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Publication numberUS1743572 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1930
Filing dateJun 5, 1928
Priority dateJun 5, 1928
Publication numberUS 1743572 A, US 1743572A, US-A-1743572, US1743572 A, US1743572A
InventorsHarold Schurr
Original AssigneeParlor City Paper Box Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding paper box
US 1743572 A
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Jan. 14, 1930. H. SCHURR' r 1,743,572


Patented Jan. 14, 1930 UNITED STATES.


My invention relates generally to paper boxes and particularly to a box formed in theshape of an airplane adapted to hold candy, novelties, favors, etc. The primary object of my invention is to provide a box of this character which simu lates in form an airplane and which is of stable construction, and readily lends itself to decoration for use as a favor, or for a candy box.

A further object of my invention is to provide a box of this kind which can be stamped complete from a single blank with the exception of one small part constituting the Other objects and advantages in details ofconstruction and operation will be apparent as the description now proceeds, reference being had to the figures of the accompanying 3O drawing forming a part of this specification,

and wherein like reference numerals indicate like parts.

In the drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved box.

Figure 2 is a rear view looking into the box.

from its under side, the closure flap being open. I

Figure 3 is a plan view illustrating the flat blank from which the box is folded.

Referring now particularly to Figure 3, it

will be seen that the entire box structure canv be stamped in the fiat and in one piece with the exception of the member comprising the wings? The reference character 1 refers to the bottom of the box provided with-flaps 2 cut out to simulatethe wheels of an airplane. This body portion 1 is scored along its sides at 1 for folding to permit the side members 3 and at of the box to be turned at right angles to thebotto-m piece 1, and these sidemembers 3;and 4, .arein turn .scored along their. outer edges at3 and P to permit the folding over of the-top pieces ,5 and6. The :top piece .5,is

first folded over-parallel-and spaced above.

the bottom'pieceland is vprovidedwith the three angular cuts 7, 8 andr9 to receive respectively the flaps 10, 11 and 12 formed on the top piece 6' whichoverlies thetop piece 5.

The assembled arrangementoftheseeparts is clearly illustrated in Figure 1.

It will be observed from Figure ,3 that the sidepieces 3 and tare cutinwardly from their rear; edges as at 13, whereby when thebox I is folded, the rear of the box will simulate the. appearance: of the fusel-age-ofan airplane;

It will also be noted thatthev top piece 5 is elongated at its rear end and provided :with a V shaped scoring as at 14 to provide the tailpiece-.15 also in simulation of an airplane.

front end beyond the edges. of the side. and the top members to provide therfront' piece. 16 scored at its point of engagement with-the bottom member. as at 1 and scored as at 16?" intermediate. its ends in order to permit the extreme .ends 17 thereof'to fol-d back over the top member 5. with the flap portion 18 of said front-piece extending under the edge of the top member 6 and .hookediaround-the flap 10 engaging through theslot .7 in the top piece 5. This securely holds the front piece 16 in position. This front piece 16 is also provided atits side with laterally extending projections 191 adapted to project laterallyfrom the.

The-bottomniember 1 is extended atits J sides of the front piece to simulatethe pro peller .of .an airplane. r

The box thusformedlby the bottom, side top. and :front pieces, folded in the manner just described, is adapted tobe closed at its rearends between the bevelled side portions 13 of the side members .3 and 4, by means of a rear piece 20 scored as at 20 ,at the point of ,joinder with the bottom piece. 1, and. scored laterally. at 21. intermediate its ends to pro-.

vide the securing flap 22, the extreme end of which is adapted to engage and be held by the V shaped cut out flap 23, formed adjacent the rear of the top member 5.

As shown clearly in Figure 1, this ream piece 20 is adapted to fold at right angles between the bottom piece 1 and the top piece 5, whereby to close the box or the space formed by the side, top, bottom and front of the box, and the end flap 22 thereof, then extendsrearwardly directly underneath the top member 5' into engagement with thesecuring flap 23. Obviously this securing flap V 23 and the end flap 22 ofthe rear piece may be readily'engaged or disengaged for closing or opening the box for access to the interior thereof. 77 g g I A cut or slot 23 is provided along the scored edge 3 at a point'adj acent the front of the box to permit sliding an independent cross piece 24 therethrough, the same pro- -jecting outwardly at the other side of the box beneath the top-piece 6 and 'between'the. flaps 10 and 11 thereof. This piece 24 simu go lates the wings of theairplane.

In addition to providing a novel receptacle for candy and the like, this box adapts itself readily to use as a favor or novelty for parties, banquets, etc. and as before stated 25 when its usefulness as aireceptacle' is ended,

it provides atoy. 7 Of course many changes may be made in details of construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, I do not limit myself therefore to the exact form herein shown and described other than by the appended claims.

I claim:

"'35 LA box comprising a fiat blank scored and folded to provide a bottom, sides and interlocking top portions simulating the body and tail of an airplane, a front piece folded "and interlocking with said top pieces and m having lateral extensions simulating the pro- "peller of an airplane, one of said top portions having a cut receiving an independent piece simulating the wings of an airplane, and a- 'foldable portion, forming an extension of 5 said bottom, for closing said box at the rear.

2.'A box comprising a flat blank scored and folded to provide a bottom, sidesv and interlocking top portions simulatingthe body and tail of an airplane, a front piece folded T and interlocking with said top pieces and having lateral extensions simulating the pro- ,peller of an airplane, one of said top portions having a cut, receiving anvindependent piece simulating the Wings of an airplane, and a '55, foldableportion, forming an extension'of said bottom, for closing said box at the rear, saidbottom portion having cut out flaps Sim-- ulating the wheels of an airplane. g

' In' testimony whereof, I afiix my signature.


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US2805516 *Jan 18, 1955Sep 10, 1957Felix PalmMilk carton convertible to a toy
US2811807 *Apr 28, 1955Nov 5, 1957Swann Erwin DShopping bag convertible to a toy
US4643697 *Mar 5, 1986Feb 17, 1987Merchandising Innovations Co., Inc.Promotional full trailer assembly
US4657520 *Mar 5, 1986Apr 14, 1987Merchandising Innovations, Inc.Promotional bay trailer assembly
US7654441 *Aug 1, 2006Feb 2, 2010Kid Stuff Marketing, Inc.Airplane carton
U.S. Classification229/116.4, 446/76
International ClassificationB65D81/36, B65D81/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/368
European ClassificationB65D81/36F