US 1627583 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 10 1927.
G. E. THUM CONE CARRIER Filed Oct. 23, 1925 2 sheets-sheet 1 ATTORNEY G. E. THUM CONE CARRIER May 10 1927.
Filed Oct. 23, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet Patented May 10, 1927 enema 1:. ntent, or nrzan'rn. nlw JERSEY.
Application filed October 88, 1025, fierla l Io. 64ml This invention relates to carriers for conveying filled ice cream cones and has for one of its objects to provide a unitary carrier which will effectively support a luralit of cones during transportation, wit out a ditional means for support, and so designed asto prevent dripping of the ice cream while being carried.
Another aim of, he invention is to provide a sim 1e and inexpensive carrier composed who 1y of paper or light cardboard folded and shaped to retain the cones in a vertical position, and provided with cutouts to be used as a handle.
A further feature'of the invention is the provision of a carrier designed and constructed so as to use a minimum quantity of aper or other like suitable material and wit a negligible waste of the same.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in'the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings constituting an important part of this disclosure and in which Figure 1, is a perspective view of the carrier, illustrating its application, together with its construction and manner of handling in broken lines. Figure 2. is a transverse sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3, is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1, one of the cones being removed and parts being broken away to disclose the construction.
Figure, is a perspective view of a modification of the carrier, showing inturned end edges which prevent dripping of the ice cream.
Figure 5, is a similar view ofa modified form of the carrier, showing a lateral flap raised for the purpose of filling or removing the cones.
Figure 6, is another. perspective view showing a further modified form of carrier.
, Figure 7, is a fragmentary perspective view of the inner wall of one of the carrier sides. a
Referring more in detail to the drawings, the reference character 10 designates a conventional type of edible cone filled overflowingly with ice cream 11.
The carrier consists of a plain oblong rectangular sheet 15 of strong paper'or cardboard its bevelled end edges 16 having at the center tab's 17 containing transverse.
openings 18 suited to receive the .fingers' of one hand, as illustrated in broken lines in Figure 1. Y
The material is bent uniforml to present opposed sides 19, spaced rt the ottom by a curved element 20, these sides converging at the outer ends as at 21 and brought together adjacent the openings 18, forming a' pouch or bag as seen in Figure 2.
P110! to closing the sides a double shelf, composed of a flat strip 22 having inwardly eatendmg edge elements 23 and 24, respectlvely upper and lower, is secured by a strong ad esive to the inner surface of each side to extend in parallel from one side edge to the other.
The upper shelf 23 contains a series of equally spaced circular openings 25 and similar but smaller openings 26 are formed through the lower shelf 24, these openings being in register and proportioned to engage the cones 10 at points a ong their length.
ObVlOllSlY upon entering the cones in the she lf openings, closing the sides of the carrler mto positionfor, handling, the cones Will be he (1 uprlght and melted cream and like ,dbris will be gathered in the curved trough 20 to bedispbsed of when convenient and not dropped at hazard over a surface.
In F1 are 4, which is a replica of Figure 1, the b ank is cut and bent, in addition to the foregoing features, to produce inbent flanges 27 at the ends of the trough, preventlngaccldentalslopping of any accumulatlons therein, and these flanges may extend along the side ,edges, servlng, in a measure to protect the contents of the carrier, as at If it be preferred a flap 29 may be sheared from one or both of the sides 19 of the carrier, thus providing ready access to the cones, permitting them to be entered or removed when the sides are in a raised position, the flap being preferably joined at the top as seen in Figure 5.
A more important modification is illustrated in Figures 6 and 7 in which no separate shelving is employed, the wall material being creased and permanently bent to produce integral shelves 30 and 31 having openings 32 and 33 receptive of the cones 10, the inner edges of these right angular parallel shelves being joined'by a'connection 34.
It will be noted that the shelf elements in either'type of carrier act not only to support i i I the but also as rib reenforcementa,
constituting a strong but light carrier, cheap- 1y constructed and easily andled.
From the foregoing it'will be seen that a simple device for this urpose has been disclosed in the prefer form of its embodiments, but it is not desired to restrict the details to the exact construction shown, or being obvious that changes, not involving the exercise of invention may be made without conflicting with the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:--
1. A cone carrier comprising a sack having a trough shaped bottom and convergent raised upper side portions containing handle openings near the top, said sack being ,Qf integral construction, integral ri ht angle flanges of uniform width extending the full len h of the end edges of said sack, and in reac ing spaced a art shelves extending from end to end of t 0 seek, said shelves being perforated in register to receive cones.
2. A cone carrier com rising a sack having a trough shaped botgim raised converging upper edges and handleopenings near the tog, said sack being of integral construction, aps sheared from the sides of, said sacks, and one or more transverse flat strips extending at right angles from the inner surface of the sack sides, said strips containin openings to receive the cones.
hlS specification signed and witnessed this 16th day of'October, 1925.
GEORGE E. THUM.