US 2633979 A
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April 7, 1953 5. WARNICK I 2,633,979
CONTAINER FOR GARMENTS Filed Dec. 16, 1948 I I i I i i a I rrl'icz ITTY.
Patented Apr. 7, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENTOFFICE CONTAINER FOR GARMENTS- Sam Warnick, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Application December 16, 1948, Serial No. 65,683
7, 1946, now abandoned, is disclosed a box or carton particularly adapted for this purpose, which carton is formed of card or corrugated board, or other suitable sheet material and adapted to be shipped to the user in knocked-down or substantially flat condition, but which may be set up by the user to receive the goods to be shipped.
The object of the present invention is to provide such a box or cartonwith certain improvements in the means for supporting the garments in the cartonand maintaining them in a hanging position, and a further object is to provide means for reinforcing or protecting particularly the bottom of the carton, which is one of the positions where the carton is likely to be damaged during shipment.
These objects are attained by means of the constructions hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Fig. l is a plan view of the open container;
Fig. 2 a vertical section of the container closed;
Fig. 3 a horizontal section on the line 3-3 in Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 a detail view illustrating the method supporting the cross bar on the vertical supports;
Fig. 5 a cross section of another form of cross bar;
Fig. 6 a detail of the joint between the bottom and vertical supports;
Fig. 7 a similar view of the connection between the parts of the bottom bar;
Fig. 8 a perspective view of a reinforcement for the outside of the bottom of the container;
Fig. 9 a similar view of a reinforcement for the interior of the bottom of the container; and
Fig. 10 a detail view of the outside corner of a container.
It will already be apparent that the intention herein is to describe the invention in relation to a'shipping, as distinguished from a storage or any other analogous, container. It should therefore be understood that this limitation is only for the sake of clarity and brevity both in the specification and in the drawing.
In the drawings like numerals of reference infront wall or door.
3 Claims. (01. 206-7) dicate corresponding parts in the different figures.
The container or carton itself may be made of any suitable blank provided with crease lines whereby it may be folded from the fiat to set-up condition when it is desired to load it with garments for shipment Referring to Fig. 1, I is the back wall, 2 and 3 the side walls and 4 the The lower end of the back, side and front walls are provided with hinged flaps 5, 6, I and 8 which form the bottom of the carton, while the upper ends are provided with hinged flaps 9, H), H and 12 which form the top.
The garments are mounted on ordinary hangers i3 of the type having a hook M at their upper ends by means of which the hangers with the garments thereon may be suspended from a supporting bar.
One of the main features of the present invention is the arrangement and construction of the bar.
On the inside of each of the side walls 2 and 3 is secured a bar support consisting of a ver tical post [5 of wood or other sufficiently rigid material. These posts are stapled or otherwise suitably secured to said side walls and extend close to the inner face of the carton.
Extending between and .removably carried on the upper ends of these posts is a hanger bar N5 of metal or other suitable material. This hanger supporting bar is provided with a longitudinal strengthening rib H to resist bending of the bar and at one side of the rib is formed a series of holes [8 in which the hooks M of the hangers may be received.
In Fig. 5 a modified construction of hanger bar is shown having a pair of parallel strengthening ribs I9.
In both forms, the bar at each end is first bent upwardly then outwardly, and then downwardly to form a socket 20, as illustrated in Fig. 4, in which the upper end of the post it: is received. The sides of the socket embrace the posts and hence prevent them from moving towards or away from one another. To prevent sidewise movement, tongues 2| project downwardly from the top of the socket into the upper end of the post. As the top of the socket is covered by the top flaps I0 and ll, the hanger bar is firmly held in place when the carton is closed.
The hanger bar, by embracing or gripping the posts l5l5 it will be apparent, assists in preventing collapsing of the upper part of the carton.
For light garments, such as ladies dresses, the
3 carton and garment supporting means comprising only the posts and the hanger bar will be amply strong.
When the carton is used for heavy garments, such as mens overcoats or ladies fur coats, means may be provided in addition for protecting the bottom of the carton from damage. In Figs. 2 and 3 is shown. one method of reinforcing the bottom. Attached to each bottomfia'p Band 1 is a wooden stra 22, the end'of which underlies and supports a post [5. These straps 22 are secured together at the center by a connector 23, as shown in Fig. 7, which underlies thgstraps and is provided with tongues 24 which are bent to overlie the top of the straps.
The straps 22 are also secured, to the vertical posts 15 by connectors 25, which tempest an L-shaped base one leg of which underlies "the end of the strap and the other stands up behind the post. .Each leg of the connector has atongue 33 connected therewith, one of which is b ent around the strap and the other around the lower portion of the post.
a The purpose oflthis arrangement is to protect the bottom .of the carto n from damage by the lower ends of the posts when the carton is filled. InFig. Sja modified arrangement is shown for protecting the lowercorner on all foursides of the carton. This comprisesa rectangular frame 25,, h r ar. and de. por cns. b s LCYQSS section, while the front portion is flat. A cross bar Zlgextends across the center of the frame 26 under the lower ends of the posts l5, thesideportiops beingnotched to permitthe ends'of the crossbar 2] to extend to the outside of theframe 2B and bent upwardly to .form lugs 28 which may be securedto the posts (5 by suitable fasteners passing through theside wall ofthe carton.
I n Fig. 9 afurthermodifiedarrangement is ;shown, but which is applied inside the lower end of the carton instead of outside as was the arrangement of Fig, 8. s This reinforcementalso cornprisesa rectangular fram -29' similar to that shown inFi'g. 8. ,A cross bar 30 is provided, the ends of which. are bentu'p to form lugs}! in front of r the posts 5 for attachment to'thelo'wer ends of the posts. A strap 35 secured to the' inside ofithe post is bentarjound the lug 31 e H Theframe may 'haveprongsijtffi 'stampedpp therefrom to engage 'in 'the'lower endsof the will normally extend V upwardly when the carton is closed. These'extensions are"taped together "the 4 of each post is shown a metal facing 34, the lower edge of which is formed with prongs which en gage the underlying strap 22.
What is claimed is:
l. A shipping container, having walls; and top and bottom flaps connected with certain of said walls; a pair of supporting posts each secured to an opposed side wall; a hanger bar linking the said posts, and aleinfo'rcing frame of angle cross section at the lower end of said container, said frame including ends bent upwardly *and secured to the posts.
2.,Ashipping container, having walls, and top aria bottom flaps connected with certain of said mm; *a pair. of supporting posts each secured to an opposed side wall; a hanger bar linking the 's'aidposts, and a reinforcing frame of angle crbssjsection at the lower end of said container, said frame including fa cross bar adapted to RQFF TnQ hQ lQWQYEflQS 9f both. 9 d having its ends bes 'upwagmyana secured "to the posts. 3. c ontainerof the cli'aracter'desc'ribd comprising an enclosure ror'mea of heroes material rig 'a top, a bottom, side walls, and front a (1 back walls; "vrtical posts of rectangular a hanger bar of rigid faterial li ingthe'said posts; saidbar being of substantially the same 1' dth fas'the sides'of'thesaidposts; the ends of 'the hange'r 'bar being, bent outwardly, and downwardly eve'r'th'e upper nd's'bf thes'a'id ts forming integral "conforming sockets ,in 11 th rids of thelpostsfare snugly "engaged; inter oclietfportionio'f the'hang'er bar being disposedsubstantially"below the aidupper ends "and being ti'ansverselyarched adjacent one of its edges v and having a series of spaoedfperfdrations adjacent and "paralleling its other edge.
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