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Publication numberUS1455974 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1923
Filing dateJul 1, 1921
Priority dateJul 1, 1921
Publication numberUS 1455974 A, US 1455974A, US-A-1455974, US1455974 A, US1455974A
InventorsSolon Faustin J
Original AssigneeOwens Bottle Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container and holder therefor
US 1455974 A
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May 22, 1923.

F. J. SOLON CONTAINR AND HOLDER THEREFOR Fi'led July l 1921 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 May 22, 41923.7 1,455,974

` F. J. soLN CONTAINER AND HOLDER THEREF'OF Filed July l, 1921 4 Sheets-Sheet, 2

625 rraeA/E I @l 'INVENTOR May 22, 1923.

` F. J. SOLON CONTAINER AND HOLDER THEREFOR 4 sheets-sheet 5 Filed July l, 1921 INVENTOR flue-17N Jn 0^/ v May22,1923.

Filed July l 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 INVENTOR Patented Maty 22, 1923i uNrrEDv ,STATES y 1,455,974 ,PATENT oFFlcE. t




Application led July 1,` 1921.- Serial /No 481,762.

To all whom it concern 'Be' rit known that I, FAUsTiN J. SoLoN,-

a citizen of theV United States, residing at Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Containers and Holders Therefor, of which the following is a speciication.

Mylnvention relates to containers, which mouth bottles, adapted to hold various small articles', and tofsupporting devices in ywhich said containers are mounted. A 'The invention is adapted to'a great val5 small parts such asv bolts, screws, springs, washers, etc.,-in stores, for lholding and displaying candies and numerous other artiing various articles of food, etc. The above are given merely'as examples 'of the 'various uses for which the' invention is adapted.

An object of the invention is to provide a container of the character indicated in 'combination with a tiltableholder in which the container is' removably held, and a .supporting frame-Work. inv which" the holder is mounted, whereby the holder with its container may be readily tilted into position for removing articles from the container or for replenishing them, together with suitable means for automatically closing the container'when it is returned to its normal upright position. Other objects of the invention will appear hereinafter and various features of,

. novelty. arel set forth in the lfollowing specification which will be understood 1n connection with the' accompanying drawings wherein;- v

l Figure 1 is a` front elevation, 4partly brokenfaway, of a device constructed in accordance with my invention.

. r'igure 2 is an end view of a portion'of the same.

Figure 3 is a art sectional end view of a modified form o support for the containers.

Figure a section at the line 4-4 on Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a. sectional end elevation of the apparatus shownin Figure 1', one of the container supports being tilted.vr

Figure 6 is a fragmentary plan View of one end of'a holder and adjacent' parts.

may be inv` the form of glass jars or widev riety of uses, as for example, in stockroomsof machine shops or factorles, for holding :cles of merchandise,in the home, for stor- Figure 7is a front elevation of the same.

Figures8 to 11 inclusive,'illustrate a modifed construction in which there are individually tiltable holders for the several containers. Figure 8 is a sectional elevation showing a container in normal position. Figure 9 is a similar view showing the container tilted. Fi re, 10 is 4a .part sectional front elevation. :iau're 11 is a'fragmentary- `plan view of a container and its holder'.

- Figures 12 to 14 illustrate a further modification. Figure '12 shows the. holder in transverse section, and Ialso indicates in brokenr lines a'container in normal position 'in the holder'. Figure 13 is a plan view of the same. Figure 14.- is a fragr/nentary.l viewy of one 'of the holders.

- vFigure 15 is a plan showing a further modilication of lthe holder.

Referring particularly' to Figures 1,2, 5,-

6 and`7, a rack orvframefwork lisfprovided which may bemade of angle bars of standard construction. These comprise front and" reary upright end bars 20 and 21,y lowerhorizontal front and jrearbars 22 and'23, additional front` bars 24, lower transverse end bars 26, and transverse end bars 27, opposite the bars 24. Diagonal brace rods 29 maybe provided at the rear of the framefwork, if

desired. The frame-work may be built to any desired height, depending on the numberl of -rows of containers'it is desired to support therein. l

The containers 31 arecarried in tiltablyv mounted holders 32.y Each holder ycomprises a base barl 33 extending lengthwise of ,the

frame and having its ends 34 bentupward to vertical Iposition. Front and rear'b'ars 35 and 36 respectively extend parallel with the bar 33 and have their ends bent and se cured to the upright ends l34 of the bar 33.

The bars 33, 35 and l36 are suitably spaced y to form pockets or compartments to receive the containers 31, The front bar 35`is V formed at regular intervals with re-entrant portions or bends 37 to space the containers '31 and hold them against movement lengthwise of the holders.

Rock shafts 40 journalled in, the ends of the frame have xed thereto angle bars or brackets/41 secured to the bars 33 by bolts 42. This permits the holder to be swung forward .to tilt the containers from 'their Figure 5.` A finger piece 43 may be attached to the bar 35 for tilting the holder. Adjustable stops 44 and 45 limit the forward and return movements of the holder respectively.

The holderimay be held by spring -pressure both in its tilted and normal position. For this purpose a coil spring 46 is mounted on a rod 47 which has a slidinor connection with a fulcrum pin 48, said rod being connected by a pivot 49 with a rock arm 50 on the shaft 40. yllhe spring 46, held under compression between the fulcrum pin 48 and a stop 52 on the rod 47, tends to move said rod endwise toward the arm 50. lin this manner spring pressure is applied to hold the holderin its tilted position, as seen in the lower half of Figure 5. vand also to hold it When returned to upright position, as shown for example in Figure 2.

'The containers 31, as shown, consist of glass jars, although they may be niadc of other materials. The upper end or lip 53 ofeach container is inclined to the horizontal so as to bear squarely against an inclined cover or closure 54. This, as shown in Figures l and 5, may be made of telt, cork or other suitable material mounted in a holder 55 extending lengthwise Of the frame, said holder comprising spring arms 56 by which it 1s secured to the fra-me. It will be seen that with this construction the cover 54 is held with a yielding pressure against the mouths of the containers,` forming a close fit. open ends of the containers being inclined, as shown, permits them to readily slide into position beneath the cover 54. This is true not .only of the construction shown, but adapts them for use with a cover such as 54 when the latter is 'arranged over an ordinary shelf or horizontal support so that the containers are closed by simply sliding them back into position on such support.

As shown particularly in Figures 2 and 5, provision is made for adjusting the ends bars 27 of the framefvertically, thereby ad- IJusting the covers 54 to containers 0f difierent lengths. This adjustment is provided by vertical slots 58 in the upright frame members through which clamping bolts 59 extend. As shown in Figure 5,a slot 60 is also provided for the fulcrum pin 48 above the bar 27 so that said pin maybe adjusted with the corresponding holder. Provision may be made for adjusting the front and rear bars 35 and 36 toward and from each other to fitI containers of different sizes. The means for such adjustment-is shown in Figures 3 and 4, wherein the ends of said bars are provided with slots 62. Clamping bolts 63 extend through said slots and through the uprights 34.

Figures 8 to 11 illustrate a modified construction in which the containers are carried in vindividual holders, permitting each The container to be tilted independently ot Vthe others. rThe holders are arranged in a sheet metal cabinet comprising individual sections or units. Each unit comprises a base 64, back 65 and top 66,- all of which may be formed from a single 4piece of sheet metal. lAny desired number of these sections may be mounted one above another. Locking strips 67 oneach section are adapted to fit in sockets 68 in the section beneath, permitting said sections `to be readily .assembled and securely held in assembled relation. The back 65 may be formed with strengthening ribs 69. Each container 31 is supported in a holder 70 which is made of sheet metal and comprises a band extending horizontally to embrace three sides of the container.f Theholder is formed with an ex'tension'72 which provides a bottom support for the container.

which it is mounted for tilting movement.

lStandards 74 rising from ,the base 64 provide bearings vfor the trunnions 73. Each of these standards 74 may have its `upper end bent downward as shown so that a single standard provides a bearingl for the holders on opposite sides thereof. The standards are also formed with rearward extensions 77 secured to the wall 65. rlhe arm 72 0f the holder terminates in a loop 71 which acts as a stop to arrest the container in its tilted position and owning tov its resiliency, also serves as a friction gripping device to hold the container in such position. Individual covers or Stoppers 75 are provided for the containers. These may be made of sheet metal stamped or shaped to provide a convex cover-piece to form a close fit with the mouth of the container, an extension 76 forming a spring connection with the top 66 so that the cover will be held in position with a yielding pressure and will also yield to permit the container to swing to and from its closed position.

The tilting movement of the containeil 31,

as indicated in Figure 9, is limited by the `ther modification'. oi" the holder. In this construction the containers 31 are supported by individual clips or gripping devices 80 mounted in a supporting bar 81 located at the rear of the containers and extending lengthwise of the frame. The ends 82 of said bar extend forwardly and are secured by bolts 83 to the upright-s 34, slots'84 being provided in said ends to receive the bolts 83, thereby permitting forward or rearward The holder is provided with pivot pins or trunnions 73 byv iio tioned 0n the bar 81. The resiliency of the.

clip will then tend to spread said arms and cause them t0 bind on the bar 81, thereby holding the clip against displacement along the bar. When the container 31 is'placed in position in a clip, it may be spread still f further, which willV increase the gripping effect on the bar 81 and the container. 1

Figure 15 shows a further modification in which clips 86 are provided of such shape that each container 31 is held=between the arms of two adjacent clips.

also securely hold Modifications maybe resortedto within the spirit and scope of my invention.

What I claim is:l 1. The combination of a rack or frame, a holder mounted thereon, a container carried h) said holder, said ,holder being tiltable, 'a ut an axis beneath the container to swing'v the container from an upright positionz to a forwardly and upwardly Ainclined position, means to arrest the container at said 4positions, the container having 'an inclinedl open A upper end, and an inclined closure device po#v sitioned to close the container as the latter swings from a tilted to an upright position.

2. The combination of a rack or frame, a holder til'tably mounted thereon, a container having an open upper end, said container being carried b sald holder, saidholder being tiltable to swing the container forward froml an upward position to a forwardly and upwardly inclined position, spring actuated means to yieldingly hold the container in its forward tilted position, and automatic means to close the container when it is returned to upright position.

` 3. vThe combination` of a rack or frame, a holder tiltably mounted thereon, a container carried by said holder, said holder being tiltable to swing the container to andv from an upright position, and a spring acvtuated ydevice --to hold vthe container in its holder in both upright and tilted position.

4. The combination of a supporting frame, a holder mountedv thereon and extending lengthwise thereof, said holder providing a series of compartments adapted to receive individualcontainers, means to tilt said holder forwardv about a horizontal axis below the containers and thereby swing the containersforward from an upright to a4 forwardly and upwardly inclined position, and a stop to arrest the holder with the containers in said inclined position.

5. The combination of a lsupporting frame, a holder mounted thereon and extending lengthwise thereof, said holder providing a series of compartments adapted to receive individual containers, means to tilt said.

holder forward about a horizontal axis below the containers and thereby swing the containers forward. from an upright to a forwardly and upwardlyv inclined position,

a stop to arrest theholder in its tilted position, and a closure device extending length'- u wise of the supporting frame and positioned to engage and close the open upperv ends of lthe containers when thelatter are swung to upright position.

v Signed at Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, this 29th day of June, 1921.


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US2674511 *Apr 16, 1949Apr 6, 1954Ruth F MccalebRefrigerator having a tiltable compartment
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US4317551 *Jun 30, 1980Mar 2, 1982Bishop George F LApparatus for supporting a container for liquid while dispensing
U.S. Classification211/76, 248/139, 248/134
International ClassificationA47F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/0037
European ClassificationA47F5/00C1B