US 2094009 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept; 28, 1937. E. c.v Gol-:BERT
SHIPPING PACKAGE 7 Filed March 26, 1935 'fir-1- ITL-vantnr 'Elmer Erlebe-rt Attnna Patented Sept. 28, 1937 smrriNG PACKAGE Elmer o. soeben, United states Anny, Philadelphia, Pa.
Application March 26, 1935, Serial No. 13,068 4 Claims. (Cl. 206`8) (Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, 'as amended April 30, 1928; 370 0. G. 757) The invention described herein may be manuterial such as fiber. .They are provided with a factured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes, without the -payment to me of any royalty thereon.
readily removable cover 5 which has a close t on the body 6. In the present application of the invention the contents of the container consists 5 Thisinvention relates to a shipping package of a complete round of artillery ammunition `'l 5 especially designed for rounds of artillery amwhichis held against movement when the cover munition but applicable to other articles. is in place.
It has been the general practice heretofore to The plates B. are similar and consist of agenpack complete rounds of ammunition in individerally at supporting surface 8 having a chan- 10 ual fiber containers and then place a number of neled peripheral bead 9 projecting outwardly 10 such containers in a wooden box. 'I'he wooden away from the container. The outer wall l0 of boxes are expensive,'heavy, bulky, and constitute ythe channeled bead is extended across the plane a ire hazard. of the surface 8 to establish a skirt Il for lat- With a view` to eliminating the wooden boxes, erally confining the ends of the containers. The
to reducing the bulk and tare weight, and to beads 9 are ofsuicient extent to afford ample 15 facilitate handling, stacking and un-packing, it protection for the ends of the container and to is proposed in this invention to form a shipping provide finger-grip portions whereby the package package by coniiniig a group of individual conmay be Conveniently Carried. tainers betweena pair of interconnected support- 'I'he plates B are held tightly against the ends ing plates. The supporting plates afford protecof the containers by means of the connector C 20 tion to the ends of the containers during trans- Which Consists of o tie-rod l2 Dessine through en `portation, handling, and stacking and provide aperture I3 in each plete B. One end of the convenient hand-holds. The plates and containrod 1S Provided With a head I4 While the other ers are inexpensive and needy not be salvaged. end is threaded t0 receive a Wing-nut l5. Both With the foregoing and other objects in view, the head and the nut are disposed within the 25 the invention resides in the novel arrangement depression formed by the bead 9'of each Plateand combination of `parts and in the details of The PloleS B When lShuS Secured, hold the Covers construction hereinafter described and claimed, 5 0f the Containers rmly in Pleoe, thereby Dreit being understood that changes in the precise Venting movement of the round of ammunition embodiment of the invention herein disclosed in each container and maintaining the closure t0 30 may be made within the scope 0f what 1sy claimed protect the contents from deterioration due to Without departing from the spirit of the invenmoiSture- 7 tion. Y As clearly shown in Figs. 3 and 4, only the ad- A practical embodiment of the invention is iljacent Portions of the endS of of group of 00nlustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein: tainers ere Supported by the flat Surface 8 of the 35 Fig, 1 is a, plan view 0f the improved shipping end plates. The outer portion of each container package, n v is disposed at the mouth of the channel of the Fig, 2 is a view in side elevation, i bead. The unsupported outer portions of all of Fig, 3 is a sectional view on the 11n@ 3 3 of the containers in a group constitute the periphery Fig 2 of each end of the group. The bead 9 may there- 40 Fig 4 'is 9, sectional view on the line 4 4 of fore be deformed without transmitting the blow Fig. 1. to the ends of the containers. Further protection Fig. 5 is an inside plan view of an end plate, is also afforded by virtue of the fact that the con- Fig. 6 is a View showing the manner of stacking tainers are mutually Supporting. the packages. When the packages are piled one on top of an- 45 Fig. 7 is an end view of a different formation of other, for eXamDle under the Conditions of depot `the package. storage, the end plates of the bottom tier must Referring to the drawing by characters of reftake the entire weight and tests have shown that erence, there is shown a shipping package conthey are capable of supporting the Weight without sisting of a plurality of containers A, caps or failing or Causing damage t0 the ends lof the 50 plates B at the ends of the containers and a concontainers. nector C for holding the end plates in place. The package is formed at the munitions plant 'I'he containers A are' preferably cylindrical' and undergoes all types of transportation and though they may be of any shape and they are rough handling before it reaches the gun. 'Ihe task of opening the package and removing the 55 composed of a light metallic or non-metallic ma- 2 p rounds oi' ammunitionirom the containers may be easily and quickly performed without the aid of tools. The rounds may be repacked with equall facility.
1. A shipping package comprising spaced similar end plates, each having a channeled peripheral bead with a skirt, means for connecting the plates, and a group oi similar individual con- 10 tainers confined by the 'end plates and within the having adjacent portions oi their ends supported on the plates and outer portions oi' their ends disposed in the mouth oi' the channel. 3. A shipping package comprising a group o similar individual containers, a pair of similar plates each contacting an end o! the group of containers, each plate having a peripheral bead projecting on the side of the plate opposite to the containers and means connecting the plates and holding them in clamping engagement with the containers. l.
4. An end plate for coniining a group of members into a shipping package comprising a generally iiat supporting member, a peripheral bead on said member and projecting on one side thereoi', said bead having a channel, and the outer wall of the channel projectingV on the other side oi said member and forming a skirt.
ELMER C. GOEBERT.