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Publication numberUS1335787 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 6, 1920
Filing dateDec 12, 1919
Priority dateDec 12, 1919
Publication numberUS 1335787 A, US 1335787A, US-A-1335787, US1335787 A, US1335787A
InventorsKrause George E
Original AssigneeKrause George E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1335787 A
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1,3 5,7 7, Patnted Apr. 6, 1920.1

' ww/wefl To all whom it may concern:



Specification of Letters Patent.

' Patented Apr. 6, 1920.

Application filed December 12, 1919. Serial No. 344,335.

Be it known that I, GEORGE E. KRAUSE, a

citizen of the United States, residing at anton, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented. a new and useful Box, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to boxes and more especially to boxes formed of sheet metal and designed to contain small articles such as medicinal tablets or the like and more particularly to boxes of this character provided with means whereby the lid may be easily and readily removed from the box.

It is of course Well known that a great majority of small sheet metal boxes such as are generally used for medicinal tabletsyand the like are very hard to open and' o ften when the lid is removed from the box. it requires such an effort on the part of the user that the tablets or other contents 'of the box arespilled and it is very common practice for persons buying such articles to ask the druggist or storekeeper to place the tablets or other articles in a paste board box or' paper .envelop in order that they will not have the difiiculty of removing the box lid in order to have access to the contents thereof.

The objects of this invention are to provide a sheet metal box of the character described with a removable lid and means the construction of boxes of this character. 7

With these objects in view the invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts, hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings,

7 and particularly pointed out in the appended claim, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportions, size and minor details of construction may be made within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the. invention. The invention thus set forth in general terms is illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, in which- Fi re 1 is a sectional view through a box embodyin the invention showing lid the close positions the . ing a means of cutting the boxes to economize the material.

A. practical embodiment of the invention I is disclosed in the accompanying drawings, -gforming a part of'this'specification in which unilar numerals of reference indicate cor- -;responding parts throughout the several views.

Referring first to the construction illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 5 a box is illustrated which may be opened by pressure upon one end of the box and lid. The box .1 is formed'of sheet metal preferably rectangular in shape and provided upon opposite longitudinal sides 'near one end with the upwardly protruding lugs '2 upon which the under surface of the lid 3 rests when the box is in the closed osition.

When it is desired to open't e box illustrated in the figures above mentioned it is only necessary to grasp the end of the box adjacent the lugs 2 between the-thumb and fingers and exert a slight pressure thereon, causing thelid to rock'upon the lugs 2 into the positions shown in Fig. 2 raising the other end of the lid sufliciently to allow its being easily removed.

It should be noted that this operation will not suddenly remove the lid from the box and jar the box in any way to. allow the contents of the box to spill therefrom. This overcomes the difliculty found in boxes of this character which are now in general use wherein-considerable effort is required to openthe lid orremove it from the box, the contentsof the box being often spilled in the process of opening the lid.

In Fig. 5 is illustrated a portion of a.

box which may be opened from either end,

the box 1 being provided upon each longi- -tudinal side edge with a pair of spaced lugs 2, one of said lugs being located near each end of the box, the lid 3 when in the closed. position rests upon both of these lugs and may be removed in themanner illustrated in Fig. 2 by a pressure upon either end thereof rocking the lid upon the lugs adjacent the end at which the pressure is applied.

In Fig. 4 is illustrated a still further modification in which the box 1 is provided upon each longitudinal edge with a central lug 2* extending to a point near each extremity of the box, the lid 5 resting upon this lug when in this closed position. By applying pressure to either end of the lid it will be rocked upon the lug 2 the operation being the same as in the device shown in Fig. 3.

It will thus be seen that a. box is provided in which the lid, although fitting snugly upon the box, may be easily and readily opened and removed therefrom by applying a slight pressure upon the end portions of the box and lid causing the lid to be raised at the other end sufficiently to allow its easy removal from the box preventing the lid from suddenly flying open and the contents from the same being easily spilled.

The box formed as above described and illustrated in, the accompanying drawings may be easily opened by any one, no skill being required to remove the lid from the box. It will be seen that a person may easily open this box although wearing gloves at the time, it not being necessary to remove the gloves in order toopen the box as is generally necessary in the usual box of this character.

Although the box is illustrated as being of oblong shape it will of course be understood that the invention may be applied to a square box or to an oval box with the same result, no change in the invention being necessary to apply it to boxes of this shape. Although the drawings and above specification disclose the best mode in which 1 have contemplated embodying my invention I desire to be not limited to the details of such disclosure, for, in the further practical application of my invention, many changes in form andconstruction may be made, ascircumstances require or experience suggests, without departing from the spirit of the invention, within the scope of the appended claim.

, I claim:

A rectangular sheet metal box, having "vertical side walls provided with straight

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U.S. Classification220/282
International ClassificationB65D43/02, B65D21/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2543/00277, B65D2543/00537, B65D21/0202, B65D2543/00194, B65D2543/00527, B65D2543/00916, B65D43/0222
European ClassificationB65D43/02S5E, B65D21/02B1