US 1707853 A
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April 1929- A. c. HABERMAN 1,707,853
POP CORN CARTON Filed July 23, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet l W9 ANTON CHAEEEW/A/V April 2, 1929. I A. c. HABEIQRMAN I 1,707,853
POP CORN CARTON Filed July 23, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 invent om Patented Apr. 2, 1929.
ANTON C. HA BERMAN, F CLOQUET, MINNESOTA.
Application filed July 23,
This invention relates to dispensing cartons and more par icularly to cartons for dispensing buttered pop-corn and the like and the primary object of the invention is to provide a carton for the above purpose which can be shipped in a set-up form to the dealer, the carton being so constructed as to permit the same to be shipped one within the other.
Another object of the invention is to pro- ]0 vide a buttered. pop-corn carton constructed from a single blank, which when folded will form a sealed bottom so as to prevent the leaking of butter therefrom.
Another object of the invention is to provide a carton embodying a hinged cover provided with segment shaped side wings for engaging the side walls and front wall of the carton, so as to form a dispensing tray to permit the removal of the pop-corn from the carton in an expeditious and sanitary manner.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a hinged flap carried by the upper edge of the front wall to permit pop corn to be poured from the container and to permit a larger opening to be had into the interior of the carton when the cover and side wings is being used as a tray.
A still further object of the invention is to provide an improved carton of the above character, which will be durable and efficient .in use, one that will be simple and easy to manufacture, and one which can be placed upon the market at a very small cost.
\Vith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the carton showing the cover in its closed position,
Figure 2 is a similar view showing the cover in a raised position,
Figure 3 is a perspective view on a smaller scale showing the carton in use with the cover and wings partially pulled out to an .open position to form a tray for the pop-corn,
Figure 4; is a vertical longitudinal section through the carton showing the cover in its closed position,
Figure 5 is a section taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 4, and Y from which the carton is formed.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the blank 1924. Serial N0. 727,786.
Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the letter A generally indicates the improved carton, which comprises a bottom wall 10 having front and rear walls 11 and 12 formed on the sides thereof and a. relatlvely short sealing flap 13 formed on the-ends thereof. The longitudinal edges of the front and rear walls 11 and 12 are provided with overlapping flaps 14 which are adapted to e connected together by paste or other adhesive to form the side walls 15 of the box. The upper edge of the rear wall 12 has formed integrally therewith the hinged cover 16 the forward edge of which is provided with a front flap 17 for engaging the front wall of the box. This front flap 17 is provided with a tongue 18 having a hook 19 formed thereon. When the cover 16 is in its closed position the tongue and hook 18 and 19 are adapted-to be inserted in a suitable locking slot 20 formed in the front wall of the box. The hook 19 is adapted to be sprung into the slot for effectively holding the cover in its closed position. The terminals of the top wall or hinged cover 16 have formed integral therewith segmental shaped wings 21 which are adapted to be inserted in the box when the same is in its set-up position. The edges, that is the curved portions of the wings 21, are adapted to frictionally engage the inner surface of the front wall 11 for a purpose, which will now be described. After the container has been placed in its set-up condition and filled with pop-corn, it is merely necessary to open the cover slightly as shown in Figure 3 of the drawings and the cover 16 and the wings 21 will form a tray from which pop-corn can be easily removed. It is to be also noted that the front wall 11 adjacent to its. upper end is provided with inwardly directed slips 22 forming a hinged flap 23. This flap 23 can be bent inwardly or outwardly as desired and will form means for permitting the hand to be more readily inserted into the box for removing pop-corn therefrom when the pop-corn is spread into the tray. The flap 23 also permits the pouring of the pop-corn out of the box if it is not desired to raise the lid 16 to its open position. It can be seen that in that instance it is simply necessary to raise the flap 17 and pull down on the hinged flap 23.
In forming the box the short tongues or 110 flaps 13 formed on the ends of the wall are bent upwardly at right angles to the bottom wall 10 and the front and rear walls 11 and 12 are bent to the same position. After the front and rear walls have been folded to their desired position, the side flaps 14 carried thereby are pasted together and to the relatively short flaps 13. The box is now in its set-up position and it'is to be noted that practically a sealed bottom for the container has been provided with will effectively prevent butterfrom leaking from the buttered pop-corn. a I 1 The container as described is a material advancement over the container now used by pop-corn venders in that the old type'ofrcontainer has to be folded into a set-up position by the vender and often the top and bottom closures are sealed, which necessitates the top of the box being torn ofi to gain access to the interior thereof. It is of course evident that after the top ofvthe box has been torn off that the contents thereof will be exposed to dust, dirt, and the like.
Changes in details may be made without departing from the spirit or the scope of this invention, but:
What I claim as new is:
As an article of manufacture, a box-like body including front and rear walls, said front wall being slit inwardly contiguous to but spaced from each side edge portion, thereby forming a central flexible flap, the portions of the front wall adjacent the ends of the flap constituting rigid bearing portions, a cover hinged on said rear wall,wings formed on the side edges of said cover, said wings having arcuate edges frictionally engaging said bearing portions of said front Wall for holding said cover in adjusted set positions, although said flap may be moved to permit of freerer access to the interior of said body without releasing the engagement of the wings and bearing portions, as and for the purposes set forth.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
ANTON C. HABERMAN.