US 1833419 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
l Nov. 24, 1931. c. GRossEN 1,833,419
COMBINED GONTAINER AND PROTECTIVE PAD Filed Aug. 9, @.929 2 Sheets-Sheet l Wa/ty!- Jaz?. 7
2 Sheets-Sheet 2 l l l l l l l I G. GROSSEN Filed Aug. 9. 1929 l/ l y.-
COMBINED CONTAINER AND PROTECTIVE PAD Nov. 24, 1931.
rat-entes Net. l24, 1931 I GQTLLIEB GROSSER', 0F WASHINGTON', DISTRICT 0F .COLUMBIA fcomrnnn CONTAINER ANn-rnornc'rrvn rm) e p application mea gunt 9, 1929. serial No. 384,575.
The present invention relates to improvements in accessories for use more particularly in restaurants and lunch rooms.
The primary object of the present invention is to provide a combined container and protective pad which when assembled to form a carton, will conceal silverware wrapped 1n a v napkin when the articles are placed w1th1n the carton so as to protect the same from any forei matter, thus promoting sanitation and urther providing a compact container for lthe silverware that will present a neat appearance when placed on the table or counter. A' further and important object of the invention is to rovide a structure of the above mentioned c aracter wherein the container when unfolded to permit the removal of thewrapped silverware therefrom, will provide a protective ad for the reception of hot dishes, the pa being adapted to assume a iiat position on the table.
. A further and important object is pro-v vide a combined container and protective pad wherein the inner face of the blank fromwhich the carton and pad is constructed may v carry suitable advertising indicia as well as the menu whereb when the -pad is laid out Hat on the table, t e person seated at the table 3 or counter will. have a full view of such reading matter.
, Another imortant object is to provide a device of the a ove mentioned character that will become a part of the sanitary service 5 system sought to be carried o ut in restaurants andv lunch rooms, the device being further simple in construction, inexpensive, strong and durable.
o Other objects advantages of the invention( will become apparent as the nature of the invention proceeds and when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.
In the accompanying drawings, forming ay part of this specification and in which like .numerals designate like yparts throughout the several views:
Figure 1 represents a perspective view of the device embodying my invention, showing 5 the same as it will appear when placed on vblank from which the container and protec- .lhot dishes are placed thereon.
-2. Similar score lines 3 are formed in the a table, the cellophane or the transparent covering for lthe carton not being shown.
Figure 2 is a lanf view ofthe blank show-1 ing the same lai out in a flat position to form a protective pad, and also illustrating the manner in which advertising matter 1s arranged on the innerface of the pad.
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view through the container.
Figure 4 is an end elevation thereof.
, Figure 5 isa longitudinal sectional view taken approximately on the line 5-5 of Figl ure 4, looking in the direction ofthe arrows.
Fi res 6 to 8, inclusive, show the steps taken incident to the folding of the container. In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of l illustration is shown the preferred embodi ment' of my invention, the numeral 1 `designates a substantially rectangular shaped tivepa-d is formed. This blank is probably formed of cardboard of a suitable thickness and upon referring to Figure 2 of thedrawings, it will be observed that the respective corners of the blank are cut away. The outer face of the blank may be covered with an suitable waterproof material and by provi ina blank of a suitabiethickness, the same w act as a heat resisting pad for the purpose of protecting the finish of a table when The pad or blank'is formed adjacent its pers ective longitudinal edges with the lon- `gitu 'nally extending weakened or score lines inner face of the cardboardblank, the last mentioned score lines extending transversely of the blank between the longltudinal score lines 2 and-upon referring to Figure 2 of the drawings, it will be'observed that the transverse score lines '3 are each disposed in parallel spaced relation with respect to' each other, a suitable distance apart, whereby to form a plurality of panels or side forming portions denoted by the numeral 4.
. The longitudinal edge'portions of the blank 'are formed also with score lines 5, the same extending in divergingrelation'from the respective longitudinal score lines 2 to the .outer Side edges of the blank as clearly indicated 10 j connecting portion 7 between the adjacent end forming flaps 6.
Upon referring to Figure 2 of the drawings, it will be' observed that substantially trapezoid'alwebs connect the endmost side panels with the end flaps of the adjacent side panels. Furthermoregeach of the trapezoidal webs is `provided with a score linethat is arranged in such a manner as to forma triangle and a trapezium. 4
The provision of the triangular connecting Webs between the adjacent end flaps and the trapezoidal webs will permit the end flaps to of a. community and the -2"0 bevdisposedin overlappingv relation with respect to each other when the container is assembled to provide closures for the respective ends of the container. e
- Each panel or side forming portion 4 may bemarked olf on its inner face to form advertising spaces 8 that may be of any suitable size and suitable advertising indicia indicated at 9 may be printed. or otherwise arranged in the respective spaces. In a similar manner,
each end forming flap 6 may be adapted to receive indicating indicia of any desirable na-' ture,'the purpose of such ein-arrangement be'- ing to enable the manufacture or purchaser of the device to make a profit on the container and at the same time enable the user to be- -come acquainted with the various merchants particular merchandise sold by them. D -A If desired, the inner face of the pad may be marked olf to provide a space in which may be arranged the menu of the restaurant .or lunch room using these devices and when the -pad is laid flat on the table after the silverware has been removed from the container, the various reading matter will be presented to voiew tothe customer.
Also the end panels may carry toothpicks and matches as shown in Figure 2 for the convenience of the customer.
The device 'when used as a container or' carton for receiving silverware wrapped in ya napkin is preferably of triangular formation as shown in Figure 1, `although itis to be understood that I do not wish to limit myself to the particular shape of the container. In folding the blank, the wrapped silver-- 'ware is placed on the'flat blank on one of the panels 4 and then ,one end 'of the blank is score'line and subsequently, the endflaps 6 folded upwardly along the adjacenttrans- -verse score line 3 after which the next ad-v jacent panel is folded on the next adjacent are folded inwardly, the triangular portions 7 permitting the respective end formlng flaps to overlap 'each-other as suggested by the steps sh'own in Figures 6 to 8, inclusive, and when the several panels and the end forming flaps as well as the' triangular portions 7 have been properly folded, a triangular shaped container will be formed that will entirely conceal the wrapped silverware, the end forming flaps 6 overlapping each other to entirely close the ends of the container. ,For the purpose vof further protectingthe wrapped silverware against germs and other foreign matter, a piece of cellophane or other transparent material that is attached at one edge to the outer' face of the blank may be wrapped around the triangular shaped container and sealed. This will form a'. compact carton that will present a neat appearance when placed on a table 'or counter and if demanufactured and sold at a very low cost and-furthermore,the containers may be initially manufactured ina fiat condition and instructions ma accompany a supply of these blanks in ormin the purchaser how to fold the blanks in orming the container for the silverware. Furthermore, the adver tisements appearing on the pad will pay for the cost of manufacture and will furthermore furn'ish -readin` matter for the customers while waiting Ier theirorders to be filled.
While I have `shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood, that various changes in the size, lshape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the 'spirit of the invention or the'scope yof the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as :new is: i
Y 1; A container formed from a single blank of material provided with score liness arranged'to form bendable side forming panels and end forming flaps .at the respective ends of each panel, substantially triangular connecting webs betweenl the adjacent end flaps,
and substantially trapezoidal webs connectrelation with respectto each other when the container is assembled to provide closures for the respective lends of the container.
2. A container-'formed from a single blank i ofl material provided with score lilies arranged to form bendable side forming panels and end forming Haps at the respective ends of each panel, substantially triangular connecting webs between the adjacent end flaps, substantially trapezoidal webs connectin the endmost side panels with the end aps o the adjacent side panels, each of said trapezoidal Webs being provided with a, score line arranged to form a triangle and a trapezium,
said end forming iaps being disposed 1n overlapping relation with respect to eacli other when the container is assembled to provide closures for the respective ends of the container.
In testimony whereof aix my si ature.
GOTTLIEB GR() SEN.