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Publication numberUS1246265 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1917
Filing dateApr 6, 1916
Priority dateApr 6, 1916
Publication numberUS 1246265 A, US 1246265A, US-A-1246265, US1246265 A, US1246265A
InventorsLionel Manuel Hendler
Original AssigneeLionel Manuel Hendler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for ice-cream blocks.
US 1246265 A
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To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that l, LIGZIEL MANUEL HENDLER, a citizen of the-United States, re-

siding at Baltimore, in the State of Mary land, have invented certain new and useful Improvements 1n COIlttllHGlSfOl lee-Cream Blocks, of which the following is a specifiusually inclosed in paper cartons, or other suitable wrappers, and are then packed in a. container which is itself placed in a re ceptacle containing a refrigerating mixture.

This subjects the blocks to furtherfreezing and maintains them in proper condition for serving.

The containers heretofore employed for packing the blocks have usually been of rectangular shape, and of a width and length approximately equal to the corresponding dimensions of the blocks to be packed, or multiples thereof.

It has also been the practice in some cases to employ round containers, in which the blocks are placed on end instead of horizontally, but in such containers there is considerable loss of space, and moreover, the blocks are apt to become crushed and damaged by their own wei ht because of the fact that they are not laterally confined.

It is the object of the present invention to provide a container for holding ice cream blocks of this character which shall avoid the defects and difficulties heretofore experienced. To this end, the invention contemplates the provision of a container, one horizontal dimension of which is substantially equal to the corresponding dimension of the blocks, so that two of the vertical faces of the blocks will be in contact with the walls of the container, while the other horizontal dimension is greater than the corresponding dimension of the blocks, whereby a space is provided between the other two vertical faces of the blocks and the adjacent walls of the container. By this means, the blocks are firmly held in hori- Specification o f lletteis Patent.


Patented Nov. 13, 1917.

Application filed April 6,1916. Serial No. 89,384.

zontal position in a compact mass or stack and are subjected to the freezing actionof the refrigerating mlxture, while, at the same time, they may be readily grasped between 2 the fingers and easily removed from the container.

In order that the invention may be readily understood, reference is had to theaccompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a vertical, central section through one of my improved containers. showing the blocks in elevation, and the container disposed within the outer receptacle containing the refrigerating mixture; Fig. 2 is a perspectiveview of the preferred form of the container itself;

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the partsshown 'inFig.l;an v

o I Figs. 4 and 5 are plan' .V1GWS Sl1OW1ng slightly modified forms of container.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the

router receptacle or tub is designated by the numeral -1, and the container by the numeral 2. The tub may be of wood, as usual, while the container is preferably formed of sheet metal, and is provided with a removable cover 2 I By reference to Fig. 2, it will be seenthat the container comprises fiat end walls 3, which are separated a distance equal to the length of the blocks or bricks indicated at A, and of a width substantially equal to the width of said blocks. The side walls 4: of the container, however, are spread apart so that the width. of the container between these walls is greater than the width of the blocks A, and a space Y is provided between the sides of the blocks and the walls 4, as clearly shown in Fig. 3. This space, it will be seen, permits of the topmost block being readily grasped between the fingers of the operator and easily lifted from the container, while, at the same time, the end faces of the blocks are in direct contact with the flat walls 3 of the container, and are thus subjected to the freezing action of the refrigerating mixture. This refrigerating mixture usually consists of ice and salt and is packed in the space X, between the container and the tub 1, in the usual manner.

In order to properly center the container receptacle of a pair of straight, diverging walls 6, as shown in Fig.4. In this case, a pocket or space Y is formed between such walls and the blocks, the same as in Fig. 3.

Instead of constructing the angularly disposed side walls to extend directly from the end walls,'as in Fig. l, I may arrange them as indicated at S, in 5. In this case, parallel Side walls 7 are provided at each endofthe container and the angularly disposed walls 8 are located only adjacent the center thereof. These walls 8 form pockets Y which are smaller than the spaces or pockets Y or Y, with the result that a greater partor" the it'ahes of the block are in direct contact with the container walls, and the refrigerating action on the blocks is therefore greater.

In all of the forms of container shown in the drawings, therefore, it will be seenthat the blocks are securely maintained in horizontal position and in superposed relation with at least two faces in direct contact with the walls of the container and exposed to the chilling action of the refrigerat ing mixture, while, at the same time, there isa free space adjacent two faces of the blocks so that they may be readily grasped and easily removed from the container.

While I have shown and described my improved container as being particularly applicable to packing ice cream blocks, it will, of course, be understood that it also has utility in connection with the packing of other blocks or packages of such a nature that difliculty is experienced in removing them from the container.

; hat I claim is: v

The combination with an outer receptacle adapted to receive a refrigerating mixture, of an inner container for ice cream blocks disposed in said receptacle, one dimension of? said container being equal to that of the blocks, whereby two faces of the blocks are in contact with the walls of said container,

d subjected to the action of the refrigerating mixture, and the other dimension of said container being greater than that of the blocks, whereby a free and unobstructed space is provided between two other faces of the blocks and the adjacent walls of the container.

In testimonyiwhereof I have aflixed my signature.


Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

' Washington, D. G.

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US3415663 *Feb 27, 1967Dec 10, 1968John C. FieldPackage for square and round sliced products
US6032799 *Nov 15, 1996Mar 7, 2000Sensormatic Electronics CorporationElectronic article surveillance label cartridge and system
U.S. Classification220/592.14, 206/499, 206/804
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/804, A23G9/227, F25D2331/804