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Publication numberUS1301418 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1919
Filing dateNov 30, 1918
Priority dateNov 30, 1918
Publication numberUS 1301418 A, US 1301418A, US-A-1301418, US1301418 A, US1301418A
InventorsGeorge A Frost
Original AssigneeGeorge A Frost
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garter-package.
US 1301418 A
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G. A. FROST.

GARTER PACKAGE.

APPLICATION FILED Nov. a0. 1918.

Patentempr. 22, 1919.

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APPLICATION FILED NOV. 30 |918.

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GERGE A. FROST, 0F NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

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Speciication of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 22, 191155.

Application filed November 30, 1918. Serial 1To. 264,846.

To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE A. F Ros'r, a

citizen of the United States, residing inl Newton, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garter-Packages, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates particularly to garter packages of the kind in which a pair of pad garters (each comprising a leg-band, a pad and a clasp suspended from the pad) is placed in a container by which they are protected but from which they may be readily removed when desired. A garter package of this general description is shown in U. S. Patent No. 978,367, granted on Dec. 13, 1910, to George Frost Company as the assignee of George B. Glidden. Such garter packages have been very extensively used for several years, but I have found that suitable packages may be made at much less cost, with a large saving of material, and with great economy in space and weight especially when shipping large quantities of packages or in storing them on shelves.

My new package also has other important advantages over the package of the Glidden patent, as there are no separate parts such as the box and cover to become broken, lost or mismated (the box cover always being marked with the number, color, etc., of the contained garter), and my new container is furthermore adapted to serve as a display easel for the garters. Y

Each pair ofgarters, according to my invention, is preferably folded and connected in the manner shown in the above mentioned patent, but instead of placing the garters loosely in a paste-board or cardboard box as heretofore I attach` them to a plain, flat piece of cardboard or paper in a novel way and I provide from the same piece of cardbo'ar'd or paper a 'cover for the garters which suiicien'tly protects them. The arrangement is, however, 'such that the garters may be readily inspected and when desired they may be displayed on the outside of the containei which may then be self supported in `an upright position.

My improvements will be better understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which y A Figure l is a perspective view of the "front ofthe new garter' package.-

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the rear portion thereof.

Fig. 3 is a plan view, showing how both the front and rear portions of the container are made from the same piece of material.

Fig. et is a perspective View, showing a pair of garters attached to the container.

Fig. is a perspective view, showing how the garters may be displayed.

Fig. 6 is an edge view of a package of garters.

Fig. 7 illustrates how the two free ends of the container may be held together.

Fig. 8 is a view in section on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7.

F ig. 9 shows a modification in which the garters instead of being held together by a paper band are held by a rubber band and yet may be attached to the container in a similar way.

Fig. 10 shows how a plurality of packages may be placed in a box for shipment or storage. K

The garters A are pad garters of well known construction and similar in all respects to those shown in Patent No. 978,367 above referred to, and they are held together by a paper band B, in the manner described in said patent.

To provide a container for a pair of garters I employ a piece of cardboard or paper of the kind shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. On one portion C of this paper I may print an advertisement or description of the garter and on the other portion D of the paper I may apply similar printed matter.

The member D is provided with a tongue E,V which is preferably made integral with sai'd member and is preferably produced by forming a slit as indicated at c. The blank is folded on the line ai and will then have the shape shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and is ready to receive a pair of garters. The

ytongue E, it will be observed, extends diagonally toward the line of fold of the container and by reason of this arrangement the tongue affords a reliable support for the garters from which they are not likely to become accidentally detached, and at the same time the garters are held in such manner as to be wholly within a container of minimum dimensions. The tongue, at its base, is of substantial width nearly equal to the distance between the two folds of the bend B, This tends to `hold the garter lll@ firmly in place and to prevent it from shifting` from its proper position in the container. The tongue tapers from its base to its outer end, thereby facilitatingengagement of the tongue with the garters.

As indicated in Fig. 3, the outer end of the tongue is preferably made to lie on one side of the diagonal line g/-g/ joining two corners of the square and the distance from the point 'w to the point s is shorter than the distance from.V w to e as l lind that by so forming the tongue the garter is best held in such manner as to economize space and yet hold the garter wholly within the container. l do not, however, wish to be limited to the particular' device shown for holding the garters in the container.

By reference to Fig. 4: the manner in which a pair of garters is held will be clearly nnderstood. lft will be observed that the tongue E passes through the band B on the underside of the garters and the garters are held in an inclined position, the clasps a being arranged in two opposite corners of the container while the looped portions a of the leg-band are disposed in the ren'iaining corners thereof. By this arrangement no parts of the garter are allowed to project from the package and yet there is no waste of space or material. When the garters are engaged by the tongue, the latter is completely covered and protected by the garters.

When the cover is folded upon the garters and the package is closed in the manner indicated in Fig. l, it is relatively small and compact and a plurality of such packages may be placed in a box or container F (Fig. 10) for shipment or storage, and it obvious that much smaller boxes may be used than heretofore. or a larger number of garter' packages may be contained in a box of the usual size. ln this way great economy in space and weight of materia-l is obtained and a very neat, light. and sufliciently strong and reliable package isproduced.

Should a dealer desire to exhibit a package of garters on his counter or otherwise, he may remove the garters from the position shown in Fig. Ll: and place them on the rear part D of the cover with the tongue engaging then l. as before and they will then be displayed in the manner indicated in Fig. thetwo parts C and l) being opened and arranged in the manner of an easel so as to hold the garters for display purposes. Thus the package may be transformed into an ef- 'ficient display easel without bending the cover over and back of the garter-supporting memberl which would tend to distort and weaken or break the container `on the line of fold.

When packed in a box, as indicated in Fig. 10, no` means need be used forl holding the-free edges ofthe container close together as `ordinari-liv they will lie sufficiently close for all p 'actical purposes as when thepackages are arranged in a box, they will be tightly closed and held. When taken from the box they will alsoremain closed but the opposite sides are open in such manner that the garters may be inspected to determine their color or for other purposes. lf de-r sired, however, any suitable means Vmay be usedl for detachably holding the free ends of the container in place, such, for instance, as the device shown in Figs. 7 and 8, where G indicates Va tab attached to the Vlower end of the rear portion of one member of the container and adapted to be bent around and engage the lower portion of the front member thereof. Such tab may be niade of any suitable material, such as soft metal. Y

lVhile l prefer that the garters shall be held in place by a paper band B as before described I ma,Y dispense with such band and connect the garters in any other suitable way, as by a rubber band H applied in thel manner indicated in Fig. 9 and a pair of garters may be held in place in the centainer by causing the tongue thereof to engage the rubber band or to engage in the folds of the garter,

When the container is made in the form of a box as heretofore, the material employed is relatively expensive and sometime is .involved in making a box. In such cases it is customary to print the advertising matter on separate paper whichis pasted on the box cover. According to my invention the advertisements may be printed directly on the sheets from which the blanks for the container are cut, thus doing away with the separate operation of pasting the labels on the box.

The package as a whole is of minimum dimensions and may readily be carried in the pocket of a purchaser. The garters, while dctachably connected with the package7 arenormally held wholly within the container and are not liable to be accidentally detached therefrom or shifted in position thereon.

lVhile I prefer to embody my improvements in a package of garters of the general kind shown and folded and banded in the manner indicated, lit is obvious that the invention is not thus limited.

l claim as iny invention:

l. A garter package. comprising a pair of for, consisting of a single rectangular sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a garter-supporting member, and anv imperforate cover folded upon the garters, said garter-supporting member being provided` with a tongue permanently connected there to for holding the garters within the container. p

2. As an element of a garter packagefhavr ing garters housed therein, a container-'con sisting of a single sheet-ef paper orpeard-f .garters and an open-sided containerthereboard formed to provide a garter-supportng member and a cover foldable upon the garters, said garter-supporting member being provided with an outwardly tapered tongue adapted to engage the garters and hold them within the container.

3. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters and a container therefor, consisting of a sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a garter-supporting member and a cover folded upon the garters, the first mentioned member being formed with a tongue extending toward the line of fold of the container which engages the garters and holds them in place.

4. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters and a container therefor, consisting of a sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a garter-supporting member and a cover folded upon the garters, the first mentioned member being formed with a diagonally arranged tongue extending toward the line of fold ofthe container which engages the garters and holds them in place wholly within the container.

5. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters folded and connected by an encircling band and a container comprising a cover folded upon the garters, and a gartersupporting member provided with a tongue which extends into the band and which is covered by the garters.

6. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters folded and connected by an encircling band and a container comprising a cover folded upon the garters, and a gartersupporting member provided with a tongue which engages the band-encircled garters and which is covered thereby.

7. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters folded and held together by an encircling band, and a container consisting of a sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a garter-supporting member and a cover folded upon the garters, the first mentioned member being formed with a diagonally arranged tongue which engages the band and holds the garters in place wholly within the container, said tongue extending toward the line of fold of the container and having a width at its base slightly less ,than the distance between the two folds of the encircling band.

8. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters folded and held together by an encircling band, and a container consisting of a sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a garter-supporting member and a cover folded upon the garters, the first mentioned member being formed with a diagonally arranged tongue which engages the band and holds the garters in place Wholly' within the container, said tongue extending toward the line of fold of the container and having a width at its base slightly less than the distance between the two folds of the encircling band and tapering from its base to the outer end thereof.

9. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters and a container therefor, consisting of a sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a garter-supporting member and a cover folded upon the garters, the first mentioned member being slitted to form a diagonally arranged tongue extending toward the line of fold of the container, which when deflected in one direction engages the garters and holds them in place when the cover is closed, and which when deflected in the other direction engages the garters and supports them for display purposes when the cover and garter-supporting member are separated slightly and used as an easel.

10. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters and a container therefor, consisting of a sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a rectangular garter-supporting member and a cover of the'same size andl shape folded upon the garters, and the garter-supporting member being` slitted to form a tongue extending toward the line of fold of the container which may be deflected to engage the garters and hold them in place when applied to either side of the gartersupporting member.

l1. A garter package, comprising a pair of garters and a container therefor, consisting of a sheet of paper or cardboard formed to provide a garter-supporting member and a cover folded upon the garters, the first mentioned member being formed with a tongue extending toward the line of fold of the container which engages the garters and holds them in place, and a tab secured to the lower end of one member of the container and adapted to engage the other member thereof for detachably securing together the free ends of the folded sheet.

subscribed my name.

GEORGE A. FROST.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, 1B. IU.

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US2773589 *Jun 28, 1952Dec 11, 1956Waldorf Paper Prod CoDisplay carton
US2812577 *Mar 15, 1954Nov 12, 1957Leibow SaulSpoon packet
US2931114 *Mar 21, 1957Apr 5, 1960Brown & BigelowArticle for attaching to a vehicle visor
US5529181 *Feb 2, 1995Jun 25, 1996Kemfast Sportsox, Inc.Garment display package
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/293, 206/295
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/02