US 2192686 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 5, 1940. w. R. HUMMEL CONTAINER Filed July 19, 1958 Patented Mar. 5, 1940 UNITED STATES OONTAINER nmmel gnortoWeatemE Maplewood, N. J., as-
ectric Company, Incorporated. New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application .lilly 19, 1938, Serial No. 219,945
This invention relates to containers, and more particularly to hand grips or handles and their attachment to containers of the general type iisclosed in the C. D. Fallert Patent 2,022,191 af November 26, 1935.
Objects of this invention are to provide a simple, strong and economical handle for containers and practical means for firmly attaching it to the container.
In accordance with the above objects in one embodiment, the invention as applied to containers of the aforementioned type and provided with reinforced end walls composed of inner and outer laminations comprises a handle of strip webbing or other suitable flexible material having its ends inserted through spaced aligned horizontal slots formed in the outer lamination and extendingI upwardly between the inner and outer laminations to substantially the top edges chereof, the handle ends being firmly secured to the container end wall by stitching or stapling through the laminations and the intermediate portion of the strip forming a looped handle so that when the container is lifted the arms of the loop are turned upwardly to lle substantially parallel to the stapled ends thereof.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will more fully appear from the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a container with reinforced end walls having the improved handles attached thereto;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of a portion of the container end wall of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on the line 3--3 of Fig. 2, and
Fig. 4 is an alternative construction of the container end wall with the handle attached thereto.
In the drawing the handle of this invention is shown, for example, as applied to a fibre board container or shipping case l of the general type disclosed in the aforementioned patent. Since i the container proper is of a well known type and forms no part of the invention only such parts thereof are illustrated and will be referred to herein, which are necessary to a full understanding of the present invention. Referring to the l drawing, one of the opposltely disposed end walls of the container is indicated at I I and is secured to opposite side and bottom walls i2 and I3, respectively, by staples I1 passed through angular end portions Ill of the side and bottom walls,
which overlie the outer surface of the end wall.
Formed in the upper edges of cach of the container end walls intermediate the side walls is a vertically extending slot I9 (Fig. 2) for receiving side flanges 20 of opposltely disposed cover panels 2| integrally hinged to the container side walls. The container end wall il preferably comprises in the present embodiment at least two laminations 22 and 22 of fibre board and formed in the outer lamination 22 below the bottom of the slot i9 and similarly spaced at each side l0 thereof are aligned horizontally extending slots 25.
A U-shaped handle 26 is attached to the end wall Il and is composed of strip webbing of the required strength or other suitable flexible material of suillcient length having its ends 21 ilrst threaded through the slots 25 in the outer 1amination 22 of the end wall Il and then turned so that they extend in parallel relation toward the adjacent upper edge of the lamination for l0 a, desired distance and abutting the inner surface thereof. With the handle ends 21 and the outer lamination 22 assembled in this manner the inner lamination 23 of the end wall is laid against the parallel ends of the handle and the elements are firmly secured together at equally spaced staggered points at each handle end 21 by staples 28 extending through the two end wall laminations and the handle ends. In use when the container l0 is lifted the arms of the U-shaped handle 26 are turned upwardly and lie substantially parallel to the stapled inner ends 21 thereof. The inner end wall lamination 2i is provided with angular end portions (not shown) which are attached to the side walls i2 by staples 29 which, taken with the securing of the angular end portions I8 of the side walls to the end wall Ii by the staples I1, provides a very eiilcient attachment of the end wall Il, carrying the handle 26, to the side walls l2.
Fig. 4 illustrates an alternative construction of the container end wall Il for attaching the improved handle 26 thereto wherein the end wall comprises an outer thickness of bre board Il and an inner reinforcing strip 32 extending downwardly from the upper edge of the board 3i to the top of the slots therein. The handle ends 21 are arranged between the fiber board 3l and the strip 32 and secured together by staples similar to the construction hereinbefore described. Although not shown, the strip 32 is preferably formed with angular end portions which may be secured to the side walls of the container by staples.
From the foregoing description, it will be apparent that a simple, strong and exible handle and a practical means for ilrmly securingit to a container, particularly a container of nbre board construction is provided whereby containers so equipped, due to the flexibility of the handles and the minimum of space occupied thereby permits the containers to be stackedy in close arrangement. Furthermore, a handle of the type described provides a very comfortable and sure hand grip for lifting a container.
It will be understood that the embodiments herein described are merely illustrative of the invention and one application thereof. the invention being limited only by the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. In a container, an outer end wall provided with horizontal aligned slots, a separate inner reinforcing end wall abutting said outer end wall, a handle of strip exible material having opposite ends threaded exteriorly through said slots and extending between and toward the upper edges of the walls and arranged in parallel relation, said end walls and handle ends terminating at their upper edges in a common plane. and al plurality of equally spaced and staggered staples extending through the cute: and inner arnese wam ma each threaded handle end Afmatmnlng the latter to the walls.
2. Ina container, an outer wall provided with horizontal aligned slots, a handle of strip nexible material having opposite ends threaded through said slots and turned to lie againstl the surface of the wall, an inner end wall abutting the handle endsand said outer wall, said end walls and handle ends terminating at their upper edges in a common plane, and means extending through the outer and inner walls and handle ends for securing said elements together.
3. In-a container, a wall comprising separate inner and outer laminations of bre board, said outer lamination provided with horizontal aligned slots. a U-shaped handle of strip textile material having opposite ends threaded exteriorly through said slots and extending toward the upper edge of the wall between the inner and outer laminations thereof and arranged in parallel relation, said wall laminations and handle ends terminating at their upper edges in a common plane, and means extending through the wall laminations and handle ends for attaching the latter to the wall.