US 1860567 A
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P. F. BOEYE May 31, 1932.
S EPARATOR Filed Oct. 17, 1929 glwuentoo Patented May 31,; 1932 UNITED STATES.
PATENT? OFFICE PAUL neonxn, or sr. PAUL, ummssora, ASSIGNO 'ro WALDOBF rune rnonuc'rs COMPANY, on ST. mun, nmnnsora, neon RATION" or mmom snramron Application'illed October), 1929. Serial No. 400,308;
My invention relates to separators used in conjunction with. boxes for separatlngvarlous- Y articles packed within the same, and has for its object to provide a separator which may be readily used with-any type of box structure.
7 Another object of the invention resides in providing a separator having intersecting flanges for dividing the box into more than two compartments.
A still further object of the invention resides in forming said flanges byfolding the stock from which the separator is made intermediate its edges in two different directions to cause the flanges to intersect one another.
A feature of the invention resides in constructing the flanges by doubling over portions of the stock from which the separator made to cause the exposed edges of said flanges to have a smooth rounded form.
Anobject of the invention resides in folding the stock from which the separator is made in one direction along one line, and in further folding the stock in the opposite di rection along outer lines spaced from and on either side of said first named line to form one of said flanges, and to further fold the stock along similar lines extending at an angle to'said first named lines to form another of said flanges.
Another object of the invention resides in severing the stock at the portions thereof intercepted by both sets of outer lines to free said flanges from one another to permit of the folding of the same in intersecting relation with respect to one another. a
A still further object of the invention resides in severing the stock at the intercepted portion of the blank to form separate flange sections and to leave tabs upon one or more of said flange sections adapted to engage with one or more of the other flange sections to assist in holding said flange sections in outstanding position.
Another object of the invention resides in constructing the sections of one of said flanges telescoping so as to hold the portions thereof from relative movement when in erected position.
A feature of the invention resides in sev-' ering the stock from which the separator is made in such a manner as to completely prevent waste of material.
Other objects of the invention reside in' the details of construction thereof, the method of formation, and in the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter illustrated and/or described.
In the drawings:
. Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a box illusmy'invention thereto.
Fig. 2 is a developed view of theblank from which the separator is constructed.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the blank partially folded.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the completely folded blank isolated from the box with which the same is used. I
In the packing; of cans, jars and similar articles for shipment where, a number of such articles are placed in. a single container or box, it becomes highly important to separate and cushion the articles to prevent injury to the same when the boxes are handled. The present invention forms a simple and practical separator fulfilling these requirements which may be readily installed in any existing box structure, and which will divide the same into compartments to receive a number of articles, and hold the same properly separated to prevent injury thereto or breakage thereof.
trating an application of an embodiment of For the purpose of illustrating the appliupper and lower edges ofthesevarious walls are flaps 14" which may befolded over along score lines 15 and glued together to form the top and bottom for the box. As previously stated; the invention may be used "with anytype of box structure, and it will hence readily become apparent that boxes constructed of to fit snugly within the interior of the box A and to he upon the bottom thereof. This body member has. issuing outwardly therefrom two flanges 42 and 43 which are disposed intermediate the edges-of said body member and which'intersect one another, as indicated. 7
The separator is constructed from a blank of cardboard, corrugated board-or other similar material" which I have designated at B in Fig. 2. This blank is formed with three longitudinal score marks 16, 17 and 18 which extend completely across the sheet from the edge 27 to the edge 128 and which are spaced from one another a distance equal to the height of the flange structure tobe formed thereby when the sheet is folded along said score marks. At right angles to these score marks areother score marks 19, 20 and 21 which'extend transversely of the sheet from one of the edges 22 thereof and up to the score mark 16. Similar score marks 23, 24 and 25 extend from the o posite edge 26 0f the sheet to the score mark 18. In addition to these various score marks, the blank is cut the blank is divided into portions 33, 34,
and 36 which when the blank is folded into final form constitutes the body member or base 41 for the separator In addition, the said blank is divided into portions 37 38, 39 and 40 which when folded constitute flange sections forming the'flanges 42 and 43.
Due to the particular arrangement of the lines of severance28, 29 and 30, the flange sections 37 and 39 terminate in tabs 31 and 32 which serveto hold the same in alignment and to stiffen and reinforce the separator structure, as will be presently described.
. In the erection of the separator, the blank B is first folded along the score marks 20 and then swung outwardly at right angles tosaid flange along the score marks 1923 and 2l25, giving the strueturmthe appearance shown in Fig. 3. Inthis p9 ition, the flaps 31 and 32 are caused to overlapeach other and the adjoining flangesections, as shown. The separator is then folded along score marks 17 to bring the body portions 34 and against the body portions 33 and 36mspectively, and the said portions fold outwardly along the'score marks 18 and 16 to cause the folded structure to take the form shown in Fig.-4.' It will be noted that when so folded, the flaps 31 and 32 still overlap one another and the adjoining flange sections and when so dis osed serve to maintain sections 37 and 39 o flange 43 in ali nment. When so folded, the separator may in the box in which it is to be used u on the bottom thereof as clearly shown in i 1. It is to be noted that the dimensions 0 the body portions 33, 34, 35 and 36 are such as to cause the ed es 22, 26, 27 and 128 of the separator to t snugly against the side and end walls of the box proper so as to maintain the flanges 42 and 43 in erect position and to cause the parts thereof to lie close to one another forming a rigid and unitary flange construction. It is to be further noted that the edges 44 of the flanges 42 and 43 are formed by the bending over of the portions of the stock constituting the said flanges so that the said edges are smooth and rounded permit ting of the ready insertion of the articles to be packed in the box, thus eliminating the difliculty encountered when raw and rou h edges are employed which readily catch t e objects and hinder the user in the packing of the articles within the box.
In the use of the invention, the box is first erected and the bottom thereof lued up. One of the se arators, such as in icated at B, is then fol ed in the manner describedto cause the flanges thereof to extend outwardly from the body of the separator. The same is then inserted into the box occupying the osition shown'in Fig. 1. The cans or ot or articles to be packed are next inserted into the b0. and on either side of theflanges 42 and 4 which serve to separate the same from one another. Another separator similar to separator B is then erected in the same'manner and applied to the upper portion of the box with the flanges thereof depending from the body portion of the separator and extending between the articles in complemental relation with respect to the separator shown in the drawings. The flaps 14 at the upper per tion of the box may be then folded over and glued together to completel close the box. When the parts are so assem led the articles within the box become firmly held in place and sepapited from one another to prevent 1n uryo'r damage to the same.
y invention is advantageous in that a simple and elfective device is proyided for performing-the desired functions. The device can be used in conjunction with almost any box construction, making it possible to install the same in boxes such as are now readily available. The flanges of the separator have smooth rounded edges so that the articles are easily inserted into the box and guided into proper telescoping ange are held in alignment through the overlapping tabs While the sections of the other flange are more or less held in proper position through frictional engagement with the first named flange. In this manner, the flanges remain properly positioned so that the articles may be readily placed in the box. Due to the particular construction of the flanges, the same are formed of a double thickness of material, thereby V providing ample packing or cushioning between the cans or articles and absolutely preventing breakage or injury of the same due to rough handling of the box.
Changes in the specific form of my invention, as herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having described my, invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is: v
.1. A unitary separator for boxes comprising in its ultimate form co-planer base members and upstanding flanges occupying intersecting right angular planes, said separator consisting of a blank scored along three equidistant lines in each of two intersecting zones, said blank being formed with an H- shaped slit, the outer scores in the first zone being in linear continuation of the leg portions of said slit, and the intermediate score traversing the par portion of the slit and being continuous up to said slit, the intermediate score in the second zone being in linear continuation of said bar portion of said slit, and the outer scores in said second zone terminating at their inner ends at the extremities of the leg portions of said slit, the blank being adapted to be doubled upon itself along the scores in the two zones to form the separating flanges, the folds in the first zone being adapted to overlap one another between the ends of the folds in the second zone.
2. A separator comprising a body member of foldable material, said member being doubled back upon itself and folded to form a body portion with two outstanding intersecting flanges, said flanges being each divided intermediate their ends into two sections, the sections of one flange being spaced osition. The sections of the i 3. A separator comprisin a body member of foldable material, said bo y member being doubled back upon itself and folded to form a body portion with two outstanding intersecting flanges, said flanges being each divided intermediate their ends into two sections, the adjoining ends of the sections of one of said flanges forming tabs adapted to telescope with one another when the tab is folded and to resist longitudinal bending of said flange when in folded position.
In testimony whereof I have aflixed'my signature to this specification.
. PAUL F. BOEYE.
from one another and the sections of the other lying adjacent one another, before the separator is folded, the adjoining portions of the