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Oct 22, 1946;
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c; L. MCCAFFREY '
YARD REFUSE
COLLECTOR
' Filed July 13, 1945
2,409,778
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2,409,778
Patented Oct. 22, 1946
UNITED ‘STATES PATENT GFFICE
YARD REFUSE COLLECTOR _,
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‘H‘Charles L. McCaffrey, Nashville; Tenn, ‘assignor ‘
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of
one-half
Tenn.
to Arthur J. Kuhn-“Nashville, ‘l
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‘Application July 13, 1945, Serial No. 694,963
3 Claims.
(01. 214-‘—65.4) '
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This invention ‘relates to a collector by means
of which yard refuse or other trash may be col
lected and transported to a place where it is to
be burned or otherwise disposed of, it being un
derstood that while the device is particularly
,
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the frame of each section is provided at the top
of the open side thereof with a socket 4 located
substantially midway the width of the section.
The two ‘sockets are in side-by-side relation to
each other and through these sockets is passed
' a pin 5’ which pivotally connects the‘ sockets and’
also serves "as means for'holding lower ends of
wooden handles 8 in the sockets. ‘Since the
material and transporting it to a place where it
handles are disposed in side-by-side relation to
is to be used or disposed of.
One object of the invention is to provide a 10 each other, they may be readily swung to open
or close the two sections of the body or receptacle
gatherer or collector including companion sec
and when the sections 1 and 2 are in closed po
' tions which cooperate with each other to form
sition, the two handles may be grasped and tilted
the receptacle, the sections being mounted for
rearwardly to bring the wheels 1 into engage
opening and closing movement and having han
ment with the ground. The wheels ‘I are carried
dles by means of which they may be opened and
by axles 8 at rear corners of the section 2 and
closed and by means of which the device may be
since the axles project rearwardly from this sec
tilted to a position disposing wheels carried by
tion, rearward tilting of the ?lled receptacle or
one section in position to rest upon the ground
body will cause the receptacle to be spaced from
and thus allow the device to be readily pushed
20 the ground and the collector may then be easily
from one place to another.
pushed from one place to another.
Another object of the invention is to provide
When this improved collector is in use, the two
a collector or gatherer so constructed that its
handles 6 are grasped and swung apart so that
companion sections may be very easily disposed
the sections l and 2 will be moved to the open
over a pile of trash or refuse and then swung
toward each other to a position in which they 25 position shown in Figure 3. The collector may
then be disposed over a pile of trash 9 which it
will enclose refuse which will be held in the
is desired to dispose of and the handles then
closed receptacle while the receptacle is being
swung toward each other with lower edges of
pushed to a place where the gathered material
the open inner ends of the two sections resting
is to be disposed of.
upon the ground. As the two sections move to
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A further object of the invention is to provide
ward each other, they will have scraping engage
a device of this character which is of light weight
ment with the ground and material in the pile
and capable of being very easily operated. The
between
the two sections will be enclosed as the
invention is illustrated in the accompanying
two sections move toward each other to the posi
drawing wherein——
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Figure l is a perspective view of the improved , tion shown in Figure 1. As soon as the two sec
tions have been moved to a closed position in
gatherer,
which the handles are in side-by-side relation to
Figure 2 is a side elevation showing the
each other, the two handles will be grasped and
gatherer being pushed from one place to another,
the receptacle tilted rearwardly to bring the
Figure 3 is a side elevation showing the gath
wheels 1 into contact with the ground. The ?lled
erer open and disposed in position for taking
receptacle will thus be supported upon the wheels
up material from a pile of material on the
as shown in Figure 2 and the receptacle or ga
ground,
therer may be easily pushed to a place where the
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view upon
material is to be dumped for burning. The han
an enlarged scale taken along the line 4-4 of
dles will then be swung apart to open the re
Figure 1, and
ceptacle and the material enclosed therein
Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 4 showing
shaken out of the opened receptacle.
the sections of the gatherer moved to an open
While it has been stated that garden refuse
position.
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and trash is to be transported from one place
This improved gatherer has a body or recepta
to another for burning, it will be understood that
cle formed. of companion sections I and 2. The
the receptacle or gatherer may be used for pick
sections are open across their inner ends, and
ing up any loose material over which the open
each has its open inner end bordered by a frame
receptacle may be disposed and then moved to
3 formed of metal. These sections forming the
a closed position, and the enclosed material
body may be formed of any suitable material
55 transported to a place of disposal or use.
adapted for gathering and transporting yard
refuse, it may be used for picking up any loose
such as wire, fabric, sheet metal, or the like, and
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2,409,778
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It is thought that persons skilled in the art to
which the invention relates will be able to obtain
2. A gatherer comprising a wheeled receptacle
having companion sections open at their inner
a clear understanding of the invention after con
sides, a socket secured to each section adjacent its
central portion and extending upwardly there
from in side by side relation to each other, han
dles extending into said sockets, a hinge pin
Minor changes in the shape, size and arrange
extending through the lower ends of said handles
ment of details coming within the ?eld of inven-'
and said sockets forming opening means for said
tion claimed may be resorted to in actual prac
sections when said handles are moved to crossed
tice, if desired.
10 position.
What is claimed is:
3. A gatherer comprising a receptacle having
1. A gatherer comprising a receptacle having
companion sections open at their inner sides, a
companion sections open at their inner sides,
socket secured to each section adjacent its cen
frames about the open inner ‘sides oi said sec
tral portion and extending upwardly therefrom
tions, sockets extending upwardly from said 15 in side by side relation to each other, handles
frames in side-by-side relation to each other,
extending into said sockets, a hinge pin extend
handles having lower ends ?tting into said sock
ing through the lower ends of said handles and
ets, a pin passing through the sockets and lower
said sockets forming opening means for said
ends of said handles to pivotally mount the sec
sections when said handles are moved to crossed
tions and secure the handles in the sockets, axles 20 position, outwardly and rearwardly extending
carried by “opposite sides ‘of ‘one section at the
axles secured to one of said sections, and wheels
rear'enfd thereof and'projecting rearwardly from
on said axles adapted when in engagement with
the said section, and wheels carried by said axles
the ground to underlie said handles for pushing
imposition to make contact with the ground when
said receptacle from one place to another.
sidering the description in connection with the
drawing. Therefore, a more lengthy description
is regarded as unnecessary.
the receptacle is ‘tilted rearwardly and allow the
closed receptacle to be pushed from one place
to another.
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CHARLES L. MCCAFFREY.
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