US 1585505 A
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Patented May 18, 1926.
UNITED STATES JOHN LESLIE MCINDOE, 0F DUNEDIN, ZEALAND.
Application Ied December 28, 1922. Serial No. 609,524.
rlhe object of the invention is to produce a carton to neatly fit a round or hexagonal bottle, or slnall phials containing one or tr'o ounces or a little more, or tubes of tooth paste and the like, and which, when joined up, may be flattened out for convenience in packing.
The carton, althoughv not necessarily, is preferably cut from one piece ot suitable material, such as aluminium, cardboard or the like.
Referring to the drawings accompanying this speclficatlon,
Figure 1 is a pattern of the carton flat- Figure 2 is a carton partially formed.
Figure 3 illustrates the formation of the carton a stage nearer completion than Figure 2.
Figure 4 illustrates the carton in its finished form.
r1`here is what may be termed a body part 1 of the carton. There are nine projections (numbered on the drawing-from 2 to 10) from the body part; six of the said projec tions, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 are provided Jfor the purpose of reinforcing the ends 4 and 9 of the carton. The parts 4A, 4B, 9A and 9B extend from the ends 4 and 9 respectively for the purpose of forming peaked extension pieces to project inside the carton to maintain the sides of the ends and the sides of the body part flush, one of the peaked extension pieces extending longer than the other to enable it to be more readily inserted in position, as at 4J. The remaining projection 2 is provided for the purpose of forming a lapping piece to be gummed or glued over the edge 1A for the purpose of joining up the carton to assume its hexagonal shape. j
'llhere may be several sides to the .cai-ton, but preferably six; numbered on the drawing 11 to 16. To form a hexagonal carton,
r the body part is creased at six different places, at 11A, 12A, 13^, 14A, 15A and 16A; the creases form the apex of the angles forming the sides ot the carton when folded. The six projections 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and l0 are creased at 3A, 5A, GA, 7 A, 8A and 10A respectively, in alignment with the edge of the body part l of the carton.
When the body part of the carton assumes a hexagonal form, these projections 3, 5, 6,
7,'8 and 10 are folded inwards across the ends; the sides of the ends 4C, 4D, 9C auch 9D between the said ends 4 and 9 and the projections 3, 5, 8 and 10, which at first, are left integral with the ends 4 and 9 respectively are severed; therefore, the sides 4E, 4F and 4G of che ends 4 are formed by three creases 4E, 4F and 4G, and between each creased side, by sides 4C, 4D and 4H on one end 4, while the sides on end 9 are Jformed by creases 9E, 9F and 9G, and between each creased side, by sides 9C, 9D and 9H. The cre-ase 4G is in alignment with the edge of the body part 1, while the other two creases 4E and 4F form the sides at the point of projection of the peaked extension pieces 4A and 4B from the exagonal shaped ends 4, and in a like manner 'the crease 9G is in alignment withthe edge of the body part 1, while the other two creases 9E and 9F form the sides at the point of the projection of the peaked extension pieces 9A and 9B.
It will be apparent that my improved cari ton, after the sides are joined together and before the ends are folded in, may be col lapsed or flattened out along opposed edges so as to consume a minimum shipping space.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is :d
A hexagonal carton comprising a single blank bent to form a box portion, integral reenforcing tabs on the ends of alternate sides of the box portion ada ated to be folded down across the open en s of the box, a hinged closure at each end of the box secured to the end of one side between two of said reenforcing tabs, and a pair of flaps on the closure arranged to be inserted in the box end in straddling relation to one of the reenforcingtabs and in the open spaces between the tabs; each of said `flaps being cut away from one edge to the other and having` a pointed end at that edge nearest the closure hinge, whereby to prevent the flaps from striking the edge of the folded-down tab opposite the hinged part when they are initially inserted and guided into the box end, and one of said flaps being longer than the other to permit them to befolded down and guided into the box end in succession.
1n testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
JOHN LESLIE MCINDOE.