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Publication numberUS1976209 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1934
Filing dateOct 15, 1931
Priority dateOct 15, 1931
Publication numberUS 1976209 A, US 1976209A, US-A-1976209, US1976209 A, US1976209A
InventorsAshe Marselius T
Original AssigneeAshe Marselius T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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M. T. ASHE Oct. 9, i934.

CONTAINER Filed Oct. 15, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR J/arsc/Ms 7. flJ/re A ORNEY Patented Oct. 9, 1934 PATENT orrice I C(SNTAINE' "ii Marsel ius Ashe,

' Application October I5,

9" Claims".

This invention relates to containers and partic ularly to knock-down containers. I

The invention has for its salient object to pro vide a knock-down container so constructed and. arranged that the parts can be compactly nested for shipment or transportation and, furthermore, so arranged that they can be readily and quickly assembled.

Another object of the invention is to provide a knock-down container so constructed and arranged that when the parts are connected together they will form a rigid and durable container.

Another object of the invention is to provide a container of the character described that is simple in construction and can be economically manufactured.

Another object of the invention is to provide a container of the character described having the connections between the parts so constructed and arranged that no special implements or tools and no particular skill is required to assemble the parts.

Further objects of the invention will appear from the following specification taken in connection with the drawings which form a part of this application, and in which Fig. 1 is a longitudinal sectional elevation through a container constructed in accordance with the invention;

Fig. 2 is an elevational view of a portion of container shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional elevation taken substantially on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is an elevational view showing the two halves of the container separated;

Fig. 5 is a sectional elevation similar to Fig. l but showing a portion of a container having'a slightly modified form of construction;

Fig. 6 is a top plan view of one of the covers or end closures;

Fig. '7 is a sectional elevation of the cover shown in Fig. 6; a V

Fig. Sis a top plan view of the split rings which fit over the cover; I 1

Fig. 9 is a sectional elevation taken at right angles to Fig. 8;

Fig. 10 is an elevational view, partly broken away, showing a portion of the container having another form of connection between the sections;

Fig. 11 is a transverse sectional elevation taken substantially on linell-ll of Fig. 10;

the

Fig. 12 is an elevational view similar to Fig. 10

but showing the inside of the container;

Fig. 13 is a view similar to Fig. 10 but showing Garden City, N. Y} Y 1931, Serial No. 568,836 (of. 220-5) anotheriorm of connection between the container sections Fig. 14 is a sectional elevation taken substantially' on'line l41 4- of Fig. I3; and

Fig 15 is an elevational view similar to Fig. 13 but showing the inside of the container. The invention briefly described consists of a container comprising preferably a pair of sections having overlapping interconnected portions. Thesep'ortions may consist of tongues formed on the sections and adapted to overlap and means formed on the tongues or, if desired, engaging the'tongues for securing the two sections to- 'gether. The invention further includes a closure or top for the container having portions adapted to encircle the ends of the joined sections and in turn engaged and encircled by a divided .or split'ring which is secured to the top and also to the sections.

Further details of the invention will appear from the following description.

'In the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. l'to 4 inclusive the container comprises a pair of sections A and B which are shown as corrugated or provided with alternating convex portions 20 and concaved portions 21. The sections are in general semi-cylindrical in shape and are notched or slotted, as shown at 22, to form oppositely extending alined tongues 23 and'24. In the form ofthe invention shown in Figs. 1 to 4. inclusive each convex portion 20 has a tongue formed at the 'two edges thereof and each concave portion also has tongues at the edges thereof. The sections may be nested for shipment, but when connected together the tongues 23 and 24L are alternately overlapped, as shown in Figs. 1

and '2, and each tongue is formed with an indented portion 25 substantially in alinement with the inner edges 26 of the notches 22. These indented portions are adapted tointerengage or snap together when the sections are connected and to retain the sections against separation. The indentations on successive tongues extend in opposite directions so that an endwardly projecting portion on the tongue 23 will engage an indentation on the tongue 24 when tongue 23 is outside the tongue 24. However, the next adjacent tongue 23 will be provided with a depression which is engaged by an inwardly projecting portion on the next adjacent tongue 24 since the tongues 23 and 24 are alternately. overlapped in on the convex portions 33. This construction operates in the same manner as that shown in Figs. 1 to 4.

At each end of the container there is provided an end closure member 35 having an inwardly projecting portion 36 formed by a shoulder 3'7 and having a peripherally curved rim 38. The top or closure 35 fits into the ends of the joined sections A and B in the manner shown in Fig. 1 wherein it will be seen that the shoulder 37 engages th inner periphery 40 of the joined sections, and the peripheral rim 38 encircles the outer periphery of the end convex portion 41 of the joined sections.

The end closures 35 are further held in position by a pair of rings 45 and 46 having inwardly extending flanges 4'7 and with adjoining portions 48. The rings 45 and 46 are formed with curved portions 50 which fit around the periphery 38 of the closure 35 and also,.as shown in Fig. 1, extend around the end convex portion 41 and into the adjacent concave portion 51.

After the end closure has been placed in position the rings are pushed laterally toward the axis of the container around the end closure 35 to the position shown in Fig. 1. The shoulder 47 engages the shoulder 37 of the end closure 35 and the portions 50 of the rings extend around the periphery 38 of the end closure and into the concave portions 51 of the connected sections A and B.

The closure 35 is provided at diametrically opposite points thereon with two sets of openings 55 and 56 and corresponding openings 57 and 58 are formed in the rings 45 and 46. The end portion 41 of the container is also provided with correspondingly positioned openings and after the parts have been assembled in the manner described a U-shaped staple or wire 60 is passed through the alined openings and, if desired, the ends of the staple may be'connected, as shown at 61. From the foregoing description it will be obvious that the closure 35 and the rings 45 and 46 acting in conjunction with the joined sections A and B of the container will effectively hold the container in assembled position and that the container will be rigid and firm when so closed. The shoulders 37 and 47 eifectively prevent any lateral movement of the sections A and B toward each other and the encircling portions 38 and 50 of the end closure and rings effectively prevent any lateral separation of the sections.

In the form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 10 the container sections C and D are provided with cylindrical portions 65 and projecting portions 66. The portions 65 are provided with alternately arranged oppositely extending tongues 68 and 69, the tongues being bent inwardly and backwardly on themselves, as shown at '70. These backwardly bent portions of the tongues are disposed in parallel relation to each other when the sections are assembled and in order to hold the sections against separation a tie rod or strip 71 is passed through the bent portions of the tongues. It will be noted particularly from the showing in Fig. 12 that each of the sections C and D has intermediate each pair of tongues a recess or opening 67 and when the sections are assembled the tongues of one section extend into the recess of the other section.

The portions 66 of the sections C and D are also provided with tongues 72-and 73 which are overlapped when the sections are assembled.

The end closures for the sections C and D are the same as those illustrated in the preceding figures.

In the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 13 to 15 inclusive the sections E and F are slit to provide oppositely extending tongues and 81. Alternate tongues on the two sections are bent backwardly in the manner described in connection with Figs. 10 to 12 inclusive and when the sections are forced together into overlapping relation form a longitudinal channel for receiving a tie rod or strip 83. In this form of the invention the tongues overlap when the sections are forced together, thus forming a tighter and more rigid construction than that shown in Figs. 10 to 12 inclusive. The closures for the containers shownin Figs. 13 to 15 are the same as those illustrated in Figs. 6 to 9 inclusive and also shown in Fig. 1.

From the foregoing specification it will be seen that a simple, practical and inexpensive form of knock-down container has been designed and that the parts can be readily and quickly assembled and when assembled will be firmly and securely held against separation. Furthermore, no particular skill is required to assemble the container parts and no special tools or other equipment is necessary. In order to open the container the two wires 60, at one end, are moved and the rings 45 and 46 are withdrawn laterally whereupon the closure or cover 35 can be lifted and removed.

Although certain specific embodiments of the invention have been particularly shown and described, it will be understood that the invention is capable of modification and that changes in the construction and in the arrangement of the various cooperating parts may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention, as expressed in the following claims.

What I claim is:

1. A container comprising a plurality of sections having overlapping edges, said sections having interfitting convex and concave portions and said edges being notched to form tongues, the tongues on each edge extending alternately inside and outside the tongues on the edge connected thereto, and means for holding said sections against separation.

2. A container comprising a plurality of sections having overlapping edges, said sections having interfitting convex and concave portions and said edges being notched to form tongues, the tongues on each edge extending alternately inside and outside the tongues on the edge connected thereto, and interengaging means on said tongues for holding said sections against separaion.

3. A container comprising a plurality of sections having overlapping edges, said sections having interfitting convex and concave portions and said edges being notched to form tongues, the tongues on each edge extending alternately inside and outside the tongues on the edge connected thereto, and closure means for the container holding the sections against separation.

4. A container comprising a plurality of sections having overlapping edges, said sections having interfitting convex and concave portions and said edges being notched to form tongues, the tongues on each edge extending alternately inside and outside the tongues on the edge connected thereto, and means including a cover and means engaging the cover and sections for holding the sections against separation.

5. A container comprising a plurality of sections having overlapping edges, said edges" being notched to form tongues, the: tongues on each edge extending alternately inside and outside the tongues on the edge connected thereto, and interengaging means on said tongues for holding said sections against separation.

6. A container comprising a plurality of sections having overlapping edges, said edges being notched to form tongues, the tongues on each edge extending alternately inside and outside the tongues on the edge connected thereto, certain of said tongues on each of the connected edges being cent backwardly to form channels, and securing means extending through said channels.

'7. A container comprising a plurality of sections having overlapping edges, said edges being notched to form oppositely extending tongues tending vertically through the said channeled,

portions holding the edges against separation.

9. A container comprising a plurality of sections having edges provided with oppositely extending, overlapping portions forming vertical channels, and means extending vertically through the said channeled portions holding the edges against separation.

MARSELIUS T. ASHE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/4.9, 220/691
Cooperative ClassificationB65D7/30
European ClassificationB65D7/30