US 2669380 A
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Feb. 16, 1954 1 A R. GRENIER 2,669,380
EGG CARTON Filed June 23, 1952 Patented Feb. 16, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EGG CARTON Application June 23, 1952, Serial No. 295,065
2 Claims. `(Cl. 229-7) The present invention pertains to a novel egg carton, although it is applicable to containers of similar objects and is to be, understood as having such scope.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a carton that permits easy safe removal of the eggs or other objects therefrom. An egg to be removed from a standard carton can be grasped only lightly at its upper end. Consequently, in being lifted out of the carton, it often slips from the fingers of the user breaks against the floor or table. This diiiiculty is overcome by the present invention.
Another object of the invention is to provide a simple and, inexpensive modiication of standard cartons to accomplish the purpose set forth.
In the accomplishment of these objects, the usual compartmented egg carton is formed with an aperture in the bottom of each compartment. Each aperture is such size as to receive a nnger tip of the user.
A liner is tted over the bottom of the carton, under the partitions that form the compartments. In the liner are formed naps over the respective apertures. The eggs rest on these naps. To remove an egg the user pushes a ap by a linger passed through the corresponding aperture, thereby lifting the egg sufliciently out of the carton so that it may be rmly grasped.
The invention is fully disclosed by way of eX- ample in the following description and in the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the carton, showing the bottom thereof Figure 2 is a section on the line 2--2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a similar section showing the use of the invention;
Figure 4 is a perspective View of the bottom liner; and
Figure 5 is a plan section in different planes.
Reference to these views will new be made by use of like characters which are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout.
In several of the gures is shown a conventional egg carton I made of suitable material and having the usual cover 2 and tuck-in nap 3. The interior of the carton is divided by longitudinal partitions t and transverse partitions 5 to form compartments or cubicles 6, each of a size to receive an egg 1.
The bottom 8 of the carton is formed With an aperture 9 at each compartment. Each aperture is of such size as to receive a human ringer IIJ for a purpose that will presently be described.
On the bottom 8 of the carton and beneath 2 the partitions fi, 5 is laid a false bottom or liner I I. This member is formed with iiaps I2 over the respective apertures; 9. Each nap is preferably rectangular and is i armed by cutting through the member I I on the sides at iii and leaving the remaining side intact or, if desired, scored at I4.
The use of the device is shown in Figure 3. Ordinarily it is somewhat awkward and diicult to lift an egg out of its compartment. The user often fails to get a good grip on the egg and it falls from the fingers after being lifted out of the carton, This difficulty is avoided herein by merely inserting the finger I9 in the aperture 9 beneath the selected egg, raising the flap I2 and tie egg with it whereupon a .rm grip may be taken on the The apertures 9i are smaller the so that the bottom 8 is not Weakened excessively; and the flaps are nearly as large as the bottoms of the respective compartments for effective operation.
Although a specific embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that various alterations in the details of construction may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claims.
What I claim is:
l. In an egg carton having a bottom and partitions therein forming egg compartments, said bottom having a finger aperture at each compartment, a liner laid on said bottom beneath said partitions, and flaps cut out of said liner at the respective apertures, said flaps being of larger area than the respective apertures, and of somewhat smaller area than the bottoms of the respective compartments.
2. In an egg carton having a bottom and partitions therein forming egg compartments, said bottom having a nger aperture at each compartment, a liner laid on said bottom beneath said partitions, and flaps cut out of said liner at the respective apertures, each nap being integral with said liner at one of its edges, Said iiaps being of larger area than the respective apertures, and of somewhat smaller area than the bottoms of the respective compartments.
JOSEPH AUGUSTE RAYMOND GRENIER.
References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,690,492 Koppelman et al. l- Nov. 6, 1928 1,916,119 Schwartz et al June 2?, 1933 2,452,150 Roberts Oct. 26, 1948