US 1891151 A
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Dec. 13, 1932. ELQRANG 1,8$1,151
COVER FOR CONTAINERS Filed Sept. 4. 1931 514/4 fil FLORA/ye Patented Dec. 13, 1932 PATENT OFFICE EMIL A. FLORANG, F BURLINGTON, IOWA.
COVER FOR CONTAINERS Application filed September 4, 1931.
The invention has relation to covers for baskets, pails or boxes, for instance those in which candy, cookies and other food articles are to be shipped and sold.
Sanitary laws require that such articles must be covered when displayed for sale in retail stores, and it is an object of the invention to provide an inexpensive windowed or see-through cover, costing but little more than the old style cover. Other objects and advantages will appear.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combinations of parts as set forth in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing illustrating embodiment of the invention.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention as applied.
Figure 2 is a cross section of the cover on the line 2-2, Fig. 1.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the cover.
In the drawing, the numeral 1, designates upper and lower open center or annular layers, each layer being composed of four sections 3 of wood or the like, each section being of segment form with one end removed, the sections abutting at their ends and the inner sides of the sections forming a square. The sections of one layer bridge the joints of the sections of the other layer to provide rigid joints when the sections are secured together and resulting in an open center of octagonal form, central parts of the sections of the lower layer being exposed.
Between the upper and lower layers is a sheet of transparent material 2 such as cellophane which will permit inspection of the contents of the container while protecting the same from access of flies, dirt, etc. The cellophane insert 2 rests in part upon the central exposed parts of the lower of the sections 3.
The upper and lower layers with the cellophane therebetween may be secured together 45 in any suitable manner, such as by the use of glue, nails, or the like. The sections of which the cover is formed being straight and short, may consist of scrap material, and being rigidly secured together 50 with an inexpensive cellophane insert, an
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eflicient and satisfactory cover is provided which is low in cost.
The cover is reversible, having the same appearance on both sides, and the short sections used are identical, whereby the assembly and manufacture of the cover are facilitated.
I claim 1. In a cover for baskets and the like, upper and lower open-center layers secured to each other, each layer being composed of short straight sections abutting at their ends the sections of one layer bridging the joints of the sections of the other layer, and a transparent window insertion for said open center.
2. In a cover for baskets and the like, upper and lower open-center layers secured to each other, each layer being composed of short straight sections abutting at their ends, the sections of one layer bridging the joints of the sections of the other layer, and a transparent window insertion for said open center, the sections of both upper and lower layers being identical, and the cover being reversible.
3. In a cover for containers and the like, upper and lower open-center annular layers secured to each other, each layer being composed of a plurality of short straight sections each of segmental form with one end removed, the inner sides of said sections forming a polygon, the sections of one layer bridging the oints of the sections of the other layer to provide a polygonal open center of twice the number of sides of said polygon, central portions of the sections of the lower layer being exposed, and a transparent window insertion sheet for said open center located and secured between said layers and in part resting upon said exposed portions of the lower sections.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
EMIL A. FLORANG.