US 2309121 A
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Jan.26,19513. W CD'KEELY 2,309,121
RECEPTACLE AND MOUNTING THEREFOR Filed Oct. 5, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR CZ/FFO/QD 2. K55; y.
ATTORNEY C. D. KEELY RECEPTAGLE AND MOUNTING THEREFOR Jan. 26, 1943. 2,309,121
Filed Oct. 5, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVE OR joy/6 Z /5 Cur/0x20 .AZZZY. 3/4 i 33 film u; /7
ATTORNEY 6 Patented Jan. 26, 1943 -NT OFFICE 3 Claims.
My present invention relates to an improved combination of a receptacle mounting and a receptacle proper removably attached thereto. More specifically, it has to do with an improved combination of elements whereby by simple transposition of the mounting the receptacle may be supported in its same horizontal position from either a horizontal or vertical surface. In one preferred embodiment of my invention I provide cooperating parts on both receptacle and mounting which extend 45 to the horizontal and take advantage of the fact that the complement of the angle of 45 is also 45', so that when the mounting is disposed at a 90 angle to its initial position the receptacle may be received in its proper position without the aid of moving parts.
My invention preferably involves the use of a suction cup as an element of the mounting; and in connection with this type of securing device contemplates an improved means for maintaining the vacuum cup action and imparting rigidity to the mounting. With the foregoing and other objects which will be apparent a the description proceeds the invention consists in the improved arrangement of parts as hereinafter disclosed and as pointed out in the appended claims. For the best understanding of my invention reference may now be had to the following detailed description taken with the annexed drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a view in side elevation of an illustrative embodiment;
Fig. 2 is a view in section along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a View in rear elevation of the device seen along section 33 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a view partly in section corresponding to Fig. 1 but with the mounting attached to a vertical instead of a horizontal surface;
Fig. 5 is a view in section along the line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a view in side elevation of a further embodiment;
Fig. 7 is a view partly in section showing the device of Fig. 6 with the mounting attached to a vertical instead of a horizontal surface;
Fig. 8 is a view of a still further embodiment;
Fig. 9 is a view along section 9-9 of Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a view showing a still further modification.
In Fig. l a receptacle 10, as for example a soap dish, has extending from a portion of the same as from one side of the bottom thereof, a male supporting element in the form of a blade or tongue H, the same being attached to the dish by suitable means, as by riveting or welding. In the embodiment shown, it will be noted that the blade I 1- extends at an angle which is substantially 45 to the horizontal when the dish is in a horizontal position. Tongue II is received by a cooperating female element as in the form of a slideway l2 formedby turned over edges I3 of the metal forming the receptable receiver [4, the latter also having a slideway l5 which extends at right angles to the slideway l2, both portions being at an angle substantially 45 to the horizontal in normal position of use. In effect slideways l2 and i 5 are comprised of one slideway member which has a right angled bend therein with entrant portions at the bend. It will be noted that the receptacle receiver [4 comprises a flat portion It, to which is secured suction cup I! as by means of a screw or rivet l8, shown best in Fig. 4, which element is secured within the body of the suction cup l7. As is usual, the latter is made of rubber or rubber-like material. Slideway l5 of the receptacle receiver M preferably has a flat extension l 9 reaching to the base of the suction cup (or to contact with the surface on which the cup is supported) whereby to resist a turning moment of the weight of the receptacle or its contents when the receptacle is in the position of Fig. 1, thereby giving a substantial measure of rigidity to the mounting as a whole. In the vertical position of Fig. 4 it will be noticed that tongue I l is inserted in the slideway l5, and that in this position the extension 19 is disposed where it likewise resists the turning moment of the weight of the dish and contents.
In Fig. 6 a simplification is efiected by extending the tongue I l so as to contact with the base 20 of the suction cup when the same is in a horizontal position, in which case only slideway l2 need be provided, reliance being had upon extension !9 to resist turning moment of the weight of the dish. In this construction resistance to turning is also effected in a direction opposite to the turning moment of the weight of the dish by the action of tongue I I. When the mounting is placed in a vertical position, as shown in Fig.7, the tongue II' is in the position to resist the turning moment of the weight of the dish; also, extension l9 resists turning movement in the reverse direction.
In Figs. 8 and 9 I obtain reinforcement of the suction cup by means of a containing shell of rigid material, as metal or plastic, which is adapted to contact with the supporting surface A outside the base 26 of the suction cup H, or
if desired, to contact with the outer edge of the suction cup. Means are also provided for maintaining the suction cup under tension by means of a threaded boss 21, which joins the shell 25 with the receiver I4, which latter may carry a slideway preferably also having an inclination of 45 to the plane of the cup base. In the use of this form the device the suction cup is placed in position and the shell 25 engaged with the projecting screw 28 and the shell thereby screwed down onto the surface A, the screw action being continued until the rubber cup is placed under a substantial degree of tension, thereby making for a high degree of all around rigidity of the suction cup support. When secured to a vertical surface, the supporting structure is screwed until the slideway I2 is in the position of Fig. 7.
It will be apparent that in the foregoing I have made use of the symmetrical properties of the angle of 45 to produce a receptacle and support therefor which without adjustment may be mounted in either a horizontal or vertical surface; and that, furthermore, this property may be availed of not only for the angle of 45, but any multiple thereof, as for example in the form shown in Fig. 10.
In this case, slideway member 30, as in the forms shown in Fig. 1 and others, has a right angled bend therein with entrances for the tongue at the region of the bend. In this case the tongue attached to the dish instead of being at a 45 angle when the dish is horizontal, will be at an angle of 90 thereto. In horizontal position the slideway 3| will be used, whereas in vertical position slideway 32 may be used. In this embodiment slideway extension 33 acts to brace the suction cup [1.
It is obvious that while my invention comprises a suction cup in its preferred forms, many of the advantages of the invention are to be had if a different type of mounting, e. g., a fixed mounting, be used.
The device described in the foregoing, especially the forms shown in Figs. 1-9 inclusive, are of particular advantage When used as a soap dish mounting inasmuch as the body of the dish is projected over the wash bowl, for example,
whereby the dish so supported drains into the bowl. When it is desired to clean the dish it is easily removed from its support and returned thereto.
1. In combination with a receptacle mounting adapted to be secured upon either a vertical or a horizontal surface, a receptacle having a supporting element extending at substantially to the horizontal when said receptacle is in horizontal position, said receptacle being removably secured to said mounting by means of said element, a receiving member carried by said mounting which cooperates with said element to hold the same and extends in a direction substantially 45 to the horizontal when said mounting is secured to a horizontal (or vertical) surface whereby said receptacle may be removably supported in its horizontal position whether such mounting be secured to a vertical or horizontal surface.
2. In combination with a receptacle mounting having a suction cup by which it is adapted to be secured upon either a vertical or a horizontal surface, a receptacle having a supporting element extending at substantially 45 to the horizontal when said receptacle is in horizontal position, said receptacle being removably secured to said mounting by means of said element, a receiving member carried by said mounting which cooperates with said element to hold the same and extends in a direction substantially 45 to the horizontal when said mounting is secured to a horizontal (or vertical) surface whereby said receptacle may be removably supported in its horizontal position whether such mounting be secured to a vertical or horizontal surface, said receiving member also comprising a brace extending from the top of said suction cup to the plane of the base of said cup whereby to oppose the turning moment of the weight of the receptacle.
3. The combination according to claim 2, in which said element extends when the receptacle is in position, to the base of said cup opposite said brace whereby said element also acts as a brace.
CLIFFORD D. KEELY.