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Publication numberUS1800816 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1931
Filing dateDec 17, 1926
Priority dateDec 17, 1926
Publication numberUS 1800816 A, US 1800816A, US-A-1800816, US1800816 A, US1800816A
InventorsCooley Herbert E
Original AssigneeCooley Herbert E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1800816 A
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April 14, 1931.


retenes npr. i4, 193i mtlNlTD HER-BERT E. CUULE'Y, 01E' WEST BEND, 'RTISCONSIN conciernen Application lcd December 17, 1926. Serial No. 155,354.

This invention relates to a container eshilly designed and adapted. for use in oi igt1 stacking and shipping cheese, particularly American cheese.

il ylhe inost satisfactory container for cheese heretofore proposed is a nailed wood box which is becoming increasingly costly, which is undesirably heavy and which is difficult to au from temperature changes following refrigeration.. y

@ne of the principal objects of theA present invention is to provide a container for cheese having all of the advantages of a wood box 25' and all of the advantages of a liber carton and none of the disadvantages of either.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a light weight, comparatively inexpensive container for cheese which holds 3o up notwithstanding the action of moisture and grease or butter-fat and pa-raflin, which is ea'sily opened and which possesses ample strength, rigidity and insulating properties to protect the cheese at all times.

35 @ther objects and advantages reside in certain novel features of the construction, arrangement and combination of parts, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and lo in which:

Figure lis a group view in perspective showing a container embed' ing the present invention and illustrating t e parts thereof l pulled out and prior to assembly; Figure 2 is a vie-W in vertical section on line f" 2 of ligure 3;

igure 3 is a view in horizontal section on line 3-3 of Figure 2,`

Referring' to the drawing wherein for the ini salte of -illustration is shown one embodiment of the invention, it will be seen that the contaiuer comprises an outer ber carton designated generally at l and comprising a tubular body portion 2 which may be rectangular in cross section. The walls of the tubular 55 body portion 2 have integral flaps 3 at their upper end and similar flaps 4 at their lower end. This carton l is thus in all respects like the ordinarypaper, cardboard or fiber carton.

An inner insulating, protective and rein forcing liner 5 is provided and preferably is constructed of a single piece of thin sheetlike wood, in'order to not only reinforce and strengthen the container but also make it resistant to and non-softening under the action *35 of moisture or the action of grease or butterfat or paraffin. `While having these advantages the liner 5 is of light weight and the aggregate weight of the liner and the carton is less than that of the ordinary nailed wood 7@ box. vThe body portion of the liner 5 is folded or bent to provide a wall for each Wall of the body portion of the carton and in the present embodiment of the invention the liner has four walls which are a part of a 75 single continuous piece of wood. This construction is obtained by cutting a single piece of wood along lines 6 which correspond to the corners of the body portion of the carton, and then folding or bending the single piece 50 of wood about the lines of cut 6. Each cut jd does not extend entirely through the material of the liner but leaves a skin or thickness of i Wood suficent to provide a sort of a hinge connection between adjacent walls.A As shown in S5 Figures 2 and 3 the walls of the liner snugly engage the walls of the body portion of the carton and the edges of the ends of the piece of wood making up the liner 5 abut as indicated in 7 in Figure 3, whereby to provide the eo positive structure of the liner in strengthening and reinforcing relation to the bodyI portion of the carton. The flaps 4 in the lower end of the carton are held in closed position by racking7 riveting or otherwise suitably Se- 95 curing these flaps 4 to a lower end plate 8 of thin sheet-like Wood. In the drawing tacks 9 are employed for this purpose. As shown in Figure 2 the lower end of the body of 5 of the liner rests on the margin of the lower end er plate 8. The upper end of the body of the of the liner and held in position by the end liner is engaged by the margin of an upper iaps at the upper end of the carton.

end plate 10, also constructed of thin sheet- In Witness whereof, I hereto affix my siglike Wood. The flaps 3 bear down on this end nature.

plate and are held in such position by strip HERBERT E. COOLEY. 70 .l1 of adhesive tape or other suitable fasteny ing means.

lVith this construction the entire inner surface' of the carton is lined by thin sheet-like j Wood which effectively resists the attackl of grease or butterfat orpara'in. These substances never reach the fiber carton but are arrested by the Wood liner. The Wood liner stands up even when subjected to the action j of the grease or butterfat or paraffin, al-

Vthough the fiber of the carton would soften and break down Were it subjected to the action of these substances. The Wood lining likewise stands up when subjected to the action of moisture and the structural integrity of the container is maintained notwithstanding the action of moisture thereon. It is to be understood that containers of this character are particularly liable to be subjected to the action of moisture as after cold storage 9o or other refrigeration to which stored cheese is usually subjected a moisture or sweat of condensation accumulates on the container as incident to the temperature changes Whichis involved in the removal of the container of 95 j cheese from cold storage.

The container is light in Weight and is far less costly than the ordinary nailed Wood boxes. j

Another important advantage resides in i the fact that the container may be easily opened with the hand or an ordinary knife since it is designed to be closed and sealed by 'a strip of ordinary adhesive tape or the like.

The invention claimed is:

1. A container for cheese comprising` an outer liber carton having a body portion and end flaps, and a liner constructed entirely of thin sheet-likewood and vcomprising a body j portion snugly itted in the body portion of the carton, an end plate permanenty fastened to the iaps at one end of the carton and engaged by the adjacent end of the body portion of the liner, and an end plate engaging the other end of the 4body portion of the liner and held in-position by the adjacent iiaps when such flaps are secured in closed position. 2. A container for cheese comprising an outer liber carton having a body portion made 120 up of angularly disposed Walls and end iaps carried by said walls, a single piece'liner of thin sheet-like Wood folded to provide connected angularly disposed sections itted flush against thewalls of the body portion of the l container, a bottom plate of lthin sheet-like Wood secured to the end flaps at the bottom of the carton, the lower end of the liner resting on the bottom late, and a top plate of thin sheet-like Woo engaged with the upper end

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U.S. Classification229/122.22, 426/130, 229/122.33, 206/525, 229/103.11, 229/199.1
International ClassificationB65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5092
European ClassificationB65D5/50D6