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Nov. 26, 1946. ‘
£411,673
T. VECHEY, JR
BEVERAGE BOTTLE CASE
Filed Jan. 27, 1944
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Patented Nov. 26,_1946
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I BEVERAGE BOTTLE-CASE
Theodore Vechey, Jr., Canton, Ohio
' Application January 2 '7, 1944, serial No. 519,877
2 claims. (01. 220-21)
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The invention relates to cases for bottled bev
erages and the like, and the object of the inven
tion is to provide a one-piece case with an integral,
cellular'frame or divider, molded from plastic
or similar material.
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Another object is the provision of a beverage
case of this character in which a minimum of
apertures are provided for draining all of the
one-piece beverage case with an integral cellular
frame or divider;
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Fig.7 a vertical, longitudinal section through
the beverage case, shown in Fig. 6 taken as on
the line l—-1, Fig. 6; and
' Fig. {3 a View similar to Fig. ‘I of a slightly modi
lied form-ofthe invention.
Referring now particularly to the drawings, in
which like numeralsrefer ‘to like parts through
cells of the case.
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out the several views, a preferred form of the
A further object of the invention is to provide a 10 improved beverage case is shown in Figs. 1 to 5
beverage case of the character referred to in
inclusive, in which the case is shown of sufficient
which the side walls of thercase are reinforced or
height to entirely enclose the beverage bottles,
thickened at the points where hand holes‘ are
formed therein for transporting the case.
the cellular frame or'divider and separators being
of considerably less‘height.
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A still further object is the provision of abev 15
The case may be molded, or similarly formed,
erage case having an integral divider frame divid
from any suitable material, preferably a plastic
ing the interior of the case into a plurality of
such as Bakelite, or other synthetic resin, and
compartments each designed to vcontain four bev
comprises the side walls I0 and the end walls
erage bottles and having a novel separating de
I I, joined by the rounded corners I2 and the per;
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vice formed integrally in each compartment for
forate bottom wall l3, the ‘corners at ‘the edges
separating the bottles from each other andvproe
of the bottom wall being preferably slightly
viding drainage for the compartment.
rounded as indicated at M.
Still another object is to provide a beverage case
The side and end walls, I0 and II respectively,
of this character in which the novel separating
maybe of sufficient'height to entirely enclose the
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device in each compartment comprises two spaced,
beverage bottles which the case is designedv to
oppositely curved, vertical walls formed integrally
carry,'and, as shown in the drawings, the end
with the bottom wall of the case and connected
walls H are preferably thickened toward their
at their upper ends by a top wall having four
upper edges, as indicated at I5 so as to strengthen
equal, curved edges, there being an openingin
30 or reinforce the same at the points where the
the bottom wall, between the vertical walls of said
hand openings 16 are formed- therein.
separating device, to provide drainage for the
The cellular frame or divider is-formed inte
entire compartment.
grally within the case and comprises the vertical;
The above objects together with ‘others which 1
longitudinal partition wall [7, and vertical, trans
will be apparent from the drawings and following
verse partitionwallsl8, dividing the‘interior-of
description, or‘ which may be later referred to, 35 the case into a plurality of substantially square,
may be attained by constructing the improved,
equal compartments [9, each of which is of suf-'
one-piece beverage case in the manner illustrated
?cient size to house four beverage bottles.
in the accompanying drawings, in which:
As best shown in Fig. 2, it will be seen that this
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a one-piece bev
erage case having an integral cellular frame or 40 cellular frame or divider is substantially one-half
the height of the case, so that the neck portions
divider dividing the interior of the case into a
of the bottles, which protrude above the divider
and are enclosed within the upper portion of the
case, may be easily grasped by hand in order to
or replace the bottles.
the beverage case, taken as on the line 2--2, 45 remove
Four beverage bottles, as indicated in broken
E‘ig- 1;
lines at B, in Fig. 1, may be received in each com
Fig. 3 a vertical section through one of the
partment l9, and for the purpose of separating
separating devices, taken as on the line 3-3,
the bottles in each compartment from each other,
Fig. 1;
a novel separating device is centrally located in
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Fig. 4 a horizontal section through one of the
each of the compartments.
separating devices, taken as on the, line 4-4,
This separating device comprises two vertical,
plurality of compartments, with an integral sep
arating device in each compartment;
Fig. 2 a vertical, longitudinal section through
Fig. 3;
oppositely curved walls 20, having their concave
Fig. 5 a fragmentary elevation of the upper
sides disposed outwardly, away from each other.
portion of one end wall of the case;
Fig. 6 a top plan view of a modi?ed form of 55 ‘These curved, vertical walls are formed integrally
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with the bottom wall I3 of the case, and extend
and II’ respectively, of the case are of the same
upward to the height of the partition walls I‘! and
height as the vertical, longitudinal and transverse
I 8, being connected at their upper ends by the
partition walls I1’ and I8’ respectively, of the
horizontal top wall 2| having the four equal, con
cellular frame or divider. The apertures 23' may
cave edges 22 arranged to contact the four bot
be located in the bottom wall l3’ of the case in
tles located in the compartment and to separate
the same manner as shown and described above
the bottles from each other.
and the case and divider are otherwise the same
In order to provide drainage for the compart
as above described.
ments, an aperture 23 is formed in the bottom
The entire case and divider or cellular frame
wall [3, beneath each of the separating devices 10
may be molded, cast or otherwise formed in
above described, and between the lower ends of
tegrally from plastic or the like so that there are
the vertical walls 20 thereof, so that all moisture
no joints or separate parts and the case may be
from each entire compartment 19 may be quickly
quickly and easily cleaned so that it may be always
and easily drained therefrom.
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kept in a sanitary condition.
In Figs. 6 and 7 is shown a modi?cation of the 15
The apertures in the bottom wall of the case,
invention in which the side and end walls, I Do
located in the manner above described, permit
and H a respectively, may be of sufficient height
rapid drainage of all of the bottle compartments
to entirely enclose the beverage bottles which the
in
the event the case is cleaned by ?ushing the
case is designed to carry, and, as shown in the
same with water, and also drainage for any mois
drawings, the end walls I la are preferably thick 20 ture
upon the bottles which may be placed in the
ened toward their upper edges, as indicated at
case.
|5a so as to strengthen or reinforce the same at
the points where the hand openings lBa are
formed therein.
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The cellular frame or divider is formed in
tegrally within the case and comprises the ver
tical, longitudinal partition walls Fla, and verti
cal transverse partition walls l8a, dividing the
I claim:
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l. A one-piece beverage case and divider com
prising integral side walls, end walls and a bottom
25 wall with integral longitudinal and transverse
partition walls therein dividing the interior of the
case into a plurality of compartments, each com
partment arranged to house four beverage bottles,
interior of the case into a plurality of substantially
and a separator in the center of each compart
square, equal compartments |9a each of which is
30 ment formed integrally with the bottom wall, each
of sufficient size to house one beverage bottle.
separator comprising two spaced oppositely
As best shown in Fig. '7, it will be seen that this
curved vertical walls joined at their upper ends
cellular frame or divider is substantially one-half
by a top wall having four equal, concave edges
the height of the case, so that the neck portions
conforming to the curvature of the bottles, there
of {the bottles, Which protrude above the divider 35 being
an opening in the bottom wall beneath each
and are enclosed within the upper portion of the
separator
and openings communicating therewith
case, may be easily grasped by hand in order to
remove or replace the bottles.
For the purpose of draining all moisture from
between said curved vertical walls.
. 2. A one-piece beverage case and divider com
prising integral side walls, end walls and a bottom
the case with the minimum number of apertures, 40 wall with integral longitudinal and transverse
the bottom wall 13a is perforated in the manner
partition walls therein dividing the interior of the
shown in the drawings, in which a preferably cir
case into a plurality of compartments, each com
cular aperture 23a is formed in the bottom wall
partment
arranged to house four beverage bottles,
below every other junction 24 of the longitudinal
and a separator in the center of each compart
and transverse partition walls I‘! and IS, in every 45 ment formed integrally with the bottom wall, each
other tier, so that each aperture 23a. drains the
separator comprising two spaced oppositely curved
four bottle compartments 19a adjacent to the
vertical walls joined at their upper ends only by
same and thus drainage is provided for all of the
a top wall having four equal, concave edges the
compartments. As shown in Figure 6, wherein a
other two sides of said separator being open from
twenty-four bottle case is illustrated, it will be 50 said bottom wall to said top wall there being a
seen that with this arrangement only six aper
drainage opening in the bottom wall between the
tures 23a are needed to drain the twenty-four
curved, vertical walls of each separator and com
compartments.
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municating with the open sides of the separator.
In Fig. 8 is shown a slightly modi?ed form of
the invention in which the side and end walls I0’
THEODORE VECHEY, JR.
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