|Publication number||US576782 A|
|Publication date||Feb 9, 1897|
|Filing date||Dec 20, 1895|
|Publication number||US 576782 A, US 576782A, US-A-576782, US576782 A, US576782A|
|Inventors||Elizabeth Ransom Goodrich|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (15), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
B. R. GOODRIOH REMOVABLE SUPPORT FOR ASH REOEPTACLES.
I No. 576,782.-
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'ELIZABE'lH-RANSOM GOODRICH, OF BROOKLYN, NEIV YORK.
REMOVABLE SUPPORT FOR ASH- R:E CEPTACLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 576,782, dated February 9, 1897.
Application filed December 20, 1895. Serial No. 572,764. (No model.)
To all whom it HMLI/ concern.-
Be it known that I, ELIZABETH RANSOM GOODRIOH, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Removable Support for Ash-Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.
It is well known that the storage and collection of ashes and like waste materials in large cities is accompanied with a great many difficulties and discomforts and disadvantages. When exposed in barrels, the latter are unsightly and are apt to be overturned and the contents distributed. The filling of the barrels upon the sidewalk is always accompanied by a greater or less dispersion of the contents, to the annoyance of passers-by, while the stowing of ashes in-barrels in basements not only renders their removal and the collection of the material difficult, but is also accompanied by the danger of fire from the contact of ignited coals with the barrel. In order to overcome these objections, I have devised a system involving the employment of bags, in which the ashes are placed while the bags are in the basements of houses, thereby avoiding the objections incident to filling receptacles when they are upon the sidewalk and affordinga much greater facility of removal than when a rigid receptacle is employed, and in order to facilitate the filling of the bag, avoid all risk of fire, and provide for a-practical means for carrying out my improved system I make use of a bag-support constructed as fully set forth hereinafter and as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a bag combined with the supporting means, and Fig. 2 is a plan View.
The bags A are woven or sewed or other wise constructed to be either cylindrical or oblong or square or other shape in' cross-section,prefera bly circular or cylindrical ,formed of cheap but strong and durable material, and preferably are provided with clasps consisting of two hinged sections of wirehinged at b b and suitably secured at the mouth of the bag, so that when the two sections are brought together the bag will be closed. To hold the two sections together, one of them may be provided with a hook Z), which will engage the central portion of the other, but any other suitable means maybe used to this end.
The bag-support consists of Y a hollow casing 0, open at each end, and of such crosssectional form as corresponds to the shape and proportion of the bag, or so approximates the same that it can be readily inserted therein with its lower end resting upon the bottom of the bag, and preferably of such length that it will project, at least slightly, above the top of the bag when the mouth of the latter is open, as shown in Fig. 1. It is necessary to secure the upper portion of the bag in position around the support, and to this end I provide means whereby the upper portion of the bag may be temporarily connected with the support. For instance, I provide the support with handles a c on opposite sides, with which engage the hooks 12 but any other suitable engaging devices may be employed.
In addition to supporting the bag in its upper position the handles 0 serve as means for seizing the support 0 and raising it from the bag; butit will be evident that said handles may be independent of the means for connecting the upper edge of the bag to the support.
Each household is provided with one or more supports 0 and with a sufficient number of bags A, and one of the bags is opened and the support is inserted therein, and the bag is secured in position thereon, as shown in Fig. 1, after which the ashes or other material are dropped into the support until the latter is nearly full. It will be seen that the support not only supports the bagin its open position to receive the material, but it also supports it in its upright position, affording a firm foundation or base upon which the bag can rest without danger of being upset, and that when the support is of metal it serves to prevent the contact with the bag of anyignited coals and the ignition or 'destruction or injury of the bag. After the support is filled to a sufficient extent the bag is de-- tached from its connections at the top of the support. The handles 0 are then seized and the support is lifted bodily from the bag, leaving the contents which were in the suplOO port in the bag after which the mouth of the latter is closed and the bag is placed to one sidereadyfor removal or is at once removed, and the support is then inserted in another bag, which is filled and thereafter closed in like manner.
It will be evident that a series of bags thus filled with ashes or other material can be stowed much more compactly than could barrels of like material, and that they can be closed at the months, so as to prevent the escape of any material While awaiting removal, and that they can be much more readily removed than can rigid receptacles, like barrels or metallic cases or cans, and that as the bags are closed before they are removed from the basement there is no danger of disfrom the basement to the cart.
seen that by this means I avoid the exposure of 5 receptacles outside the buildings and all of the disagreeable incidents aecom pan yin g the filling of such receptacles when placed outside the buildings.
Without limiting myself tothe precise construction and arrangement of parts shown, I claim as my invention-- In a receptacle for refuse matter, a tubular casing open at both ends, having an unobstructed interior, and provided near one end with loop-handles c, and a bag provided at its mouth With hooks and with a clasp, 01' their equivalents, whereby to connect the bag to the handles and secure the mouth after the removal of the bag, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ELIZABETH RAXSOM GOODRICII.
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