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Nov. 12, 1946.
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‘J- E- WII-SON
2,411,121
METAL FRAMED WOOD CONTAINER
Filed Sept. 11, 1944
2 Sheets-Sheet ‘l
Nov. 12, 1946.
J. E. WILSON
2,411,121
METAL FRAMED WOOD CONTAINER
Filed Sept. 11, 1944
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2 Sheets—Sheet 2
Patented Nov. 12, 1946
2,411,121
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,411,121
METAL FRAMED WOOD CONTAINER
James E. Wilson, Detroit, Mich., assignor, by
direct and mesne assignments, of one-fourth
to George C. Knight, Detroit, Mich, and one
fourth to Delos G. Smith
Application September 11, 1944, Serial No. 553,547
8 Claims.
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(Cl. 217-5)
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The present invention relates generallyto con
tainers. More particularly the invention relates
to‘ that type of container which is primarily de
features which are hereinafter set forth and are
more particularly de?ned by claims at the con
clusion hereof.
In the drawings which accompany and form a
part of this speci?cation or disclosure and in
which like numerals of reference denote corre
signed or adapted for use in shipping or trans
. porting articles, such as bottles, and comprises in
addition to wooden bottom, side and end Walls, a
metallic box-like frame structure in the form
sponding parts throughout the several views:
of a rectangular angle bar lower frame, a rec
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container
tangular angle bar upper frame, and four angle
embodying the invention;
bar uprights between the corners of the two
Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the
metallic box-like frame structure of the container
before‘connection or assembly of the various parts
frames.
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One object of the invention is to provide a con
tainer of this type which is an improvement upon,
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thereof;
and has certain advantages over, previously de
Figure 3 is a vertical longitudinal section of
signed containers and is characterized by the 15 the-container illustrating in detail the manner in
fact that it is extremely‘rigid and durable and in
which the lower margins of the wooden end walls
addition is so designed and constructed that it
are interlocked with the end margins of the con
may be produced or fabricated at a comparatively
tainer bottom wall;
low cost.
Figure 4 is an enlarged horizontal section of
Another object of the invention is to provide 20 one corner of the container illustrating the man
a container of the aforementioned type and
ner in which the right angle clips serve ?xedly‘
character in which the metallic frame structure
to connect the corner portions'of the upper and
is so designed and constructed that it may be
lower frames to the ends of the uprights;
Shipped to the user of the container in knocked
Figure 5 is another enlarged horizontal section
down form and then readily assembled.
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Another object of the invention is to provide a
container of the last mentioned character in
which the rectangular angle bar lower and upper
:25 showing the manner in which the clips are in
frames of the frame structure are each of one
serted into place prior to bending of therends
thereof and mounting of the side and end walls
of the container;
‘ Figure 6 is an enlarged vertical section of the
piece design and have the corner portions there .30 upper portion of the container showing the man
of connected to the ends of the angle bar up
ner in which the inwardly extending ?ange of
rights by right angle clips, the free ends ‘of which
the upper‘frame is bent downwards into inter
etxend through registering or aligned slots in the
locked relation with the upper margins of the
corner portions of the two frames and the ends
of the uprights and are bent inwards into a.
against vertical displacement with respect to the
position wherein they abut against the inner
frame structure; and
side and end walls in order to lock such walls
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faces of the uprights and are held in place by
Figure 7 is'a perspective of the bottom wall of
the end portions of the wooden side walls.
the container.
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A further object of the invention is to provide a
The container which is shown in the drawings
container of the type and character last men ?lo constitutes the preferred form or embodiment of
tioned in which the lower and upper frames of ' ‘ the invention. It has general capabilities of use
the frame structure have continuous outstruck
although it is primarily designed or adapted for
ribs which straddle the external portions of the
use in shipping or transporting articles, such as
clips and serve to retain or lock the clips against
bottles. As its component parts the container
vertical displacement relatively to the frame
comprises a metallic box-like frame structure Ill,
structure.
a bottom wall II, a pair of side walls 12 and a
A still further object of the invention'is to
pair of. end walls I3.
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provide a container which is generally of new
The frame structure is designed and adapted
and improved construction and effectively and
to be shipped to the user of the container in
ei?ciently ful?lls its intended purpose.
knocked down form and assembled by the user
Other objects of the invention and the various ‘
preparatory to use.
It is box-like so far as gen
advantages and characteristics of the present
eral contour is concerned and consists of a rec
container will be apparent from a consideration
tangular angle bar lower frame 14, a rectangular
of the following detailed description.
angle bar upper frame l5, and four angle bar up
The invention consists in the several novel 55 rights it‘. The lower. frame M is formed by
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through aligned slots 24 in the corners of the
vertically extending ?ange 14b of the lower frame
and the lower ends of the uprights l6 and are
a single strip of stamped sheet metal and em
bodies an inwardly extending horizontal ?ange
Ma and an upwardly or vertically extending
?ange Illb. As shown in the drawings the ?ange
14b is formed integrally with the outer margin
of the inwardly extending horizontal ?ange 14a.
The lower frame I4 is formed by ?rst forming
triangular cutouts in the portions of the hori
bent inwards towards one another so that they
?t ?atly against the inner faces of the lower ends
of the upright ?anges as shown in Figure 4.
Before the clips are inserted into place the exten
sions 22.?a are arranged in parallel relation as
zontal ?ange Ma that are adjacent the corners I . , shown in Figure 2. After the clips are shifted into
of the frame. Thereafter the angle bar strip of ‘10 place by inserting the extensions 223 through the
aligned slots 2!! the extensions are bent inwards
which the frame 14 is formed is bent‘at ‘right
angles adjacent each of the triangular cutouts
into their operative position with the result that
with the exception of the cutouts that are at the
ends of the strip. The horizontal ‘?ange Me of
the lower frame M is provided with a continuous
down struck rib I‘? and this is disposed midway
between the inner and outer margins of the
the clips serve rigidly to connect the lower ends
of the uprights to the corners of the vertically
extending ?anges Mb of the lower frame l4.
Preferably the clips are formed of sheet metal
stampings. As shown in the drawings, the clips
22 ?t between the outstruck ribs l8 and 19 with
the result that such ribs hold the clips against
tending ?ange Mb of the lower rectangular angle 20 vertical displacement with respect to the frame.
?ange Ma and serves as a supporting medium
for the container as a whole. The vertically ex
The clips 23 for connecting the upper ends of ,
bar frame M is provided with a continuous out
the uprights IE to the corners of the vertically
struck upper rib l8 and a continuous outstruck
extending ?ange l5IO of the upper frame 15 are the
lower rib E9. The last mentioned ribs are spaced
same in design and~construction as the clips 22.
a small distance apart and together with the
continuous down struck rib I’! serve to reenforce 25 They ?t around the central portions of the cor
ners of said ?ange 15b and embody at the ends
the lower frame M. The rectangular angle bar
thereof extensions 23a which extend through reg
istering or aligned slots 25 in the corners of the
frame [4 and is disposed directly above the lat
?ange l5b and the upper ends of the uprights’ l6
ter. It is formed of a single angle bar type
stamped sheet metal strip and embodies an in 30 and are bent towards one another so that they
?t ?atly against the inner faces of the upper ends
wardly extending ?ange l58 and a vertically ex
of the ?anges of the uprights. Before shifting
tending ?ange 15b. The vertically extending
of the clips 23 into their operative position the
?ange I5‘) is formed integrally with, and depends
extensions 23a are disposed in parallel relation
from, the outer margin of the inwardly extending
?ange l58~ and is in vertical alignment with the 35 as shown in Figures 2 ‘and'5 in order that they
may pass freely through the aligned slots 25.
vertically extending ?ange Nb of the lower frame
After shift of the clips 23 into place the exten
Hi. The upper frame I5 is formed by ?rst pro
sions 2321 are bent inwards into their operative
viding triangular cutouts in the portions of the
position by any suitable tool. The exterior of
inwardly extending .?ange l5a that are disposed
the portions of the clips ?t between, and are
adjacent the corners of the upper frame. There
straddled by, the outstruck ribs 20 and 2! on the
after the angle ‘bar type stamped sheet metal
vertically extending ?ange l5b of ‘the frame 15
strip of which the upper frame is formed is bent
and are thus held by such ribs against vertical
atright angles adjacent each of the triangular
displacement with respect to the frame. When
cutouts with the exception of the cutouts that
are at the ends of the strip.. As shown in Figure 45 the frame structure is in its assembled position
it is rigid. For purposes of reenforcement each
2, thefree ‘ends of the upper frame H‘) are dis
upright ?ange of each upright is provided with
posed diagonally opposite the free ends of the
a pair of laterally spaced substantially full length
lower frame id in order that the frame structure
upper frame 15 is the same in size as the lower
In as a whole has maximum strength or rigidity.
outstruck ribs i6“.
The vertically extending ?ange I51’ of the upper 50‘
frame l5'is provided with a continuous outstruck
upper rib- 26 and a continuous outstruck lower
rib 2|. . These two ribs are spaced apart a com
paratively small distance and serve as a reen
The bottom, side and end Walls ll, l2 and 13
are preferably formed of wood and together with
the frame structure Ill complete the container.
The bottom wall II is shaped conformably to,
and ?ts within, the vertically extending ?ange
55 “lb of the lower rectangular angle bar frame M.
It rests on the inwardly extending horizontal
?ange Ma of said lower frame and has full length
upwardly facing grooves 26 along its end
forcing medium or instrumentality for the upper
frame. The four angle bar uprights ,I 6 are formed
of sheet metal stampings and extend between,
and serve vertically to space, the lower and upper
margins.
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frames 14 and I5. They are located at the cor
ners of the two frames and consist of ?anges [6a 50 The side walls l2 are rectangular and, as'
shown in Figure 1, are positioned in opposed and
and. I 6b. The ?anges IE3a of the uprights extend
spaced apart relation. The bottom edges of the
lengthwise of the container and the ?anges lBb
side walls rest on the side margins of the bottom
extend transversely of the container and are
wall I l and the end margins of said side walls ?t
disposed at right angles to the ?anges its. The
lower, ends of the angle bar uprights fit within 65 within the angle bar uprights I6.' The top edges
of the side walls are rounded and underlie the
the corners of the vertically extending ?ange Mb
side portions of the inwardly extending ?ange
of the lower frame Ill and are secured in place
{5a of ‘the upper frame I5. The lower corners
by right angle metallic clips 22 and the ‘upper
of the side walls are in abutment with the in
.ends of the uprights ?t within the corners of the
vertically extending ?ange W’ of the upper frame 70 wardly bent extensions 22a of the clips 22 and
serve to hold the extensions in place. In other
l5 and are secured in place by right angle metal
lic clips 23. The clips 22 extend around the
corners of theiivertically extending ?ange “lb
of the lower frame and are provided at the ends
thereof with extensions 22*’. The latter extend 75
words, the lower corners of the side walls are so
positioned with respect to the extensions 229L of
the clips 22‘ that such extensions are locked in
place and hence when the container is in its _
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assembled position the clips 22 ‘are positively
held in place. The upper corners of the side
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mounting or positioning of the side and end walls
in place the inner margin of the inwardly extend
walls I2 are in abutment with the inwardly bent
ing ?ange I 5a of the rectangular angle bar upper‘
extensions 23St of the clips 23 as shown in Figure
4 and serve when the container is in its fully
frame I5 visturned or bent downwards into in
assembled position positively to lock said exten
sions 23a in place and‘ thus prevent‘ withdrawal
terlocked relation with the top edges of the side
and end walls. This operation completes the
container and renders the latter in readiness
or removal of the clips 23.
for use.
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The herein described container is essentially
tangular and are of slightly less width than the 10 simple in design and hence may be manufactured‘
The end walls I3 of the container are rec-T ‘
bottom wall II. The side margins of the end
or produced at a comparatively _low cost. It is‘
walls I3 ?t against the transversely extending
extremely durable because it includes the rigid
?anges I6!’ of the uprights I6 and the bottom
unitary frame structure’ I0 and is characterized
margins of said end walls ?t within, and are in
by the fact that the corners of the side walls‘
interlocked relation with, the upwardly facing 15 serve positively‘to lock the inwardly‘bent exten-i
grooves 26 in the end margins of the bottom
sions of the clips in place. The container is“
wall II. As a result of the interlocking connec
further characterized by the fact that the‘end
tion between the bottom margins of the end walls
walls, due to the interlocking ‘connections ad-'
and the end margins of the bottom wall the lower
jacent their bottom margins, serve when :in place‘
portions of the end walls are held against in
to ‘hold the side walls against inward'displace
ward displacement with respect to the frame
ment with respect to the frame structure, Be
structure when the container is in its assem
cause of its speci?c design ‘and construction the
bled position. The side edges of the end walls
container effectively and‘ efficiently ful?lls’ its‘
I3 are in abutment with the end margins ‘of the
intended purpose and is capable of being shipped
side walls I2, as shown in Figure 4, with the
to the user in knocked down form.
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result that when the end walls are in place the
The invention is not to be understood as re
side walls are locked against inward displace
stricted to the details set forth since these may
ment with respect to the frame structure ID.
be modi?ed within the scope of the appended
The top edges of the end walls I3 are rounded
claims without departing from the spirit and
and underlie the end portions of the inwardly 30 scope of the invention.‘ ‘ ‘
extending ?ange I5a of the upper frame l5.
Having thus described my invention what I
In order to lock the side and end walls against
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat
upward displacement with respect to the frame
ent is:
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structure after mounting of such walls in place
1. As a new article of manufacture, a container
the inner margin of the inwardly extending
comprising a box-like frame'structure in the form
?ange I5a of the rectangular angle bar upper
frame I5‘ is bent downwards into interlocked
relation with the top edges of the side and end ‘
walls as shown in Figure 6.
Preferably the in
of a rectangular angle bar lower frame having‘
an inwardly extending ?ange and in addition an
upwardly extending ?ange with an 'outstruck ‘rib
therearound, a complemental rectangular upper
ner upper corners of the side and end walls are 40 frame spaced above the lower frame and having
chamfered or beveled as at 21 and the inner edge
a downwardly extending ?ange ‘with an outstruck
portions of the inwardly extending‘?ange 15a
rib therearound, a plurality of angle bar uprights
adapted to‘ support the frames in spaced relation
and having the lower ends thereof ?tting within
portions of said inwardly extending ?ange Iiia 915 the‘ corner portions of the upwardly extending
outwards of the inner faces of the side and end
?ange of the'lower frame and their upper ends
terminate outwards. of the inner faces of said
side and end walls. By having the inner edge .
walls a ?ller of the crossed partition type (not
shown) may be slid into place within the con
?tting within the corner portions of the down
tainer without interference from the ?ange I5a
plurality of right angle attaching clamps'of sub
wardly extending‘ ?ange of the upper frame. a
of‘ the upper frame I5. If desired the upper 50 stantially the same thickness as the ribs, extend
portions of the end walls I3 ‘are provided with
ing-‘around and ?tting against said corner por
hand holes 28 in order that the container may
tions, respectively, positioned ‘in side by side and
be readily gripped in connection with transpor
abutting relation-with the corner portions ofv the
tation thereof“
ribs and having at the 'ends ‘thereof extensions
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In assembling the container the frame struc-v 55 extending through aligned apertures in saidcor
ner portions and the ends of the uprights and
Thereafter the bottom wall I I is positioned with
bent over for interlocking purposes‘, a bottom ‘wall
in‘ the frame structure and manipulated so that
disposed within the ‘frame structure andhaving
‘the margins thereof rest on the inwardly exf
the margins thereof overlying the inwardly ex--‘
tending ?ange Me of the rectangular, angle bar 60 tending flange of the lower frame, a pair of op-'
ture ‘I0 is assembled as hereinafter described.
lower frame I4. After proper“ positioning, of
posed complemental side walls disposed‘ in the
the bottom wall the side walls are shifted into
frame structure‘ and having the bottom margins
placegby positioning the bottom edges on the
thereof positioned in abutment with the side mar~
side margins of the bottom wall and then ‘swing
gins of the bottom wall and their end margins
ing the side walls outwards so as to bring the 65 ?tting within the uprights,‘ and a pair of opposed
end margins thereof into place within the angle
complemental end walls disposed in said frame
structure and having the bottom margins thereof
positioned in abutment with theend margins of
place by inserting the bottom margins thereof
the bottom wall and their end margins disposed
into the grooves 26 in the end margins of the 70 within said uprights, said complemental walls be
bottom wall II. After insertion of the bottom
ing arranged so that their‘e’nd margins are in
bar uprights I 6. After shift into place of the
side walls the end walls are manipulated into
margins of the end walls into the grooves the
end walls are swung outwards so as to bring
their side margins against the transversely ex
tending ?anges I6b of the uprights I6. After
abutting relation and having‘ certain of ‘the cor
ners thereof positioned in abutment with the bent
over extensions of the clips and serving positively
‘ to lock said extensions in place. I
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tomv margins thereof positioned in abutment-with
2. As a new article of manufacture, a container 1
the end» margins of the bottom wal1 and their
end margins ?tting within the uprights, said corn-l
plemental walls being arranged so that their end
comprising a, box-like frame structure in the
form of a rectangular angle bar lower frame hav
ing an inwarly. extending: ?ange and in addition
an upwardly extending ?ange with a pair of
margins are in abutting relation and having cer
tain of the corners thereof positioned in abut
spaced apart outstruck ribs therearound, a com
plemental rectangular angle bar upper frame
ment with the bent over extensions of the clips
spaced above the lower frame and embodying a
downward1y extending ?ange with a pair of spaced
place.
and serving positively to , lock
' said extensions
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apart outstruck ribs therearound, a plurality of 1.0 4. As a new article of manufacture, a container.
comprising a box-like frame structurein the form
angle bar uprights adapted to support the ‘frames
of a rectangular angle bar'lower frame with an
in. spaced relation and having the lower ends
inwardlyv extending ?ange and an upwardly ex»
thereof ?tting within the corner portions of the
tending ?ange, a complemental rectangular upper
upwardly extending ?ange of the lower frame
framespaced above the lower frame and- embody-.
and'their upper ends ?tting within‘ the cor
ing a downwardly extending ?ange, a plurality of
ner portions of the downwardly extending
angle bar uprights adapted tosupport, the frames
?ange. of the upper frame, and a plurality of
in spaced relation and having the lower ‘ends.
right angle clips of substantially the same. thick
thereof ?tting within‘ the corner portions of the
ness, as the ribs, extending around and ?tting
against said corner portions, respectively, inter 20. upwardly extending ?anges of the lower frame,
and their upper ends ?tting within the corner
posed between and in interlocked relation with
the ribs, and having at the ends thereof ex
portions of the downwardly extending ?ange of
the upper frame, and a plurality of right angle
tensions extending through aligned apertures in
clips'extending around and ?tting against said
said corner portions and the ends of the uprights
and bent inwards, into abutment with the inner 25 corner portions, respectively, and having at the
ends thereof extensions extending through
surfaces of the upright ends for interlocking pur
alignedapertures in said corner portions and the
poses,,a bottom wall disposed ‘within the frame
ends of the uprights and bent inwards into abut:
structure and‘ having the margins thereof over
ment with the inner faces of said ends of the lip-1
lying the. inwardly extending ?ange of the lower
frame, a pair of opposed complemental side walls 30, rights, a bottom wall disposed ‘within the frame
structure and having the margins thereof resting,
disposed in‘ the-frame structure and haV-ingthe
upon the inwardly extending ?angeof the lower
bottom margins thereof positioned in abutment
with the side margins of the bottom wall and
their end margins ?tting within the uprights, and
a pair of opposed complemental- end walls dis- ~
posed in said frame structure and having the bot
tom margins thereof positioned in abutment with
the end margins of the bottom wall and their
end marginsdisposed within said uprights, said
complemental wallsbeing arranged so that their
end- margins are in abutting relation and having
certain of the corners thereof positioned in abut
ment vwith the bent over extensions of the‘v clips
and serving positively to lock said extensions in
place.
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frame, a pair of opposed complemental side walls
disposed in the frame structure and having the
bottom margins thereof positioned in abutment
with the side margins of the vbottom wall, their
end margins ?tting within the uprights, and their
corners arranged in abutmentwith the inwardly
bent extensions of the clips and serving tolock
said extensions- in place, and a pair of opposed
complemental end walls disposedin ‘said frame '
‘ structure and having the bottom marginsv thereof
positioned in abutment with the end margins of
the bottom wall and their end edges. in abutment
45 with said end margins of the sidewalls.
5. As a new article of manufacture a container
comprising a boxelike frame structure in, the
comprising a box-like frame structure in the form
form of a rectangular angle bar lower frame
of a rectangular angle bar lowerframe with an
with an inwardly extending ?ange and anupe
inwardlyextending‘flange and an upwardly ex
tending ?ange, a complemental- rectangular upper 50 wardly extending ?ange, a complementalfrecs.
tangular angle bar frame structure spaced: above
frame-spaced'above the lower frame and em,
the lower frame and, embodying ‘an inwardly (BX-1
bodying a downwardly extending ?ange, a plu
3. As a new-article of. manufacture a container
rality of angle bar uprights adapted to support
the'frames in'spaced relation and vhaving the
lower ends thereof, positioned in abutment with
the corner portions of the upwardly extending
?ange 0f the lower frame and their upper ends
positioned in abutment with the lower corner por
tions of the downwardly extending ?ange of the
upper frame, and a-plurality ofjright, angle clips
extending around and associated with said corner
portions, respectively, and having ‘at theends
thereof extensions extending vthrough aligned
tending ?ange and a downwardly extending
?ange, a plurality of angle bar uprights adapted
to support the frames in spaced relation and hav
ingthe lower ends, thereof positioned in abut!
ment with the corner portions of the upwardly
extending ?ange of the lower frame and the
upper ends positioned in abutment with the lower
corner portions of the downwardly extending
60, ?ange
of the upper frame, and a plurality of right
angle clips extendingaround and associated with
said corner portions, respectively, and having at
the ends thereof extensions extending inwards
apertures in said corner portions and the ends of
the uprights and bent over for interlocking pur 65 through aligned apertures in said corner portions
poses, a bottom wall disposedwithinthe frame
structure and having the margins thereof over
lying the inwardly extending ?ange of the lower
frame, a pair of opposed complemental side walls
disposed in the frame structure and having the
bottom margins thereof positioned in abutment
with the side margins of the bottom wall and
I their end margins ?tting within the uprights, and
and the ends of the uprights and bent over for
interlocking v purposes, a' bottom wall ‘disposed
within the frame structure and having the mar
gins thereof overlying the inwardly extending
?angeof the lower frame, apair of opposed com
plemental sidewalls disposed in the frame struc
ture and having the bottom margins thereof posi
tioned in abutment with the side margins of the
bottom wall and their end margins ?tting within
a pair-of opposed, complemental end walls dis-.
posed in said framestructure and having the bot 75 the uprights, and a pair of opposed complemental
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end walls disposed in said frame structure and
having the bottom margins thereof positioned in
abutment with the end margins of the bottom
wall and their end margins disposed adjacent the
uprights, said complemental walls being arranged
single strip of stamped sheet metal, and having
so that their end margins are in abutting rela
tion and having certain of the corners thereof
positioned in abutment with the bent over ex
tensions of the clips and serving positively to lock
said extensions in place, the inner portions of 10
the ends thereof terminating at one of its cor
ners, a complemental rectangular angle bar up
per frame spaced above the lower frame, em
bodying an inwardly extending flange and a
downwardly extending ?ange, formed of a sin
gle strip of stamped sheet metal, and having its
ends terminating adjacent one of its corners and
disposed diagonally opposite the ends of the low
er frame, a plurality of angle bar stamped sheet
the inwardly extending ?ange of the upper frame
metal uprights adapted to support the frames in
extending over and around the top edges of said
spaced relation and having the lower ends there
side and end walls and serving to hold said side
of ?tting within the corner portions of the up
and end walls against upward displacement with
wardly extending ?ange of the lower frame and
respect to the frame structure and also to hold 15 their upper ends ?tting within the corner por
the upper portions of said side and end walls
tions of the downwardly extending ?ange of the
against inward displacement.
upper frame, and a plurality of right angle clips
6. As a new article of manufacture a container
extending around and ?tting against said cor
comprising a box-like frame ‘structure in the form
ner
portions, respectively, and having at the ends
of a rectangular angle bar lower frame with an 20
thereof
extensions extending through aligned
inwardly extending ?ange and an upwardly ex
apertures in said corner portions and the ends
tending ?ange, a complemental rectangular angle
of the uprights and bent over for interlocking
bar frame structure spaced above the lower frame
purposes.
and embodying an inwardly extending ?ange and
8. As a new article of manufacture, a contain
a downwardly extending ?ange, a plurality of
er comprising a box-like frame structure in the
angle bar uprights adapted to support the frames
form of a rectangular angle bar lower frame hav
in spaced relation and having the lower ends
ing an inwardly extending ?ange and in addition
thereof positioned in abutment with the corner
an upwardly extending ?ange with a pair of out
portions of the upwardly extending ?ange of the
struck parallel ribs extending therearound, a
lower frame and the upper ends positioned in
abutment with the lower corner portions of the 30 complemental rectangular upper frame spaced
above the lower frame and having a downwardly
downwardly extending ?ange of the upper frame,
extending ?ange with a pair of outstruck paral
and a plurality of right angle clips extending
lel ribs extending therearound, a plurality of an
around and associated with said corner portions,
gle bar uprights adapted to support the frames
respectively, and having at the ends thereof ex
tensions extending inwards through aligned aper 35 in spaced relation and having the lower ends
thereof ?tting within the corner portions of the
tures in said corner portions and the ends of the
upwardly extending ?ange of the lower frame
uprights and bent over for interlocking purposes,
and their upper ends ?tting within the corner
a bottom wall disposed within the frame struc
portions of the downwardly extending flange of
ture and having the margins thereof overlying
the inwardly extending ?ange of the lower frame, 40 the upper frame, a plurality of right angle at
taching clips extending around and ?tting
a pair of opposed complemental side walls dis
against said corner portions, respectively, posi
posed in the frame structure having the bottom
tioned in side by side and abutting relation with
edges thereof resting on‘the side margins of the
the corner portions of the ribs and having at the
bottom wall, their end margins ?tting within the
ends thereof extensions extending through
uprights and their corners arranged in abutment
aligned apertures in said corner portions and the
with the extensions of the clips and serving to
lock said extensions in place, and a pair of op
posed complemental end walls disposed in 'said
frame structure, having the end edges thereof
?tting within the uprights and ?atly against the
end margins of the side walls, and also having
their bottom margins ?tting in, and in interlocked
relation with, grooves in the end margins of the
bottom wall whereby their lower portions are held
against inward displacement relatively to the
frame structure, the inner portions of the in
wardly extending ?ange of the upper frame being
extended over and around the upper edges of
the side and end walls and serving to hold said
side and end walls against upward displacement
and also to hold the upper portions of said end
walls against inward displacement.
7. A box-like frame structure adapted with
bottom, side and end walls to form a container
and comprising a rectangular angle bar lower
frame embodying an inwardly extending ?ange
and an upwardly extending ?ange, formed of a
ends of the uprights and bent over for interlock
ing purposes, a bottom wall disposed within the
frame structure and having the margins thereof
overlying the inwardly extending ?ange of the
lower frame, a pair vof opposed complemental ’
side walls disposed in the frame structure and
having the bottom margins thereof positioned in
abutment with the side margins of the bottom
wall and their end margins ?tting within the up
rights, and a pair of opposed complemental end
walls disposed in said frame structure and having
the bottom margins thereof positioned in abut
ment with the end margins of the bottom wall
and their end margins disposed within said up
rights, said complemental walls being arranged
so that their end margins are in abutting rela
tion and having certain of the corners thereof
positioned in abutment with the bent over ex
tensions of the clips and serving positively to lock
said extensions in place.
JAMES E. WILSON.
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