US 1777716 A
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Oct. 7, 1930.
F. M. CASE CARDBOARD BOX Filed June 7, 1928 C e FRANCIS M.cAsE, on CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Vc1110, TirssIGNonTo (THE :PEEnnnssPArEn r 7 wir `nox MANUFACTURING coMPANY, or CLEVELAND, orafo, nicoaroitirnIoNsonoma.
CARDBOARrL Application led .Tune .7,l
" i This invention relates to a cardboardbox having two telescopica-Hy "related parts, a bottom part and a coverpart, to which parts are securedfor purposes of decoration, rela-V tively narrow strips of ribbon. When the two parts are properly assembled in telescopic relation, the ribbons of the cover part are in alignment with the ribbons of the bottom part, thereby producing the effect of a 1b* box having its parts secured together by one [or two ribbons encircling thebox in opposite directions.` e
The general objectV of the present invention is the provision of a cardboard box of the character described having live stripsof ribbon secured to the tworparts thereof, two
"strips to the bottoni Vpart and three to the part having free end cover part, two Vof the strips of said cover tiedfi'n a bow.
. A further object of the invention is the Y provision Vof a box of the character described obvious and in which is attractive in appearance and simple and inexpensive to manufacture.
Further objects ofthe invention are in part part will appearmore indetailhereinafter. e, v.
In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a perspective view M of a cardboard box `einboclying the present so The box illustrated inthe drawing co1n' Vprises: abottom part A and a cover partB,
said parts being of any suitable size and r r shape, such as square, and of any 'suitable sheet material, such as cardboard; The bottom part of the box ,includes a bot- `toni 1,0pposed side walls 2 and Sand opposed side walls 4 and 5. The cover part of the box includes atop 7, opposed side walls 8 and 9 adapted for telescopic relation with the Vside portions adapted to be Qppsedsidewausiio and `1i adapte-armen:
the boxbottom part.
seemed to the box barfpa'rt areftwo* strips of'relatively narrow ribbon, theintermediate portion 13 of one ribbon extending along the lower surface ofthe bottom'l and the endjportions 14' and lthereof extending l vertically along the ,outer surfaces of the iside `walls1l-and` 5 respectively, the extreme ends 4 16`=fandl 1"5"y of saidfend `portions being respec-` the "tops thereof:` The intermediate p'ortioii 18?' ofi `the other `ribbon ,extends*along-the lower surface of the bottom "l at substantial-1 iyrnght angles te the intefmeditivornop 13" of the `Hrstlribbonand the" end portions19` a'ndfrZO thereof esxteid1vertically*along the endportionsbng respectively*giudoryoth! verwise suitably-'secured to the' iniiersurfaces of `thejside walls `2` and at" the tops thereof;`
which 1 are 1 Lso i "positioned or l arranged that when the twol` parts ofthejbox arejassemf Y bled in telescopic relationgf asfindicatedf in Fig. 92,1 the ribbons of the cover part are in thfewempg- :0f-srelatively@mater ribben soA ing Lvertically along the outerl Isifirfaceof said l sidewall 10, and apo`rtion26 extending along the e upper surface of the* topf? and terminatingin an end portion "2T-free of"` connection to the box cover lpartq Asecond ribbiolnilias anlend29 gluedor` otherwise' suitably secured tolthe inner surfaceoftheside waiiwrifat thefbaoml-thereof,; lponionro` extending vertically along? the Vontersurface of said side wall 1l, and a. portion 31 extending along the upper surface of the top 7 and terminating in an end portion 32 free of connection to the box cover part. The third ribbon has its intermediate portion 33 extending along the upper surface of the top 7 above the ribbon portions 26 and 31, its end portions 34 and 35 extending vertically along the outer surfaces of the side walls 8 and 9 respectively and its extreme ends 36 and 37 respectively glued or otherwise suitably secured to the inner surfaces of the side -walls 8 and 9 at the bottoms thereof, all as clearly indicated in Fig. l.
The free end portions 27 and 32 of two of the cover ribbons areadapted to Vbe tied to.- gether in a bow, as indicated in Fig. 2, which bow is preferably tied by a clerk afterfmerchandise has been placed in the bottomvpart of the box for delivery to 'a customer. By leaving the free` endportions of these cover ribbons untied until this time,ithe cover part of the box can be more conveniently shipped or stored and the bow is in a freshlytied condition when the box reaches the customer,
as will be readily understood.
"IVhen the bottom and cover parts of the box are assembledin telescopic relation, as indicated inFig. 2, the vertically extending ribbon portions.25,30, 34 and 35 of the cover part are in `alignment with the vertically eX- tending ribbon portions 14, 15, 19V and 20-of the bottom part, Aso that thereris produced the desired effect of a two-piece box having its parts secured together by one or two ribbons encircling the boxV from opposite directions.
With the two parts of the box in such assembledv relation, the ends 24, 29, 34 and 35 of the threecover ribbons are held between the .outer surfaces ofthe -four'side walls of the box bottom part and the inner surfaces of the four side walls of the box cover part andthe ends 16, 17,21 and 22 of the two ribbons -of the box bottom part are vpositioned withinthe box. Therefore, if any ofthese ends should become detached fromthe box, theywould still be heldin proper position until the cover. part was removed. Y
That I claim is: g
`l. A box cover structure, comprising a box cover andthree ribbons associated' therewith, each of two of said ribbons having anlend permanently secured to said cover and -al free end, thethird ribbon having both of its ends permanently secured to said cover, the free ends of said two ribbons being tied in a bow about said third ribbon.
2. A structure as set .forth in claim 1, characterized in `that the third ribbon extends substantially normal to said two ribbons after the free ends ofsaid two'ribbons have been connected in a bow.
3. A box cover structure, comprising a box cover and three ribbons associated therewith,
termediate Vportion overlying portions of Y said two ribbons, the free ends of said two ribbons being tied in a bow about the intermediate portion of said third ribbon.
In testimony whereof I hereby aiix my signature. Y
FRANCIS M. CASE.