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April 9, 1963
E. L. ARNESON
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ARTICLE CARRIER
Filed May 26, 1960
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April 9, 1963
E. L. ARNESON
3,084,831
ARTICLE CARRIER
Filed May 26, 1960
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nal partition and handle structure wherein pairs of supple
mental cross partition forming panels are provided which
are hinged to the longitudinal partition and handle struc
ture on vertical vfold lines substantially in vertical align
ment with the fold lines connecting the cross partition
straps to the longitudinal partition and handle structure,
the supplemental cross partition forming panel-s of each
ARTEQLE (IARREER
Edwin L. Arneson, Morris, iii, assignor to Federal Paper
hoard Company, linc., Bogota, NE, a corporation of
New York
Fiied May 26, 1969, Ser. No. 31,957
6 Claims. (ill. 220-113)
This invention relates to article carriers of the type
which are formed from a single blank of foldable sheet
material and designed to provide, when set up, a plurality
of cells for articles, such as bottled beverages, with ade
quate provisions for supporting and separating the articles
therein.
pair thereof being integrally connected on a common
fold line and extending in a transverse plane which co
incides substantially with the plane of the corresponding
pair of cross partition straps extending below the lower
edges of the cross partition straps so as to provide article
separating members in the areas below the cross partition
straps.
The general type of carrier here involved is illustrated
It is a further object of the invention to provide an
in FIGURES 7 to 11 of Patent No. 2,537,615, dated 15
article carrier having a bottom wall, oppositely disposed
January 9, 1951. Such a carrier is characterized by a
side walls hinged to the side edges of the bottom wall,
bottom Wall, opposed pairs of upstanding, laterally spaced
pairs of end walls hinged to the ends of the side walls,
side walls, end walls connecting the vertical edges of the
a multiply panel longitudinal partition and handle struc
side walls and a longitudinal partition and handle struc
ture extending in a vertical plane between the end walls 20 ture hinged at opposite ends to adjoining edges of the
respective pairs of end walls and longitudinally spaced
and parallel to the side walls, with cross partition straps
pairs of cross partition straps connected on vertical hinge
which are disposed in longitudinally spaced, vertical planes
lines to the side walls and the longitudinal partition and
and are integrally hinged on vertical fold lines to the
handle structure and extending on opposite sides of the
respective side Walls and to the longitudinal partition and
handle structure, the latter dividing the compartments on 25 latter in the set up position of the carrier wherein the
opposite sides of the longitudinal partition and handle
structure into a plurality of cells to receive therein the
articles to be carried. The carrier is formed from a blank
which is cut from a large sheet of ?berboard or paperboard
stock previously imprinted on one side thereof with little
waste in cutting. The blank is cut, creased and folded
with partition forming portions being adhesively secured
‘so as to provide a collapsed bottom panel, side wall panels
foldably connected thereto and having a raised center
section with inturned cross partition forming straps hinged
to the ends thereof, paired end wall panels foldably con
longitudinal partition and handle structure comprises lon
gitudinal partition panels extending in paired relation
inwardly of each pair of end walls, with the one pair
thereof having one of the panels terminating at the verti
cal hinge lines connecting the pair of cross partition straps
adjacent that end of the carrier with the longitudinal par
tition and handle structure and having the other one of
the panels extending, to the vertical hinge lines connecting
the pair of cross partition straps at the other end of the
carrier with the longitudinal partition and handle struc
ture, and wherein a pair of supplemental cross partition
forming panels is hingedly connected to the inner edge
of each of said longitudinal partition panels, the panels
of each pair thereof being integrally connected to each
other and being connected to the respective longitudinal
handle member formed by a pair of handle sections which
partition panel on a common hinge line, the supplemental
are foldably connected at one end thereof to end exten
cross partition panels also having a connection with the
sions of adjacent center partition securing ?aps and a
cross partition straps whereby each pair of the supple
handle facing ?ap fo-ldably connected to- the top edge of
mental panels extends in article separating relation be
one of the handle sections and adhesively secured to the
45 neath a pair of the straps and whereby each pair of sup
other handle section.
plemental panels reinforces the connection between the
The principal object of the present invention is to pro
associated straps and the longitudinal partition structure
vide in a carrier of the type described longitudinal and
and prevents lateral separation of the longitudinal par
cross partition panels which extend in the areas below
tition panels due to outward pull on the cross partition
the cross partition forming straps so as to aiford full
straps.
depth protection for' the articles positioned in the center
nected to the side wall panels and joined in hinged relation
by integral inturned center partition securing panels or
?aps, with a multiple panel longitudinal partition and
cells on each side of the longitudinal partition.
It is a further object of the invention to provide in a
carrier of the type which is characterized by cross straps
for dividing the carrier into a plurality of cells on opposite 55
sides of a multiply longitudinal partition structure supple
mental cross partition or divider panels which are'derived
from certain of the ply forming panels of the longitudinal
It is a still further object of the invention to provide
in a carrier of the high center cell type, which is char
acterized by a multiple panel longitudinal partition struc
ture, supplemental cross partition panels which are hinged
to the inner edges of certain of the longitudinal partition
panels and other supplemental cross partition panels
which are cut from the longitudinal partition panels and
hinged out of the plane thereof on common hinge lines.
These and other objects and advantages of the inven
60 tion will be apparent from a consideration of the carrier
structure and connected to the cross divider straps so as
which is shown by way of illustration in the accompany
to reinforce the longitudinal partition structure and pre
ing drawings wherein:
partition structure and which have integral portions ex
tending on opposite sides of the longitudinal partition
vent lateral separation of the plies thereof through lateral
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of an article carrier
pull on the cross partition straps.
having embodied therein the principal features of the
It is another object of the invention to provide a cellular 65 invention, the carrier being shown in set up, empty condi
article carrier which is characterized, when erected, by
opposed pairs of vertically disposed side and end walls, a
longitudinal partition and handle structure extending in a
vertical plane between the end walls and parallel to‘ the
side walls, cross partition straps disposed in longitudinal
ly spaced, vertical planes, and integrally hinged on vertical
fold lines to the respective side walls and to the longitudi
tion;
FIGURE 2 is a vertical longitudinal section taken on
the line 2——2 of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 3 is a vertical transverse section taken on
the line 3~3 of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 4 is a vertical transverse section taken on
the line 4-4 of FIGURE 2;
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FIGURE 5 is a plan view of the inside face of the
prepared blank from which the carrier is formed, the
view showing glue applied to certain areas of the blank
blanks being taken from minimum size, rectangular sheets
preliminary to executing the ?rst folding operation;
forming panel 32 on the ‘outer end thereof which is di
vided therefrom by the hinge forming crease line 33, the
latter being parallel with the crease line 27 and being
spaced from the crease line 27 a distance equal to twice
the distance between the crease lines 21 and 27. The
panel 32 has a transverse dimension somewhat less than
FIGURE 6 is a plan‘ View of'the blank shown in FiG
URE 5 following certain folding and gluing operations;
FIGURE 7 is a plan view of the partially folded blank
following certain additional folding and gluing opera
which are in turn derived from a web of minimum width.
The longitudinal partition panel 25 has a cross partition
tions; and
FIGURE 8 is a plan view of the completed carrier in 10 the corresponding dimension of the panel 25. Two addi
tional cross partition forming panels 34 and 35 are cut
knocked down condition.
out of the longitudinal partition panel 25. The innermost
Referring to the drawings, the form of the carrier
panel 34‘ is adapted to hinge on the transverse crease line
which is illustrated is fabricated from a paperboard blank
36 which extends parallel to the crease line 27 and is
19 which is generally rectangular and which is cut and
creased as shown’ in‘ FIGURE 5. The blank 16 is di
vided into a bottom forming section 11 and two wall and
partition forming sections 12 and 13, the latter extending
on opposite sides of the bottom forming section 11. Since
spaced therefrom a distance equal to the distance be
tween the crease lines 21 and 27. The crease line 36 is
in the transverse center of the panel 25 and terminates at
its ends short of the top and bottom forming edges of
the panel. The outermost panel 35 is cut in the same
the wall and partition forming sections 12 and 13 are
vary similar in character, section 12 will be described 20 manner as the panel 34- and is adapted to hinge about
in detail and parts and relationships of section 13 which
the center section or portion 37 of the transverse crease
correspond to like parts‘ and relationships of section 12
line 33 which connects the panel 32 with the panel 25.
will be designated by corresponding reference numerals
The panels 34 and 35 are shaped as shown and have a
primed, and the description thereof will not be repeated.
maximum dimension in the transverse direction of the
The bottom forming section 11 is de?ned at the center 25 blank which is somewhat less than the corresponding di
thereof by parallel crease lines 14 and 14,’ which extend
mension of the longitudinal partition panel 25 from which
longitudinally or lengthwise of the blank 10. The crease
they are taken. They constitute ?ap-like panel members
lines 14 and 145’ are equally spaced on opposite sides of
which may be swung out of the plane of the panel 25
about the hinge forming crease lines 36 and 33, and to
a medial crease line 15 and constitute hinge connections
between the bottom wall forming panel and the adjoin 30 gether with panel 32 are employed, when the carrier is
ing side wall and partition forming sections 12 and 13.
set up, as supplemental cross partition forming panels
Longitudinally spaced crease linesv i6 and 17 extend at
cooperating with the cross partition forming straps here
the corresponding ends of the crease lines 14 and 14' and
de?ne the end edges of the bottom wall panel. The bot
tom' forming section 11 is' divided by the medial crease
inafter referred to.
In the side wall forming section 13 of the blank the
longitudinal partition panel 25' has a dimension in the
line 15 into two equal halves which are adapted to fold
direction longitudinally of the blank which is less than
upon each other in the collapsed condition of the carrier.
the corresponding dimension of the panel 25 and is pro
The bottom wall panel de?ned by the crease lines 14, 14'
vided on the free end thereof with a panel 38 which is
and 16, 17 is subdivided by the medial crease line 15
divided therefrom by a transversely extending crease line
into bottom wall forming panels l8 and 13' which are 40 40, the latter being parallel with the crease line 27' and
separated from the adioining wall and partition forming
being spaced therefrom a distance corresponding to the
sections 12 and 13'by the crease lines 14 and 14’, the
spacing between the crease lines 21’ and 272' The panel
latter forming in the erected carrier the bottom edge
38 constitutes a supplemental cross partition forming
hinge lines between the bottom wall panels 18 and 18’
panel which has a dimension transversely of the blank
and the side wall forming panels 20 and 241' in the wall 45 approximately the same as panel 32. A rectangular
and partition forming sections 12 and 13 of the blank.
panel or tab member 41 is cut from the panel 25' ad
In the side wall ‘and partition forming section 12 of
vjacent the inner side of the transverse crease line 40
the blank, laterally spaced, longitudinally extending,
which is adapted to hinge about the center portion 42
parallel crease lines 21 and 22 de?ne the end edges of
of the crease line 40.
the side wall forming panel Ztl and form vertical hinge
The longitudinal partition panels 25 and 25’ have hook
connections with adjoining end wall forming panels 23
formations 43 and 43' cut in the bottom forming edges
and 24, respectively, the latter extending at opposite ends
31 and 31' which project from these edges and which are
of the side wall panel Ztl. Longitudinal partition panels
aligned transversely so that when the carrier is assembled
215 and Z5 adjoin the end wall panels 23 and 2s and are
and set up, they may be engaged in interlocking relation
separated therefrom by transverse crease lines 27 and 28
in an elongate slot 44 provided in the bottom wall form
which are parallel with and equally spaced from the
ing panels 18 and 18' to hold the carrier in set up condi
crease lines 21 and 22, respectively. The longitudinal
tion while it is being ?lled.
part" ion panel 25 at the one end of the blank has a sub
The longitudinal partition panel 25 has an extended por
stantially greater dimension in the direction normal to
tion 45 at its outer edge which is cut free of the re
the crease line 27 than the corresponding dimension of
mainder of the blank in a manner which will be described
the longitudinal partition panel 26‘ at the other end of
and which is adapted to be trapped between panel ele
the blamk, the latter dimension being less than the corre
ments of the handle'structure when the carrier is set up.
sponding dimension of the adjacent end wall panel 24.
The other longitudinal partition panel 26 at the other end
The end wall and longitudinal partition panels 24 and 2e
of the blank has an extended portion 46 at its outer side
are freed at their inner or bottom forming edges from
which is also adapted to be trapped between the panel
the center section 11 of the blank on the cutting line 3%.
elements and the handle structure when the carrier is set
The end wall and longitudinal partition panels 23 and
up.
Z‘s'at the other end of the blank are freed on the cutting
A center divider or longitudinal partition and handle
line 31 from the bottom wall forming center section 11
forming section 47 extends outwardly in the direction
of the blank, the irregular character of the line 31 being 70 of the side edge 48 of the blank from the side wall panel
due to the nesting arrangement which is employed in cut
20. This partition and handle forming section 47 is
ting the blanks from larger sheets, as indicated by the
hingedly connected to the extended end portion 46 of the
dotted outline of the adjoining blank in FIGURE 5.
longitudinal partition panel 26 on an extension 5d of the
The nesting permits the greatest economy in the use of
transverse crease line 23 and lies largely in the area be
the material and‘the least waste thereof in cutting, the
tween’ the transverse crease lines 27 and 28 with the one,
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end thereof extending a short distance beyond the crease
line 27. The section 47 is freed from the end wall form
ing panels 23 and 24 by diagonal cutting lines 51 and 52
and from the side wall panel 20 by the longitudinal cut
line 61’. In setting up the carrier, the strip portion 65'
is folded about the score line 63' and trapped between the
lower edges of the handle cover forming panels 64 and
'70 so as to connect the cross partition forming straps 56'
ting line 53 which is parallel with the crease line 14 and 5 and 57' to the longitudinal center partition structure. The
which extends between outer hinge forming portions 54
longitudinal partition panels 25’ and 26’ extend to- the side
and 55 of the crease lines 21 and 22, respectively. The
edge of the blank so that their top forming marginal por
crease line portions 54 and 55 form the inner hinges for
tions are also trapped between the lower edges of the han
relatively narrow cross partition forming straps 56 and
dle panels 64 and 70, along with the corresponding por
57 which are cut from the corners of the side wall panel 10 tions of the longitudinal partition panels 25 and 26.
21} on the cutting lines 58 and 69, the latter extending
Two bottom reinforcing panels or ?ap forming mem
from the inner ends of the diagonal cutting lines 51 and
bers 82 and 813 are cut from the bottom forming section
52 in parallel relation with the end portions of the cut
11 of the blank at the end of the bottom wall forming
ting line 53 and terminating short of the center of the
panels 18 and 18', being separated from the latter by the
side wall panel. Parallel transverse crease lines 61 and 15 crease lines 16 and 17 which constitute the end edges of
62 extend between the spaced inner ends of the cutting
the bottom Wall of the carrier. The shorter reinforcing
lines 58 and 6t} and the cutting line 53 to form the outer
panel 82 extends in the area between the end wall panels
hinges for the cross partition straps 56 and 57 between
23 and 23', being separated therefrom by the cutting ‘lines
the side walls 211 and the longitudinal partition and handle
31 and 31', the inner ends of which extend in converging
structure in the set up position of the carrier.
20 relation to meet the ends of the longitudinal crease lines
The longitudinal partition and handle forming section
47 is divided by a crease line 63 which extends trans
14 and 14' and the transverse crease line 16 so as to free
the panel 82 for folding about the crease line 16 into bot
tom reinforcing relation with the face of the bottom wall
panels 18, 18’. The reinforcing panel 82 is creased on
versely of the blank and which is aligned with the crease
line 61, into an outer covering forming panel portion
64 and an inner handle reinforcing panel portion 65. The 25 parallel, laterally spaced, longitudinal lines 84 and 84',
which are offset inwardly of the crease lines 14 and 14',
panel portions 64 and 65 have hand hole formations 66
to separate from the center portion of the panel side edge
and 67 cut therein, as shown, with the hand hole 66
reinforcing ?aps or ?ange formations 85 and 85' which
being provided with an edge reinforcing ?ap 68 extend
?ange formations are free to hinge about the crease lines
ing therein from a hinge forming crease line 69 along the
top edge thereof.
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30 84 and 84’, respectively, when the reinforcing panel 82 is
folded inwardly onto the inner face of the bottom wall
A handle facing panel or cover flap '70‘ is separated
from the outer handle forming panel 64 by a longitudinal
panels 18, 18' so as to form a reinforcing and strain re
crease line 71 which is parallel with the crease line 14 and
is provided with a hand hole 72 having a hinged rein-forc
lieving bridge across the hinge lines 14 and 14’ on which
the outermost edge of the bottle rests when the carrier is
ing ?ap ‘73 extending from its inner edge. The hand hole
71 and ?ap 73 are located so as to match the hand hole
66 when this panel is folded inwardly about the crease
line "71. The cover ?ap 70 is separated at one end thereof
by a cutting slot 74 from the end portion 75 of the ex
tension 46 on the longitudinal partition panel 26, the slot
74- being transversely aligned with the tnansverse hinge
crease 50 and extending from the intersection of the latter
?lled. The larger bottom end reinforcing panel or ?ap
83 at the other end of the bottom wall panel is formed in
a similar manner in the area between the two end wall
forming panels 24 and 24’ and freed from the longitudinal
partition panels 26 and 26' by the cutting lines 30 and 311'
which have their inner ends directed inwardly to meet the
ends of the longitudinal crease lines 14, 14' and the trans
verse crease line -17 so as to free the entire panel 83 ‘for
hi-nging movement about the transverse crease line 17.
with the longitudinal hinge crease '71. The ?ap forming
The reinforcing panel 83 is also provided at its side mrar~
end portion 75 of the longitudinal partition panel 26 is
gins with parallel crease lines 86, 86’ which are aligned
divided from the panel 26 by hinge crease 76 which is 45 with the crease lines 84, 84' in the panel 82 at the oppo
aligned with the hinge crease 71 and this ?ap or panel 75'
site end of the blank so as to provide hinged side edge
is adapted to form a downwardly folded reinforcing panel
reinforcing and strain relieving ?anges 87 and 87'. The
at the end of the longitudinal partition and handle struc
medial crease line 15 is extended through both of the bot
ture. The cover ?ap 71} is freed at its other end by trans 50 tom cushioning and reinforcing panels 82 and 83.
verse cutting slot. 77 from an extension panel portion or
The blank 11}, when cut and creased, is glued and
?ap 78 of the handle reinforcing panel 65, the cutting slot
folded to provide the carrier which is illustrated in FIG»
7 7 being in transverse alignment with the transverse crease
URE 1. In setting up the carrier, after glue has been
line 63 and extending outwardly from the end of the 1011
applied to the blank portions shown in FIGURE 5, the
gitudinal crease line '79 which divides the extension panel
longitudinal partition panels 26 and 26’ are folded in
78 from the panel 65 and which is in approximate longi
wardly about the crease lines 23 and 28', the handle inner
tudinal alignment with the crease line '71. The panel 76
reinforcing panel 65, together with the cross strap 56, is
is cut out at 31) to match the cut out hand hole 617 when
this panel is folded about the crease line 79‘, ‘these hand
folded inwardly about the crease lines 63 and 61 onto the
outer handle panel 64 and the supplemental cross parti
tion panels 32 and 38 are folded inwardly about the
crease lines 33 and 41) onto the panels 25 and ‘25’. The
bottom reinforcing panels 82 and 83 are folded inwardly
about the crease lines 16 and 17 onto the face of the
bottom wall panels 18 and 18', and the cross partition
holes being located so as to be in alignment with the hand
holes ‘66 and 72 when the inner panel 65 is folded about
the crease line 63 and the handle facing panel 71} is folded
about the crease line 71 in the assembly of the car
rier. The handle inner ‘or reinforcing panel 65' is freed
at its outer end from the extension 45 on the longitudinal 65 strap 56 and panel portion 65' are folded inwardly about
partition panel 25 by cutting on the line 81 with the latter
the hinge crease 61' and 63’. This places the blank in
being an extension of the top edge of the top cutting line
the condition shown in FIGURE 6. Glue is then applied
for the hand hole 67.
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in the areas indicated in FIGURE 6 to the strap mem
At the opposite side edge of the blank the outer portion
bers 56, 56’ and 57 and the handle inner reinforcing
of the wall and partition forming section 13 is cut and
panel 65. Thereafter, the sections of the blank having
creased to provide ‘a relatively narrow, longitudinal parti
the panels 25, 32 and ‘25’, 38 are folded inwardly about
tion strip or panel 64’, 65’ which corresponds to the inner
the crease lines ‘27 and 27’, thereby placing the blank
most or bottommost portions of the handle forming panels
in the condition shown in ‘FIGURE 7. Glue is then
65 and 66 and which is divided by the crease line 63’, the
applied as shown in FIGURE 7 to the panels 25, 35 and
latter being aligned with the strap hinge forming crease 75 41, and to the exposed surfaces of the handle forming
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2. A blank for a collapsible cellular article carrier
panels 65 and '78 and the longitudinal partition panel 26‘.
Glue is also applied to the end portion of the panel '35,
comprising a generally rectangular sheet of paperboard
or like material which is cut and scored to provide a
as shown, after which the blank is folded about the medial
crease line 15 and the handle facing panel 70 is folded
about the crease line 71 to provide the completed carrier
rectangular bottom forming section and adjoining side
wall and partition forming sections extending along op
posite sides of said bottom forming section, each or"
in flat knocked down or collapsed condition as shown
said side wall and partition forming sections being sub
divided by parallel, spaced score lines to provide a side
in FIGURE 8.
When the carrier is set up, it assumes the position shown
in FIGURES l to 4 with the supplemental cross partition
wall forming panel, adjoining end wall forming panels
tion structure when pull is exerted on the cross partition
straps. At the other end of the carrier, the panel or tab
41 which is integral with the supplemental cross partition
panel 38 is adhered to the face of the supplemental cross
partition panel 34- and the two panels 38 and 34 have
their top portions secured to the cross partition straps 56
and 56’ and extend in the same transverse plane thereof.
same width as the adjoining end wall forming panel and
having an extension forming a supplemental cross par
tition panel which is adapted to hinge about an end edge
de?ning score line and which is integral with a second
panels 32 and 35 being hinged to the inner edge of the 10 and longitudinal partition panels, said side wall and par
tition forming sections having longitudinal partition re
longitudinal partition panel 25 and extending in the plane
inforcing and handle forming panels and connecting cross
of the cross partition straps 56 and 56’, and with the top
strap formations cut therein at the outer edges of the
portions of the supplemental panels 32 and ‘35 being se
side wall and end wall forming panels, one of ‘the longi
cured to the cross straps 57 and 57’. The two supple
mental panels 32 and 35 being integral serve to prevent 15 tudinal partition forming panels of the one side wall
and partition forming section of the blank being of the
lateral separation of the panels in the longitudinal parti
supplemental cross partition panel of smaller dimensions
cut from the longitudinal partition panel and adapted to
hinge out of ‘the plane thereof with said ?rst mentioned
supplemental cross partition panel and to be in the plane
Any tendency of the longitudinal partition panels to sepa
rate laterally ‘when a pull is exerted on the cross partition 25 of said ?rst mentioned supplemental cross partition panel
whensthe blank is folded and glued and the carrier is
straps 5e and 56' is resisted by the integrally connected
erected, and one of the longitudinal partition forming
panels 41 and 33 while the supplemental cross partition
panels of the opposite side wall and partition forming
panel 34 serves to separate the articles in the two adja
blank section having a width which is approximately twice
cent cells on the one side of the longitudinal partition
and the supplemental panel 38 serves to separate the ar 30 the width of the adjoining end wall forming panel with
two supplemental partition forming panels cut therein
ticles in the adjoining cells at the other side of the longi
and adapted to hinge out of the pine thereof about
tudinal partition structure. The longitudinal partition
parallel spaced score ‘lines, the outermost score line de
panel ‘25 extends in thev center plane between the two
?ning the end edge of the longitudinal partition forming
center cells which are on opposite sides of the longitudinal
partition structure and serves to separate the articles in 35 panel and the innermost score line being equally spaced
from the end edge of said panel and the score line sep
these cells. The supplemental cross partition panels 32,
arating said longitudinal partition forming panel from
35 and 34, 38 have a maximum width which is equal to
the adjoining end wall forming panel, and an extension
at least one-half the width of the cells and hold the bottles
on said longitudinal partition panel forming a supple
in the cells out of contact with each other throughout sub
40 mental cross partition panel which is adapted to hinge
stantially the entire height of the cells.
about said end edge de?ning score line ‘so that the two
While particular materials and speci?c details of con
end supplemental cross partition panels hinge on a com
struction have been referred to in describing the form
of the carrier illustrated, it will be understood that other
materials and other details of construction may be re
sorted to within the spirit of the invention.
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I claim:
mon hinge line de?ning the end edge of the longitudinal
partition forming panel and are adapted to be in the same
plane when the carrier is erected.
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3. A cellular article carrier comprising a bottom wall,
comprising a generally rectangular sheet of paperboard
oppositely disposed panallel side walls hinged to the side
edges of the bottom wall, pairs of end walls connected
or like material which is cut and scored to provide a rec
on corner forming hinge lines to the ends of the side
1. A blank for a collapsible cellular article carrier
walls, a longitudinal partition and handle structure hinged
ly connected at opposite ends to adjoining edges of the
respective pairs of end walls, cross partition forming
sides of said bottom forming section, each of said side
straps hingedly connected in paired relation on longitu
Wall and partition forming sections being subdivided by
dinally spaced, vertical hinge lines to the side walls and
parallel, spaced score lines to provide a side wall form
to the longitudinal partition and handle structure and
ing panel, adjoining end wall forming panels and longi
tudinal partition panels, said side wall and partition form 55 cooperating with the latter to divide the carrier into cells,
said longitudinal partition and handle structure compris
ing sections having longitudinal partition reinforcing and .
ing longitudinal partition forming panels extending in
handle forming panels and connecting cross strap‘forma
paired relation inwardly of each pair of end walls, one
tions cut therein at the outer edges of the side wall and
pair of said longitudinal partition forming panels having
end wall forming panels, one of the longitudinal partition
forming panels of the one side wall and partition forming 60 one panel thereof terminating at the vertical hinge line on
which one of ‘the cross partition straps adjacent that end
section of the blank being of the same width as the ad
of the carrier is connected to the longitudinal partition
joining end wall forming panel and having an end exten
and handle structure, the other one of said pair of lon
sion forming a supplemental cross partition panel which
gitudinal partition forming panels extending to the ver
is adapted to hinge about an end edge de?ning score line
tical hinge line on which a cross partition strap adjacent
for said one longitudinal partition panel and which is
the other end of the carrier is connected to the longitudinal
integral with a second supplemental cross partition panel
partition and handle structure, and cross partition form
tangular bottom forming section and adjoining side wall
and partition forming sections extending along opposite
of smaller dimensions cut from said one longitudinal
ing panels hingedly connected intermediate their vertical
partition panel adjacent said end edge de?ning score line
side edges to the inner edges of each of said pair of lon
and adapted to hinge with said ?rst mentioned supple 70 gitudinal partition forming panels with integral portions
mental cross partition panel out of the plane of said one
extending in a transverse plane on opposite sides of the
longitudinal partition panel and adapted to be disposed
longitudinal partition and handle structure, which cross
in the plane of said ?rst mentioned supplemental cross
partition panels are connected to the pairs of cross par
tition straps adjacent the juncture of ‘said cross partition
partition panel when the blank is folded and glued and
75 straps with said longitudinal partition and handle struc
the carrier is erected.
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ture so as to reinforce the hinge connection of said straps
with said longitudinal partition and handle structure and
prevent lateral separation of said longitudinal partition
forming panels, and said cross partition forming panels
extending from the partition straps to adjacent the bottom
ing panels extending in a common plane, when the carrier
is set up, with one of said last mentioned pair of longi
tudinal partition forming panels having a portion extend
ing inwardly beyond the cross partition forming panels
Wall and from the longitudinal partition and handle struc
to form a longitudinal separator between the next adja
cent pair of cells, and a reinforcing tab cut from the
ture at least half the distance to the side walls so as to
?rst mentioned one longitudinal partition forming panel
separate articles placed in adjoining cells.
4. A cellular bottle carrier comprising, when erected,
and hinged on a vertical hinge line coinciding with the
cross partition panel at the inner edge of said ?rst men
opposed pairs of vertical side and ‘end walls, a multiply l0 tioned one longitudinal partition panel and secured to the
longitudinal partition and handle structure extending in a
cross partition panel which is cut from the other one of
vertical plane between the end walls and having end
panel portions hinged to the end Walls, cross partition
said one pair of longitudinal partition forming panels.
straps disposed in longitudinally spaced vertical planes
oppositely disposed parallel side walls hinged to the
6. A cellular article carrier comprising a bottom wall,
and integrally hinged on vertical fold lines to the respec 15 side edges of the bottom wall, pairs of end walls con
tive side walls and the longitudinal partition and handle
nected on corner forming hinge lines to the ends of the
structure, a pair of integral supplemental cross partition
side walls, a longitudinal partition and handle structure
forming panel members hinged to the inner end of ‘one of
hingedly connected at opposite ends to adjoining edges of
the plies of the longitudinal partition and handle struc
the respective pairs of end walls, cross partition forming
ture and extending on opposite sides of the longitudinal 20 straps hingedly connected in paired relation on longi
partition and handle structure to which they are hinged
tudinally spaced, vertical hinge lines to the side walls and
and in the plane of a pair of the cross partition straps,
the longitudinal partition and handle structure, the straps
said supplemental ‘cross partition forming panel mem—
of each pair thereof extending on opposite sides of said
bers being connected at their upper ends to said pair of
longitudinal partition and handle structure, said longitudi
cross partition straps and providing an integral reinforc 25 nal partition and handle structure comprising longitudinal
ing strut member extending in overlapping relation with
partition forming panels extending in paired relation in
said pair of cross partition straps so as to prevent lateral
wardly of each pair of end walls, one pair of said longi
tudinal partition forming panels having one panel thereof
separation of the plies in the longitudinal partition and
handle structure at the hinged connection of said pair of
terminating at the vertical hinge line on which one of
cross partition straps thereof and also to form full depth 30 the cross partition straps of the pair thereof which is
bottle separators between the adjacent cells.
adjacent that end of the carrier is connected to the longi
5. A cellular article carrier comprising a bottom wall,
tudinal partition and handle structure, the other one of
oppositely disposed parallel side walls hinged to the
said pair of longitudinal partition forming panels extend
side edges of the bottom wall, pairs of end walls con
ing to the vertical hinge line on which a cross partition
nected on corner forming hinge lines to the ends of the 35 strap of the pair thereof which is adjacent the other end
side walls, a longitudinal partition and handle structure
of the carrier is connected to the longitudinal partition
hingedly connected at opposite ends to adjoining edges
and handle structure, and a pair of supplemental cross
of the respective pairs of end walls, cross partition form
partition forming panels hingedly connected to the inner
ing straps hingedly connected on longitudinally spaced,
edge of each of said longitudinal partition forming panels,
vertical hinge lines to the side walls and to the longitudinal 40 the innermost pair of said supplemental cross partition
partition and handle structure so as to divide the space
forming panels having their upper marginal portions con
on opposite sides of said longitudinal partition and handle
nected to the cross partition straps so as to reinforce the
structure into article receiving cells, said longitudinal
connection of said cross partition straps with said longi
partition and handle structure comprising longitudinal
tudinal partition and handle structure, said innermost
partition forming panels extending in paired relation in 45 pair of said supplemental cross partition panels being
wardly of each pair of end walls, one of the panels of
integral and extending in the approximate plane of the
one pair thereof terminating at the vertical hinge line
on which a cross partition strap adjacent that end of the
partition straps to adjacent the bottom wall and from the
longitudinal partition and handle structure at least half
carrier is connected to the longitudinal partition and
the distance to the side Walls so as to cooperate with the
handle structure, a cross partition forming panel hingedly 50 cross partition straps in separating the articles placed in
connected to the inner edge of said one longitudinal parti
the adjoining cells and providing an integral reinforcing
tion forming panel and having a portion thereof extending
member extending on opposite sides of the longitudinal
on one side of said longitudinal partition and handle
partition panel to which it is hinged and forming'a con
structure and connected to said cross partition strap at
necting strut extending between the‘ straps of said pair
the juncture of said cross partition strap with said longi 55 of cross partition straps thereby preventing lateral separa
tudinal partition and handle structure, the other one of
tion of the plies in the longitudinal partition and handle
said pair of longitudinal partition forming panels having
structure at the hinged connection of said pair of cross
a cross partition forming panel cut therefrom and hinged
partition straps therewith.
on a vertical hinge line which corresponds approximately
with the vertical hinge line of a cross partition strap adja 60
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
cent that end of the carrier and on the side of the longitudi
UNITED STATES PATENTS
nal partition structure which is opposite said ?rst men
2,537,615
Arneson _____________ __ Jan. 9, 1951
tioned cross partition forming panel, said last mentioned
2,598,920
Keith _______________ __ June 3, 1952
cross partition forming panel having an upper portion con
Ringler ______________ __ Apr. 13, 1954
nected to the last mentioned cross partition strap at the 65 2,675,158
2,688,421
Forrer ______________ __ Sept. 7, 1954
juncture of said cross partition strap with said longitudinal
2,932,424
Arneson ______________ __ Apr. 12, 1960
partition and handle structure, said cross partition form
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