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Dec. 18, 1956 c. w. KNOBLOCH PROTECTIVE STRIP FOR CONTAINERS Filed Nov. 9, 1953 &
CARL w. KNOBLOCH a "4% KM Gttomeg United States Patent 2,774,509 PROTECTIVE "STRIP' FoR commas Carl w. Knobloch, Erie, Pa., assignor to Erie Art Metal Company, Inc., Erie, Pa., a corporation of Pennsyl- Vania This invention relates to receptacles and more particularly to baskets and containers which are ordinarily disposed on the floor adjacent to desks, tables, and similar furniture and ordinarily known as waste baskets.
Waste baskets and similar articles of manufacture, made according to previous designs and of which I am familiar, usually have a rolled metal edge around the top thereof which has a tendency to mar the surface of furniture into which it comes in contact. This is also true of baskets and containers made of plastic and similar materials. Protectors on the corners of the baskets were tried since it was often considered that this part of the basket was the part of the basket which was most likely to cause damage to the furniture. It has been discovered that the part of the basket between the corners of a waste basket and the peripheral surface of round baskets also are inclined to cause damage to furniture where they come into contact with the furniture.
It is, accordingly, an object of my invention to overcome the above and other disadvantages in prior designs of waste baskets and more particularly to provide a waste basket which will be simple in design, economical to manufacture, pleasing in apperance, and efficient in use.
A further object of the invention is to provide a protective strip for a waste basket which will extend completely and continuously around the periphery of the basket.
Another object of the invention is to provide a holder for a binding strip to hold the binding strip on a waste basket.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a particular design of support for holding a binding strip in place on a waste basket.
With the above and other objects in view, the present basket in exact complementary conformance thereto; however, the bracket 17 could be formed in a plurality of sections attached at spaced points around the top of the container.
The bracket 17 is preferably formed of one strip of metal or plastic or other suitable material having two legs -19 and 20 with leg 19 bent back on leg 20 at 21 in back to back relation thereto. The leg 19 extends upwardly and is bent at right angles at 22, extends outwardly at 23, is bent at right angles at 24, and extends downwardly at 25 to terminate in end 26 which engages the surface 34 on the resilient member 16. The leg 20 is bent outwardly at 126, extends outwardly at 27. is bent upwardly at 28, and terminates in groove engaging end 29 in surface 35 in the resilient member 16.
The resilient strip 1613 made of a strip of rubber, synthetic rubber, plastic, or any other suitable material. The ends 43 and 44 of strip 16 may be welded or attached together in a suitable manner at 45 or they may be held together by a mechanical means such as by means of a wire stapling.
The resilient member 16 as shown in cross section in Fig. 2 is made up of the channel engaging end 30 and the bufier end 31. The buffer end 31 is preferably generally arcuate in cross sectional shape and it is connected to the inner side 30 by means of the connecting portion 32. It will be apparent that the inner portion 30, the connecting portion 32, and the buffer portion 31 define surfaces 34 and 35 against which the ends 26 and 29 of the bracket member 17 are disposed. It will be apparent that when the inner member 30 is squeezed through the groove between ends 26 and 29, the ends 26 and 29 will rest against the surfaces 34 and 35 between the inner member 30 which constitutes an enlarged portion and, therefore, the buffer member 31 will be held in' a firm and neatly appearing relation thereto. The
space between the enlarged portion 30 and the surface 35 constitutes a groove.
In the foregoing specification, I have set forth the invention in its preferred practical forms but I am aware that the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is invention consists of the combination and arrangement certain parts broken away to better illustrate the invention; and
Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. l. I Now with more specific reference to the drawing, I show a waste basket 10 having side walls 11, 12, 13, and 14. Along the upper periphery 15, I support a resilient binding strip 16 by means of a circumferentially disposed bracket 17. The bracket member 17 is formed to conform to the inner periphery of the waste basket or container and in the case of a square container as is illustrated, the bracket 17 will be bent at the corners 40 to conform to the periphery of the upper edge of the commensurate with the appended claims. I
The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:
1. In combination, a buffer strip for a container and an open top container having upwardly directed walls comprising a continuous sheet of material bent back on itseif to form a first and a second leg, the first leg being bent away from the second leg to form an extending portion and the second leg bent to form a second extending portion generally parallel to and spaced from the first extending portion, said extending portions then bent toward each other and terminating in end portions in spaced relation to each other and to said parallel portions to form a groove therebetween, and resilient buffer means disposed in said groove, said buffer means comprising a buffer strip, a holding section, and an intermediate section between said buffer strip and said holding section, said holding section and said buffer section retaining said end portions in supporting relation thereto, said buffer portion, said holding portion, and said intermediate portion defining two grooves, said end portions being disposed in said grooves, said strip being formed to conform to the periphery of said container and attached to the inner periphery thereof, said first leg being attached to the inside of said container around the upper peripheral edge and the part bent out of said first leg being disposed above said upwardly extending sides and extending outwardly therefrom, the upper edge of said container and said bufier strip extending outwardly from the upper edge. of said container and around the entirev periphery of said container.
2. In combination, a buffer strip for a container and a container having upwardly extending walls and an open top. comprising a continuous sheet of material bent back on itself to forma first and: a second'leg, the first leg being bent away from the second leg to form an extending portion and the second leg bent to form a second extending portion generally parallel to and spaced from the first extending portion, said extending portions then bent toward each other and terminating in end portions in spaced relation to form a groove therebetween, and. resilient buffer means disposed in said groove, said buffer means comprising a butler strip, a holding section, and an intermediate section between said buffer and said holding sections, said holding section and said buffer section engaging said end portions, said buffer portion, said holding portion, and said intermediate portion defining two grooves, said end portions being disposed in said grooves, said strip being formed to conform to the periphery of said container and attached to the inner periphery thereof, said second leg being attachedv to the inside of the upper peripheral edge of said container, said buffer strip extending over the edge of said container throughout its entire circumference and forming a continuous buffer strip around the upper periphery and extending outwardly beyond the outer edge thereof.
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