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A. H. SGHMEDTJE. SHIPPING CASE AND BARREL FOR BOTTLES.
Patented Apr. 1, 1913 2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.
APPLIOATION FILED NOV. 21, 1910.
.' Myiinvention relates to improvements in vertical position, inverted whereby a givem construction and arrangement of parts as pointed out in the claims and illustrated by Figure 1 is a vertical, sectional. elevation bottles therein; Fig. 2' is a plan of the case "showing the arrangement of compartments and pocketsgFigi 3 IS a detail perspective,
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SHIPPING CASE AND BARREL "l 1 M57 Specification of To all whom it may concern:
known that I, AnoLrn H. ScHMEDrJn, citizen of the United States, and resident of Louis, Missouri, have invented cert i i1i'ne\vand useful Improvements. in Shipping Cases and Barrels for Bottles, of which the following is a specification containing a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.
shipping cases andgbarrels for bottles and the like, the object of nay-invention being to construct a case for containing bottles having' partitions therein forming compart- "ment'sto receive some of the bottles in a vertical posit-ion,'resting on their bases, and to arrange pockets'between each of the other compartments to receive other bottles in a number of bottles may be contained in a case of much less size than heretofore, thereby resulting in aneoonomy of material of the case itself, as'well" as an economy in space in shipping orst'oring a number of the cases. ""Vvith'the above purposes in view my invention consists in certain novel features of will be hereinafter -more fully described,
the accompanying drawings, in whichof a portion of'my improved case taken on the l1ne"l-1of F1g.' 2, showing a palr of illustrating a pair of the crossed partitions and the arrangement of one of the pockets for'holding the neck of a bottle; and Fig. 4 is a detail perspective illustrating a modified'form of my invention.
Referring by numerals to the accompanying drawings: 1 designates the case proper which, as shown, is rectangular and may be of identical construction with the cases in use at the present time, except for dimensions. If the case is designed to contain twenty four pint bottles, the outside dimensions of my case will be approximately sixteen and one half inches long, ten and one half inches wide and twelve inches deep. The dimensions of the ordinary case for con- Letters E'atent,
proximately twenty and one half inches long, thirteen and one half inches wide vand eleven inches deep. 7 4
The case for containing twentyfour pint bottles as used today occupies a space of approximately three thousand and fortyfour cubic inches, while ,niycasefor containing the same number of like bottles occupies a spaoeof approximately two thousand, seventy nine cubic inches; a comparison, of these figures will show my case occupies approximately one third, less space than vthe present case. Arranged within the case are the crossed partitions 2 and3 forming the compartments 4 for receiving bottles with their bases resting upon the bottom pfth e CaSG. i W
Each of the partitions 2 and .3 is proyided with the cut away portions 5 which cut portions are at each intersectingpomt of the partitions and said cut away. port ons" form pockets to receive the neck portions bottles in inverted posit-ions. At theltopfbf said pockets and connectingthe partitions, 2 and 3 are the metallic rings 6, having integral projecting portions ,for attachment to support the inverted bottles, vasele'arly shown in Fig. 1.
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In Fig. 4t 1 illustrate a modified form in which I employ a sheet 8 of metalhaving the perforations 9 and the down-turned pro} jections 10 for securing in place thesheet 8 over the partitions 2 and 3. As shown, the end margins 11 of the sheet may be turned upwardly and perforated at intervals so that nails or other securing devices'mz inserted through and driven into the sheet andthe'paitiof the case to secure the hens in the case.
In order that the partitions, in tlie'forin shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, be prevented from collapsing, I have provided, at their points of intersection, notches 1 2 and 13 which fit over the material of the difierent partitions and interlock, and inorder to hold all "of the partitions in place in the case several" nails shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2, or other securing devices, may be employed.
I claim: 1. In a shipping case for bottles, a plurality of crossed partitions forming a plurality of pockets, the rtitions being spaced t aining the same number of bottles is apapart distances appr imately equivalent to the" diameters of bottles to be placed in the case, and the partitions being of heights up proximately equivalent to the lengths of the bodies of the bottles so that, when bot tles are placed in the pockets formed by the part1t-ions, they are held against tipping, there being notches formed in the partitions at each intersecting point, the walls of the notches being shaped to conform with the 'neck portions of bottles to be inserted therebetween, and said notches being of depths approximately equivalent to the length of the bottle necks, and rings at each intersecting point and connected with the partitions to brace and stiffen the partitions.
2. The combination with a box, of means therein forming a series-of downwardly and inwardly tapered pockets for receiving the bottles in inverted position, and bottle supporting members located at the top of the pockets. r
The combination with a box, of means therein forming a plurality of parallel walled pockets for receiving the body portions of bottles in' an upright position, there being downwardly and inwardly tapered pockets between the first mentioned pocketsfor receiving the neck portions of bottles in an inverted position, and members spanning the tops of said pocketsto serve the double function of supporting the inverted bottles and to strengthen the pocket forming means.
4:.11'1 combination with a box, a plurality of partitions. forming substantially rectangular pockets to receive the body portions of bottles in upright positions which rest 7 upon the bottomv ofthe box, said partitions being cut away at intervals to form pockets, to receive the necks of bottles in inverted positions, between said bottles in upright positions, said inverted bottles being supported in said pockets above the bottom of the box.
5'. The combination with a box, of a plurality of members arranged therein, the sides of said members forming pockets for receiving bottles in their upright position, the edges of said members forming pockets for receiving the bottles in inverted position.
6. The combination with a receptacle, of a plurality of members rigidly secured therein and forming a series of downwardly and inwardly tapered pockets for receiving bottles in inverted position, the said memtion and provided at their points of intersection with openings which form other pockets for receiving the neck portions of bottles in inverted position. i
8. In a receptacle, a plurality of intersecting members forming square pockets for receiving the body portions of bottles in upright position and formed at their'points of intersection" with openings providing other pockets for receiving theneck portions of bottles in inverted position, the transverse diagonals of the said square pockets running parallel to the respective sides of the receptacle and the said neck pockets being located at the intersections of the said diagonals.
9. In a receptacle, a series of partitions in parallel relation, a second series of partitions in parallel relation to each other and at right angles to and intersecting the first named series, forming pockets for the reception of bottles in upright position, each of said individual partitions being provided on its upper side with slanting faces and at its lower portions with notches, the slanting faces cooperating to form tapered pockets for receiving bottles in inverted position, and the notches serving to engage coiiperating parts to support. the partitions in up- I right position.
10. In a receptacle, a plurality of vertical members rigidly secured therein and forming pockets for receiving the body portions of bottles in-upright position, said members having openings providing pockets of smaller diameter than the first named pockets, for receiving the neck portions of hottles in inverted position, the said smaller pockets being located in the spaces between and in staggered relation to the said first named pockets? In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
, ADOLPH H. SCHMEDTJE.
E. L. WALLACE,
N. G. BUTLER.