US 1547178 A
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July 28,- 1925 C. M. LONG MILK BOTTLE HOLDER Filed Jan. 2, 1924 INVENTOR Patent-ed duly 28, 1925.
UNITED. STATES CLYDE M. Lone,
or romano, OHIO. p
Application filed January 2, 1924. ,SerialNo. 683,857
To all whom it may concern.
Beit known that I, CLYDE M. 'LONG, 21 citizen-offthe United States, and a resident of Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio,rhavein;vented a new and useful Milk-Bottle Holder, which invention is fully set forth in the following specification.
My invention has for its object to provide a simple yet eiiicient milk bottle holder that may be made at a low cost of production. The holder is so designed that the milk bottle may be easily and even roughly placed in position on the holder and so that the milk bottle will if necessary slip into a position that the bottle may be better engaged and secured by the holder.
A milk bottle holder containing the invention is shown in the accompanying dravw ings and will be described hereinafter.
Figure 1 is a front view of the holder. Fig. 2 is a side view of the holder and Fig. 3 is a top view of the holder.
The holder is provided with a sheet metal supporting member 1 having means for conveniently connecting it to a vertical wall or part of a structure having a vertical surface. It is provided with an opening 2 for receiving the head of a nail or screw and a slot 3 extending upward from the opening 2 for receiving the shank of the screw or nail. If desired, it may also be provided with an opening 4% for a screw or nail whereby the supporting member may be securely fastened to the wall of a building. The supporting member is preferably provided with a flange 5 that gives the supporting member rigidity as well as makes it attractive in appearance. Two pairs of parallel cuts 6 and 7 are made in the face of the supporting member 1 and 'a pair of fingers is secured by means of the metal between the cuts.
The fingers 8 are formed of a single piece of wire 9 having substantially U-shaped end portions 10, one leg of each of the Us being formed much longer than the other leg of the U to reduce the leverage action caused by the weight of the bottle. The metal between the parallel cuts 6 and 7' is raised above the face of the supporting member 1 and the looped portions are inserted between the face of the supporting member 1 and the raised portions of the metal between the cuts 6 and 7. This leaves the end portions 11 of the longer legs of the Us well below the lower cuts 7 to assist in supporting the bottle andprevent further opening the openings formed by the cuts 6 and 7. The wire is bent to form the fingers that extend from the looped portions 10 and so that when thelooped portions 10 are placed in position, that is, parallel to the face of the supporting member 1, the fingers will be inclined upward away from the face of the supporting member 1 at an angle such that when the neck of the milk bottle is placed between thefingers, it will of its own weight tend to work down towards the face of the supporting member 1. The fingers 8 are each formed of two portions of the wire 9. The portion 12 extends from the loop 10 in each case and the portions 18 of the fingers 8 integrally connect with the portions 12 through upturned loop portions 1 1 and with each other through the semicircular curved portion 15. The fingers are thus provided with up-turned end portions formed by the loops 1a, which prevents the bottle'from be ing pulled from the holder and aids in locating the bottle well on the holder. The distance between the ends of the fingers 8 is normally less than the diameter of the neck of the bottle at a point just below the lip, while the distance between the portions 12 at the point that they integrally connect with the portion 15 is about the same as that of the diameter of the neck of the bottle below the lip, or preferably slightly larger. When, therefore, the bottle is placed in position so that the outer portion of the lip is located between the up-turned looped portions 14 and the face of the holder, 1, the elasticity of the fingers and the inward pressure against the neck of the bottle will tend to push the bottle towards the face 1. This will be aided by the inclined position of the fingers relative to the supporting member 1. The milk bottle will thus be forced into a position, if indifferently placed, such that substantially one-half of'the lip will be placed over the semi-circular curved portion 15. Thus, the milk bottle will be supported by contact of over one-half of the lip against the holder. A swinging movement due to the wind or other causes will work the milk bottle into position to be more securely engaged by the holder.
The wire bent to form the fingers is securely attached to the supporting member 1 in the proper position, bydepressing the portions 16 of the part of the metal of the supporting member 1 located between the cuts 6 and! between the legs of-the' looped I claim: A milk bottle holder, having a pair of supporting fingers formed of a single piece of wire interconnected by a semi-circular curved portion that fits below the lip'of the milk bottle, the wire having looped ends, a sheet metal supporting member having a pair- 0f parallel outs formingstripsintegrally connected t'o' the body of the-member for receiving the looped endsbetw'een the strips and the body of the member, the'sa'id strips depressed between the legs of the loops, the fingers beingliinclined upward away from the support and having upwardly-turned ends, the distances between the ends being slightly less than the diameter of the neck of the milk bottle below the lip of the. milk bottle, the radius of the semi-cylindrical curved-part of the wire being substantially the same as the radius of the neck of the milk bottle below the-lip".
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name to this specification.
CLYDE M. LONG.