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M www@ N insg SNN United States Patent PARTITIONED BoTTLE CARRIER Joseph Kramer, Reading, Ohio, assignor to The Gardner Board and Carton Co., Middletown, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application August 30, 1952, Serial No. 307,249
3 Claims. (Cl. 220-113) My invention relates to receptacles or containers for the packaging and transportation of bottles and like articles wherein a plurality of such articles may be conveniently carried as a group.
It is a principal object of my invention to provide a carrier which may be manufactured from paperboard or similar inexpensive material and fabricated from a single blank of such material, the carrier being of knock-down character so that it may be shipped to the user in substantially fiat condition and set up for use without requiring special equipment or additional fastening means, and when so set up will constitute an eiective packaging and carrying receptacle for a plurality of bottles or the like.
It is a further object of my invention to provide a collapsible bottle carrier which, upon being properly set up, will remain in the set up condition even though empty, thus facilitating the insertion of the bottles or other articles into it.
Yet another object of my invention is the provision of a partitioned carrier structure in which the interior thereof is divided into a plurality of rows by means of a central longitudinal partition and handle forming part, and the rows in turn divided into individual cells or compartments by means of transverse partition elements extending between the central longitudinal partition element and the side walls of the carrier.
Yet another object of my invention is the provision of a readily collapsible carrier structure in which the transverse partition elements are automatically erected and collapsed together with the body walls of the carrier, and in which the transverse partition elements are formed integrally with the carrier side walls.
These and other objects of my invention which will appear hereinafter, or which will be apparent to the skilled Worker in the art upon reading the description which follows, I accomplish by that construction and arrangement of parts of which I shall now describe an exemplary embodiment.
Reference is now made to the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure l is a plan view of the cut and scored blank for my carrier.
Figure 2 is a plan view similar to Figure 1 with certain of the parts infolded.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken along the line 3 3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a plan view of the blank in an intermediate stage of folding.
Figure 5 is a plan View of the blank in substantially completely folded condition. Y
Figure 6 is a fragmentary plan View illustrating the final folding step to complete the formation of the blank into a knocked-down carrier structure.
Figure 7 is a sectional view taken along the line 7-7 of Figure 5 with the lparts in slightly expanded condition.
AFigure 8 is a sectional view similar to Figure 7 illustrating the carrier in the fully erected condition.
Figure 9 is a perspective view of the erected carrier with parts broken away.
Figure 10 is an end elevation of the fully erected carrier structure.
Figure l1 is a plan view of a modified blank for my carrier.
Figure l2 is a partial plan view of the blank of Figure ll with certain of the parts infolded.
Figure 13 is an end elevation of the carrier formed from the blank of Figure 1l.
Figure 14 is a partial side elevation of the carrier illustrated in Figure 13.
Figure l5 is a sectional view taken along the line 15- 15 of Figure 14. Y
Figure 16 is a sectional view taken along the line 16- 16 of Figure 14.
Referring now to Figure l, there is illustrated a blank 1 cut from a sheet of paperboard having the required qualities of strength, flexibility and stiffness, the blank being cut and scored to provide a central partition and handle forming panel 2 having a hand hole opening 3 therein. A partial end wall panel 4 is articulated to a side edge of the center partition and handle forming panel 2 along score line 5, and a side wall panel 6 is articulated to the opposite side edge of said partial end wall panel 4 along the score line 7.
Partial end wall panels 8 and 9 separated by score line 10 are connected to the opposite side edge of side wall panel 6 along the score line 11, and a second side wall panel 12 is connected to the lside edge of partial end wall panel 9 along score line 13. A partial end wall panel 14 is articulated to the opposite side edge of the side Wall panel 13 along score line 15, and an elongated glue flap 16 extends freely beyond the opposite side edge of partial end wall panel 14 and is articulated thereto along the score line 17. A glue flap 18 is also provided on the free side edge of central partition forming panel 2, in the manner illustrated, and articulated to central partition and handle forming panel 2 along score line 19.
Bottom forming portions 20 and 21 are articulated to -the bottom edges of side wall panels 6 and 12 respectively, and a glue ap 22 is articulated to the free side edge of bottom forming portion 20 along score line 23. A notch or recess 24 is formed between the bottom forming portion 20 and glue ilap 22 adjacent the end edge of score line 23, the said notch being adapted, in the erected carrier, `to receive the tongue 25 cut in the bottom edge of central partition forming panel 2. A mating tongue 26 is provided along the bottom edge of glue ilap 16, and if necessary the bottom forming portion 21 may be recessed at 27 so as to coincide with the recess 24 between botton forming portion 20 and glue flap 22.
The side wall panels 6 and 12 terminate upwardly in centrally disposed neck portions 28 and 29, respectively. A transverse partition element 30 is articulated to one side edge of neck 28 along score line 31, and an attachment flap 32 is formed as -a prolongation of transverse partition element 30 and connected thereto along score line 33. The transverse partition element 30 and attachment flap 31 are separated from side wall panel 6 and partial end wall panel 4 by a line of cut 34. Similarly, a transverse partition element 35 is connected to neck 29 along score line 36, and attachment ap 37 is connected to the opposite end of transverse partition element 35 along score line 38; and the partition element and the attachment ap are separated from side wall panel 12 and partial end wall panel 14 by means of the line of cut 39. Additional transverse partition elements 40 and 41 are connected to the opposite side edges of the neck portions 28 and 29 along the score lines 42 and 43, respectively, and handle forming parts 44 and 45 are connected to the opposite edges of the transverse partition Patented Nov. 27, 1956 Vsired. Y Y Y elmentsAandL alongscorelines 46 .and 47., respectively. The handle formingparts 44 and 45 are oon- Vnected to each other along score line 48 which, it will benoted@ constitutes; a prolongation. of the score; line Y 10. The transverse partition elements 40.' andi 41V and Vthe handle forming. parts 44 and'45iare separated from they side wallV panels and the partial end wall panels. 8 and. 9.AY by means ofv the line ofcut' 49,' and thehandle forming parts are additionally separated from theneck portions 23.21I1dg29V and the transverse. partition elements 40 and 41 by means ofthe lines. ofV cut 5t; and 51. Hand hole .openings 52 and .53,adapted'to matewith the hand hole opening 3 in the center partition forming panel,are;
alsolprovidedin thehandle.l forming. parts 44 and45..
The blankjust. described is assembled into a knocked? down. carrier. structure. by first infolding the transverse partition elements 30 and 35 along the score. lines 31 andrrespectively, to :the positionillustrated inl-ligure 2 of thev drawings. the attachment flaps 32. and.37,-as will beclearly ap- `parent'irrbotli Figures2 and 3. Next the blank is folded' along. the score'line 7 to bring theV center. partition formingpanel Zinto overlapping relationwith the side wall panel. 6Iand partial endr'wall panel 8, with the handleV forming part Zijuxtaposed on handle forming part 44, as illustrated inV Figure 4 ofv the drawings. Prior to the Y folding of the. blank along score line 7, adhesive is rst applied to the attachment flap 32, handle forming part 44, and glue flap 18, as ,indicated'by the shaded areas in.
Figure'Z, so as to bring about theadhesive engagement oft thev handle 'formingpart' 44 and attachment flap. -32v to central partition forming panel 2 andglue ap 18 to This also results in the infolding ofl j' It will beY apparent from the foregoingA description that the folding and gluing of the. carrier is Vsuch that the various steps-.may be conductedupona high-speed, straight line gluer, as known in the art; and the folding and glu- Y ing operations hereinbefore described may also be per formed on the n'ght-angle'typeor other known types of Y folding and. gluing equipment wherein meansV are propartialendwall panel 8,V Alternatively, the ndhesivemay Y Y be applied to'center partition forming panel 2, if so de- Either simultaneously along'l the score linez'7,'. or in sequence therewith,`the
f blank is also infoldedalong the score line 15 so as toV bringrtheV upper' por-tion ofv glue flap 16finto overlying` contactwith handle forming part 45,'Yadhesive being vrst applied tothe upper 'portionof glue flap 16, as'indicated.
by the shaded area inFigureZ of the drawings. Y Following"infolding of the blank along the score lines Y' 7 and 15,1'the blank isnext infolded along the coinciding. scoreflines -lv'a'nd i9,v andrthescore'line 48, which is a.V V@prolongation of score fline 10,` thusbringing the blank tothe conditionl illustrated in Figure 5.Y Prior to-this folding step, adhesive is first applied tothe blank ink the manner illustrated bythe shaded areas in Figure 4, so*
that in the folded'condition'thelhandle forming part 45,
glue flap 16 and attachment'ap. 37 will bei adhesively'- Vsecured to central partition forming panel 2,. As before, K the adhesive may'Y alternatively b'eiappliedrtorthecenterV with the infoiding Of'ihebiank asillustrated, and'preferably'the'vlinesof cut'56f and 57, l 'which define the topjedges Vof ,thejpartial'end wall fpanels, f 1 stoprshort of the linetof articulation' 10 connectingrthe partial end Wall panels, Vthus .providing a narrow neck'in-kn dicatediattSS; This is'of particular advantage" in as'- partition.forming` panel 2- rather thanv to the Vpartscontasted thereby.
The Y finalk ,folding operation.v to `complete the formation of the: knockedldown carrier structure is--illustrated in Figure'6,wherein'adhesive is'applied to theglueap 22,
asillustrated by the'shadedarea in Figure 5, whereupon Y the; apisfthen infolded to bring it into adhesive engagementwithl bottomlforrning-portion-21. Y
As will be evident'from Figures 7 and be. erected simply by-applying inwardlyrdirected pressure againstV the opposite ends of thecarrier, which-"resultsA Vin the `squaring up of the side and end walls. and the automatic extension of Vthe'` transverse',- partition elements l Y VV8', Ythe trans 'verse partition.elernentslie-iV parallel to the partial end wallpanels, and the knocked-down carrier structurecan Yof board used'to form Vthe carrier;
vided to initiallyinfold-the transverse partitionelements.
It will. also'Y be evident` that my construcu'on provides a fully partitioned, easily erected carrier which .is of sturdyV construction and yet economical to manufactureinthat it requires a minimum amount of paperboard.V Therconstructionprovides accurate' cell definition"whic'zhA is essen-g tial where automatic-loading andV unloading equipment is employed, and the partitioning means are such that 1 they will in no way interfere with ing operations. i Y Y In Figure l1, I haveV illustratedra modification of th'e blank of Figure lwherein handle. reinforcing portions' the loading and unload- 52: and 53 are varticulatedltothe free end edges of handle forming parts 44 and 45. Y it will be noted that the handle reinforcing portions occupy areasV ofthe blank" which.V would otherwisebe scrapedfouttand thrown away, and
hence the additionalreinforcement ofthehandleis ac# 1 complished iwithout any 'increase' whateverin'fthe amount` Vit willalso be noted-thatV the' handlereinforcingpor'- Vtions k52l and SSL' extend downwardly 'padjacent'the ends of" lateral partition elements "Stland 35fandtl1fe' lateral parti-L. i
tion' elements` are` articulated directly tothe handle". 'reinforcing portion alongthe score lines 54 Vand55,"respec` tively. Y Thus, as canb'efbestrseen in Figure 12. of! the Y drawings; when'the'handlereinforcingportions 52`and153 f are infoldedjto"overlie,V handle forming' parts 44 Vand..45,`
thertransversepartition'elements 30"and35;are inflded'. together with the handlereinforcing portions. It willlbe'f understoodthat'adhesive, indicated by the Yshaded'areas in Figure'll of' thejdrawings, is applied vrtoth'e hjandl'er'rein- 'forcing'portionspriorgto the infolding thereof. Y Y.
It will'also be' evident fromFigure. l'lof'the drawings. Ythatth'e partialend wallr'panels 4, and' 14,which lie be. Vne'ath'the lowerextremities ofthe Vhandle'reinforcing por-YV tions, may'now be provided with slanting upper edges.v
which effectively. increase;` theY height" of the'V endj wall Y panelsv andl thereby afford greaterprotection tovthecontents of the carrier; Inthe same mannen'partial end 'wall'f panels'fand 9 may'berprovided'with slantingupper'edges,
semblingV the carriers.
Once the handle'reinforcing portionsSiZ'and .53'v have beenv infoldedv toithe condition' illustratedin Figure of the drawings, the folding and gluing of the structure proceedsin the'same manner as describediin connection 1 Ywith'the blank of Figure l. For additional reinforcement,
a glueap 18"may`be'provided on the' end of handle forming panel 2 above glue Hap 1S.
As will bel evident from Figures 175 and. 16,` the construce Y tion just described provides an exceedingly pstronghandle" construction andv also lprovidesfor Vgreater protection of the bottles at the'ends of the carrier. Y
Modificationsrnay be madeinmy invention' without Y departing from theY spiritV of it. Havingdescribedmyinv vention in an exemplary'embodiment, what I desire to Y' protect and secure'by Letters Patent is: Y
l. In aablank for' a partitioned Vrbottle carrier: construc- Y tion, a side wall, aimedially scored endwall; and' a'fside,V wall in articulation in the vorderinanied,` said-side Walls?.
terminating upwardly in'fcentrally-disposed neck pohjons,
adjoining handle 4forrningjparts extending. above'saidside Vwalls and'said end wall', said`handle'formingpartsibeingYV articulated togetherat `theirr adjoining :edges alo'ng a lineV``V of articulation constituting a prolongation of the medial score line in said end wall, transverse partition elements integrally connecting said neck portions and said handle forming parts, said transverse partition elements being horizontally disposed and connected to said handle forming parts along lines of articulation constituting prolongations of the lines of articulation between said side wall panels and said end wall panel.
2. In a blank for a partitioned bottle carrier construction, a side wall, a medially scored end wall, and a side wall in articulation in the order named, said side walls terminating upwardly in centrally disposed neck portions, adjoining handle forming parts extending above said side walls and said end wall, said handle forming parts being articulated together at their adjoining edges along a line of articulation constituting a prolongation of the medial score line in said end Wall, transverse partition elements integrally connecting said neck portions and said handle forming parts, said transverse partition elements being horizontally disposed and connected to said handle forming parts along lines of articulation constituting prolongations of the lines of articulation between said side wall panels and said end wall panel, partial end wall panels articulated to the opposite side edges of said side wall panels, and additional transverse partition elements extending outwardly from the remaining side edges of said neck portions, said additional transverse partition elements having attachment aps articulated thereto and overlying said partial end wall panels, said attachment flaps being articulated to said additional transverse partition elements along lines of articulation constituting prolongations of the lines of articulation connecting said partial end wall panel to said side wall panels.
3. In a blank for a partitioned bottle carrier construction, a side wall, a medially scored end wall, and a side wail in articulation in the order named, said side walls terminating upwardly in centrally disposed neck portions, adjoining handle forming parts extending above said side wall and said end wall, said handle forming parts being articulated together at their adjoining edges along a line of articulation constituting a prolongation of the medial score line in said end wall, transverse partition elements integrally connecting said neck portions and said handle fonning parts, said transverse partition elements being horizontally disposed and connected to said handie forming parts along lines of articulation constituting prolongations of the lines of articulation between said side wall panels and said end wall panel, partial end wall panels articulated to the opposite sides edges of said side wail panels, additional transverse partition elements extending outwardly from the remaining side edges of said neck portion, nd handle reinforcing portions articulated to the opposite side edges of said handle forming parts, said additional transverse partition elements being articulated to said handle reinforcing parts along lines of articulation constituting prolongations of the lines of articulation between said partial end wall panels and said side walls.
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