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NOV. 25, 1930. 5 HQBBS 1,782,962
BOTTLE HOLDER Filed Aug. 22, 1927 mnfmjamue/ TWkS "Patented Nov, 25 19 30 UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE SAMUEL '1.'HOIBB S, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOB TO THE WASHBURN COMPANY, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHU- BOTTLE HOLDER Application flediluzult 88, 1927. Serial No. 214,721.
The invention relates to holders for bottles,
particularly those used at filling stations and at garages for pouring lubricating oil. Modern practice at such, places entails the use of a great quantit of bottles of given measure, which are fille up as fast as they are used; a full measure of lubricating oil being thus ready at all times, so that the patrons o garages or stations shall not be kept walting. Heretofore, however, such practice has been attended'with considerable expense, because the attendants invariably drop many of these bottles on the concrete'floor's usually provided, breaking many during the course of a year.
bottles whereby they may be held by a handle, and thus not so often dropped, even though they are slippery by reason of being covered with oil. My invention further provides a holder which renders the bottle immune to all ordinary falls, and which is nevertheless light and can be cheaply manufactured,
The above and other advantageous features of my invention will hereinafter more fully appear from the following detailed descr1ption, taken in connection w1th the accompanying drawings, in whichv Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a bottle and a lolder constructed in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 2 is a plan view, showing the holder of Fig. 1. I
Fig. 3 is a perspectlve vlew of the holder shown 'in Fig. 1, with the bottle removed therefrom.
Like reference characters refer to like parts in the different figures.
Referring first to Fig. 1, the bottle or ar in connection with which my holder is most. advantageously used has a generally cylindrical portion 1, which merges abruptly into the bottom portion 2. The upper part of the bottle is screw threaded and provlded w1th a screw cap 3 made of metal, from which extends upwardly a pouring spout 4. The latter is provided with a sultable closure or ca 5.
' lifodern garages and fillin stations are, for the most part, provided wit concrete floors.
these Myinvention comprises a holder for such When an unprotected bottle falls on such a floor, it almost invariably breaks. I have found, however, that to protect a bottle the present-invention, despite its simplicity,-
protects the bottle at this place, and also at the gradual inwardly curving portion 6.
As best shown in Fig. 3, the holder comprises rings 7 and 8 which are made from strip metal bent around into circular form, the ends being fastened together in any suitable manner, as by welding. The rings 7 and 8 are held in spaced alinem'ent by means of an upright strip of metal 9,'fastened to the inside of the rings, fastened to the outside of the rings, the upright 10 extending above the upper ring 7 and being turned over and bent back on itself to provide a handle 11.
The lower ring 8, although having no great strength, is entirely adequate to prevent fracture of the bottle where the side 1 merges into the base 2 if it can be kept in the proper position relative thereto. Such position is shown in Fig. 1, where the bottom or base 2 is located just above the plane of the bottom of the ring 8. Should the bottle land squarely base downward, the rigidity of the ring 8 will prevent the bottle from being fractured. Should the bottle come downward at an angle, the shock of striking the concrete will be transmitted to it through the ring 8, but the resiliency-of the ring will spread this shock so that the botle will not be broken. i
- In order to maintain the bottle in the position relative to thelower ring that is shown in Fig. 1, a single piece of strip metal 12 is bent into U sh ape, placed inside the rings, and fastened, as by soldering, to the lower ring.
The upper ends 13, 13 of the member 12 are and an upright 10,.
bottle and hold it firmly in place, with the bottom of the bottle against the transversely extending part of the U member 12. It should be noted that the U member 12 is not fastened to the upper ring 7, and therefore the bottle can be readily wedged between the ends 13, 13, since the upright parts of the U member can flex over their entire length.
A plane which just touches the cap 3 and the ring 7 will not contact the inwardly curving portion 6 of the bottle, and thus these parts in combination protect this ortion of the bottle when it falls on a flat oor.
In placing the bottle inside the holder of the invention, the portions 13, 13 are first wedged apart, thus allowing the bottle to be forced downwardly. As the bottle is forced downwardly, the sides thereof contact the inwardly extending portions 14, 14, which swin 's the end portions 13, 13 inwardly, the ring acting as a pivot for these parts. This causes the bottle to be very firmly held.
The entire article is made from flat metal and can be put together with solder, thus producing a very inexpensive product which, nevertheless, is entirely adequate for the purpose.
1. A bottle holder comprising a pair of rings made from strip metal, uprights at the front and back of said holder joining said rings together, one upright being provided with a handle portion, and yieldable fingers carried by said lower ring for holding said bottle in said rings with its bottom just above the plane of the bottom of the lower I'll'lg.
2. A bottle holder comprising a pair of rings made from strip metal, uprights at the front and back of said holder joining said rings together, one upright being bent around into a handle portion, a U shaped strip, fastened to the lower ring, and the upper ends of said U strip being bent inwardly above the upper ring, whereby said bottle is yieldingly held between said strip ends within said rings with its bottom just above the plane of the bottom of the lower ring.
SAMUEL T. HOBBS.