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July 23, 1946.
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Filed Nov. 27, 1944
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Patented July 23, 1946
William M. Bassichis, Cleveland Heights, Ohio,
assignor to Convenient Carrier Corporation,
Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio
Application November 27, 1944, Serial No. 565,256
1 Claim.
(Cl. 224-48)
This invention relates broadly to bottle car
riers and more speci?cally to improvements in
the grill or bottle separator for carriers of the
type illustrated in my copending application,
Serial No. 560,431, ?led October 26, 1944, and en
titled “Bottle carrier.”
One of the objects of the invention is to provide
a grill member which is designed for engagement
with the side walls of four contiguous bottles and
further designed to effect the maximum conser 10
ready assembly of the bottles Within the carrier
during the loading operation. The bottles are
held in spaced relation with each other by sep
arators l3 constructed from strip material
formed, as shown in Fig. 1, with right angle
?anges M for securement to the side walls of
the loop ID or, if desired, from a continuous strip
bent in rectangular form for engagement within
the loop.
As will be seen in Fig. 3, the strip from which
the separators l3 are formed is split longitudinally
vation of space Within the carrier.
throughout the major portion of its length, the
Another object of the invention is to provide a
top and bottom walls adjacent the kerf being
grill which is fabricated from a single bar and
designed to a?ord the support of a plurality of
bent outwardly to form V-sections l5 disposed in
bottles arranged in longitudinal and transverse 15 opposed relation with each other and con?gured
for partial engagement with the side wall of the
Another object of the invention is to provide a
contiguous pairs of bottles assembled, in the car
bottle separator which is susceptible of ready
When it is desired to use-the carrier for the
modi?cation to accommodate the support of
bottles of different diametric dimensions.
20 support of bottles of variable size the side walls I‘!
of the V-sections l6 may be pinched together to
A further object of the invention is to con
effect the requisite clearance between the sup
struct a bottle separator which is economical of
porting elements and the bottles or laterally dis
manufacture, light in weight and durable of
tended for more intimate engagement therewith.
' Other objects and advantages more or less an
cillary to the foregoing and the manner in which
all the various objects are realized will appear in
Although the foregoing description is neces
sarily of a detailed character, in order that the
invention may be completely set forth. it is to be
understcod that the speci?c terminology is not
the following description, which considered in
intend=._l to be restrictive or con?ning, and that
connection with the accompanying drawing, sets
forth the preferred embodiment of the invention. 30 various rearrangements of parts and modi?ca
Referring to the drawing:
tions of detail may be resorted to without depart
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the bottle carrier em
bodying the present invention;
Fig‘ 2 is a side elevational view thereof;
Fig. 3 is a View in perspective of one of the 35
bottle separators embodying the present inven
tion; and
ing from the scope or spirit of the invention as
herein claimed.
I claim:
A bottle carrier comprising a band formed to
envelope the upper portions of a plurality of
bottles arranged in two parallel rows of equal
length, U-shaped cradles depending therefrom
Fig. 4 is a plan view of a separator of alter
nate form.
for engagement with portions of the bottoms of
Referring ?rst to Fig. l, the bottle carrier com 40 bottles and bottle separators secured to the inner
prises a continuous band or loop l0 constructed
side walls of said band, said ‘separators being
from relatively light strip material and formed
formed of strips of metal split longitudinally and
to envelope a plurality of bottles arranged in
bent outwardly in opposite directions for engage
columnar order. The end walls of the loop are
ment with the portions of thebottles that con
provided with legs or U-shaped cradle arms I I 45 front the outer side walls of the bent portions of
pivotally or otherwise attached to the band and
the separators, said strips being formed of a due
disposed for the support of the base portions‘ of
tile metal to facilitate modi?cation oi the shape
the bottles assembled in the carrier. The loop
of the bent portions thereof andthus accom
I0 is further provided with a handle I2 preferably
modate the support of bottles of different size.
formed for pivotal movement to accommodate the 50
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