US 1112300 A
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l. C. LIGEOUR.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 3. l9l3.
Patented Sept. 29, 1914.
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APPLICATION PILBD SEPT. a` 191s.
1,1 12,300, n Patented Sept. ,29,` 1914.
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JOSEPH o. LIoEoUR, or FITZGERALD, GEORGIA.
l VSpesilicationpofiettera Patent.
Application led September 3, 1913. Serial No. 787,959.
' device for conveniently carrying a number of bottles.
The invention further contemplates the provision of a device preferably'adapted for use in playgrounds, parks or other places of amusement and where bottles of soda 'or bottles containing other fluids, inclosed byv the usual crimped caps, are sold. To this end I provide a device for conveniently carrying a number of the mentioned bottles and 7whereby'they can be individually removed from the carrier and the cap thereof removed as the bottle is removed from the carrier, means being provided for holding the bottles against accidental" displacement from the carrier and for permitting of conveniently carrying a large number of bottles in a` manner which will permit their contents being yreadily seen by persons desiring to buy the contents or fluid contained in the bottles.
In the further disclosure of the invention reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings; constituting a part of this speci.
tication,` in which similar characters of reference denote corresponding parts in all the views,.and in Which:
Figure 1 is an end view of myl bottle carrier, a plurality of bottles being shown in full lines in position on th`e carrier and the dotted lines indicating the manner of removing one of the bottles therefrom; Fig. 2
. is afragmentary side elevation of the carrier showing the manner of supporting the bottles thereon; Fig. 3 is a plan view; Fig. 4 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken on the line 4-4 in Fig. 1, showing the arrangement of the gripping members; Fig. 5 is a fragmentary plan `view looking down upon the base of the carrier; Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of a modied form of carrier; and Fig. 7 is a fragmentary vertical longitudinal sectional view showing the manner of holding the bottles 4in position on the carrier shown in Fig. 2.
Referring more particularly to the views,
I disclose a carrier 10 consisting of a base 11 preferably formed of a single piece of sheet` metal bent longitudinally at its medial portion to provide a medial longitudinal supporting rib 12 and having its edges coiled downwardly to form side supporting ribs 13 for the base, as shown.
A vertical partition 14 extends longitudinally to the base 11 and has its lower end v secured in the supporting rib 12, the said Apartition 14 being arranged to carry a suitable handle 15 and which preferably has its ends bent downwardly and riveted or other- `wise secured to the ends of the partition 14.
Aplate '16 extends longitudinally on each side of the partition 14 a distance from the upper end -thereof and is riveted or otherwise secured thereto, each plate being bent or formed on the under side to provide members 17 which are adapted't'o grip the caps 18 of bottles 19 supported`on the base 11, as will be hereinafter more fully disclosed, and whereby, when the lower ends of the bottles are swung outwardly from the base, the
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members 17, eiierting a gripping action up'on the caps, will cause the same to be removed from the bottles to unseal the same.
In order to hold the caps on the bottles in gripping engagement with the members 17, a series of springs 20, preferably struck from a single plate 21 of which one is carried on each side of the partition 14, are so arranged that the bottoms of the bottles 19 will reposeupon the springs, and the springs exerting an upward pressure on the bottles will hold the-same in engagement with the Ymembers 17 so that the desired removal of the caps 18 from the bottles will take place when the lower ends 'of the bottles are swung outwardly from the base shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. In order to hold the bottles against accidental removal from the carrier, I vprovide a series of spring-like gripping members 22 carried by the partition 14 and extending horizontally, with a plurality of the gripping members for each bottle and adapted to encircle the neck thereof as shown, thus holding 'the bottles against accidental displacement.
A tray 23 is preferably yarranged on the top of the plate 16 and is adapted to contain the usual straws 24 and which are generally used in ball parks and other places of amusement, in connection with soda bottles and the like so that persons desiring to drink the fluid can readily do so with the use of one of the straws.
From the foregoing description itwill be apparent that the party dispensing the fluid can readily carry the bottles by means of the carrier 10, with the contents of the bottles visible to the purchaser, and when a person purchases a bottle, the salesman simply lgrasps the bottom of the bottle and pulls outwardly therefrom, thus causing the removal of .the cap 18 therefrom, as mentioned heretofore, after which the salesman removes a straw 24 from the tray 23, places the same in the bottle, which is now open, and
hands the same to the purchaser.
With a carrier of the kind described the dealer can more readily check up the number of bottles removed from the central sell- 'ing station by each salesman and can also quickly fill the carrier with the desired number of bottles and the desired brand of fluid, while at the same time, when the bottles are arranged on the carrier as mentioned here- 25 tofore, their contents will be visible to the prospective purchaser and the salesman can more readily carry the bottles from one place to another than if the bottles were carried in a bucket as is the usual method of selling soda and other similar fluids in playgrounds, -ball parks and other places of amusement of this kind.
of .my device and in which instance the partition 14 carries a plate 25 in place of the plate 16 shown in the prior views the plate 25 in this instance being preferably formed of a single piece of material bent to form the members 26 which grip the caps 18 of the bottles 19. The plate 25 also carries a tray 27 similar to the tray 23 and is supported by a handle 28 secured to the end of the vertical edges of the partition 14. With the structure disclosed in Figs. 6 and 7, however, the spring-like gripping members 22 encircling the necks of the bottles are dispensed with and gripping members 29 are struck from the body of each member 26 and are adapted to grip the bottle adjacent the cap 18 thereof, thus holding the bottle in vertical position on the carrier and also preventing accidental displacement of the bottle, thus insuring the proper removal of the cap 18 by the member 26 when an outward pull is exerted on the bottom of the bottle.
From the foregoing description it will be apparent that my device can be cheaply manufactured from stamped metal or the like, can be readily cleaned and kept in a sanitary'condition and provides a simple and effective means whereby a large number 0f bottles can be carried from one place to another so .that theiry contents will be visible to the purchasers and whereby the bottles 5 can be readily opened, thus obviating the In Figs. 6 and 7 I disclose a modified form` necessity of carrying an individual bottle opener.
Having thus described my invention, I claim: y
l. In a bottle carrier, the combination with a base, of a vertical partition carried thereby, springs on the base for supporting bottles adjacent the said partition, a handle carried by the partition, gripping members engaging the bottles, and means on the partition engaging the caps of the bottles for removing the same therefrom when the bottles are removed from the said base.
2. In a bottle carrier, the combination with a base for supporting bottles, of a partition carried bv the base and having the bot tles arranged on both sides thereof, members carried by the partition and engaging the caps of the bottles for removing the caps therefrom when the bottles are removed from the base, and gripping members carried by the partition and engaging the bottles t'o hold the same in engagement with the cap removing members.
3. In a bottle carrier, the combination with a base for supporting bottles having caps rigid thereon, of cap removing members engaging the caps of the bottles for removing the caps therefrom when the bottles are removed from the base, and gripping members for holding the bottles in cap removing position on the base.
4. In abottle carrier, the combination with a ybase for supporting bottles having caps rigid thereon, of supporting ribs struck from the base a-nd extending longitudinally thereto, a partition carried by the base and arranged to extend centrally thereto, with the bottles on both sides of the partition, and cap removing members carried by the partition and engaging the caps of the bottles for removing the caps therefrom when the bottles are removed from the base.
5. In a bottle carrier, the combination with a base for supporting bottles having caps rigid thereon, of supporting ribs struck from the base and extending longitudinally thereto, a partition carried by the base and arranged to extend centrally thereto, with the bottles on both sides of the partition, cap removing members carried bv the partition and engaging the caps of the bottles for removing the caps therefrom when the bottles are removed from the base, and a handle having its ends connected to the ends of the partition.
6. As a new article of manufacture, a bot* tle carrier comprising a base formed of a single piece of material and ada ted to support bottles, a partition carried y the base, with the bottles adapted to be arranged on both sides of the partition, cap removing members carried by the partition to engage the caps of the bottles for removing the same when the bottles are removed from the base, gripping members carried by the partition and engaging the bottles to hold the same in cap :removing position, and springs bearing against the bottoms of the bottles to press the same upwardly and hold the caps of the bottles in engagement with the cap 'removing members. i
7. In Ya bottle carrier, the combination with a base adapted to support bottles having caps thereon, and means engaging the bottles and the Caps thereof for holding the bottles in position'on the base and for removing the caps from the bottles when the said bottles are removed from the base.
8.' In a bottle carrier, thel v'roombination with abase adapted to supportfbottles hav-1 having ends thereof engaging the bottles and lying between the bottles and the caps thereof, to support the bottles on the base L201 `in presence ot' two Witnesses.
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Witnesses: l L. L. SMITH,
v R. PARSONS.
lng caps thereon, of cap-removing members