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Publication numberUS543937 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1895
Filing dateJan 19, 1895
Publication numberUS 543937 A, US 543937A, US-A-543937, US543937 A, US543937A
InventorsCharles A. Hurley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 543937 A
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No; 543,937. Patented Aug. 6,1895.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 543,937, dated August 6, 1895.

Application filed January 19,1895. Serial No. 535,464. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, CHARLES A. HURLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Ash-Barrels, of which the following is a specification;

This invention is intended to provide a practicable and suitablyconstructed steel ash-barrel to take the place of the ordinary iron ash-barrel which is used largely as a receptacle for the deposit of ashes in connection with business and manufacturing establishments' as well as many dwelling houses. The iron ash-barrel is easily bent and dented by rough usage, and is also-the bottom plate more especially-soon Warped by the heat from the ashes and hot coals deposited therein.

By means of my construction a steel ashbarrel is produced, which is very much stronger than an iron barrel and cannot be easily bent or indented or warped with the heat.

The nature of the invention is fully described below and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is an elevation of my improved steel ash-barrel. Fig. 2 is a central vertical section of the same. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the under side.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

A represents the circular sides or upright wall of the ash-barrel, made of steel in a single piece of the ordinary circular shape, with its vertical edges bolted together at a. This wall or main portion A is provided at its upper edge on its outer side with a thick steel bead B for protecting it at that point, said bead B being riveted or bolted in position at b from the inside.

0 O are steel strengtheninguprights extending from the lower end vertically on the outer side of the barrel, bolted or riveted thereto at C and having their upper ends curved outward and hooked over the bead B at O and bolted or riveted to said bead at O. I These uprights O, in connection with the rim or bead B, serve to protect the steel body of the barrel and enable it to be made of thinner material.

D are the ordinary handles riveted or bolted to the barrel. 7

The bottom E is not situated at the extreme lower end of the sides, but is raised therefrom so as to prevent it from coming into direct contact with curbstones and other substances likely to indent and injure it. This ottom is made of steel and is supported bya circular piece of angle-steel F, which is bolted or riveted at F to the inner side of the main portion A of the barrel and at E to the under side of the bottom E. Thusthis bottom has a circular steel support in the horizontal portion of the angle-steel, the vertical portion thereof extending down flush with the lower edge of the sides A. In order to prevent any possibility of warping of the bottom, it is provided with four central feet H, said feet consisting of the vertically-bent opposite ends of two plates or strips H of wrought-iron casting, crossing each other at right angles and bolted or riveted centrally at h to the under side of the bottom. These feet are just long enough to touch the ground when the barrel is standing on end. By this means a steel barrel is constructed of great strength and comparative lightness, which will last a long time and be but little subject to injury from blows or carelessness, or to danger of indentation or breakage.

Having thus fully described my invention, .Whatl claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The herein described improvement in ashbarrels, consisting of the combination with the steel sides strengthened by the rim B and uprights O O, the raised bottom E provided with the circular support F, and the central supporting feet consisting of the horizontal plates or strips H crossing each other and secured centrally to the under side of the bottom and having their ends l-I bent downwardly thus producing four feet at equal distance from the center of the bottom,substantially as set forth.




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