US 1639750 A
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ug d F. A. PORTMAN MERCHANDISE DISPLAY BOX Filed July 5. 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet l Aug. 23,1927. 1,639,750
F. A. P ORTMAN MERCI-:ANDI SE ADISPLAY BOX Filed July 5, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lPatented Aug. 23, 1927.*
UNITED STATES FRANK A. POMMAN, or omcnqo, ILLNOIS.
Application filed July 5,
fied, especially designed to hold candy and,
1o confections, and constructed with a merr' chandise holding extension or top adapted readily to be elevated into display position withoutdisturbing the contents of the main box and without interfering with the removal of the contents thereof when said extension is' elevated into display position.
Another object of luy-invention is the provision of a display box .of the character speciiied, in which the main part of the box and the display or top extension may, for convenience and economy' of manufacture and assembling, be made as integral parts, produced from a single blank of material.
Other `objects will appear hereinafter. y The invention consists inithe combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter de-v scribed and claimed. 1 l
The invention will be best understood by vreference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specication, and in which, v
Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of my improved display box, the display extension or top being indicated in elevated or display position by broken lines.
Fig. .2 is a central longitudinal section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3'is a cross section on the line Of3`3 ofFig.2. Fig. 4 is a plan viewpf the blank for forming a merchandise display device.
In carrying out my improvements, I prof vide a main merchandise holding receptacle, preferably made in the form of a box body,
havinga bottom 5, opposed side walls 6 and I 7 opposed end walls 8 and 9, all formed from a singlepiece of material. The'side wall 6 is made with integral end portions\6, and 6, which, when the box is folded, are
first bentupwardly and then inwardly to lie flat against the inner surfaces of the respective ends 8 and 9 with which they are made Vfast by gluing Yor other suitable means. The side 7 is also made with end portions 7 and 7, which, in a similar manner, are vfoldable 1924.v Serial N0."724,202.
to.lie iiat on the inner surfaces of the spectlve ends 8 and 9.
According to an important feature of my invention, one-of the walls of thebox body,.
herein shown, by way of example, as the end wall 9, is made with an integral display ex# tension 10, adapted on the dividing or corner line 11 to have movement relative to the box body, and having such' dimensions ,as will enable it to fit snugly within the interior of the box body at the top end thereof as clearly illustrated in the drawing. This integral displayextension 10y is provided with a window 12 for the display ofv merchandise ina manner presently tof-be described.
With the integral display extension 10 are forinedintegral-opposed sides or sheets 13 14 having reinforcing portions 13 14', re-
spectively, and further having ledge portions 15 16, respectively. As clearlyA shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the side portions 12?. and 14 are each bent inwardly. to lie flat upon their respective sides or sheets 13 and 14, while the ledge portions 15'and v16'- are bent inwardly 'at right angles with respect to the respective portions 13k and 14', so as to extend in parallel relation to the display extension 10. The sides or sheets '13 14, c-on- -tacting with the box walls 6 and 7, respectively, and reinforced thereby are of such length. that when bent at right angles to the displayextension 10, they will engage the bottom 5 of the main box, for the support of the display top- 10 in horizontal position substantiallyflush with the top edges of thel sides and ends of the box, as clearly illustrated in the drawings.
17 denotes a tray of rectangular form made with dlmensions sultablefor insertion within the interior of the box upon the 'ledgesl and 16 whereonit is supported.
.This tray is filled with candy or .confections and then covered over with a sheet of' transparent material 18 consisting preferably of the material known in the candy trade asv cellophane Resting upon the ledges 15 and 16 and having a transparent cover 18, the tray is supported in a position to have its contents visualized through the window 12. l l
v It will he readily understood from the description given that the display extension 1G carrying the tray 17 .may be swung into the box to constitute an inset closure `or cover for the box, and that it also may be readily swung upwardly into, the inclined position 2 for the display of the merchandise housed in the tray. For the support of the display extension 10 and parts supported thereby, in elevated position I provide the sides 13, 14 and reinforced portions v13 14 therefor with slits or slots 19 and 20, respectively, for straddling engagement upon the top edges of the adjacent vsides of the box body. Ob-
viously these slits or s lots 19 and 2O are made in the sides at a location remote from the integral hingeor pivot 11.. j
In the use of my improved merchandise lholding display box, the display extension .10 may be readily elevated into display position without disturbingl in any way the contents of the main box. body, and when it is thus Araised into elevated position, the contents of the main box body may be removed for sale because of the access that may be had through the space intervening between the depending sides 6 and 7. While the contents of the tray may be seen through the window 12 at all times, the-same cannot be molested by prospective customers, owing to the transparent covering 18. v
While I`have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the. invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details ofco'nstruction set forth, but
4desire to avail myself f such variations and modifications as come Withln the scope of theappended clalms.
Having described my invention, what I claim'as new7 and desire to 'secure by Letters Patent is: y 1. The combination with a box body, of a display top arranged to be supported thereon, said display top having an open end and being provided with depending sheets fitting within, contacting with and rein-- forced by the sides. of the box, and a tray supported on said'sheets in relation to said display top and removable through said open end.
2.l Adisplay device of the character specified comprising a main receptacle having a Wa'll portion, a display top movable on the Wall portion and formed with side portions bent upon themselves to form sides atpright angles with'the top and also to form ledges in parallelsmito the top, and atray disposed on said ledges, said lSides being enterable 'wit-hin the main receptacle. illustrated in broken outline in Figs. 1 and vbent upon themselves to form sides at right angles to the top and also to form ledges in parallelism tothe top, said side portions being of a dimension to extend to and engage the bottom of the main receptacle for the support of the top, and a tray disposed on sald ledges.-
4. The combination with a box body, of a display top arranged to be'supported thereon, said display top having an open end and being provided with depending sheets fitting within, contacting with and reinforced by the sides of the bo x, ledges carried by said sheets in relation to the display member, and a tray disposed on said ledges and removable through said open end.
5. A displ 'y device of the character specified comprising a main receptacle having a wall portion, a display top movable onl said wall portion' and provided with a window,
integral side portions on said display top,
porting ledges, and means in connection with said remforced sides and said main receptacle for the support of the display top' in display elevation. I v
6. The combination with a receptacle, of a 4display top arranged for movement-in relationl thereto and adapted to be supported thereon, said display top having an open end, side sheets dependingl from the display top c'le, ledges projecting from "said sidel sheets inwardly of the receptacle, and a tray supported upon said ledges between said side o5 uand reinforced by,the sides of the recepta'- lon.
by, and a displayrtray supported. by said sheets in relation to the display member, and removable through said open end.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
y' FRANK A. PORTMAN.