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Publication numberUS2430302 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1947
Filing dateOct 4, 1944
Priority dateOct 4, 1944
Publication numberUS 2430302 A, US 2430302A, US-A-2430302, US2430302 A, US2430302A
InventorsWilliam A Ringler
Original AssigneeGardner Richardson Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrier for bottles and other articles
US 2430302 A
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Nov. 4, 1947. w. A. RINGLER 2543 9 CARRIER FOR BOTTLES AND 95am ARTICLES 7 Filed Oct. 4, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet l Nov. 4, 1947. w. A. RINGLER 2,430,302

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svaa w w QT TORN EYS- Patented Nov. 4, 19 47 CARRIER FOR BOTTLES AND ARTICLES OTHER William A. Ringler, Wayne, Pa., assignor' to The Gardner-Richardson Company, Middletown, I

Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application October 4,1944, Serial No. 557,081

My invention relates to carriers, and in particular to sling-type carriers .having endwall straps. One kind of such carriers is described in Patent 2,335,197, in my name, issued November 23, 1943. A principal object of 'this invention is the provisionof improvements in structures of this class.

A more specific object is the provision of a knocked-down or collapsible carrier of which all wall parts are attached together'in the structure as manufactured and shipped, obviating the shipment and use of separated wall parts and their interfitting during the operation of setting up the carrier.

Another object is the provision of a collapsible carrier which is simpler and easier to erect.

Yet another object of the invention is the provision of a carrier which, when erected, is characterized by greater stability, and which will maintain its erected condition whether filled or 3 empty.

These and other objects of the invention which will be pointedout hereinafter, or will be clear to one skilled in the art upon reading these specifications, I accomplish by that construction and arrangement of parts of which I shall now describe an exemplary embodiment. Reference is made to the drawings forming a part hereof and. wherein:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a body blank for my structure.

Figure 2 is a partial plan view showing the fold-. ing of top portions of the side Walls for reenforcement.

Figure 3 is a plan view showing the attachment of the end strap members.

, Figure 4 is an elevational view of one type of handle member which may be employed.

Figure 5 is a plan view of an end strap member.

Figure 6 shows one form of the collapsed structure.

Figure 7 shows in plan a step incident to erection. O

Figure 8 is a perspective view showing the erected structure.

The body blank is an elongated piece of box board or other suitable flexible material indicated at I in Figure 1. Centrally of the blank a pair of score lines 2 and 3 demark a bottom wall 4 from side wall members 5 and 6.

The blank as shown is rectangular in general configuration; and the outer ends of the side wall members are provided with diagonal score lines I and 8 or 9 and I. These score lines permit triangular portions 5a and 5b or to and ti), of the a 8 Claims. (01. 224-45) side walls to be folded over, as shown in Figure 2.v

The precise angularity of the diagonal score lines is-not a limitation and will be governed by the desired shape and height of top portions of the side walls. It may be preferred, as shown, to cause, these score lines to meet at a point inwardly of the extreme ends of the blank and to notch the blank to meet the Juncture of the score lines as indicated at II and I2. The purpose of this is to provide an overlap of the triangular portions when folded as shown in Figure 2. This overlap maybe employed with a'suitable -applica- 1 tion of. adhesive tosecure the triangular folded portions in place. ,As set forth hereinafter, however, other means may be used with or without adhesive union.

the stacking of filled carriers.

To permit collapsing, I provide the bottom wall panel t with a central score line l3.

.Notches Hi are provided in the side edges of the side walls preferably slightly inwardly of the termination of the diagonal score lines. These notches serve as retaining means for end wall straps hereinafter to be described. Consequently, the length of these notches will be such as to accept the end wall straps snugly, i. e., the length of the notches will preferably be approximately the same as the width of the end wall straps. The notches themselves will be spaced from the edges of the bottom wallpanel sufiiciently to enable the end wall straps eificiently to retain articles in the carrier.

An end wall strap is indicated at H5 in Figure 5. It is an elongated and narrow strip of box board or other flexible material, preferably provided with a central transverse score lin l6 and other outlying score lines I1 and I8 which in the completed and erected structure will fall at approximately the pointswhere the end wall straps engage in the notches I4.

Sling type bottle carriers have heretofore been provided with end wall straps; but these straps have either been separate elements which had to be engaged with the side walls, 'as by inserting locking tongues in slits in the side walls, or else they have been formed from the side walls themselves, thereby weakening the side walls. I have found that it is possible to provide end'wall strap members in a sling type carrier and by proper selection of the various dimensions. attach these end straps to the side walls pivotally, but permanently, to obtain a structure which is both collapsible and easy to erect.

When the blanks have been formed, the first operation is the folding and securing or'the triangular side wall members as has already been described in part and illustrated in Figure 2. The triangular portions may be adhesively secured to each other or to the side walls or both. Where a handle member such as that hereinafter described is to be used, it is convenient to provide a grommet is near the apex of the folded side walls. This not only serves to receive the hook like ends of a bail-like handle formed in part at least of wire. but it may also be the means for securing the triangular-portions in folded condition.

As a next step, as illustrated in Figure 3, two

of the strap members i in superposed condition are placed upon the body blank I and are pivotally fastened to it at points and 2|. This fastening is conveniently done by means of grommets; but it may be accomplished by any suitable means productive of a pivotal connection. The position of the pivot points 20 and 2| is important. The end wall width of the erected carrier will of course be the same as the width of the bottom wall 4; but it is necessary that the pivot point 20 not only lie midway between the notches N in the side wall 5, but also that the distancebetween the pivot point 20 and the edge oithe bottom wall be the same as the distance between the pivot point 20 and the bottom of either notch 14. Actual distances will vary of course, with the size and shape or different carriers; but by varying the distance of the notches M from the edges of the bottom panel the re.- quirements set forth above can readily be met in bottle carriers and in carriers for most articles. One reason for the noted requirements is that when they are met, the strap members [5 will lie flat upon the flat body blank as shown in Figure 3.

In carriers which are very long in relation to their height, it is convenient to mark or perforate both the body blank and the strap members and to employ strap members in which the length between the pivot points 20 and 2| is not the same as the corresponding length between the same points on the body blank. In this event, the straps must be attached to the body blank when the blank is in other than a fiat condition. But where the distance between the pivot points 20 and 2! is the same both for the body blank and the straps, the operation of attaching the straps is conveniently performed by a simple mechanism having a work table with means for positioning the body blanks and a pair of grommeting devices permanently located so as to apply grommets at points 20 and H. The straps l5 are then superposed and placed on the body blank in such position that they will be caught by the grommets. No marking is necessary.

The structure thus produced may be folded over as shown in Figure 6, the body blank bending on score line l3 and the straps bending 0n score lines Hi. If there is binding, the bottom panel may be collapsed inwardly while the straps are collapsed outwardly. The illustrated knocked down structure of Figure 6 is a convenient one for shipment and storage.

When it is desired to erect the structure, the

pivoted straps are swung oppositely and posii tioned in alignment with the notches ll as shown in Figure 7. When the side wall members are .drawn apart with a concurrent flattening of the I and 18. This provides a structure as shown in Figure 8.

A handle such as shown in Figure 4 may then be attached to the structure. The handle comprises a wire member 22 with a cylindrical handle part 23 over the p P rtion. The 'ends of the wire are bent to form books 24 and 25 which can be engaged in the grommets l9 and I911 as shown;

My structure is not limited to the use of such a handle. Strap-like handles of box board or other material may be provided with means for engagement with the reenforced upper portions of the side walls. Handles of box board, woven or braided tape. heavy cord-or the like may be attached to the reeniorced portions of the side walls. This may be done during the manufacture of the carrier and after it has been collapsed as in Figure 6, giving a complete structure with no unattached parts.

Modifications may be made in my invention without departing from the spirit of it.

Having thus described my invention in an exemplary embodiment, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a structure of the class described, a body blank having a central bottom wall panel and outlying side wall panels erectable with respect to the bottom wall panel, and a pair of strap members pivoted to the side wall panels at points spaced from the edges of the bottom wall panel and intermediate the edges of the said side wall panels, the said strap members having central portions equivalent in length to the width of the bottom panel and outlying portions of a length to extend to the said pivot points when said strap members are erected to form end wall straps fo the structure.

the said straps-are superposed and wherein the distance between the said pivot points is the same for said straps and for the body blank.

3. The structure claimed in claim 1, wherein the said straps are superposed and wherein the distance between the said pivot points is the same for said straps and for the body blank, and wherein the side edges of the said side walls are notched to accept said straps in the erected structure, the said pivot points being located midway between said notches.

4. The structure claimed in claim 1, wherein the said straps are superposed and wherein the distance between the said pivot points is the same for said straps and for the body blank, and wherein the side edges of the said side walls are notched to accept said straps in the erected structure, the said pivot points being located midway between said notches, and wherein upper triangular portions of the said side walls are folded over and attached to the said side walls.

5. In a bottle carrier or the like, an elongated box board blank, cut and scored to provide a central bottom wall panel and outlying side wall panels a pair of strap members in superposed position lying centrally and longitudinally of said blank, the said strap members being conjointly grommeted to said side walls at points equidistant from the side edgesoi said bottom panel and the edges of said side wall panels.

6. In a bottle carrier or the like, an elongated boxboard blank, cut and scored to provide a position lying centrally and longitudinally 01' said blank, the said strap members being conjointly grommeted to said side walls at points equidistant from the side edges of said bottom panel and the edges of said side wall panels, the said structure being collapsed on a score line intermediate the side edges of the bottom-panel and on score lines intermediate the ends of said straps.

'l. The structure claimed in claim 6, in which the edges oi said side walls are notched to receive said straps.

8. The structure claimed in claim 6, in which the edges of said side walls are notched to receive said straps, and in which outer triangular comer portions of said side walls are folded over 1 Number to provide reentorcements and srommeted for the reception of a handle member.

WILLIAM A. RINGLER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/427, 229/117.1, 229/117.24, 229/117.21, 229/122.21, 229/117.19, 229/108, 229/117.5
International ClassificationB65D71/54
Cooperative ClassificationB65D71/0011, B65D2571/00228, B65D2571/00493
European ClassificationB65D71/00B1A