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l. P. H. LANE. DETACHABLE BASKET CARRIER. APPLICATION FILED sumzo, 1920.
Pat ented June 14, 1921.
JOHN P. H. LANE, lf-IAREIEIAN, TENNESSEE.
DETACHABLE EASI IET-GARRIER.
Application filed To. (ZZZ whom it may concern l e it known that I, dorm P. H. LANE,
tizen of the United States, residing at flarrnnan, in the county of Ptoane and- J1 b-tate oi Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Detachable Basket-Carriers, of which the following is a full'specification.
This invention relates to new and novel improvements in a detachable basket carrier, comprising a metal frame of necessary form for receiving, reinforcing and carrying, ordinary baskets, within the carrier, as illustrated in the a companying drawings.
This application contains many of the principal features and the descriptive subject matter, as shown and described in U. S. Letters Patent, for a basket carrier, issued to John P. H. Lane, on the 28rd day of June, 1914:, Serial Number 806283. In this )resent application the improvements and .Li 7
additions, as shown and a much lighter basket parts, and of tion.
The principal object of this improved carrier is the production of basket carrier of the lightest practical weight, and designed, when placed upon a floor, to rest upon four (4:) foot rests; and which carrier, when not in use or for convenience in shipping, may be folded into small space, and otherwise made commercially desirable.
With these and other objects in view, as hereinafter described and claimed, it will, however, be understood that various changes may be made in the construction of my improved basket carrier, without departing from the spirit and intention thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my detachable basket carrier device, showing an ordinary basket, without handles, inserted within the carrier.
Fig. 2 represents a side elevation of the basket carrier as it appears, when detached from the basket, having the handles locked together in the carrying position.
Fig. 3 represents a perspective view of one of th members, sepadescribed, provide carrier, having fewer simpler and cheaper construce transverse carrier rated from the other parts.
Fig. 4 represents a cross section of the foot rest portion of the transverse carrier member, on the line X-X.
Fig. ,5 represents an end elevation of one Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 1st, 1921.
September 20, 1820. Serial 1Y0. 411,380.
corner of the basket carrier, showing the manner in which the carrier handles and other nuts are attached to each other.
ring to the drawings: similar num ra s refer to similar parts, throughout ral views.
.l l designates an ordinary, splint basket, without handles, inserted within the basket carrier. 2 designates the inner and outer rim, of the said basket. 3 designates the side binding straps immediately below the outer rim portion of said basket. 4 designates transversely extending strap members which e tend across the bottom and extend upward on each side of the basket. designate cross and longitudinal o and 5' crimoed foot rests, at each lower corner of the carrier members, e. 6 cesignates wire carrier handles, the upper handle having a curved hook portion, adapted to engage the spool handle portion, 8, of the other handle, in a coupled portion, as shown in Fig. 2. 9 designates rivets, by means of which the longitudinal straps, 3, carrier members l, and wire carrier handles 6, are pivotally fastened together, at their corners, and engage the carrier members at rivet hole, 9; and when so fastened together by said rivets, constitute the complete, detachable basket carrier. 10 designates a hooked barb, slightly projecting from the outer surface of the carrier members, near their upper ends and adapted to the inner surface of the basket rim, 2, by means of which the basket is more rigidly attached and held within the basket carrier. as shown in Fig. 1.
From the foregoing description, it will be observed that this basket carrier is constructed of flat metal straps, and wire. It may vary in size and proportion, and is adapted. to reinforce and strengthen ordinary baskets. lVhen resting on a floor or level surface, the four corners are so constructed, by means of the crimped foot rests, as to prevent the basket from tilting or rocking; and by means of the specially designed coupling handles the two handles are brought together, and, for carrying purposes, have the effect of a one-spool handle, as shown in Fig. 2; and for shipping purposes these basket carriers can be folded and packed together, in. a flat position.
In the application of my improved basket carrier, when placed in the open position, as shown in Fig. 2, the basket, without hanportion of one dles, may be inserted to the central position, and forced down, into the carrier "frame; the upper portion of the transverse carrier member, having the barbed hook, 10, is in serted between the inner and outer basket rim; and the outer rim, 2, is forced down between the barbs, 10, and the handles 6, as shown in Fig. 1 and 5. By means of these improved devices the basket is greatly strengthened in its carrying capacity and made serviceable, for a much longer period of time, at a minimum cost.
Having -lully described my invention and improvements, what I claim as new and de sire to secure by Letters Patent is 1' l. A basket carrier of the character described, comprising a pair of transverse carr in members saaced apart havin vertib 7 A 7 D cal, side, portions, extending upwardly, crimped foot rests each lower corner of the transverse carrying members, hook barbs, slightly projecting from the outer ends of the said trans verse carrying members, adapted to engage the basket rim, in a clinging manner; side binding straps, adapted to pivotally engage the transverse carrying members, immediately'below the outer basket rim, wire carrier handles, adapted to engage each other and means for pivotally binding the transverse carrying members, the side binding and the carrier handles together, substantially as shown and described.
2. A basket carrier of the character described, comprising a pair of transverse, carrying members, spaced apart, having vertical side portions, extending upwardly, crimped foot rests at each lower corner of the transverse carrying embers, hook barbs, slightly projecting from the outer surface, at the upper ends of the said transverse carrying members, adapted to engage the basket rim in a clinging manner; side binding straps, adapted to pivotally engage the transverse carrying members, immediately below the outer basket rim; a pair of wire carrier handles, the hand portion of one handle having a curved hook portion, adapted to engage the spool handle portion of the other handle, in a coupled position, for carrying purposes; and means for pivotally engaging the said wire handles; transverse carrying members and side binding straps together, substantially as shown, and for the purposes specified and set forth.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto afiixed my signature.
JOHN P. H. DANE.
Witnesses? T. A. CHRrs'rNIss, W. C. CALLINS.