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Publication numberUS2163290 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1939
Filing dateJun 8, 1938
Priority dateJun 8, 1938
Publication numberUS 2163290 A, US 2163290A, US-A-2163290, US2163290 A, US2163290A
InventorsPowell Henry K
Original AssigneePowell Henry K
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle holder
US 2163290 A
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June 20, 1939.

, H. K. POWELL 2,163,290

BOTTLE HOLDER Filed June 8, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet l June 20, 1939. H, Kl PQWELL 2,163,290

BOTTLE HOLDER Filed June 8, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 20, 1939 =UNITED STATES PATENT or-Flca 9Cllim8.

K This invention relates to receptacles or containers designed for the purpose of packaging a plurality of bottles orv the like in a manner such that they may be carried conveniently as a group.

General objects of the invention include the provision of such a receptacle which may be manuf actured from paper board or similar inexpensive ,material being fabricated from a single blank, and of knock-down character, so that it may be 10 packaged and shipped in a substantially ilat condition and set up at the point of use without requiring special apparatus or additional fastenings, and when so set up will form an eiective packaging receptacle' and carrier for a plurality of bottles or the like.

Another object is the provision of such a knockdown receptacle, which, after being properly set up, will retain its set-up form even though empty, thus facilitating the insertion of the bottles or other contents into it in the rst instance and serving as a convenient repository for the bottlesv after they have been emptied, and which involves no mutilation or disassembling of it for the purpose of removing one or more of the contained articles.

A particular object of the present invention is the provision of such a receptacle which is specially qualified to carry a plurality of articles of considerable weight.

Qther and further objects of the invention will be pointed out or indicated hereinafter, or will be apparent yfrom the following description or upon actual use of one of the devices.

For the purpose of aiding in an explanation of the invention, I show in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and hereinafter described, one form in which it may beembodied. It is to be understood, however,

that this is presented merely for purpose of illus- Y tration, and hence is not to be construed in any fashion for the purpose of limiting the appended claims short of the true and most comprehensive scope of the invention inthe art.

In said drawings,

vFig. 1 is a perspective view of a bottle holder or bottle carrier embodying the present invention,V

the view being taken from a position considerably above the device, so that some of the interior features may be shown;

. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the receptacle in partially set-up condition; Fig. 3 is a plan view of the complete blank from which the receptacle is formed; Fig. 4is a perpective view of the receptacle in its at or knocked-down condition after the blank has been folded and glued;

Fig. 5 is a perspectiveview of the knocked-down receptacle in partly unfolded condition;

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the same in a po- 5 -sition inverted from that shown in Fig. 5;

Fig. 'l is a perspective view of the receptacle in process of being set up; and

Fig. 8 is an elevational view of a handle which constitutes a part of the device. l0

The nature of the invention will be most quickly ascertained from a description of the illustrative embodiment shown in the drawings, which is as follows.

Referring first to Fig. 3, it will be understood l5 that this represents a blank cut from a sheet of paper board having the necessary qualities of strength, stiffness and flexibility, same being slotted and scored to form inner side panels I0 and I0', outer side panels II and II', a bottom 90 I panel I2, end panels I4, I4 and I5, I5', bottom :Iiaps I6, I6' and I1, I'I and top flaps each comprising a fold section I8, two partition sections I9 and I9', and two spacer sections 20 and 20'.

In addition, the inner wall panels I0 and III have 25 glue flaps 2| and 2I along one margin, and the outer side panel vII has a connecting member consisting of a pair of bottom tongues 22 extending from one margin and terminating in locking hooks 22a. Bottom panel I2 has a slot I2a 30 which is adapted to receive said hooks when they are partially overlapped one up`n another, said slot being of a length corresponding approximately to the space between the throats of the hooks when the locking tongues 22 are in lat- 35 eral abutment with each other, viz., the position shown in Fig. 3. v

The Yside panels II), I0 and II, II' are of like Width, their lateral margins being dened by fold creases a, a', b, b', c, c', and d, d', and the length 40 of the bottom panel I2 corresponds to the width of said panels. The end panels I4, I4', and I5, I5 are of the same width. Th-e top aps and their .correspondingly numbered sections are of identical form.. i

The inner side panels lII) and I9' conjoin each other along a crest crease line e and the bottom panel I2 conjoins the outer side panel Il along a crease line f, and the locking tongues 22 conjoin the outer side panel II along a crease line 50 f. The bottom flaps are' formed as extensions from the-respective end panels, being conjoined thereto along the respective crease lines g.

The top flaps are separated from each other along a slit K and are severed from the respective 55 nde panels n and u' along suur. and from the end panels along diagonal slits M.

In fabrication of the device from the ilat blank shown in Fig. 3, the blank is flexed along the crease lines b, b' and d, d', so that the end panels II, i', are overlapped upon the gluing tabs 2i, 2|', and are secured thereto byan adhesive on other suitable means. After being Y thus glued, and then inverted, the receptacle is in the collapsed or flattened 4form shown in Fig.

4. This vis the form in which itis stacked for viz., in the iiat or knock-down form illustrated in Fig. 4, the handle insertion apertures 25 are over the handle anchorage holes 2l.

A lsuitable handle is provided for engagement in the anchorage holes 2l,A one form of such handle being shown in Fig. 8. Such handle may be conveniently made of a suitably stiif wire and formed with a bail portion 26 having aligned inwardly-directed journal portions 21 at its ends. The straight line length between the terminals of the bail portion or the outer ends of the journal portions, corresponds to the spacing of the handle anchorage holes 2l, it thus being apparent that the inner ends of the journal portions 21 are considerably. closer together than are said holes 24.

The receptacles are supplied to the user in the fiatknocked-down form shown in Fig, 4, and thehandles may be shippedseparately. In order to aflix the handle to a receptacle, the latter is bowed transversely 'or vflexed into an arcuate form about the axis Y--Y, until the handle insertion apertures 25, and likewise the handle anchorage holes 24, are brought close enough to each other to permit the" insertion of the inner ends of the handle journal portions 21 through them. When the handle journals have thus been inserted, the bowed container is released and allowed'to resume its flat form, thus moving the apertures out to the outer limits of the journal portions, where they are stopped by the conjoined angularly related end portions of the bail. 'Ihe handle is thus definitely locked to the container, the bail' portion projecting through the slit K.

Now, in order to set up the container from this condition, it is flexed on the crest ,crease e y so as to bring the inner side panels I0 and I0' `into surface contact with each other, and then the outer side panels li, vil are drawn away from each other so that the device assumes approximately the appearance shown in Fig. 7.

Then the bottom flaps I6; I6' and I1, i1 are folded inwardly, the bottom panel i2 is folded inwardly against them, and the locking tongues 22 folded inwardly upon the bottom panel, and

their hooks engage in the slot I2a thereof. This converts the device to the form shown in Fig. 2. Then the spacer sections 2l, 20 of the respective top aps are folded inwardly against the adpanels, so that their inner extremities contact the inner side panels ill, I0', and the spacer sections 2l and 2| assume surface contact with the inner nde pas iis illustrates-1s ng. 1. Thus the partition sections II, Il are maintained in approximately parallel relationship and at right-angles to the inner and outer side panels Ih, III', Il, Il', and function as struts to brace the panels il, Il' from the panels il, I0' and partially to subdivide the intervening space into compartments or cells.

The device is now in completely set-up condition and ready to receive the contents, which, in the caseof bottles or the like, may be introduced into the cells fromabove and set up on the bottom portions of the compartments.

In theembodiment illustrated, it will be observed'that the receptacle is designed to -accommodate six bottles, three in each of the two collaterally disposed compartments. One or more of these bottles may be removed without requiring anydismantling or mutilation of the device, and after removal of some or all of them,

the device retains its set-up form, ready for, reception of the emptied bottles.

The device may be carried very comfortably and conveniently by means of the handle, which, by virtue of the connection above described, permits the receptacle to have a rocking or swinging movement on the journals 21, thus relieving the' body structure of tearing stresses or the like.

4,The bottles are separated from one another by the partition sections and the inner wall panels, and the proportions of the receptacle may be so selected as to effect a clasping action on the bottles so that they are quite securely retained. Of course, the depth of the side panels may be varied, but it probably is preferable' that they be of suilicient height to cover a substantial proportion of the height of the bottles, to protect them against external impacts. permit the stacking of a plurality ot the iilled packages one .upon another, the height of the inner side panels I 0, I0 is selected so that it is somewhat less than the height of the bottles, the tops of the bottles thus projecting above it and above the handle when it is swung to one side, and conjointly forming a stable foundation or support upon which another similar package may be set.

What I claim is:

1. A container for packaging a plurality of bottles or the like, comprising a sheet slotted and creased to form a pair of inner side panels which are connected to each other at their upper ends, a pairof outer side panels of less height than said inner side panels and respectively connected to them by end panels disposed at the lateral ends of said side panels, thereby aifording walls fortwo collaterally disposed compartments separated by the inner side panels, and a bottom for connecting the lower ends of the outer sidel panels and holding the inner side panels in collateral relationship and forming a bottom for's'aid compartments, a handle being provided at the upper-ends of the inner side panels whereby the container may be carried.

2. A container as specified in claim l and wherein said bottom comprises a bottom panel .and a connecting member conjoined respectively with the lower ends of the outer side panels along crease lines which are parallel with each other and perpendicular to the end margins4 of said outer side panels, said bottom panel and connecting member having interlocking elements whereby they may be connected to each other to hold the outer side panels in outwardly spaced relation to the respective inner side panels.

In order to y mesmo 3. A container .as speciiled in claim 1 and wherein top ilaps are conjoined with the upper ends of the outer side panels and toldable inwardly between the outer and inner side panels to form partitions subdividing the compartments, respective top flaps each comprising a fold section conjoined to the upper margin of the outer l side panel, a partition section flexible to a rightangle position relative to the fold section so as to extend across the compartment, and a spacer sectionvflexible to a right-angle relationship to the partition section so as to rest ilat against the inner wall panel.

4. A container as speciiied in claim 1 and wherein top ilaps are conjoined with the upper ends of the outer side panels and foldable inwardly between the outer and inner side panels to form partitions subdividing the compartments, respective top ilaps each comprising a fold section conjoined to the upper margin of the outer side panel, a partition section flexible to a rightangle position relative to thev fold section so as to extend across the compartment, and a spacer section flexible to a right-angle relationship to the partition section yso as to rest ilat against the inner wall paneLthe height of said top ap being approximately equal to the difference in height between the inner and outer side panels.

5. A container as speciiied in claim 1 and wherein the container is foldable to a knockeddown condition wherein the inner side panels are disposed in approximately the same plane and the outer side panels lie flat against them.

6. A container as speciiied in claim 1 and u wherein the inner side panels are integrally conjoined along a crease line dening their upper margins.

7. A container as speciiled in claim 1 and wherein the inner side panels are provided with handle anchorage holes adjacent their upper ends, and the handle has portions inserted through said holes to connect it to the container.

8. A container as specified in claim 1 and wherein the inner side panels are integrally conjoined along a crease line defining their upper margins and are provided with handle anchorage holes spaced apart on said line, and the handle has aligned journal portions insertible through said holes when the inner side panels are in bowed condition.

9. In a knock-down container, a sheet of paper board or the like slotted and creased to form a bottom, inner side panels which are conjoined along a top crease line defining their top margins, outer side panels joined respectively to lateral margins of the inner side panels by end panels, top aps at the tops oi said outer side panels and the conjoint height of said top flaps and outer side panels being approximately equal to the height of the inner side panels, the top margins oi.' said top iiaps being parallel with and overlying said top crease line when the outer side panels and top ilaps are resting ilat upon the inner side panels, the sheet being provided with handle anchorage holes adjacent the line of connection of the inner side panels, and the top flaps being provided with handle insertion apertures formed in their margins in overlying relationship to said handle anchorage holes.

HENRYKPOWEIL. .s

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/171, 229/108, 206/200, 229/117.21, 229/120.27, 206/181
International ClassificationB65D71/58, B65D71/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D71/0025, B65D2571/00388, B65D2571/0016, B65D2571/00802, B65D2571/00141, B65D2571/0066, B65D2571/00493
European ClassificationB65D71/00B3A