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Publication numberUS2496606 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1950
Filing dateJun 24, 1948
Priority dateJun 24, 1948
Publication numberUS 2496606 A, US 2496606A, US-A-2496606, US2496606 A, US2496606A
InventorsSmith Harvey J
Original AssigneeSmith Harvey J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can canceling device
US 2496606 A
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Feb. 7, 1959 H. J. SMITH CAN CANCELING DEVICE Filed June 24, 1948 INVENTOR, flan" veg J Smzfiv,

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ATTO FiNEY- Patented Feb. 7, 1950 I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CAN CANCELING DEVICE Harvey J. Smith, Danville, Va.

Application June 24, 1948, Serial No. 35,021

2 Claims.

My invention relates to apparatus of the kind disclosed in and covered by U. S. Letters Patent No. 2,320,159 issued May 25, 1943, and No. 2,343,248 issued March '7, 1944.

The present invention has for its object to provide, in apparatus of the kind stated, means to mark or mutilate the empty cans as they are passed along the can slide in such manner that they cannot be re-filled and used again.

To the accomplishment of the above object I provide, in place of the can retarding Spring, a spiked wheel device which serves the two-fold function of a can retarder and of a can perforator or marker which is operated as the cans are pushed along the can slide.

In the drawing,

Fig. 1 is a vertical section (parts being broken away and parts being shown in section) showing the invention.

Fig. 2 is a detail section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a detail plan view of the can marker and slide (cans being omitted) looking in the direction of the arrow at in Fig. 1.

In the drawing in which like numerals and letters of reference indicate like parts in all the figures, l represents the housin in which is located the can slide 3 and -2 the oil-drip receptacle, all of which are of known construction. In carrying out my invention I mount two bridge members 4 and 5 on the sides of the slide 3. The members 4 and 5 are spaced apart one can length. Secured by bolts and nuts 6 (or in any other suitable way) to the bridge member 5 is a pair of angle irons I between which is located a spiked wheel 8' on a pin 8 that is carried by the angles 1. At their ends adjacent the bridge member 4 the angle irons 1 are connected together by a cross plate l3. A bolt 9 is carried by plate l3 and is adjustably secured by nuts in to the bridge member 4.

By adjusting the nuts ID, the spikes of wheel 8 can be made to penetrate the walls of the cans C to a greater or lesser depth as may be desired. The engagement of wheel 8 with the cans serves to hold a can on the slide until it is pushed through by the insertion of a second or third can, via door opening II. Opening H is normally closed by a door I2 in the usual way.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing it is thought the construction, operation and advantages of the invention will be clear to those skilled in the art.

What I claim is:

1. In a combined display rack, oil saver and waste can receptacle wherein is provided an oil pan and a can slide located over the oil pan, the improvement which comprises a combined can mutilator and can retarder mounted in cooperative association with said slide, said combined can mutilator and can retarder comprising two bridge members secured over said slide and spaced apart in the direction of the length of said slide, a can mutilating wheel, and means carried by said bridge members to mount said wheel for engaging cans passing along said slide to mutilate the same.

2. In a combined display rack, oil saver and waste can receptacle wherein is provided an oil pan and a can slide located over the oil pan, the improvement which comprises a combined can mutilator and can retarder mounted in cooperative association With said slide, said combined can mutilator and can retarder comprising two bridge members secured over said slide and spaced apart in the direction of the length of said slide, a can mutilating wheel, and means carried by said bridge members to mount said wheel for engaging cans passing along said slide to mutilate the same, said mounting means comprising two angle members secured at one end of each to one bridge member, and having their outer ends adjustably secured to the other bridge member.

HARVEY J. SMITH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/87, 30/400, 83/308, 141/364
International ClassificationF16N37/00, A47F7/28
Cooperative ClassificationF16N37/00, A47F7/288
European ClassificationA47F7/28G, F16N37/00