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Oct. 31, 1933. GRONDAHL 1,932,890
MARKER FOR BASKETS, TRAYS, AND THE LIKE Filed NOV. 1, 1932 o 1 JTW-l .LJ i! e i :2 .L
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ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 31, 1933 UNITED STATES 1,932,890 MARKER FOR BASKETE, TRAYS, AND THE Jens K. Grondahl, Red Wing, Minn.
Application November 1, 1932. Serial No. 640,703
This invention relates to markers ior baskets, trays and other containers.
A primary object of the invention is to provide a simple and eiiicient marker which may be quickly applied to or removed from a basket, tray, or other container and which when applied will present in a conspicuous place indicia relative to the contents of the container. I
In carrying out these objects, the invention is susceptible of a wide range of modification without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the claimed invention; there being shown in the drawing for illustrative purposes a preferred and practical form, in which:
Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a portion of a tray with one of these improved markers shown applied;
Figure 2 is a transverse section taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1; g
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of a portion or" one of the markers;
Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view showing a marker constituting this invention applied to a wire basket; and
Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken on the line 55 of Fig. 4.
In the embodiment illustrated in Figs. 1 to-3 a tray 1 is shown which may be of any suitable material and of any desired configuration being here shown substantially rectangular and including a bottom member 2 with upstanding side walls 3 to one of which the marker 10 constituting the invention is designed to be detachably connected.
This marker 10 is composed of a sheet or" any suitable bendable material such as card board, fiber board, sheet metal or the like. The sheet from which this marker is formed is folded or bent longitudinally along parallel lines indicated at 11 and 12 to form side members 13 and 14 designed to straddle the upstanding side wall of the container to which the marker is to be applied. The side wallsor members 13 and 14 are spaced apart a sufiicient distance to provide an indicia carrying spacer 15 designed to overlie the upper edge of the wall of the container to which the marker is applied as is shown clearly in the drawing. This spacer 15 may have indicia applied thereto in any suitable or desired manner such as by printing it thereon, by pasting labels containing it or in any other suitable manner.
In Figs. 1, 2 and 3 the marker is shown applied to the upstanding side wall 3 of the tray by means of suction cups 16 and. 17 arranged in their apexes and which are designed to have interlocking engagement with apertures 19 formed in the side members 13 and 14 of the marker and which have outwardly flaring slots 20 extending from the apertures 19 through the edges of the side members 13 and 14 to facilitate theapplication of the markers to the cups.
The application of the suction cups 16 and 17 is well known they being attachable under finger pressure to the side wall of the tray in proper position so that the marker may be fastened to the tray by simply engaging the slot-like apertures 19 with the button18 ofthe cup.
It is to be understood of course that the markers 10 may be easily applied or removed at the convenience of the Worker at the desk or elsewhere and when so applied the indicia carried by the spaces 15 is always plainly in sight.
In the form shown in Figs. 4 and 5 the marker 10a is similar in construction to the marker 10 above described except that instead of being fastened to the container by means of suction cups snap fasteners 21 are employed for this purpose and the markers are shown applied to a wire basket indicated at la. As shown the socket members 22 are carried by the side member 14a of the marker-while the stud members 23 are carried by the side member 13aas shown clearly in Fig. 5. These markers are connected with the basket 1a straddle the side walls thereof and the cooperating fastening elements are snapped together through one of the openings in the wire.
Without further description it is thought that the features and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, and it will, of course, be understood that changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing. from the spirit of the invention or its scope as claimed.
1. A marker for containers comprising a sheet of material folded at transversely spaced intervals to provide an indicia carrying member with attaching members extending at an angle there- 7 from and having apertures with slots extending therefrom through the edges or the side members to provide means for attachment to the side walls of a container.
2. A marker for containers comprising a sheet of material folded at transversely spaced intervals to provide anindicia carrying member with attaching members extending at an angle therefrom and having apertures and means received by each aperture and co-operating with a Wall of the container to secure the marker to said wall.
' J ENS K. GRONDAHL.