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Drum lid removal tool

United States Patent

August 24, 2010
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Savannah River National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Website
A tool for removing the lid of a metal drum wherein the lid is clamped over the drum rim without protruding edges, the tool having an elongated handle with a blade carried by an angularly positioned holder affixed to the midsection of the handle, the blade being of selected width to slice between lid lip and the drum rim and, when the blade is so positioned, upward motion of the blade handle will cause the blade to pry the lip from the rim and allow the lid to be removed.
Pella; Bernard M. (Martinez, GA), Smith; Philip D. (North Augusta, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
12/ 152,556
May 15, 2008
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC O9-96SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Washington Savannah River Company LLC.