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No. 355,538. Paterited Jan. 4, 1887.
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UNITE STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRANK EUGENE KEYES, OF NEWPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 355,538, dated January 4, 1887.
Application filed October 11'; 1886. Serial N 0. 215,903.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK EUGENE KEYEs, of Newport, in the county of Sullivan, of the State of New Hampshire, haveinvented a new and useful Improvement in Fastenings for the Covers of Pails or Tubs, 850., and I dohereby declare the same to be described in the following specification and represented in the accompanying drawings, of which- Figure 1 is a top view, Fig. 2 a transverse section, and Fig. 3 a side elevation, of a tub and its cover provided with my invention, the nature of which is defined in the claim hereinafter presented. Fig. 4is a perspective view of one of the elastic clasps, to be explained.
In such drawings, A denotes the tub, andB its cover, such tub at its mouth being rabbeted to receive the cover. Fastened to and extending from the upper surface of the cover at its periphery are three or any other suitable number of the elastic clasps 0, arranged at or about at equal distances apart, they be ing riveted or nailed to the cover. Each of these clasps 0 consists of a narrow strip of plate metal bent at or about at a right angle, as shown at a, and having one or the shorter part, b, bent so as to fOI'Il'l it with a projection, (1, extending rearwardly from it, as represented. In the other or longer part, c, are holes e,.for receiving the nails or rivets f.
The tub has a groove, 9, formed in and around it just below its mouth and on itsouter surface, such groove being to receive the pro- (No m'odel.)
jections d of the clasps. A wire, h, extended around the said groove and within-the projections and twisted together at its ends, serves to keep the clasps in connection with the tub for shipment or otherwise.
The cover is put in place by inserting two of the spring-catches G into the groove 9 and then shoving the cover down, snapping the third spring in place into the groove. The wire it is then put around within the projections d,'and its ends twisted together, thus securel y holding the cover against displacement. On removing the wire by untwisting or breaking it the clasps may be sprung out of engagment with the groove, so as to allow of the 7 cover being removed from the tub.
I am aware-that spring-catches for holding covers on are old; also, that stoppers have been held on by a wire twisted around lugs depending from the stopper and passing under the neck of the bottle. v
What I claim isu The cover B and its spring-clasps 0, having the projections d, in combination with the tub A, having the groove 9, and the Wire h, the projections resting in the groove and the wire extending around the said groove and in the projections, as set forth.
FRANK EUGENE KEY ES.
R. H. EDDY, .R. B. TORREY.