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Publication numberUS1856634 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1932
Filing dateMar 13, 1930
Priority dateMar 13, 1930
Publication numberUS 1856634 A, US 1856634A, US-A-1856634, US1856634 A, US1856634A
InventorsHartig Jeannette S
Original AssigneeHartig Jeannette S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Confection container
US 1856634 A
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J. S. HARTIG GONFECTION CONTAINER Filed MaICh.l3, 1930 May 3, 1932.


CONFECTION CONTAINER Application led March 13, 1930. Serial No. 435,446.

The object of my invention is to provide a sectional container for confections, such as candy, candied fruits, bonbons, small cakes,

shelled nuts, and the like, consisting of a I series of trays adapted for use as serving trays as well as for constituting a container in which the confections are packed, and

upon opening the package the confections,

as they were packed in the trays and without .l disturbance or rearrangement, can be served directly from the container trays used as serving trays.

VIn the accompanying drawings, which are shown for the purpose of illustration only,

F ig. 1 is a part side elevational view and partsectional view of one form of container embodying my invention;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the tray shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross section of a form similar to that shown in Fig. 1, but in addition is provided with a locked separator;

Fig. 4 is a sectional detail view taken on the lines 4-'4 of Fig. 8;

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 1 of a container in which the upper member is used as a cover only, and the separator is of tray form, and such separator tray and the bottom cover are adapted to be used as serving trays;


Fig. 6 is a fragmentary section of a modified form showing three packaging trays together with a separator, each of the three trays being adapted for direct use in serving the confections packed therein.

The container 10 illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 consists of a lower substantially dish-form tray 12, a similar inverted upper tray 14, and al substantially flat separator 16 placed between said trays 12 and 14 to form a twocompartment container.

The trays and separator are preferably formed of pasteboard, composition board, i or any other inexpensive material, and may be coated with a metallic paint, such as gold or silver, to give the appearance of an eX- pensive metal'tray, or decorated in any desired manner.

The edge formation of the trays and separator is such that they i'it snugly together in such manner as to give substantially an interlocking relation. For example, flange 18 of the bottom tray 12 may comprise the upwardly extending or beaded portion 20,

the edge of separator 16 may terminate in the downwardly extending marginal part 22 adapted to extend out and down over the beaded member 2O of tray 14, and the upper tray 12 be provided with substantially an ogee iiange 24 to engage and fit over the similarly molded margin 22 of separator 16.

Before packing with the desired confection, shown in the drawings as candy, the upper tray 14 is placed in the same relative position as the tray 12. A soft tissue 26 may be placed in the trays before filling with the candies, as shown in Fig. 1, or the candies may be placed directly in the tray as shown in Fig. 5. A pad 28 of soft puffed paper is placed over the candy which, along with the tissue 20, would entirely surround the candy in the form shown in Fig. 1 and protect same.

The separator 16 is now placed over the filled tray 14, with marginal portions 22 and f 24 in engagement, then the tray and separator 16 thereon are inverted and placed over the lilled lower tray 12, the whole taking the form shown in Fig. 1.

The outer edge of the separator 16 projects beyond the trays 12 and 14 for the purpose of obtaining a firm l'inger grip on the separator to hold same securely against the open face of the tray 14, when the filled tray 14 is being inverted for removal from or being placed on the lower tray 12.

After the trays are filled and put together, they are held secure by means of a ribbon 30 which is passed around the container 10 with its two ends brought together atl the top and fastened, as by means of a snap fastener 29', the cap and plug of which are secured to opposite ends of the ribbon. A bow 32 is formed from a separate piece of ribbon and stitched over the capped end of the ribbon 30 to conceal the snap fastener and give the appearance of a bow-tied package. Retaining notches 34 in the periphery of the separator prevent the ribbon 30 from slipping.

Upon removal of the ribbon or other fastening means, the candy is served direct as l packaged fromI the tray l2 and also from tray 14 when inverted and the separator 16 then removed.

In Figs; 3 and 4 I have shown another form ofV construction in which .the lower tray 12a has. a bead 20a 'formed near the edge, said beadV 20a engaging the recessed portionv of a similar bead 22a on the upper tray 14a. The

thereto and permit the uppertray of can'dy toy be removed without necessity for manually holding the separator 16a against said tray 14?' asin the form shown in'Figs. 1 and 2. IIn the forms of Figs. 3 and 4 the candy is lserved from the trays 12a and 14a as before, except that to remove the separator 16a'from off the kinverted-tray 14a the tongues 36 are disengaged from-'the holes 38.

In Fig. y5 I have illustrated another form which consists of ay lower tray 40, a separafor smaller candies such as hardcandies or the like.

The containers are preferably circular when viewed in plan, as indicated in Fig. 2, but other shapes may also be used.

Candy packaged in these containers is very convenient to use, as by hostesses at bridge parties where each individual tray of candy can be taken as it comes from the package and placed directly on the card table.


As -a new article of manufacture, a vendible candy package comprising a member of substantially dishform with candy in place therein, a second member of substantially dish form' with candy packed therein and inverted, a separator-sheet between the first and second named members, and means passing about 'said members for V'securing same together.y

'In testimony whereof, I have signed my name hereto.


tor 42 and a cov-er 44. The candy is servedV vfrom the separator 42 and lower tray 40,

while the 'upper member .or cover 44, which was ay serving tray in the forms previously described, is here used as a cover only. In

this construction both'tiers of candy are in 'an upright position, whereas in the forms rpreviously described theupper tray of candy as packed wasxin an inverted position.

- Y Y The separator 42 has an inverted V-'shaped circular ridge v.46 adjacenty to its margin, the

space 48 within said ridge 46 forming avrec-eptacle for the candy, while the marginal -part 49 projecting beyond said ridge forms a supportingy surface for the cover 44. 'l`he depression 50y formed beneath the ridge 46 isadapted to receive the edge 52 of the lower tray 40.Vr Thus, the three part`s-40,` 42 and 44 are substantially locked or held together and lateral displacement' prevented.

After packing with the desiredA confection the container of Fig. 5 is held secure by means of a ribbon 30 which engagesnotches 34 in the separator 42, theends of the ribbon being then brought together and fastened by meansof a snap fastener 29 terminating in a notch 56 on the surface of a knob 58 secured to the cover 44. Knob 58`is adapted to be 'used in removing said cover 44.

Inl the form shown in F ig. 6 I have provided a three-compartment*container which Y,

l is composed of an inverted upper tray 60, an p intermediate tray 62 and a lower tray 64 with a separator 66 placed between the upper and vintermediate trays 60 'and 62. |The intermediatetray 62 rests upon'a should-er 68 pro-- vided in the lower tray 64, and the separator 66 is 'shouldered at'7'0 where it 1fits over the intermediate tray 62. The addition. `of the intermediate tray provides a compartment

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U.S. Classification426/124, 206/525, 206/526, 426/123
International ClassificationB65D25/04, B65D77/00, B65D77/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D25/04, B65D77/08
European ClassificationB65D77/08, B65D25/04