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Publication numberUS2825481 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1958
Filing dateJun 29, 1956
Priority dateJun 29, 1956
Publication numberUS 2825481 A, US 2825481A, US-A-2825481, US2825481 A, US2825481A
InventorsGlenny Clarence S
Original AssigneeWashburn Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wire basket construction
US 2825481 A
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March 1953 c. s; GLENNY 2,825, 81

WIRE BASKET CONSTRUCTION Filed June 29, 1956 WEE BASKET CONSTRUCTION Clarence S. Glenny, RocMord, 1ll., assignor to The Washburn Qompany, Worcester, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application June 29, 1956, Serial No. 594,901 10 Ciaims. (Cl. 220-19) This invention relates to a new and improved wire basket construction.

The principal object of my invention is to provide a basket, the corners of which are all neatly closed and are at the same time reinforced, by virtue of the novel method of welding right-angle bent edge portions on the opposite ends of the basket in overlapped relationship to the adjacent ends of the other two sides.

Another feature of the invention is the elimination of raw ends on the horizontal wires of the end walls by providing upwardly bent end portions on the lowermost horizontal wires on the end walls and having the ends of all or" the other horizontal wires on the end walls welded to these upwardly bent end portions. The upwardly bent end portions have their upper ends looped around the top frame on the far side of loops on the upper ends of the endmost vertical wires of the adjacent side walls to provide an additional overlapping tie at each corner for maximum strength.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. l is a view of the cross-shaped wire blank for the body of the basket;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one corner of the body portion of the basket as it appears after two forming operations on the blank in which (1) The opposite side portions of the end wall portions are bent upwardly, and

(2) The side wall portions are bent upwardly relative to the bottom portion, and the end wall portions are bent upwardly, disposing the bent side portions of the end walls in overlapping relationship to the adjacent ends of the side walls;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one corner of the completed basket, the overlapping portions having been pressed together and welded and the upper ends of all of the upwardly extending wires having been looped around and welded to the wire top frame, and

Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional detail on the line 44 of Fig. 3.

The same reference numerals are applied to corresponding parts in these four views.

Referring to the drawing, the flat welded cross-shaped wire blank B shown in Fig. 1 has spaced parallel wires 5 welded at the intersections to other spaced parallel wires 6 disposed at right angles thereto to define a rectangular bottom portion 7 for the basket and opposed side wall portions 8 and 9 of rectangular form. The wires 6 in the bottom portion 7 extend from both ends of the bottom portion 7 and have spaced parallel wires 10 welded thereto at the intersections in right angle relationship to define opposed end wall portions 11 and 13 for the basket. The wires 1%] form the horizontal wires in the end walls of the basket and the lowermost one of these has end portions which are bent, as at 14, to provide upwardly extending portions 15 welded thereto, as indicated at 16, to the extremities of the wires 10 so as not to leave any raw ends projecting. In one forming operation, the side portions 18 of the end wall portions 11 and 12 are bent upwardly, as at 19. Then, in another forming operation, the side wall portions Sand 9 are bent upwardlywith respect to the opposite sides of the bottom 7, as indicated nited States Patent 6 ice at 17 in Figs. 2 and 3, and the end wall portions 11 and 12 are bent upwardly, as indicated at 20 in Figs. 2 and 3, disposing the inwardly bent side portions 18 of the end wall portions 11 and 12 in overlapping relation to the outer side of the adjacent ends of the side walls 8 and 9, as seen in Fig. 2. After this, the overlapping portions are pressed together and welded, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the upwardly bent end portions 15 of the lowermost horizontal wires 12 being welded to the outer side of the horizontal wires 6 of the side walls 8 and 9, as at 21, while the vertical wires 5 in the side walls 8 and 9 are welded, as at 22, to the inner side of the bent end portions of the horizontal wires 10 in the end walls 11 and 12. This tieup between the bent portions 18 of the end walls 11 and 12 with the overlapped end portions of the side walls 8 and 9 makes for neatly closed corners on the basket, which is particularly desirable in the case of locker baskets and also makes for considerable strength and rigidity of the basket generally, and, of course, particularly in the corner portions.

The upper ends of the wires 5 and 6 in the four walls of the basket are looped around the rectangular wire top frame 23 of the basket, as indicated at 24 and 25, respectively, in Fig. 3, and the upper ends of the upwardly bent end portions 15 of the lowermost horizontal wires 1t} are also looped around and welded to the top frame 23, as indicated at 26, and the fact that the loops 26 are on the far side of the endmost loops 24 of the adjacent side walls 8 and 9 relative to the end walls 11 and 12 makes for added strength by this additional tie-in of the end walls with the side walls.

It is believed the foregoing description conveys a good understanding of the objects and advantages of my invention. The appended claims have been drawn to cover all legitimate modifications and adaptations.

I claim: 1

1. In a wire basket construction, a body constructed of a network of wire providing a rectangular bottom, opposed side walls extending upwardly from two sides of the bottom, and opposed end walls extending upwardly from the other two sides of the bottom, the side and end walls including vertically spaced horizontal wires welded to spaced parallel vertical wires, said end walls having lateral extension portions and the lowermost horizontal wires of said end walls having the opposite end portions thereof bent upwardly and welded to the extremities of the other horizontal wires of said end walls at the outer ends of said lateral extensions, and said lateral extensions being bent substantially at right angles with respect to said end Walls and disposed in overlapping abutting relation to the adjacent end portions of the side walls and welded thereto.

2. In a wire basket construction, a body constructed of a network of wire providing a rectangular bottom, opposed side walls extending upwardly t'rom two sides of the bottom, and opposed end walls extending upwardly from the other two sides of the bottom, the side and end walls including vertically spaced horizontal wires welded to spaced parallel vertical wires, said end walls having lateral extension portions and the lowermost horizontal wires ofsaid end walls having the opposite end portions thereof bent upwardly and welded to the extremities of the other horizontal wires of said end walls at the outer ends of said lateral extensions, and said lateral extensions being bent substantially at right angles with respect to said end walls and disposed in overlapping abutting relation to the adjacent end portions of the side walls and welded thereto, and a rectangular wire top frame to which the upper ends of the vertical wires of said side and end walls are secured. p

3. In a wire basket construction, a body constructed of a network of wire providing a rectangular bottom,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/492, 140/71.00R
International ClassificationB65D1/38, B65D1/00, B65D85/34
Cooperative ClassificationB65D7/20
European ClassificationB65D7/20