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US2942823A
US2942823A US733058A US73305858A US2942823A US 2942823 A US2942823 A US 2942823A US 733058 A US733058 A US 733058A US 73305858 A US73305858 A US 73305858A US 2942823 A US2942823 A US 2942823A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01GHORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING
    • A01G24/00Growth substrates; Culture media; Apparatus or methods therefor
    • A01G24/60Apparatus for preparing growth substrates or culture media
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01GHORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING
    • A01G9/00Cultivation in receptacles, forcing-frames or greenhouses; Edging for beds, lawn or the like
    • A01G9/02Receptacles, e.g. flower-pots or boxes; Glasses for cultivating flowers
    • A01G9/029Receptacles for seedlings
    • A01G9/0291Planting receptacles specially adapted for remaining in the soil after planting
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10S47/904Openwork container for a growing medium, e.g. wire basket

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June 28, 1960 R. W; CHAPMAN soIL-MoLnING FRAME Filed May 5, 1958 INVENTOR. A/.PH W CHAPMAN Bw www United States Patent SOIL-MOLDING FRAME Ralph W. Chapman, P.0. Box 1712, Prescott, Ariz.

Filed May 5, 1958, Ser. No. 733,058

`1 Claim. (Cl. 248-97) This invention relates to a soil-molding frame that has for an object to provide simple and efficient means to hold a preferably rottable wrapper or receptacle adapted to be packed with soil and containing a plant that is adapted to be placed in the ground, wrapper, soil, plant and all.

Another object of the invention is to provide a frame of the character referred to that includes, in combination,

a slip-on type of wrapper, whereby the latter is adaptedY for facile mounting on and removal from the frame.

A further object of the invention is to provide a frame for molding soil that holds a rottable wrapper or container along the entire periphery of the top, thereby insuring retention of the receptacle conforming to the shape of the frame.

The invention also has for its object to provide such means that are positive in operation, convenient in use, easily installed in a working position and easily disconnected therefrom, economical of manufacture, relatively simple, and of general superiority and serviceability.

The invention also comprises novel details of construction and novel combinations and arrangements of parts, which will more fully appear in the course of the following description. However, the drawing merely shows and the following description merely describes, one embodiment of the present invention, which is given by way of illustration or example only.

In the drawing, like reference characters designate similar parts in the several views.

The figure is a perspective view of a soil-molding frame according to the present invention, a rottable container being shown carried by said frame in position to receive and mold soil, a portion of said container being broken away to show details of the construction.

The present soil-molding frame comprises, in combination, a metal support frame 5 and a flexible preferably woven container 6 removably mounted on the support frame. Said frame and container cooperate to provide plant-containing and soil-filled units in which the container `6 comprises part of such a unit.

The support frame 5 is generally formed to have sides 7, preferably connected only at or adjacent their lower ends, the present connecting' means comprising an encircling rod or band 8 and central lower crossing members 9. The frame 5, below the connecting means, being provided with support feet 10.

In the present instance, the support frame, above generally described, is made of heavy wire or rod. Each side 7 is formed to have generally vertical lengths of wire 11 connected at their upper ends by a top wire 12. Thus, each side is separate at the top from adjacent sides, the frame, thereby, having open corners 13. The band 8 connects said side wires, at their lQWQl. ends, and the.

2,942,823 Patented June 28, 1960 ice portions of the side wires 11 and spanning the openl corners 13. Thus, said feet are at the corners and, therefore, provide `a construction that is stable during a soil-molding operation.

The container 6 is preferably made of coarse mesh material such as burlap. In order to fit the support frame, said container is formed to have sides 15, a closed bottom 16, and reversely turned culs around the open end of the container and defining peripheral channels 18 that open downward. lt is immaterial how the container is made, whether by stitching or gluing of the sides thereof, or whether the same is adapted to fold at when not in use. In any case, the container 6 may be supported by the frame by engaging the upper ends of the frame sides 7 in the channels 18 substantially inthe manner shown.

It will be understood that the container retains a rectangular form while the same is provided with a plant and compacted with soil to hold the plant in proper position. The frame sides 7 prevent undue bulging of the container sides 15. The corners of the containers may round out somewhat but the container, after filling with soil, will have a form similar to that of the support frame. It is a simple matter to slip the `soil-filled container from the support frame and to replace the same with an empty container so that the soil-molding process may be repeated.

It is not entirely necessary for the bottom 16 of the container to be supported by the cross members 9, but such support will insure a substantially flat bottom to the lled container. Thus, the soil-filled article can be stood up until placed in the ground.

The above article is placed in the ground as it cornes from the support frame, since in time the container 6 will rot away and allow full freedom to the growing root system of the plant.

While the foregoing specification illustrates and describes what I now contemplate to be the best mode of carrying out my invention, the construction is, of course, subject to modification without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention. Therefore, I do not desire to restrict the invention to the particular form of construction illustrated and described, but desire to cover all modications that may fall within the scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

A soil-molding frame comprising a continuous length of wire bent to form four sides each comprising a top portion joining two parallel vertical portions, the vertical portions forming adjacent sides continuing from one side to the next at the lower ends along outwardly bent portions forming feet.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 805,708 Byrd Nov. 28, 1905 1,057,240 Hildreth Mar. 25, 1913 1,971,642 Champlin Aug. 28, 1934 2,010,789 Roesel Aug. 6, 1935 2,470,977 1949

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US3134196A (en) * 1957-03-22 1964-05-26 Chris K Hansen Plant husbandry packaging and method
US3313504A (en) * 1964-02-27 1967-04-11 Extrusion As Frame for holding a bag
US3373963A (en) * 1965-08-04 1968-03-19 Snell Jolene Bag holding device
US3633859A (en) * 1970-03-12 1972-01-11 Manuel Vosbikian Bag support
US4267997A (en) * 1979-11-15 1981-05-19 Meier William E Support frame for a flexible bag
US4364490A (en) * 1980-06-02 1982-12-21 Eric Reiner Refuse receptacle with bag liners supplied through the bottom from replaceable liner supply packages
US4403447A (en) * 1981-08-17 1983-09-13 Peter Braun Wire basket, apparatus and method
US4697382A (en) * 1984-03-08 1987-10-06 Firma Hermann Koeniger Device for growing plants at an abnormal growth rate in a container
US4760983A (en) * 1985-12-13 1988-08-02 Extrufix Inc. Support structure for different types of bags
DE3718288A1 (en) * 1987-05-30 1988-12-15 Hartenbach Monika Cultivating receptacle for plants and mushrooms
US4869447A (en) * 1986-05-08 1989-09-26 Malik James J Wire rack
US4950216A (en) * 1984-05-22 1990-08-21 Highland Supply Corporation Method of forming a flower pot
US5007229A (en) * 1984-05-22 1991-04-16 Highland Supply Corporation Method of wrapping utilizing a self adhering wrapping material
US5029412A (en) * 1984-05-22 1991-07-09 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot or flower pot cover with pleated skirt and or base
US5033232A (en) * 1989-04-10 1991-07-23 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot container
US5038933A (en) * 1989-06-02 1991-08-13 Highland Supply Corporation Wrapping material for providing a decorative covering
US5070645A (en) * 1989-04-10 1991-12-10 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot container
US5076874A (en) * 1989-05-26 1991-12-31 Highland Supply Corporation Process for forming a paper, burlap or cloth flower pot cover
US5077937A (en) * 1986-06-20 1992-01-07 Highland Supply Corporation Apparatus for providing a decorative cover for a flower pot using a collar
US5120382A (en) * 1989-09-15 1992-06-09 Highland Supply Corporation Process for forming a paper, burlap or cloth flower pot cover
US5129182A (en) * 1986-06-20 1992-07-14 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot accessory
US5184390A (en) * 1986-06-20 1993-02-09 Highland Supply Corporation Method of shaping and holding a sheet of material about a flower pot with a collar
US5259106A (en) * 1984-05-22 1993-11-09 Highland Supply Corporation Method of making a flower pot or flower pot cover with pleated skirt
US5303506A (en) * 1989-06-13 1994-04-19 Highland Supply Corporation Basket flower pot with decorative cover
US5311700A (en) * 1990-01-18 1994-05-17 Thomas Johnny D Container for plants
US5327635A (en) * 1984-05-22 1994-07-12 Highland Supply Corporation Method of making a flower pot or flower pot cover with pleated skirt
US5349739A (en) * 1986-06-20 1994-09-27 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot accessory
US5363630A (en) * 1988-09-26 1994-11-15 Highland Supply Corporation Floral grouping wrapper with reinforcing member
US5402601A (en) * 1988-01-27 1995-04-04 Highland Supply Corporation Cover/wrap system
US5501039A (en) * 1984-05-22 1996-03-26 Highland Supply Corporation Method of forming a flower pot or flower pot cover with controlled pleats
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US3134196A (en) * 1957-03-22 1964-05-26 Chris K Hansen Plant husbandry packaging and method
US3313504A (en) * 1964-02-27 1967-04-11 Extrusion As Frame for holding a bag
US3373963A (en) * 1965-08-04 1968-03-19 Snell Jolene Bag holding device
US3633859A (en) * 1970-03-12 1972-01-11 Manuel Vosbikian Bag support
US4267997A (en) * 1979-11-15 1981-05-19 Meier William E Support frame for a flexible bag
US4364490A (en) * 1980-06-02 1982-12-21 Eric Reiner Refuse receptacle with bag liners supplied through the bottom from replaceable liner supply packages
US4403447A (en) * 1981-08-17 1983-09-13 Peter Braun Wire basket, apparatus and method
US4697382A (en) * 1984-03-08 1987-10-06 Firma Hermann Koeniger Device for growing plants at an abnormal growth rate in a container
US5327635A (en) * 1984-05-22 1994-07-12 Highland Supply Corporation Method of making a flower pot or flower pot cover with pleated skirt
US5654049A (en) * 1984-05-22 1997-08-05 Southpac Trust International, Inc. Self adhering wrapping material
US5111613A (en) * 1984-05-22 1992-05-12 Highland Supply Corporation Pleated flower pot or flower pot cover
US4950216A (en) * 1984-05-22 1990-08-21 Highland Supply Corporation Method of forming a flower pot
US5007229A (en) * 1984-05-22 1991-04-16 Highland Supply Corporation Method of wrapping utilizing a self adhering wrapping material
US5029412A (en) * 1984-05-22 1991-07-09 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot or flower pot cover with pleated skirt and or base
US5501039A (en) * 1984-05-22 1996-03-26 Highland Supply Corporation Method of forming a flower pot or flower pot cover with controlled pleats
US5259106A (en) * 1984-05-22 1993-11-09 Highland Supply Corporation Method of making a flower pot or flower pot cover with pleated skirt
US5228934A (en) * 1984-05-22 1993-07-20 Highland Supply Corporation Method of forming a flower pot or flower pot cover with controlled pleats
US4760983A (en) * 1985-12-13 1988-08-02 Extrufix Inc. Support structure for different types of bags
US4869447A (en) * 1986-05-08 1989-09-26 Malik James J Wire rack
US5274900A (en) * 1986-06-20 1994-01-04 Highland Supply Corporation Method of shaping and holding a sheet of material about a flower pot with a collar
US5349739A (en) * 1986-06-20 1994-09-27 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot accessory
US5129182A (en) * 1986-06-20 1992-07-14 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot accessory
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US5070645A (en) * 1989-04-10 1991-12-10 Highland Supply Corporation Flower pot container
US5076874A (en) * 1989-05-26 1991-12-31 Highland Supply Corporation Process for forming a paper, burlap or cloth flower pot cover
US5038933A (en) * 1989-06-02 1991-08-13 Highland Supply Corporation Wrapping material for providing a decorative covering
US5303506A (en) * 1989-06-13 1994-04-19 Highland Supply Corporation Basket flower pot with decorative cover
US5120382A (en) * 1989-09-15 1992-06-09 Highland Supply Corporation Process for forming a paper, burlap or cloth flower pot cover
US5311700A (en) * 1990-01-18 1994-05-17 Thomas Johnny D Container for plants
US6030010A (en) * 1998-10-16 2000-02-29 Graeff; William F. Apparatus for supporting a trash bag
US6321486B1 (en) 1999-12-17 2001-11-27 Southpac Trust International, Inc. Plant wrapper
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US6637155B1 (en) * 2002-06-03 2003-10-28 Jason Trent Butler Plant container
US20040207220A1 (en) * 2003-04-17 2004-10-21 Fabritex, Inc. Lightweight wire carrier
US20070157513A1 (en) * 2006-01-10 2007-07-12 Varney James R Plant potting
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