US 1813256 A
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Patented July 7, 1931 AUNITED STATESh PATENT OFFICE LAURENT V. RADIUS, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO I-IINDU INCENSE MFG. OO.,
OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIYS BOX Application filed May 1, 1929. Serial No. 359,508.
This invention relates to boxes for the storage and shipment of fragile articles, such as pieces of incense. The principal object of the present invention is to provide cushioning means of novel form for the articles, whereby they may be safely shipped without danger of breakage. Another object is to provide a cheap, simple and edective cushioning means in a cardboard box for cushioning the articles therein.
The invention consists in a cardboard box having a cover provided with cushioning means comprising a relatively stiii' piece of paper or light card of greater dimension in one direction than the corresponding dimension of the cover and contained in the cover in a bowed or convexed condition, whereby when the cover is closed down upon the box, a slight yielding pressure is applied to the contents whereby they are kept from rattling and shifting about in the box. The invention further consists in the several novel features hereinafter fully set forth and claimed.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cardboard box embodying a simple form of the invention showing the cover open;
Fig. 2 is a vertical cross section thereof;
Fig. 3 is a vertical crosssection showing the cover closed; and
Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal fragmental section of the box.
Referring to said drawings, the reference character 5 designates the box proper and 6 the cover which ishinged thereto along one side. The box and cover are formed of cardboard in the customary manner, and are suitably decorated with artistic designs having advertising matter displayed thereon. Preferably the boxvis shallow and the sides 7 of the cover partly overlie the sides 8 of the box when closed and abut against shoulders 9 on the box. Usually a corrugated piece 10 is placed on the bottom of the box and a false bottom llof cardboard is placed on the corrugated piece 10.r
In its present form, the box is used for storage and shippinl triangular shaped pieces of incense 12 which are placedside by side in the box, as is seen in Fig. 1, but inasmuch as the incense pieces are friable or fragile,
they are not packed tightly in the box. Preferably, they are placed in two rows, one row on each side of a partition 13 formed by bending up the cardboard false bottom midway between its side edges. Asheet of tin foil 14 or other light material, is usually lwrapped around the incense'pieces. When of less dimension in the, other direction,
whereby when placed in the cover it is held in an outwardly bowed or convex condition. In the present instance, the width of the resilient piece 15 is greater than the width of the cover and when inserting it into the cover, it is bowedl slightly and permitted to spring against the inner faces of the sides of the4 cover. It is held in the cover by its own elasticity, since its side edges are pressed against the inner faces of the sides by reason of its tendency to straighten out.
The width of the resilient piece 15 should be so proportioned with respect to the Width of the cover that when the coverv isl closed -down upon the box, the flexible piece 15 will be flattened slightly under the pressure upon the contents of the box, but its width should not be so great that it is likely to buckle under the pressure. When the cover is closed, the pressure of the resilient strip upon the articlesl is sufficient to prevent them from rattling or as 'r shifting about in the box, thereby eliminating.
the possibility of breakage of the fragile incense pieces. v
The flexible piece 15 may be suitably ornamented and may bear advertising data or other legends. By reason of its inherent resilient quality, vit remains attached to the cover when the latter is opened. Being shorter than the cover, the resilient piece passes by the ends of the box and enters the lnterior thereof when the cover is being closed and is not likely to become detached 5 from the cover when the latter is raised.
I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
A rectangular shallow box having a lengthwise extending flat false bottom therel in lying parallel with the bottom of the box and formed with a centrally locatedupstanding rib dividin said box into two parallel compartments or receiving a layer of fiat fra 'le pieces of incense, a cover hin ed to l sai box and telescoping thereon, and a owed piece of resilient cardboard of greater width than the width of the cover and of less length than the length of the cover contained in the cover and held therein by its inherent flexibility, said resilient card being adapted to enter the box when the cover is closed and apply a light pressure over a substantial portion of the fragile pieces, whereby7 they are held in a flat condition upon the iiat false bottom of the box. Y
LAURENT V. RADKUS.