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Publication numberUS2351597 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1944
Filing dateMay 14, 1942
Priority dateMay 14, 1942
Publication numberUS 2351597 A, US 2351597A, US-A-2351597, US2351597 A, US2351597A
InventorsLeslie H Burlin
Original AssigneeLeslie H Burlin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle
US 2351597 A
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June 20, 1944. H. BURLIN RECEPTACLE Fld May 14, 1942 y`stantially no lmetal parts. .ject of thelpresent invention to provide a recep- 'tacl'e which maybe'easily and quicklyassembled from the component ipartsthereof rand 'wherein the operating mechanism is so fcompletely `con- Patented June 20, 1944 UNITED STATES" 4PATENT OFFICE ii'eaP'rAcLE y-Lesliengurlin, Valparaiso, Ind. semiannual@ r4, 1942, serial No. 442,988

seams. (e1. 31a- 192) This invention relates Ato receptacles. g

Itis onelof thevobjects'of the `present invention yto provide a receptacle suchy as, by nwayjof example, a'wastepaperwbasket, which is simple `and `economical of construction, `pleasing in ap- Y pearance, and provided with -a lpedal `operated cover for closingthe top thereof.

-Itis a-still furthervobject of the presentinven- -tion 'to :provide `a receptacle `of 4the above mentionedcharacter with a lsimpl'eoperating mechanism foroperating `the Acover vto its vopen and -closedpositi'on 4fI-tfisastill further object of Ithe fpresent invention toprovide a receptacle ofthe above ment'ioedy character which will yemploy sub- It `is fstill further obcealed as not to be :interfered with bythevcontents of the receptacle. y

"Ihe attainment fof the above and further 4objects of the present' inventionf'wlill be apparent from the following specication taken in icon- Vjunction with the accompanying drawing -form- "ing a ApartV thereof.

In `the drawing: I Figure A1 `is ia perspective view yof areceptacle embodying'the principles ofthe presen-t invention;

vreceptacle of Figure 1, with a portion `thereof brokenfaway to illustrate the" construction "of-the -operating mechanism;

JFigure 3 is a a sectional View `takenalongthe tion ofthe arrows;

" 'Figure 4 is a lfragmentary Vtransverse sectional view through the exblecover of the receptacle trating the A'manner -of supporting 'pedal' rear "spring,

`in 'any desired manner. closed at -the ends and open at the `front, rear,

l cardboard layer I`8.

=tacle is indicated at I and comprises similar end members 2 and 3 `joined by upper wooden front 'and rear bars 4 and 5 and lower 4Wooden front and rearbar's and 1 joined to the vend members This forms a frame top and bottom. The front, the rear and the "bottom are closed by panels I0, Il and l2. These 'panels are preferably boards each consistin'gof a thin piece of Wood sandwiched between two vlayers of cardboard, pasteboard or the Vlike, ad-

hered together to make a unitary laminated 1beard. These panels are `secured between'the-appropriete -bars' *4, "5, 6 -and J"I, `as illustrated in Aslots the'ed'ges ofthe vpanels t0, yI'I and IZ'extend By this `arrangement vthe panels Ill, H and 'l2 larejirmly held in place.

The receptacle isprovided` With a'flexiblemovable cover, indicated ingeneral by the reference numeral f5. This rcover *consists of a"woo"d'en board l5 sandwiched betweenoutr and inner layers of cardboard, pasteboard ofthe like |1^-"|'8 and secured together to form one laminated board. The cov'er 'has a plurality 'of Aincisions `|9 formed therein vwhich extend across 'the width 'of the cover, vas maybe seenin Figluiefl. Each `incisior1"is"cut to a` depth sucli that it penetrates 'the outer cardboard layer I1 'and the central wooden layer lbut 'does not vpenetrateth'e lower v The cover 'l5 xtends in grooves or channels 2'0-2'0 formed in the end member-S5243, which channels eXtend-acrossthe end members Y2"`3 adjacent the 'top thereof `=and f'then curve and extend downwardly adjacent Vto the rear edges of the endmembers.

rlhe -cover `|5is illustrated-in Figures 1 `and-2 in its-closed position. The Vcover is 'adapted to be actuated-toits openjposition bya `mechanism including' aflever `2 5 connected at fits upper end'to `the forward Vedge of :the cover I5 and pivoted at 'its lower 'end "to the rend 'member `3 byfapivot or pin 1,26. iA link '21 fispivo'ted'to fthe lever `2`5 by a Divtlpirl '28 'and-is' Connected at rits lower end by a fpivot-pin 2'9 'to a Ybar 30. AwOne lever 25 and link 321 'is jprovidedn the *innerside `of the end member "3, and Aa similar 'lever'25 and is provided uon the inner 'sideof "the end member 2. The 4bar 30 connetsithe two links y iMeansis provided yfor lf'nirering.and raising vthe the end of a leaf spring in the form of a flexible wooden spring strip 33 that is fastened to the rear bar I by a screw 35 and is fastened to the bar 30 in any desired manner, as by gluing. Only the top rear corner of the strip bears against the bar l. The forward end of the flexible wooden spring strip 33 extends through a slot 36 in the bar 6. The spring strip 33 presses upwardly on the topfof the slot 35, as may be seen from Figure 2, and is under tension. vThe amount of the tension may be increased or decreased by tightening or loosening of the screw 35. adjustment of the tension the inner lower surface of the bar l is cut away at an angle to the strip 33, as may be seen in Figure 7. It isapparent that by lowering the foot pedal 32 the bar 30 is lowered to cause the two links 21e-21 to swing the levers 25--25 from the position illustrated in Figure 2, in a direction counter-clockwise'asseen in Figure-2, to move the cover I to its uncovered position. In this movement the cover moves in the channel slot 20. The part of the slot in which the cover I5 rests when the container is closed is a circular arc centered at 26, as may be seen in Figure 2. When the foot pedal 32 is released the springiness of the strip 33 forces that strip upwardly thereby drawing the link 21 upwardly because of the connection between the spring and the bar 3 8 and returning the lever and the cover I5 to the position illustrated in Figure 2.

A` stop 39 is provided to constitute a stop for the pedal 32 when the same is moved to its lowermost position, thus preventing any possibility of unduly stressing the flexible wooden strip 33.

In order to conceal the linkage 25-21 and also to prevent injury thereto panels 4|42 are provided on the inside of the receptacle overlying but slightly spaced from the inner surfaces of the end members 2 3, being spaced from the end members by suitable spacer blocks 43-43 to which they are secured. Likewise an inner rear panel 44 is provided for closing the space within which Athe cover I5 moves in its downward motionv and thus preventing the contents of the receptacle from interfering with the cover I5. The panels 4I, 42and 44 are of the same construction as the panels I0, II and I2, to-wit, each consists of a thin wooden board sandwiched between layers of 1 cardboard that are adhered thereto.

From the above description it is apparent that the present invention is not 1imited to waste pabe readily assembled from the respective component parts. Itis a further apparent that the .present invention substantially eliminates the use of metal in the construction of the receptacle.

In compliance with the requirements of the patent'statutes .I have here shovim and des-cribed a preferred embodiment of my invention. It is,

however, to be understood that the invention is Anot limited to the precise construction here shown, the same being merely illustrative of the principles of the invention. What I consider new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

spring To permit such 1. A container having a bottom, side walls, a

front wall and a rear wall, the side walls having j opposite circular grooves therein adjacent the top thereof, a sliding cover guided in said grooves, levers pivoted on the respective side walls at the centers of the curvature of the respective grooves,v l actuatinglinks extending from the respective le- 75 I slidable cover, a front wall, a pair of spaced apart .rear walls, the side walls having cover guiding grooves, said grooves being adjacent the tops of thel'side walls and guiding the slidable cover into .the spacebetween the spaced rear walls, sets of actuating means for the cover mounted respectively on the inner sides of the two side walls, a bar connecting the two sets of actuating means, and means for raising and lowering the bar to actuate the sets of actuating means to open and close the cover, said means for raising and lowering the bar including a foot pedal for moving it in one-direction and a spring for moving it in the opposite direction.

3. IA container having opposite side walls joined together by upper front and rear bars and lower front and rear bars, front and rear panels extending respectively between the upper and lower front bars and between the upper and lower rear bars, a slidable cover for the container, a cantilever leaf spring bearing at its rear edge against the lower rear bar and extending towards and past the front bar, means adjustably connecting the rear of the leaf spring with the lower rear bar for adjusting the tension of the leaf spring, a foot pedal at the forward end of the spring, a limit top against which the pedal ismoved to limit the downward movement of the spring, and an actuating connection between the leaf spring and the slidable cover for sliding the cover from its closed position to its open position upon actuation of the spring. y

4. A container having opposite side walls joined together by upper front and rear bars and lower front and rear bars, front and rearpanels extending respectively between the upper and lower front bars and between the upper and lower rear bars, a slidable cover for the container, a cantilever leaf spring bearing at its rear edge against the lower rear bar and extending towards and past the front bar, means adjustably connectingl the rear of the leaf spring with the lower rear bar for adjusting the tension of the leaf spring, a foot pedal at the forward end of the spring, a limit stop against which the pedal is moved to limit the downward movement of the spring, and an actuating connection between the leaf spring and the slidable cover for sliding the cover from its closed position to its open position upon actuation of the spring, said actuating connection including a linkage mechanism so'that upon release of the leaf spring the leaf spring itself furnishes the Apower to return the cover to its closed position.`

5. A container having opposite side wallsVthe side walls having opposite curved grooves adjacent the tops thereof, a sliding flexible cover guided in said grooves, the groove in each-side wall curving downwardly adjacent to therear of the side wall to form a rear guiding groove 'for the cover in its open position, inner andouter rear panels extending between the side walls adjacent said rear guiding grooves, a front wall and a .botjtom wall for the container, sets of actuating linkages for the cover mounted respectively on the inner sides of the two side walls, a bar connecting the two sets of actuating linkages below the I bottom wall of the container, means for lowerand closed positions, said last means including a foot pedal for moving the bar downwardly and a spring for moving it upwardly, and a. foot pedal stop at the front of the container for limiting 5 downward movement of the pedal.

LESLIE H. BURLIN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/297, 223/107, 220/262, 49/274, 312/319.9
International ClassificationA47G29/06, A47G29/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65F2250/128, A47G29/06, B65F1/163, B65F2240/156
European ClassificationA47G29/06, B65F1/16D1