|Publication number||US3262727 A|
|Publication date||Jul 26, 1966|
|Filing date||Dec 14, 1964|
|Priority date||Dec 14, 1964|
|Publication number||US 3262727 A, US 3262727A, US-A-3262727, US3262727 A, US3262727A|
|Inventors||Blackaby Robert J|
|Original Assignee||Blackaby Robert J|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (17), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
July 25, 1966 R. J. BLACKABY BAILED CAN CARRIERS Filed Deo. 14, 1964 mhxm VBM m.. A J .n MWH am United States Patent O 3,262,727 BAILED CAN CARRIERS Robert J. Blackahy, 23147 Tawas, Hazel Park, Mich. Filed Dec. 14, 1964, Ser. No. 418,093 1 Claim. (Cl. 294-15) This invention relates to improvements in carriers for carrying bailed cans. Its object is to provide a handy bailed can carrier which is reliable in use `and simple and inexpensive to manufacture. Such object of the invention and its advantages will become apparent during the course of the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:
FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 are, respectively, front and side elevational and plan views of a carrier embodying the invention; and
FIGS. 4 and 5 are perspective views illustrating the carrier in use.
Referring to the drawings in greater detail, 5 designates the carrier which comprises a one-piece Wire member having la horizontal crosspiece 7 and a pair of legs 8 which depend from opposite ends of the crosspiece 7. The legs 8 are disposed in the same plane A (FIG. 2) as the crosspiece and each is at an obtuse angle with respect thereto. The free ends 10 of the legs 8 are bent, as at 9, to form hooks for hooking the bails of two cans simultaneously. The free ends 10 are disposed in a dilferent plane (i.e. plane B which is spaced from and parallel to the plane A) than that in which the legs S are disposed so that the bails'of the can when carried are disposed in the same plane. In this way the full sides of the two cans abut and stabilize one Ianother so that there is less risk of spilling the contents in carrying (via the device of the present invention) the two cans together than in carrying one alone. The free ends 10 can be aligned with the legs 8 as shown in FIG. 1 or they can be vertical (as shown in dotted outline in FIG. 1 and indicated yat 110) or in any position intermediate these two positions, i.e. at the same obtuse angle (as the legs 8) to the crosspiece 7 or perpendicular thereto. A handle 12 is provided for gripping the member 5 which preferably has at side faces for advertising. The crosspiece 7 extends through a central axial `aperture in the handle 12 and is freely rotatable therein.
In FIG. 4 the carrier 5 is shown in use carrying a pair of paint cans 13 at the same time. Because the free ends are disposed as described the two cans abut and stabilize one another as mentioned. It should be noted that the bails 14 lie in the same plane. In FIG. 5 the carrier is shown used for carrying two pairs of paint cans 13 and 15 simultaneously. The bails 16 of the pair of cans 15 lare placed over the bails 14 of the pair of cans 13 and the underneath bails 14 are the ones that are hooked in the bent free ends 10. In carrying the four cans the full sides of the two pairs of cans abut and stabilize each other. The bails 14 of the one pair of cans 13 lie in the same plane and so do the bails 16 of the other pair of cans 15 because of the disposition of the free ends 10 as described.
It will thus be seen that there has been provided by the present invention `a carrier -for carrying bailed cans in which the object hereinabove set forth has been successfully achieved. While a preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described it is to be understood that variations and changes may be resorted to without departing from the ambit of the invention as delined by the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
A bailed can carrier constructed to carry at least a pair of bailed cans by their bails when the latter are disposed in a common plane said carrier comprising a one-piece wire member having a horizontal crosspiece, a pair of legs depending from opposite ends of the crosspiece, and a substantially vertical reverse bend on the free end of each leg to form -a hook for hooking one of said bails the pair of legs disposed in the same plane as the crosspiece and each at an obtuse angle thereto so that their free ends are spread -apart at least equal to twice the crosspiece length so that said hooks engage the can lbails substantially at the centers thereof, each leg made up of a straight section longer than the crosspiece said hooks made up of straight sections projecting upwardly from the respective reverse bends and disposed in a diierent plane than that in which the legs are disposed, each such hook straight section about one-third the length of the crosspiece and disposed at an obtuse angle in respect thereto which is not greater than that formed by the corresponding leg.
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GERALD M. FORLENZA, Primary Examiner.
F. WERNER, Examiner.
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|U.S. Classification||294/170, 294/15|
|International Classification||A45F5/00, A45F5/10|
|Cooperative Classification||A45F5/102, A45F2005/1033, A45F5/10|
|European Classification||A45F5/10H, A45F5/10|