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Publication numberUS773481 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1904
Filing dateApr 11, 1903
Priority dateApr 11, 1903
Publication numberUS 773481 A, US 773481A, US-A-773481, US773481 A, US773481A
InventorsJames F Donley
Original AssigneeJames F Donley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper basket.
US 773481 A
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PATENTED OCT. 25, 1904.

' J. F. DONLEY.

PAPER BA$KET.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 11, 1903.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.

N0 MODEL.

PATENTED OCT. 25, 1904.

J. F. DONLEY. PAPER BASKET.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 11, 1903,

' z aw- 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

N0 MODEL.

flMEUM/M/ Patented. October 25, 1904.

PATENT OFFICE.

JAMES F. DONLEY, OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK.

PAPER BASKET.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Pa n N 773,481, dated October 25, 1904.

Application filed April 11, 1903.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JAMES F. DONLEY, a

citizen of the United States, residing at Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper Baskets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to paper baskets, and more particularly to such baskets as are ad apted for the reception of grapes or other light fruit.

The objects of my invention are the production of a cheap, durable, and neat-appearing basket in which the body portion is constructed from a single sheet of paper having an outline and being so formed that in folding the same to form the basket the corners will be perfectly round and to provide reinforcements to strengthen the weak points heretofore found in baskets of this type, which allows the basket to be constructed of a thinner grade of material, which is more easily handled and makes a neat and light basket, and particularly at points where the blank overlaps it gives the basketa finished appearance, which is not possible with thicker material.

The invention consists of novel features of construction and of the novel arrangement and combination of parts, as will be fully described hereinafter and particularly pointed out in the subjoined claims.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of the blank from which the body of the basket is constructed, showing two transverse reinforcing-strips glued 'or otherwise suitably aflixed thereto, which strips may, however, be dispensed with, if desired. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the body of the basket. Fig. 3 is bottom plan view thereof. Fig. 4: is a top plan view of the basket-body reinforced. Fig. 5 is asectional perspective view of one-half of the basket-body without the reinforcements. Fig. 6 is transverse section taken on line a 2', Fig. 4. Fig. 7 is aside elevation of the complete basket. Fig. 8 is a side elevation of one of the reinforcements.

Referring to the drawings in detail, like $erial No. 152.175. (N0 model.)

numerals of reference refer to like parts in the several figures.

The reference numeral 1 designates the blank of paper or other suitable material, and

its outline is such as to provide a bottom 2,

having rounded corners 3and corresponding flaps 4, extending outward beyond the foldline 5 thereof. Said extended corner-flaps 4 are arranged in sections 6 by triangular incisions 7, which permit the said flaps to be bent upwardly to form a perfectly round corner for the sides of the basket, and when so bent the edges of the sections 6, formed by the triangularineisions, abut and form a neat and finished corner. Between the corner section-flaps 4 and extending integrally from the bottom 2 are the sides 8, having end extensions 9, and the end flaps 10, said sides and end flaps being designed to be bent upward on the fold-line 5. As shown in Fig. 1, transverse reinforcingstrips 11 maybe glued or otherwise affixed to the blank 1, and, if desired, a longitudinal reinforcing-strip may also be affixed to the blank, as shown by dotted lines 12; but these strips are not absolutely necessary and in many instances may be dispensed with. The end extensions 9 of the sides are slightly curved to form the round corners of the basket and are somewhat narrower than the sides proper, the difference in width thereof corresponding to the height or width of the corner.

section-flaps 4. The end flaps 10 of the basket are enlarged at their outer or free ends to any desired size, while the inner ends thereof are limited in size by the adjacent corner-flaps. By forming the blank as described a substantially triangular cut 13 is formed at the four corners of the bottom, each being bounded by the edges of one of the corner-flaps 5, one side extension 9, and one end flap 10.

In forming the blank 1 into a basket the corner section-flaps are bent upward to form part of the sides and ends of the basket. The

sides are next bent upward on the fold-line 5 and the curved end extensions 9 thereof are each curved inwardly to meet the end extensions directly opposite, said meeting end extensions being arranged to abut and with the end flaps 10, which are next bent upward to face the abutting ends of the end extensions 9, form the end walls of the basket. The end flaps are glued or otherwise affixed to the abutting end extension of the sides. Thus the body of the basket is formed; but in addition thereto I prefer to strengthen the upright walls of the same by gluing or otherwise suitably aflixing to the sides of the blank prior to forming the basket or to the inner sides of the basket when formed reinforcements or supplemental walls 14, having their ends slightly curved to conform to the curvature of the end extensions 9 of the blank 1, and which reinforcements when so applied form rounded corners to correspond to the curvature of the said body. Each of these reinforcements or supplemental walls has a short curve 15 at one end and a long curve 16 at its other end, and by preference I secure these reinforcements to the blank before forming the same into basket form, so that when the basket is formed the short curved end of one reinforcement abuts against the long curved end of the other reinforcement at one side of the abutting ends of the end extensions 9 of the sides. Thus the long curved end of each reinforcement overlaps the abutting edges of the said end extensions and forms a neat and durable end wall. By means of such arrangement the sides and ends of the basket are reinforced and the abutting edges of the end extensions 9 of the sides held between the end flaps 10 and the reinforcements 14, thereby greatly strengthening the end walls. When applying the reinforcements to the blank by means of an adhesive substance, the corner section-flaps 4: are caused to adhere to said reinforcements when the blank is folded into basket form, and on applying the upper and lower finishing-bands 17, which are secured by a suitable adhesive substance or otherwise, the walls of the basket are further strengthened. The lower band 17 covers the corner section-fiaps and further strengthens the basket at this point.

By the arrangel'nent and construction of parts above described an inexpensive, excecdingly strong, and comparatively light and durable basket is produced, which is particularly strengthened at the four corners thereof and which corners are perfectly round and give the basket a neat appearance.

The accompanying drawings illustrate one embodiment of my inventionj but 1 do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact construction and formation shown, as many changes may be made in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts shown without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.

Having thus described my invention, what 1 claim is- 1. A receptacle having a body constructed of a single sheet of material providing a bottom with rounded corners and a narrow extension at each corner having triangular incisions therein, and extensions forming the sides and ends of the receptacle.

2. A receptacle having a body constructed of a single sheet of material providing a bottom with rounded corners and a narrow extension at each corner having triangular incisions, sides extending integrally from said bottom, each side having end extensions adapted to abut against the end extensions of the opposite side, and end flaps extending integrally from said bottom and being adapted to cover the abutting ends of the said end extensions.

3. A receptacle having a body constructed of a single sheet of material providing a bottom with rounded corners and a narrow extension at each corner having triangular incisions, sides extending integrally from said bottom, each side having end extensions adapted to abut against the end extensions of the opposite side, opposite end flaps extending integrally from said bottom and being adapted to cover the abutting ends of said end extensions, and transverse reinforcing-strips glued to the inner faces of the bottom and sides.

4. A receptacle comprising a bottom having upturned flaps at the corners thereof, sides extending integrally from said bottom and having reduced end extensions, opposite end flaps, and reinforcements lining the sides and ends and holding said upturned flaps in line with said reduced end extensions.

5. A receptacle comprising a bottom, sides extending integrally from said bottom and each having end extensions forming part of the ends, opposite end flaps facing the ends of said end extensions, and reinforcements lining the side and end walls and abutting against each other with their ends.

6. A receptacle comprising a bottom having rounded corners and a flap extending upward from each corner and having triangular incisions to permit of assuming the curvature of said rounded corners, sides extending integrall y from said bottom and each having end extensions forming part of the ends, opposite end flaps facing the ends of said end extensions, and reinforcements abutting at the ends and being glued or otherwise suitably aflixed to the inner face of the corner-flaps, sides, and end extensions of the sides.

7. A receptacle having a body constructed of a single sheet of material having a bottom with rounded corners and rounded sectionflaps with triangular incisions extending from said corners. sides extending integrally from said bottom and each having reduced end extensions adapted to abut against the end extensions of the opposite side, and opposite end flaps adapted to face the abutting ends of said end extensions.

8. A receptacle comprising a bottom having upturned corner-flaps divided into sections by triangular incisions, two opposite walls extending integrally from said bottom and each having end extensions adapted to abut against the end extensions of the opposite Wall, and means for reinforcing said abutting end extensions.

9. A receptacle having a body constructed of a single sheet of material having a bottom with rounded corners and rounded sectionfiaps With triangular incisions extending from said corners, sides extending integrally from said bottom and each having reduced'end extensions adapted to abut against the end extensions of the opposite sides, and means for reinforcing said reduced endextensions.

10. Areceptacle constructed from a single sheet of material having a bottom With rounded corners and rounded flaps extending from said corners, sides extendlng integrally from said bottom and each havlng reduced end extensions forming part of the ends of the receptacle, and opposite end flaps adapted to face the reduced'end extensions.

11. A receptacle constructed from a single sheet of material having a bottom With rounded corners and rounded flaps extending from saidcorners, sides extending integrally from said bottom and each having curved end extensions forming part of the ends of the receptacle, and opposite end flaps adapted to face the curved end extensions.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature in the presence of tWo subscribing Witnesses.

JAMES F. DONLEY.

WVitnesses:

CHAS. F. BURKHART, EMIL NEUHART.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3774835 *Oct 27, 1971Nov 27, 1973Monaghan Automated Systems IncContainer construction and container blank
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/18, Y10S229/914