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Aug. 10, 1954 H. w. FORRER 2,686,003
BOTTLE CARRIER Filed Sept. 15, 1950 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN VEN TOR.
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Patented Aug. 10, 1954 BOTTLE CARRIER Homer W. Forrer, Atlanta, Ga., assignor to Atlanta Paper Company, a corporation of Georgia Application September 15, 1950, Serial No. 185,009
2 Claims. 1
This invention relates to bottle carriers, and more particularly to an improved form of paperboard bottle carrier incorporating a unique arrangement of partitions which provides for complete separation of bottles in the carrier to protect them against damage, and by which the carrier is further provided with an exceptionally strong, multi-ply, carrying handle.
The bottle carrier of the present invention is characterized in particular by a medial partition which is formed of component panel elements in a manner such that a four-ply carrying handle results as the carrier'is erected from collapsed position, and such that this carrying handle provides the means by which the carrier is secured in erect position. This medial partition arrangement and. other features of the bottle carrier of the present invention are described in detail below in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bottle carrier constructed in accordance with the present invention;
:Fig. 2 is a plan view of the bottle carrier shown in Fig. 1;
Figs. 3 and 4 are vertical sections taken, respectively, on the lines 3-3 and 4-4 in Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of a blank for forming the carrier illustrated in Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive;
Figs. 6, 7, and 8 are corresponding plan views illustrating progressively the manner in which the blank shown in Fig. 5 is folded and glued for erection to form the carrier shown in Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive; and
Fig. 9 is a plan view of a blank for a transverse partition element such as is employed with the bottle carrier of the present invention.
In the embodiment shown in the drawings, the bottle carrier structure of the present invention comprises a one-piece bottom wall it; foldably joined at its side edges l2 to opposed side walls I l, which in turn are foldably joined at their side or end edges it to opposed pairs of end wall panels 18 and 2t that extend from the side walls M to meet medially of the carrier structure.
A multi-ply medial partition, as indicated generally by the reference number 22, is secured to these extending pairs of end wall panels [8 and 2G to partition the carrier medially and to provide a central handle portion from which the carrier may be suspended for carrying. This partition 22 is formed of two medial partition panels that are secured respectively between the extending edges, as at 28 and 30 of the end' wall panels l8 and 20 joined to each side wall 14. As
shown in the drawings, these medial partition panels 24 and 26 may be secured in this manner to the end walls i8 and 29 by ioldably joining them at the extending edges of one pair of the end wall panels (such as 20), and forming them with glue flaps as at 32 and 34 for securing at the extending edges of the respective end wall panels of the other pair (such as l8).
One of the medial partition panels (such as 2 is formed to extend downwardly all the way to the bottom wall It so as to form medial partition means that will separate bottles in the carrier completely in this direction. The other medial partition panel 26 is formed with a bottom edge as at 36 which terminates sufficiently short of the bottom wall Hi to provide for foldably joining at this bottom edge 36 a first auxiliary panel 38 that is formed in substantially coextensive proportions with respect to the medial partition panel 26. A second auxiliary panel it of comparable proportions is in turn foldably joined at the edge 42 of the first auxiliary panel 38 that is remote from the partition panel 25.
Both of the medial partition panels 24 and 26, as well as the first auxiliary panel 38, are formed with registering hand hold apertures as at it, 36, and G8, while the second auxiliary partition panel 49 is slit to form the outline of a corresponding hand hold aperture with a flap member as at 58 remaining hinged therein. By this arrangement, the auxiliary panels 38 and 40 may be folded over the medial partition panels 24 and 26 in erecting the carrier, and the flap member 56 may be extended through the hand hold apertures 44, 46, and 48, to secure the panel elements of the medial partition 22 in this folded relation and thereby maintain the carrier erect. It should be noted that in this manner a l-ply handle portion results for supporting the carrier, and further that the folded disposition of the auxiliary panels 38 and 40 exposes their smooth outer surfaces (i. e., the surface corresponding to the outer surfaces of the wall elements of the carrier), so that a printed design may be formed on a blank fo the carrier to appear in a related pattern with respect to the rest of the carrier structure.
In order to compartment the bottle carrier structure of the present invention to accommodate a series of bottles on each side of the medial partition 22, a transverse partition element 52 is employed. This transverse partition element comprises a central panel 54 of bottle width which is adapted to rest on the bottom wall it, and which is foldably joined at its side edges 56 gaged with the other of said medial partition panels.
2. A paperboard carrier as defined in claim 1 and further characterized in that a web panel is foldably joined at each end edge of said bottom wall and at the bottom edges of the adjacent pair of end wall panels, said web panels being formed with fold lines extending diagonally from the adjacent corners of said bottom wall and end wall panels for doubling in overlying relation to said bottom wall upon erection of said carrier and thereby disposing said end wall panels in fixed alignment with the end edges of said bottom wall, the doubled width of said web panels overlying said bottom wall from each end edge thereof in an extent exceeding half the width of the end bottle compartments and thereby serving to reinforce the bottom wall at said end compartments comparably to the reinforcement afiorded by the central panel of said transverse partition element for the central compartments formed thereby.
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