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Publication numberUS904142 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1908
Filing dateApr 16, 1908
Priority dateApr 16, 1908
Publication numberUS 904142 A, US 904142A, US-A-904142, US904142 A, US904142A
InventorsDavid Pelton Moore
Original AssigneeDavid Pelton Moore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Basket and hamper.
US 904142 A
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Patented Nov. 17, 1908.


v Snuanfoz WJW K Witnesses m:



Patented Nov. 17, 1908.


avwentoz D. P. MOORE.


Patented Nov. '17, 1908.


% slutwnfoz of a novel form of canvas or like material I most-wear 1s occasioned, Thesetwo' strips of canvas,- after the corners have been and-supporting rim of the frame.

hamper. By this construction the rims'carrydrawing.

tion, is effected. In baskets of this character .be inserted through the pockets and secured .vertical supporting rods being detachably DAVID PELTON MOORE, OF WASHINGTON,'DISTRIOT OF COLUMBIA.

BASKET AND 3 Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented. Nov. 17, 1908;

Application filed April 16, 1908. Serial No. 427,394.

Z "0 all whom it may concern:

, Be it known that I, I)AV1D Pnn'ronMoonn, l a citizen of the United States, residing at l Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baskets .and Hampers, of which the following .is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying l\L[y present invention relates to improvements in baskets and hampers, the mam ob ect of my invention, bemg the provision basket or hamper, having a knock-down; supporting frame; whereby economy in menu-- facture and-storage, as-well -1n-transporta now upon-the market, they are made so that they must always remain intact, thus -ocupying toogreat storage space, and when it comes to shipping from maker to user, the transportation charges are too great, as they are charged for space occupied, and not weight,--as will be the case with my basket or hamper.

In order to accomplish the objects of my invention, the canvas portion is made of two pieces; one piece forming the bottombeinga plain rectangle,= while the sides and ends are made-"of the-othewpiece, which is ofpeculiar and novel form, so as-to-provide reinforcements at the four corners; where the formed upon the blank "for-the sides and ends,'are sewed together to form in reality, a canvas ba the upper edge of the bag, being securely astenedto the mouth extending At the corners, andarhere necessary at the sides, I. provide threaded sockets, which when the ag is secured to the rin'nare in line with the pockets formed at the corners and where desired in the sides of the blank, so that'the' vertical supporting rods of the frame' may tothe threaded sockets, the other ends of the secured to the runner of'the basket or ing the' bags maybe nested in dozens or halfdozens, the runners crated in similar nun hers, and' the verticalrods inbundles" of six, with-twelve or six bundles to -a package Thus one-dozen or one half dozen of my baskets-or hampers will occupy when knocked down, a space about equal: to three-ofithe baskets, that-are now u on the market. I Theframe being constructe as I have done, wlll i be justas strong,.ifnot stronger, and alto gether, a more durable,-pract1ca-l and economical basket or hamper than has heretw fore been produced.

To clearly illustrate my hamper or basket, attention -is invited to the accompanying drawings, inwhich Figure 1 is a perspective view of a sour plete basketp Fig. 2 is a similar view of the frame worlg with the canvas removed.= F 1g; 3 1s a plan View of the blank for the-sides and endsof'the canvas. Fig. 4 rs a similar view after being SBWBdabllt'bBiEOl'Q-th blank is made continuous; and secured to. the bdt blank. Figs.- 6 and 'Z'are detail views of the runner, illustrating their connections with the verticalsupporting rods. Figs. -8 and-9 'tom. Figrf) is a plan view of-the' bottoms are detail views or? the corner connections'of the upper -r1m.. Figs. 10 ,'1l1and 12i1lustrata the nesting'ufeature;

Referring to' the drawings z-The numeral 1 designatesthe runners, which ma'yw-be in any number and run longitudinally of the basket or hamper, these runners being-com: nected together by means of the transverse slats or auxiliary bottom 2, which are se-' cured in-place against twisting by means-0t Detachablysecured to the metal: plates 3.

ointsrare these runners at predetermined the verticalcorner supporting-r0 s OD'IJIFES 4:, and theintermediate or side verticalaup porting rods or pipes 5, the upper ends oi the cornerrods or pipes being detachably connected to the lower connections 6, of the supporting rim 7, which is provided witlrtht intermediatejrod connections 8. This much constitutes the-knockdown supporting-frame for the canvas bag orbasketi), which asillus trated in Figs; 3, 4 and 5 is made of the 1m! strips of canvas 10 and 11, respectively,thel

strip 10, constituting the sides'12 and the ends f the bag or basket, and-thereinforced vertical corner rod or pipe -ineasi-ngpockets 14, a separate'strip- 15 forming theh pockets for the intermediate rods torfipipes 5.

In constructing my bag: on basket, I form the blanlrfior the sides antl endsaas'shown'in Fig. 3,-providing'the Samewith'the upper cut-away portions 16- and the'oppositely ar ran orient-away portions N, the blanlebe ing fol edfirstn on'the dotted'gline 'l8g and their aneonsry upon the two dotted lines 19;

the some being stitched as indicated in dotand-dash lines 20, Fig. ZJhenthis has been periornie the next step-is-to-secure the edge 21 to the edge on dot-and-dash line 23, thus making a continuous wall of the blank with the corner pockets formed, the strips 15 having been secured in place just previous to the securing of the ends. The lower edge 2d of the blank is now turned in and under and below the edges of the bottom blank 25, Fig. 5, and two rows of stitchings are made upon the dot-and-dash lines 26 of the two blanks, thus forming the bag or bashot. The upper edge 26' of the blank as shown in Fig. 4:, is folded outwardly upon the dotted line 27, and this edge is sewed to the supporting rim 7, the slit portions allowing for a neat pint or lap around the corners of this rim. The stitching to the rim extends from one of the corner connections tothe intermediate connection, and the fold is long enough to extend over the upper edges of the corner oc'kets let and intermediate pockets forms by the strips 15, thus closing these pockets at the top, but allowing them to be open upon the exterior of the bag at the bottom, so that the vertical rods or pipes will extend exteriorly, as. shown in Fig. 1.

In Figs. 8 and 9, l have illustrated one method of securing the corners of the rim 7,

rigidly together, a jam sleeve 29,'being eme ployed, but I would have it understood, that I can braze the corners and the intermediate rod connections to the rim without departing from the spirit of my invention; or it may be that the entire rim will be made integral with any form of connecting means for the vertical rods. In securing the vertical rods to the runners, I provide, preferably the threads. 30 upon the lower ends 0% the rods a shouldered nut 31 being rigidly secured as at 32, so that the lower end of the rods can be passed through the reduced opening 33, of the runner, so that the nut 31 will restin the shouldered socket 3d, and when the washer and nut 35 are tightly secured in place, as in Fig. 9, the rodswill be held against turning, andthus properly support t e rim and bag or basket noon the runners, the bottom of the bag or asket resting lightly upon the transverse slats or auxiliary bottom 2, whose edges are rounded as at a, to prevent the bottom of the canvas from being cut through.

From the foregoing description taken in conneetion with the drawings, it will be seen that a dozen or half-dozen r 1d their supporting rims may be nested, a shown in dig. it), their handles b, being tied together to *hold the same nested. "The runnc'r's and auxiliary bottoms are era-ted as shown in Fig. 11, being held together either by strips (5, nailed to the runners or a crate, as may be desired, while the vertical rods are tied in bundles ofsix or more, and these bundles poi scenes 1. A knock-down irame for baskets, comprising longitudinal runners, an auxiliary bottom carried thereby, a rim, a series of sup for the rim detachably secured to the runners and rim, and means, bodily'detachable, seated within and protected by the runners, for locking said supports to prevent them from turning in the runners and rim.

frame, comprising longitudinal runners, at run, av series of supports for the rim detachably 2. In combination with a knockdown- .80 7 secured to. the runners and rim, and

means, bodily detachable, seated within and protected by the runners, for locking said supports to prevent thein from turning in the runners and rim, of a flexible receptacle carried by said rim and depending within the'supports.

3. In combination witlr'a knock down frame, of a flexible receptacle made of two strips of material, one strip forming the bot tom and the other forming the sides and ends and also the covering for the supporting frame, the covering at the corners of the frame being doubled upon and around the frame and sewed in two parallel laces one upon each side of the frame to form reinforced corner protectors.

i. In combination with the runners, an

auxiliary bottom carried thereby, a rim, a

flexible receptacle carried by said rim and provided with reinforced corner pockets which have a series of thicknesses onfthe exterior, detachable vertical supports entering said pockets from below and engaging the rim, and means for detachably secur' said supports in the runners and locking-sai supports against turning in the rim and runners.

5. In combination with the runners, an

auxiliar 1 bottom carried thereby, a rim, 9. re-

ceptacle made of flexible material and carried. bodily by the rim, said receptacle being formed of two strips, one forming the bottom and the other the supporting ed e, side and end walls r the receptacle, sai .last mom t-ioned strip also having formed from the body thereof vertical pockets, and a series of.

detachable vertical supports adapted to be incased in said pockets and supportingly fastened to the rim and runners. 6. A single blank forming the end Walls of a flexible rectangular receptacle, said blank being upon itself and secured to provide integral reinforced pockets, the reinforcementybeing formed of a series of integral layers of the material ,ot' the blank.

. .7, A singleblank forming the side and end folded at intervals walls a flexible l'flqptaclgandhaving a series ofbpposite'ly arr-a ed cut-away por tions upon its upper an lower edge s,'the

* blank .nt enidcut-away portions being folded pockets, as set forth.

a nd secured to provide integral re1nfo1t c ed 8-. A flexible receptacle, mode i'roIn-Etwo strips of' fabric one strip forming the bot-1 toln and the other securedthereto upon its- A lower edge and provided with an out-turned supporting upper edge and a series of rein forced pockets formed fro n the body' of the strip by being folded .ver'tlcally and secured J to the'strip'by two lines of faetenings, Whereby the pocket s formed between stud hnesof fastemngs.

i 9. ATbasket or hamper comprising" run he s, tran s\-'erse slats connectlng said runners MK forming an auxiliaryb0tton1,-e' rim a flexible receptacle made oftwo stripsof fabric, one formin the bottom, which rests upon the auxiliary ottom, and the other strip forming'pthe side and end wallsl, and provided with exterior vertical corner ypoekets, the

upper edge being sec-lured to" and incasing said'rir'n5ysi11d a series of vertical supporting rods inc ased insaid pockets anddetaehatbly and securely fastenedtotherim and'runners, i

t 10. A'basketor hamper, comprising run- 11ers, transverse sletS- forming an Auxiliary bottom, a rim, detachable vertical supports connected to the ,rim and runners; means mountediin the rnnners for locking thesupports and prevent ng them from turning, and v= a flexible receptacle having; its upper' edge 'securedt'o-the riin and resting tvithin the vertical supports ivitlrite bottom upon the aux-2 gili-ary bottom, and a seriesof pockets: upon, the exterior of the receptacle open at the bot-' tonittofincasethfe upper ends of the vertical supportgwhich proge'ct below the open end extel iorly of the reoeptacle.

In testimony whereof I affix I'n'v signature 6'

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Cooperative ClassificationB65D15/22