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Publication numberUS1912505 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1933
Filing dateDec 19, 1931
Priority dateDec 19, 1931
Publication numberUS 1912505 A, US 1912505A, US-A-1912505, US1912505 A, US1912505A
InventorsClark W G, Turner Wellmore B
Original AssigneeClark W G, Turner Wellmore B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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June 6, 1933. E a WESTON 1,912,505

DIVIDER Filed D60. 19, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVEN TOR.

E. B. WESTON June 6, 1933-.

DIVIDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 19, 1931 INVENTOR. [om/e0 B. W5r0/v ATTORN Y.

Patented June 6, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EDWARD B. WESTON, OF DAYTON, OHIO; WELLZMORE B. TURNER AND W. G. CLARK EXECU'IORS OE SAID EDWARD B. VJESTON, DECEASED DIVIDER Application filed December 19, 1931.

The present invention relates to dividing arrangements, and it particularly relatesto dividers to be utilized in connection with bins, buckets, containers and other storage receptacles.

Among the objects of our present invention are to provide a divider "for utilization with bins, buckets, containers or other storage receptacles for dividin said receptacles into a plurality of compartments, which divider may be readily made of inexpensive materials, as for example sheet metal stampings, and offew parts, the constituent elements of which may be easily puttogether to form a permanent assembly, and which may be subsequently dismantled without injury or destruction, and without the need of special tools or instruments, by the ordinary layman or Storekeeper. V

A particular object is to provide a divider of the character described which will retain its shape upon handling either before insertion into the bin, container or receptacle or after removal therefrom, and also when in position whether or not the particular'bin or receptacle into which it is placed be empty or wholly or partly filled.

In one form of the invention, the divider is formed by fitting or intermeshing together a plurality of sheet members, which may consist of any stiff material, such as corrugated paper or sheet metal. These sheets are provided with cooperating incisions, slits or slots which enable them to be fitted together. One end of the combined sheet may be provided with notches or with recesses at the intersection to enable a locking device to be conveniently associated therewith for rigidly holding the sheets in predetermined relation to each other. 1

The locking device may also be formed of sheet metal or of another sheet material and is preferably provided with slots, notches, or recesses, which fit over and around the adjacent edges of the crossing dividing members and thus hold them in position. In one form an adjacent portion of the sheet members is preferably slit or undercut in such a manner that a tongue is formed which may Serial No. 582,118.

be readily bent to hold the locking device permanently in position.

In the drawings, in which are shown several of the many possible forms of the present invention;

Figs. 1, 2 and 3 illustrate one embodiment of the invention, Fig. 1 being a top perspective view showing the dividing arrangement in position within a cylindrical container, Fig. 2 being a top view showing the divider removed trom said container, and Fig. 3 being views of the constituent elements before assembly.

Figs. 4 and 5 illustrate another embodiment, Fig. i being a top perspective view of the assembled divider, and Fig. 5 being a similar perspective view of the locking means.

Figs. 6 and 7 illustrate still another embodiment, Fig. 6 being a top perspective view of the assembled divider and Fig. 7 being views of the constituent elements before assembly.

In Fig. 1 the container 10 is shown 'of cylindrical shape and is of the type which may be conveniently associated with a display stand. such as described and shown in my Patent 1,724,385, dated August 13, 1929. It is obvious, however, that the container might be made of conical, pyramidal, prismatic or other shapes.

The divider in this embodiment has two sheet members or plates 11 and 12 crossing each other at right angles, to divide the interi-or of the container 10 into four sub-compartments or sub-receptacles of about the same volumetric content. It is understood, however, that the number and arrangement of the sheets 11 and 12 may be modified to divide the container into a diiterent number of compartments of the same or of different volumetric content.

The constituent plates 11 and 12 of the divider, which are shown removed from the container 10 in Fig. 2- and disassembled in Fig. 3, are provided with cooperating slots 13 and 14. The slot 14 extends downwardly from the top of the plate 12 and the slot 18 exten ls upwardly from the bottom of the plate 11. It will be noted that the side edges 15 and 16 of the plates 11 and 12 are tapered slightly toward the bottom of the plates to conform to a similarly tapered interior contour of the container 10.

The slots 13 and 14 are so arranged and constructed in respect to the plates 11 and 12 that the unslotted portion 18 of the plate 11 will fit int-o the slot 14 to its full height, while the unslotted portion 19 will fit into the slotted portion 13 to its full height. As a result the intermeshed assembly of the plates 11 and 12 will have the same height as either plate individually.

As shown, both of the plates 11 and 12 are of the same height and contour, being particularly adapted to the interior contour of the container 10, and both slots 13 and 14 are along the center line of the plates 11 and 12 respectively If desired, however, depending upon the shape of the container 10 and governed by the character of the sub-comiartments to be obtained. the contour of the plates 11 and 12 may difier from each other and the slots 13 and 14 may be placed at other positions than along the center lines.

The upper edges of the plates 11 and 12 are respectively provided with the recesses or notches and 21 to receive the locking member 22.

The locking member 22 may take the form of a Maltese cross which in this instance is formed from a small square of sheet metal, the corners of which are beveled at 23, and which is provided with diagonal slots 24 extending inwardly from said beveled corners 23 and stopping short of the center of the square.

As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the unslotted portion of the locking plate 22 between the inner ends of the slots 24 fits into and rests upon the bottom edges of the recesses 20 and 21, the slots 24 fitting over and extending along the unrecessed portions of the upper edges 25 and 26 of the plates 11 and 12, respectively, adjacent said recesses.

In case there is insufficient frictional contact or jamming to hold the locking device 22 permanently in position, the recess on that plate, which is slotted on its upper side and might drop out of the assembly, may be provided with deformable holding means. As shown the recess 21 on the plate 12 is provided with undercuts or incisions 27. eakened ends or tongues 28, thus formed, may be readily bent out as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. This will lock the plates 11 and 12 and the device 32 together, assuring a permanent assembly of the elements with the plates 11 and 12 at right angles to each other.

In dismantling the tongues 28 may be bent s back to their original position, the locking device 22 may be lifted out of position and the plates 11 and 12 may be removed from each other. The assembly may again be completed by intermeshing the plates 11 and 12 placing the locking device 22 in position and then bending over the tongues 28 to form a permanent assembly.

The divider of Figs. 4 and 5 is generally similar to that of Figs. 1 to 3 (similarly functioning parts being designated by the same numerals prim-ed) In this arrangement, however, the locking device 30, which may also be formed of sheet metal, and which is shown in the assembly in Fig. 4 and removed from the assembly in Fig. 5, has two outwardly extending flanges 31 and 32 and a central channel portion or ridge 33. The flanges 31 and 32 are provided with slots 34 and 35 which extend to the base of the channel or ridge 33. The inside of the channel or ridge 33 fits over the upper edge 25 of the plate 11 and the slots 35 fit over and extend along the upper portions 26 of the plate 12'. The portion of the upper edge 26 adjacent the intersection of the plates 11 and 12 may be undercut to form holding tongues 28 similar to those shown in Figs. 1 to 3. I In the embodiment of Figs. 4 and 5, the recesses 20 and 21 of the embodiment of Figs. 1 to 3 may be omitted. The upper portion of the slot 14, however, is slightly widened to receive a triple thickness of metal, instead of a single thickness, said triple thickness being formed by the sides of the channel 33 of the locking device 30 and the top or upper edge 25 of the plate 11, which top or upper edge is unrecessed in this embodiment.

In Figs. 6 and 7 is shown a similar arrangement differing from the embodiments of Figs. 1 to 3 and Figs. 4 and 5 principally in the manner of locking the crossing plates in position (similarly functioning parts being designated by the same numerals double primed).

In this embodiment the central portions of the upper edges 25 and 26 are provided with recesses 20 and 21" of somewhat greater depth than in the embodiment of Figs. 1 to 3.

The locking device 22 in this embodiment is provided on one axis with two slots 24" and along the other axis at right angles thereto with a ridge or channel projection 33". In the assembly, the slots 24 fit over and extend along the upper edges of the bottom of the recess 20", and the channel 33 fits over the upper edge of the bottom of the recess 21". The locking device may also be turned about 90, so that the channel 33 will fit over the upper edge of the bottom of recess 20".

The upper end of the slot 14 is preferably enlarged at 50, as in Figs. 4 and 5, to receive a triple thickness of metal formed by the channel 33 fitting over the plate 11. Similarly to accommodate the locking device when it turned about 90, as described above, the plate 11 may be provided with the notch 51 at the bottom of the recess 20".

It will be evident from the foregoing that the divider ofthe present invention-unity be shown and described along the lines of the present invention, and 1t 1s therefore intended that theinvention should only be restricted by the scope of the appended claims which include all such modifications, alterations or changes. v

lVhat is claimed is l. A divider consisting of a plurality of crossing plates fitted into each other by cooperating slots extending respectively from their upper and loweredges, and a locking device connected with the crossing edges of said plates at the top of the intersection, said device being provided with means to fit over and lock said plates in position, the locking device taking the form of a Maltese cross and being formed of a small rectangular plate, the corners of which are beveled and the slots of which extend inwardly along the diagonals from each of said corners toward and. stop short of the center thereof.

, QJA divider consisting of a pluralityof crossing plates fitted into each other by cooperating slots extending respectively from their upper and lower edges, and a locking device connected with the crossing edges of said plates at the top of the intersection, said device being provided with, means to fit over and lock said plates in position, the locking device consists of a small plate, the central portion of which is raised to form a channel or embossed portion, with outwardly extendflanges on either side of said raised portion, which flanges are transversely slotted, said slots fitting over one plate and said channel fitting over the other plate in assembled position.

i 3. A dividing arrangement, to be utilizec in connection with. a cylindrical receptacle, comprising two sheet metal plates or staniplogs, the contours of which correspond to internal axial sections of said container, said plates being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equal to the height of one of said plates, and at least one of saidplates being also provided with a notch or recess'in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted into said notch or recess to rest at right anglesto said plates and formed with slots to fit over and extend along the upper edges of said crossing plates.

piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed with slots fitting over and exsaid device. 7

and the slots of which extend inwardly along 4. Adividing arrangement, to be utilized in connection with a cylindrical receptacle, comprising two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours of which correspond to in-. ternal axial sections of said contour, said plates. being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equal to the-height of one of said plates, and at least one of said plates being also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small 'so tending along the upper edges of said crossing'plates. one of said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form deformable tongues to be bent backwardly over 5. The arrangement of claim 4 in which the lockin member consistin of a sheet metal stamping having the shape of a Maltese cross, the corners of which are beveled diagonals from each of said corners toward and step short of the center of the stamping. 6. A dividing arrangement, to be utilized in connectioncwith a cylindrical receptacle comprising two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours of which correspond to internal axial sections of said contour, said plates being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equal to the height of one of said plates, and at least one of said plates being also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed with slots fitting over and extending along the upper edges of said crossing-plates, oneof said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form de- 1 formable tongues to be bent baclm'ardly over said device, the locking member being formed of a sheetfmetal stamping, the central portion of which is raised to form a channel or embossed portion with outwardly extending flanges on either side of said raised portion, which flanges are slotted transversely, said slots fitting over one stamping and said channel fittingovcr the other stamping in assembled position.

7 A dividing arrangement, to be utilized in connection with. a cylindrical receptacle comprising-two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours ofwh'ich correspond to internal axial sections of said contour, said plates being-provided with axial slots respectively from'the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equalto the height of one "of said plates,and at least one of saidLplates being ibo its

also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed with slots fitting over and ex tending along the upper edges of said crossing plates, one of said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form deformable tongues to be bent backwardly over said device, both of said plates or stampings being centrally provided at their upper edges with recesses of about the same depth and width and the locking device having a central unslotted portion enclosed within said recesses and outer slotted portions outside of said recesses.

8. A dividing arrangement, to be utilized in connection with a cylindrical receptacle comprising two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours of which correspond to internal axial sections of said contour, said plates being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equal to the height of one of said plates, and at least one of said plates being also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed with slots fitting over and extending along the upper edges of said crossing plates, one of said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form deformable tongues to be bent backwardly over said device, only one of the plates or stampings being provided with a notch at its upper edge and said notch being formed by enlarging the upper portion of the downwardly extending slot.

9. A dividing arrangement, to be utilized in connection with a cylindrical receptacle comprising two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours of which correspond to internal axial sections of said contour, said plates being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is aboutequal to the height of one of said plates, and at least one of said plates being also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed with slots fitting over and extending along the upper edges of said crossing plates, one of said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form deformable tongues to be bent backwardly over said device, both of the plates or stampings at their upper edges being centrally provided with recesses of the same depth and width and one of said plates being provided with a central notch extending downwardly from the bottom of one of said recesses.

10. A dividing arrangement, to be utilized in connection with a cylindrical receptacle comprising two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours of which correspond to internal axial sections of said contour, said plates being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equal to the height of one of said plates, and at least one of said plates being also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed with slots fitting over and extending along the upper edges of said crossing plates, one of said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form deformable tongues to be bent backwardly over said device, both of the plates or stampings at their upper edges being centrally provided with recesses of the same depth and width and the plate with the downwardly extending slot being also provided with a central notch extending downwardly from the bottom of the corresponding recess and formed by enlargement of the upper part of said slot.

11. A diving arrangement, to be utilized in connection with a cylindrical receptacle comprising two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours of which correspond to internal axial sections of said contour, said plates being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equal to the height of one of said plates, and at least one of said plates being also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed with slots fitting over and extending along the upper edges of said crossing plates, one of said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form deformable tongues to be bent backwardly over said device, both of the plates or stampings at their upper edges being centrally provided with recesses of the same depth and width and being also provided with central notches extending downwardly from the bottoms of said recesses.

12. A dividing arrangement, to be utilized in connection with a cylindrical receptacle comprising two sheet metal plates or stampings, the contours of which correspond to internal axial sections of said contour, said plates being provided with axial slots respectively from the top and from the bottom thereof, the combined height of which slots is about equal to the height of one of said plates, and at least one of said plates being also provided with a notch or recess in the upper central portion of the edge thereof, and a locking device consisting of a small piece of sheet metal fitted in said notch or recess formed With slots fitting over and extending along the upper edges of said crossing plates, one of said plates being undercut on sides of said notch or recess to form deformable tongues to be bent backwardly over said device, said undercut being formed by extension of the bottom edge of said notch or recess toward the outer side edges of the plates.

Signed at Dayton in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio this 15th day of December A. D. 1931.

EDWARD B. WESTON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/552, 68/241, 43/57.1
International ClassificationB65D25/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D25/04
European ClassificationB65D25/04