US 1713129 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented May 14, 1929.
cHAnLEs H. Horn, or rnovrnnncn, nironnrsrann.
Application filed May 4, 1928. Serial No. 274,992.
This invention relates to certainvnew and useful improvements in container's, and pertains more particularly to a containerV used.
in the transportation'orstorage of copper rolls employed in printing machines. These rolls have engraved or ornamented surfaces, and it is desirable to transport the rolls so as to maintain the engraved or ornamented surfaces or peripheries thereof, out of contact with the container, thereby to prevent injury to or marring thereof, and the invention therefore ains to provide aucontainer which will enable shipment orstorage of the rolls with their peripheries out of contact 'with the container walls.
The invention further aims to provide a container of this type which is readily'adjustable to rolls of varying lengths andto further provide means forklocking the two parts of the container against movement in adjusted position thereof.
The invention still further aims to provide a container which is of simple and econonical construction and in which the container may be rolled in handling thereof and without danger of marring or injuring lthe surface of the roll.
In the drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of the invention;
Figure 2 is a longitudinal Sectional View, and
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
In proceeding in accordance with the present invention, a pair of hollow and preferably tubular or cylindrical members 1 and 2 are provided and which are telescopically related. The outer ends of the members are provided with heads 3 and et respectively, the latter having reduced annular portions 5 and 6 which are threaded into engagement with the members l and 2 the latter being preferably formed of fibrous material, while the heads are formed of metal. The heads have cone-shaped projections 7 and 8 respectively which are adapted to engage with the ends of a copper printing roll R, which latter are of tubular construction. The inner end of the member 1 is longitudinally slotted as indicatcd at 9 and a clamping ring 10 is engaged about said end and has outwardly extendingears 11 perforated to receive a nut and bolt 12.
In operation, it will be noted that the member 2 upon being removed enables the apparent from Figure 2. The member 2 is then Vinserted in the imember' l until its v cone Sengages the opposite end of the roll R and when the parts are sol related, the nut of the bolt 12 is then tight'ened so Vas to clamp the inner endl of the member. l to v the member 2 thereby preventing movement y of the parts. As clearly depicted in the drawings, the latching or locking element 10 is located wholly Within the peripheries of the heads 3'and 4, consequently 'the container can be rolled -on a surface in handling same. It will further'rbe noted that the members l and 2 are readily adjustable, so as `to thereby provide for the storage ofl j rolls of varying lengths within the telescopic limits of the two members.
Having` thus described my invention what I claim as newand desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. In a container, a pair of telescopic members, a head for each member Vconposed of a circular base having a reduced .exteriorly threaded portion .threadedly engaged with the interior of one end of the member and having a substantially cone-like portion projecting outwardly from the central part of the reduced portion, the outer of said members being split at its opposite end, and a clamp adjustably secured aboutsaid split endfto clanp the latter to the inner member, the periphery of the bases of 00 the heads extending outwardly beyond Said clamp so as to allow of rolling of the eontainer. v i
2.vIn a container, a pair of telescopic members, a head for each member composed of a i circular base having a reduced exteriorly threaded portion threadedly engaged with the interior of one end of the member and having a substantially cone-like portion lteriorly threaded portion threadedly en-i inner member so as to hold the members against relative movement; said means being disposed wholly Within the `peripheries of 10 'the heads so as to ellow of rolling thereof.
In `testimony vWhcreof I have signed my name to this specification.
CHARLES H. HOPE.