US 2507152 A
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E. GAROFALO May 9, 1950 DIPPING BASKET Filed May 17, 1947 INVENTOR. @Wo/'da ATTORNEYS MAM Z mil Patented May 9, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to dipping baskets used in the cleaning of pieces before or after plating.
When a batch of small 'articles are to be plated it is common practice to use an acid-resistant wire-mesh basket into which the articles are placed for emersio-n to clean the articles before or after plating. the cleaning tanks they are sometimes dragged across concrete floors short distances especially when heavy, thus subjecting the baskets to considerable wear or damage. The baskets as now used, being made in a unitary structure, require considerable time and effort to make repairs or are so damaged that they cannot be repaired and unnecessary waste and consequent cost occur.
An object of this invention is to provide a new and improved dipping basket which is more economical for overall use and more easily repaired.
For this purpose the invention provides a heavy sheet metal frame with a handle and a separate replaceable wire-meshed receptacle telescopically received in the frame. The heavy sheet metal frame protects the wire-mesh receptacle from undue damage and wear thus prolonging the life of the article. By providing a separate replaceable wire-mesh receptacle it can be easily removed for repair or replacement when damaged, saving time and effort.
In the form of the invention at present preferred the metal frame comprises a heavy top and bottom cylindrical band and vertical strips connecting these and transverse rods carried by said band. Two of said vertical strips extend beyond the top cylindrical band and carry between them a rotatable handle. The bands and strips may be riveted together or they may abe fastened together by screws or bolts.
The wire-meshed receptacle may be made in two parts, Ia cylindrical side part and a separate disk-like bottom part, each supported by the transverse rods of the frame. Instead of the receptacle being permanently fastened to the frame, each part is fastened to the frame with temporary Wires and is separately removable therefrom. Should either or both parts comprising the receptacle become worn or damaged it is merely necessary to cut the temporary wires and remove the same from the frame for repair or replacement.
If it is desirable to have a receptacle of unitary structure, the side part may be fastened to the bottom part and the whole unit removably fastened to the frame by temporary wires.
Other features and advantages will hereinafter appeal'- In getting the lled baskets to In the accompanying drawings which illustrate the embodiments of the .present invention:
Figure 1 is a side elevational View of the basket.
Fig. 2 isa plan view of the basket.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary View taken at the ebottom edge of the basket.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view taken at the top edge of the basket.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 3, and
Fig. 6 is a View similar to Fig. 3 but showing a modified form of the invention.
As shown in the accompanying drawings the dipping basket l0 comprises a skeleton-like metal frame I I and a separate wire-mesh receptacle I2.
The metal frame I I is comprised of heavy sheet metal, top and bottom cylindrical bands I 3 and I4 and vertical strips I5 and IB connecting these in spaced relation thereof. The frame may be fastened together by rivets I8, as shown, or may be fastened together by screws or boits to facilitate disassembly. One end of the frame I I is provided with a skeleton bottom IIa comprising transversely disposed cross rods Il which have their ends located in and peened over the bottom band I4.
The vertical strips I6 extend beyond the top cylindrical band I3 and adjacent to the open-top IIb of the frame II to provide arms I6a between which there is a rotatably mounted and removable handle I9 comprising a pipe or tube 20' carried by a rod 2|. The ends of the rod 2| pass through holes in the arms Ilia and are threaded to receive nuts 22.
Wire mesh dipping baskets are subject to rough usage in conveying small articles to be cleaned before or after plating. The dipping baskets as now used, being of unitary structure comprising a wire-mesh receptacle united with a frame `and handle are exposed to excessive wear and damage in rough handling as the filled baskets, when excessively heavy, are sometimes dragged along concrete iioors. Considerable time and effort are required to make repairs.
However the difculties above referred to have been solved by the preferred form of the present invention by providing the separate wire mesh receptacle I2 and removably mounting it on the skeleton frame. In the form of the invention at present preferred the wire-mesh receptacle I2 is made in two parts, a side 23 and a separate loot-A tom 24.
The side 23 comprises a Wire-mesh cylinder 25 and is adapted to be telescopically received in the metal frame II. The wire-mesh cylinder 25 is reinforced at its top edge with a U-shaped ring 26 which is spot Welded thereon, and is cut away at its bottom edge to provide notches 2? which t over and set on the transverse rods Il to support said side 23 in the frame II.
The separate bottom Z4 comprises a Wire-mesh disk 28, the ends of which are fastened to a heavy ring 20 by bending them over. The separate bottom 24 is received in the cylinder 25 and is supported at the bottom of the frame il with the ring 29 engaging the transverse rods Il.
With the present arrangement of a separate side and bottom comprising the receptacle either may be easily removed for repair or replacement when worn or damaged. Also the heavy metal frame will protect the receptacle from undue damage and by having the wire-meshed disk 23 slightly removed from the bottom of the frame no Wear will occur` to it if the dipping basket is dragged along the oor.
To inadvertently prevent the side 23 and bottom 24 from falling out of the frame I I when the basket is tipped in dumping the contents, temporary Wires and Si are used to 'fasten them to the frame, the former encircling the ring 25 and the cylindrical band i3 and the latter encircling the Wire mesh of the bottom 24 and the transverse rods Il.
To repair or replace the wire-mesh receptacle I 2 should it become Worn or damaged, it is merely necessary to remove the handle and cut the temporary wires 3i) and SI which fasten the cylindrical side 22 and disk-like bottom 24 to the frame and remove the same out of the frame.
If it is found advantageous to have the wiremesh receptacle I2 made as a unitary structure instead of tvvo separate parts as above described, it can be done as shown in Fig. 6. The cylindrical side 22 and disk-like bottom similar in construction as the preferred form of the invention, are fastened together by turning the bottom edge of the cylindrical over the ring 29. The receptacle as a unit will be supported on the transverse rods I7 and fastened to the frame II by temporary Wires as previously described.
Variations and modifications may be made Within the scope of this invention and portions of the improvements may be used Without others.
A work dipping basket comprising a skeleton frame having an open top and transverse supporting means adjacent, but spaced from, its bottom edge; a Wire-mesh receptacle telescopically slidable into said frame through said open top and adapted to rest on said transverse supporting means, said frame including a pair of rigid side bars extending above the open top and having an upper transverse rigid member detachably connected to the top of said bars to extend therebetween and constitute a handle whereby the frame is braced at both its upper and lower ends and said rigid member being readily removabie to facilitate the movement ci the receptacle into and out of the frame, said receptacle comprising a side Wall portion and separate bottom portion both readily removable and replaceable in said frame with said bottom portion oi' the receptacle resting on the transverse supporting means and fitting within the side wall portion and the side wall portion having notches positioned in accordance with the location of the transverse supporting means whereby it may project below the bottom portion; and readily removable fastening means securing the receptacle to the frame against inadvertent removal.
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