US 3189074 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 15, 1965 S. SCHAEFER CONTAINERS FOR STORING GOBLETS, GLASSES AND OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS Filed Dec. 5l, 1962 INVENTOR.
United States Patent O i 3,139,074 Y CNTAINERS FR STRHG GGBLETS, GLASSES A GTHER SllVllLAR PRODUCTS Seymour Schaefer, Evanston, Ill., assigner, by mesme assignments, to Aaron H. Piotzker, Skokie, Ill. Filed Dec. 31, 1962, Ser. No. 248,496 2 Claims. (Cl. 15G-62) This invention relates to a container Afor storing goblets, glasses, and other similar products.
Due to the fragile nature of glassware, such as go'blets and the like, they have to be handled very carefully when they are stored away between uses. Even when stored away in a cabinet there is always danger of chipping and breaking when the glasses or goblets are handled or moved adjacent each other. This invention therefore provides means whereby goblets, glassware and the like may be put into containers wherein the goblets are protected from contact or engagement with other goblets so that any breaking, chipping, cracking or the like is completely eliminated, and wherein they are enclosed to be kept clean for their next use.
Another object of this invention is to provide means for storing goblets and other like glassware wherein they may be readily removed when desired.
Another object of this invention is to provide a struc* ture having the foregoing objects which is simple and inexpensive to manufacture.
Other objects will become apparent as this description progresses.
in the drawings:
IMG. l is a perspective view of the container in closed position, with the glass receiving compartments being enclosed therewithin.
FIG. 2 is an enlarged perspective view ofV same with the lid uncovered, showing the glass receiving compartments.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the pair of glass receiving compartments.
IEIG. 4 is an enlarged sectional vie-w taken on line 4wd of FIG. 1, and
FIG. 5 is an enlarged sectional View taken on line S-S of FIG. 2.
The carrier or container for the plurality of glass receiving compartments or receptacles is generally designated by the numeral l@ and comprises a generally rectangular shaped box which may be formed of fabric, plastic, leather, or any other suitable material which is preferably flexible.
The carrier includes a generally rectangular Vshaped bottom wall l2 which is stitched as at 14 to a continuous vertical wall i6 which forms the side and end walls of the carrier. Supported on the bottom wall 12 is a strip of cardboard 18 which may be suitably covered by a sheet of fabric 2t? for the purpose of providing a stiilcened bottom .vall. A generally rectangular shaped lid 22 for-med of a flexible material has a strip of interlocking fastening elements 24 sewn thereto. Likewise, the upper edge of the vertical wall 16 has a strip of interlocking fastening elements 2.5 secured thereto so that a slide fastenerV 2S can be moved bet-Ween the interlocking elements `to close same, as is well understood in the art. The lid 22 is permanently attached to the rear end of the vertical wall ld by a connecting strip Sii so that when the lid is folded back it will always remain attachedto and be part of the container, as shown in FIG. 2, and when closed the container is as shown in FIG. 1.
Supported within the container are a plurality of glass receiving members generally designated by the numeral 32. Each member 32 is formed that it shapes to provide two contiguous glass receiving compartments 3ft.
Said glass receiving members are identically formed andV six of such members are shown in FIG. 2, one of said membersV being best shown in FIG. 3. Each member 32 is formed of a continuous strip of material 36 which would be of generally rectangular shape when laid out before being preshaped as shown in FIG. 3. The strip is of a length so that it forms the two glass receiving pockets or compartments 34 and 35 and is of a height to extend slightly above the top of the glass or goblet 39 adapted to be positioned therewithin, as shown in FIG. 4.
The rectangular strip 35 is formed of a pair of exible fabric or like material coverings 38 and titl, between which is interposed a stiifening member 4t2, all of which are stitched together as at 44 along the border edges thereof to form an integral rectangular shaped strip 36. The stiiening member 44 will provide body for thestrip, yet the strip is suiiiciently llexible to permit its collapsing and expanding when in its finished shaped form, and will have suicient body to provide the protection desired.
The strip 36 is folded or shaped as shown in FIG. 3, in which the opposite ends of the strip indicated by the numerals i5 and i8 are turned inwardly and positioned approximately centrally of the length of the strip. In this position the end 46 of the strip will lie against the center of one side of the strip, with the opposite end 48 lying against the opposite side and center of the strip, all in a contiguous relationship. With the strip thus shaped, the opposite ends 4d and dit are secured to the center of the strip by means of eyelets Sil along the upper and lower edges of said strip. The conguration formed is generally that of the numeral Thus, it will be seen that each strip 36 forms a pair of glass receiving pockets or compartments 34 and 35, similar to that shown in FIG. 3. A plurality of .such pairs of glass receiving pockets are positioned in the container as shown in FIG. 2.
In a rectangular shaped carrier, I have found that six pairs of glass receiving compartments, making a total of .twelve compartments or pockets, may be positioned therein, as shown in FIG. 2.
The pairs of glass receiving pockets are not attached to any portion of the container or carrier. These pairs may be collapsed if desired, however, they will assume the full shape shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 when a glass is positioned therein, as shown in FIG. 4, and each pocket will have a generally cylindrical shape. As shown, the
glass is fully protected from coming into Contact withY any glass positioned in any other adjacent pocket.
lt will be understood that various changes and modications may be made from the foregoing without de-V parting from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a storage container of the character described for storing goblets, glasses and like articles of a fragile and readily broken material and the container has a vertical side wall secured between opposite end walls; the herein invention consisting of an article receiving memberV D abutting a different surface of the strip whereby said strip has a substantially S-shaped configuration, said ends being secured to the strip to provide a pair of separate article receiving pockets of generally cylindrical coniiguration open at opposite ends thereof, the width of said strip being received selected to be greater than the article to be received in a pocket, said member capable of being collapsed to a substantially flattened configuration when not loaded with the articles contiguous one to the other, each of said ends being secured to the center of said strip along the upper and lower edges of said strip. 2. In a structure as dened in claim 1 in which the said strip is formed of a pair of exible fabric sheets disposed about an interposed stiffening sheet sewn together along the marginal edges thereof, said ends having gromrnet fasteners securing same to the strip top and bottom, each grommet extending through both ends.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner.
GEORGE O. RALSTON, Examiner.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE 0F CORRECTION Patent No. 3,189,074 June l5, 1965 Seymour Schaefer It is hereby certified that error appears in the above numbered ent requiring correction and that th e said Letters Patent should read as corrected belo1 Corumn 3, line 6, strlke out "received" Signed and sealed this 2nd day of November 1965,
IRNEST W. SWIDER EDWARD J. BRENNER ttesting Officer Commissioner of Patents