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Publication numberUS1143036 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1915
Filing dateDec 24, 1913
Priority dateDec 24, 1913
Publication numberUS 1143036 A, US 1143036A, US-A-1143036, US1143036 A, US1143036A
InventorsJame H Carter
Original AssigneeFrederick C Maegly, Jame H Carter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filler for egg-cases.
US 1143036 A
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Patented June 15, 1915.

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" rimane ron assesses" I Be' it known that 15,. 'Jamas II.; Gama, citizen of the; United-@States residing at Chicagminl the county oi Cook and State of Illinois, have 'invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fillers four Egg-Cases, l

of which the following is a speciiication.

My invention relates toi-improvements in fillers for egg-cases, and the speclal object of the improvements 'hereinafter described, 1s

to produce an egg-filler in which the-side walls of each cell will be braced or llocked a ainst collapse by interengagin portions 0% said .walls withrats or orizontal sheets which serve to separate the four immovable side walls, a top anda bottom wall, likewise immovable, sothateach cell is a box closed upon all sidesbyV walls between whichno movement can take place when a case is illed by its full complement, Y

of such cell-sections or fillers.

In the accompanying drawing which .v forms a part of thisapplrcation I have illusof a fragment of "a flatv made according vto 'my invention; Fig. 3 is a erspective view r treated a preferredembodiment offmy presl' ent\invention in the followingA views :-v Y.

Figure 1 shows in elevation a portion of one of the side walls' of an egg-iiller embodying my invention, with Vthe coperating- Hat shown in section; Fig. 2 is a plan 'viewv of a fragment of Van egg-fil er section show- 'ing the interlocking, relatign ofthe cell.

walls. Y My improved filler is made of thematerial usually employed or-any suitable substante. '.Th'e referencecharacter-/l represents onel of the strips which formthe cell side-walls,

and Vwhich extend at. right .angles to each other and are provided,` with inter-engaging slots and tongues, 6,7 ,9, andf10, the -same being of well known constructions. Instead Vof cutting the edgesof the strips 4 straight,

f as isthe usual ractice, I provlde along oneV are preferably rounded as shown, and by Y cuts '11, I form along the opposite edge of\ said strips,ra` series of rectangular legs-12,`

preferably of the shape shown. In the flats cut two series of slots 14, 15, which ex` egg-case g speiaaaoofrecenseert.. l patenten June 15,1915. gspucsmnelecnmmm-ze, 1913; renaissance?.

' .tend at right-angles to each other and' are in staggcved relation. The side edges of these slots ame preferably cut on cur-ved lines. j assembling the members which gp 'to ineke-up my improved'iiller, the-strips 4 intersect and* are joined' by suitable lmafv chinery :in v4the usual' manner so that. the tongues 7 'ottonel strip engage the slots, 9,10, of the intersecting strips, thus providin sections of the-usuai four-sifded cells adapted to fiit snugly within the walls of an egg case.

When the strips 4 are formed as described by me, and are expanded to receive eggs, it

is obvious that thestrips extending in one direction will have the tongues 8 at the top of the section while the complementary strips 4, will have the tongues'S at the bottom of the section, that said to and bottom tongues will be insta gered re ation and at right angles to each ot er, and that the same condition will apply tothe legs 12.

When the side walls'of asection are ex i panded to form rectangular'egg-receiving cells, the user vapplies one of/the flats 13 to said section, orapplies a section tothe dat,

whicheverA he prefers', and the tongues 8 enter the slotsV 14 or 15 dependingupon the relative positions of the flat and section thus assembled. Byhaving the4 two sets .of slots in the flats no care is required in placingthe ats in position in order to provide suitable slots for the tongues 8, and "more effective ventilation is provided betweenthe different sections.

As shown in Fig. 3, each cell will have its side walls interlocked at each corner, and the upper edges of one pair of the side walls will be interlocked with the flat above the cell section, while the lower edgesof the other pair of side walls will be interlocked with the fiat below the cell-section.

` Inasmuch as the tongues vof one stripare Y' cut from the portions of the adjacent strip betweenthe'legs 12, nomore material is required in the manufacture ofmy filler strips than in any other form not possessing such tongues or projections.

By lmaking the end of the ton es 8 rounded and theside edges of the sots 14, edge, a series o tongues S,the ends ofwhich 15, curved, as shown, I facilitate the assembling of the cell-sections.

What lI claim is:-

filler consisting of cellsectionscomposed of two series of parallel Y strips that intersect each other at substantially right angles having interengagingV Y other section having tongues' projecting from the lower' edges below the horizontal Vplane thereof, and each offsaid strips hav.

portions at their points of interseetion, the strips of one series having tongues rojecting from their upper edgesabove t e horil zontal plane thereof and the strips of the other series having tongues projectin vfrom their lower edges below the horizonta plane thereof, in combination with {iats each hav- Y ing slots disposed at substantially right angies to each other through which said tongues are inserted. Y A

2. An egg-case ller consisting of cellseetions composed of two series of parallel strips that intersect each other at'substantially right angles having interengaging portions at their points 'of intersection, the strips of one series having tongues projecting from their upper edges above the horizontal plane thereof and the strips of thel ing legs'` projecting from their edges opposite said tongues, in combination with Hats each having elongated slots disposed at suhstantlally r1ghtang1es to each other through which said tongues are inserted and unslotf ted portions adapted tobe engaged Vby the ends of said legs.y Y Y Y In testimony whereof I afvlixY my 'signature' 1n the presence of two witnesses.; f




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US4194675 *Dec 28, 1978Mar 25, 1980Box Innards, Inc.Partition interlock construction
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USRE31176 *Jul 21, 1980Mar 15, 1983Jefferson Smurfit IncorporatedCarton divider
U.S. Classification217/31
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/48038