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Publication numberUS1974290 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1934
Filing dateOct 15, 1932
Priority dateOct 15, 1932
Publication numberUS 1974290 A, US 1974290A, US-A-1974290, US1974290 A, US1974290A
InventorsPawsat Ewald F
Original AssigneeWald Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Crate for bottles
US 1974290 A
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Sept 18, 1934. E. F. PAwsAT CRATE FOR BOTTLES Filed 001'.. 15, 1932 Patented Sept. 18, 1934 Urso STATES CRATE FOR, BOTTLES Ewald F. Pawsat, Maysville, Ky., assignor to Wald Manufacturing Company,

Kentucky Application @ctober 15 2 Claims.

My invention relates to crates for bottles and has particular reference to a crate for the transportation. and handling of milk bottles.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide metal crates of such construction that a plurality of the same may be superimposed one on top of the other so as to interlock in such a manner as to prevent lateral displacement while not interfering with the lifting of the top crate from the stack.

A further object of the invention is to provide a crate of the type mentioned wherein interlocking means are provided of such a nature that the 15 stacking of a plurality of crates, one above the other, may be facilitated.

A further object of the invention is to provide a bottle crate of increased strength and rigidity whereby the contained bottles are given increased security against breakage during transportation or handling.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is `a side elevation of a crate constructed in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2 is an end elevation of said crate.

Figure 3 is an elevation of two crates stacked.

Figure 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Figure 3.

Figure 6 is a perspective of the interlocking corners.

My new crate consists of a base 1, which is formed of comparatively heavy and rigid wire, and is rectangular in shape as shown in Figure 4, with rounded corners. Upright wires 2 of considerably smaller gauge are secured to the inner side of the base wire 1 by welding or other similar means. Surrounding ythe upright wires 2 are side wires 3 and 4, the same being of a gauge intermediate between the base wire 1 and the upright wires 2. Wires 3 and4 4 are secured to the outside of wires 2 by welding or similar means.

Secured to the upper ends of the wires 2 and surrounding same on the outside, also by welding, is a top Wire 5, the four corners of which are formed into loops 6, which cut diagonally across the angles formed by the corners of the base wire 1, said loops are also inclined slightly 'inwardly as shown best in Figures 3 and 6. Se-

cured across the base 1 are longitudinal wires 7 'arranged in pairs and cross wires 8, the ends of the respective wires being welded to the upper side of the base wire, and being welded together at their points of intersection. Secured to each of the side wires 3 and 4 are longitudinal and transverse wires 9 and 10 respectively, the openings formed by the intersections of said wires 9 and 10 being of a size suii'icient to receive bottles of the capacity for which the particular crate is designed. The wires '7 secured to the base l serve as bottom supports for the bottles so placed.

Short wires 1l and l2 are secured vertically a' corporation of 1932, Serial No. 637,942

(Cl. 22o- 21) between the middle portions of respective transverse wires 10, so that the respective sets of intersecting wires carried by the side wires 3 and 4 are maintained in desired parallelism.

Crates constructed in accordance with the foregoing description may be stacked one above the other as clearly indicated in Figures 3 and 6 of the drawing. When so stacked, the loops 6 of the top wires 5 engage in the rounded corners of the base wire 1, thus preventing lateral displacement of the crates with respect to each other but in no way interfering with the lifting of the upper crate from the lower. In order to facilitate such assembly, the loops 6 are inclined inwardly at a slight angle, thus the more readily entering the base angles, and directing the superimposed crate to its proper position. When so located, the heavy base 1 of the superimposed crate rests upon the top wire 5 of the lower crate on all four sides, and is thus amply supported even though the bottles with their contents represent a considerable weight.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A crate for bottles comprising a heavy substantially rectangular base wire, upright wires secured to the four sides of said base wire, a top wire extending around and secured to the upper ends of said upright wires, the corners of said top wires being formed into loops which are above and extend diagonally across the corners formed by said base wire, bottom wires secured in said base wire, wires secured horizontally around said upright wires between said base and top wires, and intersecting longitudinal and transverse wires secured to said horizontal wires to serve as spacers over said bottom wires.

2. A crate for bottles comprising a heavy substantially rectangular base wire, upright wires secured to the four sides of said base Wire, a top wire extending around and secured to the upper ends of said upright wires, the corners of said top wire being formed into inwardly inclined loops which are above and extend diagonally across the corners formed by said base wire, bottom wires secured in said base wire, wires secured horizontally around said upright wires between said base and upright wires, and intersecting longitudinal and transverse wires secured to said horizontal Wires to serve as spacers over said bottom wires.

EWALD F. PAWSAT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/511, 206/512, 206/139, 206/513, 206/202
International ClassificationB65D21/02, B65D85/30
Cooperative ClassificationB65D21/0211, B65D85/305
European ClassificationB65D85/30C, B65D21/02E2