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Publication numberUS2006673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1935
Filing dateApr 10, 1934
Priority dateApr 10, 1934
Publication numberUS 2006673 A, US 2006673A, US-A-2006673, US2006673 A, US2006673A
InventorsCrawford Wilbur F
Original AssigneeCrawford Wilbur F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice carrier
US 2006673 A
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July 2, 1935. w. F. CRAWFORD ICE CARRIER Filed April l0, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet l July 2, 1935- w. F. CRAWFORD ICE CARRIER Filed April l0, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented July 2, 1935 i f UNITED. A:s'irxrcs PATENT t OFFICE l f f I 2,006,673 -v n v ICE CARRIER Wilbur F. Crawford, Waco, rIkex.

application April 10, 1934, serial Ne. 719,935

" 'This mvnuonrelates to 13 Claims.

y carriers yespecially 4adaptedfor iuse in the .delivery of Yice.

, Ice `carriersare known to be subject to hard .usageand yit Vhas Abeen 4a difl'lcult problem to providefacarrier capable of resisting the strain of being repeatedly dragged, .after a `manner of speaking, with its substantial load of ice, from an icedelivfe'ry ktruck and .lifted to Lthe .back ofthe kdeliveryman who, upon reaching the box or other place `of `.delivervof the,icelowjers the `carrier to the iloor'withlittle ,or no thouglt of the fact that rough handling 'of .the carrier ,causesrapid Wear thereon, particularly at the corners of 'the carrier andthat .abuse of the l.carrier in various Ways is conducive .to 'tears and leaks which impair `and ,.'soon ,'destroyithe usefulness" of thec'arrier for its vintended{pur/Dose.; j

y iVarious -meanshave been tried vin an effort to relnforcethe'carrierat the corners where the bag is subject 'to' .the greatest. Wear and' strain. For example',v ,threeesided ,leather vcorner pieces have been employed but none has produced the desired results `becauseafter a ,short periodV of use and repeatedwetting .the same become hardened and areeasllyQtorn'oif. Also,`threesided leather cor- .i er.p`ie'ces,`A of necessityVhave troublesome folds ,andihaveailedto respondto the strong need for anice carrier thatjisresistantito wear toa high `-deAgreel,andjbne',f'vvl1i:h will remain Waterproof .under-the Quseand abuseto which ice carriers are Lto'l'indergo.

-In -fca'sles,Wl1`ere` metal cornerpieces `have been Vappliedlcpy rivetingorstapling ,astsuggested by the prior ar'tjthe ,rivets `,o1i,staples`, as the case may 11e, "have beenound "tjJmv/"orlrlargerv holes in the fabric forming'the'body'of'the ice carrier and thus renderthe fcarrier leaky andsusceptible to destrucliiveltearingespecially under repeated and :heavy'loads of ce and .other strains.

with `an appreciation of"theforegoing and other disadvantag'es accompanying the Vuse of .metal ,corn'er1,pie.ces, the invention 'forming the tsubject of application contemplates `an ice tcarr'ierrhaving rigidcorner ,pieces applied to the ,cairlerfin afrnanner whichprotects the adjacent ,fabric.,'againstjleaks, and tears ,and which resists fweariiaabusefoa ,point wherethe life of the ,fcarrier,lsubstantiallyincreased .without a corre- -spondingincrease inthe cost .of manufacture.

, @ther Vobjects .andadvantages will .be apparent Aduring ,theicourse .-,of the following description. K Inthe;accompanyingdrawings, forming a part fof-ethic application, -and rin which like numerals .are {eniployed ytoadesignate .like parts throughout ,thgrsamg,

Figure 4 is a fragmentary plan View of a boot embodied in the invention,

Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective disclosing a slight modification of the invention,

Figure, 6v is a vertical detail sectional view taken on line 6 5 of Figure Figure .'7 is a detail horizontal sectional View i taken on line 'I-Jl of Figure 6,

Figure 8 is a fragmentary group perspective illustrating another form of carrier, parts being in section, n

Figure 9 is a detail vertical sectional View lthrough the form of carrier shown in Figure 8.

In the drawings, the numeral l generally des- 'ignates an ice carrier in which the bottom, side and end Walls are formed from a single piece of .25

Waterproof canvas or other suitable fabric and since the carrier is formed principally from a single piece of material, there is avoided the possibility of rleaks at seams. The side Walls I4 are extended substantial distances above the endy Walls I6 and are provided with suitable handles by Which the carrier may be mounted on the back of the delivery'man or suspended from the hand.

The single piece of Waterproof fabric constituting the body of the carrier is provided at predetermined points with inwardly directed triangular double folds I 2 dening side Walls i4,

' end Walls I6l and a rectangular bottomV I8, such folds I2 being secured to the inner surfaces of the end walls I6 by rows of stitching. With the triangular folds l2 thus l.stitched in place, the bag -or `carrierY is given its intended form and there is an absence of seams through which Water may leak, it being observed in this connection .4.5

that the drippings from the ice collect in the rather shallow base portion of the-carrier and ifthe bag is to serve to maximum advantage, it is necessary that such drippings be prevented from leaking either onto the clothing of the delivery man or ontok the floor of the house into which the ice is delivered.

vIt Will be seen from Figure 3, that in addition .to giving the bag itsy intended form, the double triangular folds i2 in being securely stitched to of provided withV double the end walls I6 actually strengthen and reinforce the carrier adjacent the corners thereof.

By reference to Figures 1 and 3, it will be seen that a reinforcing waterproofed fabric 22 underlies the bottom I8 and has the corners there- K triangular folds fitting between the inner and outer layers of the double folds I2 and stitched in place by the same stitching which secures in place the folds I2 so that the marginal portions of the reinforcing fabric covering 22 are caused to closely embrace the sides and ends I4 and I6, respectively. In fact, the edgeportions of the reinforcing memberfor covering 22 are stitched to the adjacent portions of the side and end walls I4 and I6, respectively, makingthe covering a permanent and integral part of thecarrier, protecting the base portion of the carrier against tearing and leakage. Y n Y As an important and additional strengthening Vmedium for the baseor lower portion of the car- ,rier, there is provideda boot 26 Vformedlfrorn a f single piece of waterproof fabric having a bottom Wall underlying the carrier proper and having side and end walls28 and 30, respectively, extending along the lower portions of the side and end walls Y l I4.and I6, respectively, of the carrier.

By reference to Figure 4, Vit will be seen that .the` single piece of fabric from which the boot is formed is provided at the corners thereof withincisions defining partly severed portions 34 folded in against the side walls 28 and initially secured in position by stitching or other Vsuitable means. Referring now to one of the principal features of the invention, it is pointed out that yinner vand outer triangular rigid metallic corner piecesV or braces 40 and 42, respectively, are located atV the fcorners rof the boot and are secured to the side and end walls 28 and 30, respectively, of the boot through the medium of appropriate fastening. elements, vsuchas rivets 44, these rivetsbeing extended through the corner piecesV and the intervening portions of-the walls 28 and3ll and the folds 34 so as to clamp the same 'flatly and firmly in place and thus afford protection against leakage and thepossibility of tearing. That is to say, when the rivets 44 are extended Ithrough the corner pieces 40 and 42 and the intervening fabric, and headed under pressure, the corner pieces will distributethe binding strain of the rivets over rather wide areas. VFor this Vreason,the holes necessarily formed as-a result of the application of the rivets do not tend to enlarge as a resultof strain on the carrier and thus there is avoided vthewpossibility of tearing orleakage atthe corners of the boot.V Y ,y Y

Y ToV put this matterin another light, the portions ofHfabric contiguous to the rivets 44 are. firmly 3 and uniformly clamped over generous areas by the inner and'outercorner pieces 40 and 42 re spectively, to avoid theY enlargement of the holes 'due to thepresence of the 'rivets and to prevent tearing of the adjacent fabric.

It is important to observe that, valthough the boot is permanently itself by the marginal stitching shown'in Figures 1 and 2, the rivets 44 do not extend through the fabric forming the' s iiie and end walls vof, the carrier and thus are notin any sense'A conducive to leaks or' ripping of the material forming the'carrier. y'

In ..addition,.as previously stated, the manner of application ofthe rivetsrto lthe y boot protects the fabric of the ,boot vfrom tearing andV leakage. rIhus, the employment of the metal corner pieces 40 and 42 greatly increases the wear resisting" Vrier is enabled to withstand hard usage.

base portion thereof 'same' time strengthening 'and tening elements, f such presence ofthe rivets, and

Vthisl latter" connection, j that properties ofthe carrier, without at the same time rendering the carrier susceptible to those Y leaks and tears which would interfere with its usefulness. Y

In summarizing the subject matter of Figures 1 to 4, it will be seen that the same embodies an ice carrier formed principally from a single piece of waterproof fabric and having permanently connected .thereto a boot in which Qcorners thereof are provided with inner and/,outer rigid metallic three-sided corner wear-resisting elements applied by rivets in a manner which clamps the immediately adjacent fabric of the boot rmly and uniformly between the corner pieces and thusA protects the boot fabric against leaking and tearing, such rivets being exteriorly of the carrier, thus avoiding penetration by thosek rivets of the single piece of fabric forming the principalV part ofA the carrier. vThis, gives multiple protection against leakage andrap'idwear on the body ofthe carrier, in addition vto' which-there is tobelconsidered Vthe fact tha.t"i'.hei permanent 'attachment of the boot to the carrier andthe employment 'of the intervening'protecting fabric' 2 2 lgir'fes to the carrier a strength, and stiffness by which thegvlf'- In the form of inventionillustrated in IISY 5, 6,.and '7 the carrier is ,generally designated jby v the numeral-50 and is formed,froma.'single piece folds I 2, to denne side Vand.

tion of ya shallow container" for receptionjof ice and for the collection of Vdrippings folqnllthe yso .of waterproof fabric' foldedin' at kpredeterrr'xined Y Vpoints as indicated at 5.4,' after the fashion Vof the ice, while the side walls n nre continuedsub# stantial distances .above thefendy walls [andare provided with sultabie handles bygwhichjthecarrier may be mounted upon the back o f ice'delivery man or suspended from the hand of delivery man.

1n the fonn or invention shown in' Figures s,

6 and 7 thercarrier is DIOvidedk-exteriorly of the l with La reinforcing or strengthening fabric 53' folded' atsthe corners thereof to. produce triangular lfolds il'located betweenV the inner and outer layers of the" tri angular folds 54 Vof the carrier itself;and' such Vfolds 54 and 58 are initially'secured byfstitching or other suitable means to the' sidegand'endwalls 52 and 53, respectively, of the, carrier andto' the side and end walls of the 'reinforcing member giving :to the carrier its intended form' and at 'the 'reinforcing the Same# i Y Y It is clearly vshownfin Figures 5 6 andf'lQthat the base corners 4ofthe carrienare provided with inner and o'uter three sided corner 'pieces .3l vand 62, respectively, secured in place by Sltable fasasrivets .whichrenef trate the intervening abricfand clamp the corner pieces rmly inplace againstbroadiareasof fabric toafford a. high degree of protection, rst against the enlargement ofthe holes duegtorthe second, against tearing of theV adjacent rabr1=,L-itbeing observed in .thcamarsfzvffihe carrier have been found to'r be sublected to a substantial portion of the strain and it isa't'these points that the .carrier so often leaks'l and `In other words, themannerof'abplictipf the corner pieces 60 andtzv to the carrier; does not, in any manner,

resisting ability of the carrier due to the torinaftionfofl the :saine principally from .asinglefpiece pfwaterproofiabic. "1 i f v"Where Yinner vand pieces are 1 'employed fmens'ioned, so that inner corner .piece 1mit of exact line [outer: ooopemtingloorner the saine are vsimtlzatrly `rliwhen Vfinally :in spiace, the will be somewhat higherv :or .with Lthe outer lcorner piece.

It-'has been lfound that this avoids Acutting tor weakening ,of the bordering-.fabric .as a result of repeated bending in theregimi .of .the corner nieces.. Y

In the structure shown'inFigm-es 8 xand :9, the ubodyof the lcarrier is `iorisned from fafsinglepiece '.Of wa-berpr0ofiabric having the base "corner ,portionstheneof provided with inwardly directed Atriangular :folds 1B .stitched-or otherwiseA secured Vthe end walls 1.2, 'so asto assist in maintaining such end wallssubstantiallyat right angles to the-side wallsl 4and thus aidtinshaping the narrier.

vThecarrierin Figures 8 and 9 is shown to be proyidedlwith external three-sided corner plates 16 secured in position by rivets 18 penetrating the end and sidewalls I2'and I4 respectively andthe Yfolds lll. 'The inner ends of the rivets ilthave broad inner Vends distributing the `pressurenf' the rivets over Wide -areas and thus protecting the intervening fabric against tearing-or leaking. w Y

KI-nf`r"igures Brand l9, the carrier may be provided with an outer proy tective covering 80, corresponding to the protecting covering shown in Figure 1 and penetrated by the rivets 18, or other appropriate fastening elements.

With reference to the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be apparent that an ice carrier constructed in accordance with this invention has vastly improved wear-resisting qualities and that the manner of application of the corner pieces looks to the provision of a carrier in which the corners thereof are not susceptible to leakage or tearing and in which the cost of manufacture is not materially increased.

Also, the foregoing illustrates that the invention forming the subject of this application is capable of a variety of mechanical expressions and that such changes in arrangement and conf struction of parts may be made as will remain within the spirit of the invention and the scope of what is claimed.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:

1. In an ice carrier, a body formed from a single piece of waterproof fabric having side and end walls and a bottom, a boot receiving said bottom and the adjacent portions of the side and end walls and having side and end walls permanently secured to the side and end walls of the fabric forming said body, and inner and outer corner pieces secured to the side and end Walls of the boot interiorly and exteriorly thereof and exteriorly of the waterproof fabric body of the carrier.

2. In a carrier for ice, a body formed principally of a single piece of waterproof fabric, a boot receiving a portion of the body of the carrier and having side and end Walls anda bottom, and inner and outer three-sided cornered pieces located at the corners of the boot exteriorly of the waterproof fabric of the body of the carrier.

3. In a carrier for ice, a body formed principally of flexible Waterproof fabric, a boot receiv- :and end :walls ofi y v.overlapped portions, Sinner A'and outer .three-sided Ait isclearly illustrated that Y ing provided with a bottom, side linner and outer three-sidedcorner pieces located 'at the Acorners of the boot `exteriorly of the said waterproof fabric ofthe bcdylof the carrier, and 1.

Ifastening velements passing through. the said iinner and outer 'corner pieces and clamping-the inner and outer corner pieces ilatly againstv the 4intervening yportions of vthe lboot to protect such intervening-portions of the.v boot against leakage .andftearing said faste-ning elements being located `lexteriioirly 4of Kthe -water lproof, fabric forming said e4. In a ncarrier for ice,A a body formed from a single :piece ofwaterpro'of fabric and being provided with a base portion, a bootfreceivingith'e ibase .portion of Asaid body and "being provided .with a Sbottom, sideland end walls, the said side the boot lbe'ing provided with .corner pieces .at Ithe-"corners of the-boot and at the overlapped .portions Yof :the side and :end walls of. the iboot, and rivets passing through the inner v'and .outer y.corner piecesand the "intervening: por#- `tions and the said iverlapped portions of the side and rend walls .ofibootand .clamping-such `portions 'atlybetween'the corner ,pieces :to .protect 'the Tsarne Aagain-st` leakage andi-against tearing, said Y.corner .pieces .and said rivets Zbeing located hexteriorlyof the:waterproof'sfabricbodv Y Y 5. In a carrier for ice, a body formed from a single piece of waterproof fabric and being provided with a base portion, a stiifening and reinforcing boot receiving the base portion and beand end walls, the said side and end walls of the vided with overlapped portions, and inner and outer rigid metal corner pieces at the corners of the boot and at the overlapped portions of the side and end walls of the boot,'fastening elements passing through the inner and outer rigid metal corner pieces and the intervening and overlapped portions of the side and end walls of the boot and clamping such portions ilatly between the rigid metal corner pieces to protect the same against leakage and against tearing, there being means securing the marginal portion to the adjacent portion of the body rier.

6. In a carrier for the delivery of ice, a fabric body having a base portion dening a shallow container for the reception of ice and for drippings from ice, a boot receiving the base portion of the carrier and being provided with side and end Walls and a bottom, and corner braces enside and end walls and the bottom of of the carcarrier.

7. In a carrier for ice, a body having a base portion defining a shallow container for ice and for the drippings from ice, a boot receiving the base portion of the carrier and provided with side and end walls having overlapped portions and with aA bottom, and three-sided. corner elements engaging the outer surfaces of the side and end walls and the bottom of the boot, and fastening elements passing through the side and end Walls of the boot and the overlapped portions of said sideand end walls and through the bottom Wall of t'e' boot and located entirely at the outer side of the base portion of the carrier.

8. In a carrier for ice, a body having a base portion defining a container for ice and for they boot being pro' of the boot Y single piece of waterproof rdrippings from ice,

airboot receiving the base, porjtionof thev body and being provided with corners,

VYrigid metallic three-sided corner elementsolocated the corner elements and located exteriorly of the n base portionrof the carrier. Y

` 9. In a boot for ice carriers, abody having a bottom, sideand end wa1ls, the side'and end walls being provided with overlapped portions, corner pieces of threefsidedformation located at the corners of the boot, and fastening elements passingthrough the corner pieces-and the side and end. wallsand bottom and overlapped portions of the body of the boot. A 1,0.In an ice carrier, a body formed from fabric having sideand end walls and a bottom, and three sided Acorner elements located at and rivetspassing through the corners ofthe body and through the corner elements and having broad terminal portions distributing Vthe Ystrain ofthe rivets to the adjacent portions of the waterproof fabric ofthe body of the carrien 11. In a carrier for the delivery of ice, a waterproof fabric body having a base portion provided with side and end walls and a bottom wall, and inner and. outer corner elementsV located at the Vjuncture ofthe. side. and end walls andthe bot- -side and end walls the corners of the carrier,VV

tom wall, and fastening elements passing through the inner and outer corner elements and the intervening portions .of theside, endend walls and the bottom wallrof the base portion and clamping the corner the intervening waterproof fabric of said bodyfl ,-12. In'arcarrier for formed from a single piece of fabric having cor- -nerYV portions provided J with inwardly extending folds denning side and end walls, said folds-being permanently secured to the end walls,- inner and outer corner elements ofthreeasidedfo'rm located at the corners of the body, fastening elements passing through said corner elements.' andV through said folds and clamping the corner elements in pressure 'relaelements in pressurecontactv with the delivery of ice, fbodirY tion tothe intervening fabric to protect the same against tearing and ieaixage.-

13. In a carrier for icefa fabric formed froma single piece of material provided yat spaced pointsvwith inwardly extending yfolds' defining 4Side and 'end walls and a bottom.and'oorner pieces-en gaging the side and end walls and the bottom, and

fastening eiementsextending through. the corner pieces andthe side andend walls and thesaid folds and estabiishinga pressurerelation between these parts and thecornerpieces.

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U.S. Classification383/119, 383/105, 294/152, 190/37, 383/16
International ClassificationA45F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45F3/00
European ClassificationA45F3/00