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Publication numberUS1246932 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1917
Filing dateDec 18, 1915
Priority dateDec 18, 1915
Publication numberUS 1246932 A, US 1246932A, US-A-1246932, US1246932 A, US1246932A
InventorsHarry W Jones
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Box for cigarettes and the like.
US 1246932 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application med Decemberis, 1915. serial No. 67,496.

To all whom 'it may concern.'

p Be it known that I, HARRY W. JONES, a citizen of the United States, residing in San Francisco, in the county of ,San Francisco 5 and State oi' California, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Boxes for Cigarettes and the like, of which the following a. speciication.

y This invention relates vin general to boxes D for tobacco, cigarettes and the like and has for its object broadly the provision of a box of new and improved construction for the packaging of tobacco.

A further; object of the invention is the E provision of such. a box of cheap but rigid construction adapted to prevent crumbs and particles of tobacco from leaking out of a package which has once been opened while the same is in the pocket of the user.

A still further object of the invention is to provide such a box which, by reason of its construction, will be more or less moisture roof so that cigarettes or tobacco having geen once opened may be carried inthe box without appreciable danger of too rapid drying out. f

A still further object of the invention 1s y the provision of such a box having a body of ber and ends of metal constructed and con 0 nected to provide a package which will not be readily mashed in handling or marketing and which at the same time can be made at little cost.

Another object of the invention is the pro- 6 vision of a relatively rigid box adapted for the packagingv of cigarettes placed on end. Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent as it is better. understood :from the following description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawing illustrating a pre-l ferred embodiment thereof. l On the drawing, 4 l v Figure I is a perspective view 4oi a box :5 embodying my invention;

l Fig.-2 isa rear elevation of the same; Fig. 3 is a side view and partialvertical section of the same; l

Fig. 4 is anenlarged horizontal 'section i0 taken through the hinged -connection be-V tween the body and cover;

Fig. 5 is an enlarged artial rear elevation of the upper arto vthe. body before the cover is secure thereto; and

Fig. 6 is an enlarged rear elevation of the cover before being secured in place.

Patented Nov. 20, 1917-.

For the purpose of illustrating this invention I have shown on the drawing a oiga'- rette box consisting primarily oi a body A seamed to a sheet metal bottom B and having a sheet metal hinge ,cover C. The body A in the present instance isof stit paper or fibrous material oval inl cross section and adaptedy to lit the pocket of the user. This body is seamed about its bottom edges with the flange 7 of the metal bottom B. Near its upper edge and on' its rear side are provided Y two depressions 8 acrfss the lower edges of which extend hinge pins or staples 9. rlhese depressions extend from beneath the edge -to points a. little below said staples. The ends 10 of these pins orstaples are inserted through the body A on opposite sides 'of the depressions and are bent back u on themselves te hold them in place. This disposes the main part 11 of each staple close against the plane of the rear face ofthe package.

The cover. C

lips 12 exten g downwardly from a pehinedfto the pins 9 and to this end it is rovi ed with a pair of hinge ripheral Harige 1.3i disposed about the-closure togengage the sides -of the box. These lips are Lbent ,to the U-shape form shown in Fig.

vgrand their inner ends are inserted upwardly behind the ins 1l, after which they may be mashed bac to prevent disconnection o the cover and bod The flange 13 is of less depth in baclrt an in front in order that the cover when positioned may be readily closed about the package;I When thus constructed thefree e ge will clear the 4upper edge of the front wall of the body and not tear the body or tend to strip a label ylll therefrom as the 'cover closes, the hinge pins 9 being lo-' cated substantially on a level with the middle'of the front part of the cover flange 13.

A package of this charaeter'may be renidered moisture proof by any suitable proofing.V The construction of the top and bot* tom of vmetal results not only in the forma-j tion of easil applied ends to the 'package t eA but results a so 1n greatly strengthening box and enabling it to resist crushing strains in ytransit and in handling by the dealer.

It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various changes may roo ics

he' mede in the-ienne, eone'aieion and er rangement ,of the .pere-s without departing eeerieing any of its materiel advantages,

e @be :'fermnereinbefore described being merely iendlngecrees said depressions and hev-w beginnen 'ends clamped apen the interior of ending ben d nnieie'rred embediment thereof.

i eleimSfl. A whence box comprising an oval lieteeined ,bedy eff fibrous materiel the rear wall "eeid bedy being'depressedxinwerdly et Dinie ndjeeem, its open end; staples inthe rear well of the body,

wallet the under and inner sides eeld emplee.

A 'Qi' Wi-ehem box comprising en oval Hat- ;rom libe spirit end scope of falle invention or Leeeseee points adjacent its open end; staples in- .serted through ythe rear wall of che body, ex-

tending across 's zud depressions and having their ends clamped upon the interior of said rear wall; and a hinged slleet'metel closure which is peripherally flanged, having its rear Bange cut to form downwardly extending bendable lips which are formed into' l) shape and inserted in said depressions of the rear vwall at the under and inner sides of said staples, andhaving its from; flangeextended substantially-equally both above and below the level of seid staples.

Signed in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. 4


Witnesses: J, C. CARPENTER,


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2555366 *Jan 7, 1946Jun 5, 1951American Can CoIntegral hinge for sheet metal containers
U.S. Classification229/125.8, 206/265, 220/843
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/6697