Composite reel apparatus

  • US 20020038839A1
  • Filed: 08/04/2001
  • Published: 04/04/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A rotatable composite reel apparatus for use in association with an axle for winding, storing, transporting and unwinding various windable materials therewith, the rotatable composite reel apparatus comprising:

  • a tubular spindle member, for receiving and maintaining windable material thereabout;

    the tubular spindle member having first and second open ends, defined by first and second end edges, respectively;

    first and second composite platform members, operably connected to the first and second open ends of the tubular spindle member, respectively, for sandwiching the tubular spindle member, and, in turn, the windable material wound about the tubular spindle member, therebetween;

    each of the first and second composite platform members further including a spindle engagement disk, insertably and respectively received within each of the first and second ends of the tubular spindle member, and a platform disk, substantially concentrically aligned with and affixed to the spindle engagement disk, and further having an outside diameter substantially greater than the outside diameter of the spindle engagement disk;

    each platform disk further including a first support disk, affixed directly to the spindle engagement disk, the first support disk being fabricated from a high density composite fiberboard and perpendicular corrugated paperboard material.

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