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Publication numberUS1866317 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1932
Filing dateJul 12, 1930
Priority dateJul 12, 1930
Publication numberUS 1866317 A, US 1866317A, US-A-1866317, US1866317 A, US1866317A
InventorsMiner Arlow W
Original AssigneeMiner Arlow W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented July 5, 1932 PATENT OFFICE ARLOW W. MINER, OF SIOUX CITY, IOWA commune."

Application filed July 12,

My invention relates to containers particularly of the type such as is represented by berry boxes and has to do particularly with the provision of covering means for such a i container.

The present invention aims to rovide a very simple cover in combination with a container of a particular shape, the arrangement for securing the cover in place being l quite simple and very eflective.

More particularly it is my purpose to provide a cover adapted to be secured to a fruit box or basket having downwardly converging sides, the cover being provided with downwardly converging flanges or a downwardly converging flange and with means to secure said flanges or flange against the sides or side of the box in such a nianner that the protruding upper region of the sides or side serves to engage the flanges or flange to secure the cover in place.

With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of the various parts of my device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fullyset forth, pointed out in my claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which: v

' Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a box and cover embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a plan View of the cover blank.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a modified form of the invention in which the cover is formed integrally with the box.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view through the same.

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of a further modification of the invention and Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the same.

In Figs. 1 and 2, I have used the reference character 10 to indicate the side walls of a fruit box or basket having upwardly flaring sides.

The cover for the box maylbe made of paper, thin wood, celluloid, cellophane or other composition material. It comprises a central region 11 which forms the cover proper and flanges 12 and 13 formed integrally therewith in opposed pairs. The flanges 12 are provided with straps 14 and 15, respec- 1930. Serial No. 467,486.

tively, forming longitudinal continuations of the flanges. The straps 14 are provided with hooks 16 and the; straps areprovided with slots 17 to receive the-hooks 16. The particular construction of the latching or hooking means is old and forms no part of the present invention. Any equivalent means for securing the ends of the straps 14 and 15 together so as to allow them to be unlatched or unhooked might be employed.

The straps 14 and 15 are positioned divergiljig outwardly from the central body portion The flanges 12 and 13 are bent. along the lines 18 and 19 respectively and the straps 14 and 15 are bent along the lines 20. The latter lines bisect the angles betweenthe members 12, 14 and 12, 15-.

When the cover is to be installed on a box, the body portion 11 is first placed flat against the rim of the box and the straps 14 and 15 are then pulled around the'sides and the hooks 16 are extended through the slots 17. In this connection there is a particular advantage residing in the particular style of latching mechanism shown and in the positioning of the hooks 16 so that their points project upwardly. It will be seen that in tightening the flanges and straps against the sides of the box that the movement of the straps 14 and 15 will be somewhat as indicated by the arrows 21 in Fig. 1. This same movement facilitates the insertion of the hooks 16 into the slots 17.

The primary feature of the invention, however, is the provision of means for tightening the flanges and straps to form a continuous band around the box, the lower edge of the band being of less length than the upper edge and the cover being thereby held securely by the flaring sides of the box.

The flanges 13 are tucked inside. of the straps 14 and 15 as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1 prior to the securing of the straps.

In the form of invention shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the cover is formed integrally with a carton having the side walls 22, the rear wall 23 and the front wall 24 which is inclined upwardly and outwardly. The walls 22 and 23 might be inclined upwardly and straps, the latter are secured below an oil-.

set shoulder 25 formed integrally with the .flange 13 of the cover. The straps 14a and 15a do not extend entirely to the top of the cover as in the other forms but are cut so that their upper edges rest just below the shoulder 25.

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of the parts of my invention without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my invention, and it is my intention to cover by my claims any modified forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents, which may be reasonably included within their scope.

I claim as my invention:

1. In combination with a receptacle having a side wall diverging toward the mouth of the receptacle, a cover including a central region and flanges formed integrally therewith and bent downwardly from the sides thereof, two opposed flanges being continued longitudinally to form a pair of straps adapted to rest against said diverging wall and latching means on the ends of said straps to secure them together in engagement with said wall whereby the cover is held against the receptacle.

2. In combination with a receptacle havingtwo opposed walls diverging toward the mouth of the receptacle, a cover including a central region and flanges depending from the sides thereof, two opposed flanges being continued longitudinally at both ends to form two pairs of straps adapted to lie flatly against said diverging walls and latching means on the ends of said straps to secure them together in snug engagement with the side walls whereby the cover is secured to the receptacle.

3. In combination with a receptacle having a side wall flaring outwardly and toward the mouth of the receptacle, a cover including a central region and flanges depending from the sides thereof, two of said flanges being continued to form-a pair of straps adapted to lie flatly against said -outwardly flaring wall, one strap being provided with a slot extending transversely of its length and the other strap being provided with a hook pointed upwardly and adapted to enter said slot to secure the straps together in snug engagement with said outwardly flaring wall whereby the cover is secured to the receptacle.

4. In combination with a receptacle having two opposed walls diverging toward the mouth of the receptacle, a cover including a central region and flanges depending from the sides thereof, two opposed flanges being continued longitudinally at both ends to form two pairs of straps adapted to lie flatly against said diverging walls and latching means on the ends of said straps to secure them in snug engagement with the side walls whereby the cover is secured to the receptacle.

5. In combination with a receptable having a side walldiverging toward the mouth of the receptacle, a cover including a central region and flanges formed integrally therewith and bent downwardly from the sides thereof, two opposed flanges being continued longitudinally to form a pair of straps adapted to rest againstsaid diverging wall and latching means on said straps to secure them snugly with said wall whereby the cover is held against thereceptacle.

6. In combination with a receptacle having a side wall flaring outwardly and toward the mouth of the receptacle, a; cover including a central region and flanges depending from the sides thereof, two of said flanges being continued to form a pair of straps adapte to lie flatly against said outwardly flaring wall, said straps being provided with hooking means to secure the straps in snug engagement with said outwardly flaring wall whereby the cover is secured to the receptacle.

7. In combination with a receptacle having two opposed walls diverging toward the mouth of the receptacle, a cover including a central region and flanges depending from the sides thereof, two opposed flanges being continued longitudinally at both ends to form two pairs of straps adapted to lie flatly against said diverging walls and latching means on the ends of said straps to secure them in snug engagement with the side walls whereby the cover is secured to the receptacle due to the diverging of the walls and whereby the cover is also secured to the receptacle by virtue of similar obstructing means on the upper rim of the receptacle.

Signed this first day of July, 1930, in the county of Woodbury and State of Iowa.

ARLOW W. MINER.

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US3938730 *Jul 22, 1974Feb 17, 1976Lever Brothers CompanyFood container
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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/125.19, 229/114, 229/147, 229/194
International ClassificationB65D5/64
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/64
European ClassificationB65D5/64