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Publication numberUS1585494 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1926
Filing dateMar 13, 1925
Priority dateMar 13, 1925
Publication numberUS 1585494 A, US 1585494A, US-A-1585494, US1585494 A, US1585494A
InventorsHarvey William F
Original AssigneeHarvey William F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing carton
US 1585494 A
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May 18 1926.

w. F. HARVEY DISPENSING CARTON Filed March 13. 1925 pa-m m, 18,1926.



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Application filed March 13, 1925. Serial No. 15,289.

The principal objects of the invention are, continues from the marking 2 to meet a to provide a carton, particularly, for holding cereals or other foods or materials which it is desirable to protect from contact with the 6 atmosphere and from dust.

A further object is to provide an opening in the carton which will enable. the ready dispensing of the contents and which may be readily closed.

The principal feature of the invention consists in providing an opening at one corner of the carton to allow of the dispensing of the contents, a portion of the box 'bein temporarily opened and being prom vided with means for securely holding the separated portion in' position to close the opening.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of a carton to which the present invention is applied.

Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the corner opened up for dispensing.

l igure 3 is a perspective view showing the corner replaced to close the opening. I

5% Figure l is a reduced plan view of the blank from which the carton is made.

In the packaging of cereal such as corn flakes, bran, etc. and many other classes of granular or powdered foods or materials, it in is extremely desirable that means be provided for the dispensing of small portions of the contents and then closingthe carton to maintain the contents free from contact with the air in ordinary circulation and ,to

prevent the settling of dust upon the materials contained therein.

in order to accomplish this result I have designed a carton in which a substantial opening may be made in one corner in such to a manner that the portion of the carton may be tem orarily removed and then replaced to e ectively close the opening).

This is accomplished by scoring lig tly or marking the'front face of the package at the upper edge and a distance below the upper edge according to the width of open ing desired and for the desired len h back from the corner where the edges of t e cardboard overlap.

The front 1 of the carton is folded inwardly at the top and the upper marking line 2 is arranged close to the crease or bend 3.

The side 4 of the carton overlaps the inu turned edge 5, of the front and themarking separates the material the box alon "into position.

vertical line of penetrating score marks or perforations 7 in the end ortion 4.

A lower line 8 is spaced t e desired depth down from the top of the box and meets the vertical penetrating score marks 7. Lines 2, 6 and 8 are eachpreferably formed by scoring deeply in a continuous line so that the walls of the 'box are almost severed, or they may be formed by puncturing or perforating the walls with a. series of short score marks arranged in alignment so that the lines so formed may be broken through readily. The pressure of the fingers against the line 7 of penetratin score marks then this line and the breaking of the cardboar may be continuedeither with the fingers or with a knife along the score lines 2, 6 and 8 and the portion thus freed may 'be swung open 75 as illustrated in Figure 2.

In forming the carton the seaming flap is cut in toward the box at the upper end and a double tab 10 is formed.

The outer side strip 4 has a narrow gummed strip 11 which adheres to the strip 5 close to the angle bend but the inner portion, including the double tab is free.

The penetrating score marks 7 in the strip 4 are arranged at the inward edge of the gummed strip 11 and prior to opening the box the base of the adyacent tabs 10 serves to seal the perforations made by the penetratin score marks 7 and when the line 7 is bro en through, the double tab 10 will break away clear.

The closure member A may be of any desirable size according to. the-class of materialcontained in the cartonand when the desired quantity of material has been dispensed at any one time through the opening, the opening may be very efi'ectively closed by simply swinging the member back The double tab 10 then forms the means for holding the member A in position to close the opening, the split of the tab receiving the edge of the side 4 of the box in the manner illustrated in Fi e 3.

The box is thus effectively closed to prevent the. ingress of dust or of moisture, such as frequently'found in kitchen atmospheres that will detrimentally affect the contents of the carton.

J Goods contained in a carton suchas described will be kept in a sanitary condition,

free from contammation and will be readily aocessible. j I

What I claim as my invention is 1. A 'spensing oart on havin a portion of the front and side wall separa le to form a dis ensing opening, said sidelwall' portion aving a divided end adapted to grip the outer wall of the bane hold the sepa-' rated portion in place toclose.the opening. 2. .A dispensing carton having a narrow strip connected wlth the front wall and overlappedbyl the sid"'wall, said strip having its upper end divided' to form free tabs, a row 0 vertical perforations in the side wall extending transversely of the base of said tabs, iandperforatio'ns extending horizontally therefrom to' enable 'the'fre'eing of a'portion to form anopen ing.

3. A' dispensing carton having the blank strip formed with side strips adapted to overlap,

one of said side strips having a gummed extend past said gummed ortion an forming a pair offree tabs terebeyond, score 7 portion and the other strip being ada ted to

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U.S. Classification229/122, 229/148, 229/221, 229/160.1
International ClassificationB65D5/70
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/705
European ClassificationB65D5/70C