Qa. 15, 1946. 2,409,326 Filed Nov7 5, 1945` l2 sheets-sheet; lou. 15, 1946. ` s_ WAR@ 2,409,326 GARBAGE GAN HOLDER Filed NOV. 5, 1945 2 Shee'cs-Shee‘l‘l 2 Patented Oct.. 15, „1946 2,409,326 UNITED STATES# PATENT OFFICE" ~ i GAnBAGE " amasar; CAN- HOLDER i" <_Stephenv Wargo, Streaton, Ill. Application Ndveinber 5, 1945,se1~ia1Nq.62c,tes Y i l2 claims.- (c1. 24e-14e) ports. ` ' ` The primary object of this invention resides'in the` provision of a support for garbage cans ' = adapted to retain and lock the covers thereof so as to prevent dogs, cats and other roving animals from upsetting or removing the same and thereby spread the garbage over the adjacent area. Another object of this invention resides inthe provision of a support for a garbage can adapted to be adjusted to accommodate cans of different heights. » ` ` ' A further` object of this invention resides in the particular construction of the standard. A still further object of this invention resides in the particular construction of the garbage can supporting platform. f2 garbageA is `collected `and preferably consists of This invention relates to the official class of supports and more particularly garbage can> sup~ an angle iron standard B, a substantially circular platform ‘I of skeleton construction, a substan tially semi-circular yoke 8 for retaining a gar-` bage can in upright position on the platform, and an arm Q‘swingably ‘secured to the standard'for horizontal movement' over the garbage can cover'. The ‘standard 6 consists of upper and Alower sections Iii and II connected by a similarly shaped plateV l2 having elongated vertical Vslots I3"therein»to accommodate bolts I3” passing through apertures I4 in said sections toretain them in adjustable relation through the instru mentality of nuts I5 or the like screwed thereon. Welded or otherwise secured ‘tothe lower sec-l tion I0 and extending at right angles therefrom is a platform 1 which consists of a strap of metal having its inner portion bent at right angles as indicated by the numeral I6 to seat in the lower Aside from the aforesaid objects this invention resides inthe particular construction of the sta 20 section E for secure welding thereto with its outer bilizing yoke for engaging the upper portion of portion or arms I‘I indicated by the numeral I8 garbage cans. continuing fro-m the aforesaid right angle por Among the many objects of this invention is tions thereof on arcuate lines to provide a sub the particular construction of the garbage can stantially circular flange above the garbage can cover retaining arm. ' , supporting straps I9 welded or otherwise secured to the lower edges thereof in spaced relation to One of the salient features of this invention re sides in the particular combination of elements one another. Said arms I'I have their outer or for removably supporting garbage cans and lock free ends spaced as indicated by the numeral 20 ing the covers thereon. to permit grasping of the lower outer edge of a With these and other objects in view', this in vention resides in certain novel features of con struction and arrangement of elements to be here inafter more particularly set forth in the speci 30 garbage can to lift it off the straps I9 a suflicient distance to clear the upper edges of the arms. The aforesaidyoke 8 has its inner portion 2| sort to such departures therefrom as come within shaped similarly to the inner end of the platform for seating the same in the upper section and welding it thereto while its outer portions 22 are of arcuate shape with their free ends bent outward ly as indicated by the numeral 23 to permit the upper portion of a garbage can to rest therebe the spirit of the invention. tween so as to hold it erect on the platform and ñcation, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claims and, al though this disclosure depicts my presentconcep tion of the invention, the right is reserved to re i In the accompanying drawings forming a part 40 yet permit easily removal therefrom. of this application; Secured within the angular portion of the yoke, as’by welding or otherwise, is an elongated sleeve Fig. 1 is a side View of the garbage can support. `?‘ig. 2 is a plan View thereof. 23’ having itsbore 24 preferably disposed in a perpendicular plane to accommodate a trunnion Fig. 3 is a front view of the garbage can sup port. 45 25 formed on the inner end of an arm 26 which is adapted to swing on a horizontal plane closely Fig. 4 is a `perspective View of the standard. 5 is a perspective view of the platform. 6 is a perspective view of the stabilizing over or in contact with the cover of a garbage can seated on the platform so as to prevent dogs and the like from removing the same or dislodg Fig. '7 .is a perspective view of the arm for locke ing the garbage can from the platform. -Said trunnion is provided with a flange 2‘I adapted to rest on the upper end of the‘sleeve and, in order to retain it in operative position in the sleeve, a cotter-pin 28 is inserted in an aperture 29 ad yoke. ing the cover on the garbage can. In the present illustration of this invention, the numeral 5 designates, in general, a garbage can support adapted to be disposed in the back yards ‘ of residences or other elected places from which `5.5» , .jacent the lower end thereof. 2,409,326 4 Although the lower end of the standard is pendicular plane, a garbage can cover locking arm, and means securing the arm to the sleeve yfor swinging movement on a horizontal plane sharpened as indicated by the numeral 30 for driving the same into the ground, it is within the purview of this invention to ?lx the standard to a over the cover of a. garbage can seated on the support with any well known means capable of base. supporting the same for carrying out the func 2. In a garbage can support, comprising a tions of the invention with the elements recited. standard consisting of aligned upper and lower With this invention fully set forth, it is mani sections of angle iron, an angle iron plate hav fest that means are provided for both supporting ing elongated slots therein connecting the afore a garbage can in secure position above the ground 10 said upper and lower sections of the standard, and retaining its cover thereon against removal bolts passing through the opposed end portions by clogs, cats and other roaming animals and, of the sections and slots in the plate, nuts on the through the particularassemblage of coopera ends of the bolts, a substantially circular plat tive elements, the support can be manufactured form including can supporting straps secured to cheaply and sold at a nominal price. 15 the lower section of the standard and disposed Having thus described my invention what I horizontally at right angles thereto, a substan claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is: tially semi-circular yoke secured to the upper 1. In a garbage can support comprising a section of the standard and disposed horizontally standard of angle iron configuration, a platform I at right angles thereto above the platform with having its inner end portion of a shape similar its free ends bent outwardly in opposite direc to that of the standard and those portions ex tions, a sleeve secured within the yoke at its tending therefrom of arcuate conñguration with inner end with the opposite ends thereof termi their free ends terminating in spaced relation to nating above and below the upper and lower one another, means rigidly securing the platform edges thereof and its bore dispo-sed in a perpen to the standard with its angular portion seated 25 dicular plane, a garbage can cover` locking arm, in thel angular portion of the standard and at a trunnion formed on the inner end of the arm at right angles thereto to dispose in the bore right angles thereto, a substantially semi-circular yoke having its inner portion of a-shape similar of the sleeve for swingably supporting the arm on a horizontal plane in close relation to the to that of the standard and those portions' ex tending therefrom oi' arcuate configuration `with 30 cover of a garbage can seated on the platform, a collar formed on the trunnion and resting on their free ends bent outwardly on a line passing „ approximately through the center of a circle upon the upper surface of the sleeve, and fastening means rotatably securing the trunnion within which the outer portions of the yoke are drawn, the bore of the sleeve. a sleeve secured within the angular portion of the yoke and having its bore disposed in a per 35 STEPHEN WARGO.