US 3891084 A
This invention relates to improvements of a basket for the carrying of all types of bottles, whose combined forms permit the practical manual transportation of the bottles and formed by the combination of a base; transversal sections; frontal, central convergent walls that form the space in which the bottle is to be deposited, having orifices including a flange to follow the contour of the bottles; a handle and one or several sections to carry different amounts of bottles.
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I United States Patent [1 1 [111 3,891,084 Elizondo-Garcia [4 June 24, 1975  BASKET FOR THE CARRYING OF ALL gang]. orne lUS TYPES OF BOTTLES i 3,587,915 6/1971 Theobald et al. D9/l76  en o Jav l zon o-G e y, D169,003 3/1953 Keegan 09/242 Mexico I  Filed; Man 5 973 Primary ExaminerGeorge E. Lowrance Assistant Examiner-Stephefl Marcus  APPI- N04 341,557 Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Laurence R. Brown  US. Cl. 206/143; 206/199; 206/203; 57 ABSTRACT  Int Cl 220/234 gag figg This invention relates to improvements of a basket for  Fie'ld 179 248 the carrying of all types of bottles, whose combined D9/219 4 '4'f forms permit the practical manual transportation of 199 203 4 4 224/45 A the bottles and formed by the combination of a base; transversal sections; frontal, central convergent walls 45 48 217/122 220/23'4 that form the space in which the bottle is to be deposited, having orifices including a flange to follow the  References cued contour of the bottles; a handle and one or several UNITED STATES PATENTS sections to carry different amounts of bottles. 1,705,061 3 1929 Jones 206/162 2,182,065 12/1939 Warren 206/142 3 Clams, 6 Drawmg Flgures PATENTEDJUN 24 I975 SHEET FIG. 6
1 BASKET FOR THE CARRYING OF ALL TYPES OF BOTTLES This invention relates to improvements of a basket for the carrying of all types of bottles, whose combined forms permit the pratical manual transportation of the bottles, with a great convenience and without danger that they fall. Among the characteristics including the utilization of materials like wood or plastic, which make it completely light and economical, it also, because of the shape of its parts, has good appearance or ornamental characteristics, and it permits the utilization of advertisements. Furthermore, they will be formed into deposit sections necessary to give the greatest capacity, in contrast to the others made of metal materials, like wire and metal, which are too clumsy and with complicated joints between its parts, or those made of cardboard as simple boxes, which with the weight or the dampness of the bottles when they have been taken out of the icebox, are easily destroyed, and so are very disadvantageous.
The object of the present invention is to cut down on the inconveniences of the transportation or carrying of bottles by way of an improved basket which is described here and in a pratical form permits its carrying. Not only does it have a better appearance, it is at the same time more economical, compact, and durable.
The characteristic details of the present invention are clearly shown in the following description and in the drawings which accompany it as an illustration of it and serving as points of reference to indicate the parts of the shown figures.
FIG. 1 shows a conventional perspective of a basket in which bottles can be placed.
FIG. 2 shows a front view of the same basket shown in FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 shows a lateral view of the basket in which some bottles have been placed.
FIG. 4 shows an upper view of the basket.
FIG. 5 shows a back view of the basket.
FIG. 6 shows a conventional perspective of a basket to which other sections have been added, in the end giving it the greatest capacity.
With reference to the said figures, the improved basket embodiment of the present invention is formed by the union of some lateral walls 7 fabricated of plastic, wood or whatever other appropriate material, which have the form of a trapezoid with the smallest base 8 in the lower part and the largest base 9 formed by a semicircle. The front walls 10 are formed in the form of a rectangle.
It has as a base 11 on the lower part some transversal sections in the form of a rectangle, the said sections are united to the lateral walls 7 and the the frontal walls 10. Moreover, these transversal sections 11 which serve as a base can be unhooked from the central walls 12 which are raised in the form of a convergent peak uniting toward the central part 13 of the basket in order to form the handle 14 of the basket by the vertical upward continuation.
At each side of the central walls 12 the deposit sections are formed 15 precisely where the bottles will be deposited 16. The said bottles 16 will be placed on the transversal l1 and it will serve as a container with the lateral 7 and the frontal 10, forming a part of the deposit sections 15. Some longitudinal holes 17 with their circular upper extremities with which are formed the 5 frontal walls 10 and the central convergent walls 12, in such a manner that they form the space in which the bottle is deposited. Moreover, due to these orifices, the basket will have a better appearance and provides a savings in material. In the upper part of the handle 14 there is also an orifice 18 through which it is possible to place the hand in order to carry the basket.
The basket has a series of sections (A and B) which make it multiple, the handle 14 will be formed of a single piece and the dimensions of the orifice 18 can be amplified, if necessary.
The orifices 17 include a flange 19 which permits the walls to fit to the contours of the bottle if the bottle is not forced in and at the same time there is no play in the interior of the basket.
In order to amplify and give greater capacity to the basket as many sections (A and B) as are desired are added, in such a manner that they can give the necessary capacity without any difficulty. The adhesion of the sections will be achieved in the same manner that the union of the parts of the basket are achieved either through the molding or casting or through the use of adequate adhesive, so that the front walls 10 can be formed of a single piece, the same as the central walls 12 which will make the basket more resistant and com- 30 pact.
Having described the considered invention what 1 claim is:
1. A basket for carrying bottles forming deposit sections for holding bottles, comprising in combination,
a basket portion having a generally rectangular bottom portion from which extends as a unitary piece two side walls of generally trapezoidal shape and two diverging end walls of generally rectangular dimensions, thereby forming an upper opening larger than said bottom portion for receiving bottles therein,
bottom structure for supporting the bottles comprising two narrow transverse rectangular strips both 45 united to said two side walls and each respectively united to one said end wall,
a handle portion attached to the center region of said bottom of the basket portion with two converging substantially vertical walls leading to a centrally disposed handle arranged between two bottle deposit sections for carrying the basket and means in said end walls and said converging walls defining apertures on either side of said handle portion with contoured flanges closely fitting a predetermined bottle shape to hold it in place without play.
2. A basket as defined in claim 1 wherein the upper part of said trapezoidally shaped side walls forms a generally semicircular edge diverging upwardly.
3. A basket as defined in claim 1 wherein said basket portion and said handle portion are separate pieces that may be hooked together.