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C. D; VEST DISPLAY Box Filed Jan. 31, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 mmvrok 7 BYE. n. VEST ATTORNIiY,
Patented Aug. 28, 1928.
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SAN FRANCISCO, GALII'OBNIA,,ASBIGNOB TO A. B. SMITH, OF
SAN rm 01800, GALHOBNIA.
Application filed January 81, 1927. Serial 80. 184,908.
This invention relatesto improvements in 7 display boxes.
The principal object of this invention is to produce a box which will display the goods contained therein, and at the same time provide means for excluding moisture from entering said box.
Another object is to produce a box wherein the contents thereof may be seen and wlthdrawn when desired, and at the same time provides means for re-sealing the box so as to rotect any contents which may be left in the A further object is to produce a box wherein it will be easy to assemble and economical to manufacture.
A still further object is to produce a box wherein one portion of the contents may be maintainedin a sealed condition, while the other portion of the box is being emptied.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are em loyed to designate like parts throughout t e same,
a Figure 1' is a perspective view of my box with the inner container partly removed from the outer container,
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the blank out of which my box is constructed,
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing my box in the first stage of assembly,
Figure 4'is a cross-sectional view of my boxas it would appear when ready to be filled,
Figure 5 is an enlarged detail cross-section of my box, an outer container on an enlarged scale, and
Figure 6 is a modified form of my box.
In the acking of certain commodities, such as break ast food, dried fruits and the like, it is essential that the same be protected against theentranceof moisture as long as the contents remain within the package. It is also a great advantage to be able to observe'the contents of the box, as the pleasing appearance often results in sales. a
I have therefore devised a box which will not only maintain the commodities placed therein, in a dry condition, but I have further rovided means whereby the contents of the box may be withdrawn as a whole or gradually in such a manner that thebox may be tion 18 is readily rwealed. If desired, I have further rev! ed means whereby the contents of the x may be observed in such a mannerv that the box when placed u n a store shelf will occupy substantially t e amount of space twice that ordinarily required by a box of the same size. In other words the inner box is removed from its cover and the cover and inner box positioned side liylside. gives the appearance of two boxes. is is an advantage to a small grocer who does not care to carry a large st k. The result being that a few boxes g1v the appearance of a large supthe accompanying drawings wherein for the purpose of illustration 1s shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates an outer container, and the numeralfi an inner container. The outer container is provided with depressions 7 and 8, while the inner container is provided with circular openings 9 and 11.
Referring now to Figure 2, it will be noted that the blank consists of a bottom portion 12, side portions 13 and 14, a top ortion 16 and auxiliary side portion 17, an an auxiliary top portion 18. The top portion 16 and v the auxiliary top portion 18 are each provided with a window, as shown at 19 and 21 respectively. The bottom portion has "formed integral therewith, ends 22 and 23, while the side portions 13 and 14 have flaps 24-25 and 26-27 respectively. The auxiliary top porkewise provided with end pieces 28 and 29. The auxiliary side portion 17 has openings 31 and 32 which are so positioned as to coincide with the openings 9 and 11 when the box is in folded position. p
In assembling my box, the various portions are folded upon the dotted lines of Figure 2,
so as to first bring the parts to the posit-ion shown in Figure 3, at which time a sheet of transparent material 34 is inserted between the side 14 and the auxiliary side 17.
By'now referring to Figure 4, it will be noted that the edges of the openings, as for instance, the openings 11 and 32, are each formed with an outstanding rim, the result being that the transparent material '34: is
caused to assume intimate contact at all points adjacent these openings, thereby eifeeting a seal at this'point. After the box has been filled. the transparent material is folded over together with the auxiliary top 18, after which this top and its ends 28 and 29 are glued or otherwise secured to the contacting portions of the box. This results in the transparent material being securely held between the to 16 and the auxiliary top 18, therefore t e goods contained within the receptacle may be readily observed, while they are amply protected against the entrance of any moisture.
In order to protect the box during shipment or while on display, I have provided an outer container into which the box proper may be slid. This outer container has depressions 7 and 8 formed therein, which depressions coincide with the openings 9 and 11 of the box, the result being that these depressions further seal the openings 9 and 11, as indicated in Figure 4. This sealing feature permits the transparent material 34 being punctured at a point where it covers the openings 9 and 11, so that the contents of the box thereof, may be emptied therethrough, after which when the outer container is replaced, the openings are sealed.
It will thus be seen that I have produced a box which is moisture proof when on display, and is further moisture proof when in use and the contents are being withdrawn therefrom. In the modified form shown in Figure 5 I have inserted a partition 36, which divides the box into two com artments. When this type of box is employe first one compartment is emptied, after which the other com artment is em tied.
It is to e understood t at the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arran ement of parts may be resorted to without eparting from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the sub'oined claim.
aving thus described my invention, I claim A display boxof the character described, comprising a blank so folded as to -form a bottom, si es and ends of a box, a to formed integral with said blank, said top aving a window formed therein, an auxiliary side formed integral with said blank, said auxiliary side having openings and adapted to coincide with similar openings formed in one of said first mentioned sides, a transparent material interposed between said auxiliary side and in said buttin side ortion, said transparent material being fol ed over and upon said top portion, an auxilia to portion formed integral with said lanli and adapted to be folded upon said top portion in such a manner as to overlie said transparent material.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
CLARENCE D. VEST.