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April 24, 1945. 'N. H. MOKAY AMMUNITION PACKAGE Filed Sept. 7, 1942 2,374,222 Patented Apr. 24, 1945 2,374,222 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE’ 2,374,222 AMMUNITION PACKAGE 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 tube. 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) contents. Iclaim: . 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 container. 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 packages. NEIL H. McKAY.