US 2841351 A
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July 1, 1958 R. RRIEPEN GARBAGE CAN HOLDER Filed Jan. 12. 1954 INV ENT OR R Rm 6; e 7?,
ATTORNEYS United States Patent fiFice 2,841,351 Patented July 1, 1958 GAGE CAN HOLDER Roy Randolph Riepen, Harlingen, Tex.
Application January 12, 1954, Serial No. 403,563
1 Claim. (Cl. 248-147) This invention relates to a garbage or trash can holder, and has as its primary object the provision of a means for supporting the lid in raised position and securing the lid in closed position in such manner that the lid or cover cannot be knocked off by animals.
Another object of the invention is the provision of such a holder which includes a lid support yieldably holding the lid in position on the can and holding the lid in fully opened position and supporting the same so that the user of the can may employ both hands in emptying trash, garbage or the like.
An additional object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character which may be adjusted to receive cans of difierent heights and which is adapted to provide for cans of difierent diameters.
Still other objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out hereinafter and shown in the accompanying drawing wherein there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of this inventive concept.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the holder of the instant invention in association with a garbage can, the lid being shown in closed position;
Figure 2 is a side View, partially in elevation and partially in section, showing the structure of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 33 of Figure 1, as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows; and
Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 4-4 of Figure 2, as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.
Having reference now to the drawings in detail. There is generally indicated at a base member preferably of concrete, having a centrally positioned drainage opening 11 surrounded by a peripheral flange 12 being relatively wide in order to accommodate bases of cans of differing diameters.
A can 13 is shown supported on the flange 12 and is provided with a conventional lid 14 having a centrally positioned handle 15.
A pair of transversely disposed bores 16 extend through the base 10 for the accommodation of tie rods 17, either for reenforcement or for the alignment of a plurality of can holders in permanently aligned relationship.
One side of base 10 includes an extending portion 18 which has a bore or aperture therein for the accommodation of an internally threaded socket 19, the latter having tie rods 20 welded as by welding 21 across the bottom thereof for more securely holding the socket in position. The socket is preferably formed integrally during molding of the base.
A tubular pipe section 22 threadably engages socket 19 and has mounted on its upper end a cup-shaped member 23 having a centrally positioned bore 24 and adapted to be secured to the member 22 as by means of set screws 25. The bore of member 23 is relatively long in order that the height of the member may be varied relative to the base 10. Extending vertically upwardly from cupshaped member 23 are a pair of plates or bars 26, adapted to extend above the top 14 of the garbage can and extending between the members 26. Adjacent their upper extremities is a cam member 27. Mounted on the cam member 27 between the plates 26 is an elongated lever 28 having arcuate ofi-set portion 29, and having one end extending inwardly terminating in a reverted end as at 30 beyond the extremity of the base 10, its other end extending outwardly and terminating in the reverted portion 31 outwardly of the can 13. A bolt 32 extends through a suitable aperture 33 in an intermediate portion of lever 28 and engages through an aperture 34 in handle 15, and is secured therein as by means of a bolt 35 to secure the lever to handle 15.
A resilient spring member 40 extends beneath cam member 27 and is secured to lever 28 as by means of suitable rivets or bolts 41.
From the foregoing the operation of the device should now be readily understandable. With the device in the position as disclosed in Figures 1 and 2 the engagement of spring member 40 with the cam member 27 serves to hold the lid firmly in position. When it is desired to raise the lid, pressure may be exerted on either of ends 30 or 31 in downward or upward direction respectively, which will swing the lever 28 to the dotted line vertical position of Figure 3, the configuration of the cam being such as to permit ready rotation of the lever between horizontal and vertical position. However when the lever is raised to vertical position the action of the cam 27 against the spring 40 will serve to hold the lever and lid in vertical raised position until manually moved downward.
From the foregoing it will now be seen that there is herein provided a garbage can holder which will render the can easy of access to the user, which may be readily adapted to a variety of diameters and heights of cans, and which will, when in closed position, serve to hold the lid of the can securely in position against accidental displacement, as by animals or the like.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
What I claim is:
A garbage can holder comprising a base having a circular depression in the upper side thereof for reception of a can, an upright post carried by said base at one side thereof, a cup-shaped member mounted on said post for vertical sliding movement, means securing said cupshaped member in vertically adjusted position on said post, a pair of spaced parallel bars extending vertically upwardly from said cup-shaped member to a height greater than the top of the can, a cam member having a single flat upper side and an elliptical lower side in crosssection fixedly mounted between said bars adjacent their upper extremities, an elongated lever member having an arcuate oifset portion intermediate the ends thereof, a leaf spring member having the opposite ends thereof slidably secured to said lever in confronting relation with respect to said arcuate offset portion, said cam member engaging kbetween said spring and said lever underlying the ofiset pnrtionnf said le er n e endwqiusaid l e ex endin 19m said post over and beyond the can, the other end of said lever extending in an opposite direction beyond'the extremity of said base, and means detachably fixedly 5' securing a closure member to said lever intermediate said one end of said lever and said ofiset portion of said lever,
whe e y h s osu membe an be .m e to a locked vnpright position eiigher endpf said lever. 7
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