US 2211391 A
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Aug. 13, 1940. R. n. sHocKEY 2,211,391
CASE CARRIER Filed Sept. 30, 1939' 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor R Shocks g2 W flllorneys Aug. 13, 1940. R. D. SHOCKEY 2,211,391
CASE CARRIER Filed Sept. 30, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor 171. Shocks Q 3 23:, wig
/ M flllorney5 Patented Aug. 13, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT @FFME 1 Claim.
This invention appertains to new and useful improvements in article handling means and more particularly to a carrier especially adapted for carrying beverage cases. i
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a quickly attachable and removable handle structure for beverage cases. which in use Will employ several bottles of a filled case as a fulcrum or abutment point for promoting the proper bearing of the case when being carried by the device.
These and other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following specification.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 represents a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view through a beverage case and the carrier device.
Figure 2 represents a fragmentary top plan view showing a beverage case with the carrier attached.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the carrier.
Figure 4 is a front elevational View of the carr1er.
Figure 5 is an enlarged detailed sectional View on the line 6-6 of Figure 4. v
Figure 6 is a side elevational view of the carrier.
In the drawings, wherein like numerals designate like parts, it can be seen in Figure 1 that numeral 5 generally refers to a beverage case, which includes the bottom wall 6, side walls 1, end wall 8 slotted as at 9, and the cell-defining partitions H). In the partitions [0 are disposed the bottles I l containing beverage. 35 Numeral l2 generally refers to the carrier which consists of the substantially heart-shaped hook frame l3, the pointed portion of the frame I3 being open and having depending leg portions fi l-4t which terminate in backwardly disposed lugs l5l5, these legs I4 and I5 defining hooks for engagement through the slot 9 of an end wall 8.
Theback portion I6 is adapted to brace the carrier against the neck portions of several bottles 1 I, as clearly suggested in Figures 1 and 2.
The handle frame I! is of inverted U-shape, the lower portions of the handle frame ll being welded or otherwise secured as at I8 to the hook frame l3 at the end portions of the back portion Obviously, when the frame I3 is disposed over the neck portions of several bottles and the hooks l4-l5 disposed through a slot 9, the case can be lifted by lifting on the handle frame I! and the fulcrumed disposition of the back portion 16 against the bottles I I will serve to set the case in a proper inclined position so that bottles will not fall out of the case While the case is being carried.
Furthermore, the use of this implement l2 serves to permit the person carrying the case to have the case farther away from his legs so that the case will not be continuously rubbing against one of his legs while he is engaged in carrying the same.
'While the foregoing specification sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is- A carrier for bottle cases of the type having hand slots in the ends thereof comprising a substantially U-shaped frame having laterally and backwardly bent end portion defining hooks, said hooks being adapted to be disposed through a hand slot in one end of a bottle case, the bight portion of the U-shaped frame being adapted to embrace the neck portions of one or more bottles in the case adjacent the hand slot, and a U- shaped handle having the ends of its leg portions secured to the U-shaped frame adjacent the bight portion thereof, said handle being disposed substantially at right angles to the said frame.
ROY D. SHOCKEY.