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July 28, 1942.
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BOTTLE CARRIER
Filed May 24, 1940
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
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Patented July 28, 1942
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.UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE
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Clyde E. Kolb and David L’. Morgan, Dayton, Ohio,
assignors, by direct and mono assignments, to
Econokit Corporation, Dayton, Ohio ~
Application ‘May 24,, 1940, Serial No. 337,104v
' 24 Claims.
(01. 294-87)
2) having parts adapted to embrace the necks
This invention relates to a bottle carrier and
one object of the invention is to provide a carrier
which may be quickly and easily attached to a
o! a plurality of bottles and to have supporting
engagement with the enlarged upper ends of the
plurality of bottles and\which may be produced
bottle necks, the supporting parts being of such
at a low cost.
a character and so arranged that the carrier may
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be easily applied to and removed from the bottles.
Supported by the upper structure Ais a lower
structure B having parts adapted to engage the
sides of the bottles which are supported on the
the lower portions of the bottles in substantially
?xed positions with relation one to the other. 10 upper structure and to hold the same against
relative lateral movement while they are support
A further object of the invention is to provide
ed on the upper structure, thereby avoiding both
such a carrier having bottle supporting partsl and
the noise and the danger of breaking the bottles‘
bottle holding parts and means for retaining said
which woud result from the bottles knocking to
parts in operative'relation to the neck '01 the
bottle.
15 gether. ‘
The supporting structure and the holding struc
A further object of the invention is to provide
_ ture may take various forms and, as here shown,
such‘ a carrier having bottle supporting.- parts,
the supporting structure A comprises two sub
bottle holding parts and handle controlled means
A further object of the invention is to provide
such a carrier which will have supporting engage
ment with the necks of the bottles and will hold
stantially parallel small diameter bars 5 sup
for retaining said supporting parts in support
ing positions.
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A further object of the invention is to provide
20 ported for relative lateral movement and pro
such a carrier which may be formed of small
diameter bars, such as wire.
Other objects of the invention may appear as
the carrier is described in detail.
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In the accompanying drawings Fig. 1 is a side‘
vided with opposed parts 6 adapted to be moved
into.‘ and out of supporting relation to the bottle
necks by the relative movement of the two mem
bers 5. The supporting parts 6 of the members
5 may be of'yany suitable character but are prefer
ably formed in one piece with the respective -
elevation of a. carrier embodying our invention,
meirib‘ers 5 and, in the construction shown, are
shaped to provide recesses through which the
showing the same as applied to the bottles, with
the lower portions of the bottles broken away;
necks of the bottles may extend. - _When, as in
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the carrier oLFig. 30 the present instance, the carrier is formed of wire
1; Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of
orsmall bars these recesses may be formed by
Fig. 1, and looking in the direction of the arrows;
bending bars as shown. When ‘the two members
5 are moved apart the recessed parts are spaced '
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view of a modi?ed
one from the other such a distance that they
form of carrier; Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a
double carrier in which the individual. carrying 35 may be placed over the enlarged upper ends ‘I of
bottle necks 8 and then moved toward one an
elements are of modi?ed construction; Fig. 6 is
a section taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5; Fig,
'7 is a detail view of one of the locking connec
other to bring the‘ same beneath and into sup
portingrelation to the enlarged upper portions of
those bottle necks. Suitable means are provided,
tions between supporting members; Fig. 8 is a
transverse section taken through'a bottle carrier 40 as will be hereinafter described, to retain the sup- ,
porting members in supporting relation to the
showing a modi?ed form of locking device; Fig.
~ bottles.
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9 is a longitudinal section taken through the car
The lower or holding structure B also comprises ,
rier of Fig. 8 on the line 9-9, looking in the direc
two substantially parallel members 9 having op
tion of the arrows; and Fig. 10 is a plan view or
a portion of the supporting structure showing the 45 posed parts It’! to engage the bottles’ and hold the
latter against relative movement. As here shown,
locking device of Fig. 8 in section.
these lower members are also formed of wiregbent
In these drawings we have illustrated certain '
to provide the holding parts IU of curved or re
embodiments of our invention which differ one
from the other principally in the means for re
cessed form sothat they will embrace-the neck of
taining the bottle supporting members in sup-. 50 the bottle. The lower or holding structure may
be supported from the upper or supporting struc
porting positions but it will be understood that
ture in any suitable manner vand preferably'the
the carrier may take various forms and may be
corresponding members of the two structures are
adapted to carry any suitable number of bottles.
connected one to the other by upright tie bars ll
In each embodiment here illustrated the car
rier comprises an upper structure A (Figs. 1 and 55 which are formed integral with the respective
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members.‘ However, the supporting members I
must be free to'move toward and fr 111 each other
and the connection between the upper and lower
structures must be such as to permit this move
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bers and pivotally supportthe .handle thereon. ‘
When desired, this loop may be of oblong shape,
as shown, and may be of such width that when
ment. In the present instance, the two members
the handle is in its upright or carrying position
the loop will hold the supporting members in
9 of the holding structure have little or no rela
supporting positions independently of the locking
tive lateral movement but are pivotaily connected
devices I4, and when the handle is moved to a
horizontal position the loops II will be so posi
tioned relatively to the supporting members as
movement of the supporting members i. This v10 tojpermit the separation ‘of the latter. ~, When
such a loop is employed there isv no possibility
pivotal connection mayconven'iently take ‘the.
of the supporting members separating while the
form of sleeves l2, each sleeve shaped to separate
ly embrace adjacent straight portions of the. ‘ carrier is supported by the handle, even though
two members 9, thus providing a hinged connec- . ‘ the locking devices might be in their inoperative
tion which will permit either member to move 15 positions.
The operation of the device above described
about a longitudinal axis with’relation' to the
_'_may vbe readily understood. . When the carrier
other member.
Preferably means are provided'ifor~ retaining . ‘is to be applied to the bottles, which are usually
one to the other. so that they may move about
longitudinal axes and 1.4113 permit the relative
arranged in line in a packing case or on a suit
the supporting members 5-5 in supporting. posi
tions, that is, holding the same against relative 20 able support, the supporting'members are re
leased so that they may be separated one from
lateral movement after they have been moved
the other, the carrier then lowered over the bot
into supporting relation to the bottle necks. This
tles, the necks of which pass freely between the
means may take various forms and may be con
holding parts III of the lower structure and then
trolled by a carrying handle or otherwise. In '
the arrangement shown in Figs. 1 to 3 the carrier 25 between the supporting parts 6 of the‘ upper ‘
structure. Preferably the holding parts are ar,-‘
is provided with a locking device which is inde
pendent of the handle, the latter being shown
at‘ I]. In this construction one of the supporting
ranged to engage the tapered lower portions of ‘
the bottle necks at such points that the support
ing ‘members will be located just below the en
members 5 carries a part H which is movable
into and’ out of locking engagement with the 30 larged upper portions ‘I of the bottle necks. The
supporting members are then» locked insupport
corresponding part of the other supporting mem
ingiposition and when the carrier is lifted the .
ber 5. In the arrangement here shown a metal
plate l5 has one edge portion bent about a_ supporting part 6 of the upper structure, if not
already in engagement with the enlarged portion
straight portion of‘ one of the supporting mem
bers, as shown at It, so as to establish pivotal 35 ‘I of the bottle neck, will be moved into engage
ment therewith and the-weight of the bottles . '
connection between the same and the supporting
will be supported on these parts. when no
member. The plate 45 extends beneath the other
handle is provided or when the handle is moved
supporting member 5 and has that edge portion,
‘to a horizontal position the locking devices will
l4, thereof opposite the part It turned upwardly
and so spaced from the part It that when'the 40 remain in their voperative positions, thus permit
two members 5 are in their supporting positions,
with the supporting parts i in contact with the
ting a plurality of groups of bottles to be stacked
one on the other and the carriers retained there
on while they are so stacked. When the locking
bottle neck, the part II will extend upwardly ’
across the adjacent member 5 and will firmly en- ' devices are moved to inoperative positions the
gage the same to hold the two members 5 against 45 ‘carrier may be lifted off the bottles, the support
ing parts thus being separated by their contact
separation. Preferably the part ll of the plate I!
is rolled upon itself to form a bead which will
yield to move past the widest portion of the
adjacent member 5 and so engage that member
with the rounded lower sides of the enlarged
beneath said other member 5 so that it may be
of the two ‘carrying elements are provided with ‘ I
portions of the bottle necks.
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In Figs. 5 to 'l we have‘ illustrated a double
that the locking ‘connection will be firmly but 50 carrier comprising two carrying elements, similar
to those shown in Fig. 2 and arranged parallel
yieldably maintained.‘ This locking device is
one to the other, but differing from the carrier
moved about its pivotal connection with the one
shown in Fig. 2 principally in the manner of
member 5 into and out'of locking engagement
locking the supporting émembers against relative
with the other member 5 by the hand of the
operator and preferably the plate It extends 55 lateral movement. ‘The inner members of each
inwardly extending parts Ila which are rigidly
moved into engagement therewith by an upward
connected one to the other, as by means ofa
movement about its pivotal axis. While the car-.
rier is here shown as, provided with a handle it - sleeve l8. These transversely extending con
nected parts serve to rigidly connect the two car
the handle is not-essential and the carrier may
be carried by engaging the supporting members 60 rying elements one to the other and unite the
same in a unitary structure which will carry six
5 with the hand, and with two ?ngers of the
bottles in two parallel rows.
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hand extending on the respective sides of the
The holding members 9 of each lower struc
central bottle. When so carried the ?ngers will
engage beneath the locking devices, there‘being 65 ture are pivotally connected one to the other by
hinge members formed integral therewith.
a locking device on each side of the'central
Those portions of one of the holding‘members
bottle, and these devices will beheld in their '
operative positions by the weight of the‘ bottles
lying between the adjacent supporting parts It‘
on the carrier.
are bent downwardly to extend beneath the ‘other
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The handle l3, when provided, need not exer 70 supporting member I and then‘upwardly across
the adjacent straight parts of the other hold
ing member, as shown at I! in Fig. 6, thus pro.
cise any control over the supporting members
except as a carrying element but in the arrange
ment shown the handle. is bail shaped .and the
ends of the arms of the bail are provided with
viding a hinged connection between the two
members. The locking devices for the support
loops H which embrace the twocarrying mem- 75 ing members are also formed integral with the
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supporting members themselves, a portion of one
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ing devices and enabling the bottles to be stacked
supporting member lying between adjacentsup
porting parts 6 being o?set to extend beneath the
‘as above described. The locking devices may be
of any suitable construction. As here shown,
adjacent straight portions of the other support
ing member and bent upwardly and slightly in
each device is formed of wire or light bar 28
bent to the desired shape, the two ends of the
bar being brought together at the top of the de
wardly, as shown at 20, to engage about the
straight portion of the other supporting member.
The upwardly bent portion 20 is so spaced from
vice and bent to form eyes 26‘ through which ex
tends a pintle 21 formed on the adjacent end
the body of the member on which it is formed
of the handle, thereby connecting the handle
that when the supporting parts 6 are in contact 10 with both side members of the locking device
with the bottle neck the part 20 will engage the
and providing a pivotal carrying connection be
adjacent portion of the other member and will
tween the locking device and the handle.
yield to permit it to be forced upwardly over that
While in many cases it‘ is usually preferable
other member, so that it will slightly overhang
to employ a positive lock for the supporting
the upper member and will be retained by the 15 members they may. if desired, be spring co..
resilience of the members in locking engagement
trolled and in Fig. 4 we have shown spring means
for retaining‘the same in supporting positions.
therewith. The handle 2! is of the type shown
in Figs. 2 and 3 and the loop portions thereof
In the arrangement there shown the lower hold
may or may not have retaining engagement with
ing members 9 are not hmged one to the other
the supporting members when the handle is in 20 but are supported for relative lateral movement.
its carrying position.
Interposed between the holding members 9 and
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the supporting members 5 is a resilient device
comprising two pairs of spring arms I1 and I8,
the outer ends of each pair of arms being biased
one toward the other. The ends of the upper
pair of arms I‘! are hooked about the respective
In Figs. 8 and 9 there is shown another type
of locking device for the suporting members
which may be operated by the handle but which
will be retained in holding engagement with the
supporting members independently of the posi
supporting members 5, while the ends of the
tion of the handle with relation thereto. There
is preferably a locking device between the cen
tral bottle and each of the two end bottles, both
arms of the lower pair l8 are hooked about the
respective holding members 9 so that the device
locking devices being of the same construction. 30 exerts a constant pressure on both sets of mem
bers, which tends to move the members of each‘
The holding and supporting structures are sim
set one toward the other. When spring retain
ilar to those shown in Fig. 2 and the supporting
ing means are used it is not necessary that the
members are hinged together in the manner
handle i 3 be provided with means for controlling
there shown. Each locking device is vertically
movable and is provided with a longitudinal slot 35 the supporting members but if desired the han
dle may have means for positively locking the
comprising a lower portion 22 and an enlarged
. supporting members when the handle is in car
upper portion 23 connected with the lower por
rying position, as shown at l‘! in Fig. 3. When
tion by downwardly converging portions 24. The
the spring controlled device is applied to the
two members of both the supporting structure
bottles the recessed holding parts l0 pass freely
and the holding structure extend through
this slot and the lower narrower portion of the
over the upper ends of the bottle necks and a
slot is of such width that when the edges there
slight pressure of the supporting parts 6 of the
upper structure on the tops of the bottles will
of are in engagement with the two supporting
members 5 these members will be held in their
spread these supporting parts sufficiently to per
supporting positions. The enlarged upper por
mit the same to pass over the enlarged upper
tion 23 of the slot is of a width sufficient toper
parts of the bottles and they will be then im
mit the separation of the supporting members
mediately drawn into engagement with the bot-.
5 and thus enable the carrier to be removed
tle necks just beneath the enlarged portions
from the bottles. When the locking device is
thereof and the holding parts ill will likewise be
in a lower position the supporting members 5 5o held ?rmly in contact with the tapered portions
will lie within the larger upper portion of the
of the bottle necks.
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slot and will separate to permit the same to pass
While we have shown and described certain
over the enlarged upper end of the bottle neck.
embodiments of our invention we wish it to be
Upon the upward movement of the locking device
understood that we do not desire to be limited to
the converging portions 24 thereof will move the 55 the details thereof as various modifications may
supporting members 5 one toward the other and
occur to a person skilled in the art.
cause them to enter the narrow lower portion
Having now fully described our invention
22 of the slot. A carrying handle 25 is pivotally
what we claim as new and desire to secure by
connected with the upper part of the locking
Letters Patent, is:
device and may be utilized to raise or lower so
1. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
the two locking devices simultaneously. When
and lower structures each comprising substan
the locking devices are‘pulled upwardly by the
handle those parts of the devices at the bottom
of the slots will engage the holding members 9
of the lower; structure to limit the upward move
ment of the locking devices with relation to that
tially parallel members adapted to receive bot
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tles between them, at least one member of said
lower structure being movable with relation to
the other member thereof, and one member of
said upper structure being connected with said
movable‘ member of said lower structure for
lower structure. The locking. devices may‘ be
held in their upper positions by the frictional
movement therewith.
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contact between the supporting members _5 and
2. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
the edges of the narrow portion of the slot, but 70 and lower structures each comprising substan
tially parallel members adapted to receive bottles
preferably the edges of the slot are recessed to
receive the supporting members as shown at 22a.
between them, at least one member of said lower
Thus the handle is permitted to move into either
structure being movable about a longitudinal
a vertical carrying position or a horizontal posi
axis, and the corresponding member of said up
tion without affecting the position of the lock 75 per structure being rigidly connected with said
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on a longitudinal axis, and upright connecting
lovable member 0! said lower structure for
movement therewith.
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elements rigidly secured to ‘the adjacent ends of
the corresponding members of the twostruc
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a 3. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
tures, one member of 'said upper structure being
and lower structures 'each comprising substan
tially-parallel members‘ adapted to receive bot
provided between adjacent recessed parts thereof
with a laterally extending element shaped'to en-'
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tles between them, the members’ or said lower
gage an adjacent part of the other member of
structure being connected one with the other for
relative movement about a longitudinal axis and
that structure and retain the two members in
bottle engaging relation one to the other.v
the members or said upper structure being con
nected with the corresponding members of said 10 9. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
and lower structures each comprising two sub
lower structure for movement therewith about,
said longitudinal axis.
stantially parallel members, each member of both‘
4. In a bottle carrier. a lower structure com- A structures having a» plurality of recessed vparts
prising two substantially parallel members pivot
arranged in opposed relation to the recessed parts ,
ally connected one with the other onva longi
tudinal axis and arranged to receive bottles be
tween them, and an upper structure comprising
two substantially parallel members adapted to ~_
have supporting engagement with the necks of
bottles which are between the members of said 20
of ‘the other member of that structure, each pair
of recessed parts being adapted to receive a bottle
between them, the members of the lower struc
ture being pivotally’connected one with the other
lower structure, at least ‘one member of said,
upper structure being connected with a member
on a longitudinal axis, and upright connecting
elements rigidly secured to the adjacent ends of
, the corresponding members of the two structures,
one member of said upper structure being pro
of said lower structure for movement therewith
videdbetween adjacent recessed parts thereof
with a laterally extending hook-shaped part
about said longitudinal axis.
5. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
adapted to be sprung into engagement with the
and lower structures each comprising substan
adjacent part of the other member of that struc
tially parallel members adapted to receive bot
ture when said members are in bottle engaging
tles between them, at least one member 01' said
lower structure being movable about a longitudi
10. In a bottle carrier, an upper structure com
nal axis, and the corresponding member oi.’ said 30 prising two relatively movable members having
upper structure being rigidly connected with said
opposed parts adapted to have supporting en
movable member of said lower structure for
gagement with the neck of a bottle, a lower struc
movement therewith, and a carrying handle hav
ture connected with said upper structure and
ing a part embracing the members of said upper
comprising two members connected one with the
structure and shaped to hold said members 35 other for movement about a longitudinal axis,
against relative movement when said handle is
connected with the respective members of said
in one position and to permit such movement
upper structure and having parts arranged to
when said handle is in another position.
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receive between them a part of said bottle below
6. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
said supporting parts and hold said bottle against
and lower structures each comprising two sub
rocking movement on said supporting parts, and
stantially parallel members, each member of
means for retaining said supporting parts in sup
both structures having a plurality of recessed
porting positions and for carrying said structure.
parts arranged in opposed relation ‘to the re
11. In a bottle carrier,‘ vertically spaced upper
cessed parts of the othermember of that struc
and lower structures each comprising two pairs
position.
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ture, each pair of recessed parts being adapted 45 of substantially parallel members arranged sub- _
to receive a bottle between them, the members of
the lower structure being pivotally connected one
with the other on a longitudinal axis, and up
right connecting elements rigidly secured to the‘ '
adjacent ends or the corresponding members of
the two structures.
stantiallv in a common plane, each‘ pair of mem
bers of each structure having a plurality oi’ op
posed parts to receive bottles between them,
means for rigidly connecting the several inner
,members one with the other, means for pivotaily ‘
‘connecting the outer member of each lower pair
7. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
with the inner member of that pair, and means >
and lower structures each comprising two sub
for rigidly connecting the outer member of each
stantially parallel members, each member of both
pair with the pivoted member ‘of the correspond
structures having a plurality of recessed parts 55 ing-lower pair.
arranged in opposed relation to the recessed parts
12. In a bottle carrier, an upper structure com
of the other member of that structure, each pair
prising two substantially parallel members sup
of recessed parts being adapted to receive a bottle
ported for relative lateral movement and having
between them, the members of the lower struc
opposed parts movable into and out of support- I
ture being pivotally connected one with the other
ing relation tothe neck of a bottle, a lower struc
on a longitudinal axis, and upright connecting
ture comprising two substantially parallel mem- '
elements rigidly secured to the adjacent ends of
bers pivotally connected for movement about lon
the corresponding members of the two structures,
gitudinal axes and rigidly connected with the
said corresponding members of the two structures
respective members of said upper structure, said
being formed from a single rod bent to provide 65 lower members having opposed parts to engage
said recessed parts and said connecting elements.
said bottle and hold the same against lateral
8. In a bottle carrier, vertically spaced upper
movement with relation to said upper structure,
and lower structures each comprising two sub
and means for retaining said supporting members
in supporting positions.
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stantially parallel members, each member of both
structures having a plurality of recessed parts 70
13. .In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
two substantially parallel members supported for
arranged in opposed relation to the recessed parts
relative lateral movement and having opposed
of the other member of that structure, each pair
parts movable into and out of supporting relation
of recessed parts being adapted to receive a bottle
to the neck of a bottle, a handle pivotaily sup
between them, the members of the lower struc
ture being pivotally connected one with the other 75 ported on said structure for movement to a sub~
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stantially upright carrying position or to a sub
stantially horizontal position, and an operable
device separate from and controlled by said han
dle_ for retaining said members in their support
ing positions when said handle is in carrying
ing two members having parts arranged to receive
between them a part of said bottle below said
supporting part and hold said bottle against
rocking movement on said supporting parts, a
vertically movable device having a slot through
position or in a horizontal position.
14. In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
which the two members of each structure ex
tion to the neck of a bottle, a device carried by
having a relatively narrow lower portion to re
ceive both members of said upper structure and
tend, said slot having an enlarged upper portion
two substantially parallel members supported for
to receive both members of said upper structure
relative lateral movement and having opposed
and permit the relative lateral movement there
parts movable into and out of supporting rela 10 of when said device is in its lower position, and
one of said members, extending laterally there
from and having that end portion remote from
said member arranged to be hooked over the
other member to retain said supporting parts in
supporting positions, and means separate from
said device for carrying said structure.
hold the same in supporting positions when said
device is in its upper position.
21. In a bottle carrier, an upper structure com
prising two relatively movable members having
opposed parts adapted to have supporting en
gagement with the neck of a bottle, a lower struc
ture connected with said upper structure and
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15. In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
two substantially parallel members supported for
relative lateral movement and having opposed 20 comprising two members having parts arranged
parts movable into and out of supporting rela
to receive between them a part of said bottle
tion to the neck of a bottle, and a device carried
below said supporting part and hold said bottle
by one of said members and having at one edge
against rocking movement on said supporting
thereof a part adapted to be sprung over the
I parts, a vertically movable device having a ver
other member to retain said supporting parts in 25
supporting positions.
16. In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
two substantially parallel members supported for
relative lateral movement and having opposed
parts movable into and out of supporting relation 30
to the neck of a bottle, and a device pivotally
mounted on one of said members and having at
one edge thereoi a yieldable part to engage the
other member and retain said members in sup
tical slot through which the two members of both
structures extend, said slot having a narrow
lower portion, and a relatively wide upper por
tion connected with said lower portion by down
wardly converging slots, and a handle pivotally
connected with the upper portion of said device.
22. In a ‘bottle carrier, an upper structure
comprising two relatively movable members hav
ing opposed parts adapted to have supporting en
gagement with the neck of a bottle, a lower struc
35 ture connected with said upper structure and
17. In a ‘bottle carrier, a structure comprising
having parts adapted to have holding engage
two substantially parallel members supported for
ment with said bottle, a handle for carrying said
relative lateral movement and having opposed
structures, and spring means for moving said sup
parts movable into and out of supporting rela
porting members to and retaining the same in
tion to the neck of a bottle, and a device pivotally
their supporting positions.
mounted on one of said members, extending be
23. In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
neath the other member and having at that edge
two members supported for relative lateral move
opposite its pivot an upwardly extending part to
ment and having opposed parts arranged to re
engage said other member and retain the two
ceive the neck of the bottle between them and
members in supporting positions.
45 movable into and out of supporting relation to
18. In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
said bottle neck, a second structure arranged
two substantially parallel members supported for
below and supported by the ?rst mentioned struc
relative lateral movement and having opposed
ture and comprising two relatively movable mem
parts movable into and out of supporting relation
bers having opposed parts to engage said bottle
to the neck of a bottle, and a vertically movable 50 neck and spring means acting on the members
device having a slot through which both mem
of both structures to retain the same in engage
bers extend, the lower portion of said slot being
ment with said bottle neck,v and a handle for
of a width to hold said members in supporting po
carrying said structure.
sitions and the upper portion of said slot being of
24. In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
a width to permit the relative movement of said
two
members supported for relative lateral move
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members.
ment and having opposed parts arranged to re
19. In a bottle carrier, a structure comprising
ceive the neck of the bottle between them and
two substantially parallel members supported for
movable into and out of supporting relation to
porting positions.
relative lateral movement and having opposed
said bottle neck, a second structure arranged
parts movable into and out of supporting relation
below and supported by the ?rst mentioned struc
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to the neck of a bottle, and a vertically mov
ture and comprising two relatively movable mem
able device having a slot through which both
bers having opposed parts to engage said bottle
members extend, the lower portion of said slot
neck, and two pairs of resilient arms, the outer
being of a width to hold said members in sup
ends of the arms of each pair being biased one to
porting positions and the upper portion of said
65 ward the other, said outer ends of the arms of
slot being 01 a width to permit relative movement
one pair being connected with the respective
of said members, and a carrying handle con
members of the ?rst mentioned structure and
nected with said operable device.
said outer ends of the arms of the other pair
20. In a bottle carrier, an upper structure com
being connected with the respective members of
prising two relatively movable members having
70 the second structure.
opposed parts adapted to have supporting engage
ment with the neck of a bottle, a lower structure
connected with said upper structure and compris
CLYDE E.‘ KOLB.
DAVID L. MORGAN.
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