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Oct. 5, 1965 J. c. LONG 3,209,935
CONTAINER SUPPORT Filed March 5, 1963 g l2 u g l6 I8 INVENTOR John 6. Long ywww ATTORNEY5 United States Patent 3,209,935 CONTAINER SUPPORT John C. Long, 90 Broad St., Charleston, SC. Filed Mar. 5, 1963, Ser. No. 262,963 2 Claims. '(Cl. 215-100) This invention relates to the support of containers on perforated support boards such as Pegboards and the like and particularly to a structurally simple holder having one end formed for insertion in the support board and the other for special coaction with a screw top closure for a transparent container.
It has been proposed to provide wire holders for screw cap closure transparent containers to be mounted on support boards but all of these require some modification of the cap, such as puncturing, cutting or otherwise reshaping of the cap to assemble it with the holder. Also the usual holder fits only one size of container.
It is the main object of the present invention to provide a novel support holder for a screw top transparent container of such nature that no modification of a standard screw top closure is needed for assembly.
Another object of the invention is to provide a novel, preferably unitary, wire holder for mounting a transparent container on a Pegboard, said holder having a spring jaw end for interfitting with the container closure.
Further objects of the invention will appear as the description proceeds in connection with the appended claims and the annexed drawings wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a generally perspective partially sectional view showing a container mounted on a Pegboard in accord with the invention;
FIGURE 2 is an exploded view showing the novel wire holder and standard screw closure elements; and
FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the FIGURE 1 container assembly partially broken away and in section.
The invention comprises a holder 11 made preferably from a single length of steel spring wire. The wire is doubled upon itself midway of its length and the doubled portion twisted upon itself to form a relatively stiff stem section 12 which is formed in a plane with successive right angle bends 13 and 14 leading to a terminal 15.
At its other end the holder is formed with a container mounting section composed of oppositely arcuate spring jaws 17 and 18 of equal length consisting of the two wire ends symmetrically projecting in a plane at right angles from the lower end of stem 12. Preferably the jaws 17 and 18 are about circular in curvature and their maximum expanded diameter is slightly in excess of the diameter of the largest size container closure.
The container 19 is a transparent bottle-like member of standard size and shape with a molded thread screw top adapted to receive the annular metal threaded closure element 21. In this container the top closure also comprises an imperforate metal disc 22 having a peripheral rim 23 that seats on the upper rim of the open mouth of container 19.
When the container is in normal use the disc 22 is placed over the container mouth which it closes, there being an underlying seal annulus (not shown) on rim 23, and then annular element 21 is tightly screwed onto the container neck with the result that overhanging inner rim 24 of element 21 tightly engages disc rim 23 to clamp it about the container mouth edge surface.
In my invention I position holder 11 with jaws 17 and 18 of the spring jaw section 16 interposed between rim 23 of disc 22 and rim 24 of annular element whereby when the closure element 21 is screwed tightly onto the container the spring jaw section is trapped axially between elements 21 and 22 of the closure and rigidly with the container, with stem 12 extending stifily substantially vertically upwardly therefrom just inside the inner edge 25 of rim 24.
Patented Oct. 5, 1965 No modification of the standard closure is therefore necessary to mount the holder 11 on the container 19.
Now to mount the container on the support board 26 of FIGURE 1 it is only necessary to insert stem terminal 15 through the appropriate aperture 27 until the bent stem section at 1314 extends through the board and then release the assembly which will usually swing in until the container abuts the board, as shown in FIGURE 1.
The invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embodiment is therefore to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claims rather than by the foregoing description, and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claims are therefore intended to be embraced therein.
What is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. A holder for suspending a container assembly of the type characterized by an open top container closed by a disc-like cover element underlying an annular screwedon element tight with the container on an apertured support board comprising a length of spring metal wire doubled upon itself and twisted in the region adjacent the doubled end to provide a relatively stiff upstanding stem and having the two wire end portions formed oppositely arcuate and extending in one direction in a plane at right angles from the lower end of said stem, the two wire sections at the lower end of said twisted stem being separated and bent in opposite lateral directions away from the lower end of the stem to extend past the inner periphery of said annular element and inwardly into the space between said elements and then continuing as said arcuate wire end portions to be clamped between said elements, so that said holder is attached to the container assembly by screwing said annular element on the container and means at the upper end of said stem forming an interlocking connection with said board comprising a twisted stern section bent at right angles to extend in the opposite direction from said arcuate portions and adapted to enter said board aperture.
2. In a suspended container assembly of the type adapted to be mounted on an apertured vertical support board and wherein an open top container is closed by a disc-like cover element underlying an annular screwed-on element tight with the container, the improvement which consists in providing a wire support having a generally vertical stilf stem bent at its upper end to provide a projection extending in one direction into interlock with said board and formed at its lower end with a spring jaw section that comprises integral stem extensions projecting laterally oppositely away from the lower end of said stem to extend past the inner periphery of said annular element and inwardly into the space between said elements and continuing in oppositely arcuate bends that are clamped between said elements, said spring jaw section projecting in a plane from the lower end of said stem at substantially right angles to said stem.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 687,127 11/01 Chapman 248-216 938,765 11/09 Henig 248302 1,614,349 1/27 Daley 248--303 2,089,743 8/37 Golden 248-3 12 2,240,225 4/41 Place 248-217 2,961,724 1 l/ 60 Alling 24----73 CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.
FRANK L. ABBOTT, Examiner.
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