US 1603024 A
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* Oct. 12 1926- c T. w. CHILDS COLLECTIQN sox Filed Oct. 11,
Patented Oct. l2,
UNITED STATES Ylaxlela'l" OFFICE. y
Trianon W. CHILDS, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, AssIGNoR To THE CHICAGO LABEL a Box I COMPANY, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A -ConroaarroN oF ILLINOIS.
Appnc'atinmd neuster 11 1924. seiai No. 743,015.
This invention relates to collection'bfoxes made of cardboard and intendedto be used for the collection of coins for charitable pur noses and the like. j l ,l
The Object of the invention is to provide a suitable container of box form, having as' its novel feature an arrangement of `aps at one end, in which an arrangement of slots is provided, so as to permit theinsfertion of the coins, but elfectually preveiitthe same from passingoutwardly through the slot.
A preferred embodiment of the invention is disclosed in the accompanyingl drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of one end portion of the box blanks.
Figure 2 is a perspective View of the blank in box form preparatory to folding the end flaps.v
Figure 3 is a perspective View of the folded box, and
Figure 4 is a view in vertical section through the box as taken on line 4-4 of Fie. 3.
lis is the practice in manufacturing folded boxes or cartons, the box blanks are out from sheets of cardboard of a suitable grade and scored along the several fold lines. In Figure 1 is disclosed a blank thus prepared, one end portion only being 'illustrated since it is understood that both ends may be made the same way, except for the coin slot.
The blank consists of rectangular panels 1 and 2, which form the larger side walls, panels 3, 3 forming the end walls, a large end panel 4 attached to and of the same size as the adjacent side panel 1, and a narrow sealing flap 5, at the opposite end of the blank. Along the edges of these panels are flaps, which form the end closure of the folded box.
Before describing the flaps, it is to be noted that the large adjacent panel l may be regarded as forming one of the side walls, inasmuch as they are folded together with the end panel 4 inside, thus providing a double thickness of cardboard on one side and opposite the corresponding panel 2. These panels become the walls of the folded box and therefore will be designated by the same reference characters. Moreover, the lines separating end panel 4 and thev the several panels and flaps', or dividing the flaps into sections, will be understood to be score or fold lines and thereforeneed not lbe referred to by characters.
VAt the end of the panel 4 is a Hap 6, divided lengthwise into a wall section 6a and Aa 'tongue6b- In the wall section 6a is a slit 7, extending lengthwise thereof and forming'the'inner Opening of the coin slot. At the ends ofthis slit `are short cuts or slits 8-8 extending at right angles to the main slit'7-.`
The panel l has no flap at its edge, since it forms the Outer panel of the double side wall, of which said panel 4 forms the inner wall and hence carries the flap. f
The twonarrow side flaps 3, 3 are identical in every way, both being provided with short flaps 9, 9 at their ends. The panel 2 between the panels 3, 3 has an end flap 10 corresponding to the flap 6, and likewise divided lengthwise into a wall section 10a andv tongue 10b. Extending lengthwise ofthe wall section 10E1 is a slot 11, corresponding to and adapted to registei` with the slit 7 in the flap 6 when flap l0 is folded over the flap 6. In forming the box the blank is first folded into rectangular form, the end panel 4 being folded inwardly against the panel 1, and the sealing flap 5 gluedv to the inner face of the double side Wall along the junction of the two panels 1 and 4. j
To close the end, the flaps 9, 9 are bent inwardly as shown in Fig. 2. The flap 6 is then folded over the small flaps, with the tongue 6b bent and tucked in along the opposite side wall 2, and finally the flap 10 is folded across from the opposite side with its tongue inserted into the marginal opening 12 between the panels 1 and 4 (Fig. 2). The folding of the iaps is preferably accompanied bythe application of adhesive so that the` ends are permanently sealed. The glue is applied to the tongues of the flaps 6 and 10, but not to the flaps 9, 9 or between the surfaces adjacent the coin slots.
By thus Overlapping the flaps 6 and 10, the slit 7 and slot 11 register with each other to form the coin slot. Vhen the end liaps are thus folded, the outer edges of the short side flaps 9, 9 project a short distance inwardly from the ends of the slit 7 in the lower Hap 6, and being somewhat resilient bear upwardly against the underside of this flap and in direc-t Contact with the yieldable portions for either side of the slit 7, due to the presence of the transverse cuts 8, 8.
rhe action of the flaps is clearly illustrated in Figure Ll. As a coin is forced through the slot l1 and into the slit 7, the side portions thereof are depressed to permit the coin to pass, this depression being resisted by the end flaps 9, 9 which are also depressed. When the Coin has been forced through and into the boX, these end flaps resume their normal position, forcing the portions on either side of the slit 7 into their original position, thereby closing the opening between until another coin is inserted. Hence, by this arrangement of flaps and registering slots the coins Within the box are prevented from being shaken out accidentally, as Well as serving to discourage any atteinpt to remove coins Without breaking into the box.
I claim as my invention:
l. A `coin receiving box comprising side Walls provided with a pair of' oppositely disposed iiaps adapted to be folded over each other in overlapping engagement to close the end of said box, the outer flap haring a coin slot and the inner flap having a slit registering with said slot, and a pair of relatively short inner flaps extending at right angles to said first-mentioned flaps and covering the end portions of said slit.
2. A coin receiving box comprising side Walls provided With a pair of oppositely disposed flaps adapted to be folded over each other in overlapping engagement to close the end of said box, the outer flap having a coin slot, and the inner flap a registering slit, having transverse louts at the ends thereof, and a pair of short inner flaps extending` at right angles to said first-mentioned flaps and over the end portions of said slit.
Signed at Chicago, Ill., this 4th day of October, 1924.
THERON W. CHILDS.