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June 28, 1955 R. LARIN 2,711,873

CAN HOLDER Filed March 6, 1952 Hnvemkm rates Patent Ofific 2,711,873 Patented June 28, 1955 CAN HOLDER Rolland Larin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Application March 6, 1952, Serial No. 275,140

1 Claim. (Cl. 248-215) The present invention relates to a can holder and more particularly to a can holder for firmly but releasably suspending food, oil, paint and the like cans from a convenient support such as a wall, a door and the like.

The general object of the present invention is the provision of a can holder of the character described which will be of comparatively strong and simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture and highly efflcient and reliable in use.

Still another object of the present invention is the provision of a can holder of the character described which will be capable of supporting a plurality of cans of various sizes and shapes in a minimum of space.

Yet another important object of the present invention is the provision of a can holder of the character described which may be used instead of shelves.

A further object of the present invention is the provision of a can holder of an improved spring clip of simple construction and adapted to hold the can by its bead, said bead being generally of uniform thickness in different types and sizes of cans.

Yet another important object of the present invention is the provision of a spring clip in a can holder which will disengage the can upon a simple swinging movement of the latter.

The foregoing and other important objects of the present invention will become more apparent during the following disclosure and by referring to the drawings in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the can holder, according to the invention, holding two cans of different sizes;

Figure 2 is a perspective fractional view, partly in section, of the holding bar mounting a spring clip;

Figure 3 is a cross-section of the bar and an elevation of the spring clip showing how a can is engaged by the latter;

Figure 4 is a view similar to that of Figure 3 showing the can in secured position; and

Figure 5 is a view similar to that of Figure 3 showing how the can is removed.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings in which like reference characters indicate like elements throughout, the can holder, according to the invention, comprises a metal angle bar 1 secured at both ends to a door, wall or the like by means of screws 2 in such a manner that the flange 3 will overhang the main flange 4. The bar 1 is secured in spaced relationship to the wall or the like support and for that purpose the areas of the flange 4 surrounding the screwholes form bosses 5 on the face of said flange 4 next to said wall.

A plurality of spring clips 6 are freely slidable on the bar 1 and serve to hook or secure cans of various sizes or shapes such as indicated at A and B in Figure 1.

Each clip 6 is made of a band of resilient metal bent to form substantially a right triangle enclosing the angle bar 1 and resting on the horizontal side flange 3. The hypotenuse of said right triangle is constituted by two aligned opposed spaced legs 7 and 8, respectively depending from the horizontally extending side 9 and vertically extending side 16 of the triangular clip 6, The leg 7 is shorter than the leg 8 and its free end 11 is rounded and convex, while the free end 12 of the leg 8 is concave to form two side tips 13 for engaging underneath the bead of the cans A or B. The cams A or B which may be held by the clips 6 are of the beaded type in which the bead, formed at least along one edge of said can, projects from the side wall as indicated at C and from the end wall as indicated at D.

To secure a can, said can is pressed against the lower leg 8 to bend the latter inwardly and then moved upwardly as shown in Figure 3 whereby the upper leg 7 engages inside the head while the tips 13 of the lower leg 8 engage underneath said bead as shown in Figure 4.

To remove the can, said can is swung outwardly and upwardly as shown in Figure 5 thereby causing outward bending of the lower leg 8 which disengages the bead. Upon further upward movement of the can, the outer edge of the bead abuts against the free edge of the flange 3 of the angle bar 1 which acts as a fulcrum about which the can is pivoted to complete removal of the latter from the clip 6.

The clips 6 may be positioned along the angle bar 1 according to the width of the various cans A and B.

While a preferred embodiment according to the invention has been illustrated and described, it is understood that various modifications maybe resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claim.

I claim:

A device of the character described for supporting a plurality of cans of the type having an endless bead formed along at least one edge thereof, said device comprising an angle bar, means to secure said angle bar to a wall or the like vertical support in spaced relationship therewith and in a position in which one flange of said bar is in a horizontal plane and overhangs the other flange, a plurality of spring clips slidable on said bar and surrounding the same, each clip consisting of a resilient band bent to form two right angle sides in sliding contact with the respective flanges of said angle bar, said sides bent adjacent the outer edges of the flanges of said angle bar to provide two straight legs which are aligned when said legs are in unstressed condition, said legs having their free ends opposed and spaced to receive therebetween and secure the bead of a can which is thereby hung from the clip, the outer edge of said overhanging flange serving as a fulcrum against which said can pivots when said can is swung upwardly for its release from the clip, the leg depending from the side of said clip in contact with the overhanging flange of the angle bar, being shorter than the other leg, the free end of said shorter leg being convex and the free end of the longer leg being concave to form two side projecting tips engageable under the head of the can.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,739,057 Bock Dec. 10, 1929 1,831,717 Muniente Nov. 10, 1931 1,931,286 Drew Oct. 17, 1933 1,995,246 Greims Mar. 19, 1935 2,133,915 Engert Oct. 18, 1938 2,474,080 Witte June 21, 1949 2,645,443 Pelletier July 14, 1953

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US2879966A (en) * 1954-06-02 1959-03-31 Earl J Carroll Can hanger
US2967691A (en) * 1958-05-19 1961-01-10 Ernst O Lehnbeuter Flower pot holder
US2982509A (en) * 1956-12-06 1961-05-02 Kenneth J Murray Support for box or tray
US3000532A (en) * 1958-11-18 1961-09-19 Miklich Louis Multiple tray serving device
US3557906A (en) * 1969-07-23 1971-01-26 Kenneth H Gutner Bed ladder arrangement
US3957268A (en) * 1975-03-26 1976-05-18 Diversified Products Corporation Method and apparatus for assembly of table tennis table
US4071218A (en) * 1976-02-26 1978-01-31 Pecka Richard D Can mounting clip
US4778210A (en) * 1986-10-24 1988-10-18 Paulson J Rene Empty can carrier
US4796844A (en) * 1987-11-27 1989-01-10 Ronald Barker Bracket for use in securing an electric meter base
US4930829A (en) * 1988-09-20 1990-06-05 Paulson J Rene Empty can carrier
US5025949A (en) * 1989-01-06 1991-06-25 Abb Power T & D Company Oil-filled transformer housing
US5829725A (en) * 1996-06-21 1998-11-03 Russo; David A. Garment hanger bracket for automotive garment hangers
US5915777A (en) * 1997-11-25 1999-06-29 Textron Automotive Company Inc. Cab compartment storage system
US5927515A (en) * 1996-04-26 1999-07-27 Llaurado Morant; Josemaria Suspension system especially for motorcycle helmets
US6588721B1 (en) * 1998-01-12 2003-07-08 Guy Robert Rischmueller Suspending device for a plant container
US20060163181A1 (en) * 2005-01-25 2006-07-27 Anthony Caradonna Clip for supporting wine bottles or the like
US20110204762A1 (en) * 2010-02-25 2011-08-25 Whirlpool Corporation Modular system for a domestic refrigerator
WO2012023012A1 (en) * 2010-08-16 2012-02-23 Manfred Lothar Schaarschmidt Storage apparatus for deformable packaging tubes
US8789712B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2014-07-29 Target Brands, Inc. Loose item display fixture

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US1739057A (en) * 1927-08-22 1929-12-10 Andrew Hoffman Mfg Company Device for supporting sheets of paper and the like
US1831717A (en) * 1931-03-04 1931-11-10 Muniente Louis Clothesline support
US1931286A (en) * 1930-08-15 1933-10-17 Carl C Drew Spectacle holder
US1995246A (en) * 1933-10-18 1935-03-19 Greims Merton Adjustable hanging rack
US2133915A (en) * 1938-02-25 1938-10-18 Poster Products Inc Supporting unit
US2474080A (en) * 1945-05-04 1949-06-21 George W Witte Holder for collapsible tubes
US2645443A (en) * 1950-04-10 1953-07-14 Pelletier Eugene Paint bucket holder

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1739057A (en) * 1927-08-22 1929-12-10 Andrew Hoffman Mfg Company Device for supporting sheets of paper and the like
US1931286A (en) * 1930-08-15 1933-10-17 Carl C Drew Spectacle holder
US1831717A (en) * 1931-03-04 1931-11-10 Muniente Louis Clothesline support
US1995246A (en) * 1933-10-18 1935-03-19 Greims Merton Adjustable hanging rack
US2133915A (en) * 1938-02-25 1938-10-18 Poster Products Inc Supporting unit
US2474080A (en) * 1945-05-04 1949-06-21 George W Witte Holder for collapsible tubes
US2645443A (en) * 1950-04-10 1953-07-14 Pelletier Eugene Paint bucket holder

Cited By (21)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2879966A (en) * 1954-06-02 1959-03-31 Earl J Carroll Can hanger
US2982509A (en) * 1956-12-06 1961-05-02 Kenneth J Murray Support for box or tray
US2967691A (en) * 1958-05-19 1961-01-10 Ernst O Lehnbeuter Flower pot holder
US3000532A (en) * 1958-11-18 1961-09-19 Miklich Louis Multiple tray serving device
US3557906A (en) * 1969-07-23 1971-01-26 Kenneth H Gutner Bed ladder arrangement
US3957268A (en) * 1975-03-26 1976-05-18 Diversified Products Corporation Method and apparatus for assembly of table tennis table
US4071218A (en) * 1976-02-26 1978-01-31 Pecka Richard D Can mounting clip
US4778210A (en) * 1986-10-24 1988-10-18 Paulson J Rene Empty can carrier
US4796844A (en) * 1987-11-27 1989-01-10 Ronald Barker Bracket for use in securing an electric meter base
US4930829A (en) * 1988-09-20 1990-06-05 Paulson J Rene Empty can carrier
US5025949A (en) * 1989-01-06 1991-06-25 Abb Power T & D Company Oil-filled transformer housing
US5927515A (en) * 1996-04-26 1999-07-27 Llaurado Morant; Josemaria Suspension system especially for motorcycle helmets
US5829725A (en) * 1996-06-21 1998-11-03 Russo; David A. Garment hanger bracket for automotive garment hangers
US5915777A (en) * 1997-11-25 1999-06-29 Textron Automotive Company Inc. Cab compartment storage system
US6588721B1 (en) * 1998-01-12 2003-07-08 Guy Robert Rischmueller Suspending device for a plant container
US20060163181A1 (en) * 2005-01-25 2006-07-27 Anthony Caradonna Clip for supporting wine bottles or the like
US7322482B2 (en) * 2005-01-25 2008-01-29 Ac2 Studio, Inc. Clip for supporting wine bottles or the like
US20110204762A1 (en) * 2010-02-25 2011-08-25 Whirlpool Corporation Modular system for a domestic refrigerator
US8517483B2 (en) * 2010-02-25 2013-08-27 Whirlpool Corporation Modular system for a domestic refrigerator
WO2012023012A1 (en) * 2010-08-16 2012-02-23 Manfred Lothar Schaarschmidt Storage apparatus for deformable packaging tubes
US8789712B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2014-07-29 Target Brands, Inc. Loose item display fixture

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