US 1088383 A
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E. J. VBBDER. SHIPPING CARTON FOB BROOKS.
APPLICATION FILED IAYE, 1913.
Patented Feb. 24, 1914.
EDWIN J. VEEDER, 0F HILLSDALE, MICHIGAN.
SHIPPING-CARTON FOR BROOMS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 24, 1914.
Application filed May 5, 1918. Serial No. 765,623.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, EDWIN J. VEEDER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hillsdale, in the county of Hillsdale and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shipping- Cartons for Brooms, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to broom cartons.
One object is to provide a carton adapted for the shipment of a bunch of brooms and to protect them from damage in transit incident to rough handling so that the brooms retain their perfect sha e while being transported from the shipper to the merchant.
Another object resides in the provision of a collapsible carton for the s ipment of brooms in bunched flat form and embodying among other characteristics means whereby it may be readily fitted over the bunch of brooms and quickly and efiiciently detachably fastened against accidental displacement with relation to the brooms.
With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the form, proportion, size and minor details without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the in- Vention.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the various parts of the preferred.
form of the carton in position to be placed about a bunch or bundle of brooms. Fig. 2 is an end view of the preferred form of carton. Fig. 3 is a side elevation. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the carton applied to a bunch of brooms.
Referring now more particularly to the accompanymg drawings the. bottom 5 and the sides 6 and 7 are preferably formed of a single piece of heavy paper or other suitable material. The material is preferably creased along the lines a so that the sides 6 and 7 may be readily bent with relation to the bottom 5.
Secured adjacent the ends of the bottom 5 by means of rivets or other suitable fastenings 8 are the ends 9 and 10 which are creased along the lines 6 to providesuitable hinge connection between them and the body 5 so that the ends may be readily turned upwardly to cooperate with the sides 6 and 7 in the formation of the carton in its enveloping relation with a bunch of brooms, as will be hereinafter more fully understood. It is obvious that the sides 9 and 10 may be formed of a single piece of material and extend entirely across the bottom 5 rather than be made in separate pieces as illustrated.
The sides are creased along the lines 0 to form flaps 11 while the end pieces 9 and 10 are creased along the lines d to form flaps 12. Each side and each end is provided with a plurality of apertures 13 through which may be passed a string, cord or other suitable tie 14:. While other elements may be employed for fastening the sides and ends together the tie 14 is preferable. In practice, the rivets or fastenin s 8 and the creases a, b, c and d are prefera ly formed by a single operation and, if desired, the apertures 13 may also be formed at the same time. In any event, the carton is preferably placed as illustrated in Fig. 1. The heads (not shown) of the brooms are then placed on the bottom portion 5. The sides and ends are then bent until all four meet with the flaps 11 of the sides 6 and 7 overlapping the flaps 12 of the ends 9 and 10. The cord or other suitable tie 14 is then pulled taut to bring the sides and ends into an upward or outward converging position with relation to the bottom 5 and thereby drawn tightly around the broom heads. The ends of the securing element 14 are then tied to ether with the result that there is provide a strong and perfectly fitting and quickly applied shipping carton, strong on the bottom and on the corners and one which cannot accidentally slip from or be easily pulled away from the drum heads. The result is that the brooms are protected against damage in transportation and retain their normal position until they are unwrapped, that is, removed from the carton.
From the foregoing it will readily be seen that the carton is reinforced at the corners by virtue of the overlapping flaps and that the carton is simple and inexpensive of manufacture and readily applied and removed from the broom heads which latter are completely shielded and protected by the carton with the handles 15 projecting from the carton in converging relation and if desired tied by means of a suitable fastening connection 16, as clearly shown in Fig. 4.
What is claimed is 4 1. A broom carton comprising a bottom and side members formed ofa singlepiece of stiff material, end members provided at their inner ends with flaps adapted to overlap the ends of the bottom, means for securing the flaps at the inner ends of the end members permanently to said bottom, and means whereby the sides and ends may be drawn upon at their outerends only so as tomembers, means for securing the end members to said bottom, the sides and ends having foldable flaps arranged so that the flaps of the side members will overlap the outer faces of the end members and so that the flaps of the end members will overlap the inner faces of the side members to reinforce the cornersof the carton, and means whereby the sides and ends may be drawn upon at their outer ends only so as to draw them into embracing relation with the brooms and thereby securely fasten the brooms in the carton.
In testimony WhereofI afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
- v EDWIN J. VEEDER. Witnesses:
W. H. WELDEN,