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Publication numberUS2207520 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 9, 1940
Filing dateSep 26, 1939
Priority dateSep 26, 1939
Publication numberUS 2207520 A, US 2207520A, US-A-2207520, US2207520 A, US2207520A
InventorsRhody Albert H
Original AssigneeRhody Albert H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice cream container
US 2207520 A
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July 9, 1940. A. H. RHODY ICE CREAM CONTAINER Filed Sept. 26, 1939 ATTO R N EYS Patented July 9, 1940 UNITED STATES GFFECE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to ice cream containers and has for an object to provide a device of this character which will comprise an outer package of cylindrical formation and a plurality of inner containers of substantially sector formation nested within the outer package so that freezing of the ice cream while in the container may be effected, and the frozen ice cream kept sanitary and later conveniently and easily distributedat picnics and other places.

A further object is to provide a device of this character in which the sector shaped containers will be provided with spoons the handles of which are disposed at the center of the cylindrical outer package to form grips by means of which the containers may be removed individually after one of the containers is removed by punching it up with the finger inserted through a hole in the bottom of the package.

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 con- :truction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to 30 within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:

Figure 1 is a plan view of an ice cream container constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view of the ice cream container taken on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of one of the sector shaped containers.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the sector shaped containers with the cover removed.

Figure 5 is a detail perspective view of the cover of a sector shaped container showing the same crimped to prevent dislodgment, and showing a spoon carried thereby.

Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, it designates an outer package of cylindrical formation, open at the top and formed of any suitable material. A plurality of inner containers I I of substantially sector formation are nested within the outer package with A cover i2 is provided for each sector shaped container having a flange l3 adapted to fit down over the outside of the wall of the container, and terminating short of the small end of the container. The flange is crimped as shown at M in Figure 4, at the corners of the wide end of the cover to provide frictional gripping means for engaging the wall of the containe r and preventing dislodgment of the cover.

A spoon I5 of the same material as the container, or of diiferent material as desired, is inserted underneath the cover with the handle l6 projecting through the open small end of the flange H3. The handles of the spoons all project into the central space between the sector shaped containers so as to be easily gripped for removing the containers individually from the package after one container is removed.

To permit removal of the initial container anopening H is formed in the bottom of the outer package. The fingers of the operator may be thrust up through this opening against the bottom of the overlying sector shaped container to force the container upwardly out of the package as best shown in Figure 2.

It will be pointed out that the package and containers therein will occupy but small space and also that the ice cream may be frozen in the containers while nested within the package. The sector shaped containers maintain the ice cream in a sanitary condition until the containers are removed for use at picnics and other places.

From the above description it is thoughtthat the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.

What is claimed is:

1. A container comprising an outer package of cylindrical formation, inner packages of sector formation nested within the outer package with their smaller ends terminating short of the center of the outer package to provide a central space, covers on the containers, and spoons located below the covers and having their handles projecting beyond the smaller ends of the containers into said space.

2. A container comprising an outer package of cylindrical formation, inner containers of sector formation nested within the outer package, there being an opening in the bottom of the outer package permitting one of the containers being dislodged upwardly from the package, the smaller ends of the containers terminating short of the center of the outer package to provide a central space, covers for the containers, and spoons in the containers below the covers having handles projecting into said space.

ALBERT H. RHODY.

Referenced by
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US4990345 *Dec 5, 1988Feb 5, 1991Webb John DPackage with compartmented closure assembly
US6068114 *Aug 23, 1999May 30, 2000Kraft Canada, Inc.Container package with spoons
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US20060280842 *Jun 12, 2006Dec 14, 2006Charles MoncavageModular food platter assembly and methods of use and assembly
US20080011697 *Nov 9, 2006Jan 17, 2008Berg David GRotary food storage system
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/229, D07/615, D09/717, 229/401
International ClassificationB65D77/08, B65D85/72, B65D77/00, B65D51/24, B65D85/78
Cooperative ClassificationB65D77/08, B65D85/78, B65D51/246
European ClassificationB65D51/24H, B65D77/08, B65D85/78