US 1719681 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 2, 1929.
C. F. WIEBUSCH DISPLAY DEVICE Filed April 15, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l W/TA/ESS INVENTOR UH/i/PL 5 F M55050 A TTOB/VEYS July 2, 1929.
c. F. WIEBUSCH 1.719.681
DISPLAY DEVICE Filed AprL 'Ll 15, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 /iBY- ATTORNEYS Patented July 2, 1929.
CHARLES F. WIEBUSCI-I, OF'NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed April 15, 1927. Serial No. 183,947.
One object of my invention is to provide a shipping container for a number of comparatively small articles, the container comprising a main or box portion and a cover therefor, the cover being adapted to serve as a display card for at least'one of the objects shipped in such container.
Another and more specific object of my invention is to provide a display card for holding an open pocket-knife, such display card preferably forming a portion of the cover of the container which is adapted to hold a plurality of such pocket-knives.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate a number of embodiments of my invention, Fig. 1 is a plan view of a closed container whose cover is adapted to display an open pocket-knife; Fig. 2 is a cross-section on the line 22 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a front view of the device shown in Fig. 1 and having an open pocket-knife displayed on the cover thereof; Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view, similar to Fig. 4, but showing a modified form of my specific invention as illustrated in such figure; Fig. 6 is a plan View in perspective of a closed container embodying a modification-of my invention, and Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 6 but showing an article displayed on the device of Fig. 6. i
A is anopen box of cardboard or other suitable material provided with a cover B of any suitable construction but provided with a hinged flange C attached to the forward edge of the box A. The cover may be provided with the usual depending flanges such as D and E at the remaining edges. A support F of flexible material is united to the box A preferably at the rear side thereof so that such support may fold down within the box when the latter is closed, or may serve as a support for the rear edge of the cover B (Fig. 4:). When the box is closed the support F will assume the position indicated in dotted lines in Figs. 1 and 5. In the specific embodiment illnstrated in Figs. 14: the cover has been provided with cuts extending therethrough along the line (1.-7) the. lines c-a and (.Z7) and the lines (L@ and b-f. Those cuts define two tongues G, H hinged respectively along the lines c(Z and ef. As shown in Figs. 3 and 4 the tongue H is l I r bent outwardly and downwardly until it assumes a position approximately perpendicular tothe surface of the cover B and has placed thereon an open pocket-knife I; and the tongue G is bent downwardly and placed between the linings g, g of such pocket-knife.v
The tongue H thus forms a support for the knife and the tongue G a retaining member therefor.
The preferred method of assembling the pocket-knife and tongues is first to bend forward the tongue H into the position shown in Fig. 4, then to bend forward the tongue G and insert it between the linings of the knife I when the knife is at a suitable distance from the cover B, laying the knife against the cover B while holding tongue H down and then to release said ton ue permitting it to assume the position s own in Fig. 4. When the parts are assembled and arranged as shown in Fig. 4 the assembled structure may be placed on the counter of a store, and the knife will then be displayed in the most effective manner to prospective customers from the front of the box While the box A will serve as a container for additional knives, like knife I, which are readily accessible from the rear of the box. The device thus serves not only as a container in which the knives may be shipped and thereafter stored but also as a display device from which service of knives of the displayed kind may readily be made to cus tomers.
If desired the tongues G and H and the knife I may be assembled in the manner shown in'Fig. 5, in which the tongue G. instead of being inserted between the linings g, 9, extends over the entire top portion of the knife and then downwardly. With this arrangement the knife need not be open.
The box shown in Figs. 6 and 7 is of the same general construction as the box shown in Figs. 1-4 but the cuts therein form tongues K, L and M adapted when pushed outwardly from thebody of the cover to hold between them an article such as a pair of scissors N which are of such a size that they may be contained within the box when closed. According to the shape. size and configuration of the article to be displayed the tongues may be arranged in suitable numbers and insuita le positions provided they are all integral with the cover of the box and are adapted to lie completely between the two planes defining the outer and inner surfaces of such cover.
My invention therefore in its broader aspect provides a box and cover therefor constituting a container for articles of various kinds and at the same time provides means for readily displayinp at least one of such articles on the outside of the cover while providing a convenient storage space from which a customer demanding the displayed article may be served. More specifically the invention provides a novel means fiendisplaying a pocket-knife with blades opened.
It is obvious that the cover with the tongues arranged as shown in Figs. 1-5 may be used as adisplay card by itself if desired and that it-is not essential to the use of such specific invention that the assembly of cover or display card B and knife I be iised in connection with the box portion A, the support F and the flanges G, D, E.
It is obvious that many modifications may be made in the structures specifically dc scribed hereinabm'e without departing" from the principle of my invention.
A display card provided with cuts definin two oppositely extending tongues. one of said tongues bein; comparatively short and being bent outwardly into a plane substantially perpendicular to the plane of said card, said tongue pocket knife against movement in one direction in a plane parallel to' the plane of said card the other of said tongues being comparatively long and being bent out of the plane of said card and then bent back in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of said card, said second-named tongue being adapted to extend between the linings of the knife to support the knife against movement in the opposite direction in a plane parallel to the plane of the card and against movement at an angle to the plane of the card.
CHARLES F. WIEBUSGH.
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