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Aug‘ 6, 1946.
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D. A. LARKIN
BASKET HANDLE
Filed April 3, 1944 ‘
171.7. 5
'INVENTORE '
Daniel
. Larkin,
2,405,310
‘atented Aug. 6, 1946
’ UNITED jsrATEs PATENT OFFICE‘:
Daniel A. Larkin, Sandusky, Ohio,'assignor ‘to The
Hinde & Dauch Company, Sandusky, Ohio, a,
corporation of ' Ohio
Application AprilB, 1944, Serial No. 529,291 ._
3 Claims. '(01. 229+52A)
1
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This invention relates to containers of the bas-'
ket type formed of ?ber board, corrugated board,
or similar materials, and more particularly to a
handle for such containers.
Objects of the invention are to provide a sim
ple and practical means of detachably connect
ing a handle to a container, to provide a strong
and durable connection between the handle and
container and to provide a connection which en
the shoulders 12 of the handle are adapted to
engage the interior of the top edge fold 5 beyond
opposite ends of the slot 6.
.
'
‘
The head 10 of the handle 8 is inserted into
the space between the panels 3 and 4, as illus
trated in Figures 4, 5 and 6. The head I0 is ?rst
inserted downwardly into the angle slot, as-shown
in Figure 4 and is then moved laterally to the
position shown in Figure 5 and then tilted to
upright position, to bring the body portion of
ables the handle to be quickly and easily attached 10 the handle into the slot 6 and to bring the shoul
to the container.
ders l2 into engagement with the interior of the
With the above and other objects in View, the
top edge fold at opposite ends of the slot 6, as
invention may be said to comprise the basket as
shown in Figure 6.
v.
illustrated in the accompanying drawing here
The angle slots of the two side walls are pref
inafter described and particularly set forth in the 15 erably reversely arranged as shown in Figure 1,
appended claims, together with such variations
the downwardly inclined portions 1 of the two
and modi?cations thereof as will be apparent to
slots being at opposite ends of the top portions 6
one skilled in the art to which the invention per-I
and being reversely inclined. The reverse ar
tains.
rangement of the slots eliminates the possibility
Reference should be had to the accompanying 20 of accidental displacement of the handle. The
drawing forming a part of this speci?cation, in
heads 10 are free to move up, and down in the
which
“2'3
spaces between the panels 3 and 4, so that the
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a basket em
handle 8 may be ?attened to permit the baskets
bodying the invention.
25 to be stacked, one upon another. .As shown in
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the handle.
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical section through
Figures 1 and 2, the creases 9 are so disposed ad
jacent to the ends of the handle, as to provide
short sections l3 that are adapted to be pushed
the basket.
Figures 4, 5 and 6 are diagrammatic views,
down into the side walls of the basket when
showing success've positions occupied by an end 30 weight is imposed upon the handle. The sections
of the handle during the operation of attaching
13 being of such length that the intermediate
the handle to the container.
portion of the handle will occupy a substantially
Referring to the accompanying drawing, the
horizontal position when the sections l3 are
container of the present invention is in the form
pushed downwardly into the space between the
of a box having bottom wall I, end walls 2 and’
side walls.
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35.
side walls which have outer panels 3 and inner
It is to be understood that variations and mod
flaps or panels 4, that are connected by a top
i?cations of the speci?c construction herein
edge fold line 5.’ For attachment of a handle to
shown and described for purposes of illustra
the container, each of the side walls is provided
tion, may be made without departing from the
with an angle slot having a top portion 6 that
40 spirit of the invention.
extends along the top edge fold 5 and the down
What I claim is:
wardly extending inclined portion 1 that is formed
1. A basket having side walls, each comprising
in each of the inner panels 4. The top portions
inner and outer panels connected by a top edge
6 of the angle slots are disposed midway be
fold, each side wall having an angle slot con
tween the ends of the side walls, and serve to 45 sisting of a top portion extending along said fold
position a handle ‘8 that is formed of sheet ma
and a portion extending downwardly in one of
terial, the body portion of the handle 8 being in
said panels from one end of said top portion,
the form of an elongated strip that is made ?ex
and a handle having ?at portions adjacent its
ible by spaced transverse creases 9.
ends of a width to substantially ?t in the top
At the ends thereof, the handle 8 has heads
portions of said slots and ?at heads of greater
ll] of greater width than the body of the strip, 50
the heads Ill having arcuate edges II and being
width than said top portions of the slots, each
providing shoulders for engagement with the in
terior of a top edge fold at opposite ends of the
provided with shoulders l2 at right angles to the
body portion of the handle. The width of the
top portion of a slot, each head being of a size
body portion of the handle 8 corresponds to the 55 to permit it to be entered laterally into the
length of the top portion 6 of the angle slots, and
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space between the panels through the down
wardly extending portion of one of the angle
slots.
2. A basket having side walls, each compris
ing inner and outer panels connected by a top
edge fold, each side wall having an angle slot
midway between its ends, each slot consisting of
a top portion extending along thetop edge fold
and a portion in the inner panel extending down
wardly from one end of the top portion and 10
at an obtuse angle thereto, and a handle having a"
width substantially equal to the top portion of
one of the slots and a ?at head at each end of a
width greater than the length of the top DOrtion
3. A basket having side walls, each comprising
inner and outer panels connected by a top edge
fold, each side wall having an angle slot con
sisting of a top portion extending along said
fold and a portion extending downwardly from‘
an end of the top edge portion at an obtuse angle
thereto, the downwardly extending inclined por
tion of the slot of onewall being reversely dis
posed with respect to the inclined 1 portion of
the slot of the other wall, and a handle having
a?at head at each end adapted to be inserted
downwardly and laterally through a slot into the
space between the inner and outer panels of a
of one of said slots and a portion adjacent each 151 side wall,~each head being wider than the top
portion; of one’of the angle slots and having
head of a width to enter the top portion of a
shoulders engageable ‘with the interior of the
slot, each head being of a size’ to permit its
foldrbeyond the ends of the top portion of the
entry laterally through the downwardly extend_
slot, the body of the handle adjacent each head
ing portion of an angle slot into the space be
being of a width to. substantially ?t in the top
tween the panels of a side wall, each head having
shoulders.v engageable, with‘ the interior of‘ the
top edge fold beyond the” ends of the top por-v
tion of the slot.
portion of one of said slots.‘
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DANIEL A. LARKIN. ‘
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