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â, EMS. w. D. PLUMMEÉ 2,405,5E 7 BOTTLE CARRIER Filed Jan. 1, 1945 w, m@ .w D TOR. ummeî' p,„Ymi,n„Wyo m.PN w ,m A Patented Aug. 6, 1946 2,405,517 » UNITED STATES PATENT OFFTCE 2,405,517 BOTTLE CARRIER Walter D. Plummer, Toledo, Ohio, assignor to Owens-Illinois Glass Company, a corporation of Ohio Application January 1, 1945, Serial No. 570,889k 1 claim. (Cl. 224-45) 1 2 My invention relates to a carrier for bottles and other articles. An object of the invention is to provide a bag or carrier in which bottles or th'e like may be conveniently carried by hand and which when empty may be collapsed and folded into a very small compass. At the present day, The body 5, as shown, is an oblong, rectangu lar sheet of considerably greater length than width. Each row of pockets 6 is formed from a strip of ‘the sheet material attached to one face of the sh'eet 5 along an end portion thereof. The ends of the strips forming the pockets are sewed along the edges ‘I of the sheet 5 and the strips separated into the individual pockets by seams 8. hand carriers adapted for holding beverage bot tles, beer bottles and the like and commonly used The length of each pocket formingr strip is greater for carrying such articles home from the store, are generally made of liberboard, cardboard or 10 than the width of the body 5 and th'e strip is folded, pleated or gathered in a manner to give each pocket suñicient material or fullness to permit it to be extended to receive a bottle Ill. as well as while loaded. The empty holders are A handle II of cord, rope, or other suitable ma comparatively bulky and inconvenient for car 15 terial is attached at its ends, as by stitching I2, rying when empty. to the body 5, said handle being positioned cen An object of my invention is to provide a car trally of said body and extending transversely rier which is made of material permitting it to thereof. The strips forming the pockets 6 are be collapsed or folded to occupy a very small space and which thus may be carried conveniently sewed or attached by a seam I3 to the body 5 in a shopping bag or the like. More particu 20 along the end edge of the latter, thereby provid ing closed bottoms I4ß for the pockets. The larly, the invention provides a carrier or bag con edges of the pockets 6 and sheet 5 are protected sisting of netting, textile fabric or like limp ma by binding material I4. terial which may be folded compactly to occupy The carrier may be conveniently loaded when only a very small space and which', moreover, has strength and durability permitting long wear and 25 opened out as shown in Fig. 2 and lying on a ta ble or other support. When loaded and lifted by reuse for making many trips. the handle I I, the carrier doubles up to th'e posi A further object of the invention is to provide tion shown in Fig. 1 in which the two rows of a carrier which is easily loaded and which while bottles are brought to upright position closely made of a limp, flexible material such as cloth or netting, is adapted to hold bottles loaded there 30 adjacent to each other, being separated only by other material having sufficient stiffness or rigid ity to retain th‘e shape of the carrier while empty in in upright position both while being carried the two interposed layers of fabric formed by the and when the carrier is placed on a table or other body 5, the latter serving as a cushioning means between th'e bottles. When the loaded carrier is set down on a supporting surface, the bottles remain in upright position, resting on such sur face. Modifications may be resorted to within th support. Other objects of the invention will appear hereinafter. Referring to the accompanying drawing: Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bottle carrier spirit and scope of my invention. v constructed in accordance with my invention, the I claim: carrier being partly loaded with bottles. A bottle carrier comprising a rectangular sheet Fig. `2 is a plan view of th'e carrier opened out 40 of ñexible material forming the body of a car and showing a bottle loaded therein. rier, and strips of such material sewed to one Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the loaded carrier. face of the sheet by seams extending along the Fig. 4 is a sectional plan View of a portion of end edges of said sheet, and seams at intervals the carrier including two pockets with bottles therein. ' As shown in the drawing, the carrier comprises a rectangular, oblong sheet 5 forming the body of the carrier, and rows of pockets 6 attached to one face of the sheet along th'e end portions 45 along said strips extending lengthwise of said sheet and dividing the strips into individual pock ets, and a handle attached to said face substan tially midway between the ends thereof, whereby when the carrier is lifted by the said handle, the thereof to receive bottles I0 or other articles, so 50 sheet is doubled downward and the pockets brought tc upright position in rows on the outer that when said sheet is doubled as shown in Fig. 1 the bottles are held upright in rows extending faces of the carrier body, said strips being of greater length th'an the width of said body and along the outer faces of the holder. The body 5 and pockets 6 may be made of netting, textile provided with folds intermediate the seams form fabric or cloth', or the like, the material being 55 ing the pockets, whereby the latter are expansi flexible and limp so that the carrier when empty ble to conform to the contour of the articles may be folded up to occupy a very small space, permitting it to be conveniently carried, as for example, in a handbag or pocket. placed therein. WALTER D. PLUMMER.