Date: February 1, 1881
Creator: Van Hutton, William Bruno
Description: Patent for a new and improved folding crate. This design "consists, in a folding crate, of a closed-bottom and open work top and sides, each made in two parts, hinged to each other at their adjacent ends . . . the upright bars, having tenons upon their ends; the strengthening-bars, each made in two parts . . . the hooks and eyes; the hasps and staples; and the rod and staple, whereby the crate is made strong and firm, and allowed to be folded compactly for reshipment" (lines 18-29).
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