US 1329966 A
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H. R. GARRITSOM SHIPPING CRATE.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 3, 1920.
Application led .Tune 11,1919. Serial No. 303,389.
This invention relates to shipping crates,
particularly to those of the round basket type, and .has for its object the provision of an improved form of shipping crate in which the bottom is formed integrally upon the ends of thefstaves whereby the crate will embody in its lconstruction the minimum number of parts, the `bottom memberson the staves being secured by common fastening members.
With the above and other objects and advantages in view, the invention consists in the details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a vertical, longitudinal section, taken on line 1-1 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 2 is a horizontal section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, I have shown my crate as formed of a plurality of staves 10 which are formed as fiat strips of wood as this is the commonest material employed in the construction of cratesof this character. In the construction of the crate the staves are transversely scored and bent to form L-shaped members, the vertical arms of which constitute the staves proper of the crate, and the horizontal arms 11 of which, when properly connected, constitute the bottom. The staves are arranged in pairs, as clearly shown, with the horizontal arms 11 thereof superposedvand secured .together by common fastening members 12y which may be nails, staples, rivets,
a wire member 17 which extends diametri cally across the bottom. and which has its ends secured through the external and internal hoops 13 and 14, the ends being secured in any suitable manner, as for instance by twisting around the hoops. v
From the foregoing description Aand a study of the drawing it will be apparent that I have thus provided a very simply constructed crate in which the bottom and sides' are formed integrally whereby 'the structure will embody the minimum number of parts and whereby the cost of production will be very 'little It will also be observed that, owing to the provision of the various hoo s as well as the transverse wire member, t e structure will be amply reinforced so as to insure the proper degree of strength for holding up during transportation.
Having thus described my invention, I claim 1. In a shipping crate including a plurality of substantially vertically extending staves, lateral extensions formed integrally upon the lower ends of said staves and secured together to constitute the bottom 'of the crate. and a wire member extending dametrically across said bottom with its ends secured to said extending staves. t
2. In a shipping crate including a 1urality of substantially vertically exten ing staves, lateral extensions formed integrally upon the lower ends ofsaid staves and se.
cured'together to constitutethe bottom of the crate, hoops secured at intervals throughout the length of the vertical extending staves` and reinforcing means extending diametrically across the'bottom and secured at opposite sides thereof to the lowermost hoop.
3. In a shipping crate including a plurality of substantially vertically extending staves, lateral extensions formed integrally upon the lower ends of said staves and secured together to 'constitute the bottom of the crate, hoops secured at intervals throughout the length of the vertical extending staves, and a wire member extending across lthe bottom at the underside thereof and secured at its ends to the lowermost hoop.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
HENRY R. GARRITSON.
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