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Publication numberUS2105645 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 18, 1938
Filing dateDec 28, 1936
Priority dateDec 28, 1936
Publication numberUS 2105645 A, US 2105645A, US-A-2105645, US2105645 A, US2105645A
InventorsGemmill William P
Original AssigneeGemmill William P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination divider and platform support
US 2105645 A
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Jan. 18, 1938. w p GEMMlLL 2,105,645

COMBINATION DIVIDER AND PLATFORM SUPPORT Filed Dec. 28, 1936 INVENTOF WlLLiAM P.GEMM|LL Patented Jan. 18, 1938 UNETEE STATES PATENT mm COMBINATION DIVIDER AND PLATFORM SUPPORT 2 Claims.

This invention relates generally to shipping cases or receptacles and refers more particularly to a combined partition and platform support for such receptacles.

One of the essential objects of the invention is to provide a three-ply element of this type that may be fabricated from rolls of cardboard or strip-like material and that is convertible into a set of angularly related partitions for producing substantially rectangular cells in a box.

Another object is to provide a combination that is a comparatively rigid unit that will stand up under weight or strain in the receptacle and that will be free of various objections to the 5 usual loose assembly of notched or slotted partition members which collapse and permit the cover or platform supported upon the upper edges thereof to sink and thereby crush or mar the contents of the receptacle.

Another object is to provide a partition unit that can be used in packing various kinds of merchandise in receptacles, containers, boxes and the like.

Another object is to provide a partition unit that can be manufactured at a comparatively low cost.

Another object is to provide a combination of the type mentioned wherein the wing portions of the unit may be flattened against the head and tail pieces thereof to provide a substantially flat article for shipping purposes, so that a large number of such articles all formed and ready for use in receptacles may be packed and shipped separately, for example, by the partition manufacturer to the manufacturer of the merchandise that is to be packed in the receptacles.

Other objects, advantages and novel details of construction of this invention will be made more apparent as this description proceeds, especially when considered in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a receptacle with partition units embodying my invention therein and showing parts of the receptacle and cover thereof broken away and in section;

Figure 2 is an elevation of the partition unit in flattened condition;

Figure 3 is an edge elevation of the unit illustrated in Figure 2;

Figure 4 illustrates in full lines the partition unit as used in a receptacle, and by dotted lines the position of the wings when folded inwardly against the head and tail pieces of the unit.

Referrring now to the drawing, A is the body or intermediate zone, B and C, respectively, are

the head and tail pieces or outer end zones, and D are the wing portions or outer plies of the outer end zones of a combination partition and plat form support embodying my invention. As shown, the body A is laminated and is preferably formed from three strips l, 2 and 3, respectively, of cardboard. The head and tail pieces B and C, respectively, are integral with and constitute endwise extensions of the intermediate ply or strip 2, while the wings D are integral with and constitute lateral extensions of the outer plies or strips I and 3, respectively.

In the process of construction, the strips 9, 2 and 3 forming the combination partition and platform support are cut to the desired length from a roll of cardboard or other suitable ma terial. The strips l and 3 are then scored as at 4 and 5, respectively, to permit the Wing portions D to bend at right angles to the intermediate strip 2. In practice, the scoring may be done on the strip-like material before the strips are out from the roll, or after as desired. After being scored, the strips I and 3 are secured upon opposite sides of the intermediate strip 2 to form the laminated body A. In this connection, it will be of course appreciated that any suitable means such as glue, paste, thread, rivets, staples, etc., may be used to secure the partition together. The wing portions D may then be bent Where scored at right angles to the body A to form the desired configuration for use in a receptacle.

If desired, the combination partition and platform support described herein may be formed from a series of rolls of cardboard or other suitable material. For example, the portions of cardboard from three rolls may be placed sideby-side and then united for a predetermined distance to form the elongated body. The outer surfaces of the united material may then be scored adjacent opposite ends thereof, and following the scoring operation, the united material may be cut from the rolls at predetermined points thereof.

In use, the combination partition and platform supports may be placed one above the other within a receptacle as illustrated in Figure 1, with one or more platforms such as E therebetween, and a suitable cover such as F at the top. Inasmuch as the body A, head and tail pieces B and C, respectively, and Wings D are all formed from the same stock or roll of cardboard, it is apparent that the depth of the partition unit is uniform throughout. Consequently, the lowermost partition rests evenly on the bottom of the receptacle; the platform E rests evenly on the upper edges of said lowermost partition unit; the upper partition unit rests evenly on the platform E; and the cover F rests evenly on the upper edges of the uppermost partition unit, as well as upon the upper edges of the receptacle. As a result, a. strong and rigid but light Weight structure is provided.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. A three-ply element convertible into a set of angularly related partitions for producing substantially rectangular cells in a box, comprising three separate predetermined lengths of striplike material arranged in juxtaposition, constituting two outer end zones and an intermediate zone, said intermediate zone having three plies secured to each other, the plies of the outer end zones being free from each other, and means as sociated with the intermediate zone to constitute bending lines at the extremities of said zone for the outer plies of the outer end zones, the intermediate three-ply zone and the middle ply of each outer end zone constituting Walls intervening between adjacent substantially rectangular cells. 7

2. A three-ply element convertible into a set of angularly related partitions for producing sub stantially rectangular cells in a box, comprising three separate predetermined lengths of striplike material arranged in juxtaposition, constituting two outer end zones and an intermediate zone, said intermediate zone having three plies secured to each other, the plies of the outer end zones being free from each other, and transverse score lines at the ends of said intermediate zone constituting bending lines at the extremities of said zone for the outer plies of the outer end zones, the intermediate three-ply zone and the middle ply of each outer end zone constituting walls intervening between adjacent substantially rectangular cells.

WILLIAM P. GEMMILL.

Referenced by
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US2573431 *Oct 11, 1946Oct 30, 1951Glenn GibsonFishing tackle container
US2620118 *Jun 22, 1949Dec 2, 1952C Corrugated Box Company AbBreadbox
US2646201 *Jul 8, 1952Jul 21, 1953Gaylord Container CorpContainer with insert
US2700499 *Jun 19, 1951Jan 25, 1955Yves DurandFolding box for a plurality of similar objects
US2765971 *Sep 30, 1954Oct 9, 1956E J Brach & SonsPartitioned box or carton
US3715072 *Mar 5, 1971Feb 6, 1973Crown Zellerbach CorpMultiple-cell box for flowable material
US4602715 *Nov 8, 1983Jul 29, 1986Aero Mayflower Transit Company, Inc.Shipping container for electronic components
US4917429 *Jan 23, 1989Apr 17, 1990Giger John DTruck bed divider assembly
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Classifications
U.S. Classification217/23, 229/120.32, 229/120.25, 217/30
International ClassificationB65D5/49, B65D5/48
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/48026
European ClassificationB65D5/48B1