|Publication number||US2667320 A|
|Publication date||Jan 26, 1954|
|Filing date||Nov 1, 1952|
|Priority date||Nov 1, 1952|
|Publication number||US 2667320 A, US 2667320A, US-A-2667320, US2667320 A, US2667320A|
|Inventors||Whitley Henry H|
|Original Assignee||Whitley Henry H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (33), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jan. 26, 1954 H. H. WHITLEY 2,667,320
GARBAGE CAN CART Filed Nov. 1, 1952 r W Henry H. Wh/f/ey I l I INVENTOR.
A T TORNE Y Patented Jan. 26, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,667,320 GARBAGE CAN CART Henry H. Whitley, Beaumont, Tex. Application November 1, 1952, Serial No. 318,209
The invention concerns a combined stand and cart for covered receptacles such as garbage cans.
It is an object of the invention to provide a wheeled carrier device which is adapted, when in stationary position, to provide a stand for garbage cans and the like.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a device of the character described which is adapted to maintain the receptacle in fixed, upright position while permitting the receptacle to be removed from the device at will.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device which is of such dimensions and weight that it cannot easily be upset.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a device which includes means for supporting the cover independently of the receptacle, and in which the cover is permanently attached to the device so that it cannot be damaged or lost.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device which is adapted to maintain the cover in place at all times while permitting the cover to be lifted from the receptacle at will.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device which includes foot operable means, as Well as manually operable means, for lifting the cover from the receptacle.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device in which the cover, when lifted from the receptacle, may be caused to remain in its elevated position when desired. Thi arrangement permits the receptacle to be freely removed from and returned to the device. It also permits free access to the receptacle.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device in which the cover is adjustably secured to the device by an arrangement which permits the cover to be tilted at any desired angle with respect to the receptacle. Thus proper seating of the cover is assured even when the receptacle is filled beyond its capacity.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device which is adjustable to permit it to be used with receptacles of different sizes.
The invention will be readily understood by referring to the following description and the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. l is a side view of a stand and cart embodying the invention, showing the receptacle in place and with the cover raised.
Fig. 2 is a front view, taken on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1, showing the cover in place.
Fig. 3 is a top view, taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a plan view, taken on the line 44 of Fig. 2, with the receptacle removed.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral I designates a receptacle such as a garbage can, and the numeral 2 indicates the cover thereof.
The base portion 4 is formed by a horizontally disposed circular band 6 and a pair of angular corner members 1. Each of the corner members 7 consists of a flat, elongated member which is bent at right angles intermediate its ends, the ends of the corner members 1 being rigidly connected to the peripheral surface of the circular band 6. The corner members I are disposed at the rear of the base portion 4.
Each of the wheels 3 is mounted on a stub axle 8. The stub axles 8 are aligned with each other, and each of them is rigidly secured to the outer surface of one of the corner members I.
The lower end of each of the handle members 5 is rigidly secured to the inner surface of one of the corner members 1, adjacent the bend thereof, and extends upwardly and outwardly to a point directly above one of the wheels 3. The handle members 5 are disposed vertically throughout a major portion of their length, being bent rearwardly adjacent their upper ends.
The arrangement is such that the frame of the device may be tilted about the stub axles 8. A pair of pedestals 9, which are rigidly secured to the inner surface of the circular band 6 and extend downwardly therefrom, are provided to support the frame of the device at its forward end.
Two pairs of horizontally disposed straps it, which intersect each other at right angles, are secured to the lower edge of the circular band 6 and form a basket-like arrangement for supporting the receptacle from the bottom. A plurality of retaining members i l, each of which is adjustably secured to one of the straps I9 intermediate its ends, are provided to adapt the device for use with receptacles of different diameters. Upstanding portions l2 of the retaining mem bers l l are adapted to engage the peripheral edge of the bottom of the receptacle to prevent lateral movement thereof. The retaining members i I are slotted at 13 whereby they may be adjusted transversely with respect to the straps l8.
An arcuate member M, which supports the cover 2, is pivotally secured near its ends to upper portions of the handle members 5. A plurality of holes l5 are formed in the handle members 5, one above the other, and the arrangement is such that the holes l5 may be selectively engaged by bolts H IE to pivotally connect the arcuate member the handle members 5. Thus the device is adjustable for use with receptacles of different whereby the cover 2 is pivotally connected to the arcuate member I 4.
The extreme ends of the arcuate member 14- extend rearwardly beyond 5, whereby the ends of the arcuate member ii the handle members may be used as levers to raise and lower the. cover I 2, as hereinafter described. The ends. of the.
arcuate member M are widened at 5'6, and the widened portions is are pivotally connected, respectively, to one end of a pair of links is, which act upon the arcuate member M to raise and lower the cover 2. Lugs 29 extend outwardly from the widened portions it of the arcuate member ill to engage the handle members 5 to limit the upward movement of the arcuate member M.
A handle H is secured to the forward portion of the arcuate member i l-for use in raising and lowering it manually. Manipulation of the handle 2! is necessary to raise the arcuate member M to its uppermost position, as shown in Fig. 1.
An arcuate member 22, which carries a foot pedal for use in raising and lowering the cover 2, is pivotally connected at its ends to the handle members 5, A foot pedal 23 is attached to the forward portion of the arcuate member 22. The arcuate member 22 is pivotally connected, intermediate its ends, to a pair of links E i. The links 24 are adjustably connected to th links is and form continuations thereof. A plurality of holes 25 are formed in the links l9 and 2d. The holes 25 may be selectively engaged by a pair of bolts 26 whereby the combined length of the links If! and 24 may be adjusted to adapt the device for use with receptacles of different heights. Upon depressing the foot pedal 23, the links 59 and 24, acting upon the widened portion it of the arcuate member l4, raises the cover 2.
A pair of tension spring 2? are connected at their ends to the arcuate member 22 and to the handle members 5. The springs 21 urge the arcuate member 22 upwardly when the foot pressure is released, whereby the widened portions 18 of the arcuate member 14 are urged upwardly by the action of the links l9 and 24, and the cover 2 is lowered.
In its uppermost position, as shown in Fig. 1, the arcuate member 54 will remain upright when foot pressure is released. Manipulation of the handle 2! is necessary in order to move the arcuate member M off center, after which the arcuate member 14 and the cover 2 will be caused to fall by their own Weight as well as by the action of the springs 2'5. I
The upper ends of the springs 2'! are connected to the handle members 5 by eye bolts 28. The eye bolts 23 also connect the ends of a strap 29, which extends across the back side of the device and assists in retaining the receptacle in place, to the handle-members 5.
1. A combined stand and cart for covered receptacles comprising a light weight frame mounted on a pair of axially aligned wheels, the frame-including a horizontal base portion disposed between the wheels and extending forwardly therefrom and a pair of elongated handle members connected at one end to the rear of the base portion and extending upwardly therefrom, an arcuate member carrying the cover of the receptacle and normally disposed horizontally at about the same elevation as the top of the receptacle, the arcuate member being pivotally secured near its ends to the handl members and an intermediate portion of the arcuate member partially surrounding the cover, the ends of the arcuate member extending rearwardly beyond the handle members and acting as levers, whereby the cover may be raised and lowered, a second arcuate member normally disposed horizontally below the first arcuate member and pivotally secured at its ends to the handle members, the second arcuate member carrying a. foot pedal for raising and lowering the cover, linkage connecting at least one end of the first arcuate. member to an intermediate portion of the second arcuate member whereby the first arcuate member is raised upon depressing the foot pedal, and spring means acting upon one of the arcuate members whereby the arcuate members are returned to their normal positions when the foot pressure is released.
2. A combined stand and cart for covered receptacles comprising a light weight frame mounted on a pair of axially aligned wheels, the frame including a horizontal base portion disposed between the wheels and extending forwardly therefrom and a pair of elongated handle members connected at one end to the rear of the base portion and extending upwardly therefrom, the base portion being adapted to support the receptacle from the bottom and having retaining means adapted to prevent lateral movement of the receptacle, an arcuate member carrying the cover of the receptacle and nor 'mally disposed horizontally at about the same elevation as the top of the receptacle, the arcuate member being pivotally secured near its ends to the handle members and an intermediate portion of the arcuate member partially surrounding the cover, means pivotally, connecting two opposite sides of the cover to the intermediate portion of the arcuate member, the ends of t e arcuate member extending rearwardly beyond the handle members and acting as levers whereby the cover may be raised and lowered, means limiting the upward movement of the arcuate member, handle means for manipulating the arcuate member to raise'and lower the cover, a second arcuate member normally disposed horizontally below the first arcuate member and pivotally secured at its ends to the handle members, the second arcuate member carrying a foot pedal for raising and lowering the cover, a pair of linlrs pivotally connected at their upper ends to the ends of the first arcuat member and at their lower ends to intermediate portions of the second arcuate member, and a pair of tension springs connected at their upper ends to the handle members and at their lower ends to the second arcuate member.
1 HENRY H. WHITLEY.
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|U.S. Classification||248/147, 248/129, 280/47.26|
|International Classification||B65F1/14, B65F1/16|
|Cooperative Classification||B65F1/163, B65F1/1468|
|European Classification||B65F1/16D1, B65F1/14G|