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Publication numberUS2639807 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1953
Filing dateDec 24, 1949
Priority dateDec 24, 1949
Publication numberUS 2639807 A, US 2639807A, US-A-2639807, US2639807 A, US2639807A
InventorsAmbrette Louis C, Mcneil John W
Original AssigneeAmbrette Louis C, Mcneil John W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shipping package for press inking rolls
US 2639807 A
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May 26, 1953 l.. c. AMBRETTE ETAL 2,639,807

SHIPPING PACKAGE FOR'PRESS INKING ROLLS 3 Sheets-Sheet l Filed Dec. 24, 1949 May 26, 1953 n.. c. AMBRETTE ETAL .2,639,807

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Patented May 26, 1953 OFFICE 2,639,807 Y SHIPPING'PACKAGE Fon PRESS INKING.

RoLLs Louis C. Ambrette, Westbury, and John W.

` McNeil, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application December 24, 1 949, Serial No. 134,986

This invention relates to novel method and means for packaging printing press inking rolls for transportation.

Inking rolls used in printing presses ordinarily each comprise a steel shaft upon which is fixed a roll body made of a gelatin composition. For eflicient service, when such inking 'rolls are mounted in printing presses, the peripheral surfaces thereof must be of true cylindrical contour, free from dents or other deformation, otherwise the surfaces of the rolls will not make proper inkingcontact with the type faces over which they are moved for transfer of ink to the type. If the rolls are dented, deformed, or out of true with respect to their peripheral surfaces, they may fail to contact the entire area of type surfaces, and parts of said type surfaces may be skipped without transfer of necessary ink thereto. ,Since the surface of a gelatin inking roll is very susceptible to injury by anything accidentally brought into contact therewith, even by mere contact of the hands therewith when handling the roll, not only must great care be exercised in the handling of the roll, but, if packed for transportation, the same must be so supported within theshipping container as to be incapable of shifting movement therein, and the support must be such that the roll surface is held spaced away from the container walls and adjacentv rolls, whereby the roll surface is guarded against injury by contact with said walls or adjacent rolls. By reason of this shipping containers for gelatin inkingv rolls, as heretofore provided, have comprised expensive wooden boxes fitted with complicated interior construction by which the roll or rolls are supported therein.

Having the above stated facts in mind; it is an object of this invention to provide a relatively inexpensive paperboard carton as a shipping container for gelatin inking rolls, including novel removable roll supporting members also made of paperboard; said members being of such novel construction and form that, in addition to providing the required segregating support-of one or more rolls when inserted therewith within the carton interior, they also provide means for conveniently handling the rolls, when entering or removing the same from the carton interior, alll without necessity for touching the sensitive roll surfaces. Y

The invention has for another object to provide a novel method of assembling and handling gelatin inking rolls during the operations of packaging the same, including the provision of a novel assembling rackv for disposing the rolls subjecty 2 Claims. (Cl. 20G-65) to application thereto of the aforesaid supporting and handling members which form elements of the aforesaid shipping carton.

The accompanying drawings illustrate the novel method and means for packaging printing press inking rolls according to this invention. In said drawings:

Fig. l is a longitudinal sectional `view of a paperboard shipping carton showing in side elevation a plurality of gelatin inking rolls entered therein as operatively assembled with novel removable supporting and handling members therefor, this View showing by broken lines lthe assembly of rolls and supporting' members as handled for insertion in or removal from the carton; Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the packed carton shown in Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view of said packed carton.

Fig. 4 is a plan View of a blank from which a roll supporting and handling member is made; Fig. 5 is a front face elevational view of a completed supporting and handling member; Fig. 6 is a rear face elevational view of the same; and Fig. 7 is a vertical longitudinal sectional View of the same, taken on line 'I-l in Fig. 5.

Fig. 8 is a side elevational view of an assembling rack for disposing a plurality of inking rolls subject to the application of the supporting and handling members thereto as shown; and Fig. 9 is a transverse vertical sectional view, taken on line 9 9 in Fig. 8., the rolls being indicated by broken lines.

Similar characters of reference are employed in the above described views, to indicate corresponding parts. Referring to the drawings, the novel supporting and handling members used, according to this invention, in the packaging of one or more gelatin inking rolls or the like, will rst be described; said members being generally indicated by the reference character I0.

Each supporting and handling member IU is formed from a blank of suitable sheet material, such e. g. as laminate corrugated paperboard. The blank comprises a rectangular body I I, from the respective scored margins I2 of which extend a top panel I3, a bottom panel Id and side panels i5. Extending from the scored end margins IIB of both the top panel I3 and the bottom panel I4 are coupling panels Il. To form the blank into a supporting and handling member I0, the top panel I3 and the bottom panel I4 are each folded back to extend perpendicular to the plane of the body portion II, and the -coupling panels I1 are folded back relative to the thus disposedl top and bottom panels so as to extend inwardly and right angularly thereto. Following this, the side panels I5 are each folded back perpendicular to the plane of the body portion I I, and so as to overlie the back-folded coupling panels I'I, being thereupon suitably secured to the latter, as e. g. by means of fastening staples or wire stitching I8. The supporting" and handling member I0, as thus produced from the blank, is in lthe form of a rearwardly open rectangular box-like structure. The dimensions of the blank and its panels are predetermined that the resultant bok-like structure corresponds in height and width to the internal height and width of a shipping carton within which it is to be used. Thel free marginal portions of the top and bottom panels I? arid- I4 are cut away intermediate their ends and to an appropriate depth, whereby to provide finger insertion passages I9 which facilitate handling thereof, as will presently appear. The body portionv II of the blank, which forms the perpen-A dicular front wall of the supporting andhandling member IU, is provided with at least one opening 210, and ordinarily with a plurality ofsuch openings 2U arranged in suitably grouped and relatively spaced disposition. These open-ings 29 are adapted to receive therethrough the end portions of shafts S of inking rolls R., when supporting and handling members I@ are operatively assembled incarrying and supporting relation to the latter. If thev material, of which themembers II] are made, is strong and sufficiently wea-r resistant, the perforations need not be reinforced. It is preferable', however, especially if the ma-V terial of the members I is one of comparatively soft character or of light weight,l to reenforce the margins of said perforations 20. For this pur-A pose, eyelets or grommets 2|, of metallic or other rigid material, are mounted in and through the openings 20', and are suitably clinched or otherwise fastened to the body portions- I I. Such eyelets or grommets 2| provide strong and durable' or wear resisting support for the shafts S of the rolls R.

In the use of the supporting and handling members Hl, the same' are used in pairs whereby they may be respectively applied to oppos-ite ends of the shaft or shafts .S of the roll or rollsI R to be supported and carried thereby'. To this end, the free end portions of the roll shafts arefpassed through the openings 29 or the eyelets or grommets 2I of said members I0 so that thev roll or'- rolls` areV supported in extension between the pair of members I0. When the members ID and rolls R are thus assembled, the operator may pass the fingers of his hands through the topmost finger insertion passages I9 of the members into en-y gagement with the undersides of the toppanels I3, and thereupon lift the assembly for packaging handling thereof. This is shown by both the broken line representation of such assembly which is included in Fig. l and in Fig. 8.` Asthus handled, the assembly can be positioned over the open top of a shipping carton 22 (see Fig. 1), and then-lowered by the hands into the interior of the latter, so that the opposite membersk I- are respectively deposited in the opposite ends ofthecarton interior, contiguous tothe end walls of the carton (see Figs; 1 and 2), with the rolls R,

supported by and between the members in suc'li manner asvtobe securely and immovably held out of possible contact either with the carton walls` or with each other. By such handling of the as# sembly, there is no necessity for touching the send sitive-l surfaces of the rolls R with thef hands.` on

4 of allowing the rolls to come into contact with anything by which the sensitive surfaces thereof might be marred or injured.

Owing to the provision in the members I0 of the indenting finger insertion passages I9, the member engaging ngers of the operator are not obstructed or interfered with by the carton end walls, and therefore the fingers may' enter the carton interior with the assembly when the oper-v ation of inserting the assembly into the carton is undertaken, and after such insertion the fingers may be easily withdrawn through said passages I9. Likewise', to' withdraw the assembly from the carton, when unpacking the same, the fingers can be freely inserted into the carton through said passages I9 and into lifting engagement with the members I, so that the assembly can be conveniently manually Withdrawn from the carton interior, again without necessity for touching the rolls R or subjecting the latter to risk of injury.

I-t will be noticed that both the top and bottom panels I3 and Ill of the members IIJ are shown provided With the nger insertion passages I9. This, of course, is not essential, and no limitation in this respect is intended, since the top panels alone may be so provided which is all that is necessary. It may be desirable, however, to provide said passages I9' in both the top and bottom panels, since by so doing the members IU are rendered more conveniently reversible.

Af ter an assembly of'rolls and supporting members II] is entered in the carton 22, the latter may be closed and sealed for' transportation. It will be obvious that the carton 22 may comprise one of any suitable structure or kind.

As apart of the novel rollv handling and packaging method, the invention further comprehends provision of means for assembling the rolls R to be packed preparatory to application thereto of the supporting andhandling members Il), and in such manner that necessity for touching the sensitive surfaces of the rolls is avoided. The means for this purpose comprises a roll assembling rack, an illustrativeform of which shown in Figs. 8 and 9.V This rack comprises a base 251', which is supported by legsv 26.-A The base 25 is provided with an elongated slot 2-T. Mounted on the base,l subject to adjusting movement along the same to- Ward. and. from neanother, are al pair of transverse upright rack standards 2.8 having foot pieces 219 slfidably supported` on `the base. The rack standards are adapted4 to be fixed to the base in adjusted relatively spaced disposition by' clamp bolts 30 whicheng'age through the foot pieces i9 and through the slot 2"'I`of the base. Each rack standard 2'8 is providedwith one or more upwardly @penn preferably perpendicular, bearing slots SI. Saidbeari'ng slot-'s vary in length and are suitably` relativelyv spaced sel that their bottom terminalzends are grouped i-ncorrespondence to the desired relative spacing of* rolls R, when a= plurality 1of the latter are' to be assembled inthegroup relation which they are to occupy when` vpacked in a shipping carton.-

In the use of the assembling rack for practice of the packagingv method according to this in-r venti0n,.the rack standards 28v are adjusted to a spaced relation adapted to accommodate exten= sion of.A rolls R- therebetween; withthe free end? portions of the roll shafts S resting in the*v bear= mg slots 3I,- and so as to project outwardly beyondv the outer faces of said rackstandards; In' thus/mounting the rolls R-in-the1assembling rack,A

the rolls can be handled by their shaft ends so-J Iii-lat` there isfno necessity' for touching .thesentiely tive surfaces of the rolls. After the rolls R are mounted in the assembling rack, the supporting and handling members I are opposed to the outwardly projecting end portions of the roll shafts S, and then slid onto said shafts, so as to engage the latter through the openings or eyelets or grommets 2l of the supporting and handling members (see Fig. 8). The supporting and handling membersbeing thus operatively assembled with the rolls R, said members can be grasped by the operators hands and the entire assembly lifted out of and away from the assembling rack (see broken line representation of the lifted assembly shown in Fig. 8). Being thus removed from the assembling rack, the operator, by means of the supporting and handling members I0, can carry the assembly to a carton 22 in which the same is to be packed, and then insert the assembly into said carton in the manner already hereinabove described.

From the above it will be obvious that the packaging method and means according to this invention permits required handling of the rolls without necessity for touching at any time the sensitive surfaces thereof or otherwise subjecting the rolls to risk of injury; and also that the rolls will be immovably supported within a carton in which they are packed for transportation.

It will be understood that the number and group arrangement of a plurality of rolls desired to be packed for transportation may be widely varied, and consequently the arrangement and number of the openings 20 or eyelets or grommets 2| of the supporting and handling members l0 may be such as to accommodate any selected number and grouped arrangement of the rolls.

Although the invention has particular utility with respect to the handling and packed transportation of gelatin inking rolls for printing presses, it will nevertheless be understood that the invention may be practiced and used with other kinds of rolls or devices in the packing of which it is desirable to support the same immovably within the interior of the package and in desired segregate relation.

Having now described our invention, we claim:

1. A shipping package for press inking rolls comprising an elongated container of rectangular cross-section and provided at its open top side with closure means, and a supported roll assembly within said container adapted to be entered therein or removed therefrom as a unit without necessity for directly handling the rolls per se, said assembly comprising a pair of outwardly endwise open hollow rectangular supporting members sized to snugly lit transversely within the container respectively at opposite ends of the latter with their outwardly open ends yabutting the container end walls, the inner closed end walls of each supporting member having spaced perforations, corresponding perforations of said closed end walls of the respective supporting members being in longitudinally aligned opposition, a plurality of rolls extending between said supporting members, said rolls having endwise projecting shaft portions respective free ends of which are engaged through corresponding aligned perforations in the closed end walls of said supporting members, whereby to support and carry said rolls in longitudinal extension between said supporting members, and uppermost side walls of the respective supporting members having finger insertion passages therein, whereby the opposite supporting members can be simultaneously grasped so as to lower or raise the assembly as a unit to enter the same in or remove the same from the container without necessity for touching the supported rolls.

2. A shipping package for press inking rolls having a supported roll assembly as dened in claim 1, wherein the perforations of the closed end walls of the supporting members are reenforced against rupture and mutilation by metallic grommets.


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U.S. Classification206/446
International ClassificationB65D85/20
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/20
European ClassificationB65D85/20