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J. W. KLAGES BUCKET BAIL AND EXTRUSION Jan. 2, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 24, 1959 IN VEN TOR JOHN W. KLAGES Jan. 2, 1962 J. w. KLAGES 3,015,
BUCKET BAIL' AND EXTRUSION Filed Nov. 24, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN VEN TOR. J OH N W. KLAGES United States Patent Ofiice 3,015,412 Patented Jan. 2, 1962 This invention relates to a clip construction for transmitting a load between a resilient article and a support.
As a typical application of the clip construction of the present invention it is utilized for attaching a bail to a resilient plastic bucket of the type that includes an upper side wall rim provided with a radially outwardly extending flange from the outer end of which extends a downwardly extending flange whereby said flanges and the side wall of the bucket form a downwardly facing slot.
Buckets of this general type are exemplified by ladies vanity receptacles, for use on dressing tables or the like, said vanity receptacles being commonly molded from resilient plastic with upper side wall rim construction of the type described in the preceding paragraph.
The clip construction of the present invention can be used for transmitting loads between a support and various other articles formed of resilient sheet material such as plastic boxes, wide-mouthed plastic bottles, and plastic containers of all types.
As one aspect of the present invention the clip can be formed of a rigid material such as aluminum or other metal and provided with an open slot that can be pinched closed by mechanical means so as to conform with and grip the previously described bucket rim.
As another aspect of the present invention the novel mounting clip is formed of resilient material and provided with a U-shaped slot that conforms with the U-shaped configuration of the upper rim of the bucket. Due to the resiliency of the mounting clip, the flanges that form the previously mentioned s-lot can be spread apart whereby the clip can be snapped onto the rim of a bucket formed of either rigid material or yieldable plastic material. When the spread flanges are released, the clip closely conforms with and grips the bucket rim.
Two of the clips are used for attaching a bail to a bucket by mounting the clips on opposite sides of the rim and rotatably inserting the in-turned ends of a bail into holes formed in the clips.
The clip construction can also be used to suspend the bucket on a wall, on the inside curved surface of a boat bull or at other useful locations. The clip is so adapted by provision of a downwardly protruding flange on the outer edge of the clip, which flange is spaced outwardly from the side wall of the bucket to form a downwardly facing hook on the bucket rim. When the clip is mounted on the rim of the bucket the downwardly facing hook can be connected with a second upwardly facing hook formed by a second hook mounted on the wall or other surface on which the bucket is to be removably suspended.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a novel mounting clip for attaching a bail to a bucket which clip can be readily mounted on the rim of the bucket without the use of cements or fasteners of any type.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a novel mounting clip of the type described which can be used to removably suspend a bucket on a vertical wall surface.
Further objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein preferred forms of embodiments of the invention are clearly shown.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a bucket with two of the mounting clips of the present invention mounted on the bucket and serving to attach a bail thereto;
FIG. 2 is a partial sectional view of the bucket, mounting clip, and bail of the preceding figure, the section being taken along the line 22 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a partial perspective view showing the mounting clip of the preceding figures in an enlarged configuration as compared to FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 shows two of the mounting clips of the present invention as utilized for removably suspending a bucketv from a wall surface; and
FIG. 5 is a partial sectional view of a modified mounting clip constructed according to the present invention and comprising a second aspect thereof.
Referring in detail to the drawings, FIG. 1 illustrates a bucket indicated generally at 20 that includes a side wall 21.
A pair of mounting clips each of which is indicated generally at 22 are mounted on the rim of opposite sides of bucket 20 and provide means for pivotally attaching a bail to the bucket, said bail being indicated generally at 24.
includes an outwardly extending bucket flange 26 that is adjoined by a downwardly extending bucket flange 27.
As best seen in FIG. 2, clip 22 includes a horizontally extending top flange 28, the inner edge of which is adjoined by an inner downwardly extending flange 30 the outer edge of which is adjoined by an outer downwardly extending flange 32.
Clip 22 further includes a lower inwardly extending flange 34 that includes an inner end portion 36 that extends upwardly into an inverted U-shaped slot 38,-said slot being formed by side wall 21, horizontal "bucket flange 26 and vertical bucket flange 27.
Clip 22 further includes an intermediate vertically extending flange 40 that extends downwardly from the inner end portion 36 of lower flange 34 and engages the outer surface of bucket side wall 21.
With continued reference to FIG. 2, clip 22 includes a downwardly protruding portion 42 provided with a hole 44 that removably receives an in-turned lower end 46 of facing slot 50 for removably receiving the downwardly protruding portion 42 on clip 22.
In FIG. 4, the rear surface 52 on vertical flange 32 of clip 22A is secured to wall surface 48 by a mastic or other suitable fastening means.
In operation, FIG. 5 illustrates, in dotted delineation, the normal configuration of top flange 28 prior to clamping clip 22 into conforming gripping relationship with the rim flanges on bucket 20. It will be noted from FIG. 5 that when flange 28 is in the initial open position a longitudinally extending slot 50 is disposed, in open configuration, at the junction of top flange 28 and outer downwardly extending flange 32. Slot 50 provides a longitudinally extending section of reduced thickness that defines the bend line when top flange 28 is bent downwardly into gripping relationship with the rim of the bucket. When flange 28 is bent downwardly slot 50 closes as is indicated at 50A in FIG. 5. The purpose of Referring next to FIG. 2, side wall 21 of bucket 20 V- slot 50 and the resulting section of reduced thickness is to prevent fracturing of the metal along the fold line when flange 28 is bent downwardly."
As another aspect of the present invention, where relatively lightloads are to be supported clip 22 can be formed of resilient material and normally shaped as shown in FIG. 2' with flange. 28 substantially parallel to flange 34. '15 this embodiment the flanges 28 and 34 can be sprung apartto permit flanges 26 and 27 to be inserted between the clip flanges with inner end portion 36 disposed in slot 38 'After inserting the bucket flange into the clip flange the resiliency of clip 22 maintains the clip bucket rim in the conforming mounted relationship illustrate With reference to the operation of the embodiment of FIG. 4', the width' of slot50 defined by inner end portion 35A and flange 30A, is slightly less than the width of downwardly protruding portion 42 on clip 22 whereby clip 22 is retained in slot 50 by resilient clamping action.
'While the forms of embodiments of the present invention as herein disclosed constitute preferred forms, it is to: be understood that other forms might be adopted, all coming within the scope of the claims which follow.
1. In combination, a flanged article of the type that includes an upwardly extending flange, an outwardly extendingflange, and a downwardly extending flange, said flanges being formed of resiliently deformable sheet materialand including surfacesdefining a slot; and a clip for transmitting a load to or from said flanged article comprising a strip of rigid material that includes an upper clip flange portionjoverlying and conforming with the outer surfaces of said article flanges, an intermediate clip flangeportion that extends inwardly and upwardly and into engagement with certain of said surfaces defining said slot, and a lower clip flange portion extending downwardly from said intermediate clip flange portion.
2. In combination, a flanged article of the type that includes an upwardly extending article flange, an outwardly extending article flange,and a downwardly extending article flange, said flanges defining a slot; and a clip for transmitting a load to or from said flanged artic le comprising a strip of rigid material that includes a vertically extending clip flange, an upper horizontally extending clip flange and a lower horizontally extending clip flange, said horizontally extending clip flanges being normallyex-tendedfrom said vertically extending clip flange in spread configuration for the free insertion of said article flanges between said horizontally extending clip flanges,' said horizontally extending clip flanges being bent together intoconforming gripping relationship with said article flanges.
3. The clip defined in claim 2 wherein said vertically extending clip flange includes means for pivotally mounting the end of a bail.
4 In combination, a bucket of the type that includes a side wall, an upper edge provided with an outwardly extending bucket flange and a downwardly extending bucket flange defining a downwardly facing slot; and a bail attaching clip therefor comprising a strip including a horizontally extending top flange disposed over said horizontally extending bucket flange and provided with an nner edge and an outer edge, an outer flange extending vertically downwardly from said outer edge of said top flange and disposed outwardly of said downwardly extending bucket flange, said .outer flange including bail mounting means for pivotally mounting the end of a bail, a lower flange extending horizontally inwardly from said outer flange from a location thereon above said bail mounting means and including an upturned inner end portion disposed in said slot, and an inner flange extending vertically downwardly from said inner. edge of said top flange and disposedxalong an inner surface of said side wall, certain of said flanges being resiliently deformable to permit insertion of said inner end portion into said slot.
5. Theclipdefined inclaim 4 wherein said bail mounting means is formed by a hole-in a portion of said outer flange.
6. In combination, a bucket of the type that includes a top rim of inverted U-shaped cross section; and a bail attaching clip therefor comprising a vertically disposed flange including means for pivotally receiving the end of a bail, and upper and lower flanges extending first inwardly from said vertically disposed flange, at the top and bottom of said rim, and then downwardly to form an inverted U-shaped slot, said clip being resilient whereby said upper and lower flanges can be snapped over said U-shaped top rimof .the bucket in closely conforming mounted relationship thereon.
7. The clip defined in claim 6 wherein said meansfor pivotally receiving the end of a bail is formed bya hole in said vertically disposed flange.
8. In combination, a bucket of-the-type that includes a side wall, an upper edge provided with an outwardly extending bucket flange and a downwardly extending bucketflange defining a downwardly facing slot; a'clip for hanging said bucket from a support comprising a stripv including a horizontally extending top flange disposed over said'horizontally extending bucket flange and provided with an inner edge and an outer edge, an outer flange extending vertically downwardly from said outer edge of saidtop flange and disposed outwardly of said downwardly extending bucket flange, a second outer flange extending downwardly from said'inner end of said lower flange and disposed along an outer surface of said side wall, an inner flange extending vertically downwardly from said inner edge of said top flange and disposed along an inner surface of said side wall; and a second clip conforming in cross-sectional shape with said first mentioned clip but inverted relative thereto, said second clip including flanges that correspond to said inner flange and second outerflange ofisaid first clip that form an upwardly facing open ended slot for removably receiving said downwardly projecting lower edge of said first mentioned outer flange of said first clip, said second clip including an outer flange that corresponds with said outer flange of said first clip and provides means for attaching said second clip to said wall.
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