Stackable low depth bottle case

  • US 4,899,874 A
  • Filed: 04/26/1988
  • Issued: 02/13/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/26/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A stackable low depth case for retaining and transporting bottles comprising:

  • a plurality of outer side walls forming an outer shell having a low depth;

    a bottom portion attached to said side walls;

    a plurality of spaced upwardly projecting columns generally disposed within said side walls defining, in combination with said bottom portion and said outer side walls, a plurality of bottle retaining pockets with at least one column per pocket, said columns extending above a top surface of one of said side walls and below a top surface of the retained bottles; and

    said bottom portion includes;

    an upper surface which is substantially flat across the bottle retaining pockets; and

    means for resting said bottom portion on closures of bottles on which said case is stacked and for guiding each closure coaxially with a centerline of one of said bottle retaining pockets;

    wherein when said case is empty, said columns of said case interlock with an upper case when said cases are stacked bottom to top, and when a subjacent case is loaded, the closures of bottles disposed in the subjacent case abut said bottom portion resting and guiding means when said cases are stacked bottom to top.

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