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Publication numberUS1121232 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1914
Filing dateDec 18, 1913
Priority dateDec 18, 1913
Publication numberUS 1121232 A, US 1121232A, US-A-1121232, US1121232 A, US1121232A
InventorsCharles T Davis
Original AssigneeCharles T Davis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Package for fragile tubes.
US 1121232 A
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APPLICATION FILED 1320.18, 191s.

Patented Dec. 15, 1914.




Application led December 18, 1913.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES T. DAVIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Packages for Fragile Tubes, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to special packages and particularly to a package adapted to receive fragile tubes of glass or similar Inaterial containing medical, surgical or other supplies.

The object of the invention is to provide a cheap and eiiicientpackage which will protect such tubes a ainst breakage during transportation or oter rough handling to which they are subjected.

AIn order that the invention may be clearly understood, reference is had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, and in which, l

Figure l is a perspective view of my improved package complete, except for the cover, parts being broken away; Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the protective lining or tube holding element; and, Fig. 4 is a transverse section through the complete package. v

detail, the

Referring to the drawings in package comprises an outer container or case of a width slightly greater than the diameter of the tubes to be packed and consisting of a body portion l, a iiange portion 2 and a cover 3. This cover is adapted to em race the flange 2 in the usual manner, with its lower edge resting upon the upper edge or shoulder 1a of the body portion.

IVithin the container I arrange a lining or tube holding element which consists of corrugated cardboard bent and arranged in arnovel manner. This board, as clearly shown in Fig. 3, consists of a backing Ltand a fluted or corrugated sheet 5, secured to such backing in the usual or any desired manner. Tn forming my improved lining, I take a section of such corrugated board and crease or score it along two parallel lines 6 and 7, extending transversely of the corrugations and spaced apart a distance approximately equal to the diameter' of the tubes to be packed. I then bend the board into the configuration shown in Fig. 3 so as to form a central portion 8 and side portions Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 15, 1914i.

SeriaI No. 807,461.

9 and 10. The board thus bent is inserted into the case or container, as clearly illustrated in Figs. l and 4, in such manner that the portion 8 is disposed along the bottom of the container while the portions 9 and 10 lie along the sides thereof, with the corrugations 5 extending vertically.

By virtue of the fact that the sides 9 and l0 are integral with each other, the corrugations necessarily lie exactly opposite each other so as to form grooves or pockets for the reception of the tubes. In other words, a projection on the part 9 is opposite a projection on the part 10, and a depression on the part 9 is opposite a similar depression on the part l0, so that a series of parallel pockets is formed as clearly shown in Fig. 2. The tubes are designated by the reference character l1 and snugly lit into the above -mentioned pockets, the lower ends of the tubes resting upon the portion 8 of the lining, which forms a cushion therefor, and the upper ends of the tubes being spaced from and protected by the cover 3. The corrugations 5 are preferably of substantially the saine curvature as the tubes, but it is obvious that the corrugations could be of somewhat sharper configuration. It will be understood that the tubes are slid endwise into the pockets and are held therein by friction.

In the drawings the package is shown as of a size to hold a dozen tubes, but, of course, may be made to contain any desired number. I am aware that it has heretofore been proposed to protect fragile tubes and the like by means of corrugated board, but where separate pieces of board are employed for the two sides of the container it is very difficult if not impossible to arrange the corrugations exactly opposite each other. By my improved construction, wherein but a single piece of board, bent as described, is em ployed for both sides of the container, perfect alinement of the corrugations is secured.

Vhat I claim is:

A package for fragile tubes and the like comprising an outer container of a width slightly greater than the diameter of the tubes to be packed, and a lining comprising a piece of corrugated board creased and bent near its middle along two parallel lines running transversely of the corrugations and spaced apart a distance substantially equal to the distance between adjacent corrugations, thus forming an intermediate and tWo end portions, the end portions of said board being of less length than such tubes, and lying along the sides of the container With the oorrugatons disposed opposite to and parallel With each other and forming substantially Circular open-ended pockets into which the tubes may be inserted endwise,

and with Whiohthe tubes engage at a plurality ofppoints on each side.

In testimony whereof I have allixed my signature, in presence of two Witnesses.

` CHARLES 'I'. DAVIS. Witnesses: 1

EsTHER C. PIERsoN, BENJ. F. Hmsoi.

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U.S. Classification206/587, 206/446, 229/120.22, 206/443, 206/594
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/133