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May 10, 1938. ‘ R. w. HORMANN. I 2,116,576 BRACKET FOR ‘CONTAINERS Filed Nov. 8. 1937 _‘I I- IlIH l- r //v MEN 70/?! 4%WW Patented May 10, 1938 i . _ i UNITED STATES PATENT ‘OF'FECE 2,116,576 ‘ ‘ BRACKET FOR CONTAINERS Roy W. Hormann, St. Louis‘,‘_Mo. Application November 8, 1937, Serial No. 173,321 1‘ Claim. My invention relates to brackets, and more particularly to a bracket adapted to be a?ixed to an ashpit, fence, or other ?xture of a homestead, 5 forDisposal supporting of garbage a garbage in the container larger orcities the prelike. sents a problem not only to the Health Departments, but to the citizenry also. The common practice is for the housewife or someone else to- deposit the garbage in a container, stationed 10 as a rule near the alley. The container is then emptied at regular intervals by employees of the municipality or others. ' , ' ‘ Fig. 3 is a front‘elevation of the bracket .per se, ‘ Fig. 4 is a plan view thereof, Fig. 5 is a vertical section on the line 5—5 of Fig. Fig. 3,‘ 6 is , a similar view on the line 6—6 of 5 Fig- 3 Referring more particularly now to Figs. 1 and 2, there is shown at A a portion of a com H1011 ashpit wall, on which is mounted my bracket or holder, generally designated B. The 10 container C is shown in position thereon. Numeral My invention contemplates no change whatever in this method. It does however, contem15 plate the elimination of a number of disagreeable and unsanitary matters in connection therewith. (Cl. 248-309) I indicates a continuous strip of metal, formed to provide a pair of vertical come ponents 2, adapted to Test against One Side Of vertical wall A, or other ?xture. A pair of hori- 15 zontal rearwardly extending arms 3, are formed at the upper ends of members 2, and rest on the The prevalent custom, as stated, is to place upper horizontal surface of said wall. 'A pair of the container on the ground adjacent the alley horizontal members 4, likewise are formed on 20 or other place handy to the collectors. Thus the container is also accessible to wandering dogs and cats, who frequently upset it, causing tendency to attract rats, and during the sum- the lower ends of members 2, but extend for- 20 Wardly At 5, each arm 4 is rounded, and then twisted as at 6, to provide an upwardly extending con tainer engaging arm 7, the two arms being 00H nected at their upper ends by a horizontal web 25 portion 8. As noted, all of the foregoing parts mer months, to breed ?ies, Also, 11-, becomes necessary for someone to replace the refuge in the container. The can frequently rolls into 30 the alley, where it becomes a menace to traffic, and is sometimes struck by automobiles, dam~ aging both container and car. The latter ob- are formed out of a continuous metal strip. A cross-brace 9 is welded or otherwise secured at its ends to the arms 4- An arm I", parallel with and intermediate the arms 4, is welded 30 or otherwise secured to the cross-brace. One > end Illa thereof extends rearwardly a consider the lid to come off, and spilling the refuse. This is objectionable especially from a sani25 tary standpoint. The spilled garbage has a jection applies also to the lid which is usually an unattached unit. 35 - ' ' It is an aim of this invention to overcome these and other objections, by providing a bracket to suspend the container'aconsiderable distance above the ground level, A further object is to provide a bracket which 40 is adjustable for mounting on ?xtures of various sizes. Another object is to provide ?exible means able distance beyond the crossarm, while the forwardly extending portion is rounded as at H, and terminates in a reVersely rounded upward- 35 1y eXi/ending 00111130118111; IZ A Chain, Wire, 01“ other flexible means I3, is securely attached near the upper end of one of the arms 1. and carries at its free end a split ring '4, 01' the like, of metal. A Pair Of right- 40 angled clamps are provided, each composed of a horizontal portion l5, and a vertical down whereby the lid is securely fastened to the Wardly be“? portion !5- A longitudinal Slot '1 bracket, although permitting its ready removal 45 from, and replacement on, the container. Other advantages of the invention will be apparent or more speci?cally pointed out in the following description‘ and in the drawing, where- 15 formed m the honzontal portion '5 of each clamping member, for cooperation with an up- 45 “(army extendmg.stud.m’ ?xed In each extian' slon 3’ and a’ pair ,of Internally threaded wmg nu?lel séontajner itself forms no part of this 50 In hke reference characters refer to hke putts invention, and is of common design. It includes 50 throughout_ In the drawlng. Fig. l is a front elevation of my bracket mounted on a fixture with the container in place, a body portion 20, bail 2|, and a lid 22 equipped with a handle 23. The manner of mounting the bracket on a ?xture is so obvious from an inspection of the drawing, it will not be described in detail. At- 55 55 Fig. 2 is a side elevation of Fig. 1, 2 2,116,576 tention however, is directed to Fig. 4, wherein the circle shown in broken lines indicates the outer periphery of the container. It will be noted that the bracket is so designed that the inner peripheries of components 1, 8, and [2 are tangent to an imaginary circle whose diam eter is smaller than that of the outer periphery of the container. When therefore, the container is put in place, 10 members ‘I, 8, and I2, at the point of contact, are sprung slightly outwardly. This is consid ered important, since the container is thereby held rigidly in place, albeit its removal by the bail for emptying purposes, is a comparatively 15 easy matter. The split ring 14, as shown, is af?xed to the handle 23 of the lid 22. Advantages other than those already referred to are apparent. The bracket and container 20 may be mounted within an ashpit, concealing the greater portion thereof from casual view. The reversely curved member l2, together with members ‘I and 8, insure rigidity of the contain er, making removal and replacement of the lid 25 a simpler operation. Also, by the arrangement described and shown, stooping on the part of the housewife is unnecessary. It is understood of course, that the drawing is illustrative only, and I do not wish to be limited to the precise details shown, as various changes could be made without departing from the scope of the invention. Having thus described my invention, I claim: A device of the character described, compris ing a pair of horizontal members extending from the lower ends of a pair of vertical hanger mem bers, a cross-piece secured at its ends to said horizontal members, and an intermediate hori zontal member secured to said cross-piece, all adapted to support a container, means for main taining said container rigidly in position, com prising a reversely bent portion formed on one end of said intermediate member, a pair of up wardly inclined arms forming a continuation of said horizontal members, and a web member -_ connecting the upper extremities of said upward ly inclined arms and means for adjustably mounting said device securely on a ?xture. ROY W. HORMAN'N.