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Publication numberUS1968877 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1934
Filing dateJul 13, 1931
Priority dateJul 13, 1931
Publication numberUS 1968877 A, US 1968877A, US-A-1968877, US1968877 A, US1968877A
InventorsCubberley Amariah H
Original AssigneeHoffman Beverage Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrier
US 1968877 A
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Aug. 7, 1934.

A. H. CUBBERLEY BOTTLE CARRIER Filed July 1:5. 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR Aug. 7, 1934. A. H. CUBB ERLEY 1,968,877

BOTTLE CARRIER Filed July 13, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR I gym-chalk Cubbey'w 9M2; QWOZILEY Patented Aug. 7, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BOTTLE CARRIER I a corporation of New Jersey Application July 13, 1931, Serial No. 550,302

19 Claims.

This invention relates to carriers and more particularly to carriers for holding beverage bottles and the like.

An object of the present invention is to provide a bottle carrier of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture, which will substantially completely enclose bottles and like articles to protect them from dust, sunlight and possible tents may be placed in bottle crates of conven tional type.

The foregoing objects and others are accomplished by making a bottle carrier from a single sheet of cardboard, composition board, or. similar material, which sheet is so formed as to provide a base for the bottle, within which base bottles are locked against shifting and to provide a top for the bottles, which top is also so constructed as to prevent shifting of the tops of the bottles. In order that these features can be accomplished the mid-portion or bottom ofthe carrier has sides extending upwardly therefrom, the distance between the parallel lines of folding of the bottom and sides being a slight amount less than the diameter of the bottomof the bottles to be carried therein. The respective sides of the carrier, near the bottom thereof, are cut away and the bottom portion is provided with arcuate shaped tabs extending through these cutaway portions to conform to'the shape of the bottle bottoms.

The upper extremities of the sides are so folded as to fold over the tops of the bottles and the construction of these extremities is similar to that described in connection with the arrangement for positioning the bottoms of the bottles on a smaller scale to fltthe tops or crowns of the bottles. One side however extends a considerable distance over and on top of the other side to which it is locked by means of tabs inserted into slots in the under member. Hand grips are provided in the sides near the top of the carrier by cutting out openings in opposite parts of the carrier and by folding the material cut out inwardly. These folded portions likewise serve to separate the necks of the various bottles and also to aid in preventing shifting of the bottles within the container.

Other features, objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent by reference to the following detailed description read in the light of the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a form ooof the invention with bottles positioned therein and ready for use;

Figure 2 is a plan view of the device illustrated in Figure 1 showing the position of the bottles therein;

Figure 3 is an enlarged section taken substantially on the lines 33 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a view on reduced scale of a blank cut and scored for folding into the complete carrier, and

Figure 5 is a plan view of the carrier together with a part of a conventional bottle case within which the carrier and its contents may be positioned.

Referring now to the drawings, 10 indicates generally the carrier made preferably from a single sheet of material such as cardboard of substantial strength, composition board, etc. This carrier as shown in Figure 4 may be constructed from a single sheet of material, which sheet is so scored in one instance along the lines 11 to separate an intermediate portion 12 into what will serve as the bottom of the container; and along the lines 13 which separate a portion 14 serving as a part of the top of the container; and also 35 along the lines 15 separating a portion 16 which cooperates with the portion 14 in forming the top of the container. Adjacent the intermediate portion 12 the side parts 17 and 18 respectively have similar parts 19 cut away as shown to leave substantially arcuate shaped tabs 20 extending from the intermediate portion 12. Portions 21 are cut away from the blank adjacent the top part 14 in such a manner as to leave substantially arcuate shaped tabs 22 extending from the top portion 14. Similar parts23 are cut away adjacent the top part 16 to leave tabs 24 extending from the top part 16. Slots 25, the purpose of which will be explained hereinafter, are cut in the blank extending across the bottom 12 and a substantial 1 distance of each side part 17 and 18.

For the purpose oi providing openings for conveniently handling the carrier, openings 30 are 'provided in one end of the blank by cutting a part of the material away and by bending tabs 31 inwardly about the scored lines indicated by dot, dash markings. The other end of the blank is provided with a pair of openings 32 from which the material has been completely removed. This same end of the blank also has a pairof openings in Figure 3 with the top portion 14 resting directly upon the tops or the caps of the bottles, with the arcuate shaped tabs 22 fitting the tops or caps of the bottles, and with the end of the side 18 lapping I slightly over the tops of the bottles. The other section of the blank is then bent in a corresponding manner to cause the top 16 to rest directly over top 14, with the arcuate shaped tabs 24 fitting over the tabs 22, after which the remainder of this part of the blank is lapped over the side 18 and the tabs 34 introduced into slots 33. Tabs 31 are then folded inwardly as shown in Figure 3 with their extremities resting against the'necks of the bottles to aid in holding them in place.

As will be seen from the drawings, the fold lines 11 are spaced apart a distance slightly less than the diameter of the bottom of the bottles to be placed therein, with the result that upon assembly of the carrier with bottles therein the sides assume a pronounced slant as at 40 in Fig. 13, and a slight amount of the periphery of the bottle extends through the slots 19, as result of which the bottom of the bottle is held substantially against shifting in any direction. Support for the entire bottom of the bottle however is provided by the arcuate shaped tabs 20. The same is true with respect to the top of the bottles for, as shown, the fold lines 13 and are spaced apart a distance slightly lessthan the diameter of the caps or tops of the bottles so that these caps or tops extend through the openings provided by the respective slots 21 and 23 with the sides of the carrier bending in to hold the caps or tops against movement. The

'tabs 22 and 24 however are of such shape as to substantially completely cover the caps or tops of the bottles to save them from injury. of course,

the top part 16 must be of slightly greater width than the top part 14 so that it may be folded completely thereover.

When the carrier has been assembled as shown -it contains threebottles, the side surfaces of which are spaced apart a distance slightly greater than the width of. the slots 25, which slots 25 are of 'suflicicnt widthto permit the carrier with its contents to be placed in a bottle crate of conventional character, having partitions 50, Fig. 5, dividing the crate into compartments. The container may be placed in a crate by positioning the slots so as to fit over; the respective partitions 50.

When so positioned, the bottles in their containers may be handled in the usual fashion.

From the foregoing it will be seen that the present invention provides an arrangement whereby bottles may be arranged in a carrier designed to handle any convenient number of bottles as conditions of trade may warrant, such carriers being so constructed as to hold bottles therewithin sub--' stantially against any shifting of the bottles. Furthermore, the carriers can be carried manually with convenience, since the respective tabs 31 when folded inwardly serve in conjunction with the openings and 32 to provide cushioning hand holds for the can'ier.

when the carriers with their contents have been placed in the crates of conventional type, there is substantially no chance of the bOttles being rubbed against the sides of the compartments in the crate to mutilate labels, since they are held against movement by the carriers themheretofore as permitting the tops or caps of botties to extend partially through openings in the carrier, it will be evident that either construction will operate as efficiently as the other, for which reason it is to be understood that where the term tops of bottles is used in the claims, such term is to be construed to include the physical tops of the bottles or anycaps therefor.

From the foregoing it will be seen that the present invention provides a simple, efllcient and inexpensive carrier for bottles. both for domestic distribution and for convenience in distributing the bottles to dealers. It will be readily observed that the invention is capable of modification other than that shown in the illustrated drawings, in view of which the invention is to be limited not by the illustrated embodiments but only by the scope of the following claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A bottle carrier ofthe character described comprising a substantially fiat bottom and side members extending upwardly from said bottom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said carrier being provided with slots extending across the bottom and part way up each side member.

2. A bottle carrier of the character describieid comprising a substantially flat bottom and si e members extending upwardly from said bottom and joinedtogether to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said carrier being provided with slots-extending across the bottom and part way up each side member, and said slots being of such width as to fit over the partitions of a bottle crate.

3. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a sheet of material folded into an intermediate portion forming a bottom for the carrier; and side portions extending from said intermediate portion, said side portions being lapped one over the other over the top of bottles positioned in the carrier, said carrier having slots therein extending across the bottom portion and part of the Way up each side portion.

4. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a sheet of material folded into an intermediate portion forming a bottom for the carrier; and side portions extending from said intermediate portion, said side portions being lapped one over the other over the top of bottles positioned in the carrier, said carrier hav- Eli) llll) to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided with openings oppositely disposed adjacent said bottom, through which a portion of a bottle may extend, said carrier being provided with slots extending across said bottom and part way up each side member, said slots being of such width as to fit over the partitions of a bottlecrate.

6. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly from said bottom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being, provided with openings oppositely disposed adjacent said bottom, through which a portion of a bottle may extend, arcuate shaped tabs extending from each side of said bottom, through said openings, said carrier being provided with slots extending across said bottom and part way up each side member and of such width as to fit over the partitions of a bottle crate.

7. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom of width less than the diameter of a bottle to be positioned thereon, side members extending upwardly from said bottom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side, members being provided with openings oppositely disposed adjacent said bottom,through which a portion of a bottle may extend, said carrier being provided with slots extending across said bottom and part way up each side member.

8. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom of width less than the diameter of a bottle to be positioned thereon, side members extending upwardly from said bottom and joined together to aid in retainingbottles within the carrier, said side members being provided with openings oppositely disposed adjacent said bottom, through which a portion of a bottle may extend, arcuate shaped tabs extending from each side of said bottom, through said openings, said carrier being provided with slots extend across saidbottom and part way up each side member,-

9. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly therefrom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings adjacent said bottom, through which parts of bottles positioned on the bottom may extend, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings adjacent the top of the carrier, through which portions of bottle tops may extend, said carrier being provided with slots extending across said bottom and part way up each side member.

' 10. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly therefrom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings near the top of the carrier, through which parts of bottle tops may extend, said carrier being provided with slots extending across said bottom and part way up each side member.

11. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly. therefrom and joined together to. aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided near the top of the carrier with oppositely disposed openings, tabs extending inwardly from the upper edges of said extending across said bottom and openings, said carrier being provided with slots part way up each side member.

12. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly therefrom andjoined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided near the top of the carrier with oppositely disposed openings, tabs extending inwardly from the upper edges of said openings, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings adjacent said bottom, through which parts of bottles may extend.

13. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising abottom and side members extending upwardly therefrom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided near the top of the carrier with oppositely disposed Open gs, tabs extending inwardly from the upper edges of said openings, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings adjacent said bottom, through which parts of bottles may extend, said carrier being provided with slots extending across said bottom and partway up each side member..

14. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extend-' ing upwardly therefrom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided near the top of the carrier with oppositely disposed openings, tabs extending inwardly from the upper edges of said openings, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings adjacent. the top of the carrier, through which parts of bottle tops may extend, said carrier being provided with slots extending across said bottom and part way up each side member.

'16. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly therefrom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided near the top 01' the carrier with oppositely disposedopenings, tabs extending inwardly from the upper edges of said openings, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings adjacent said bottom, through which parts of bottles may extend, said side members being provided with oppositely disposed openings adjacent the top of the carrier, through which parts of bottle tops may extend. 1'1. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly therefrom and joined together to aid in retaining bottles within the carrier, said side members being provided near the top of the cardisposed openings adjacent the top of the carrim the bottom and part way upeach side member.

19. A bottle carrier of the character described comprising a bottom and side members extending upwardly therefrom, means for positioning the bottles in said carrier in spaced relation, said carrier being provided with slots extending across ,the bottom and part way up each side member between the respective bottle positions.

' MARIAH H. CUBBERLEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/197, 206/140, 206/167, 53/49, 206/144, 229/117.13, 217/19
International ClassificationB65D71/00, B65D71/06, B65D71/30, B65D71/20
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2571/00716, B65D71/20, B65D2571/00858, B65D2571/0066, B65D71/30, B65D2571/0016, B65D2571/0045, B65D2571/00277
European ClassificationB65D71/30, B65D71/20