US 1934566 A
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Patented Nov. 7, 1933 r we!) fisrArss PATENT OFFICE Raymond J. Solomon, Chicago, 111. assignor to Alexander T. Spare, Chicago, 111.
Application Februa y 25, 1931. Serial No. 518,117
.3 Claims. (01-. 206-46) This invention relates to improvements in: the
method of packing and shipping'articles such-1 as electric fioor lamps and other articles of a like fragile nature.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide a cheaper method of packing such articles.
Another object is-to provide a rapid packing means.
A further object is to provide a packing method whereby the articles shipped and packed are securely held within their containers and are protected from shock and strain in handling and shipping.
A further object is to provide a packing means which is cooperable with the packing container.
A further object is to provide a packing means which is adapt-able to the various types and designs of lamp bases, or other such articles.
At the present time floor lamp bases are packed by building up around them a wooden frame. The
cost of the lumber used is a considerable item,
as is the time and labor involved in performing the operation. With my invention time and cost of materials are reduced to a minimum, without any sacrifice to shipping security.
In the accompanying drawing,
Figure l is a vertical section through the opornamented with projecting or receding annular designs, such as shown at 11, 12and 13, at various portions of the standard 14.
In packing the lamp two or more cross bars 15 are used. These cross, bars have a width approximately that of the distance between opposite corners on the inside of the container used, and have vertically extending end portions, 16, 16, the distance between their ends being slightly greater than the distance between opposite corners on the inner side of the container.
At the center of the cross bar a laterally extending curved or V shaped seat is provided as at 17 to conform to the contour of the standard,
and-to lie against it. This seat may be covered with felt or any other cushioning material to pro-- test the portion against which it lies.
A locking member 18 of spring metal having a seat 1 9 similar to the seat in the cross bar, is provided witha pair of hooked ends 20 and 21. The distance between the seat 19 and the end 21 is greater than that between the seat and the end 20.
In operation the bar 15 is placed against the standard at a desirable point and the end 20 of the locking member is first hooked against the bar and then the longer end 21 is hooked onto it, as shown in Figure 3. By reason of the end 21 being longer than the end 20, leverage is provided which makes it relativelyeasy to bring it into engagement, and at the same time a firm grip is provided.
The most desirable points at which the cross bars are secured are such ornamentations as at 11 which presents opposed beads, or above or below an ornamentation as at 12 which presents a shoulder against movement. Many other such engagement points are afforded by various deing, desirable engagement points may be found at the point where the base and the head are joined to the standard. However the cross bars are made of such firm material and the locking arms so designed that they grip firmly, and may be attached at any point of the standard.
In packing the lamp for shipment, one or more cross bars are used, although two are generally preferred. These are spaced apart as shown in the drawing with the end portions extending upwardly, and at right angles to each other. Padding material is placed in the bottom of the container if desired, and the lamp with cross bars attached, is inserted therein. The material of the cross bars is slightly yielding, and since the distance between the uppermost parts of ends 16 is slightly greater than the inner distance between two opposite corners of the container, when the cross bars are forced into the container, the ends 16 firmly set into the corners of the container and hold the lamp firmly against vertical movement. By having a pair of these cross bars at right angles to each other lateral movement is prevented. If desired, the ends 16 may be provided with barbs as at 22 which may further serve to prevent upward movement of the cross bar assembly. As previously stated, the cross bars are slightly resilient so that shock and rough handling of the container is not directly transmitted to the lamp.
My packing means may also be used for table lamps, or for any other object which has an elongated portion, or other suitable attaching point.
Although I have set forth in the accompanying drawing and in the foregoing description the preferred embodiment of my invention, I do not wish to be restricted thereto, as it is obvious that anyone skilled in the art may make modifications of the same without departing from the principles of the invention as shown and described.
What I claim is 1. In combination with a container and an article of the class described tobe carried by said container, a plurality of braces removably secured to said article andv anchored within said container whereby lateral'and vertical movement of said article is prevented, said braces comprising a bar and a locking member having engaging end portions to secure it to said bar, both having complementary seats forming a collar over a section or said article whereby it is held against movement.
2. In combination with a container and an article of the class described to be carried by said container, a plurality of braces removably secured to said article and anchored Within said container whereby lateral and vertical movement of said article is prevented, said braces comprising a laterally disposed portion provided with means for locking said article thereto, comprising a spring bar engaged thereon, and vertically disposed end portions for locking said braces within said container.
3. A brace for the support of an article of the class described in combination with a container, said brace comprising a laterally disposed bar having a laterally disposed seat at the center thereof, a locking member having hooked end portions for engagement with said bar and having a complementary seat therein wherein articles are firmly held thereby, by engaging said locking member to said bar, and a pair of vertically disposed end portions extending from said barvertioallyand outwardly whereby said bar may be wedged intorsaid container, and secured against vertical movement.