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Publication numberUS1329531 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1920
Filing dateFeb 14, 1919
Priority dateFeb 14, 1919
Publication numberUS 1329531 A, US 1329531A, US-A-1329531, US1329531 A, US1329531A
InventorsKitt William C
Original AssigneeKitt William C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1329531 A
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I w. c. KITT/ BOX.

APPLICATION HLED FEB. 14. l9l9 Patented Feb. 3,1920.




I Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 3, 1920.

Application filed February 14, 1919. Serial No. 277,099.

To all whom it may concern: I Be it known that I, WILLIAM C. KITT, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Cincinnati, in the county ofHamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Boxes, of which the following is aspecification.

My invention belongs to that class of boxes which are cut out of a blank and then folded together at a given point, and thus shipped in knock-down form, to be folded into a box shape by the retailer or user.

In carrying out my invention, I form openings or elongated slots in the blank when it is cut out or punched, so that when the blank is folded to form the box spaces or apertures will be formed along the longitudinal edges of the box, for the purposes of ventilation, for exhibiting the contents and also for enhancing the appearance of the box.

At the ends of the box and at the middle the edges are not cut away by the slots or apertures, and the box is left solid, thus strengthening the same. I also provide a partition which may be placed at the middle of the box on the inside for strength, if found necessary and desirable.

Printed bands or strips, to imitate fastening devices are formed or marked at the ends of the box and at the middle, so that the box will appear as if made of wood or hard material other than paper, out of which,

however, it is usual to make the box.

One of the salient features of my invention lies in the fact that the box can be used as a novelty or souvenir box for use in handling or mailing fruits, nuts, sea shells, candy, souvenirs and novelties of all kinds, and it can also be used as a commercial package in holding and shipping articles of manufacture.

The box is ideal when used as a parcel post package, in sending fruits, nuts and the like from their growing place to friends and consumers located at a distance therefrom.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:

Figure 1, is a plan view of the blank from which the box is made,

Fig. 2', is an isometric view of this blank folded, so that the box can be shipped in a knock-down form,

Fig. 3, is an isometric view of tion for the box, and

Fig. 4, is an isometric view of the complete foldedv box.

The blank for the box is shown in Fig. 1, and consists of a body part formed of sectionsor divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, the section'l having an outwardly extending flap 5 and the section 4 is partly cutaway at 6. In this body part I cut slots or openings 7. The score lines 8 are the boundary of the body part of the box. From this boundary line, at each side, I provide flaps 9, divided and separated by slits or cuts 10, one flap being present at each end of the sections 1, 2, 3 and 4; these flaps form the box ends. The slots or openings 7 are so cut in the box blank that a central uncut space or neck 12 will be present between the sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and between said slots or openings and a space or neck 13 will also be present between the ends of the said slots or openings 7 and the score lines 8, at each end of the box. Near the score lines, 8, at each end of the box and in the middle of the box blank, I form or mark the strips 14, which imitate and appear like bands, hoops or straps around the box when finished. At the points 12 and 13, I place score lines 11, and on these lines and the score lines 8, the box folds.

In manufacturing the box I cut the blank as shown in Fig. 1, then I fold or double this blank as shown in Fig. 2, the flap 4 at its the partiedge being pasted over onto the flap extension 5 of the section 1, in such a manner that the cut away parts 6 register with the end slots or openings 7 at edge of the section 1; the dotted lines in Fig. 2, showing this pasted connection. In this form the knock-down blank of the box is shipped and it can also be retailed in this form, so that the user may write an address on the box in a fiat form and then fill it, and close the end flaps 9, which can be folded over one another and held in place by a seal or sticker 11. If desired, when the box is being filled, the partition 16 can be placed in the inside of the box, near its middle, insuring support and strength. The blank, when the box is being folded for use, folds or breaks on a line which centrally divides the slots or openings 7 lengthwise and also breaks along the spaces 12 and 13 on the same line, that is, on score lines 11, so that ends of the slots or openings 7 are rounded for strength and symmetry. While I have shown one means for closing the ends. ofthe box, it will be understood that any desir able means may be used for closing the same, and the end flaps may be of any other form or contour or be made to look at the said ends. The slots or openings in the box may be of any other shape or form and may be greater or less in extent than herein shown and described.

In a commercial package of larger size, I may dispense with the markings 14 and fasten regular-hoops or straps thereon for strength.

What I claim as new and my invention, and desire, to secure by Letters Patent, is:

In a box of the character described, a body portion, slots in said body portion ex tending lengthwise therein, spaces between the. slots at the middle of the box, andspaces between the slots and the ends of the box, the slots, when the box is folded, disposed at the lengthwise edges of the box, and joldable ends for the box, the-said box capable of'being shipped in a knock-down form,

In testimony whereof, Iaffi-x my signature at Cincinnati, Ohio, this 12th day o'f'February, 1919-.


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U.S. Classification229/120, 229/120.2
International ClassificationB65D5/48, B65D5/49, B65D5/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/02, B65D5/48024
European ClassificationB65D5/48B, B65D5/02