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SePt- 11, 1962
. 3,053,411
Filed Oct. 28. 1960
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Patented Sept. 11, 1962
carrier is ‘fully erected. A glue ?ap 14 which is similar
to ‘but narrower than glue ?ap 11 is joined to partial
end panel 10 along line of fold 15. Glue ?ap 11 is of
Glenn E. Struble, Hamilton, and Fred T. King, Middle
town, Ohio, assignors to Diamond National Corpora
tion, New York, N.Y., a corporation of New York
Filed Get. 28, 196i), Ser. No. 65,725
4 Claims. (Cl. 22tl—113)
Our invention relates to a carrier for bottles or like
containers, and is particularly useful in their transporta
tion and merchandising. It may be formed from a blank
of paperboard or the like and is foldable to a flat posi
tion for storage, yet requires only a simple lateral dis
placement to erect it for use.
a width such that ‘when the carrier is erected, the flap
extends to the center of the space ‘between the two end
compartments, and acts to protect the contents. To
compensate for the increased quantity of board required
for this construction, glue ?ap 14 is reduced in width
by an equal amount, so there is no increase in total
board used for this portion of the blank.
Similarly, articulated to opposite ends of side panel 5
along lines of fold 16 and 17 are partial end panels 18
and 19. Articulated to end panel 19 along line of fold
2-0 is glue flap 21 which has substantially the same di
mensions as flap 11 so that it also serves as a central
In the ordinary carrier of the type adapted to receive
six bottles or like containers, the carrier partitions only
separate the upper portions of the bottles, while their low
panel 18 along line of fold 23. This ?ap is of substan
er portions are free to contact each other with possible
tially the same dimensions as ?ap 14 and has a die cut
partition member. A glue ?ap 22 is joined to partial end
tongue 24 which will mate with the similar tongue 13
damage or breakage.
Accordingly, it is a principal object of our invention 20 when ?aps 11 and 22 are fastened in juxtaposition.
The upper edges (inner edges as they appear in plan
to provide a bottle carrier of the type adapted to receive
view) of side panels 2 and 5 are extended to form shoul
six bottles with full depth partitions between any two ad
der members 25 and 26. To the opposite side edges of
jacent compartments.
It is a further object of our invention to form these full
these shoulder members are articulated the transverse
depth partitions by means of separate inserts which may 25 partition elements 27, 28 and 29, 30. The other ends
be added at any time, so that a single inventory of the
?at folded carriers may be used to supply both the de
of transverse partition members 28 and 30 are articulated
to the handle members 3 and 4, respectively. The other
mand for the greater protection of the full depth parti
ends of transverse partition members 27 and 29 are
tions as Well as the less critical demand for the carrier
articulated to handle reinforcing members 31 and 32,
respectively; and the handle reinforcing members are in
with only partial partitions.
A further object of our invention is the provision of
such a carrier which requires less paperboard stock for
its flat blank and hence can be made more economically
than similar styles presently on the market.
Still another object of our invention is the provision
of a carrier blank requiring a simpli?ed gluing operation
and allowing faster gluing speeds.
These and other objects of our invention which will
be pointed out hereinafter, or which will be apparent to
one skilled in the art upon reading these speci?cations,
we accomplish by that construction and arrangement of
parts of which we shall now describe an exemplary em
turn articulated to the ends of handle members 3 and 4
along line of fold 33, and are adapted to be folded over
and secured in juxtaposition with the handle members.
Finally, a reinforcing ?ap 34- is joined to handle rein
forcing member 31 along line of fold 35 which is an ex
tension of the line of articulation between handle mem
bers 3 and 4.
The folding and gluing of the carrier takes place in
the order to be described, and may ‘be accomplished by
use of any currently available folding and gluing ma
chines. With the blank in the ?at condition, glue is
applied to most of the surface of the handle members
3 and 4 as shown by the shaded area in FIGURE 1 of
the drawings. Then the handle reinforcing members 31
Reference is made to the accompanying drawings
45 and 32, ?ap 34, and transverse partition elements 27 and
proved bottle carrier showing the initial gluing;
29 are infolded along line of fold 33 so that the handle
reinforcing members and the handle members are super
trated in FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of the blank for our im
imposed and adhesively joined. Glue ?aps 14 and 21
FIGURE 2 is a plan View showing the initial folding
may be concurrently infolded along lines of fold 15 and
stage and the next subsequent gluing;
FIGURE 3 is a plan view showing a subsequent stage 50 20, respectively, and adhesively joined to the underlying
portions of the handle members. Bottom panel 1 is
of folding and gluing;
also infolded on its medial line of fold 36. Adhesive is
FIGURE 4 is a plan view showing the blank in its
then applied to the upper surfaces of bottom panel 1,
fully folded and glued condition;
glue ?ap 14, handle reinforcing member 31, and the
FIGURE 5 is a plan view of the full depth partition
5 edge of handle reinforcing member 32 adjacent to line
inserts of our invention with glue applied; and
of fold 33. The carrier is now in the condition illus
FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of the erected car
Now the partial end panels 9 and 18, with their articu
Referring now to FIGURE 1 in which solid lines indi
lated glue ?aps 11 and 22, are inf-olded along lines of
cate lines of cut and dot-dash lines indicate lines of
fold, we have shown a carrier blank made by ordinary 60 fold 7 and 16, respectively, so that the glue ?aps 11 and
cutting and scoring methods from any paperboard having
22 are superposed and adhesively joined to the handle
reinforcing members 31 and 32. Glue is now applied to
the upper surface of ?ap 11. The carrier is now in the
blank embodies a bottom panel 1, a side panel 2, com
condition illustrated by FIGURE 3.
plementary handle members 3 and 4, a side panel 5,
and a (glue ?ap 6 arranged in side-by-side relation in 65 The ?nal fold along line of articulation 35 is now made,
bringing the glued area of bottom panel 1 in contact with
the order set forth. Articulated to opposite ends of side
glue flap 6, and bringing ?aps 11 and 14 in contact with
panel 2 along lines of fold 7 and 8 are partial end mem
?aps 21 and 22 respectively. The carrier is now assem
bers 9 and 10. A relatively wide glue flap 11 which also
bled in knocked~down condition ready for storing or
serves as a central partition member is joined to partial
end member 9 along line of fold 12. A small die cut 70 shipping, and is in the condition shown in FIGURE 4.
tongue 13 is provided at the bottom end of this ?ap which
Erection of the carrier for use may be accomplished by
serves to hold the bottom panel 1 in place when the
pushing on opposite ends of the flat-folded structure.
the desired caliper, strength, and surface ?nish.
The transverse partition elements 27, 28, 29, and 3t), and
the partial end panels 9, 10, 18 and 19 are all of the same
length, and as pressure is exerted on opposite ends of the
between said opposing side walls and the said handle
member and de?ning separate compartments therebe
tween; ‘full depth partition inserts ?tted into the said
compartments, said inserts each comprising an outer wall
panel, an intermediate wall panel, and an outer wall panel
articulated together in the order named, and a tab pro
ments assume a position at right angles to the side panels.
jecting outwardly from each line of articulation between
At the same time, the bottom panel 1 is unfolding along
said intermediate wall panel and said outer wall panels
line 36 and comes into a horizontal position in which the
in the plane of said intermediate wall panel when said
two halves are substantially coplanar. The carrier may
be initially held in the erected position by pressing up 10 outer wall panels are folded along their lines of articula
tion at right angles to said intermediate wall panel, said
wardly on the end of bottom panel 1 so that the die cut
tabs being positioned to engage beneath the lower edges
notch 37 on that edge engages in the tongue formed by
of said transverse partition members so as to position
the superposition of cut‘outs 13 and 24 when glue ?aps
said inserts in place and assist in their retention.
11 and 22 are adhesively joined. Thus the carrier may be
2. The device claimed in claim 1 wherein the bottom
maintained in the erected condition prior to its being
edge of said handle structure terminates at substantially
loaded in spite of the inherent resiliency of the paper
the same level as the top of said side wall panels, wherein
board. As was mentioned before and as shown in FIG
said transverse partition members extend between the
URE 6, the glue ?aps 11 and 21 are increased in width
bottom portion of said handle structure and the upper
sufficient so that they extend to the center of the space
between the end compartments to provide a full depth 20 portions of said side wall panels, and wherein at least
two of said full depth partition inserts are ?tted into
protective partition.
opposing compartments on opposite sides of said central
Full depth partitions ‘between the central compartments
handle structure in a back-to-back relationship.
and all others are provided by means of a separate insert
3. The device claimed in claim 2 wherein the said side
blank shown in FIGURE 5. It comprises an intermediate
wall panels and said rear wall panel of said insert are
wall 38 and outer walls 39 and 40 which are mirror
rounded at their bottom edges, and wherein the free edges
images of each other. Intermediate wall 38 and outer
of said side wall panels have cut-out portions to accom
Wall 39 are joined along line of articulation 41, and outer
modate the lines of articulation between said side Wall
wall 40 is joined to the intermediate wall along line of
panels and said transverse partition member.
articulation 42. Outwardly projecting die cut locking tabs
4. In combination, a bottle carrier comprising a bottom
43 and 44 are provided along lines of articulation 41 and 30
panel, opposing side and end wall panels, a central handle
42, respectively, positioned to engage under the lower
structure, the bottom of said handle structure terminat
edges of the partition members when the insert is in place,
ing at substantially the level of the top of said side wall
thereby acting to position the insert in its compartment.
panels, a plurality of transverse partition members ex
Recessed areas 45 and 46 allow room for the expansion
tending from said side wall panels to said handle structure
of material along the line of articulation between the
at right angles thereto to form a plurality of separate com
shoulder members of the side panels and the transverse
partments therebetween, and a partial central partition
partition members. It will be further noted that the bot
structure at each end of said carrier positioned midway
tom edges of the inserts are rounded so that when the
between said side wall panels and extending inwardly
insert blank is folded along its lines of fold 41 and 42, it
from said end wall panels in parallel relation to said side
may be easily placed into the erected carrier, as shown
wall panels substantially to the center of the space be
in FIGURE 6. Furthermore, the inclined or tapered top
tween the two end compartments as de?ned by the said
edges of the side wall members 39 and 4t) prevent the
end wall panels and the said transverse partitions, said
inserts from extending above the top of the carrier com
partial central partition structure each comprising a pair
partments. Glue is applied to the shaded areas of the
carrier, they’ operate to maintain the sides in a parallel
relation. When the carrier is fully erected, all these ele-.
inserts and two of them are placed in the carrier in a
back-to-‘back relation to provide full depth partitions be
tween any two compartments. It is understood of course
of juxtaposed glue ?aps, one of the glue flaps in each pair
being wider than the other, and full depth partition in
serts ?tted into the central compartments de?ned by the
said transverse partition members, each of said inserts
comprising an outer wall panel, a intermediate wall panel,
and an outer wall panel articulated together in the order
named, a die cut tab projecting outwardly from each line
of articulation between said intermediate wall panel and
said outer wall panels, said tabs extending outwardly in
as an incident of their manufacture, or they may be sup
the plane of said intermediate wall panel when said outer
plied as such to the user who will insert them as required,
depending upon the nature of the intended use of the 55 wall panels are folded along their lines of articulation
at right angles to ‘said intermediate wall panel, said die cut
tabs being positioned to engage beneath the transverse
Modi?cations may of course be made in our invention
that if the added protection of these full depth partitions
is not desired by the customer, the basic carrier without
the inserts may be supplied. Therefore only one inven
tory must be maintained to supply both demands. If
desired, the inserts may be placed in the carrier structures
without departing from the spirit of it. Having thus de
scribed our invention in an exemplary embodiment, what
we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 60
1. In a carrier for bottles or the like formed from a one
piece paperboard blank and having a bottom panel, ops
posing side and end walls, a central handle structure, and
a plurality of transverse partition members extending
partition members and position the said inserts in place.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
Arneson ______________ __ Jan. 9,
Holy ________________ __ May 3,
Bergstein ____________ __ May 31,
Ringler ______________ __ July 24,
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