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Publication numberUS1759613 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1930
Filing dateOct 17, 1928
Priority dateOct 17, 1928
Publication numberUS 1759613 A, US 1759613A, US-A-1759613, US1759613 A, US1759613A
InventorsGreen Robert C
Original AssigneeGreen & Green Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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CARTON Filed 001;.1'7, 1928 SSheets-Sheec 1 .F'tql.

ROBERT C. qkselv May 20, 1930. R. c. GREEN 1,759,613

I cAR'iifQN Filed Oct; 17, 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Koa'mr C. GREEN,

May 20, 1930. R. c. GREEN 1,759,613

' CARTON Filed Oct. 17, 1928 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 ROBERT C. QREE/v, W 3 q w I design of an airplane.

Patented May 20, 1930 uNirsogs rArss or m Ywon, OHIO, AcosroRArroNoF orrro CARTON Application filed October 17, 1928. Serial .No. 313,114.

My invention relates to cartons, and particularly to a cartonvwhich can be formed from a single piece of stock into the general It is the object of my invention to provide suchja box or carton that may be filled, closed and opened at will, without disassemblyafter having once been assembled.

It isa further object to provide such a carton which will provide the maximum space for carrying crackers, candy and other edible products and the like, while at the same time maintaining'its shape and form as an airplane.

It is a still that can be simply and rigidly assembled by ordinary labor that requires no strings or tapes, that is self-locking and has sufficient strength by reason of-its-selfdocking feasuch cartons.

tures to constitute a vehiclefor carrying crackers and the like, without crushing'or injuring them, so that they can be shipped in Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan View of the blank, look ing at the outside of the blank.

Figure 2 is atop planview of the assembled carton. i V f V I Figure 8 is a side elevation thereof.

Figure 4 is a right hand side elevation of the carton during the first folding opera tion, by which the sides arebeing folded .up

2 along the score lines 2 and 3. r

Figure 5 is a similar side elevation showing the second step in folding by which the top of the carton has been closed, the open front end has beenclosed, and the wings interlocked for holding thebox n assembled Figure 6 is a similar view showing the rear end of the box being locked byhaving the stabilizer flap brought up in position to lock on the front hook of the rudder flaps Referringto the drawings in detail, the

blank consists of a bottom 1 which formsi the -bottom of the fuselage and the resulting box 'or'carton whichis to contain thecrackers and the like. This bottom 1 is connected integrally along the score lines2 and 3 with theside walls 4 and 5 of the-fuselage; 7 These 1 out along the lines 15 and 16 which commufurther 'objectto provide abox V nicate with the front edge 17 of the wing;

side walls 4and5 are in turn connected along the score lines 6 and Twith the top members 7 8 andz9 that form the overlapping to-p por- RoBERrdGREEN, or DAYTON, oPiIo, Assrerion, To TEE-GREEN & GREEN oo vrrANY,

tions of the carton. The top portion 8- has' integrally'formed with it a laterally extend ing, wing 9.- This wing has an inner margin the front edge 13 of the; wing.

a corresponding wing 14. Thiswing is par- The othertop section9 is provided with tially' severed from the top section 9* by the The top section 9 is cutaway about one-half the distance from its outer; edge 18-- new, front end along the front line of the wing 14, so that a projecting shoulder portion 19 is formed. i

The open forward end of the-fuselage of the plane is used for'inserting the contents of the box. This open forward end'is closed 1 by the overlapping flaps 20 hinged to the for-'- ward end of the side wall 8 along" the score line 21; by the flap 22 hinged to theforward end of the side wall'section 4 along the score line 23, and by'the end wall flap 24 hinged along the score line 25 of the topflff section 8. This 'endnwall which overlaps" the two flaps 20 and'22 when in folded po-f sit-ion, is locked into position by the inwardly along thescore line2? tothe end wall flap 24. Thus the contents are securely locked contents; 7 n

- extending locking flap 26 which is hinged Turning to the rear closure of the carton and the formation of it into the tail, rudder and stabilizer'of an airplane, it will be noted that the side wall sections 4L and 5are so arranged that V-shaped score lines '28 and 29;;-

' and 30 and 31 permitfof the folding of the"-- rear end offthe side walls so that theywill taper, This forms \l-shaped sections 32 and r 33 between thescore lines Gand 29 and 2 and 29respectively; Similar V-shaped sections 34 and 35 are formed between the score lines 3 and 31; and 30 and 7 respectively.

a The top section 8 is Providedwith-arud derfiap 36 hinged thereto along the line 37 Q ,W'hlCll'lS a scoreline and severed therefrom along the slit 38. A locking notch 38 may be provided on one of the rudder flaps, or both,

for cooperating andlockingwiththe stabif liZer hereinafter described. 7 This arrange-V ment provides'for the placing of the rudderflapl 36 in a vertical position with res'pect to the horizontal *pjosi'ti'on of tl're: top; section ,8;

Such a flap is arrangedparaHeltoitsadjaQ cent abuttingrudder fiap '39 which is hinged along the score line 4d) of the overlapping top section 9". T It is severed from the top section 9 alongithe slit '41.: As these score lines are located of the widthiofthe sec tions 8;.and.-9 approximately,the two-flaps will:'be--brought.into abutting, enga ernenti withraz vertical positioniwhen" the. ox or v4-and 5 along theislitsa l4 and- 45 respec- Q ti vel It is; also; rovided withalon itudi-- y p g 1 nalslit' 46 andtransve rse end slits 47Iforfrev Ce ivingrthevertical rudder: :members 36 and o9 ;Whength-is-stabilizersurface 1's 'belt along the line43?:upwardlyjand forwardly. into a a I position wheretherear;slititllocks'in front: of the shoulderu38 of-the flap 36' so. as: to.

lock the rear end of the-box :in its foldedv con- 1;; dition, thus providing the laterally extend ing stabilizer surface-and: a vertically. ex-

tendinglzrudder surface; 7, I V

' Mama o foldi blankrisiplaced upon a supporting sur face: It 2 is-first bent along the lines 2 and: 3; pIt-is then bentalongythe lines 6 :and'7. The

wi'ngfslitsrare thenbrought opposite to one l' anotherjby pushing one-wing forward and, 7 5+; drawing, the-other backward, so thatfthe other side from 1 A of, wingi'lt'ancl. the other side from- Hotthe topzstripll will be==down The side-E ofzw ing;.9r adjacentthe side F of the' top section s8 will ibe covered while-the face B- ens: of the winger will be up. The upper surface of thetoprsection 8 will'be' covered bythe --ov n-lappingsection 9. V, o

'5 The secondstepiin therfoldingiis tolpress thevtriang-ular areas and J inwardly and sssbring the rear-ends of the bOttOHLSGCtlOIL 1,7 and.tl1etop,secti0ns;8 and 9*:together; In

' thevmeanwhile-the flaps:36: and 38 have been bent along thel-iIIeSBT-and 40 into a vertical 7 i "positions- Theistabi-lizer; isx bent' alongfthe sac-line. 43? and; moved upwardly and forwardly until theuppenedgesofithe rudder flaps 36 and-9 projectlthr'ough the slit'46 and theforward transverse slit 53? engages theforwardi edges of the rudder fiaps 36 and 39 rand the noteht38iv ing'portion'sr L Then the carbon can be filled and the forward end closure flaps I20 and 22 are folded 5 over one another; 'the'end wallfiap QT-is folded over these, flaps; the lockingfflap26' is inserted into theinterior of thecarbon, 5

and theoperation i s' complete. Thus the lateralfoldingmof'.theicarbon will be lockedby the wings; The .reariend will be locked by 1 V r the ruclder,j and stabilizer surfaces and the open front end willfbe locked by" the enema- "and looking to form the 'complete en closure.

nwiu be understoodthatjldesire to com 7' prehend within luv-invention all the modifia cations and changes-necessary to adapt-it'to varying conditions andluses.

Havingthus fully described my invention,

wha-tI claim as'new anddesire to protectby Letters Patent is": t.

1 A newarticleof manufacture for-use as '3 a carton, comprising a blank" arranged to be box-like fuselage to; serve as acontainer, and

Wings-thereonadapted to :loc-klthe' sides, top 7 V a 2; iznew artlcle o :manufacturefor use as, a-carton,comprisinga blankarrangedtobe and-bottom of'thehoxtogether. i

formed in the shape an airplane, having a formed in the shape of aniairplane, having a 1 V boX like-fuselage:to serve as a.:c0ntainer, i Wings thereon adapted to. lockthe sides, top 1' .7 V r '95 V and bottom of the box'togethenand a3rudder and stabilizer? portions adapted ',to lock the a rear ends'ofzthe' box together. r j

1 3. Anew article ofmanufacture for use asacarton, comprising a blank arranged-to be formedin the shapei of an airplanenhave ing a-boX-likefuselage to serveas a container,

wings thereon adapted to lock thesides, top

and bottom of th'ebox to'gether,anda rudder andistahi-lizer portions adapted to lock the rear ends of the box together," andclosurer memberscarried by thefuselage portionsfor" V closingthe forward end'of the carton. I I Y 4. In combination in a boat blank forforrn ing an airplane fnselagesections hinged to one another for rornnng bOtll SlClgSQIICltOI); M and interlock ng wing, sectlons torilookmg,

the fuselage together.

5. In combination'in abox blank for form ing van airplane, fuselage sections'hinged to" I one another for'forming bothsides and top,

interlocking wing sections for locking the fuselage together, and a tailsection adapted to lnterlock to form a elosure'for the rear end of r the fuselage. o

6. In combination one anotherffor formingboth sides interlocking wingsections for loeki-ng the fuselage together, a tail section adapted to;

interlock to forIn a closure for the rear end". ofthe fuselage,and collapsible, rear; fuse lage portions to permitof the rear end ofthe fuselageto beclose'dandlockedby the 'l'ock V V V maboxblank for'form ingan airplane, fuselag ti hi 1 v I andtop, i

7. Incombination in a carton, a fuselage portion formed of a bottom, side and top sec-- tion integral with one another, said top sections overlapping one another, wings carried thereby having oppositely disposed locking slits, collapsible rear portions, rudder sections carried by the overlapping top sections of the fuselage, and a stabilizer section car-- riedbyv the bottom of the fuselage adapted to interlock in closed and collapsed position the rear end of the fuselage. I

8. In a carton formed I airplane, the combination in a blank of a bottoni'fuselage section,side wall fuselage sections, overlapping top wall sections, laterally projecting wings thereon having interlocking slits, hinged rudder sections attached to the top sections, forward closure members on the side wall and one of the top sections, and

a stabilizer section hinged to the rear end of the bottom section of the fuselage.

1 9. In a carton formed in thefshape of an airplane, the combination in a blank of a bottom fuselage section, side wall fuselage sections, overlapping top wall sections, laterally projectingfwings thereon-having interlocking slits, hinged rudder sections attached to the top sections,forward closure members on the side wall and one of the top sections,

( r and astabilizer section hinged to the rear end of the bottom section of the fuselage, said side sections being scored to permit of' inward folding, whereby thebottom and top sections may be brought together along their rear edges to close the rearend of the fuselage.

10. In a be): blank for *formationinto an airplane, a plurality of parallel, integral, rectangular panels,said outer panels respectively carrying wing and hinged rudder sec tions, said wing sections having-"oppositely disposed interlocking slits.

11. In a box blank for formation into an I airplane, a plurality of parallel, integral, rectangular panels, said outer, panels respectively carrying wing and hinged rudder sections, said Wing sections having oppositely disposed interlocking slits, and a stabilizer section projecting rearwardly from the central panel and laterally of the adjacent panels, said panels on the outside of the central panel having their rear ends arranged intriangular folded sections.

13. In-abox plank for formation into'a'n airplane, a plurality of parallel, integral, rectangular'panels, said outer panels respectively carrying wing and hinged rudder sections,

in'the shape of'an said wing sections having oppositely disposed interlocking slits, a stabilizer'sectioii proj ecting rearwardly fromthe central panel and laterally of the adj ace'nt panels, said panels on the outside of the central panel having their rear'ends arranged in triangular folded 1 sections, and forward closure'flaps oneon the forward end of each of the sections adjacent the central section, and an end wall and locking flap on the forward end'ofzone of theoutside sections. j

14. In an integral box blank formed of one piece of stock, a" central section, side sections hinged thereto on a score line, over-1 lapping top wing sections hinged thereto .on a score line, integral wings projecting therefrom, partially severed therefrom by oppos tely d sposed locking slits, end '010 sure members hinged to the forward ends of the side sections and one of the wing sec-:

tions, hinged rudder sections on the rear outer portions of the wing sections, a stabilizer section hinged on a score line to the bottom section, and rearwardly directed V- shaped scores to permit inward folding of the rear ends of the side sections whereby the interlocking wings lock the box laterally, and the folded side walls in combination with-the rudder and stabilizer sectionspermit of the locking of the rear end of the fuselage with the rear edgesof the bottom section and wing sections in engagement with one another.

15. In an integral box blank formed of one piece of stock, a central section, side sections hinged thereto on a score line, overice lapping top wing sections hinged thereto on a score line, integral wings projecting therefrom, partially severed therefrom by op-. i

positely disposed locking slits, end closure members hinged to the forward ends of the side sections and one of the wing sections, hinged rudder sections on the rear outer portions of the wing sections,ca stabilizer section hinged on a score line to the bottom section, rearwardly directed V-shaped scores to permit inward folding of the rear ends of the side sections whereby the interlocking wings lock the box laterally and the folded side walls in combination with the rudder and stabilizer, sections permit of the locking of the rear end of the fuselage.

with the rear edges of the bottom section and wing sections in engagement with one another, and a locking slit in the stabilizer section through which the rudder sections are adapted to project.

16. In an integral box blank formed of one piece of stock, a central section, side sections'hinged thereto on a score line, overlapping top wing sections hinged thereto on a score line, integral wings projecting therefrom, partially severed therefrom by oppositely disposed locking slits, end closure mein bers hinged to the forward ends of the side sections and one of the wing sections, hinged I o he 1,759,013

' rudder sections on the rear outer portions of, the wing sections, a stabilizer section hinged on a score line tothe bottom section, F

'I'earwardly directedy-shapediscores'to p61? 1 5 mit inward folding of the rear'ends'of' the side sections 7 whereby the interlocking wings lock the box laterally and thefolded side walls in combination with thexrudder and stabilizer sections peimit of the locking of m the rear end of the fuselage Withthe "rear edges of the bottom sectionand Wing sections in engagement with one another, a locking" slit in'the stabilizer section through Which the rudder sections' are adapted to project, and. a locking notc h on '3 rudder section adapted to engage a. transverse slit in the stabilizer section.v

7 1 In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature.

ROBERT QGREEN;

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US4191324 *Aug 25, 1978Mar 4, 1980Yoshiko KitagawaCollapsible box
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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/116.4, 446/488, 446/76, 229/108
International ClassificationB65D81/36, B65D81/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/368
European ClassificationB65D81/36F