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Publication numberUS2662662 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1953
Filing dateJun 16, 1950
Priority dateJun 16, 1950
Publication numberUS 2662662 A, US 2662662A, US-A-2662662, US2662662 A, US2662662A
InventorsMoorhead John P
Original AssigneeWall Wire Products Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stacking stock basket
US 2662662 A
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Dec. 15, 1953 J. P. MooRHl-:AD l

STACKING STOCK BASKET 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed June 16, 1950 D N E wm m IM m Dl T M H W J VM B Dec. 15, 1953 L P MOORHEAD 2,662,662

STACKING STOCK BASKET Filed June 16, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 .LE- E I6 /'z I4 O/ lo :ELE-..4

WW "v INVENTOR, Jo/M/ P Moon/A0 Patented Dec. 15, 1953 UNITED STATES .fo-Price Ummm-Mich., assignmto Wall-Wire Products lfiompanyfY 111.1ymouth. flvlich.,` af corporation of i `Michigan Application .June `1'6, 1950, S eriaTNf 1685637 (Cl. VT226-419.)

`10 Claims. l

HThisJinvention relates "to, `stock :fbaskets 'Jin general and `has `particularireference to iStock Ibaskets of Wirexconstruction having .means prol:vided'ftlriereon whereby a plurality 'of isu`ch= baskets may be .stacked vertically :so that yrelative movement 'between adjacent basketsin the 'stack `is prevented.

. The invention 'comprises a basket .fhaving upper and lower 'frame `members and a. cose'd loop memberisecured to the Alower"frame 'and provid- .ing .a part of the bottom .of the basket, the upper -frame being 'provided with .upwardly .oiiset por- 'tions ldeiinin'g handles erigaggeabley with ithe'floop member V'of 'a superposedfbasket vof like bonstruction.

A` principalfobeot `of `the invention; therefore, is to provide a stock basket :constructed so .that -a plurality -of such baskets may: *be fstacked vertically.

- A further-'object Vof the. invention iis to provide ia newand eilicient stacking. arrangementf'i'for 4stock baskets.

. Another object o vthe inventionfisto'aprovide 'a stacking Astock basket nwhicliiscomprised; `fof a minimum number of. :parts andxwli'rch iissimpple construction and inexpensive-itc:manufacture.

. Other and further -obj'eotsof theinvention will be apparent from the foliowing :description .and claims andmay be ouders-toon ity-.reference .,to. the accompanying `drawings,:of k"xifvhiclfr :there are two sheets, which by way of illustrationshow .preferred embodiments :ofthe invention and-what I new .consider to be the bestzmodezinaviiicn `have..conternplated applying the :principlesaofony invention. Other embodiments or tirezrinvention may he used without departing from theascepe @f thepresent invention asset forth fin the vap- Dndedclaims.

...In the drawings:

Fig. lis a .perspective View efafstook: basket .embodying .my invention;

.v Fig. 2- is an .endelevational View of :two of :the baskets .shown inFig. `1 arranged'infs-taokedfrelation.;

Fig. 3 is a .top planview-of the basket disclosed in Fig. 1;

Eig.. 4 is a side elevational View .of 'ain .assembly of baskets, with certain portions fthereoffshown .in section; and

Fig. 5. is a fragmentary' nerspemrive'wlw:itata f.moiirlegi form of the invention.

. Referring moreA Particularly; .to-.the drawings, ,thereuis-idiscloseci in Eig.. 1.a; stock'. basket eminventioll which. ismomprisei of: a

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too frame filly-ia'rb'ottom'frame12;'and upright support membei Masecuredtoreacb ofthe frames I 1li-'and ffIZfsofasfito zmaintainthe frames :in spaced, 'parailelirelation 'fLh'e trames :mand "l21may be '.matlei'offwirefandarerotangular insha-pe. The Af-rarnessltand 'i12 are ofzsubstantally the :same Widthfzhutithe upper firame' am 'is Ilonger than the lower frame l2. As disclosed'in Fig. 3,\the .distance betweenithenutersurfaces idf "the trarne -l2 .isuapproximately equal to 4the distance 'between :the: innerisurfacesi ofthe "frame flil.

1An;:elongated,:clos'eii loop It fof Wire is secure to the frame I2 at opposite ends thereof. 'The -loop lfcistalrarfged in'the'pla'neof the frame l2 Aand fprovides'azpart oil-the bottom of 'the basket. AAttire?str-.ip :l Bfextendsrinetween' thefopposite ends `ofithez'fr'ame |2- andalsoprovides aipart of the bottomcof .the-basket. Y SlT-hemembers 'forming the rbottomfio the basket nirayfvarytinfnumber and in size from thosezdisclose'dfhereinzso a'srto accommodate the particular article to be carried y"by the :basket :The ends of lftlieloopy t6 are bent npwardiy .as .=at\.2l)1so.asfto'i:tend across the topoi Athe ends .,ofthe frame i12. Theoloopsi6-andthe 'support members -M 'may fbe-isecureri to' @the trames `by welding orfinsanyfo'ther suitable manner. lends Zibofft-Iie` sloop @t6 bro-ject outwardly beyond nthe :ends :of ftheframe I' tirano faire there- :from a rdistancie. .slight-1y greater than the 'thickness :or rdiameter- .off mev ani the 'iframe members.

. Wrapper-:frame liufatea'onof the 'enls there- '.of-sis upwardly oisets'ofas toifxiene transversely extendingrhandiesf'zl ...il'ieliandie :portions 13 are connecterifltozhezfame .im by upwardly oon- Ivrai-ging-fportio r26.*"The 4upwardly 'offset portions ofi'tize fifam'f-lt Pentendvert'ically above the trame Hl.

' The offset portions di the upper frame i pro- Lvilell-ian'dlesffor Vhaifdling 'the basket and also 'provide a'partof *the :sta-cking means vprovtfied on the basket. As disclosed -i-n'Figs. 2 and 4, a 'plurality ofthe baskets disclosed herein may .helstacked with the lower-frame t2 of the .upper lbasket (seated .upon-.the upper `frame lllo the.1etver-basket. The upwardly offset .portions fZILef .tl-letep trame 4Mi of the lower basket rare adapted to ibe lengag-eil' by theA .projecting nortions 22 of the upperbasket .so-asto prevent relativeiateral and'fendwiseitmbvement btiveen the baskets. .i'Ihe'.'otwardlylfbrojecting portions 22 fiaf.1thelobp:Iy'together' with the adjacent 'enfle mtftherframo j I2;- ieineelongated slots `arranged iti-fthe vei'tdalplai' fof-fthe ends of the upper frame Ii] for receiving the upwardly offset portions of the next lower basket.

When the baskets are arranged as shown in Figs. 2 and 4, the inner surfaces of the projecting portions 22 of the upper basket engage the upwardly converging portions 26 of the frame II) of the lower basket so as to prevent relative lateral movement between the baskets. The inner surfaces of the upwardly offset portions of the frame IIJ of the lower basket are engageable with the outer surfaces of the ends of the frame I2 of the upper basket for preventing relative endwise movement between the baskets.

In Fig. 5 there is disclosed a modification of my invention wherein the closed loop member I I is flat throughout its length and the ends of the lower frame I2 are upwardly offset or recessed in order to accommodate the projecting ends of the loop IIS. In this modication the loop IIB is also arranged in the plane of the bottom frame I2 and provides a part of the bottom of the basket. The strip I8 in this instance is secured to the under side of the recessed portions of the ends of the frame I2. The structure of the basket is otherwise similar to that previously described and the stacking arrangement is substantially the same as in the previous modification.

The vertical support members I4 disclosed herein form no part of the present invention, and the tcp and bottom frames I0 and I2 may be secured in spaced, parallel relation in any suitable manner.

While I have illustrated and described preferred embodiments of my invention, it is understood that these are capable of modification, and I therefore do not wish to be limited to the precise details set forth but desire to avail myself of such changes and alterations as fall within the purview of the following claims.

I claim:

1. A basket structure comprising superposed baskets each having top and bottom frame members arranged in spaced, parallel relation and a closed loop member secured to said bottom frame and projecting beyond and spaced from opposite ends thereof, said top frame member at opposite ends thereof being deformed so as to define upwardly offset integral handle portions overlying the space between said bottom frame and the projecting portions of said loop member so as to be engageable with the projecting portions of the loop members of the next upper basket thereby preventing relative endwise and lateral movement between said baskets.

2. A basket structure comprising superposed baskets each having top and bottom frame members arranged in spaced, parallel relation and a closed loop member secured to said bottom frame and projecting therebeyond at opposite ends thereof, said top frame member at opposite ends thereof being deformed to provide upwardly offset handle portions, said deformed portions being arranged above the space between said projecting portions of said loop member and said ends of said bottom frame, so as to be engageable with the inner surfaces of the projecting portions of the loop member of the next upper basket so as to present relative endwise and lateral movement between said baskets.

3. A basket structure comprising superposed baskets each having top and bottom frame members arranged in spaced, parallel relation and an elongated wire member defining a closed gure secured to said bottom frame and having portions thereof spaced outwardly from said bottom frame at opposite ends thereof, said top frame member at opposite ends thereof being formed to provide upwardly offset portions overlying the space between said bottom frame and said outwardly spaced portions of said wire member so as to be engageable with the outwardly spaced portions of the wire member of the next upper basket for preventing relative endwise and lateral movement between said baskets.

4. A basket structure according to claim 3 wherein said elongated wire member provides a part of the bottom of the basket.

5. A basket structure comprising superposed baskets each having rectangular top and bottom frame members arranged in spaced, parallel relation, and an elongated closed loop member secured to the upper surface of said bottom frame and projecting beyond said frame at opposite ends thereof so as to define elongated retaining slots at said ends, said loop member being arranged in the plane of said bottom frame and providing a part of the bottom of the basket, said top frame member at opposite ends thereof being deformed to provide upwardly offset transversely extending portions overlying said slots so as to be receivable within the slots of the next upper basket so as to prevent relative endwise and lateral movement between said baskets.

6. A basket structure comprising superposed baskets each having top and bottom frames arranged in spaced, parallel relation and a member providing a part of the bottom of said basket comprising a closed loop arranged in the plane of and secured to the lower surface of said bottom frame at opposite ends thereof, said bottom frame at said opposite ends being upwardly 01I- set to accommodate said loop member, said loop member having portions thereof projecting outwardly of and spaced from said opposite ends of said bottom frame, said top frame member at opposite ends thereof being deformed to provide upwardly offset portions overlying the space between said ends of said bottom frame and said projecting portions of said loop members so as to be engageable with the projecting portions of the loop member of the next upper basket so as to prevent relative endwise and lateral movement between said baskets.

7. A basket structure comprising superposed baskets each having horizontal rectangular top and bottom frame members arranged in spaced, parallel relation, opposite ends of said bottom frame member being arranged inwardly of the corresponding ends of said top frame member, and a closed loop member secured to said bottom frame and having portions thereof spaced outwardly from said bottom frame at said opposite ends thereof so as to define together with said ends elongated slots each arranged in the vertical plane of one of said ends of said top frame, said top frame member at said opposite ends thereof being deformed to provide upwardly offset portions receivable in the slots of the next upper basket for preventing relative endwise and lateral movement between said baskets.

8. A stock basket comprising horizontal rectangular upper and lower frame members arranged in spaced parallel relation, and a member secured to said lower frame member and having portions projecting beyond said frame at opposite ends thereof, said projecting portions and said ends defining retaining slots, said upper frame member at opposite ends thereof being deformed to provide upwardly offset portions terminating in horizontally extending handles overlying said retaining slots, said offset portions being receivable in the retaining slots of a superposed basket of like construction.

9. A basket structure comprising superposed baskets each having rectangular upper and lower frame members arranged in spaced parallel relation, said upper frame member being longer than said lower frame member, said upper frame member at the ends thereof being deformed to provide upwardly offset portions, and means on said lower frame cooperable with said lower frame to define therewith closed loops projecting outwardly of said ends of said upper frame and arranged for overlapping engagement with the upwardly offset portions of the next lower basket for preventing relative movement between said baskets.

10. A stock basket comprising spaced rectangular upper and lower frame members, said upper frame being longer than said lower frame, and an elongated closed loop member secured to said lower frame at the ends of said frame, said loop member providing a part of the bottom of the basket and having portions thereof spaced outwardly of said ends of said lower frame, said upper frame member at the ends thereof being deformed to provide upwardly oiset portions adapted to be received between the outwardly spaced portions of the loop member and said opposite ends of the lower frame member of a superposed basket of like construction.

JOHN P. MOORHEAD.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,936,164 Jarvis Nov. 21, 1933 2,364,705 Geralds Dec. 12, 1944 2,497,574 Bahnson Feb. 14, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 402,604 Great Britain Dec. 7, 1933

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/485, 206/510, 220/771, 206/513, D32/55
International ClassificationB65D21/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D21/0211
European ClassificationB65D21/02E2