US 1669139 A
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I May 8, 1928.
J. w. MARTIN COLLAPSIBLE BOX Filed June 5, 1925 latented May 8, 1928.
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOB '10. JOANNES BROS. COI- PANY, OI GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN.
Application filed me 5, 1925. Serial No. 35,114.
The invention relates to a receptacle, and more especially to containers known as cheese boxes.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a box of this character, wherein the body thereof is cut and folded in a particular manner, so as to accommodate a slice of cheese, the body being normally in knockdown condition, and is readily set up for re- 1o ceiving the piece of cheese.
" Another object of the invention is the pro vision of a box of this character, wherein the same when set up for 'use is neat in appearance, to occupy the least possible space, the body being readily and easily folded into shape to receive the slice of cheese.
A further object of the invention is the" provision of a box of this character, wherein the construction thereof is novel in form so that when the same is set upto contain the code it will not bulge and the sides will not all out of place, and thus permit the transportatlon of the contents of the box with safety.
A still further object of theinvention is the provision of a box of this character, which is extremely simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efiicient in its purose, strong, durable, apsible, and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and. other objects in view the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accom anying drawing, and pointed out in the c aim hereuntoappended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Fi re 1, is a plan new of the blank from whic the box is formed by folding.
Figure 2, is a perspective view of the box folded and set up for use.
' Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing.
Referringto the drawing in detail, the box body A, comprises a front .5, similar back 6, an intermediate narrow portion co-extensive and when not in use will be fiat, so as light in weight, 001- with the width of the front and back to conar shape,
and have their smaller ends directed toward the shallow end 7 ofthe bod On the back 6, is a top 10, gaving a front overlapping tongue 11, while on the side flaps 8, at their outer wider ends are end tongues 12, which are foldable on score or crease lines 13, and likewise the side flapsS, and 9, are foldable on crease lines 14.
The front and back 5, and 6, are foldable on crease lines 15, and 16, relative to the smaller end 7 which latter has bendable ears 17, foldable on crease lines 18, to lie between the side flaps 8, and 9, when the bod of the box has been set up for use.
T e top 10, is foldable on crease line 19, and likewise the overlapping tongue 11, is foldable on crease line 20, while carried by the front'o, and secured centrally to the-inner face thereof, preferably b the clincher spurs 21, .is a metal fastening e ement 22, the spurs being cut and struck from the same, and the free end of this element projects beyond the free edge of the front 5, and is adapted to be received in a slot'23, formed centrally in the crease line 20,50 that on bending this element after havin been passed through the slot 23, outwar y and ownwardly, the top 10, will be secured in closed position.-
It is understood that the box in its entirety is made from a blank B which consists of a piece of relatively stiff sheet material, of the re uired thickness such for instance, as card oard, or the like, and is out into proper shape, and provided with the score lines or crease lines and various portions hereinbefore set forth in detail, which are folded on said score or crease lines in forming the box, all the portions of the box beipg formed from a unitary piece of mater1a In the use of the box the body A, is normally flat, and the sides 8, and 9 are folded at right angles to the front and back 5, and 6, which latter are folded toward each other at an angle to one another as shown in Figure 1, o the drawing, the earspl7, having been folded to lie between the side flaps 8, and 9, which overlap "each other, and in this position the bodywill house a piece of cheese of segment shape or wedge form, and such cheese being within' the bod the end tongues lol 12 are next folded inwa y, and thereafter by the latter.-
-What is claimed is:
A collapsible box of the kind described made from a single pieceof material having the required stifiness, com rising front, back. sides, top and end, the en bein of considerably less depth than the top an having flaps, the sides being arranged in airs coextensive flaps, the sides at their endsadacent to the flaps being of a depth correspondinglythereto, tongues on the pair of sides coextensive with back and adapted to be-tucked behind the top, a tongue on the top and insertable between the tucked portion of the last named tongues and front, and a. bendable element on the inner face of the front and Erojected centrally therefrom and adapted to e passed through the top for the turning of sald ele-- ment exteriorly over front.
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with the front and back an tapered toward each other and adapted to overlie the end JAMES w. MARTIN.