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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2581   
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2008/004450   
(22)    Filing Date :    31.10.2006   
(24)    Date of Grant &    31.01.2013   
(45)    Publication :

(30)  Priority Data       
(33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date
ZA    2005/08904    03.11.2005

(84)    Designated State

BW    GM    GH    KE    LS    MW  MZ   NA   SL
SD    SZ    T Z    UG    ZM    ZW

(73) Applicant(s)

McALPINE Gilroy Clements, 84 Torquay Street, Lakefield,

Benoni 1501,
South Africa
(72) Inventors

McALPINE Gilroy Clements, South Africa

ALGATE Daniel Robert, South Africa

(74) Representative

 (51)    International  Classification   B65D 5/00 (2006.01)
(54)    Title

Slide and clip-in corner support

(57)    Abstract

The invention provides a reinforcing corner post suitable for use with a container comprising a foldable blank having a base panel and a pair of opposed side wall panels, and a pair of opposed end wall panels, the side wall panels and end wall panels being foldable into upright positions relative to the base panel to define opposed side walls and end walls with corners being formed at the junctions of the side walls and end walls, the reinforcing corner post being provided at all or selected corners of the container, characterized in that the corner post comprises an external post section which

embraces the corner, and an internal post section which nests within the corner, and engaging means for releasably coupling the external post section and internal post section to one another by longitudinal displacement of the external post section and internal post section relative to one, another to an engaged position, and locking means for securing the inner post section and

(56)    Documents Cited :    EP-0573729 A    US -4120444 A    DE-C-40709 C


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