' Nov. 12, 1946. B. S. WOLFF ET AL 2,411,015 RECEPTACLE FOR WASTE DISPOSAL Filed May 11, 1944 “W\ \ BarryIN'SKENTORS . Wolff‘. Herman G0 ?es/nan Patented Nov. 12, 1946 2,411,015 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ‘ RECEPTACLE FOR WASTE DISPOSAL Barry S. Wol?, Millington, and Herman GOttéSII'IIB/I‘I, Park Ridge, N. J. Application May 11, 1944, skit-i511 1 claim. (01. 229-453) 1 , ‘535,144 . 2 This invention relates to a knock-down recep resisting paper ‘which w111~ prevent or retard tacle which is intended as a receptacle for re seepage into the receptacle and thereby prevent ceiving waste material and it is one object of its deterioration. the invention to provide a receptacle which is Another object of the‘ invention is to provide formed of sheet material and consists of a body 5 a receptacle which may be manufactured at low formed from a single blank and a back or rear cost and sold at a; low price. wall, the blank being stamped paper, or other Another object of the invention is to provide a suitable sheet material, and folded to form the receptacle of knock-down construction which body which then has the rear wall applied to it. may be very easily assembled or set up. for use Another object of the invention is to provide 10 without the use of adhesives, tools or other ac’ the receptacle with a body formed from a blank c'essories. of sheet material which may be supplied to the The invention is illustrated in the accom user in flat condition and set up for use when needed. It will thus be seen that a large num ber may be packed for shipment in a small pack panying drawing wherein: Figure 1- is a perspective view of the improved 15 age and stacked upon a shelf by the user until needed. > . receptacle. Figure 2 is a sectional view taken vertically through the receptacle. _ Another object of the invention is to provide the body with integrally united walls and top and bottom ~which are foldable to a set-up posi ' Figure 3 is a view looking down upon the rec‘ep-l tacle with the top or cover in a raised or opened 20 tion and held by tongues engaged through com position. Figure 4‘ is a view of the blank from which the panion slots, the tongues of the side walls be body of the receptacle is formed. ing so formed that when they are passed through slots in the rear wall they will not be liable to Figure 5 is‘ a' view of the sheet forming the rear wall of the receptacle. slip out of place. Another object of the invention is to pro 25 vide a top or cover'which is mounted for swing ing movement to opened andclosed positions,‘ the rear wall being provided with a tongue for en gaging over the free end of the top and releas ably holding it closed. 7 Another object of the invention is to provide a receptacle into which is disposed an inner re ceptacle in the form of a bag formed of liquid resisting paper and thus permit wet waste to be dropped into the inner bag where it will be en closed without danger of liquid leaking from the receptacle. Another object of the invention is the pro duction of a receptaclefor waste disposal, this receptacle being formed of suitable sheet mate; This improved’ receptacle is intended as a re: cépt'acle" for’ waste matter and has a body pro 30 vide'df with a front wall I, side walls 2, a bottom 3 ends; top or cover 4.‘ These elements are formed fr'ofr'i a single blank o‘fip'aper or other suitable sheet material, and referring to Figure 4, it will? be seen- that the portions forming the side walls‘of the‘? receptacle are at opposite sides of the portion forming; the front wall and folded along the lines 5 which are‘ aligned with the side edges of the top 4 and the’ bottom 3. There have also been provided- fold lines 6‘ and ‘i in order that? the top and the‘ bottom may be readily‘ folded to the position ofFigure' 2. Tongues 8 project nee-i side edges of the bottom 3 in spaced rela tion to the free end thereof and the side walls 25 are‘ formed with! transverse slits 9 alignedwith rial which may be die cut, or other material the fold line 1 so that when the bottom is folded that may be molded into the several integral parts upwardly and the side walls inwardly, the tongues of said receptacle. 8 may be passed through the slits or slots!) and Another object of the invention is to so ar 45 then downwardly against outer faces of the side range the various parts as to form a rigid struc walls to hold the side walls and the bottom in ture when in assembled condition. cooperative relation to each other. The fold line Another object of the invention is to provide 1 is o?set upwardly with respect to lower edges a receptacle which may be packed and shipped of the side walls so that when the bottom is in a dismantled condition, thereby using mini 50 folded upwardly to its set-up position for use, mum space for packing, storing and shipping. the lower portions of the side walls will extend Another object of the invention is to provide a downwardly from the bottom and thus support receptacle which may be formed of non-strategic the bottom spaced upwardly from a surface upon materials and used in combination with an inner which the receptacle rests. By having the inner container or liner, the latter being made of liquid side edges ID of the lower ends of the side walls 2,411,015 3 spaced from side edges of the bottom 3, the bot tom may be folded into position for use without catching against the side walls and bending them. The rear wall or back H is formed separate from the rest of the receptacle and is also formed of paper or other suitable sheet material of the type used for the blank from which the rest of the receptacle is formed. 4 waste matter which is simple in construction, capable of being formed of paper or other sheet material and packed and shipped in ?at knocked down condition, and assembled or erected by the user without the use of tools and securely held in its erected condition without the use of adhe sives, stickers, or other accessories. While the receptacle is preferably formed of paper, it may be formed of plastics or any sheet material found This rear wall is of greater width than the front wall and also of 10 suitable and the blank from which it is formed, may be moulded or stamped or otherwise cut greater height than the side walls so that when from sheets of the material used. While there has been illustrated and described a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that various changes in con struction and arrangement of parts, such as come withinv the scopev of the claim, may be made without departing from the spirit of the inven it is applied, its side portions project laterally from the side walls and its upper portion pro jects upwardly from the top and side walls. This rear wall is formed in spaced relation to its side edges with longitudinal slits or slots '12 and near its lower end with a transverse slot [3 midway its width. The lower slot or slit l3 receives a tion. tongue 14 formed midway the width of the rear Having thus described the invention, what is end of the bottom 3 and when this tongue is 20 claimed is: passed through the slot l3, it is bent downwardly, A receptacle of the character described com as shown in Figure 2, to ?rmly hold the rear end prising a blank of sheet material having upper of the bottom against the inner surface of the and lower portions and side extensions between rear wall. Tongues i5 project from the rear edges of the side walls for engagement through 25 the upper and lower portions, said blank being folded across inner ends of the upper and lower the slots l2 and these tongues have depending portions and along inner ends of the side exten ?ngers l6 which overlap the outer face of the sions to form a front wall and a top and a bot rear wall below the slots and prevent the tongues tom for the receptacle and side walls having from slipping inwardly out of the slots. There front ends integral with side edges of the front fore, upper and lower portions of the side walls wall, the side walls having lower end portions will be ?rmly anchored to the rear wall or back projecting downwardly from the bottom at op II and prevented from becoming accidentally posite sides thereof, tongues extendinglaterally detached therefrom. Between the upper tongues from opposite side edges of the bottom and pass I5 and midway the width of the rear wall, a transversely extending tongue I‘! is struck from 35 ing outwardly through slits formed transversely of the side walls in alignment with the lower end the rear wall and since this tongue has its upper of the front wall and bent ?at against the outer end integrally united with the rear wall, it may be inwardly and upwardly to a position in which surfaces of the side walls to secure the bottom it will engage over the free rear end of the top at its side edges to the side walls,Aa rear wall or cover and releasably hold the cover closed 40 formed of sheet material and having its upper end portion and its side edge portions projecting as shown in Figures 1 and 2. The fact that the front end of the cover is integrally united with beyond the rear edges of the top and the side the upper end of the front wall causes it to have walls, the bottom having a tongue extending from hinged connection with the front wall and per its rear end and passing through a slit formed mits it to be swung upwardly to an opened posi transversely of the lower end portion of the rear tion and then back to its closed position when wall and bent ?at against the rear face of the material is to be deposited in the receptacle. rear wall, the side walls having tongues extend This receptacle is formed of paper or similar ing from their rear edges and passed through sheet material which is pervious to water and vertical slits in side edge portions of the rear etherliquids. Therefore, when the receptacle is in use, a bag or equivalent inner containerv [8 formed of waxed paper or other liquid-proofed material is placed within the receptacle to re ceive material deposited therein. Since liquid cannot pass through the inner container, it can not leak through the bottom or walls of the main receptacle. When the inner container is filled, it may be removed and another inserted, or it may be discarded together with the main recep tacle. I have, therefore, provided a receptacle for 50 wall and formed with depending ?ngers engag ing the rear face of the rear wall to hold rear edges of the side walls in close contacting en gagement with the rear wall, and a tongue struck from the upper portion of the rear wall and free along its sides and lower end and bent forwardly across its upper end for engaging over the rear end of the top and securing the top in closing relation to the upper end of the receptacle. BARRY S. WOLFF. HERMAN GOTTESMAN.