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Publication numberUS1701312 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1929
Filing dateJan 23, 1926
Priority dateJan 23, 1926
Publication numberUS 1701312 A, US 1701312A, US-A-1701312, US1701312 A, US1701312A
InventorsShearer Grover P
Original AssigneeShearer Grover P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1701312 A
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Feb. 5, 1929. 1,701,312

G. P. sHEARr-:R

BASKET Filed Janis, i926 2 sheets-sheet 1 Feb. 5, 1929. 1,701,312

G. P. SHEARER BASKET' Filed Jan. 25, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Feb. 5,1929.

' Gnovnar. SHEABER, or cnIcAGo, ILLINOIS.


Application led January 1926. Serial No.83,169.

This invention relates to improvements in baskets particularly adapted, though not nec-V essarily limited in its use, for holding plants or flowers.

Heretofore inbaskets of this cliaracterthe.

bottoms have usuallyjbeen formed of a` disc of wood'to the peripheryl of which upright stays have beenl fastened by means of nails i l n f ventlon andin which:

or the like driven through the stays and into the bottom,y and the body being formed of reed or willow whichis interwoven or interlaced with the stays. i y

In pedestal baskets the basket proper has .usually been placed upon the end of a supporting upright and the two fastened together by driving a nail or the like through the yform of basket.

bottom of the basket into the end of the up- It has been of such baskets after ashort time warp 'andA crack, aswell as decay, with the result that stays being weakened at such -points,'break.. and become loosened and detached fromthe of this character in which fthe, objectionable the basket soon becomes useless.

Furthermore the reed or'willow stays being of asmall diameter are frequently split by the fastening nail passing therethrough, the

bottom. f

Itis one of the objects of the present invention to provide 'an `improved basket f wooden bottomand the objectionable nailing of the stays thereto will be dispensed with and in lieu thereof there will be employed'a'form retaining element',"which may vbe'a` receptacle, preferably metal, xabout'rwhich 'the vreed, or

v willow is arranged,` the stays and parts of the basket being" secured to the yform through the medium of loops :or eyes throughwhich the stays arethreaded. Y v

A furthervobject is toprovide in a basket of this character a. sustaining form for the basket,.the body 'portion of the 'basketbeing yinterlaced therewith,` and afiller adapted` yto be readily inserted thereinto andas readily removedtherefrom.

UA further object isto provide-in Van jim proved basket of this character? means wherebythe weight ofthe contents of the vbasket will not be supported by the basket itself but by the container which rests upon the Same A supportas, and independent of the basket.


A. further object is to provide improved means'whereby a basket of this character may be readily secured to a supporting base or s form sustaining member,

found that the woodenbottoms l .tion of thebasket and being independent of of a receptacle constructed of vmaterlalsuch as metal or the like and may compass thejreceptacle. may project for kany desired'distancebeyond yFigure l is a perspective view of'a filler 'member for a basket constructedin accord'- anoe with the principles of'this invention.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the filler mem er shown in Figure 1 having a cover of reedl or willow ywoven thereabout.

Figure 3 is a. perspective View of another Figure 4 is a detail perspective view of a Referring more particularly tothe dra-W? ingsv the numeral 10 designates generally a filler member which is preferably in the form any suitable be of'anyfdesired size and configuration. y j Secured .to'and projecting beyond the periphery of the member 10 at any-desired polnt intermediate the top and bottom-thereof, butpreferably adjacent'the base,

n are a plurality of loop ory eye-like formations `11 Vwhich en- These eyes or loops the periphery fof the member and may be formed in,` any suitable manner of any suitable material. If 'desired they may be formed of Wire-like material'as shown or may be formed from andby shaping sheet material. f

The basket proper constitutes a coverfor the receptacle 10 andl may be formed of any vsuitablematerial such as willow or reed. vThe basket is preferably `formed by means of `uprights orstays l2 which are threadedthrough the 'eyes or loops `11 and maybe arranged 1n anyl suitable manner against and about the periphery of the receptacle. The upper eX- tremities 13 of the stays may be arranged to project above the top of the receptacle, and f interlaced or interwoven with thestays adjav constituting a por` cent the .top .thereof, are fiber members 11i such as -reed or willow to form the top part of the basket. The lower extremities of thel stays 12 below the eye-like formations 11 may be interwoven or interlaced to form a base for the basket adjacent the bottom ofthe receptacle.

In this form of the invention it will be manifest that the basket and container will -be fastened together through the interlacing `of thestays with the eyes or loops 11, and 'by fastening the stays or the basket covering to Ikthe'receptacle in the manner shown, the

"necessity `of nailing or otherwise Afastening ithe stays or cover to the receptacle will be obviated.

In Figures 3 and 5 of the drawingsthe eyes or loop-like formations 16 arearranged for a considerable distance above the bottom 17 *of the receptacle or filler 18, and the-stays 19` corresponding with the stays l2 of the form shown in Figure 2 are threaded through the eyesorloops 16. The upper extremities 20 of the stays may terminate slightly above vitheliller 18-and willow or reed strips 21 are interlaced with these stays, lsimilar to the iinterlacing 14 of the form shown in vFigure 2.

. The lower portions 22 ofthe Vstaysare dclfleotedaway from the filler 18 and the eX- treinities 23 of the deflected portions terminate preferably in a line with the base 17 of the filler 18. Y

Fiber strips 24 such as reed,willow 'or the like are interlaced `with the portions 22 of V :the stays to `form a skirt around ythe bottom of the base of the filler which flares outwardly and away from the bottom of the filler'18.

ilith `thisimproved construction it will be fmanifestthat the weight of the filler or refceptacle18-and the contents thereof will not by the basket, but the filler oi" 'be sustained receptacle 18 will rest upon the same supporting surface upon which-the ends 23 0f 'the staysA 22 rest.

:In Figure /ithere is shown an annular form l`sustaining member 25 having eyes or loops 26 vformed about its periphery.

This form sustaining member isemployed` to produce a basket independently of the filler or receptacle that is insertedltherein.

That isv tosay, the upright stays Vare threaded through the eyes or. loops'26 in the sameLmanner as in the other forms, and when in use the form 25 may be slipped over one endfof a filleror receptacle while the basket isbeing formed, the basket `being formed by iinter'weaving and interlacing strips 'of fiber material such as reed or willow.

The ybasket maylbe formed in any suitable manner either vas shown in Figure 2 or.v

` Figure Siin which latter the entire body portion 27 is formed of strips of liber material 4interlacing with the strips 20.

Whenfthe form sustaining member 25 is employed, and as before stated when placed .may then V4over a receptacle or 'other form,the basket is constructed in the-manner shown in either Figures 2 or 3.

,y After the basketnhas thus been formed, it will bemanifcst that the receptacle or filler be removed through the basket and the basket will be maintained in this shape `by-means of the annular member 25.

Obviously any number of these annular members'25 may be employed but it has been found Ain practicethat only one is necessary.

In Figures 6 and 7 there is shown a lform of pedestal basket, the basket portion ofV which may be constructed preferably in a mannershown in Figure 2. In this form of the invention there is ysecured tothe bottom' 17 Nofthe iiller'18, aftubufare' threaded Athrough 'the 'eyes'or loops '33,

the lower ends 34 oflthe stays being-deflected inwardlyand against the tubularmember 28 or the standard 29. The lextremitiesf5fofthe portions -flofthe stays '32 may thenbe fas -ztened in `any suitable manner *such :as by means of al fastening device 36wound orltied therearound. .l

If desired the portion of the pedestal 29 be-l neath the'extremities l35er the stays 32fand the fastening device 36 maybe coveredin any suitable ymanner ormay be allowed'to remain uncovered. y l f Withthis invention itwill be manifest that i the fobjectionable wooden vbottom ordinarily employed in VVVbaskets'o'f this` character isudisrpensed with,as is also the vnecessity of fastening the stays to `:the bottom :by driving nails through the stays into jthe bottom, lwith fthe result that all danger ofwarpingof thefbot- L tom, or ofthe nails becoming loosened from the bottom, or ofthe stays becoming broken, vwill be obviated.

Furthermore there willrbe produced a-basket of this character which will be'of'a rigid and durable construction :and 'at .the same time there will be 'provided a container within the basket for receiving plants or flowers, 'which will be water proof and which y.willnot Vbecome warped or' broken Aunder ordinary usage.

While thevpreferred forms ofthe invention -have been Vherein showniand described, it is torbe understood that various changes `may be made vin thedetails of constructionand in the combination and arrangement'ofwthe sevinvention.

eral parts, within the scope of the claims, without departing from the spirit of this What is claimed as new is:- c

l. A basket of the character described elnbodying a receptacle, laterally projecting eyelike formations supported by the periphery of the receptacle and spaced above the bottoml thereof', flexible strips threaded through said eyes and extending along the receptacle towards the top thereof, and additional flexible strips interlaced with the first said strips. f

2. A basket of the character described embodying a receptacle, laterally projecting eye like formations supported by the periphery yname to this specification,

of thereceptacle and spaced above the kbottom thereof',flexible strips threaded through said eyes and extending along the receptacle towards the top thereof, and additional flexible strips interlaced with the first said strips, n

the lower portion of the first said strips being deflected outwardly to form a support, the bottom ofthe receptacle resting upon a supporting surface whereby the flexible strips willl be relieved of the weight ofthe receptacle.

In testimony whereof' have signed my on this 12th day of January, A. D. 1926.

GfRovER r. sHEAREa

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US2609958 *Apr 8, 1948Sep 9, 1952Mzik Charles FBasket-like device and method of making same
US4978019 *Feb 27, 1990Dec 18, 1990Ioannis MaroudasModular frame for fruit baskets
U.S. Classification217/122, 47/41.1
International ClassificationA47G29/06, A47G29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G29/06
European ClassificationA47G29/06