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Patented July 23, 1946 2,404,699 UNITED STATES PATENT ‘OFFICE ' ‘ 2,404,699 ' BOTTLE CARRIER. V Arthur ‘ 'Edgerton, Rocky River, Ohio,’ assignor to Convenient Carrier Corporation, Cleveland,’ 7 Ohio, a ‘corporation of Ohio , i ‘ ‘Application Augusto, 1944, SerialN-or548,180 _, ' 3 Claims. ‘ (01. 224-45) ’ ‘ 2 This invention relates broadly to bottle carriers of the type employed in the retail distribution of beverages and more speci?cally to improvements in fabricated metal carriers for such use. One of the objects of the invention is to provide ing the fragmentary portion of the side frame of the carrier. . . ‘ Referring ?rst to Fig. 1 the carrier comprises a narrow band to of relatively thin sheet metal stock formed to partially envelop the outer faces of a plurality of bottles when arranged in. pairs a metallic frame which may be folded into a sub stantially ?at relatively small package in order and columnar alignment as shown. The end walls to realize maximum economies in space when I I of the frame are tangential to the outer bottles so grouped, the ends l2 of the band being united empty carriers are in transitude Or storage. Another object of the invention is to provide 10 by welding or secured by rivets one of which may serve as the supporting element for the bail or a metal frame for carrying bottles which is de signed to facilitate the arrangement of filled car handle IS. The central ‘portion of the side wall riers in stacked or superposed relation. of the band H) is pierced and die struck to form tongues l4 bent inwardly and arcuately to par Another object of the invention is to construct a carrier which will afford an individual support 15 tially envelop the inner side walls of the contigu ous bottles, The tongues are of suf?cient length for each of the: bottles placed therein irrespective the number or location of other bottles in the to prevent lateral movement of the bottle em carrier. ' braced thereby. , _ The upper edges of the end walls ll of the Further objects of the invention reside in the provision of a carrier which is attractive of ap 20 frame are pierced and folded outwardly to form ledges or stops l5 provided to delimit the inner pearance, sturdy of structure, economic of manu movement of the bottle supporting members or facture and adapted for use with minimum ad cradles l6. As will be seen in Figs. 2 and 3 the justment at the crowning machine during the cradles are of U -shape con?guration mounted for loading operation of the carrier. Other objects and advantages more or less ancillary to the fore 25 pivotal movement upon rivets lBa seated in the end walls I l of the frame ID. The cradles are dis going and the manner in which all the various posed in spaced relation with each other and are objects are realized will appear in the following arranged relative to the centers of the aligned description, which considered in connection with bottles to provide a substantial bearing for the the accompanying drawings, sets forth the pre 30 base or bottom walls thereof. The upper ends of ferred embodiment of the invention. In the drawings: the cradle arms are formed with arcuate corners H to facilitate the folded adjustment of the era Fig. 1 is a plan view of the improved carrier dles to the position indicated in Fig. 5. The inner illustrated in its operative position, a portion of sides of the arms are formed with squared corners the handle being broken away in the interest of I8 adapted for engagement with the stops I5 when clarity; 35 the cradles are adjusted in their operative posi Fig, 2 is a side elevational view thereof; tion shown in Fig. 3. In order to accommodate Fig. 3 is an end elevational view of the carrier the stacked relation of a plurality of the carriers shown in Figs. 1 and 2; the handle I3 is formed with a slot l9 adjacent Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view of a por tion of the carrier illustrated on an enlarged 40 the ends thereof, the slot being of su?cient length to permit the handle to drop below the crowns scale, the section being taken on a plane indicated of the bottles when released. ‘The arms of the by the line 4-4 in Fig. 2; handles are designed to afford adequate ?nger Fig. 5 is a plan view of the carrier shown in its clearance above the crowns of the bottles and collapsed position, the central partition illus trated in this ?gure being of an alternate form; 45 also overlie the base of the cradles when the car rier is folded in its collapsed position as shown Fig. 6 is an end elevation of the folded carrier in Fig. 5. shown in Fig. 5; In the structure illustrating the modi?ed em Fig. 7 is a vertical section through the hinged bodiment (Fig. 5) the central supporting frame portion of the carrier frame, the section being 50 work comprises a pair of straps 30 bent in gen taken on a plane indicated by the line 7-1 in eral con?guration of the contours of the bottles Fig. 3; grouped in the manner heretofore described and Fig. 8 is an elevational view partially in sec illustrated. The ends of the straps 30 may be tion of a handle of an alternate form; and pierced for retention by the rivet H5 or welded to Fig. 9 is a vertical section therethrough includ 55 the inner face of the frame Ill. If desired the 2,404,699 3 handle may be formed as a separable unit at rows, curved sections in said loop con?gured for tachment to the band I!) being provided by an engagement with portions of the side walls of inturned loop 3| (Fig. 8) having a slot 32 therein bottles enveloped by said loop, tongues pierced adapted for engagement with lugs or tabs 33 bent from said curved sections and formed to partially inwardly from the pierced and inwardly bent por envelop the side walls of the bottles enveloped tions of the end walls II. In this structure the by said loop, a pair of cradles formed of strip ‘ handles may be readily snapped in place con metal pivotally mounted in spaced relation on the temporaneous the adjustment of the cradles end portions of said loop, the bottom ‘portion of to their operative position. The length of the each of said cradles constituting a supporting slot 32 in this embodiment, like that in the former 10 medium for a row of bottles, said cradles being formed to fold outwardly over the sides of said case, is designed to permit adjustment of the bail loop and lie in a common plane therewith. below the tops of the bottle crowns. 2. A bottle carrier comprising a, continuous loop It will be readily recognized that the carrier as ‘ of sheet metal strip stock con?gured for engagee formed may be folded into Va, ?at relatively small‘ 'ment with portions of the side walls 01 a plu package to facilitate shipping thereof, that the bottles supported‘ therein may be ?rmly held so” rality of bottles, separators in said loop, con?g ured for engagement with portions of the side that one or more bottles may be carried in the container without danger of any of them falling walls of the bottles, and a pair of spaced U-shaped arms formed of sheet metal strip stock pivoted therefrom, that the weight of the bottles will pre vent collapse of the cradle l6 when folded into i to and depending from said loop, the width of the operative position, that the handle of either form base of said U-arms being substantially equal to disclosed herein may be positioned below the the diameter of the tops of the bottles and being disposed within a plane common to the vertical crowns of the bottles and that the cradles when adjusted in their operative position will a?‘ord axis of the bottles whereby one of said carriers adequate stability for self sustained support of ?lled with bottles may be stacked upon another. the structure when moved along the conveyor ad- ' 3. A bottle carrier comprising a continuous loop jacent the crowning machine. of flat metal stock formed to encompass a plu Although they foregoing description is neces rality of bottles, a pair of U-shaped arms each of sarily of a detailed character, in order that the invention may be completely set forth, it is to be a width equal to that of said loop, said'arms being pivoted on said loop in spaced relation with understood that the speci?c terminology is not intended to be restrictiveor con?ning, and that various rearrangements of parts and modi?ca each other and adapted for adjustment normal thereto or parallel therewith, a, handle pivotally mounted on. said loop intermediate the pivoted connections for said arms, the pivotal connection tions of detail may be resorted to Without depart ing from the scope or spirit of the invention as 35 for said handle being disposed beyond the faces of said arms whereby said‘handle may be ad-, justed in parallel relation with said loop and said arms and in overlapped relation with either of 1. ‘A bottle carrier comprising a continuous herein claimed. I claim: ‘ _7 ' . ' ~~ I > loop of narrow metal formed vto envelop a plu~ rality of bottles arranged in parallel contiguous said arms. . V _ . ARTHUR H. EDGERTON.