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Publication numberUS2532165 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1950
Filing dateJul 2, 1945
Priority dateJul 2, 1945
Publication numberUS 2532165 A, US 2532165A, US-A-2532165, US2532165 A, US2532165A
InventorsLouis Hermani
Original AssigneeContinental Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for refuse
US 2532165 A
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L. HERMAN! CONTAINER FOR REFUSE Nov. 28, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 2, 1945 MM, rmraw HTTOITNfVS.

Nov. 28, 1950 HERMAN! CONTAINER FOR REFUSE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 2, 1945 Patented Nov. 28, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CONTAINER FOR REFUSE Louis Hermani, Baltimore, Md., assignor to Continental Can Company, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application July 2, 1945, Serial No. 602,798

1 Claim. 1

The invention relates to new and useful improvements in a treadle operated covered refuse container.

An object of the invention is to provide a durable and serviceable container for refuse which is neat and compact and which contains few parts made, to a large extent, from sheet metal and can, therefore, be cheaply manufactured.

A further object of the invention is to provide a refuse container of the above type wherein the cover is raised by a rod disposed within the outer container and operated by an arm carried by a treadle operated shaft journalled in the body wall adjacent the lower end thereof.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a refuse container of the above type wherein the body of the outer container is beaded at its upper end to form a cover seat and wherein the cover is provided with a gasket adapted to engage said seat and seal the container.

These and other objects will in part be obvious and will in part be hereinafter more fully disclosed.

In the drawings which show by way of illustration one embodiment of the invention:

Figure 1 is a view partly in side elevation and partly in vertical section through the hinge joining the cover to the body of the outer container:

Figure 2 is a view in plan with a portion of the cover, the hinge for the cover, and the inner container removed to show the parts therebeneath.

Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view of a portion of the container at the hinge showing the cover raised;

Figure 4 is a side elevation of a portion of the container at the hinge as viewed from the rear.

The improved container for refuse includes an inner container for the refuse and outer container which serves a housing 'ierefor. The outer container is made from sheet metal formed into a cylindrical body with the edges thereof joined in a side seam. The body portion is beaded at the upper end to form a cover seat and beaded at the lower end to form a support therefor. The cover overlies the head on the upper end of the container body and is provided with a gasket which engages said head. The hinge joining the cover to the body is made of sheet metal shaped so as to provide interengaging ears which are joined by a hinge pintle. The cover is raised by means of a rod located within the body portion of the outer container and which contacts an arm carried by the cover. This arm is made of sheet metal. The rod is guided by sheet metal brackets in its up and down movements. The rod is raised by means of a shaft journalled in the body wall and carrying an arm which is connected to the rod. This shaft at the outer end thereof carries a treadle arm which is located outside of the container.

Referring more in detail to the drawings, the refuse container includes a body portion l made of sheet metal with the edge portions thereof joined by a side seam Z. The upper end of the body portion is rolled outwardly into a hollow head 3 which serves as a seat for the cover. The lower end of the body portion is rolled outwardly into a hollow bead i which serves as a support for the container. This hollow bead d is at the lower end of the body andtherefore the body, when it rests on the support, is closed at its lower end by the support.

The body portion is closed at its upper end by a cover 5. The cover has a projecting flange 6 which overhangs the seat formed by the bead 3 of the body portion. The peripheral portion of the cover is shaped upwardly so as to provide a recess for a gasket 1. The outer edge of the cover is curved inwardly so as to support the gasket. This gasket is so disposed as to engage the seat formed by the bead 3. The gasket extends all the way around the container and this will seal the outer container when the cover is closed.

A hinge bracket Bmade of sheet metal is secured to the body portion below the bead 3 by rivets 9, 9. This hinge bracket has parallel side walls ill, H] and a rear wall which is curved at H about an opening I2 in the side walls. These openings 52 are adapted to receive a hinge pintle !3. The side walls form supporting ears for this hinge pintle. A hinge bracket is secured to the cover. This bracket is made of sheet metal and includes an upper wall M with depending side walls I 5 carrying ears [6 which engage the pintle It. This cover hinge bracket is secured to the cover by rivets IT.

The upper wall M of the cover bracket is shaped to conform to the curved wall H of the body bracket and when the cover is raised to open position this wall M will prevent the cover from swinging back too far. It is always desirable that the cover should be moved to an open position where when released, it will close by gravity as shown in Figure 3.

The cover is raised by a treadle mechanism which operates upon a rod l8. This rod slides in a sheet metal bracket l9 near the lower end of the rod and a sheet metal bracket 2!] near the upper end of the rod. These brackets are attached to the inner surface of the body wall and the rod is located wholly within the body of the outer container. The rod at its upper end is bent laterally as indicated at 2| and is adapted to engage a sheet metal bracket 22 riveted to the cover and bent so as to provide an arm which contacts the upper end of the rod when the rod is raised so that the cover will. be lifted to its open position'as shown in Figure 3. The lower end of the rod is bent inwardly, thence upwardly and thence backwardly upon itself, as indicated at 23. When the rod is raised this inwardly bent portion will engage the bracket l9 as a stop, limiting the upward movement of therod, and thus. limit the upward movement of the cover. The parts are so dimensioned that the rod will remain in contact with the bracket arm on the cover when the cover is in fully raised position with the rod engaging the stop at the lower end thereof.

The rod is raised and lowered by a shaft '24 journalled in the body portion of the outer' container' a short distance above the supporting bead therefor. This shaft extends radially inward from the bodywall for a short distance and thence laterally to form an arm 25 extending to apoint near thelower end of the rod is and thence in'a direction substantiallyparallel to the shaft 24, asindicated at 26. This portion of the shaft 26 extends through the loop formed by the bent-back portion 23 of the rod l8. This loop-of the bent-back portion is of sufiicient length so that the shaft may be oscillated about its pivotal connection with the body wall for the raising and lowering'of the rod l8. This shaft Mon the outside of the container is bent at right angles asindicated at 21' and a metal foot-pad 28 is attached to its other end. The foot-pad is shaped to conform to the container wall and forms-a relativelybroadsupport for'the foot of the operator.

The" refuse is placed inan inner container 29' which ismade of-"sheetmetal. The upper end Ofthiscontainer is beaded asindicated at 381 The' low'erend' of the"container is seamed to a bottom 3| in" the usual way. A bail 32 is pivoted to ears t li securedto-theinner faceof the body wall of :the inner" container 29. This P inner con tainer '29: is's'o dimensioned-that it' may be're'adily placed in the outer container and will be supported by the 1 inwardly extending portion of the shaft 24 which. raisesand lowers the' cover;

Thecoveris providedi with a rela'tively'small cup 3' consistingof'two parts having a threaded engagement and one'of the parts is'riveted .to the center of the c'over'so'. that it can be shifted circumferentiallyon the rivet. The other part is perforated at 36 andrin' thiscup may: be placed an antiseptic. The cover'is provided with. a vent hole 35z The-portion of the cup-which is' secured to the cover may. be rotated so' as :to bring:

an opening 31 therein into register with the opening 35 to a lesser or greater extent for venting the container.

It is obvious that minor changes in the details of construction may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claim.

I claim:

A refuse container comprising an outer receptacle including a sheet metal body rolled outwardly at its upper end to form a continuous bead and rolled outwardly at its lower end to form ahead for supporting the body, a cover for said body, said cover being extended beyond said beadat the upperend of the body and having a gasket holding recess centered over said bead, a continuous unbroken gasket secured to the cover in said recess, said gasket being substantially flush with the inner face of said cover and adapted to engage the bead at the upper end of the body, a hinge bracket secured to the outer face of" the body and projecting rearwardly th refrom, a hinge bracket connected" to the outer face of the cover and projecting rearwardly therefrom, said hinge brackets'having engaging of the cover when closed will cause the gasket the bead, said mounted on the under face of said cover and disposed radially within the gasket adapted"to be engaged by said rod for raising thecov'er, a: shaft journaled' in the body wall of' the con-- tainer adjacent the bottom endthereof and'carrying an arm connected to' the rod for lifting the" same, a treadle located outside of the body and connected to the shaft foroscillating theshaft; and an inner receptacle disposed within thebody of said outer'receptacle.


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U.S. Classification220/263
International ClassificationB65F7/00, B65F1/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/163, B65F7/00
European ClassificationB65F1/16D1, B65F7/00