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Publication numberUS86698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1869
Publication numberUS 86698 A, US 86698A, US-A-86698, US86698 A, US86698A
InventorsB. Sawyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improved slop-pail lid
US 86698 A
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l Letters Patent No. 86,698, dated Februa/ry 9, 1869.


- The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the'name. l

lTo all whom it 'ma/y concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM B. SAwYnR, of the city of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain Improvements in Slop- Pail Lids; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same.

.The nature of this invention consists'in the peculiar shape and construction of the lid to be used in combination with or to be placed on slop-pails, chambers, urinators, &c., by which, lwhile it eiectually acts as a coverto said vessels, it will allow of a liquid being poured in thev vessels, without producing the unpleasant and sonorous noise attending the falling of the liquid, asis f the case when no cover is used, or when a central-opening cover, such as now used with slop-pails, is used.

In my drawings, I have represented a slop-pail, A, to which myv improved lid is applied, the said lid being capable of being applied to chambers, urinators, Sto., much in the same manner. 4

My drawings represent a sectional elevat'on through centre of the slop-pail, and B represents my noiseless lid.

This lid B consists of the dish-shape, or concave,

cover, having at top a ange, C, serving the purpose of supporting the same on or in the vessel with which it is to be used.

At or near the bottom of the depressed bottom, D,

of the lid B is, a hole, E, under whichis fastened a lip l or spout, S, extending gradually downward and away n from the centre to the circumference of the lid B.

The advantageof this arrangement is obvious, If no lid were used in the slop-pail, aud'a liquid be poured from P, as indicated by the arrow, it"y would have to fall to the bottom of the pail, or to the level of the liquid therein, producing a noise, and disturbing the whole liquid in the pail, thereby evolving more apidly any smell therefrom. Or, in the' case of the central-opening lid, now so generally used on slop-pails, as

the liquid is poured upon the lid it rattles down in a` noisy shower from the centre opening of the lid to the bottom of the pail, producing, if possible, more noise than when no lid is used.

With my improved lid, the liquid, on arriving in the depressed bottom, D, ofthe lid B, passes oi quietly by the hole E through the inclined spout S, and, spreading into a thin sheet, runs down against the side of the 'pail A until it reaches the bottom thereof, in a noiseless and inoffensive manner. The same operation takes place if my improved noiseless lid is applied to chambers, urinators, 8vo., and I trust it is clearly understood Without further illustrations.

'Ihe lid B, having a depressed bottom, D, hole E, and spout S, arranged so 'as to operate substantially in the manner and for the purpose set forth.

w. B. sAwYnR. [1.. s]


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Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/908, A24F19/06, F17C2201/0152