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A nestable and stackable food storage container has a base with a bottom panel. The bottom panel has an upper side, a lower side, and a base perimeter. The base also has a cylindrical side wall extending generally upward from and around the base perimeter. The side wall terminates at a top edge and defines an open top. A lid has a top panel with a top side, a bottom side, and a lid perimeter. A nesting structure is provided at least in part on a portion of the base and at least in part on a portion of the lid. The nesting structure permits removably nesting the lower side of the base with the lid in either a standard lid orientation or an inverted lid orientation.

Title
Nestable food storage lids and container base
Application Number
10/56433
Publication Number
6886694 (B2)
Application Date
January 23, 2002
Publication Date
May 3, 2005
Inventor
Leighann Sturgin
Wadsworth
OH, US
Carolyn M McNeeley
Brunswick
OH, US
Agent
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
Assignee
Rubbermaid Incorporated
OH, US
IPC
B65D 021/02
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