US 1432932 A
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OPEN END FIBER CONTAINER. I I APPLICATION FILED JUNE 8, ms. 1,432,932, Patented 00t- 24, 1922.
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ANDREW I. WEIS, OF MONROE, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO THE WEIS FIBRE CONTAINER CORPORATION, 01 SOUTH DAKOTA.
MONROE, MICHIGAN, A CORPORATION OF OPElF-END FIBER CONTAINER.
Application filed June a ma Serial No. 238,975.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ANDREW L. Were, a citizen of the United States of America, and
: hold tobacco and to be carried in the pocket.
Generally stated the object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved construction whereby'the entire end of the container may be opened, not only for the purpose of filling the container, but also for the purpose of removing the contents, such as tobacco or other substances, and whereby the open end of the container may be effectually closed to keep the contents from spilling out when the box is carried in the pocket.
,,tails and features of construction and combinations tending to increase the general efficiency and desirability of a tobacco box or fiber container of this particular character.
-To these and other useful ends the invention consists in matters hereinafter set forth and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which i Fig. 1 is a perspective of, a fiber container embodying the principles of the invention, showing the upper end thereof open. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing said upper end closed, I
1 and 2, showing difi'erent forms of the invention.
Fig. 9 is a vertical section on line 99 in Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a vertical sectionon line 10-10 in Fig. 9.
ltis also an object to provide certain de Fig.11 is a horizontal section on line i1-11 in Fig. 10.
Fig. 12 is a plan view of the blank from which the fiber container shown in. Figs. 7 to 11 inclusive is made.
As thus illustrated, and referring to Figs.
1 1 to 6 inclusive, the invention comprises a blank, shown in Fig. 6, having front and rear side sections 1 and 2, a bottom section 8, and flaps 4-,, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 flexibly united to the edges of said side and bottom sections. The section 1 has a curved slot 10 and an end flap 11, and section 2 has a flap 12 flexibly united therewith, and provided with a. score line or crease 13, so
that the rectangular portion 1 1 of this flap will serve as, the top wall of the box or container when closed. The flaps 4 and 5 have small rectangular extens ons 15 and 16-which also form a part of the top of the box or container.
lVhen the blank is folded, the bevelled edges 17 of the flaps 8 and 9 are brought into engagement with bevelled edges 18 of the flaps 6 and 7, so that, the flaps 6 and S are in the same vertical plane, andwhere by the flaps 7 and 9 are in the same vertical plane, and the flaps 1 and 5 are then glued or otherwise secured to the outer surfaces of the flaps 6, 7, 8, and 9, thus forming the two-ply narrow side walls of the box. This results in a box or container such as the one shown in Fig. 1, and the flap 11 is folded downward inside of the box so that a pocket isprovided which can be entered through the slot 10, and whereby the contents of the box cannot escape through this slot. To close the box or container the flaps 15 and 16 are folded down on'the. tobacco or other contents, and the flap 12, which is preferably tapered for this purpose, is bent over and inserted downward through the slot,10, thereby bringing 'the rectangular portion 14 into position to extend flatwise across the top of the box, upon the flaps 15 and 16, thus tightly closing the box or container. In this way the box or container is closed by the folding over and insert-ion of a flap through a slot in the-side of the box, but without any danger of the contents being allowed to escape through said slot.
Referring to Figs. 7 to 11 inclusive, the construction is similar to that previously described, except that in this case a narrow slot 19 is employed in-place of-the wider slot 10,and with the further difference that the flaps 15 and 16, previously described, are omitted, and in their place longer flaps 20 and 2]. are employed. The flap 20 has a tongue 22 at its end, and the flap 21 has a described, into the slot 19, but in opening the box the entire contents is not exposed by the withdrawal of this flap from said slot,inasmuch as the flaps 20 and 21 extend across the top of the box. However, when the flap 25 is raised, the tobacco or other contents canthen be poured out through the opening 24 in a manner that can be readily understood. It is obvious, of course that the tongue22 may extend under the end of the flap 21 and then upward through the slot 23 as shown, or that it may extend over the end of the flap 21 and then downward through said slot, so that the extreme end of the tongue will be below the flap 21, if such is necessary or desirable. The propertions are such, it will. be seen, that the end edge 26 of the flap 21 is against the shoulder edges 27 atthe base of the tongue 22 when the two flaps are interlocked. In other respeets'this box or container is like the one shown in Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive, and is made by foldingthe blank in substantially the same manner; and it will also be seen that the contents cannot escape through the slot 19, as it practically hasno width, being simply formed by a single cut in the sheet material, so that the pocket -'fiap 1]. previously described is not necessary; but to guard against such accidental discharge of the tobacco or contents, a rectangular sheet of paper 28 is gluedpor otherwise secured around its edges to the inner surface of-the wall. 29 in which the narrow slot 19 is formed. so that a pocket is provided into stances.
As shown and described, therefore, in either form of the invention, the open upper end of the box or container has a cover flap 'which canibe folded downward and inserted througha slot in the front side wall of the 4th day of June, 1918.
box, in order to close the top, when it is desired to carry the box or container in the pocket. This slot, as shown and described, may be either simply a narrow slit or a wide slot, but in-either case it is a slot of such size and shape andlocation that it will receive the tapered end portion of the top flap which forms a part of the closure. Preferably, this slot, whether it be a relatively wide upper end of the box and over said pouring.
means and edge and then downward for insertion through said slot, and an inner wall secured around its'edges to said front wall back of said slot to form a pocket for the" inserted end portion of said flap, so that the tongue of the 'fiap does not come in contact with the contents of the box.
2. A box asspecified in claim 1, said top closure being adapted to fold down upon the contents of the box below said flap, so that the bottom of the flap does not come in contact with the contents of the box.
3. A box as specified inclaim 1, said sides and bottom and closure being all formed from a single one-piece blankmade ofsheet material. v
a. A structure as specified in claim 1, said top closure comprising a palr of flaps formed with an interlockingtongue and slot,
with an opening through which to pour the contents of thebox, when said closure is l'tUSGCl, these two interlocking flaps being below the said top flap which engages saidfirst slot when the box is'closed.
In a box, top flaps to fold down upon the contents of the box, a rigid front wall having a slot which is formed with its middle higher than the opposite ends thereof, so that the ends of the slot extend downward, and a top closure adapted to extend over said flaps and having a tapered tongue for insertion through said slot to extend clownward inside said front wall, and means inside the box to prevent said tongue from engaging the contents of the box. Signed by, me at Monroe, M1ch1gan,-this ANDRE L. wars.