US 1428500 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. L. BUEDINGEN.
TRAY SUPPORT FOR Box'Es. APPLICATION F|LED JULY 12, H9.
1,428,500. PateIgted Sept. 5, 1922.
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W. L. BUEDINGEN;
TRAY SUPPORT FOR BOXES. 1 APPLICATION FILEDJULYIZHISIB. I
, Patented Sept. 5, 1922.
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I new and useful improvements intray sup- Patented Sept. 5, 1922.
WILLIAM L. IBUEDINGEN, or MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.
.i I r vTRAY surron'rron BOXES.
Application filed July 112, 1919.- Serial No. 310,377.
ports for. boxes. I-Ieretofore it has been common practice to employ a cardboard. form or insertion which is placed within a box and upon which the bottom of the box v tray rests, but this method of supporting the tray has proven very; unsatisfactory in that upon the placing of weight within the tray, one corner of the tray generally slips past the insertion and thus defeats the object of the support. This method has proven especially unsatisfactory when used in connection with candy boxes in that the candy in the portion of the box beneath the tray be-- comes damaged when the tray sinks or falls past its support. v f 1 With these inherent objections in mind, I have devised the tray support hereinafter described which has for one of its objects to provide means for positively supporting a tray within a box in which the tray will be capable of ready removal.
Another object of this invention is to provide a tray support of the class described having means engageable with the top edge of the tray to firmly secure the tray in position.
A further object of this invention is to provide a device of such simplicity thatit cannot get out of order, and inexpensive enough to be applied to thecheapest box and at the same time, so complete that it may be used with the most elaborate and costly creation of the box makers skill,
With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, my invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts substantially as hereinafter described and more particularly defined by the appended claims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the hereindisclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims,
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illustrated severalcomplete examples of the physical embodiment of my invention constructed according to the best modes Ihave so far devised for the practical application .of the principlesthereof, and in which: i Pig. l sa perspective vlew of a box having a tray supported therein by means of a support constructed according to and embodying my invention, the box having its cover removed for the purpose of illustration. v p ,i
Fig-.2 isa rearv view of one end of the formof tray support depicted in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3. is a perspective .view ofone of the tray supports detached.
Fig. 4c is a perspective view of a box equippedwith my tray support and illustrating a slightly modified form of tray support having means engaging the edge of the tray to secure the same in place.
Fig. 5 is a rear plan view of one of the tray supports detached, and Fig. 6 is an enduviewthereof.
Referring now more particularly .to Fig ures 1, 2 and3 of thedrawings, 1O designates a conventional form of box structure, and 11, 'a trayadapted to be supported therein and spaced from the bottom of the box by means ofthe tray support to be described. The support is preferably formed from a single length of wire and has its intermediate portion 12 disposed transversely of the box and its portions acent the ends thereof directed laterally and horizontally as at 13, and then directed upwardly as at v14: to
form vertical suspending or supporting the inner side of the adjacent end wall, the
portions 12 and 13 engaging the bottom of the tray and supporting the same within the box. The loops or eyes 16 are adapted to have snug engagement against the adjacent portion of the side wall of the box to readily removably' clamp the support to the adjacent side wall of the box. The loops 16 also serve to provide means to assist in removing the tray 11 from the box when the same is filled in that the finger nails can be engaged there I under and bodily remove the tray supports and trayfrom the boX.
In Figures l, 5 and 6, I have illustrated a tray support provided, adjacent itsbends 15, with inwardly extending loops 19 adapted to engage over the acent edge portions of the tray 11 as depicted in Fig. i. The
loops 19 have their under i 'aces slightly in clined upwardly as at 20 to provide locking recesses for the tray edge and thus insure the locking oi the tray on its supports. This form of my invention is especially adapted for use with the larger size boxes which generally have a layer of excelsior packing over thecandy disposed/therein, and the loops 19 hold the material beneath the tray firm.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it would be at once apparent that my tray support may be adapted for any size or style of box, and that the supporting arms 14- or for supporting a tray within a box, and
means carried thereby and releasably engageable'with the top edge of the tray to secure the same upon said support.
2. A device of the class described comprising vertical arms having means formed on their upper ends for engagement with the side wall of a box, a laterally projected tray engaging portion at the lower ends of the vertical arms, and means adjacent the upper ends of the vertical arms and engageable with the upper edges of a tray to secure the trayupon the tray engaging portion.
3. A. device of the class described comprising verticalv arms having means formed on box from thetop edges thereofand loosely engaging beneath the bottom of the tray "adjacent its opposite ends, said supporting members each consisting of a single length ofwire bent to form an intermediate portion and horizontal supporting arms extending outwardly from the ends of the intermediate pr 'on, the under side of the ends of the tray resting loosely upon said intermediate portion and upon saidoutwaidly extending arms, and vertical supporting arms extendupwardly from the outer end of the horizontal upportingarms at substantially right angles thereto, and lying snugly intermediate of the ends of the tray and'the end of the box, said vertical arms being formedat their upperends with hooksfor clampingly and detachably engaging over the adjacent upper edge portion of the boX. r
In testimony whereof, I affix my signature.
WILLIAM L. BUEDINGEN.