US 1672196 A
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June 5, 1928. 1,672,196
G. M. BLACKWELL DISPLAY ATTACHMENT FOR CANDY BOXES Filed Jan. 26, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l June 5, 1928. 1,672,196
G. M. BLACKWELL DISPLAY ATTACHMENT FOR CANDY'BOXES Filed Jan. 26, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 5, 1928.
M. BLACKWELL, OF DENVER, COLORADO, nssrenon TO THE'BYAND'G DISPLAY COMPANY, or DENVER, COLORADO, A CORPORATION OF coLoItAno.
' GEORG A Y Y 1,672,195 PATENT OFFICE- 1 DISPLAY ATTACHMENT FOR GANDY' BOXES.
1 Application filed January 26,1927: Serial No. 163,674.
This invention relates to improvements in display attachments for boxes for candy, cakes, crackers, tea, coffee, spices, dried fruits and other materials. 1 I
In. the retailing of candies and other articles oi? merchandise that are made up into packages, it is desirable to have a sample of the contents on display so that the buyer can form an opinion of the quality and ap pearance of the goods.
In thereta-iling of candies, especially the cheaper grades thereoflit is a great convenience for the merchant to be able to prepare inadvance, packages containing candy of a given value so that when a sale is made he merely has to-hand the buyer the required amount already done up in a package.
It is the object of this invention to produce an attachment that can be appliedto the open end of a paper caddy and which shall be provided with a glass covered box orcompartment in which samples can be displayed and from which the glass cover can be removed only after the attachment has been removed from the caddy. I v
The above and other objects th-at may become apparent as 'thedescription proceeds are attained by means of a construction that will now be'described in detail, reference for this purpose being had to the accompanying drawings in which the preferred embodiments thereof have been illustrated and in which:
Fig. l is a perspective view of a candy caddy to the open end of whichmy attachment has been applied;
Fig. 2 is a sectiontaken on line 2-2, Fig. 1;
Fig. is asection taken- Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a section taken Fig. 1, in a plane at right plane of section 3;
Fig. 5 is a top plan view form of construction;
Fig. 6 is a section taken Fig. 5;
Fig. 7 is a top plan view of another embodiment of the invention; a
Fig. 8 is a section taken on line 88, Fig. 7
Fig. 9 is a section taken on line 99, F ig. 7;
Fig. 10 is a section similar to sections 6 and 8 and shows another modification; and
on line 33,
on line 4-4, angles to the of a modified on line 66,
, Fig. '11 is a section similar to that of Fig. 9 and illustrates a. slight modification,
I Numeral 1 indicates a pasteboard caddy of the type usually employed for transporting and storing candy. These caddies, as a rule, have the upper edges'ofthe side walls bent inwardly and downwardly in the manner indicated by numeral 2. A metal frame of U-shaped cross section,i-n= which the sides have been designated by. numerals 3 and 4 I and the end or connecting portion by nu m'eral 5, is made the same size and shapeas the box and is attached to the latter by hav-' ingthe upperdoubled over' edge inserted between sides 3 and 4.. A triangular boxy;
having a. bottom (land iSlClG'S 7 8 and9 has "the right angularly related sides 8 and 9 soldered to the sides 4 (Fig. 'Theupper edges of sides 8 and 9 arebent inwardly in the manner indicated by numeral 10 (Figs- 2 and 4) and a, U-shaped member 11 is secured to the inner surface of the side 57 whose upper edge, is bent inwardly so as to form a flange 12-that extends over the member 11. I
A triangular piece of glass 13 has one edge in the groove of the U-shaped member 11 and itsother. edges resting on the flanges 10.
Along. the upper edgeof side 8 is a'slot l4 and inline-with' this is a corresponding slot formed in member 3.. WVhen the attach ment is .in place on the caddy, the upper edge of the latterwill obstruct the passages 1 between:slotsl4 and.,15 and hold the glass inplace. Vhen the glass isto be removed, the attachment is. raised sufficient-to permit the glass to pass over the upper-edge of the I In Figs. 1 to 41a triangular boxhas been illustrated which adapted .to occupy. a space in one corner of the caddy and this is believed to be the perferable construction. In Figs. 5 and 6 there is illustrated an embodiment in which the box portion is rectangular. In other'respects the construction is substantially the same as that above described. The glass 1d can be removed through the slots 14 and 15, but is held in place by the upper edge of the caddy. In the two embodiments described above, the display box is soldered to the rectangular frame. It may be desirable, however, to make the frame comprising sides 3 and 4 as an independent structure to which the container is detachably connected andinFigs.
than the other.
The container or box comprises the bottom let, ends 15 and sideslfl, which form a rectangular box to the upper edge of which has been soldered a finishing strip 17 that is provided on three sides with downwardly extending flanges 18 whose inner surfaces are spaced from the outside of the box a sufficient distance for the rectangular frame to be received in this space. One of the flanges 18 has a slot 15 through which the glass may be removed when the display compartment is raised a short distance.
The embodiment shown in Fig. 11 differs from that shown in Figs. 9 and 10 mainly in this, that the flanges 18 are dispensed with and the glass 13 can be withdrawn through a slot 19 in the rear wall. In this embodiment the rear wall of the box is provided with a strap 20 which has a hole for the re ception of a fastener 21.
I desire to call particular attention at this point to one feature of the construction which is of great importance. The feature to which I refer and which greatly facilitates the application of the frame to'the caddy has been clearly shown in Figs. 8; 9, 10 and 11 and consists in making the side 3 wider than the side 4. By this construction the frame can be put in place about the caddy before the upper edge of vthe caddy is inserted between sides 4 and 3. It is evi I dent that if sides 4 and 3 were of equal width the frame would be difficult to apply because the caddy would have to be inserted in the space between sides 4 and 3 simultaneously with the application. In the drawing side 3 has been shown asthe wider, but it is evident that the same advantages may be attained. by making the side 4; the wider one and it is therefore apparent that this advantage follows from having one side wider It will be observed that the several embodiments illustrated and described have this feature in common that they all have a slidable glass top which can be removed through a slotin one of the side or end walls and which are secured to the upper edge of. the caddy in such a way'that the passageway through which the glass must pass will be obstructed by the wall of the caddy or metal'rim on caddy.
The display attachments above described can be readily attached to the caddies and will give them a finished appearance. The samples can be conveniently put in place by removing the glass and after the glass has been replaced they will be protected against dust and dirt and also against theft. These display devices will add greatly to the appearance of the caddies and the store room.
Having now describedthe invention what is claimed as new is:
1. A display attachment comprising a box having an open top, means forming a guideway along the upper edges of the sides, a glass slidably supported in said guideways,
one side of said box having a slot through which the glass may pass in being placed in position and l'GIIlOVGCl, supporting .fianges extending outwardly from some of the sides and flanges extending downwardlyfrom sald supporting flanges, one of said downwardly extending flanges having a slot in line with the first mentioned slot.
. 2. A combined container and display device comprising, in combination, a caddy, a box having a sliding glass cover, one side of said box having a slot through which the glass may be inserted and removed, and means fcir securing the box to the caddy in such a. position that the upper edge of the caddy will extend upwardly to a point above the slot whereby the glass will be held against removah 3. A combined'container and display de vice comprising, in combination, a caddy, a box having a sliding glass cover, one side of said box having a slot through which'the glass may be inserted and removed and downwardly extending flanges carried by said box and spaced from its sides a sufli- GEORGE M. BLACKWELL.