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July 9, 1963
s. M. SILVER
3,097,010
TOY GRIP CARRIER FOR BOTTLES OR THE LIKE
Filed Dec.- 12, 1960
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INVENTOR.
STA/V M. SILVER
July 9, 1963
s. M. SILVER
3,097,010
TOY GRIP CARRIER FOR BOTTLES OR THE LIKE
Filed Dec. 12, 1960
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INVEN TOR.
STA/v M S/L vE/z
ATTORNEY
July 9, 1963
3,097,010
, s.‘ M. SILVER
TOY GRIP CARRIER FOR BOTTLES on THE LIKE,
Filed Dec. 12, 1960
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INVENTOR.
STA/v M. 'S'IL vse
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United States Patent 0
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Patented July 9, 1963
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bottle carrier of the invention, shown with a bottle neck
TOP GRIP CARRIER FOR BOTTLES OR THE LIKE
Stan M. Silver, 25 Central Park W., New York, N .Y.
Filed Dec. 12, 1960, Ser. No. 75,389
30 Claims. (Cl. 294-87.2)
The present invention relates to a hand carrier for
bottles, or the like, and more particularly to a top~grip
bottle carrier that will support, in suspended relation, one
or more bottles, or the like, and is manually engageable
for carrying the bottles suspended therefrom and espe
cially to a cardboard, top-grip bottle carrier.
engaged therein;
FIG. 8 is a longitudinal section of a bottle carrier and
bottle engaged thereby, taken on line 8--8 of FIG. 7;
FIG. 9 is a bottom plan view of the completely set-up
and locked top-grip bottle carrier formed from the blank
of FIG. 1;
FIG. 10 is a plan view of another embodiment of a
blank for the top-grip bottle carrier of the invention,
shown as adapted for the carrying of three bottles and
as having modi?ed locking means;
FIG. 11 is a fragmentary perspective view of one end
of a fully set up bottle carrier formed from the blank of
FIG. 10; shown in readiness to be locked in set-up posi
It is an object of the present invention to provide a
top-grip bottle carrier of the character described formed
from a unitary cardboard blank.
15 tion;
It is another object of the present invention to provide
‘FIG. 12 is a view similar to that of FIG. 11, showing
a‘ top‘grip bottle carrier of the character described which
the locking means in fully sealed position; and
may be easily and quickly applied over the tops of the
FIG. 13 is a perspective view showing the locking
bottles, either manually or mechanically.
means of the fully set-up top-grip bottle carrier of FIGS.
It is still another object of the present invention to pro
11 and 12, unlocked and in position for releasing the
vide a top-grip bottle carrier of the character described
bottles carried by it.
which safely and tightly engages tops of bottle necks
Broadly stated, the present invention takes advantage
against removal from the carrier and against swinging
of the irregularity in the silhouette of the upper end of
contact with one another.
the neck of substantially all cap-closed bottles. Such
It is also an object of the present invention to provide 25 irregularity is provided by the thickening at the bottle
a top-grip bottle carrier of the character described which
neck end which is provided either by the bottle closure
may be quickly and easily removed from the tops of the
or by an annular bead or rib immediately adjacent to the
bottles it supports, without any need for touching the
closure and the closure-retaining means, or by both. The
bottles and without tearing or mutilation of the carrier
present invention takes advantage of such irregularity in
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itself.
the bottleneck silhouette by including in the bottle car
It is a further object of the present invention to pro
vide a top-grip bottle carrier of the character described
which is economical in the use of cardboard and may be
readily mass-produced.
It is a still further object of the present invention to
provide a top-grip bottle carrier which possesses a ?at,
rier a vertically suspended member in which is formed a
vertical opening extending inwardly from its lower end
whose shape closely conforms to the silhouette of the
upper end of the bottle-neck, including the portion there
of below its enlargement, whereby the silhouette of the
upper portion of the bottle-neck is fitted into such open
unbroken top surface that is especially suitable for stack
ing and is held therein by the bottom of its enlargement,
mg.
against the vertical edge portions of the opening. The
It is yet a further object of the present invention to
invention
involves, further, means for retaining the end
provide a top-grip bottle carrier of the character described 40 of the bottle-neck in such opening by its silhouette.
which possesses relatively large unbroken surface areas
In the preferred form of the invention, the carrier is
on the top and on its sides convenient for stacking and
provided with two such vertically-extending members
for carrying printed material such as advertising or in
that are tiltably suspended in juxtaposed relation, each
structions for use.
The foregoing and other objects and ‘advantages of the
top-grip bottle carrier of the present invention will be
formed with a silhouette shaped opening, that are mov
able in pincer-like movement into position over the sil
houette of the bottle-neck end, so as to afford double sup
come more readily apparent to those skilled in the art
from the several embodiments thereof shown in the
port therefor; and the means for retaining the bottle-neck
accompanying drawings and from the description follow
ing. It is to be understood, however, that such embodi
ments are shown for illustration only, to make the prin
ciples and practice of the invention more readily com
prehensible, and Without any intent to limit the invention
to the speci?c details therein shown.
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In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a plan view of one embodiment of a blank
for a top~grip bottle carrier of the present invention, as
in place within such openings comprise a laterally and
outwardly o?set section on the free end of each of said
upright members, into which the silhouette opening is
continued in approximately semi-circular shape for en
gaging transversely, half the bottle-neck thickness at a
reduced point of its thickness, below the enlargement
thereof that is engaged by the edges of the silhouette
openings.
More speci?cally stated, the bottle carrier of the inven
tion consists of a pair of parallel substantially rectan
gular tubes one wall of each of which lies in a common
viewed from the inner surface thereof;
'FIG. 2 is a foreshortened plan view of the blank of 60 plane and is preferably continuous with the other and
whose adjacent walls are tiltably suspended from said
FIG. 1, after a ?rst step in the folding and gluing thereof;
common wall. The bottle-neck silhouette out-outs are
FIG. 3 is an edge view of the partly glued and folded
formed in the facing walls of the parallel tubes and are
blank of FIG. 2;
extended into the adjacent, laterally offset walls thereof.
FIG. 4 is a plan view of the fully glued and ?at-folded
In the preferred embodiment of the invention the bottle
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blank of FIGS. 1 and 2;
neck silhouette openings are left secured by their ends
FIG. 5 is an edge view of the glued and folded blank
to the Wall sections from which they are severed and
of FIG. 4;
are inwardly folded into the tubes to form intermediate
FIG. 6 is an end view of the folded and glued blank
Wall sections that engage against the sides. of the bottle
in partly set-up position and in readiness to receive a
neck end disposed in the openings, to steady the same in
70 a plane normal to the plane of the opening edges that
bottle neck therein;
FIG. 7 is an end view through a fully folded and set-up
steady the bottle-neck in the direction at right angles.
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Referring now more speci?cally to the accompanying
drawings, and with particular reference to the embodi
ments of the invention illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 9 there
of, the same show a top-grip bottle carrier that is formed
from a unitary, approximately rectangular blank B made
of cardboard or like material. The blank’ 20‘is prefer
ably symmetrically scored byparallel, scored, foldlines to
provide a‘ central panel 20, aside panel 22 at each side
of the centralpanel Ztbeach side panel 22 having an ex-v
tension, generally designated as 24, de?ned therefrom by
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complementary walls of a ?at-walled tube of quadri
lateral cross-section which becomes rectangular as the
pincer-like movement of the partly erected tubes is con
tinued, with the panels or sides 40 of the two tubes being
brought into juxtaposed position-with their opening parts
3%) ?tted over the upper neck portions of. the alinedbot
tles; the opening extensions‘32 in they panels or sides 38
?tting about the circumference of the bottle necks. It
will be .apparent that as the pincer-like movement setting
10 up the two tubular sections of the. carrier. is continued,
the strip 34 within each opening 30——-32\will. foldJin-i
a» foldline 26, and which is preferably equal in width to
wardly into the tube along. foldlines. 42.and' 44, sozthat.
the width of half the central panel 20‘ and an adjacent
strip section 46 will underlie the glue. ?ap. 28 in' each.
side panel 22. Each extension 24 is provided at its free
tube and the remainder of strip 34‘ will be- erected in;
end with a glue ?ap 28.
Each‘of the side panel extensions 24 is formed with at 15 spaced, parallel relation to the adjacent panel40.
In the embodiment of the.inventionshoWnjrnFIGSl1
least one, and preferably two or more spaced openings
to 9 of the drawing the opening parts?tlin panels 40/
that areaeach congruous with a corresponding opening in
are shown as formed to conform tothe silhouette ofwthep
the other side panel extension. Each said openingin~
bottle neck section illustrated inFIGS. 7 and 8' of the
cludes a portion 30 extending inwardly, preferably from
the glue ?ap 28 toward the fold line 26 and is formed by: 20 drawings as having thicker portions provided byyythe'
closure cap 50 and ‘the annular rib 52, slightly spaced
spaced, oppositely symmetrical, non-intersecting cut lines
from cap 50, and the thinner portions represented by the
that confer upon the opening portion a shape or outline
recess 54, between the cap 50 and the rib 52 and by the
substantially identical with the silhouette of the upper,
portion of the bottle neck immediately below the rib 52..
irregular portion of the neck of the bottle which it is
intended to carry and to ?t snugly on said silhouette. 25 Accordingly, each opening 30-is shown to include onv its.
facing edges a projection 56, that will ?t within the recess-~
Eachopening 30 isformed with an inner extension 32,
54 of the bottle neck, with the portions of theopposed
continuous therewith and extending inwardly therefrom
edges of the opening below the projections 56- tapering
toward fold line 26, to a depth not exceeding half the
toward one another to be spaced at the narrower portion.
outer diameter of such bottle neck portion immediately
opposite the lowermost point encompassed by the open,
ing portion 30. The opening portion 32 is de?ned by
non~intersecting extensions of the cut lines forming the
opening portion 3.0. Because such cut lines forming the
30 of the opening part 30' a distance less than the thickness
of rib 52, so that the lower edge of the latter will rest
upon and be supported by the convergent edge portions
Further support for the bottle neck may be provided. in?
the carrier of the invention by curving the‘ out line ex
opening parts 30 and 32. do not intersect, the strip 34
between the». lines de?ning such opening par-ts remains 35 tensions forming the openingrextension 32 so that itsmar
ginal edge portions will underlie the rib- 52' and‘. serve
attached to the blank by each end thereof and ?lls such
to support it as well as push the bottle neck into theopen
opening parts when, the blank extension 24v remains ?at.
ing part 30.
Each of the panel extensions 24 is formed with a fold
It will be apparent that, because of the. conformity; of
line 36 parallel to foldline 26, extending to each side
and between the openings 30‘——32, at a point opposite the 40 the silhouette of each opening‘part 30 with. the-silhouette
of the upper neck portion of the bottles which it ‘is,
junction of opening parts 30 and 32, to de?ne between
to carry, the edges of such opening parts 30 will not'only
such fold'lline. 3.6 and foldline 26 a panel 38, preferably
serve to support the ‘bottles by their upper neck por
equal in width to half the width of central panel 20, and,
tions but will also inhibit the swinging ‘of the bottles,
between such foldline 36 and the glue ?ap 28, a panel
supported in the carrier in the plane of the panels. 40, to
40, preferably equal in width to a side panel 22.
ward ‘and away ‘from one another. It will also be ap-'
Each of strips 34, ?lling the opening 30.—32, is con
parent that the upright portions of strips 34, which are
nected at.its inner end to panel 38 and is de?ned there
spaced from panels 40 a distance approximately half’ the
from by foldline 42, scored for folding in the same direc
diameter of the bottle neck, will inhibit the swingingof
tion as foldlines 26 and 36, and is connected at its other
the bottles in a plane perpendicular to the. plane. of
end. to. theglue ?ap 28, at the fold line between it and
panels 40 by impinging against the thicker portions ofthe
extension24; Each strip 34 is further provided, at a‘
bottle neck. It will be further apparentthat the, blank.
distance from its junction with ‘glue ?ap 28 equal ap
of the carrier may be so formed that the ?at top’ of each‘
proximately to the depth of opening portion 32, with an
oppositely scored fold-line, 44.
The. bottle carrier is formed from the blank B, de
scribed above, by ?rst folding each glue ?ap 28 over the
adjacent portion of the. extension 24 to which it is con
nected and applying a coat of glue to its outer surface,
as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3. Each. of the extensions 24 is
then folded. along foldline 26 over the adjacent side panel
and-part of the. central panel 20, so that the glued
sides of the?aps 28 are adhesively secured to the- panel
bottle closure held in the carrier will lie. close up to. or
against the strip portions 46, so that- the. latter will.
cooperate in inhibiting the swinging of the bottlein the.
opening parts 30, in any direction.
It may here be stated that, although thebottle' carrier
illustrated is shown as formed for carrying bottles. with
uniform bottle necks, it will, nevertheless. be readily
understood‘ that such bottle carrier, by varying'the shape
of the several opening parts 30‘thereof, may be made
suitable for carrying bottles of different neck. size and.
thickness or bottles and jars or jars of dilf'erentisizes.
The bottle carrier of the inventionmay be locked in.
economically shipped and stored until used.
set up position over the bottle neck tops, a-s_described'
above; either permanently, .as by a line of adhesive'secur
Foruse, the ?at folded vand glued blank may be placed
with its center over the tops of a number of alined bot
ing the facing sides of juxtaposed‘ panels 40; in a manner
tles, arranged to have the neck top of each be in register
that will be readily understood, win another manner that
with opposed openings 30—32 in the two extensions 24 of 70 will hereafter be described; .or. it may be releasabl'y locked“
the blank. The blank is then pressed along each of its
in place over the bottle neck tops, to make it easier to
edges de?ned by foldlines 26, so that the side panels
‘remove the carrier safely from the bottles, without need‘
22Lare each gradually offset relative to the central panel
for moving the latter or in any way disturbingthem- and}
20 and. extensions 24 are each ‘offset ‘relative to its side
make possible thereuse ‘of the carrier, if desired, in a
panel 22 and gradually folded along fold line 36 into two 75 manner shown in the drawings. Such. illustrated, re
20, in oppositely directed relation to one another, as
shown in FIGS. 4 and 5. In this folded ?at and glued
form; the; blank may be. compactly and conveniently and
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leasable locking means comprises a tongue 58, struck
out from the panel 40 of one of tubular sections forming
the carrier, between a pair of its opening pontions 30,
which tongue remains connected to the adjacent panel
The locking means of the embodiment of FIGS. 10
to 13 comprises a flap extension 70, at each end of the
38 and is provided at its free end with a ‘foldable lock
central panel 20, extending preferably its full Width and
relatively thin or no annular beads adjacent the closure
cap.
tip 62, de?ned by a scored foldline 60. In order to utilize
of ‘a height equal to the width of a side panel 22; an
the locking means described, the tongue ‘58 is offset out~
individual ?ap 72, at each end of each side panel 22,
wardly and away from the panel 40 from which it is
preferably extending its full width and of a height ap
struck as the ?at ‘folded blank is set up into bottle neck
proximately half its width; an individual ?ap extension
top gripping shape, as shown in FIG. 6 of the drawings, 10 74 and 76, respectively, at each end of each of panels 38
so that the tongue will, upon the closing of the carrier
and 40, extending preferably their entire widths and of
about the bottle neck tops, extend and underlie the panel
a height half the ‘width of panel 38.
38 of the companion extension 24, in the latter of which
‘In order to lock the two tubular carrier sections, after
is formed a slot 64», as at the junction of such panel
they have been set up about the neck portions of the
38 with its side panel 22, whereinto the lock tip is in 15 bottles, or the like, to be carried by it, each flap 74, at
serted to lock the two tubular sections of the carrier
each end of each tubular carrier section, is preferably
against one another. Release of the lock may be rela
?rst folded over the adjoining section end. The ?aps 72
tively easily effected by the removal of the lock tip 62
and 76 are then folded over each ?ap 74. Each ?ap 70
from the slot 64. If desired, and as may be preferable
is then folded over the adjacent ?aps 72 and 76 and
in certain instances, as when the carrier is designed for 20 adhesively secured thereto, to thereby unite the two tubu
carrying jars which have shallow, wide necks, the re
lar sections to one another at each end thereof.
leasable locking means described above may be sup
The means for unlocking or disconnecting the two
plemented by the application of a pressure adhesive to
tubular carrier sections from one another, for its easy
the facing sides of the panels 40 of the carrier.
removal from the bottles carried by it, without the need
Even easier, more convenient and safer means for open N 01 for forcefully tearing the same at the risk of knocking
ing the above described locking means of the carrier for
over and breaking one or more of such bottles, need be
its removal from the bottle neck tops it supports, espe
provided only in one of the tubular sections, designated
cially where the reuse of the carrier is not an object.
as T, in FIGS. ll, 12, and 13 of the drawings, at each end
Such means may comprise a tear away strip 59, de?ned
of such tubular section.
by tear-lines ‘61, which is connected integrally to the 30
As illustrated, such release means comprises tear lines
base of the tongue 58, at the fold line 36, which is pref
78 and 80, respectively, formed at the base of each of
erably connected to the tongue along its entire width at
?aps 74 and 76; a tear line, 82, at the base of the portion
its base. Such tear-away strip is preferably formed to
of ?ap 70 connected to tubular section T; and a tear line
extend across the entire width of the adjacent panel 38
84, at the base of ?ap 72, which is preferably curved
and partly into the adjacent side panel 22, where the tear- ' to extend into the adjacent side panel 22, to provide a
lines 61 converge and meet to form a tear-away tab 63.
tear-away ?nger piece or tab 86. The carrier is disené
The manner of utilizing the last described means for
gaged from the bottles it carries or grips by successively
releasing the interlocked tubular carrier sections from one
forcing tear line 84 at each end of the tube T and grasping
another, for removal of the carrier from the bottle neck
tab 86 and pulling it way from the end of the tubular
tops, will be obvious. While the bottles supported by
the carrier are rested upon a supporting surface, and
section T; thereby tearing tear lines 78, 80 and 82, to
disengage the uniting ?ap 70 from the tubular section T,
without in any way disturbing the bottles, the tab 63
so as to permit the collapsing of section T and permit
in the panel 22 (the latter forming an outer wall of the
removal of the carrier from the bottle-neck tops which it
carrier and of easy and convenient access) is ?rst broken
grips. A fold line, 88, may be formed in the longitudinal
away from panel 22 and is then engaged and grasped 45 center of ?ap 70, to facilitate its bending away from
for pulling the rest of strip 61 away from panel 38, thus
tubular section T, after it is separated therefrom.
completely detaching tongue 58 from the tubular carrier
‘It may here be stated that the glue ?aps 28, instead of
section of which it is formed and thereby releasing said
being secured to the top wall 20, may, by the interposition
of an additional panel between pane 40 and glue ?ap 28,
carrier section from its companion section, permitting the
two sections to be spread apart and removed from the
be made to adhere to side panel 22; a variant that imparts
bottle neck tops.
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still greater ?exibility to the utility of carriers or con
FIGS. 10 to 13, inclusive, of the drawings, illustrate
tainer made according to the principles of the present
invention.
another embodiment of a bottle carrier of the present
While the ‘devices of the present invention have been
invention which is modi?ed in a number of respects.
This modi?ed embodiment of the invention shows a top 55 speci?cally described as having their principal utility as
a topagrip bottle carrier, it may here be stated that devices
grip bottle carrier for carrying more than two bottles,
constructed according to the principles of the present in
and the bottles are shown to be of a type that is closed
'vention may also be utilized as cartons and. display stands
by a relatively shallow cap, such as a clinch cap. This
for various items that may be wholly or partly engaged
embodiment is also shown as being provided with a re—
inforced top wall and with modi?ed, non-releasable but, 60 and retained within the recesses formed by openings 30
‘32 in each of the two tubular sections thereof. Such
nevertheless readily opened locking means.
More speci?cally, the embodiment of FIGS. 10 to 13
is formed from a blank whose side panels 22 are rela
cartons, because the items ‘disposed within their recesses
are engaged at four points approximately 90° apart around
the circumference of the article provided by the edges of
tively shorter than in the ?rst embodiment because of the
the openings forming the recesses and by the inwardly
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relatively shallow closure cap of the bottles which this
olfset strips struck out from the openings, will afford maxi
embodiment is intended to carry, and the extensions 24
mum protection ‘for an article disposed within a recess, as
of the blank are correspondingly shorter. The glue flaps
well as hold it securely in place. Such cartons might be
of this blank are each of a width fully equal to half the
particularly useful for the packaging of fragile articles,
width of the central panel 20, so that the latter, when 70 such as, for instance, radio tubes or the like, which may
the blank is glued and ?at-folded, is of double thickness
be wholly or partly engaged within the recesses described.
and doubly reinforced along its entire length and width.
In the last embodiment, opening parts 30 are, likewise,
relatively shorter and the projections 56, in its edges, are
closer to the panel 38, to accommodate the bottles having 75
Such cartons may also serve as display cartons and stands
‘for the items held therein by being disposed either on their
sides 22 or inverted and rested on their top‘ walls 20.
In the last position they may serve as re-usable stands, as
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:for tools or bottles disposed in upright position, or similar
items.
.7111 .viewuoif this versatility of the device of the present
inventionfgfor such various uses, it is intended that the term
‘ftopajgrip'hottlecarrier” as utilized in the speci?cation and
claim'slhereof, is .tocover and include containers and stands
constructed according tothe principles ‘of vthe invention,
eyen when not usedxfor bottles or \ jars.
' ‘Tlrf completes the description of the several embodi
ments .of the ,top-tgrip'hottle carrier devices, or the like,
of the present invention. It will be readily apparent from
the foregoing ‘description that such devices-are sturdy and
rigid and capable of receiving and supporting a varied
and thinner portions, comprising a'body, including an up
right Wall section, said ‘wall section having a cut-out open
ing formed therein extending upwardly thereinto from its
lower edge, said opening adapted to accommodate, when
in carrying position, said upper bottle neck section and
having narrower and wider portions adapted to ?t over the
thicker and thinner portions of said upper bottle neck
section, and means connected to said wall section maintain
ing said wall section with its opening on said upper bottle
neck section.
3. A carrier for a bottle or the like, with an upper neck
section of irregular thickness, including relatively thicker
and thinner portions, comprising a horizontal member and
a wall section suspended from said horizontal member,
different shapes and sizes, and of considerable weight; that 15 said wall section having a cut-out opening formed therein
extending upwardly thereinto from its lower edge, said
its bottle-supporting means include a double thickness of
number of bottles .or jars or other articles, of the same or
vertical edges of a vertically disposed opening, ‘which is
thestrongest possible manner of supporting an object; and
that it will support the bottles or other articles in steady
position against swinging in any direction, to thereby mini
mize danger of breakage by collision of the bottles or the
like with .one another. ‘
opening adapted to accommodate, when in carrying posi
tion, said upper bottle neck section and having wider and
narrower portions adapted to ?t over the thicker and‘
thinner portions of said upper bottle neck section, and
means connected to said wall section maintaining said
wall section with its opening ?tted on said upper bottle
It will also be apparent that the device of the present
invention is so shaped as to be conveniently and comfort
neck section.
from the ‘bottles ‘or other items it carries, with the use of
‘and having, when in carrying position, thicker and thinner
portions adapted to ?t over the thicker and thinner por
4. A carrier ‘for a bottle, or the like, with an upper neck
ably held .by a user’s hand; to permit the convenient stack 25 section of irregular thickness, including relatively thicker
and thinner portions, comprising a horizontal member
ing ofi-gr'ipeheld bottles or articles on one ‘another; and
and a wall section suspended from said horizontal member,
to afford maximum surface area ‘for printed matter, such
said wall section having a cut-out opening formed therein
as advertising.
extending upwardly ‘from its lower edge, said opening
It will likewise be apparent that the device of the pres
ent'inv'ention may be readily, quickly and easily removed 30 adapted vto accommodate said upper bottle neck section
minimum ‘force and effort ‘and without need of touching
ormoving such bottles or other articles and, therefore,
with a minimum likelihood of knocking over or dropping
any of the articles carried thereby.
It will [be ‘further apparent that the device of the present
invention may be relatively economically produced from
tions of said bottle neck section, and means for maintain
ring said wall section with its opening on said upper bottle
35 neck section, said means including :a lateral extension on
said wall section, said opening continuing into said exten
sion a distance equal approximately half the outer diameter
of said bottle neck ‘opposite said extension when said open
a "minimum of material and may be quickly and easily
ing is disposed over said bottle neck section.
?at folded and set up and engaged over bottle tops or
other articles, either manually or by conventional equip 40 5. A carrier for a bottle, or the like, with an upper neck
ment, at maximum speed.
’ 'It will be still ‘further apparent that numerous modi
section of irregular thickness, including relatively thicker
and thinner portions, comprising -a pair of wall sections,
means tiltably support-ing said wall sections, each by one
?cations and variations in the devices of the present in
edge thereof, in parallel closely spaced relation to the
vention ma},r be made by any one skilled in the art, in
accordance with the principles of the invention herein 45 other for tilting movement toward and away from one an
other, each said wall section having a cut-out opening
above set forth, and without the exercise of any inventive
formed therein extending inwardly thereinto from. its op
ingenuity. I desire, therefore, to be protected for any and
posed edge in register with the opening of the other, each
all such modifications and variations that may be ‘made
said opening adaptd to accommodate, when in carrying
within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the
ole ms hereto appended
What I tel-aim is!
1. A carrier -for ‘a bottle or the like with an upper neck
50 position, said upper bottle neck section and having wider
and narrower portions adapted to ?t over the thicker and
thinner portions of said bottle neck upper neck portion
and means connected to said wall sections of maintaining
said wall sections with the opening over said bottle-neck
inner and outer side wall sections and a wall section con 55 section.
6. A carrier for a bottle, or the like, with an upper neck
necting one of the edges of each of each of said side wall
section having relatively thicker and thinner portions, com
sections to the corresponding edge of the other; means
prising a horizontal member, a pair of wall sections each
connecting ‘said tubes in parallel, each by the other edges
tiltably suspended by one edge from said horizontal mem
of its side walls, for pivotal ‘movement of said tubes to
wards and away vfrom one another; each of said inner side 60 ber in parallel relation to the other of said wall sections
for movement of the other edge thereof toward and away
Wall sections having a-cut—out opening formed therein and
from the ‘other edge of said other wall section, each said
extending inwardly thereinto from the one edge thereof in
wall section having a cut-out opening ‘formed therein in
register with a corresponding opening in the other of said
register with an opening in the other of said wall section
inner side wall sections, said opening adapted to accom
section having relatively thicker and thinner portions com
prising, a pair of ?at walled tubes each including parallel
modate :said upper bottle-neck portion and having wider 65 and extending inwardly thereinto from its said other edge,
said opening having portions ‘adapted to ?t over said
portions adapted to receive the wider portions of said neck
thicker portions of said neck section and narrower por
section ‘and narrower portions adapted to engage against
tions adapted to engage against the underside of said
the underside of said wider neck portions; said connecting
thicker portions of said neck section, and means maintain
wall SPct-ions each having an opening formed therein con
tinuous with said opening in its connected inner wall sec 70 ing said wall sections with their openings over said neck
section, said means including a lateral extension on each
tion. and adapted to receive a portion of the thickness of
of said wall sections at its said other edge, said lateral ex
said'bottle-neck section, when said inner side wall opening
tension having an opening formed therein continuous with
is ?tted over said bottle-neck.
the opening formed in said wall section and shaped to
2. A carrier for a bottle, or the like, with an upper neck
section of irregular thickness, including relatively thicker 75 receive a portion of the thickness of said neck section
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opposite said extension when said opening is ?tted on said
neck section.
7. The bottle carrier of
6, including means for in
terengaging said wall sections against movement away
from one another.
8. A carrier for a bottle neck, or the like, with an upper
neck section having relatively thicker and thinner portions,
comprising a pair of four~rwalled tubes, said tubes connect
ed at one edge of one of their walls to one another, the
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rectangular ‘wall section and a foldable flap is connected
at the corresponding ends of each of said ?rst-named pair
of wall sections and a tearline is formed at the base of the
?ap at each end of one of said ?rst pair of wall sections
and at the adjacent portion of the base of each‘of the ?aps
of said rectangular wall section, said last-named ?aps
adhesively securable to said ?aps of said ?rst-named pair
of Wall sections.
18. The carrier of claim 12, wherein a foldably con
‘other of the walls of each tube being foldably collapsible 10 nected ?ap is provided at each of the other edges of said
‘from substantially ?at to substantially rectangular shape,
rectangular wall section and a foldable ?ap is connected
the facing walls of said interconnected tubes each having
at the corresponding ends :of each of said ?rst-named pair
an opening for-med therein extending inwardly from the
of wall sections and a tearline is formed at the base of the
opposed edge of said one wall, said opening adapted to ac
flap at each end ‘of one of said ?rst pair of wall sections
commodate said ‘upper bottleneck section ‘and having 15 and at the adjacent portion of the base of each of the ?aps
wider portions adapted to ?t over said thicker neck por
of said rectangular wall section, said last-named flaps ad
tions and narrower portions adapted to engage the under
hesively securable to said ?aps of said ?rst-named pair of
side of said thicker neck portions, the wall of each of
wall sections, said tear linm at the base of each of said
said tubes connected to said opposed edge of said facing
?aps of said one of said ?rst pair of Wall sections extended
wall thereof having an extension of said opening formed
into the adjacent of the said ?rst pair of wall sections to
therein, said opening extension of a shape adapted to re
provide a ?nger grip.
ceive approximately half the thickness of said bottle-neck
19. The carrier of claim 12, wherein said wall sections
section opposite said edge.
are formed integrally of cardboard and are de?ned from
9. The bottle carrier of claim 8, wherein said intercon
one another by scored foldlines arranged for folding in
necting walls of said tubular sections are integrally formed
the same ‘direction and wherein said openings and the
and lie in ‘a common plane.
extensions thereof are each formed by continuous, spaced
10. The bottle carrier of claim 8, wherein means are
non-intersecting cut lines de?ning a continuous strip, and
provided for interconnecting said tubular sections when set
the end of each strip between said cut lines terminating
up in rectangular position.
11. The bottle carrier ‘of claim 8, wherein means are 30 in ‘said connecting wall sections is de?ned by a foldline
corresponding to said ?rst-named foldlines and said strip
provided for releasably interconnecting said tubular sec
is provided with an oppositely directed foldline at a dis
tions when in set up position.
tance from its other end equal approximately to the depth
12. A carrier for bottles, ‘or the like, said bottles hav
of said opening extension in said connecting wall section,
ing an upper neck section having relatively thicker and
said strip between said last-named foldline and one end
thinner portions, comprising a rectangular wall section,
thereof setting up to parallel a wall section of said second
a ?rst pair of wall sections each tiltably connected by one
pair of wall sections and the portion of said strip to the
edge thereof to one of two opposed edges of said rectan
other side of said last-named foldline setting up parallel
gular wall section, a second pair of wall sections each
to said rectangular wall section, when said carrier is set up
tiltably connected by one edge thereof to said rectangular
wall section at a central portion therein in juxtaposed re
lation to one another and in parallel relation to said ?rst
pair of wall sections, and a wall section tiltably connecting
the other edge of each one of said ?rst pair of wall sec
tions to the other edge of the adjacent one of said second
pair of wall sections, each one of said second pair of wall
sections having an ‘opening formed therein extending in
wardly thereinto from its said other edge, said opening
having ‘wider portions adapted to accommodate the thicker
into bottle-neck gripping position.
20. The carrier of claim 12, wherein said walls of said
?rst and second-named pairs of wall sections are of sub
stantially equal width and said connecting walls are each
of a ‘Width equal approximately to half the Width of said
rectangular wall section.
21. A blank ‘for a. top-grip carrier for bottles, or the
like, said bottles having top end sections formed with
thicker and thinner portions, comprising a cardboard
lblank of substantially rectangular shape, said blank scored
portions of said neck section and narrower portions
adapted to engage against the lower part of said thicker 50 by parallel lines to provide foldlines de?ning a central
panel, a side panel on each of two opposed sides of said
neck portions, said opening extending into said connect
central panel and an extension on each of said side panels,
ing wall a distance not exceeding half the thickness of
spaced out lines formed in each said extension de?ning an
the narrower portion of said neck section below said
opening having wider and narrower portions adapted to ?t
thicker portion thereof.
13. The carrier of claim 12, wherein said wall sections 55 over the said thicker and thinner portions of said top
bottle section, each said opening extending into the adja
are integrally formed.
cent side panel a distance to accommodate approximately
14. The carrier ‘of claim 12, wherein said wall sections
half the thickness of said bottle adjacent a thicker section
are integrally formed and each of said second pair of
thereof, and foldlines formed in said extension to each
Wall sections is formed with a glue ?ap at its end, said
glue ?ap extended to said rectangular wall section.
60 side of said opening ‘at approximately its junction with
the extension thereof.
15. The carrier of claim 14, wherein each said glue ?ap
22. The blank of claim 21 wherein each said blank ex
is each of a width to extend between the wall section to
tension is formed with a glue ?ap at its free end.
which it is integrally connected and the adjacent one of
23. The blank of claim 21, wherein said spaced lines
said ?rst pair of wall sections.
forming
said openings and extensions thereof are non
16. The carrier of claim 12, wherein said connecting 65
intersecting and a foldline is provided at the end of the
wall sections are each ‘of lesser width than said second
strip between cut lines terminating at the end of said
pair of wall sections and wherein one of said second pair
opening extension and an oppositely directed foldline
of Wall sections has a tongue struck out therefrom con
is formed in said strip at a distance from the other end
nected thereto by one end adjacent said connecting wall
thereof equal approximately to the vdepth ‘of said open
section, said tongue having a foldline adjacent its free
ing extension.
end forming a lock tip and the other of said connecting
24. The blank of claim 21, wherein said extension is
wall sections having a slot formed therein whereinto said
of a width equal approximately to the width of the ad
lock tip is insertable.
jacent side panel and half the width of the central panel
17. The carrier of claim 12, wherein a foldably con
nected ?ap is provided at each of the other edges of said 75 and wherein the end portion of the extensions to the
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relatively an upper neck ‘portion having thicker and ‘thin:
other side of said 'fo'ldlines ‘formed therein is of a width
ner portions, comprising a rectangular wall ‘sections, a
equal approximately to the width of said side panel.
25. The blank of claim 21, wherein each said side
panel extension is of a width equal approximately to the
width of the adjacent side panel and half the width of
said central panel, and wherein the end portion of the
side panel extension‘to one ‘side of said foldlines formed
therein is of a width equal approximately to the width
of said 'side panel, and wherein a tongue is struck out
from one iof‘said side panel extensions, said tongue con
nected thereto at the said foldline formed therein and
?rst pair of wall sections each tiltably connected by ‘one
edge thereof to one of two opposed edges of ‘said rectangu
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lar wall section, asecond pair of wall sections each'tilt
ably connected by one edge thereof to said ‘rectangular
wall section at a central portion therein in juxtaposed re
lation to one another and in parallel relation to said ?rst
pair ‘of wall sections, and a wall section of lesser width
than said second pair of wall sections ‘connecting the
other edge of each one of said ?rst pair of wall sections ‘to
the ‘other edge of the adjacent one of said second pair
extending toward the glue ?ap thereof, said tongue having
‘of wall sections, each one of said second pair of wall sec
a transverse foldline formed therein adjacent its free end
to de?ne a lock tip at said end and wherein a slot is
tions having an opening formed therein extending in
formed in the other of said side panel extension between 15 wardly thereinto from its said other edge, said opening:
said foldlines formed therein and the adjacent side panel
thicker
having portions
wider portions
of said neck
adapted
section
to and
accommodate
narrower porthe '
for receiving said lock tip.
tions adapted to engage against the lower part of said.
26. The blank of claim 21, wherein a foldable flap is
thicker neck portion, said opening extending into said C0117"
vformed at each free end of said central panel and a fold
necting wall a distance not exceeding half the thickness
able flap ‘is ‘formed at least ‘on each free end of each of
of the narrower portion of said neck section below said
said side panels and a cut line is formed ‘at the base 'of
thicker portion thereof, one of said second pair of wall
said ?aps of one of said side panels and at the base of
sections having a tongue struck out therefrom connected
the adjacent portions vof the flaps of said central panel.
by one end to said connecting wall section, said tongue
27. The blank of claim 21, wherein a foldable flap is
formed at each free end of said central panel and a fold 25 having a foldline adjacent its free end forming a lock tip
and the other of said connecting wall sections having a
able ?ap is ‘formed at least on each free end of each of said
slot formed therein wherein said lock tip is insertable, and
side panels, and a cut line is formed at the base of said
a tear-away strip connected to said tongue at said one
?aps of one of said side panels and at the base of the adja
end thereof and extending across the adjacent of said
cent portion‘ of the ?aps of said central panel, said cut lines
at the base of each ‘of said ?aps of said side panel extend 30 connecting walls and partly into the adjacent one of said
?rst pair of side Walls.
ing into said side panel to form a tear-away tab therein.
28. The blank of claim 21, wherein a tongue is struck
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out from one of said side panel extensions, said tongue
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extending from said foldline therein toward the glue ?ap
Marsh ____________ __r_r_ Dec. 12, 1933
thereof, said tongue connected to said panel extension at 35 1,938,919
2,023,852
Oser et al _____________ __ Dec. ‘10, 1935
said fold ‘line, and a tear-away strip is formed in said
2,191,197
Gray ___________ ~_V_____ Feb. 20, 1.940
side panel extension, said tear-away strip de?ned by tear
»away lines and connected to said tongue at said foldline
2,252,848
and extending between said foldline and the adjacent
2,298,209
Gray _______________ __.'.._ Oct. 6, 1942'
40
2,348,187
Beskin __________ _a___>_a Mayu9, 1944
2,407,798
Ringle-r _____________ _'__ Sept. 17, 1946
thereof, said tongue connected to said panel extensions at
said foldline and a tearaaway strip is formed in said 45
2,427,105
2,543,821
2,680,038
2,713,508
2,823,063
2,823,064
Houle _______________ --__ Sept. 9,
Arneson ____________ _'___ Mar. 6,
Gray _________________ __ June 1,
Austin ______________ __ July 19,
Toensmeier ___________ __ Feb. 191-,
Toensmeier ___________ __ Feb. 11-,
2,865,669
2,996,329
Linthicum ____________ __. Dec. 23, .1958
Glazer _______________ __ Aug. 15, 1961
3,016,259
Lawrence ____ _'_ _______ __ Jan. 9, 196,2
side panel.
29. The blank of claim 21, wherein a tongue islst-ruck
out from one of said side panel extensions, said tongue ex
tending from said foldline therein towards the glue flap
side panel extension, said tear-away strip de?ned by tear
away lines and connected to said tongue at said foldline
and extending between said foldline and the adjacent side
panel, and part-way into said side panel.
30. A carrier for a bottle, or the ‘like, said bottle having 50
Hamilton ____________ __ Aug. 19, 1941
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