US 2596749 A
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0. WEBB ER UTILITY CART May 13, 1952 2 SHEET S-SHEET 1 Filed Jan. 11, 1950 INVENTOR WEBBER OWEN BY M44 9%) MW May 13, 1952 o. WEBBER UTILITY CART Filed Jan. 11, 1950 2 SHEETSSHEET 2 INVENTOR OWEN WEBBER ATTORNEY Patented May 1 3, 1952 UNITED STATES I PATENT OFFICE.
UTILITY CART Owen Webber, Bayonne, N. J.
Application January 11, 1950, Serial No. 138,035
1 This invention relates to utility carts designed particularly for the handling of house utensils, such, for example, as mops, brooms, buckets,
. dust pans, and the like. It has for its object to provide a cart in which these utensils can be conveniently and compactly stored and transported; which is simple in make-up; which is preferably of knock-down construction for shipping or storage, and which, with its load, may be conveniently set away in a small space when not in use.
These various objects are accomplished by providing a device of generally triangular shape in plan to permit its convenient placing in the corner of a room or closet; the frame being formed of solid or hollow rods so assembled as to provide a base, vertical rods rising from the base, and an upper, generally triangular, open frame carried by said rods to receive and hold the household utensils in place, such upper frame having a demountable pan for small articles.
Figure l is a perspective view of the cart showing utensils of the usual type in place.
Figure 2 is a view in side elevation of the cart.
Figure 3 is a view in front elevation.
Figure 4 is a view in plan of the top frame and removable pan.
Figure 5 is a detail view showing the drainage bottom.
Figure 6 is a sectional view on substantially the line 66 of Figure 3 looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure '7 is a view partly in section on substantially the line 1--1 of Figure 6 looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 8 is a perspective view of the top frame pan.
In the detailed description which follows, the parts disclosed in the drawings will be designated by numerals, the same numerals being used in referring to the same parts in the several views.
The bottom frame It! is preferably formed of tubular rod of such gauge as to provide a stable structure and is preferably triangular in shape as this lends itself to convenient corner placement of the device when not in use. Carried by base I0 are casters of any usual or suitable type, mounted for turning movements in bearings on the frame. Three casters are shown, two at the base and one at the apex of frame [0, so that the unit may be readily moved from place to place. From base I0. short vertical standards II project, these being integral with base Ill. The bottom of base l0 may be in the form of a pan I 2 suitably secured to the rod members of the base. Pan 12 should be provided with means for draining and as here shown has its surface slightly inclined to an opening l3 for drainage purposes.
Rising from the standards H and secured thereto by clamps I4, are vertical rod members [5 preferably disposed in close parallel relation. The rod members 15 may be coupled to the stand,- ards ll of the base and to the top frame in any suitable manner, a mortise and tenon coupling being shown in Figure 7 with the clamps It in holding position. Rod members l5 support an open triangular frame [6 which is clamped to the upper ends of members [5 and provided with an open front, the ends of the upper frame members I6 being turned back to form utensil-retaining hook-like ends ll. Spring clips l8 will be provided on the side arms of upper frame I6 in which the handles of brooms, mops, or other utensils may be clipped to hold them in place, the lower ends of such utensils resting on the pan [2.
Removably mounted on the side arms of upper frame l6 at the apex of the triangle is a pan [9 having curved sections 20 to support it, pan 19 being designed to receive small tools or appliances used in house cleaning and repairing operations. A rod 2| extends across upper frame I 6 to support the forward or base member end of pan 19. Clips 22 are provided on the base member of pan l9 to support small utensils such, for example, as brushes.
Constructed as disclosed, the unit is particularly well adapted for the use of Janitors, servants, and housewives. It is compact; easily manipulated, and may be conveniently stored when not in use. Its knock-down construction permits ready assembling and disassembling so that it may be conveniently shipped and stored;
it may be set up and taken down by unskilled persons, and its several parts can be made by simple bending and stamping operations.
Such changes from this specific disclosure as involve only mechanical skill and are comprehended by the appended claims defining the invention are to be regarded as within the purview of the invention.
1. A utility cart of the class described comprising a single piece triangular base, a drainage bottom carried by said base, detachable vertical rods rising from said base, clamps coupling said base and rods, a single piece open front triangular top detachably clamped to said rods, and said top having inturned retaining hooks at the front thereof.
2,596,749 I 3 4 2. A utility cart of the class described oom- REFERENCES CITED prising Single piece triangular base a drainage The following references are of record in the bottom carried by said base, detachable vertical fil f this patent: rods rising from said base, clamps coupling said base and rods, a single piece open front triangu- 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS lar top detachably clamped to said rods, said top Number Name Date having inturned retaining hooks at the front D. 131,316 Dann Feb. 3, 1942 thereof, and yieldable means on said top coact- 1,746,134 Thompson Feb. 4, 1930 ing with said base for maintaining an article in 2,116,312 Hollett May 3, 1938 a fixed position on the cart. 10 2,311,422 Walling Feb. 16, 1943 2,424,644 Barrett July 29, 1947 OWEN WEBBER 2,438,596 Arave et a1 Mar. 30, 1948