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April 16, 1963
v. R. VAN DYK
ELEVATING CONTAINER FOR GARBAGE CANS
Filed July 1'7, 1961
AYAVA'A .
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3,085,655
United States Patent Office
3,085,655
Patented Apr. 16, 1963
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mounted therein a wire panel 19. The follower 17 iS
elongated and the sides of the frame 18 thereof comprise
ELEVATING CONTAINER FOR GARBAGE CA‘NS
Victor R. Van Dyk, % Inland Foundry Co.,
320 W. Rainier Way, Spokane, Wash.
Filed July 17, 1961, Ser. No. 124,558
8 Claims. (Cl. 137-5)
This invention relates to new and useful improve
substantially semi-circular recessed portions 20' which
accommodate the guides 16. When in lowered position,
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the follower 17 rests on the member 10 of the frame 9i.
A pair of grooved pulleys 21 are rotatably mounted
between ears or bearings 22 in the upper portions of the
guides 16. The pulleys 21 are operable in slots or open
ings 23 which are provided therefor in the guides 16.
ments in underground containers particularly for the re
ception of conventional garbage cans and has for its pri 10 Ropes or cables 24 are trained over the pulleys 21 and
mary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set
have one end connected to the frame 18 of the follower
forth, a container of this character comprising novel
17, as at 25. The other ends of the cables 24 are se
cured as indicated at 26 to counterweights 27. Thus, the
gravity operated means for automatically elevating the
counterweights 27 are operatively connected to the fol
lower 17 for elevating same with a pair of conventional
garbage cans mounted thereon, as indicated at 28. The
guides 16 define ways 29 in the shell or casing 8 in
which the counterweights 27 are operable.
mentioned character which embodies unique means for
The follower 17 is releasably secured in lowered posi
releasably securing the cans in lowered position.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a 20 tion against the action of the counterweights 27 through
the medium of a hold-down 30. The hold-down 30l in
garbage can container or receptacle of the character de
cludes a pair of posts or the like 32 of arcuate cross
scribed which will be positively animal and weather
section which have their lower end portions añixed to the
proof and which, further, will prevent the escape of odors.
arcuate portions 20 of the frame 18 for mounting said
Other objects of the invention are to provide an under
ground garbage can container of the character set forth 25 posts on the follower 17. The posts 32 nest with and
cans to the level of the ground or other surrounding sur
face, preparatory to emptying said cans.
Another important object of the present invention is to
provide an automatic underground container of the afore
which will be comparatively simple in construction,
strong, durable, compact, of light weight, sanitary and
which may be manufactured and installed at low cost.
These together with other objects and advantages which
will become subsequently apparent reside in the details
of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter
described and claimed, reference being had to the ac
companying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like
numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE l is a perspective view, showing a garbage
can container embodying the present invention installed,
the ground being broken away to reveal the device;
are slidable vertically on the guides 16 and said posts are
provided with longitudinal slots 33 which accommodate
the pulleys 21. Mounted horizontally on the upper ends
of the posts 32 is a transverse bar 34. Pivotally mounted
beneath one portion of the bar 34 is a latch 35 compris
ing an operating handle 36 which is operable in a slot
or opening 37 provided therefor in one end portion of
said bar. The latch 35 is operatively engageable beneath
a plate or bar 38 which is provided therefor on the up
per end of the adjacent guide 16 and which has formed
FIGURE 2 is a cross-sectional view on an enlarged
therein an opening or aperture which receives said latch.
It is thought that the operation or use of the device
will be readily apparent from a consideration of the fore
scale, taken substantially on the line 2--2 of FIGURE 1;
going. Brieñy, the receptacle 7 may be installed in any
FIGURE 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view on 40 convenient location, such as adjacent a residential drive
way, a curb, etc. The latch 35 secures the follower 17 in
an enlarged scale, taken substantially on the line 3_3
of FIGURE 1;
lowered position.
Through the medium of the access
doors or covers 13, the empty cans 28 are inserted in the
FIGURE 4 is a View in horizontal section, taken sub
receptacle 7 on the follower 17. The covers 13 rest in
stantially on the line 4-4 of FIGURE 3; and
FIGURE 5 is a fragmentary view in end elevation of 45 closed position by gravity. If desired, suitable locks or
latches may be provided for the covers 13. When the
an upper portion of the device, showing the means for
cans 28 are to be removed for emptying or for other pur
securing the cans in lowered position.
poses, it is only necessary to release the latch 35. When
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen
this occurs the counterweights 27 immediately elevate
that the embodiment of the invention which has been
the follower 17 with the cans 28 thereon. After being
illustrated comprises a substantially oval receptacle of
emptied the cans 28 may be replaced on the follower 17
suitable metal which is designated generally by reference
and pushed downwardly to lowered position and again
numeral 7. The receptacle 7, which may also be of any
secured by the latch 35. The posts 32, of arcuate cross
desired dimensions, is to be sunk in the ground with its
section, riding on the correspondingly shaped guides 16,
top portion substantially ilush with -or adjacent to the
surface thereof. The receptacle 7 includes an open-bot 55 stabilize the -follower 17.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
tom shell or casing 8 having secured in its lower por
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
tion an endless reinforcing frame 9 of angle iron.
modiñcations and changes will readily occur to those
Mounted transversely in the frame 9 is an inverted chan
skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
nel bar 10. Mounted externally on the upper portion
of the shell or casing 8 is a reinforcing frame 11, also of 60 to the exact construction and operation shown and de
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modifications and
angle iron. Hingedly secured, as at 12, on the end por
equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of
tions of the receptacle 7 is a pair of vertically swingable
the invention as claimed.
covers 13. When in closed position on the receptacle
7, the inner or free ends of the covers 13 are spaced
What is claimed as new is as follows:
l. An underground garbage can container comprising
from each other. Lifting handles 14 are provided on 65
a receptacle, a pair of vertical guides in said receptacle
the free end portions of the covers 13.
on opposed walls thereof, a follower operable vertically
Mounted vertically on the opposed side Walls 15 of the
in the receptacle between the guides and adapted to re
shell or casing 8 is a pair of guides 16 of substantially
ceive a plurality of cans thereon, counterweights in the
semi-circular horizontal section. A foraminous follower
17 is operable vertically in the shell or casing 8 between 70 receptacle operable in the guides and operatively con
nected to the follower for elevating same, and means for
the guides 16'. In the embodiment shown, the follower
releasably securing the follower in lowered position, said
17 includes an endless frame 18 of angle iron having
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means comprising a hold-down including a pair of posts
mounted on the follower and extending upwardly there
from and slidable vertically on the guides, a horizontal
operable in the guides for elevating the follower by grav
ity, and an upstanding, generally inverted U-shaped mem
bar on the upper ends of said posts, and a latch on said
covers for manually lowering the follower against the
action of the counterweights, said member including posts
bar operatively engageable with the receptacle for secur
ing the bar thereto, said guides and posts being of arcu
ber mounted on the follower and operable between the
on said intermediate portion of the follower, said posts
ate cross-section and nested for stabilizing the follower.
being slídable on the guides and conforming to the cross
2. An underground garbage container in accordance
sectional shape thereof, and a horizontal bar on the upper
with claim l, wherein said receptacle includes a plurality
ends of said posts.
of hinged, vertically swingable access covers located in 10
5. An underground garbage can container in accordthe paths of the cans for engagement and actuation to
ance with claim 4, said posts having longitudinal slots
open position thereby upon upward movement thereof.
3. An underground garbage can container comprising
therein receiving the pulleys.
an elongated receptacle, a pair of spaced covers hingedly
mounted on the end portions of said receptacle, a pair
6. An underground garbage can container in accord
ance with claim 5, said bar, when the follower is in
lowered position, lying between the covers in the hori
of spaced, opposed, upstanding guides of arcuate cross
zontal plane thereof.
section mounted in an intermediate portion of the re
ceptacle on the sides thereof, an elongated follower
7. An underground garbage can container in accord
ance with claim 6, the end portions of the bar projecting
beyond the posts over the guides, and coacting means
operable vertically in the receptacle and including an
intermediate portion of reduced widths accommodating 20 on one of said bar end portions and one of the guides for
the guides, pulleys journaled on the upper portions of the
releasably securing the follower in lowered position.
guides, cables trained over the pulleys and having one
end connected to said intermediate portion of the fol
lower, segmental counterweights on the other ends of
the cables operable in the guides for elevating the fol
lower by gravity, and an upstanding, generally inverted
U-shaped member mounted on the follower and oper
able between the covers for manually lowering the fol
lower against the action of the counterweights.
4. An underground garbage can container comprising 30
an elongated receptacle, a pair of spaced covers hingedly
mounted on the end portions of said receptacle, a pair of
spaced, opposed, upstanding guides of arcuate cross-sec
tion mounted in an intermediate portion of the receptacle
on the sides thereof, an elongated follower operable ver
tically in the receptacle and including an intermediate
portion of reduced width accommodating the guides,
pulleys journaled on the upper portions of the guides,
cables trained over the pulleys and having one end con
nected to said intermediate portion of the follower, seg«
mental counterweights on the other ends of the cables
8. An underground garbage can container in accord
ance with claim 7, said means including an apertured
plate on the upper end of said one guide underlying the
bar, and a latch on the bar operatively engageable with
the plate through an aperture therein.
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