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June 1, 1937. P. w. MlEssLER BASKET Filed April l5, 1935 2,082,254 " 2,082,254 Patented June 1, 1937 ATENT 'OFFICE UNITED STATE S 2,082,254 BASKET to Cleveland, Ohio, assignor Paul W. Miessler, Cleveland, The Hankins Container Company, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application April 15, 1 935, Serial No. 16,386 1 Claim. (Cl. 229-52) The present invention relates to baskets and more particularly to baskets adapted for use in connection with the transportation of fruits and vegetables. One object of the invention is to provide a sturdy and durable form of basket which can be conveniently fabricated from inexpensive ma reference to Fig. l it will be noted that the naps lû and Il at each end of the basket are folded inwardly so as to lie flat against the inner sur faces of the end wallsrß and 9. The reinforcing strip 3 may advantageously be formed of a* thin, relatively stiff strip of wood. This reinforcing strip is preferably formed of two separate pieces 3', 3", each of such a length terials without requiring any special form of as to extend the entire length of one of the tools or machinery. elongated, single-thickness side walls and over a substantial portion of each end Wall. The Another object is to provide a basket formed U1 'separate strips 3', 3" are secured to the side rugated paperboard, which can be quickly folded and end walls as by means of staples l2, I2. from a blank of sheet material, such as cor into basket form and can be readily assembled with a reinforcing strip which not only rein forces the basket walls but which at the same time serves to secure the blank into permanent basket form and to retain the basket handle in In the present instance, the strips 3', 3” extend 15 in overlapping relation with each other over a major portion of the end walls B and 9. It will be understood that the staples l2, l2 extend through the flaps lll, IG and Il, il so as to secure these flaps directly to their adjacent end walls. place. Another object is to make possible the utili It will thus be noted that the end walls> are thin corrugated board for Zation of relatively not only of double thickness but have a rein baskets by so strengthen fruit and vegetable walls that the assembly of forcing strip thereon, a substantial portion of which is also double', accordingly, even using thel ing the narrow end side and end walls will cause relatively thin corrugated board, the end walls a rim on to the the load imposed upon the side walls to be will be exceedingly stiff and rigid and capable' 25 a manner that, even with of bearing a relatively heavy load upon their distributed in such the side walls'of a single thickness, the tendency upper edges which is the case when the baskets are piled one on top of the other in a freight of the side walls to be deflected o-r distorted, even under relatively ,heavy loads due to stack car or truck. The handle 4 'is formed of flat material such ing, will be reduced. To these and other ends the invention resides as a strip of wood, the ends of the handle being 30 in certain improvements and combinations of of such length as to terminate substantially at the lower edge of the reinforcing strip. The ends parts, all as will be hereinafter more fully de scribed, the novel features being pointed out in of the handle are secured in place between the reinforcing strip and the side wall as by means the claim at the end of the specification. of staples, I2, or other securing means. Thus, In the drawing: 35 Figure l is a perspective view of a basket made the handle will present no rough or uneven sur and faces either on the inside or on the outside of in accordance with the present invention; Figure 2 is a plan view of the blank. the basket. _ Due to the stiffness of the reinforcing strip the 40 The basket, indicated as a whole at l, com prises a blank 2 constituting a body portion, a load imposed upon the handle while the basket 40 is being carried will not be limited merely to reinforcing rim 3 and a handle â. the fastening means which secures the handley The blank or body portion 2, as shown in Fig. 2, is preferably formed of sheet material in place but will be distributed on both sides 45 such as corrugated paperboard. In the present of the handle along the side walls and an appre may very advantageously be ciable amount of the load imposed upon the instance, the basket formed from a relatively thin corrugated board handle will be transmitted t0 the end walls. The tendency of the handle to become detached sometimes designated as board formed with low from the basket is thus avoided. currugations. Any load resting upon the side walls of the The blank ‘Z is scored and cut to form a bot and '1, and end walls basket will be distributed substantially evenly tom wall 5, side walls 8 instance it is preferred therealong due to the rigidity of the reinforcing 8 and 9. In the present strip and a certain amount of the load imposed to form the narrow end walls of more than one for this purpose flaps thickness of board and formed respectively at upon an intermediate portion of the side walls 55 will be transmitted to the end walls. It is there l0, l0 and H, H are ated side walls t and l. By 55 the ends of the elong 2 CTI 2,082,254 fore apparent that the basket of the present in vention is admirably suited for shipment in box cars or trucks where it is desired to stack the baskets one upon the other to a considerable height. which relatively light and inexpensive materials may be employed. Due to the reinforcing rim and the manner of associating it With the double-thickness end walls, the tendency of the By reason of the fact that loads imposed upon the edges of the side Walls single-thickness side Walls' to collapse or become distorted under normal loads is eliminated; and, due to the effective construction of the basket, double-thickness, rigid end walls, it will be seen that the body portion of the basket may be con structed from thinner paperboard than would otherwise be possible. Thus, the cost of the basket may be reduced Without impairing its it is possible to employ thinner and weaker paper board than would otherwise be possible with other types of constructions. effectiveness. 10 While the present description sets forth a pre ferred embodiment of the invention, certain the construction With out departing from the spirit of the invention, and it is therefore desired that the present em 15 bodiment is considered in all respects as illustra tive and not restrictive, reference being had to Y changes may be made in By the utilization of the relatively stiff rein forcing strip 3 it is to be noted that it is not necessary to bring the ends of the handle down along the sides of the basket and the ends of .the handle may therefore be terminated at substan tially the lower edge of the strip 3. Y As stated above, the weight on the handle is not only supported by the staple or other means ' ` the appended claim rather than to the foregoing description to indicate the scope of the inven tion. 20 I claim: directly to the side wall 25 25 and the end Walls. 30 Terminating the handle at about the lower edge of the reinforcing strip 3 also insures that the major portion of the side walls willV be .un~ of a length substantially equal _to one-half the width of said end Walls and lying against the inner surface of said end Walls to thus permitting the side walls to be ends of the handle are secured between the side walls and the reinforcing strips not only provides for a smooth exterior but provides a smooth in 40 terior as well whereby there is no likelihood of the handle injuring the contents of the basket. 45 30 side Wall, said strips overlapping each other to forni double thickness strips across the end walls, 35 means extending through said strips, end walls and end wall ñaps to hold said basket in assem bled relation, a. U-shaped handle member of fiat material, said handle member having its ends disposed between said strips and the side Walls of said basket, means extending through each 40 of said strips, handle member and side wall to hold said handle member in ñxed relation to said basket, said strips serving to reinforce the entire upper edge surface of said basket whereby when a number of such baskets are stacked one upon 45 jacent to a similar basket. From the foregoing it is apparent that the 50 present invention provides an effective basket which can be quickly and easily formed and in PAUL W. MIESSLER.