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July 28, 1942. c. E. koLB ETAL 2,291,477 BOTTLE CARRIER Filed May 24, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Fig.1 ‘ mu mu n Patented July 28, 1942 2,291,477 .UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE 2,231,471 - some caanma 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 ‘ ‘ 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. ' ' " 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. 25 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. I 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 2 2,201,477 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 ' _ 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. . ‘ 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. ‘ ‘ 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 _ ,‘ ‘ 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 ; 2,291,477 supporting members themselves, a portion of one .3. 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 ‘ 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. . 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 65 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. ' 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 2,291,477 on a longitudinal axis, and upright connecting lovable member 0! said lower structure for movement therewith. _ i. elements rigidly secured to ‘the adjacent ends of the corresponding members of the twostruc ' 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-' 5 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. ' 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. 1 ' " 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. 7 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~ 5 2,291,477 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 I 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 55 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 60 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.