US 1657325 A
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J. E. SUTTLE CARTON COVER Jan. 24, 1928.
Filed Jan. 23, 1925 Patented Jan. 24, 1928.
UNITED STATES JOHN E. SUTTLE, OF HOUSTON, TEXAS.
Application filed January This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in cartons for dispensing ice cream, confections and other edibles and moreiparticularly to the cover for the carton, the object being to provide a carton cover having a spoon formed of the material from which the cover is made and secured in position by a piece of waxed paper so that a sanitary spoon is furnished with each carton.
Another object of my invention is to provide a cover in which the top of the same is pressed, cut or perforated into the form of a spoon so that when the spoon is removed, a portion of the cover still remains in order to form a closure for the carton.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a construction which is exceedingly simple and cheap to make, the spoon being pressed into the desired shape inthe top of the carton and the outline then out or perforated so that a complete spoon is formed of the material from which the cover is made.
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter set forth and the novel features thereof defined by the appended claims.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a carton constructed in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 is a transverse section through the cover;
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the cover after the spoon has been removed;
Figure 4 is a section through a portion of thed cover showing the bowl of the spoon; an
Figure 5 is a section through the cover after the spoon has been removed,
In carrying out my invention I employ a carton 1 which is preferably formed of pasteboard which is waxed in the usual manner to make it waterproof. having a flange cover 2 for closing the same. The cover is also formed of pasteboard and as shown in Figures 2, 4 and 5, is formed of a number of plies.
In forming the cover, the top thereof is pressed into the shape of a spoon and the 28, 1925. Serial No. 4,288.
outline cut or perforated so that a com lete spoon is formed out of the upper plies o the top which can be readily removed to be used for eating the contents of the carton.
In the construction of cover as herein shown, the top thereof is pressed upwardly as shown at .3 to form a spoon which is reinforced as shown at 5 along the handle thereof and with a suitable die, the cover is cut as shown by the lines 6 to form the outl1ne of the spoon. After the spoon has been," thus formed, the cover is of such a construction that it can be used in the ordinary manner to close the carton and to provide means 66 for forming a sanitary spoon, a waxed cover of paper 7 is placed over the top of the carton having a tab 8 for removing the same.
A carton constructed in this manner with a cover having a spoon formed of the material from which the cover is made can be manufactured very cheaply and when in use, the purchaser of a carton, for instance, only has to remove the sanitary wax paper and then the spoon to have means at.hand for eating the contents of the carton.
I am aware that the spoon can be formed in various ways, but the preferred manner to form the spoon is to press the top of the cover into the shape of a spoon and cut the 89 upper plies of cardboard in the outline of a spoon so that these plies can be detached as a unit which forms the body of the spoon.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that I have provided a carton cover having a spoon formed in the body of the cover enclosed by a sanitary covering which can be readily removed to allow the spoon to be detached, which allows the cover to be placed back in position on the carton after 90 a portion of the contents has been eaten and yet completely cover the carton.
What I claim is l. A cover for a carton having a marginal flange extending upwardly above the body thereof, the body of said cover having a portion thereof pressed upwardly into the shape of a spoon with a bowl portion and the outline weakened through a portion only of its thickness to allow the spoon to be removed without destroying the cover.
2. A cover for a carton having a marginal flange extending ufwardly above the body formed to he removed without destroyi thereof, the body 0 said cover having a porthe cover and a sanitary covering arrange tion thereof pressed upwardly into the shape over said spoon. 10 of a spoon within the confines of the mar- In'testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my 5 ginal flange of the cover end they outline signature.
of said spoon weakened through a portion only of its thickness to allow the spoon thus JOHN E. SUTTLE.