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Dec. 27, 1927. 1,654,225
F. H. TANNER DIVIDABLE BOX Filed Sept. 9, 1925 patented Dec 27, 1927.
FREDERICK HUSSEY TANNER, 0F FISHPONDS, BRISTOL, ENGLAND.
Application filed September 9, 1925, Serial No. 55,363, and in Great Britain October 1, 1924.
This invention relates to a new construction and arrangoment ot' boxes containers, crates and the like, used to contain goods during transport, and has for its object the economizing oi material, of transport space and oi storage space.
Ordinarily, a box comprises four sides with a bottom permanently attached thereto, the top or cover being rclnovably attached.
r rccording to the present invention the box constructed of two equal parts of opposite hand, each part comprising two adjacent sides and a floor, the parts being adapted to be titted together to constitute the complete non.
ltn order that the invention may be clearly understood, reference will be made to the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 is a perspective of the two halves or elements of the box separated.
Fig. 2 is a similar View of the same showing them in the act of being assembled to term the box.
Fig. 3 is a similar view of a complete box.
Each element of my improved box is composed of three walls 21 and 22. The walls 21 and 22 near their adjacent tree edges have grooves 23 and 2d respectively cut on the interior surfaces thereof. These are so disposed and shaped that theyare adapted to receive the two tree edges 25 and 26 oi? the member 20 of the other element.
'lhe wall 20 which comes uppermost has its edge partly engaged in the groove 28 oi the other element, and the edge 26 of the wall 520 which comes lowermost partly engaged in the groove 23) of the element of which it (the wall 20) does not form a part.
By continued pressing the parts together in a direction parallel to the edges 26, the edges 25 of the walls 20 are ultimately brought to rest in the grooves 2% thus closing curing screws to be inserted therein.
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the walls 21 and respectively are termed with apertures or holes 29 which when the parts are in the position shown in .l igure 3 come into alignment and allow se The apertures or holes in the edges 28 may be formed by nut plates suitably secured to the edges for engaging with screws.
It will thus be seen that the structure i'ultilts the conditions laid down by the new sug gested claim, that is to say each element has three adjacent walls the adjacent tree edges of two adjacent sides having grooves, the tree edges of the remaining side being adapted to enter the grooves in the other element, and the remaining edges of the two first mentioned sides being adapted to come together to secure the elements assembled. The two halves or elements of my box when joined together form an oblong rectangular box but when opened a number of the parts may be nested for storage or transportation purposes as will be understood.
l/Vhat I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent oi? the United States of America is A dividable parallt-il-opipedal box comprising in combination, two separate elen'ients, each comprising three adjacent walls of the box, the tree edges of two adjacent walls oi? one element having grooves on the interior oi? the box, the two tree edges oi. the other wall 01' the same element being adapted to enter the said grooves of the other eminent, the remaining two free edges of each ele-- ment, one on each of the first mentioned two walls, having means for engaging the similar edges of the other element to hold the elements together.
In testimony whereof I atlix my signature.
FREDERICK HUSSEY TANNER.