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Publication numberUS685832 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1901
Filing dateSep 8, 1897
Priority dateSep 8, 1897
Publication numberUS 685832 A, US 685832A, US-A-685832, US685832 A, US685832A
InventorsWilliam Gender
Original AssigneeWilliam Gender
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet-metal vessel.
US 685832 A
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No. 685,832. Patented Nov. 5, 19m.


(Appiication filed Sept. 8, 1897.)

(.No Model.)




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Ijatnt No. 685,832, dated November 5, 1901. Application filed September 8, 1897. Serial No. 650,912. (No model.)

To aZZ whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM GENDER, of Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvementsin Sheet-Metal Vessels; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the .invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

The main object of myinvention is to produce a light, strong, durable, and ineXpen-.

sive metallic carrying, measuring, and storing receptacle that may be used for the various purposes of wooden baskets and for other uses requiring a watertight structure.

It consists in certain novel features of con.- struction, as hereinafter particularly explained, and pointed out in the claims,

In the accompanying drawings like letters designate the same parts in the several figures.

Figure 1 is a medial vertical section of a metallic vessel embodying my improvements. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section on the line 2 2, Fig. 1, of a port-ion of the bottom; and Fig. 3 is an elevation of a slightly-modified construction.

The vessel or receptacle, which as a whole resembles in size and shape and is designed to serve the purpose of an ordinary bushel: basket, is composed of a radially-corrugated cup-shaped sheet-metal bottom A and a sheet metal top or side section B, joined at its lower edge to the edge of the bottom by interlocking folds,form ing a water-tight seam orjoint a.

The bottom A is preferably made of one piece of' metal Without seam or joint and is preferably concaved on the under side, so that it will stand or ,rest squarely or firmly upon the margin only of its base.

metal, the radial corrugations rendering it stiff and firm and facilitating its formation into cup shape Without breaking or tearing the metal. The top section B is also made of thin light sheet metal and is formed, as

It is made of thin light sheet-steel or-other suitable,

shown in Fig. 1, with horizontal beading or fluting b, or, as shown in Fig. 3, with vertical fluting or corrugations b to make it stiff and firm. Around its upper edge it is rolled over a wire to form a finishing and stiffening rim 0.

The vessel is provided on opposite sides, at or near the top, with drop-handles D for lift ing and carryingit. These bail-shaped handles, being pivotally attached to outwardlybent perforated ears on metal bands d, which are riveted to the outside of the vessel just below the rim 0, fall when not in use loosely at its sides out of the way, asshown in the drawings.

The vessel is preferably made of sheet-steel, and after the parts or sections are formed, assembled, and joined it is galvanized to prevent its rusting and to give it a neat and attractive finish. By the construction of the bottom and the manner of joining the component sections of the vessel, hereinbefore described, I am enabled to produce a light strong durable vessel at a comparatively small cost.

I am aware that vessels of this character have been stamped or drawn in a single piece; but this mode of construction involves a number of cupping and drawing operations and necessitates the employment of quite thick and heavy metal to withstand the great strain to which it is subjected by such operations, without tearing or breaking,so that the weight of the finished article and its cost practically preclude its general use for ordinary purposes. I am also aware that vessels of this character have been made in sections, the side or body being vertically fluted or corrugated and joined to the outer edge of a substantially fiat bottom or a bottom which is concave on the under side only, thus bringing the seam between the sections to the base on which the vessel stands or rests, where it is exposed to abrasion and dampness and is apt to soon become weak and leaky by reason of wear and rust.

. By my improved construction the seam between the bottom and side or top sections is carried up above the base, where it is not ex posed to wear and to moisture and is not lia- Die to'rust, and that portion of thebotto'm on which the vessel rests or stands is without seam or joint.

I claim- 1. As a new article of manufacture, a carryi'ng, measuring and storing vessel consist under side and having its central portion noncorrugated, and a separately-formed sheetmetal side or top section joined to the top edge of the cup'shaped bottom by a seam above the base of the'bottom; substantially as described.

- 3. As an article of manufacture, a carrying, measuring andstoring Vessel consisting of a seamless radially-corru gated cup-shaped bottom; and a separately-formed corrugated sheet-metal side or top joined to the top edge of the cup-shaped bottom by a seam above the base of the bottom, substantially as described.

In testimony that I' claim the foregoing as myLown I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




It is hereby certified that the name of the patentee in Letters Patent No. 685,832, granted November 5, 1901, for an improvement in Sheet-Metal Vessels, was erroneously Written and printed William Gender, Whereas said name should have been written and printed William Geuder and that the said Letters Patent should he read with this oorreetion therein that the same may conform to the record of the ease in the Patent Office.

Signed, eountersigned, and sealed this 19th day of November, A. D., 1901.


Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

Gountersigned F. I. ALLEN,

Commissioner of Patents.

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Cooperative ClassificationB65D1/165