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Publication numberUS733002 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 7, 1903
Filing dateFeb 26, 1903
Priority dateFeb 26, 1903
Publication numberUS 733002 A, US 733002A, US-A-733002, US733002 A, US733002A
InventorsJames C Burgess
Original AssigneeLeonard V Voght
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 733,002, dated July 7, 1903. Application filed February 26, 1903. Serial No. 145,289. (No model.)

To all whom it may oorzcerm:

Be it known that I, J AMES 0. BURGEss,a citizen of the United States, residing at Georgetown, in the county of Grant and Territory of New Mexico, have invented new and useful Improvements in Coal-Buckets; and Ido declare the following to be a full, clear, and exactdescription of the invention, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to the class of coalbuckets that are designed for domestic use;

and it has reference particularly to coal-buckets in which two grade sizes of coal may be carried. 7

The object of the invention is to provide a coal-pail of cheap construction whereby the smaller coals, that are usually used in cooking-stoves, and the larger coals, that are usually used in heat ing-stoves, maybe carried at the same time for distribution to either class of stove.

My invention consists in a bucket adapted to be carried uprightly and also adapted to placed nearly horizontal, so that the contents may be readily shoveled therefrom; and the invention consists, further, in the parts and the combination and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter particulai'ly described and claimed.

Referring to the drawings, in which similar reference characters designate like parts,'Figure 1 is a perspective view of a coal-bucket comprises a bottom a, preferebly fiat, without a rim or flange, and sides which may be described as being composed of four portions 1) d e f, all diverging from the bottom up-' wardly in straight lines, but in varying degrees of inclination, the portions 61 and b being usually more nearly perpendicular to the bottomthan the other portions. The portion fis shorter than the portions 1), d, and e, to prevent overloading of the bucket, and the portion 2 is longer than the other portions, so that when the bucket is laid horizontally the coal may not fall out and also so that a shovel may be readily entered at the end 1 for removing the coal. An arm 9 is attached to the outer side of the portion 6 about midway between the bottom a and the end 1 for preventing rolling of the bucket when placed horizontally, the arm being broad and also designed to slightly elevate the end 1, as shown in Fig. 3. Ears h h are attached to the portions b d and are connected by a bail L of common form. A handle j is secured to the portion fas a convenience in tipping the bucket when suspended by the bail. One of the portions 61 (or b) is usually provided with slideways B B, attached to the outer side thereof, as a gate-frame, in which is mounted a vertically-movable gate (J, normally closing a gateway C, so that coal may be drawn from the lower portion of the bucket, the gate having a handle 7t.

The bucket is usually provided with a movable partition D, which is connected to the top. 2 of the portion f by means of a suitable hinge Z. In some cases the partition may not be desired, and usually in such case the gate and lower opening may be dispensed with.

In practical use the bucket is to be set up, as in Fig. 1, to be filled. If two kinds or sizes of coal are used, the smaller coals should be placed first in the bucket, only partially filling the same, then thepartition should be raised and laid over-upon the coal in the bucket, after which the larger size of coal may be placed upon the partition. The load may then be carried, and it may be found convenient to use some of both sizes of coal in either kind of stove. The bucket maybe set upon the top of a cook-stove adjacent to a pot-hole, and if the gate 0 be raised the coal may be drawn out by means of a poker into the fire-pot of the stove. If it be desired to empty all of the larger coal into a heatingstove, the bucket may be tilted and the coal poured in, the upper end of the portion 2 coal shoveled out without spilling it upon the floor, (thespout being broad and the pail beingslightly inclined will contribute to the success of the operation,) and if the coal above the partition be removed the partition may then be removed, and the balance of the coal may also be shoveled out, or it may be poured out, if desired. 7

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is In a coal-bucket having two opposite sides of unequal lengths, the combination of a par- 15 tition hinged to the top of the shorter side and adapted to extend across the interior of the bucket to the opposite longer side thereof,




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Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/02