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Publication numberUS1296140 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1919
Filing dateJun 17, 1918
Priority dateJun 17, 1918
Publication numberUS 1296140 A, US 1296140A, US-A-1296140, US1296140 A, US1296140A
InventorsEdward O Tinsley
Original AssigneeRobert Gair Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible container.
US 1296140 A
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OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.

COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER.

Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 4, 1919.

l.Application led J' une 17, 1918. Serial No. 240,380.

Be it known that I, EDWARD O. TiNsLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing in borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings 1nd State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements` in Collapsible Containers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a collapsible container or carton adapted to be made of cardboard, pasteboard, paper or other suitable material.

One of the objects of my invention is to provide a container which may be more economically manufactured and more readily Vshipped than the tin tobacco-containers now in well known use, which adapts itself very readily to the present type of tobacco-can filling machines. Y

Another obJect of my invention is to provide an improved closure at one end of the To all whom it may concern container, which closure may be operated by the action of a single linger, and may be folded inwardly to form a closure and outwardly to form a pouring spout for the tobacco.

Another object of my invention is to provide a container adapted to be made from a single blank of cardboard or the like, with only one'glued portion therein7 and adapted after the container has been formed and glued, to be folded and shipped fiat to the tobacco manufacturing or lilling establishment, after which it may be easily opened to carton form bya single motion ready for filling and closing in the usual manner.

Obviously, the exterior faces of the container may be ornamentally printed u-pon for the purpose of advertising and the like to the same extent as it is now done in the case of well known tobacco containers; and this Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the container' with the pouring 'closure nearly open;

Fig. 3 is a fragmental perspective View showing the pouring closure closed, but with the sealing flap of the container opened;

Fig. 4 is a sectional lView taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a face view of one of the blanks from which the containers are constructed;

`Flg. 6 is a face View of a container folded flat for shipment; and

' Fig. 7 is an end view of the container folded nearly fiat as in Fig. 6.

Owing to the use to which my container is to be put, it is desirable to conserve the moisture of the contents thereof. Therefore, it is desirable that the cardboard be internally paraiined or otherwise treated for making the saine-.moisture proof; but the invention is not limited to moisture proof material, since the carton may be used for many purposes other than for tobacco.

The blank 5 (Fig. 5) is provided with a plurality of longitudinal scorings 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 dividing the blank into a back portion 12, an outer front portion 14, an inner front portion 15, an outer connecting side portion 16, an inner connecting side portion 18, and outer and inner side edge portions 19 and 20. When thel container is assembled, the inner side edge portion20, has its outer face disposed against the inner face i of the outer connecting portion 16; the inner face of the outer front portion 14 is disposed against the outer face of the inner front portion 15, and the inner face of the outer edge portion 19. is disposed against and glued to the outer face of the inner connecting portion 18. lThis glue is indicated by the diagonal lines 21 and 22.

The pouring closure 25 is provided with vertical scorings 26 and 28 and diagonal scorings 29 dividing the closure into end sections 30, a middle section 31,'and triangular sections 32 connecting the endV sections with the middle` section. The pouring closure forms extensions of the inner portions 15,

18, and 20 and is separated therefrom by means of a horizontal scoring 33. A slight pressure upon the outer face of the middle section 25, causes the same to fold inwardly, the triangular sections 32, automatically folding downwardly over the middle Section, and the end sections in turn folding over the triangular sections as indicated in Fig. 2.

The sealing flap 35 extends from the upper edge of the back portion 12, and is separated therefrom by means of a scoring 36, and is divided by a scoring 38 .into a 5 cover portion 39, and a tucking portion 40.` When the sealing flap is in sealed position as shown in Fig. 1, the cover portion 39, lies over the pouring closure 25 holding the same folded, while the tucking portion 1s tucked between the upper part of the ouiter and inner front portions 14 and 15.

Inwardly folding tabs 42 extend from the lower edge of the inner side mem-bers and are separated therefrom by a securing line 15 43 which also forms a line of connection between the intermediate cover flap 44 extending from the lower edge of the inner front portion 15. When the tabs 42 are folded inwardly, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the cover flap 44 is disposed thereover and is held in place by the folding tab 45 extending from the lower edge of the back portion and provided with scorings 46 and 48 dividing the folding flap into an intermediate portion 49 covering the cover fiap, and a tucking por tion 50 adapted to be tucked between said portions 14 and 15.

When the middle and triangular sections 31 and 32 of the pouring closune are opened 3.0 outwardly so that the scorings 26 and 28 are, in alinement with the scoringslines 6 and 7 the container may be folded along one of said lines so that the innerV connecting por-v tionA 18 may lie against the back portion 35 12 and the inner edge portion 20 against the inner front portion (Fig. 6) the container folding along the scormg lines 7 and 9 as'shown. It is obvious, however, that the container could be in like manner folded along the scorings 8, 6 and 10. When thus folded, the containers may be packed for shipping in bulk. When the package is to be filled, the tabs 42, the cover flap 44 and the folding flap 45, are closed as in Fig. 1; and the sealing flap 35 and the pouring closure 25 are lopened out to their fullest extent somewhat more than is illustrated in Fig. 2. The package is then filledv by hand or machine in the usual manner, and the pouring closure 25 folded fto the position of Fig. 3, whereupon, the sealing flap 35 is tucked in the tueking space between the outer and inner front portions 14 and 15, after which, the container may ,be sealed, as for instance, by means of a revenue stamp or ,in some instances by placing a small amount of glue on the upper sealing flap. When it is desired to pour the centen-ts from the container, the upper sealing flap is opened as in Fig. 2 by movement of the fin.- ger; and the natural resiliency of the material causes the pouring closure 25 to rise slightly, somewhat as indicated i-n Fig. 2,

after which a touch of the linger will cause it to straightenl out, and form a pouring container being formed from a blank convportion'and an inner front portion, a back spout for pouring the contents from the container.' Ajsingle touch of the finger is all that is necessary to force the middle sec- -tion- 31 inwardly and downwardly, Whereupon, the triangular sections 32 and the end 70 portion and an inner front portion, a back portion, outer side portions and inner side portions, 'a top closure, and a bottom closure, the top closure providing when open a spout for the" container and being formed by an extension of 'the inner front portion and inner side portions of the container; said sistingof a.V central -portion and two wings, one of the wings being of greater length than the other andthe central portion being of greater lengththan the longer wing, the

shorter wingbeing. scored for folding longitudinally neartheedges, thecentral portion being scored'longitudinally at the edges and' Vtransversely ,near the ends, and the longer wing ,being scored longitudinally near the edges andl transversely near the lower end and transversely and diagonally near the the upper end. v

2. -A collapsible container comprising, when in containing position, an outer front portion,ourter side portions and inner side portions, a top closure, and a bottom closure, the top closure providing when open a spout for thecontainer and being formed by an' extension of the inner front portion and inner side portions of the container; said containerlbeing formed from a blank consisting offa'cenftral portion and two wings, one ofthe wings being of greater length Vthan the other and the central portion being of greater length than the longer wing and narrower than either wing, lthe shorter' wing being scored longitudinally near theY edges, the central portion being scored vlongitudinally at the edges and transversely nea-r the ends, and the longer wing being scored longitudinally near the edges and transversely near the lower end and transversely and diagonally near the upper end.

3. A blank for a collapsible container consisting of arectangular central portion and two rectangular wings,`one of the wings being of greater-1 length than the other and the cen'ipiralv poytign being of greater length 130 than the longer wing and narrower than either wing, the shorter wing lbeing scored longitudinally near the edges, the central portion being scored longitudinally at the edges and transversely near the ends, and the longer wing being scored longitudinally near the edges and transversely near the lower end and transversely and diagonally near the upper end, to form by folding a container of box form having an outer front portion and an inner front portion, a back portion, outer side portions and innei side portions and `a bottom and a top' closure, the top closure being foldable and operating in three directions.

4. A blank for a collapsible container 'consisting of a rectangular central portion and 'two rectangular wings, one of the wings being of greater length than the other and the central portion being of greater length than the longer wing and narrower than either Wing, the shorter wing being scored longitudinally near the edges,vthe central portion being scored longitudinally at the edges and transversely near the ends, and the longer wing being scored longitudinally near the edges and transversely near the lower end and transversely and diagonally near the upper end, to form by folding a container of box form having an outer front portion Iand an inner front portion having space between them ait the upper edges, a back portion, outer side portions and inner side portions, a covering flap insertible in the Space between the ouiter and inner front portions, and a 'bottom and a top closure, the top closure being foldable and operating in 4three d-irections.

5. A collapsible container consisting of a single blank comprising a back portion; outer and inner front portions; outer and inner connecting side portions respectively connecting the outer and inner front portions with the back portion; outer and inner side edge portions respectively connected to the outer edges of the outer and inner front portions, the outer edge portion being glued to the outer face of the `,inner connecting portion, the inner edge portion lying against the inner face of the outer connecting portion; -a pouring closure scored to form a middle section and end sections respectively forming continua-tions of said inner front portion and said inner side portions, and triangular sections connecting the middle sections to the end sections; said sections being adapted to be disposed in the planes of said inner portions respectively, and to fold inwardly, with the triangular sections on the middle section and under the respective end sections; a sealing iap extending from the upper edge of the back portion and comprising a cover portion for covering said sections and a tucking portion adapted to .be inserted between ysaid front `inner side edge portions respectively connected to the outer edges of the outer and inner front portions the outer edge portion y being glued to the outer face of the inner connecting portion the inner edge portion lying against the inner face of the outer connecting portion; a pouring closure scored to form a middle section and end sections respectively forming continuations of said inner front portion and said inner side portions, and triangular sections connecting the n iiddle sections to the end sections; said sections being adapted to be disposed in the planes of said inner portions respectively and to fold inwardly with the triangular sections on the middle section and under the respective end sections; a sealing flap eX- tending from the upper edge of said back portion and comprising a cover portion for covering said sections and a tucking portion adapted to lbe inserted between said front portions; inwardly folding tabs eX- tending from the lower edges of the respective inner side portions; an intermediate cover flap extending from the lower edge of the inner front port-ion and folding over said tabs; and a folding flap extending from theJ lower edge of the back portion and coinprising an intermediate portion covering the cover flap, and a tucking portion adapted to be tucked between said front portions.

7. A collapsible container consisting of a single blank comprising a back portion; outer and inner front portions; outer and inner connecting side portions respectively connecting the outer and inner front portions with the 'back portions; outer and inner side edge portions respectively connected to the outer edges of the outer and inner front portions the outer edge portion being glued to the outer face of the inner connecting portion, the inner edge portion lying against the inner face of the outer connecting portion; inwardly folding tabs extending from the lower edges of the respective inner side portions; an intermediate cover Hap extending from the lower edge of the inner front portion and folding over said tabs; a folding flap extending from the lower edge of the back portion and comprising an intermediate portion covering 'the cover flap, and a tucking portion adapted til to be tucked between said front portions;

and means for closing the upper part of the container.

8. A collapsible container comprising a back portion; outer and inner front portions; side portions connecting the front portions with the back portion; a pouring closure at theu per edge of the lnner and side portions an provided with longitudinal covering said -tion; inwardly folding tabs extending from the lower part of the side portions; an intermediate cover flap extending from the lower. partof the inner front portion and folding over saidvtabs; and a folding flap extending lfrom the lower part of the back portion and adapted to cover said cover flap and to be tucked loetweer said front f portions; said flaps being adapted to be disposed 1n the plane of said back portion, said middle section and said cover flap in the plane of said inner front portion, and Said tabs and end sections in the planes of said side portions, whereby said side portions are adapted to be folded against said back portion and inner front portion respectively to permit the container to-be folded flat.

EDWARD O. TINSLEY. Witnesses:

H. M. KILPATRICK, A HARoLnD. PENNEY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
DE1080015B *Nov 9, 1957Apr 14, 1960Sig Schweiz IndustriegesSchachtel mit rechteckigem Querschnitt mit einem Faltverschluss
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/138, 229/185.1, 229/151
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/06