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Publication numberUS1933525 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 31, 1933
Filing dateDec 13, 1932
Priority dateDec 13, 1932
Publication numberUS 1933525 A, US 1933525A, US-A-1933525, US1933525 A, US1933525A
InventorsJames Theophilus L
Original AssigneeDayton Veneer & Lumber Mills
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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T. L. JAMES Oct. 31, 1933.

2 Sheets-Sheet l FlG-l- -5 filed December 28, 1931, Serial No. 583,537, pathe pr sent invention, the view bei ta look; 50

3: and sides-{but pamculafly the bottom thereof, tinuously across the bottom and'up'the sides of Patented Oct.31,19 33 i I a u ire stares PATENT OFFICE Q a I I 1,933,525 a t I BASKET t Theophilus LQJames, Daytonr'lennl, assigno r to in Dayton Veneer.v & Lumber Mills Dayton, Tenn," a corporation of Tennessee I.

' Application December-13, 1932 :Serial No. 647,031 I r 8 Claims. (01; 2'17 123i This invention relates to baskets, particularly invention, in the several "figures of which like stave "baskets, and embodies modifications of parts are similarly designated, Figure 1 is a the invention'disclosed in a co-pending applicaperspectiveview of a basket constructed inactionof Oliver M. James, for patent for Baskets, cordance W th and emb dy the features of erited Januaryio; 1933, ucplpssiigzee, v n wpartlyat the bottom of the basket; F 2

Baskets of the type to which this invention i .a pe sp ct ve vi w similar to Fi ibut l kin particularly relates are usually'made on maint th bas t th u h th t p opening t f.

, chines of the receptacle and plunger type. by Fig 3illustrates, on a reduced sca1e,the first ste- 10 which a web of stave members is pressed to'bas- Ties v members forming Wpart e 5 ket form, sufiicient clearance being left between b sk 4 is a View s m a Q 3 the interior of thereceptacle and exterior of the but Showing e fi t d Sec d Se es o Steve plunger, when the plunger is forced into the re- 5 m'bels'in prtipert reative3 arrgnegeamient; Fig. ceptacle, to accommodate a web of a certain fii fi Simi g 11 LIE-Owing ,v 15 thickness. Such'webs are customarily formed of t fi st, s cond and third series of stave memtwenty stave members arranged in four series of h ili 1 11 i i g i a gl s g i t-h t1f five stave members each, the stave members of a ew Simi i 0 s; an n u" s ow 6 each' 'series being arranged in radiated 'isuper- Second, third and fourth S e of Stave posedrelation, and the several seriessuperposed membfirs in P p a e a a ge en a d "320 one uponanother with the stave members so Secured fi h d 715 a perspective. View relatively arranged as to span'the spaces beshowing'one-offthe pairs of stave members which tween stave members of adjacent series, so that go to mak up the ir Series f Stave b when formed to basket shape the sides and bcth h'pr vide hereinforcement for the basket.

tom of the basket will be of what is known as Referring r i la y o i 3 o '1' inc usive, 25 closed form, that is to say, without ga s or as "h t sta d, t ask t W mprises spaces between stave members." c a p al ty f stav mem rsarrane d in radi- The ordinary stave basket; formed substan ated superposed relationand preferably divided tially as just described is' not suitable for what into four pa Series, h Series Comprising is known as export trade, becau e th b tt m ineifect, five stave members which extend 0011-,- are not sufficiently strong to stand the handling the goasket? AS wn-i111 gig. 3hthe ii ritseries towhich they may be subjected, and one object of ,s ave members a is ai in j 'e re a ionsnip ofthis invention is to provide such a reinforceshowmand then, asillustiated Fligdfl, thestel lz ment for a stave basket of the typedescribed 0nd series ofstave mem ers is al overi e 35 that it will satisfy the requirements for'baslrets first series-with the'members b comprising the of the export type. v 1 a h second series arranged to substantiallyvbisect the Anotherobject of the invention is to provide angles by which the stave members a of the first a reinforcement for stave baskets having such series are spaced, and then, as illustrated in Fig;

i characteristics and so. entering into the construe- 5,'the third series comprising the stave members 40 tion or arrangement of t er i g t e c and c, which are of a length shorter than the basket h h Web including t I Ilf P members of the other series and are arranged in m may befOT-med to basket $13198 upon 9x1517- pairs with their ends overlapping particularly as ing machinesof the tyn I Q- p illustrated in Fig. 7, are laid over the stave mem- The mvntlqnfwmpnses basket h bers of the first and second series in such rela- "451Web of 'whlchls fumed of tion as to substantially bisect the angles form,- 9 of stave me be ed F d ed; 3 5; ing the spaces between certain of the stave mempqsed f of Sald 8 bars ofthe first and secondseries and then, the reinforcing element and compr smg stave memii 1 f th f t b 1 bers' shorter than those of the other series and our T o S d 50 arranged in pairswith their ends overlapping so g zi gfi iif s zgi gig $2 1512 that each air resents, an end of single'stave c g thickness tlinc rpcraticnmthe basket beneath mi 5 6 5 g f flg o the s at the to 11cc thereof; all asiwill be explained :mem ers o e. rs an secon series, an e more ffilly h reinafterfand finally claimed. stave members of all of the series are then fas- 55 "In theaccompanying drawingsillustra'ting the tened together at their intersection by nails or other suitable fastenings e driven through them and appropriately clinched.

The web thus formed is pressed to basket shape and the bottom hoop ,7, top hoops g and h and intermediate hoop i are applied and stapled or otherwise suitably fixed, as shown.

Although the series of stave members 0, 0', might be either the first, second, third or fourth series in the basket web, I prefer to so position it in the web that it becomes the third series therein. By thus positioning it, the first and second series will form a relatively smooth interior for the basket unbroken by the ends of the stave members 0 and c and the fourth series of stave members will form the exterior of the basket, supplemented by the staves c and c which I span the spaces between some of the staves d of the fourth series, and will serve to support and strengthen the bend where the bottom and sides of the basket merge.

Baskets thus formed will have a reinforcement furnished by the series of stave'members c, c which spans the basket. bottom and extends up its sides, preferably to a point beneath and capable of engagement by the top hoops g and h and a portion of which terminates short of the top hoop and is engaged beneath the intermediate hoop 1' arranged adjacent to the midportion of the basket sides.

A basket thus formed has a bottom and sides of a strength and rigidness far superior to the hoop f gives extra similar parts of stave baskets as ordinarily constructed and, morever, the extra reinforcement of the sides, particularly between the intermediate hoop i at the midportion thereof and the bottom strength to this portion of the sides and prevents buckling or bulging when the baskets are stacked in large numbers, whether empty or filled.

Furthermore, due to the pairing of the stave members 0, c with their ends overlapping, as described, there no more thickness in the web at its circumferential edge than is in a web of a similar form as ordinarily laid, and hence basket forming machines of known types will handle the web of this improved reinforced basket as well as they will a basket web of the ordinary type.

It will be seen, by inspection of Figs. 5 and 6 that the paired stave members 0, c are staggered end for end in the series which they form, so that alternate stave members have their short ends appearing on the inside and outside of the basket. Although this is desirable, it is notessential, and these paired stave members may be arranged thus, as shown, or this arrangement may be disregarded without in any way detracting from the strength of the basket, although perhaps sacrificing, to a certain extent, its symmetry of appearance.

It is to be noted that the paired stave members c, c of the reinforcing series, arranged with their ends overlapped, form reinforcing elements which are of a length equal to that of the stave members a, b and d of the other series, even though the length of the members 0, c, separately considered, is shorter. Thus, in addition to providing reinforcing elements the outer ends of which are of single thickness a considerable saving. in veneer stock is made.

I have shown and described the stave members 0 and c as of such length that their short ends extend to that point in the basket sides at which they will be engaged beneath the intermediate or midportion hoop 2' but, if desired, these stave material which forms the reinforcement, produces additional upset or inward bulge in the bottom of the basket, thus providing, in effect, an arched bottom which results in the load or weight of the basket contents being supported against the bottom hoop.

Various changes and modifications are considered to be within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the following claims.

What I claim is:-

1. A stave basket, comprising a basket web including a plurality of series of stave members, one of said series comprising stave members shorter than those of the other series andarranged in pairs and so overlapped as to equal in length the stave members of the other series.

3. A stave basket, comprising a basket web'including a plurality of series of stave members arranged in such relation as to provide the bottom and sides of the basket, hoops applied to and encompassing the sides of the basket and arranged adjacent to the top and bottom and midportion thereof, the stave members of one of said series being shorter than those of the other series and so paired in overlapping relation as .to equal the length of the stave members of the other series.

4. A stave basket, comprising a basket web including a pluralityv of series of stave members arranged in such relation as to provide the bottom and sides of the basket, hoops applied to and encompassing the sides of the basket and arranged adjacent to the top and bottom and midportion thereof, the stave members of one of said series being shorter than those of the other series and so paired in overlapping relation as to equal the length of the stave members of the other series, one end of each of the stave members of the paired series being engaged beneath the top hoop and its other end terminating in the basket side short of said top hoop.

5. A stave basket, comprising a basket web including a plurality of series of stave members arranged in such relation as to provide the bottom and sides of the basket, hoops applied to and encompassing the sides of the-basket and arranged adjacent to. the top and bottom and midportion thereof, the stave members of one of said series being shorter than those of the other series and so paired in overlapping relation as to equal the length of the stavemembers of the other series, one end of each of the stave members of the paired series beingengaged beneath the top hoop and its other end terminating in the basket side short. of said top hoop but engaged beneath said bottom hoop.

6. A stave basket, comprising a basket web including a plurality of series of stave members arranged in such relation as to provide the bottom and sides of the basket, hoops applied to and encompassing the sides of the basket and of the basket and having one end of each of 7, In astave basket, having a bottom and sides, and hoops encompassing the sides adjacent tothe top and bottom and midportion thereof, a:

reinforcing element comprising a plurality of stave members disposed in pairs and havingtheir ends in overlapping arrangement,-said reinforcing element assembled in the bottom and sides its stave members engaged beneath the top hoop and the other end of each stave member terminating short of said top hoop but engaged beneath another hoop; v

8. In a stave basket, having a bottom and sides,

and hoops encompassing the sides adjacent to the top and bottom and midportion thereof, a

reinforcing element comprising a plurality of stave members disposed in pairs and having their ends in overlapping arrangement, said reinforcing element assembled in the bottom and sides of the basket and having one end of each of its stave members engaged beneath the top hoop and the other end of each stave member terminating short of said top hoop but engaged beneath the hoop of the midportion. I

THEOPHILUS L. JAMES.

Classifications
U.S. Classification217/123, 217/122
International ClassificationB65D6/08, B65D6/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D9/34
European ClassificationB65D9/34