US 2455706 A
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Dec. 7, 1948.
T. SHAW INCLINED BIN Filed Oct. 19 1945 INVENTOR I 4 mm 5m I ATTORNEYS Patented Dec- 1 W Thomas Shaw, Granston, R.
ssionor l; fimr tw n tian'o th fl Appli a tion October '19, 19%, se i l} 3 Claims. l a a e e 2 a a This invention relates to a unit designed for arranged substantially vertically and which has assembly with other similar units to provide a flanges II and I 2 folded from the back wall l plurality of separate containers for small articles and extending forwardly therefrom.
which are to be assembled into some unit struc- The other part of the box, comprising the ture. The unit of this invention is an improvemajor portion of the body, is designated genment on the unit shown in my Patent No. 2,320,- erally l4 and consists of a bottom wall l5 having 388, dated June 1, 1943. the flanges IE to extend along the back l0 and be In the use of the units shown in my abovesecured thereto by welding. This bottom wall mentioned patent, it sometimes occurs that parts is disposed at a point above the bottom edge I! may catch in a crevice which is formed between of the back and is at an obtuse angle therewith the upwardly inclined bottom wall at the mouth and extends forwardly from the back wall for of the container and the side wall of the conthe major portion of its extent at this obtuse tainer which joins therewith. I have also found angle to a resting point l8 which is designed to that more stock is needed in the bin of my prior rest upon a flat horizontal surface the same as patented structure than in the bin which is here the edge I"! of the back wall. From this point I8,
set forth. y the bottom wall extends upwardly along a por- One of the objects of this invention is to protion l9 which is the mouth portion of the convide a container which will have bottom and tainer or bin. The arrangement is such that side walls joined throughout their length by particles placed in the bin will slide along the folding so that no crevice is formed at thejuncmajor bottom wall portion [5 to the mouth and ture and thus eliminate the possibility of any there be retarded from sliding by the upwardly article being caught in such crevice. directed portion IQ of the bottom wall at its Another object of the invention is to provide mouth,
a container which will have less stock than the si a11 are folded from both portions of comparable container which is the subject of t bottom wall 5 and 9 The side wall pory D patent abOVe mentlonedtions 20 are folded upwardly from'the bottom l5 Another object of this invention is to provide While the side wall portions 22 are folded a container which will be made of fewer pieces a dly from t portion 19, The rear edge 24 and thus one Which require less handling in of the side wall 20 extends along in contact with assembly endless weldmgthe back wall Ill while the forward edges 25 of i these} and othelxoblects In the these walls 20 are disposed parallel to the edge vent1on consists of certain novel features of con- 24 and thus parallel to the back wall 3 d b t struqfion as w be m? fully described the'edges 26 of the side wall portions 22 which part1cularl3 pointed out in the appended claims. extend along and Contact the edges 25 through Fig. l is a perspective view of the bin or con- '35 out their height tainer The upper edges of the side walls 20 and 22 j g alsectlonal VIEW on slpstanmny hne are folded outwardly so as to stiffen these free In proceeding with this invention, I form the g summing portion alqng t bottom and side walls all of one piece of stock being designated 27 andthe Stlfienmg portlon and where the bottom wall isarranged in difalPng 22 deslgnated Thls ferent angular planes, the side wall is cut away in stlfienmg portlon 28 has Its upper corner 29 over a V so as to allow the edges of the side wall porand Side Wall portion? h is h lq tions t t and these are Secured byan over thereto as at 30. Thus, this portion 28 in add1t1on lapping outwardly folded edge of one of t to stiffening the side wall 22 also forms a connections with the adjacent side wall and there weldtion to hold the side Wall portions in abutted ing it to provide a secure means of holding the relationparts in their assembled relation. By this ar The back flanges H and I? are S d t0 the rangement a fewer number of parts and less side walls 2|] by spot welds at 3|. Guides to welding is required and yet a bin whi h i sufliassist in the stacking of the container or bins ciently strong is provided for all practical purare illustrated at 32, being attached by spot weldposes. ing 33. The side and back walls taper inwardly With reference to the drawings, I have illuss ig tly 0 that the pp edges fit Within the trated the bin as formed primarily of two parts. guides 32 and the back wall portion below the One part is the back. designated III, which is bottom wall l5.
3 I claim: 1. A bin having a rear wall, a bottom wall at a location spaced upwardly from the lower edge of the rear wall and inclined at an obtuse angle thereto for the major portion of its extent and then directed upwardly at its mouth portion, side edge folded outwardly with one end overlapping the adjacent side wall portion and means for 15 securing the overlapping parts together to hold abutting edges extend along a line which is parallel to said rear wall.
3. A bin as set forth in claim 1 wherein said abutting edges extend along a line which is parallel to said rear wall, and wherein the upper free edges of said side wall portions are folded outwardly.
' THOMAS SHAW.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
said abutting edges in abutting relation. 1 1 I v 2. A bin as set forth in claim 1 wherein said UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 551,899 Kinnard Dec. 24, 1895 v2,320,388 Shaw June 1, 1943