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March 8, 1938. 2,110,160 c. A. LARSSON AMMUNITION CONTAINER Filed June 24, 1936 6 2 Sheets-Sheet l /. 4n l fm d a5r J emf,2”4% 4/L! m” NJ, .5 March 8, 1938- c. A. LARssoN 2,110,160 AMMUNITION CONTAINER Filed June 24, 1936 ' 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Carl Alfredlarlsson Patented Mar. '8, 1938 2,110,160 I UNITED STATES PATENT oFFIcE 2,110,160 AMMUNITION CONTAINER Carl Alfred Larsson, Westminster, England, as signors to Vickcrs-Armstrongs Limited, West minster, England, a British Company Application June 24, 1936, Serial No. 86,969 In Great Britain June 28, 1935 9 Claims. (Cl. 89—34) This invention relates to ammunition con to keep the belt in smooth bends and to keep it tainers and its chief object is to provide a con free from flapping which has heretofore been the ‘ tainer adapted to receive cartridges connected to cause of stoppages. each other to form a continuous belt and from About midway of its height each. partition is which the belt can be drawn out freely in feed }ing the gun with minimum possibility of stop Page- . According to the invention the container is divided into a number of separate compartments adapted to receive the belt in looped formation so that the cartridges being withdrawn from amr compartment will not be restricted in their with drawing movement by the cartridges in any other compartment. 15 ' In order that the ‘invention may be clearly understood and readily carried into eifect‘ the same will now be described more fully with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:-— 20 > B. When the partitions are all inclined forward _ly as shown in Figure 2 with the pins f2 engaging the lower ends of the slots, the partitions will be in such positions that the belt can be withdrawn freely from all compartments and the partitions will not press against the cartridges to restrict their motion undesirably. 15 The pivoted arrangement of the partitions fa cilitates loading the box as adjacent partitions can be moved apart to provide free access to each compartment for loading each loop of the belt ' Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a cartridge belt box made in accordance with the invention; and provided at each side with a pin f2‘ engaging in 5 slots at2 in the side walls of the box. These slots are short and slightly inclined to the horizontal with their lower ends towards the outlet housing . Figure 2 is a side elevational view of a portion of the same box with the inner parts in diifer ent positions. The box A has an outlet housing B and two pivoted lid members D, D1, the latter being. de tachably held‘ in position by a pin E which passes through tubular lugs on the lid member 30 D1 and through tubular members on the box A. The compartments F are formed by partitions F1 comprising spaced plates of spring steel extending transversely across the box, i. e., transversely thereinto. ' A small spring plate J is provided on the in side of the lid members and curves downwardly for a short distance near the outlet housing and serves .to keep the belt in smooth or even bends and prevents the belt from slipping out of place in the compartments when the container is stood on one end. The spring is spaced a short dis tance above the ?rst or front partition, this dis tance being such that the spring plate J will be pressed slightly upwards by the ' cartridges as ea they pass beneath it. The outlet housing B has a curved outlet channel B1 and the belt moves from the compartments into said channel over an anti-friction roller B2. The housing B has across the direction of movement of the car 35 tridges H towards the outlet housing B. The par titions are pivoted at their lower edges to the grooves or ribs B3 or other suitable means where_ 45 B and are spaced apart so that the belt from one Patent of the United States is:-45 1. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, by it can be readily clipped on to the feed box bottom of the container by means of pins f1 on of the machine gun and has spring catches B4 the partitions engaging in lugs or bearings a on for locking it in position. the box A. The partitions F1 extend to within The invention is especially useful with machine guns used on aeroplanes to provide smooth action 40 40 a short distance from the lid members, this dis tance being su?icient to allow passage of the car ' of the belt without stoppage, as it is drawn out tridges H between thetop edges of the partitions of the container and to facilitate speedy substi and the lid members. The upper margins of the tution of loaded containers. partitions are curved towards the outlet housing What I claim and desire to secure by Letters compartment extends over the top of a partition down into another compartment to the bottom thereof, and then upwardly to the top of this compartment and over the next partition to pro 50 vide a looped formation, each compartment nor mally containing a loop which is constituted by two vertical rows of cartridges. In the draw ings, all of the compartments should be regarded as containing cartridges although only the for 55 ward loops are illustrated. The partitions serve which comprises a bounding wall and a plurality ' of partitions extending upwardly from practical ly equidistantly spaced portions of said bounding wall and arranged to form a series which uni formly divides the box internally into a plurality of similar, successive and adjacent compartments, each of such compartments being adapted to re ceive a single loop of the cartridge belt. 2. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, 55 which comprises a bounding wall and a number 01' partitions extending upwardly from said bounding wall and arranged to divide .the box in ternally into a plurality of compartments, each oi’ such partitions terminating short at one end of the bounding wall oi.’ the box, and ‘each com partment being adapted to contain a single loop 0! thebelt, the latter passing from one compart ment to the next over that end of each partition 10 which terminates short of the bounding wall of the box. . 3. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, which comprises a top bounding wall and a plurality of partitions arranged to divide the box inter 15 nally into a plurality of compartments arranged in a row, each of said partitions terminating short of the top bounding wall of the box, whereby the compartments all open into a common space at the top of the box, and said compartments 20 being adapted to receive a single loop of the belt, the latter ‘extending from one compartment to the other over the short end of the partitions. 4. A cartridge belt box for machine guns which comprises a top wall and a plurality oi’ partitions arranged to divide the box internally into a plu rality of compartments arranged in a row, said partitions terminating short of the top wall of the box whereby the compartments all open into a common-space at the top of the box, said com 30 partments being adapted each to contain a single loop or the cartridge belt, and a teed mouth being the distance between the top edges of the parti tions and the lid of the box being suihcient to allow passage 01' the cartridges between such top 10 edges and said lid. '7. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, com prising a plurality oi’ spaced plates arranged to divide the box internally into a number of com partments each of which is, adapted to contain 15 a single loop or the belt, said partitions being pivoted at their lower ends to the bottom of the box and terminating short of the lid of the box at their upper ends, and a feed mouth arranged at one end of the box, the upper ends of said plates 20 curving'in a direction towards said feed mouth. 8. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, com prising a plurality of spaced plates arranged to, provided at one end‘ of the box so that the car-' divide the box internally into a plurality of com partments, pivotal connections between the lower edges of the plates and the bottom'oi the box, said plates being arranged to terminate short of the lid of the box,'a feed mouth located at one end of the box, the upper ends of said plates being curved towards said feed mouth, pins secured to 30 the pivoted plates and adapted to enter ‘slots in the lateral walls of the box, whereby the plates tridges may be withdrawn through said feed mouthirom each, one of thecompartments in are allowed a limited angular movement. 9. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, com turn. ' '5. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, hav ing a bottom, a lid and a plurality of spaced 40 a plurality of compartments arranged in a row upon said bottom, each oi.’ such partitions extend ing from the bottom of the box but terminating short, oi’ the lid thereof, and pivotal connections between the lower edge 01' said plate and the bot tom of the box, each of said compartments being adapted to contain a single loop oi the belt, and prising a plurality of spaced plates arranged to 35 divide the box internally into a plurality of com plates arranged to divide the box internally into partments, hinged connections between the lower ends of said plates and the bottom of the box, a compartments arranged in a row upon said bot feed mouth at one end of the box, said plates ter tom, each of said plates extending from the bot minating at their top edges short ‘of the lid of 40 the box and being curved towards said feed mouth, means for allowing the plates a limited angular travel, a roller arranged at the feed opening of the box, and a de?ector plate arranged to depend into the path of the belt as it passes 45 over said roller-to leave the box at the reed tom of the box to within a short distance from the lid‘ thereof, and said plates being arranged transversely to the intended direction of move ment of the belt, the compartments being adapt ed each to contain a single loop of the belt. 7 6. A cartridge belt box for machine guns, com prising a bottom, a lid, and a plurality of parti tions arranged to divide the box internally into mouth. ' ' CARL ALFRED LARSSON.