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E. H. JOHNSON. TRANSPORTATION CASE. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 28. I915.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 15,-1l9lr9.
Application filed September 28, 1915'. Serial No. 53,012.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be i known that I, EDWARD H.'JOHL\.ISON a citizen of the United States, and a resldent of the borough of Manhattan, city of New Yo k, county and State of New York, have etc; When bottles are carried in cases and out direct contact between the ice and the bottles and without any chance of the water from the melted ice reaching the caps and necks of the bottles.
This protection against the ice and water is of importance when the bottles are of paper or similar material and there is also removed a possible source of contamination such as may be caused by placing ice in direct contact with the bottles.
For the accomplishment of the above mentioned objects I divide my transportation case in two sections, a lower section and an upper section. The former is in the form of a box or deep pan and is provided with means forspacing the bottles with guides for insuring the proper position of the top section relative-to the bottom section and with handles which serve to support the case whereby it can be carried. The upper section is in the form of a shallow pan. It has a bottom with openings of a suitable size and form for the bottles. These openings are covered with caps and are located so as to correspond to the spacing provided for in the lower section. Each ofthe caps is conical or pyramidal or otherwise conforms more or less to the shape of the upp 1' part of the bottle. The spaces I between these caps themselves as well as be- .50
tween the outer ones and the sidewalls of the upper section can be filled with ice and no ice airtight and dustproof when the upper section of the case is placed in position in the lower section.
For a clearer understanding of my invention reference is made to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, in which drawing Figure 1 represents a longitudinal and vertical section through. an assembled case, and
Fig. 2 is a top view of the case. In the last mentioned figure a portion of the upper section has been removed.
In the drawing 1 denotes the upper section and 2 the lower section of the case and it will be observed that the lower section is in the form of a box or deep pan while the upper section is in the form of a shallow pan or liquid-tight receptacle which is open at the top. The bottom plate 3 of the upper section has upstanding edge portions and a flat portion with openings 4 for the bottles to pass through and these openings are covered by caps 5. The caps 5 may be considered as constituting inverted cup-shaped portions on the under side of the liquid-tight receptacle for receiving the upper ends of the bottles whereby the lower portions of the liquid-tight receptacle or means may he considered to extend below the tops of the bottles when the latter are in place in. the transportation case. The lower section 2 has circular seats 6 which the bottles lit and which thus serve the purpose of spacing the bottles. Guides for insuring the proper relative position between the upper and the lower sect-ion are indicated by the numeral 7 They are shown as consisting of angle irons secured vertically at the corners. These angle irons are shown connected at the top by bands 8 to increase the rigidity; Supporting handles 9 are secured at each end of the lower section. The upper section 1 is provided with handles 10 hinged on the inside.
It is evident that my invention lends itself using some other cooling mixture wi not any risk of the necks ot' the bottles becoming tainted by salt or o'izlusr chemicals adds greatly to the economy 01 icing.
What I claim is:
1. In a transportation case for bottled liquids an upper section, a lower section having means for spacing the bottles, means on the lower section for supporting the weight of the case for carrylng purposes, and means for insuring the proper position of th upper section relative to the lower section, when assembled, said case being constructed so that said upper and lower sections cooperate to provide an inclosure or conugartinent tor the bottles, the upper section forming a liquid-tight means for holding a cooling medium and which liquid tight means has inverted cup-shapedportions on its under side to provide receiving spaces for the top, of the bottles whereby the bottom of said liquid-tight means xtends below the tops of the bottles.
2. A transportation case comprising in combination a lower section or box having therein means for holding bottles in spaced relation, and an upper section which fits into the lower section, said upper section being in the form of a pan and having in its bottom portion openings which correspond to the spacings provided for in the lower section, said upper section also having a cap which covers each of said openings and the upper section being shaped so that the spaces between the caps themselves and between the outer caps and the sidewalls of the upper section can be filled with ice.
3. A transportation case of the class described comprising in combination an upper and a lower section which provide between them a practically air-tight chamber; the lower section having at each corner thereof vertically extending angle-irons that serve as guideways said angle-irons being connected at their top by bands which increase rigidity of the structure, said lower section also being provided with handles whereby the case can be transported, the upper section being in the form of a pan having openings in the bottom to receive the upper portions of bottles, each of which openings are covered with a cap, the caps being spaced from each other and also from the walls in the upper section; said upper sec tion also having handles whereby the sec- -11 tion can be lifted from the lower section.
a. A transportation case of the class described comprising in combination a lower section, and an upper section constructed so as to hold water and so as to fit the lower section, the sections being constructed so as to provide between them a practically airtight and dust-proof space, the upper section comprising a bottom plate and caps, the bottom plate having upstanding edge portions and a flat portion with openings therein, the caps being located so as to cover said openings and being connected to said bottom plate *so as to provide a liquid tight pan or receptacle.
5. A transportation case for bottles which transportation case comprises a bottom sec" tion upon which the bottles are supported and an upper Section that covers the bottles, the bottom section having means for hold.- ing the bottles in spaced relationship, the upper section having a bottom member with upstanding edges and caps corresponding in number to the bottles which the bottom section is constructed to hold, the caps being connected to the bottom. member so that the bottom member and caps provide a liquid tight pan or receptacle within which a cooling substance can be placed.
This specification signed and witnessed this 21st day of Se tember, A. D., 1915.
, EDv ARI) H. JOHNSON. Signed in the presence of:
G. MGGRANN. M. F. KEATING.