Utility tub

- Rubbermaid Incorporated

Description

FIG. 1 is a top, left side, and front perspective view of an utility tub showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof; the rear and side views being mirror images; and,

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the utility tub as shown in FIG. 2 and taken along line 5--5.

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Patent History

Patent number: D339436
Type: Grant
Filed: Sep 30, 1991
Date of Patent: Sep 14, 1993
Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated (Wooster, OH)
Inventors: Charles W. Craft, Jr. (Apple Creek, OH), John L. Hradisky (Medina, OH)
Primary Examiner: Wallace R. Burke
Assistant Examiner: Lavone D. Tabor
Attorneys: Richard B. O'Planick, Lisa B. Riedesel
Application Number: 7/774,056