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Publication numberUS1500917 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1924
Filing dateMar 2, 1923
Priority dateMar 2, 1923
Publication numberUS 1500917 A, US 1500917A, US-A-1500917, US1500917 A, US1500917A
InventorsBell Robert J
Original AssigneeEconomy Barrel Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Barrel construction
US 1500917 A
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R. J. BELL BARREL CONSTRUCTION Filpd March 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR m'roausv R. J. BELL.

BARREL CONSTRUCTION Filed March 2, 1923 2 fiewts-Sheel 2 B. Jjfe ll INVENTOR ATTORNEY State of nm a. BELL, or RICHMOND, vmemm, Assienoa 'ro ECONOMY an: 1 :v no TION, or mconzo, vraomra, a coarona'rron' or vrnemra.


To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ROBERT J. BELL, a citizen of th United States, residing at Richmond in the county of Henrico and Virginia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Barrel Construction, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a collapsible container, preferably made in the form of a barrel, the general object of the invention being to form the body of the barrel in sections and to make the top and bottom removable so that the parts can be packed together and thus occupy but little space when shipping or storing the device.

Another object of the invention is to providev means whereby the sections of the body can be easily and quickly connected together and the top and bottom can be fastened to i the body.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, il-

lustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved barrel with its top removed.

' Figure 2 isaperspective view of the two halves of the body of the barrel.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view showing the top in position.

Figure 4is a transverse sectional view through one of the hook fasteners.

Figure 5 isa transverse sectional view through one ofthe teat form of fastener.

.Figure .6 is a bottom plan view of the i re 7 is a perspective view of a modifled orm of top.

0 Figure8 is a view showing how a number of the. barrels can be placed together when in knocked down condition.

As shown in these'views the body of the barrel is formed ofi the two halves 1 and -2, thebarrel being referably formed of metal which is provided with the ribs 3 to strengthen the same and the ed are bent over, as shown at 4, to add strength to the construction. Hooks 5 are formed on one ed e of each half and straps 5 are formed ad acent the other edge of each half for receiving the hooks to connect the two halves together. These straps are formed by cutting the metal and then pressing the portions between the cuts inwardly, as shown in the drawings. The hook carrying edge is offset, as shown at 6, so that the hooks can roperlyengage the straps. Teats 7 are ormed on the ofiset portion of each half adjacent the ends thereof and these teats are adapted to engage holes 8 in the abutting edge of the other half, these teats and holes actin to hold the two halves together in addit10n to the hooks and straps. V-shaped projections 9 are formed adjacent the ends of the body by cutting the metal and pressing the portions between the cuts outwardly, as shown. These projections are adapted to engage openings 10 formed in the top A and the bottom B of the barrel. After the parts are placed in position, wires C are threaded through the projections for holding the top and bottom in place. The top and bottom are each provided with a reinforcing strip 11, preferably formed by bending over the outer edge of the flan e and this reinforcing part is bent outwardly at each opening, as shown at 12, to permit the projection 9 to pass.

The top and bottom may be provided the barrel can be easily and quickly knocked.

down and the two halves placed together with the top and bottom therein so that the barrel will occupy but little space when being shi ped or stored. Figure 8 shows the parts 0 a number of barrels placed together for a shipment or storage. The parts can be fastened together in any suitable manner.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of mv invention will be readily apparent.

I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the $00 of the appended claims.

What claim is:--

1.- A barrel, comprising a body formed of sections, books on one. ge of each section-,- hook receiving parts on the abutting edge of the adjacent section, each part being :formed by slitting the metal twice and punching the part between the slits in-' wardly, teats on each section and holes in the sections for receiving the teats, end pieces for the barrel and means for detachably connecting them with the body.

2. A barrel formed of metal and comprising a body formed of two halves, books on parts being one edge of each half, hook rec'eivin parts adjacent the other edge of each ha i, said formed by slitting the metal and punching the part between the slit inwardly teats on each half and the other half having holes for receiving the teats,

a top and bottom, each having a flange fitting over the body, said flange having holes therein, projections formed on the body for engaging theholes and flexible members adapted to be threaded through the projections and passing around the flanges.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification220/4.9, 47/66.1, 220/690
International ClassificationB65D8/14, B65D8/04, B65F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D7/24
European ClassificationB65D7/24