US 1110042 A
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R. P. CLARK.
COVER FOR FRUIT BASKETS.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 20. 1913 L1 10,042. Patented Sept. 8, 1914.
RAYMOND Il?. CLARK, OF ROCHE-STER, NEW YORK. l
COVER, FOR FRUIT-BASKETS.
Specication of Letters Patent.
Application led January 20, 1913. Serial No. Mimmo.
T0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, RAYMOND P. CLARK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Covers for Fruit-Baskets, of which the following a specification.
The object of this invention is to provide a strong, durable cover for an ordinary fruit basket, which cover will protect the fruit against bruising or mutilation and at the same time leave it exposed for inspection.
Another object of this invention is to provide a packing strip or ring between the cover and the peach basket.
Another object of the invention is to provide a padded bottom for the bottom ot the fruit basket.
These and other objects of my invention will be fully illustrated in the drawings, described in the specification and pointed out in the claims at the end thereof.
ln the accompanying drawings `Figure i is a perspective view of a fruit basket with my improved cover in place thereon and the packing ring interposed between the cover and the basket. Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the improved cover with the packing ring` thereunder. Fig. 3 is a erspective view with the central opening or the cover closed by a cover piece. Fig. 4 is a vertical section alon the line iX-4c* of Fig. l. Fig. 5 is a detai view of one ofthe segments used in the construction of the cover.A
In the accompanying drawings like reference numerals refer to like parts.
ln the drawings reference numeral l indicates a peach basket of the usual well known type. 2 indicates a cover therefor. ril`his cover is made up ot tour sections 3, one of which is illustrated in detail in Fig. 5. The cover is made up of an upper layer 21 and a lower layer 2b, each of which layers isv composed of .two of the sections 3 illustrated in Fig. 5. These sections 3 may be made with any desired material but preferably of wood. The cover` is assembled by -first bringing two of the sections together so as to form a complete circle forming the lower layer of the cover. A round or circular piece of turlatan is then laid upon this layer. rlhen two other sections 3 yare laid upon the lower layer to form the upper.
layer for the cover, with the joints between the sections of the upper leyer` breaking Joints with the joints of the lower' layer.. The parts thus assembled are fastened together 4in any suitable manner, as by nailing, by which the tai-laten is held in place clamped upon the layers: Additional means may be I used' for' holding the 'terleten in place, as by gluing. llt will be noticed, asis illustrated in Fig. e, that the inner lower edge ot the leyer 2h is beveled se as to avoid the possibility oit having the fruit out on the inner edge or this layer.; @n top o' the cover so formed are placed the cross 'strips d and 5. The strip i is nailed securely in placeat, both ends The strip 5- is nailed securely at one end and the other end lis lett temporarily free or open. The strips are plnced so as-to cover the lioints between the sections of the Iupper end. lower leyers, so.
that thenailsf which'ere used to testen the cross strips 1n piece each pese throughthree thicknesses of wood the -stripsthemselves serve to holdA together the sections ontl the layers. v
As shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the lett hand end of the cross strip 5 isY lett unsettled or open. This permits the cover piece 9 to be inserted in the cover vso .as to be placed below the cross Vstrips tand 5; and shove-the,
tarlaten of the cover. After, the cover piece:
has been thus inserted the tree end` oit the cross stripI 5 may be sealed in place by nei-l- -ing, or infany other desired mennen lt preferred, the free end ot the cross strip 5- m'ay :be lett unsealed until the cover es placed in position on the basket.,l when it tney be fastened down b ineens ot one ot,
the sta les d., rlFhis ins. es it possible for the pa er to .close the basket more eesily, and also makes it easy tot'` the prospective purchaser to examine the fruit by simply removing the staple from the tree end off the cross strip 5 Aand then draw Vout thecoverv piecef'. l
linderneetn the cover may be placed the packing strip lor ring 6 which is made preierably ,ot corrugated paper end is annular in shape orring shaped, and is ot substantially the same width as the sections 3 oi the cover. This pecking ring is interposed between the top ot the basket und the cover.
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basket, of an annular frame, e. piece of tarand out of place through the opening belatan fastened therein, cross strlps fastened tween said unattached strip and the frame. 10
to said frame and extending across each In testimony whereof I ex my signature other, one of said strips being unattached to in presence of two witnesses.
5 the frame at one end to provide an opening RAYMOND P. CLARK.
between the strips and the frame, and'a Witnesses:
cover piece adapted to 11 the opening 1n LENA M. ABH, said frame and c'apable of movement mto Amon M. JomNNs.