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Publication numberUS1491091 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1924
Filing dateJun 11, 1920
Priority dateJun 11, 1920
Publication numberUS 1491091 A, US 1491091A, US-A-1491091, US1491091 A, US1491091A
InventorsFlynn John C
Original AssigneeInternat Displays Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display carton
US 1491091 A
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April 22 1924.

J.C.FLYNN DISPLAY CARTON Filed June 11, 1920 UNllThh trainer r lorries.

JQIBIRT C. FL'YNN, F MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR T0 Tm INTERNATIONAL DISPLAYS COMPANY, 018' CLEVELAND, OHIO, A UQRPQRATION 01? 0M0.

DISPLAY CARTQN.

Application filed June 11, 1920. Serial Etmflttfihi.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that T, JOHN C. FLYNN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mount Vernon, in the county of Westchester and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in a Display Garton, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to a display. carton or container which is designed to be placed 'upon a counter for the purpose of displaying goods for retail trade.

0ne of the objects of the invention is to provide a container which prominently displays the articles to be sold, with the front surface or face of the container being so arranged as to prominently display advertising matter concerning the articles contained therein.

Another object of the invention is to provide a carton of the character described which may be cut from a single blank and folded into its proper shape, and providing as a art of the blank, an easel member which w en the blank is folded into position is held in position by tabs extending through slots formed in that portion of the carton adjacent to the easel member.

A further object is to provide slots for the reception of such tabs which are of such configuration that when the tab is inserted and passed through the slot the tab is locked against displacement.

Uther objects of the invention will appear more at large as the description proceeds.

Reference should be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification in which Fig. 1 is a top plan view; Fig. 2 is a front elevation; Fig. 3 is a side elevation with ortions in section; Fig. 4 is a rear perspective view; Fig. 5 is a plan view showing the blank in unfolded condition; Fig. 6 is an elevation showing a detail of construction.

Referring to the drawings, and moreparticularly to Fig. 5, 1 indicates what may be termed the face of the carton and the blank is scored along lines indicated at 2 and 3 so that the blank may be bent along these lines thereby forming side members 1 and 5. The

limit of each of the side members 41 and 5.

is indicated by a score 6 and 7 and beyond the score 6 and 7 are what may be termed the back members 8 and 9. The limit of the back members is defined by scores 10 and 11 and the portions of the blank which lie beyond these scores 10 and 11 comprise the easel member 12 when the blank is in folded condition. a

The front of the blank has openings 13 and 14.- which are formed by cutting on three sides the portions indicated at 15 and 16. These portions 15 and 16 are left attached along their bottom edge as indicated at 15 and 16 ec that they may be bent inwardly as later described.

The unattached edge of the members 15 and 16 are each cut so as to form a pair of spaced tabs 17 and 18.

At the extreme ends of the members 15 and 16 there are extending tabs 19 and 20.

The blankis folded along the scores 2 and 3, the scores 6 and 7 and the scores 10 and 11, thus forming respectively the front portion, side members and back members of the display carton.

The easel members 12 come together when the carton is folded as before stated and extend substantially at right angles with re spect to the back members 8 and 9. The partially severed portions 15 and 16 are bent at right angles to the lace portion 1 and the tabs 19 and 20 extend through slots 21 and 22, which are formed partially in the side members t and 5 and the back members 8 and 9, thus in part forming supports for the members 15 and 16.

The back members 8 and 9 adjacent the scores 10 and 11 are formed with slots such as indicated at 23 and 24, which slots are made up of two portions that extend at an angle with respect to each other. The tabs 17 and 18 are positioned to extend through these slots 23 and 2d and in order to insert them. through the slots the tabs are slightly deformed so that they may pass through the angular slots 23 and 2d and after they are passed through the slots the tabs are straightened out. Each pair of tabs 17 and 18 extend upon op osite sides of the easel member 12 when 'olded, thus. preventing spreading oi the easel member and also serving to lock and hold the members 15 and 16 forming additional support for these said members.

The whole formation is such that it forms a rigid sell-contained displaying device and the members 15 and 16 form shelves or supports upon which merchandise may be placed and prominently displayed through the open portions 13 and 14 in the front face of the carton. 1

The carton being so rigidly constructed, may be made of very light material, such as cardboard, although metal may-be used if such is desired.

Having described my invention, I claim- 1. A display carton having a face, side members and rear members which meet at their-adjacent edge, an easel member secured to one of the rear members and extending outwardly therefrom, shelf members within the carton and extending from the face member toward the rear members, said shelf members being provided with tabs which extend through slots formed in the rear members, certain said tabs engaging from the easel member and holding it in position.

2. A display carton having a face portion, side portions and rear portions which meet at their adjacent edges, each of said rear portions having an extension, the said extensions lying in contact and parallel,

. thereby forming an easel, shelf members within the carton and extending from the face to the rear members, said shelves having tabs which extend through slots formed in the rear members, certain of said tabs engaging upon opposite sides of the said easel and holding the parts thereof together and in position.

3. A display carton having a face portion, side portions and rear portions which meet at their adjacent edges, each of said rear portions havin an extension, which extensions engage eac other and extend outwardly from the rear member thereby forming an easel, shelf members within the carton and extending from the face to the rear portions, each of said shelf members being formed with a pair of spaced tabs, the rear members being formed with slots through which the said tabs extend, each pair of spaced tabs engaging upon opposite sides of the said easel members to hold them together and in proper position.

4. A display carton made from a single blank and having a face p0rti0n,.side portions and rear portions, the said rear portions having extensions at their edges, said extensions engaging each other in parallel relationship when the carton is folded, said extensions forming an easel, shelf members formed by severing a portion of the face of the carton and bending the same inwardly toward the rear portion, each shelf portion having a pair of extending tabs, which tabs are slightly spaced apart, said tabs extending through slots formed in the rear members and extend upon opposite sides of the easel, thereby holding the carton in folded position and the easel in proper position with respect to the rear members.

lin testimony whereof, I hereunto afix my signature.

JOHNC. FLYNN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/135
International ClassificationA47F5/10, A47F5/11
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/112
European ClassificationA47F5/11B