US 2050909 A
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Aug. 11, 1936 R. WOODALL 9 3 I t A DEVICE TO SECURE ICE CREAM CONTAINERS IN SHELLS' Filed Oct. 23, 1934 r a r i ummL HIIIIIIHIII ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 11, 1936 iliE STAT S &050309 oFicE DEVICE TO SECURE ICE CREAM CONTAINERS IN SHELLS 1 Clam.
It is now a general practice to supply ice cream to retail dealers in large paper cartons, the package being placed by the dealer in a metal shell within a refrigerating compartment, the ice cream being dipped from the carton to supply customers. No entirely satisfactory means for holding the carton has been provided, however, and the object of the present invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive device which will firmly hold the carton and prevent its turning when ice Cream is dipped and is so constructed that the carton may be easily inserted therein or removed therefrom. With this object in View, the invention consists in a novel Construction and arrangement such as illustrated in the accompanying drawing and hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a vertical section of a refrigerating compartment with a packer shell and the holder of my invention therein.
Figure 2 is a View showing the packer shell and the holder in vertical section with a carton in elevation.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the shell and holder.
Figure 4 is a plan View of the holcler removed.
In the drawing, the reference numeral I designates a compartment of a mechanical refrigeration cabinet and 2 designates a refrigerating coil in the compartment. A metallic packer shell 3 is disposed within the compartment with the refrigeration encircling it, the shell being preferably cylindrical with a closed bottom 4 and an open top.
The holder of the present invention comprises top and bottom split spring rings 5 and 6 connected by a plurality of metallic straps or bars 'l forming a skeleton frame which will fit within the packer shell. On the inner sides of the bars 5 'l are Secured bowed leaf springs 8 which will yield to the entrance of a carton E! but Will grip the same so as to firmly hold it. The rings 5 and 6 are of flat metal and have overlapping ends slideable on each other, and tend con- 10 stantly to expand so that they bind against the inner surface of the packer shell with enough frictional pressure to remain stationary relative thereto and the inserted carton will be gripped by the springs 8 so as to be held against turn- 15 ing. The bowed formation of the springs presents inclined yielding surfaces to the entering carton so that to place it in the shell there is nothing to do but merely push it down, and when it is empty it is merely lifted out.
Having described my invention, what I claim is:
A device for securing an ice cream carton within a shell, comprising expansible superposed split rings adapted to encircle the carton at the 25 top and at the bottom thereof and each having overlapped ends slidable upon each other and tending to constantly expand against the shell, rigid upright bars connected at the ends to the rings and holding the rings in fixed spaced rela- 30 V RAY WOODALL. 35