US 1563443 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 1, 1925- F.. .1. SCHNORR CONE HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 29', 1925 .2 .1565 22 arr MENTOR ATTCRN EY WITNESS:
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F. J. SCHNORR CONE HOLDER Filed April 29, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FJ scknorr' ATTORNEY WITNESS:
Patented Dec. 1, 1925.
FRED J. SCHNORR, OF TWO RIVERS, WISCONSIN.
Application filed April 29, 1925. Serial No. 26,732.
.To all whom it my concern:
Be it known that I, FRED J. SCHNORR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Two Rivers, in the county of Manitowoc and State of Wisconsin, have'invented new and useful Improvements in Cone Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention contemplates the provision of an ice cream cone holder designed to support a plurality of such cones in a manner whereby they can be supported in an upright position and conveniently carried from place to place.
The chief characteristics of the present invention resides in forming an ice cream cone holder of a character above mentioned from a single length of suitable material adapted'to be folded or bent along prescribed lines to provide substantially inverted U-shaped portions adapted to be arraged one within the other, the said portions being provided with openings to receive and support the cones in an upright position. 15
The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detailed description is read in con nection with the accompanying drawings, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed.
In the drawings forming part of this application, like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the blank from which the holder is formed.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the holder.
Figure 3 is a sectional view through Figure 3, but showing how the cones are supported by the holder.
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 1 of a modified form of the invention.
Figure 5 is a side elevation of the holder formed from the blank shown in Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a sectional view taken through Figure 5 showing how the cone is supported in the holder.
In carrying out the invention, I make use of a single length of any suitable material which may vary in size depending upon the number of cones designed to be supported by the holder, and this of course consistent with the strength of the. ma-
terial from which the holder is formed.
' The blank is clearly shown in Figure 1, and
which being indicated at 11. The blank ofmaterial is then bent or folded along the spaced parallel lines 12 to provide another inverted substantially V-shaped portion,
which is considerably longer than the first mentioned V-shaped portion and adapted to receive the latter in the manner clearh illustrated in Figure 3, the free ends of the blank of material being arranged in face to face contact and held together through the instrumentality of any suitable fastening means, preferably a clip indicated at 13. The sides of the last'mentioned V-shaped portion are indicated at 14, and when the material is folded in the manner above described, it forms a holder of the outline shown in Figure 3, which can be properly supported upon a counter, base or other suitable support along the edges 12 which is of course the point of juncture between the respective V-shaped portions. The corresponding sides of the respective V-shapedportions are formed with aligned openings to receive and support a cone 15 in the manner shown in Figure 3, and of course by reason of the contour ofthearticle so supported, these openings are of' relatively different size. In other words, the openings in the sides of the lower most portion are comparatively small and indicated at 16, be-
cause these openings are adapted to receive the small end of the cone, while the openings in the sides of the other V-shaped portion are comparatively large and indicated at 17 The holder is very simple in construction andcan be manufactured and sold at a very low cost, and is particularly useful in supporting a number of ice cream cones in an upright position. The holder can be conveniently supported on a counter or any other suitable support, and each cone is filledwith ice cream which can be ,arranged in the holder in the manner shown and described, which when the desired num-- ber of cones have been associated with the holder, the latter can be utilized to conveniently carry these cones from place to place. They can be made from card board or other cheap material so that they can be given away by store keepers or the like for the convenience of customers purchasing a number of cones at one time.
In Figures 4 to 6 inclusive, I have shown a modified form of the invention which is substantially the same as the preferred form except that it is not designed to support as many cones. The holder in this form of the invention is also formed from a single blank of material adapted to be folded along its transverse center line indicated at 13 to form an inverted V-shaped portion, the sides of which are indicated at 19. The blank is then reversely bent or folded along spaced parallel lines 20 to form an additional inverted V-shaped ortion which is adapted to receive the rst mentioned V- shaped portion in the manner illustrated in Figure 6, the sides of the latter mentioned V-shaped portion being indicated at 21. The free ends of the blank are brought together in contacting engagement as shown in Figure 6, and are held associated by any suitable means, preferably by means of clips 22. This form of the invention is distinguished from the preferred form in that the apices of the respective V-shaped portions are provided with openings of relatively different size to support the cones as shown in Figure 6, while the cones in the preferred form of the invention are wholly supported by the sides of the holder. In other words, the blank of material is provided with small openings 22 on the folded line 18, while the free ends of the blank are formed with spaced notches 23, the corresponding notches of the respective ends unitedly defining openings, when said ends are brought together and clamped in the manner above specified. These free ends are of course clamped or secured together at a point between the notches 23, and when the holder is completely formed in the manner illustrated in Figure 5, the cones are adapted to be passed through the aligned openings in the apices of the V-shaped portions as described. The simplicity of the invention claim:
1. An ice cream cone holder comprising spaced inner and outer inverted V-shaped portions having aligned openings of relatively different size adapted to receive a cone in an upright position.
2. An ice cream cone holder formed from a single blank of material adapted to be folded along its transverse center to provide an inverted V-shaped portion, and re versely folded along spaced parallel lines to provide another inverted V-shap'ed portion arranged to receive the first mentioned V-shaped portion, means for connecting the free ends of said blank together, and said portions having aligned openings adapted to receive a cone in an upright position.
3. An ice cream cone holder formed from a single blank of material adapted to be folded along its transverse center to provide an inverted V-shaped portion and reversely folded along spaced parallel lines at either side of the center to provide another inverted V-shaped portion arranged above and receiving the first mentioned V- shaped portion, means for securing the free ends of said blank of material together, and the corresponding sides of the respective V- shaped portions having aligned open ngs adapted to receive a cone in an upright position.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
FRED J. SCHNORR