ApplicationNo. 06/267915 filed on 05/28/1981
US Classes:206/507, By selective orientation of superposed receptacles220/571DRAIN PAN OR DRIP PAN
ExaminersPrimary: Lowrance, George E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB65D 81/26 (20060101)
B65D 21/04 (20060101)
AbstractA plurality of identical open top containers may be vertically stacked or vertically adjacent containers may be rotated 180° relative to a vertical axis and nested, for the transport of items, such as fish, involving liquid that is desirably drained from each container. Drainage from one container into a lower container and therefore contamination of the lower container is prevented by drain holes in each of the stacking feet communicating directly with the upper inlet end of a downwardly and outwardly sloping channel in the support portion of the next lower container, in the stacked position, with an integral flange extending continuously around the entire top periphery of each box overlying the channel for strength and continuity. Each channel extends directly to the outside and perpendicularly to the adjacent end wall, separate from the other channels, and ends vertically above the outside of the flange for the next lowest box that is outwardly sloped to provide for a run-off to the outside, with the inner portion of the flange communicating directly with its channel to further prevent liquid entering its container.