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Publication numberUS2742146 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1956
Filing dateJun 30, 1953
Priority dateJun 30, 1953
Publication numberUS 2742146 A, US 2742146A, US-A-2742146, US2742146 A, US2742146A
InventorsJr Lawson L Lester
Original AssigneeJr Lawson L Lester
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Package unit for sectional frame and door construction
US 2742146 A
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April 17, 1 1.. L. LESTER, JR 2,742,146

PACKAGE UNIT FOR SECTIONAL FRAME AND DOOR CONSTRUCTION Fi led June 30,1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Fig, 4.

I i 1 F 3 INVENTOR I i i Lawson L. LesferJ;

I 1 l I v I I BY 5 i J W I h W ATTORNEYS April 17, 1956 L. L. LESTER, JR 2,742,146

PACKAGE UNIT FOR SECTIONAL. FRAME AND DOOR CONSTRUCTION Filed June 50, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 M/MW 9 WWW H2 ll3 95 Fig. 7. INVENTOR Lawson L. L esferJz BYMv/W ATTORNEYS 2,742,146 PACKAGE UNIT FOR SECTIONAL FRAME AND The present invention relates to improved means for packing door and frame construction units and more particularly relates to suchirnproved means that protectively encas'es the corner portions of the construction unit and holds the component elements of the latter from relative movement without marring, splitting or otherwise damaging the same.

While I am aware that heretofore various means have been provided for packing door and frame construction units, I have found that certain disadvantages arise from their use. For example, in some arrangements, corner embracing means are provided which directly contact and are tightly held against the molding orother like framework of the construction- Such direct contact results in splitting and marring the molding or the like. Such splitting or marring is, of course, highly undesirable.

" Accordingly, it is a'primary object of the present invention to provide means improved over that of the prior art so as to avoid such objectional splitting or marring, while not sacrificing any of the holding function of the corner packing'means.

Another object of the present invention is to provide an improved packaging assembly wherein the component elements of the door and frame construction unit are firmly held from relative movement by releasable or detachable means and wherein assembly and disassembly are easily effected.

Other objects are to provide an economical and easily manufactured assembly for packaging prefabricated'door and frame constructions. Various other objects and advantages will become apparent from the detailed description to follow. The preferred embodiment'of my invention is for use with door and frame construction units comprised of side frame members joined at their upper ends by a header, with a door hingedly. carried by one of the side frame members. The assembly of my invention is comprised of corner packing means for each of the corners of the construction to be packaged, the means including a rectangular box-like formation open at two adjacent sides and consisting of front and rear panels joined by rightangularly extending wall portions. Certain of the wall portions have spacer blocks secured thereto for engagement in the peripheral channel of the construction unit for spacing the wall portions from the molding of the construction; Others of the wall portions, specifically those wall portions adjacentthe bottom edge of the door, have United States Patent '0 ICC In the drawings: a

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a sectional frame and door construction as packaged by the means of the present invention; 1

' 'Fig. 2 is a front elevational view, parts being broken away, of the arrangement of Fig. 1; p

Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view, parts in section, and showing the sectional frame and door construction as being applied to the opening provided for such -a construction; i I

Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view through one of the side frame members of the frame and door construction; Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one of the corner packing means that is employed at the upper corner ofthe door and frame construction; p p

Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 but showing a corner packing means that is employed at one of the lower corners of the construction;

Fig. 7 is'a vertical sectional view through the packagedunit showing the relationship between the corner packing means and the door and frame construction; .and

Fig. 8 is a vertical sectional View taken substantially along the line 8--8 of Fig. 7.

Referring moreparticular ly tothe drawings wherein a joined at their. upper ends by a .ha d'er j16 arid having a door is hingedly carried 'byfthefs'ide'f rame member" '12. Figures 2, 3, 4 and '7 showt'he construction unit with Figures 3 and 4 best showing the details ofthesideframe member '12, it being understood that the header and other side frame member are similar to the framemember "12. The frame member 12 is comprised of front. and rear molding strips 20 and 22 joined by the jamb "sections 24, 26 and 28., the inner and outer jamb sections ,24 and, 28 being directly secured to the molding strips "2'0 and '22, respectively, by .nails or other conventional means. Each of the jamb sections 24 and 2'8 have their opposing longitudinal faces at 30 and 32 provided with grooves 34am! 36, respectively. The intermediate jamb section '26 has outstanding tongues 38 and. 40 at opposing "longitudinal side faces thereof for engagement in the corresponding groove of the adjacent section. Nails 42 orotherlike securemen'tlmea'ns secure the intermediate, jamb section 26 to the jamb section 24 whilejthe other tongue and groove arrangement at 36, 40 is left unconnectedfor-assembly of the frame within the opening at the. point of use. Fig. 3 shows the vertical studding 44, 46 and wall plaster or the like at 48 and 50 such as will be encountered when assemblytof the door frame and door is made in place.

The molding strips and associated jamb sections are enstruction unit as above described and as shown. The. means 56 is of rectangular box-like formation with two adjacent sides omitted for reception of the upper corner por- 'tions of the construction to be packaged. The formation includes inner and outer panels 58 and 60 joined in spaced portions 62 and 64. Spacer blocks 66 and'68 are secured to the inside faces 70 and 72 of the wall portions 62 and 64, respectively, adjacent their free edges and remote from the juncture at 74, by nails 76. The spacer blocks haven depth, as measured from thefaces thereof contacting'the faces 70 and Hot the wall portions 62 and 64 to the opposite faces of the spacer blocks, which is greater than the depth of the channel as provided by the molding strips and jamb sections and as measured from the edges 78 and 80 of themolding strips to the faces 82 and 34 of the jamb sections 24 and 28 so that, as shown in the upper portion of Fig. 7, the right-angularly extending wall portions 70 and 72 are held in spaced relation to the molding strips, the spacing being shown at 86 and 88. Furthermore, the spacer blocks are of lesslength than the spacing between the molding strips so as to be spaced therefrom when assembled, as best seen in Fig. 8.

In Fig. 6, one ofthe'corner packing means '90 for engagement onthe lower corners of the construction unit is seen to comprise inner and outer panels 92 and 94 joined in'spaced parallelism by the right-angularly extending wall portions 96 and 98, in the same manner as above described. Spacer blocks 100 and 102 similar to the above-described blocks are secured in spaced relation on the face 104 of the wall'portion 98 by nails 106 for engagement in the channel at 103 against the jamb section surface at l lllso as'to maintain the lower corner packing means wall portion 98 in spaced relation to the adjacent molding strip portions; l

Additionally, the packing means 90 has associated therewith the extension piece 111 which is of a width snugly received between and'held from sidewise movement by thepanels 92 and 94 'and on the wall portion 96 but spaced from the spacer block 100. As seen in-Fig. 7, the eiitension piece extends outwardly from the supporting wall portion 9 6 and is secured thereto by nails 112. When assembled, theextension piece 111 is abutted against the inner side face of the lower end portion of the side frame member 14, as at 113, and is detachably secured to the bottom edge of the door as by the nails or the like at 114.

In packaging a door and door frame unit as above described one of the means 56'of Fig. 5 is engaged over each upper corner of the unit and one of the means 90 of Fig. 6 is engaged over each lower corner, with the extension pieces 111 secured to the bottom edge of the door above described. Finally, means in the form of a single piece of metallic strap is tightly encircled about the four corner packing meansand the ends thereof are secured together as at'116 in Figs. 1, 2 and 7 a While it is to be noted that the door knob 19 of Fig. 1 extends outwardly from the plane of the visible panels of the cornerpacking means, it will be understood that r in stacking the packaged units the door knob of one As this invention may be embodied in several forms without departing from the spirit oressential characteristics thereof, the present embodiment is therefore illustrative and not restrictive, since the scope of the invention is defined by the appended claims rather than by the description preceding them, and all changes that fall with in the metes and bounds of the claims or that form their functional as well as conjointly cooperative equivalents, are therefore intended to be embraced by those claims.

I claim:

1. A packaging assembly for preformed frame and door constructions comprised of side frame members and a header joining the upper ends of the side frame members with a door hingedly carried by one of the side frame members, the sideframe members and header including molding strips joined by jamb sections providing a channel-like cross-section, said assembly comprising corner packing means for each of the corners of the construction to be packaged, means detachably secured to the bottom of the door and engaged with the adjacent corner packing means for holding the door from movement relative to said corner packing means, and means for holding all of said corner packing means in assembled relation to the construction, the corner packing means on the upper corners including right-angularly extending wall portions, a spacer block carried by each of said wall portions adjacent the free end thereof and engaging the outer side face of the adjacent jamb sectionand being of a depth greater than the depth of the channel so as to maintain said wall portions in spaced relation to the outer edges of the molding strips.

2. A packaging assembly of the construction defined in claim 1 and in which the means for holding all of the corner packing means in assembledrelation to the frame construction consists-of a flexible strap member encircling the frame and the corner packing means in a plane parallel to the frame construction, said strap member engaging outer face portions of the corner packing means and securelyholding the same to the frame construction.

3, A packaging assembly of the construction defined in claim 1 and in which the spacing blocks carried by the wall portions of the corner packing means on the upper corners of the frame construction areof less width than the distance between the opposing inner side faces of the molding strips and are disposed in spaced relation therewith.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/325, 49/380, 49/504, 29/446, 29/452
International ClassificationB65D81/05
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2581/056, B65D81/057
European ClassificationB65D81/05B4