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Nov. 20, 1962 E.‘ HOUSLEY ETAL 3,064,348 PACKING CASES OR OTHER CONTAINERS Filed May 18, 1959 ‘ Z.H0u/@Zey United States 3,664,848 atent Patented Nov. 20, 1962 2 1 ‘ of the side wall b and is then folded over to form a 3,064,848 PACKING CASES OR OTHER CONTAINERS Edward Honsley, Stourport-on-Severn, and Alfred Walter Burford, Wollaston, Stourbridge, England, assignors to Climps Limited, Stourport-on-Severn, England Filed May 18, 1959, Ser. No. 814,052 Claims priority, application Great Britain June 5, 1958 1 Claim. (Cl. 217—69) narrow channel g which can be slidably interengaged with the channel e of a plate d on an end wall by rela tive movement of the two walls a, b in their respective planes. When portion f1 lying be substantially plate d, and the thus interengaged the part of the end against the edge of the side wall b will in prolongation of the portion d2 of the channels cannot be disengaged by move ment in any direction other than in the planes of the This invention relates to packing cases, or other box 10 walls owing to the wall b abutting against the edge of the wall a. However, even if the plates were not at like containers, and has for its object to provide means whereby the adjacent walls of the container can be readily interconnected and disconnected to admit of the walls being stored or transported in a ?at condition when out of use. tached to the walls in this relative position abutment of the base of the channel g against the shoulder d4 would prevent disengagement of the channels except by rela 15 tive longitudinal sliding movement. According to the invention means for interconnecting The top wall 0 and the bottom wall each have secured near each of their longitudinal edges a pair of spaced plates h similar to the plates 1‘ and on the side walls b tainer comprises a pair of plates adapted to be secured are plates i similar to the plates d. The plates i may be to the pair of walls respectively, one of said plates being doubly cranked to provide an end portion which extends 20 secured in cruciform relationship to the complementary in a plane parallel to, but offset from the main portion plates f (as shown). Alternatively they may be formed integrally with the plates 1‘ by forming a composite plate of the plate, said end portion being folded over at its having two different types of end portions extending at extremity to form a narrow channel, and the other plate right angles to one another. having an end portion bent through an angle and folded over at its extremity to form a complementary narrow 25 In order to form the case the bottom wall (not shown) is ?rst placed on the ground, and by relatively sliding channel, the arrangement being such that the channels the side walls b in a longitudinal direction the plates i on can be slidably interengaged by relative movement of the latter are interconnected with the plates h on the bot the plates in their respective planes, and when thus inter tom wall. The end walls a can then be moved vertically engaged the end portion of said other plate lies substan tilally in prolongation of the main portion of said one 30 downwards to engage the plates d with the plates 3‘ on p ate. the side walls to form a rigid open-topped box-like struc ture. After ?lling the case the top Wall c can be slid vIn the accompanying drawings, FIGURE 1 is a per spective view illustrating an example of the invention as longitudinally to engage its plates h with the upper of the second series of plates I on the side walls. Finally, applied to a wooden packing case, whilst FIGURE 2 is a perspective view illustrating separated plates shown 35 a band j may be passed around the end walls and top in FIGURE 1, and to an enlarged scale. and bottom walls, thereby holding all the walls from relative movement. In the illustrated example of the invention, the case By the present invention a packing case can readily comprises a pair of similar end walls a, a pair of side be assembled from three pairs of walls which can be walls b, and similar top and bottom walls 0, only one 40 disconnected for transportation or storage when not in wall in each case appearing in the drawings. Each end wall a incorporates at each vertical marginal use. Moreover, standardised plates may be used on a wide variety of different packing cases, or other box-like edge a batten a1 which is disposed at the outer side of a pair of adjacent walls of a packing case or other con the case. Secured by screws, nails, rivets or other means near the top and bottom respectively of each batten are a pair of plates d, each formed from a piece of rectangu lar strip or sheet metal. One end of the plate d is doubly cranked in opposite directions as shown to provide an containers. Having thus described our invention, What we claim 45 as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: A packing case having six sides with said sides form ing 8 trihedral corners and with 3 sides at said corners being disposed at 90 degrees to one another, said case end portion d1 which extends parallel to, but in a plane offset from the main portion d2 which is secured to the 50 further including the combination of at least 8 ?tting plate batten al. The end portion d1 extends beyond the outer means separate from one another and each mounted at edge of the batten a1 and is folded over at its extremity one of said corners, each of said ?tting plate means com prising a ?rst, second, third and fourth hook member, said ?rst hook member being elongated and being at channel being directed towards a shoulder d4 formed by the cranked part of the plate d. The extremity d3 is 55 tached to one of said sides and having a reversely bent spaced from the shoulder d4 by a distance slightly more hook portion disposed in parallel slightly o?'set relation to the length of said ?rst hook member and with said than the thickness of the plate, and the edge of the ex reversely bent portion projecting toward the forward edge tremity may be radiused or inclined towards its corners. of said one side, said second hook member being elon Each side wall b of the case has secured near each of d3 to form a narrow channel e, the open side of this are located respectively near its top and bottom edges for engagement with the plates d on an end wall as Will gated and having a ?at reversely bent hook portion dis posed laterally of the length of said second hook mem ber with said hook portion of said second hook member be described. Each plate f has an end portion f1 which‘ is bent at right angles to lie against the vertical edge being mounted in sliding interlocking relation with the reversely bent portion of said ?rst hook member, said its vertical edges a pair of complementary plates 1‘ which 3,064,848 3 . 4 V second hook member being attached to a second one of‘ said sides, said third hook member being elongated and having a central portion connected to said second hook member in overlapping right angle relation, with a stepped in ?ush and parallel relation to said third one of ‘5am sides, with said reversely bent hook portion of said fourth bent hook portion opposite said stepped portion and References Cited in the ?le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS hook member being mounted in sliding interlocking rela tion with the reversely bent portion of said third hook portion mounted in ?ush relation to said second one of 5 member. said sides, said third hook member having a reversely projecting toward a third one of said sides, said reversely bent portion of said third hook member being disposed in parallel slightly o?set relation to the length of said third 10 hook member, and said fourth hook member being elon gated and having a reversely bent hook portion lying in . 824,964 Vaughan _____________ __ July 3, 1906 1,159,229 Keith ____ _1_ _________ __ Nov. 2, 1915 115,438 Switzerland ____________ __ July 1, 1926 FOREIGN PATENTS a plane perpendicular to the length of said fourth hook member, said fourth hook member being mounted on and n_.