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Publication numberUS2731182 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 17, 1956
Filing dateSep 3, 1953
Priority dateSep 3, 1953
Publication numberUS 2731182 A, US 2731182A, US-A-2731182, US2731182 A, US2731182A
InventorsEdgar J Higgins
Original AssigneeEdgar J Higgins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrier
US 2731182 A
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United States Patent O BOTTLE CARRIER Edgar J. Higgins, East Chicago, Ind.

Application September 3, 1953, Serial No. 378,237

1 Claim. (Cl. 224-42.46)

This invention relates to insulated container devices and more particularly to a portable insulated container adapted to be carried in association with articles such as golf bags.

The problem of providing a suitable thirst-quenching beverage at the proper temperature for consumption on golf courses is well known by those who play that game. The typical golf course, especially a public links, is usually laid out in nine-hole units, starting and finishing adjacent a clubhouse or other facility in which beverages are available. The average golfer, on a typical hot afternoon, will walk more than two miles during the two hours required to play one of these nine-hole units. The desire for refreshment during that period is common, but provision is rarely made to satisfy the desire out on the course, other than the relatively tepid water obtained from a source such as the general sprinkling system used on the golf course.

Some golfers have taken to carrying beverages in various types of containers, but, with the exception of beverages which can be carried in a vacuum bottle, these expedients have not solved the problem of maintaining the desired temperature of the beverage.

It is therefore an object of this invention to provide an insulated container which may be attached to and carried on a golf cart or golf bag, the container being adapted to receive and hold a plurality of capped bottles, such as those in which carbonated beverages are ordinarily contained.

Further objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent from a consideration of the following speciiication in connection with the appended claim and the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 shows such a bottle carrier attached to the frame of a golf bag cart,

Fig. 2 is an enlarged view in perspective of one embodiment of such a carrier,.

Fig. 3 is a view in horizontal section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1,

Fig. 4 is a view in vertical section on the line 4 4 of Fig. 3, and

Fig. 5 is a broken view showing a different type of attachment clip which may be employed.

With reference to the drawings, the bottle carrier contains, as a main frame and bottle positioning device, an inner liner 12, which is shown as having a pair of partially cylindrical sections 14 and 16 adapted to receive and position two bottles. It is understood that this shape may be varied to accommodate three or more bottles without departing from the scope and spirit of this invention.

In the form shown, the liner 12 is constructed with a plurality of supporting straps 18 which retain the liner in the desired shape. The liner 12 may be formed of metal or a suitable non-metallic substance capable of retaining its shape under the use to which it will be put.

The liner 12 is contained within an insulated bag 20 having an outside wall 22 and an inside wall 24, between which walls is contained an insulating pad 26 formed of a material such as glass wool. Figs. 3 and 4 show the general manner of constructing the insulating walls in which the seams 28 are turned in as is common in the iield of hand luggage.

The top of the insulating bag 20 is formed by a pair of insulated halves 30 which are joined by a fastener, such as a slide fastener 32. A pocket 34, adapted to hold a bottle opener 36 on a chain 38, is attached to one wall of the insulating bag 20. The front wall of the bag 20 provides space such as at 40 to carry advertising material in case this is desired.

Attachment means are provided to permit supporting the bottle carrier 10 on a golf cart 42 such as shown in Fig. 1, or on a golf bag. The attachment bracket means shown in Figs. 1-4 comprises a clamp 44 having a wingnut tightening device 46. The clamp 44 is attached to the back of the insulating bag 20 by means of the nut and bolt 48. With this type of attachment means, it is preferable to use two clamps 44, in order to obtain a rigid grip on the golf cart 42.

In Fig. 5 there is shown a different form of bracket or clamp 50 which is substantially a spring clip attached to the outside wall 22 of the insulating bag 20 and adapted to support the bottle carrier 10 on a golf bag. The clamp is of a size which will permit hanging the bottle carrier 10 with the clamp 50 engaged over the upper end opening of the golf bag, or on one of the usual straps provided.

In use, a pair of bottles of a suitable beverage, at the proper drinking temperature, are placed within the liner 12, and the slide fastener 32 is closed. Since the walls, top and bottom of the bottle carrier 10 are all insulated, the beverage will remain at substantially its initial temperature for a long period of time, even in quite warm weather. The device also is useful in carrying a heated beverage for consumption on those days on which the outside temperature is relatively low, since the liner 12, together with its contents, is isolated from ambient atmospheric temperature.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:

A bottle carrier, comprising a rigid liner having one flat side wall element and an opposite side wall element formed with a plurality of adjacent inwardly concave generally semicylindrical portions for holding a plurality of bottles in spaced relation, said side wall elements being joined by arcuate cylindrically curved end Wall elements, a bag for enclosing said liner, said bag having exible double walls with heat insulating material therebetween, an attachment bracket outside said bag for Securing said bottle carrier to a support, and fastener means extending through said bag and rigidly connecting said bracket to said rigid liner.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,325,859 Phillips Dec. 23, 1919 2,123,031 Weiner July 5, 1938 2,289,254 Eagles July 7, 1942 2,523,590 Porter et al. Sept. 26, 1950 2,651,485 Schultz Sept. 8, 1953 2,658,773 Tarris Nov. 10, 1953

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U.S. Classification224/566, 224/926, 280/DIG.600, 224/563, 224/274, 280/13, 215/12.1, 383/110, 383/97
International ClassificationA45C11/20
Cooperative ClassificationY10S224/926, Y10S280/06, A45C11/20
European ClassificationA45C11/20