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' March 8, 1949.
H. E. STEVENS BOTTLE CARRIER Filed May 6, 1947 Fig.2.
Inventor Harry E. Stevens Patented Mar. 8, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT GFFICE BOTTLE CARRIER Harry E. Stevens, Southold, N. Y.
Application May 6, 1947, Serial No. 746,415
2 Claims. 1
This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinements in bottle carriers, and the principal object of the invention is to provide a device of the character herein described, which may be conveniently and efiectively employed for carrying bottles of various types and for holding the same while the contents thereof are being poured.
A further object of the invention is to provide a bottle carrier in which the bottle may be quickly and easily applied or removed and which, as a whole, may be conveniently handled.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bottle carrier which, if desired, may be equipped with a movable cover for closing the mouth of the bottle.
An additional object of the invention is to provide a bottle carrier which is simple in construction, which will not easily become damaged, and which is otherwise well adapted for the purpose for which it is intended.
With the above more important objects in view and such other objects as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the construction and arrangement of parts as shown in the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention, and;
Figure 2 is a cross sectional view, taking substantially in the plane of the line 2--2 in Figure 1.
Like characters of reference are used to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the invention consists of a bottle carrier designated generally by the reference character 5, the same embodying in its construction a strip, preferably a metallic strip, which is angulated medially of its length to provide a relatively straight portion 6 and an arcuate handle I.
A pair of resilient clamps 8 and 9 are secured by the rivets ill, or the like, to the straight portion 6 of the strip, the clamps 8 and 9 being configurated substantially as shown in the accompanying drawings and being adapted to re-- ceive therein the neck and the body portion respectively of the bottle Hi.
It will be noted that the rivets which are used for securing the clamp 9 to the strip portion are also employed for securing the free end portion of the handle I, as will be readily understood.
The free end portion of the strip portion 6 is 2 angulated to provide a laterally projecting rest l2, and the latter is adapted to engage the bottom of the bottle II and thereby assists in retaining the bottle in the clamps 8 and 9.
If desired, a plate l3, formed integrally with a pair of laterally projecting pins l4, may be suitably attached to the handle I, this being achieved by provdiing the handle with a pair of spaced ears it in which the pins M may be rotatably journaled The plate I3 is configurated substantially as shown and constitutes what may be referred to as a cover for closing the mouth of the bottle ll. The outer end portion of the plate provides what may be called a finger piece It, whereby the cover it may be conveniently manipulated.
It is believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly apparent from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this point is deemed unnecessary.
While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
What I claim as my invention is 1. A bottle holder comprising an elongated strip angulated medially its length to provide a relatively straight portion and an arcuate handle, the free end of said strip being angulated to form a laterally projecting support for engaging the bottom or a bottle, an arcuate resilient main band fixed to the strip between the straight portion and handle thereof for yieldingly embracing a bottle, a pair of arcuate arms for yieldingly engaging the neck portion of a bottle, a substantially U-shaped spacer member having a web portion and spaced leg portions, the web portion of said spacer member being rigidly secured to the straight portion of the strip and the leg portions of said spacer member being integrally formed with the arcuate arms, and a pivotal closure carried by the handle of said strip.
2. A bottle holder comprising a substantially L-shaped support including a straight main leg portion and a shorter leg portion for supporting a bottle, the free end of said main leg portion being arcuately formed to provide a handle having a free end, an arcuate spring clip having a central portion, the central portion of said clip being disposed between the free end of the handle and the main leg of the support, means 3 rigidly securing the free end portion of the handle, the central portion of the clip and the main leg of the support to each other, said clip having outwardly flared end portions facilitating the placement of a bottle therebetween, said clip being spaced parallel to the shorter leg of said support, a substantially U-shaped retainer member having a web portion and a pair of spaced leg portions, the web portion of said retainer member being fixed to the main leg portion of the support adjacent said handle, the leg portions of the retainer member terminating in a pair of opposed arcuate portions for yieldingly embracing the mouth of a bottle, and a pivotal closure plate carried by the handle.
HARRY E. STEVENS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of th Number Numb er is patent:
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