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COLLAPSIBLE AN'D FOLDABLE CANDY BASKET.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 5,1921.
INVENTOR A. 5A a A TTORNEYS is E COLLAPSIBLE AND FOLIDABLE CANDY BASKET.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 18, 19.22,
Application filed July 5, 1921. Seria1 No. 482,309.
'1 '0 all a ham wmy concern Be it knownthat l, Ko rano Sa'ro, a sub ject f the Emperor of Japan, residing at 1.820 Post Street, in the city and county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented new and usefulImprovements in Collapsible and Foldable Candy Baskets, of whiclr'the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to improvements in foldable and collapsible baskets for candy and the like and resides in the .provision of an inexpensive novel and useful basket form which may be made of paper, cardboard, wood or other like material and constructed so that it may be formed into various basket shapes of differing ornamental appearances, the form when not in use being capable of being foldedflat and, stored or packed in small compass.
An object of thefinvention is to provide a novel basket form of one piece of bendable or foldable material which may be bent or folded into various basket shapes, there being a novel leg and handle supporting member which cooperate with a special form of basket bottom formed as a part of the one piece, which member will brace the struc-" t-ure, provide for holding the handle in place and at the same time provide supporting legs for the basket.
The invention possesses other advantages and features some of which, with the foregoing will be set forth at length in the following description where I shall outline in full that form of the invention which I have selected for illustration in the'drawings accompanying and forming a part of the present specification. In said drawings I have shown one form of the construction of my invention, but it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to such form since the invention as expressed in the claims may be embodied in a plurality of forms.
Referring to the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the invention showing it unfolded.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation showing the basket folded.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the basket.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the leg and Referring to the drawings, basket form which is preferably made of cardboard or other still paperbut may be 1 designates a formed of light, thin wood or mctal as desired. This form is preferably of circular shape and comprises a latticed or foraminated annular portion 2 joined to a center or bottom piece 3, which latter is of solid rather than latticed or foraminated form and preferably thicker ban the portion 2. Around the outer edge of the portion 2 is a border 4 of fancy paper. Extending through openings 5 in the portions 2 is a flexible handle element 6, which extends under the bottom or center piece 3 and is crossed where thus. extended, said member (5 terminating under two loops disposed on opposite sides of the portion 2. The center piece 3, as shown, is of a circular form and relatively stiff. To provide for bending the portion 2 so as to act as the sides of the basket, the bottom or center piece where joined to the portion 2 is scored, perforated orformed with lines of weakness, as at 7 and 8. One series of the scored lines, the one '7 for example, may be in a pentagonal form, whereas the other series 8 may be in circular form. Any other shap'es or forms of the perforations may beprovided. If desired the portion 2 may be bent upwardly along the scored or perforated sides 7 and the sides will then assume the form shown in Fig. 2. When the basket is thus bent the sides are folded so as t overlap at spaced points and are held together: by pins or clips as shown at 9, so as to maintain the sides in basket form. If portion 2 is bent upwardly around the circular form of perforations, the basket will be given a. circular shape.
An oiled paper lining 9 as shown in Fig. 3, may be placed upon the form 1 so as to serve as a lining for the basket. The oiled paper lining is cut radially from the outer edge so as to allow for the ready folding of the cut portions and the conformation of the lining to the form of the basket.
To provide legs for the basket and means for supporting a handle and also to reinforce the structure, a circular cardboard disc 10 formed of paper or other stifi" material is used. Extending radially from the periphery of the disc is a plurality of bend- V serted through openings 12 formed in the center piece 3. In forming the openings 12, tongues 13 are provided on'the center piece 2 Cri and these tongues are adapted to engage the outer faces of the legs 11 so that the ends of the tongues and legs terminate flush With one another.
The length oi the legs such that the disc 10 Will be disposed above and in spaced parallel relation. to the bottom piece 3, shown in Fig. 3. Formed through the disc 10 and piece 3 at the center of said piece and disc are annular registering openings 1.4 and 15 which are adapted to receive a straight upstanding handle 16. The lower end of the handle terminates in the same plane as the lower ends of the legs 11. and tongues 13 and at a point spaced from the-said lower end a pinv 17 is inserted "through, the handle to hold the same against being Withdrawn. At the upper end of the handle, a ring or eye 18 is mounted to provide for the hanging of the basket. It will thus be seen that either the handle 16 or the flexible handle 6 may be used.
The entire structure may be readily disassembled and folded flat so that it may be packed or stored in small compass.
1. A foldable, collapsible basket comprising a relatively stifi center piece, a flexible and bent able portion surrounding and being supported by the center piece, said latter portion being capable of being bent upwardly into diflerent shapes so as to provide sides for the basket and a plurality of lines of Weakness formed Where the bendable portion joins the center piece, said lines beoi? dilii'erent form to provide for bending the flexible portion into diflerent shapes, a disc, legs on the disc, said center piece having openings therein through which the legs ex tend.
3. A. 'toldable, collapsible basket comprising a relatively stitl' center piece, a flexible and bendable portion surrounding and beino' supported by the center piece, said latter portion being capable of being bent upwardly into different shapes so as to provide sides for the basket and a plurality of lines of Weakness 'lormed- Where the bend able portion joins the center piece, said lines being of different form to provide for bending the flexible portion into different shapes, a disc, legs on the disc, said center piece having openings therein through Which the legs extend, said. disc piece being spaced above the center piece and having registering openinns and a handle inserted through said openings.