US 1865159 A
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June 28, 1932. A. A. ADAMSON 1,365,159
MANUFACTURE OF CIGAR BOXES AND THE LIKE Filed Nov. 27, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 7 I '3 if? r 1 4 2 20 INVENTOR fig; ATTORNEY J ne 932- A. A. ADAMSQN 1,8 5, 59
MANUFACTURE OF CIGAR BOXES AND THE LIKE Filed Nov. 27, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 1;: 14 io\i i ills ATTORNEY BY v Patented June 28, 1932 i A UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE,
ALLAN A. ADAMSON, OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, T AUTOKRAFT BOX CORPORATION, OF LIMA, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE MANUFACTURE OF CIGAR BOXES AND THE LIKE Application filed November 27, 1929. Serial No. 410,206.
The present invention relates to the manufacture of cigar boxes and the like, and an object of the invention is to manufacture such boxes in a manner toobtain less factory cost,
to require a minimum amount of factory equipment and less factory space, and to eliminate the time element in manufacturing due to awaiting the drying of pasted parts. Another object of the invention is to provide a construction which will not require a hinging strip. Still another object of the invention is to provide a-self displaying cover or lid. A further object of the invention is to provide abox with a hinged lid so connected to the body that it will not crack/a label which covers the inner face of the lid andextends over the hinge and is secured to the inner face of the rear wall of the box body. A still further object of the invention is to provide a box construction which will permit the wrapping and the lining of the lid before the box body is formed. Still another and fur ther object of the invention is to provide for the manufacture of the box by a continuous process so that it may be started and completed in a single day under the same humide ity and temperature conditions. Still another and further object is to utilize the wrap for the box body as a cover for the hinge of the lid.
To these and other ends, the invention CQII'. sists of certain parts and combinations of parts all of which will be hereinafter described: the novel features being pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings:-
Fig. 1 shows a cigar box embodying the present invention in endcele'vation with the lid ,or' cover closed v Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the lid or cover in closed position; p
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the combined body and lid blank after scoring or grooving, the inner face being lined; 1
Fig. t is a similar view showing the outside wrap applied to the lid;
ig. 5 is a similar view showing the label attached to the inner face of the lid, and exand onto the inner face of the lid, all parts of the wrap being adhesively secured to the lid.
tending over the hinge onto and secured to the inner face of the rear wall;
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one of the end walls;
Fig. 7 shows the box body and lid partially assembled inperspective, the'lid being partially broken away;
Fig. 8 is a plan view of an outside wrap for the box body;
Fig. 9 is. an enlarged section showing the manner in which the wrapping machine applies the outside wrap, the portion of the wra which covers the hinge being left free;
Fig. 10 is a fragmentary section showing the final operation of covering the outer face of the lid -hinge; and
Fig. 11 is a fragmentary section showing another embodiment of the. invention in which the hinge is covered on the outside by an extension on the outside lid wrap.
In the illustrated embodiment of the invention, a blank of paper or similar board is first lined at 1 with a sheet of paper of good quality, preferably whiteistock. This board is then cut or grooved on the lined side to provide two V shaped grooves 2, and on the opposite or outer side, to provide a groove having a wall 3 at right angle to the plane of the board, and a wall 4 at an oblique angle to the plane of the board, this groove not passing into the lining material 1, so that there is provided from the blank, a front wall section 5, a bottom wall section 6, a rear wall section 7, and a lid section 8.
While the blank is still in a flat condition, the lid section is provided with an outside wrap 9 covering the outer face of the lid and having three flaps or extensions 10 bent around the'side andfront edges of the lid The outside wrap preferably extends to but not into the hinge groove having the walls 3 and 4.
- After the outside wrapping of the lid and still while it is in a flat condition the inside liner or label is applied. This label has a portion 11 covering and adhesively secured to the inner face of the lid and an extension 12 which projects onto and is adhesively secured to the inner face of the rear wall 7.
After the lining and wrapping of the lid while the blank is in a flat condition, the box is assembled. Two end walls 13 are provided, each preferably formed of wood stock and lined-at 14 with a paper stock like the lining 1, so as to match the latter in material and color.
The blank is folded on the scored lines and nailed to the end sections 13.
The box body is now wrapped on the outside, preferably by the wrap shown in Fig. 8, comprising a bottom section 15 for the outer face of'the bottom of the box, end sections 16 for the outer faces of the end walls, front section 17 for the outer face of the front wall and rear section 18 for the outer face of the rear wall. The sections 16 and 17 have reduced extensions 19 for covering the upper edges of the front and the end walls and for turning down on the inner faces of said wall, whereas, the section 18 has an extension 20 of equal widththerewith for covering the outer face of the rear wall, the outer face of the I hinge of the lid and to extend over the lid adjacent the hinge;
All parts of one face of the blank shown in Fig. 8 are provided with an adhesive and the blank is applied by a wrapping machine while the lid is in an upright position as shown in Fig. 9. The upper portion of the section 18 and its extension 20 are not affixed to the box on this operation. Immediately the box. comes from the wrapping machine, the lid is closed, and the loose portion of the wrap shown in Fig. 9 is adhesively secured to cover the outside of the lid hinge and to extendonto the lid. 7
It will be noted that this invention does away with any hinging strip or piece, due to the fact that the rear wall of the box and the lid are formed from a single blank. This blank, in this instance, also includes the bottom and the front wall but-this is not necessary in all instances. The hinge is formed by a scoring operation in the blank and the paper liner 1 serves to strengthen the hinge. At the same time the hinge is scored the blank may be scored to provide the bottom and the front walls. Owing to the fact that the walls of the hinge notch are,.one perpendicular to the plane of .the blank and the other at an oblique angle, the lid, when opened, assumes an angular display position as is shown in Fig. 2. The lid is wrapped on the outside and labeledon the inside before the box is completed and the label extends over the hinge to further strengthen the latter. The hinge is in the plane of the inner faces of the rear wall and lid so that there is no tendency for the label to break as when the label extends over the upper edge of the rear wall. The outer face of the hinge is covered-by an extension on the box body wrap which also acts to strengthen the hinge. There is also no tendency for this hinge covering tocrack the lid 8 and the rear wall 7] over the hinge while the lid and the rear wall lie in a single plane as shown in Fig. .3. In this form the outside wrap 18 has no hinge covering extension and the box comes from the outside body wrapping machine in completed condition with the outside wrap overlapping the extension 20.
The operations on the lid are completed before the formation of the box body so that it is possible to maintain a large number of blanks fully labelled and wrapped in the lid portion in a small storage space awaiting trade demands, and when desired only the nailing and outside wrapping operations are required. The boxes, after outside wrapping, are ready for shipment. The box only requires two tucking in operations as its rear and end walls are of the same height, whereas, the free edge of the cover is protected by the front wall which projects above the end walls to the plane of the outer face of the cover, The lining of the walls in a flat con dition reduces the work-in process. The box may be started and completed in one day so as to maintain the same humidity and temperature conditions during the manufacture of the box. This process requires a minimum amount of factory spaces, as no partiall completed boxes are required to bestored. minimum amount of machinery or equipment is required in the'process.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. Steps in the method of making cigar boxes which comprises arranging the rear wall of the box and the lid in one plane and hinged together in substantially the plane of the inner faces of said rear wall and lid, and applying a single label to the inner face of the lid andthe inner face of the rear wall, with said label extending over the hinge.
2. Steps in the method of making cigar boxes which comprises providing a blank with sufficient material to form the rear wall and the lid of the box, scoring the blank on its outer face to provide a hinge between the lid and the rear Wall, and applying a label to cover the inner face of the lid and extend across the hinge and onto the inner face of the rear 'wall.
3. Steps in the methodof making cigar .boxes which comprises providing a rear wall and a lid in one plane and hinged together in substantially the plane of the inner faces of said rear Wall-and lid, wrapping the outer face of the lid with a wrap the edges of which turn over the edges of the lid and onto the inner face thereof while both the lid and the rear wall are in the same plane, and then labelling theinner face of the lid and the rear wall by a single label extending across the joint between the lid and the rear wall while the latter are still in one plane.
4. Steps in the method of making cigar boxes which comprises providing a blank of sufficient size to make the rear wall and the lid of the box, lining one side of the blank, scoring the opposite side of the blank topro vide a. hinge strengthened by such lining, appling an outer wrap to the lid portion of the blank on the scored side and applying a label to the lined side of the blank over the lid portion, across the hinge and onto the rear wall portion.
5. The method of wrapping cigar boxes which comprises providing a box body with a hinged lid attached and lying perpendicular with reference to the plane of the box body, providing for the body an outside wrap having a central bottom covering portion, end wall covering portions, and front and rear wall covering portions, the end, front and rear wall covering portions each having extensions at their free edges, applying such blank to the box to cover the bottom end, front and rear walls, and to turn the extensions of the end and front wall covering portions of the blank on the inner faces of such walls whileleaving the extension on the rear'wall covering portion free, closing the lid of the box, and applying such extension over the hinge and onto the rear portion of the outer face of the lid.
6. A cigar box having its lid and its rear wall formed from a piece of material grooved on the outside to provide ahinge between them, a label'for the inner face of the lid extending over the hinge and secured to the inner face of the rear wall, and a covering for the outer face of the hinge secured in said groove and also to the outer faces of the v lid and the rear wall of the box.
7. A vcigar box having a lid hinged to its rear wall in the plane of the inner face of the lid and the inner face of its rear wall, the upper edge of the rear wall declining rearwardly from thehinge so as to form an abutment for limiting the opening movement of the lid while permitting the lid to swing beyond a vertical position.
8. A cigar box having a lid hinged to its rear wall in a plane with the inner face of the lid and the inner face of the rear wall, that portion of the upper edge of .the rear wall in rear of the hinge acting as an abutment to limit the opening movement of the lid, the rear edge of the lid and the upper edge of the rear wall diverging relatively to each other from the'hinge'when the lid and the rear wall are in the same plane, to form stops to limit the opening movement of the lid.
9. A cigar box having a hinged cover, and an outside wrap for the body of the box having a central section covering the bottom of the box, four sections projecting from the four sides of the central section and covering the outer faces of the vertical walls of the box, each of said sections having an extension at its free edge, one of such extensions extending over the hinge of the box and on to the outer face of the lid, and the other extensions extending over the edges of the box body and down on the inner faces of the vertical walls.
ALLAN A. ADAMSON.