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Publication numberUS1724636 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1929
Filing dateJul 27, 1928
Priority dateJul 27, 1928
Publication numberUS 1724636 A, US 1724636A, US-A-1724636, US1724636 A, US1724636A
InventorsBell George A
Original AssigneeIndiana Fibre Products Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Blank paper box or carton
US 1724636 A
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Aug. 13, 1929. BELL 1,724,636

BLANK PAPER BOX OR CARTON Filed July 27, 1923 NZ 112:: L

I INVENTOR. Al GED/V66 A. BELL. B is 1/5 Patented Aug. '13, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE.



Application filed J'u1y27,

This invention is a folded blank. paper box or carton of peculiar construction and design adapted to contain .a sad iron or other article for packing and-shipping. v

The object of the invention is to enable such box or carton to beeasily made by cutting orstamping out a blank and scoring the parts thereof in certain peculiarplaces so that the parts may be conveniently folded into certain forms and united with each other readily for securely enclosing anarticle and for readily examining or removing the article, and the box or carton to be economical in construction and to have such shape as to render it economical for packing, shipping and storage of a number of such cartons.

Said box or carton, when formed and before packing the article therein, has a body portion including a vertical rectangular back, a horizontalrectangular bottom, and vertical ends tapering somewhat upwardly by being inclined along the 'front edges thereof and being partially relnforced and overlapped by reinforcing members integral with the rear and. secured to the ends be tween the front and rear thereof. The front portion is integral with, and therefore hinged to the bottom, and adapted to be folded up against the inclined front edges of the ends of the body of the box and with lateral wings which are adapted to wedge in tightly between the ends of the body of the box and their reinforcing members. The top is integral withthe rear part of the box and is foldedover upon the tops of the ends and has end walls secured to a front strip which is inclined parallel with the front edges of the ends of the box so that the top embraces tightly the front member of the box and cooperates with the means for holding the wings of the front of the box tightly in connection with the body of the box, whereby the box is very strong, durable, and is conveniently manipulated, and may be packed with other boxes of similar shape so as to economize space.

The full nature of the invention will be more fully understood from the accompanying drawings and the following description and claims:

In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of said box with the top and front members open. Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the box but enclosed. Fig. 3 is a horizon- 1928. Serial No. 295,698.

tal section. through the box on the line 3 -3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a. plan viewy-of the blank from which the box is formed.

The box or carton is formed .from a, single blank made of paper or like material, cut and scored as shown in Fig. 4. Said blank consists of a bottom 10 with integral endsll with which the body of the box is formed when the back 12 is folded up therewith and the ends 13 of the back 12are folded against and over the ends 11 and secured rigidly thereto by fasteners 14. Thus it is seen in Fig. 1 that the ends 11 are integral with the bottom 10 and are turned upward to a vertical position by reason of the, scorelines 111. The back 12 is integral with the bottom 10 and, by reason of the score line 112 can be folded to a vertical position, as shown in Fig. 1, against the ends 11;. and the ends 13 of the back, by reason of the score lines 113, can befolded'on the outside and against the ends 11, and the fasteners 14 are located between the front. and rear edges of the ends 13 so that practically the forward half of said ends 13' are free'but held against the ends 11.

The front member 15 is integral withthe front edge of the-bottom 10'-a t the score line 115, but is otherwise free, and it has ends 16 integral therewith at the score lines 116. The front 15 is adapted to extend to the top of the ends 11 and when .folded up, as shown in Fig- 2, the ends 16 of the front member may be tightly wedgedin between theends 18 of the back and the ends 11, of the bottom 01' body of the box. or carton so asto make a very tight and strong fit.

The top 17 is integral with the top of the back at the score lines 117, but otherwise free, and it has ends 18 connected with the back at the score lines 118; and a front strip 19 is integral with the top 17 at the score lines 119 and has end extensions 20 which overlap the ends 18 of the top and is secured thereto by the fasteners 21, as shown. The width of the top 17 from front to rear is the same as, or but slightly greater than, the width of the ends 11 at the top so that when the top is closed, as shown in Fig. 2, it will overlap and cover the upper parts of the ends 11, ends 13 and ends 16 and front 15,.and envelops the same so as to make a tight top closure.

The front edges 111 of the ends 11 are inclined upwardly and rearwardly when are located on the ends 18 'of the top so that'said front strip 19 will flare downwardly and outwardly somewhat as shown in Fig. 2, and thus be inclined in substan-' tial alignment with the front 15 when closed, which inclination is caused by the inclined edges of the ends 111 of the body of the box.

The foregoing drawings and description show how, out of a single piece of paper board or the like, all parts of the box or carton, except the fasteners, are cut and folded easily into the final form as shown.

The ends of the box, when finally formed, are relatively very thick and strong and capable of resisting enormous and thrusts. The ends throughout are three or more plies in thickness. In the upper portion, the ends are four plies thick, and, in the remaining portions, three plies thick, and these fplies are strongly secured in place. This renders such carton peculiarly and Well adapted for packing and shipping a sad iron or like article, or an electrically heated sad iron. The end thrusts of the pointof said sad iron and the legs thereof at the two ends respectfully are successfully resisted by the strong construction of the ends of the box, and particularly with the reinforcement of the enveloping top thereof. The lateral thrusts 'of the iron are successfully resisted by the increased resistance due to the ends 16 wedging frictionally between the ends 11 and 13, and particularly when partially enveloped by the top thereof.

By inclining the edges 111 of the ends 11, as shown and explained, and also the front of the top of the box, the carton is made not only to best fit the sad iron packed and shipped therein, but to reduce the size'of the box or carton from front to rear so as to economize the space occupied by the carton in packing the same for shipping by reversing each alternate box or carton so shown in Fig. 2 and the second box would be inverted, with the wide portion uppermost and the narrow portion extending downward.

The invention claimed is:

1. A folding blank box including a bottom with integral ends extending upwardly therefrom, a back integral with the bottom and rigidly secured thereto by integral end members overlapping the ends from the bottom and secured thereto between the front and back edges, a front member inte-x gral with the bottom but free otherwise and having folding ends adapted to wedge in between the ends of the bottom and back,

and a box top integral with the back and having integral ends and an integral front strip which strip is rigidly secured to the end members of the top, substantially as set forth.

2. A folding blank box including a bottom with integral upwardly extending ends with their front edges inclined rearwardly and upwardly, a back integral with the bottom v clined front edges of the ends of the bottom member, and a box top integral with the back and having integral ends and an integral front strip, which strip has extensions overlapping theends of the top and secured thereto so that the front strip will be inclined in substantial alignment with, but adapted to overlap the front member of the box, whereby the front of the box is inclined with the bottom of the box wider than the top thereof, substantially as set forth.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification229/112, 229/145, 229/193
International ClassificationB65D5/20, B65D5/72, B65D5/66, B65D5/64
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/2047, B65D5/721, B65D5/6667
European ClassificationB65D5/72B, B65D5/20D2, B65D5/66D2E1A