US 2615749 A
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J. C. KUCHEL BOTTLE CARRIER Oct. 28, 1952 2 Sl-IEETS-Sl-IEET l Filed July 25, 1950 I N VEN TOR.
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ATTCI RN EYS J. C. KUCHEL BOTTLE CARRIER Oct. 28, 1952 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Filed July 25, 195o ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 28, `i952 This invention relates to 'bo cases, 'and iinfparticularthis `invention 'relates toV a carrier having a handle formed -in a centrail-y disposed -panel with bottle carrying` cells on thesdes of the paneland in which bottles are fretained` in the cells 'by a friction element that "permits the carrer'tobe placed over `loottlesin a case so that the bottles may be picked up thereby and also that permits the bottles to be dropped't-hr'ough the carrier by pressing downwardly uponthe upper ends of the'bottles with theearrierin an elevatedposition. 'i Ihepurpose of this' invention is to provide' a bottle 4'carrier in which bottles may be inserted in cells therein by forcing the ycarrier downwardly over the vbottles therebyel'rninatng ythe neces-` sity of Adropping each bottle ina cell or pocket ofthe carrien i In the conventional'typeofbottle carrier where tle carriers' ofthe typeresernbling fillers for beer and soft drinkv bottles areplaced in cells havingl closed lower ends it is necessaryto place the bottles in the cell s" j'ind ividually and Aalso remove eachbottle from' its lcell by fwithdrawingthe' bottle frorn the upper end of. the cell. Thisrequires considerable time and the percentage of breakage cf bottles resulting thought inmind carrier 'that is placed overfa 'group of bottles and with`the'-bottles vin registering relation with cells "therein the carrier is pressed downwardly oventhe bottles wher by'friction grippingelement'siin the cells retain thebottles in positionv and ,when 'it is desired to` discharge the bottles fro'rn the cells the carrier withthe bottlesthere- Iispositionedover a point where it is desired todepfo's'it thebottles randmbv pressing down'- wardlyv uponv the' upper ends of the bottles until the necks of the bottles are positioned between the Ifriction 'gripping elements the bottles' are dropped freely from the carrier; y
The lobject-foi this invention is, therefore, to provide a bottle carrier in which the bottle carrying cells are 'so formedl that bottles may be picked up and dropped through .the lower end of the carrier. t'
Another object of the invention is to provide a carrier in which bottles are frictionally held that is adapted to receive conventional bottles so; that yit is not necessary to change the design orshape'of the bottles.
therefrorn is large. With this 'this'finvention' contemplates a t STATES 'BOTTLE criatura .i A v I I 'n 'A Joseph C.Kue1ie1, Aririgmmvaf-- f App1icativon`Jui-y25,195o, seralNo. 175,820
' claims. (01. 294-87) having a longitudinally disposed centrally positioned panel with a hand opening in the Iupper part thereof" and withsections on the ends extended to form bottley receiving cells and with intermediate strips of material Aformed-.Lto provide intermediate cells,v andwith resilient. grip# ping'elernents mounted'on pins' in the corners of the lower'ends of the cells. ,Y r i 'Other features and advantages of the inven. tion will` appear'v fromthev following description taken in connection? with the drawings f'wherjein':` 'Figure 1f is a view illustrating fa plurality of ythev improved bottle carriers ina case-with part of the case broken aw'ayand shown in section and with oheof the carriers positioned ahov'iagroup ofpomesr.
f 'Figure 2 is a 'plan' view'o'ffthe case shown in 'Figure ease illustrated in Figure-1'5" i Ffigure' 4 `is a plan view of/one 'of the bottle' carriers. fingere 5 i carrier takenl on line 5--54 of Figure 4.
` `Figure' is acro'ss section'take'n of Figure 4, the said section being takenthrough the corners yof the cells and showingfriction gripping elements vin fopposite corners in theV .f 112 ',positiqned A furtherobject ci the invention is `to provide a bottle `carrier in which bottles are frictionally held in cells which is of a simple and economical construction.
y,With these and otherobjects and advantages in'vlewthe invention embodies a bottle carrier Referring,
dotted lines. Figure '7 isf ofone of thepell's showing ai resilientfel'e'inent mountedon apinthereini the posi-4 tion and mounting of theresilientfv'elernents therein. f' M aill illustrating 'the :constri-icl anel with the cellsf formed' 'Figure vlisa detaff illustrating the method ofy forming .the intermediate and end j cellswhich are diagonally positioned on oppositefsides of thecent'er panel;
now to the drawings? wher n like reference characters @denote corresponding parts the' improved betuetarrier ofthis'iinventiori 'inl cludes a center panel l0 having end cellsf l and vIon opposite sides of the yendstinneo f intermediate censita". and '1.4, land zopposteiy positioned cells |5 ...and 16, and each ofthev cells is vprovided ,with four :balls of rubber `v orother resilient mat l *A I1,`the balls being mounted on pinsv lgas illustrated in Figures 7 and 8.
In `the design shown the. centerpanelfl is formed of a lengthsufcient to provide cellsy for threebottlesof conventional so ftdr ink r fsf-is afibngitudmai section thirugnthel f s a 'longitudinal section through` the on line sectional plan through af"corrie-1` "Figure visadetail"showing a yver-tical section l through one of the cells illustrating" erialy as indicated byf thelnunieral beer bottle type and the cell II at one end is formed with a transversely disposed panel I9 extended from the end of the panel I Il, a longitudinally disposed panel extended from the end of the panel I9 and a transversely disposed panel 2I extended from the edge of the panel 20 and parallel to the panel I9. The panels I9, 20 and 2I extend from the lower end of the panel I0 to a point 22 which is spaced from the upper end of the panel III.
The cell I2 is formed with a transverse panel 23 extended from the opposite end of the panel III, a. longitudinally disposed panel 24 extended from the outer edge thereof and with a transversely disposed panel 25 extended from the edge of the panel 24.
The panel I0 is also provided with a hand opening 26 and spaced vertically disposed slots 21 and 2B extend upwardly therein from the lower edge.
The cells I4 and I5'are formed as illustrated in Figure l0 with a longitudinally disposed panel 29 positioned to be placed against the opposite face of the panel I0, a transversely disposed panel 30 extended from the edge of the'panel 29, a panel 3| extended from the edge of thepanel 30 and parallel to the panel 29, a panel 32 extended from the edge of the panel 3I, across the end of the panel 29 and extended on the opposite side thereof to the edge of a panel 33 which with' the parts assembled is in the same plane as that of panel 24. From the edge of the panel 33 the panel 34 extends to the surface of the center panel III with the edge 35 of the panel 34 positioned against the surface of the panel I0.v The panel 32 is provided with a vertically positioned slot 36 and with the lower partof the panel 32l extended through the slot 29 the slot 26 receives the upper part of the panel I Il. This section forms the cells I5 and I4 and a similar section with the lower section of the transversely ldisposed panel corresponding with the panel 32 is positioned in the slot 21 thereby forming the cells I3 and I6.
With the cells positioned in this manner the abutting panels are secured together by rivets-31 and each cell is provided with four of the resilient elements I1 which are mounted on the pins I8, the ends of which are bent or crimped on the outer surfaces of the panels as shown in Figure 7.
By this means a carrier-as generally referred to by the numeral 38 in Figure 1 may beplaced over a'group of bottles with the caps and necks of the bottles guiding the bottles upwardly through the cellsas the carrier is pressed .downwardly over the bottles. With the lowerfend of the carrier in engagement with the flat surface upon which the bottles are positioned as illustrated in Figures 5 and 6 the bottles are resiliently held in the carrier by the friction lballs or elements I1. The bottles may be carried by the carrier from one position to another and when it isdesired to deposit the bottles in a case 39 orthe .like it .is only necessary to suspend thecarrier .over the positiondesired and by pressing downwardly on the upper ends of the bottles', the bottles'will drop through the carrier into the case, or into a cabinet or the like. Y I
It will be understood that other modifications may be made in the design and arrangement of theparts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A bottle carrier comprising a plurality of vertically disposed bottle carrying cells the upper and lower ends of which are open, a center panel having an upwardly extended end with a hand receiving opening therein positioned between the cells and rubber ball like friction elements positioned inthe cells and spaced from the lower ends thereof for frictionally retaining bottles in the cells.
2. A bottle carrier comprising a plurality of vertically disposed bottle receiving cells the upper and lower ends of which are open, a center panel having an upwardly extended end with a hand receiving opening in the said upwardly extended end, said panel positioned between rows of cells. andl rubber ball like friction elements journaled in the cells and spaced from the lower ends thereof for frictionally retaining bottles in the cells.
3. A bottle carrier comprising a plurality of vertically disposed bottle receiving cells the upper and lower ends of which are open, a center panel having an upwardly extended end with a hand receiving opening in the said upwardly extended end, said panel positioned between rows of cells, and friction elements journaled in the cells and spaced from the lower ends thereof for frictionally retaining bottles in the cells, said friction elements positioned whereby upon the application of pressure to bottles in the cells the bottles pass through the cells. a
4. In a bottle carrier, the combination which comprises a vertically disposed center panel having an upwardly extended end and having a hand receiving opening in the said upwardly extended end, rows of square cells having side and end walls positioned on the-sides of and carried by the center panel, and rubber ball like friction elements in the corners of the cells and spaced from the lower ends thereof for frictlonally retaining bottles in the cells.
5. In a bottle carrier, the combination which comprises a vertically disposedcenter panel having an upwardly extended end and having a hand receiving opening in the said upwardly extended end, cell forming end sections the upper edges of which are spacedfrom the upper end of the center panel extended in opposite directions from the ends of the center panel with end walls thereof perpendicular to the center panel, with side wal-ls parallel to the center panel and with inner walls also perpendicular to the center panel, thereby forming vertically disposed bottle receiving cells on the opposite sides of and at the ends of the said center panel, corner and intermediate cell forming sections each having end walls perpendicular to the center panel and side walls parallel to the center panel and with .connecting walls between the cells provided with vertically disposed slots for receiving the center panel, and frictionvelements in the corners of the cells and spaced from the lower endsvthereof for frictionally retaining bottles in the cells.
JOSEPH C.l KUCHEL.
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