US 1498555 A
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June 24, 1924- H. J. LANGAN METHOD FQR PACKING SHI'NGLES AND CRATE FOR SAME Filed Auz. 17. 1921 Patented June 24, race.
UNIT STATS are are at HENRY J. LANGAN, OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNOR TO SI F PRODUCTS GOM- PANY, OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, A CORPORATION O'F MINNESOTA.
METHOD FOR PACKING SHINGLES AND CRATE FOR SAME.
Application flledAugust 1i7,- 1921. Serial No. 493,128.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HENRY J. LANGAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of St. Paul. in the county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Methods for Packing Shingles and Crates for Same.
One object of my invention is to provide in a. package for packing shingles of the so called shingle strip type improved means for holding the position of the shingles in the package.
Another object is to provide means for preventing the shingles from becoming matted together in shipment or storage.
Another object is to provide a packing crate for shingles that, takes the load on itself so that when a number of crates are piled one on another the weight is carriedthe invention consists of certain novel features of construction and combination of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter described with reference to the drawings, which accompany and form a part of this specification.
In the drawing Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved crate beforev the shingles have been packed therein; Fig. 2 is a plan view of a shingle of the type described in Patent Number 1,207,523, of December 5, 1916. to Silas M. Ford, entitled Shingles with side cutter walls; Fig. 3 is a side-eleva tion of the same; Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 44. Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a plan View of the crate packed with shingles, but before the top is assembled thereto; Fig. 6 is a lan view of a completely packed crate and ig. 7 is an end view of the same and Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a package without the crate.
The crate is comprised of a lower grid 1, Fig. 1 made in the type shown in the drawing, of three longitudinal strips 2 and four transverse strips 3.
Tacked or otherwise fastened to the grid 1 are six vertical wide posts 5.
The top of the grid 6 is comprised of longitudinal strips 7 and transverse strips 8.
only in flat shingle strips without reinforced gutters. but also in the type of shingle strip with the reinforced gutter walls and with the result that the edges 9 and 10 do not touch the bottom surface of the upper grid 6. The grid is preferably so positioned that when filled with the desired number of shingles the center longitudinal strip 7 of the upper grid will press lightly on the pile of shingles, although this is not entirely essential. I 7
With the shingles so placed the top grid is tacked to the posts-5 and the grid is encircled by wires 11. Figs. 6 and 7. which are drawn taut and locked in the customary manner.
These wires are passed over the intermediate transverse strips and also encircle the vertical posts so when they are drawn taut the strain is carried by the posts.
It is. apparent from the form described that shingle strips packed in such a crate cannot become matted together in storage or shipment as no shingle can have more weight thereon than the weight of the superimposed shingles in that particular crate. no matter how many crates may be piled in contact.
The posts 5 hold the shingle strips in position. the posts on one side of the crate preventing their motion longitudinally and the posts on the opposite side of the crate preventing any considerable transverse motion of the shingles and of course there is little tendency for transverse motion with the shingle strips formed of impregnated fibrous handle as they can be picked up by taking I hold of any of the strips formin the crate.
In Fig. 8 is shown a still simp er method of packing shingles, and it is seen that the 'bundle is formed of shingle strips super-imposed one on the other as heretofore described in the case of the crate, but that the shingle strips are held in position merely by the rope or cord 11.
This rope or cordpassing through the gutter walls firmly positions the shlngles, yet because the tabs are loosely super-imposed one on the other and without any pressure thereon, shingle strips which have the lower side of the tabs coated with a tacky substance may be readily packed, shipped and stored in this inexpensive manner.
One or more additional ropes or cords such as 12 may be passed around the bundle or package to more firml hold them together and to assist in lifting and carrying the package.
,While I have described my invention and illustrated it in one'particular design, it do not wish it understood that I limit myself to this construction, as it is evident that the application of the invention may be varied in many ways within the scope of the following claims.
1. In a crate for shingle strips having shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween, the combination of a containing frame work and a plurality of spacing posts, said posts being positioned to receive the gutters between the tabs of the shingles.
2. In a crate for shingle strips having shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween, the combination ofa containing frame and a plurality of spacing posts, said posts being positioned so as to receive the gutters be tween the tabs of the shingles and support any weight placed on the crate, thereby preventing any superimposed weight coming onto the shingles acked in the crate.
3. In a crate or shingle strips having shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween, the combination of a containing frame and spacing posts to position a shingle strip having its gutter surrounding said spacing post.
4. In a crate. for shingle strips having shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween,
the combination of a frame comprised of an upper grid and a lower grid and a plurality of vertical posts positloned between said messes upper and lower grid and spaced to correspond with the gutters of said shingle strips.
5. lfn a crate for shingle strips having shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween, the combination of a frame comprising an upper and lower grid, spacing means between said grids for taking weight placed on the crate, one of said spacing means positioning a shingle strip packed in the crate by engaging with the gutter walls thereof.
6. In a crate for shingle strips having shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween, the combination of a containing frame having a top member and a bottom member, a vertical post positioned between said top member and bottom member, at one side thereof to align shingle strips placed in the crate with the gutters positioned about said posts and a second vertical post between said top and bottom members on the opposite side thereof to align shingle strips placed in the crate with the gutters surrounding said second vertical post.
7. In a crate for shingle strips having shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween, the combination of a containing frame comprised of an upper and lower grid, a plurality of vertical posts positioned between said grids along one side thereof, a second plurality of vertical posts along the other side thereof, said posts being spaced to receive the gutters of shingle strips placed in the crate.
8. The method of packing shingle strips, having a plurality of shingle like tabs and gutters therebetween, in a crate, comprising the placing of shingle strips in the crate and positioning the gutter walls of the shingle strips about posts carried in and forming a part of the crate.
9. The method of packing shingle strips having a plurality of shingle-like tabs and gutters therebetween comprising superimposing the shingle strips one above the other with the tabs ofone strip projecting outwardly from the edge of the shingle strip below, the said strips being reversed in position as they are, built up, for holding the plurality of superimposed strips together with means passing through the gutters between the tabs.
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