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Publication numberUS2405517 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1946
Filing dateJan 1, 1945
Priority dateJan 1, 1945
Publication numberUS 2405517 A, US 2405517A, US-A-2405517, US2405517 A, US2405517A
InventorsPlummer Walter D
Original AssigneeOwens Illinois Glass Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrier
US 2405517 A
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Patented Aug. 6, 1946 BOTTLE CARRIER Walter D. Plummer, Toledo, Ohio, assignor to Owens-Illinois Glass Company, a corporation of Ohio Application January 1, 1945, Serial No. 570,889k

1 claim. 1

My invention relates to a carrier for bottles and other articles. An object of the invention is to provide a bag or carrier in which bottles or th'e like may be conveniently carried by hand and which when empty may be collapsed and folded into a very small compass. At the present day, hand carriers adapted for holding beverage bottles, beer bottles and the like and commonly used for carrying such articles home from the store, are generally made of liberboard, cardboard or other material having sufficient stiffness or rigidity to retain the shape of the carrier while empty as well as while loaded. The empty holders are comparatively bulky and inconvenient for carrying when empty.

An object of my invention is to provide a carrier which is made of material permitting it to be collapsed or folded to occupy a very small space and which thus may be carried conveniently in a shopping bag or the like. More particularly, the invention provides a carrier or bag consisting of netting, textile fabric or like limp material which may be folded compactly to occupy only a very small space and which', moreover, has strength and durability permitting long wear and reuse for making many trips.

A further object of the invention is to provide a carrier which is easily loaded and which while made of a limp, flexible material such as cloth or netting, is adapted to hold bottles loaded therein in upright position both while being carried and when the carrier is placed on a table or other support.

Other objects of the invention will appear hereinafter.

Referring to the accompanying drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bottle carrier constructed in accordance with my invention, the carrier being partly loaded with bottles.

Fig. `2 is a plan view of th'e carrier opened out and showing a bottle loaded therein.

Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the loaded carrier.

Fig. 4 is a sectional plan View of a portion of the carrier including two pockets with bottles therein.

As shown in the drawing, the carrier comprises a rectangular, oblong sheet 5 forming the body of the carrier, and rows of pockets 6 attached to one face of the sheet along th'e end portions thereof to receive bottles I or other articles, so that when said sheet is doubled as shown in Fig. 1 the bottles are held upright in rows extending along the outer faces of the holder. The body and pockets 6 may be made of netting, textile fabric or cloth', or the like, the material being flexible and limp so that the carrier when empty may be folded up to occupy a very small space, permitting it to be conveniently carried, as for example, in a handbag or pocket.

The body 5, as shown, is an oblong, rectangular sheet of considerably greater length than width. Each row of pockets 6 is formed from a strip of the sheet material attached to one face of the sh'eet 5 along an end portion thereof. The ends of the strips forming the pockets are sewed along the edges I of the sheet 5 and the strips separated into the individual pockets by seams 8. The length of each pocket formingr strip is greater than the width of the body 5 and th'e strip is folded, pleated or gathered in a manner to give each pocket suicient material or fullness to permit it to be extended to receive a bottle Ill. A handle II of cord, rope, or other suitable material is attached at its ends, as by stitching I2, to the body 5, said handle being positioned centrally of said body and extending transversely thereof. The strips forming the pockets 6 are sewed or attached by a seam I3 to the body 5 along the end edge of the latter, thereby providing closed bottoms I4 for the pockets. The edges of the pockets 6 and sheet 5 are protected by binding material I4.

The carrier may be conveniently loaded when opened out as shown in Fig. 2 and lying on a table or other support. When loaded and lifted by the handle I I, the carrier doubles up to th'e position shown in Fig. 1 in which the two rows of bottles are brought to upright position closely adjacent to each other, being separated only by the two interposed layers of fabric formed by the body 5, the latter serving as a cushioning means between th'e bottles. When the loaded carrier is set down on a supporting surface, the bottles remain in upright position, resting on such surface.

Modifications may be resorted to within th spirit and scope of my invention. v

I claim:

A bottle carrier comprising a rectangular sheet of exible material forming the body of a carrier, and strips of such material sewed to one face of the sheet by seams extending along the end edges of said sheet, and seams at intervals along said strips extending lengthwise of said sheet and dividing the strips into individual pockets, and a handle attached to said face substantially midway between the ends thereof, whereby when the carrier is lifted by the said handle, the sheet is doubled downward and the pockets brought tc upright position in rows on the outer faces of the carrier body, said strips being of greater length th'an the width of said body and provided with folds intermediate the seams forming the pockets, whereby the latter are expansible to conform to the contour of the articles placed therein.

WALTER D. PLUMMER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/162, 211/74, 383/39, 383/25, 294/159, 294/149
International ClassificationB65D71/00, B65D71/52
Cooperative ClassificationB65D71/0003
European ClassificationB65D71/00B