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Publication numberUS2386284 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1945
Filing dateJun 13, 1944
Priority dateJun 13, 1944
Publication numberUS 2386284 A, US 2386284A, US-A-2386284, US2386284 A, US2386284A
InventorsWynn John A
Original AssigneeWynn John A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Canteen cup
US 2386284 A
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Oct. 9, 1945. A WYNNT 2,386,284

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J. A. WYNN CANTEEN CUP Filed June 13, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 :3 JNVENTOR. 0Ag A/Vygg BY I flrroRA/Ey Patented Oct. 9, 1945 CANTEEN CUP John A. Wynn, United States Army, Prince Georges County, Md.

Application June 13, 1944, Serial No. 540,171

(Granted under theact of March 3, 1883, as amended April 30, 1928; 370 0. G. 757) 13 Claims.

The invention described herein, if patented, may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes, without the payment to me' of anyroyalty thereon.

This invention relates to canteen cups or containers having hinged handles; and more particularly to an improved lock for securing the cup handle in rigid supporting relation to the cup.

' The conventionalcanteen cup or container has a U shaped handle which is hingedly secured to the cup, and when the handle is not in use as such it is moved to close nested'relation about thecup, with the components of the handle disposed substantially parallel with the bottom and sides of the cup. When the handle is extendedfor use, it is locked in its extended or handle-forming position by a locking member which is slidably mounted on the handle and adapted to cooperatively engage a, locking membercarried by the cup to thereby lock the extended handle rigidly to the cup. The locking components are adapted to be held in their looking relation by frictional engagement of these components. After use over a period of time, the components become worn or bent, and then they loosely engage eachother so that they move from locking engagement and permit the handle to move relative to the cup, thus defeating the intended-purposes'of the device.

It isan object of this invention to provide. an improved canteen cup or container handle'locking' device in which the locking components are positively held in looking relation.

Another object of thisinvention is to provide an improved lock for rigidly looking a canteen cup handle to the cup, the locking components being constructed and arranged so that one com-' ponent bodily engages another component in locking relation to thereby interlock the components against unlocking movement.

A specific-object of this invention is to provid'e'an improved lock for rigidly locking a can'- teen cup handle to the cup with the handle in its extended or handle forming position, certain of the components of the lock being movable relativeto' other components and having detents to lockingly engage the other components'to thereby positively retain the locking components in lockingrelation.

It is alsoan object of this invention to provide a canteen cuphandle lock of generally improved construction, whereby the device will be simple, durable and inexpensive in construction, as well as convenient, practical, serviceable and efficient in" itsuse. 1 I

With the foregoing and otherobjects in view,

which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and details of construction herein-- 1 afterdescribed and claimed, it being understood I Figure 1 is a perspective view of a conventionalcanteen cup, showing my applied thereto; I

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the improved hinge plate or keeper;

Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary elevational view of the improved handle lock'and cooperating components, the view being seen in the direction indicated by the arrow 6 in Figure 1; Figure 5 is a perspective view of the improved slidable lock; and

Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view depicting one of the detent protuberances.

Referring to the drawings, in which corresponding parts are indicated by similar reference characters, there is depicted a conventional canteen cup or container l0 having an open top, surrounded by a beaded flange I|,'Jan d the usual closed bottom. A locking member or component is' provided, and this member comprises a hinge plate or keeper l2 whichis secured to the convex side of the cup [0 by means of rivets l3, or other suitable securing devices. The hinge plate l2 has spaced eyes l5 formed at its lower terminal, and the upper portion of the hinge plate has spaced ears I6 extending upwardly therefrom. The ears l6 are offset, as indicated at H, in order to space them from the sid Wall of the cup In and to dispose the ears in parellel relation to the cup surface. A detent or protuberance l8 extends outwardly from the outer face of each ear [6, and each protuberance I8 is preferably formed by stamping or pressing a small portion of the ear outwardly, as indicated.

A hinged-pin or pintle 2,0 is received within the aligned eyes l5 and also within an eye 2| formed at the lower inner terminal of a U-shaped canteen cup handle 22 of conventional construction. The handle 22 has an intermediate portion improved handle lock set outwardly therefrom, as indicated at 30, so;

that they are disposed in a plane which is spaced with relation to the body plate 21. The outer terminal of each tongue 29 is outwardly turned, as indicated at 3!, to provide a manipulating terminal, for reasons to be explained hereinafter. Flanges 32 extend inwardly towards each other from the upper terminal of the body plate 21, and these flanges are disposed in parallel relation to the body'plate and spaced therefrom a distance substantially equal to the thickness of the handle leg 24. e

The inner leg 24 of the handle 22 is slidably received within a recess 33 defined between a face of the plate 21 and the inner faces of the flanges 32, so that the locking member 26 is mounted for sliding movement longitudinally along the leg 24.

When the cup to is not inuse, the U-shaped handle 22 is nested around the bottom and sides of the cup in order to occupy a minimum space. When it is desired to use the cup I0 for drinking purposes or as a food container, the handle 22 is moved about its hinge pin 20" until its inner leg 24 is disposed in-substantiall parallel relation to'the convex side of the cup Hi. In this position, the slidable lock 26 is slid outwardly along theleg ,24 until the inner edges of the fingers 28 clear the upper terminal of the cars l 6. Now the sliding lock 26 is slid downwardly along the handle leg'24 until the outer faces of the fingers 28 engagethe inner faces of the ears I6, and the inner faces of the tongues 29 engage the outer facesjofgthe ears L6. This downward sliding movement of the locking member 26 along the leg 24 is continued until the upper edges of the yieldable tongues 29 snap beneath the lower terminals oftheprotuberances'or detents I8. In

this position, the handle; 22 islocked in rigid relationship to the cup Ill, and it is retained in this relationship by the detents l8 engaging the tongues 29 of the sliding lock 26. -When itis desired to unlock the handle 22 so that; it can swing freely above its hinge pin 20, the manipulating terminals 3| of the tongues 29 are grasped and moved outwardly until the upper-edges of the yieldable tongues 29 clear the shouldered lower terminalsof the protuberances l8. Then the sliding lock 26 is slid outwardly along the leg 24 until the tongues 29 and locking fingers 28 disengage the lockingear l6. After .thelocking components clear the ears [6, the handle 22 may be swungabout its hinge pin 20 to its nested position around the bottom portion otthe can ID, as indicated in dotted lines in i -H c Y From the foregoing it is manifest that applicant hasprovided a'positive, simple and convenient deviceforretaining the handle-locking components'in lockingrelationship; tothus insure that the cup handle remain securely locked to thecup; 1

1 ,Having thus described my invention, what I claimas new and useful is:

1. In combination, a container, a ha d e hingedly secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container; a locking member slidably secured to the handle and adapted to cooperatively engage the locking component to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, and positive means for retaining the locking member in locking engagement with the locking component.

2. In combination, a container, a handle hingedly secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container, a locking member slidably secured to the handle and adapted to cooperatively engage the locking component to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, and positive means including a yieldable member for retaining the locking member in locking engagement with the locking component.

3. In combination, a container, a handle hin edly secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container, a locking component slidably secured to the handle and adapted to cooperatively engage the said fixed component to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, a detent on one of the locking components, and a member carried by the other component and adapted to engage the detent to retain the locking components in looking engagement.

4. vIncombination, a container, a handle hingedl'y secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container, a locking component slidably secured to the handle and adapt,- ed to cooperativel engage the said fixed locking component to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, a protuberance on one of the locking components, and a yieldable member carried by the other locking component and adapted to engage the protuberance to retain the locking components in looking engagement.

,5. In combination, a container, a handle hingedly'secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container, a detent 0n the said fixed locking component, a locking component slidably secured to the handle, a finger carried by the said slidable locking component and adapted to cooperatively engage the fixed locking component to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, and a tongue carried by the slidably locking component and adapted to engage the detentto retain the locking components in locking engagement.

6. In combination, a container, a handle hingedly secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container, 9, protuberance on said fixed locking component, a locking component slidably secured'to the handle, a finger carried by the said slidable locking component and adaptedto cooperatively engage the fixed locking component to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, and a yieldable tongue carried by the slidable locking component and adapted to engage the protuberances to retain the locking components in locking relation.

7. In combination, a container a handle hingedly, secured to the container, a locking component fixed tothe container, a protuberance on the said fixed locking component, a locking component slidably secured to the handle, a finger carried by the said slidable locking component and adapted to cooperatively engage the fixed locking component to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, at yieldable tongue carried by the slidable locking component and adapted to engage the protuberance to retain the locking components in looking relation, and a manipulating portion formed at the outer terminal of the finger.

8. In combination, a container, a handle hingedly secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container, an ear carried'by the said fixed locking component and disposed in spaced relation to the container, a protuberance n the ear, a locking component slidably secured to the handle, a finger carried by the said slidable locking component and adapted to cooperatively engage a face of the ear to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, and a yieldable tongue carried by the slidable locking component and adapted to engage the opposed face of the ear and the protuberances to retain the finger in locking engagement with the ear.

9. In combination, a container, a handle hingedly secured to the container, a locking component fixed to the container, an ear carried by the said fixed locking component and disposed in spaced relation to the container, a protuberance on the ear, a locking component slidably secured to the handle, a finger carried by the said slidable locking component and adapted to cooperatively engage a face of the ear to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, a yieldable tongue carried by the said slidable locking component and adapted to engage the opposed face of the ear and the protuberance to retain the finger in locking engagement with the ear, and a manipulating portion formed at the outer terminal of the finger.

10. In combination, a container, a keeper fixed to the container, a handle hingedly secured to the keeper, spaced ears extending from the keeper and disposed in spaced relation to the container, a detent on each ear, a locking component slidably secured to the handle, fingers extending from the locking component and adapted to cooperatively engage the ears to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, and tongues extending from the said locking component and adapted to engage the detents to retain the tongues in locking engagement with the cars.

11. In combination, a container, a keeper fixed to the container, a handle hingedly secured to the keeper, spaced ears extending from the keeper and disposed in spaced relation to the container, a protuberance on each ear, a locking component slidably secured to the handle, fingers extending from the locking component and adapted to cooperatively engage the ears to lock the handle in fixed relation to the container, and yieldable tongues extending from the lockin component and adapted to engage the protuberances to retain the tongues in locking engagement with the cars.

12. In combination, a container, a handle permanently hinged to the container and adapted to be swung to operative and inoperative positions, realtively movable locking components on the handle and container for releasably securing the handle in operative position, and positive means for releasably retaining the locking components in their operative relation.

13. In combination, a container, a handle permanently hinged to the container and adapted to be swung to operative and inoperative positions, relatively movable locking components on the handle and container for releasably securing the handle in operative position, and a cooperating tongue and detent on the locking components for releasably retaining said components in their operative relation.

JOHN A. WYNN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2460840 *Sep 26, 1944Feb 8, 1949Mockabee John WHandle lock for hinged handle utensils
US2654955 *Jul 6, 1950Oct 13, 1953Moser Edward FMeasuring apparatus
US6308379 *Aug 24, 2000Oct 30, 2001Floyd H. HendricksonErgo-dynamic bucket
Classifications
U.S. Classification220/763
International ClassificationA45F3/16, A45F3/00, A47J45/10, A47J45/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47J45/10, A45F3/16
European ClassificationA45F3/16, A47J45/10