 of the can. is provided with a marginal ilange I3 adapted to rest upon the iiange II and loosely engage around the outside of the top of the can.
In carrying out the invention a pair of U- shaped brackets I4 are secured to the underneath face of the cover at diametrically opposite points thereof and a rod latch I5 is mounted to slide radially in each bracket and engage under- 55 neath the top ange I3 of the can. A helical type which will be formed of a few stro-ng simplev spring I 6 is sleeved on each latch between the sides of the respective bracket and the latch is equipped with a collar I1 between which and the opposite side of the bracket the spring is confined under tension to normally hold the tip of the latch engaged underneath the flange II.
For withdrawing the latches to permit application or removal of the cover a pair of'superposed substantially inverted U-shaped handles I8 and I9 are employed, the upper handle I8 being riveted as shown at 2l] to the top surface of the cover, or otherwise secured thereto, and the lower handle being provided with U-shaped flanges 2| upon the longitudinal edges which embrace the longitudinal edges of the upper handle as shown best in Figure 4. The lower handle is thus slidably engaged with the upper handle and may be moved toward the top of the upper handle when the operator grasps both handles and closes his grip thereupon.
Each latch I5 is provided with an eye 22 to which the lower end of a flexible cable 23 is attached. The cable is trained over a guide pulley 24 which is secured between angle iron brackets 25 that are riveted as shown at 26 in Figure 2 to the underneath face of the can cover. 'I'he upper end of the cable is provided with an eye 21 which is engaged over a hump 28 that extends inwardly and upwardly from the lower handle I9, as best shown in Figure 4. An opening 29 of larger diameter than the cable is formed in the cover to permit the cable sliding freely through the cover without obstruction.
Each hook 28 is provided at the lower end with an angularly disposed guide lug 3l), best shown in Figure 3, having an opening 3l therein to space the respective cable 23 to maintain the upper end of the respective cable 23 in vertical position so as to prevent any binding of the parts at any time.
In operation the latches I5 are normally held by their controlling springs I6 to engage underneath the flange I3 of the can and prevent accidental removal of the cover. When it is desired to apply or remove the cover the operator grasps limits oi.' movement, guide pulleys on the underneath face of the cover, there being openings formed in the cover above said guide pulleys, and cables connected at the upper ends to said hooks and trained through said openings and over said guide pulleys and being connected at the lower ends to said latches, movement of the lower handle longitudinally of the upper handle by closing of the operators grip on both handles pulling the cables to withdraw the latches to their l0 inner limit of movement.