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Publication numberUS1737744 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1929
Filing dateFeb 3, 1928
Priority dateSep 22, 1927
Also published asDE463592C
Publication numberUS 1737744 A, US 1737744A, US-A-1737744, US1737744 A, US1737744A
InventorsWicklein Gottfried
Original AssigneeWicklein Gottfried
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display container
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Dec. 3, 1929. G.WlCKl .El N 1,737,744

DISPLAY CONTAINER Filed Feb. 5, 1928 2 Snails-sheet 1 i V :5 g

Dec. 3, 1929. e. WICKLEIN 1,737,744

DISPLAY CONTAINER Filed Feb. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Dec. 3, 1929 UNITED STATES GOTTFRIED WICKLEIN, OF NUREMBERG, GERMANY DISPLAY CONTAINER Application filed February 8, 1928, Serial No.

Display containers which have so far been used for the reception and display of sweets, drops, confectionery or the like have preferably been so constructed that they may be used in horizontal position, as for instance described in the German Patent 811000. These containers in spite of certain advantages are connected with the drawback, that they cannot be immediately laid one on top of the other so as to be built up in the form of a unitary block or the like and that special supports or frames are therefore necessary in order to support the same. The several containers of this kind have therefore been placed beside and above each other by the aid of frames or supports in order to build up a proper structure and in order to attain a secured position of the several containers and to avoid said containers from dropping or sliding off each other.

In many cases now such supports or frames, which must be especially made for this purpose and therefore require additional expenses, are undesirable. Such supports or frames are furthermore connected with the disadvantage that a part of the containers will be covered up by the same, thus rendering it impossible to properly and fully display said containers.

According to this invention these disadvantages are avoided and the several pocketshaped containers may be placed one on the top of the other in a relatively simple manner, so that the expensive and otherwise undesirable frames or supports will be entirely dispensed with and so that the containers when put together will form a transparent unitary block.

According to this invention this is at tained by providing on each container alternately at the top and bottom thereof a recessed and a projecting supporting member which when setting up the containers will engage with each other, thereby securing an absolute firmness of the block of containers.

In the accompanying drawing several containers according to this invention are shown in different forms of construction.

The first form of construction of the new container is shown in Figs. 1 and 2, in the 251,575, and in Germany September 21, 1927.

former figure as a lateral view partly broken away and in the latter figure as a rear View likewise partly broken away, while Fig. 3 is a lateral view similar to Fig. 1 showing a pair of containers united with each other. The second form of construction is shown in Figs. 4 and 5 in a lateral and rear view respectively, while a third form of construction is shown in a similar manner in Figs. 6 and 7 Figs. 8 and 9 show in the same manner a fourth form of construction of the container according to this invention.

The pocket-like container 1 consists of glass and is provided in all forms of construction with a cover 2 in the form of a stopper. According to Figs. 1 to 3 the container is provided at its under side with a recessed supporting surface 5 formed by the ledge 4 which passes around the bottom of said container.

At the upper side of the container there is further provided a supporting member 3 likewise in the form of a ledge passing around the upper part of said container, said ledge being arranged and formed in such a manner that it willcorrespond in shape to the bottom support 5 of said container so that the containers may be placed one on top of the other, the bottom supporting member of the upper container engaging with the top supporting member of the under container. By this the entire structure of a block or stack of containers which is provided by piling up a plurality of containers will be rendered absolutely firm and rigid and every danger of sliding of the containers will be fully avoided.

According to Figs. 4 and 5 the under supporting member of the container 1 is formed by providing only relatively short corner pieces 1, while the top of the container is provided with projections 3 and 3 which fit into said corner pieces 4 provided at the under part of the container.

The under supporting members 1 and 4 as well as the upper supporting members 3 and 3 outside of the wall of the container are preferably provided for the purpose of having an entirely smooth interior surface of the containers. This, however, is practically not necessary. The supporting member may also be constructed as shown in Figs. 6

and 7 by pressing the under and upper Walls of the container into such form that they will form a recess 5 and a corresponding projection 5 at the top and bottom surfaces of the container respectively. The dimensions of the recess 5 as Well as of the projection 5 are so chosen that said projection 5 will fit into the recess 5 of the container when placed underneath another container. The ledge-shaped form of these inwardly or outwardly pressed supporting surfaces may be retained, if the construction is made as shown in Figs. 8 and 9. In this case the under supporting recesses 5 are pressed into the bottom of the container laterally of the under longitudinal supporting edges, while the supporting ledges 3 are pressed outward along the longitudinal edges of the upper wall of the container.

I claim:

A container for the reception and display of sweets, drops, confectionery and the,like, said container comprising in combination a plurality of pocket-shaped individual containers, an opening at the front of each of said containers, a cover for each of said openings, a projecting ledge passing around the bottom surface of each individual container, said projecting ledge adapted to form simultaneously a supporting foot for the upper containers, and a pair of projecting ledges arranged longitudinally on the top surface of each individual container, said latter projecting ledges adapted to engage with said aforementioned projecting ledge and to form the upper supportfor each of said individual containers.

In testimony whereof I affix my slgnature.


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U.S. Classification215/10, 215/373, 215/380
International ClassificationB65D21/02, A47F1/00, A47F1/14
Cooperative ClassificationB65D21/0202
European ClassificationB65D21/02B1