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Sept. 16, 1941.
s, McV_ MOYE
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2,256,266
ASH CAN AND SIEVE
Filed June 21, 1940
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Patented Sept. 16, 1941
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UNITED STATES ' PATENT OF‘FICET '‘
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ASH CAN rim) SIEVE
Sarah McV. Moye, Jeannette, Pa.
Application June 21, 1940, Serial No. 341,767
5 Claims.
v(c1. 209-249)
The invention relates to an ash can and more
Figure 5 is a detail fragmentary side elevation
of the sieve removed from the can.
Similar reference characters indicate corre
especially to a combined ash can and rotary sieve
or sifter.
The primary object of the invention is the
sponding parts throughout the several views in
provision of a can of this character wherein the
mouth portion thereof accommodates therein a
the drawing.
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Referring to the drawing in detail, the inven
tion comprises a can body It, preferably made
removable sieve or sifter having a rotary agitator
therein so that the loose ashes can be dropped
from sheet metal having a permanently closed
into the can while the unspent, solid fuel can be
bottom H and a slightly contracted neck l2 at
recovered for the burning thereof Within a fur 110 its upper portion terminating in a mouth of sub
nace or the like, the sieve or sifter being of a
stantially equilateral square formation having the
novel construction and when ?tted within the
rounded corners l3. The mouth is’formed'with
can will be con?ned by a lid or cover telescopical
a reinforcing bead I4 continuously about the
ly ?tted onto the said can to avoid the escape
of dust, dirt or the like to the atmosphere when 415
At diametrically opposite points in ‘the mouth
same.
operating the sieve.
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are vertical notches or slots l5 which are hori
Another object of the invention is the provision
zontally aligned with each other and open up
of a can of this character wherein the sieve or
wardly through the. said mouth for accommodat
sifter is readily removable from its ?tting with
ing stud bearings l6, which are built upon a solid,
the can so that ashes or other substances can be 20 cylindrical body portion ll of a wire mesh sifter
sifted either within or without the can and when
or sieve, the screening or sifting fabric of which
being sifted in the open the sieve will be con
is denoted at ‘It. The‘fabric I8 is riveted .or
veniently supported upon the ground or a foun
dation.
A further object of the invention is the pro- _
vision of a can of this character wherein the con
struction thereof and that of the sieve is novel
and both inter?tted with each ‘other in a unique
manner, the can or the sieve being susceptible of
otherwise fastened marginally at the, lower edge
of the body I‘! circumferentially thereof. The
body I‘! is formed with an upper outturned rim
?ange l9 adapted to rest upon or contact‘ with
the mouth l3 at the bead edge l4 thereof and
in this manner augmented by the engagement
o'frthe bearings It in the notches or slots IS the
convenient dumping independent of each other .1 ‘ 'sifter or sieve will be suspended within the can
and both the sieve andvthe can when separated 30 Ill. The sifter or sieve [8 with the body I‘! there
or together may be conveniently transported.
of is readily removable from the can and for such
A still furtherv object of the invention is the
purpose there is provided at the rim ?ange I9' at
provision of a can of this character, which is
opposite points thereof upstanding loop han
simple in its construction, thoroughly reliable y dles 20.
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and efficient in operation, unique in the setup of 35
The sifter or sieve l8 throughout “the wire mesh
the same, susceptible of easy handling, durable,
fabric thereof is of half cylindrical contour and
and inexpensive to manufacture.
‘fitted at opposite points of the body I‘! are props
With these and other objects in view, the in
I 2|v which permit of the sifter or sieve being sup
vention consists in the features of construction,
ported at rest upon the ground or foundation on
combination and arrangement of parts as will
removal'thereof from the can without toppling
be hereinafter more fully described in detail, il
lustrated in the accompanying drawing, whichv
discloses the preferred embodiment of the inven
tion and pointed out in the claims hereunto ap
pended.
over or side tilting. These props 2| are disposed
at the opposite curved sides of the fabric l8 creat
ing the sieve or sifter to hold the latter in an up- ~
right position when at rest without the can.
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Arranged within the sieve or sifter is a rotary
In the accompanying drawing:
agitator 22 in the form of an open frame pro
Figure l is a vertical sectional View through a
vided with stud axles 23 and 24, respectively,
can and its sieve constructed in accordance with
journale'd in the bearings I6, the, axle 24 being
the invention.
equipped with a crank handle 25 for manual
Figure 2 is a fragmentary side elevation partly 50 turning of the agitator 22 within the sifter or
broken away.
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sieve. The handle 25 is extended without the can
Figure 3 is a top plan view with the cover or lid
II] when the sieve or sifter is ?tted within the
removed from the can.
latter.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional View taken
on the line 4-4 of Figure 1
The rim ?ange l 9 of the body I‘! is formed with
55 a marginal reinforcing bead 26 and adapted to be
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notches, an agitator operating within the sieve
brought to rest upon the latter is a lid, or cover
21 formed with an outstruck or outwardly ?ared ‘
annular rim 28 creating a rest shoulder 29 for
contact with a bead 25 when the lid or cover 21
is placed in position for concealing the sieve or
sifter and closing the can N).
and journaled in said bearings, means for
imparting motion to said agitator, a cover for
the said sieve and telescoped over the mouth,
end of said receptacle, an outturned ?ange
formed with said sieve and having contact with
This n'm 28 out
struck from the lid or coverr2'l enables the con- ‘
venient gripping thereof at any point circum
ferentially of the can so that such lid or cover ‘
the mouth end of said receptacle, and an out
struck portion formed in said cover for effecting
a shoulder therein adapted to be brought to rest
21 can be conveniently removed while rising from 110 on said ?ange.
' 3. An article of the'kind described comprising
j, the toner crown of the lid or cover~21 is a loop
a receptacle having an open mouth at its upper
handle 29 permitting of the carrying'of the lid
or cover by hand.
end provided with opposed notches, a sieve hav
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ing a rim provided with opposed bearings, the
ril‘he can I0 at opposite points thereof ex
teriorly of the same has ?tted thereto swinging 15 latter being releasably accommodated in said
notches, an agitator operating within the sieve
grips or handles 30 facilitating the carrying of‘
the can by hand or for the dumping of the, and journaled in said bearings, ‘means for
'imparting motion to said agitator, a cover for
contents therefrom.
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When the lid or cover‘ 21 is removed from at’, ~ the said sieve and telescoped over the mouth
end of said receptacle}, an outturned ?ange
rest upon the bead 26 of the rim ?ange I9, the
formed with said sieve and having contactwith
sieve or sifter is readily accessible and thellatter,
the mouth end of said receptacle, an outstruck
can be conveniently separated. from the can
portion formed in’ said cover for effecting a
19 although it is not required that-the lid, or‘
shoulder therein adapted to be brought to rest
cover 21 be removed for'this purpose because
the sii'ter or sieve with the cover or lid'thereon 25' onv said ?ange, and hand'grips on said sieve at
opposite points thereof.
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“ can be readily taken from the canvlil'if found
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desirable; However,v by ?rst» removing ‘the lid
-or cover ZT'and‘thereafter the sieve or sifter‘
from” the can and‘ the placement thereof upon theground-or foundation the said lid or cover
notches, an agitator operating within the‘ sieve
‘scattering of dust or dirt when sifting material
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ing a rim provided: with opposed bearings, the
latter being releasably accommodated in said
can be replacedthereon so as to avoid the
outside ‘of thevv can ID.
4. An article of the kind ‘described comprising
a receptacle having an open mouth at its upper
end provided with opposed notches, a sieve hav
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I When the sieve or sifter is ?tted within “the
can and the cover or lid 21 thereon, dust or
‘dirt during the sifting operation will not escape ‘from the can H] but willbe retained therein. ‘ ,
vIn the use of the can, with the sifter or sieve,
‘ , thehard or solid particles-of ashes are deposited
and journaled in said bearings, means for, im
parting motion to said agitator, a cover for
the said sieve and telescoped over the month
end of said receptacle, an outturned ?ange
formed with said sieve and having contact with
the mouth end‘ of said receptacle, an outstruck
jportion formed in; said cover for effecting a
within the can, both the sievelor sifteriand‘the "40 shoulder therein adapted to be brought to' rest
on said ?ange, hand grips on said sieve at op
fcan being readily, ‘dumped for. removinggtheir
posite points thereof, the said sieve having a
jc'ontentsQ Therecovered hard particles'of fuel
'semicylindrical bottom, and props arrange'd'on
the sieve diametrically opposite, each other’ with
for the
can be fed into'a furnace ‘or the like
‘burning thereof. '.
What is claimed is:
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~, Q1. An, article of the kind'described comprising
- “a receptacle having an’ open mouth at its'upper
end provided with opposed notches, a sieve hav
ing a rim provided with‘ opposed bearings, the
latter being releasably' accommodated ‘in said
notches, an agitator, operating withinqthe sieve
and journaled in said bearings, imea'nsifor im
respect to said bottom for supporting ‘the said.
'sieve when removed from the receptacle in an
upright position while at rest upon a, foundation.
, 5.- An‘arti'cle of the kind- described, comprising
a receptacle having an open ‘mouth at its upper
end with opposed elongated notches, U.—,s_haped
supporting and reinforcing plates secured to the
outer face of the receptacle around said notches,
a sieve, an outwardly extending bearing carried
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the sieve and entering said notches and sup
the said sieve and telescoped over the mouth vend
55 ported by the wall of the notches and the I
of said receptacle.
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parting motion to said agitator, and a cover for
"U-shaped plates, an agitator operating within
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receptacle
An'article
having
ofnthe
ankind
opendescribedcomprising
mouth at, its .upper
the sieve and having its shaft journaled‘in said
bearings, and means for rotating said shaft“:
end provided with opposed notches, a sieve hav
ing a rim provided with;opposed bearings,~the
SARAH McV. More.
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latter being 'releasably accommodated in said ;_
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