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Publication numberUS1926916 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1933
Filing dateApr 1, 1931
Priority dateApr 1, 1931
Publication numberUS 1926916 A, US 1926916A, US-A-1926916, US1926916 A, US1926916A
InventorsEdward H Reeves
Original AssigneeEdward H Reeves
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Egg container
US 1926916 A
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sept. .112, 1933.'

WITNESSES EH. REEvEs EGG CONTAINER Fiied April 1, 1951 INVENTOR k Edward Reeves SYM@ ATTORN EYS Patented Sept. l2, 1933 STATES Luzerne cargar carica 9 Claims.

This invention relates to the class of egg shipping carriers, boxes, cases and containers having iillers to retain the eggs against breakage from handling and while in transportation.

The principal object of the invention is to provide improvements in carriers or containers o the indicated character to the end that eggs will not be broken under extremely roughhandling and usage.

Another object is the provision, in a carrier or container of the indicated character, of improved means for quickly and conveniently packing the eggs and lfor resiliently retaining them in place separated from each other within the outer carrier orooritainer.

Another object of the invention is the provision of packaging means for' egg shipping containers which affords protection for the eggs to prevent them from being damaged or broken and at'the same time keeps them from being frozen in cold weather.

With the foregoing, other objects of the invention will appear from the embodiment of the invention which by way of example is described in the following specication and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure l is a perspective View of an egg container having the features of the invention;

Figure 2 is a plan view of the container with the cover section removed and a portion of one of the pads broken away to show certain features;

Figure 3 is an enlarged section taken substantially on the line 3 3 of Figure 1.

On reference to the drawing it will be apparent that the egg container includes a carrier or case which may be of any preferred size and which may be made of any preferred material such as duraluxnin or fiber board. The case will be of such construction as to meet the requirements of the postal authorities and will be provided with the necessary means for' accommodating the consignors and consignees addresses. In the present instance, the case or container consists of two sections, areceptacle section 10, and a cover section 11, in which the section 10 flts in telescopic relation. The sections l0 and 1l are held to.

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eggs in place separated from each other within the container for shipment. The said means consists of a suitable number of parts of conformable resilient material. The material used will be comparatively light in Weight and will have do the necessary modulus of `resiliency and ilexibilf ity. For best results the material used is preferably of a porous or cellular nature, and, in the present instance, is sponge rubber. This is made of three parts or pads of rubber, there being a @d top pad 14, an intermediate pad 15 and a bottom pad 16. Each oi the pads corresponds in size and shape to the inside plan oi' the case or container section l0. All of the pads are dat in formation and are arranged flatwise in relation 'i0 to the other pads. The pads l and 16 are of equal thickness, whereas, the intermediate pad 15 is somewhat thicker than the pads le and 16. The pad 15 has a suitable number and arrangement of spaced openings 17 therein for the 75 eggs designated 18. In thepresent instance, the pad l5 has twenty-four openings 17 to accommodate two dozen eggs.

In packing the container or case consisting of the sections lopend 1l. the pad 16 isA arranged SG within the section l0. The intermediate pad 15 is placed on the pad 16. The eggs are then placed in the openings 1'?, end up, as shown most clearly in Fig. 3. The pad 14 is then placed over the eggs. The pad le will project above the upper S5 edge oi the section 10. The cover section 11 is then brought down over the section 10 and `the strap 12 is brought around and buckled to exert the necessary pressure on the sections l0 and 1l. This will cause the portions of the pads 90 le and 16 to be distended between the ends of the eggs and thus both pads li and 16 will cooperate with the pad l5 to resiliently retain the eggs against displacement out of contact with each other.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that there has been described an egg shipping container having provision enabling the packing of eggs forvshlpment in a quick and convenient manner; that the eggs will be protected by the pads from being damaged or broken from handling the container and also while it is being transported; and that the pads will not only prevent the eggs from being damaged or broken but will keep them from being frozen in cold weather.

I claim:

1. An egg shipping container comprising a case consisting of separate sections, pads of conformable resilient material for arrangement within one no ot the sections ot saidl case, said pads consisting of a top pad, an intermediate pad, and a bottom pad, said intermediate pad having openings theref in arranged in spaced relation with respect to each other, whereby eggs may be placed in the openings respectively, and means to exert pressure on said sections to cause the top and bottom pads to cooperate with the intermediate pad to resiliently retain the eggs in place.

2. An egg shipping container comprising a case consisting of separate sections, a holder to be positioned within said case to maintain a multiplicity of eggs in spaced relation to each other, upper and lower pads each made of conformable resilient material to cooperate with the holder when they are placed in said case, and means to exert pressure on said sections which is imposed on said pads to resiliently retain the eggs in place.

3. An egg shipping container comprising a case consisting of telescoping sections, pads made of sponge rubber and of ,uniform thickness and corresponding in size and shape to the inside plan of the case, means to hold eggs ends up within the case, and said pads being disposed respectively at the top and bottom of said case for contact with the opposite ends of the eggs, and means to exert pressure on said sections to cause said pads, to cooperate with said holding means to resiliently retain the eggs in the case.

4. In an egg shipping container,l sponge rubber parts each of a size to snugly nt flatwise in the container, and consisting of a part through which a plurality of eggs may extend crosswise with the ends thereof projecting therefrom and parts to cover the ends of the eggs, said container consisting of telescoping sections contacting with two oi' said parts, and means embracing said sections to exert pressure thereonwhich is imposed on said covering parts to resiliently retain the eggs in place.

5. Inan egg shipping container, three main flat parts of conformable resilientmaterial, each of said parts being of a size to snugly t atwise in the container, and consisting of a part through which a plurality of eggs may extend crosswise with the ends thereof projecting therefrom and parts to cover the ends of the eggs, said container consisting of telescoping sections contacting with two of said parts, and means embracing said sections to exert pressure thereon which is imposed on said two parts to resiliently retain the eggs in place.

6. An egg container comprising a case, pads of conformable resilient material for arrangement within said case to contact with the opposite ends of eggs placed between them within the case, said case including a section movable with respect to said pads, and means to exert pressure on said section to cause it to cooperate with said pads to resiliently retain the eggs in place in spaced relation with their ends disposedin cavities formed thereby in the pads.

'1. An egg shipping container comprising a case, pads of conformable resilient material held in place by the walls of the case within the same for contact with opposite ends and sides of the eggs to hold them in spaced relation "tu each other. one of said walls being embodied by a section of the case which is movable with respect to said pads, and means to exert pressure on said section to cause its wall to co-operate with said pads tol resiliently'retain the eggs in place.

8. An egg shipping container comprising a case consisting of telescoping sections, top and bottom pads of conformable resilient material corresponding in size and shape to the inside plan of the case, said pads thus being adapted for arrangement within said case, means to exert pressure on said sections to cause them to co-operate with said pads to cause portions of the latter to be distended between the eggs to resiliently retain the eggs in place in spaced relation to each other.`

9. An egg shipping container comprising a case consisting of separate sections, pads of sponge rubber for arrangement within said case to contact with the opposite ends and sides of a plurality of eggs to hold them in spaced relation to each other, and means to exert pressure on said sections to cause the latter to cooperate with said pads to resiliently retain the eggs in place.

EDWARD H. REEVES.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification217/25.5, 206/819, 217/35, 206/523, 211/14
International ClassificationB65D85/32
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/819, B65D85/32
European ClassificationB65D85/32