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Publication numberUS1317501 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1919
Filing dateFeb 5, 1919
Publication numberUS 1317501 A, US 1317501A, US-A-1317501, US1317501 A, US1317501A
InventorsA. A. Huseby
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Music-roll carton
US 1317501 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



Patented Sept. 30, 1919.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 30, 1919.

Application filed February 5, 1919. Serial No. 275,093.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, ALBERT A. HUSEBY, a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Music-Roll Cartons, of which the following is 4a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in cartons, having reference more particularly to that class of cartons used to contain music rolls for self -playing instruments, such as player-pianos. In Letters Patent No. 1,290,750 granted to me Jan. 7, 1919, I have' disclosed a carton for music rolls of the gen eral type above referred to; and the general purpose of the present invention is to provide certain improvements in the carton of my aforesaid patent, and in cartons of the general type shown in said patent. More specifically, one Object 0f the present invention is Yto provide, in association with means for partially withdrawingthe music roll when the endflid or cover is opened, means for automatically centering the forward end of the roll relatively to the end opening of the carton so as to insure the closing of the lid or cover, when the musicroll is replaced, without interference from the head of the spool.,v Another object is to provide, in a carton of this character, an improved means for automatically fastening the end lid or cover, when closed to the body ofthe carton, so as to prevent danger ofthe cover flying open and allowing the music roll to fall out when the carton is carelessly handled or tipped in such a manner as to allow the roll to Slide out. This fastening means is of such a character that it may readily be released by the finger of thel user in the same operation by which the lid or cover is swung to open position, partially withdrawing the music roll.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be readily understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein I haveillustrated -a practical and approvedV embodiment of the invention, and in which- Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal section, showing in dotted lines a music roll in the carton, and with the cover of the latter closed; y

Fig. 2 is a similar view, broken off at the rear end, and showing the cover open and the music roll partly withdrawn;

Fig. 3 is a vertical cross-sectionon the line 3-3 of Fig. l,l and illustrating thel attach ments on the inner side of the cover for partially withdrawing the music roll, centering the latter during the closing ope-ration, and automatically fasteningthe cover when closed;

Fig. 4 is a front end elevation of the carton with the cover closed and fastened;

Fig. 5 is a plan view of a sheet metal blank from which is rformed an integral member that is attached to the inner surface of the cover and provides a hook for partially withdrawing the roll, a centering means, and a support or socket for a spring-closed latchbar by which the cover is fastened in closed position.

Referring to the drawing, 5 designates as an entirety the rectangular body of the carton, and 6 designates the end cover or lid that is attached at its lower edge to the for- Vward edge of the bottom wall of the body by a hinge member k7 of cloth, leather or like flexible. material. 8 designates the body and 9 the heads of `anordinary music-roll spool of the type used in player-pianos and similar self-playing instruments.

Referring to Fig. 5, B designates as an entirety a blank of tin or other thin sheet metal which is cut to the shape shown and is then bent on the dotted lines so as to providea body strip or plate 10, an inwardly extending hook consisting of the horizontal and vertical portions ll and l2, the latter being .preferably folded on itself to pro-vide a lip of double thickness, and a pair of inwardly extending substantially parallel lugs or wings 13 flanking the ends of the body and hook portions and lying yin planes at right angles to the latter. From the body strip 10 are cut triangular teeth 14 that pierce the lid 6 and are bent againsttheouter face of the latter, thereby strongly securingy the body and hook portions of the attachment to the cover; and on the ends of the wings or lugs 13 are formed similar teeth l5 that in the same manner pierce the cover 6 and are bent bent a sleeve 16 that forms a socket or holder. for the integral stem 17 of"a`y 'spring-Wire latch-bar 18, which latter extends across a notch or finger-hold 19 that is cut in the upper free edge oi' the cover 6. Near its free end the latch-bar 18 carries an upwardly bent portion 19 confined againstthecovery byl end cover, said cover having attached ,therea guide 20 and terminating at its free end in a hook 21. f This ho'ok coperates with an L-shaped catchor keeperQfZ, secured to the top walll of the carton body, `as best shown in Figs-1, and 3, and automatically engaging with the latter underthe elasticity of the latch-bar. and 4its i integralistein orv shank as the cover is swung toY closed position.

In the 'closedposition of the cover; with: the cartonfloaded,-tlie hook 11, 12 lies bep Y l K -to an' iiiwai-clly`--extendin`g*hook adapted to iieathand.fbehindlV the periphery of the' adjacent head` lof the spool siulpporti'ng the latter, as clearly shown in Fig. 1. These car'- Y tons are usually stored or filed in superposed rOWs Sinaai cabinet 14 orf rack ,3' andwhen the rolllisi to bewithdrawn,fthe'iinger is insertedethrough' the notchfor' hole 19, depressing thenlat' 1 `18 to the dotted V'line l position shown inl Fig.` 3; and the cover is swung ,downwardly Vto the horizontal position shown inV Fig. 2..' By means-oi:l the hook the spool is..partiallywithdrawn,-as shown in Fig. 2, to a position in which it may be readilygraspedby thefthumb and lfingers l of theV user` and withdrawn.V Wien' the 'roll is replaced Vitv is inserted to the position shown in fF ig.-2, Aand the lid is simply swung upwardly to the `eclosed 4position shown in Fig. 1.'. During this operation the lugs or wings=l3 lie. onfopposite. sides of the spoolheadandpreVentthe llatter'from rolling to either side .to 'such an extent as to bring the marginal portions ofthe head `between the cover-and the vertical edges or' tliey'sidev wallsv of .the box, @thusl lproperly' centering the head ofthe spool so as to insure the entrance ofthe lattertlirough the open end of the box; y'As the cover nears its fully closed .position-the inclined rearside of the hook .21 slides 4verthe catch or keeper 22 and springs, `up into Vlocking position behind the latteigwas'. shown in Fig-B, thus preventing. the cover from accidentally flyingz open while the cartonfis being handled. This automatic .fastening feature is of great importance` in; music-roll cartons of this character, because preventing the rolls from accidentally slidingout the carton when the latter is, tipped with its cover vend downwardly,V and so saving injury and breakage of the rolls from this cause, vrwhich is a frequentoccurrence in music-rollboxes or cartons cfs-this general type.

It is believed that the structure, manner of use, and advantages of the invention will -be readily. apparent to thoseskilled inthe art from the foregoing description andthe accompanying illustration. Detail changes .may .of course be. made without substantially: altering'thestructural principle or Vlessening.theipractical utility of the device,

and within the spirit and purview of the appended claims.

I claim: v

1. A music roll cartonV having a hinged to an inwardly extending'hook'adaptedftoif engage behindthefheadpof thev spo'olflyi'ng adjacent to said coverjwherebyy said rollfiE is partial-lyfwithdrawn when-theVV cover :isy

openedyafnd also having' means to automatically center vthe, head of tlie spool/'relatively to the end openingof thecarton;v

2. A music roll cartonV havinga hinge'd end cover,- saidcover having attached'there- 'f engage-*behind the lheadof the spool lying 'adjacent` to said cover whereby `said roll is partiallyl -withdrawn'.v when thecov'er isv opened, and also having apair Yof inwardly v extending"lugsfadapted'to `engage'the head same-relatively to tlie-endopening of the carton. p

of the spool Vand automatically centerthe 8. A music roll carton having a hinged-'f end cover, said-cover having attached-to lts shaped l'and bent tov provide an inwardly inner iside an integralsheety metal `memb`er f' spool Y relatively to the endy `opening "of the 'cartoni Y Y roll carton y liavi-ng'vashinged i* 4. A music 'serving as guards tocenter the head oiitheL "105 end cover, said coverhaving-on" its inner f' side an integral sheet metalmeinber shaped; and bent to provide abody istrip,- ian inwardly extending hook adapted 'to engageH4 l behind the head"l of the spool lying adjacent'- to said cover, a pair of inwardly extend-'-'l ing guards acting to` center the headV ofthe'l spool relatively to 'y the end opening of' the carton,.and'attachingprongs on; saidb'odyf strip adapted to secure the same'td said? 5. A lmusic'rollcarto'n having f a: hin-ged Y end cover iformed with a iinger-hole,"said coverY having attached toits -innerside an inwardly extendinghook adaptedl to engage Y behindv'a head of the spool, a spring-closed latch-bar mounted on said cover'and manu-5 ally retractable throughfsaid ltinger-'hola and a keeper'on the body'bffsaidfcarton 'Y coperatingwith'said latch-bar toautomati-f cally fasten said cover against opening' n fwhen the same Vis closed.y

6. Ainusic roll cartonihaving a hinged end cover formed with a finger-hole, an inlatch-bar mounted on the inner side of said Wardly extending hook attached to the incover and extending across said finger-hole, ner side of said cover and adapted to engage and a keeper on the body of said carton 10 behind a head of the spool, a pair of incooperating with said latch-bar to auto- Wardly extending guide lugs serving to matioally fasten said cover against opening center the head of the spool relatively to the when the same is closed.

open end of the earton, a spring-closed ALBERT A. HUSEBY.

Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification206/308, 221/269, 206/804
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/728, Y10S206/804