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' Nov. 13, 1928. 1,691,736
F. s. OPPENHEIM CONTAINER Filed Dec. 17, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 filly, 5 150 2 04 1741/ f I I I INVENTOR ATTORNEY Nev. 13, 1928. 1,691,736
a I F. s. OPPENHEIM CONTAINER Filed Dec. 17, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Nov, 13, 1928.
warren FERDINAND SJOIPPENHEIM, on NEW YORK, N. Y. i
Application filed December 17, 1924, Serial No. 756,462.
. Thisinvention relates to packing and shipping boxes and cases. More particularly, it is directed to containers or cartons constructed of corrugated paper board or the like material for packing and shipping. apparatus such as radio sets, meters, typewriters, or for other like purposes.
Among the objects of the invention is to provide a container or carton of the character described having a one-piece lining member of novel construction which is adapted to form substantially braced spaced side and end wallsor partitionsin said container, and is effective to protect and cushion the enclosed contents from sudden blows and contacts'so as toprevent injury and damage due to.careless and rough handling to which said package may be subjected during transportation.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved container or a carton having a lining member of the character described which is of simple construction, easily and quickly set up for use, inexpensive to manufacture, and efficient to a high degree for the purposes described.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out. I I
Certain features herein shown and described are shown, described and claimed in my Patent No. 1,522,902, dated January 13,
T 1925,:andaccordingly not claimed herein.
With the above exception, the invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangement of parts which w1ll be exemplified in theconstruct-ion hereinafter described and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.
Inthe accompanying drawing, in which is shown one of the various possible illustrative 1 embodiments of this invention, a
Fig. 1 is a perspective viewshowing a pack- 7 ing and shipping case embodying the invention, partsof the box being roken away to show the interior construction;
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 2-2 in Fig. 1; t
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a top or bottom'cushioning member;
'Fi 4 is a perspectiveview of the one-piece 7 interior lining member;
Fig. 5 is a plan view ofthe blank from which the lining member shown in Fig. 4- is formed; s r
Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view: of a packing and shipping case using a modified form" of interior lining member;
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the interior lining member shown in Fig. 7, and
Fig. 8 is a plan view of the blank from which the lining member shown in Fig. 7 is formed. 9
Referring indetail to the drawing,ll0 denotes an outer casing or shell of a packing; and shipping boxembodying the invention which may have any desired shape or design and may be made of fibre board, cardboard or the like material, but "is preferably con-' structed of corrugated paperboard, the cellularstructure of which has been found to add folded into their closed position, they maybe held in place by any suitable means asffor example a strip of adhesive tape 17." An open ended interior lining member 18 is provided andarranged in spacedrelation fromthe sideand end Walls 11 and 12- respectively of casing'lO, said member 18 being preferably made froma single sheet of corrugated paper board or the like material, out
to the shaped blank 18 shown 'in'Fig. '5, V
creasedan'd folded to form-"inner side walls 19, end walls 20 and double edge corner braces 21 outwardly extending from the up standing wall corners '18?- of the member 18, as-shown' in Fig. 4E. The upper and lower ed es of member 18 maybe provided with extension wall portion 19 and 20 which are" bent to extend outwardly from the side and end walls 19 and- 20 respectively. Said mem her when assembled" in casihglO with,v its end and side walls, wall extension "portion and edge braces in'posit'ion forms a self reta ining c from the'upstanding walljcorners 30 of the structure (see Fig. If desired, the flap braces and wall extension portions may be secured together by suitable means (not shown) Suitable top and bottom cushioning members22 may be'provided, those shown in the drawing being each formed of a single sheet of corrugated paper board, cut, creased, and folded 'to form a rectangular shaped body portion 23, end Walls 24, and'side walls 25, said side walls'25 having single flap extensions 25* which are bent to extend within and 7 adjacent the end walls 24 and held in position by suitable fastening means. The flap extensions 25 or other fastening means for the saidside and end walls of member 22 may i be omitted if desired.
ably extending a substantial distance below the top of the casing-1O toprovide space for the top cushioning member 22. j
. Where the contents occupying space A (see Fig. 2) comprises an apparatus having parts projecting beyond space A, the top cushioning member 22 may be turned over so that the body portion 23 accommodates the projecting parts and the end and side walls serve to support and space the contents from H the topof the casing.
' A casing 10." The top cushioning member 22 which is dimensioned to the proper height to In the practice of the invention, the lining member 18 is placed in position in the casing with .thebottom cushioning member 22 in place and thearticle' to be packed lowered into place abutting against the side walls 19 and 20, said article being spaced thereby a substantial distance from the walls of the fill the space between the top of the article packed and the top of the casing 10 is then inserted in said top casing opening.
i The cover flaps are then folded in position and the casing sealed in any suitable manner as by means of a strip of adhesive tape 17.
' In Figs. 6, 7, and 8 are shown'a modified form of interior lining member 30 which may i i be made of a single sheet of corrugated paper board, cut to the shaped blank 30% shown in F ig. 8, creased and folded to form inner side' walls 31, end wgy 32, bottom 33, and double edge corner braces 34 outwardly extending member 30 as shown in Fig; 7 The upper wall edgesot' member 30 may be provided with extension wall portion 31 and 32 which are bent to extend outwardly from the' side and end walls 31 and 32 respectively; Said member 30 when assembled in the casing with its end and side walls, wall extensions and edge braces in position forms a self-retaining structure similar to that formed by member 18 described above.
The lining member 18 or 30 is thus seen to form an inner cushioning structure for the ai ti'c'le'packed which substantially braced from the most rigid portion of side and end walls of the casing 10, namely the corner edges thereof,.andibycushioning members 22 at the top and bottom. The double edge corner braces thus serve to bracetheinnerwalls from the outer Walls in a practical andhighly efficient manner.
' It willthus be seen that there provideda device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
"As various possible embodiments might be v made ot the above inventlon, and as various a changes might. be made in the embodiment above set i'orth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth-or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described my invention, I
claim as new and desire to secure by-Letters Patent: s
1. A packing and shipping box comprising an outer casing having side and end walls and a relatively stiff, one-piece lining member folded to form a shell having a packing space of substantially rectangular cross-section adapted to receive the contents, said member including double bracing portions extending outwardly from and along the corner edges of said shell, said portions arranged to fit into adjacent corner portionsof said casingwalls for spacing and rigidly supporting said shell within the casing, and
flaps outwardly bent from the rim of said shell to serve as supplementary bracinga'nd spacing supports therefor.
2. A packing and shipping case of rectangular cross-section comprising mner and outer walls, the inner walls including a top.
member and a one-piece. shell lining member havlng an end closure portion, said llnmg member being positionedto extend about the interior side of the outer walls below said top member, said shell member having integral V means extending to the sides and along corners of the outer walls down from" the'top thereof for supportingly bracing the shell 7 member within the case, the meansextending :w
to said-sides being bent outwardlyfrom edge, I v
ortions of said lining member, ,toi'orm flaps or supplementing the bracing given by saidv means extendingto the corner of the case;
3. A cushioning lining member for a pack-f ing or shipping case made from a relatively stiff sheet blank and folded on parallelly spaced portions to form a shell having side and end Walls, a bottom and portions extending outwardly along the corners and the edges thereof, said portions being-adapted to space 1 and supportingly brace said shell along the corners and side and end Walls of an outer casing, sald portions extending from the edges of the shell being. bent outwardly to form flaps disposed transversely with respect to said corner portions for supplementing 10 the bracing given by the latter to said shell when positioned in the outer casing.
In testimony whereof I a-flix my signature.
FERDINAND S. OPPENHEIM.