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United States Patent  Inventor Theresa F.James 697,655 4/1902 OLeary 220/1(R)UX 7614 Lexington Green, Cleveland, Ohio 1,283,528 11/1918 Kisza 312/319 44130 2,000,916 5/1935 Bloom 312/319  AppLNo. 764,868 2,337,655 l2/1943 Gordy 312/302  Filed Oct. 3, 1968 2,613,871 10/1952 Brouss'ard.. 232/16  Patented Nov. 10,1970 2,858,180 10/1958 Tashjian.... 312/323 3,416,647 12/1968 Schiller 220/20.5 s41 INCINERATOR ASH RECEPTACLE j' j Zuge' 4Clalms,4Drawlng Figs.
521 U.S.Cl. 232/411  Int. Cl. B651 1/00  Field of Search 232/432, ABSTRACT; A device f home incinerator ash drawers 1, 49, 51, 52; 312/319, 323, which eliminates ashes from flying in the air or falling on the floor. This device is completely enclosed and when the drawer 56 R Ci d full of ashes is removed from the incinerator, it is pushed into 1 e erences e the top of the receptacle whereupon revolving the circular UNITED STATES PATENTS portion 360 will dump the ashes into the lower basket or con- 660,329 10/1900 Henry 232/49 tainer.
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Theresa E James INCINERATOR ASH RECEPTACLE This invention relates to home incinerator ash drawers and the like.
It is therefore the main purpose of this invention to provide an incinerator ash receptacle which will eliminate ashes from flying in the air or falling on the floor.
Another object of this invention is to provide an incinerator ash receptacle which will slideably receive the ash drawer and allow a rotatable portion turn the drawer upside down in order to dump therefrom into a suitable can.
Other objects of this invention are to provide an incinerator ash receptacle which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.
These and other objects will become readily apparent upon a study of the following specification together with the accompanying drawing wherein:
P10. 1 is a front view of the present invention shown in elevation;
F 16. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along the lines 2-2 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is an exploded vertical view of the bottom portion of the device with a cover; and
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the drawer of the device shown removed therefrom.
According to this invention, an incinerator ash receptacle is provided with side walls 11, a top wall 12 and a front wall 13. Within front wall 13 is a rotatable disk 14 having an annular groove 15 for its outer periphery which slideably receives the edge 16 of front wall 13. Disk 14 is rotatable for a reason which hereinafter will be described. Through disk 14 is a rectangular opening 17 which slideably receives the ash drawer 18 when it is removed from the incinerator (not shown). A pivotable latch 19 is secured to front wall 13 and provides a means of holding door 18 on the interior of ash receptacle 10. Door 18 is also provided with a knob 20 in order to urge the drawer 18 against plate 21 which is secured to spring 22, the other end of spring 22 is secured to the rear sidewall 11.
it will be noted that a nob 23 is secured to the face of disk 14 and provides a means for rotating it, in order to turn drawer 18 upside down. The lower edge 24 of receptacle 10 rests within the rim 25 of container 26 which receives the ashes 27 and when receptacle 10 is removed from container 26 top 28 is placed on rim 25 by means of the handle 29.
In use, receptacle 10 is placed in position on the rim 25 of container 26 and the drawer 18 is removed from the incinerator with the ashes 27 inside. The drawer 18 is then pushed into the opening 17 of disk 14 against plate 2] and its associated spring 22. When drawer 18 is pushed all the way in, latch 19 is rotated into position to engage the front of door 18 to prevent it from coming out of receptacle 10. Knob 23 is then grasped by the user and is rotated so that the disk 14 is rotated 360 which will turn drawer 18 upside down and will thus dump the ashes 27 into the container 26. When this has been accomplished then disk 14 is then rotated again to place drawer 18 in an upright position whereupon the latch 19 is rotated away from drawer 18 in order that the drawer 18 may be removed from receptacle 10 for replacement within the incinerator. When sufficient ashes 27 have collected in container 26, the receptacle 10 is removed from the rim 25 and cover 28 is replaced on the rim 25 of container 26.
It will be noted that the hereinpresented arrangements prevent the flying of ashes as normally occurs during the dumping of drawer 18.
While various changes may be made in the detailed construction, it is understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as is defined by the appended claims.
1. An incinerator ash receptacle comprising side walls, a rear wall, a top wall and an open front wall, a rotatable disk carried by said front wall and having an aperture therein, an incinerator ash drawer slidably received in said aperture of said disk and carried thereby, and a spring end plate on said rear wall opposite said open front wall providing a means for urging said drawer outward of said device.
2. The combination according to claim 1 wherein the marginal edge of the opening in said front wall of said device lies within an annular groove of said disk carried by said device. said disk is rotatable by knob means on the face of said disk, and said ash drawer is received within an opening through the opening in said disk and pivotable latch means carried by said disk when rotated downward engages the front of said drawer and prevents said drawer from being urged out of said opening of said disk by means of spring on the interior of said device.
3. The combination according to claim 2, wherein said drawer when placed within said opening of said disk of said device, is in an upright position containing ashes from said incinerator said drawer is extracted from, and said knob of said disk provides a means of rotating said disk 360 in order to turn said drawer upside down in order that said ashes may fall into the container upon which said receptacle rests within the rim thereof and thus ashes do not spread around.
4. The combination according to claim 3, wherein said spring is secured on the interior back wall of said receptacle and the other end of said spring is secured to a plate which abuts with the end of said drawer and thus urges said drawer outwardly when said latch is removed from the face of said drawer in order to aid in the removal of the drawer from said receptacle and when said container beneath said receptacle is full of ashes, said receptacle is removed from the rim of said container and a cover is placed in position to cover said ashes within said container.