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Publication numberUS3498576 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1970
Filing dateOct 19, 1967
Priority dateOct 19, 1967
Publication numberUS 3498576 A, US 3498576A, US-A-3498576, US3498576 A, US3498576A
InventorsAlissandratos Taco D
Original AssigneeAlissandratos Taco D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Post top closure bracket or cap
US 3498576 A
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POST TOP CLOSUBE BRACKET OR CAP March 3, 1970 Filed Oct. 19, 1967 I m I I v FlG .2.

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United States Patent 3,498,576 POST TOP CLOSURE BRACKET OR CAP Taco D. Alissandratos, P.O. Box 606, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 33589 Filed Oct. 19, 1967, Ser. No. 676,400 Int. Cl. F16m 13/02; A47g 29/00 US. Cl. 248221 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A post handle bracket for use with can holders mounted on the post. The bracket comprises a cap for fitting on and enclosing the usual hollow center of a supporting post. The cap as shown is formed with at least one hook having a perforated ear, to which a chain may be secured in order to hold captive therewith the cover for the can as it is supported on the post. In one form of the invention the cap is formed with a pair of hooks, each being provided at one side with a perforated ear. The cars extend in opposite directions to prevent the fouling of the chains.

This invention relates to a handle engaging bracket for use with refuse cans such as disclosed in my Patent 3,279,619.

The can supports to Which this invention relates comprises a post which is inserted into the ground. A support bracket is secured to the post to support the bottom of the can a selected distance above the ground and a handle engaging bracket is secured to the post above the support bracket to which the can handle is engaged to thereby support the can above the ground. In use, the cover of the can is removed and material is deposited for storage in the can and the cover replaced. However, due to carelessness, accident, or vandalism the covers are not always replaced thereby causing loss or destruction of the covers as well exposing the contents of the can to invasion of insects as well as exhaust of obnoxious odors.

It is an object of this invention to provide a safety device which will prevent the can cover from straying.

It is a further object of this invention to produce a safety device which can be economically made and on which cans may safely be mounted in spaced relation to the ground.

In accordance with the instant invention a handle bracket is formed as a closure cap to fit over the upper post end and is provided with side openings to which a can top securing chain is fastened. The bracket is preferably stamped from sheet metal to provide economy in manufacture.

A complete understanding of the invention can be had by reading the following description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the invention,

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the top closure cap handle bracket of this invention,

FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the top closure bracket,

FIGURE 4 is a side view, partly in section, taken along the line 4-4 of FIGURE 3,

FIGURE 5 is an end view of the top closure bracket.

With reference to the drawing there is shown in FIG- ice URE 1 a pipe-type post P for normal insertion into the ground or for securing to some other convenient type of support. A supporting trash can bracket B is adjustably secured on the post by a threaded fastener F in the manner disclosed in my above mentioned patent. A handle post top closure cap and supporting bracket H is mounted on the end of the post. This bracket comprises an annular central cap position 2 having formed integral therewith a pair of up turned hook members 4 and 6. Each hook member is positioned at opposite ends of a diameter drawn through the center of the cap. The books are also provided with ears 8 and 10 which are stamped with the hooks and therefore are in the same plane with the contiguous arm of the hook and at right angles to the diameter along which the hooks are positioned. The positioning of these perforated ears on opposite sides of the diameter keeps the chains separated so that they cannot become fouled with each other when not in use as shown in FIGURE 1.

In use, the post P is usually embedded into the ground, the bracket B is located adjustably on the post and secured in position by the fastener F, and the combined closure cap and handle bracket H is secured on the top end of the post. Containers 12 and 14 are seated on the support bracket B and the handles 16 and 18 of the containers are engaged with the hooks 4 and 6. Chains 20 and 22 are secured to the hooks by means of the openings in the ears and are also secured to the handles 24 and 26 of the covers 28 and 30 to hold captive the covers.

While I have illustrated my invention as used with a support for a plurality of trash containers it is clear that the bracket of my invention can be formed with a single hook and ear arrangement for use with single containers.

I claim:

1. A combined closure cap and handle bracket for a container support comprising an annular cap, a hook integral with the cap, an ear integral with and extending from and contiguous with the side of the hook, and an opening through the ear, a second book integral with the cap and located on the opposite end of a diameter containing said first mentioned hook, an ear integral with and extending from the side of said second hook, and an opening through said second ear, said ears being on the laterally opposite sides of said diameter and in planes normal to said diameter.

2. A bracket as defined in claim 1 further including a chain secured to the ear and through the opening.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,837,411 12/1931 Cutter. 2,957,187 10/ 1960 Raia. 3,079,119 2/1963 Brooks 248146 3,279,619 10/ 1966 Alissandratos 211-71 3,295,691 1/ 1967 Bowman 211-71 ROY D. FRAZIER, Primary Examiner J. FRANKLIN FOSS, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

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U.S. Classification211/107, 248/219.2, 211/85.19, D34/6, 248/311.2
International ClassificationB65F1/14
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/141
European ClassificationB65F1/14C