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Publication numberUS915802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1909
Filing dateMar 18, 1908
Priority dateMar 18, 1908
Publication numberUS 915802 A, US 915802A, US-A-915802, US915802 A, US915802A
InventorsNicholas A Smith
Original AssigneeNicholas A Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Packing-case.
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N. A. SMITH.

PACKING CASE.

APPLICATION FILED MAR. In, 190s.

2 SHEETS-SHEET I.

Patented Mar. 23, 1909 Tm-"wmf PACKING OASE.

APPLIoATIoN FILED MAR. 1a, 190s,

91 5,802. Patented Mar. 23, 1909.

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NICHOLAS A. SMITH, OF GRAND RAPIDS, MlCHIGAN.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented March-ae, 1909.

Application filed March 18, 1908. Serial No. 21,915.

p To uit @einem it may concern: A

"fe it known that l, NICHOLAS A. SMi'frn,y a citizen of the United States of Arne-rica, residing at Grand Rapids, in the county of Kent and State of Michigan, have invented certain 'new and useful l`l'niprovcments in lacliingiCases; and l 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 apportains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to improvement-s in l packing cases, and more particularly to such cases for .packing bottles and like articles;

its object is to provide a strong and diirable structure, easily assembled and taken apart lior the purpose of repairs; to provide the v'same with a substantial' metallic frameto which are dctachably secured panels form ingthe various sides of the case, the panels beingheld at the margins and protected byy said trame,- and to provide the device with i various new 4and useful 4features hereinaitcrl sn'ore'iully described and particularly iointod reference being'hak to the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure l. is a perspective of the metallic frame oi' the case; Fig. 2. a perspective of the complete case; Fig. 3. an enlarged detail in vertical section through one end of the case Fig. d. the same through thc side of the case to which the cover is hinged 5 Fig. 5. a l detail inplan View of one corner of the case with parts broken away; Fig. 6. the saine in horizontal section; and, Fig-s. 7, 8 and 9 dc.- tails of the various shapes oibars used in the frame. i

l Airst provide a strongl metallic trame substantially shown in Fig.. l.

The upper j horizontal member 1 oi this fram is formed longitudinally upon itself to forni a rounded upper edge and having a flat outer portion,

form equal paral l l] is secured.

and on the inner surface cleats 13 and the the inner portionbeingin part folded against the outer portion and about midway thereof extended inward at right angles to form a shoulder' or ledge to support the cover and thc-nce turned at right angles and spaced apart from the outer portion and parallel therewith to form a channel or groove to reg ceive the upper edge of the side and end l ,panels 9 and 10 and securely hold the same. l

The lower horizontal member 2 of thai vframe consists oi' a strip oi sheet metal bent i at right angles longitudinallgT and havingone portion vertical to engage the lower outerr in place being in turn tachable shoes le attached to the under sidel surface of the sides and ends and its other portion horizontal to enga-ge the lower edge oi. the sides and ends and to also project bi- I neath the bottom panel and support the saine. These u per and lower members elograms with rounded corners and are spaced apart in parallel planes one above the other and connected at the respective corners by lates 3 curved transversely to tfwithin tile rounded corners of the upper and lower members and securely riveted thereto at the respective ends. These corner plates are also perforated 'to receive bolts 5, which bolts extend through -e ampingbars 4 adapted to h/old the ends in place, which bars eachand side .panels have a Hat middle `ortio'n thro/ugh which the bolts extend and) angular side portions arranged at right angles to each other vand adapted to engage the respective inner surfaces ofthe adjacent side and end.

G`6 represent stamped metal sockets forming recessed handles and anged at the peripheryr to engage the edge of the end panels 10 which are cut away to surround these sockets, the upperpart of the Harige being;` secured to the upper member of thc frame. These sockets thus form suitable handles and. also exclude the light and retain the contents ol" the case,

7--7 represent bars to Vwhich the cover These bars are upper member l of the frame by means ol clips S riveted to said member and each eli extending through an opening 7*l in the end ol the respective bar. Opposite the bars 7 of the cover l] are cover is securely fastened to the bars by means 'of rivets extending through the bars, cover and cleats. This cover 11 when closed rests upon the inwardly projecting' shoulder oi the upper member and is secured in closed position by any convenient means' (not shown) being surrounded and protectedl by the folded upper edge of the said upper member. The side panels 9 and, end panels .p10 are also inserted in the channel in theunder side of the upper mem ber l at their upper edgesand rest at their lower edges upon thehorizontal part of the lower member 2 and are recessed and roundcd at the ends to fit the bottom 12 engages the sidesQ and ends 1() and corner plates. The lower part of lthe securelyv retains them held in place by de` hinged to the 4connecting the said members.

thereof by an convenient screws or bolts, 14 and exten ing beneath. the member' 2.

It will be noted that the angles of the entire structure and the edges of all the panels are fully protected by the metal frame which latter is very strong and durable. Also that any panel can be readily removed and replaced by another by taking out the bottom and detaching the clamping bars 4. l propose to use panels of' wood for the ends, sides, top and bottom oi' the device.

What I claim is:

1. 1n a packing case, a frame comprising an upper member providedl with a groove in its under side and also having an inwardly projecting ledge and an upwardly projecting outer portion above the ledge, a lower mem`- ber having a vertical outer portion and aninwardly extended horizontal portion, said members each forming a parallelogram with rounded corners,f and corner plates curved transversely to iit said rounded corners and 2. In a packing case, a frame com rising an upper member', having a vertica outer portion, an inner portion folded downward upon the upper part of the outer portion and thence extended inward and downward formin a ledge and groove in the said member, a ewer member having a vertical outer portion and an inwardly projecting lower portion, each member forming a parallelogram with rounded corners, and corner plates connecting said members and curved transversely i to fit the said roundedncorners.

3. ln a packing case, a frame comprising an upper member having a vertical outer portion and an inner portion folded upon the upper part of the outer portion and thence extended ,horizontally inward to form a ledge and thence downward'to form a groove in the under side of the member, a lower member having a vertical outer portion and an inwardly extended horizontal portion, said members forming parallelograms with rounded corners, transversely curved corner plates connecting said members and attached thereto, clamping bars opposite the corner plates and having their side portions at right angles to each other, and detachable fastenings sel erases curing the corner plates and clamping bars to each other.

t1. In. a packing case the combination of an upper member provided. with a groove in its under side, a lower member' having a vertical outer portion and an inwardly projecting horizontal portion, `said members each forming a parallelogram with rounded corners, corner plates eurved. transversely and attached at their respective endsto the upper' and lower' members, clamping bars opposite the corner plates and having their margins arranged at right angles to each other, side and end panels inserted in the groove of the upper member and resting on the lower member in engagement with the vertical part thereof and also recessed and rounded at the ends to iit the corner plates and engaged by the clamping bars, a bottom supported by the horizontal part oi' the lower member and en gaging the lower part of the side and end panels, and means for detachably securing the bottom and clamping bars in place.

5. In a packing case the combination of an upper member provided with a groove in 'its lower side, an inwardly projecting ledge and an upwardly.projecting outer poution above the ledge, a cover supported on thg, ledge and surrounded by said portion, a" lower member having a vertical )ortion and a horizontal portion, said mem ers having rounded corners, corner plates curved transversely and attached at their respective ends to the said members, clamping bars detacliably secured to the corner plates, inwardly )ressed sockets attachedto said upper memer, side and end panels inserted in said groove and engaging the inner surface of the lower member and the corner plates and engaged by the clamping bars, a bottom supported on the lower member and means for detachably securing the bottom und clump ing bars in place.

ln testimony whereof I ai'lix my signature in presence ol two witnesses.

NICHOLAS it. SMllIl.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/02, B65D7/12