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Publication numberUS2446161 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1948
Filing dateJan 19, 1946
Priority dateJan 19, 1946
Publication numberUS 2446161 A, US 2446161A, US-A-2446161, US2446161 A, US2446161A
InventorsPrice Charles S
Original AssigneePrice Charles S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrier
US 2446161 A
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C. 8. PRICE BOTTLE CARRIER July 27, 1948.

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ATTORNEY Patented July 27, 1948 some mama came. 8. rm, Hollis, n. Y. Application January 19', 1940, Serial No. 042,259

This invention relates to bottle carriers or cartons of the type adapted for the packaging and carrying of a plurality of bottles or similar articles.

The principal object of nm invention, generally considered, is to provide a bottle carrier of light weight which may be manufactured economically from resilient sheet material, such as foil-covered board.

An object of the invention is to produce a bottle carrier from a one-piece wrapper portion and one-piece partition portion-or a single piece of material including both portions, and which is of such a nature that it may be packed and shipped .to a user flat or partially knocked down, and may be set up by such user quickly and easily without the necessity for any machinery for the purpose 'or involving the use of complicated fasteners;

and, when in setup conditiom'may be loaded with bottles or the like rapidly and easily, and then will resiliently retain them against falling out during use of the carrier, yet allow for application and removal without damage to said carrier. I

. Another object of the invention is to provide a cheap yet substantial bottle carrier, in which slopingsides are provided with access openings through which bottles may be inserted or withdrawn, each access opening being defined by.

bottle gripping means including flaps on stiffening struts between the said openings. the outer 1 Claims. (01. 229-52) end panels which have locking tabs received in slotted ears of the partition member, the outer or upper portions of both members being fastened together to form a handle portion or stiff flange to which a handle is secured. V

Other objects and advantages of the invention, relating to the particular arrangement and construction of the various parts, willv become ap parent as the description proceeds.

Referring to the drawing:

Fig. 1 is an elevational viewof a bottlecarrier embodying my invention and partly filled with bottles.

Fig. 2 isan end elevational view of the carrier showninFig.1. I 1 Fig. 3 is a. transverse sectional view on theline 111-111 of Fig. 1, in the direction or the" arrows.

surfaces of said bottles being gripped by thelower generally-vertical portions of the side walls of the carrier, and said bottles being engaged, spaced, and gripped, by thepartltion at the lower portions thereof and depending side wall tongues at the. neck portions.

A further object of my invention is to provide a bottle carrier having means cut from a wrapper blank of resilient material and an associated partition blank or portion for separating said bottles, including top-hung partition tabs en a ing the inner surfaces of the bottles adjacent the necks thereof, partition stiflening flaps engaging the sides of said bottles, with the partition portion disposed between rows thereof, whereby said bottles are separated by the partition portion at their lower portions, depending sidewall tongues at the neck portions, and stiffening strut flaps between the bottles of each row thereof.

A still further object of my invention is to provide .a bottle carrier farmed from a wrapper member and a partition member or portion, said partition portion carrying {slotted ears receiving.

locking tabs of end or lower end panels of the wrapper member.

An additional object of my invention is to pro- I? the present embodiment, are extended vide a bottle carrier in which the ends thereof are closed by upper end panels overlapping one another and overlapped and held shut by lower Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view on the: line IV-IV of Fig. 1, in the directionof the arrows. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary end perspective viewof he carrier during the operation of setting-it up. Fig. 6 is a fragmentary verticallongitudinal sectional view of the carrier on; the line f-VI of Fig. 2, in the direction of the'arrows:

Fig. 'l is a perspective view of the set-up carrier with the bottles removed. l

Fig. 8 is a plan of the wr which the carrier is made.

Fig. 9 is an enlarged sectional vi w the line rat-1x of m. s, in the directiong r tne sn Fig. 10 is a plan of the partitionblank used in making the' carrier.

Fig. 11 is a view corresponding tofFigLfSQwith the bottles removed and showingamodiiication.

Fig, 12 is a view corresponding tofFign1l. 'j-but showing an additional modification.

Fig. 13 is a fragmentary view correspondingto Fig. 1, but showing a modified form of handie'and its connection with a carrier. Y

The wrapper blank .I I, illustratedinFigl 8 which is the main part from whichthe carrier ii is made. which carrier, as illustratedfin Figs 1 to 10, inclusive, represents only oneenibojdiment of my invention, is desirably die cut from suitable resilient material such as paperboard, preferably foil-covered and having. the required. strength and stiffness. At the same time, itfls creased for folding into its set-up conditionfsoas to-ideiine a bottom panel l3, side panels, iigonffeither;side thereof and connected theretoiat creases "I! and it. The outer ends of said side pane I in handle portions i1 and ll,separated"ft refroni by creases it and II. p

The ends of the bottom panel's c bottom stiffening tabs 22 and connected thereto at creases 24 and 25. "Thebottom panel is also creased for its full iengthalong the line! a to allow for doubling the wrapperblank on itselffor shipping purposes, apertures '21 being wavelets ments 3! overlie the slotted ears desirably provided to allow for cleaning after the carrier is set up. Each side panel I is desirably creased along lines 23 to allow for bending into a lower normally vertical imperforate side portion 23 and an upper normally sloping apertured side portion 3i. The lower portions 23 are each provided with lower end panels 32, each of which has its outer edge porti illustrated, to form a locking tongue 8 The upper side panels 3| are each forined with upper end panels 32, the outer edges of which 1 are cut, as illustrated, to formoverlapping extensions providing abutments 38 for engaging corresponding portions of a partition member 36. These upper side panels are, in the embodiment illustrated, each provided with three bottlereceiving apertures or access openings 31.

In cutting the material to form such openings 31, fiaps are left on the edges of the separator struts to provide partitions between the bottles,

as well as for gripping theminplaoe and preventing undesired loss. In the specific embodiment illustrated, the struts 33 between the access openings 31 are each provided with stiffening fiaps 33, thereby not only making them of insides of the bottles after insertion. In a similar way, the upper edges of the openings 31 have depending therefrom flaps or tabs 3| which, when in use, lie between the'bottles and-engage the partition member, thereby not only tending to grip the bottles adjacent their neck portions, but providing additional packing between said bottles. For appearance, the flaps 4i and the adjacent portions of the upper side panels 3i may be cut out, as indicated at 42.

cut. as

, ship, maintaining the lower side will be seen that the lower end panels thereby, not only serve to hold the upper e d panels in place against the correspondinge es of the partition 38, but hold the bottom-stiffening tabs 22 and 23 against the same partition beneath the ears 35. The ears, as will be seen, serve to limit downward movement of the upper end panelsby this engagement of the ebutments 33 therewith, and also provide stops against which the upper edges of the bottom tabs engage.

This construction, therefore, serves to hold the parts of the carrier 'in the properrelationpanels in approximately normal vertical positions. The

carrier is then in completely set-up position andthe bottles may be inserted in place, to positions '25 creased strength but forming means to grip the The ipartition blank, illustrated in Fig. 10, is

formed generally rectangular, except where it is rounded at the handle portion 43, which is cut out like the corresponding handle portions l1 and I31 of the wrapper blank to provide a hand aperture 44. Each side edge of the partition blank 36 is provided with an extension 45, slotted as indicated at 46 to form locking ears, adapted when set up to receive the corresponding locking tongues 33 on the lower end panels 32 of the wrapper member ll.

To set up the carrier from the fiat condition illustrated in Figs. 8 and 10, or that in which the blenk may be bent about the median fold line 28,51 may proceed as follows:

The 'partition blank 33 is laid on one of the side panels of the wrapper blank ii, so that the handlef rtions register and the other portion of the wrapper blank is bent thereover, as about th median fold line 26. All three handle portions are secured together as by adhesive, rivets or other suitable fastening means 31. The bottom panel is then straightened and bent with respectjaot the side panels l4, and the upper and lower side panels 29 and 3| bent with respect to one another about the creases 23, so that said lower eide panels are approximately vertical. The upper end panels 34 are then bent in to overlapping relationship and so that their abutof the partitabs 22 and 23 are then bent up about the fold lines 24 and 25, respectively, and held in normally vertical stiffening rclationwith respect to the, bottom panel, by bending in the lower 'end panels 32-and contion 33. The bottom stiiIener 33 in the, slots 46 of the ears 5 and in over-- 1 lapping relationship.

This procedure is represented in Fig. 5 and it first embodimen first embodiment.

tion illustrated in as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. From the foregoing disclosure, lt will be seen that I have devised a bottle carrier formed of two pieces of material: that is, a wrapper member and a partition member.

It will, however, be understood that, if desired,

I may out both members as a singlesheet of material. That is, the partition 36 may be connected to the wrapperl I along a crease at a place corresponding with the illustrated edge 43 of the wrapper II and the corresponding edge 43 of the partition 36. In which event, the partition portion is folded fiat down overthe connected portion of the wrapper II, and the wrapper is then bent up. as about the fold line 23, to

overlie the partition portion, whereupon the carrier may be set up as previously described.

When set up, the bottles; when in place, are separated by the depending tabs ii, the partition 36, and the stifiening flaps 33 on the struts 30.

Referring now to the embodiment of my invention illustrated in Fig. 11, there is shown a carrier i2 which may be identical with the carrier I: of the preceding embodiment, except that the upper sidepanels 3i, I9 and 6| are sloping on different inclines, presenting a curved top appearance and formed with corresponding end panels 34', 32 and 63, the adjacent edges of which overlap. as illustrated, in a manner similar to the corresponding edges of the panels 32 and 34 of the first embodiment. That is. the upper end panels are successively held in position, when the carrier is set up, by being overlapped by the end panels immediately therebeneath, the lower end panels 32', by means of locking tongues 33' receivable in corresponding slots in extensions ll of partition 33, thereby holding all end panels in place. Except as specifically described in connection with may correspond with the preceding embodiment.

Referring now to the embodiment of my inven- I2 identical with that of the first embodiment except that each side panel I4" is formed in one plane. rather than involving vertical and sloping portions as in the first embodiment, so that in anend view the body of the carrier is an isosceles triangle, as illustrated. The in this embodiment, formed continuous from top to bottom; that is, there is no separation between the lower and upper portions thereof, as in the' The locking tongues 33 are formed on said continuous end panels, as illustrated, and engage in slots in ears II as in the Except as specifically described in connection with the present embodiment, the same may correspond with the first embodiment.

Referring now to the embodiment .of my inventhe present embodiment, the same.

Fig. 12, there is shown a carrier end panels 32" are,-

again tion illustrated in Fig. 13. there is shown a carrler I!" which may be identical with one of the carriers, l2, l2 and I2, previously described. except that the terminal tabs l'l, W and are abbreviated and unprovided with hand openings. Instead. they are desirably secured together with wire II of a handle passes and is bent to provide relatively large and freely swinging hooks II and U, at the ends oi said wire, the intermediate portion of which carries a desirably wooden hand grip member II. By reason of the loose fit between the hooks and the rivets or grommets, the handle may swing to and from its upright position illustrated. with respect to a collapsed position where intermediate the same, the ends of said bottom panel being each provided with a bottom tab, each side panel carrying end panels; a flat partition the lower edge 01' which normally engages the bottom panel and the sides of which are formed with slotted ears extending when set up beyond the outer surfaces of the end panels, the end panels each carrying a locking tongue,

whereby the carrier may beset up by bending the side panels up from the bottom 'panel about the partition portion and creases therebetween, bending the bottom tabs up from the bottom panel, bending the end panels in toward one another over the bottom tabs, and inserting the end panel locking tongues in the ear. slots of the partition.

2. A bottle carrier formed {mm a wrapper blank of resilient sheet material, shaped and creased to provide side panels, a bottom panel intermediate the same. the ends of said bottom panel being each provided with a bottom tab, each side panel carrying upper and lower end panels, a flat partition the lower end of which normally engages the bottom panel and the sides of which are formed with slotted ears extending, when set up. beyond the outer surfacesot the end panels, the upper end panels having abutments adapted to overlie said ears and the lowerend panels each carrying a locking tongue, whereby the carrier may be set up by bending the side panels up from the bottom panel about the partition portion and creases therebetween, bending the adjacent upper end panels so that they overlie and their abutments are disposed upon the partition ears, bending the bottom tabs up from the bottom panel,

bending the adjacent lower end panels in toward one another over the bottom tabs and upper end panels, and inserting the end panel locking tongues in the ear slots of the partition.

3. A bottle carrier formed from a wrapper blank of resilient sheet material, shaped and creased to provide upper side panels, lower side panels,a bottom panel intermediate said lower side panels, the ends oi said bottom panel being,

each provided with a bottom stiflening tab, each upper side panel carrying upper end panels, each lower side panel carrying lower end panels, a flat partition portion, the lower edge of which normally engages the bottom panel and the sides of which are formed with slotted ears extending, when the ,carrier is set up, beyond the outer j 8 I surfaces 01' the end panels, the upper end panels having abutments resting on said ears and the lower end panels each carrying a locking hollow rivets or grommets ll. through which the bottom panel being each provided with a bottom tongue, whereby the carrier may be set up by bending, the side'panels up from the bottom panel and theupper and lower side panels with respect to one another. bending the adjacent upper end. panels so that their abutments rest on the partition ears, bending the bottom tabs up from the bottom panel, bending the adjacent lower end panels in toward one another over the bottom tabs and upper end panels, and inserting the lowenendrnanel locking tongues in the ear slots of the partition.

4. A bottle carrier formed from a wrapper blank of resilient sheet material shaped and creased to provide side. panels, each formed with access openings separated by partition struts .cartyi stifl'ening flaps, each side panel, being creased below said access openings so that the bottom portion thereof may stand vertically while the upper portion is inclined, a bottom panel intermediate said side panels, the ends of said tab, each side panel carrying upper and lower and panels respectively hinged to the apertured and normally vertical portionsthereol', a flat partition portion the, lower edge of which normally engages the bottom panel and the sides of which are formed with slotted ears extending, when set up, beyond the outer surfaces oi' the end panels, the upper end panels having overlapping portions forming abutments to rest on said ears, and the lower end panels each formed to interlock with said ears,whereby the carrier may be set up by bending the side, panels up from the bottom panel about the partition portion and creases therebetween, bending the side panel portions with respect to one another so that the lower portions extend vertically and the upper portions are inclined, bending the adjacent upper end panels into overlapping relation, bending the bottom tabs up from the bottom panel, bending the adjacent lower end panels in toward one another over the bottom tabsland upper end panels, and inserting the lower end panel locking tongues in the ear slots of the partition, whereby bottles inserted in said upper side panel access openings are resiliently gripped at the sides by the stiffening flaps, at the outer surface by the vertical side panel portions, and insideby the partition at their lower portions.

5. A bottle carrier formed from a wrapper blank of resilient sheet material shaped and creased to provide side panels, a bottom panel intermediate the same, handle portions at the edges oi said side panels oppostie their connections with the bottom panel, the ends of said bottom panel being each provided with a bottom tab.- each side panel carrying end panels, a flat partition the lower edge of which normally engagesthe bottom panel and the'sides of which are formed with slotted ears extending, when setup, beyondthe outer surfacesof the end panels, the end panels each carrying a locking tongue. whereby the carrier may be set up by bending the side panels up from the bottom panel about the partition portion, connecting the corresponding handle portions together, bending the bottom tabs up from the bottom panel, bending the end panels in toward one another over the bottom tabs, and inserting the end panel locking tongues in the ear slots of the partition.

d. A bottle carrier formed from a wrapper 7 blank of resilient sheet material shaped and creased to provide side panels, a bottom panel intermediate the same, the ends or said bottom. panei being each provided with a bottom tab each .side panel carryingupper, lower and .in-

termediate end panels, a list partition the lower,

- varying inclinations where they connect with said side panels, and being hinged thereto at said edge portions, upper portions of said lower.

and intermediate end panels respectively overlying lower portions of endv panels thereabove,-

and said lowerg end panels each'carrying a locking tongue, whereby the carrier may be set up by bending the side panels up from the bottom panel about the partition portion, bending the adjacent upper end panels so that theirabutments rest on the partition ears, bending the bottom tabs up from the bottom panel. bending the adjacent intermediate and lower end panels in toward one another over the bottom tabs and upper end panels, and inserting the end panel locking tongues in the ear slots of the partition.

'l. A bottle carrier" formed from a wrapper 25 ille of this patent:

8 7 blank oi resilient sheet material, shaped and creased to provide side panels, a bottom panel intermediate the same, the ends 01' said bottom panel being each provided with a bottom tab; each side panel carrying a single unitary end panel formed at each end-v thereof, a flat partition the lower-edge of which normally engages the bottom panel and the sides oi which are formed with slotted earsextending, when set up, beyond the outer surfaces of the end panels, the

end panels each carrying a locking tongue. whereby the carrier may be set up by bending the side panels to. slope straight up at uniform inclination from the bottom panel on either side of the partition; portion, bending the bottom, tabs up irom the bottonl panel, bending the end panels in toward one another over the bottom-tabs, and inserting the end panel locking tongues in the ear slots of the partition.

" cmmws's. PRICE.

I amnn'cns men I The following reterences are of record in the mm s'rs'ms PATENTS Number Name Date 1,957,755 Bourque May 8, 1934 r 2,134,627 Turner Oct. 25, 1938' 2,890,030" Wesselman Nov. 27, 1945

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/172, 206/176, 229/117.21, 206/200, 206/189, 229/117.13, 229/117.14, 206/194
International ClassificationB65D71/64, B65D71/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2571/00753, B65D2571/00493, B65D2571/00265, B65D2571/0053, B65D71/0051, B65D71/0059, B65D2571/0029, B65D2571/00475, B65D71/0055, B65D2571/0066, B65D2571/00401
European ClassificationB65D71/00B4B3, B65D71/00B4B2, B65D71/00B4B1