Title:
Garbage receptacle and ladder
United States Patent 2419163


Abstract:
This invention relates to a combination garbage receptacle, seat and ladder, and has especial relation to a compact device for kitchen use which combines the functions of a receptacle for garbage, a seat and a stepladder. Modern kitchens are so restricted in space that it is of the utmost...



Inventors:
Pope Sr., Teddy R.
Application Number:
US64810346A
Publication Date:
04/15/1947
Filing Date:
02/16/1946
Assignee:
Pope Sr., Teddy R.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
182/90, 182/129, 220/263, 220/908, 297/188.1
International Classes:
B65F1/08; B65F1/16
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Other References:
None
Description:

This invention relates to a combination garbage receptacle, seat and ladder, and has especial relation to a compact device for kitchen use which combines the functions of a receptacle for garbage, a seat and a stepladder.

Modern kitchens are so restricted in space that it is of the utmost importance that this space be utilized to its fullest extent.

In many cases the space is so limited that there is little room for a stool, chair, or other seating facilities, and almost certainly in addition to a garbage can, no room for a stepladder which is needed for access to shelves not directly accessible to a person standing on the floor.

The objects of the present invention are: To provide in a single device a receptacle for garbage, a seat and a ladder which will accomplish in a single article all these functions.

The means by which the foregoing and other objects are accomplished, and the manner of their accomplishment, will readily be understood from the following speciflcationtu1pon reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: Fig. 1 is a sectional front elevation.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation; and Fig. 3 a plan view.

Referring now to the drawings in which the various parts are indicated by numerals: SI is a casing, preferably of cylindrical cross section open at the top,,to which upright wall members or flanges 13 are integrally secured, as by welding, these wall members being spaced apart and carrying transversely disposed members 15 adapted to serve as the rungs of a ladder.

The bottom of the casing 11 is closed by a base 17 having a laterally extending portion 17A which underlies and stabilizes the ladder walls 13. 19 is a foot rail encircling the casing II from one ladder wall to the other thereof, this rail being supported by brackets 21 secured to and flaring outward from the casing.

23 is an open top garbage pail adapted to be disposed within the casing 11, the pail preferably having a bail 25. Adjacent the top of the casing is an annular flange 27 for centering the garbage pail. 29 are ears forming handles for the casing. 31 is a flanged top or lid adapted to tightly close the casing and overlie the garbage pail 23 disposed therein. Preferably this lid has a gasket 33, here shown as of disc form, but which might be annular, adapted to seat on the top edge of the casing and form a seal therewith, and to silence and cushion the top in closing. 35 is a pad overlying the lid 31 and forming a seat.

At one side the lid has a rigidly secured bracket 37, preferably an integral extension having downwardly turned ear portions 39 which lie between the ladder walls 13 and are pivoted thereto by a pin 41 to form a hinge for the lid. The extension 37 continues beyond the pin 41 and is apertured for engagement by a link 43 through which connection is made to a foot actuatable lever 45. The lever 45 is hingedly engaged with one of the side walls 13 and oppositely projects through a slot 47 to the other wall and therebeyond has a treadle portion 45A through which it may be actuated by the foot.

I claim: 1. A kitchen garbage-receptacle which includes an open top casing, and an open top receptacle removably disposed therein, said casing having an overlying lid and an integrally secured base underlying and projecting laterally from one side thereof, and vertically disposed flanges spaced apart and of substantially equal height with said casing, integrally secured to said casing and base and extending outward from said casing and upward from said base, rung-like members disposed outward from said casing extending between said flanges and secured rigidly thereto, said lid having a laterally extending bracket portion with downwardly turned ears, a pin extending through said flanges and said ears pivotally hinging said lid to said casing, a foot treadle hingedly supported by one of said flanges and slidably extending through the other thereof, and a link operatively connecting said lid bracket with said treadle.

2. A kitchen garbage receptacle which includes an open top casing, and an open top receptacle removably disposed therein, said casing having an overlying lid including a pad adapted to form a seat, and an integrally secured base underlying and projecting laterally from one side thereof, and vertically disposed flanges spaced apart and of substantially equal height with said casing Integrally secured to said casing and base and extending outward from said casing and upward from said base extension, ladder steps disposed outward from said casing extending between and bracing the outer edges of said flanges and secured rigidly thereto, said lid having a bracket portion extending between and housed by said flanges, said bracket portion having downwardly turned ears, a pin extending through said flanges and said ears, pivotally hinging said lid to said casing, a foot treadle hingedly supported at one end by one of said flanges and extending slidably through the other thereof, and a link housed between said flanges, connecting said lid bracket radially outward from said pin, with said tradle.

TEDDY R. POPE, SR,