US 1837012 A
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Dec. 15, 1931. p, BOEYE 1,837,012
SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR INDIVIDUAL BATTERIES mea April 13. 1.9.28
I a -Z g n/vent Patented Dec. 15, 1931 UNITED sTATEsrAT NT OFFICE PAUL F. IBOII. E, OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNOR TO WALDORF PAPER PRODUCTS I COMPANY, OF ST. PAUL, IINNESOTA,-A CORPORATION vOF MINNESOTA smrr'me confmmna ron INDIVIDUAL BATTERIES I Application filed April 18,
This invention relates to improvements in containers for dry cells or'batter'ies of the larger, rectangular type used principally for radio receiving sets. In a copending application, Serial No. 181,746, filed b Paul A. Schilling and myself on' A ril 1927, a two piece slide or Lambert for such bat-' teries is described and the present invention is an improvement thereon.
2 Such batteries have projecting terminals which are apt to be broken in transit or handling and their weight issuflicient to compress or crush the corrugations or corrugated board if substantial movement is permitted in the shipping package. Thus I have discovered that while a limited degree of resiliency in the package is required to prevent- -,b,reakage of the battery, an excessive amount of j cushioning is undesirable because it permits shiftingof the contents,
and gradual'compression of the corrugations under the resulting impact, until the protection is impaired or destroyed. The present invention is designed to meet these conditions.
It is my object to reduce the cost ofsuch containers and at the same time to increase their strength and the protection to the goods constructing vthe outer casing from solid fibre board and the inner cushion member from corrugated sheet material.
A further object is to provide an improved guard for the battery terminals which is positioned between the battery and the container to maintain the terminals in spaced relation to the cover. I
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved container with the battery and inner cushion member partially withdrawn from the outer sleeve or'casing; Fig. 2 is a vertical, longitudinal section through the container with the parts in closed position and with a battery in place therein and Fig. 3 is a' plan view of the same with the cover open. I
The container has an outer, tubular casing 4 which is formed from solid fibre-board, open at its top and bottom ends to receive 1928. Serial No. 269,689. S S U E D an inner corrugated member which is insertible from either endof the casing 4. The 1nner member is formed 'from a single rectangular blank of corrugated board which is creased transversely to form two parallel side Walls 5 and 6, a bottom wall 7, cover flap 8 and flange 9 extending along the nor- -mally free edge of the cover flap 8. The battery 10, to be inserted in the container, is
of the common rectangular type having projecting terminals 11 on its top. To protect these terminals a hollow, tubular guard 12 is made integral with one end of the blank constituting the walls 5, 6 and 7. The guard 12 is an extension on the normally upper end of the side 5 which is. folded ,to form four rectangularly disposed walls, 13, 14, 15 and 16. The wall 13 is arranged to abut against the inner surface of the cover flap 8, while the wall 14 extends downward, per? pendicular to the cover flap 8 and abuts against the terminals 11. The wall 15 rests upon the top of the battery 10 and the fourth side 16 is normally positioned parallel tosheet.
In use, a battery 10 is inserted in the inner, corrugated member of the container with the side walls 5 and 6 covering the opposite,-
wider sides of the battery and the bottom of the battery resting on the bottom 7 of the corrugated blank. Now the guard member 12 on the upper edge of the side 5 is foldedto hollow, rectangular form upon the top of thebattery and the cover is closed as indi cated in Figs. 1 and 2. The battery thus covered by the inner, corrugated member may now be inserted in the tubular casing 4 as indicated in Fig. I and the cover flange 9 inserted between said casing and the battery. The cover flap 8 is frictionally held in closed guard 12 for the terminals 11 is securely held jecting terminals on its top to be protected in rectangular form because each of the four walls 13, 14, 15 and 16 is confined by one of the several abutments for their outer surfaces. Obviously the walls 14 and lfi-retain the terminals 11 in spaced relation tov the cover flap 8.
As is well known corrugated board has considerable rigidity and strength to oppose forces tending to crush it longitudinally of the 'corru ations. Thus the sides 14 and 16 form rigi brace members which are not compressible under the weight of the batteries. An excessive amount of cushioning is avoided by my arrangement because the walls 14 and 16 are less compressible than the equivalent thickness of sheets laid fiat upon the to of the battery.
- he container has the further advantage of permitting the cover to be opened for inspection and testing purposes without removing the uard 12. Tests of containers made according tothis invention have shown that the device afi'ords greater protection to the batteries and withstands harder usage than containers having outer casings of corrugated board but otherwise of the same construction as'that shown and described.
Having described my invention what I claim is new and desire to protect by Letters Patient is 1. A container for a battery having projecting terminals on its top to be. protected, comprising an outer tubular casing 0 en at its top and bottom ends and forme from solid fibre board, an inner cushion member formed from a rectangular sheet of corrugated board folded to extend upon the bottom and two sides of a battery therein and forming acover flap and-a rectangular hollow guard forthe terminals of sand battery confined and supported at four sides respectively by said terminals, battery, cover and cushion member.
2. In a container for a battery having proa cushion member formed from a sheet 0 jecting terminals on its top to be protected a cushion member formed from a sheet 0 corrugated board folded to extend upon the bottom and two sides of a battery therein and forming a cover flap and a tubular guard for the terminals of said battery, said guard having the corrugations on at least two walls extending perpendicularly to the top of the battery and said walls abutting respectively against said terminals and the inner surface 0 the cushion member, said cover flap being arranged to confine said guard on the top of the battery.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name to this specification.
' PAUL F. BOEYE.
corrugated board folded to extend upon the bottom and two sides of a battery therein and also forming a tubular rectangular guard for the terminals of said battery, said guard having the corrugations on at least two walls extending erpendicularly to the top of the battery and said walls being supported against collapse by engagement of one of-them with said terminals, and means for confining said guard on the top of the battery.
3. In a' container for a batteryhaving pro-