US 608304 A
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No.h 608,304. Patented Aug. 2, |898.
H. F. RIGG.
(Application led. Oct. 29, 1897.)
HIRAM F. RIGG, OF RUSSELLVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters PatentNo. 608,304, dated August 2, 1898.
Application filed October 29, 1897. Serial No. 656,826. (No model.)
To ctZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, I-IIRAM F. RIGG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Russellville, in the county7 of Chester and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Bucket, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in open-work buckets especially designed for use in gathering potatoes, its object being to provide a simple and efficient article of this char-` acter which will readily permitl the escape of any soil that may -be thrown into it with the potatoes when the latter are being gathered.
With these objects in view the invention consists of the several details of construction and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of a bucket made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse section.
Similar reference-numerals indicate similar parts in both figures. Y
The body of the bucket is formed of a fseries of vertical wire rods (indicated by l) and a series of horizontal wires 2, woven through the vertical wires and secured thereto at intervals in any suitable manner ,in order to prevent them from slipping up or down.
3 indicates' a ring or band formed from a strip of sheet metal and having its upper edge flanged and wired, as indicated at 4, to give it rigidity and strength. The upperends of the rods 1 lie against the outer face of the ring or band 3 and abut at theirupper ends against the flange 4, and in order to hold the wires i'n position I provide a band 5, formed of sheet metaland provided with a series of crimps 6, which latter fit over and form pockets for the reception of the wire rods 1. The bands 3 and 5 are soldered together at intervals and also to some of the wire rods, and the bands and wire rods will thus be securely connected together. A pair of ears 7 are soldered at opposite points on the outer faces of the bands 3 and 5, and a bail 8, of ordinary construction, is pivoted in these ears.
9 indicates a perforatedsheet-metal bottom provided with an upwardly-turnedA flange 10 around its edge, and the lower ends of the wire rods 1 will abut against the bottom 9 and lie against the inner face of the flange l0. A band of sheet metal 11, provided with a series of crimps 12, is fitted within the flange 10, and the crimps 12 form pockets for .the lower ends of therespective wire rods 1. The band 1l-is soldered at intervals to the iiange 10, and some of the Wire rods are soldered to the flange and band, and the bottom is thus firmly secured to the body. Preferably the same wires which are soldered to the bands 3 and 5 at their upper ends will also be soldered at their lower ends to the flange lOand bandll.
13 is a rim fitted over and soldered to the v exterior face of the flange 10, and this rim extends below the bottom 9 and forms a support for the bucket to keep the bottom out of contact with the ground or other surface.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that I have provided a strong and efiicient open-work bucket that will screen potatoes as they are thrown into it during the operation of gathering them and that such bucket can b e manufactured at a much lower cost than whenthe entirearticle is of woven wire and will also be stronger and stiifer and not liable to lose its shape. By securing the vertical wire rods at their upper and lower ends to a flanged band and bottom, respectively, as described, they cannot get out of place, and the ends are also completely shieldedV and will not offer projections liable to injure the hands of the user lof the bucket or any article that may be placed in the bucket.
It is of course to be understood that the bucket may be used for purposes other than -gathering'potatoea and also that changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim isl'. An open-work bucket, comprisingabody formed of a series of vertical wire rods and a series of horizontal connecting-wires woven through the wire rods, a sheet-metal band to which the upper ends of the vertical rods are secured, said band being provided with a iiange located above the upper ends of the rods, a sheet-metal bottom against which the roo lovver ends of the verf'ieal rods abut, said botfoin having a vertical annular flange to which the rods are secured, and fyhe concentric bands arranged at the upper band andthe flange of the botfoni and having eriinps forming pockets for the vertical rods, substantially as described.
i?. An opeuvvorli bucket, comprising a body of Woven vvire, a band secured to the top of the body ab fhe inner face thereof, and provided with an outwardlyextendin g flange loeafed above the upper ends of the wires, abetfoin having an upwardly-extending flange secured flo the lower ends of the wires af'l the outer face of the body, and the concentric bands arranged respectively on the outer face of said band and the inner face of the flange of fhe bofoln and provided with eriinps forniing pockets fo receive the ends of fhe wires, subsffnifially as described.
A bucket comprising a body of Woven vvire, a band secured fio the fop of flic body, a bottom provided with an upwardly-ovlending flange arranged on fhe oufrer face of' the body, a concentric band arranged on the inf