|Publication number||US3272467 A|
|Publication date||Sep 13, 1966|
|Filing date||Nov 10, 1964|
|Priority date||Nov 10, 1964|
|Publication number||US 3272467 A, US 3272467A, US-A-3272467, US3272467 A, US3272467A|
|Inventors||Kassube William C|
|Original Assignee||Kassube William C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (20), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sep 33 WM W. c. ASSURE 3,272,47
FAIL SUPPORTING DEVICE FOR LADDERS Filed Nov. lO, 1964 INVENTOR. M//L UA/Vf C. KA SSL/5E United States Patent O 3,272,467 IAlL SUPPORTING DEVICE FOR LADDERS William C. Kassube, 1337 Fargo, Chicago, Ill. Filed Nov. 10, 1964-, Ser. No. 410,175 2 Claims. (Cl. 248-211) This invention relates to a pail supporting device for use on ladders.
Various devices have Ibeen known and used heretofore for supporting pails upon ladders including pails intended for holding paint, window cleaning compositions, and the like. However, one of the problems experienced in the use of such prior pail supporting devices for ladders has been the fact that they have been constructed in such a manner and have been used in such a way as to project over and cover a part of the upper foot tread surface of one of `the horizontal rungs on the ladder with the result that they have thereby tended to create a hazard to the worker moving up an-d down the ladder and stepping upon that portion of the lpail supporting device projecting over the upper foot tread surface of one of the rungs of the ladder.
Another difliculty experienced in the use of prior pail supporting devices for ladders has been the fact that they have commonly tended to be loosely mounted upon the ladder with the result that `they have had a tendency to slip and thereby create a hazard to the worker and loss of the contents of the pail.
An object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved pail supporting device for ladders which is so designed, constructed and used that it does not interfere with the foot tread surface on the rung of the ladder adjacent to which it is mounted in use and hence leaves the foot tread surface of Ithe ladder rung free and unencumbered by any portion of the new pail supporting device, thereby eliminating a hazard experienced in the use of prior pail supporting devices for ladders.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved pail supporting device Ifor ladders which is so designed, constructed and used that it will support a pail rmly suspended from one of the side rails of the ladder adjacent outer side thereof and without any tendency to slip or move from its intended position.
An additional object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved pail supporting device for ladders which is relatively simple and economical in construction and which may -be formed from single piece of relatively heavy steel wire or like material by a bending operation.
Other and further objects will appear hereinafter.
In the drawings:
FIG. l is a front elevational View showing the new pail supporting device attached to a ladder;
FIG. 2 is a side elevational view as seen from the right hand side in FIG. l;
FIG. 3 is a sectional top plan View showing the new pail supporting device attached to a ladder as in FIGS. l and 2; and
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the pail supporting device for ladders.
An improved embodiment of the new pail supporting device for lad-ders is illustrated in the drawing, wherein it is generally indicated at 10, and is shown as being used with a ladder 11 which includes side rails 12 and transversely extending rungs 13 extending between and attached to the side rails 12. Likewise, as shown in the drawing, the new pail supporting device is shown as being used to support a pail 14 having a bail portion 15, with the bail portion y14-15 disposed at one side of one of the side rails 12 of the ladder 11.
As best shown in FIG. 4, the new pail supporting device ICC 10, is `formed from a single piece of relatively heavy bendable steel wire, or like material, and includes a rigid body `16 which is generally U-shaped in forrn and which includes a pair of substantially parallel arms 17 and 18 which are interconnected by a bight portion 19. The arm 18 has inwardly turned outer end portion 20, which ex tends inwardly toward lthe other arm 17, and somewhat upwardly out of the plane of the body 16, for a purpose which will be pointed out presently.
The arm 17 has integrally connected thereto, by a reversely bent portion 22, an upper arm portion 21 which extends reversely back upon the arm 17, above the latter, and generally parallel thereto, throughout a part of the extent of the arm 17` This upper arm portion 21 terminates in and imerges into an offset portion 23 which extends generally right-angularly relative to the arm 17 and the upper arm 18 and this offset portion 23 terminates in a hook-shaped portion 24 so that the parts 23-24 provide a generally hook-shaped element for the reception ofthe bail portion 15 of the pail 14.
In the use of the new =pail supporting device 10 the same may be mounted upon one of the side rails 12 of the ladder 11 by slipping the generally U-shaped body thereof rearwardly over the ladder rail y12 so that the arrn 13 embraces or closely hugs the inner side wall surface 25 of the side rail 12 of the ladder, above one of the rungs 13, and so that the arm 17 embraces 4the outer side wall surface 26 of vthe side rail 12 of the ladder, and so that the bight portion 19 embraces the front or forward end wall surface 27 of the side rail 12 of the ladder, as best shown in FIG. 3.
It will be noted that when the new pail supporting device 10 is thus inserted into position of use upon and relative to the side rail 12 of the ladder 11 the bight portion 19 thereof extends at an acuate angle relative to the horizontal across the front surface 27 of the side rail 12 of the ladder and the inwardly angled end portion 20 of the inner arm 18 projects inwardly from the inner end wall surface 28 of the ladder rail 12 and extends partially across the inner end wall surface 28 thereof. At the same time, the upper arm 21 and the hookshaped element 23-24 are disposed above the plane of the arm 17 of the pail supporting device 1()` with the hook-shaped element 23-24 inclined somewhat angularly downwardly in a direction generally parallel to the plane of the bight portion 19 so as to receive and support the bail portion 14 of the pail 15, and with the pail 15 disposed against the side rail 12 of the ladder, as shown in FIGS. l and 2.
When the new pail supporting device 10 lis thus disposed in iposition of use upon the ladder 11 the inner arm 18 closely embraces the inner side wall surface 25 of the ladder rail 12, above one of the rungs 13, and thus does not encumber the ladder rail 12, and does not encumber the foot tread surface of the rung 13, thus leaving the latter free as the worker moves up and down the ladder, thereby overcoming a diiculty experienced in the use of prior pail supporting devices for ladders.
It Iwill likewise be noted that when the weight of the pail 14-15 and its contents are suspended from the hookshaped element 23-24 the weight thereof acts, through the arms 21 and 17 to urge the arms 17 and 18 into close contact with the side rail surfaces 26 and 25, respectively, of the ladder rail 12 while, at the same time, the inwardly and upwardly extending end portion 26 of the leg 1S engages the inner end wall surface 28 of the rail 12 and prevents iforward or outward slipping of the new pail supporting device 10 and thus retains the same firmly in position of use upon the ladder rail 12.
It will thus be seen from the foregoing description, considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, that the present invention provides a new and improved pail supporting device for ladders having the desirable advantages and characteristics and accomplishing its intende-d objects including -those hereinbefore pointed out and others which are inherent in the invention.
Iclaim: 1. A pail supporting device ifor use with ladders of the `type which includes spaced parallel la-dder rails having transversely extending rungs extending therebetween and -connected thereto, and in which each of said ladder rails includes substantially parallel inner and outer side wall surfaces and substantially parallel front and rear end wall surfaces, said pail supporting device comprising (a) a generally U-shaped body member including (b) spaced substantially parallel arms interconnected by a bight portion extending therebetween and deininga plane, one of said arms having (c) a reversely bent portion bent back upon itself and extending substantially parallel there-to above the said one arm, said Ireversely bent back portion having (d) an offset end portion extending generally rightangularly therefrom between the ends of the said one arm and .laterally away from the latter, said offset end portion terminating in (e) la hook-shaped element formed by an integral part of the said laterally extending offset portion and lying above said one arm of said generally U-shaped body member and the other one of said arms terminating in an angled end portion.
Z. A lpail supporting device for ladders, as dened in -olaim 1 in which the said angled end portion of the said other one of said a-rms of said generally U-shaped body member extends upwardly out of said plane of the said arms.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 873,488 l2/l907 De Beaumont et al. 248--303 1,597,095 8/1926 Martinsen 248-210 2,048,430 7/1936 Corrello 248--210 3,064,933 11/1962 Brasty 24S-230 FOREIGN PATENTS 86,904 2/1959 Denmark.
CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Exmniner.
R. P. SEITTER, Assistant Examiner.
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|U.S. Classification||248/211, 248/303|
|International Classification||E06C7/00, E06C7/14|