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Патент USA US2374222

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April 24, 1945.
Filed Sept. 7, 1942
Patented Apr. 24, 1945
Neil B. McKay, Washington, D. 0.
Application September 7, 1942, Serial No. 457,595
1 Claim.
(01. 206-3)
(Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as
amended April 30, 1928; 370 0. G. 757)
The invention described herein may be manu
retaining ring 2 in one end upon which is placed‘
factured and used by or for the Government for
the bundle of three cylindrical ammunition con
governmental purposes, without the payment to
tainers 3 the latter being held together at all
me of any royalty thereon.
times prior to use by end cups 4 with arched
This invention relates to a package for articles,
portions 4’ conforming to the outer peripheries
particularly articles of ammunition and has
of the cylinders 3 and having depressed portions
special reference to a container for a bundle of
5 between cylinders to give a greater extent of
articles held in a group by end pieces of clover
contact with the said outer peripheries. The end
leaf or similar design.
cups 4 are held against the cylinders 3 by means “
It is an object of the invention to provide a 10 of a bolt 6 and nut l. The bundle is retained
package which shall be easier to handle and
in the outer cylinder l by a wooden ring 8 which
sturdier in service than those previously used
may be secured to the cylinder as by nails 9.
for similar purposes.
In the prior practise, ammunition such as pro
jectiles have been carefully secured 'in a tube
and a multiple of these tubes have been assembled
in tangential relation and secured by end cup
Figures 3 and 4 show a modi?ed metallic re- .
taining ring comprising an annular channel por
tion In designed to engage the rim of the tube
1, and a ?at annulus H with inner edge bent to
retain an extra reinforcing annulus l2, the inner .
pieces which conform to the periphery of the
edge of annulus ll being scalloped as at 13 to
facilitate bending.
In the case of a bundle of three this con
formity extended around about half the periph~ 20
While it is not urged that tubular containers
ery. Groups of such bundles alternated so as to
nest were assembled and the whole group placed
in an ordinary rectangular box for shipping. It
has been found that such treatment was inade
are new, yet the herein described use of such
rings secured to the cylinder. The cylinder is
preferably made of plywood or other easily work
able and strong shock absorbing material. The
circular container is capable of standing up under
package may be moved by rolling.
with-the cloverleaf type of bundle is an advance
over the conventional practise of nesting several
such bundles to obtain an optimum space design.
25 In attempting to thus ?t such bundles to a rec
quate and that box failures were frequent.
According to the present invention each pri
tangular box overloading resulted and the rec
mary bundle secured by end pieces is placed in - tangular design of box and wooden material
a cylindrical container with the extending por
thereof were not ‘adequate to the load. In the
tions of the peripheries tangent to the interior
present design such disadvantages are overcome
of the cylinder. The bundle is held in place by , and an additional advantage accrues in that the
heavy and rough usage and may be easily moved _
by rolling.
The speci?c nature of the invention as well
as other objects and advantages thereof will
clearly appear from a description of a preferred
embodiment as shown in the accompanying 40
drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the container and)
An ammunition package comprising endcaps
each having a ?at portion of undulating contour
and having a‘ continuous arched ?ange adapted
to be ?tted over a bundle of packages containing
ammunition to retain said packages in bundled
position, in combination, with a cylindrical con
tainer having therein two'?at faced rings with
their outer peripheries in contact with the inner
periphery of the container and their opposing
?at faces in contact with a ?at portion of the
caps, at least one of said rings being the sole end ‘
Fig. 2 is a foreshortened axial section of the
closure at its respective end of the package, and
45 being of a width su?icient to expose the troughs
Fig. 3 is a top plan of a container showing a
modi?ed retaining ring, and
Fig. 4 is a detail of the retaining ring of Fig. 3.
Referring to the drawing by characters of ref
erence there is shown a cylinder I of laminated 50
organic material such as plywood, having a ?xed
of said undulations by an amount Sll?lCiBIlt to
permit insertion of the hand for carrying, and
means for retaining the caps on the ends of said
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