|Publication number||US2435105 A|
|Publication date||Jan 27, 1948|
|Filing date||Jan 14, 1946|
|Priority date||Jan 14, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2435105 A, US 2435105A, US-A-2435105, US2435105 A, US2435105A|
|Inventors||Solomon Joseph H|
|Original Assignee||Solomon Joseph H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (10), Classifications (22)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
am 4 9 .1 I 2 J. H. SOLOMON WASTE RECEPTACLE Filed Jan. 14, 1946 3110mm JOSEPH H 55 MON Patented Jan. 27 1948 UNITED S TATES PATENT O F :F I C E WASTE RECEPTACLE Joseph- H. Solomon, Columbia;Pa.
.ApplicationJanuary 14, 1946, Seria1 No.- 641,061
3 Claims. (Cl. 229-87) 'This invention relates to waste receptacles of the general type .in which an inner can is'nested within an outer enclosing can. and a treadle is provided for simultaneously liftin a lid and raising the inner can abovethe level of the outer can. .An important objectofmy invention is to provideina waste .receptacleof the above character means operable upon. raising 'theflid for automatically discharging afluid chemical, such as a disinfectant, deodorant, perfume orscent, into theinner can, which ma contain garbage, trash or other refuse, so. as to maintain a'sanitary condition and to avoid objectionable odors. In the preferred .form of my invention the chemical is discharged from a supplycontainer into the inner can duringthe interval the lid remains raised so as to be thoroughly intermingled with the refuse as it is deposited in-the receptacle.
Another object of mylinvention is to, provide in a waste receptacle of the above character,
means for-setting a sounding device, such as a music box, in operation upon lifting the lid of the receptacle and for discontinuing such operation upon closing the lid. Thesoundingdevice thus not only serves "theuseful function of calling attention to the fact that the lid is not. completely closed, allowing the escape of odors from thereceptacle and causing the wasteful discharge of chemical from the supply container, but the receptacle, including themusio box, constitutes an unusual kitchen novelty.
'Still another object of .my 'inventi-oni's' topr'ovide in a waste receptacle ofthe above character improved treadle-operated means for simultaneously lifting the lid and projecting the inner can upwardly.
A further object of my invention is to provide a waste receptacle of simple and economical construction and which is effective in operation.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following detailed descriptionof a preferred embodiment of the invention, reference being had to the annexeddrawing in which:
Figure 1 is a view of a waste receptacle in vertical cross-section, showing the inne and outer cans thereof;
Figure 2 is a transverse cross-sectional view of the waste receptacle taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Figure 3 is a detail cross-sectional View showing the manner in which the treadle for raising the lid of the receptacle is mounted in the. wall of the outer can; and
Figure 4 is a perspective view, with parts broken away for greater clearness, of the chemical supthe two chambers.
ply container, showing the mounting of the valve for releasing fluid therefrom.
In Fig. 1 of thedrawing is illustrated in'v'ertic'al cross-section a waste receptacle suitable for kitchen use .comprising'acylindrical inner can I intended for the reception of garbage enclosed within a cylindrical outer can Z'of slightly larger diameter, both cans being made of sheet'metal or other suitable material and havin closed bottoms and open tops. A lid 3 having ahingedconnection 4 with the rim ofthe outer can is adapted to swing into and out of closed position relative to the top of this can.
For swinging the lidto open position there is provided a treadle'i5 located externally of the outer can and. connecting the twoends of an'operatingrodfi. The operating rod is intermediately looped asshown'in Fig.2 and covered with rubber tubing! which engages the bottomof the inner can I, and the'two'en'ds of the rodproject through oversizeopenings inthe wall of the'outer can 2 adjacent its lower end. The openings through which the ends of therod 6 pass are each closed by a bushing 8 (Fig. 3) made of'resilient material, suchassoft rubber. By depressing the treadle, the bushings flex sufiiciently-to'allow the rod to assumextheinclined po'sition'of Fig. 1. with itslooped portion pushing against the bottom of the inner can "I to projectthe top of this can above the'top of the enclosing-can 2.
.The operating rod 1, exterior ofthe oute'rean 2, is connected by a link}! to a 'lever l!) projecting from one side ofthe lid. Thus, by "de ressing the treadle, the link acts to rock the 'lidto'opien position while at the same time the looped intermediate portion of the operating rod projects the inner can upwardly asillustrated in Fig. 1.
For maintaining a sanitary condition ofithe waste receptacle or for counteracting bad odors that may emanate therefrom, there is supported against the wall inside and adjacent the top of .the' inner can, as by'mea'ns' of hooks I la, a supply container" ll'for a fluid chemical such as a disinfectant, deodorant, scent or perfume.
.As best shown in Fig. 4, the supply container is of box shape and is longitudinally divided by a partition 12 into a chemical storage chamber 13 and a distributing chamber 14. The partition adjacent its lower end is formed with a series of small ports 15. furnishing communication between A gate valve comprising a shutter I6 is mounted in face-to face' sliding contact with the partition l2 by means of inturned guide flanges l2a extending along the vertical sides of the partition. A stem I! is Connected at its lower end with the shutter and has its upper end projecting upwardly through an opening in the supply container. A coil spring [8 encircling the projecting end of the stem exerts a thrust between a head Ila on the stem and the top of the container so as normally to hold the shutter in raised position uncovering the ports IS. The stem I! is so located relative to the plane of the rim of the outer can 2 that when the lid 3 is closed it strikes the head Ha Of the stem and, by means of its weight, holds the shutter 16 depressed against the action of spring l8 shutting off the ports IS.
A hollow tube l9 bent to circular shape lies partly within a depression formed upon the inner surface of the inner can I and has its two ends secured in openings 20 in the bottom of the distributing chamber l4. Chemical flows out of the distributing chamber into the tube I9 and is discharged onto the contents of the inner can through vents 2| formed in the wall of the tube throughout its length.
Mounted in the bottom of the outer can 2 is a spring-motor actuated music box 22 having a control lever 23 connected by a link 24 to the operating rod 6. The arrangement is such that when the treadle is at rest the position of the control lever is such as to maintain the music box silent, but when the treadle is depressed the link 24 is pulled upwardly to shift the control lever to start the music box playing. When, for any reason the lid 3 does not tightly close upon the outer container-as, for example, by reason of an obstruction under the lid or because of the accidental resting of some object against the treadle 5 the continued playing of the music box will announce this fact so that the condition may be corrected and the escape of odors and the Waste of chemical can be avoided. A key 25 associated with the music box extends through the wall of the outer can for convenience in winding the spring motor as occasion requires.
It will be apparent from the foregoing description that the waste receptacle of my invention is sanitary, attractive and effective in operation besides constituting a useful kitchen novelty. While I prefer to use a music box in the preferred construction of my invention, this may be omitted if desired, or other sound-producing devices may be substituted therefor.
While a preferred specific embodiment of the invention has been set forth, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the exact constructions illustrated and described, because various modifications of these details may be made within the purview of the appended claims.
1. A waste receptacle comprising an outer can, an inner can enclosed by and slidable within the outer can, a common lid for the open upper ends of said cans, a hinged connection of the lid to the outer can to permit swinging of the lid to open and closed positions with respect to the cans, a lever secured to the lid and disposed in a plane transverse to the axis of the hinged connection, an operating rod for said lid extending through an opening in the wall of the outer can adjacent its lower end, a resilient bushing mounted in the opening, encircling the rod and sealing the opening in said wall, said rod being solely longitudinally rockingly supported within the bushing and having its inner end located below the bottom of the inner can and having its outer end formed to provide a treadle and a link extending between and pivotally connected to the rod and said lever, whereby depression of the treadle causes simultaneous opening of the lid and upward projection of the inner can.
2. A waste receptacle comprising a can for the reception of waste material, a lid swingable to open and closed positions relative to said can, a container for a chemical supported within said can, a valve for releasing chemical from said container into said can, said valve being operably associated with the lid so as to be opened when the lid is raised and being moved to closed position when the lid is lowered, a rod operatively connected to said lid for swinging the lid to open position, a sounding mechanism positioned within the can and being continuously operable only when the lid is open, a control member for initiating and arresting the operation of said sounding mechanism and means extending between said rod and control member for actuating said control member to arrest the operation of the sounding mechanism upon closing of the lid.
3. A waste receptacle comprising an outer can, an inner can enclosed by and slidable within the outer can, a common lid for the open upper ends of said cans, said lid being swingable to open and closed positions relative to said cans, a lever secured to the lid and disposed in a plane transverse to the axis of the hinged connection a container for a chemical supported within the inner can, valve operable upon opening of the lid for releasing chemical from said container into said inner can, an operating rod for said lid extending through an opening in the wall of the outer can adjacent its lower end, a resilient bushing mounted in the opening, encircling therod and sealing the opening in said wall, said rod being solely longitudinally rockingly supported within the bushing and having its inner end located below the bottom of the inner can and having its outer end formed to provide a treadle, a link extending between and pivotally connected to the rod and said lever, whereby depression of the treadle causes simultaneous opening of the lid and upward projection of the inner can, a music box positioned within the outer can below the inner can and continuously operating only when the lid is open, a control member for initiating and arresting the operation of said music box and means extending between and connecting said treadle rod and control member for actuating said control member to arrest the operation of the music box upon closing of the lid.
JOSEPH H. SOLOMON.
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|U.S. Classification||220/23.87, 84/94.2, 220/264, 220/87.1, 239/274, 220/908.2, 248/117.1, 248/147|
|International Classification||B65F1/16, B65F1/14, B65F1/04, B65F7/00, B65F1/08|
|Cooperative Classification||B65F1/14, B65F2210/16, B65F7/00, B65F1/163, B65F1/08|
|European Classification||B65F1/14, B65F1/16D1, B65F7/00, B65F1/08|