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Publication numberUS3149809 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1964
Filing dateJan 29, 1962
Priority dateFeb 16, 1961
Publication numberUS 3149809 A, US 3149809A, US-A-3149809, US3149809 A, US3149809A
InventorsCecil Levy Solomon
Original AssigneeCecil Levy Solomon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Refuse receptacle
US 3149809 A
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p 22, 1964 s. c. LEVY 3,149,809

REFUSE RECEPTACLE Filed Jan. 29, 1962 United States Patent Office 3,l49,8fi9 Patented Sept. '22, 1964 3,149,809 REFUSE RECEPTACLE Solomon Cecil Levy, 174 Holder Hill Road, London, England Filed Jan. 29, 1962, Ser. No. 169,550 Claims priority, application Great Britain Feb. 16, 1961 1 Claim. (Cl. 24899) This invention concerns improvements in or relating to refuse containers or receptacles.

It is one object of the present invention to provide a refuse receptacle frame to which a disposable refuse bag may be readily attached so that the bag is slung beneath the frame. Another object of the present invention is to provide a refuse receptacle comprising an annular frame member to which a disposable refuse bag is readily detachably secured.

The conventional refuse container, e.g. a dustbin, is difficult or impossible to clean satisfactorily when emptied, with the result that in practice it is frequently allowed to become ins-anitary and evil smelling. Moreover, such refuse containers are often placed in positions in which cats and dogs may remove their lids and get at the contents thereof.

It will beappreciated however that these disadvantages may be overcome by employing a disposable refuse bag and by fixing a supporting frame therefor in a position in which the bag which it supports will not be accessible to domestic animals.

Preferably a lid for the bag is carried by frame support means and the latter may comprise at least one substantially S-shaped bracket. Thus a frame member may be secured to two substantially S-shaped brackets which are spaced from each other.

The lid is preferably secured to hinges which are carried by struts secured to the brackets.

The term annular is used in this specification in a broad sense to mean any generally ring-like shape having a continuous periphery surrounding a central opening, irrespective of whether this central opening is circular or not. Indeed it is preferred that the frame member is substantially rectangular in plan.

The invention is illustrated, merely by way of example,

in the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a front perspective view from above of a frame according to the present invention,

FIGURES 2 and 3 are respectively an underneath plan and a rear elevation of the frame shown in FIGURE 1, and

FIGURE 4 is a section taken on the line 4--4 of FIG- URE 3 and showing a disposable refuse bag in chain line stretched over and supported by the said frame.

Referring to the drawings, a frame comprises an annular metallic frame member 10 which is substantially rectangular in plan and which is secured to a pair of spaced apart downwardly extending S-shaped cantilever brackets 11. The Walls of the frame member 10 are planar and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the frame member 10. Each of the brackets 11 has a vertically extending lower portion 12 having a hole 13 therein through which may be passed a screw (not shown) which serves to secure the portion 12 against a vertical wall or the like (not shown) so that the frame member 10 is spaced above ground level. Each of the brackets 11 also has an upper vertically extending portion 14 which is secured to the inner surface of the annular frame member 10 and is connected to the lower portion 12 by a horizontal portion 15 which serves to maintain the annular frame member 10 in an horizontal position spaced from the said wall. The upper portions 14 may be either Welded or riveted to the frame member 10.

Welded to each of the horizontal portions 15 of the brackets 11 is a vertically extending strut 18 which, when the apparatus is fixed against the said wall, is closely spaced from the latter. Each of the struts 18 supports a hinge 20. A lid 21 for the frame member 10 is connected to the two hinges 20. The lid 21 may be made of wood, hardboard, synthetic resin or other material. For improved neatness in appearance, each hinge 20 may be secured to the inner facing surfaces of the strut 18 and lid 21, rather than to the outer facing surfaces as illustrated in the figures.

It will be seen that the connections of the brackets 11 to the frame member 10 are such that the outwardly facing annular surface of the frame member 10 is freely upstanding and terminates in a free upper rim of the frame member. In order to attach a disposable refuse bag 22 to the frame, the bag is passed through the interior of the frame member 10, and its mouth is folded back round the outwardly facing annular surface of the frame member, the folded back mouth of the refuse bag being so dimensioned as naturally to make a tight frictional fit round said outwardly facing annular surface, so that the refuse bag is frictionally supported by the frame member.

The bag may be made for example of paper, foil or other material which may be burned, or which may be non-stretchable, or it may be made of a synthetic resin material e.g. a resiliently stretchable plastic material such as polythene. A. disposable refuse bag made for example of polythene sheeting will be so dimensioned as to require to be stretched in order to fold it round said outwardly facing annular surface.

The lid 21 is adapted, when in its closed position, to cover the mouth of the bag which is being held open by the frame member 10.

It will be appreciated that the vertical dimension of the frame member 10 is selected so as to provide adequate frictional support for a disposable refuse bag of the kind intended to be used with the frame member. This frictional support may of itself be sufiicient to hold the bag clear of the ground, when the bag is filled with normal domestic refuse, especially when the bag is made of resiliently stretchable material with which greater frictional support for the bag can be obtained. It will be noted that no additional bag attachment devices such as clips or annular clamps are provided on the frame shown in the drawings, which enables the frame to be manufactured cheaply.

The distance between each of the struts 18 and the frame member 10 is such as to enable the mouth of the bag to be folded back easily by hand over the outwardly facing surface of the frame member 10.

I claim:

A refuse receptacle comprising an annular frame member which is substantially rectangular in plan, the walls of the frame member being planar and parallel to the longitudinal axis thereof; said frame member being secured to a pair of spaced apart downwardly extending S-shaped cantilever brackets; each of the brackets having a vertically extending lower portion for connection of the bracket to a vertical support means for spacing the frame member above ground; said brackets permitting the frame member to be outwardly facing and freely upstanding, terminating in a free upper rim; said brackets having an upper vertically extending portion secured to the inner surface of the annular frame member and connected to the lower portion by a horizontal portion which serves to maintain the annular frame member in a horizontal position spaced from said vertical support means; each of said brackets having a vertically extending strut secured to said horizontal portion; said strut being adapted to be closely spaced from said vertical support means; each strut supporting a hinge means and a lid portion for the annular frame member aifixed thereto; a disposable refuse bag having an open mouth; the mouth of said bag passing through the interior of said frame member and said mouth being folded back round the outwardly facing annular surface of the frame member; the folded back mouth of the refuse bag being so dimensioned as naturally to make a tight frictional fit round said outwardly facing annular surface, the vertical dimension of said frame member providing adequate frictional support for said disposable refuse bag.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Johnson Dec. 17, 1895 Craig Feb. 6, 1917 Gosselin Nov. 24, 1936 Mayhew May 12, 1953 Manville Mar. 23, 1959 Kaplan July 14, 1959 Barber et a1 Dec. 15, 1959 Sederquist July 4, 1961

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US3768763 *Mar 11, 1971Oct 30, 1973Hembree RSupporting device for open topped receptacle
US4411300 *Jul 18, 1980Oct 25, 1983Ezequiel RicoFlexible bag with frame
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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/99
International ClassificationB65B67/00, B65B67/12
Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12
European ClassificationB65B67/12