US 1493460 A
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Patented May 6, w24..
erst? EDWARD E. PNRERTGN, @1F CHCAGO, ILIQS.
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To all whom Il may concern.
Be it known that 1, EDWARD E. PiNnnn- ToN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, county of Cook, and State of illinois, have .invented certain new and useful improvements in Containers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to containers, and more particularly to cardboard receptacles for berries, fruits, vegetables, and the like, and has for its object the provision of a foldable container having areenorced bottomv andsides, so'as to rendersame durable and efficient.
Another object of the'invention is to provide a construction in which the number of thicknesses of the bottom thereof may be varied to suit particular conditions.
Still another object is to provide a construction -whereby receptacles of diil'erent capacities may be provided for by a small alteration of the 'blank from which the receptacle is assembled.
@ther objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the combinations and arranements of parts hereinafter aimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of'this specilication, and in Fi 1 is 'a plan view of the blank from wlxic the container is assembled;
Fig. 2' is a top plan vieri7 of the assembled container g* Fi 3 is a sectional view on. the line 3-3 of F152; and
Fig. 1 is a. section on the line cir-4f o gy invention contemplates a container constructed of cardboard of comparatively light weight, preferably which has been .4 treated to o. coat ofparaiiin on one or both sides, but it`v is obvious that-,any other su1table material may be utilizedin this connection; It is'intended to provide a collapsible container having a reenorced bottom o several thiclmesses, and reentorced wells, in such a manner es to necessitate a minimum oi material.
Referring now to the drawings, the sides Y of the container are designated by the nu one oi the-outer merals, 6, vTand -8, an
sides is 'provided with 'e flap 9. Thesides l having three 5, 6, 7 and`8 are provided with lsimilar extensions 10, 11, 12 end 13, which extensions f may be of any desired ien l1 for a purpose will presently appear. ,he extensions 10 and 12 are provided with flaps 11i, which flaps also may be either of the length shown in the drawings, or twicesucli length if desired. The extension 11 is provided with a Hap 15 of any suitable length, having a locking tongue 16 thereon, and the exten-l sion 13 has a dep 17 of any suitablelength, containing locking slits' 18. The sides and extensions are provided with ventlating;
slits 19, and the iiaps 14:, 15 and 17 are' rovided with` Ventilating a ertnresQO, al of which apertures are a alijted to register When-the container 1s assern led. The sides are also preferably provided with notches 2G in its edges for ventilation as shown. The operative parts of' the blank from which. the container is mede up are clearl 'shown in Fig. 1, and it is apparent that a la'nlr of this character requires a minimum of; material. l 2
In assembling the cont-einer the sides` 6, 7 and 8 are folded on the dotted lines 21'; and 'the nap 9 secured to 'the outer surface. of the side 8 by any suitable means, glue being preferred, though of cours. other securing means may be used ii desired. The
and 12, and 'deps 15e thereon are then folded` I into the container and rest uponthe bottoni formed by the iapsl and 17,A the i'leps 1d being of such length that when arranged edge to edgeA they extend across the bottone of the container 1,6, the abutting edges of the flaps serving to retain 'them in theii operative positions. A 'i By this arrangement a container smooth edges and reenforced sides is' nrw vided, together with e. reenforced bottoni tluiclrnesses ori meteriai. ltr'. it is desired, lthe aps 14 een be extended as to cover the entire bottom lcfytlie enne tainer, in this msnner 'Y roviding ourthiels nesses omaterial.'r 'iie depth ci* the een# tainer can be varied-by varying the length ofthe extensions 10, 11,' 12 and 13 the 2te B5 extension 11 and the flap 15 are then folded shorter the extensions are with respect to the Sides 5, 6, 7 and 8, of course, the less the depth and capacity ot the Container-` The invention provides a novel container Which may be assembled from a blank ot uniform pattern and thus a. minimum ot material, providing a container having a reenforoed bottoni and reenforeed sides togetiier with means for varying the thiol;- ness of the bottom, and the depth or capacity of the container.
1While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into etieet, this is capable of variation nd modification withoutJ departing troni the spirit of the invention. therefore, do not Wish to be limited to the precise details of eonstruetion set forth, but.
desire to avait myself of sneh variations and modifications as come Within the scope of' the appended claims.
Having described my invention, what I olaini as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A container having extensions on eertain of its side Walls foldable into said oontainer to provide side Walls of double thickness, said extensions havingr slits and tongue thereon for looking the saine togetherso as to form an elevated bottoirl for said container; extensions on other ot said side walls foldable into said container and arranged to lrest upon said locked extensions with their adjacent edges abutting each other; there being Ventilating apertures in said side Walls and said extensions arranged so that when the extensions are ter; and Ventilating openings in the bottom.
edges of the side walls ot said Container, substantially as described.
A box including side walls having extensions iolded downward and then inward providing sides and a bottom ot a plurality of thickness s: interengagingl means formed on said inwardly folded parts to hold the bottom in position. there being Ventilating apertures in said side walls and said exten sions to register when placed in position to provide openings in said sides and bottom; and Ventilating openings in the. bottoni edges of the side walls of said eontainer, substantially' as described.
3. A box formed troni a single sheet of material and having extensions folded downward, tivo of'said extensions being provided with flaps turned inward and Containing slits and a tongue 'for looking said tlaps together, and the other extensions having ilaps which rest upon said looked extensions and have their adjacent edges abutting each other. said extensions and said sid(l walls having registering openings and said bottom flaps having registering openings for Ventilating said box, and ventilating openings provided in the bot-toni edges of the side walls ot' said box, substantially as described.
ln testimony whereof l have signed in v name to this speeitication in the present-e of tivo subscribing witnesses.
EDiVAR-D E. PINKERTO.