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Publication numberUS2230530 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 4, 1941
Filing dateJan 26, 1940
Priority dateJan 26, 1940
Publication numberUS 2230530 A, US 2230530A, US-A-2230530, US2230530 A, US2230530A
InventorsDe Priest James M
Original AssigneeKelsey Norman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle wrapper
US 2230530 A
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Feb. 4:, 1941. J. M. DIE PRIEST BOTTLE WRAPPER Filed Jan. 26, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 L252 M De Frrs? g I By 11 a A iiomeys Feb. 4, 1941.

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Application January 26, 1940, Serial No. 315,839

3 Claims.

This invention is a device particularly designed for use in retail stores and the like serving customers bottled soft drinks.

An object of the invention is to provide a device which wlll facilitate the wrapping of the soft drink bottle, a practice now generally resorted to by store keepers when serving customers bottled soft drinks for consumption on the premises.

As is well known cold bottled soft drinks are objectionable for the reason that the moisture on the outside of the bottles often drips onto the clothing of the purchaser. As a result the practice has grown of presenting the bottle to the Customer wrapped in a napkin or the like.

In accordance with the present invention the wrapping of a bottle in a napkin or other sheet of moisture-absorbing material will be greatly facilitated.

The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study Of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view illustrating the application of the invention.

Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.

Figure 3 is a perspective view with the napkins and napkin-retaining weights omitted, and

Figure 4, is a perspective view of one of the napkin-retaining weights.

Referring more in detail to the drawings it will be seen that the wrapper, in the preferred embodiment thereof. comprises a holder 5 for napkins or sheets of similar material for use in wrapping a bottle containing a soft drink. Preferably the holder 5 is formed from a single blank of metal or other suitable material cut, shaped and dimensioned so as to provide an inclined platform 6 supported by longitudinally extending side plates or legs I that preferably have the lower edges thereof turned in or flanged as at 8 to rest solidly on a counter or similar surface.

The platform 6 also has rising from the upper end thereof a head plate 9 and the head plate 9 is connected with the platform 6 through the medium of an integral moisture or water-receiving channel I0 perforated as at H to permit the water to drain readily therefrom. Obvious- 1y any suitable receptacle may be placed under the platform 6 at the head or upper end thereof to receive such drippings from the chan-- nel l0.

Also, at the lower or foot end thereof the platform 6 has rising therefrom a footboard l2 that acts as a stop for the bottle.

The platform 5 is adapted to have stacked thereon napkins or other sheets l3 preferably of a moisture absorbing material to be successively used for wrapping the soft drink bottles.

The stack of sheets I3 is held on the platform 6 through the medium of retaining weights indicated generally by the reference numeral 14.

The weights Mare disposed at opposite sides of the holder 5, and each consists of an elongated body plate I5 having an integral tongue or stem 16 that has a sliding fit in a suitable socket 20 provided therefor on a supporting leg 1 of the stand 5 as shown; the socket 20 being disposed at a suitable angle.

At the upper edge thereof the body l5 of the retaining weight is provided with an integral lateral finger I! that overlies the uppermost sheet of the stack l3 and serves to prevent bulging of the stacked sheets. Also the body member I5 is provided with longitudinally spaced relatively short tapered fingers I8 that also overlie and engage the uppermost sheet of the stack I3, and these fingers aid in holding the sheets in position and facilitate the withdrawing of the individual sheets or napkins.

In using the device the soft drink bottle, indicated by broken lines in the drawings and by the reference numeral I9 is laid transversely of the uppermost sheet in contact with the head plate 9. The bottle being wet the sheet 13 will tend to adhere thereto so that as the bottle slowly rolls down the platform 6 towards the footboard l2 the napkin will wrap itself about the bottle. Thus when removed from the holder 5 the bottle will be in a neatly wrapped condition for serving to the customer.

It will also be apparent that such of the water or moisture from the bottle H] as might drip therefrom or run down the inner side of the headboard 9 will be received in the channel In to drain therefrom through the apertures II.

It will also be noted that by positioning the bottle on the device but a single napkin will be affected by the moisture of the bottle. The advantage of this will be appreciated when it is understood that the present practice of laying a stack of napkins on the counter and using the uppermost napkin for wrapping a bottle. drippings from the bottle often seep downalong the edges of the stacked napkins, thus destroying their usefulness and causing undesirable waste.

It will also be appreciated that a device embodying the features of the present invention can be simply and economically constructed, will be practical, and otherwise Well designed for the purpose intended.

It is thought that a clear understanding of the construction, utility, manner of use, and advantages of a device of this character will be had without a more detailed description.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is:

1. A bottle wrapping machine comprising a stand including a platform sloping from one end to the other end, a stationary head piece extending upwardly from the stand adjacent the upper end of the platform, a stationary foot piece extending upwardly from the stand at the lower end of the platform, said platform being adapted to have placed thereon a stack of wrapping sheets, socket forming members at the sides of the stand and weight members having shanks fitting in the socket members and each weight member having inwardly extending fingers for resting on the stack of sheets to removably hold the sheets in place.

2. A bottle wrapping machine comprising a stand including a platform sloping from one end to the other end, a stationary head piece extending upwardly from the stand adjacent the upper end of the platform, a stationary foot piece extending upwardly from the stand at the lower end of the platform, said platform being adapted to have placed thereon a stack of wrapping sheets, socket forming members at the sides of the stand and weight members having shanks fitting in the socket members and each weight member having inwardly extending fingers for resting on the stack of sheets to removably hold the sheets in place, each weight member having an elongated longitudinally extending body part from the central portion of the lower edge of which the shank extends and with the fingers connected with the upper edge of said body part.

3. A bottle wrapping machine comprising a stand including a platform sloping from one end to the other end, a stationary head piece extending upwardly from the stand adjacent the upper end of the platform, a stationary foot piece extending upwardly from the stand at the lower end of the platform, said platform being adapted to have placed thereon a stack of wrapping sheets, socket forming members at the sides of the stand and weight members having shanks fitting in the socket members and each weight member having inwardly extending fingers for resting on the stack of sheets to removably hold the sheets in place, said platform having a transversely extending channel therein located between the upper end of the major part of the platform and the head piece and said channel having perforations in its bottom.

JAMES M. DE PRIEST.

Referenced by
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US2540090 *Jun 3, 1947Feb 6, 1951Brackney Lester EBottle wrapper holder
US5335477 *Jul 30, 1992Aug 9, 1994Highland Supply CorporationMethod of wrapping a floral grouping
US5526933 *May 15, 1995Jun 18, 1996The Family Trust U/T/AFloral wrapping material with varying adhesion
US5533320 *Jun 9, 1994Jul 9, 1996The Family Trust U/I/AMethod of wrapping a floral grouping with a wrapper having varying adhesion
Classifications
U.S. Classification53/49, 156/452, 53/219, 53/216, 53/214
International ClassificationB65B21/00, B65B21/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65B21/26
European ClassificationB65B21/26