US 1807407 A
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May 26, 1931.:
w. J.' HQHNHoRsT PAPER FLOWERPOT Fledmig. 5, 1927 @Hamai '5) plants may be `supplied with Patented May 26, 1931 ENTo-FFICE i WILLIAM J'. HOI-IN HORST, 0F .ANCHORVILLE, MOHIGA PAPER rLowE'nror Application mea august 5, 1957; serial Nazwog.
My invention relates to a paper flower poty or container to be employed by florists for concealing the uns1ghtly appearance of the usual earthenware flower pots, that the potted a more attractive setting.
It is however yadapted to receive potted ants direct and may also be employed by orists when transferring the ball ofearth from the usual earthen pot for shipment to customers, thereby eliminating that item of expense in the cost of the plants.
If desired, the paper pot or container may be embossed or otherwise ornamented to add to its attractive appearance.
A further object of the invention is to provide the paper pot or container with a drainage hole in the bottom adapted to register with the drainage hole in the earthen flower pot that moisture from the latter may 'be discharged through the bottom of the paper container or pot without softening or otherwise damaging the latter', as might result if water remained in the paper container or pot.
One feature of the invention consists in either making the container or paper flower pot of waterproof material, or to coat the same with paraflin or other waterproof compound.
It is the purpose of this invention to make the paper containers or pots in standard sizes adapted to receive the usual commercial sizes of earthenware flower pots, the construction being such that no fastening device is required to clip or secure the paper container or pot to the earthen flower pot.
lVith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention further resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes may be made in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed without departing from the spirit of the same.
In the drawings accompanying this speciication:
vupper edge of said Figure 1 isa side elevation of the )a er container' or flower pot.
igure2 isa paper container or flower pot.
igure 3 is a similar cross-sectional view through an earthen flower pot housed within t e paper pot or container.
eferring now to the letters of reference pla-ced upon the drawings:
denotes an earthen flower pot of usual` construction, and B the drainage hole through the bottom of the latter. C denotes a paper container or flower pot constructed with a smooth flat bottom covering the underside of the earthen flower pot, that it may. protect the h1ghly polished surface of a paper covering usually employed` by florists to conceal the earthen pot. D is a horizolr tal flange with an upwardly directed outer rim terminating in an outwardly rolled beaded reinforcing edge E, at the top of t e paper container or pot,-to receive the corresponding rim-flange F, of an earthen pOt. The bottom of the paper container or pot is provided with a drainage hole G registering with the drainage hole B of the earthen flower p A ribbon H may be when filled directly lwith soil.
Having thus I c aim is:
l. In combination with an pot provided at its bottom with a drainage inforcing edge, substantially flush with the cross-sectional View of the described my invention, what earthen flower pot, saidh Yso beaded reinforcing edge being adapted to guide the entry of the earthen pot into the container.
2. A paper container comprising aY smooth, uncreased, undivided annular paper shell, with a drainage hole through the bottom of the shell; an outwardly extending horizontal ange, having an upwardly projecting outer rim; and a reinforcing stiffening band 0f ribbon encircling the paper shell, with the ends of the ribbon tied together forming an ornamental knot directly beneath the outwardly projecting flange, whereby said re inforcing band and ornamental knot. may be protected from accidental dislodgement and injury.
In testimony whereof I sign this specification.
WILLIAM J. HOHNHORST.