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Publication numberUS2617702 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1952
Filing dateMar 12, 1947
Priority dateMar 12, 1947
Publication numberUS 2617702 A, US 2617702A, US-A-2617702, US2617702 A, US2617702A
InventorsByington Manning Elizabeth, Von Haase Anthony
Original AssigneeManning
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Canister bin unit
US 2617702 A
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CANISTER BIN UNIT 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Filed March 12, 194'7 INVENTORS Elizabeth B yington Manning nthony vn Haase ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 11, 1952 mn BIN-'UNIT Application ;Maychgi, 19 47,;;seria1 No. 734286 e :menge (c1. B12-29s) s which ividulal use "and bi unit hedbetweenitheLbinandiheicasing. Other v. Weet-.iisYztopipoideii a n 'com 'natien'lfan mingp rfoved -iwhereinf'iheibinffcarrieseaieloeure orftheeasmg en'geandgihe binisso,rriouniiegigthatitsL weight epaginstheielosure-ineealing nremoved remt 0195111 d wcsmgiand rrangement l :Figure "131s .afronteleyaizional view ofa; canister inruilen;theeariiser ,f V and enlarged with respect 'toithat 'figure' -@this-"view -'ar1d;'is ,receivable within ail matineredess' formed a like portion of eachi'o the'bot'tom 3 these bearing portions 8 are received on narrow footings 9 about the edges of the charactered top wall 1. The charactering of the top and bottom walls thus provides an interfitting of the parts which resists displacement of the bearing portions on the footings.

The caps B are disposed across the ends of the casing A. These caps are formed, as by stamping, of imperforate sheet metal and have narrow peripheral nanges ||I which overlie the endedges of the casing walls to which they are secured by soldering or Welding.

In front wall of the casing arerectangular openings which receive bins C. Each of the bins is formed of sheet metal of about 18 to about" 22 gauge and is of generally rectangular form in plan to occupy a maximum amount of the availvportion of the metal constituting bottom wall I4 and side and rear walls I5 and I6 being formed of outlying portions of the sheet bent upwardly along the side and rear edges of the bottom I4. The-edges of the sheet metal meeting along the corners of the bin walls are joined by soldering or welding. y

Front wall |1 of each bin is formed of' a sep arate piece of sheet metal having a rectangular shape corresponding to but slightly larger than one of the rectangular openings in the front "wall of the lcasing. The front portion of the bot'- tom bin wall I4 includes an upwardly directed inwardly curved or concave portion I8 which terminates in an upwardlydirected ange I9 soldered or welded to the rear of the front wall |-1. The side walls I5 of the bin have inwardly directed flanges 20 (Fig. 3) along their front edges which are soldered or welded to the rear of the front wall |1. The front wall I1 extends laterally beyond the side walls I5 of the bin and also depends below the flange I9 on the concave portion I8 of the bottom wall I4. It does not, however, extend below the plane of the bottom Wall I4 of the bin. Thus the peripheral margins of thefront wall I1 ofeach bin are made` to overlie the edges of the front wall surrounding the corresponding rectangular opening therein. The edgesV of the front bin receiving openings are offset inwardly as indicated at 2| and a sealing gasket 22 of resilient deformable material such `a`s sponge rubber is cemented against the offset margins and against the shoulder thereof. The marginal edges of the front bin wall I1 make seal#- ing contact with the rubber gasket around the entire periphery of the front opening.

"A recess or 'concat/ ity is provided across the front of the bin behind the lower edge of the front wall I1. This recess is defined bythe concave portion I8 `of the bin bottom and accom-V modates means ,for pivotally supporting the bin inside thecasing. "Elongated pivot bar or member 24. is disposed inthe recess in parallel relation to the line of intersection of the planesof th'e.frontwa1lV |1-` and the bottom I4 of the bin and'is located wholly within the4 angle of the c front and bottom walls.

`The pivot bar is secured to the bin so as to support the latter by means of bracket element 25.` These brackets are apertured to receive the pivot bar 24 which is secured in place by a press fit or by being soldered or welded. Flanges 26 on the brackets 25conform to the shape of the concave wall portion IB-andare secured thereto in spacedapart relation by welding or soldering.

The ends of the pivot bar 24 extend beyond the bracket elements 25 and are received in cradles 21 disposed in the angle between the front wall and the bottom 4. The cradles may be of cast metal or made by a, stamping operation out of sheet metaland comprise -an upright body portion having bottom and front flanges 28 and 29 which are disposed flatwise against and soldered or welded to the bottom 4 and the front wall of the casing. Each of the cradles is formed with a tapered or V-shaped notch opening through thetop edge of the upright body portion and arranged to receive and support one of thel ends of the pivot pair 24. An angularly disposed reinforcing flange 30 is formed along the rear edge of the notch to reduce wear and to stiften the cradle.

The cradles 21 and the pivot bar 24, together with the bracket elements 25, comprise a pivotal supportlfor the bin which is located wholly in v'the recess along thebottom front corner of the bin and provides a pivot axis coinciding with the longitudinal axis of the bar 24 located in the angle between the front wall and the bottom of the bin.v The pivot support assembly permits the bin to be swung from closed position, illustrated 'by the solid lines of Fig. 2, Vto an open or dis"- lpensing position, illustrated by the broken lines of that ligure. The relative positions of the parts when the bin is in dispensing position is also illustrated in solid lines in Fig. 5, the brokeny lines of the latter gure 'showing the closed position of the bin. As the bin is swung to open position on its pivot axis, the upper edgesv of the bracket elements 25 engage the front wall along the bottom of the casing opening, thus llimiting the forward 'movement ofthe bin. v

The top of the bin curves upwardly and forwardly from the upper edge of the rear wall I6. the center of curvature being along the pivot axis of the bin which coincides with the axis of the pivot bar 24. -The top includes a curved panel portion v3| which maybe an integral extension of the rear wall I6 and which extends across the entire width of the bin, being marginally'secured as by welding or soldering to the curved upper edges of the side walls I5. The panel por# tion 3| covers the rear half of the binand th front half is covered by an arcuate Aclosure panel 32 conforming to the curvature of the rear panel 3| and riding on guides 33. The guides 33 are each metal strips of angle section bent to conform to the curvature of the rear'top panel portion 3|". These guides each have one flange secured by welding or soldering tothe inside of one ofthe side walls I5 and the other ilange thereof is disposed in spaced confronting relation to the inside of the top rear panel 3l so as to receive the closure panel 32 therebetween when the latter is moved to open position, shown by the broken linesof Fig. 2. The guides 33 extend forwardly -in a continuous curve to adjacent the front Wall I1 and the side edgesrof the closure 32 are supported thereon when drawn forwardly to closed "position shown by the. full lines of Fig'. 2. 3

Along the under side of the front marginal edge of the curved vclosure 32 'is a sealing strip 35 of resilient deformable material such as rubi ber held in place by a metal strip 36 soldered or welded to the underside of the closure and having an offset portion'which clamps the rubber sealing strip in place.

A rubber sealing strip 31 is disposed along the upper marginal edge of the rear panel portion 3| and extends beyond such edge for sliding en "irear fprtions *of 'the ycradles '21 arellliigher 't an ftherfirontflportions, the pivot engaging ,flanges K 3b fexteriding upwardlysubstantially fto -`th'el'e'i`fel pfto 55 lfof"thedlfsetportion-of 'the front fwallfll alonjg 'Rubber tHe bottom of *the `casingopenng.l Edges "alongitlie 'front Aportiorisoi they cradles21'sla'rit downwardly 'and rearwardly-so :esito-feng gfe he bar 3214 fand r'nveith latter-reap al'dl ie bin' '-sealing'fistr-ips corrspo dii'r'i'g funotionto,1 tno werden "in4 along attendee ,trio op-openingfof the bin and are held in la'ce'byi'm'etal'f p sponding tomtheysutrips gdtliatwhold the rear seal. The 'sidestips D'tiiiaybe'fwelded or soltdre'd v to "the-'Side Lfwalls "I5 of the bin'f'along .'he upper edge corners thereof orthey-mayihaverdeser-ves as a handl lie-"closui'eback on, as shown fand'falterations being iconternplated, substititi'n "of, parts "and change's'in construction'beii Wf'thepmop? ,gfend i?? *53g sortedtoasdesirodit beinjgzondorstoodt 4'ej- Uv ce. of misturaninsecta and verm-in ,mbogmmtshownnth tlwgsagd umtVol/'icai?tlliilioilnoifstiiiltl;iforvvard to theHopeIn-or 3o abvzisigiveri mlygfr"rposif iia in dispensing position, Aillustrated by the broken and luustramon .Wlthout mtendmg to klimt t.he lines of Fig. 2, a iatoh 4a of spring :notai engages of' the clams to the speclc detalls ds' vthe front wall Il of the casing at the top of th Wht We claim is.

front opening. The latch is secured a one en t to the central portionof the strip 38 and extends 35 t. 1' A Gaiuster assembly compnsmg .in Combina' rearwardly therefrom. The other end of the lonacajsmg formed Wltha'bn? recelvmg chamber latch is bent to u shape with the opening di and having an apertured upright sheet material rected upwardly. One leg 44 of the latch en- Wan but .Otherwise supstantlany. completely gages behind the iront wail il at the top of the Sealed a bm rewabl? m .the casmg Chamber casing opening to `limit the forward pivoting or 40 through th? aperture m sald Wan the upright tilting movement of the bin, other ieg of the Wan lncludmg mwardly Offset bm .Sioi Pofilms latch engages the outside of the front wall Il along the dges of the apertur' Sad bm ha'vmg (or the gasket 22 overlying the same) to retain a' top opemnfg and sheet ma'tfrlal from and b ot the bin in dispensing position When it is de tom walls disposed substantially in intersecting planes, the front wall being larger than the casing sired to return the bin to closed position, pres- 45 Sure is applied manually to the latch 43 so as aperture and marginally overlapping the bin stop to depress the leg 45 below the edge of the front pomons 0f the uplght Weil, deformable Strip waii Il and aiiow the' bin to be pivoted into the Ineens interposed between the margins of the casing. bin'front wall and the bin stop portions of the A handle or pull 46 secured to the front wall 60 prlght .Wan 1 n sealmg relation about Substanof the bm adjacent to the top thereof pro tially the entire extent of the aperture, pivot vides a hand noid for tilting the bin forward means Supportmg the bin for Swinging moveand for lifting the bin out of the casing When ment about a substantially horizontal axis located they is to be Withdrawn from the casing, als, in the angle between the front and bottom Walls for example, if itis desired to use the contents Whefeby the Weight 0f the bin and its CenteniS in another part of the room or to replenish the provides a turning moment about said axis gravi- Samel the bin is mst tilted forward to the distationally normally to hold the bin front wall pensing position and pressure is applied to the Yieldiiigly and Sealingly against the upright Casing latch 43 to depress the same and release the leg Wall and the interposed deformable Strip meenS 44 thereof from behind the casing Wan The 60 to maintain the aperture sealed, a closure for the bin is than lifted upwardly and forwardly, withbin opening, said bin closure being Slidnbly and drawing the pivot bar 24 from the cradles 21 WhOllY SUPPOlied on the bin and moveable with and freeing the bin so that it can be removed the latter to remain in sealing relation to the bin bodily from the casing through the front opentop Opening as the bin iS swung between a remg thereo tracted position within the casing chamber and When the bin is withdrawn from the casing an extended position projecting through the casthe curved closure 32 of the bin maintains the ing opening, said bin closure boing relatively primary Seal and prevents the entrancerofmoismoveable on the bin between open and closed ture, insects, and dust. Accordingly, the bin can positions to provide a seal supplemental to the be Withdrawn from the casing for long periods casing aperture seal for the protection of the of time without danger of objectionable conbin contents when the bin front wall engages the tamination of the bin contents. deformable strip means and the bin closure is in To replace the bin in the casing the bin is the fully closed position on the bin.

inserted bottom foremost through the rectangu- 2. A canister assembly comprising in combinala-r opening in the front of the casing and the tion a casing formed with a bin receiving cham- "t Lear zitting-attori:intojithe ltramesliti.i

Vber and having an apertured upright sheet material wall -but otherwise substantially completely sealed, a bin receivable in the casing chamber through the aperture in said wall, the upright wall including inwardly offset bin stop portions along the edges of the aperture, said bin having a top opening and sheet material front and bottom walls disposed substantially in intersecting planes, the front wall being larger than the casing aperture and marginally overlapping the binstop portions of the upright wall, deformable strip means interposed between the margins of the bin front wall and the bin stop portions of the upright wall in sealing relation about substantially the entire extent of the aperture, pivot means supporting the bin for swinging movement about a. substantially horizontal axis, a closure for the bin opening, said bin closure being slidably and wholly supported on the bin and moveable with the,'latter to remain in sealing relation to the bin top opening as the bin is swung between a retracted position within the casing chamber and anextended position projecting through the cas# ing opening, said bin closure being relatively moveable on the bin between open and closed positions to provide a seal supplemental to the casingvaperture seal for the protection of the bin Acontents when the bin front Wall engages the deformable strip means and the bin closure is in 8 the fully closed position on the bin, and said pivot means comprising ,separable partspermitting facile removal from and replacement in the casing chamber of the bin and its contents while the bin closure remains closed for convenient removal of the bin, unsealing of the bin, use of the bin contents and resealing of the bin removed and remote from the casing. Y



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U.S. Classification312/296, 312/300, 312/270.2, 312/327
International ClassificationA47F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/0037
European ClassificationA47F5/00C1B