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Publication numberUS2197326 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1940
Filing dateApr 24, 1939
Priority dateApr 24, 1939
Publication numberUS 2197326 A, US 2197326A, US-A-2197326, US2197326 A, US2197326A
InventorsStreyle Elmer W
Original AssigneeStreyle Elmer W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle receptacle
US 2197326 A
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April 16, 1940.

E. W. STREYLE BOTTLE RECEPTACLE Filed April 24, v1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEYS April 16, 1940.

E. W. STREYLE BOTTLE RECEPTACLE Filed April 24, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 16, 1940 UNITED STATES BOTTLE RECEPTAGLE Elmer W. Streyle, Pittsburgh, Pa. Application April 24, 1939, Serial No. y269,736

4 Claims.

, vided with slots to receive various shapes and sizes of bottles without danger of the bottles being accidentally dislodged and spilled, or breaking the same.

Another object is to provide a bottle recep# tacle having a base formed of rubber or metal and having` its bottom wall ribbed, nicked or roughened in any suitable manner to provide a gripping or non-slipping surface.

A further'object is to provide a device `of this character which will be formed of a few strong,

simple, and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture and which will not easily get out of order.

With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the accompanyingr drawings forming part of this specification:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1, with bottles applied thereto.

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view of the device taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of a modified form of the device.

Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional on the line 5--5 of Figure 4.

Figure 6 is a cross sectional view of the device taken on the line 6-6 of Figure 5.

Referring now to the drawings in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, ID designates a substantially oblong receptacle comprising side walls II reduced end walls I2, and a bottom Wall I3 having its under surface corrugated longitudinally and transversely to provide a roughened surface I4 to prevent the receptacle from slipping. The top face of the bottom ofthe receptacle IIJ is provided with a longitudinal centrally disposed recess 9 which extends from end to end of the receptacle.

A mass of elastic material I5, such as sponge rubber, is adhesively secured as shown by 1 to the top face S of the bottom Wall I3, side Walls II and end Walls l2 of the receptacle, and is provided with longitudinal aligned slits I6 'along the View taken center. The sponge rubber walls of the slits set up a gripping engagement with bottles Il to hold the same in an upright position vand against ac' cidental removal or displacement.

Owing tothe fact that the sponge rubber- I5 is free at the centenabove the recess 9 the bottles can easily be inserted in the slits. During such insertion the sponge rubber isforced outwardly against the side Walls I I and end walls I2 of the receptacle, and rebounds against the bottles until the pressure is equal on all sides of the bottles, so that the bottles are held securely within the receptacle.

A modied form of the invention is shown by the Figures 4, 5 and 6, in which I8 designates a substantially oblong receptacle comprising` side walls i9 rounded Iend walls 20 and a bottom wall 2| having its under surface corrugated longitudinally to provide a roughened surface 22 to prevent the receptacle from slipping. The top face of the bottom of the receptacle is'smooth.

A mass of elastic material 23, such as sponge rubber, is secured to the top face `25 of the bottom wall 2l by a tapered rim 244formed on the side wall I9 and end wall 20 ofthe receptacle,v and is provided with longitudinal aligned slits 26 along thel center. The sponge rubber walls of the slits set up a gripping engagement with bottles 21 to hold the same in an upright position and against accidental removal or displacement.

Owing tothe fact that the sponge rubber 23 is free from the top face 25 of the bottom 2| the bottles can easily be inserted in the slits. During such insertion the sponge rubber is forced outwardly against the side Walls I9 and tapered rim 24, and end walls 20 of the receptacle, and

rebounds against thek bottles until the pressurev is equal on all sides of the bottles, so that the bottles are held securely within the receptacle.

From the above description it is thought that the constructionand operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.

What is. claimed is: l 1. A bottle receptacle of substantially oblong shape having side and end walls and a bottom wall, a mass of elastic material withinl the receptacle, and means securing the material to the side and end walls-oi the receptacle, the material having a slittherethrough to receive a container, said material being free from the bottom at said slit, to permit the container to be easily inserted into the slit, and during such insertion the material being forced outwardly against the side and end walls of the receptacle and rebounding against the container until the pressure is equal on all sides of the container for holding the container securely within the receptacle.

2. A bottle receptacle having upright Walls and a bottom Wall, the topy face ofthe bottom wall being provided With a longitudinal centrally disposed recess which extends from end to end of the receptacle, and a mass of' elastic material xed at portions thereof to said receptacle and being free from the receptacle at said recess, said material being provided with a slit, the Walls of which set up a gripping engagement with a bottle which may be disposed in the slit to hold the bottle in an upright position against accidental removal or displacement, the free portion of the material at the center above said recess permitting the bottle being easily inserted in the slit, and during such insertion the material being forced outwardly against the receptacle and rebounding against the bottle until the pressure is equal on all sides of the bottle for holding the bottle securely Within the receptacle.

3. A bottle receptacle of substantially oblong shape having side Walls, reduced end Walls, and

a bottom Wall, said bottom Wall having its under surface corrugated longitudinally and transversely to provide a roughened surface to prevent the receptacle from slipping, the top face of the bottom Wall being provided with a longitudinal centrally disposed recess which extends from end to end of said receptacle, and a mass of elastic material adhesively secured to the 'top face of the bottom Wall, to the side Walls and to the end Walls of the receptacle, said material being provided With longitudinal aligned slits valong the center, the walls of which set up a gripping engagement with bottles which may be disposed in the slits to hold the bottles in an upright position against accidental removal or displacement, said material being free at the center above said recess to permit the bottles being easily inserted in the slits, and during such insertion the material being forced outwardly against the side walls and end Walls of the receptacle and rebounding against the bottles until the pressure is equal on all sides of the bottlesfor holding the bottles securely Within the receptacle.

4. A bottle receptacle of substantially oblong shape having side and end Walls provided at the upper and inner edge with a tapered rim, and a bottom Wall, said bottom Wall having its under surface corrugated longitudinally to provide a roughened surface to prevent the receptacle from slipping, said bottom Wall having a smooth top face and a mass of elastic material secured to the top face of the bottom Wall by said tapered rim, said material being provided with longitudinal aligned slits along the center, the walls of said slits setting up a gripping engagement with the bottles which may be disposed in the slits to hold the bottles in'an upright position against accidental removal or displacement, said material being free at the center above said smooth top surface of the bottom Wall to permit the bottles being easily inserted in the slits, and during such insertion the material being forced outwardly against the side walls, tapered rim, and end Walls o the receptacle and rebounding `against, the bottles until the pressure is equal ELMER W. STREYLE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/74, 206/427, 15/244.1
International ClassificationA45D29/00, A45D29/20, A47G23/02, B65D81/107, A47G23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/20, A47G23/0241, B65D81/1075
European ClassificationA47G23/02B, A45D29/20, B65D81/107A