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Publication numberUS2901144 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1959
Filing dateNov 25, 1957
Priority dateNov 25, 1957
Publication numberUS 2901144 A, US 2901144A, US-A-2901144, US2901144 A, US2901144A
InventorsHaustrup Niels J
Original AssigneeHaustrup Niels J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bail ear for container
US 2901144 A
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Aug. 25, 1959 I N. J. HAUSTRUP 2,901,144

BAIL EAR FOR CONTAINER Filed Nov. 25, 1957 United te Pam BAIL EAR FOR CONTAINER Niels J. Haustrup, Odense, Denmark Application November 25, 1957, Serial N 0. 698,539

3 Claims. (Cl. 220-91) The invention relates to a pail or similar container of comparatively thin sheet material such as tinplate and provided with an element, such as a handle consisting of metal wire or a similar material.

It is the object of the invention to provide a pail or similar container of the kind in which the element can be attached to the pail in a simple and cheap manner and so as to ensure perfect sealing. According to the invention each end of said element being journaled in a sleeve mounted in an opening in the wall of the pail, said sleeve having an outside circumferential groove in which the rim portion around the hole in the wall of the pail extends, the outer diameter of the sleeve in the groove being greater than the diameter of the hole before mounting of the sleeve, the portion of the element which is journaled in the sleeve having a narrow part spaced from the end of the portion, the sleeve being of a resilient material such as plastic or the like, so that after mounting the sleeve the material is distorted and pressed around the narrow part of the element portion journaled in the sleeve.

By means of such an arrangement it is easy to establish sealing between the pail and the element, and the use of a sleeve of the said kind will practically not increase the cost of the pail; furthermore, special members to be attached to the pail are dispensed with.

The end of the element is pressed into the sleeve and is securely retained in same, since the mass of the sleeve will be forced into the recess in the element, and owing to the elasticity of the material it will be very difficult to withdraw the element from the sleeve.

The sleeve is attached to the pail in very simple manner, being retained by the elasticity of the material, and a sealing eiiect is simultaneously provided.

An embodiment of a pail according to the invention will now be described with reference to the drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is an elevation which shows a part of a pail with a handle,

Figure 2 shows a part of Figure 1 on an enlarged scale,

Figure 3 is a section of a sleeve,

Figure 4 is a part of a handle, and

Figure 5 is a part of a handle for another embodiment.

Referring to Figure 1, 1 denotes a tin pail provided with a hole with its edge sections bent inward so as to form an inward-projecting neck portion 2 as clearly disclosed in Figure 2. An ordinary bow-shaped handle 3 has a bent end portion 4 which as shown in Figure 4 is provided with a narrowed part 5 spaced from the end.

Figure 3 shows a sleeve 6 made of a resilient material, for example plastic or the like, and provided with a smooth hole 7 of a diameter corresponding to the diameter of the narrowed part 5. The sleeve has an end Wall 8 and a circular groove 9 conforming in shape to the neck portion 2.

The handle 3 is attached to the pail 1 in the manner that the end portion 4 of the handle is pressed into the hole 7 and owing to its elasticity the material of the sleeve 2,901,144 Patented Aug. 25, 1959 ice will thereby be pressed down into the narrowed section 5 so as to be retained securely. The sleeveis subsequently forced into the hole of the pail whereby the neck 2 is caused to rest in the groove 9, and with the parts dimensioned so as to produce a heavy strain between the sheet material of the pail and the sleeve, the latter will be retained securely in its position and the neck 2 will further contribute to ensure that the mass of the sleeve pressed down into close contact with the narrowed part 5 remains in that position, thereby affording an even better attachment of the handle.

In the embodiment according to Figure 5 the end portion of the handle has a thickened part 10, which, when the handle is pressed into the mass of the sleeve, retains same.

The disclosed modes of attachment do not only ensure a perfect sealing, but also reduce the action of the handle on the pail, the sleeve acting as a resilient damper member between the handle and the pail.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent l. A pail or similar container of comparatively thin sheet material such as tinplate and provided with an element, such as a handle consisting of metal wire or a similar material, each end of said element being journalled in a sleeve mounted in an opening in the wall of the pail, said sleeve having an outside circumferential groove in which the rim portion around the hole in the wall of the pail extends, said rim portion having an inwardly projecting neck portion forming a curved wall, the groove of the sleeve being shaped to fit the neck portion so that the neck portion is capable of establishing perfect sealing with the sleeve, the outer diameter of the groove in the sleeve being normally greater than the diameter of the hole before mounting of the sleeve, the portion of the ele ment which is journalled in the sleeve having a narrow part spaced from the end of the portion, the sleeve being of a resilient material such as plastic or the like, so that after mounting the sleeve the material is distorted and pressed around the narrow part of the element portion journalled in the sleeve.

2. In a pail, a container formed of sheet-like material, the container being provided with a pair of openings on opposite sides of the container, a sleeve of resilient material mounted in each of the openings, each sleeve having a groove therein and accommodating the rim defining the opening, the groove in the sleeve having a normal size substantially greater than the size of the hole so that when the sleeve is mounted in the opening, it is compressed within the opening to form a tight seal between the sleeve and the container, a hole in each of said sleeves and extending into the opening in the container, a handle having opposite end portions mounted in the sleeves, each end portion of the handle having an enlarged portion at its extremity, the enlarged portion having a size substantially greater than the size of the hole in the sleeve and being disposed inwardly from the opening in the container so that the sleeve is deformed to establish a firm grip on the end portion of the handle and also to press the sleeve into close contact with the container.

3. In a pail, a container formed of a sheet-like material, the container being formed with a pair of circular openings on opposite sides of the container, the rim portion defining each of the openings having inwardly projecting neck portions forming a curved surface, a sleeve of resilient material mounted in each of the openings, each sleeve having an annular groove therein and accommodating said curved surface, the annular groove in the sleeve having a normal diameter substantially greater than the diameter of the opening so that the sleeve is compressed within the opening to form a tight seal between the sleeve and the container, a cylindrical hole in each of said sleeves and extending through the opening in the container, a handle having opposite cylindrical end portions mounted in the sleeves, each end portion having an enlarged portion atits extremity, the enlarged portion having a size substantially greater than the size of the hole in the sleeve and being disposed inwardly from the opening in the container so that the sleeve is deformed to establish a firm grip on the end portion of the handle and also to press the sleeve into close contact with the container.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/775, 220/776, 29/453, 29/450
International ClassificationB65D25/32, B65D25/28
Cooperative ClassificationB65D25/32
European ClassificationB65D25/32