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Publication numberUS2246975 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1941
Filing dateFeb 5, 1937
Priority dateFeb 5, 1937
Publication numberUS 2246975 A, US 2246975A, US-A-2246975, US2246975 A, US2246975A
InventorsGeibel John F
Original AssigneeMaster Metal Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary waste can
US 2246975 A
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SANITARY wAsTE CAN Filed Feb. 5, 19:57 2 sheets-sheet 2 Illy Il' Patented June 24, 1941 SANITARY WAssrE, CAN

Johan Geibex, uffalagiv.'assignor'tomaster 'l Metal Products-Inc., Buffalo; NfY;aacorpora` tionofNewaYork 1 s niipiialipaiep'mry 5, 19,31.. ser-iai Noaizazss f 1 -claim:Y {crezca-ivy v`This invention relates to certain new and 'usef ful improvements in sanitary waste cans or garbage receptacles of theioot-operated cover type, It has. for one of its objectsto provide ra ref ceptacle'of this character whichl lis, sodesigned as to completely conceal and protect ,the coverf operating mechanism and assure nois'eless'closing ofjthe cover as Well as ,effelctually sealingjjthe refuse odors, and which is .neatandattractive in appearance and sturdyin construction..`

Another object of the inventon'is ythe.,pro"Y Vision of a refuse receptacle, ofthe type composed of 'an inner and outer pail whereinlmeans are provided for supporting the inner pailhan.-` dle against swinging inside the pail and thus prevent its soiling, and wherein means are provided for sealing the space between the two pails to prevent refuse and moisture soiling the oor.

Other features of the invention reside in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the waste can embodying my invention. Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical section thereof. Figure 3 is a horizontal section taken in the plane of line 3-3, Figure 2. Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary cross section taken on line 4 4, Figure 3. Figure 5 is a detached perspective View of one of the rubber feet on the receptacle. Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary cross section of the upper rear portion of the receptacle. Figure 'l is a fragmentary perspective view of the upper rear portion of the outer can-body or container with the cover in its opened position. Figure 8 is a cross section taken in the plane of line 8 8, Figure 2. Figure 9 is a fragmentary perspective view, partly in section, of the inner pail of the receptacle.

Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

In its preferred embodiment, my invention comprises an outer can-body or container I0, open at its ends, and an inner can-body in the form of a pai1 or refuse receptacle II removably and telescopically housed within the can-body and having a bail I2 pivoted to its open upper end. As seen in Figures 2, 6 and 9, the upper end of the pail has an outwardly-extending annular flange I3 which rests upon and overhangs the upper edge of the container I I) to not only support the pail within the container but also to provide a sealing flange preventing refuse and moisture dropping in the space between the two containersand-soilingther floor.y YThe bail; I2 of the. innerpail .normally rests-onithis flange, thus preventingI its-.swinging into 4the pailsin contact .withthe .refuse--orgarbage andv becoming soiled. Fitted; to the ,top edge of the -outer'containerv` I Il.. and yextending around; the-- adjoining inner rside thereof isa galvanized ring/,Mawhich protects.- itsnish, and. with, which the flanged endof the.-inrrrpail--engages7 Y i' The .upperfend of the container IILhas.,-,aver` tically-.swingngcover I5 to therear side ofwhich astrap. I6 securedr said. strap havingl a .pair ot dependinghin'ge lugs` I 'I whichy engage .a hori-A zontal .hinge pin. I 8f .supported jin the upper end of 'anust-proof. housing, or .sheath v I9 4.secured to the rear side of the container and extending substantially the full length as shown in Figures 1 and 2. 'I'his housing may be of rectangular shape in cross section and open at its upper and lower ends, the projecting rear portion of the hinge-strap I6 being of like shape in plan and occupying the upper open end of the housing to form a closure therefor in the closed position of the cover, as clearly shown in Figures 2 and 6. Applied to the marginal edge of the turret-shaped cover and completely edged therevposition consists of a vertically-swinging foot lever 2I pivoted at 22 in the lower end of the container I0, the rear end of the lever being connected externally of the container by an upright link 23 with the cover through the medium of a lug 24 positioned forwardly of the hingepin I8 and secured to the hinge strap I6, while the front end of said lever has a foo't pedal 25 thereon. 'I'he actuating lever 2| is housed within a tie member 2liV of U-shaped cross section disposed transversely at the lower end of the outer container and secured at its ends thereto, as shown in Figure 3, and with its rear end in 'open or registering communication with the lower end of the upright housing I9. By this structural arrangement, the cover-actuating mechanism is eiectually housed in the members I9 and 26, concealed from View, and at the same time protected against injury or damage.

For the purpose of cushioning the movement of the cover as it reaches the limit of its open position, I provide a at spring 21 which is concealed in and secured at its lower end to the housing I9 adjacent the hinge-pin I8 and whose upper free end is disposed in theY path of the rear end of the hinge-strap I6.V When the cover is opened to the position shown by dotted lines in Figure 6, the rear edge of the hinge-strap moves downwardly between the rear wall of the housing I9 and the spring 21, the latter yieldportion 29 of the ring inthe manner shown in Figure 7. It will be noted that the rear side of the outer container is notched at its upper end, cas indicated at 30, to provide for the proper free movement of the cover-actuating mechanism and that the ring-engaging lugs 28 project from the side edges of that notch.` s

- In" order to prevent the receptacle marking or staining the floor or linoleum, cushioned'supporting members are'y applied to the bottom of the container l0. Each of these members preferably consists of a' rubber foot 3| shaped to embrace the inwardly-rolled container-bead 32 and securely heldrthereon by an attaching clip 'or'bracket 33 suitably fastened at its upper end to the inner side of the container and terminating at its lower end in an outwardly-bent lip or ange 34 which firmly engages a notch or recess 35 in the foot to thereby effectually clamp and prevent displacement of the foot from the bead, all as clearly shown in Figures 2, 4, 5 and 8.

While manifestly simple, compact and sturdy in construction, this improved sanitary waste can eectually protects and conceals the coveractuating mechanism, it assures a noiseless closing of the cover and seals refuse odors, and it positively affords a seal between the refuse pail and the container to prevent the refuse and moisture'soiling the floor.

I claim as my invention: A receptacle of the character described, comi prising an outer can-body having a metallic protecting ring extending around the inner side of its upper nend and including aportion extending over thel top edge thereof to provide an upward- Iy-QfaCingseat, an inner can-body removably arranged in the outer can-'body and having an outwardly-extending' annular flange at its upper end including a substantiallyat bottom face adapted to engage the seat portion of said pro,-

tecting ring in the assembled position ofl the f receptacle, said flange having a substantially convex top face, and a cover hinged to the outer can-body and includingV a depending yilangeless rim portion having a rubber sealing band extending completely about' the same for overall abutting engagement withj the convex top Vface of Asaid inner can-body flange. t


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U.S. Classification220/23.87, 220/264, 220/378, 220/263, 220/632, D34/9, 312/244
International ClassificationB65F1/08, B65F1/16, B65F1/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/08, B65F1/163
European ClassificationB65F1/08, B65F1/16D1