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Publication numberUS901858 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1908
Filing dateMar 6, 1908
Priority dateMar 6, 1908
Publication numberUS 901858 A, US 901858A, US-A-901858, US901858 A, US901858A
InventorsCharles F Williams
Original AssigneeCharles F Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding carrier.
US 901858 A
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901 ,858. Patented Oct. 20, 1908.



- FOLDING cARnmR Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed March 6, 1908. Serial No. 419,427.

Patented a. 20, 1908.

I To all whom it may'co'acem:

Be it known that I, CHARLES F. WILLIAMS,

a citizen of the United States, and resident. of

New York, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful- Improvements in Folding Carriers,

of which the following is a specification.

carriers particularly Myfinvention relates to folding boxes or for shipping eggs or other similar products.

The main object is to provide a construction which can be manufactured cheaply, folded compactly, quickly and easily set up or opened, and which will carry the contairied articles safely. These advantages will be obvious when the construction is understood as-hereinafter set forth and as ,illustrated in the accompanying two sheets of drawings.

Figure 1 is a perspective View of a carrier embodying the improvements of my invention, the cover being thrown back. Fig. 2 is an end View of thecarrier partially folded, the end pieces being omitted. Fig. 3 is an end view of a box similar to that shown in Fig. 2 distended, and with an auxiliary bottom. Fig. 4 is a perspective view ofa fragmentjof an auxiliary bottom. Fig; 5 is a perspective view of a carrier nearly open but without the end pieces and cover. Fig. 6 is 'a perspective view of a cover for the carrier of Fig. 5, "Fig. 7 is a plan View of a blank for forming the body as shown in Fig. 1.. Fig. 8 is a plan view of a blank for forming the body as shown in Fig. 5. Fig.9 is a plan view of the nestport-ion. Fig. 10 is an end view of the best portion. Fig. 11 is a side view andpartial section of the carrier of Fig. 5 wlth the cover of Fig. 6.

The blank for forming the preferred form of body is illustrated in Fig. 7, and com{ prises: a bottom composed of two parts, 1- and 2, a front 3, a back 4, a top 5, a flap 6,

' with a 'tonmie-to'lock in the slits 7, and ends 8 and 9 with slightly taperedtuck flaps 10,

11,12 and 13. The flap 6 may be tucked down back of the front as shown in Fig. 3.

The collapsible nest consists. of a "front strip 14, a back strip 15, a center strip or partition 16, and a series of folding cross pieces such as 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, each of which has parts such as 23 and 24 pasted" or glued to the strips 14 and 16 or 15 and 16, v between which the are located. These cross pieces with the ront, back and partition walls form small pockets for receiving the the great advantage of cheapness, in that it may be made by automatic machinery.

Although the nest is made separate from the body of the carrier, the two are permanently united by pasting or gluing the front 1 piece 3 and back piece 4, of the body to the front and back, respectively, of the nest.

The body shown in Fig. 8 has only narrow front and back strips, 3' and 4 so as to save the,..material. The form of carrier shown in Fig. 5 with this type of body is particularly adapted for use in shipping. Each type of body has a center crease, 25, and parallel creases, 26 and 27, permitting the bottom to fold as shown in Fig. 2. Each cross piece has a center crease, 28, and parallel creases, 29 and 30, permitting it to fold as shown in Fig. 5.

into the end pockets so as to hold the parts in place with the pockets distended. In some cases the end pieces may be omitted as the pocketswill all're nain distended f two of them are filled. A flat strip 31 (Flg. 4) inserted from either end beneath the nest and-just above the folding bottom (Flg. 3) serves to hold the nest distended even when empty. This auxiliary bottom greatly stiffens the box:

eggs or other articles. This form of nest has When the box is opened the ends are folded up and the flaps 1 0, 11, 12 and 1 3 tucked The cover shown in Fig. 6 is particularly serviceable with the carrier of Fig. 51 The top 32 has ends 33 and 34 and flaps 35 and 36 to tuck beneath the nest (F 1g. 11). This furnishes a great reinforcement and in fact v may be used as a'handle to carry the box by, the ends or tuck flaps preventing collapse. As the carrier can be folded compactly it can be distributed at small expense. -The parts being all permanently un1ted, 1t 1s very easy to set u the carrier, thus saving considerable time ln packing.

v 1. An egg carrier comprisingfront and back walls, a. central partition parallel to the front and back walls, a series of folding cross pieces permanently connected to the opposite sides of thepartltlon and to the ad acent faces of the walls and having cen tral vertical creases, and forming a single row of pockets on each side of the central partition, and a separately formed folding ottom connected to the front and back a central longltudinal walls and having t t par 1 ion.

crease beneath sai by centrally creased cross pieces forming a.

2. A folding carrier comprising front,

back and central Walls formedzofseparate strips, a series of creased folding cross pieces glued to the central Wall and to the front: .and back walls, some folding inwardly and,

on an axis parallel to the bottom crease.

4. A-folding carrier comprisinga plural ity of parallel Walls connected permanently plurality of rows of small collapsible pockets, a folding bottom permanently connected to the front and back Walls, and end pieces hinged to the bottom and having tuckflaps for holding the pockets distended.

I 5. A folding carrier comprising the com bination of a nest portion consisting of-front;

and back strips and folding cross strips secured thereto, and a separately formed body consisting of front and back portions secured to the front and'back strips ofthe nest portion and a bottom portion centrally creased. so as to fold, together with means for holding the body and nestdistended.

6. A folding carrier comprising a collapsible nest having a plurality 6f rows-of small pockets, and a separately formed body permanently secured .to. the nest and consisting of a folding bottom, front and back'portions and end portions having tuck flaps for holding the nest distended.

7 A folding carrier comprising a collapsi- I ble nest having a plurality of rows of pockets, and a separately formed body secured to the nest and consisting of a folding bot tom, end pieces extending therefrom, front and back pieces extending from the edges of the bottom, and a cover extending from one edge of the back piece. U

8. A folding carrier comprising acollapsible-nest composedof a plurality of strips connected by folding cross pieces forming a plurality of rows ofpockets, a folding botvtoni connected to the front and back and an auxiliary non-folding bottom adapted to slide; beneath the nestfrom one end.

9, A folding carrier comprising a collapsible nest composed of a plurality ofstrips connected by folding cross pieces forming a' pluralityofrowsof' pockets, a folding bottom secured to the front andback, a cover and-end'pieces with tuck-flaps.

10. A folding carrier comprising the com-' bination of a laterally collapsible nest portion open at the top -and bottom, a-- separately formed bottom longitudinally creased so as to fold, and secured to the front and" back of the nest-portion and means for hold ing the nest. distended.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/3685