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Publication numberUS1500136 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1924
Filing dateAug 1, 1923
Priority dateAug 1, 1923
Publication numberUS 1500136 A, US 1500136A, US-A-1500136, US1500136 A, US1500136A
InventorsKnowlton Harry N
Original AssigneeWeyerhaeuser Forest Products
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,500,13 H. N. KNOWLTON CRATE Filed Aug. 1, 1923 erases July a, rare.

HARRY N. KNOWLTGN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGN'OR T0 WEYEBHAEUSER FOREST PRODUCTS, 03? ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, AN UNINCORPGRATED ASSOCIATION.

CRATE.

Application filed August 1, 1923.

1' 0 a1 Z whom it may/ concern- Be it known that T, HARRY N. KNowLToN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Tn'iprovement in Crates, of which the following is a full, clear, concise, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification.

The present invention relates to crates and especially to wooden crates designed for the shipment of flat articles such, for example, as circular saws. The principal object of the invention is the provision of such a crate which may be constructed with an economical use of lumber and which will be thoroughly rigid and secure against accidental destruction. I

In the drawings,

Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 illustrate pieces of which the crate is composed.

Figures 5 and 6 illustrate the crate in different states during assembly.

Figure '7 illustrates the completed crate, and

Figure 8 isa section on the line 88 in Figure 7.

The crate comprises a plurality of frame members or pieces fitted together edge-wise at their ends so to form an open flat frame. In the preferred embodiment of the invention four such pieces 1 are used. The pieces 1 are duplicates of each other and each is formed as a segment truncated at one end so that the pieces may be fitted together with the squared end of onepiece lying against the chord of the adjacent piece. The crate also comprises a plurality of pieces or abutments severally secured to the previously mentioned pieces across the joints of the latter and on the same sidet-hereof. In the preferred embodiment of the invention such pieces or abutments are formed as segments 2 with their outer edges concentric with the outer edges of the pieces 1. The frame n1embers1 and the abutments 2 define an article receiving seat. The crate also comprises plurality of braces arranged angularly to each other and disposed on opposite sides of the skeleton frame and having their ends secured thereto. In the preferred embodiment of the invention two braces 3 are used, one on each side of the skeleton frame, the braces being diametrically arranged at a Serial No. 655,090.

right angle to each other and being secured to the pieces 1 and 2 at their ends. The ends of the braces 3 are formed on the arcs of a circle concentric with the outer edges of the pieces 1 and 2. In the preferred embodiment of the invention a block 4 is secured on the under side of the uppermost brace 3, that is, that brace lying on the side of the pieces 1 on which the pieces 2 are secured, and a similar block l is secured on the upper side of the other brace 3.

ln assembling the crate the pieces 1 are fitted together in the form illustrated in Figure 5 and the pieces 2 are secured to the pieces 1 as illustrated in Figure 6, thereby forming a skeleton frame open at its center. One of the braces 3, to which has been secured a block at, is then secured to the pieces 1 and 2 on the under side of the pieces 1, that is, on that side of the pieces 1 opposite the side on which the pieces 2 are secured. The article to be era-ted, such as a circular saw 5, is then placed flat-wise in the article receiving seat and on the upper sides of the pieces 1 where it will be peripherally enclosed by the pieces 2. The block at is then secured on the under side of the other brace and the brace is secured at its ends to the pieces 1 and 2 against the exposed sides of the pieces 2. The thus completed crate is formed by relatively few and narrow pieces of lumber but the pieces are so fitted and secured together that the crate, although open and light and comparatively inexpensive, is thoroughly rigid and practically incapable of accidental destruction or mutilation. The

article, such as the circular saw 5, is firmly and securely held in place, being: in effect clamped against the upper faces of the pieces 1 by the upper brace 3 and. the block 4:, while its peripheral edge is completely protected by the pieces 2. In some cases, such as the packaging of a saw or similar article which is exceedingly large, a bolt and nut 6 may be used if desired to lock the article to the crate at its center. I have found that the crate is perfectly satisfactory in all cases without such use of a bolt but of course it may be used i f thought desirable.

i laving described my invention, what I mm is 1. A crate, comprisinga plurality of first pieces fitted together in the form of an open fiat frame, plurality of second pieces secured to the first pieces across the joints of the latter, and braces disposed angularly to each other on opposite sides of the pieces and secured thereto at their ends, whereby an article may rest fiat-wise on the first pieces between the braces and be enclosed peripherally by the second pieces.

2.1a crate, comprising four truncated segmental pieces arranged in the form of an open fiat frame with the squared end of'each piece fitted against the chord of the adjoining piece, four segmental pieces secured to the truncated pieces across the joints of the latter, and two diametrically disposed braces arranged at a right angle to each other on opposite sides of the pieces and secured thereto at their ends, whereby an article may rest fiat-wise on the truir cated pieces between the braces and be en losed peripherally by the segmental pieces.

3. A crate, comprising four truncated segmentalpieces arranged in the form of an open fiat frame with the squared end of each piece fitted against the chord of the adjoining piece, four segmental pieces secured to the truncated pieces across the oints of the latter, two diametrically disposed braces arranged at a right angle to each other on opposite sides of the pieces and secured thereto at their ends, whereby an article may rest flatwise on the truncated pieces between the braces and be enclosed peripherally by the segmental pieces, and blocks secured to the inner sides of the respective braces and adapted to lie against the article.

i. A crate, comprising truncated segmental pieces arranged in the form of an open fiat frame with the ends of the pieces fitted together, segmental pieces secured to the truncated pieces across the joints of the latter, and braces disposed angularly to each other on opposite sides of the pieces and secured thereto at their ends, whereby an article may rest fiat-wise on the truncated pieces between the braces and be en closed peripherally by the segmental pieces.

5. A crate comprising a skeleton frame made u of a plurality of frame members disposed end to end in angular arrangement in the same plane and defining a skeleton frame open at its center, a plurality of abutments disposed in a series around one side of the frame and defining therewith an article receiving seat, a brace extending across the seat and having its end portions lapping opposite abutments and secured thereto. another brace the opposite side of the frame, and blocks secured respectively to the inner faces of the braces, there being a space between the blo ks to accommodate an article to be contained within the cr 6. A crate comprising a skeleton frame made up of a plurality of ffianie members disposed end to end in angular arrange ment in the sam plane and defining a skeleton frame open at its center, a plurality of abutments disposed in a series around one side of the frame and defining therewith an article receiving seat, a brace extending across the seatand having its end portions lapping opposite abutments and secured thereto, another brace at the opposite side of the frame and-disposed at an angle to the first mentioned brace, and blocks scoured respectively to the inner faces of the braces at the intersections thereof, there being a space between the blocks to accommodate an article to be contained within the crate.

7. Acrate comprising a skeleton frame made up of a plurality of frame members disposed end to end in angular arrangement in the same plane and defining a skeleton frame open at its center, a plurality of abutments disposed in a series around one side of the frame and defining therewith an article receiving seat, a brace extending across the seat and having its end portions lapping opposite abutments and secured thereto, another brace at the opposite side of the frame, and a bolt extending through the braces and located at the center of the frame.

8. A crate comprising a skeleton frame made up of a plurality of frame members disposed end to end in angular arrangement in the same plane and defining a skeleton frame open at its center, a plurality of abutments disposed in a series around one side of the frame and defining therewith an article receiving seat, a brace extending across the seat and having its end portions lapping opposite abutments and secured thereto, another brace at the opposite side of the frame and disposed at an angle to the first mentioned brace, and a bolt extending through the braces at the intersection thereof.

9. A crate comprising a skeleton frame made up of a plurality of frame members dispose-d end to end in angular arrangement in the same plane and defining a skeleton frame open at its center, a plurality of abutments disposed in a series around one side of th frame and defining therewith an article receiving seat, a brace extending across the seat and having its end portions lapping opposite abutments and secured thereto, another brace at the opposite side of the frame and disposed at an angle to the first mentioned brace, blocks secured respectively to the inner faces of the braces at the intersections thereof, there being a space between the blocks to accommodate an article to be contained within the crate, and a bolt extending through the braces and the blocks.

In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this 30th. day of July. 1928.

HARRY N, KNOlVLTON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3053424 *Aug 4, 1960Sep 11, 1962Reinhard Cheyenne ACarrier for circular saw blades
US4588082 *Mar 19, 1985May 13, 1986Plastic Oddities, Inc.Circular sawblade packaging case
US4896771 *Jul 31, 1989Jan 30, 1990Edwards Louie MCircular saw blade case
US5456057 *Mar 18, 1994Oct 10, 1995Black & Decker Inc.Display package for circular saw blade or similar article, and method
US6152299 *May 3, 1999Nov 28, 2000Black & Decker Inc.Reusable display package for shanked tool or other display item
US6161693 *May 3, 1999Dec 19, 2000Black & Decker Inc.Reusable display package for circular blade or other display item
US7284660Jan 5, 2004Oct 23, 2007David SmithContainer for storing multiple saw blades
US7370758May 2, 2006May 13, 2008Smith David SContainer for storing multiple saw blades
US20050145511 *Jan 5, 2004Jul 7, 2005Smith David S.Container for Storing Multiple Saw Blades
Classifications
U.S. Classification217/49, 206/349
International ClassificationB65D85/58
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/58
European ClassificationB65D85/58