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Publication numberUS2924377 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1960
Filing dateMay 8, 1956
Priority dateMay 8, 1956
Publication numberUS 2924377 A, US 2924377A, US-A-2924377, US2924377 A, US2924377A
InventorsLinford H Lewis
Original AssigneeLinford H Lewis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle device
US 2924377 A
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L. H. LEWIS RECEPTACLE DEVICE Filed May 8, 1956 INVENTOR.

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Patented Feb. 9, 1960 The invention relates to a receptacle' device and. morev particularly to a receptacle device for receiving 'and'sto'rin'g refuse. 1 I p Heretofore, receptacle means have not been provided at various locations for storing blockman' cans used by street .cleaners. Thus, when a street cleaner has filled the blockman can with refuse removed from the streets in. his cleaning operation, he must return to a central location to empty his can. The street cleaner must then return to the uncleaned area to continue his cleaning operation. Thus, the street cleaner'must periodically interruptlhis work by travelling to a central location to empty. his blockman can. This is wastefulof time and energy and decreases the efficiency of the street cleanin operation.

It is therefore a primary object ofthe inventionto provide 'a new and improved receptacle device for location at various collecting stations adapted to receive and store a blockman containen while providing means for receiving and accumulating refuse deposited atvarious times.

Another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved receptacle device having a chamberfor receiving a container filled with refuse while providing an empty container stored therein. 7

"Another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved receptacle device having a basket container at its top for receiving and accumulating refuse de posited at various times and means for quickly and efiiciently discharging the refuse accumulated therein.'

' Another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved receptacledevice having a storage chamber for receiving a can and a basket container at its top which may be slidably removed and replaced.

Another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved receptacle device having a chamber for storing a container ofv refuse, abasket container at its top for receiving and accumulating within it refuse deposited at various times and partition" means for efficiently and effectively discharging the accumulated refuse in the basket container into the container within its storage chamber.

Another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved receptacle device having a chamber for storing a blockman container, a top basket container, and refuse discharge means for said container, the top container and said refuse discharge means being locked to prevent removal and operation except by. authorized personnel. 1

Another object 'of the invention'is to provide a new and improved receptacledevice which is inexpensive to manufacture, eflicientin operation and low in cost.

Another object ofthet invention is to providea new and improved receptacle device having atop basket container which may; easily be replaced.

Another object of the invention is to provide a re: ceptacle device which is particularly adapted forbeing secu d at. p e e m n l ati n for t ring. q anti: es of. refuse for c le ting, at p riodicinterval of the body is provided with first and second horizontal. vertically-displaced slide retaining track-s having respec- Another object of the invention is to provide .a new and improved receptacle device which is adapted for efficient space conservation in storage and transportationbefore assembly. 1 V The above objects as well as many other objects of the invention are achieved by providing a receptacle device comprising a body. of substantially rectangular configuration tapering towards its bottom. The bodyhas a'chamber within it for receiving and storing a removable blockman can. -A lockable door encloses and provides an entrance to the chamber of the. body. The top tive entrances enclosed by the top of the door in its closed position.

A substantially rectangular basket which tapers towards its top has an opening at its top for receiving and accumulating refuse within it. The basket container has a bottom discharge opening witlr a ledge which sli dably engages the first retaining track of the body for being removably attached with the top of the body.

A substantially rectangular sheet partition member is engaged along its edges by the second track and secured with the body. The bottom surface of the partition member encloses the top of the chamber of the body, while its top surface formsthe bottom of the basket container. The partition member is slidably removable from the body for transferring refuse. from the basket container to a blockman can within the chamber of said body. The basket container is slidably attachable and detachable and the partition member is slidably removable from the body only when the door is in its open position.

With the foregoing discussion in mind, the invention willbe most readily understood from the following detailed description of a representative embodiment thereof, reference for this purpose being had to the accompany-. ing drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view embodying the invention, v

Figure 2 is an exploded view of the receptacle device of Figure 1,.and

Figure 3 is a sectional Figure 1.

Like reference numerals designate like partsthrougm out the several views. v

Referring to the figures, the receptacle-device-ltl comprises a substantially rectangular body 12 provided with three, substantially vertical wallsll which taper towards a bottom floor portion 16, and a door.18. hin ged along of a receptacle device view taken on the line .3-3 of one edge and enclosing and forming an entrance to the chamber 20 formed within the body 12. Tl1e Ibody.12 forms a substantially rectangular opening 22 at its top which communicates with the chamber 20. The tapered configuration of the walls 14 of thebody 12 allows a plurality of bodies 12 to be nested to 'conserve space and facilitate handling and transportation of the devices 10 in their disassembled state. I

The inside top edge of .the body 12 is provided with a4pai6r of horizontal vertically-displaced tracks or; slots 2 2 I A basket container 28 which may be of wired construction has four walls 30, which taper towards its. top.

The top of the basket container 28 is provided with an opening 32 for receiving refuse and accumulating it withinthe basket container 28. The bottom of the basket container 28 is provided with a substantially rectangulardischarge opening 34 and pairs of extending peripheral ledges 36 and 38.

The basket container 28 is attached to thetop of the receptacle body 12 by having its ledges .36. slidably re.- ceived within the top track orgroove 2.4.? When the basket container 28 is fully received and retained by-the receptacle body 12, its opposite ledges 36, and its back ledge 38 are fully engagedby the tracks or grooves 24. A substantially rectangular sheet partition mesiseifim having a handle 41 is slidably engaged by "the second track or groove 26 along its edges -42.- When'fullypositioned and retained within the receptacle body 12, th'e track or groove 26 engages the pair ofsideedg'es 42 and back edge 44 of the member40; When'in this so: sition, the bottom surface 46 of the partition'nieniber 40 encloses the top of the chamber 20-of the body '12, while its top surface 48 forms an enclosure-forthe bottom of the basket container 28. The partition-"member 40 is slidably removable from the body for permitting the discharge of refuse received and accumulated in the basket container 28 through its bottom opening 34 into the blockman can 50 (see Figure 3) which may be stored within the chamber 20 of the receptacle body 12.

It is noted that the basket container 28-which is slidably received within the tracks 24 atthe top of "mareceptacle body 12, may easily be removed and replaced when required. 5

- It is noted, however, that the basket container-i 28 cannot be detached, nor can the partition member, 40 be operated to discharge the refuse stored in the basket container 28 when the door 18 is in its closed position. This is because the top 52 of the door 18 extendsacross 4 op'e'ratesthe'partition member 50 to discharge the refuse accumulated in the basket retainer at the top of the device, and empties the refuse within the blockman container 50 into his truck. The empty blockman container 50 is then replaced in the chamber of the receptacle body 12 and the door 1-8 is locked. The device 10 with its empty blockman can 50 is now in condition again for visitation by a streetcleaner who can substitute his filled blockman can for.-the-.. empty one storedin the receptacle device 10' The manyadvantages of this device which'serves the purpose of allowing pedestrians from time to time to place refuse in the top basket container" 28, while also providing means for quickly discharging such refuse into a blockman container within the body 12 of the unit, and provides-.astorage..means for street cleaners, will be evident. Thus, la 'street cleaner as he continues his cleaning operation will not interrupt his work to returnthe track entrances 54 when the door is in its closed A position. The door 18 is also provided with an inwardly extending top ledge 56 which extends across andffcovers the forward ledge 38 of they container basket- 28 when the door is in its closed position (see Figures 1 and 2). T

In order to prevent unauthorized removal of the basket container 28, operation of the partition member ,40, and access to the blockman container 50 stored in fthe chamber 20 of the receptacle device 12, the doorld may be provided with appropriate latching meansQSS and a lock 60 for securing the door 18 in its closed'position. a In operation, the assembled receptacle devicesjlitrare located at various selected locations for the depositland storage of refuse. The receptacle devices 10 may be secured with a supporting body 62 which may be a concrete sidewalk by appropriate bolts 64 attached within the chamber 20 of the body 12 at its bottom portion l6 threadedly engaging appropriate elements 66 embedded in the supporting body 62. Since thebolts 64 attach from within the chamber 20, access to which can only be had by authorized personnel, this .will control the removal of the devices '10.. i

A blockman can is stored within the chamber .20

of the receptacle device 10. Refuse may be deposited from time to, time through the opening 32 of the basket container 28. A basket 28 retains and accumulates such refuse.

A street cleaner working in the area of a particular receptacle device 10 afterhaving filled his blockman container 50 may substitute his fullcontainer for the empty can 50 stored in the receptacle device 10. Before removing the empty blockman can 50. fror'nwthe receptacle body 12, the street. cleaner may remove the partition member 40 allowing theaccumulated refuse in the basket container 28 to be discharged into the blockman can 50 below its discharge opening 34. In this manner, the basket container 28 which tapers towards its top can be quickly discharged through its enlarged bottom opening.

The street cleaner can continue with his work and when approaching the next receptacle device 10 can substitute his full blockman can'50 for the empty can within.its chamber 20.

i The receptacle dev1ce 10 along a pr edetermine d route to,-=a central location but canobtain empty containers along his path of work. 1 .The containers full of refuse which are substituted for,theempty ones in the devices visited bythe street cleaner can efficiently be emptied by.

periodic visits to .the receptacle devices 10 alongthe route by a refuse transporting vehicle.

[While this invention has been described and illustrated with reference to a specific embodiment, it is to be understood that the invention is capable of various modifications and applications, not departing from the spirit thereof, which will become apparent to those skilled in the art. What is claimed is: g u 1. A receptacle device comprising a body having a chamber for receiving and storing a container with-its accumulated refuse, a lockable door enclosing and providing an entrance to the chamber, and a slide retaining track provided at the top of said body having an en- .11 trance which is opened and enclosed respectively. said door in its open and closed positions; an open container secured at the top of said body for receiving and accumulating refuse; and a partition member slidably engaged by the track and secured with said body enclosing the top of the chamber of said body and forming the bottom of said open container and being slidably removable from said body for transferring refuse from said open container to the chamber of said body; said partition member being slidably removable from said-body only. when the door of said body is in its open position opening the entrance of said track.

A receptacle device comprising a body of substantially rectangular configuration having a chamber for receiving and storing a removable containerwith its accumulated refuse, a lockable door enclosing and providing an entrance to the chamber, and first and second horizontal vertically-displaced slide retaining tracks provided at the top of said body; an open container for receiving and accumulating refuse slidably engaging the first retaining track of said body for being attached with the top of said body; and a partition member engaged by the second track and secured with said body enclosing the top of the chamber of said body and forming the bottom of said open container and being slidably removable from said body for transferring refuse from .said open container to'the chamber of said body; the door of said body in its closed position extending across the ends ofsaid retaining tracks to prevent .said open .container from being slidably attached and detachedand said'partition memberfrom being slidably removed from said' body,

said open container being slidably attachable and de- 3. A receptacle device comprising a body of substantially rectangular configuration tapering towards its bottom having a chamber for receiving and storing a removable blockman can with its accumulated refuse, a lockable door enclosing and providing an entrance to the chamber, and first and second horizontal vertically-dis placed slide retaining tracks provided at the top of said body and having respective entrances which are opened by said door in its open position and closed by said door in its closed position; a substantially rectangular basket container tapering towards its top having an opening at its top for receiving and accumulating refuse within it and bottom discharge opening with a ledge slidably engaging the first retaining track of said body for being removably attached with the top of said body; and a substantially rectangular sheet partition member engaged along its edges by the second track and secured with said body with its bottom surface enclosing the top of the chamber of said body and its top surface forming the bottom of said basket container and being slidably removable from said body for transferring refuse from said basket container to a blockman can within the chamber of said body; said basket container being slidably attachable and detachable and said partition member being slidably removable by slidably engaging their respective tracks but only when the door of said body is in its open position opening the entrances of said tracks.

4. The receptacle device of claim 3 provided with securing, means attached within the chamber of said body for securing said device with a supporting structure.

5. In a receptacle device, a body having a chamber for receiving and storing a container with its accumulated refuse, a lockable door enclosing and providing an entrance to the chamber, and first and second slide retaining tracks provided at the top of said body having respective entrances which are opened by said door in its open position and closed by said door in its closed position; said first track being adapted for slidably engaging an open container for receiving and accumulating refuse; said second track being adapted for slidably engaging a partition member enclosing the top of the chamber of said body and forming the bottom of an open container engaging said first track and being slidably removable from said body for transferring refuse from said open container to the chamber of said body; the door of said body in its closed position extending across the ends of said retaining tracks to prevent an open container engaging said first track from being slidably attached and detached and a partition member engaging said second track from being slidably removed from said body; an open container engaging said first track being slidably attachable and detachable and a partition member engaging said second track being slidably removable by slidably engaging their respective tracks but only when the door of said body is in its open position opening the entrances of said tracks.

6. A receptacle device comprising a body having a chamber for receiving and storing a container with its accumulated refuse, a door enclosing and providing an entrance to the chamber and first and second slide retaining tracks permanently connected with the top of said body; an open container for receiving and accumulating refuse slidably engaging the first retaining track of said body for being attached with the top of said body; and a partition member slidably engaged by the second track and directly secured with said body enclosing the top of the chamber of said body and forming the bottom of said open container and being slidably removable from said body for transferring refuse from said open container to the chamber of said body; said door being lockable in its closed position; said tracks having respective entrances which are opened by said door in its open position and closed by said door in its closed position; said open container being slidably attached and detachable from said body by slidably engaging said first track and said partition member being slidably removable from said body by slidably engaging said second track but only when the door of said body is in its open position opening the entrances of said tracks.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification232/43.2, 220/502, 312/290, 220/908, 312/311
International ClassificationB65F1/10, B65F1/14
Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/908, B65F1/141, B65F1/10, B65F1/1426
European ClassificationB65F1/10, B65F1/14D, B65F1/14C