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Sept. 18, 1962 C. L. MORRIS 3,054,502 LUNCH PAIL Filed Aug. 1'7, 1960 Corbin L. Mar/is INVENTOR. 9 BY WWW ?e]: ilnited States Eatent ace 3,054,502 Patented Sept. 18, 1962 2 1 3,054,502 LUNCH PAIL "it ‘an _ Corbin L. Morris, 434- lVioni-ovista Ave, Monrovia, Calif. Filed Aug. 17, 1960, Ser. No. 50,198 4 Claims. (Cl. 206—4) on the rear wall 8 of the box 6. With the tray 20 mount ed above the bottle 17 the food in said tray will not be damaged should said bottle leak or be broken. Access to the vacuum bottle 17 is readily had by removing the food tray 20. The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous This invention relates to new and useful improvements modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those in lunch pails or boxes of the type accommodating a skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention vacuum bottle, and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this 10 to the exact construction and operation shown and de scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and character wherein the Weight is so distributed as to pre equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope vent the pail from readily tipping over. of the invention as claimed. Another very important object of the present inven What is claimed as new is as follows: tion is to provide, in a lunch pail of the aforementioned 1. A lunch pail comprising, in combination, a gen character comprising a box adapted to receive a vacuum 15 erally rectangular, open box including a bottom, end bottle and having a removable food tray mounted there walls, a front wall, a rear wall and a hinged cover on in, novel means for supporting said bottle and said tray, said rear wall, a pair of generally U-shaped cradles re with the former beneath the latter, in said box. movably mounted transversely at longitudinally spaced Other objects of the invention are to provide an im proved lunch pail or box of the character set forth which 20 points in the lower portion of the box and resting on the bottom, a vacuum bottle removably mounted in the will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, cradles, and an open-top food tray vertically slidably re durable, compact, of light weight, attractive in appear movably mounted in the upper portion of the box and ance and which may be manufactured at low cost. retained therein and closed by the cover when said cover These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent resides in the details 25 is in closed position, said tray resting on the ends of the cradles and on the bottle and supported thereby in of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter elevated position in the box and retaining said cradles in described and claimed, reference being had to the accom the box and the bottle in said cradles whereby, when the panying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like cover is open, the assembly comprising the tray, bottle numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which: and cradles may be removed leaving the box clear. FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a lunch pail con 2. A lunch pail in accordance with claim 1, wherein structed in accordance with the present invention with the cradles include ?at, generally U-shaped intermediate portions thereof broken away; base portions receiving the vacuum bottle therein and FIGURE 2 is a view in transverse section through the resting on the box bottom for supporting said cradles device; FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the device with the 35 against rocking movement thereon. 3. A lunch pail comprising, in combination, a generally cover and removable food tray omitted; rectangular, open box including a bottom, end walls, a FIGURE 4 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through the invention; and FIGURE 5 is a detail view in perspective of one of the vacuum bottle cradles. Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has front Wall, a rear wall and a hinged cover on said rear wall, a pair of generally U-shaped cradles removably 40 mounted transversely at longitudinally spaced points in the lower portion of the box and resting on the bottom, a vacuum bottle removably mounted in the cradles, and an open-top food tray vertically slidably removably been illustrated comprises a generally rectangular box of mounted in the upper portion of the box and retained suitable dimensions and material which is designated gen erally by the reference character 6. The box 6 includes 45 therein and closed by the cover when said cover is in closed position, said tray resting on the ends of the era a bottom 7, a rear wall 8, a front wall 9 and end or dles and on the bottle and supported thereby in elevated side walls 10, the latter having ventilating openings there position in the box and retaining said cradles in the in as indicated at 11. box and the bottle in said cradles whereby, when the The box 6 further includes a cover 12 hingedly mounted for vertical swinging movement on the upper portion of 50 cover is open, the assembly comprising the tray, bottle and cradles may be removed leaving the box clear, said the rear wall 8 thereof, as indicated at 13. The cover cradles comprising ?at outturned end portions engaged 12 is provided with a handle 14. Suitable latches 15 on the front wall 9 of the box secure the cover 12 in beneath the tray and abutting the front and rear walls of the box for retaining the cradle against lateral displace Mounted in the lower portion of the box 6 is a pair 55 ment therein and for preventing spreading of said cradles. of generally U-shaped cradles 16 for the reception of 4. The combination of claim 3, said cradles further a conventional vacuum bottle 17. In the embodiment comprising ?at, generally U-shaped intermediate base por shown, the cradles 16 include ?at, downwardly offset in tions receiving the bottle therein and resting on the bot termediate base portions 18 which rest on the bottom 7 of the box 6. The cradles 16 further include outturned 60 tom for retaining said cradles against rocking movement. end portions 19 which abut the walls 8 and 9 of the References Qited in the ?le of this patent box 6 and which are adapted to receive thereon a re movable food tray 20 for supporting said tray in the UNITED STATES PATENTS upper portion of said box over the vacuum bottle 17. 65 898,007 Rowe _______________ __ Sept. 8, 1908 It is thought that the use of the device will be readily 1,773,663 Dickens _____________ __ Aug. 19, 1930 apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Brie?y, 1,867,455 Humphrey ___________ __ July 12, 1932 the cradles 16 may be ?xed in the box 6 in any suitable 2,783,874 Brown et al. __________ __ Mar. 5, 1957 manner. The construction and arrangement is such that 2,960,216 Brady _______________ __ Nov. 15, 1960 most of the weight of the device is in the lower portion thereof, particularly when the vacuum bottle 17 is full. 70 FOREIGN PATENTS Thus, the pail is prevented from being easily tipped over. This also applies when the cover 12 is in open position 256,804 Great Britain _________ __ Aug. 19, 1926 closed position.