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Publication numberUS911051 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1909
Filing dateJul 31, 1907
Priority dateJul 31, 1907
Publication numberUS 911051 A, US 911051A, US-A-911051, US911051 A, US911051A
InventorsWilliam Blow Le Bourgeois
Original AssigneeWilliam Blow Le Bourgeois
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 911051 A
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EGG GAB TON. APPLICATION FILED JULY 31. 190'!v Patented Feb. 2,190.9.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 2, 1190a.

Application filed m 31,1907. Serial Natasha s.

To all whpm it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM B. LE Borne GEOIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Convent, in' the parish of St. James and State of Louisiana, have invented a new and useful Egg-Carton, of which the following is a specification.

Thisinvention relates to egg cartons. The obj ect ofthe invention 1s to provide a simple and thoroughly eflicient form of carton to be employed in the shipping and bandling of eggs, the constructionpf which shall be such that the egg housed by the carton will not have any endwise movement therein,

-- scope prevent it from having any movement in the carton.

and which may be used repeatedly exercise of ordinary care in andlin'g.

With the above and other ob'ects-in view aswill appear as the nature of t e invention is better understood, the sameconsists in a' novel egg carton-and combination-of. parts thereof hereinafter; fully described, and claimed.v

In the accompanying draw' s formin a part of this specification and ifi which like, characters of reference indicate correspondin arts,-Figure lis a view in perspective e' 11 iting the partonof thepresentinvention, the parts beingseparated. Figl2 is a vertical longitudina sectional view through the carton.

The carton comprises two conicalshells or members 1 and 2,.which may bemadeof any suitable materia1,'such as cardboard, pasteboard, or sheet metal, and have a lining 30f 7 granular cork or other suitable. which will operate to protect the egg against the liability of breakage when being shipped. One of the members, in this instance, the member 1, has its mouth 4, of greater diame ter than the mouth of the other member'Z, so as to permit of the two members being teleand pass the egg from its ends, and.

These members are so constructed that when once closed the eggis not pressed except at its ends.

: ham-I1 straps.

mouth portion of the member 1 is devoidof a I hmng, and this construction defines an interior circumferential shoulder against which the inner end of the other member will abut when the two members are assembled, and

' As will be noted by reference to 1, the I thus limit inward movement-of the two rela tively to each other.

To hold the sections assembled two or more sheet metal straps 5 \areemployed that are attached to the section 1 by rivets 6. These stra s'are designed to pass through v keepers .7 t at are riveted to opposite sides of thesection 2,1 the straps beingbent'upon themselves, as shown in Fig..' 2, thus to hold the two sections assembled."

In the use of the carton, when the egg is positioned therein, the two end walls of the sections 1 and 2 are caused to abut against the ends of the egg and are held in this position by the straps 5. To remove the egg it will only-be necessary .to' straighten out the straps and separate the two sections.

1 It is to be understood that these cartons. are to be'made in various sizes to accommodate hen eggs, duck eggs or the like, and as this willreadily be understood illustration of I more than one form is deemed unnecessary.

What is claimed is:

egg carton com risingtwo conoidal sections adapted for te escop1c assemblage and an interiorv yielding rotecting surface t t terminates short/oi the mouth of one of the sectionsto define an abutment or shoulderito limit-the insertion of the other Section, bendable metal strapssecured exteriorly of one of the sections and projecting beyond the mouth thereof and ma proximate parallelism with the longitudina axis of the section, and metal keepers secured to the I other section'v and inset from the mouth thereof. and adapted. to be engaged by the In testimony that I clalm the foregoing asmy own, Ihave hereto afiixe'd my signature inthe presence of'two' witnesses.

wmnn BLOW Le noueenois.



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