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Publication numberUS906208 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1908
Filing dateJul 10, 1905
Priority dateJul 10, 1905
Publication numberUS 906208 A, US 906208A, US-A-906208, US906208 A, US906208A
InventorsHenry H Dewey, John F Christian
Original AssigneeFrank D Dewey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Corner-stay for boxes and the like.
US 906208 A
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' 217. WGODEN REGEPTACLES,

Patented Dec. 8,1908

JNVENTORS.

A T 7 ORNE VJ Iii!!! lll lll H. H. DEWEY & J. F. CHRISTIAN. CORNER STAY FOR BOXES AND THE LIKE. APPLICATION FILED fun 10 1905 WITNESSES.-

fi Boxes; Stays.

217. WOODEN RECEPTACLES,

Boxes, Steve.

UNITE STATES PATENT orrron.

HENRY H. DEWEY, OF CLEVELAND, AND JOHN F. CHRISTIAN, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, ASSIGNORS, BY DIRECT AND MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO FRANK D.DEWEY, OF

KINGSTON, NEW YORK.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 8, 1908.

Application filed July 10, 1905. Serial No. 268,902.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, HENRY H. DEWEY and JOHN F. CHRISTIAN, residing, respectively, at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, and at Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Imrovement in Corner-Stays for Boxes and the hike, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

Our invention relates to corner'stays for boxes or trunks and the like, and particularly stays constructed of sheet metal, and has for its object the provision of a device of this character that will rigidly support the ends, sides and bottoms of boxes against displacement; that will be strong and simple of construction; and that may be readily assembled and easily applied to the appropriate portions of the box.

Generally speaking, the invention may be defined as consisting of the combinations of elements illustrated in the drawings, described in the specification, and particularly pointed out in the claims hereto annexed.

Referring to the drawings :Figure 1 represents the perspective view of a box corner having our invention applied thereto; Fig. 2 represents a perspective view of the two members of which the box stay is constructed; and Fig. 3 represents a transverse section of the corner of a box having applied thereto a slightly modified form of the stay illustrated in the preceding figures.

The stay, as an entirety, consists of an outer member 1 and an inner member 2, made of sheet metal, preferably galvanized sheet steel. The outer member is bent or pressed to form two flat side portions or plates 3, the planes of whichare preferably at right angles to each other to conform to the angle formed between the sides and ends of boxes of usual construction, The extremity of the outer end of each of the plates 3 is bent inwardly at right angles to the lane of the body portion to form a flange 4 adapted to fit into a corresponding score or recess 5 in each of the adjacent box members. The flange 4 extends from the top of 'the plate 3 as far as the plane of the up er surface of the box bottom 6, being beveled away at 7 at the lower end thereof to permit of its ready application to the box Without the necessity of scoring the box bottom and to avoid forming a projecting corner which might injure the erson or clothing of the person handling the ox. The sides 3 are connected by means of an extended integral intermediate flattened portion 8, and the lower end of this portion is extended beyond the bottom of the outer member and is bent atright angles thereto to form a reinforcing flap 9 for the adjacent corner of the box bottom. As will appear from Figs. 1 and 2, this flap may be slightly tapered and is of considerable length to form an adequate reinforcement for the adjacent portion of the box bottom. Near its end, the flap is provided with a perforation 17 for the reception of a screw or other fastening device.

Cooperating with the outer member 1 is the inner member 2. This member is sufficiently shorter than the member 1 to permit its bottom to engage the top of the box bottom, with its upper extremity in the same plane as the upper extremity of the outer member. The inner member comprises side plates 10, arranged similarly to the side plates of the outer member and united by an intermediate flattened portion 11 integral with said side lates. Each of the sides 10 is provided wit an outwardly projectin rib 12 pressed from the metal thereof, sai rib being adapted to fit into a corresponding recess in the adjacent box member.

As a means for securing the inner and outer stay members together, we may provide the intermediate ortion of the inner member with a suitab e number of slits 13 and the corresponding portion of the outer member with a like number of projections or tongues 14 cut out of the metal thereof. In assembling, the tongues or projections 14 are inserted through the slits 13 and may then be bent up or down into contact with the inner surface of the portion 11 of the inner member. Instead of forming the fastening means with the said members, we may connect the intermediate portions of said members by rivets 15, as indicated at Fig. 3. After the stay has been a plied to the box corner, it is further secure to the box members by means of rivets 16 extending through the inner and outer members between the ribs 12 and the flanges 4.

,1 Having thus described our invention what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters-Patent is l. A corner stay for boxes and the like comprising inner and outer members adapted to embrace the adjacent ends of the side and end pieces of a box and extending substantially the full height of said pieces, the outer member having flat sides and an intermediate extended plane portion connecting said sides, the inner member comprising fiat sides and an intermediate plane portion connecting said sides, and means for securing the said intermediate portions of said members together, substantially as specified.

2. A corner stay for boxes and the like comprising inner and outer sheet metal members, the outer member having flat side portions the planes of which are substantially at right angles to each other and an intermediate plane portion connecting said side portions, and the inner member having fiat side portions the planes of which are substantially at right angles to each other, and an intermediate plane portion connecting said side portions, the intermediate portion of the inner member being provided with a slit or slits and the intermediate ortion of the outer member being provide with a tongue or tongues struck therefrom and adapted to be inserted through the slit or slits in the inner member to secure said members together, substantially as specified.

3. A corner stay for boxes and the like comprising inner and outer angular sheet metal members adapted to embrace the adjacent ends of the side and end pieces of a box, the outer member having side portions at substantially right angles to each other connected by an intermediate extended plane portion, the said intermediate portion extending to the lower surface of the box bottom and there being provided with an extension projecting inwardly therefrom to engage and reinforce the box bottom, and means for connecting the inner member to the extended plane portion of the outer member, substantially as specified.

4. A corner stay for boxes and the like comprising inner and outer angular sheet metal members, each extending substantially the full height of the box with which the said members may be used and each comprising side portions at right angles with each other and an intermediate plane portion connecting said side portions, the outer member extending below the inner member to form a skirt for the adjacent edge of the box bottom and the intermediate portion of said skirt being provided with an extene sion projecting inwardly and at right angles therefrom to engage and reinforce the box bottom, and means securing the intermediate portions of said stay members together, substantially as specified.

5. A corner stay for boxes and the like comprising inner and outer sheet metal members adapted to embrace the adjacent ends of the side and end pieces of a box, the outer member being provided with a depending skirt for the protection of the adjacent edge of the box bottom, said outer member being also provided at each lateral edge thereof with an inwardly directed flange extending from the top thereof to the plane of the upper surface of the box bottom, said flange being beveled or inclined from the bottom thereof to a point adjacent the upper surface of the box bottom, and means for uniting said members, substantially as specified.

6. A corner stay for boxes and the like comprising inner and outer sheet metal members, the outer member having side portions the planes of which are substantially at right angles to each other and an intermediate plane portion connecting said side portions, and the inner member hav ing side portions the planes of which are substantially at right angles to each other and an intermediate plane portion connecting said side portions, the intermediate portion of one of said members being provided with a slit or slits and the intermediate portion of the other member being provided with a tongue or tongues struck therefrom and adapted to be inserted through the slit or slits of the former member to secure said members together, substantially as specified.

In testimony whereof we affix our signatures in the presence of two witnesses.

HENRY H. DEIVEY. JOHN F. CHRISTIAN. Witnesses to signature of Henry H. Dewey:

J B. HULL, B. W. BnooKETT.

Witnesses to signature of J. F. Christian:

ANNA M. ROWE, FRANK N. PIKE.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65D9/34