Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1136454 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1915
Filing dateDec 30, 1914
Priority dateDec 30, 1914
Publication numberUS 1136454 A, US 1136454A, US-A-1136454, US1136454 A, US1136454A
InventorsPeter R Warren
Original AssigneePeter R Warren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding box.
US 1136454 A
Abstract  available in
Images(2)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

P. R. WARREN.

FOLDING BOX.

- APPLICATION FILED DEC. 30, 19x4.

WITNESSES:

Patented Apr. 20, 1915.

Z SHEETS-SHEET l.

INVENTUYZ p 060 R. U a/UM THE NORRIS PETERS 50., FHOTG-LITHO.. WASHINGIUN. D. C.

P. R. WARREN.

FOLDING BOX. APPLlCATlON FILED DEC. 30. 1914.

151 365,454 Patented Apr. 20, 1915.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.'

4 E .9 I l a M i a H 9 I r J/1 1 6 E \x/jT Fig-5- :[NVEN'i'EH Iv PDQ R \WW wweamu Arrys- 1H5 NORRIS PETER-5 (30-, PNOTO'LITIKI. WASHINGTON. D C.

rnr'sn R. WARREN, or Bos'ron, MAssAcr-wsErrs.

FOLDING Box.

precast.

Specificati0n of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 26 1915.

Application filed December 30, 1914. Serial N0. 579,640.

T all whom it may concern Be it known that I, PETER R. WARREN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Boston, county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetl S, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Folding Boxes, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

The object of the invention is to provide a paper box which can be used for putting up various articles of merchandise as for instance a candy box and which may also have combined therewith and forming a part of the box a toy attachment representing movable figures, the box being so constructed that these figures may be actuated to go through various motions.

The invention will be fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the novel features thereof will be pointed out and clearly defined in the claims at the close of the specification.

In the drawings,Figure 1 is a front elevation of a box embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a section on line 33 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 isa view showing the box embodying the invention being manipulated by the hand of the operator. Fig. 5 is a plan of a blank from which the box is formed before it is folded. Fig. 6 shows the box partially folded but in knock down form.

Referring to the drawings,the panel A which is the front or face panel of the box is formed with an upper portion 1 and a lower portion 2 having a thin opening or slit 3 transversely across the face of the panel between the said upper portion 1 and lower portion 2. The lower end panel 4: of the box is hinged to the back panel 5 which is opposite the face panel A, preferably being integral therewith, the hinge being formed by creasing the paper along the folding line between the back panel 5 and the end panel 4. The lower edge of the portion 2 of the face panel A is free thus making the said portion 2 a sort of strap. The twoside panels 6, 7 are preferably integral with the face panel A and the said two side panels 6, 7 are preferably respectively formed with flaps 8, 9 which turn in at the lower end of the box inside of the lower end panel 4 so as to prevent leakage at the ends of the panel 4. The end panel 4 is formed with forming two portions 10, ll referred to V orfigures, side bv s de and connected with the end panel 4, these two extension members being separated from each other by cutting out a portion of the flap of which they are formed between the said two extension members down to the point where the said extension members both join the panel 4- and they are creased along the joint line between the extension members and the panel. It is to be noted that the lower portions of these extension members 10, 11 have their inner edges 12, 13 respectively formed so as to diverge from each other from the lower end upward for some distance. These extension members when folded along the line at their junction with the panel 4 may be tucked in under the lower portion 2 ofthe face panel A and pass through the slit 3 and then lap over onto the outer face of the panel portion 1. The portions of these extensions which are visible above the slit 3 are cut out and preferably printed to represent various figures, as for instance individuals or animals or any other form desired. Now by hold- .ing the box in one hand and then with the thumb or one of the fingers of the other hand pressing in upon the outer face of the panel 4 in the middle thereof the said panel l will be bent inwardly as shown in Fig. 4 and in so doing the figures of the extension members 10, 11 will be caused to diverge from each other; then when said pressure on the lower panel is released the natural resiliency of the paper or cardboard of which the box is formed will cause the said panel to spring back into its normal flat form and the two figures on said extension members will approach each other, coming back into the normal position. The portion serves as a strap or guard to retain the extension figures within proper bounds. B

manipulation of the said end panel l in the manner just described, the twofigures represented by said extension members 10, 11 may be made to alternately recede from and approach each other, suggesting dancing if the figures represent individuals, or a boxing match or the antics of animals or the like according to the nature of the figures.

and the like.

On the lower end of each of the extension members 10, 11 there are formed respectively the tabs or finger portions 14, 15 which project beyond the end panel and may easily be grasped with the fingers to pull the said extension members partly out, thus giving another set of motions to the figures formed by said extension members. Motion may also be given to said extension members by squeezing in the two opposite side panels 6,

7 at the folding line between the respective ends of the lower portion 2 of the face panel with said side panels which thus bows out the said lower face portion 2 and presses in the two extension members toward each other. In fact it is found by manipulating various portions of the box various motions may be given to the figures represented by said extension members. Such movements may be best given when the box is entirely empty although they may be produced to some extent when the box is partially filled.

In the best embodiment of the invention known to me the entire box and toy attachment is formed out of a single blank died out from a sheet, the fiat blank for such purpose being shown in Fig. 5. The face panel A has a transverse slit 3 dividing the panel into the upper and lower sections 1, 2. On opposite sides of the panel A are the two opposite side panels 6, 7 respectively and connected with the side panel 7 is the panel portion 5 which is to box as already described. Connected with one end of the back panel 5 is the panel 4- which is to form the lower end of the box, and connected with the upper end of the panel A is a panel 16 which is to form the upper end panel of the box. One end of each of the side panels 6, 7 is formed respectively with the flaps 8, 9 which when the box is folded will be turned in and extend part way across the end of the box inside of the end panel 1 and the opposite ends of said side panels 6, 7 are provided respectively with the end flaps 17 18 respectively which when the box is folded are also turned in to meet each other inside of the end fiap 16. The end flap 16 is also formed with a tuck flap 19 which when the box is set up tucks in between the end panel 5 and the edges of the said flaps 17, 18.

y The extension members or figures 10, 11 are formed integral with the end panel A and form the back panel of the as already stated may be formed to represent any kind of an individual, animal, bird, or other creature, but a portion is cut out between the two extension members having diverging edges 12, 13 toward their junction with the panel 4:. The panel 1 isalso slit to form the finger tabs 14, 15. Connected with the outer side edge of the under panel 5 is'a sealing flap 20 which when the box is set up will contact with the inner face of the side panel 2 and is provided with adhesive so that said sealing fiap 20 will. be sealed to the inner face of the said-panel 2. The blank is creased to form folding linesbetween all of the panels and-fiaps so that when the sealing fiap has been scaled the blank may be knocked down flat in the form shown inFig. 6.for convenience in packing.

When the box is to be set up the four main panels, that is, the face panel A, the bottom panel 5, and the two'side panels 5, 6 will besquared up. Then the two flaps 17, 18 at the upper end of the side panels 6, 7 will be turned in toward each other; the panel 16 will be folded over the outside of the fiaps 17, 18, and the tuck flap 19 will be tucked in between the inner face of the panel 5 and the edges of the flaps 17, 18. The flaps 8, 9 will also be turned in at right angles to the side flaps 6, 7. The panel/1 will be turned up against the outer faces of the said flaps 8, 9 and the extension members 10, 1-1 will be tucked in under the lower portion 2 of the face panel A and through the slit 3 and lap over onto the outer face of the portion 1 of the face panel A, leaving the tabs 1 15 projecting out beyond the end of the box, as shown in Fig. 1. the end panel 1 or the end panel 16 is folded first but in filling the box with candy or other merchandise it will be filled after one end is folded and before the other end is folded.

The paper employed for the box blank should be stifi paper or flexible card-board 11( such as is commonly used for making knockdown folding boxes.

While I have described the box as prefer ably'formed of a blank in the manner described, it is obvious that the particular form 11 of blank and of the several panels and method of setting up may be varied, the essential features being the face panel A having two portions 1, 2 separated by a slit 3, an end panel 4 under panel 5 and the extension members or figures 10, 11 connected with one panel as the panel A and adapted to lie in contact with another panel as the face panel A. It

is not even essential that the box'should be 1:

all integral and it is not essential that the portion 1 should terminate at the upper edge of the lower portion'2.

What I claim is: r

1. A box having a plurality of figures se- 1 It is immaterial whether A flexibly connected wlth an 12 cured along one edge thereof to an edge of a panel. of the box, and lying in a plane at an angle to: the panel to; which they are attached, whereby a flexing of the said panel will cause the said figures to bev moved relatively to each other.

2. A box having a plurality of figures secured along one edge thereof to an edge of a panel of the box and overlying another panel of the box at an angle to said first mentioned panel whereby a flexing of said first mentioned panel will cause said figures to be moved relatively to each other.

3. A box having a plurality of figures secured along one edge thereof to an edge of a panel of the box and overlying another panel of the box at an angle to said first mentioned panel whereby a flexing of said first mentioned panel will cause said figures to be moved relatively to each other, and a strap parallel to the plane of said second mentioned panel between which and said second mentioned panel said movable figures lie.

4. A combination box and toy having a face panel formed with an upper and a lower portion having a transverse slit between them, a back panel opposite the said face panel, an end panel flexibly connected with said back panel, an extension member flexibly connected with the edge of said end panel on the opposite edge from the connection of said end panel with the said back panel, said extension member being tucked in beneath the lower portion of said face panel, and through said transverse slit and lapping over onto the outer face of the upper portion of said face panel, said extension member being divided to form a plurality of figures.

5. A combination box and toy having a face panel formed with an upper and a lower portion having a transverse slit be tween them, a back panel opposite the said face panel, an end panel flexibly connected withsaid back panel, an extension member flexibly connected with the edge of said end panel on the opposite edge from the connection of said end panel with the said back panel, said extension member beingtucked in beneath the lower portion of said face panel, and through said transverse slit and lapping over onto the outer face of the upper portion of said face panel, said extension member being divided to form a plurality of figures, the dividing line between said extension figures extending substantially to the junction thereof with said end flap and having upwardly diverging edges.

6. A combination box and toy having a face panel formed with an upper and a lower portion having a transverse slit between them, a back panel opposite the said face panel, an end panel flexibly connected with said back panel, an extension member flexibly connected with the edge of said end panel on the opposite edge from the connection of said end panel with the said back panel, said extension member being tucked in beneath the lower portion of said face panel and through said transverse slit and lapping over onto the outer face of the upper portion of said face panel, said extension member being divided to form a plurality of figures, the dividing line between said extension figures extending substantially to the junction thereof with said end flap and having upwardly diverging edges and finger tabs connected with said exten sion members and projecting beyond the end of the box.

7. A combination box and toy formed of a single blank cut from a sheet of paper having flap and panel portions to form a six sided folding box with tuck flaps for the ends and a side sealing lap, said blank being creased along the dividing lines between the several panel and flap portions, the face panel having a strap portion intermediate its upper and lower ends, the lower end panel having a plurality of extension members beside each other which when the box is folded are tucked up underneath the said strap portion of said face panel and onto the outer face of the upper portion of said face panel.

8. A combination box and toy having a face panel formed with a strap portion intermediate its upper and lower ends, a back panel opposite the said face panel, an end panel flexibly connected with said back panel, an extension member flexibly connected with the edge of said end panel on the opposite edge from the connection of said end panel with the said back panel, said extension member being tucked in beneath the said strap portion and lapping over onto the outer face of the upper portion of said face panel, said extension member being divided to form a plurality of figures which are shaped and colored to represent living creatures.

9. A combination box and toy having a face panel formed with a strap portion intermediate its upper and lower ends, a back panel opposite the said face panel, an end panel flexibly connected with said back panel, an extension member flexibly connected with the edge of said end panel on the opposite edge from the connection of said end panel with the said back panel, said extension member being tucked in beneath the strap portion of said face panel and lapping over onto the outer face of the upper portion of said face panel, said extension member being divided to form a plurality of figures, the said end panel with which the extension members are connected being flexible and resilient.

10. A combination box and toy having a 13s face panel, a back panel, an end panel fleXisaid extension members in a manner to per- 10 bly connected W1th the back panel and havmit slldmg movement of sa1d extenslon mg an extension portion connected With the members under said strap portion.

edge of the end panel opposite the edge In testimony whereof I affix my signa- Which is connected With the back panel, ture, in presence of tWo. Witnesses. said extension member being divided to 7 PETER R. WARREN. form a plurality of figures which lap over Witnesses: V 7

onto the face of the face panel and a strap GEORGE P. DIKE,

portion Which overlies the lower part of ALICE H. MORRISON.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6540580Jan 21, 2000Apr 1, 2003Mattel, Inc.Yo yo having removable toy figures and container playset
US6663456 *Feb 12, 2002Dec 16, 2003Innovative Usa, Inc.Combined story media and puppet toy
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/73, 40/539, 446/79
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/005