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Publication numberUS1371331 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1921
Filing dateMay 16, 1919
Priority dateMay 16, 1919
Publication numberUS 1371331 A, US 1371331A, US-A-1371331, US1371331 A, US1371331A
InventorsWillard E Swift
Original AssigneeUs Envelope Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carton-support
US 1371331 A
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W. E. SWIFT CARTON SUPPORT.

APPLICATION-FILED MAY 16, 1919.

Patented Mar. 15, 1921.

UNITED STATES "PATENT OFFICE.

WILLARD SWIFT, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO UNITED STATES ENVELOPE COMPANY, OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MAINE.

CARTON-SUPPORT.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 15, 1921.

Application filed May 16, 1919. Serial No. 297,591.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLARD E. SWIFT, a citizen of the United States, residing at WVorcester, in the county of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement 1n Carton-Supports, of which the following, together with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.

The object of my present invention is to provide a metallic support for a carton, particularly for cartons inclosing a stack. of drinking cups, although my improved support may be employed as a support for cartons for other uses.

The accompanying drawings represent a preferred form of my carton support, in which Figure 1 represents a perspective vlew of my improved carton support showing a car ton held therein.

Fig. 2 represents a side view of the same, partly shown in section to dlsclose the method of holding the carton in its support.

Fig. 3 is a view of the inner side of-the lower portion of the carton support, the carton having been removed.

Fig. 4 represents the rear side of the lower portion of a carton removed from its suport. p Similar reference characters refer to similar arts in the different figures.

y improved carton support consists of a sheet metal case 1 open upon its front side to allow a carton to be inserted. The case 1 comprises a back 2 and sides 3, 3, which have their edges curved outwardly as shown at 4, 4, Fig. 1. The bottom of the case is provided with a flange 5 extendlng forwardly between the sides 3, 3. The front of the case between the sides 3, 3, is left open and the curvature of the edges of the sides 3, 3, facilitates the insertion of a carton. The back 2 is provided with screw holes 6, by which the case may be attached to a vertical wall. Portions of the back 2 are slit and bent inwardly, as shown at 7, 7, Figs. 2 and 3, forming hooks for the engagement of the carton. The rear or back side of the carton is provided with openings 8 for the reception of the hooks 7. The carton 9 1s placed in position by the insertlon of 1ts rear edge between the sides 3, 3 with the tips of the hooks 7, 7, entering the openings 8 1n the carton. The carton is then slipped downwardly upon the hooks until its lower end rests upon the flange 5. Cartons may be supported in thecase for display or other purposes.

My improved carton support is,.however, especially adapted for supporting cardboard cartons containing a stack of drinking cups and, when the carton is used for that purpose, it is provided with notches 10 and 11 to enable the lowermost cup to be seized and withdrawn through a slot 12 in the lower corner of the carton. The case 1 affords'a substantial support for a carton of considerable weight, as the weight of the carton and its contents is received by the flange 5, while the sides 3, 3, prevent the lateral displacement of the carton incident to the withdrawal of drinking cups through the slit 12. Any strain thereforeoccasioned by rough usage of the carton is thereby avoided.

The supporting case is preferably made of sheet steel which is sufficientl elastic to impart a spring effect to the sides 3, 3. The width of the back 2 is exactly the thickness of the carton to be inserted and each of the sides 3, 3 are bent at slightly less than a right angle with the back, so that when a carton is inserted, as shown in Fig. 1,, the sides 3, 3, which are straight between the back and the curved edges, will be pressed apart and contact with the sides of the carton, as shown in Fig. 1. The outwardly bent edges of'the sides, as shown at 4, 4, enable the sides 3, 3, to be forced apart by the insertion of the carton which then becomes 1 pinched between the sides 3, 3, causing the carton to be securely held against any lateral deflection, thereby relieving the carton of any injurious strains upon the hooks 7, -7. The use of two hooks 7, 7 near the ends of the carton likewise tends to'relieve the hooks from strain, due to a lateral deflection of the lower end of the carton incident to the withdrawal of drinking cups. As the sides 3, 3 are open at the top, the carton is readily removable by sliding the carton upwardly to clear the hooks 7. The flange 5, as shown in Fig. 3, is shorter than the space between the sides 3, 3 to allow the sides to be compressed to form a slightly acute angle with the back before the carton is inserted.

I claim,

1. A support for a removable carton, comprising a resilient sheet metal case provided with a back of the same width as the back of a carton, and'having sides integral with the back and at an angle therewith, less than a right angle,- with outwardly curved edges to permit a carton to be forced between their edges and against said back, and means independent of said sides to limit the downward movement of thecarton, with said sides open at the top to permit the removal of the carton.

2. A support for a removable carton, comprising a sheet metal case having a back of the same width as the thickness of the earton, resilient metal sides integral with the back and normally forming an angle with the back slightly less than a right angle, whereby the sides will be pressed apart by the insertion of a carton between them, and a flange at the lower end of the support at right angles to the back, with the ends of said flange spaced from said sides.

3. A support for a removable carton, comprising a resilient sheet metal case having a back of the same width as the thickness of the carton, sides integral with the back and normally forming an angle with the back slightly less than a right angle, whereby said sides will'be slightly separated by the insertion of a carton between them, a fiange at the lower end of said back with its ends spaced from said sides, said sides having their edges turned outwardly to facilitate the insertion of a carton.

4. A support for a removable carton, comprising a case of resilient sheet metal, having Dated this 7th day of May, 1919.

WILLARD E. SWIFT.

Witnesses NELLIE WHALEN, PENELOPE COMBERBACH.

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US2486973 *Jun 9, 1947Nov 1, 1949Charles OstinelliBook match holder
US3164298 *May 26, 1961Jan 5, 1965Dow Chemical CoDispensing package
US4623073 *Sep 19, 1984Nov 18, 1986Hansen Ernest EDispenser for cards
US4706845 *Jun 23, 1986Nov 17, 1987Schnurer David MDiaper dispensing and disposal unit
US6722526 *Jan 22, 2002Apr 20, 2004Valentino PassettiCookie/cracker dispenser
Classifications
U.S. Classification312/60, 221/283
International ClassificationB65D83/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/08
European ClassificationB65D83/08