Title:
Bottle carrier
United States Patent 2352123


Abstract:
My invention relates to bottle .carriers of the type set forth in application Serial No. 424,035, filed Dec. 22, 1941, in 'the name of Howard J. Fischer. In that application there is described a bottle carrier in which in addition to the carrier proper consisting of side walls and a bottom...



Inventors:
Ringler, William A.
Application Number:
US43439842A
Publication Date:
06/20/1944
Filing Date:
03/12/1942
Assignee:
GARDNER RICHARDSON COMPANY
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/200, 229/117.21, 229/117.25, 229/117.26, 229/120.15, 229/120.18, 229/161
International Classes:
B65D71/54
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Description:

My invention relates to bottle .carriers of the type set forth in application Serial No. 424,035, filed Dec. 22, 1941, in 'the name of Howard J.

Fischer. In that application there is described a bottle carrier in which in addition to the carrier proper consisting of side walls and a bottom wall, there are integral end straps connected to the side walls by triangular connecting portions, so that they can be folded out into positions and straps, at will.

The present improvement as applied to generically the same structure as shown in the said application, provides a form of blank to be used in constructing the carrier which is simpler to make up into form by gluing or stapling, and provides a form of end strap which includes a median inwardly projecting tongue on the end strap which will serve as a partition between bottles mounted on the carrier and held in place against laterally shifting by the end strap. There will also be a saving in total amount of board used in making the carrier.

The improvements are affected by that certain construction and arrangement of parts of which an example is illustrated herewith and will be described in the ensuing specification, the novelty inherent in which will be set forth in the claims that follow, to which reference is made.

In the drawing: Figure 1 is a plan view of the cut and scored blank., Fig. 2 is a plan view of the blank folded double and ready for gluing or stitching of the end strap elements.

Fig. 3 is a perspective of the structure resulting irom the operation illustrated in Fig. 2 when erected.

Fig. 4 is a like view showing the end strap elements of the erected carried rocked into position, and the side walls folded and the handle inserted.

Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

The blank has a base portion I, and side wall portions 2, 2, the base being centrally scored at 3, and the sides defined from the base by the scores 4, 4. The outer ends of the side wall members are slit back at the sides to form strap portions 5, 5. A score line 6 at the inner end of the slits, and a score line 7 across the inner end of the straip portions serving to define a triangular connecting panel or element for the strap portions, in this respect corresponding to the structure in the Fischer application above referred to.

The strap portions are also scored at 8, this score being at such a distance from the score 1 for each strap portion, that the combined distances 6-8 on two opposing strap portions will equal substantially the width of the base portion of the carrier.

In making up the carrier, it is also desirable to score the portion of the side walls which lies between the strap portions by angularly related score lines 9, 9 and to puncture holes 10 in each of the three triangular members thus demarked, such.that when the three triangular portions are folded together, as illustrated in Fig. 4, the holes will align with each other to receive a bail or handle device.

The bla.ik so formed is then folded crosswise, which may be performed in automatic folding machinery, thus bringing into overlying relation the end strap elements, as illustrated in Fig. 2.

A suitable stapling attachment to the folding machine may then be employed to staple the portions of the overlying end strap members, as at II, II, in Fig. 2. The blank is then ready for shipment to point of use.

When it is desired to set up the carrier it is erected primarily as shown in Fig. 3, by folding the side walls vertically and extending the base.

This will result in bringing the end strap to a position with the outer ends of the connected strap members vertically, and the strap members 30 extending horizontally and flatwise across between the side of the side walls.

The next operation is to rock the end straps so made up on the triangular connecting panels established by the scores 6 and 7, so that the end straps then lie edgewise at the side margins of the side walls of the carrier. When this is done the portions 12 will extend inwardly of the carrier.

As shown in Fig. 5, when bottles are placed in the carrier these portions 12 lie between the two outer bottles at each side of the carrier and serve as a cushioning partition, where it is most needed in the carrier.

As has already been noted the carrier is designed in the illustrated form to take a handle, which is inserted after the triangular end panels are folded together. The handle is shown as a wire bail 13, with a wooden sleeve thereon, the ends of the bail being inserted through matching holes in the triangular ends of the side walls.

Instead of stapling the end strap portions they could be secured together by cement in a standard gluing operation of the folding machine. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. A bottle carrier structure comprising a single rectangular blank of boxboard having, in articulation in the order named and in the direction of the length of the blank, a side wall, a bottom and a side wall, end strap portions formed from the upper portions of the side walls by lines of cut paralleling the side edges of the side walls in the direction of the length of the blank, leaving an intermediate portion of each side wall between the straps, the said straps being articulated to the lower portions of the side walls by angularly related score lines forming a triangle with a portion of said cut lines, the said bottom wall having a score line intermediate its edges, extending transversely of the blank and located substantially equidistant from the ends of the blank, whereby the blank may be initially folded over on itself in halves, the length of the said strap portions being substantially greater than half the width of the bottom wall, and said blank when folded over as described having its mating strap portions connected together at a distance from the articulation of the strap portions to the side walls equal substantially to one-half the width of the bottom wall, whereby the blank may be erected to a form in which the bottom wall is horizontal and the side walls vertical with the joined strap portions connecting the respective side walls, whereupon the strap portions may be turned respectively in opposite directions to form end abutments for the carrier, the joined portions of the straps extending inwardly toward the median line of the container to form partial partitions, the intermediate portions of the side walls extending upwardly between the said strap portions, to constitute spaced, substantially parallel carrying portions.

2. The structure claimed in claim 1 wherein 0 the upwardly projecting intermediate portions of the side walls are each provided with diagonal score lines meeting intermediate the ends of the said upwardly projecting portions and diverging downwardly to meet the side edges thereof, whereby the said intermediate portions of each of the said side walls may be folded to an upwardly tapering shape the apex of which is formed of three layers of boxboard.

3. The structure claimed in claim 1 wherein the upwardly projecting intermediate portions of the side walls are each provided with diagonal score lines meeting intermediate the ends of the said upwardly projecting portions and diverging downwardly to meet the side edges thereof, whereby the said intermediate portions of each of the said side walls may be folded to an upwardly tapering shape the apex of which is formed of three layers of boxboard, the said three layers being provided with mating perforations for the engagement of a handle member.

4. The structure claimed in claim 1 wherein the upwardly projecting'intermediate portions of the side walls are each provided with diagonal score lines meeting intermediate the ends of the said upwardly projecting portions and diverging downwardly to meet the side edges thereof, whereby the said intermediate portions of each of the said side walls may be folded to an upwardly tapering shape the apex of which is formed of three layers of boxboard, and wherein the said intermediate portions of the side walls constitute the greater part of the width of the side walls, the said strap portions being narrow, and wherein the said upwardly tapering shape of the said parallel carrying portions constitutes substantially the entire area of the said substantially parallel carrying portions.

WILLIAM A. RINGLER.