US 1653116 A
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Patented Dec. 2c, 1927.
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' Application filed January made up in a variety of different sizes from one blank or cardboard piece from which the crate is usually formed.
Another object of this invention is to provide a shipping cratethat is light in weight, strong in construction and adapted to be made up to suit the purpose of the shipper and the season in which the shipment is made. V
A further object of this invention is to provide a crate in which the corners are filled in with a part of the crate construe tion, thus eliminating what is known .to
chick shippers as cold corners in crates,in to which the young chicks are crowded, where they readily chill and often die en route due to a fault of the crate construction.
, A still further object of this invention is to provide a crate construction that i is readily made up from a single blank into a plurality of sizes to suit the product shiped and the season inwhich the shipment is made, together with means for eliminating the heavy loss in early shipment of day old chicks.
Vith these and nature of the invention is better understood the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of partsas will be hereinafter fully pointed out, illus trated and claimed.
It will be quite readily understood by those skilled in the art to which this inven tion belongs that the same is susceptible of some structural change and alteration with out departing from the spirit or. scope of the invention, but a preferred and thoroughly practical embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings in which V I Figure 1 is a perspective view of a chick crate made up. in accordance with this invcntion.
v Fig. 2 represents a blank from which one of thecrates is made andillustrates the ease with which either crate construction can be readily formed with one blank.
Fig. 3-is a plan view of one form of crate made up in what is known as the fifty chick capacity for early shipments.
Fig. 4 is an end elevation' -ofthe crate sh wn n F g 3.-
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manyother objects in view which will be more readily apparent as the 5 isa'side elevation 'of the crate shown in Fig. 3.
Similar reference numerals refer" to simi lar parts throughout the several figures of In the manufacture of these'crates, .1 form 1 a blankdesignated by the numeral 10, from one size shown in perspective in Fig. 1,'in which the corners 11 are blanked ed for the "which two sizes of crates are constructed] shipment of chicks in early spring when it is necessary to keep the chicks warm, and to prevent them from crowding into the cold;
corners of the crate. When the corner web 13.1sremoved a box of'mcreased capacity is thus produced in'which chicks are readily shipped during the late spring orearly sumj mer months.
.lVhen' it is desired to'form aerate for late shipments of 'chicksthe extending wings 13, are tornoff at the perforated line 14, while that portion of wing designatedlas 15 is fastenedsecurely to the side wall 16 of the crate; by any approved and suitable means. Crates constructed in accordancewith this invention are preferably made "up in what isknown as the and 100 chick capacity sizes. Fig. 1 shows the 25 chick size, while Fig. 3 shows the 50 chick capacity size, while the 100 chick capacity size is double that of,
the 50 chick size and the construction is the same.
In assembling the box. or cratejthe end walls 20 and 21 are bent upwardly along the dotted lines 18 and 19 while the sides 16 are also bent upwardly along the lines 25 and 26. The corner web forming members 12 are then bent inwardly on the lines 00 and also v p further bent as indicatedat o to form the v attaching or securing wing portion 15; Ob viouslyl, the said wing portion 15 may be secured to the side walls 16 by any suitable fastening means such as staples; adhesive or the like according to well established practice. When the box is assembledin this way the hollow corner portions 11 are formed, thereby preventing the chicks from 'tion it is thought that the construction can be fully understood and What I claim and desire to be secured by LettersPatent is A crate for baby chicks and the like comprising a body blank folded to produce endand side Walls, corner Web forming extensions carried by the side Walls and each having-- a line of transverse perforations, which facilitate the bending of the corner in Web portions into substantially triangular formation to produce hollow corner portions in the box, said corner web portions being bisectible along the lines or perforations to provide corners communicating With the interior of the box and fixed to the side and end Walls of said box adjacent the corners thereof. 7 Y
. In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
JOSEPH VJ. PAR-KS.