US 1650039 A
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Nov. 22,` 1927.
J. M. PRICE nca rovm'nnnox Filed June 11. '1925 Patented Nov. 22, 1927. l
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JOHN M. PRICE, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, ASSIGNOB T0 BONCILLA LABORATORIES, INC., 0F INDIAN APOLIS,' INDIANA, A CORPORATION- OF INDIANA. i
'Application mea :rime 11, 192s. 'serial no. 36,344.
vMy invention relates to an improved method and means fory packaging face powder. This application is part of my application, filed April 4, 1925. .'An object of my invention is to provide means for securely confiningface vpowder within a retail sales packagey in order to avoid any possibility of loss o f the contents by sifting.- The result is secured by utilizing two'complete boxes, the powder bein sealed within the inner box and the sal Serial No. 20,760,
1 inner box belng then confined within the f purchaser may,
mine the actual color of the powder without vouterbox or container. A
A further object is to provide a powder container with a frangible section in. its top wall and to utilize a transparent medium for By this means the the frangible section. a
by `visual inspection, deterits being exposed, and, after purchase, may break the transparent portion to gain access to the powder. A 1 y The package, 'including the inner box o r owder container is completely constructed 1n the box factory, the bottom wall of the inner Vbox having a restricted opening providing the only access to the container. The material is supplied to the inner box through this lilling opening and thereafter a flat section'of material such as `board or paper,
is glued The powder is thus securely sealed within the inner box. This container is then placed within the outer box and preferably secured therein by suitable means.
The invention will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which;
Fig. 1 is a sectional view, several times enlarged, through a container constructed' in accordance with my invention;`
Figs. -2 and 3 -are perspective supcrposed views of the inner box in its4 completed form and the lower portion of the outer box, respectively, and Fig. 4 is a perspective viewH of thel top wall of the inner box before the binding paper has been applied thereto.
The container of my invention comprises an outer box consisting of alower portion and a lid. The lower portion has a double thickness bottom wall, 10, and sidewalls, 11, thebottom wall having a marginal extension, 12, constituting a flange acting as a acontinuation in r or pasted over the filling opening. I
stop for the downward -cover, 13. f
The innerbox comprises a bottom wall, 14, having a/central filling opening, 15, therein, side walls, 16, formed asextensions of travel of the lid 'or' f the bottom wall, andfjan internal stiffning fband, 17,'t'erminating short of the-top of the side walls 16. The space at the top of the band, 17 and within the sides 16, constitutes a pocket for the reception of the top wall,
18, best shown in Fig. 4, the said wall having a square central opening, 19, therein. A section, 20,.of transparent, frangible material, is pastedor glued to the under surface of the top wall, 18. 1 I
Because of the -small size of the opening, 19, in the top wall, the said opening may be covered with a flat lsection ofthe transparent material and held by glue without bending the same over any angles. a Experience has shown that where the entiretop of the container is composed of `only a sheet of the I transparent material, held in'place by bend;
ing and gluing the same over the side walls of the box, the material will crack after a certain length of time, due to its tendency to expand and contract, and the strains to which the box is subjected in handling and fshipping, and the contained powder will sift out. This is avoided in my construction. l
` After the top wall, 18, has been placed in the recess provided therefor, a sheet of decorative binding paper, 21, is placed thereover and extended down the side walls, 16. The paper is provided with an opening of a desired Aartistic shape, adapted to register with the window opening in the top wall, the margins, 22, of the paper being curved downward until the edges contact with the transparent material, thereby giving-the effect of a bevelled opening.
After the paper has been glued in place, anl outside stiii'ening band, 23, is appliedv and secured by means of lue, the upper edge of the section 23 having a strip 24 of binding paper. y y
The inner and outer boxes in the condition described are completed in the boxvfac-v tory. The powder manufacturer on-receipt of the assembled boxes, as shown'in Fig. 1, removes the lid of the outer box and the' inner container, inverts the container, placing' the filling opening, 15, therein, beneath the spout ofthe filling machine. The container v is filled with the powderiand is thereupon passed to an operator who applies glue to the surface, 25, and covers or partly covers the bottom \wal1, 14, with a ysection 26 of material, either board or dpaper, thus' securely sealing the powder within the innerl con-4 tainer. Thus the powder is securely confined without reliance on the outer container.
- Thereafter glue may be applied to the surface 27 of the bottom wall, or the corresponding abutting surface, 28, of the section,
certain particulars, without departing from.
the spirit of Inyiinvention andiI do notw-ish to be limited except as indicated in the appended claims. v v
I claim: 1. In a powder container, the combination of'a base, a lid, and a box adapted to be sealed to the base, said box having-a filling opening in its bottom wall and a transparentl 'paper covered dispensing opening in its top Wall,'an'd binding ,paper overlying the'top wall and extending beyond Vthe edges of the opening in the top wall and being bent downward to give the appearance bf bevelled marginsl to the opening.
2. In a powdercontainer,l the col'nbination surrounding/the cut-out' b 'ng depressed to give the appearance of a. evelled margin for the` opening.
3Q In a powder container, "the combination of aflanged base, a lid, and a box, said box having apertured top, and bottom Walls and doubleA thickness side' walls, the opening in the bottom wall being closed by sealing the box into the base, the top edges of the side walls being positioned to provide a countersunk opening-for the'leception of the top wall, a section of franc, ble, transparent material pasted to the under surface of the .top wall and serving to close the opening therein, and a she'et of binding paper extending over the 'top' wall and having a aperture registering with theaperture' in the top wall, the edges ofthe aperture in the binding paper: being bent downward to provide the appearanceof a bevelled margin for the opening. i n
Intestimony whereof I havev aiiixed my JOHN M. PRICE.