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Publication numberUS1365659 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 18, 1921
Filing dateMay 3, 1917
Priority dateMay 3, 1917
Publication numberUS 1365659 A, US 1365659A, US-A-1365659, US1365659 A, US1365659A
InventorsCarter Arthur B
Original AssigneeCarter Arthur B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shipping-container for motion-picture reels
US 1365659 A
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A B. CARTER.

SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR MOTION PICTURE HEELS. APPLICATION FILED MAY 3 I917- RENEWED IUNE 12. I920.

1,365,659. Patented Jan. 18,1921.

fiwmmss' Z1 J j mvsmm ATTORNEY ARTHUR 2B. CARTER, or BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT.

SHIPPING-CONTAINER FOR MOTION-PICTURE REELS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 18, 1921.

Application filed llliay 3, 1917, Serial No. 166,155. Itenewe'd June 12, 1920. Serial No. 388,666.

To allwhomitmay concern:

Be it known that I, ARTHUR B. CARTER,

of Brattleboro in the county of Windham and State of Vermont, have invented anew anduseful Shipping-Container for Motion- Picture Reels, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to a fire to provide containers which can be of uniformslze, and yet designed for use with any number .of reels, within its capacity, and to so secure the reels in place that they can not move about, in the container to their damage.

Figure 1, is a perspective view of the can, with parts broken away to facilitate illustration. Fig. 2, is a section in the plane indicated by the line 2-2 in Fig. 1. Fig. 3, is an enlarged cross section of the bottom of the container. Fig. 4, is an enlarged cletail View of the handle and its fastenings.

The shipping container A, is of sheet metal and has a cylindrical body B, a removable cover C, and a fixed bottom D. The cover C, is constructed with a central deression a, the purpose of which will be hereinafter described, and a surrounding bead b, on its lower outside edge. Attached on the outside of the cover C, and formed to fit in the depression a, as well as alon the uppermost surfaces of the cover, an also attached on the outside of the bottom D, are reinforcing, stiff, metal strips or bars E and F, respectively. These strips are fastened by any appropriate means, here shown to be by rivets. Extending through the center of the container is a metal rod G, which is screw-threaded as shown at H, ex

' cept at the bottom of the container. Movable lengthwise on the rod G, and se arable therefrom, is a retainer, shown in *ig. 1, as a thumb screw I. Fig. 3, however, shows the preferred form of retainer, namely, a

slip nut. This nut is such. as is shown in United States Letters Patent of Starrett, No. 642,170, January 30, 1900. It is screwthreaded to work up and down upon the rod Gr, 11 desired, but has relatively movable sprlng pressed jaws c, d. Ifthejaws of the nut are pressed together at their upper ends they open, and the nut can be slipped off from the rod without unscrewing.

The rod G, is fastened in place in the bottom of the container by having its end of less diameter than the screw-threaded portion, as shown at J, this smaller portion J, being passsed through registering apertures in the bottom D and strip F, and then being headed on the outside of the strip F. The

cover C, and the strip E, are provided with centrally located, registering apertures forming a socket for the upper end of the rod G, to hold it securely in position, without lateral movement. After the cover is applied, a fastener, here shown as a nut K, is screwed upon the projecting portion L, of the rod G, thus adequately holding the cover in place upon the container. This projecting portion L, of the rod G, extends through the cover, but does not extend above the top of the uppermost surface of the cover. This protects the fastening nut and the projecting portion L, from being broken off 1n transit.

For easy removal of the cover, and the handling of the container, the cover is pr0- vided with a swinging handle M, loosely socketed at N, 0, these sockets being riveted to the cover C, and strip to, or made in one. with the strip E. The loose fitting of the handle in the sockets, permits it to lie over upon the cover, to allow easy access to the securing nut K, and, when it is lying upon the cover, as it will do unless held up, it is below the to 3 of the uppermost surface of the cover. I ence, the container when ready for shipment has no projection above the upper surface of the container which could be damaged.

When'it is desired to ship reels in a case of this construction, the cover, fastener and retainer are removed. The reels are then slid upon the rod G, (each reel having a hole at its center) whereupon the retainer is placed upon the top of the uppermost reel,

thus securing the reels solidly in place in the container. nstead of the reels alone being slid upon this rod G, the completed fireproof casings set forth in a co-pending application filed April 6, 1917, Serial Number 160,203, can be used, thus giving a double fireproof protection.

With the preferred form of retainer, after it is slid upon the rod to the top of the uppermost reel, it may be given a few turns to insure the tightest possible holding in place of the reels in the container. The position of the reels and the application of the retainer are shown in full lines in Fig. 1. The cover is then put on and fastened, as above described. The container is now ready for shipment, and the reels cannot slide about in the container and no damage can be done to them.

By screw-threading the rod G, to near its lower end, it is possible to ship any number of reels within the capacity of the container, even to' a single reel, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 3.

In order to provide a container which would not have an uneven surface resting upon the floor, the present container is shown as at P, with a raised bottom construction, so that the strip F, when fastened to the bottom D, will not extend below the resting surface of the edge of the container. The bottom of the cylindrical body of the container may be provided with the bead Q, as shown in Fig. 1, or without the head, as shown in Fig. 3.

I claim- 1. A fireproof shipping container for motion picture reels comprising a body, raised bottom and removable cover having therein a central depression, in combination with reinforcing strips located on the outside of the cover and the bottom of the container respectively, a screw-threaded rod extending through the center of the container and fastened to the bottom thereof and its reinforcing strip, a retainer screwing up and down upon said rod and removable therefrom, said cover fitting upon said container and said rod extending through registering, centrally located apertures in said cover and its reinforcing strip, leaving a projecting end of said rod extending beyond the cover, but not beyond the uppermost surface thereof, and a securing nut screwing upon the projecting end of said rod.

2. A fireproof shipping container for motion picture reels comprising a body, raised bottom and removable cover having therein a central depression, in combination with strips located on the cover and the bottom of the container respectively, a screwthreaded rod extending through the center of the container and fastened to the bottom thereof and its strip, a retainer movable lengthwise upon said rod and separable therefrom, said cover fitting upon said container and said rod extending through registering, centrally located apertures in said cover and its strip, and a fastener upon the end of said rod, this fastener when in place not extending beyond the uppermost surface thereof.

A fireproof shipping container for motion picture reels comprising a body, bottom and cover, in combination with bars on the cover and the bottom of the container respectively, a rod extending through the center of the container, a retainer upon said rod and removable therefrom, said cover fitting upon said container and said rod resting in a socket in said cover and its bar, and means cooperating with said rod for fastening the cover in place.

4. A fireproof shipping container for motion picture reels comprising a body, bottom and cover having therein a central depression to accommodate a swinging handle on said cover, in combination with reinforcing strips located on the cover and the bottom of the container respectively, a rod extending through the center of the container, a. retainer sliding upon said rod, the cover fitting upon said container and said rod extending through registering apertures in said cover and its reinforcing strip, leaving a projecting end of said rod extending beyond the cover, and a fastener for the cover on said projecting end, the fastener, projecting end nor handle extending beyond the uppermost surface of the cover.

5. A fireproof shipping container for motion picture reels having therein a rod upon which the reels fit, and a retainer coiiperating with said rod for holding said reels in place in said container, a cover through which said rod passes, and a fastener accessible from above the cover and cooperating with said rod to hold the cover in place.

6. A fireproof shipping container for moving picture reels having a body, a bottom permanently secured thereto, and a cover; a rod connected to the bottom and extending through said container upon which motion picture reels fit, a retainer within the container cooperating with said rod between the bottom and cover and movable lengthwise thereon for holding said reels in place in said container, said cover fitting the body at its open end and having a socket in which the upper end of the rod enters, and a readily manipulated fastener for holding said cover in place.

7. A fireproof shipping container for moving picture reels having a body, a bottom permanently secured thereto, and a cover; a rod connected to the bottom and extending through said container upon which motion picture reels fit, a retainer within the container cooperating with said rod between the bottom and cover and movable lengthwise thereon for holding said reels in place in said container, and said cover fitting the body at its open end and having a socket in which the upper end of the rod enters.

8. A fireproof shipping container for moving picture reels having a body, a bottom permanently secured thereto, and a cover; a rod connected to the bottom and extending through said container upon which motion picture reels fit, a retainer within the container cooperating with said rod between the bottom and cover and movable lengthwise thereon for holding said reels in lace in said container, and said 10 cover fitting the body at its open end and c0 operating when in place with the upper end of the rod.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name.

ARTHUR B. CARTER.

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US4502598 *Nov 20, 1981Mar 5, 1985Dysan CorporationHolder for magnetic disks
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/408, 206/397, 206/499
International ClassificationB65D85/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/00
European ClassificationB65D85/00