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Publication numberUS2615750 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1952
Filing dateSep 3, 1948
Priority dateSep 3, 1948
Publication numberUS 2615750 A, US 2615750A, US-A-2615750, US2615750 A, US2615750A
InventorsO'sullivan William L
Original AssigneeO'sullivan William L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrier
US 2615750 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

W. L. O'SULLIVAN Oct. 28, 1952 BOTTLE CARRIER Filed Sept. 3, 1948 2 SHEETSSHEE'I l Oct. 28, 1952 w. L. O'SULLIVAN 2,615,750



Patented Oct. 28, 1952 T QFF 'C some mm I p n v fi aegan i 1 This invention relates E a ie m for beverages and the like which carrier isparticularly adapted for carrying bottles from the retail trade to the ultimate consumer.

It is amain object of the invention to provide a bottle carrier composed of-cardboarc'i"and the like so folded as to provide a convenientfca'rry-I ing means needed totransport bottles one place to another.

It is a further objectl of my invention torpro-g vide a bottle carrier which canbe applied to botf tles while they are still in the originalcaseancl' adapted to lift the bottles out of the usual case;

without further. manipulation. I, I Another object of the inventionlies in the'provision of a bottle carrierarranged to [permit theconvenient packaging of bottles with a minimum of handling thereof thereby lessening the labor required to arrange such bottles in saleable groups.

Further objects of the invention, not "specifbottler or shipper normally deliversthe bottled;

goods to theretailer in case lots, each' case hav ing twelweroritwenty-four battles. The retailer th'en ordinarily sells: the bottled goods to the ultimate consumer-in groups of six bottles. In order top'ackage the goods for the consumer, the bottles mustbe removed from thecase and must be'placedtin suitablepackages or containers. My improved device is merely slipped over the bot-- tles in their normal vertical position-in the ease, the camer'islifted, and there is instantly availablesa convenient package to be handed to the consumer so. that hemay carry it on his way "The preferred embodiment of mybottle car nor! is made from a flat sheet of cardboard and is provided with a plurality of bottle 1 embracing 0; holes :1 and a. hand hole 3, Initially, the cardically mentioned here, will become apparent from the detailed description and the claim which follows reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure '1 is a perspective view of one embodimer t of my new bottle carrier showing the bot- I tle carrier a-fiixed to six beverage bottles;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of my improved bottle carrier showing one form of arranging it for convenient shipment;

Figure 3 is a top plane view of the blank form in which my improved bottle carrier is manufactured;

Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view on the line 4-4 of Figure 3;

Figure 5 illustrates my improved bottle carrier in section in position to be placed over a plu rality of beverage bottles arranged in their normal vertical position as when they are in the original case;

Figure 6 is a view illustrating my improved bottle carrier in section being moved downwardly upon the bottles;

Figure 7 is a view showing the bottle carrier in section being lifted upwardly and illustrating how the parts of the carrier cooperate with the bottles to maintain a tight hold;

Figure 8 is a detailed sectional view showing the cooperation between the bottle carrier and each individual bottle; a

Figure 9 is a detailed sectional view showing how the improved bottle carrier cooperates with a bottle having its cap removed.

In the normal handling of beverage bottles from the sources of supply to the consumers, the

board is 'aiflat .sheetwith the bottle holes {extending therethrough. "The hand. hole 3 is formed by partially cutting the cardboard as at 4 to form a three-sided ear 5 and fold-ing the earsbaok as at 16V The cardboard is folded back upon' itseif atsfoldingr locations I, 8;, 9, 10and H to form a. vertically arranged carryingportion .l'2,-anupper :boix'tleneck embracin Portion 43 and a lower bot/tie embracing p rtion 16..

, The diameters 4-5 of; theholes 2 are-proportinned slightly larger than the overall diameter of the cap [6 and the upper neck portion ll of the bottles I8 with which the bottle carrier is to be used. The distance l9 between adjacent holes 2 is arranged to coincide with the normal distance between bottles in the case. Each of the inner series of holes 2 is separated from its inner adjacent folding locations 8, 9 by the disthe case. Thus when the upper bottle embracing sections l3 are in a fiat plane v(see Figure 6), I

the distance 2| between the holes 2 is approximately equal to the distance between adjacent rows of bottles.

In assembling my improved bottle carrier, the blank is folded downwardly, Figure 3, at the folding location 1 between the two halves of section l2. The outer portions I3 and 14 of the two halves of the blank are then bent upwardly at the folding locations 8 and 9 between sections 12 and I3. The outer portions M are then bent downwardly at the folding locations It and H between sections I3 and H. The earlike portions 5 formed by the cuts 4 are then bent together along the folding locations 6 so as to form the carrying hand hole 3. The resulting assembly appears in section in Figure 5.

The bottle carrier is secured to the bottles l8 3 by placing it over the bottles as appears in Figure 5, then by pressing it downwardly until the bottle embracing portions l3 and I4 approach a horizontal plane as appears in the solid line position Figure 6, by continuing downwardly over the bottles as appears in the dotted line portion in Figure 6 until the upper flap l3 is below the cap l6 of the bottle l8 and then by lifting upwardly as appears in Figure '7. The holes 2 in the upper flap l3 on their inward edge grip under the edge of the cap 16 and on their outer edge' grip the neck shoulder ll of the bottle. The lower holes 2 in the lower bottle embracing flap I4 rest around the neck of the bottles and cooperate in holding the bottles in proper vertical and aligned position.

Figure 9 illustrates how the bottle carrier cooperates with the neck portion of a bottle when the cap is removed.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that my invention is possessed of many advantages. It aflords a cheap, high quality carrier for carrying bottles, which carrier can be shipped conveniently to the retailer in flat blank form. The bottle carrier may be conveniently and easily assembled and may be conveniently and easily affixed to the bottles.

While I have chosen to show my invention by illustrating and describing a preferred embodiment, I have done so by way of example only, as there are modifications and adaptations which will become apparent to one skilled in the art within the teachings of the invention. Having thus complied with the statutes and having shown and described a preferred embodiment of my invention, what I consider new and desire to have protected by Letters Patent is pointed out in the appended claim.

I claim:

A device for supporting an article having, in downwardly progressive vertical order, an enlarged portion, a restricting portion, a second enlarged portion, a second restricting portion and a neck portion, said device comprising a blank cut and scored from sheet material to form a suspending part and an article engaging part with a fold line therebetween, said article engaging part comprising a member extending integrally outwardly from the suspending part and foldable with respect thereto and a second member having a free end foldable under the first named member and integral with the outer end of the first named member, the free end of said second member being independent of said suspending part, said first named member having a large article receiving aperture adapted to pass over the two enlarged portions of the article,

every diameter of said aperture being larger than the diameter of the two enlarged portions of the article when said outwardly extending member is in a horizontal position and the lesser diameter of the horizontal projection of said aperture being smaller than the diameter of the two enlarged portions of the article when the outwardly extending member is in an angular position whereby an inner portion of the circumference of said aperture embraces the article beneath said first enlarged portion and an outer part of the circumference of the said aperture embraces the second restricted portion of the article beneath said second enlarged portion in suspending an article from said first part, and the said second named member having a large article receiv- REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,252,235 Snelling Aug. 12, 1941 2,299,625 Holmes ()ct. 20, 1942 2,330,699 Flamm Sept. 28, 1943

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2252235 *Aug 4, 1938Aug 12, 1941Zimba Beverage Co IncBottle carrier
US2299625 *Mar 21, 1940Oct 20, 1942Bloomer Bros CoBottle carrier
US2330699 *Feb 21, 1942Sep 28, 1943Alexander FlammContainer carrier
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US3156358 *Feb 2, 1962Nov 10, 1964Burton Machine Corp JohnCarrier and multi-container package
US3421790 *Apr 14, 1967Jan 14, 1969Carson Raymond MFolding carrier for paper cups
US3450406 *Mar 16, 1966Jun 17, 1969Brown Dwight CBowling game kit
US3868140 *Jul 2, 1973Feb 25, 1975Int Paper CoContainer carrier
US3933303 *Oct 7, 1974Jan 20, 1976Reynolds Metals CompanyCarton and blank for making same
US4331289 *May 13, 1981May 25, 1982Manville Service CorporationFour-ply handled carton
DE1110830B *Mar 18, 1958Jul 13, 1961Rene TrapetTragvorrichtung fuer Lineale u. dgl. langgestreckte Gegenstaende
DE1130564B *Aug 26, 1958May 30, 1962Frank Dean LawrenceTragvorrichtung fuer Flaschen od. dgl.
U.S. Classification294/87.28, 294/87.26
International ClassificationB65D71/40, B65D71/48
Cooperative ClassificationB65D71/48
European ClassificationB65D71/48